Friday, April 10, 2015

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy #ProtectUrSmile



As a mom, I make a lot of decisions when it comes to my family's health. This includes their oral health as well. When it comes to teeth and my family, I make sure daily that my kids are brushing theirs twice, morning and night. Although I brushed my teeth daily, I still ended up with a good amount of cavities as a child because I wasn't taken to my dentist on a regular basis and I don't want that to happen with my kiddos. I want them to have healthy and strong teeth that will last them a long while.



To make sure my kid's teeth stay healthy, I take them to visit our local dentist every three to four months. That way, they get the proper treatment that will help them with both their oral and overall health. Some people don't realize how much your oral health can affect your wellbeing, but poor oral health can affect your quality of life including your physical, mental and social well-being. Your dentist can help detect, diagnose, treat and prevent problems you might not know you or your kids may have.

That's why it's best to visit a dentist on a regular basis. So be sure to give your dentist a call soon to set an appointment for you and your family. Don't have a family dentist? You can visit the Ontario Dental Association website to find one in your area.

In the meantime, here are a few tips that can help keep you and your family's teeth healthy:

- Brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes at least twice a day to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. 
- Eat a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits & veggies, and lean meats. 
- Wear a mouth guard when playing aggressive sports and activities. 
- Visit your dentist regularly

Disclaimer: Although this post has been generously sponsored by the Ontario Dental Association, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect the Ontario Dental Association. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil (Review & Sampling Opportunity) CLOSED


Spring is finally here! I don't know about you, but if you're like me, Spring is not only the time to start Spring cleaning around my house, it's also a time for me to do one of the things us ladies some times put off during the months of Winter.....

SHAVING OUR LEGS!!

Although I do still shave my legs in the Winter, it's definitely not as often done as it is in the Spring and Summer. So to get prepared to show my legs off for the warmer months ahead, I was sent the new Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil. This shaving cream works amazing, leaving my legs feeling nice and smooth and ready to show off.



The shaving gel is not only made with Moroccan Oil, it's also infused with a blend of Vitamin E, Olive Butter and Sunflower Oil to help replenish your skin’s natural moisture for healthy looking, smooth legs.
Not only does it works great, but it smells lovely and it applies on smooth like lotion. I love that it helps hydrate my leg's natural moisture and leaves my legs feeling healthy and shiny.

Retailing at around $3.49, Skintimate Silky Skin shave gel offers unbeatable protection from razors while allowing for a close, comfortable shave. For more information about the new Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil, be sure to head to www.skintimate.com


SAMPLING OPPORTUNITY!
Want a chance at trying the new Skintimate Skin Therapy Silky Skin Shave Gel with Moroccan Oil for free? Just Us Girls has teamed up with Skintimate with a sampling opportunity. What does this mean? It means the first 20 (CANADA ONLY) readers who leave a comment letting me know you'd like to try the shaving gel and who also fills out THIS form will not only get a bottle of the new Skintimate Shave Gel, but will also have a chance at winning a $100 visa gift card.


What we ask in return? 
Something very simple. All we ask is that you try out the shaving gel and give us a review (between 3-4 sentences) on your thoughts on the product. Once we receive your review, you will be automatically entered to win the $100 visa gift card.

So be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT letting us know you'd like to try this product & Fill out THIS form.

Edit: THAT WAS SUPER FAST! Thank you all who commented and filled out the form, you will be hearing from us shortly! 

Shiftings (PS4 Video Game Review)



My family and I love spending time together. Whether it's watching a movie, playing a boardgame or even a video game together, if it's something we can all do together, it's a win for us. Shiftlings is a perfect game for a fun-filled family night of video gaming with kids (and parents) of every age.  

In the game Shiftlings, you play a pair of space engineers, Purple Plop and Green Goop, who are the unwitting contestants/test subjects of an intergalactic reality game show. As part of the program, you’ll be sent to over 50 absurdly hazardous levels across five unique worlds to perform maintenance tasks for the amusement of the audience at home. 


It has that kind of “Crash Bandicoot / Sonic the Hedgehog” feel.  You’ll travel through 50+ levels of brightly colored, brain-teasing puzzles with the two aliens who are attached together by an air supply hose that allows them to “pass gas” back and forth between the two of them, making one partner big and bouncy and one small enough to fit into compact places, then vice versa as each partner requires to complete the task, with a background story that is sure to bring some giggles out of the little ones.

It takes some planning and heavy thinking to work your way through levels while alternating controls over two characters, and there are different modes of play that allow either single-player controlling both aliens or passing off controls to a second player or multi-player online play too!  Great game, great brain-teasers, my kids love it! 

Shiftlings is now available on both the PS4 and Xbox One and Windows PC retailing at around $14.99. For more information on how you can purchase Shiftlings, be sure to head to www.sierra.com/shiftlings.


Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Shiftlings on PS4 at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


Getting Your Skin Back to Healthy This Spring with @SimpleSkincare #SimpleSkincare


Wow, this winter has been harsh, especially on my skin. Lately I have been perusing the cosmetic counters in my town trying to find a new product to help out with my dry skin. When I was offered to try some new products from Simple Skin Care, I was hesitant at first because I usually have a reaction to new skin care products but once I found out this line was made especially for sensitive skin, I was totally pumped and couldn't wait to try it.

I was sent three different products from Simple that included Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes, 24 Hour Day/Night Moisturizing Cream and a bottle of  their Cleansing Micellar Water.



The Oil Balancing Wipes are great after a long day or after a great workout. The non-abrasive cloths were soft on my face and the scent was light and refreshing. They removed dirt and make up easily without drying my skin out, which I loved. I would definitely continue to use these on a daily basis.

The 24 Hour Day/Night Moisturizing Cream was used after I was finished cleaning my face with the cleansing wipe. I was super impressed that the cream was light and did not make my face feel greasy. The texture made my skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Lastly, the Cleansing Micellar Water. This product would be a great addition to you regular skin regiment, although I'm not sure I would use it on a daily basis when cleaning my face. It too, has that natural scent with a texture leaving your skin smooth and fresh and works great when removing makeup. I would probably use this once a week to keep my face hydrated in addition to the other two products.

Usually when I use skincare products, my face will turn red for a bit right after. This did not happen with the Simple Skincare Line. I believe this is due to the fact they do not use any artificial perfumes or dyes in there products which is a big plus for me and for anyone with sensitive skin.

The retail price for these items range from $9.99-$16.29. To find out more about these three products and other products from Simple, be sure to head over to www.simpleskincare.ca.


Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above mentioned products at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Learning Science While Watching Netflix #StreamTeam


Although March Break is now over and our house is now back to normal with both the kids being back in school and the cold and flu leaving our house, it's time to start learning again.



One of the things I love to do with my kids is make science happen with random items in our house. With just a simple Google search you can find tons of experiments that are kid friendly. Luckily for us my daughter received a science kit a few years ago for her birthday and still has it. Included in the kit are lots of different tools to use, but there is also a pamphlet that shares over 75 different science experiments to try.

It's always fun to try different experiments, but it's also great to watch them as well. I absolutely love watching PBS experiment shows with my kids and now with having a subscription to Netflix, we can watch some of them any time we want. It's great to watch these shows with your kids, not only for them, but also for you as well. There are lots of things we tend to forget as adults and a lot of different experiments we didn't know about. It's always fun to watch these with the kiddos and if we can, try them out on our own.

Below are a few great science shows that are available on Netflix for your kiddos to watch. Why not make it a family night and watch a few shows together and try a few experiments together at home?




Disclosure: I am part of the Stream Team Campaign with Netflix and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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