Multilayer Tiger Eye Prayer Beads Review

Over the last year, I have slowly begun to incorporate a meditation practice into my regular daily routine. I have issues with anxiety and I have found that just taking a few minutes everyday to stop and be silent, be mindful and aware, has helped me tremendously in keeping my panic attacks at bay. It has also been beneficial in helping me deal with the chronic pain I have. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but prior to the diagnosis, I thought I was being a hypochondriac or that something was seriously wrong with me.

Prayer Beads Review

Of course, fibro is a serious condition, but sometimes just naming the beast helps me to deal with it better. I can at least do research on what is helping others that suffer with the same condition. And I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was already practicing some of the suggested exercises. Namely yoga and meditation.

Until I received these prayer beads, I utilized my oil diffuser that has colorful led lights that change as a focal point. But sometimes, I just wanted to close my eyes while meditating, so lights weren’t always the best option. Now that I have the prayer beads, I can hold them in my hands and concentrate on each bead, in conjunction with my breath and any prayers or mantras I may be using that day.

These beads are beautiful to look at also, and can be worn as a wrap around bracelet if desired. They are strung on an elastic band so it is flexible enough to fit nearly anyone. The tiger eye beads are particularly pretty. It comes in a neatly packaged silk lined box for easy gift giving if you have a meditator on your list. This is a beautiful set of prayer beads that they would be thrilled to receive.

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

#NewYorkBiology Bergamot Essential Oil Review

I am fairly new to the uses of essential oils. I’m having a lot of fun discovering the different uses that they can be put to. I am amazed at the wide range of uses they possess. I am equally amazed at the health benefits that they can provide.

New York Biology Bergamot Essential Oil Review

I was excited to try out bergamot oil as it has been shown to help with depression. It is both an anti-depressant and a stimulant. Fatigue and listlessness are common in those that suffer depression. I am no exception. I wanted to try this oil for this reason.

When I received it, I opened the bottle and thought, ooh, this has a nice citrusy smell. The scent alone made me feel perkier. I then used it in my oil diffuser to get the scent into the air. I’m happy to say that this smelled fabulous and is now one of my favorites to use in the diffuser.

I also tried it mixed with several other oils and massaged onto my sore muscles. I have a co-existing illness of fibromyalgia and suffer with a lot of soreness in my joints and muscles. I thought that the stimulating smell of the bergamot would add to the relief I would feel from the oils that are specifically for sore muscles.

I don’t know if it did any good for my mood, but I can tell it you that it contributed a nice scent to the massage oil I assembled. This by itself is a bonus, as many treatments for sore muscles have a distinct medicine smell and this one didn’t.

I am very happy with the quality and smell of this oil. It is definitely going to become one of my must-have oils.

I received this product for free or at a discounted price in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

Brow Plow Tweezers Review #BrowPlowTweezers

I bought this pair of tweezers for my husband to use on his eyebrows when they get unruly. He has large, thick fingers and finds using a normal pair of tweezers quite difficult. They are usually so delicate and thin that it is hard for him to get a grip on them, let alone actually use them with any precision.

Brow Plow Tweezers Review

Thankfully, I got these for him. They are specially made with a wider grip to help with this type of issue. I know that they are being marketed specifically for men, but I have found them useful too. I have issues with stiffness in the hands, and tremors on occasion and have found that this larger grip is helpful for me to use at those times.

They are made of stainless steel and are well constructed. They feel sturdy in the hand and are definitely not flimsy in any way. If you have a husband that needs some well groomed eyebrows, these are perfect for him. Or, if you have difficulty handling a normal pair of tweezers, these just might do the trick for you.

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

Ohuhu Dual Tipped Markers Review #MarkerPens

I love to art journal on occasion. I am an experimenter when it comes to the art journal and love to work with different mediums, including pencils, paints, pens, markers etc. That is why I wanted to try these dual tipped markers out. There is a certain professional artists brand of marker on the market that is similar to these, but have a hefty price tag. Because I am not a serious artist and don’t make any money from my art, I couldn’t justify the expense, even though I really, really wanted to try them out.

Dual Tipped Markers Review

 

These markers are alcohol based like the professional ones which means you can layer your colors to get a deeper pigment. I much prefer to start out with a less expensive option to see if I’ll even stick to the medium or not. I really enjoyed working with these markers. They have a wide tip and a bullet tip which allows me to get coverage in any thickness I might need, just by manipulating the angle of the tip while using.

The ink flows beautifully and I did not experience any skips or dry markers at all. I decided to use these on a coloring canvas, which has a scratchier, more uneven surface than just plain paper. I was pleasantly surprised that they worked so well on this surface. The colors are vibrant once laid out.

The only issue I had was that the color of the marker caps is not completely indicative of the color of the actual marker. Thankfully they have the color name and number printed on the ends as well. I just made a color swatch so that I could decide the color I wanted to use on the canvas.

I received this product free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend Review #anxietyrelief

This is a mix of several different essential oils that bring relief and relaxation to those that are anxious. I have generalized anxiety disorder, which means I am anxious frequently and for many different reasons, or none at all sometimes.

Prime Natural Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend Review

I wanted to test this blend out for use during my meditation practice specifically, and also to use at bedtime in my diffuser to help me relax and drift off to sleep. I’m happy to say that the scent did provide a calming and soothing effect on me.

It smells very layered, with some floral scents and woodsy scents, which I found quite pleasing. It smelled like it had a lot of depth to it. I thought it smelled better from the diffuser, where it is not so concentrated, than it did from the bottle in it’s more concentrated form.

Overall, I am quite pleased with this specific blend and use it in rotation with a couple of other blends that I put together myself for relaxation and meditation.

I received this product free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.