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02 12 2015

A few minutes of short, burst exercise will help you shed pounds faster. And what better way to do it than skipping with a jumping rope. Today’s review is about the Jumping Rope by Naturalico.

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Product Description

- Short, intense Jump Rope circuits are an effective way to burn both during and POST WORKOUT
– Just 10 mins of jump roping can provide the same calorie burn as 30 mins of slow cardio
– Perfect for beginners, WOD’s, Cross Fitness Training, Boxing, MMA Training and Much More!

My Thoughts

The jumping rope that was sent to me is not the typical ropes you would buy in a store. This one has nice black plastic handles that look strong and durable. They are not too thick and they are easy to hold. Four metal fasteners connect the handle to the rope that’s also made of strong plastic. The high-grade metal ball bearings make the rope, turn faster, allowing you to make double under skips.

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It’s easy to use and very light. The materials used to make the jumping rope is of high quality and I’m sure it will last a long time. I never thought I would finally be able to do double turns with a single skip because I never did that with an ordinary skipping rope. It was fun and it felt great that I was able to do

Overall, this is a great rope to help you lose weight. It comes with a nice, black string bag for easy storage. If you are looking for a good quality jumping rope, this product is worth your money.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Jumping Rope through the Bella Naturals website and on Amazon.

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.

01 26 2015

Not sleeping better? It could be that your room is not dark enough. Sometimes, just the flicker of light that comes in from your window can disrupt sleep. Yup, even when your eyes are closed, they can detect that small amount of light and keep you tossing and turning the whole night. That’s because light, even the ones coming from your alarm clock, the red little light from your television that indicates power off and the lighted screen of your smartphone or tablet can inhibit the secretion of melatonin, a sleep inducing hormone that helps you fall asleep. When your room is pitch dark, you’ll fall asleep fast and you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning.

So, how do you achieve an inky-dark room? Make sure all the gadgets are totally turned off when you hit the sack. Try to cover your alarm clock with a piece of cloth or turn it away from you to prevent the light from disturbing you. Lastly, switch to black bedroom curtains.

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The black out shades like the ones from ogotobuy can block light from outside pretty well. That annoying street lamp, the light from your neighbor’s garage or even the headlights from passing cars won’t disturb your good night’s rest.

01 22 2015

Last Saturday, I watched the first part of the Dingdong and Marian wedding on TV. It was such a beautiful wedding and I have to give credit to the couple and all the people behind it because they were able to pull out such a fabulous event in as little as four months.

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Marian’s wedding gown is very elegant and she looked like a goddess when she walked down the aisle. Her gown was made by Michael Cinco, a Filipino designer based in Dubai. Dingdong’s suit was made by Randy Ortiz, a high-profile designer. Even the MOB’s (mother of the bride) and the bride’s Lola’s dresses were awesome. The designs are quite similar to those I’ve seen at http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Mother-Of-The-Bride-Dresses-Tea-Length-112628. The ankle length dresses they have there are simple, but very classy, just like the ones Marian’s mom and grandmother had worn.

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It’s from that website where I found Discount Mother of the Bride Dresses for my husband’s cousin who got married last summer. They were on a limited budget and we figured it was cheaper to buy a ready made dress than to have a designer make dresses for the MOB and MOG. True enough, the Discount sexy mother of bride of weddingshe we found for her mom was very affordable. Our aunt looked really fab during her daughter’s wedding day. For Dingdong and Marian’s wedding, I’m sure a lot of money was spent to make it the grandest, but if you are looking for affordable Mother of the Bride Dresses Tea Length, you can find them at WeddingShe.

The second part of the wedding will be shown this Saturday. I can’t wait to see the 20 ft. Wedding cake and all the celebrities who attended the event.

01 20 2015

Do you take multivitamins? The only ones I take are Vitamin C and Calcium. Then I was sent Women’s Multi – A Whole-Food Multivitamin Supplement.

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Product Description

Women’s Multi – A Whole-Food Multivitamin Supplement with Minerals and Co-Factors
The next-generation food-based supplement that contains ZERO synthetic vitamin isolates found in most multivitamin products.
– The TRUE whole-food + cultured nutrient multivitamin
– Synergistic complex of nutrients concentrated from certified organic fruits, vegetables and herbs using a patent-pending process AND ActivFood nutrients cultured in nutritional yeast
– Enhanced bioavailability and assimilation (as compared to synthetic multivitamin formulations)
– Safe, gentle, and nourishing complex without the metallic aftertaste associated with synthetic vitamin and mineral isolates
– Manufactured without the use of GMOs, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Sulfates, Laurates, and Dioxides
– Verified free of allergens by an independent, third-party lab
– Manufactured to stringent cGMP standards in the USA
Support From Head-to-Toe
– Cognitive Function – Folate, B6, B12, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Lemon Extract
– Hair and Skin Health – Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Folate, Biotin, Vitamin C. Vitamin E, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Lemon Extract
– Energy – Vitamins B1, B2, Niacin, B5, B6, Biotin, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Guava Leaf Extract, Organic Holy Basil Extract
– Glucose Balance – Biotin, B12, Chromum GTF, Magnesium, Vanadium, etc.
– Bone Health – Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, Magnesium, Zinc
– Menstrual / Prenatal Health – Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folate, Copper, Iodine, Iron, and others
– Immune Function – Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), Vitamin C, and others

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My Thoughts

I didn’t have second thoughts about this multi-vitamins because I did a little research when I found out I was going to review it. I like that this does not contain synthetic ingredients and there are no preservatives added.

The multi-vitamin is gentle on the tummy and true to their claim, it doesn’t have an aftertaste. I took it without food and had no issues. I’ve been taking it for a few days now and I can say that I feel more energetic and I don’t get tired easily. I also noticed that I sleep better at night and I wake up feeling well charged.

If you are looking for a women’s vitamin to keep you more alert, this is a good one to try. It’s reasonably priced and it contains only natural ingredients.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Whole-Food Women’s Multivitamin through the Buy Herbs website and on Amazon. It’s priced at $18.66.

01 16 2015

According to experts, packing your diet with foods that boost and nourish inner levels of “skinny bacteria” is the fastest way slimming. But if you find it hard to commit to an entire probiotic diet, substituting some dishes also works. One good example is skipping Chicken soup and enjoying Miso soup instead. Miso is brimming with good-for-your-belly probiotics.


8 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dashi granules
1/4 cup miso paste
1 tablespoon dried seaweed (for miso soup), soaked in water
1/2 cup cubed tofu
2 tablespoons chopped green onion

1. Pour the water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the instant dashi and whisk to dissolve. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the tofu. Drain the seaweed and add the seaweed to the pot. Simmer for 2 minutes.

2. In the meantime, Spoon the miso paste into a bowl. Ladle about 1/2 cup of the hot dashi broth into a bowl and whisk with chopsticks or a whisk to mix and melt the miso paste so that it becomes a smooth mixture.

3. Turn the heat off, add the miso paste to the pot and stir well. Taste the soup – if it needs more flavor, whisk in another tablespoon or two of miso paste. Top with green onions and serve immediately.