SteriShoe Review and Giveaway

As some of you may know, my husband is a boot salesman. Not only does he sell them, but he is obsessed with them. He knows just about everything there is to know about boots and the companies that he sells for, but it’s more than just the knowledge. He also owns about 15 pairs of boots (does not include sandals)! He is very obsessed with keeping his shoes as clean and neat as possible, they even have their own shelf! When I was told I had the chance to host a SteriShoe Review and giveaway I was very excited!

SteriShoe ReviewSo what is SteriShoe? SteriShoe is a product that sterilizes the insides of your shoes using Germicidal Ultraviolet Light (UVC). It kills 99.9% of organisms that cause Foot Odor, Athletes Foot, and Toe Nail Fungus! It is accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, is safe and easy to use, and is completely chemical and drug free! When I told my husband this, he told me that it couldn’t be true and he just did not understand how it could possibly work. I explained to him that UV Light has a lot of benefits and while it may not seem possible we might as well try it and see how it goes.

SteriShoe Review

We received the SteriShoe extremely fast and while my husband was still a little hesitant, I couldn’t wait to try it! I ripped it out of the box, read the directions/information booklet, and went on a search to find the stinkiest shoes I can find! Since my husband has so many shoes none of them were as smelly as my brother-in-law’s shoes! I immediately put the SteriShoe to work!

The SteriShoe process itself takes about 45 minutes, but setting it up took about 2 minutes so it was a fair trade. After the 45 minutes I took the shoes out of the bag and sniffed them. They were so smelly before that they still had a slight smell so I decided that I would turn in on for another run while I was at work. I get a call a couple hours later from my husband saying that he took the shoes out and can’t smell anything. He kept asking if the shoes were smelly when I put them in the bag or if I did something funny to them, so I told him to try it out himself.

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When I came home he had already used the SteriShoe on multiple pairs of shoes and kept freaking out because he could not believe that it was working on all his different shoes. He was hooked. He decided to take it to work to talk to some of his co-workers to see if they had ever heard of such a thing. His boss said that he had seen similar products at trade shows, but had never seen one with such a great design and one that actually worked. They are even thinking about adding the SteriShoe to their inventory!

SteriShoe is not only great for the average shoe-wearer, but is great for those with diabetes. Diabetes often causes poor blood circulation which can lead to loss of sensation. Pain tells our bodies that something is wrong, but when we cannot feel pain, an untreated blister or a sore can develop into a foot ulcer. When left untreated, a diabetic foot ulcer can result in an amputation, and there are approximately 86,000 diabetic related amputations annually. So keeping your shoes clean is a must and this is an easy way to do it!

You can find SteriShoe on their website here.

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**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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Ellie Workout Clothing

I know I am not generally the one that you will find exercising every day, but this is something I have been trying to change. I have decided that I have been lazy for far too long when it comes to my health. Now that my girls are a little older it is a little easier to get away for a minute to get some much needed exercise time in.

Before finding out about Ellie I would have a hard time working out in public, or even in my own home! Not only because I felt weak compared to the others around me but also because of what I was wearing. Sure for some I’m sure this could be a form of motivation, but for me it’s just another way to tear me down. How am I supposed to lose weight if I don’t even feel comfortable in the outfit I am wearing?

This is the exact reason why I am so in love with Ellie! They strive to make us look great so that we feel the motivation to look even better! I promise I am not completely naive, I do realize that working out is not the most glamorous process. Of course you are still going to sweat and look exhausted (because generally you will be) but that’s no reason to look worse with an ugly, uncomfortable outfit that you don’t want to be seen in even if you are not working out. I received the Double Threat Tank and the Double Decker Capri to review and I can honestly say that this is by far the best workout outfit that I have ever owned!

The Double threat tank has a built-in-bra that I was very surprised to learn that it actually fit me! I am a 36DDD and it is very hard to find anything that will not only fit my midsection, but will also fit my chest. While it may not be as supportive as a regular bra it is still great compared to similar shelf bras. I love the way this top is designed! It looks like two pieces but is really one. I also love the grey and coral color combo.

The Double Decker Capris are also wonderful! They have a wide waist band that can be worn two different ways. You can wear it up so that it is just the coral color at the waist, or you pull it down so that it is grey at the top and coral at the bottom. They are super soft and stretch pretty far, I was worried that they would feel too tight but they not feel like they felt amazing once they were on.

Waist Band Folded Down
Waist Band Pulled Up

Both pieces are made with flat seems that prevent chafing, and has a four-way stretch that moves with you. I find this part super important because otherwise you will be tugging and pulling on your outfit during your workout which can be completely annoying. Once I had this outfit on I didn’t have to adjust anything throughout my workout which was very important to me! They also have moisture wicking to help keep your clothes dry when you work up a sweat. I love that I don’t have to worry about nasty sweat stains showing anymore!

I love all the tops that Ellie has to offer! It was EXTREMELY hard to pick just one top. I have never seen another company with designs like Ellie’s and I am so glad that they design the tops so that everyone can look great in them! Another great thing about Ellie is that they are always coming up with new designs, and they even offer a subscription program! Yes, that’s right! You can always have the latest and greatest workout gear delivered to you for a great price! You can get two pieces from their collection for $49.95 a month! Of course you can buy each piece separately as well.

As I’m sure you have heard from previous posts, you can get 20% off your purchase from Ellie just by clicking this link. So what are you waiting for?

Want to look good and feel great? Save 20% on Ellie.com.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Diet To Go Review

This week we were lucky enough to try out an awesome program from Diet To Go! We are trying out 5 days of their menu plan, and sharing our results and findings with you guys! 
So as I go through this next 5 days I will be coming back to let you know about the meals I received and giving you some pictures of the meals so that you can decide for yourself if it’s something that you would like to do to improve your lifestyle, which so far I think it is definitely something worth looking into!
Here is what I ate on day one:
For Breakfast: Omelet with veggies, and a Sausage Patty
For Lunch: Chicken Strips and Guacamole, with Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts
For Dinner: Beef Rib Roast in a Red Wine Sauce, with Broccoli 

I was truly scared to try out any type of frozen diet food, to me any diet food or frozen food seems to lack something. Whether it be freshness of flavor I just am never satisfied with the product. So far these meals have been wonderful. Sure with every program there will be something that you don’t like but this one is my favorite so far! For day 1 my favorite meal was a toss up between the Omelet and the Chicken Strips. I loved the variety of the veggies on both, and I loved the flavors! The sausage patty with the omelet was a little salty but nothing I couldn’t handle, but the omelet was one of the best I have had! I was a little worried about the guacamole that came with the chicken strips but it was perfect as well! The Beef Rib Roast would have been on top of the list if it didn’t have so much fat in the meat, but still tasted amazing! Overall day 1 made me really exited for the next 4 days of meals!
Here are some pictures of what I was lucky enough to try from Diet To Go:

Overall I really enjoyed the meals from Diet To Go. There were a couple things that got me to stray away from the diet (like spinach being included with almost every meal) but the meals had great flavor and always kept me coming back. I think my favorites were the breakfast meals, and the Chicken Strips and Guacamole meal. 
On the Diet To Go website they say that with the Low Carb Diet (what I received) you could lose 2-5 lbs a week. During the week that I started Diet To Go I lost 3 lbs. Which I’m sure to some of you does not seem like a lot, you can loose this weight continuously with this program and at the rate I lost weight after a month I would have lost at least 12 lbs. And It’s not just about the weight, it’s about feeling health. Eating healthy meals will help you lose weight, but they will also help you feel great. Which promotes other healthy choices!
For more information about Diet To Go, or to place an order and get your diet started, visit their website here. Make sure to let them know that Star Focal sent you!
**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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Get Fit and Get 20% off!!

Star Focal has recently partnered with Ellie, a company that sells some really cute workout gear, to get you 20% off any order on their site. 
So how do you get 20% off? Just click the picture about or click here, and start shopping!

Comment below and tell us your favorite outfit! Also, be on the lookout for a review of their wonderful workout gear! If their clothing is even close to the wonderful things we keep hearing I’m sure it will be great!

Happy Shopping!

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Instead Soft Cup Review

Why hello there! 
I know that I have been MIA lately, and I apologize. Between school, my little princesses (when they want to be), and everything else life has been throwing at me I took out the one thing I had control over. Well school is coming to an end, and with the current weather I have been going stir crazy and need to give myself something to do again. This time I plan on taking things a little slower and making sure that I get you the best reviews possible and have enough time to complete each one. With that being said I will start off with a review of a product that I bought myself and fell in love with! 
Now before you start reading I am going to warn you that this post is mainly for our female viewers, and is not for the faint of heart. This post is about a product that women can use when their Aunt Flow comes to visit, so I’m sure you get the idea.

Since having my babies I have been looking for a better way to take care of my monthly visitor, I have tried different brands of tampons with no luck. My flow is very irregular and I have a major problem finding products that will last longer than an hour during the first few days of my period. A couple months ago while in school I had a HUGE leak, something that has not happened to me since high school. I was mortified and became determined to find something to fix my problems and give me piece of mind when I am out and about.

The product I found will not only save you time, but will save you money as well. This magical product that I keep going on and on about is called a Soft Cup. Soft Cup is a small flexible cup that fits around your cervix. Unlike tampons that absorb and can cause TSS, the Soft Cup collects your menstrual flow. When I first heard of this product my first thoughts were not all that pretty, but after my recent “accident” I decided enough was enough and that I should just give it a shot. 
Soft cup is not only more eco-friendly than traditional tampons or pads, but like I mentioned earlier using it does not lead to things like Toxic Shock Syndrome because it does not have the germ harboring fibers that other products contain. Also they are more comfortable than a tampon because they do not make you feel dry on light days, and hold more on your heavy days (up to 12 hours of wear) and they have both disposable and reusable versions. Here’s the kicker, you can also wear Soft Cup during sex! What other product lets you do that?
Okay, so now that you have heard some of the good stuff about what this product is capable of, does it really work? Yes! While mine typically do not last a full 12 hours (my periods are extremely heavy for the first few days), it does last significantly longer than a tampon. The way Soft Cup explains how long it will last for an individual is that it will typically last twice as long as a tampon if not longer. Mine will last about 3-4 hours on a bad day and up to 10 on a good day. Even if I do not get 12 hours out of each one I am still saving money and saving the land fill. 
Soft Cup is very easy to use, and can be a little messy the first few times you use it, but once you get the hang of it they truly are little life savers. You can find out more about how to use Soft Cup here. Since using Soft Cup I have noticed significantly less cramps, and an overall feeling of security that I won’t leak everywhere I go, and it doesn’t take up very much room in my purse.
So you want to try before you buy? Well Soft Cup is a wonderful company and knows that you will love their products so they offer a sample pack of two Soft Cups and great information about their product for only $2.50 shipped! You can get this great offer on their website here.
I love this product and if it’s something you are willing to try I’m sure it is something you will love as well! Make sure to stay tuned for plenty more reviews! Thank you for staying with us!
**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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2012 Cosmo Voxbox!

If you are not a member of Influenster I highly suggest joining. It is a free, yes free, website that lets you become a product reviewer! Sites like Influenster are the reason I started blogging in the first place! 
This is my second VoxBox, and I was really excited to get it! Inside was a Venus Razor and an extra Venus and Olay blade, 2 Pilot FriXion pens (purple and black yay!), Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape Chocolate, and Forever Red perfume from Bath and Body Works.
Keep an eye out for review of my favorite products from this box!
Make sure to sign up here, if you want an invite just let me know! 
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Duke Cannon Review and Giveaway **Closed**

Duke Cannon Supply Co.
It’s not often that we can say we love both a product and the company it comes from. Sure we like the company, but most of the time its the product that keeps us coming back. For this next company, both the company and the product will keep me coming back for a very long time.
Why do I love Duke Cannon Supply Co. so much? Duke Cannon offers men the chance to have soap that is meant just for them, because why would a man need soap like a woman? When I first went to their website I stayed there for at least an hour just looking at all the different funny sayings, and all the information they had. One thing that really stood out to me was that Duke Cannon Soap is modeled after the same soap used by Gls during the Korean war. It is shaped like a brick, is 3x the size of regular soap, and has steel cut grains so that you won’t be dropping the soap any time soon.
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Another thing that really caught my eye, and made me want it that much more was that this soap is made in the same plant that was the leading supplier of soap for the military for over 20 years. So if your man is in the military, or even just a man that likes manly things this would be a great thing to buy for them. Sure men don’t normally brag about what kid of soap they are using, but if they did this would be the soap to brag about.
Cure Your Mangina

I’m sure you are wondering if this soap lives up to its claims of curing “Mangina”? Okay, stop laughing because this soap is in no way girly, and it smells like a man in a box. I loved the scent so much that my husband caught me just sitting there sniffing it a couple times. Sure Axe smells good, but it does not smell this good, and as much as we both love it, we both love our bars of soap more. So I would say that this  definitely will help cure any fear of having “Mangina.”

While this soap is surprisingly big, it is very light weight. While I’m sure some of you would love to lift weights in the bathroom, the last thing any of us want is for you to drop a bar of soap that literally weighs the same as a brick onto your foot. If you think this soap is too small, you can always cut it down to size, or even just wait for it to shrink.
Want another great reason to buy Duke Cannon soap? Duke Cannon donates a portion of their sales to military charities like Honor Flight. Still not good enough? They also have a rewards program for those of you that need extra soap! You can save your UPCS to get some cool manly things, like a 1985 Topps Baseball Card,some screws, or if you save enough you can even get a Weber Grill. 
If you want to be entertained, or if you want to buy some awesome man soap you should check out Duke Cannon’s website here.
Want to win your own bar of Duke Cannon soap? Enter my giveaway below.

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**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

 

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