Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fun meets whimsical style: Felix tablet stands

TwoHands™ and MonkeyDo™ by Felix are for iPad®, e-reader and tablet users as stands with whimsical style! Both simple designs feature hands that hold the device and both can accommodate portrait or landscape viewing at different angles. TwoHands delivers simple fold-up portability, while MonkeyDo incorporates toes to anchor the stand.
These tablet stands free up customers’ hands for a fun, ergonomic and useful tablet experience. They’re available for under $20 at Staples and

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TwoHands™ features includes:
•Clips to your tablet, iPad or eReader with a simple squeeze

•Slides to the perfect viewing angle. Hangs on tight.

•Slim profile fits easily into your pocket, purse or bag

•Fun and easy to use, it’s a perfect stand for someone on the go

•High quality aluminum, plastic and silicone protects your tablet and your table

•Compatible with all iPads and most tablets/eReaders

•Maximum opening size: 10.5″

•Maximum edge thickness: 3/8″


Somersets Extra Sensitive No. 1 Shave Oil

max-glide-xtr-sensitive-shav-oilproduct02_img_sensitiveThere’s no foam or gel required to use this oil. The directions are simple: Wet skin, put 3 drops in palms, massage into the facial hair, wait a moment til soft, then shave. Somersets is so confident about giving you the best shave, they even say you’ll get your money back if you disagree. Read more on that cool offer at The Somersets site says “We’ve added Rose Hip Seed oil from Chile and Alpha Bisabolol from Brazil to heal razor burn and provide added protection for those with sensitive skin. One 15ml bottle yields up to 90 shaves and is ideal for travel. Ingredients: Hybrid Vegetable Oils, Menthol, Natural Fragrance, Aloe Vera, Organic Sandalwood Oil, French Lavender Oil, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Virginian Cedarwood Oil, Vetiver Oil, Safflower Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Corianda Oil, Palmarosa Oil, Comores Ylang Ylang Oil,Organic Brazilian Bisabalol, Organic Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil.” Visit the Somersets site to see all their products for both men AND women! at I don’t have lots of facial hair but I had to try this anyway. I put 2 drop son the blades of my regular non-fancy razor (disposable) and it was like butter. The directions don’t mention that you can oil the blade instead of your face, but I did it anyway. And remember, I don’t have a lot  of facial hair. In fact, I basically have whiskers. Men in 18 countries from Austria to New Zealand rely on Somersets shaving products for the closest shaves. Founded in 1991, Somersets is headquartered in Henley-on-Thames, England.

Solutions for a hard night of drinking, daily low energy, etc


I wish I had known about these tablets when I was younger, meaning when I was more into social drinking. These are to be taken before you go to bed, so please don’t get so hammered that you can’t remember to do that. The whole point of these Drinkin’ Mate™ tabs is to not wake up feeling nasty and far from ‘your best’, to use polite words. For moms who assemble and ship ‘care packages’ for older “kids” (meaning those over 21), this would be a cute addition, sort of like a gift with a mom’s “wink wink” attached. I do like guava fruit, but I had no idea the leaves had helpful properties. The maker, Ameriwell, also makes bariatric vitamins and minerals which are critically important for the lasting success of weight loss surgery. Whether a patient has had Gastric Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy or Duodenal Switch, great tasting and high quality supplements are hard to come by. Ameriwell Bariatric™ supplements are affordable, high quality and easy to absorb. The 1500mg Calcium plus Vitamin D3 fast-dissolving powder and multivitamin and mineral gelatin tablets are innovative. Ameriwell Bariatrics began in 2009, when the company’s head chemist became increasingly frustrated by the lack of innovation and variety in bariatric supplements. His wife wife had just undergone a gastric banding procedure, and watching her struggle with bloating and vomiting every time she took her supplements was unbearable.

Ameriwell Energy is a product with Taurine, B-vitamins and enough caffeine to keep you moving throughout your day. Another thing worth noting is that it’s sugar-free. Another product, the All-Natural Guava Life product, is a blend of patented, Natural Wild Guava Leaf Extract, Resveratrol, Taurine and Vitamins C, B6 & D, it’s perfect for daily use.  Ameriwell™ also offers 9 fun-filled flavors of Fizzies® – America’s Original Candy Beverage.  These colorful retro drink tablets are a great sugar-free treat and deliver 100% DV of Vitamin C.  Keep up with news from the company by visiting and on Twitter at

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Alagio Trend Starter Twisting Paste

Alagio Trend Starter Twisting Paste lives up to the wording on the label that says “excellent hold” as well as its status as Most Wanted Hair Care Product in InStyle magazine. The strength of the hold truly is excellent (one of the best I’ve opined on in a long time), and it’s a soft hold!  Meaning: No flaking, no crunch – a telltale sign of quality. I was able to shape my normally straight hair into a semi-wavy, slightly ‘wild’ look. Nice scent – reminds me of berries. Clicking on the product image here should take you to the Alagio website.

Homemade iced tea courtesy of Takeya

so healthy too

so healthy too

If you’re similar to me in drinking iced tea anytime, 12 months a year whenever you feel like it, you’ll be glad to know you can make great tasting fresh brewed whole leaf iced tea in minutes and keep it cold longer. The Takeya Flash Chill® Iced Tea beverage system brews, chills, serves and stores whole leaf iced tea in just one pitcher. The premium rotating Tea Infuser expertly brews loose leaf tea or tea bags, providing the tea leaves with ample room to expand and bloom in the hot water. The Thermo Jacket is made with neoprene (like a wetsuit) to insulate the Flash Chill Tea Maker and lock in the cold and absorb condensation, protecting household surfaces. Unlike bottled and canned teas, Takeya’s Flash Chill method is fresh and natural, eco-friendly, and saves you money.


– 2 quart Flash Chill Tea Maker makes about 8 glasses of iced tea
– clean & easy, put Takeya pre-measured tea in infuser, brew, chill, & serve
– airtight, twist lid locks in freshness and flavor
– large, removable infuser enhances and extracts full flavor
– includes Thermo Jacket that zips around pitcher to lock in the cold
– Thermo Jacket absorbs condensation, protecting household surfaces
– includes Infuser Holder
– stain, cloud, and odor proof
– durable, high temperature acrylic with glass-like clarity
– leak-proof, can store on it’s side
– dishwasher safe and shatterproof
– interchangeable accessories available

Watch the how-to video online

or read more at: and the hands-on review in Good Housekeeping too!

Gehwol products bring relief and pampering to your feet!

There are several types, not just one!

As a village pharmacist catering to the needs of alpine hikers and farmers, Eduard Gerlach understood how extremely painful sore feet can be. He was able to successfully mix fundamental substances such as potassium carbonate, unsaturated fatty acids, mineral based lubricants and disinfecting essential oils to create “E.Gerlach’s Preservative Cream”, the first industrially manufactured cream for the prevention and alleviation of foot ailments. Edward Gerlach received numerous international honors for his “Preservative Cream”, nowadays known as Gehwol Foot Cream! If your feet could email you, they would ask for this gift! Apply cream approximately 1 mm thick, then cover with thick socks. If going out, use strong footwear.

Visit the Gehwol website. Your feet will thank you!

Ubiquinol: One of my favorite health supplements

If you’re over or around 40, please don’t ask your body to convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol. You see, CoQ10 levels actually dip because aging challenges our bodies to convert CoQ10 into usable Ubiquinol. But there is a way to give yourself a fighting chance: Active Ubiquinol from Reserveage® delivers enhanced levels imageof this vital, pre-converted form to sustain strong cellular function. In high levels, it has even been shown to slow the markers of aging.

So give your body a great gift – get & stay healthy at the cellular level. If you’re still unsure, I urge you to give serious thought to the Ubiquinol issue because we all have it —and we all lose it. You know the saying: We’re not getting any younger. Had I known all this earlier in life, I definitely would’ve made efforts to take this supplement regularly. Be sure to visit Reserveage Organics by clicking here: Reserveage Organics