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Try It Tuesday: Exfoliating Foot Mask #tryitTuesday

Exfoliating Feet Mask

From Amazon – About the product

  • Clear away years of callouses. Make any cracks in the heel a thing of the past. Your feet can look like they did back before everything. There’s smooth beautiful skin still there, waiting to be revealed.
  • Not painful nor irritating, our foot peeling mask works gently and safely. Application of our foot exfoliator takes minimal time and can be used while doing other things.
  • Healthy feet can be yours, without a hassle.
  • Working within 7-9 days, you’ll be amazed at the level of exfoliating possible. Layers of hard skin fall away, leaving only the softest to remain. It’s a baby foot peel for baby soft feet.
  • Want to strut around in high heels? Got a pair of shoes that, before, you would never wear because of your feet? Clear away the bad skin and bring on something that looks good—no matter what shoes you wear.

TOW Opinion
I am so disappointed with this.

I should have known to stay away once I read the instructions. It says that after leaving the booties on for 90-120 minutes, wash your feet. Over the next few days, the “dead skin will peel off”.

Supposedly, the skin underneath will be soft and supple. I was leery of the “skin peeling” aspect, but I thought “How bad could it be?”

If you find yourself asking THAT question, stay away!

In reality, the skin on my feet have been peeling for more than a few days. If that sounds gross to you, imagine living it. Ugh!!!

After I showered each night, I was peeling skin off my feet and sweeping all this skin off of the floor. I have NEVER had my skin to peel like this.

Plus, the skin underneath was tender and felt raw.

I was not able to wear sandals because my feet looked horrible. It was hard to walk as it felt like I was walking on egg shells.
Thankfully, after all the skin from the “treatment” peeled off, my feet were back to normal.

I bought this because I thought I could save money instead of paying for a pedicure. I was wrong. This has been a horrible, traumatizing experience for me.

TOW Final Word: DO NOT BUY! It took two weeks for my skin to stop peeling. I am relieved and I never want to go through that again.

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Try It Tuesday – #Segwaytours #sandiego

I was trying to decide what to choose for TRY IT TUESDAY and thought SEGWAY TOURS!

Segway Tours – San Diego
601 Pacific Hwy San Diego CA
619-889-4326

http://www.nationtours.com/

I had to go to San Diego for a conference. On the last day, sessions finished earlier enough that I could go a short tour of the downtown San Diego via a segway. I wondered if this was going to be a mistake considering I am not the most graceful person. Honestly, I cannot believe I have made it to almost 4 decades and not broken any bones. At this point, I am trying to broken bone free!

I chose the Little Italy and Waterfront tour. It took about 90 minutes. It cost $59 but if you have a large group, you can probably get a discount. I added the insurance in case I totalled my segway. At the time, I hoped I would not but, again, I was being realistic with myself. I will clip a corner in a minute.

After a brief introduction about segway safety, we were off.

The participants, with helmets firmly affixed, all headed single file down the sidewalk along the San Diego Embarcadero. We saw the entrance to the Gas Lamp district, went through a few parks, saw the PetCo baseball stadium, and finished our tour riding up along coast.

Surprisingly, my feet got tired from way I had lean up and down to maneuver the segway. I did not expect that. Also surprising to me was that I was quite agile on my segway. I even posed as if I was Rose on the Titantic at one point. Afterwards, I called my husband and told him we have to do a segway tour on our next vacation.

TOW Final Word: This was a fantastic way to see the downtown area and I am now hooked on segway tours! I cannot wait to do another in a different town.

Try It Tuesday – #Travel Tuesday #orlandoFL #hotelpicks

This is another Travel Edition of TRY IT TUESDAY !

Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando FL 32821
http://www.cariberoyale.com/

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On our last trip to Disney World, we decided to stay at Caribe Royale. This is an all-suite hotel in Orlando, FL. I chose this location because it was close to Disney, had a free shuttle, and was centrally located to restaurants. Plus, it had free parking. #winning

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We were in room 1840 which was facing the parking lot. Our view was mostly the tops of palm trees, which was fine with me. The suite was set up so when you walked in, you entered the sitting area, then the bathroom, and then bedroom. There are doors that close off each area from the rest. I liked that because it made the room seem like a mini apartment. The refrigerator and microwave were in the sitting area.

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While we had our things spread out over the whole suite, but mostly stayed in the bedroom area. It was easier that way. The bed was so comfortable and had lots of pillows.

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Side note: I got all these pictures from their website and the hotel looks exactly the same in person. That says a lot to me.

We did not use any of the amenities because the main focus of our trip was going to Disney. From what I could tell, there was a nice, large pool where guest were enjoying themselves. There were several restaurants and sitting areas that were occupied every time I passed by them.

Getting our tickets for the shuttle was easy. You have to reserve your shuttle by going to the Concierge desk at least 1 hour before the time you want to depart. The shuttle to go to Disney is free (technically it was included in the paid hotel fee). The reservation is only for the trip to Disney.

You can take any return shuttle. We reserved the 9:30am shuttle and arrived at Disney’s Transportation and Ticketing center. From there we took the monorail to Epcot and were walking through the entrance gate at 9:50. Very easy!

At the end of the day, we went to Disney Springs and decided not to return to the Disney’s Transportation and Ticketing center to catch the shuttle back to the hotel. We got a LYFT ride and it cost less than $10.

You can obtain shuttles to go to other Orlando attractions, but there is an additional fee. Honestly, taking an Uber/Lyft would probably be cheaper depending on the size of your group because the shuttle fee is PER PERSON.

TOW Final Word: Great hotel and loved the location. If you want to go to Disney, but not stay on property, this is the spot for you.

Try It Tuesday: Daily Goodie Box #freebies @dailygoodiebox #TryItTuesday #review

I was excited to be chosen to receive another Goodie box. For October’s edition of Try It Tuesday, I am giving my honest opinions of the products that I tried.

Kicking Horse Coffee – Kick Ass Ground Coffee – I was hesitant to try this at first. I do not drink a lot of coffee and with a name like “Kick Ass coffee” I was concerned it was going to be too much for me. When I tried it, I thought it had a great flavor and was smoother than expected.

Swago – Cologne Wipes For Men – I thought it smelled okay but the Hubs was not feeling it.

Andalou Naturals – Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream Pods – This cream is thick and moisturizing. Even though it is thick, it did not spread heavy on my skin. I liked the feel of it. I would recommend to others.

ONA Treats – Cookies and Bars I had the maple pecan cookie bar. It was so yummy, especially for a gluten free bar. The flavor was mild and not overpowering. It was sweet but did not taste artificial. I have added this to my personal list of guilt-free snack foods.

Georgia Grinders – Creamy Peanut Butter – Since I am allergic to peanuts, I asked my friend Amy Alley to try this and report. She said, “Smooth and you can taste the natural peanut flavor. Some natural peanut butters are very oily or separate, which is so annoying, but not this one!” Thanks Amy!!!

Natralia – Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo – This body wash seemed to work well. It did not have a lot of suds and so I think I used more than I needed at times. I am used to having a heavy lather, but this did not have that.

Volo Vitamins – Energy Stickpacks – This vitamin powder dissolved easily in water. I did not enjoy the taste once mixed in water, but it was not so bad that I could not drink it. I do not like the flavor of sugar substitutes. I thought it tasted better than most comparable beverages. The plus about this is that I think I did have a boost of energy without any crash afterwards.

Prince of Peace – 100% Natural Ginger Candy – I LOVE this candy. I like ginger in general and eat ginger candy regularly. Many times, the ginger candy is very sticky and will get stuck between my teeth. I did not have that problem with this brand. I enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to a friend and she recently bought it.

Tiger Balm – Pain Relieving Patch – These are the best! I do not have much need for these, but when I do, I use Tiger Balm patches.

Goviter – Viter Energy Mints – I did not like the taste of these. I think it is because they are made with the sugar substitute. The flavor was not something that I was used to eating.

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Shealicious Scalp Relief #TryItTuesday #NaturalHairCare #BlackHair

Shealicious Scalp Relief
Shea butter Conditioning Treatment + avocado and rosemary oils

I bought this because it is a conditioning deep treatment to help with dry, itchy scalp. It said that it can be used for all types of hair. My hair is relaxed. Many of the products to be used on itchy scalp sometimes will strip the relaxer.

It smells so good. On the package, they say something about not eating it. I thought they were being melodramatic until I opened it.

This. Is. The. Best Smelling Conditioner!

That is saying a lot because conditioners usually smell really good. I did not want to discard the container just so that I could smell it. I felt like I was addicted to the scent. It smells delicious. It is sweet, herbal, and fresh all in one.

Once I regained my focus as to the reason why opened the container in the first place, I applied the conditioner cream as the directions instructed. After leaving it on for the allotted time, I rinsed my hair. My hair was soft and manageable.

I tried other varieties of this brand, but I always come back to the Shea butter Conditioning Treatment + avocado and rosemary oils. I feel like this is the best one for me.

TOW Final Word: This is my new favorite conditioner. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I am totally in love with the smell. I wish I could find a lotion that smelled like this. I would lather myself in it all day, every day. It smells delicious!!! Totally recommend!

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