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Quitting Smoking!

My husband has smoked for the last 18 or so years. He has tried to quit several times and has never been able to kick the butt. His coworkers smoke and there is a lot of downtime where they have nothing to do.  So the opportunity or desire demon was frequently present. The topic of quitting came up again recently so we got the patches and he tried them. He tried taking them during the day which helped with the cravings but not so much with the habit. He then tried the patches at night and he couldn’t sleep which actually made him want to smoke more. The habit and routine of having a cigarette in the morning or after meals. I think the habit is harder to break then the cravings, but I honestly don’t know. Today he decided that he would smoke his last cigarette from the pack he had and put a patch on rather than run to the store to get another pack. This was 4 hours ago and he still hasn’t had a cigarette or had an urge bad enough to where he wanted to go buy cigarettes. Which is good because cigarettes in NY state are expensive!!! So I have decided to write about his progress because I know there are others out there who are going through the same thing. They either want to quit but don’t have the support or someone who has a loved one who is trying to quit and needs somewhere to turn. Feel free to comment below.

Happy New Year’s

Happy New Year’s to our wonderful Fans, Readers and families! 2011 was a huge success for Kathleen’s Blog Spot and 2012 will be even better. Thank you for your continued support, if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be who we are!

New Calvin Klein CCHCJ068 Take Anywhere Tote Bag with Snake Skin Textured Print and Snap Button (Choice of Black or Sand) ONLY $9.99

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Product Features:
•    Snap button closure
•    Silvertone hardware
•    Fabric lining
•    Lightweight and flexible
•    Snake skin textured print
•    Dual fixed handles
•    One interior zipper pocket
•    Silvertone logo plaque on front
•    18” x 13.25” x 4.5”
•    Drop length is 10.25”

What You Get:
•    Calvin Klein CCHCJ068 Take Anywhere Tote Bag (Choice of Black, Sand)

New Retail Packaging
1 Year Warranty

New Braun Series 7-760cc Pulsonic Shaver System with 3 Personalization Modes and Self-Cleaning Base Product Features:

•    3 personalization modes for a close shave
•    Fully flexible
•    Activelift captures flat-lying hair in problem areas
•    Optifoil ensures the closest shave possible
•    10,000 micro vibrations
•    Base station charges and cleans
•    Includes 1 cleaning cartridge
•    Designed and tested to last at least 6 years
•    Waterproof
•    Washable
•    Five-stage LED display
•    Fully charged in less than 2 hours

What You Get:
•    Braun Series 7-760cc Shaving System

New Retail Packaging
1 Year Warranty

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Free Sample Kit of K-Otic Workout Supplement

Receive a free sample kit of K-OTIC work out supplement. This work out supplement is drug free. You will receive one full serving of Orange, Grape, and Fruit Punch.

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New Gourmet Trends Soap Genie Touch-Free Soap Dispenser ONLY $4.99
Product Features:
Works with liquid soap, hand soap, dish soap, moisturizer, sanitizer, body cream and lotion
Hands-free operation
Perfect for bathtub, toilet, makeup room, kitchen
Flashing LED function indicates low battery
Low power consumption
Advanced pump
Dispenser holds 13.5 fl oz.
Versatile design makes it easy to store on table or be mounted
Adjustable dispense amount
Requires 4 AA batteries (not included)

What You Get:
Gourmet Trends Soap Genie Touch-Free Soap Dispenser

New Hassle-Free Packaging
1 Year Warranty

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Scented Towels Review

Scented Towels  Review

As a mom of Toddlers it is no surprise knowing that my kids, no matter how hard I try, are going to get dirty. It’s usually after I spent hours getting them ready when we need to be somewhere and already running late. Recently I came across one of my new favorite items, Scented Towels. Before I tell you about how great these towels are let me tell you a little about the towels themselves. Scented Towels are made from 100% cotton and are alcohol free, so there are no skin drying ingredients to harm your skin. Each towel is infused with the essentials oils of lemons. In case you didn’t know  the essential oil of lemon has a refreshing scent of citrus that wakes you up. Additionally, this type of essential oil has benefits for healthy skin and for a number of skin conditions. Each Scented Towel is not only biodegradable but also washable and reusable.

So why do I love Scented Towels? These little towels are so easy to use. Each towel is individually rolled, wrapped and pre-moistened. They are so easy to stash in our diaper bag, car, my purse pretty much anywhere you may need them for easy you. And if you have kids you know that this pretty much means anytime and anywhere. When I opened my first towel, I thought for sure that it would have an overwhelming lemon smell. Was I ever wrong! It is perfectly scented. The towel is very durable and isn’t a cheap towel you would expect. We used the towel on all four of the kids after a day at the park. The towel left a refreshing feel and did not dry my hands out or leave my hands feeling chemically.

Carl Bayer created ScentedTowel.com in July 2011, after searching for the perfect product that met his high standards.  The product being luxurious 100% cotton, moist towelettes and scented towels. Carl and ScentedTowel.com has a very specific mission:

Our Mission: (from ScentedTowel.com)

Do right by all our customers

No matter who you are or what you need, we want to help you. Feel free to contact ScentedTowel.com anytime. We look forward to building strong relationships with our customers, community, employees, and vendors because together we can create a more luxurious life.

A Second Chance, A New Inspiration

Carl recently received the ultimate gift: the gift of life, a kidney transplant from an anonymous donor on April 18th, 2011. His recovery was amazing; he even walked a mile within the first eleven hours post transplant. This second chance inspired Carl to create ScentedTowel.com. After all, everyone deserves the best during their lifetimes – and Carl appreciates that fact more today than ever before.

To learn more about ScentedTowel.com and all the products they have to offer visit them online.

Excited to  purchase Scented Towels and other products they offer visit them here.

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(We  received free Scented Towels to write our review. My opinions were in no way influence by the sponsor and in no way received monetary compensation for my review.)

The UGLee Pen Review

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The UGLee Pen Review

I LOVE pens! So much that if I don’t like how the pen writes, I get paranoid that whatever I am writing looks sloppy and I have to start all over. The UGLee Pen writes flawlessly. The soft grip feels gooey but in a good way 😉 I love how even after writing for a long period of time my hand and fingers don’t cramp or hurt. This pen is GREAT for everyone! The UGLee pen is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

The UGLee Pen is a revolutionary ergonomic pen that is designed, created and used by  real physician, Dr. James Lee. This Doctor-inspired grip pen is redefining the way people view pens and writing.

The UGLee Pen is great for kids too! It takes years of practice to learn how to write. The UGLee Pen is great for children who are learning to write and developing fine motor skills. It is also helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. The kids prefer using an UGLee pen when writing, drawing or anything related to using a writing utensil. Alexandria loves how smooth they write and how funny they feel when she holds them in her hand.

You already know that it takes years of practice learning how to write. Did you know that it also takes years to build up the correct muscles to do so efficiently? Kids are also at risk for repetitive stress injury, in fact that can be where it starts! Because of their underdeveloped muscles, it is easy for children to accumulate small injuries early. Get your children an UGLee Pen and help prevent future hand problems!

For more information on UGLee pens please visit their site:

http://www.ugleepen.com/

To purchase UGLee pens visit:

http://www.ugleepen.com/order-your-ergonomic-pen/

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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.

Clever Girl Innovations

Clever Girl Innovations GlamMat Review

With all of the curling irons and hair straighteners I have used, I am always worried that they will burn the counter or fall and burn the floor. Recently Clever Girl Innovations allowed me to review one of their famous GlamMats. Let me tell you these generously sized mats aren’t just useful for styling tools. The raised very decorative pattern grips everything from styling tools to shears and other beauty items. GlamMats are made of safe nontoxic silicone which helps prevent damage from burns, drops and spills. Each GlamMat is heat resistant to 450 degrees and are specially designed to disperse heat away from any surface it is placed on. GlamMats aren’t just perfect for styling tools but instead have an endless amount of uses. GlamMats are available in four different colors. Black, Clear, Pink and Purple.  Each Glammats measure 5.4″ x 9″ to hold more than one styling tool and give you a generous amount of space no matter what you use your GlamMat for.

Anyone who loves crafts will love its superior gripping ability and unique raised design when working with beads, clasps, and other small items which tend to want to roll away! GlamMat is sure to keep all of your craft supplies in one place and ready when you need them. Secure your glasses, cell phones and remote controls by placing them on one handy surface. No more sliding off the table with GlamMat! You can even use it under your favorite casserole dish to protect your table and counter top. Buy one for the man in your life so those little nuts, bolts and screws don’t roll away when he is assembling a project around the house.  Use it in the car to keep your cell phone, sunglasses and other items secure. Even my husband used mine this weekend. He was working on his R/C cars and used my GlamMat to keep all the little screws and bolts from getting lost. Plus, he loved how the bright color of the mat made it easy to locate the parts.

Another Clever Girl Innovations product is GlamEars. GlamEars help protect your ears from severe burns when using hot styling tools, such as curling irons, hair straighteners, hot rollers and blow dryers. Did you know that these tools heat to an excess of 400 degrees? This can cause serious burns to delicate ear tissue. How many times have you dyed your hair at home and ended up staining your ears the color of the dye? GlamEars are perfect for when you are dying your hair and can protect your ears from those annoying stains that you never know how long they will last. (Yes, I am guilty of this.) GlamEars are reusable and easy to put on and east to remove. GlamEars are one size fits most and are available in two colors, Clever Girl Pink and Violet Blush.

Clever Girl Innovations take pride that GlamEars and GlamMat are made in the USA. GlamEars and GlamMat are both created with the glam girl in mind – durable, decorative and designer inspired! Even though hair dye may stain your GlamEars or GlamMat, it will never affect the integrity of your product. GlamMats and GlamEars are easy to wash with soap and water and air dry fast. GlamMats and GlamEars are both heat resistant up to 450 degrees.

To Learn more about Clever Girl Innovations Visit their site here.

To purchase GlamMat and GlamEars click here.

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(I received a GlamMat from Clever Girl Innovations to write my review. My opinions of the GlamMat are my own and in no way were they influenced by Clever Girl Innovations. I received no monetary compensation for my review.)

Stilazzi Make Up Brush Review

I have a rather large bag of make up flubs! What is a Flub? You know those products that had all the hype and you just had to get them. Then you got home tried them and they just didn’t meet your expectations. Then I have what I call my can’t live without bag! It is filled with all of my favorite products that I have discovered. Recently I discovered Stilazzi and I have to say that they are one of my favorite cosmetic tools! They have everything from brushes to applicators and bags! They are a dream for anyone who loves the latest and highest quality products. They provide hairstylist, make-up artists, nail technician with professional tools they need on a daily basis!

Here is some background information about Stilazzi. Stilazzi was established in 2009.  the the team behind Frends Beauty Supply created the Stilazzi line to address the needs of makeup artists, and other beauty industry professionals. And they did just that! Stilazzi is an amazing line that brings style, quality, and affordability together. Stilazzi specializes in the development of personal and stationary products for salons, spas, schools, freelance artists and other related industries. Stilazzi’s most important goal is to provide an outstanding level of customer care and 100% customer satisfaction.

I currently use three of Stilazzi’s brushes on a daily basis. Stilazzi’s Small Shadow BrushBlender Brush and Large Powder Brush.

 

I am a huge fan of Stilazzi’s Small Shadow Brush. It is made of Stable hair and is super soft. It is a soft but firm small rounded paddle brush. It is easy to hold which makes it perfect to apply my powder eyeshadows. It easily gets the creases and helps me achieve the professional look I desire.

 

Stilazzi’s Blender Brush is another one of my favorite brushes. The bristles are made of a blend of  blue squirrel and goat hair. I use it to apply and blend my blush. It is great for that finished look!

 

Stilazzi’s Large Powder Brush is great for applying powder make-up especially powder foundations. The bristles are a blend of goat and squirrel hair. The Bristles easily holds your powder or pressed foundations and bronzers and allows you to get a professional finished look. It has a large handle that makes it easy to use.

Be sure to follow Stilazzi on Twitter and on Facebook to stay up to date on all of their latest releases and sales! Stilazzi also has a Youtube page where you can find all kinds of tips and product demos.

(I received one or more products from the sponsor to write my review. I received no monetary compensation for my review. My opinions stated in my review are my own opinions.)

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