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Veri Soda – Moms Meet

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Soda has never tasted so good! With only 60 calories, caffeine free and no artificial ingredients, how could I go wrong?   Veri Soda uses organic, non-GMO ingredients in their soda. The line is also USDA NOP-certified organic.  Your probably wondering how it is sweetened.  Well, Veri uses organic fruit juice, organic can sugar and organic stevia.  You know what I love most, besides the taste. I can easily read every ingredient in Veri Soda.

I tasted Veri Ginger Ale, Veri Cola, and Veri Orange Soda. Each had the typical pop of a can and fizz. The Ginger Ale had a beautiful golden color and tasted much better than a few other brands I’ve had in the past. The Cola was the typical brownish color and smelled wonderful! The taste was light and refreshing. Veri Orange was of course orange in color when I inhaled the wonderful orange smell; it took me to the tropics and hot weather.

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I truly enjoyed each and every flavor of Veri Soda. Fill a tall glass with lots of ice and enjoy this remarkable organic soda!

Veri Soda is available in Veri Ginger Ale, Veri Orange, Veri Cola, and Veri Lemon Lime. It is available at select stores nationwide. Learn more about Veri Soda or get exclusive access to special offers by click one of the links below.

Click here to Visit Veri Soda on line or at verisoda.com

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet Blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. 

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Moody Sisters NATURAL Skincare

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Handmade organic and natural skin, bath, and beauty shop for your family’s moody skin. Natural and select vegan soaps, cleansers, creams for dry skin, organic shampoo, face wash for oily skin, body care, lip balms, and other beauty products to give you a clear skin and natural beauty. Each product is carefully handmade to rejuvenate and brighten the way nature intended.

Moody Sisters Skincare boasts “Real ingredients for real families: Made by real people.” I love that slogan … it makes me happy to know there is a face and a person behind the product I am buying!

While perusing their site I noticed they also go on to say, “If you are ready to rock your skin, love the planet, and save your pocket-book, you’ve come to the right place! Each product we offer comes from a need in our own family…Moody Sisters Natural Skincare is handcrafted in small batches to make the freshest natural product, safe for the whole family. No chemicals, fragrances, dyes, sulphates, or parabens ~ we’re all natural, baby!” This was such a refreshing statement to read! It made me feel like the product was formulated just for me and my family…as if Moody Sisters had an insight to the products that I have wanted for ages!

We were privileged to review 3 skincare products from the Moody sisters line of Natural skincare! This was a treat! The Moody Sisters skin care line has top quality natural skincare options for everyone! My daughter and I were able to use and test all the products that Moody Sisters sent our way and we both had positive results and thoughts to send your way!

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The first product we tried was the FOAMING FACE WASH.

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This is a great product… it has a nice foamy lather to effectively fight dirt! The face wash emits a nice minty scent while cleansing, tightening pores, and fighting blemishes. Upon use I loved the fact that the product made my face feel clean and refreshed without drying out my skin. This face wash is great because it is recommended for all skin types … normal, oily, or combination. This was great for my family because both my daughter and myself could use the product on our different skin types. My skin tends to be normal to combination and hers more combination. We both loved the product and how it made our skin feel. It was an awesome replacement to our normal face wash and actually performed better, balancing out our skin!

The next product we tried was the LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER.

 

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This too was a wonderful product. As advertized it had a nice lightweight feel to moisturize the skin. I don’t know about you but I like a nice light moisturizer that is not too heavy on my face. The lightweight formula makes it great for both day or night use! The moisturizer is aloe based and softens the skin without leaving a greasy feel. I like that this moisturizer is oil-free, as anything with added oils tends to clog my pores or cause a breakout… this was nice to know that I would not have to worry about any aftermath that may come with using a new moisturizer!

The last product we tried was the BLEMISH SERUM.

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I can say that I honestly did not use this product within the review time frame, as I had no blemished to eradicate. However, my daughter did use the product with great success. She stated that the product was easy to use and felt nice on the skin. It has a pleasant scent, reminiscent of an essential oil blend. We did notice a difference in her overall skin after using the blemish serum. The areas that has a breakout were diminished and her skin was noticeably clearer after a week or so of use.

Overall, these were great products. We were so pleased that these were natural organic products! It was also very refreshing that the products were effective and pleasant to use, with no side effects. The products lived up to the company’s claims, nice!

As an extra perk…Moody Sisters is offering an EXCLUSIVE Coupon for NEW FANS! 10% off your next order.

Make sure to grab your coupon at http://www.moodysistersskincare.com/coupon-newsletter

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Bella Organics

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Keeping my family healthy is very important to me in many aspects.  My husband and children have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful what I buy.  Whenever possible I try to find natural and organic products for them.  I find that organic products are worth the investment for the better of my family.

Bella Organics is a great company that has created an entire line of skincare products that are naturally organic. They contain no synthetic chemicals or toxic ingredients.  They use only the best plant-based essential oils and extracts and their packaging is 100% recyclable.  Bella Organics offers an array of products from lip balm, to body scrub, to deodorant, to baby items.  I had the pleasure of trying Bella Organics Raspberry Lip Balm and Iced Lemonade Deoderant Crème.

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First of all, I love that I can read all of the ingredients in the Raspberry Lip Balm; shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil, raspberry extract, and stevia.  It goes on smooth and made my lips feel silky.  I was surprised that the lip balm lasted a couple of hours before needing to reapply.  Their lip balms are available in a variety of flavors including mint, pina colada, and vanilla tangerine.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Iced Lemonade deodorant crème. Upon opening, I was immediately in love with the aroma. It instantly reminded of summer.  I have never tried organic deodorant and never realized how toxic anti-perspirants are to the body.  Bella Organics deodorant crèmes work simply by fighting bacteria and providing a pleasant scent to the underarms.

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Overall, I would highly recommend Bella Organics. With so many organic skincare products to choose from, they have a product for everyone in the family.

http://lovebellaorganics.com/

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Veggie-Go’s

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My kids eat very few vegetables. I either have to add a lot of cheese to mask the taste, or puree vegetables and sneak them into casseroles.  Even then, my kids notice them.  I have yet to find a way for them to eat vegetables willingly.  That is until they tried Veggie-Go’s.

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Veggie-Go’s are the original fruit AND veggie strip.  These amazing strips provide half a serving of fruit and half a serving of vegetables.  They are also GMO free, organic, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and have no added sugar.  The best part of all, they taste delicious! My kids had no idea they were eating vegetables or fruit, just a tasty snack.  They even asked for more!

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Veggie-Go’s come in some really unique varieties including Mountain Berry Spinach, Carrot Ginger, Cinnamon Spiced Beet, TropiKale, and Sweet Potato Pie.  My son said his favorite one was the Mountain Berry Spinach.  There is no way he would eat another one if I told him it was made with spinach and sweet potatoes!  Veggie-Go’s are individually wrapped so they are great for on the go.  They are available at your local Whole Foods as well as online at

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I highly recommend them, and definitely plan on buying more of them.

 

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New Lip Balm Collection from Mwah

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If you are like us, you are trying to make wiser, healthy choices not only in your grocery store shopping but also beauty and personal care products. For several years we have been using natural alternatives from shampoos and toothpaste to even lip balm. There are some ingredients in commercial lip balms that you will want to avoid, such as: parabens and sulfates. That’s why we made the switch. We go through a lot of lip balm during the winter months so we were eager to try a new natural lip care called Mwah®.

Mwah offers an effective, fresh, high-quality, and healthy spin on lip care that’s still affordable for all young women. Mwah lip care products are natural, void of harmful chemicals and preservatives, never tested on animals, produced in a 100% solar powered factory in southern California and with a portion of all profits donated to the World Wildlife Fund. The collection includes three lip balm products: a slider tub, a stick and a gloss, all available in a variety of yummy flavors for girls looking for an irresistible pucker.

Mwah Review

Mwah has very nice packaging and included a sturdy, plastic drawstring bag.

Our nearly 18 year old daughter liked it and says this about Mwah, “A bit greasy but it smells good and keeps your lips soft. It does not really have a taste so that should prevent Jr. from eating it!”

Our oldest son, nearly 13, thought it was too oily and doesn’t smell nice, but he is a boy and this is a girl product! ;)

The rest of us thought it smelled good! The smells are very true to their flavors and are not fake.

The other girls liked the extra oiliness because it made them feel like they did not have to apply so much.

So the majority liked Mwah!

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Mwah Product Line:
Lip Balm Slider Tub (SRP: $3.99). Flavors: Coconut Chick, Mango Tango, Sweet Tart
Lip Balm Stick (SRP: $1.99/single, $4.99/3-pack). Flavors: Creamsicle, Mango Madness, Strawberry Sweetheart
Lip Gloss (SRP: $2.99). Flavors: Berrylicious, Peachy Keen, Sugar Lips

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You can check out the full line of products and get more info at http://www.perfectlypoutable.com.

Mwah is currently available at CVS/pharmacy, Ulta, HEB, Amazon.com and Meijer stores. Over the next few months, the products will be available nationwide at retailers including Target, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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Padfoot Tries Loving Pets Dog Treats

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What kind of treats does your dog enjoy? What kind of dog treats do you purchase? If you are a regular reader, you know that we try to feed our animals healthy food, not chemical laden products that will lead to illness in the long run. Loving Pets is a company that makes 100% USA made pet products. Their products are all natural. Our dog Padfoot got to try their dog treats recently.

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Two of the girls and I went outside with Padfoot to see what he thought of Loving Pets Natural Value dog treats. Here’s a quick video of him chowing down…he sat so pretty and patiently for our youngest daughter.

I think the video speaks for itself…but let’s see what Padfoot really thinks.


About Loving Pets Dog Treats:

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~ Loving Pets Natural Value dog treats come in three flavors: Chicken, Beef and Duck.
~ 100% USA made from 100% all-natural, chicken, beef and duck
~ Wheat, soy and gluten-free
~ Natural Value dog treats are available in Meat Tenders (Chicken or Duck), Meat Sticks (Chicken, Duck or Beef) and Sausages (Chicken, Duck or Beef)
~ Retail $19.99 for a 14 oz. bag

Natural Value Chicken Tenders

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Chicken Tenders – Our daughter says that Padfoot likes these the best.

Natural Value Beef Sausages

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Beef Sausages – He likes these the least, but he still eats them.


Natural Value Duck Sticks

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Duck Sticks – He likes these too.

Overall, Padfoot gives these dog treats two paws up!

To learn more, visit…

Loving Pets website: www.lovingpetsproducts.com

Loving Pets Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lovingpets

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Pet Gift Ideas: Treats

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We had the opportunity to review some pet treats not so long ago. Most of them were for our dog but we did get a little something for our cats too. We try hard to feed our animals healthy food and treats. We want them to live a long and healthy life and believe a healthy diet is a huge part in achieving this goal. If you have a pet on your Christmas list, Evanger’s has pet gift ideas to consider for the health of your pet. It is a new pet food brand to us, but here are some facts that we like about them:

Holiday and Kosher Pet Foods
Made in the USA
Over 40 certified Kosher meals for Dogs and Cats for Hannukah
Human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients
GMO-Free, No Preservatives
Even Grain Free


About Evanger’s

Dr. Fred Evanger began making pet food for his champion Great Danes in the 1930s. Almost 80 years later, Evanger’s continues to be the choice of top handlers, breeders, and enthusiasts. Our commitment to using the highest quality wholesome ingredients continues to make us the natural choice of conscientious pet owners.

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The following photos are of Against the Grain, Grain Free Jerky and another pellet like grain free treat that Padfoot is eating in the bottom photo.

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Padfoot LOVED his treats, as you can see in the above photo! He really got into them. :)

Evanger’s Organics for Cats

We do not know about you but we usually share our holiday meals with our dog and cats. We have to get after the children for giving our pets our favorite pieces of meat! Evanger’s Organics for Cats has a healthy option of Turkey Butternut Squash Dinner, which your cat is sure to enjoy this Christmas or Hannukah season! I know ours did. I did not realize until after the fact that my photos of the cats eating did not turn out well so I do not have any photos of them gobbling down their treat. But I assure you they LOVED it!

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You can find more information at www.evangerspetfood.com Your pet is sure to enjoy some of these new holiday favorites!

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24Karite Gold Shea Butter

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24Karite Gold Shea Butter

Winter seems to have arrived a month early here in Northern Illinois. It is that time of year when the cold, wind and dry air reek havoc on our skin. And if you are like our daughter, your eczema can flair up even worse. This is when all-natural, eco-friendly shea butters are a must-have in our homes. It is a great solution to relieve dry skin, itching and eczema. We were sent 100% natural Shea Butter from 24Karite Gold:

http://sheabutter.com/


About 24Karite Gold Shea Butter

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The name 24Karite Gold refers to the color and benefits of raw Shea Butter in its natural state. Here is what 24Karite Gold says about its name:

Our name is also a play on words that refers to the origins of Shea Butter. Shea Butter is made from a nut that grows in Africa on the Karite tree. We want our users to know that the products we deliver are pure, natural distillations from this tree. So pure, they’re 24Karite you might say.

The company benefits the women in Burkina Faso who make 24Karite Gold Shea Butter. Their website states, “Through our strategic fair trade partnership with Empower Village we are able to gather and invest in three hundred women. The income from this project contributes to business development in the area and represents 75% of their annual income. We feel blessed to share that the purchases you make from us directly and indirectly benefit a population of 38,637 people!”

For more information about its ingredients, visit: http://sheabutter.com/ingredients.html

Our Review

It took us a long time to open our 30 oz. container of 24Karite Gold Shea Butter. It was sealed very tight. We did not get it opened until we thought of running the cover around the rim under hot tap water. We had to do this two different times to try to get it open….finally it did.

Our fifteen year old daughter used the Shea Butter on her eczema spots and found that it really did help. The red, sore, itching spots are pale now and look sooo much better! I wish I had remembered to take before and after photos, but alas, I did not.

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I took a smidgen and used it on my pinky knuckle where a dry patch was beginning to form (from using an icky soap we bought :( ) and while I found the Shea Butter gritty and oily, it did clear up the dry patch fairly quickly. I was happy that I remember to try the Shea Butter on the spot right away before it got worse. Dry, cracked, bleeding hands is not something that would be fun when I have to fold and bag on average 200+ papers each day.

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We hope to try some of this Shea Butter in our next batch of goat milk soap, just to compare what we have used in the past with 24Karite Gold.

A 16 oz.container costs $15.99. To purchase this product visit SheaButter.com

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Baby Mantra

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“I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” www.momcentralconsulting.com

My children’s skin is very important to me. I always try my best to use the most gentlest of products on their delicate bodies.  Finding all natural products are always a challenge.  When I heard of Baby Mantra products I couldn’t wait to try them.  Their all natural, cruelty-free, and gluten-free products are all made in the U.S.

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I have two children, an 18 month old daughter and an almost 5 year old son.  Both of them have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use.  Each night they both get a bath individually.  Typically I add soap to my daughter’s bath and use that to wash her.  For my son, I put soap on a washcloth and wash him at the end of his bath.  Then I thoroughly rinse him so he doesn’t get a rash. Immediately after I dry each of them, and then give them a massage with soothing lotion. Baby Mantra’s products fit very well into my routine.

I absolutely loved using the 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash. A little goes a long way. I put in a few drops for my daughter’s bath and it created lots of bubbles; she loved it!  The smell was very calming and relaxing, not overbearing at all.  The soap made her skin feel very soft.  For my son, it worked better when I just put it on a washcloth and washed him. I tried adding the wash to his bathwater since sometimes he likes bubbles. Unfortunately he broke out in a rash the next day.  As long as I rinsed him after washing, there was no problem.  The 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash is made with natural ingredients including Aloe Vera and Lavender.

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Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion was my favorite. Massaging my children’s skin with it after baths was a very relaxing time.  The lotion was very creamy and the smell was wonderful. A little went a long way with the convenient pump feature.  It made my children’s skin feel nice and soft. Even the next morning their skin was still soft.  Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion is made with natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Lavender Oil, Olive Oil, and Sage Oil.

Baby Mantra offers a variety of skin care products for babies, kids, and adults. Some of their other products include Calming Massage Oil, Newborn Shampoo & Body Wash, and Detangling Conditioner.  All of their products contain natural ingredients such as Avocado, Sunflower Seed, Mango Butter, and Wheat Germ.

Baby Mantra products are available at the following stores:

Walgreens & Duane Reade stores http://www.walgreens.com/

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/

BabiesRUs.com http://www.babiesrus.com/

For more information about Baby Mantra products, visit their website at

http://babymantra.com/

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Just Naturals Hair Care for Kids Review!

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Just Natural Organic Products… MADE IN THE USA!!!!

This is a wonderful company providing organic products to consumers! We were very pleased that Just Natural let us review part of their product line!

The company offers a wide array of effective, powerful, hair and skincare products with formulas inspired by nature. Most importantly … NO GMO’S…Eco friendly and NOT tested on animals!

The Just Natural Line stated the following about their ingredients:

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I know I have mentioned this in a previous post… but it is WORTH repeating!!!! *** This is such a wonderful list it makes my heart smile knowing that I can bring healthy non-chemical laden product to my family! ***

We were pleased to be able to review two products specially formulated for children.

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    The products reviewed were:

    Boys 3 in 1 Shampoo

    Girls Shampoo

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The Boys 3 in 1 is an AWESOME product! This is a great product for boys because it can be used as shampoo, body wash and conditioner…WOW! This product is just right for kids on the go who need to grab and go and not worry about fussing with extra body washes or conditioners! We found that this product works well when we go to the indoor swimming pool and shower afterward… it works great for the whole family to use as a 3 in 1 for a quick shower after swimming! We also love that it is specially formulated for children because                                        as we all know children’s skin is more delicate than an                                        adults skin. This product is made from the mildest plant                                      based ingredients!

girls-hair-shampoo_AAAlthough we wish there was a 3 in 1 for girls… we DID LOVE the Girls Shampoo! This was such a nice fragrant shampoo… that is specially formulated for young ladies hair! I have two daughters and this was a treat for them to use. Both of my daughters thought their hair felt smooth and soft after use! Again we love that this is formulated for children and made from the mildest plant ingredients as to avoid irritation, which is important to us!

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    What about price? The Just Naturals line of products are VERY     well priced for organic/natural products… they offer larger           sizes for a great price! At a farmers market or retail store you     cannot get the larger sizing or the QUALITY!!!

Please take a moment to visit justnaturalskincare.com you will not be displeased! Their products are SO awesome I cannot wait to try other items from their product line.

Their products can also be found on Amazon.com!

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