Monday, August 29, 2011

$40 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway- Ends 9/20

This $40 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway is sponsored by Onemomentintime and Reflexions blogspot. We are celebrating our six months of successful blogging with our adorable readers and followers of our blogs. So we decided to spread some success dust to all our adorable readers and followers and also new bloggers by hosting this awesome giveaway. Two lucky people will be selected via, and the first winner will get $20 while the second winner will also get $20. Thanks to each of you that contributed to our success we are indeed grateful.

This giveaway is closed and we want to thank each of you that made out time to enter  it. The two lucky winners have been contacted via email and we hope you blog about winning this giveaway in this blog.
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Laguna Pearl Earrings Review.

Japanese Akuya Pearls.
 I was sent  $249 dollars worth of pearls from Laguna pearls to review here in my blog  and i feel so honored.
Since last year ending  till date I've been stepping out with elegance and glamour with Laguna pearls. Their Japanese Akuya pearls made me i decided to write a general review about their pearls.
This beautiful pair of 6.0-6.5mm Japanese Akuya cultured stud pearl earrings on stunning 14k backings come directly from the pearl farms of Japan. These pearls earrings are AA+ in pearl quality with exceptional luster.

The 6.0 -6.5mm white Akoya pearls earrings features: 
Origin: Japan
Shape: Round
Quality: AA+
Nacre: Thick
Color: White
Luster: AA+

I feel very special reviewing Laguna pearls right now. This earrings came in a very classy pearl jewelry box and ready to be given as a gift for that special occasion. These Akuya pearl earrings have three adorable colors: White overtone, Ivory overtone and  Rose overtone. And each jewelry you purchase from Laguna pearls come with a certificate of authenticity. Laguna pearls have so many collections for different occasions  which you can also find on their clearance special  HERE.
With Laguna pearls you don't need to worry about uniformity, durability, blemishes etc. Is a pearl that will last for ages or even everlasting. I'm a great fan of pearls from salt water, fresh water, white, black, cultured and uncultured. Pearls always make you look trendy. If i want to have a classic look i go for white pearl jewelry and if i want to get the hottest look i go for black pearl jewelry and so on, it all depends on what suits you best. Laguna pearls will remain a place where i buy my pearls because they are so affordable and at same time sell high quality pearls. Laguna pearls has really helped me in expressing my personal style, you can even update your last year's ward rope with confidence with Laguna pearls.
There is a great summer giveaway going on now were you can enter to win a $750 gift certificate to Laguna pearls and many more awesome prizes. Enter Giveaway Contest  HERE.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Power Of Prayer.

I do believe that there is something to this "power of prayer"
"There are a hundred reasons to cry but a thousand reasons to smile! AND A THOUSAND REASONS TO THANK GOD"
Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face , walked into a grocery store...
She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse , the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leaves his store at once. Visualizing the family needs , she said: 'please, sir! I will bring the money as soon as i can.' John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store. Standing beside a counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a heavy reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?" Louise replied, yes sir. "O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, i will give you that amount in groceries..'Louise hesitated a moment in a bowed head, then she reached to her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer , staring  at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't  believe it". The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.'
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store...The other customer handed a fifty -dollar bill to the grocer and said; It was worth every penny of it. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How Is Everyone Spending Their Last Days Of Summer?

This year summer is  indeed a very beautiful one. Many families are really enjoying their  holidays after a very ice-cold winter, many decided to go camping with their kids, many decided to take a long road trip to neighbouring countries, many decided to spend some weeks with old friends,  many decided to spend it at home in a different way, etc. We all  know how hectic/stressful  it is with little kids at home during the holidays, it can be very stressful if you don't make out a perfect plan for them during the holidays. We adults can stay indoors from morning till night without feeling it as long as we have all the favorite things we enjoy eating and drinking. But what happens to the kids? They also want something different and if they don't get it at that point in time nothing else can solve that problem not even their favorite programs, cookies, ice cream etc can solve it. All they ask for is just for you to give them that opportunity to explore the beauty of nature by taking them to the children's park, beach, swimming pool, zoo, carnivals or even to play outside there own home. Our summer holidays is really fun but unfortunately is coming to an end because  school starts again in not less than 2 weeks. My kids wished that summer will remain forever. We decided to engage ourselves in swimming activities which we attend 3 times in a week. My kids are really enjoying every bit of it and the remaining days of the week we use it for more fun activities. I believe that i must not swim like a fish before i start enjoying the water. Staying in the water alone does a great deal to your  my body both mentally, emotionally and physically.

So how are you enjoying the last days of summer or how did you enjoy yours?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Children And The Wonders Of Dot Cards.

Are you a mother who makes out little time to multiply her children's intelligence? If yes then this post is for you.
Some couple of months ago I wrote a post titled " Amazing" if you missed it you can read it HERE, so this post  "children and the wonders of dot cards"  is related to that post.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Being Conscious of What Your Make-ups Are Made With?

I love to make-up but that doesn't make me a make -up  freak. Some weeks can pass me by without me applying make-up and some weeks can't pass me by without make-up. Well that's how my make-up routine looks like. Some couple of days ago i bought a new brand of lip gloss simply because i found the bottle very attractive, few days later i decided to put it on, i was expecting to perceive vanilla or any sweet fragrance but unfortunately the type of strong chemical that oozed out of it made me i had to read the content once again to find out one more time if i actually bought a lip gloss or a car paint ( i just don't know the name of the strongest chemical i can describe it with right now). My husband was forced to ask me if I'm painting/spraying any object. So you can imagine how bad the lip gloss is. I kept wondering why someone/people would produce such chemical as lip gloss. I know they have nose to know that their product is faraway from what lip gloss should be.

So the question boils down to this: How conscious are you with the type of contents your make-ups are made with? Findings have it now that several major brands of lipstick  contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing lead which can be detected with a gold ring. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. Studies found out that those lip stick which are suppose to last for 24 hrs contain lead. I don't know how true there findings are but the backed it up with an experiment which you can find below:
* Put some lipstick on your hand
* Use a 24k-14k gold ring to scratch on the lip stick
* If the lipstick color changes to black then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Although i have not tested this before because i don't have those 24 hrs stay lipstick, but because of this i will go and buy one so that i can experiment on this article and find out how accurate  this information is. If you are reading this and you have the 24-14k gold and also a 24 hrs stay on lipstick why not experiment on this and share with us what you found out by posting it in the comment box.
I will like you to stay tuned because i will be reviewing some beautiful, tested and trusted brands of make-ups/cosmetics i have been using for a long time and i know you will love them too. Guess the results of this make-ups i will review might vary due to skin types  but all the same you will like them when you check them out. Stay tuned!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

How Deep Is Your Love For Animals?

I know is no longer a new story when you hear about people killed by animals they classified as house pets. As for me i love animals a lot but not all. Unfortunately i don't have any house pet and i don't intend having for now. Last week a pregnant women in San Francisco was killed by one of her pit bulls, her mauled body was found by her husband. I can imagine how he  felt when he came across the body of his late pregnant wife, so sad. A man also testified about his neighbors 3 year old son who was severely mauled in the face and torso by a six year old family pit bull which has never shown any sign of aggression. You can imagine  a man who lives in the 15th floor which is the last floor of the building where he lives breeds a python, one day he discovered that the python has escaped from it's cage, he notified the state authority about the ugly incident and all the residents of that building were evacuated for 3 days in a nearby shelter just because a tenant decide to breed a dangerous animal, luckily they found the python dead, probably it was killed by someone who lives in same building with him. The state government made him paid for all the inconveniences he caused people. Guess that serves him right.

I have read so many articles about pit bulls " for and against", i love dogs a lot but is good for people to have enough information about this particular breed of dog which does not have good reputation. Sometimes i ask myself this questions: Why do people still have such animals in their homes? Why are people still buying them? Why would this dog kill his owner? Yet people buy them everyday despite all this tragic stories. Some people are saying it should be a requirement to take your dog (no matter the breed) to a reputable obedience training class in order to get it licensed and registered to avoid being killed by the dog. How good does this sound? For me it doesn't make sense at all when it comes to pit bulls. Many said they buy pit bulls for protection, then what happens at the end? I know and have seen so many sweet dogs one can buy and bring home where there are children instead many parents prefer buying some dangerous animals that would end up killing  their own kids or that of other people. That is why is very important to know the type of family your children hangs out with or the type of neighbors you have so that you don't end up being victim of such ignorant situations. Parents please for the sake of your kids and innocent people out there, try as much as possible to put into consideration the type of animals you intend bringing home cause you might end up buying what will  eventually take your own life.
Hope you all have a great week. xx

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit Review/ Giveaway.

Let me first introduce you to Shaklee products, here is what they got to say:
"As the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., we've been making people healthier for over 50 years.  And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.
We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word.  In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.  And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.
We do what we do because we think it's essential to do our small part as part of the movement to make people and the planet healthier.  In doing so, we believe each of our contributions put together will create the major change we wish to see in the world".
 I know why you are reading this post, is simply because you like clean environment and you love keeping your home clean just like me. I'm so happy because the whole stress of running to the store often  has ended for now with the help of Shaklee get clean starter kit.
A friend introduced me to Shaklee get clean starter kit, since then it has been my favorite cleaning product because of it's high quality content. My previous cleaning products  disappointed me due to it makes my hands itchy, cracks my nails not only that it even peels my skin  after hand washing. Sometimes we think we are using the best products not knowing we are far faraway from the best. That is why is very important we try new products. The get clean starter kit is all about the kitchen and laundry.  My elder sister who just moved into her new house with her family gave me a big hug for also introducing her to shaklee cleaning  products. She said "it wouldn't have been easier if not with the help of shaklee get clean starter kit". Sometimes i forget my shopping list at home and it gets to a point where i have to make a guess on what cleaning supplies i need, at that moment in the store i find it very difficult to remember all the cleaning supplies i need, at the end of the day i will realize i forgot most of them. All thanks goes to shaklee for providing such fabulous and must have cleaning kit for everyone. At least they have saved us from the stress of going to the store regularly  just to buy a single cleaning supply. What a big relief.. hmmm!

The get clean starter kit contains:

  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)
  • Scour Off™ Heavy-Duty Paste, 9 oz. (1)
  • Hand Wash Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent or Fragrance Free, 32 oz. (Liquid) (1)
  • Soft Fabric Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Hand Wash Decorator Dispenser (2)
  • Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)
  • Nature Bright® Dispenser (empty) (1)  
Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:
  • Organizer Caddy (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
  • Windows and Mirrors
  • All-Purpose
  • Degreasing
  • Basic H2® Full Strength Dispenser Bottle with Dropper Tip (1)
  • Dropper Pipette (1)
  • 1 oz. Dispenser Pump for 32 oz. Bottle (2)
  • Laundry Measuring cup (2)
  • Dual Measuring Spoon (1)
  • Cleaning Accessories (4)
  • Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Super Microfiber Window Cloth
  • Super Microfiber Dish Sponge
  • Miracle Scrubber Pad”
And, when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

If you become a member HERE, then the cost of the get clean starter kits  is $99. It's $115 for someone who just wants to purchase it without becoming a member. Is a great offer ain't it. One cent discount matters a lot this days.

I took my time to review what Shaklee  products are made of  and i will recommend it to everyone out there. I so much love Shaklee's concentrated detergent because of it's  fragrance free quality. I don't often like it when I'm done with laundry and my clothes or that of my kids comes out with a heavy fragrance, so big thanks to Shaklee for making a fragrance free detergent. All the contents in  get clean starter kit is amazing,  i  found nothing negative to say about it. You really need to try it yourself. I will call it a wonder cleaning product. You really need to experience this product.
I also find their prices to be affordable. If you will like to learn more about shaklee products, visit them here.

The Get Clean kit is available for purchase through the link provided HERE. And 50 lucky  winners  will receive a FREE Go Green, Get Clean Basic H sample plus a usage sheet. The Basic H concentrated sample is enough to make two full 16 oz. bottles, one window cleaner and one all purpose cleaner. More information about Basic H is  HERE . This will give you a safe and very cost effective head start on all your fall cleaning.

Thanks Shaklee for your generosity.
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Monday, August 1, 2011


Really terrifying
Three women turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms.
Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis and finally, death..
There were no outward signs of trauma.
Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood. These women did not know each other and seemed to have nothing in common. It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant (Olive Garden, Western Cape) within days of their deaths. The Health Department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.
The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check.
She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom
That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom and lifted the toilet seat
Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider. The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere..
Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in Singapore, before returning home He did NOT visit (Olive Garden), while there. He did (as did all of the other victims) have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock. Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India.
The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes!
It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country.
So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders. It can save your life!
And please pass this on to everyone you care about.

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