The Fysiko Lash Growth Serum Challenge: Final Review


ImageWords can’t express how happy I am with the results I achieved using Fysiko Lash Growth Serum. My lashes are visibly longer and thicker after 16 weeks and I noticed a difference within the first few weeks.

I now have amazingly long lashes and I am thrilled. I have received numerous compliments and have even been asked if I got lash extensions!

As a stay-at-home mom, it’s easy for me to feel frumpy. There are days when I don’t bother to shower let alone apply a face full of make-up and mascara, but with my lashes by Fysiko I don’t even need to. My lashes are that thick and luxurious!

Application was easy, just a swipe across my lash-line once or twice a day. I usually did this as part of my night-time regimen. Fysiko was gentle on my sensitive eyes and can be worn under mascara, just be sure you apply it to clean eyelids.

Hooray for Fysiko Lash Growth Serum! I am a true believer! Learn more about Fysiko Lash Growth Serum here.

Check out my previous reviews for my Fysiko Lash Growth Challenge: Day 1 and Week 8.

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I have not been financially compensated to write this post. Fysiko provided a sample to use for test and review purposes. All photos, opinions and statements here are entirely my own. 

My Friend Amy and Her Miracle Elixir


My friend Amy Brown is truly one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted people I know. Always ready to listen to my woes with a compassionate ear, always willing to help and offer positive words of encouragement. Everyone needs a friend like Amy.

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Amy has a story to tell, an amazing one of endurance, strength and human spirit.

Years ago, Amy got really, really sick. So sick she needed a kidney transplant. The illness was inexplicable; Amy had lived a healthy lifestyle before it hit. She was active and ate right but suddenly there she was, clinging to life, in dire need of a new kidney.

Many people wait years for organs, often times they run out of time waiting – but that wasn’t the case for Amy. Her sister, saved her life with the gift of a kidney.

But after the transplant, Amy wasn’t getting better. The anti-rejection meds destroyed her immune system. She was constantly in and out of t he hospital. Then a friend made a suggestion that would change her life. She recommended XANGO juice.

XANGO are the makers and distributers of juice mangosteen, a super-fruit known for centuries to be healing and a natural immunity booster.

Amy took a shot and tried the juice regime. The improvement was slow but noticeable and within a few years she vastly improved her kidney function. She then incorporated other XANGO products into her regimen and today is feeling better than ever.

Recently I started using XANGO protein powders and I love them! It’s a clean product, free of the nasty chemicals, preservatives and heavy metals found in some other protein powders. I have been making tasty, healthy meal replacement smoothies and shakes that my entire family loves.

I can’t wait to dive deeper into the XANGO product line. In addition to the juice and protein powders they offer bath, beauty, nutritional support and loads of other beneficial products.

To learn more visit Amy’s site by clicking here.

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Dr. Fischer Baby Products Review and Giveaway ($75 value)


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I have always been a bit of a snob when it comes to body care items. If I am happy with results I am willing to spend a fortune on anything I slather on my body and face.

Of course, now that I am a mama the same goes for my child. I spare no expense when it comes to her body, skin and hair care. After research and many discussions with seasoned mamas, I found a brand of baby skin care that I really liked for my precious daughter, Jacquelyn.

That said, I must admit, with my high standards and Jacquelyn’s history of eczema, I was a little apprehensive to volunteer to review Dr. Fischer’s baby products through Wendy’s Bloggers.

Oh, how happy I am that I decided to take a chance. I had no reason to fret. These products are amazing and affordable too.

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Dr. Fischer Pharmaceuticals, a brand from Israel, is renowned worldwide for the development and manufacture of quality products relating to dermatology, ophthalmology and nutraceuticals. People around the globe know about these superior products and now we, in the USA, will know too.

I tested several products for this review and I was pleased with them all. First and foremost, none of them caused a flare-up with Jacquelyn’s eczema, a huge plus since I worked so hard to cure it.

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Wiping the sleep away from Jacquelyn’s eyes. Dr. Fischer Eye-Care Wipes for Baby are pure and gentle.

The Dr. Fischer Eye-Care Wipes for Baby are wonderful individually-wrapped moist towelettes specially formulated to cleanse the eyes and lashes of babies and children. I used them every morning to wipe away my daughter’s eye crusties that accumulated overnight. This is usually a much dreaded task greeted with wails of protest but the Dr. Fischer wipes put an end to that. They are soft and gentle and totally pure and made eye crust clean-up a breeze.

Likewise for the Dr. Fischer Eye-Care Wipes for Adults. I used these twice a day; once in the morning to wipe away my own sleepies and at night to cleanse my sensitive eye area of make-up, dirt and grime.

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Jacquelyn loves bath time – and by the looks of it she loves Dr. Fischer Kamil Blue Soapless Soap for Baby even more!

Dr. Fischer Kamil Blue Soapless Soap for Baby is wonderfully mild with a wonderfully light soapy scent. It’s formulated to protect baby’s sensitive skin and to gently cleanse and prevent dryness. The “soap” lathered up nicely and Jacquelyn left the bath smelling as a baby should – fresh and clean! One thing, the cap was easy for my 17-month-old toddler to open. She has amazing dexterity and can open medicine bottles so the cap on this was a no-brainer for her. I learned this when I turned my back to add more hot water to her bath and suddenly noticed an influx of bubbles – that mischievous munchkin had dumped a quarter of the bottle!

Dr. Fischer Sensitive Baby Wipes are my my favorite of the lot. I LOVE these wipes. They are extra thick and super soft for maximum baby care and comfort. Even better, I was able to get the “job” done with just a couple wipes during diaper changes. They are lightly fragrant and I found the smell to be heavenly. I think Jacquelyn did too because she toted the package around and I even caught her snuggling with them a few times. The wipes are alcohol and color-free, hypoallergenic, and tested and approved for sensitive skin. Score! Ingredients include moisturizing pro-vitamin B5 with soothing chamomile and allantoin as well as vitamins A & E for antioxidant protection against free radicals.

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Just a couple pumps of Dr. Fischer EMOL Baby Bath Oil for satiny-soft skin! I’ve been using it too!

Dr. Fischer EMOL Baby Bath Oil left Jacquelyn’s skin so luxuriously smooth that I had to try it on myself in the shower. I was left with soft moisturized skin after one use. I have yet to return it to her bath caddy. For her bath I used only two pumps and the results were amazing, perfect baby-soft skin for us both! The bath oil is 100% soap-free, SLS and preservative free.

I was also sent a limited-edition Dr. Fischer Mommy Bag. This bag is roomy, sturdy and awesome. I have been using it weekly to tote our belongings for Jacquleyn’s swim lessons. It holds two towels and a change of clothes for each of us. It has several pockets which come in handy for water bottles and sippy cups. It’s quickly become one of my favorite bags.

****Giveaway Information****

The fine folks at Dr. Fischer’s are offering one Yay Baby! reader the chance to win all of the products I reviewed as well as the mommy bag and some additional product samples! This prize pack is valued at $75 and could be yours by simply entering the drawing by clicking here

The winner will be selected randomly at midnight (MST) on Friday, January 3, 2014. The winner will be notified via email.

One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize.

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Fischer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. I received Dr. Fischer products to facilitate my review.

XOOM CUBES Holiday Special – FREE Shipping


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Looking for a fun game as a holiday gift? Or a game to provide entertainment for your family celebrations? XOOM CUBES Word Race Games is exactly what you need!

The fine folks at XOOM CUBES are offering FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. now through the end of December 2013! That is a great value and will allow for great savings, especially if you are ordering a few sets. You must order the games online at  XoomCubes.com and use promo code XOOM4FUN to redeem the offer. Be sure to order before December 16, 2013 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Check out my full review here and enter the giveaway for two sets of XOOM CUBES.

Happy holidays!

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XOOM CUBES Game Review & Giveaway


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My husband and I are very competitive, especially with each other. We like to one up each other in just about everything, all in good fun – of course! Competition keeps us on our toes and brings about laughter (and sometimes a few arguments – ha!). Obviously, we love games and our favorite are word/spelling games. The hubs is usually the victor but when it comes to words, I can give him a run for his money. XOOM CUBES Word Race Games is perfect for us.

When I was asked to review XOOM CUBES, I knew immediately I wanted to host a game night, combining my love of entertaining with some friendly, competitive fun.

I invited my dear friend, Jasmine, and her family over to play. I put together a taco bar, allowed for some time to eat and chat and then the real fun began.

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This game is awesome! We had four adults and a teenage boy playing and the laughter was continuous throughout the night.

The concept of the game is easy to understand and there are a few different ways to play. Basically, each player chooses their own color of lettered dice, which they roll and try to quickly spell words within a chosen criteria (i.e. four letter words, word that begins with an “R”, etc.) with them. A flag is placed in the center of the players and the first person to spell a word grabs the flag for the game point.

We played a few rounds that way and then tried a “potluck” round where we all placed our dice in the center and gathered around trying to spell as many words as possible. The competition got a little psychical as we all jockeyed for position, trying to grab the most letters and spell the most words. The scene must have looked hilarious and our neighbors must have wondered what the commotion was with all the hoots, hollers and laughter. Good times.

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You can play the game with a minimum of two players but it’s most fun played with a group. Each game set comes with four different colors of dice, meaning four players per game set. There are two different color sets available (Set A & Set B). If you buy one of each, you will have eight different color sets of dice, allowing up to eight players. That would be maximum fun!

With the holidays coming up, this is a perfect gift for a family, a teenager or anyone who enjoys games. Or bring XOOM CUBES with you to a Christmas party, it’s entertainment and a hostess gift all in one.

I do have to say that although the package says the game is good for ages 6 +, we did try to play with a 6 year-old and an 8 year-old and the game was a little too advanced for them; their vocabulary range and spelling ability just isn’t there yet. They tired quickly of the adult antics and went about coloring and making forts while we carried on playing. If it was a group of only younger children playing than I think they would enjoy it.

XOOM CUBES Word Race Games are available online at Coppin’s Hallmark and Gift Collectibles or at XoomCubes.com. Visit XoomCubes.com for more information.

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*****XOOM CUBES GIVEAWAY*****

One lucky Yay Baby! reader will win two FREE sets of XOOM CUBES (set A & B)! Simply leave a comment below and then come back and click here to enter and for additional chances to win.

The winner will be determined through a random drawing at midnight (Pacific Time)  on December 6, 2013 and notified via email. Winner must have a valid shipping address within the 48 continental states of the USA. Yay Baby! blog not responsible for prizes not received. 

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I was given two sets of XOOM CUBES to facilitate my review and was not financially compensated to write this post. All opinions and photos within this post are entirely my own.