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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chic Modern White Angel New Bone China Tea Set from EnjoyingTea.com - #Review & #Giveaway - ends May 5/12 US



Tea is so greatly enjoyed in our home.  Not only do we relax with a cup of tea for ourselves, but we make sure our guests delight in a cup as well.  I do have antique teapot, but that is not one to be used for every day.  How pleased I was to do a review for EnjoyingTea.com for the White Angel Bone China Tea Set.


The White Angel New Bone China Tea Set is certainly and elegant serving set.  It consists of a teapot, four cups with matching saucers, and a bamboo cup hanger holding shelf for the teapot.  What a convenience the bamboo cup holder is.  It keeps the set compact to where it doesn't take too much room on the counter, and it looks nice.


The new bone china teapot is of a more classical design.  The look of it reminds me of other Chinese tea pots that I see when I browse shops.  It is the perfect size for a small gathering of four as it can hold over 27 oz. (800ml).  That is quite a lot when you use the set's little tea cups.



It's the cups and saucers that give this tea set its chic and modern look.  The styling of the cups that just loop around for the handle updates this tea set.  The saucers have an artist palette look to them with that little notch making these saucers fit so easily into your left hand to hold.  I find no hand strain at all holding on to the saucer.


The bamboo cup hanger's top shelf has a hole cut into to fit the teapot snug within.  The teapot does not slide around.  The saucers store right beneath the teapot.


It has been years since I brewed a pot of tea.  I didn't need to worry about how much tea to use for brewing a potful.  Even though the set came with basic tea brewing directions for one cup, I wanted to be sure I was doing it right.  I called my grandfather's wife, a wonderful woman who came from Scotland, to give me some advice.  She told me to first put hot water in the pot to get the pot hot, then empty that water out.  Add more fresh boiling water, the tea bags - one for every cup you brew and one for the pot, and let it steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how deep a flavor you wish.


Do you like to give tea parties?  I think they are great fun!  The White Angel New Bone China Tea Set from EnjoyingTea,com would be a great way to entertain your guest.   The set is currently on sale for only $38.99.  What a great Mother's Day gift this would make!  When you order the White Angel New Bone China Set you will get FREE Tea with your purchase.  Order over $60 and receive FREE Shipping.

Included in the box was a Coupon Code so I'll just pass it on to you - Enter the Coupon Code RED during checkout to receive a 15% discount.  This coupon code expires July 31, 2015.


The people at EnjoyingTea.com are dedicated to providing their customers with a complete tea experience. Along with their fine selections of tea, they also offer elegant tea sets and beautiful teapots. Not only will they offer a wonderful selection at a great value, but also strive to educate on the many health benefits of tea.  They will present interesting facts about tea (see EnjoyingTea.com Library) and also show the many interesting application of tea.

EnjoyingTea.com stands for “Affordable Luxurious Enjoyment”


With many thanks to EnjoyingTea.com, one person is going to win the White Angel new Bone China Tea Set worth $45.50.  This giveaway will end on May 12, 2015, US residents 18+ only.  Good Luck!



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Joint and Skin Health With Powerful Supplements from NeoCell - Review & #Giveaway - ends 5/7 US


We all grow older, sad to say, and we need to to take the time to take care of our bodies as they age.  The hydration of our skin lessens, and our foundation of our joints start to break down.  I've noticed that my once always moist eyes have gotten dry.  I know the older I get, the more of a chance my body may become susceptible to free radicals.  Where do I look for supplements that will help me as time goes by?  I look to NeoCell.com.

NeoCell sent me two great supplements to try: Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid and Pomegranate from the Seed.  Each has their own functions to help us keep feeling great and to fight off to free radicals.


I have taken hyaluronic acid before, but never tasting as wonderful as NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid.  The taste is just as it states - Blueberry.  HA is one of nature's most water loving molecules and its role in the control of tissue hydration and water transport in the body helps support the appearance of smooth, supple skin, as well as provide lubrication to the joints and eyes.

As we age, our body gets depleted of HA due to natural factors, and our skin loses it elasticity and we get wrinkles.  Our eyes may get dryer, and my once watery eyes are much dryer than they used to be.  It also is the lubrication between our joints.

Hyaluronidase, an enzyme produced by free radicals, is an enzyme that also breaks down collagen fibers. HA counteracts this enzyme by plumping the inner layers of the epidermis in a more effective way than topical HA application alone; by hydrating the skin from the inside, HA creates a more youthful skin environment, thus reducing wrinkles.

HA is found in high concentrations in the joints. HA’s unique property of high viscosity, and therefore low compressibility, provides vital shock absorption and lubrication to the joints.

Eye problems such as poor vision and dry eyes can also manifest when HA decreases in the body. HA is an important constituent of the ocular tissue and is essential for normal functioning of the eye.

NeoCell's Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid is a delicious way to replenish your body's HA deficit.  It is enhanced with the antioxidant power of Pomegranate and Green Tea, blueberry, and the absorption benefits of Ionic Minerals. This elixir uses Agave nectar as a low glycemic index sweetener.  Only a tablespoon a day is all that is needed, but you will be tempted to have more.

Taking this now for several weeks, and I find I am climbing stairs more easily now as my knews were twinging before.  My eyes are not as dry as they once were, but they are not quite as wet as they were when I was very young.  Of course, living in a dry desert with dust being blown around almost daily does not help my eyes, yet they are wetter.  My skin also feels much more supple as well. The NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid is just what I needed to lubricate my skin, joints and eyes plus it is also helping me fight those little free radicals.


NeoCell also sent me another supplement that compliments the HA Blueberry Liquid - Pomegranate from the Seed.  Did you know that pomegranate seeds have three times the antioxidant benefits compared to the similar amounts of green tea or red wine?  Now I'll have some red wine every now and then, but I don't like to drink it all the time, and I don't like green tea at all.  NeoCell has the solution for me with their Pomegranate from the Seed supplement.

I never knew that the health benefits of pomegranate date back over 5,000 years, spreading throughout the Far East, Near East, Mediterranean, India, Africa, China, Europe, and the Americas. Modern scientific studies reveal Pomegranate extract as one of the most active and superior antioxidants, higher than red grapes and green tea.


In recent years the evidence in favor of pomegranates is stacking up as scientists have discovered that there is a positive connection between the pomegranate, rich in polyphenols, and heart health and even more recent work done on the connection between pomegranate and joint health. The anti-inflammatory effects of pomegranate is likely the contributor to these benefits.

Compared to other antioxidants, the extraordinary antioxidant properties in NeoCell's Pomegranate from the Seed protects the body, with its standardized 70% ellagic acid, from free radicals and its unique potency provides significantly dramatic results.

I can't really say that I am feeling any health benefits of this supplement, but it's more of an internal workings.  We can't see the free radicals attacking our body, but having a strong antioxidant like NeoCell Pomegranate from the Seed is a supplement that I believe is worth taking.


These two are the perfect two supplements to take together.  Even though the claims of these two supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, I do believe they are worth taking.  They both fight free radicals in the body, and both will help the joints.  The anti-inflammatory benefits of the pomegranate may well be part of the fact that my knees are not getting those twinges when I climb stairs - I might even climb that ladder to check the roof out now.  You can find these two supplements, plus many others at NeoCell.com.


NeoCell is best known for their collagen products such as Biotin Bursts.  All of NeoCell's product lineup promote youth, beauty and wellness.

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With many thanks to NeoCell, one person is going to win the exact items that I reviewed above: NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid and Pomegranate from the Seed.  This giveaway will end on May 7, 2015, and is open to US residents only.





#Review - Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker with Enhanced Bass Resonator


While writing for my blog, I like to have music playing.  It helps me think.  I prefer instrumental music, but I will listen to the Japanese music that my kids listen to (since I don't understand the words, it all sounds instrumental to me).  But since I don't want to turn on the big stereo system, and my laptop's Bluetooth went kablooey, I actually needed a little speaker that would plug in.  The Kinivo ZX100 is just the little speaker that I have been looking for.


The Kinivo ZX100 is a small little speaker, but comes with big sound!  I usually keep the sound down to where only I can hear it, but turning it up - Wow such great sound.  The small size of the ZX100 allows you to take this speaker wherever you go - it literally fits right in your coat pocket. The compact design provides maximum portability while the expandable bass resonator allows for superb low frequency (bass) output.


This little speaker has a big sound bass resonator that twist up to open.  It does add so much to the sound.  When you put the speaker away, just twist it shut to protect it.  Because of its being circular, it give you 360 degrees of sound.


It pairs so well with my laptop.  The sound, and I do have it on right now, is so clear and wonderful.  The micro USB plug is a dual purpose where one line goes to a USB post to charge and the other line plugs into a standard audio port.  When it is on, there is a blue light goes on, and when its charging, a red light is on.  The rechargeable battery has a 2-hour quick charge and can ensure you're blasting sound at high volumes for up to 10 hours.


This little speaker is unique as it can daisy chain with other Kinivo ZX100 speakers to give you even more sound. You can connect any music device to the speaker using the built in cable or the longer charging cable.


The Kinivo ZX100 is compatible with all iPhones, iPods, iPads, MP3 players, CD players, Laptops, Tablets and Other Music Devices with a 3.5mm audio socket, Android smartphones (HTC, All Droids, Samsung) and Blackberry Smartphones.


Because it is so portable, it also comes with a travel case.  This is perfect for me as when I am done blogging for the day, I slip it back into its case as it helps to keep the dust off of the speaker.


This is one great little speaker, and it comes in nine great colors - There is bound to be at least one that will match your personality.


I love this little speaker.  It works so well and gives me beautiful pure sweet sound.  Purchase one, or all nine!  You won't be disappointed with the sound quality that comes from this little compact portable speaker.  Purchase the Kinivo ZX100 at Amazon Today!  It comes with a 1 year money back guarantee.


Kinivo is all about creating innovative products for the new era.  Their products are conceived and designed in USA then manufactured in state of the art factories overseas with strong emphasis on best manufacturing and quality assurance processes.  All Kinivo products are built around actual customer scenarios and offer exceptional quality at affordable prices.

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