Monday, August 31, 2015

Urban Armor's Scout Case for iPhone 6 Plus Review

UAG products are designed by adventure seekers for adventure seekers. Founded in coastal Southern California’s hot bed of adventure play we live the adventure every day. Inspired by the rustic coastline, radiant sunsets, majestic mountains, and picturesque desertscapes, our products imbue the very nature of adventure. At UAG we work hard and play hard; channeling our inspiration into hard work and pushing the limits of conventional ideas to create superior products. We are a platoon of talented designers, engineers, and marketers corralled by unparalleled leadership. UAG products are sold worldwide through consumer electronic and wireless retailers and through our web store at


URBAN ARMOR GEAR products reflect the independent spirit of our designers and represent a dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship. Our distinctive cases are engineered to protect your gear from the rigors of an active lifestyle and enhance the utility of your device. Our Composite Cases exhibit a patented design that features a hard outer shell and a soft impact resistant core. Although visually striking, the unique shape of the case also provides structural rigidity while minimizing size and weight. The materials are resistant to UV rays and common chemicals found in sun block and hand creams. The marriage of these design elements and materials working in unison maximizes protection for your device. UAG cases are available in an array of vibrant colors.

Armor shell and impact resistant soft core

Feather-light composite construction

HD Screen protector guards against scratches

Over sized tactile buttons

Easy access to touch-screen and ports

Scratch resistant skid pads and screen surround

Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)

My Review:
Urban Armor's Scout Case for iPhone 6 Plus is terrific! I love how light the case is, yet it protects my iPhone like many others can't. Anyone that has kids knows they are not gentle so having some serious protection on my phone is a must. I also love that Urban Armor's Scout Case for iPhone 6 Plus is scratch resistant and has over sized buttons making it easy to use. This case comes in many colors and is the perfect way to protect your iPhone 6 Plus!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

YOA Professional Kabuki Makeup Brush Set Review

Premium Synthetic Hair

No Shedding Hair and soft on your skin.

100% non-porous bristles-Perfectly apply powder, cream and liquid products. 

Hand made with solid wood handle and mental ferrule.

Complete Function-Foundation, Blending, Blush, Eyeliner & Face Powder. 

Portable and convenient for daily makeup

These professional makeup brushes work well with all makeup, creams, liquids, minerals or powders. 

No excessive soak up of product like other brushes. 

Get them now and upgrade your perfect makeup look to the next level.

Lifetime Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

My Review:
I love these YOA Professional Kabuki Makeup Brushes! The bristles are so soft and make blending a breeze. They are well made and seem like they will last forever. I love that this is a complete set and has everything you need to take your look to the next level. Each one of these brushes is absolutely perfect and helps me complete my look. They come in a stylish roll out ivory bag with magnetic closing snaps to keep everything in its place.  

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Performance Women's Nollie II Hoodie by Performance Bicycle Review

Garry and Sharon Snook began Performance Bicycle in the basement of their Chapel Hill, NC home in 1982. The fledgling young company’s commitment to giving cyclists the best selection of products, the best value and the best service in the industry fueled the growth of Performance Bicycle for the next three decades.

Now, as we celebrate our 30th year of successfully serving cyclists’ needs, we are honored to have become America’s leading multi-channel bicycle retailer. With more than 100 Performance Bicycle stores located in 19 states, an unrivalled inventory of more than 10,000 products available through our catalog and website, and a continuing commitment to providing value, education, expert advice and professional service to the cycling community, Performance Bicycle is the #1 shopping destination for people who love to ride bikes.

All new and updated for 2015, the Performance Nollie II hoodie has been updated with a full zipper and enhanced features to make it warmer, softer, and more comfortable, so it's perfect for pedaling around town and more. Made with a soft, stretchy material with a warm, lightly brushed interior lining, the Nollie II is ideal for bike riding, yoga class, or just lounging around the house. The relaxed fit makes movement easy, and an extended cuff on the sleeves and attached hood with adjustable draw string help keep you warm on those colder mornings. Two front pockets give you a place to warm up those hands, and a reflective strip on the back shoulder helps keep you visible at night. 

Warm and lightweight hoodie

Polyester/spandex fabric is moisture-wicking and its soft interior feels great next-to-skin

Relaxed fit allows full mobility

Full zip for improved versatility

Integrated hood with adjustable drawcord

Flatlock seams eliminate chafing

Extended sleeves for additional coverage in a cycling position

2 front hand pockets

My Review:
The Performance Women's Nollie II Hoodie is so comfortable! I love that this hoodie is lightweight because living in Arizona that's about all you need for winter time. The Performance Women's Nollie II Hoodie is so soft and comfortable I think I may live in this thing as soon as we get some cooler weather. I also love that it has pockets and extended sleeves. My hands are always cold so this is a great feature to have. The extended sleeves will be perfect to keep my hands warm while running and bicycling outdoors. The pretty feminine design on the back makes this the perfect hoodie to look stylish while working out or lounging around. I also love that this hoodie is made of Polyester/spandex fabric and wicks away moisture. I highly recommend the Performance Women's Nollie II Hoodie. It's a purchase you won't regret!

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Ten tips for dealing with the summer heat:

 1. Acclimate 

Today most of us spend all day in air conditioned homes and offices, which makes getting used to the heat more difficult. When the weather gets hotter, start off with shorter rides, and gradually increase the length to give your body time to adapt to the heat. Additionally, doing things like yardwork, or even just sitting outside on the porch on hot days can help you get used to the heat. 

2. Wear sunscreen.

It’s not just skin cancer you need to worry about. Sunburns and heat exposure raise the surface temperature of your skin, and dehydrate your body, so wearing sunscreen will help keep you cooler. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen under your jersey as well.

3. Dress light.

Choose lightweight wicking fabrics that protect from the sun. Lighter colors or garments treated with coldblack® technology can help lower the surface temperature of clothing. Also make sure to choose a jersey with a full zip, so you can open up the jersey as needed for more ventilation.

4. Ease Up.

Pace yourself on hot days, and avoid overheating. As we all know, exercise raises your body temperature, so moderating your effort will help keep you cooler. A power meter or heart rate monitor can be useful, since they measure how hard you’re pushing yourself, regardless of wind or terrain.

5. Drink before, during and after your bike ride

Dehydration is the fastest way to ruin a ride, and potentially land yourself in trouble. Proper hydration starts before the ride does. If the weather is going to be very hot, it’s a good idea to start hydrating the night before, and make sure to drink at least one bottle of fluids per hour while riding, depending on conditions. Another good idea is to weigh yourself before you leave, and again when you return home. Most of the weight difference will be lost fluids, which should give you an idea of how much you need to rehydrate.

6. Replace lost electrolytes

Electrolytes are the salts you lose while sweating, and they are vital for your body since they regulate things like your heart beat and other vital functions. In fact, overhydrating with water without replacing electrolytes can be more dangerous, and harder to treat, than dehydration (the symptoms of overhydration are roughly similar to heat exhaustion, see #9 below). Ensure that on hot days you are drinking one bottle of a sports hydration solution every other hour, or try filling both of your bottles with a half-strength solution.

7. Plan your route for shade

Give yourself a break from the heat, avoid the worst of the glaring sun, and plan your ride to take advantage of shady routes. Think about roads or trails with plenty of shade, or thick woods that can help block direct sunlight.

8. Plan your ride time to avoid hottest time of day

To avoid the hottest parts of the day, try riding early or late. Not only will the temperatures and humidity be lower, but you’ll also be treated to emptier roads and maybe even a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

9. Know the signs of Heat Exhaustion.

If you or a ride buddy get into trouble with the heat, would you know what signs to look for? The classic symptoms of heat exhaustion are dizziness, headache, nausea, weakness, unsteadiness, or muscle cramps. If you or your ride partner experience any of these symptoms, it’s time to get out of the heat as soon as possible, rest, allow your body temperature to cool, and rehydrate with an electrolyte drink.

10. Take regular breaks

To avoid having problems with heat exhaustion in the first place, take regular breaks. Make sure you plan your route so you’ll have somewhere to stop roughly every hour to top up on fluids. If possible, try to avoid spending too long in air conditioned cafes or stores, since this can make the heat seem worse when you start riding again. Instead, find a cool, comfortable place outside to rest, relax, and enjoy a cool drink. It can also be a good idea to do some gentle stretching to avoid cramping in the heat.

Bonus Tips:

1. Replace old heavy helmet for lighter better ventilated one.

Keeping your head cool can be vital to staying and feeling cool on hot days. If you have an older, heavier helmet, try replacing it with a lighter, more ventilated one that will feel cooler and lighter on hot days.

2. Wear a wicking cycling cap under your helmet

This is a personal preference, but some cyclists like to wear a lightweight, moisture-wicking cap under their helmet on hot days. It helps prevent sweat from getting in the eyes, the brim can provide some shade, and it can help protect the top of the head from sun exposure through the helmet vents.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Goodie Girl Cookies Review

A mom, native New Yorker, and founder of Goodie Girl Cookies, I began my quest in 2010 to create an all-natural, super delicious line of cookies that are AMAZINGLY gluten-free. Aimed at everyone who loves cookies while still accessible to the 30% growing population who avoid gluten.

Based in Tribeca, NY, Goodie Girl specializes in creating gluten free cookies with surprising flavors and exciting twists on cookie classics that evoke the fantasy of childhood. We make better-than-the-original Thin Mints named Mint Slims, crunchy Toffee Chaos , quirky Quinoa Chocolate Chip and more!

Shira began baking in a home kitchen, grew to use an entrepreneurial kitchen incubators and a contract bakery until May 2014. Goodie Girl then partnered with renowned Toufayan Bakery, one of the most prominent family bakeries in the county. We’re proud to be the little sister to this incredible family.

Today, we can provide everyone, including the gluten-avoidant, with perfect cookies for the on-the-go lifestyle. As a woman-led business, we demonstrate the inspiring energy of NYC, where, in one year, an idea like yummy gluten-free cookies can go from the small time to the big time, primed to reach a hungry wide market. Glamour, Martha Stewart Living, and Huffington Post agree: our Goodie Girl Cookies are delicious! With this serious buzz, we are poised to explode – Next to a store near you.

Gluten Free Quinoa Chocolate Chunk

Quinoa is the brain food of the Aztecs. Shove some chocolate in there and "!" A sophisticated gluten free cookie for the blogs.

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Gluten Free Midnight Brownie

A dark cocoa brownie, packed with chunks of semi-sweet Belgium chocolate. Not overly sweet. It’s the perfect gluten free treat that’s sure to please even the most discriminating palate!

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin

A scintillating update to a classic that will evoke fond memories that will wake up your taste buds. Just imagine soft and hunky mounds of chewy oats, cinnamon and raisins. A classic indulgence.

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Gluten Free Toffee Chaos Crunch

Buttery bits of toffee, caramelized crispy rice, and mini chocolate chips. It's the perfect treat, and trust me, Just the Right Amount of Wrong.

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Gluten Free Mint Slims

So get down with my forever cool, Mint Slims. OMG — A gluten free thin mint people! It's the perfect treat, and trust me, Just the Right Amount of Wrong.

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My Review:
Goodie Girl Cookies are absolutely amazing! I love that they are gluten free and have the perfect amount of crunchy goodness packed into each bite. My favorite flavor has to be a tie between the Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin and the Gluten Free Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies . Normally I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies but these are the perfect thickness and the crunchy texture works so well that I instantly fell in love! These are the perfect cookies to dunk in a cold glass of milk. Everyone in my family loved these cookies and even my husband who usually only like homemade cookies fell in love. In fact we've already purchased these a few times and will continue to do so. I highly recommend you try these cookies!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Toufayan Bakeries Review

Relyin’ on Toufayan
for Corporate Social Responsibility
– A family value of giving back.

The Toufayan family bakery in not only making delicious bread, but also making an impact in the world around them.

The ToufayansThis tight knit family business has a history of giving back. Karen Toufayan, VP of Marketing and Sales, credits her mother with instilling the important values in the family, and her father Harry with reinforcing it since they were children. 

“Ever since I can remember, my Dad was always giving back to the community or anyone in need,” said Karen. “From small gifts to people he came in contact with daily, to dropping product off at local fishing derbies, it’s part of who he is.”

One of the largest and most significant projects undertaken was the rebuilding and expansion of a youth center in Armenia. After visiting his home country, Harry was moved by the need of children in the city. Undertaking the rebuilding of the crumbling structure, Harry also implemented improvements and additional activities. The center now houses an after school program with a focus on arts, sculpture, weaving, music and sports. After the completion, Harry saw another need for healthy meals, and once again expanded the center to include a soup kitchen which offers 3 meals a day, 365 days a year to those in need, including children and the elderly. Harry and his wife privately sponsor the center and make quarterly visits to oversee operations and determine additional need.

The Toufayan’s also help out at home, with donations and activities to support a number of causes. When asked what their most passionate endeavor is when it comes to giving back, Karen replied, “Children and their education. So many schools struggle with budget cuts, and it’s a perfect way to give back locally and invest in the future.” In 2009 the Toufayan’s ran a NYC marathon and raised more than $35,000 dollars to help a local school. In 2011 the Toufayan sisters ran again and raised almost $40,000 for the school’s financial aid fund. For the last ten years, Toufayan has also partnered with a local school to offer a breakfast snack for children who didn’t eat at home.

MuckFest 2014 Beginning in 2014, Toufayan partnered with the National MS Society in both New Jersey and Florida, two of their major operating areas, to give back to the local community and help fight multiple sclerosis through support of fundraising efforts and participation in local community events. As a major corporate sponsor, Toufayan donated lunch to over 12,000 participants at the New Jersey MS Walk in Ridgefield Park. Siblings Greg and Karen Toufayan (and executives at Toufayan) also quite literally “got their hands dirty” in June at the annual Muckfest MS event in New Jersey, a mud run and obstacle course that brought out over 4,000 participants to raise awareness and funds for MS research and education. In September of 2014, Toufayan will participate in three Bike MS events, two in NJ, and one in FL, donating lunch for all of the participants. The partnership between Toufayan and MS grows stronger in the local communities of Florida and New Jersey each day, with more planned events for the future and beyond.

Natural disasters are also met with product shipments to feed those in need. Victims of recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and hurricanes on the east coast received assistance from Toufayan. Heart Walks, 5ks, AIDS charities and other activities are supported through lunch sponsorships and product donation. The Toufayan family is passionate about national organizations including the American Red Cross and Health Corps as well.

Like the long tradition of baking in the Toufayan family, they hope to pass the tradition of giving down to the next generation as well.

Toufayan Flat Bread

Families have trusted Toufayan to bring them the best tasting, healthies breads possible. Perhaps that’s why our range of flatbreads have proven to be so popular.We bake our flatbreads using only the finest ingredients so they provide a really fresh, delicious taste. They are both light and staisfying, resulting in the best paninis, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas.With 8g of protein, 0mg Cholesterol and 0g Trans Fat, it’s a bread you can feel good about serving. We know your family will love the unbeatable fresh taste and texture of our Toufayan Flatbreads

My Review:
Toufayan Flat Bread is wonderful! I love hummus so flat bread is something I always have on hand. Toufayan Flat Bread is soft and delicious. My kids and I have used these to make mini pizzas and they come out tasting so yummy every time. Plus, they have eight grams of protein!

Toufayan Pita Chips

The Toufayan family has taken its 85 year history of making pita bread, and created the first gluten free pita chip that tastes great. Toufayan’s Gluten Free Pita Chips are Vegan, Non GMO, Oven Baked and are All Natural, with no Cholesterol or Trans-Fats. Our Gluten Free Pita Chips also have a uniquely crunchy texture with a taste the entire family will love. Like our original pita chips, Toufayan Gluten Free Pita Chips are “Scoop-Able”, specially shaped to scoop up the goodness of your favorite dips.
Enjoy Toufayan Gluten Free “Scoop-Able” Pita Chips either as a snack or with your favorite dips. 

My Review:
Toufayan Pita Chips make snacking fun! They are scoop-able which makes them perfect for dips. My favorite use for them is with hummus. They have the perfect amount of crunchiness and everyone in my family loves them. 

Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps

Like our regular wraps, Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps use only top quality, wholesome ingredients. They are naturally cholesterol free and trans fat free. True to the original traditions, we hearth bake each wrap to perfection so they are convenient and versatile.They are moist, delicious and nutritious, Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps are great for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacking. 

My Review:
Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps are so delicious! I love that these are gluten free but still taste amazing! I also love that these come in several different flavors so your sure to find one you enjoy. These are great wraps for any meal and I especially like that they are moist and don't crack or break when I wrap them up.

Toufayan Smart Bagel

When customers started asking for a “better bagel” that fit their lifestyles, we created the Smart Bagel™. They’re thinner than a traditional bagel, so there is a better balance of bread and filling. But we’ve kept the best part, the golden crust, and boil and bake them to perfection. With 0g Trans Fat and 0mg Cholesterol and only 100 calories, they are both healthy and convenient for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacking. Toufayan Smart Bagel™ come in four great tasting varieties including Plain, Everything, Wheat, and Cinnamon Raisin.

My Review:
Toufayan Smart Bagels are the perfect way to save calories! At only 100 calories they are much healthier than traditional bagels and they taste amazing. I particularly like these for sandwiches because I find them to be the perfect amount of bread. They are also great with a little cream cheese. So, if your looking for ways to save a few calories make the switch to Toufayan Smart Bagels!

Toufayan Smart Pockets

The Toufayan family’s passion for baking with quality and care continues three generations after it first began. So when our customers asked for a more “user friendly” and healthy pita to make sandwiches, we set out to reinvent the pita. We are proud to have created Smart Pockets™. It’s the most wholesome, convenient, and soft pocket pita bread for the needs of today’s consumer. Your customers will enjoy the smart, new way to make a sandwich. Toufayan Smart Pockets™ are only 80 calories and come in three great flavors including Original, 100% Whole Wheat, and Everything.

My Review:
Toufayan Smart Pockets are the smart way to make a sandwich! At only 80 calories, they are one of my favorite ways to build a sandwich. I also love how convenient they are! They are literally a pocket that you can stuff with all your favorite ingredients. 

Toufayan Wraps

Our old world recipes for Toufayan Wraps use only top quality, wholesome ingredients. They are naturally cholesterol free and trans fat free. True to the original traditions, we hearth bake each wrap to perfection. Toufayan Wraps are convenient and versatile. We love to use them instead of sliced bread. With so many flavors to choose from, you’ll find just the right wrap to complement whatever you want to wrap inside! 

My Review:
Toufayan Wraps are both convenient and versatile! What I absolutely love the most about these Toufayan Wraps is how soft they are. They make the perfect wrap because they don't crack or break because they are so moist and fresh. They are full of flavor and have become my new favorite wraps!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.