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Here’s the product description: “NuShape’s patent-pending formula works with your body to naturally extend the fat burning effects of exercise. It is an all-natural combination of Vitamin B6 and the amino acid L-leucine. It has been clinically tested to show real and effective results. Clinical Tests show an increase fat burn of more than 60%. You will see a SHAPE change before you see a WEIGHT change. NuShape helps burn fat while increasing lean muscle mass. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

In full disclosure, I was given a free bottle of NuShape for review purposes. I can tell you that I have taken weight loss supplements in the past with horrible side effects, racing heart, jitters, etc. and these do NOT cause any of those side effects. Unfortunately, I can’t yet tell you if they work since I’m not very religious about taking them and haven’t had any consistent routine thus far. You probably already know my battle with weight and I tend to “fall off the wagon” pretty quickly. NuShape does offer a pretty great support system that I probably should be taking advantage of. Find them on Google+, Facebook and their website here

No fault of this product and I certainly take the blame. I’m actually giving up reviewing any kind of weight loss product or supplement in the future because I need to figure out for myself what will work best and what I can stick with. Then of course is the fact that my husband came home from work yesterday with the phone number of a coworker who just had gastric bypass surgery a few months ago and is offering to be my support person and “Oh, by the way, our insurance will cover gastric bypass surgery.” I know that he was trying to be supportive and that he meant well but it stung! Perhaps a reality check that I needed to really get serious about loosing weight and improving my health. I certainly woke up feeling a little down on myself today. There will be more conversations about this here in the future. I’m seriously considering attending the informational meeting (again) and going from there. I know diet and exercise is the way to go, so no preaching necessary. I also know what I’ve struggled with for my entire life and how many different diets I’ve tried and how whenever I’ve managed to loose weight I’ve eventually gained all of it and more back. I’m frankly just tired of the battle. I’m tired of being less sure of myself and not fitting in- in clothes or in groups!

Anyway, off my soap box and onto some additional product reviews! 

Cressi Swim Goggles

I received an awesome Adult pair of swim goggles from Simply Swim. Although they are a UK Based company, shipping to the US was pretty fast. My pair were complimentary but the prices seem to be quite fair. I was surprised by the quality of these goggles and especially liked that they came in a hard case. Adjusting them to fit was a breeze. I’m looking forward to trying these out in the lake this summer! You can check out Simply Swim’s goggle supply here and also Tweet them at @simplyswimuk

Handi Hangers


Handi Hanger 

The Handi-Hanger is a patented hanger device, designed to maximize the use of the free plastic bags given to all customers by all the major supermarkets and most other retail stores when packing groceries and other purchases. The unique design of the HandiHanger enables user to quickly and easily slip the handles of the plastic bag into the slots of the HandiHanger for fast installation of the free plastic bag. I found these to be an inexpensive way to reuse grocery bags without trying to fit them into a waste basket! Plus, you can mount them on the inside of a cabinet having your waste out of sight! These would also work well to create extra storage space for lightweight items in your basement, garage or craft room! The bags stay on the hangers securely! You can find them on their or on Amazon for under ten bucks! You can also visit their Facebook page here

BryBelly Playing Cards and Poker Supplies

12 Decks (6 Red/6 Blue) Plastic-Coated Standard Playing Card by Brybelly

12 Decks (6 Red/6 Blue) Plastic-Coated Standard Playing Card by Brybelly
I know that these are designed with Poker Players in mind, but I found that at this price and with three kids, I couldn’t go wrong! A few decks for Mom and Dad to keep safely hidden away and then the kids get free reign on the rest. A great way to pull them away from video games and back into good old fashioned fun- like building card houses (or grand hotels!). Also, at this price, if a card goes missing, no worries! The cards are sturdy, shuffle nicely even fresh out of the box. You can’t beat this value for having a few decks of cards on hand or to give as stocking stuffers! 

Brybelly Plastic Cup Holder with Cut Out

If you have a poker player in the family, why not pair these with a few of these Cup Holders for the Poker Table! If you are looking for a great way to keep the drinks off the table but not out of reach, this well-designed, durable Cup Holder will fit your largest mug. Yes, mug! The cup holder has cut outs on both sides for handles facing in either direction. Goes great with for an easy, economic gift for your favorite Poker player!


Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes Tub

I received an 18 pack of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and a tub of wipes for myself as well as two 4-packs and two tubs to give away, complimentary from Crowdtap for testing purposes. (If you don’t know about Crowdtap you should consider clicking here to learn more and join! Awesome opportunities to learn about new products and you can earn points redeemable for great prizes such as Amazon gift cards!) I have to say, I am really very pleased with the softness of this toilet paper and love that the wipes are flush-able. I gave trials to my Mother and Best Friend and both were very pleased with what they received. I recommend keeping a container of wipes in the bathroom and possibly one on your bedside table! I tend to be a bargain shopper when it comes to toilet paper but Amazon has some really great deals, especially if you sign up for automatic delivery. I will definitely be buying these products in the future! 


belVita Breakfast Biscuits
belVita Breakfast Biscuits

belVita Breakfast Biscuits really surprised me! I actually love them and have bought them in stores a few times after receiving the trial size package. They taste delicious and are very filling and packed with fiber! Win!

Colgate® Optic White® Regimen
Colgate® Optic White® Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Tooth Brush

I like the clean feeling and did notice some brightening after a week of use but I admit, I’m not fond of the taste of these products. The mouthwash is pretty much unbearable! But, it does the job!!

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer
Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer

This is a really innovative product! The spray mist is fine and even and the Cocoa Butter smell is delicious. This isn’t you medicine cabinet Vaseline by any means! It’s not greasy and easy to apply. I let my Mother in on this sample and she really enjoyed it!

Dickinson's® Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes

As a kid I can remember my Nana swearing by witch hazel for everything! The smell brings back some very vibrant memories of her! I can even see in my mind exactly where she always stored her bottle. On reminiscing alone, I rate these five stars! They really do give you a fresh clean feeling and I like that I can tuck a few packets in my purse for on the go. I’m looking forward to having these available after an offroad Jeeping adventure when I tend to get plenty of dust, and sometimes Mud on my face! I also like that the teenagers in the house are more apt to use these quickly rather than argue with them to wash their faces before bed! 

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener

I’ve been a big Splenda fan for years! I love my coffee sweet but don’t need the extra sugar. When I saw this in my SugarN’Spice Voxbox from Influenster I was quite excited as I’ve been wanting to give this a try. I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Sweet, no real after taste and easily dissolved! Nothing worse than a mouthful of sugar in your sip of coffee!!

“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”