Popsicle Sunday: Pineapple & Kiwi Popsicles

Yay! Popsicle Sunday is here again! 

Today I'm sharing the Pineapple and Kiwi Popsicle flavor! Oh goodness! They are so refreshing and delicious. My little one gets one after a long hour at the playground and he loves it! (I get one too haha)


You will only need three ingredients: pineapple, kiwi and honey! Blend everything together and pour in the molds! Easy Peasy! 

Click HERE for the original recipe from The Low Roasted Italian!

Try them and let me know what do you think! Happy Sunday!

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Dead Sea Salt Soap Review

As I mentioned before, my skin is weird and sometimes it is too oily, but it also can be really dry. In my daily routine I now use the PureSOL Sponge and I added this Dead Sea Salt Soap to see how my skin reacts.

Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit Review + 4th of July Swimsuit Charm

When I was a kid a loved to wear colorful bracelets and charms. When I received the Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit to review it I immediately opened it and it transported me to those times… (when all my responsibilities were keeping my room clean and study for school… oh! those days…)

Anyway the Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit includes:
1 Loom
1 Hook with base opener
24 S-clips
600 assorted color bands (I counted them and they were more than 600)

S-clips come in a small package and they are under the bands :)


Let start by saying these bands are non-toxic, lead free and latex free. I smelled them and they had no strong odor.

I sorted the colors and I found black, white, neon green, neon yellow, green, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, dark blue, light blue and turquoise-ish. Not the same amount of each though. There were a lot (like 80) pieces of red bands and only 3 neon green (which was one of my favorite colors). I wish they were assorted more equally, but that doesn't make you unable to work with it, so it is not a problem at all.


The bands stretch a lot and didn't break with my inexperience creating bracelets and charms ;) 

The kit comes in a box that has compartments so everything has a place and stays organized all the time in its own box. I love that!

The hook, is plastic. It works great for simple projects, but it is too weak for complex projects like the one I am sharing today. I pulled it off but I had to be very careful with the hook and hold it in a way that it didn't break, although it is bent. It would be awesome if it was a metal hook. If you get the kit for a little girl, the plastic hook works perfectly fine. 

Oh and don't get fooled. You don't only make bracelets out of the Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit. You can make bracelets (different colors, shapes, styles), charms, necklaces, rings… You just need your imagination. For example I made a simple bracelet with the instructions that come with the kit, and then I made a more difficult piece. Swimsuit charm. Isn't it cute?


This Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit is a great gift for any person. It is a great starter kit too and you can take it with you when you travel to entertain the kids. 

Now, I know we are getting ready for those BBQ's by the pool to celebrate the 4th of July, so here is the video from Elegant Fashion 360 so you can learn how to make the patriotic red, white and blue swimsuit with the Rainbow Bandz Loom Kit!


What are some of your creations with rainbow bands? Share with us in the comment section below!


Happy 4th of July everyone!

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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.

Popsicle Sunday: Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Since yesterday was the first day of summer, what a better way to welcome it than with Popsicle Sundays! 

 Yummy!

I live in California and I love California's weather. It is always a good day for an outdoor adventure (adventure as in taking my kid to the park haha). Well as I said, yes, the weather is always nice. And what a better treat than a popsicle, while you sunbathe relax and watch the kids playing in the pool… (oh! that is what I wish I could do haha!) What I meant was: what a better treat for them after a day at the park or the pool?


These Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles are creamy and sweet, and I know your family will love them! I adapted the recipe from The Novice Chef's Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles (<— link to recipe) by changing the raspberries for strawberries.

It was my first time making popsicles and I enjoyed it so much I'm gonna post different flavor every Sunday from now on just for you all (not that I will use it as an excuse to eat popsicles every day *wink*) The flavors chosen will be "tried and true", because I always make sure to try everything before recommending it :)

So, get your molds ready because today we start making delicious popsicles!


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Graindrops Probiotic Beverage Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I had the chance to review the Graindrops Probiotic Beverage and here is what I have to say.

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When you try a beverage, it doesn't matter what kind of beverage it is, the first thing you want to know about is its taste.

Graindrops come in three different flavors: Wild Blueberry, Mango Ginger and Original. I got Original and Mango Ginger. I like the texture of the beverage, not too watery, nor thick. It was kind of a happy medium.

Now the flavor. The Mango Ginger tastes good. You definitely taste the mango, then the ginger in the aftertaste. Not too strong ginger though, so its good. I actually made a smoothie with it. Strawberries, banana and few ounces of the Mango Ginger Probiotic Beverage. 

The Original flavor is not bad either. It has a grain/seeds milk taste. Nothing in particular. I would have loved a vanilla kind of flavor for this one, but just because I am not a fan of grain/seeds liquid flavors. 

Want to know about recipes with Graindrops? Check out these recipes.

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As mentioned, Graindrops is a probiotic beverage, which means they are rich in live and active cultures. This helps you digest and increase bio-availability of nutrients in foods otherwise difficult for the body to digest. And they are non-dairy and gluten-free.

Graindrops Probiotic Beverages come in 32 oz bottles and you can purchase them in any Whole Foods Market.

If you would like to know more about Graindrops go to their website at http://graindrops.com.

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.

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Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Whenever I heard the word sleep mask I would think of those that are thin with an elastic string that are tight on your eyes… super uncomfortable in my opinion. But my thoughts completely changed as soon as I received this Sleep Mask by Bedtime Bliss!


The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is the best invention for people like my husband that cannot sleep with lights on (or during the day). It is soft, bendable and it completely blocks any light coming from the outside. I absolutely love that it has an elastic band AND velcro so it can be adjusted to different head sizes (even my 2 year old wears it and it fits perfectly on him too).

California Kitchenware Silicone Molds

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Who doesn't like sweets? Well, not sweets in general… but speaking for myself I have to say that I cannot resist a cupcake! I just can't.

As soon as these California Kitchenware Silicone Cupcake Molds were delivered, my son (a really curious toddler) opened the box and shouted: "uh-cakes". I knew I had to bake something soon before my toddler started driving me crazy… (anyway, I started craving cupcakes right away haha)

Recipe: Arroz con Cebolla


Arroz con Cebolla is one of my favorite rice recipes! My husband and son also love it and I know you will too!

Do you know how I know you will love it? Because it has BACON! Everything with bacon is delicious, because bacon IS delicious!


The recipe for this Arroz con Cebolla is extremely easy! And you can add the bacon to the rice, inside, or use it as garnish like I used it this time because I was short on bacon haha!

Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The Shandali Travel Towel is a regular sized microfiber towel that is ultra absorbent, lightweight and fast dry. You can take it with you everywhere because it folds really small too.


A thing that surprised me (in a good way, of course) was the texture. I thought it was going to be like the regular microfiber bumpy texture but it wasn't. It is smooth and soft.


Adovia Dead Sea Deep Hair Conditioner Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I never in my life had dandruff. As soon as I moved to California I started seeing it on my hair. I hated it. Even coming out of the shower, after washing my hair with dandruff shampoo you would notice it. I was like: really? I just washed my freaking hair! So I had nothing to lose when I saw the opportunity to review the Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner, so I applied.


Nail Cones Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love, love, how my hands look when I paint my nails, but I normally don't do it because I'm just a disaster when it comes to my right hand.  It's chaos. So it's been a while since the last time I used nail polish. (Plus, there are times when I start biting my nails and they look awful with AND without nail polish, you may notice on the photos lol)


Anyway… I received these free nail cones samples and after trying them I love them. I will definitely stop biting my nails now! (It's been 2 weeks already so it is working!)

Influenster TLC VoxBox Review

I received this product for free for testing purposes via Influenster. Although this product was free, all opinions are 100% my own.


I was one of the bloggers that qualified to receive the mommy TLC VoxBox from Influenster. I was soooo excited and now you will see why.


My VoxBox was delivered, and as soon as I saw the tracking update I went to pick it up at the mailbox. I opened it and here is what I found:

Neosporin, Neo To Go: This is the best thing in the world! You can fit this thing in your purse, pocket, keychain, shoe lace, EVERYWHERE! It is small and super light. To use it just press down and it will spray the contents. I take it with me everywhere now!  [Sorry that it is open, I opened the box and immediately used it for a bug bite that my toddler had. It completely disappeared (the bite) in less than 24 hours]

AvonANEW:  This product is a wrinkle smoother. It's cream-to-powder in a portable compact! To use it you just use your fingers and pat it over your make up or moisturizer. Isn't it neat?!

IVORY Bar Soap: This bar soap is 99.44% pure clean and simple, and contains no dyes or heavy perfumes, so it is gentle on the skin! Great for mommies and kids! :)

Puffs To Go: This Puffs tissues have a great scent, plus they have lotion. They are gentle on the skin and its size make them perfect for travel. You can have them next to your Neo To Go in your purse, car, pocket, etc… :)

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card: The SFR Program at Shell is a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel. Right now new members save 25 cents per gallon on their second fill up, and 3 cents every time after. Awesome, right!? I love to $ave!

Breyers Gelato Indulgences Coupon: Breyers expanded its portfolio with the introduction of new Breyers Gelato Indulgences. Each of the four delicious varieties (Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Triple Chocolate, Vanilla & Caramel) features a trio of textures - creamy gelato, luscious sauce and gourmet toppings- for the ultimate indulgence. (Thanks to Influenster I got a coupon for a free product!)

The coupon disappeared immediately, of course, because I cannot resist free ice-cream! That is why there is no photo of the actual coupon, buuuuuut who cares!? Let me tell you… OH EM GEE! This gelato is amazeballs! I don't like chocolate ice-cream, but I decided to try the Triple Chocolate and IT IS MY NEW FAVORITE ICE CREAM NOW! My husband and kid loved it too! I encourage you to try it because it is delicious!



I loved this Mommy TLC VoxBox. It comes with everything a mommy may need for her or her child, even the sweet reward for all the hard work that mommy does every day. Thank you Influenster for letting me be part of this campaign, it was truly a great one! Thank you, thank you!




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Publisher Plus for Mac Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

As a person that can't be doing nothing, I started making birthday invites and thank you cards for myself and my friends. Of course, I didn't have a software specifically for that, I used one software that is exclusively for documents and made graphics out of the "shapes" option (it took me an entire day to make one project, but I had nothing else). 
This opportunity to review the Publisher Plus for Mac app was amazing. Because I could finally have a program that it is actually for this kind of projects. 

Here is a preview of how it works:

LumenX Bike Light Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

It is the first time I have a bike light and I am excited to tell you about it. The LumenX Bike Light is a LED bike headlight and also flashlight. The product is super easy to install, no tools required, and fits perfectly on any kind of bike.



Homemade Hash Browns

This morning I was craving hash browns. Homemade, crispy, spicy, hash browns! So I went straight to the kitchen and grabbed a potato. Yes, a single potato because I was the only one that wanted hash browns.

And I rememered I found a recipe on Pinterest a while back and I was dying to try it! And since it was good I am posting today :D

 

PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Let me start this review by saying I LOVE my PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge! My skin changes so much I don't know why. Some days it is super oily no matter how many times a day I wash it, others it is too dry… This sponge has changed everything!


I started using it one night. I took my shower before bed and used the sponge with my hydration cleanser. Like never before, I woke up with a non-oily skin, it felt fresher than ever. I even skipped washing my face in the morning to see how my face would react to it and, for my surprise, my face felt so fresh and soft ALL DAY! I couldn't believe it.

I, then, started using it without my cleanser and kept having the same results.

The PureSOL Facial Sponge is soft to the skin (when wet, don't use it when it is dry or it can be a bit rough). The size is perfect for hands and face. The round shape is great because it makes it really easy and comfortable for around the eyes, nose and the chin area.


The sponge is really easy to use: soak in water until soft, massage face in circular motion, rinse and hang dry.