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Tattoo Cover-up 350

Tattoo Cover Up Makeup Product Review

Tattoo Cover-Up

Tattoo Cover Up Makeup Product Review: We have had quite a few requests for tattoo cover-up products. After doing some research we decided to give Hard Candy Glamoflauge a try.

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We started out by tracing the outside of the tattoo with the concealer pencil included, then filling in the area with the heavy duty concealer. We were working on a small area, and it took very little concealer to cover. Be sure to blend it in to the surrounding area with a makeup sponge. Let dry for a few minutes and apply again. We applied a total of 4 coats in order to get maximum coverage.

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In the end the tattoo was concealed very well, and from a distance it was not detectable at all. I would use caution if your clothing is going to rub against the area, the concealer will rub off onto your clothing.

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This would be a great product to use if you have a tattoo you want to cover up for an night out, a formal event or you simply hate your tattoo and don’t want to have tattoo laser removal.

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Have you had success with any other products? Let us know in the comments below.

My Happy Place

My Happy Place in Somerset, Wisconsin

My Happy Place

My Happy Place in Somerset, Wisconsin. The name says it all! When I walked in the door something happened and a strong sense of calm and happiness came over me. Inviting, exciting, fresh and new…

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Yesterday was my second time browsing the beautiful, fun, one-of-a-kind pieces of art at My Happy Place  — where everything old is new again.  I can’t wait to go back!

While gathering first hand information for this story I discovered just how difficult it is to put into words what owners Brett and Cherie Link have managed to brilliantly create in the small town of Somerset, WI. So maybe I should just shout: YOU MUST MAKE THE TRIP — it will be worth it!

Unique, One-of-a-Kind, Evolving, Whimsical, Heartwarming

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I was invited to sit down in the back room to chat with Brett, Cherie and store manager extraordinaire Sheryl Amos. I was immediately in awe while listening to the amazing story of their journey.

Suffice it to say, a visit to My Happy Place is guaranteed to warm your heart because it truly is a magical destination.

You will find high-end, one-of-a-kind custom furniture, home goods, jewelry, clothing and much more, all handcrafted or repurposed by a handpicked group of local artisans.

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You won’t want to miss their grand opening on Friday, Feb. 13, from 5pm-9pm. Browse while you enjoy drinks, appetizers, 10% off your purchases and a chance to win prizes.

My Happy Place is located at 252 Main Street, Somerset, WI 54025. Be sure to follow My Happy Place on Facebook to get a first look at the newest creations to hit the floor.  Their store hours: Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-3.

Vintage and Modern Collide

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Brett and Cherie have surrounded themselves with unique and talented artists. Sheryl Amos and Theresa Parnell came from ‘A Whimsical Place.’ Theresa is the resident Paintologist and her work is amazing. The team also includes Connie Kasella, the Furniture Whisperer, and Claire Patterson, Home Stylist. Creativity oozes from this team.

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The New Richmond News recently did an in-depth story on Somerset’s newest destination.  Check it out here.

Nutri Ninja Blender 350

Nutri Ninja Duo Blender Review

Nutri Ninja Blender

Nutri Ninja Duo Blender: It was mentioned this weekend that we should start juicing and making healthy smoothies for the family. After quite a bit of research on the different juicers and blenders on the market I decided that the Nutri Ninja Duo was going to be the one to buy.

The Nutri Ninja Duo is equipped with Auto-IQ, so the programs do all the work for you. Just select your program and turn it on. I specifically chose this blender for the nutrient extraction. I cannot have seeds or nuts so I wanted a machine that could completely pulverize them.

We did the video below as soon as we got it home. I had picked up a few fruits and vegetables at the store so we could try it out right away.

The first test was the strawberries, I wanted to see how well it pulverized them before adding the rest of the ingredients. Watch below to see how everything turned out.

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We plan on trying out many different recipes with the Nutri Ninja so if you have a favorite recipe please comment below so we can try it out.

Aspi Rub 350

Aspi-Rub Topical Pain Relief Review

Aspi-Rub

Aspi-Rub review: Relieving pain since 1972. Aspi-Rub spray is a life saver when is comes to any kinds of aches and pains. Not only did we try it out, we had our friends give it a try as well.

Aspi-Rub is a potent and effective topical analgesic for the temporary relief of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, back aches, muscular aches and cramps. Just spray the affected area and gently massage for long lasting relief.

In order to give a better review we shared this product with a friend who works out everyday and suffers from sore muscles. Another who has been having knee issues. A family member who was suffering from intolerable back pain and we just it for shoulder pain that was most likely caused by stress.

In each case, everyone said the pain was taken away almost immediately. It is extremely fast acting. The only complaint was the smell. So we asked Aspi-Rub about the smell. Having been in the business for years, Anna said that the reason why all liniments have a smell is because the active pain relief and anti inflammatory ingredients all have a distinctive odor.  Aspi-Rub adds peppermint oil to the spray to lessen the odor and make it a bit more pleasant.

Personally I have used many different muscular pain creams and sprays and they all stink. I didn’t think Aspi-Rub was nearly as strong smelling as some. For me, the instant pain relief is worth a little odor. It truly works!

We are believer in Aspi-Rub and will be keeping a bottle around for all of our aches and pains. Don’t just take our word for it, you can view more testimonials here. You can watch the Aspi-Rub story below…

You can purchase Aspi-Rub here or a participating Walgreens stores.

Rosehip oil 350

Natur Personal Organic Rosehip Oil Review

Natur Rosehip oil

Recently Douglas from Natur contacted us about reviewing Natur Personal Organic Premium Rosehip Oil and we are thrilled that he did. That was the first time I had ever heard of rosehip oil so I was unsure of what to expect.

The oil is cold pressed 100% pure, unrefined and can be used as a moisturizer for your face, dry skin, hair, brittle nails, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation, burns and anti aging. Certified by USDA, ECO certified and is the highest quality rosehip seed oil.

Check out our video review to see what we thought about Natur Personal Rosehip Oil:

You can purchase Natur Personal Organic Rosehip Oil on the link below.

GoPro Hero 3 Battery Charge Fix

How to Fix GoPro Hero 3 If It Won’t Turn On

GoPro Hero 3 Battery Charge Fix

This morning we had planned on doing a review video with our GoPro Hero 3 until we went to charge it and there was no red light for the charge. We completely switched gears and ended up doing a hack video for our GoPro Hero 3.

No matter what we did we couldn’t get a charge. We turned to our good friend Google to find a quick fix and it worked. Check out our how-to video below.

Do you have something that just up and stopped working? Let us know below and we will try and help you find a quick fix.

Clarisonic Mia 2

Clarisonic Mia 2 Product Review

Clarisonic Mia 2

Clarisonic Mia 2 Product Review: I received the Clarisonic Mia as a Christmas gift and was super excited to give it a try. I am now 3 weeks in and am thrilled with the results.

This is the first motorized facial cleaning product that I have ever used. I am pretty much a soap and water kind of girl. Periodically I try other “miracle” cleaners, but I always seem to go back to soap and water. With the Clarisonic Mia 2 I don’t need to change what I am using, only how I am using it.

The Mia comes in many different colors, the gray model comes with the device, a sensitive brush head, a normal brush head, a protective travel case, sample size cleaner and charger.

Unlike many other exfoliating products this one uses a sonic pulsing action versus a spinning action. They say that the pulsing is what helps in loosening the dirt and oil in your skin amplifying the results.

It is recommended that you remove your eye makeup prior to using the Clarisonic. You then apply your cleanser to either your moistened skin or directly onto the brush head. I chose to apply to the brush head. When you turn it on it defaults to the gentle setting which I used for the first week, then upped to the normal setting.

The Mia 2 has 4 preset timer prompts so you know exactly how long to use on each area. It is set for 20 seconds to be used on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose and chin, the 2 10 second prompts for each cheek. You want to be sure to keep the brush head flush to the skin, but not pushing against your skin. Pressing to hard against your skin will impede the pulsing resulting in reduced effectiveness. I think these presets are fantastic, they make sure you are using the product for the exact amount of time that is recommended without guessing.

My results have been great and really make this product worth the initial investment. I have read that others experienced an increase in breakouts during the first couple of weeks using the Mia 2, I did not. I did try the included cleanser the first time I used it and knew right away this was not correct for my skin and went right back to my regular facial soap. I have not had to charge the Mia since it’s initial charge, so the initial battery life has been great.

The exfoliating results are amazing! Within the first week I noticed that I did not need to use as much moisturizer or foundation. My skin has a much more even tone.

Clarisonic also provides a 2 year warranty covering any manufacturer defect-related problems resulting from everyday use. You will need to charge for 24 hours before the first use.

Overall I would highly recommend this product for improving the appearance of your skin. Don’t expect that it is a miracle wrinkle remover, that is not what this product is intended to do.

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Cirque du Soleil Varekai Review

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Cirque du Soleil is known for amazing acrobatics, splendid artistry of choreography and the intricacy of the costumes.  Varekai has all of that and so much more.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai begins at the end of the Greek myth when Icarus flew too close to the sun and fell from the sky. He does not drown in the sea, but lands in Varekai — a magical forest full of exotic creatures.

The first act is a gravity defying performance by Icarus in a net. The performance is so masterful that you know you are about to be immersed into a world and story beyond anyone’s imagination.

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Throughout the first half of the show, you will be amazed by the choreography of seemingly impossible acrobatics and dance. The Icarian games feature human feet juggling that will leave you in awe. The grace and athleticism of these acrobats is awe inspiring.

Varekai also features some comic relief throughout the show in the form of two clown-like performers. They are prevalent throughout the show – sometimes in an act of their own and other times you have to look into the background of the main performance.

The second half of the show opens with an original performance called Slippery Surface. This is a beautiful combination of choreographed dance and acrobatics that immediately draws you right back into the world that is Varekai.

The finale of Russian Swings will bring you to the edge of your seat as they perform on not one but two swings somersaulting through the air in precision form.

Not to be forgotten are the amazing vocals and music that are being performed live. With all that is going on before your eyes it is not until the final curtain call that you really see the performers who have, through their musical talents, brought the story to life.

The cast of Varekai transcends the entire globe bringing together performers from all over the world and uniting them into the world that Cirque du Soleil has so masterfully created.

We highly recommend taking in this magnificent show. We attended the show at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN – you can find the remainder of the performance dates here.

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Photo Credit: Véronique Vidal, Benoit Camirand, Georgian Dance, Tomas Muscionico

Nads Nose Wax

Nad’s Nose Wax for Men and Women Review

Nads Nose Wax

WARNING – SOME PICTURES MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THE EASILY SQUEAMISH. Still looking for a stocking stuffer? Well, I have the perfect gift — Nad’s Nose Wax for Men & Women.

This product does the job, it doesn’t hurt … and let’s face it, manscaping is in! Okay, so I know that medically speaking this is not good for the immune system. A quick lesson, our nostril hairs grow to protect us as our first response to the immune system. They collect and prevent dust and particles from reaching the inside of our bodies, causing mucus to build up and let us know it is ready to dispose.

With that written, I’m guessing that taking away that first response protection may not be too wise, but who wants a 1/2 inch gnarly hair sticking out of their nose during a dinner date? I usually use a trimmer. Unfortunately, a trimmer leaves little short spiky hairs that poke the inside of your nostrils any time you squeeze them together.  Who needs that?

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This product leaves the inside walls of your nostrils silky smooth. It’s quite simple.  Just heat up the wax as instructed. Don’t forget to apply the fun Sanchez stickers (provided) if you happen to have facial hair. Dip the paddle/swabs in the warmed wax and place in each nostril for 90 seconds. Yank and enjoy a garden free nose.

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Nads nose hair removal

Observe the amount of hair sprouts and compete with your buddies. No more nostril tickle for this guy. He couldn’t be happier with the results and ease of this product.

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It can also be used as a black head remover or pore strip — and the wax smells very good, too. Definitely a top gift/product of the year for any man in the family. 5/5

2014 Favorite Products Weve Tried It

Weve Tried It Favorite Products 2014

2014 Favorite Products Weve Tried It

We have been having a great time reviewing products this year! We put together a list of our favorite products for 2014. If the products made our list that means that we use them all the time and that they come highly recommended by Weve Tried It!

Nads Nose Wax

Nad’s Nose Wax for Men and Women

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As Seen on TV Chop Magic

Makeup Eraser Weve Tried It Review

The Original Makeup Eraser

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Aroma Dot Diffuser

Tria

Tria Hair Removal Laser

Potato Express

As Seen on TV Potato Express

Gigis Gourmet Caramel Sauce Flavors

Gigi’s Gourmet Caramel Sauce

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Velata Raclette Tabletop Grill

If you follow Weve Tried It on Facebook then you know that we highly recommend Bar Keepers Friend and Quick Shine Floor Cleaner as our favorite cleaning products.

Do you have a product that you think we should try? Leave us a comment below!