Thursday, January 23, 2014



(Chicago)- Mitchell Dental Spa, a full-service facility offering dentistry as well as spa services, will now offer BOTOX® treatments to help those who suffer from TMJ problems and chronic migraines. In keeping with its mission to be a full-service facility, Mitchell Dental Spa caters to patients suffering from these medical ailments as well as anyone simply looking to improve their smile. JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are also offered to enhance facial profiles.

“At Mitchell Dental Spa, we offer services beyond traditional dentistry,” says Dr. Margaret Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dental Spa. “BOTOX is not only used for cosmetic purposes, but also as a treatment for the millions of Americans who suffer TMJ problems and chronic migraines.”

BOTOX can treat the following medical ailments:
·         TMJ problemsor Temporomandibular joint problems, are associated with constant or sporadic jaw joint pain and headaches. BOTOX works by inactivating the nerve endings that cause jaw muscles to tense and contract, thus paralyzing the muscle and relaxing the jaw area.
·         Chronic migraines affect an estimated 3.2 million Americansmany of whom suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of the condition. BOTOX is the first clinical treatment approved by the FDA to aid in chronic migraine relief, which the National Headache Foundation defines as headaches occurring more than 15 days a month over a three month period. Medical insurance often covers BOTOX treatment for chronic migraines.
For more information, please call (312) 642-1014 or visit
About Mitchell Dental Spa
The philosophy of the Mitchell Dental Spa is over-the-top dentistry combined with over-the-top amenities.  Unlike other cosmetic dental offices which only have dental services, Mitchell Dental Spa is a full-service facility offering dentistry along with massages, facials, and skin rejuvenation. Complimentary 10-15 minute spa treatments are included with every visit and this is offered up along with refreshments, a friendly staff and world-class professional service.  The Mitchell Dental Spa is located at 845 North Michigan Avenue in Suite 922 East in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Blowfish for Hangovers

Ever had too many adult beverages to drink? You wake up the next morning and wish their was a solution to take the hangover away?? Well I have a solution for you!! Blowfish for Hangovers allowed me the opportunity to test out a few samples.

Blowfish is a lemon-flavored fizzy tablet that will stop the pounding in your hungover head faster than you can imagine. It’s the only hangover product with a formulation recognized as effective by the FDA (which is kind of a big deal).

Doctors use it. Bartenders swear by it. And we guarantee it’s the best remedy out there – so you've got absolutely nothing to lose by trying it (except, you know, your hangover).

Blowfish contains a powerful combination of aspirin and caffeine that knocks out your pain and wakes your mind back up. And because it’s effervescent, it’s gentle on your stomach (unlike coffee or morning-after cheeseburgers). The medicine is already dissolved, so it starts to work quickly - people say they feel better in about 15 minutes.

My thoughts:

I only drink on special occasions so I was not able to test this product. I gave them to a friend to test out and she said they work. She was very surprised at how fast they worked. Within 20 minutes she said she felt so much better. She said she would highly recommend this product and will buy extra to keep on hand. 

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Blowfish for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item. All opinions are my own and 100%  honest.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: OraMD "The Mouth Doctor"

I was sent the OraMD "The Mouth Doctor" a few weeks ago to try out. I must admit I was very skeptical. 


The OraMD is a 3 in 1 product: liquid toothpaste, mouthwash, and breath freshener. It is 100% natural. It aggressively kills the 22 common bacteria that are responsible for over 99% of all gum problems. It is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory with powerful plaque fighters, eliminating the need for chemical-laden toothpaste and mouthwash. This product also has interdental access, meaning it gets in between the teeth and goes after the bacteria that are hiding in the nooks and crannies of your mouth and gums.

Directions on how to use the product effectively:
Using it as a toothpaste:
Pour a few drops of OraMd on your toothbrush and brush like you normally would.
Using it as a mouthwash:
Put about 2-5 drops in an ounce of water, and then use it like you would a normal mouthwash (swish and gargle)
Using it as a breath freshener:
Put a few drops (2-5) drops on the tip of your tongue.

Check out this video on How to Use OraMD

My thoughts:

My first thought on the product was the smell. Wow!! Its very strong. I tried it as a liquid toothpaste with 3 drops, and it was very strong and burned a little. It took a few times for me to get use to the product. I really like the product now. I however still honestly prefer regular toothpaste. I will definitely be using OraMD as my mouthwash though.  

  • Comes in a small, convenient bottle that can be carried anywhere – pocket, purse, carry-on luggage, etc.
  • Has a one year 100% money-back guarantee.
  • Saves money over conventional toothpastes.
  • Fluoride-free, alcohol-free, SLS-free, GMO-free, and made in the USA.
  • Safe for all dental work including braces, fillings, crowns, dentures, etc.
The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out OraMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports called 1) “The 6 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste” and 2) “Why The FDA Requires A Warning Label On Your Toothpaste.”  That’s a total value of over $40.00.  Click here to get your FREE bottle and FREE reports now.

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Review: Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener

I recently have been trying to change my diet and habits. I am always looking for sugar alternatives. One of my biggest complaints with artificial sweeteners is the after taste. That honestly has lead me away from trying others. I was honestly very surprised when I tested Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener for the first time. I tried it in my coffee and it tasted yummy!!

Finally, there’s a great-tasting, zero-calorie, organic stevia sweetener that is completely sugar-free. We started with our organic stevia, derived from the sweetest part of the plant, and then we blended it with organic agave inulin fiber, a probiotic and digestive aid. The result is an industry first – a healthy, organic solution for diabetics and other health-conscious eaters who only want the very best. Try Pyure Organic, and start living a healthier life today.

My yummy coffee with Pyure Organic Sweetener in it!

What I like about Pyure Organic Sweetener:

  • Calorie free
  • Sugar free
  • Provides 4% daily fiber per serving
  • Blended with organic agave fiber(probiotic digestive aid)
  • Excellent taste and no bitterness
  • Organic choice for diabetics
  • Non-GMO Project Verified

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Review: Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve in Light/Medium Self Tanner

Fans of Famous Dave's products won't want to miss out on this exclusive product. Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve is a creamy and smooth medium to dark tanning lotion that has been field tested and has received rave reviews from many of our most loyal customers.

Our goal was to make the silkiest, most moisturizing  golden self tanner available anywhere. Because we manufacture Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve in smaller batch sizes, don't expect to find Famous Dave’s Small Batch Reserve in your big box stores anytime soon (it’s just not that type of product)…although you may find it in luxury boutiques, gift stores, and salons.

Fortified with:
  • Organic Argan Oil-Improves skin hydration
  • Hyaluronan-Hyaluronic Acid plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication, and cellular function
  • CoEnzyme Q10-Provides antioxidant protection to the lipids in cell membranes
  • Matrixyl 3000-Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and brings back a youthful look
  • Organic Aloe Vera, Sesame, and Jojoba oil-softens and adds moisture
  • Creamy lotion which is easy to distribute evenly on your body
  • Can be used all year round to give the most natural looking instant tan you will ever have from a bottle!

I am a huge fan of self tanners and I was excited to test out this self tanner. I must say I was very impressed. 

  • easy to apply
  • does not smell bad like other self tanners
  • self tanner is very moisturizing
  • can be used all over the body
  • does not turn you orange
  • tan progresses over 4-6 hours
NONE!! It's a great self tanner!!

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Review: Trixi's Treasures

Trixi’s Treasures LLC specializes in creating healthy, easy to prepare mixtures, called Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures.

 What is a Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixture? It is a 100% all natural powder mixture that you cook with one cup of oil or butter. Then, bake onto your favorite types of cereals, crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, dried fruits, nuts, etc. It creates a unique “sweet, salty, savory flavor and adds a light crunchy coating to each piece. 

Trixi's Treasures offers 5 varieties of Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures: Original, Sugar-Free, Mild, Spicy, and Wild "Ghost Pepper" Spicy (very, very HOT!!!). All of the mixtures require only one cup of (240 ml) of butter, or any type of oil, such as: canola, vegetable, coconut, olive, sunflower, peanut grape-seed, etc. 

My husband really enjoyed testing out Trixi's Treasures. I asked him which flavor was his favorite? He said ALL of them!!

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Review: Fave Juice

My family and I recently had the chance to review Fave Juice in three flavors. Strawberry banana kiwi, orange tangerine pineapple and the pomegranate blueberry goji. 

Each 8-ounce glass of Fave contains the following:

• All-natural 100% fruit & vegetable juice

• Three full servings of vegetables*

• Only 60 calories

• Antioxidant power of Vitamins A & C

• No preservatives, artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup

My kids and I really enjoyed testing out the juices. As a mom I am always trying to find healthy drinks for my kids. I am glad to have found a juice that does not contain preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or high-fructose corn syrup. My son loves oranges so his favorite was the orange tangerine pineapple and my step daughters favorite was the pomegranate blueberry goji. 

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Review: The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less with the Smarter Science of Slim

Jonathan Bailor's The Calorie Myth is a revolutionary diet book that explains how cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss, offering evidence that calories do not matter.

Bailor shows that the key to long-term weight-loss is not the number of calories consumed but rather what kinds of calories. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism—while others are stored as fat. The human body has a set point—the weight it naturally "wants" to be—that is regulated by hormones.
When we eat the right foods—whole plants and nutritious proteins—our body is naturally able to maintain a healthy set point weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor quality foods, our body's regulatory system becomes "clogged" and prevents us from burning extra calories. Translation: Those extra 10 pounds you've been carrying around for years aren't the result of eating too much . . . they're the result from eating the wrong, hormone-clogging foods.
With its step-by-step program, including a "SANEity" scale that determines which foods are optimal for weight-control; an eating plan; and a high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise program that allows you to spend less time in the gym and achieve better results, The Calorie Myth offers a radical new model for weight loss.

About the Author:

Collaborating with top scientists for over 10 years, analyzing over 1,300 studies, synthesizing over 10,000 pages of research, and garnering endorsements by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and UCLA, Jonathan Bailor is a preeminent nutrition & exercise expert &  former personal trainer who specializes who specializes in using high-quality food and exercise to simplify health and fitness.

He has registered over 25 patents and authored the revolutionary upcoming The Calorie Myth (HarperCollins, 12.31.13). Bailor serves as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, hosts a popular syndicated wellness radio show, blogs on The Huffington Post, and consults for organizations around the world. His free 28-day quick-start eating and exercise guide is available at

A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of DePauw University, Bailor lives outside of Seattle with his wife Angela and works to enable others to live better through simple, proven science.

My thoughts:
I really enjoying reading this book.  It's a fantastic book. This book is very easy to read. It will help you understand what to focus on. Instead of quantity...quality of food and exercise.  If you struggle with weight issues and are looking for help, I highly recommend you get this book. Jonathan has definitely done a lot of awesome research and you can tell from the book. 

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: SweetLeaf Sweet Drops

SweetLeaf  is the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-glycemic index, natural sweetener there is. Great tasting and all natural, its uses are endless – add a delicious sweetness to all your favorite foods and beverages! It’s made by taking the highest quality leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only cool, purified water. No chemicals. No alcohols. No additives that cover up the great taste nature created.

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops, made with stevia leaf extract and natural flavors, can be added to foods or beverages – from yogurt to oatmeal, water to coffee, sauces to smoothies – for sweet, sugar-free flavor. The drops are available in 17 flavors and come in a convenient dropper bottle. A little Sweet Drops flavor goes a long way, making every bottle an impressive, and tasty, value.

Coconut • Watermelon • Cola • Lemon Drop • Valencia Orange • Berry
Chocolate Raspberry • English Toffee • Vanilla Crème • Hazelnut • Peppermint • Root Beer Grape • Apricot Nectar • Chocolate • Cinnamon

I enjoyed the chance to review some samples. My favorite was definitely the vanilla creme. I love to put a few drops in my morning coffee. My 9 year old son Christian really enjoyed testing out the Valencia Orange in his drinks. Stevia is a great replacement for artificial sweeteners and has no calories or carbohydrates. What I love about the company is they do no use no chemical, solvents, or alcohols in their process. 

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Review: The Slim Down South Cookbook

Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon

By Carolyn O’Neil, M.S., R.D.
“Carolyn O’Neil shows people how classic Southern cooking can be lightened up
 – and still delicious.” – Emeril Lagasse, New Orleans chef

Slim Down South delivers real Southern flavor without all those pesky Southern calories.”
– Alton Brown, host of Good Eats
Birmingham, AL – You can have your biscuits and stay fit, too, with the new health-focused cookbook in the Southern Living collection: THE SLIM DOWN SOUTH COOKBOOK: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon (January 6, 2014; Oxmoor House; $24.95/Hardcover). In the book, author, registered dietitian, and TV personality Carolyn O’Neil offers healthful menus and recipes for healthier variations of Southern dishes you know and love.

Southern cuisine can tempt with its deviled eggs, layer cakes and fried chicken, but incredibly delicious Southern food can also be good for you. Peaches, pecans, okra, greens and sweet potatoes fill Southern pantries with good health and great taste. It’s as easy as Carolyn’s mantra – just think SLIMSavor the South (maximize your plate with Southern foods that offer nutritional benefits), Linger Longer (take time to eat), Indulge (satisfy your cravings so they don’t return with a vengeance), and Make it Happen (use Southern grit and grace to stay the course). Her “Slim Down Secrets” pop up throughout the book, with helpful tips from “Slim & Savvy Southerners” like Matt and Ted Lee and well-known Southern chefs like Hugh AchesonFrank Stitt, and Michelle Bernstein.

The Slim Down South Cookbook is broken down by meal, starting with easy and healthy recipes for breakfast to help you “Rise & Shine.” Warm up with a hearty bowl of Dried Cherry-Pecan Oatmeal or get out the sauté pan and whip up a Veggie Frittata. Nourishing options for lunch will make you want to gather the girls for a midday nosh on Carolyn’s Baby Carrot Soup, Chicken BLT Salad, or a Chopped Chicken Sandwich with Sweet-and-Spicy Dressing and Crunchy Pecan Slaw. “Ring the Dinner Bell” and finish the day off on the right foot with recipes the entire family will enjoy like Cornbread Crab Cakes, Country Chicken & Buttermilk Soup, Apple-a-Day Pork Chops, and Skillet Fried Chicken. Company coming? You’re covered with easy-to-throw-together crowd-pleasers like Party-Style Pork Empanadas, Spicy 3-Bean Chili, Sweet Potato-Buttermilk Biscuits, and 5-ingredient Pecan Sandies.

Carolyn doesn't skimp on snacks or dessert either – the “Good Grazing” section is full of helpful tips on how to snack smarter, with recipes like Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix, Fried Green Tomato Sliders, and Fruit Salsawith Cinnamon Crisps.  The dessert table might be off-limits in some healthy lifestyle guides, but not The Slim Down South Cookbook. “Desserts To Live For” is loaded with classic Southern treats with a wholesome twist like Bourbon Balls, Molasses Spice Crinkle cookies (only 70 calories each!) and Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie made with light ice cream. Carolyn shows that you can “lighten up the food you crave” with some easy substitutions “but, of course, they still have to pass the lip-smacking test.”

If you’re looking for a more structured diet plan, The Slim Down South Cookbook has exactly that: Carolyn shares a 14-day SLIM Eating Plan taken from her own food diary to help guide you through two weeks of healthful and nutritious eating with minimum stress and maximum “slim Southern elegance.”

This book is perfect for the modern cook looking to find a wholesome balance in food choices as well as life. As Carolyn writes, the “slightly slower rhythm of life in the South helps us to be more mindful of the foods we’re eating.” You can take the time to appreciate the china pattern and the company and enjoy your meals even more. With Carolyn’s valuable tips and delicious recipes from Southern Living, the South’s most trusted test kitchen, you can enjoy balanced, healthy Southern cooking and eating.

Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, Carolyn O'Neil is a registered dietitian, three-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist, and co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! With her refreshing food philosophy-"The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!,” she is leading the charge in promoting a healthy, fun-filled, and foodie-friendly lifestyle. Carolyn’s extensive media experience includes her weekly column on Healthy Eating for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and over twenty years as executive producer, anchor, and senior correspondent for CNN's award-winning On The Menu weekly program on food, nutrition, and cuisine.
Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel.  Reaching more than 16 million consumers each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms.  Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States.

Oxmoor House is an imprint of Time Home Entertainment Inc., a Time Inc. company, and publishes books and special edition magazines for Time Inc. brands such as Southern LivingCooking LightHealth, and Sunset. Oxmoor House publishing partnerships also include Weight-Watchers, Gooseberry Patch, and Weber.  With more than 300 back-listed titles, it is recognized as one of the leading lifestyle publishers in the country. Oxmoor House books are distributed to the trade by Hachette Book Group and are available wherever books are sold. More information is available at

Some of the recipes I will be trying:

BBQ in a jar

Veggie Frittata

Migas Tacos

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Review: Fake Bake Platinum Face with Cell RENEWAL & Apple Stem Cell

A Breakthrough in Anti-Aging!! Featuring Apple Stem Cell Technology!!

The Face by Fake Bake Platinum has combined our award winning self-tanning formula that contains premium DHA and Eryhulose for longer lasting, natural looking results with the latest anti-aging ingredient- *PhytoCellTecTM Malus Domestica- created from stem cells extracted from the rare Swiss apple Uttwiler Spatlauber. With age, the number of skin stem cells decreases and their ability to maintain and repair the skin diminishes. Plant cells are totipotent, meaning that every cell has the ability to regenerate new organs. It is this characteristic that has been harnessed within The Face by Fake Bake Platinum to ensure the longevity of your skin stem cells, essentially delaying biological aging of your essential cells.

*Long lasting self-tan
* Gentle formula suitable for sensitive facial skin
* Delays biological aging of essential cells
* Preserves youthful look & skin vitality
* Contains anti-aging peptides
*Combats the effects of oxidants
*Free from artificial preservative

Before and after photos:


This is one of the best facial self tanners I have ever tried. I have been searching for the perfect facial tanner and this is it!! I have had so many issues with a facial tanner being streaky and orange, not with this product. It gives my face just the right amount of color in only a few hours. It goes on a smooth and is very light. I am prone to breakouts when using self tanners but very happy to report no breakouts with this product. 

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Review: LucaLean Body Wraps

It's a NEW YEAR and if you are like me, you are wanting to lose weight!! LucaLean gave me the opportunity to review LucaLean Body Wraps

Got a special occasion coming up? A reunion, wedding or date you would like to look fantastic for? Our body wrap is formulated to melt inches from your thighs, hips, arms and waistline FAST! No diet or exercise program can deliver such dramatic results in such a short amount of time. 

Lose up to 16 inches in just 1 hour in the comfort and privacy of your own home!

This is the same body wrap people pay $75.00 to $150.00 or more for at the salon. Now you can enjoy the same benefits in the privacy of your own home for less than $8.00 per wrap. That's right! This amazing formula is just $24.95 for a large 8 ounce jar! That's enough formula for at least 3 full body wraps and numerous spot wraps!

This is not a temporary water loss! 

As long as you don't gain any weight after doing the wrap the inches will stay off! You can lose inches fast and permanently, detoxify, firm and tone your body and gain tremendous self confidence with our exclusive body wrap formula. Many people use this to give them a "boost" when starting a diet and exercise program-it provides them with the motivation they need to "stick with it."

Benefits of LucaLean Body Wraps:
  • Greatly diminishes and improves the appearance of stretch marks
  • Helps alleviate the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, as well as numerous other skin conditions
  • Detoxifies and removes the impurities that have accumulated in your body
  • Leaves your skin UNBELIEVABLY soft and smooth
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Tones and tightens your skin
  • Delivers amazing, fast results

Before and after photo:

I have tried other wraps in the past with no results. I am very pleased with this body wrap. It was a little bit messy the first time but the second time it was so much easier. I applied the formula then used saran wrap to keep in place. I recommend after wrapping to lounge around. I drank 8 oz of water and watched tv for an hour. My first wrap I lost 6 inches. LucaLean offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with the product just simply return the empty container within 45 days of purchase for a complete refund of the purchase price! How great is that?

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