Jul 30, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
The Flavor Wave Turbo Oven was recently introduced on the cooking scene through TV infomercials that touted the product as a quick and easy solution to preparing healthy meals for your family in just a fraction of the normal cooking time. So when I heard about this revolutionary tool, I jumped on the bandwagon to see what all the type was about. Here's what I found out…
The Flavor Wave Turbo works great. The first meal I made with the product consisted of a family favorite – meat and potatoes. I took sausage directly out of the freezer and added it to the turbo oven. It cooked quickly and effortlessly, but I was still a little skeptical of how it was going to taste. So, I took it to the kids, who are the toughest critics around. They raved about how juicy and moist the meal was and asked why I didn't make it more often.
After dinner, cleaning the turbo oven was just as easy. It has a self-cleaning mode, which works great. I have to tell you, I was really impressed. Anything that makes my job as a mom easier is a plus in my book. I'm a Flavor Wave Turbo Oven convert!
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Have you seen the recent infomercials touting the benefits of Sobakawa, or buckwheat filled pillows? It seems like we are finally catching up to what the Asians discovered hundreds of years ago. Buckwheat pillows are filled with all natural dried buckwheat, which is hypoallergenic. This substance contours to the shape of your neck and head, giving you a quality of sleep like you've never had before. The pillows regain their shape after you wake up, so you don't have to deal with flat non-supportive pillows.
Buckwheat pillows offer many health benefits as well. They have been recommended by health care professionals to assist with everything from headaches and soreness to stress and insomnia. Some even claim that the support they offer eliminates or reduces snoring. The buckwheat pillow provides orthopedic benefits that prevent muscles from cramping up while you sleep. This in turn leaves you feeling rested and revived in the morning, just as you should after a solid night's sleep.
Plus, buckwheat pillows actually keep your head cool, so if you're one that tends to overheat while you sleep, these are the perfect solution. Especially for summer, it's a great time to try buckwheat pillows and start reaping the benefits they offer. You'll never go back to another type of pillow again.
Jul 20, 2009
The summer days quickly fill up with activities, vacations and parties, so sometimes it's hard to get to the gym. However, thanks to as seen on TV's Ab Slide, you can get a great full upper body work out in just 3 minutes.
Imagine having tight toned abs by doing a simple work out that's actually fun. Now you can. The Ab Slide is a uses a smooth roller that offers support for your upper body. In addition to getting great results in your abs, you'll also strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders, chest, triceps, back and more. The Ab Slide is easy to use. Just position your knees together on the floor and push forward. This extension contracts the ab muscles, helping to eliminate love handles and give you beach ready abs after a few weeks of just 3 minutes a day.
The Ab Slide is a great compliment to your current gym regime, or a powerful program if you simply can't make it to regular exercise classes. It's easier than ever to work out in the comfort of your own home. Best of all, the Ab Slide is compact and portable, so it's easy store or pack in a suitcase for workouts during business travel or vacations.
Jul 14, 2009
If you’re an avid shopper, then you’ve probably heard all the hype about shopping online. In the past, shopping online used to be an outlet of need for those that lived in rural areas with no malls, but now, online shopping is the fastest growing type of retail. It’s a factor of convenience really. If you think about all the time and effort that goes into piling in the car, driving to the mall, browsing store to store for the item you are seeking, then waiting in long lines to complete your purchase, then online shopping certainly sounds appealing.
Online shopping offers an array of information at your fingertips, so the options are endless, you could pick up all kinds of products from as seen on TV products to products often sold at shopping malls. You can shop anytime day or night, and choose just the item you need. There’s no dealing with pushy salespeople who are paid on commission. There’s no making impulse purchases right when you get to the register. With online shopping, it’s quick and easy to find what you need and get on with your day. And if you get interrupted, just save your purchase in your cart and come back later when you have the time to complete your transaction. Shop on your terms; not the store’s or salesperson’s.
When you shop online, you can make purchases for everyone on your shopping list. Whether it’s a small treat for you, a home improvement item or a gift for a friend or family member, online shopping offers it all with an easy point and click. All you have to do is sit back and wait for your purchase to come to you. What could be easier than that? Online shopping is your one-stop shopping solution. So go ahead and enjoy the lazy days of summer. Spend a little less time hunting for bargains, and hop online where it’s so easy to find deals.
It’s true that pearls have long been a fashion staple, but this year, pearl necklaces have taken off in a big way. Sure, Michelle Obama has had something to do with this fashion resurgence, but pearl necklaces are all the rage lately. The trend for pearl necklaces is whimsical, fun and free-spirited, with designs ranging from gumball size stones to necklaces that are embellished with pearls, rhinestones and charms. With one of these lookers, you can keep the rest of your look simple and let your necklace shine.
Bow necklaces are also extremely in demand right now. Bow necklaces are reminiscent of childhood and are dainty and innocent in nature. Look for bow necklaces in the form of pendants for everyday wear, or statement choker necklaces adorned with fabric or crystals for a fun night-on-the-town look. Again, with necklaces that are busy, keep the rest of your outfit toned down and let the necklace take center stage.
Necklaces with pink stones are another hot ticket item. Celebs like Mariah Carey love pink diamonds, but if you can’t afford a multi-million dollar pendant, you can still imitate the look with a heart shaped Cubic Zirconia necklace.
Girly necklaces are fun to wear and offer a certain childhood fondness. These necklaces pair well with contrasting pieces like a black dress or a white tank top. It’s best to wear smaller necklaces to the office, and save the eclectic designs for after hours, weekends or vacation. It’s then that these necklaces will really help you shine.
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 9, 2009
Some of the most popular buys of the season are shell and coral necklaces. These pieces are fine to wear to the beach, versatile enough to wear out and the perfect accessory for get-a-ways to far off places. In fact, when you travel, you can find some great shell necklaces that are inexpensive and unique. The great thing about these necklaces is that the stones are imperfect, giving in to their natural form and finish. So it’s perfectly okay to wear a necklace that is earthly and a little unfinished; it’s part of the charm of this trend.
If you are looking for a way to dress up a LBD (little black dress), bright necklaces in turquoise and coral can be just the ticket. They add just the right pop of color that will grab attention and have all eyes on you. Or, add a long pendant necklace with a beach inspired charm, such as a starfish or shell. This signature piece looks fantastic when set in gold, and can just as easily be worn with a peasant blouse, a sundress or jeans and a tank top.
So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about far off destinations like tropical beaches and secluded islands, consider bringing some of that vibe home with you. Simply throw on a shell or beach inspired necklaces for a little taste of relaxation. And don’t be afraid to layer these necklaces with ones that you already own. After all, summer is about carefree style that isn’t too fussy.
If you’ve got fitness on the mind, then consider one of the amazingly effective home shopping products as an alternative to a pricy gym membership. Imagine getting the same results as having a personal trainer without ever have to leave your home. And best of all, home shopping products are more affordable than ever. From core workout dvd to high impact cardio, you can get the same great workout with paying for classes.
If you’ve ever walked into a vitamin and nutrition store, you know there are hundreds of options from which to choose. It can sometimes be confusing, daunting, and even a little embarrassing to pick out the weight loss product that you need. But now, with home shopping products, it’s a cinch to read product reviews, compare benefits and make an informed purchase decision. Plus, home shopping products are more affordable than pricy alternatives.
If you feel that need to pamper yourself (and who doesn’t), then consider home shopping products as an alternative to ridiculously overpriced spa and salon treatments. For just a fraction of the cost, you can get the same great results. Have fun with these products and clue your girlfriends in on the savings from home shopping. You can throw an entire in-home spa party compliments of affordable home shopping products. So the next time you’re thinking about heading to the mall in search of the perfect product, consider home shopping instead. It’s a perfect alternative that saves time and money.
Jul 7, 2009
1) Look for a secure logo or icon (i.e. Buyer Protection, Security Metrics, etc.). These symbols mean that the information you send during your purchase transaction (i.e. credit card information, name and address) are encrypted. You can usually find these logos at the bottom of the store home page or in the shopping cart during your checkout process.
2) Look for a plainly visible contact number. You always want to have the peace of mind that the
e-tailor you’re visiting is easy to contact, should the need arise. Clearly stated contact numbers should be offered, and established vendors will usually provide a toll free number for your convenience. Also, look for a mailing address for added reassurance.
3) Look for clearly stated shipping and handling. Make sure you know exactly what you are paying for shipping and handling charges. These costs should be displayed with the product or in the shopping cart during your check out process. This provides you with a complete cost, and helps to avoid sticker shock down the line. Some e-tailers(like most as seen on TV stores) even provide shipment tracking once your order has been mailed.
4) Look for clearly stated purchase policies. When you shop online, it’s important to know the rules for returns and exchanges. Make sure you’re informed and that the store has a section like FAQs or links to their purchase policy. This provides a certain reassurance, and from an e-tailor point of view, will increase the possibility that you become a repeat customer.
Jul 6, 2009
Home shopping is also great for a lot of different types of shoppers. Here are just a few people that can benefit from home shopping:
Bargain hunters – Home shopping is a bargain hunter’s delight. With so many great values, you can get anything you need for less. Plus, you’re able to compare products to find the best prices on the web.
Shoppers on a mission – If you know exactly what you’re after, then home shopping is just the ticket. You can complete your purchase and have it en route to you in a matter of minutes. It’s a true timesaver in a world where time is money.
Disabled – If you have a hard time getting to the mall, try home shopping as a solution that can satisfy your shopping needs without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Most websites are built to follow all accessibility guidelines, so viewing purchases is always an option, not a hassle.
Specialty shoppers – If you’re after a needle in a haystack, a diamond in the rough or some unique product that is rare, you might want to try home shopping. It’s easy to search and find the item of special interest.
Secret shoppers – If you’re in the market for a gift for someone special, home shopping is a great alternative to brick and mortar stores. You can order from the privacy of your own home and it’s all under wraps.
Busy moms – As a mom, you probably juggle a hundred little things throughout the day. Loading the kids in the car for a trip to the mall is probably the last thing on your mind. With home shopping, you don’t have to. Enjoy shopping after the kids go to bed, or in the morning, over a cup of coffee. Relax and enjoy home shopping when you have the time. And you could always find some good quality as seen on TV products to be your housework helpers.
Jul 2, 2009
You’re probably noticed a flood of new infomercial products hitting the market this year. That is in part due to the fact that people are more willing to purchase infomercial products, which are affordable and offer a quick feel-good escape, than other pricier alternatives like weekend get-a-ways and vacations. Infomercial products are great for mind, body and home. They make great gifts and offer great advantages in technology and innovation.
This year, we’ve seen more than a few revolutionary products take off. For example, the ShamWow has been a hot seller for many months, offering quick clean up power with a super soft shammy material that won’t scratch surfaces. The concept behind this type of infomercial product is simply improving upon a common clean up method. It’s these kinds of infomercial products that are so great.
Another common household name is the Snuggie. This infomercial product became a true phenomenon as men, women and children all got in on the Snuggie trend. Part blanket, part cover up, this cozy blanket took the nation by storm. It’s just another infomercial product that is completely affordable and considered to be a small treat.
That’s one of the big draws of infomercial products – they are fun, functional and cost efficient. Therefore, it’s reasonable to try one or two products during these tough times. After all, infomercial products can be ordered from the comfort of your own home and they are great when you need to get away from the realities of everyday life. Some of the newest infomercial products focus on creating in-home spa experiences that provide salon quality results for just a fraction of the cost of pricier treatments. So the next time you need to get away, try infomercial products that make life a little more enjoyable and a little less stressful.