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Our Experience with the Chef Essential Classic 23-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set! A Must Have Set for Any Kitchen!

I have been looking for an inclusive MATCHING kitchen utensil set for some time now. I had lots of utensils – most most of them were hand me downs from friends and relatives – so a lot of them were old and stained and falling apart. I really wanted a set that looked great in my kitchen and so when I was offered the opportunity to try out the Chef Essentials Classic 23-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set – I was over the moon and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.

These utensils are high quality. They are all made of durable, heavy duty stainless steel and have sturdy uniform black and silver handles. You can easily tell they belong to a set. This utensil set really has EVERYTHING that you could possible need in the kitchen. It contains several types of spatulas in various sizes, several spoons and ladles, some slatted, some whole. It has tongs, a bottle opener, a vegetable peeler, a whisk, several sizes of measuring spoons and cups and even a pizza cutter. Like I said – if you need it in the kitchen – it’s in this set.

The utensils are easy to work with – they do not bend or break easily and are easy to clean. You can safely stick them in the dishwasher with no issues. I also really liked that they have the tiny cutouts in the end of the handle so you can actually hang them on the wall. I store most of mine in a large round open-top utensil holder – but just for aesthetic purposes I hung the measuring cups and a few of the larger spatulas on the wall. They are very durable but pretty lightweight considering and they hang easily on a finishing nail with no problems.

I love love love this utensil set. It looks great in my kitchen and I was finally able to throw away all of those odds and ends utensils – which made me extremely happy. I would definitely recommend this product. They look great and function phenomenally. Definitely happy to have this in my kitchen. My only comment is I wish they would come out with more sets in varying colors! That would be a lot of fun!

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If you would like to find out more about this product – I definitely encourage you to check out their product page on Amazon! If you purchase it – or have ordered this in the past – I would love to hear about your experience with the product as well! Feel free to comment on this post – I love hearing from my readers!
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I have not been compensated. All opinions are 100% my own after having used the product.

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Why We’re Sold On Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Serum


100_3569Aloha to all my lovely readers. I come to you today with yet another AMAZING skin care product for you all to try! You guys know I am a huge fan of simple and effective products which is why I am sharing Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Anti-Aging Moisturizing Serum. This stuff is the cat’s meow. When I first received the invitation to try a sample of this product in exchange for my honest review, I thought  ‘ugh, another serum’. Seriously – retinol and vitamin c serums are all over the market right now. I wasn’t sure that this product would be any other than the rest I have tried however, I have a rule about not making any assumptions before I try a product. So I ordered it…. and I’m so glad I did.

What’s This Product All About?

Well, according to the brand information and packaging this nutrient and anti-oxidant rich serum is said to…

“- Smooths and evens out skin texture
– Speeds turnover of skin cells
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Protects your skin from environmental damage
– Diminishes brown spots
– Minimizes and unclogs pores
– Gentle enough for everyday use”

**Claims come directly from Product Information**

Basically Trilane is supposed to help fight signs of aging – while helping to contour your skin, focusing on smoothing your skin and balancing your complexion to give you a nice youthful glow. Sounds Great Right? That’s because it is.

The Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C serum comes in a really nice frosted glass bottle. I love that. I can put it on my dresser amongst my pretty trinkets and perfumes and it looks right at home. The serum is ready to use right out of the bottle and has a really awesome push nozzle which makes it super easy to dispense.

My Experience With Trilane

So, like I said – the pump nozzle makes it super easy to dispense just the right amount. A little of this serum goes a long way. It has some awesome moisturizing agents in it – so I definitely recommend not going overboard – especially if you have oily or combination skin – it might cause breakouts.

When using this product – I started with a clean face. I applied this serum at night after washing my face right after a shower. In theory you could probably use this under your makeup during the day… but your skin does a lot of work at night healing itself and regenerating skin cells and such. Sleeping with this serum on your face without all of the cosmetics in the way to interfere really lets the goodness of this serum soak into your face. But alas, I digress. This is just my opinion.100_3570

At any rate. In my personal experience, I find that serums are best applied with the hands. I dispense one or two pumps directly into my palm, rub my hands together a few times and massage into my face in circular motions. While I do put the serum on my entire face, I tend to focus on my dry and problem areas.

The Verdict:

I have been using this product for about a month and I am positive that this is the best retinol serum i have ever had the pleasure of using. Not only is application super simple- the product is EFFECTIVE. I have noticed some pretty huge changes in my skin. It’s softer for one – but it is also firmer and more supple in all the right places. My skin tone, which is usually a bit uneven and blotchy is more even and balanced. I am definitely seeing less redness and irritation. My face feels amazingly smooth and I am experiencing a lot less flaking and dryness in my t-zone. This serum is super light weight and is not heavy, cakey or oily on my skin. Once it dries – there is no stickiness or tackiness – you can’t even tell it’s there. My skin feels so much healthier.. and that is a huge deal! That being said – I definitely recommend this product. It does what it claims to you.

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If you are interested in trying Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Anti Aging Moisturizer, the company has been generous enough to give our readers a special deal on their product. If you order this awesome product through their AMAZON PAGE you will receive a whopping 20% off your price when you use the promo code SAVERETC !! So remember – sharing is caring! Share this post with your friends and family to let them in on this deal to!!

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I received this product free in exchange for my honest review. I have not been compensated. All opinions are 100% my own after having used the product.

Get Your Glow on With Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask


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You guys know I am a huge fan of skin products. I have problem combination skin (my readers know this all too well) so anytime I find an amazing product that I think will help people I like to take the time to share it. Recently, i was offered the opportunity to try out Adovia’s Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask. The verdict is in… I LOVE IT.

Honestly, I can tel you – I have never really been a huge fan of masks of any sort. I find them tedious, sticky and time consuming. I’m a new mommy – so anything I include in my beauty regimen has to be quick, easy and effective. This mask oddly enough meets my standards and has been far more effective than I ever would have imagined.

The product comes in an attractive, easy-to-squeeze tube. The ‘mud’ is the consistency of a thick paste and comes out of the tube slowly – which I think is awesome because it prevents you from getting more than you need. I would rather get too little and be able to get more if I need it than get to much and feel like the product is wasted.

At any rate, this product is full of awesome good-for-you components that really help give your skin an healthy dose of va-va-voom! The product ingredient list includes Dead Sea black mud, beeswax, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil and olive oil. All of these things are wonderful on their own of course – but this product puts them all together to give your skin a super boost of cleansing, moisture and nutrients!

The product claims that it boosts cell renewal and tightens pores while also pulling unwanted toxins out of your skins as it dries. It is also supposed to soothe skin and improve elasticity.

My Experience with This Product 

100_3389After showering and cleansing my face, I apply a thin layer of Adovia’s Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask to my face, making sure I cover everything from my forehead to my upper neck. Obviously – you should stay away from your eyes, no need to elaborate on that. Once I applied the product I let it dry completely on my skin. Typically this takes about 15-20 minutes. When I use it – I will put it on and then go about my evening chores – cleaning the 100_3390kitchen, doing laundry etc. No need to worry about mess – this product is not runny nor does it drip. During my personal use, I have noticed that you can feel the mask drying and tightening on your skin. No worries – this just means it’s working! Once  the product to dries thoroughly, I simply use a wash cloth and warm water to rinse away the mask.

The Verdict

I have been using this product once a week for several weeks now and I can definitely say it is extremely effective. Immediately after rinsing away the mask my skin feels super-smooth and refreshed. My pores even feel tighter. I personally apply face moisturizer on right after to lock in some extra moisture. I only use once a week because I have issues with dryness, however this product is super gentle and has a lot of great moisture infusing oils in it so it hasn’t caused me any issues in that department. Since I have added the Adovia Deep Sea Mud Mask to my routine in addition to my regular cleansing and moisturizing – my face feels so much cleaner and the large pores around my nose seem to shrink and become less noticeable with each use. It really gives my face that light, dewy glow that we all chase after.

I definitely recommend this product to anyone who really wants to give their skin some extra special attention, especially if you are looking for a simple, user-friendly product that is super gentle on skin. This product has definitely made an impact on the health and appearance of my skin and for that I couldn’t be more thankful. I used the product as directed on the package and have not experienced any negative skin reactions or side effects.

If you are interested in learning out more about this product – definitely head on over to their Amazon Product Page – this product is getting great reviews!

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This post has been sponsored by Brandbacker. I received the product in exchange for my review. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are 100% my own after having used the product.

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