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10 09 2014

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Did you know that when you track your steps on a daily basis, it amps up your motivation to move? Research found that people who wore the device took 2,500 more steps per day than those who didn’t. That’s the equivalent of 1.5 miles and burning an extra 150 calories. It’s seeing the step counts that seems to give people the extra push to do things like park away from the mall , walk the long way to the store and sometimes, even take the stairs. Research also linked wearing a pedometer with a decrease in blood pressure.

10 09 2014

Some of you might think that it’s too early to shop for the holidays, but I don’t want to join the rush. And besides, it’s way cheaper when you shop before the holidays than when you shop during the season.

Last month I shopped at http://www.tidebuy.com/c/Lolita-Dresses-4461/ for my daughter’s Halloween costumes. I got her a Tidebuy pink Lolita dress. It’s so pretty and very dainty. The minute I laid my eyes on the dress, I knew it’s the perfect Lolita dress for her.

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Oh, her eyes went wide when she saw what I got her. Their office Halloween party will be in three weeks and now that she has something to wear, she got really giddy.

How about you? If you need a costume for Halloween or you simply fancy Lolita dresses, head over http://www.tidebuy.com/c/Lolita-Dresses-4461/ and check out their wide collection of dresses. Most of the items are up for sale and you can get as much as 65 percent off. Also, the shop does not only offer Tidebuy classic Lolita dresses, they have everything from wedding, prom dresses, cocktail dresses, designer dresses, girls party dresses, communion dresses, special occasions, fashion dresses, intimate wear, bedding, shoes, accessories up to electronics. It’s a one stop shop and you can get almost anything you need.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

 

10 08 2014

Need to start exercising or improve your existing fitness regimen?  Here are some products to help you be comfortable during and after exercise, keep motivated with music, track your progress and stay hydrated.

Swatch – Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124

Swatch - Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124

The wonderful mix of colors in this timer will definitely keep you motivated and spending extra time sweating it out

Swatch – Originals Gents Color The Sky Watch GS124 – $58.99, Free shipping – Available at Overstock.com

(6 reviews)

 

Sole – Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles

Sole - Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles

Great for the walker or runner, or someone who is on their feet all day and experience foot fatigue.  These inserts add another layer of comfort.  They are baked in the oven at 200F for 2 mins, then you stand on them for 15 minutes.  It will provide just the right amount of support.

Sole – Sof Sole Arch Performance Insoles – $17.99, 2.50 shipping – Available at The Insole Store

 

Asics – GEL-Nimbus 15 Women’s Running Shoes – Multi

Asics - GEL-Nimbus 15 Women's Running Shoes - Multi

Ready to go the distance? The combination of cushioning and stability of these shoes will keep you on your feet mile after mile.

Asics – GEL-Nimbus 15 Women’s Running Shoes – Multi – $61.99 (44% off), Free shipping – Available at 6pm.com

(4 reviews)

 

iGadgitz Gym Jogging Armband

iGadgitz Gym Jogging Armband

These still has a protective screen but allows you to navigate your iPhone.

igadgitz – iGadgitz Black Reflective Anti-Slip Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Armband for Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 16GB – $8.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Zumba Fitness – Women’s Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small

Zumba Fitness - Women's Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small

This top is pretty and very comfortable and it covers everything very well. Great for those who don’t want to show too much skin!

Zumba Fitness – Women’s Houston-We Have a Halter Top, Zumba Green, X-Small/Small – $26.00, 5.16 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Monster Cable – iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones

Monster Cable - iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones

Slightly pricey but these are comfortable, all weather and guaranteed to stay in your ears during a run.

Monster Cable – 128951 iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones – Green – $118.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Nathan – Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest

Nathan - Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest

Stay hydrated with the Nathan Vest.  It has female friendly design with a easy adjust system and holds 2 liters of water. For men try the Nathan VaporWrap Race Vest.  If you don’t want a pack you can try the Nathan Quick Draw Handheld Bottle.

Nathan – Firecatcher Hydration Race Vest Nathan Blue, One Size – $63.95, Free shipping – Available at Holabird Sports

 

Balega socks

Balega socks

The Balega socks have great moisture management, comfortably cushion and all with a no-show tab that sticks out the back.

Balega – Outdoor Llc Little Big Run Sock – Small – $12.00, 6.00 shipping – Available at Title Nine

 

Gear – Beautyko XL Tummy Tuck Belt Multicolor – BK0033 BKO020

Gear - Beautyko XL Tummy Tuck Belt Multicolor - BK0033 BKO020

 

Gear – Resistance Bands – Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises – Great Workout Bands for Women or Men – Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs – Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym – Recommended Physical Therapy B

Gear - Resistance Bands - Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises - Great Workout Bands for Women or Men - Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs - Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym - Recommended Physical Therapy B

Need to be in shape? These bands will help you stretch, sculpt and tone your whole body. They are perfect for upper body workout, working to have killer legs, aiming for six pack abs or simply toning your butt.

Gear – Resistance Bands – Exercise Bands for Ankles, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Core Exercises – Great Workout Bands for Women or Men – Effective Fitness Equipment for Abs – Heavy, Medium and Light Resistance Set for Your Home Gym – Recommended Physical Therapy B – $19.95, 5.14 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.

10 04 2014

I’m glad to be reviewing another great product from the Yoga Designs Lab. This time, they sent me the Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle for Travel and Sport.

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Here’s what you should know about Yoga Design Lab’s Zoto Bottle.

Easy one-handed opening during physical activities. Tightly fitted lid maintains excellent temperature retention and safety lock prevents accidental opening. Sleek design fits in standard cup holders while maximizing capacity. Free from BPA and other harmful toxins commonly found in consumer water bottles. Wide mouth opening. Utilizing electro-polishing technology, these bottles are non-coated on the inside and instead use an electrically charged polishing process to treat and finish the interior. The result is a corrosion resistant surface that repels foreign substances and stains, creating a smooth and ultra-clean stainless steel environment for your drinks.

$1 from every purchase goes to support Urban Youth Yoga Programs in need.

My Thoughts

First off, the bottle looks really cool and it has a nice matte finish. And from the way it looks, I can tell that the bottle is made of high quality materials. It’s also BPA free, so you can be sure there are no harmful chemicals used to make this bottle. I poured hot coffee in it and brought it with me for my bowling league. More than three hours have passed and my coffee is still hot. It does its job at keeping the beverage hot. The next day, I poured cold water and went walking. Just like with the coffee, it did its job at keeping the water cold.

I like that the bottle seals perfectly and tightly. I tried tilting and turning it a few times and it didn’t leak. And the best thing about the bottle? I can open it with one hand. Please see video below.

It comes with a safety lock so it stays closed securely to ensure your things won’t get wet when you put it inside your bag. I just wish Yoga Design Lab would make a bigger version of this. The bottle only holds 12 oz. of liquid. I can easily down this in one sitting especially when I’m sweaty from walking or exercise.

Recommendation

If you are looking for a nice water bottle that works great at keeping a cold drink cold and a hot drink warm for a long time, this is a great product to try.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle for Travel and Sport through Amazon. The bottle is fairly priced at $19.95.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purpose of this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

09 26 2014

Although I’m not into yoga, I use a mat for my daily workout. I was one of the lucky bloggers to be given an opportunity to review the Premium Yoga Mat w/ Strap.

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Here are some things you need to know about the product

This ultra-sleek looking lightweight mat is designed to be the ultimate yoga mat for home, studio, and travel.
• Extra comfort and durability comes from our specially designed eco-friendly memory foam.
• Instantly reduce injuries with the thickness, grip and responsiveness of the mat which allows you to maintain perfect balance during poses.
• You’ll love the convenient carrying strap included with your mat, that allows you to easily toss it under your arm as you head to class.
• 72 x 24 x 5mm
• Zero odor.
• Eco-friendly: Free of Phthalates, Latex, metals, harmful toxins, and SGS Approved.
• Easy to wash: Simply wipe down your mat with a non oil based soap or detergent, then rinse off. Hang dry. DO NOT PUT IN DRYER.
$1 from every purchase goes to support Urban Youth Yoga Programs in need.

My Thoughts

The mat has a great design and by the looks of it, high quality materials were used to make it. At first I didn’t think that I’d be very comfortable using it because unlike other yoga mats, this one is not as thick. When I used it for my crunches and stretching exercises, I was very surprised to be very comfortable all throughout my routine. It also stayed in place the whole time. I’m really glad I was given a chance to review the mat.

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Pros

The mat is very light and easy to carry because of the strap. You just sling it on your shoulder and walk your way to your yoga class. The mat’s texture prevents slipping because it grips well on the floor.

Cons

I didn’t find anything I didn’t like about the yoga mat.

Recommendation

If you’re looking for a sturdy yoga mat that provides the perfect amount of cushioning, this is a great product to try. This is perfect for yogis who do strong poses and those who sweat a lot because the mat grips your hands and feet.

Where to buy?

Premium Yoga Mat with Strap by Yoga Design Lab is available on Amazon at $35. This is fairly priced compared to other yoga mats that are priced between $80-$100.

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.