Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Buying your prescription glasses online with GreatEyeGlasses.com

Glasses are a thing that will be a big part of my life until the end. I have worn them ever since I was a young girl and will continue to. What's the bad thing about it for me? My vision gets progressively worse every couple of years. I'm 30 years old and my prescription is OD-Right -8.50 and OS-Left -9.00 . Once an eye's Rx is over -6.00, statistically, it is more likely to have future problems than an average one. I guess some people have worse prescriptions at my age but, yeah it is pretty strong and I would say stronger than the average.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about buying prescription glasses online. I have done it already before with another company and it went perfectly fine. I will say that every company DOES make every pair of glasses differently. So don't think you can go just anywhere with your prescription to get the same results because it will always be different. I think especially if you have a strong prescription like mine you have to be more careful as well.

So the company I went with was GreatEyeGlasses.com. They seemed very friendly and the whole process to check out was relatively simple. I think they have a wonderful selection but I would love to see a little more in the future as they grow. The possibilities are endless with what you can customize your glasses with. They have lens color shading if you want but I decided to go normal for mine. The only thing I decided to do was cut down the lenses as thin as possible. Believe me, if I didn't cut them down you would see how bad my vision was. I am so thankful for options like this at my prescription strength. So let me show you how the invoice might look for you when you order your pair of glasses. Also, make sure you have an updated prescription from your eye doctor before you order because you will need it.

The total came out to about $205 which is just a bit cheaper than what I am used to at Sears Optical. I think I paid like $250 for my last pair from them about 3 years ago. You also would have the bigger selection to work with online. The only thing you won't see here are the big name brands for prescription as you would at an in store visit. GreatEyeGlasses.com does carry Ray-Bans though. They have a nice selection to pick through.

The glasses style I went for was the Everson in Teal/Black . They also come in Red/Black and Clear/Black

They look exactly how it looked in the stock photo so that's a big plus. There's nothing worse than ordering something online and then it comes to your door looking completely different.

I also wanted to show you the difference between these glasses and another pair I ordered online not too long ago. I will also compare the black ones I have from my Sears purchase a while back.

I think the red frames seem to hide my thick lens a little better but I do love the wide frames of the Everson compared to the ones I got from Sears. I have received compliments on every pair of glasses I get. I must have good taste.

The big difference I notice from the glasses I got from GreatEyeGlasses.com compared to my other two is that the prescription actually seems crisper. Everything was magnified and beautiful. It actually hurt my eyes a little bit because I wasn't used to it being so amazing looking. I do keep my Sears glasses on full time but I hate having to push up my glasses constantly. The other two larger ones sit on my face better. I suggest finding the right shape of glasses for your face so it sits comfortably.

I loved the glasses GreatEyeGlasses.com has made for me and I can totally recommend them. My closing statement is to just make sure you try to do a little research before buying glasses online. Some companies can do the job right and others maybe not so well. Believe me when I say I have had a bad experience with glasses before locally at a large franchise store. (America's Best Eyewear) To make that long story short..they cut my lens the wrong way making it look like everything I was looking at in one spot of my glasses were swirled. "Your eyes need to adjust blah blah" Nah, I got my refund back real quick from them. What a nightmare!

Please check out this wonderful glasses making store and consider them for your next prescription purchase.


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Friday, May 27, 2016

My new Quartz Crystal Necklace from Amazon

I remember many years ago owning a pretty quartz crystal necklace. I got it from a small spiritual New York City shop. That was a time when Amazon or Ebay did not exist yet. I can't believe how many ways you can obtain these beautiful crystal pieces now on the cheap.

This lovely piece is from a shop on Amazon called BoutiqueLovin. They have a bunch of nice jewelry pieces using natural stones and crystals. This is the first time I am seeing this sort of process on a stone pieces. I guess they dip the top in a sort of gold covering and attach the holding clasp for the chain on it. The chain itself is really cute. It's not just a regular chain as it has little balls going all around it adding flare to it.

The great thing about this necklace is how affordable it is at $10.99. I love the length of the Quartz as well. I really do love it and hope to collect more stone/crystal jewelry in the future.

You can buy your own Quartz Crystal Necklace here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Necklace-Natural-Healing-Balancing/dp/B019A43616

Use quartz crystals in your daily crystal meditation, to enhance the flow of more authentic beliefs and assists you in becoming of a more spiritual nature.

You may find that you have increased spirituality and health from its use. Whether you choose to have a healing done for you by someone else, or do it yourself, the quartz crystals are powerful healers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Starting out with Dungeons & Dragons

I've been dabbling in table top gaming for a while now. I started with PathFinder and I knew of Dungeons & Dragons since forever. The only thing that has turned me away from this classic game is the complexity of it all. It can be very particular in its rules. Anyway, I still love the game and hope to get into it at some point. I thought having some of the books on hand would be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about it before playing it.

I was able to try out and review this set of books from Golden Groundhog on Amazon. They always seem to have a ton of gaming accessories like card bundles, figurines and books.  It's just the best way to get seemingly brand new items at an affordable price. What I love the most is everything is in perfect condition with them. It's honestly no different than buying everything brand new except its a million times cheaper this way.

With this assorted book bundle of 5 you get plenty of materials to work with. You will always get the map pouch and campaign setting. The other 3 books you will get will be random. The books featured in this bundle are Dragonlance. They are a mixture of hardback and paperback.

You can't go wrong with the price for everything that you are getting. There are a ton of Dungeons & Dragons books out there so this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can probably look into more bundles with Golden Groundhog to make a more complete collection for yourself.

Check out the Youtube video I made below to get a more in depth look of what you could possibly be getting in your bundled purchase. Thanks for stopping by!

You can purchase this 5 set here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB5PIPQ

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Apply to host Summer 2016 Seventh Generation's Healthy Baby Home Party

What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? 

Seventh Generation's home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!

Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, Plum Organics and Zarbee's Naturals.


What is the Application Process?

Sign up at generationgood.net to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
Applicants will be notified by end of March if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
1,900 FREE Party Kits will be distributed in this round.
Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the "Healthy Baby Home Party Application" offer.

Good Luck and don't pass up this wonderful opportunity! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party Spring 2016

So I got the chance to get into the Healthy Baby Home Party from Seventh Generation again and what a wonderful box it was! There were so many goodies to give out and try here at home. I took goody bags over to the guests for a Mother's Day celebration a little while ago. Everything was perfectly wonderful!

I just want to get into the purpose of the party real quick. Seventh Generation is a wholesome company devoted to making natural products you can be proud to use at home. There are so many chemicals these days in cleaning products when there doesn't need to be. Seventh Generation proves you can have top notch quality without all the filler. So I was able to share and pass down my knowledge of their products to my guests which was fun to do.

So there was the usual stuff like their free and clear baby wipes, laundry detergent, Zarbees, diapers and dish detergent. There were also some new things that I have noticed like Plum organics meal pouches, American Meadows wild flower seeds and a new Bobble water infuser bottle. There was a bunch of coupon packets which I included into the guest bags. These coupons are great to use at Target which is where I find Seventh Generation products the most.

I love Seventh Generation and what they stand for. I really do recommend picking up one of their products to try at home. If I had to pick one thing for you to try I have to say I would tell you to pick up a bottle of their amazing dish detergent. If you use a dish washer then I would say to try their clothes washing detergent. Hope you decide to give them a go and if you are already using their products you get an internet high five!

You can learn more about Seventh Generation products here on their site: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

Friday, May 13, 2016

Introducing Annie's Homegrown organic soup

I haven't seen these soups around before I got to try them out but now that I have I definitely have noticed them around a lot more in my shopping trips. I honestly was super surprised to find out that they carried a ton of Annie's products over at my local Walmart. I already knew I could find Annie's at Target and Wegman's but Walmart?! It's crazy how much they are evolving!

Anyway, MomsMeet gave me the wonderful opportunity to try out Annie's organic soups with my family. They also added some delicious cheddar bunnies, chocolate bites and peely fruit snacks. The soups sounded yummy. We got the star pasta and chicken soup variety plus creamty tomato and bunny pasta soup. I looked at them and thought they were small but once I dropped the carton of soup into a pot to make I saw how much was really in there. My daughter (12 years old)  tried out the chicken soup while my son ( 11 years old)  had the creamy tomato. Sometimes they can be picky but I knew they would love these soups since they already smelled great to me.

I dropped some bunny crackers into their soups. They both finished everything. They totally loved it. These boxed soups are becoming popular because of their taste and packaging. I personally love them more than canned soups. I think it's fantastic. I just really love all of Annie's food products. Everything is so wholesome and natural.

I totally recommend their pizza poppers. Even as an adult I can say these these taste so much better than pizza rolls I usually have. They taste more like a pizza and less processed. Their cookies were pretty good and my kids loved them. I'm happy because my kids liked something that's better for them. Their fruit peely snacks are also quite tasty. Annie's has an answer to most of the snacks you would question feeding to your kids and that's why I love them.

Check out all of Annie's products here: http://www.annies.com/products

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Why you should use an exfoliating scrub for your skin

Taking care of your skin is super important because it only goes downhill as you age. You really should have a good skincare regimen to get into. Maybe you have cleansers, serums and moisturizers for your face but there is an important step to lean into before all of that. It's called exfoliating your skin. What this means is you will be removing the dead skin on the surface of your skin. It's pretty simple and I think even if you don't use other products then this one should be a must.

The easiest thing for me to do is to just take it with me in the shower so I can turn away from the shower head and work it on my moistened face. I can easily turn around and rinse it off after. I would only recommend doing this once a week because if you do it too often it can have a bad effect.

There are so many different facial scrubs on the market but here is one that I got to try out from a beauty company called Valentia. I have used a couple of products from them in the past and they seem to have the highest quality of ingredients. For example, I have their vitamin C serum and it was the only one I have tried from plenty that smelled wonderful. It actually smelled like oranges, yum! Anyway, this little jar of exfoliating scrub has green and white teas included within it. There are a few lovely ingredients in this one which will be listed below:

Green and White Tea: Packed with polyphenols and potent antioxidants that provide anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and anti-aging effects.

Aloe Vera: This nutrient rich botanical moisturizes the skin and fights aging by improving skin firmness.

Jojoba Beads: Gentle beads that work to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells without scratching the skin.

Olive, Avocado & Kukui Butter: This nutrient dense trio is rich in Vitamin A, B, D, and E helps nourish, hydrate, and repair the skin while combating pro-aging free radicals.

Full Ingredient List:
Proprietary Organic Skin Tea, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Pumice, Jojoba Beads,Natural Green Tea Fragrance, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Butter), Aleurites Molaccana (Kukui Nut Oil), Coffee Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green/White Tea), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

My thoughts on this scrub are very satisfying on the overall quality. I do wish that the jar was a bit bigger for the price point. The fact is though that this is a very good product indeed. It smells lovely as a good scrub should or a facial product in general should. It's easy to apply with the fingertips. The exfoliating jojoba beads work well. I'm left with a refreshed feeling on my skin. I usually have problem with oily skin as well if I don't keep up with everything and this helps to combat that problem. I'm also very happy that it is alcohol and paraben free. I love the way my skin feels and am confident in this product 100%!

You can BUY this exfoliating scrub here on Valentia's site: http://www.valentia.com/collections/all/products/eternal-youth

You could also BUY the exfoliating scrub here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Exfoliating--Natural-Ingredients-Tropical/dp/B014PIVJCA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463003922&sr=8-1&keywords=valentia+scrub

Sunday, May 8, 2016

What's in Your Purse Tryazon Party

So I decided to bring over my products from the Tryazon party to my boyfriend's grandmother's place. We were doing a Mother's Day brunch and I found it was the perfect opportunity to talk about the products I got to try out.

I laid everything out and asked to see everyone's cellphones. I took out the Whoosh! screen cleaning spray and wiped down all the phones. Everyone was definitely impressed with how well it performed.

You can learn more about it here: http://whoosh.com/

I then talked about the Brainstream SOI purse light. The females thought it was an interesting and helpful product to have in their bags. It's helpful for women who go out at night and need to see in their purse for makeup or keys. I think this light would also be great for males to keep in the trunk of a car. Everyone drives at night at some point and sometimes we have organized containers that could use a more direct lighting on it. I did demo it on my purse but I don't have much in my bag anyway which is why I gave out the two lights to the females who are always out at night. It's hard to tell but when its completely dark this little light shines the best.

You can check out the light here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brainstream-Handbag-Purse-Automatic-Sensor/dp/B00ENMYEGC

I did not use the cucumber eye pads ( Amirose London ) but did give it to the eldest lady at the party. I felt like the product could help out with those pesky computer eyes lol. I thought it was cute that the pads had an actual cucumber look to them.

You can check that product out here: https://www.amirose.com/products/computer-eyes-cool-cucumber

It was definitely fun to talk about all this stuff and show it in action. I hope in the future that parties could include little samples I could actually give out for my guests. Everyone loved it! Thanks so much Tryazon!