EiVi Panties by Genial Day Review

Guys, take a seat. Ladies, let’s talk about Aunt Flo…

Not something we necessarily want to talk about – but it is a part of life. And honestly, having your period sucks for a variety of reasons. But it really sucks for your panties. This is a sponsored review in which I received free product in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and not swayed in any way. This page also contains affiliate links.

And aside from ruining your favorite pair, it also sucks during this time of the month if you have skin allergies. Or PH balance issues. Not to mention if you just went through childbirth, or gynecological surgery!

So, as I’ve been hearing a lot about the new line of feminine products that Genial Day offers, you can imagine how excited I was to do an unboxing last week!

Check out the awesome package I received from Genial Day!

Pads, Liners…and “Period Panties”

I received Regular liners, Low Flow pads, and Heavy Flow pads, to use with the EiVi panties. They are specifically designed to help reduce odor and bacteria growth. A Tourmaline Mineral is used within the inner strip of the pad, protecting the reproductive system from harmful bacteria found in what the liners catch. This mineral aso helps balance your PH level, boosts your metabolism, and is said to help the body naturally repair and heal faster during “that time of the month.”

So just the pads and liners themselves, are great for those who suffer from irritation, heavy flow, and painful/irregular periods. I thought they were super thin, but actually did a great job!

The EiVi Panties themselves (available in several models and colors) are made of organic cotton, with a special finish that blocks the spread of bacteria as well. They are also designed with little pockets that help hide the wings of the pads/liners.

EiVi Period Panties by Genial Day

What were the EiVi panties like?

Extremely comfortable! I thought they were very well made, and wouldn’t mind wearing them all the time. The pocket for the wings, is actually quite genius. I’m not sure if you could use any kind of pad/liner with these, since I used specifically the Genial Day brand products together, but I can say at least one thing. As far as Aunt Flo goes, her visit wasn’t entirely uncomfortable using these products.

Another plus for the eco-conscious;these products have been tested for harmful chemicals, and contain none!

The EiVi Panties by Genial Day and the GENIAL DAY Organic Cotton Pantiliners With Anion Strip Kit ( 9 Packs) are availible here, and you can also order, and check out more info on these great products at Genial Day.com (Hint: You can register and receive FREE SAMPLES from their website!)


Super big thanks to Genial Day for letting me review these awesome products! Have you tried them yet? Let me know your experiences, or questions below!

An honest review of the feminine products offered by Genial Day, including their new EiVi Period Panties!

#BabyLove:My Toddler Life Book Review & Giveaway

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life, by Corine Dehghanpisheh

Does your toddler love to play with your phone? The new book, #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, may be just the addition you needed to your home library!

This is a sponsored post in which I have received a copy of this book for free, in exchange for a review. My opinions are 100% my own and not swayed in any way. This post also contains affiliate links. See full disclosure policy page for more info.

The new book by Corine Dehghanpisheh with a simple reminder: To put down our phones

 

Summary

This is a really cute story, about a little boy who loves playing with Mommy’s phone. Because of course, what toddler doesn’t? That is, until something happens. Then the little boy, and readers, learn a pretty valuable lesson in something I think most parents are guilty of from time to time. Sometimes, even though we use our phones to document our family life, and the milestones our children reach; every so often, you just gotta put the phone down.

The book itself is beautifully illustrated, and very well written. My son loved reading this with me, and it’s rhyming structure makes this a great book to practice reading with your little one. Granted, my son is really more into the pictures, which are bright and eye-catching!

There’s also something to learn for both parent and child. Kids will be reminded of how we really shouldn’t play with an adult’s phone. And their parents are reminded of just being mindful, and enjoying the moments (without necessarily whipping the phone out to document every second).

For parents Who Enjoy Special Moments, #BabyLove

The author herself, Corine Dehghanpisheh, is a Licensed Creative ArtsCorine Deghanpisheh, author of the #BabyLove series Therapist, in New York City. She has written several children’s books. This is the second in her series, the first being BabyLove: My Social Life

You can check out her website here!

 

Giveaway!

With huge thanks going to Corine for allowing me to review this awesome book, I am so happy to announce we will be joining together for a Giveaway! You can enter below to win a free copy of this great book! Remember, even if you don’t have a toddler at home, this makes for an excellent gift! The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter, so be sure to fill out each entry to increase your chances of winning! This giveaway will end at Midnight, EST on January 22nd!

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Alternatively, if you just can’t wait, you can also get the book here, also available in eBook, and start building your collection of this series!

The new book by Corine Dehghanpisheh with a simple reminder: To put down our phones
#BabyLove: My Toddler Life#BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully illustrated book that teaches children not to play with their parents smartphones, and reminds parents to be mindful, and to put the phone down! A great tool for also teaching children to read with it’s rhyming scheme!

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Brazilian Belles Tea and Body Wraps Review

Brazilian Belles Slimming & Lemontox Tea, and Volcanic Clay Body Wraps

This is a sponsored post, in which I received free product from Brazilian Belles in exchange for an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links. My opinion is 100% mine and is not swayed by affiliates, or the sponsors.

Ok, so first, I know what you’re thinking; My god, Jasmine, you don’t need to lose any weight! Well, I 100% agree with you. But first, let me explain the story before we get on with the review.

So during the holidays, my wonderful husband loves complaining about his weight. Apparently, he doesn’t realize how lucky he is to have a wife that not only cooks for him, but cooks well. He hasn’t had to make his own sandwich in years (I’ll let you decipher that however you wish!). But, he tends to blame my cooking for his growing tummy. Even as much as I remind him we aren’t in our young 20’s anymore, and it’s been a while since he was in the Marines.

So when I had the opportunity to try these products, I of course tried to use my husband as a guinea pig. Because honestly, I’m 110lbs. I don’t have weight to lose! Plus, I’m very active, so it’s harder for me to attribute significant loss or maintenance to any one thing. Hubs was all for it…until it arrived. And I just couldn’t get him to submit! I’m pretty sure it was included in our wedding vows, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it wasn’t working.

My Goal…

Now, all that being said – I do maintain a certain little thing I like to call, my Mommy Pooch. My belly area is a big bigger since having a baby, although I retain none of the weight I gained in my thighs, hips, or arms during pregnancy. These products are aimed at specifically the belly area, so I thought Hey, this might help me tone down! So, I decided I’d have to take one for the team, and try this stuff myself to see how it worked!

 Brazilian Slimming Tea


This Slimming Tea you drink 15-30 minutes before meals, and throughout the day whenever you’re feeling hungry. The bags are labeled for you, so you drink the right blend at the right time. The only part I disliked about this system, was the “replacement” part. That’s because my philosophy has always been, if you’re hungry-eat. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. BUT-I did notice it suppress those urges for a snack during the day. Which, during the holiday season (while I tried these products), it did help me from getting that third helping of pie that was calling from the kitchen. Again, I don’t endorse not eating! But I did notice an effect while drinking these teas, that did help to make me feel fuller during meals.

Lemontox Tea


Brazilian Belle also makes this Lemontox detox tea. It’s to be drunk immediately upon waking for two days in a row, resting on a third day. So I know what you’re thinking-and yes, after downing two cups of tea, I really had to pee in the mornings! Because I was also drinking the slimming tea, I couldn’t really tell any difference with this tea. But, it’s supposed to help rid you of the toxins built up within your body. One good thing I can say, is that the flavor isn’t overpowering with lemon.

Volcanic Clay Body Wrap


This pre-mixed clay solution is to be applied over the belly, back, arms, or really anywhere you have a problem area. Wrap tightly, and relax for an hour. It washes off easily in the shower, but don’t exceed the application time. Only takes an hour. And it does have a strong tingling sensation when applied. To be repeated every 72 hours, or when you have a big event and want to slim down a little.

Conclusion?

So my original weight before trying these Brazilian Belles products, was at my normal 110lbs that I’ve maintained my whole adult life, even post-baby (after losing 50lbs following my son’s birth). Eating Christmas Ham, and cookies, and those awesome little Lindor chocolates that my husband knows I love-and all the trimmings that came with dinner…all while drinking the teas and using the body wrap every 72 hours. My results?

110lbs soaking wet.

Now, I am a pretty active person, and my weight does tend to gain a little bit if I slack off and forgo yoga and jogging. And with the business of the holidays, I had little time for my workouts. So, while I did NOT lose weight (thankfully), I also didn’t have any weight gain. Which, given all the extra dinners and sweets around Christmas, I’m surprised. I did notice some appetite suppressant with the teas, but also increased energy. As far as per-pound weight loss, I have nothing to report.

THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE TEAS DON’T WORK. They just didn’t show anything incredibly significant, other than my weight didn’t change at all, even with a decrease in my workout routine. Which I am thankful for, because I don’t exercise to lose weight. I do it to stay healthy.

But what about your Mommy Pooch?

The volcanic body wrap, however, did nothing for my stomach. I was very disappointed in my pooch. I had said goodbye to it, wished it well, but that damn thing is still here. Oh well. That’s also not to say it wouldn’t work for someone else – it may just be that with my body type, I’m not big enough in that area for a significant result.

So, I would recommend the teas to those wishing, with proper diet and exercise, to  cleanse and slim down their weight. Unfortunately, as the Volcanic Clay did nothing for me, I must make peace with my Mommy Pooch.

But I do want to thank Brazilian Belles for giving me the opportunity to try all these products, and I want to know from my readers; have you tried any of these teas or clay wraps? How did you like them?

Brazilian Belle Lemontox, Slimming Tea, and Volcanic Clay Body Wrap

ZENBand & ZENTones Program Review

ZENBand & ZENTones Programs by Blooming Wellness – Review

This is a sponsored post in which I received free products (A ZENBand and ZENTones Programs) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own!

As we all know, stress and anxiety are killers. And if you’re married, or a parent, then you probably have a small amount of stress, in the very least. So when I found the ZENBand by Blooming Wellness, I became naturally intrigued. What I thought was just a cute, stylish headband, turned out to be a lot more!

What is the ZENBand?

The ZENBand headband is perfect for working out and relaxing!

The ZENBand itself is a lightweight, cotton headband. Designed for relaxation during exercise, or rest periods. It’s incredibly comfortable and I love it’s Bohemian style. Plus, I can wear it no matter how my hair is done (or not done) for the day, which is a BIG plus.  Another really cool added feature to the design, are the earphones! Most earbuds tend to fall out of my ears easily. These, are flat, easily sliding into the back of the band. They don’t put any pressure on my ears, and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. The sound quality is amazing, and I think I like them better than my Beats (shhhh…).

Another cool thing about the ZENBand – the cotton is infused with lavender essential oils to promote relaxation, which aids the stress and anxiety programs, but more about that in a minute.

I’ve been wearing this during my morning run, working around the house, and even going to the store while my hair is hideous. It’s cute, it’s comfortable, and something I could really wear all the time!

Ok, so what are ZENTones?

The ZENTone programs are designed to help someone with sleep, anxiety, depression, headaches, stress, and focus. They use nature sounds, rhythms, waves and tones, to help the listener relax and focus. I’ve been using these various programs while exercising, writing, and meditating.

The Nap Time program is awesome at night – I’ve always had trouble sleeping. Especially while pregnant; any kind of “nature app” that would play rain or waterfall noises, would be the only thing to lull me to sleep! I’ve been using the ZENBand with their NapTime Fall Asleep program (putting the band over my eyes, which also helps block out light), and it helps get me to a point I can shut my phone off, and just go to sleep.

I thought all of their programs were pleasant, and really did help me to focus on my work, or take a breather when needed.

So if this sounds like something you’d benefit from, check out the Blooming Wellness website, as well as the official ZENBand Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you have a ZENBand, let me know how you like it! I know I’m in love with mine, and it’ll be a staple to my workout, and meditation routine!

And, of course, a really big thanks to Blooming Wellness for letting me try these awesome products!

A Review of the ZENBand headband and ZENtone Audio Programs, designed to help with sleep, stress, anxiety, headaches, depression, and more!

How To Raise Great Kids Book Review

 

 

This is a sponsored review of a book I received for free, and decided to share with my readers by doing a review. All opinions are 100% mine, and not swayed in any way! This post does contain affiliate links, by which I receive a very small percentage of sales, but does not affect price in any way for a buyer.

Everyone has a different parenting style…

And when you’re a new parent, it’s sometimes hard to come up with stuff! That’s one reason I was intrigued, and welcomed the opportunity to check out, “How To Raise Great Kids; 101 Fun & easy Ideas” by Jim Gromer. Our son is only 17 months at this time, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t mentally preparing for the years to come!

A review of the book, "How To Raise Great Kids, 101 Fun & Easy Ideas"

Engaging your child…

This book is full of ideas on engaging conversation, and learning experiences. Now while everyone may have a different approach to certain subjects, such as “learning colors,” or “picky eaters”, but I found Jim’s suggestions to be refreshing, and sensical. There’s so much information floating around out there, on the topic of “How to Parent.” It doesn’t actually hurt to read what others suggest.

This book has a lot of great suggestions for making most learning experiences a game. Songs for hand washing, how to leave appropriate voicemails, the suggestions are awesome for teaching on their level (per appropriate age for the lesson).

How To Raise Great Kids isn’t just about games, but gives some insight on tackling real life situations, like bullying and finances. Again, we all have different viewpoints on these. But it doesn’t ever hurt to see how a fellow parent is doing things. And honestly, when it comes to temper tantrums, most parents need all the help they can get!

 

A level of honesty…

What i really enjoyed most about this read, was the level of honesty within the book. How To Raise Great Kids was written by a father of 4, and I feel the author really has some truth behind his recommendations. Some of these tactics, I really can’t wait to try with my son with the time comes.

There’s also awesome tips for parents themselves, for their health and well-being. Because you must take care of yourself. Or how can you take care of your children?

Available on Amazon

You can get a copy of this great book on Amazon, available on Prime (which is awesome!) and see for yourself! I really enjoyed reading it, and gaining some perspective on how this Dad approached certain subjects, like Internet usage and “bad language.”


Also, be sure to check out the official Facebook page for this book, as well as Jim Gromer’s website!

And of course, a very special thank you to Jim for giving me this book, that I know I will be re-reading often when I need to come up with ways to handle special circumstances!

"How To Raise Great Kids, 101 Fun & Easy Ideas" Book Review!