Educational Tips: Learning Success Program Review & Giveaway!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


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Good morning, savvy savers! For this weeks Educational Tips Post, I wanted to discuss with you the challenges many students face the closer the academic year comes to a close, the lose of concentration and their academic edge. My husband, an educator, refers to this time of year when students start to lag as “Springitis,” a treatable, yet persistent condition which seems to deplete students of their knowledge and pralise the closer end-of-the-year standardized testing come about!

If this sounds close to how your children might be lagging in school, there is help. As this is where  Learning Success comes in. Learning Success is an educational program, that helps to develop fundamental learning skills in any child. It teaches those small skills we never really think about, but when put together they make up our learning skills. If there is a learning problem, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or ADD/ADHD the program will identify the problems and provide training in the skills necessary to overcome those problems.

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The rigours of the program center around gradually built-up daily exercises, which net together the already learned fundamental building blocks your children have gathered at school, but represent the information to them in such a ways as to help them full understand, retain, and reinforce the much-needed cornerstones of education. Each new daily exercise is conveniently delivered to your inbox, comes with an easy-to-follow parents set of instructions, and printable enrichment-focused worksheets; I recommend using sheet protectors as to allow each sheet to be worked on and easily reused, or used as a study aid and refresher material at a later time.

I have thus far gathered, that easy daily lesson takes 20-30 minutes daily, including one-on-one explanation and follow-up questions children may have. As well, typical results are seen in an little as three weeks of the course being started, leaving plenty of time between now, and end-of-year national testing. What’s better, testing sheets are delivered, via your inbox, for one year or until you cancel; this should help children continue far into their summer vacations, and help prepare them for the upcoming school year as well.

The normal price for this course is $564.oo, which includes, again one year of enrichment. What’s really awesome is that Learning Success is giving one lucky The Lady Prefers To Save reader, a complimentary course.

Here’s how to enter:

– Like the Lady Prefers To Save on Facebook (this step will be verified).
– Follow the Lady Prefers to Save on Twitter (this step will also be verified).
– Check out Learning Success Blog, and their Facebook Page, browse their educational offerings, and then leave a comment as to why you feel this program would best help your student academically.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian Residents Only; educators are welcome to enter as well.

This contest ends at 11:59pm CST on 4/12/14!

Good luck, everyone!

 

In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free timeshare subscription, as a giveaway for my viewers and myself, from  in exchange for my review. All opinions of this site, its concept, and publisher, are that of my own. Personal experiences with the site may vary, and any site issues should be addressed to Learning Success Blog, by the links provided above. As I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Introducing Studio Gear Cosmetics Hydrating CC Cream!

Good afternoon, ladies! This afternoon I wanted to review for you the Studio Gear Cosmetics! This cosmetica brand is a full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionizing complexion formulas, and naturally-derived eyes, cheeks, and lip products. Also, this is a line was created with the overall concept that every woman deserves professional, high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price!

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The Studio Gear Professional Brush Collection is the core of the line. Made only from the highest quality hairs and hand-tied for unbeatable quality, women around the country are using this collection to enhance their makeup application and express their creativity with precision. Customer loyalty is ensured through a lifetime product guarantee and with over 40 tools, everything from basic to advanced techniques are covered.
The Studio Gear color palette is vibrant and original – the colors are true, pure, and precise. The simplicity and quality in the eye shadows and lipsticks provide staple colors for any look, whether it be timeless or trend. Customers ask for products by name and keep coming back again and again. This line is noncomedogenic, and does not animal testing on their products or ingredients, nor experiments with test subjects, except when required by law, as this brand evaluate their finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels run by aestheticians and industry professionals.
With this information in mind, I wanted to introduce a great product by Studio Gear Cosmetics, the new “Hydrating CC Cream“. In step with recent trends in the beauty industry, “CC” stands for Color Correcting Creams;” CC Creams are targeted for redness, sallowness, and uneven skin tones.
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Here’s my evaluation:
Packaging: The packaging of the Hydration CC Cream features a dual tone, silver and black, prepackage. Giving straight forward details about the product itself on the front, and active and inactive ingredients, and a brief description on the back.
The Product Itself: Studio Gear says: Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh does of color that adapts to your own skin tone creating the most natural looking coverage. This lightweight, oil free cream is infused with Hydra-Extend technology that provides up to 72 hours of continuous  hydration. Skin nourishing and brightening ingredients help to correct and maintain a youthful complexion.”
The Hydrating CC Cream comes in a select three shades : Linen, Natural and Wheat; I used the linen shade based on its yellow based undertones, which help to compliment my naturally pink skin tones. There is a 1.1 ounces of product in each tube.
There are active ingredients:
Octinoxate – 7.5%
Titanium Dioxide – 5%
Zinc Oxide 1%
 

The purpose of the active ingredients is for the SPF 20.

Key Benefits:

•Prevents fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients
•Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention

Packaging is sleek and clean
SPF 20
Light to Medium, buildable coverage
Very lightweight, almost powder-like to the touch
Cons:
• Someone expensive at $35.00
•Very yellow based
•Only three shades are offered at this time
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In a conclusion the Hydrating CC Cream from Studio Gear Cosmetics is a fantastic product. Despite its initial  lack of shades, yellow base, and stinging price tag, I would purchase this product based on the feel and texture of the product!  I love the super natural look with the feeling of no makeup on.
If you are interested in purchasing this lovely Hydrating CC Cream, please use my coupon code: bloggercc to earn 10% off your order.
Here’s to putting your best face forward!
In accordance with FTC Guidelines: I hereby disclose that I received complimentary products from the company being reviewed above, in exchange for my honest opinion and review of my experience.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions in the post are 100% my own. Individual results or experiences may vary. You can obtain more details information about the company, its products, and policies by visiting their respective websites, which will be linked above.

SoxxyAir: Support A Cause, Support Your Legs!

Afternoon, savvy savers! If you are anything like me, than a major pet peeve of yours is the disdain for socks that never stay where they’re supposed to!

Well, sluch no more! I’d like to bring to your attention, Soxxy!

 

Soxxy is a new brand of socks, covered in you  an adorable and unique XOXO pattern, that feature non-slip design keeping them where they should be! Soxxy is changing-up this once dull category by combining high fashion with utilitarian function. What’s better is that the Soxxy brand of socks is soon to be releasing the SoxxyAir, their new mode line, founded by Sarah Stabile. This new lines notable features are that it helps to increases circulation, reduces jet lag, and muscle soreness, while aiding in the reduction of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Now the part I like most of all! Soxxy has partnered with five charities create sox that give back. “Support a Cause, Support your Legs” is the tagline for this charity, with the proceeds from these sales going directly to the  of their charity sox will be donated to these foundations. SoxxyAir charity sox will be pre-sold in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, and all socks will be shipped by Spring 2014.

I encourage all readers to visit the site and give in any way that you can.

Be sure to check out:

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Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoxxySocks

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Soxxysocks
Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/soxxysocks
Follow on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/soxxysocks/
Read the blog: http://www.soxxy.com/soxxy-blog/

In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free sample from SoxxyAir.com in exchange for my review. All opinions of this site, its concept, and publisher, are that of my own. Personal experiences with the site may vary, and any site issues should be addressed to SoxxyAir.com, their products, or foundational work, should be direct to SoxxyAir, by the links provided above.

Moustache Coffee Club: March 2014 Coffee Subscription Review!

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Calling all java junkies! I have an awesome subscription review for you today from the Moustache Coffee Club!

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The Moustache Coffee Club, a subscription club for gourmet, exotic, coffee, graciously sent me this package to review today, please note that this subscription is a coffee curation club. They find amazing freshly roasted, single origin coffee beans every week and ship them to our members so that they never have a stale cup of coffee.

Mustache Coffee Club ships via USPS Priority Mail in their small flat rate box. The 2-3 day shipping ensures that the means make it to you while they are still super fresh. This subscription also includes an information letter which gives you lots of details on this week’s coffee including the history of the bean.  My package included a quick information card giving you all the key details about the week’s coffee, its nodes, and tastes.

Specifics on this coffee are:

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The Coffee:  This week’s coffee is from Alana’s Coffee Roasting Co. an organic coffee shop, which offers fair-trade coffee sourcing, located in sunny Los Angeles, and from the reviews online, appears to be a fun, hip place to get a cup of coffee!  This week’s beans are from Antioquia, Bolivar in Columbia, and were roasted, by hand for my subscription, on 3.13.14.  The tasting notes states that my coffee has “Melon with stone fruit, with a tangy acidity;” and I can honestly attest to this being an accurate taste description.

The Cost: $17.49/week Mustache Coffee Club will have you receiving  a 12oz. bag of fresh roasted coffee beans to your door.  You’ll need to grind the beans yourself, as you would in most coffee shops, and frankly adds to the fun and novel approach to their subscription service! Also note, you can also opt for 12oz. bag deliveries every two weeks ($17.99) or a 6oz. delivery every two week ($10.99).

The Mustache Coffee Club is so confident in their service, they are offering The Lady Prefers To Save readers, their first bag of coffee free, with club membership!  You can cancel anytime, and all purchases fall under their unconditional money-back refund, or send you twice the amount of new coffee type!  What do you think of Mustache Coffee Club?

If you are interested in signing up or want to learn more, click here!

Here’s to java!

In accordance with FTC Guidelines: I hereby disclose that I received complimentary products from the company being reviewed above, in exchange for my honest opinion and review of my experience.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions in the post are 100% my own. Individual results or experiences may vary. You can obtain more details information about the company, its products, and policies by visiting their respective websites, which will be linked above.

Review: March 2014 Bulu Box Fitness Subscription Box!

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Calling all Subscription Box fans! Today I want to review the March Bulu Box!

Here’s my review of the March 2014  Bulu Box Fitness Box Review:

The Concept: Bulu Box, for those who may not know, Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription service box. Their original Bulu Box, the companies main subscription box, which I will be reviewing today, is focused more on fitness and supplements, also noting that they have other, more personalized boxes, including the WeightLoss box that features healthy products and diet supplements. Bulu Box is a way to discover different fitness and weight loss samples that you may find useful for your personal goals and get an opportunity to purchase full-sized versions for free with your points. Also, subscribers are allowed to review each item they receive for 10 points which can be spent in their online Bulu Store!

The Cost: $10 a month, which includes shipping; my box shipped quickly and arrived in four business days, including processing.

The ProductsBulu Box sends five or more health and fitness samples. They have a regular fitness box and a weight loss box.

What I received:

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I received a well packages, orange subscription box, with matching orange tissue paper. Inside the box were seven health-related items.

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The first three items I received were the Rootology Breath Free Supplements, Tapaz 2 Go Lentil Crackers and Classic Humus dip snack, and the Smarty Pants Omega-3 Gummy supplements; all three items were awesome, and I would have to say that the Smarty Panty tasted great, as did the Tapaz 2 Go as well. The Rootology supplement went down well, but as its only a two pill sample, I cannot speak on its effectiveness.

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Also included in my box was the N.O.-Xplode drink supplement, Body Glove Surge Green Tea and Honey Protein Powder, as well as Beauty Bursts Mint Chocolate supplements; all of the above items tasted great, especially the beauty bursts, and I would definitely purchase them in a full-size form. In addition, the box came with a pamphlet on the above mentioned Rootology products, and ad advertisement for Frozen Peas products, a form of ice pack system offered on the Bulu Box Store site.

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Finally, my subscription box included a handy, glossy information sheet outlining the various products, their health benefits, and retailer information.

Final Thoughts: The value of this box is awesome, in relation to the amount paid for each box; the combined value of this box is priced at $25.00, not accounting the points provided for reviewing each item online. The subscription box made my weekly battle-with-the-bulge somewhat more manageable and enjoyable. I would definitely purchase this box subscription again.


Ordering: Use coupon code BULUGAN097 to receive half-off any box!

Enjoy!

In accordance with FTC Guidelines: I hereby disclose that I received complimentary products from the company being reviewed above, in exchange for my honest opinion and review of my experience.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions in the post are 100% my own. Individual results or experiences may vary. You can obtain more details information about the company, its products, and policies by visiting their respective websites, which will be linked above.

SiteGround Web Hosting Review!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Good afternoon, savvy savers! Today I am sharing with you another review. This time a look over the SiteGround Shared Hosting review!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review the Siteground Shared Hosting site, a company that has been in existence for nearly 10 years now, and have become widely known and accepted in the industry for pushing the technological boundaries that make them one of the fastest, most reliable and secure web hosting providers around. You will find SiteGround Hosting ranked as number one on many user review sites, as it has an amazing 100% uptime, which I was able to see for myself this past month.

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As well, Siteground is also a fast growing web host, and in 2013 employed an addition 35 employers, but they revamped their hosting plans and refreshed their website and branding; included were events such as WordCamp and JoomlaDay.

Things I liked about SiteGround:

1) Great Uptime – Like many hosts they boast a 99.9% uptime guarantee, but unlike other hosting sites, SiteGround usually answer their live chat within a few seconds and on occasions have even helped us with some WordPress issues that have nothing at all to do with their hosting.

2) Free Domain – The site offers a great free CDN – Cloudflare is integrated at the cPanel level, so with just one click you can enjoy all the benefits of this technology, significantly speeding up your site. Please note, you will need to sign up for their Grow Big plan for this at $7.95 for all 3 levels of caching, but to be honest, the Grow Big plan is worth it just for all the additional features you get with it; this included 30 days backups, premium support, Free SSL, and all 3 levels of caching.

Things that could use improvement:

1) Cpanel backup 500MB limit – This feature might create a hassle, if you need to transfer your site.

2) No Windows hosting, nor Ruby on Rails on shared hosting platforms.

Overall, this hosting site scores an B+ in my book, and with packages starting at only $3.95 per month, there is simply no other host involved so highly in hosting community!

Be sure to try this site out today!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Product Review: Red Leaf Tea’s Matcha Tea!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Good afternoon, savvy savers! Today I wanted to share with you my review Red Leaf Tea’s White Matcha Tea!

Let me start by saying that I am an avid tea drinker, and that as a tea connoisseur I am quick exacting in the blends and brands of tea I purchase.  But before I continue, I want to share a bit more about what matcha teas are, for those who may not know.

Matcha is a type of green tea, that comes in powdered form. Matcha tea is prepared by whisking matcha powder with hot water, into a frothy liquid. Matcha powder is also sometimes used as an ingredient in smoothies and health shaked. Matcha tea has long been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, and as of the last decade, matcha has recently gained popularity among tea drinkers in Western countries.

Unlike most green teas, matcha contains the entire leaf of the Camellia sinensis (the species of plant used to make green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and white tea). In cultivating matcha, the plant is shade-grown for several weeks prior to harvest, and then processed into a fine powder. Some proponents claim that matcha contains more antioxidants than other forms of green tea. In addition, matcha is purported to promote weight loss, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, support detox efforts, enhance mood, reduce stress, increase energy, keep blood sugar in check, and stimulate the immune system. Although there is a great deal of scientific evidence for the health benefits of green tea, very few studies have specifically focused on matcha.

Additionally, there’s some evidence that green tea may help prevent several forms of cancer, including prostate cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer; these claims have not been backed-up by the FDA, but many renowned international homeopathic agencies claim these results.

The Red Lea Tea variety, of matcha tea, that I have had the pleasure of drinking has a smooth, earthy, overall classic blend, with just the slightest hint of strawberry, mixed with a sweet with twist of mint, complied on a green background makes for a wonderful dessert-style tea. This tea is shaping up to become my go-to after dinner beverage! This tea was nothing short of a treat! I have drank the match tea twice, and would consider sharing this product with friends and family!

I highly recommend this product, and if you are interested in checking out this blend, as well as this awesome companies other varieties of matcha and lose tea for yourself, click here for their website, and here for their Amazon.com ordering site.

Here’s to your health!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.