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Can your perfume or cologne kill you? The top fragrances that will make you ill

My-Perfume-is-making-me-sickI was researching ingredients in a new beauty product that I had just received to review.  I came across a very helpful website that tells you exactly what ingredients are harmful for you.  There is a scale from 0-10 and each ingredient is ranked by how harmful it is to your skin and body.  10 is high hazard. There is also a nifty little way to find the worst products with the highest ratings.

I found out that some of my most favorite perfumes and colognes are extremely bad for me and my loved ones.  I am angry.  Spread the word and check your fragrances!  This is outrageous!  Even some of the expensive brands are on the 10 rating!


Here are some popular Women fragrances that will probably make you sick.  There are tons rated at 10’s. Check your perfume here!
You can click on the rating and a new window will open to read which ingredients have a high hazard.

1. Fantasy by Britney Spears Eau de Parfum Spray  RATING 10
2. Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey Eau De Parfum RATING 10
3. Heidi Klum Shine Eau de Toilette Natural Spray RATING 10
4. Baby by Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10
5. Miami Glow by JLo Eau de Toilette Natural Spray RATING 10
6. Philosophy Field of Flowers Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette RATING 10
7. Playboy Vegas Playboy Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10


 

These are not complete lists, please check your own cologne and perfumes to see if they are on the list!


 

Here are some popular Men fragrances that will probably make you sick.  There are tons rated at 10’s (but not as many as womens perfumes). Check your cologne here!
You can click on the rating and a new window will open to read which ingredients have a high hazard.

1. 9IX By Rocawear Eau de Toilette Spray  RATING 10
2. Adidas Eau De Toilette Spray, Deep Energy RATING 10
3. Adidas Eau de Toilette Spray, Moves Pulse RATING 10
4. McGraw Silver Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10
5. Stetson Men’s Cologne Splash RATING 10
6. Preferred Stock Spray Cologne for Men RATING 10
7. Diesel Fuel For Life Men Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10

This website is amazing and I am glad I found it.

You can check the ingredients on these categories:
Home
Sun
Makeup
Skin Care
Hair Nails
Fragrance
Babies & Moms
Oral Care
Men’s

From the EWG website:  “It’s our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish. The U.S. government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold. Our staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. Now in its eighth year, EWG’s Skin Deep database provides you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.”

#perfume #cologne #harmful

Charge your iPad or iPhone while you relax with it using a 6 Foot Apple certified charging cord

I recently received an Apple certified 6 foot cord to review from Accessorize Your Life.

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This cord is thicker than the cord that you get with Apple devices. It charges so fast.

My toddler loves the iPad. He has learned a lot from the apps but we still do story time or wind down at bedtime with the ipad. Sometimes the battery is very low and we have to plug it in and sit on edge of bed. It makes for a very uncomfortable relaxation / story time. This has made our lives so much better. It’s 6 FEET! What! We can lay in bed all cozy and have it plugged in if need be.

The cord itself is durable. Where the prong meets the cord, it seems sturdy and that is good with a toddler always tugging at cord. We’ve been through 3 different cords this year so far. We are hoping this one survives since it’s well made.

It does not come with a block, so make sure you have one.

This is only $15.99 and free shipping for the 6 foot cord here.  If you don’t need the longer cord, they have a 3 foot cord for $10.99 here.

[Apple MFI Certified] AYL® 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable (6 Feet / 1.8 Meter) – Made For iPhone 6 / 5S / 5C / 5 / iPad Air / iPad Mini, iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation – OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT

Their Amazon Page says:

  • “Premium Quality Guarantee – The cable material, connectors, design, and package are all directly Approved and Certified by Apple, to meet Apple performance standards under Apple’s MFi program. We proudly present AYL MFI Apple certified 8-Pin lightning cable.
  • Compatibility – Compatible with every Apple Lightning connector device, charge and sync for : iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus / 5S / 5C / 5, iPad 4, iPad Air Mini Mini2, iPod Touch 5th gen, and iPod Nano 7th gen. It also supports Mac and Windows PC.
  • 3 Feet Long is Convenient and Popular Length – With the 3 Foot cable, it provides a portable, flexible and durable cord, to select a more comfortable location for you when your Apple device is charging no matter at home, in the car, or in a store.
  • Stylish and Slim Lightning connector design 8.5mm X 5.5mm(0.33in x 0.22in) that allows it to be used with virtually all devices without removing your case.
  • 1 Year Warranty – Please contact us anytime if you have any questions or need assistance. 100% Customer Satisfaction is our Goal!

I received this item as an active blogger from Accessorize Your Life in exchange for my honest review.

UPDATE:  Mine stopped working near the part that plugs into the phone.  I contacted the company and they DID replace it and shipped me another one FREE of charge. They DO uphold their policy!

What the heck is a Flub Buster ? Anti-Cellulite Cream Review

SKIN-QR-Organics-Nuelle-Cellulite-Firming-CreamI recently received a tube of cream called NuElle that said it had 25 Flub Busters.  I googled Flub Buster, and that is not a term anywhere! Go ahead and try it!  The phrase “Flub Buster” should be trademarked by Skin QR Organics. Wait, did you guys mean “Flab Buster”?

I used it for a couple weeks on my inner thighs and back of my thighs, missing some days here and there.  When I was using it, I noticed that my skin looked tighter and less flubby.  I mean flabby.  The appearance of my inner thighs looked smoother and were definitely more moisturized.

The cream has real caffeine (Coffea Arabica) in it, I was scared to try it because I didn’t know if the caffeine would penetrate enough into my bloodstream to cause me to be wired.  I know that’s funny…maybe?  Well lately I don’t tolerate caffeine really well so that is why I try not to have any, in any form.  The back says, “Due to diuretic effect this product might cause, we do not recommend this product for use while pregnant.”  I’m not pregnant but the word diuretic made me nervous.

I applied it the first time and I didn’t feel any caffeine wired feeling.  My skin got a little warm though.  I was scared again thinking my skin was going to burn off or something.  I have high anxiety, so don’t mind me.  I read the ingredients and felt better emotionally because they were mostly organic plants/herbs/flowers.  Until I got to one of the last ingredients.  Phenoxyethanol.  Phenoxyethanol is at a rating of 4 (from 1-10) on the overall hazard scale as seen here at Environmental Working Group’s website.  It is known to cause organ system toxicity.   WHAT!?  Come on QR Organics!  All the rest of the ingredients are good though.  So it’s not a total throw away.  If you use this a couple days before the beach on your problem areas, your skin will look more tight.  If you use every day for life, then I’d be worried for you because of the Phenoxyethanol.  The smell is refreshing.  The consistency was like lotion and not greasy, so that was a plus.

Excuse the glare, if you want to read the bottle better, go to their Amazon page here
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If you are pregnant, DO NOT USE!

List of ingredients:

Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Pinus Pinaster (Pine Essential Oil), CoQ10, Betula Alba (Birch) Essential Oil, Agathosma Betulina (Buchu) Essential Oil, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Ruscus Accileatus (Butcher’s Broom), Coffea Arabica (Caffeine), Organic Cola Nitida (Kola Nut), Organic Capsicum Annuum var. Aannuum (Cayenne), Organic Juniperus Communis (Juniper), Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, L’Carnitine, Organic Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Organic Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Organic Cinnamomum Aromaticum (Cinnamon), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen Essential Oil), Organic Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat’s Claw), Organic Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Caviar Extract, Cymbopogan Flexuosus (Lemongrass Essential Oil), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Seaweed Extract (Algae), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Essential Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) flower extract, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

I received this item as an active blogger from SweetSation Therapy in exchange for my honest review.

Sick of Garlic smell on your hands? One easy way to stop the stink

I recently received a Professional Garlic Press Propreser.  I received this item as an active blogger from Orblue in exchange for my honest review.  Here is a quick Vine video I made pretty much as soon as I opened the package.  I made some yummy Asian noodles and used the garlic press to add fresh garlic and ginger.

Truly is 100% stainless steel. I love that because it won’t rust and will last a long time, probably my whole life. I love how it holds about 3-4 cloves of garlic. We L.O.V.E garlic in this house. This is very simple to use and clean. The garlic came out in perfect little cooking pieces right into the fry pan. I won’t have to chop up garlic into tiny pieces for 5 minutes anymore. This eliminates that. Your hands won’t smell either. BONUS!!!!


I did try using fresh ginger. It pressed the ginger and some small pieces did make it through, but kept the hard stringy part inside the press. I never pressed ginger before so I was surprised. Remember, a little ginger (and juice from it in the propresser) goes a LONG WAY!  The carriage with the holes that the garlic goes through swings out and it’s easy to clean.  Such heavy duty quality, so good in fact, that this can be used in the restaurant business, no doubt.

Orblue’s Amazon page says they will back up their product for life!

” If you have ANY problems with your Propresser Garlic Press FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE PRODUCT simply let me know and I will refund every penny of your purchase plus ship you another brand new kitchen gadget FREE of charge.”

 

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

Forte Bellezza Ergonomic Handle Eyelash Curler Review

Today I received an eyelash curler from Forte Bellezza.  Right away out of the package I realized this was a well made eyelash curler.  It is not one you get from walmart or something.  It is heavier and seems like if you drop it for some crazy reason, it will be intact when you pick it up.  The ergonomic handles are the absolute best.  Holding it up to your eyelash is not awkward like it usually is with standard ones. The handles are said to be non slip too.  I didn’t notice a different with that.  I really never slipped my fingers on a eyelash curler, but it’s still good to know that it IS non slip.

I’m a woman who loves pink, so the handle color just made me feel all warm and fuzzy.  Forte Bellezza eyelash curlers would be great gifts for the make-up artists or enthusiasts.

They send a set of rubber replacements for your curler too!  When you’re not using your eyelash curler, you can lock it into place.  The little lever on one of the pink finger holders locks into place in the other finger holder.

I really enjoyed playing with these and making my eyelashes curl up.  I didn’t have any mascara on when I did this.  I’ve been told my eyelashes are long, so I’m lucky for that one I guess!  This eyelash curler really accentuated my eyelashes and the curl made my eye look larger, more awake, and perkier.  I am amazed!  I didn’t put mascara on after the curl and it lasted at least an hour, because I kept checking for about an hour.  I then had to tend to the 3 year old and forgot to check.

Here is my before and after using the curler.
I’m giving away one of these!  Check my contest out here!

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

CosmoCamp.com Adorable App for your children 2-5 – Music

Here’s a great music app for little ones age 2-5,now available for download using hashtag  and the following link:

The company also has games, storybooks, educational, and a playground.

The games are coloring books, matching, music, and dress up.

  • Picnic Problems
    Meet Migo and Pandy in their first adventure!
  • The Sweet Adventure!
    Join Migo and Pandy on an all-new cosmic adventure!
  • The Incredi-Ride!
    “Hurry, Migo! I can’t wait to go on the Incredi-Ride!”
  • The Space Race
    Migo, Pandy and their friends are waiting for the starting signal.

Screenshots from CosmoCamp.com

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