Thursday, June 16, 2016

Zipzicles - Product Review

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The warm weather is finally here in Buffalo and we've stocked the fridge with all of the yummy treats we need to stay cool and enjoy the summer. Unfortunately, a lot of the commonly sold products at the grocery store aren't very healthy. Freeze pops are made with no real fruit juice and are basically just sugar and artificial dyes. Non-organic ice cream has plenty of junk added to it and popsicles and ice cream bars have tons of added sugar and unnecessary chemical ingredients.

I've done plenty of searching to make sure that we still have yummy treats in the house but that they are healthier than the other options. We've managed to find organic freeze pops as well as real fruit juice ones, real fruit smoothie bars with minimally added sugar, organic ice cream and organic ice cream bars. Still, the flavor choices and options can be minimal. I recently came across Zipzicles online and am really excited to add these to our summertime snack list!

Zipzicles basically are empty ice pop sleeves that you can fill with whatever you want, zip closed and pop into your freezer. In a few hours you have your own customized freeze pops. The options for this product is endless which I love. I'm already dreaming up all the different things we can add to our Zipzicles. Fresh fruit purees can be made in your blender or food processor and you simply pour them into your Zipzicles. You can also buy real fruit / veggie juice and just pour that in the sleeves. I'm thinking about a yummy chocolate milk bar made with our favorite organic ingredients.

You can choose to reuse Zipzicles after you have enjoyed your first batch or you can just repurchase some more to avoid cleanup. This product is very affordably priced. A box of 18 Zipzicles is only $3.99. You are paying pretty much what you would pay for store bought freeze pops but this way you control what you and your family eats. Free shipping is included with all orders over $25.

Stock up your freezer this summer with healthy but refreshing treats that your kids can grab when they come in from outside and want to cool off. You can visit for more information or to place an order.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hard Candy Look Pro Highlight and Contour Face Duo Stick - Review

I'm no professional when it comes to applying makeup and I don't wear it all that often anymore. Mainly because during this pregnancy, my skin is about as healthy as can be. But I do like to put it on if I am going out or want to look more presentable. I usually stick to your typical foundation and powder routine but I always welcome new products into my makeup bag as long as they are simple to use. This new product from Hard Candy makes highlighting and contouring easy as can be so you can get the results you are looking for and that all the stars are utilizing.
Just a few quick strokes is needed and the two shades that are included in the product work perfectly for my skin tone (Ivory is my typical shade I use). There are three different color palettes you can choose from. It's also really affordable; priced at $6 and available at Walmart.
The would just recommend that you are careful with the product. The cream stick is very soft which makes it easy to use but you can very easily apply too much or break the tip. Otherwise, add one of these highlight and contour face duo sticks to your makeup bag and enjoy the results!
For more information you can visit, visit your local Walmart store or shop online at

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T Blasts Quad Blaster- Product Review

While my son has started to phase out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from his current list of interests, he's still very much into Nerf guns and toys like that. He was very excited when I presented him with one of the new TMNT T Blasts' guns available through Playmates Toys. We received the Leonardo Quad Blaster gun which comes with four Leo bullets that are soft like Nerf bullets but a bit larger.

The T Blasts Quad Blaster guns are made to launch bullets quite far but they tend to be much safer than Nerf guns. For one, the bullet is fired using a pull back action from a lever on the back of the gun. There is no powerful blast of air propelling the bullet. You press the trigger to rotate the gun's bullets so you can fire off another one.

Single shooter T Blasts are also available and you can buy extra character bullets to make things more fun. My son has been using his gun quite often and it's holding up very well. Not to mention, I think the character bullets are quite cute.

You can find more information on Playmates Toys products as well as the T Blasts Quad Blaster gun and other related products by visiting You can also shop for these products online and in retail stores.