Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Pasta Shoppe Review


 
I have a really awesome new and exciting pasta company (at least to me) to share with you today called The Pasta Shoppe! They have some of the most unique and fun pasta that I have ever seen and I think you will agree that it just might be the thing to get your family in the mood for more pasta! I have to tell you that they were more than generous with their products and I was simply blown away by how much was sent for us to try.
 
Included in the package:
 
*Georgia Bulldog Pasta
*Music Pasta
*Halloween Pasta
*Zoo Animal Pasta
*Cheesy Pasta (cheese & pasta)
*Chicken Noodle Soup
*Spinach Basil Garlic Angel Hair
*Vanilla Bean Divine Meringues (dessert)
 
 
I'll start with the Chicken Noodle Soup because it hasn't been that long since I made this and boy, was it delicious! All I did was add the chicken and some diced onions and a few carrots. They have included a seasoning packet with each bag of their soups. Each bag will make 10 cups and the really awesome part is that you can make it in 15 minutes!
 
 
My husband is not a big soup eater but he made an exception for this one! We heated up yeast rolls with this for dinner and it makes a really fulfilling meal without a lot of fuss. Of course, we ate this for almost a week but that was okay, it was that good!
 
 
Their Cheesy Pasta is not like any other that you have seen! The pasta itself cooks up big and fluffy and it may not look like a lot inside the container but when it's cooked, well, be prepared to eat some truly amazing macaroni & cheese but with pasta. I made this one night with some chicken & Mike is a huge macaroni & cheese fan, so it has to be good or he won't eat it. He said he was really surprised that this beat out one of his top choices that he eats. Great job Pasta Shoppe!
 
 
Just like any other box you get in the store, just add butter and milk and the packet that comes with the bag of pasta! The bag is 12 oz. and will make between 4 to 6 servings depending on how big you serve. Also, there is a small fun sized coloring book on the inside to help keep the kids occupied while you are cooking.
 
 
Now, this is the one that we thought was really the attention getter. They have over 60 Collegiate Pasta's to from and because we are from Georgia, they had sent me the Bulldogs. These are salad pastas that come with a vinaigrette seasoning mix that you can make however you wish. I chose to make a sort of three bean salad but with the pasta added! I also added of course the kidney beans & pinto beans along with onions, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
 
 
With all of those beans, this made a lot more than I had expected. I also accidently poured a little bit to much vinegar so I had to add more beans to soak up the juice. We ate on this Bean Salad for almost 2 weeks! Of course, there is just the two of us here at home, so if you have more people in your family, it probably would have gone quicker.
 
 
Now, for the Spinach Basil Garlic Angel Hair I had made Chicken with Capers one night and instead of using our plain spaghetti noodles to put the chicken on top of, we substituted this pasta and it came out double awesome! These are like the little bird nest pasta that you see in the grocery store.
 
 
You just place however many nests that you think you might need into the pot and let it simmer. Each nest is about 100 calories and they have 2 other flavors beside this one.
 
 
This is the Chicken & Capers with Artichokes that I put on top of the Spinach Basil Garlic Angel Hair pasta. It was my best meal of the whole experience even though the others were truly amazing, we both had to admit that this was the icing on the cake!
 
 
Now, we come to the Halloween Pasta and for this one I decided to do something that I didn't with the others. I made something that I knew Mike wouldn't eat but I had been wanting it for awhile so I used this pasta for it since I knew he didn't care for Halloween shaped pasta. It tastes the same and there were no seasonings with this one so that is another reason why I chose this one to make my Tuna Salad.
 
 
I think I added too much stuff because this made a whopper of a batch! I ended up having to give my neighbor and friend some since I knew Mike wouldn't stuff Tuna! I just added boiled eggs, dill pickles, onions, mayo and salt & pepper. It really does make an awesome salad. I use the same recipe for Tuna Salad sandwiches and just leave off the pasta. Makes a heck of a sandwich!
 
 
Now, the last two pasta's I haven't made yet because we simply are going to have to take a break. That was a lot of pasta to eat over this past month or so and the last two that are left, Zoo Animal and Music are just like the Halloween, no seasonings or flavors, you just make them however you wish.
 

They have tons of other shapes to choose from and you really need to see them all to believe it! They will have one for Thanksgiving and they have several for Christmas and each and every holiday that we celebrate! There is Valentine's pasta, Birthday pasta, baseball, basketball, dancing, gymnastic, cheerleading pasta and on and on! I am not kidding, you really need to visit them to truly understand how many there are!

Check out this video for information that I might have missed!
 
 
And now we come to dessert! The Vanilla Bean Meringues.
 
 We really liked them but ended up giving most of them to our friend and neighbor who really loved them a bunch! I saw how her eyes lit up when she saw them so I let her have them after we took a few. We are not big Vanilla flavor dessert eaters.  Our main flavor is Chocolate or Peppermint so either of those would have been a hit with us and The Pasta Shoppe has those 2 flavors so we will probably try them sometime later on.
These are only 7 calories per cookie and each box has about 30 cookies. They also have a Key Lime Coconut flavor that would have been interesting to try.
That pretty much wraps up just about a little bit of everything that The Pasta Shoppe has except for 2 things that we didn't review and that was the Sauces and the Spreads. Otherwise, I gave you a pretty good idea of what all is in store for you. Of course, you will have your own recipes that you can use on the pastas to make them your own. Get creative and make something new for your family to love.
https://www.funpastafundraising.com/requestInfo.php
One last thing, you can use their pasta's for fundraising! This is something that I don't have a whole lot of experience on so I don't know all the nitty gritty details of how it all works but they do and they will help you set it all up. Just click on the poster above or on the link Request More Info and it will take you where you need to go to get you started. There is also a special Facebook page set up just for the Fundraising aspect of the pasta.
How did they get started:
Our business is family run and home based in Nashville, Tennessee, but our pasta adventure began in 1992 during our honeymoon to Italy. We fell in love with pasta and the Italian lifestyle, and knew someday we wanted to recreate a piece of Italy back home. 
In 1994, we traveled back to Italy to understand exactly what it took to make the highest-quality and best-tasting pasta around. Then we added the fun part: hand-crafted bronze dies to create more than 250 different pasta shapes! From cat paws to Christmas trees to college logos, we've got a fun pasta shape for everyone.
Connect with The Pasta Shoppe:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 159245
Nashville, TN 37215
Email:  contactus@pastashoppe.com
Phone:  800-247-0188

The awesome folks at The Pasta Shoppe will be giving the winner of my The Great Turkey Escape Giveaway Hop an assorted package of pasta worth $30 for you to try this holiday season! The Event starts on November 1st and ends on the 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
 
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

Ultra Pro Photo Albums Review



  
I got some really beautiful albums to review the other day from a company called Ultra Pro and I hated that I had to use their group picture above but when I went to take my pictures, the darn albums glared back at me with my picture holding the camera! I couldn't believe it! There is a protective clear plastic surrounding the albums and I guess that made it glare back at me so when I took the pictures, you can see me standing there and it completely cancels out the picture of the albums.
 
I do have some individual pictures that hopefully will work. I love the idea of the covering because it protects the albums from getting torn or messed up and because I am not sure yet if I will keep them or give them as gifts to my daughter and granddaughter, I didn't want to take them off and then have a heck of a time putting them back on until I decide. But, whoever ends up getting both of these albums, they are truly awesome! Both albums came in a brown color just like the top picture, which shows one in a velour like covering and then in a leather like covering.
 
 
 
Okay, this is the smaller album and you can see my hand a little in the glare, but at least this one is not so bad. This is the album that holds 4"x 6" prints and it's the leather covering one. It also has a flap that comes over and clicks the album shut. I think from what I saw on their site, this one comes in brown and black.
 
Product Description:
 
Richly padded, smooth leatherette cover. Black sealed-in, high-clarity pages hold 96 – 4” x 6” Prints. Archival quality pages perfect for displaying and protecting the best of your photos. Acid-Free and No PVC. Includes inside cover pockets for CD and SD Media Card. BONUS: Self-adhesive ID labels included for notes and labeling.

 
This album would be perfect for my granddaughter because it's small enough for her to carry around and not be bulky. I know the "in" thing is having your pictures on your phones or on Facebook/Instagram but I am hoping with all the troubles that are starting to pop up with so much access to everyone's pictures, that people will start to come back some to the old fashioned albums. So, I was thinking this would be perfect for her to carry around her "best" pictures and not be a problem because it's a good size to stash in her car.
 
 
Now, this is the larger album that I thought would be perfect for my daughter because she is more the scrap booker in the family and uses whole pages to create whatever it is that scrap bookers do. I never really got into all that, but she loves it! This is a good size 3 ring binder that is 8 1/2"  x 11" and I believe she could do some serious scrap booking with this size!
 
Product Description:
 
Brown 8 ½” x 11” Standard 3-Ring album with 1 ½” D-style rings and boosters. Elegant, contoured spine, holds up to 50 pages (sold separately). Front cover window can be personalized to display your favorite photo. Includes CD pocket and SD Memory Card pocket on inside back cover to store your digital photo files. It also comes in a wine color.
 
 
Ultra Pro also sent us 2 sets of Photo Refills. The smaller album already had it's photo placements inside but with the bigger 3 ring binder, you can keep adding to it so it's a good thing that they sent some refills in various sizes for her to work with.
Product Description:
 
• Hologram quality seal on spine
• Acid-Free and No PVC
• UV protection
• High clarity material
• Lays flat
• Top-loading
• Made in U.S.A.
• High-strength Seal
• Pre-punched 3-holes
• 10 pages per pack
 
I thought this was perfect because now she can use if for pictures but also for documents that she wants to save. She likes to have certifications for certain things that they do like the report cards, her boyfriend's accomplishments when he gets a certificate, etc. So, this album will definitely be right for her as a gift this Christmas. I think I just talked myself right out of an album!
  
Now, this next set of Photo Refills wasn't on their website so I am not sure what all I can tell you as far as accuracy like the above refill but will tell you what I know. They are Assorted sizes that have 2 sheets of each size. These are the ones that can hold various different sizes of pictures or documents. 
 
 
Let's see, there are 5x7's, 8x10's and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 pictures. But what makes this unique is that it also has 2 sheets of 35mm negative refills that holds 84! Then the Storage Sheet has a protective flap. Not really sure what that is suppose to do but I am sure she will make use of it. I think it has something to do with how long it can protect a picture or document and won't damage them. That's because they are PVC Free along with Acid Free and have High Clarity. But what I like the most about these products is that they are made in the U.S.A.
 
I think both girls are going to be pleased with these albums and even if I got it wrong and they end up switching them out, they will still get a great album that will protect whatever it is that they want to preserve for future generations.  Ah, the idea that I am now thinking of saving pictures of me when I will no longer be here is a sign of the times! Can't believe I made it this far but I did. Amazing how things work out sometimes.
 
For those of you who like to collect coupons, they have quite a selection of coupon organizers to choose from! I don't use them as much as I used to but that's because our Atlanta Journal newspaper decided to quit delivering their paper to our town and it's such a pain to drive 20 or so minutes to another town to get a Sunday paper that we got out of the habit unless I run across coupons by accident or in the mail. Or else I would be all over one of these!
 
You can also buy Ultra Pro's products on Amazon.
 
About Ultra Pro:
Ultra PRO International LLC ("Ultra PRO") is the leading manufacturer and supplier of sports and gaming collectibles accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages and Ultra Sleeves™, our line of disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets.  We have been designing and manufacturing top quality products since 1952, and our brands are recognized for its high quality standards and design innovations.  
We market and sell our products through a top-tier network of over 150 distributors and customers in North America, Europe and Asia, which in turn supplies our products to thousands of hobby shops, toy stores and other retailers worldwide. In addition, we offer our photo-related products and Ultra Sleeves™ through our online store.  
Ultra PRO is a privately-held, family-owned company with head offices near Los Angeles, California. We supply our distributors and customers primarily from our main warehouse in California, and through a secondary warehouse in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Connect with Ultra Pro:

Mailing Address:
6049 Slauson Ave.
Commerce, California 90040
Email:  community@ultrapro.com
Phone:  (323) 890-2100
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Elephant Bottle Stopper Favor Review



 
Okay, I have to admit that I really did not know that this was a Wedding Party Favor, I really thought they were being sold as wineglass stoppers! I guess I really need to read things better, but, I figure, what does it really matter? I got a really super cute and very different wine stopper no matter how I got it or why! This cute little Elephant Bottle Stopper came from Beau-Coup.
 
Here's some specific details:
 
*Dimensions: elephant topper 2"L x 1"W x 1.75"H, stopper 2.5"L, 0.75" diameter (total height approx. 4")
*Materials: poly resin, stainless steel, black rubber gasket
*Product packaging: clear-topped gift box tied with white organza ribbon and "For You" tag


Seriously, though, I don't have anybody that I know that is getting married as we are all getting pretty old so I didn't even know that this store existed so imagine my surprise when I go and see all these really cute things that brides get to choose from now! I thought to myself, I was born in the wrong time period, that is for sure! These beautiful elephant's are just too precious! Mm, maybe I need to get myself invited to more weddings!!


Look at the detail on this elephant! I am very impressed and all for a wedding favor. They come in packs of four for $3.27 each which is a little over $13 for the set of four. Not bad!

Product Description:
This elephant bottle stopper is sure to be a show stopper at your wedding. Made with durable stainless steel, each stopper has a rubber gasket specially fitted to the stopper to help seal in the freshness of your favorite vintage. The elephant perched on top of the stopper is made of high-quality poly resin and features delicate Asian-Indian inspired detailing including a headdress and blanket. They make a great addition to your wedding d├ęcor, or act as done-for-you favors that come pre-packaged in clear gift boxes tied with organza ribbon and a coordinating "For You" tag.
Anyway, we are having a ball using ours in the wine bottles and I also found out that they go really good in Olive Oil bottles! I am thinking that they may go in more bottles and will keep on trying them in others ones also.

Oh, just so you know, they are having a sitewide sale right now and they are taking 25% off!

Elephants must be the "in" thing to have this year as wedding or party favors because I also found this really awesome candle holders.


At Beau-Comp you can get wedding invitations, bridal shower gifts, reception supplies, ceremony supplies, thank you cards, planning guides, the whole entire wedding planned and taken care of except maybe for a few minor details. Hey, I like having just about everything all in one place myself. Saves all that running around.

Oh, I did nose around and found out that it's not just weddings that they do, you can get all kinds of things there for just about any kind of party! I bet birthday parties are a hoot to throw from this store, if the elephant stoppers are any indication of what wedding favors are, I can't wait to see what I uncover in birthdays!


Well, I just officially now found out that they have Christmas items also, like these angel bookmark favors. Now, here is where I could do some major damage. Nothing gets me going like Christmas and I guess I should have stopped while the going was good because now I will have to spend awhile roaming the Christmas products and such and see what all they have. Or this Santa personalized cookie plate below.


Anyway, I think you get the idea. Beau-Comp is a party headquarters for just about any kind that you can think of and they have some of the most original party favors that I have seen in awhile. And it doesn't hurt that they are having a sale right now so if you need some favors for whatever type of party you have coming up, this might be the time to go and see what all they have in store for you!

Beau-Comp's History:
We started Beau-coup shortly after our wedding. In fact, I wrote the first version of the business plan on a cocktail napkin during our flight home from our Honeymoon! Having gone through the process ourselves, we knew there was a real need online for a one-stop wedding favors shop that offers unique and high quality items.  
And we also knew how stressful and emotional planning a wedding can be. Beau-coup's mission is to help make the process a little less stressful, even enjoyable, by offering the most exceptional customer service and an unmatched selection of quality guest favors at competitive prices. I also hope you will be inspired by all the products and unique ideas on our website, and whatever your celebration may be, we hope to make a difference.
Connect with Beau-Comp: 
 
Mailing Address:
335 E. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, California 94043
Email:  info@beau-coup.com
Phone:  877-988-2328

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Kranich Created Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet Review



 
 
I recently had the greatest pleasure in reviewing a Created Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet that looks like it is worth a fortune! It is absolutely breathtaking and I am so happy that I chose that particular bracelet from the ones above. The only other one that I bet would have been just as gorgeous would have been the Created Ruby & Diamond Bracelet. These beautiful bracelets came from a company by the name of Kranich's Jewelers.
 
 
When my bracelet came, it was inside this gorgeous leather pouch with Kranich's name on it and then it's inside a beautiful box. They made extra sure that my bracelet arrived without any problems and it didn't!
 
 
This is one of the prettiest bracelet's I have seen in a long time and I have proudly worn it any time that we have gone anywhere and I have gotten quite ALOT of compliments!
 
 
One of the things I really loved about this bracelet is the very thick and secure link that hooks the bracelet. I have had more expensive bracelets in the past but they had flimsy hooks and I have lost my emerald & diamond bracelet I don't know how many times (even though I found it, it was still annoying) until I finally traded it in for something else. So, it's a pet peeve of mine that unless the hook is super strong, I refuse to have my husband buy me one. I can tell you that these were so strong and secure, even after I kept tugging on it, it never came apart.
 
 
 
Oh, this bracelet is called an Infinity Bracelet because of the design. I haven't had a bracelet like this before so I was double thrilled to have one with a unique design from all the other tennis like bracelets that I have in my possession.

 
Kranich has a great selection of Infinity style jewelry and you really need to check them out if that is a style that you like. They have pendants and rings in that style and I went over to their site and grabbed an image of the pendant for you to check out and compare to my bracelet. Pretty nice, huh?
 
 
or how about this ring:
 
 
They have so many styles to choose from that I couldn't possibly list them all for you but I briefly checked around and they have quite a selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets and if you want something to really pop out at you, you really need to check their Art Carved Diamond Engagement Rings! Gosh, if I wasn't already married and had a set of rings already, I would want one of those! They are absolutely breathtaking!
 
A little bit of history on Kranich:
Kranich's Jewelers was established in York, Pennsylvania, in 1903. The company was originally called Kranich Brothers Jewelers. The Kranich Brothers had stores in York, Lancaster and Altoona, Pennsylvania as well as one in Worcester, Mass. The Altoona store opened in 1923. Charles and Mildred Kranich operated and expand the Altoona operation.  
In 1962, Charles and Mildred were joined in business by their son, Michael. In 1976 the Kranich's opened a store in Downtown State College, the home of Penn State University. Charles and Mildred Kranich died in 1978 and Michael took over the family business. Michael Kranich, now retired, was succeeded by his sons in the 1990’s. In 1996 Kranich's opened a second State College location at the Nittany Mall.  
In 2000 Kranich’s opened a location in the Johnstown Galleria. In 2008 Kranich’s dramatically expanded their Logan Valley Mall location and Corporate offices. In 2012 Kranich’s opened a huge new store on North Atherton Street in State College.
 
 
I also found out that they offer Military Discounts and because I am an Army brat born and raised in the Army and my Dad served 22 years, I always pass on anything that I learn that will help our awesome troops! Here is what Kranich says about their Military Discount:
Kranich's Jewelers is proud to honor our fighting men and women with Military Discounts on Jewelry for all armed forces personnel. Military personnel looking for discounts on diamond engagement rings should look no further. Kranich's Jewelers offers more than a century of knowledge and service experience to all persons serving in the United States Military. Kranich's Jewelers is happy to help you meet your needs with a Military Discounts on all of our diamond engagement rings, designer jewelry, mothers rings, Everlon Diamond Knot Collection and much more.
Connect with Kranich:

Email:  kranichsjewelers@kranichs.com
Phone:  (814) 944-5454
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LaVender Natural Cosmetics Review



 
I have some really great products to share with you today from a 100% natural company called LaVender. They recently sent me this really cute little wooden tray shaped like a heart filled with all kinds of goodies to try.


Here is what was in the tray:

**Facial Olive Oil soap to clean and treat your facial skin (0.5 Oz)
**Facial Olive Oil cream to treat your sensitive facial skin (0.2 Oz).
**Facial Serum for normal to dry skin (0.1 Oz)
**Therapeutic Foot cream to heal cracked and problematic foot (0.2 Oz)
**Natural and Effective Deodorant - Patchuli-Rosewood (0.2 Oz)
**Ecological Olive Oil Soap – Lavender Essential oil scented (1 Oz)
**Spring Olive Oil soap with Neroli Essential oil (1 Oz).


This Olive Oil Facial Soap was totally awesome! I have very dry skin so I have to be careful what I use because my skin is so darn frigging dry and tends to flake if I am not careful, so this olive oil was perfect for my skin! I loved how smooth it went on and it isn't really that hard to wash off so don't let that fool you into thinking this isn't something you wouldn't like. You will love the feel of your face afterwards!

Look at all the natural ingredients:
 
Aqua,Soap from: Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil, Lavender EO, Neroli EO, Geranium EO, Sandelwood EO


Mm, they use Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this Facial Cream for sensitive skin to keep your skin looking awesome and for the elasticity. Due to the unique ingredients this cream nourishes and balances your face skin. Besides the extra virgin olive oil; this cream contains organic Shea Butter, coconut oil and excellent essential oils that are beneficial to the skin, such as Patchouli, Lavender, Sandalwood and more.

Lavender‘s facial cream is 100% natural, and is made to enrich the skin and nourish it, by using pure vegetable oils and butter with very special aromatherapy blend,  that provide the skin with vitamins, proteins, fatty acids and antioxidants to slow aging process.

I loved all the scents that came with each product because you could tell that it was all natural and made from good quality fragrances that blended in with the product to give you the best of both worlds, great skincare and a great scent! One thing I can't stand is skincare that smells awful or like chemicals. You won't have that problem with LaVender!

Here's a full list of ingredients:

Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Calendula Extract, Vitamin E, Rosewood EO, Geranium EO, Sandalwood EO, Patchouli EO.


Now, this was the only product I didn't get much of except this small sample, but from what little bit I did get to try, it seems like it might be a great product to try and it's the Facial Serum and this is for normal to dry skin. This can be used as a base for your moisturizer or you can opt to just use this instead of a moisturizer. Depends on how dry your skin is. I really loved this one out of all the products I was sent and would have loved to have been able to try more than just the small sample, but it was still enough to tell me it is truly awesome!

This Facial Serum is 100% natural, with light texture, rapidly absorbed, enriching your skin with moisture that penetrates deeply and immediately improves the appearance of the skin. for soft and flex skin. It nurtures the skin of your face with vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants and veg oils that are rich with Carotenoids which are good for the skin, magnesium, and amino acids necessary for rehabilitation and healing the skin.

Ingredients:


Grape seed oil, avocado oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil ,Vitamin E. Essential oils: Chamomile Roman, Sandalwood, carrot seed, geranium.

This Lavender scented Olive Oil Soap was another of my favorites because I love the scent of Lavender and it just makes me smile whenever I smell that scent and this soap was extra special because of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil that made the driest parts of my body sing with pleasure! What an awesome relief from dry skin!

This is also their Ecological Soap from olive oil that is made with all the goods found in the bottom of the barrel olive oil, collected from high quality olive oil producer. The soap have a smooth texture with very gentle peeling action. The bottom of the barrel contain very healthy vitamins and mineral to alleviate the skin and body condition.

The cold process used for the soap production keep all the ingredients in their best condition. The production of the soap, prevent water and land pollution with oil.

Ingredients:

 
Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil. Water, Lavender Essential Oil.
 
 
Okay, this is the only product that I am a little confused about. The Gentle Soap Olive Oil with Spring Soap is not anywhere on their website so maybe it's a new one. They have a Spring Soap but it's in a liquid form, not this solid form and none of the other solid soaps have Neroli Oil in them, so I can't tell you too much about this one, unfortunately.
 
It does lather up just as much as the Lavender Ecological Soap and smells great! It also didn't make my skin dry or itchy, so I think it must be a good soap for dry to normal skin also.
 
Now, here is where another product captured my heart. Like I said I have dry skin but on my feet, it is almost like the desert! Meaning very dry to the point of embarrassment so when I can find something that helps and smells good at the same time, I try to stick with it. I loved the combination of oils that they used in this very nice Therapeutic Foot Cream
 
This wonderful concentrated cream based on Shea butter (about 50%), calendula extract and special blend of essential oils will help to heal and bring relief to hard and cracked skin and also treat bad foot smell. It will smooth and nourish your skin keeping it in great condition. It is made from seeds and fruits that are rich in oils and qualities. It is concentrated up to four times of any other cream.
 
Lavender‘s Foot Cream does not contain substances such as-  Petroleum products (mineral oils, glycerin, SLS), ethylene, and propylene glycol, preservatives (parabens), artificial fragrances and animal fat.
 
Ingredients:
 
Shea Butter, Sweet Almonds Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Beeswax, Calendula Extract, Lavender EO, Calendula EO, Geranium EO, Peppermint EO, Sandalwood EO.
 
 
Lastly, they sent me their Patchouli-Rosewood Deodorant to try. This natural deodorant is made of mild  ingredients in order to neutralize sweat odor without damaging the sweating process. Lavender's Deodorant is perfectly suitable for delicate skin. I loved the scent and don't know if I could ever go back to regular deodorant!
 
They have a couple of other scents available if you don't like the combination in this one. What a refreshing way to smell good all day long! Their deodorant does not clog the pores; neither prevents the process of sweating, and yet leaves you with a wonderful Scent and a fresh feeling all day long.
 
Ingredients:

Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almonds Oil, Drinking Soda, Grape Seed Oil, Beeswax, Corn Flour, Lavender EO, Patchouli EO, Rosewood EO, Geranium EO.

They do carry Men's and Kid's products, not just Women's, so if you need something for other member's of your family, you can get them the same awesome, good quality products, too! They also carry hair care products, more skincare products, body creams, bath salts, Essential Oils, Massage Oils and other Therapeutic creams so stop by and see what they may have that can help you or your family on the path to natural products.

 
They have some awesome gift sets that would delight any woman or man, so don't forget to go by and see what all they have for that special someone on your Christmas list this year!

About LaVender Cosmetics:
One afternoon in the summer of 2006, Ido and I sat in our garden, drinking tea and talking, surrounded by the flora and fauna of our garden - plants, fish and frogs that live in our gray water system. Our system leads water from the shower, running it through plant filled pools for water treatment, finally reaching the last pool of water where we have fish and water lilies.  
We sat calmly and enjoyed the descending evening when, suddenly, we noticed, to our amazement, the fish in the pond having convulsions and turning on their back - all dying within minutes! Shocked, we ran into the house, to the shower. Two of our four children were playing in the bathtub pouring shampoo into the water ...  
Although it was one of the leading anti-dandruff shampoo brands in the country, and despite the small amount spilled (half a bottle) - all the fish died in less than an hour. Later, all the plants in the gray water system turned yellow and died.  
"What does this mean for humans?" We thought to ourselves after recovering from the shock.  
How do chemical products in commercial soaps and shampoos influence people, if this is the reaction of plants and fish?  
Several weeks passed until the system stabilized again, but for us, it was a point of no return. We were glad to see that nature balances itself, while we began examining commercial soaps and their additives.  
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