Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mantra Wellness Centre



The Two Main Massage Therapies Offered at Businesses

Massage businesses in major cities, like massage downtown Calgary, offer numerous techniques to help the body's muscular-skeletal system. In general, there are two types of major massages: relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. 

Relaxation massage is defined by the massage therapist using soft strokes and presses to ease the pain from swollen muscles and increase blood circulation. These type of massages are great for customers who have chronic pain issues. The massages, often combined with oils and other skin cremes, help to soothe muscles and alleviate the customer's physical, emotional and mental stress. There are other techniques with a relaxation massage, including using hot stones, which are water-heated rocks, to increase heat relief upon skin tissue. Massage therapists can also use scents and scented candles to supplement the massage with aromatherapy. 

The second major school of massage is therapeutic massage. Therapeutic massage is defined by very deep presses and slow movements of the hand. This allows the massage therapist to add pressure and heat to deep layers of tissue in the customer's body. This not only relieves some pain, but it can press apart scar tissue and blood to decrease inflammation. Due to the intensity of the massages, massage therapists typically utilize these techniques for customers with chronic problems, athletes or those with a muscular-skeletal injury. 

Whichever type of massage works best for your needs, make sure you head to business that offers both types of massage therapies. Businesses like Mantra Wellness massage therapy and several others provide both types of massage techniques. Customers need to research carefully what massage business offer in terms of their services.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Virgin Vapor Review


We have one goal: to make the highest quality, organically flavored e-liquid available. We offer an extensive line of USDA certified organically flavored e-liquids in a variety of tantalizing flavors. From Best Damn Tobacco to White Cherry Crush we are constantly adding new flavors and expanding our line.

Recognizing that many people have allergic reactions or experience irritation for propylene glycol, we offer you a choice. 

Our vegetable glycerin based e-liquids are 100% propylene glycol free. Some companies sell vegetable glycerin based e-liquids, but use flavorings that contain propylene glycol. At Virgin Vapor it is important to us to bring you a truly propylene glycol free e-liquid. We also offer VG/PG mixes for customers who prefer a propylene glycol base.

I received 6 different flavors of e-liquid from Virgin Vapor at no cost in exchange for our honest review.

I selected the 100% VG and 12 mg Nicotine level for our e-liquids. We got:

Organic Pina Colada
Organic Blue Violet
Organic Strawberry Granita
Organic Razzmatazz
Organic French Vanilla
Organic Buttercream Mint


Our Review

Myself and my husband have recently decided that we would like to try to quit, or at the very least cut back, smoking. The price of packs of cigarettes is getting ridiculous where we live. We have to go outside to smoke, and I hate smelling like smoke at work. Our kids have been bugging us to stop smoking too. It's not an easy task that's for sure. We decided to switch over to E Ciggs to see if that would help the transition. We were able to find some nice vapor pen ECigs for a decent price, and then I set about finding some good flavored liquids. I came across Virgin Vapors and they were kind enough to send us a selection for review. We chose the vegetable glycerin based liquid and went with 12 mg nicotine level. These liquids come in nice glass bottles with easy to use droppers to fill our cartomizer tanks. We got 6 different varieties to try. My husband loves coconut so he's been using the Pina Colada, and I've been using the Strawberry Granita. These liquids have really great flavor. The flavor comes through nice and strong so you actually get to taste it. The nicotine is a step down from the cigarettes my husband has been using. The 12 mg still provides him the hit he needs though. He has not bought a regular pack of cigarettes in almost a month, since we've been using the vapor pens. These are very affordable also. How long the liquid will last you will depend on how much you are used to smoking regularly. My husband is a moderate smoker, while I smoke quite a bit less than him. This supply will last us quite awhile.

Virgin Vapor has a huge selection of flavors to choose from, and they are always adding new ones. They offer 5 levels of nicotine, from 24 mg to 0 nicotine. They also offer 2 different size bottles, 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce. You can get everything you need to make the switch from Virgin Vapors, from your e cigarette to your batteries, cartomizers and the flavored e liquid. We are both very happy with the selection we received and we will definitely order from Virgin Vapor again!

A Girl Named Jane Review


Jane Robinson was the fruit of a permissive subculture; she was also the victim of an indifferent society. Guardianship, in the care of Family Services does not provide the utilitarian atmosphere intended. Instead, it leaves her bitter and distrustful of authority. 

The men Jane chose to love have a common denominator; they resent authority and ignore the rules of society. One relationship ends tragically while another introduces a violent stalker into her life, which motivates an identity change. 

While pursuing her dream of finding her birth mother and reuniting with her “adopted” 
sister, Jane’s life takes on a dramatic twist when a chance meeting with Terry Kelley initiates her affiliation with organized crime.

Review

This was an exceptional coming of age story. I have read the authors other book and couldn't wait to read this one. The book starts out a little slowly at first but the pace picks up quickly and gives the reader quite a ride. There are a lot of plot twists that I didn't see coming. The reader is kept guessing what will happen next. My attention was held throughout the book and I was up reading into the late hours to find out what happened next. There was no down time in this story at all. The characters and plot were very well developed. I really love the authors writing style and I can't wait to read more from him. A 5/5!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tummy Stuffers Wild Ones Review


The best-selling Tummy Stuffers collection features furry plush pals that double as the cleverest and cuddliest clean-up containers a kid could ever love! Terrific for helping children of all ages keep their bedrooms, playrooms and even camp bunks neat and tidy, Tummy Stuffers’ mouths open wide to keep kids’ things inside – and they “eat” everything right before their eyes! The brand-new Tummy Stuffers Wild Ones line-up features six fun and funky styles, including a spotted Dalmatian and Blue Leopard, polka-dotted Bunny and Giraffe, purple and pink striped Cat, and awesome argyle Monkey! Kids and tweens can store it all in the new Tummy Stuffers Wild Ones, from clothing and toys, to blankets, books and much more!

I received a Tummy Stuffer from the Wild Ones Collection for my son at no cost in exchange for our honest review.





The Review

My 6 year old still loves stuffed animals. I love to find him new and unique ones to add to his collection. He was so excited to get this Tummy Stuffer! It's a stuffed animal that he can put other stuffed animals in. He is literally in stuffy heaven. He has been taking this with him everywhere now. He puts his Nintendo DS, his action figures, and usually at least 1 other smaller stuffy in this when we go out for the day. There is quite a bit of room in the dog's belly. He also loves the dog itself as a stuffed animal without anything in the belly. The Tummy Stuffer is super soft and squishes and squeezes perfectly for his needs. I like this Tummy Stuffer because he can put some of his smaller stuffys in it and I can set it on his bed. It saves some space on his bed that is usually covered with small stuffed animals. He loves this product and I think it's adorable. We give it a 5/5!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Juggle Bubbles Review


Introducing Juggle Bubbles – the bubble activity kit featuring a no-pop solution that will allow your child to bounce, toss and juggle bubbles without the bubble bursting.

I received a Juggle Bubbles kit at no cost in exchange for our honest review






The Juggle Bubble kit includes a bubble blower, bubble tray, unique bubble solution and a pair of magic gloves to juggle and pass each bubble. Simple to use, the activity kit requires you to dip wide end of the Bubble Blower into the special solution, blow into the blower to create the bubble and then toss the bubble around or let it bounce off of your or your child’s hands with the Juggle Bubbles magic gloves. The bubble solution will provide hours of entertainment for your children, inside or out.

Our Review

Juggle Bubbles is the coolest thing to happen to bubbles since color and scent. All kids, and adults, love bubbles! They are so fun and just plain make people happy. They pop way too fast though. With Juggle Bubbles that's not a big issue anymore. With the revolutionary new bubble formula and the special gloves you can actually play with your bubbles without popping them. You can pass the bubbles back and forth, toss them and juggle them. They will eventually pop of course, as all bubbles do, but these last a lot longer than regular bubbles. My boys and my husband have had an absolute blast with these. The boys love showing their friends in the neighborhood their "magic bubbles" too. They have use almost all the solution having so much fun. They can't wait to get more! If you have kids who love bubbles then you definitely have to get these Juggle Bubbles! They are so budget friendly too! Only $10 for the whole kit. Check them out at the link below! You won't be disappointed I promise!


ProbioSlim Free Trial


ProbioSlim’s premium formula combines one of the most efficacious and resilient probiotic strains available with advanced weight management ingredients for holistic healthy living.

The innovative compound LactoSpore helps ease symptoms associated with occasional diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating. At the same time, it promotes the growth of beneficial flora, helping to reduce the proliferation of harmful bacteria. LactoSpore is scientifically designed to survive the harsh environment of the stomach to provide maximum digestive benefit.

Paired with this comprehensive probiotic is a powerful green tea leaf complex to help you lose weight as part of a reduced-calorie diet. Caffeine delivers a boost of energy and helps control your appetite for clean and efficient fat burning.

Take control of your digestion and your weight with ProbioSlim.

You can find all the science behind ProbioSlim HERE

My Thoughts

I'm not one who really needs a weight loss product, but I wanted to try ProbioSlim for the probiotic part of the product. Whether we all like to admit it or not, we all experience some form of tummy trouble at one time or another in our lives. Probiotics are a great way to keep your digestive system running at peak performance so you aren't always feeling those annoying, and sometimes painful, issues. I have tried other probiotics before and had some good and some not so good experiences. This particular product has been pretty great for me. The capsules are very easy to swallow, unlike some other vitamins and supplements, and they don't leave any gross after taste. I've only been using ProbioSlim for about a week and a half and I can honestly say I already see a difference.

You can try ProbioSlim for free with a 14 day Free Trial!!


Cousins and Robbers Review and Giveaway



The Great Recession is punishing families across the land: lost jobs, lost dreams, lost hope. Tough times bring out the best, and worst in people. The sleepy South Jersey shore towns are being hit by a crime wave, a band of robbers boldly breaking into homes right in the middle of a summer day. The Cousins of Black Jack Jetty devise a plan to protect home and family. That plan will drag them into the mean streets of the meanest neighborhoods in Atlantic City. That’s where the tale twists and turns like a treacherous rip tide. Lucky will tell you the rest. Cousins & Robbers is the second in the Tales of Black Jack Jetty series. The South Jersey shore is once again the setting, a mindset that the author knows well.

Our Review

I haven't had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series, but I have thoroughly enjoyed book 2! The cousins remind me of myself and my cousins when we were younger. There was always an adventure to be had. I won't give spoilers, but the narrator of the story is unique and very likable. You can feel the love and family camaraderie between the cousins and their new friend Angel. This is a story meant for ages 8-12 but has a quite a little story line punch. We really loved the pictures from South Jersey shore that were interspersed throughout the book. The pictures helped put very clear pictures in our heads as we read. I read this with my 9 year old and we both laughed and really enjoyed this book. He has now taken on the task of reading this great adventure to his little brother. You will smile, laugh and even feel your heart speed up a little reading this. I give this story a big 5/5 for middle age and grown up readers alike! 

About the Author


A native Philadelphian, Michael has spent much of his career in advertising as a Creative Director. Black Jack Jetty: A Boy’s Journey Through Grief is his entry into children’s literature and reflects the loss he felt as a young boy over the death of his own father.

The story takes place in Margate, down beach from Atlantic City where Carestio spends his summers with friends and family.

Mr. Carestio has two daughters, two granddaughters, and two World Series Championships thanks to his beloved Phillies.


Giveaway!!




1st prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card, and an autographed copy of Cousins and Robbers

2nd prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card, and an autographed copy of Cousins and Robbers

3rd prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card, and an autographed copy of Cousins and Robbers


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ever Pretty Dresses US


Looking good is one of the most important things to many women. When it comes to special events like parties, homecomings or a casual evening out with friends, the right dresses must be worn because not just any dress is good for all occasions. For those who are not sure, the following suggestions will be helpful in ensuring that they always look their best.

Homecoming Dresses

There are special dresses that are designed specifically for homecoming events. These dresses are normally quite fancy in nature, and it is not appropriate to wear these dresses for most other occasions, such as job interviews, parties or casual evening outings.

Party Dresses

When women are invited to parties or are going out to a club with friends, many of them like to wear party dresses. These dresses are fun-looking, and many of them are flirtatious in nature. Party dresses are sometimes decorated with sequins or glitter, and they vary in length.

Casual Dresses

Casual dresses are not quite as elaborate. Styles are generally simple but colorful. Solid colors or straightforward patterns can easily be found. This type of dress does vary in length and is typically worn at evening dinners or job interviews. Casual dresses can also be worn at work places where the dress requirement is business casual.

Business Professional Dresses

These dresses are only worn in environments where the dress requirement is business professional. Examples of these types of work environments include top financial firms and other fortune 500 companies. Executives who hold high positions are also seen wearing these dresses, which are equivalent to three-piece suits for men. 

Depending on where dresses are purchased, prices can vary greatly. Women who visit Ever-Pretty Dresses Online or similar sites will be able to find quality dresses at outstanding prices. Rather than dropping tons of cash in the department stores, women can obtain department-store-grade dresses at only a fraction of the price.

Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids Review


So much more than a cookbook!

In addition to over 100 easy-to-make recipes, it is filled with family fun and food ideas that appeal to young cooks, parents, grandparents and teachers. There are party ideas and kid-friendly foods and activities for all seasons of the year.

Involving children in cooking activities helps them learn about and appreciate food as well as providing lots of other worthy experiences. These include learning to share, following directions, using good manners, practicing food safety, and tasting foods enjoyed by different cultures.

Each season features food appropriate for that time of year. You will find Fruit Roll-Ups, Pumpkin Bars, Holiday Cookies, Meringue Hearts, Bunny’s Favorite Egg Salad, Surprise Baked Potatoes, Tortilla Wraps, Strawberry Slush, Frosted Cones, and other recipes children and adults will enjoy making and eating.

In addition to the recipes, there are suggestions for seasonal activities. Some of these include making placemats out of fall leaves, observing holiday customs from different countries, planting a vegetable in a garden or clay pot, arranging summer flowers for a centerpiece, and many others. Each season offers its special blend of ideas and suggestions.

Our Review

This book is a must have for every family with children. There is so much fun and educational information packed in with easy and delicious holiday and seasonal recipes. We have enjoyed having this book this summer. There are so many easy recipes that my boys can help with, and there are some great activity ideas for keeping them busy and entertained. There is also fun and educational history tidbits included about the different holidays and seasons. This book also includes healthy eating tips and health hints. My boys are excited to be able help us make some of their favorite foods, and I love that they are learning to love cooking at a young age. This is a must have! Get the book at the link below!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen


All Natural Sunscreen For A Golden Tan

All natural sunscreen is the best option for anyone who is working on their tan during the summer. The rays of the sun can help produce a golden tan, but those rays can cause sunburns and discomfort. Many sunscreens have chemicals that will irritate the skin or produce a noxious odor. People want to be protected from the sun when they are out during the summer, but they want to wear a sunscreen that is going to meet their needs completely.

The Odor

Sunscreens that are made of all natural ingredients smell much better than other sunscreens. People who put on sunscreen and head to the pool do not not want to smell bad when they are around other people. Ladies are especially sensitive to this odor. A woman who dresses perfectly for the pool should smell good when she waltzes over to the pool. Also, gentlemen cannot speak to ladies when they are at the pool if they smell of chemicals.

The Smoothness

The smoothness of a natural sunscreen makes it easier to apply. These sunscreens feel like lotion, and they soak into the skin like a healing lotion. The sunscreen will help to improve the state of someone's skin, and the sunscreen will help the person have healthy skin even if they have been sunning for days on end. This kind of treatment from a sunscreen makes it much healthier for every user.

The Protection

Natural sunscreens help people to get protection from the sun for a long period of time. Natural sunscreens tend to last longer and do not wash off easily. The best way for someone to get longer protection is to work with a sunscreen that has all or mostly natural ingredients.

The best sunscreen for beach goers is the sunscreen that helps them stay out in the sun for long periods of time. People want to play in the water, get a good tan and smell good at the same time. These sunscreens will help people smell good, treat their skin well and get the golden tan that they went on vacation looking for. The natural ingredients treat people well.