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Ready! Set! GoGargle!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Review | 0 comments

Hi Elegant Readers,

I recently dealt with a hoarse and very sore throat over the holidays. It proved to be a good opportunity for me to sample Go Gargle! This Effervescent Salt solution is a great product to discuss on Bubbling With Elegance and Grace.

To learn about GoGargle!, check out the company’s website by clicking here. GoGargle! was named the Best New Product at the 2014 ECRM Cough Cold, Analgesics and Allergy convention.

Go Gargle!

The Go Gargle! product that I received contained 10 tablets and claims to soothe and moisturize dry and irritated throats.

Information from the box:
— Contains a proprietary blend of Honey, Chamomile and other ingredients listed below. Sodium Chloride, Citric acid, Sorbitol, Potassium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium, Natural Flavor, Sodium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Honey, Wheat Germ Oil, Sinc Sulfate, and Stevia Leaf extract.
— Convenient, easy to use
– Delicious, mint flavor
– Great for home, work or travel
– Soothes throats that are dry due to air pollution, smoke and everyday life

The first step is to drop 1 tablet into a half grass of warm water.

Go Gargle Tablet!

Let dissolve until fizzing stops.

Go Gargle Tablet dissolved in water

I swished the solution around in my mouth and gargled in back of my throat for 15-30 seconds. Then I spit out the solution because the directions indicate that you are not suppose to swallow the liquid.  I repeated the steps until I used all the liquid.

Gargling with Go Gargle!

JT gargling with GoGargle!                                                                                                                                                       

The solution had a pleasant honey taste. My throat felt like it had a coating of moisture like someone was giving you a massage.

The taste was pleasant

GoGargle! has a pleasant experience. It did not leave a bitter taste in my mouth. Go Gargle! says that the gargling may be repeated throughout the day as necessary. When I finished gargling,  I could tell that my throat felt coated and did not feel as raw as before.

Warning description on the Go Gargle! bottle:
Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult physician promptly. Not intended for children under 3 years old. Sealed with a tamper evident cap for your protection. Store in a cool, dry place.

Please make sure that if you try this product that YOU DO NOT SWALLOW.  One of the ingredients is sorbitol which is a sugar substitute that can have laxative qualities.

Please check with your doctor if you think you have in allergies to the ingredients or have questions. Otherwise, it made my throat feel good with the honey and chamomile ingredients. I recommend it to anyone dealing a sore throat who is looking temporary relief.

 JTwisdom

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21 Days of the Daniel Fast

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Hi Elegant Readers,

New Year New You! The year of the supernatural!

My church is doing a 21-day fast in January. My hubby and I decided that we would do a Daniel Fast. One week down and we are now starting the second week. As a congregation, we can fast whatever the Lord leads us, to fast something that has a significant meaning to us. Kristin Feola, author of The Ultimate Daniel Fast, spoke at church about the Daniel Fast and what to expect.

Kirsten’s book includes a daily devotions for each of the 21 days; and healthy recipes to guide you.

Fasting is a great way to develop a deeper relationship with God and to gain divine insight and wisdom.

JT Reading Daniel Fast Book by Kristin Feola

JT Reading Daniel Fast Book by Kristin Feola

At first, I did not know what to think about the Daniel Fast because the main foods to eat are fruits and vegetables. As part of this fast, some things you give up are dairy, yeast, sugar, refined and processed food, deep fried foods, solid fats, beverages like alcohol, energy drinks, etc. Giving up these foods may be a challenge for some people; but that is the point of a fast. You have to give up something in order to draw closer to God.

The fun part of the Daniel Fast is that you can eat fruit, whole grains, nuts and seeds, unleavened bread, Legumes, olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil,  flaxseed oil, grapes oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, distilled water, filtered water, spring water as well as herbs, spices, salt, pepper, seasonings, soy products and tofu.

Today we had a Peach-Mango-Strawberry-Peanut Butter-Flaxseed-Chia Seed-Coconut water smoothie. It was good with all those flavors blending together.

Peach Mango Smoothie

The Ninja makes a scrumptious smoothie.

Makes Two Smoothies

Having a smoothie in the morning is refreshing and an energy booster. It’s a great way to start you day.

As part of the fast, we are also reading the devotions from Kristen’s book, and  a chapter from the gospel of John. Both are a good study tool for strengthening my relationship with the Lord.

After the smoothie, hubby and I are ready to do some light cardio. Getting back to my exercise routine after dealing with cold and flu symptoms.

JT getting ready to workout.

JT

I must admit, prayer and fasting is a real energy booster, clears my mind and ideas are flowing. I plan to write more about the fast after we finish it up at the end of January.

JTwisdom

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Longer Lashes with Lanakin

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Beauty, Review | 0 comments

Hi Elegant Readers,

I have been battling a head cold for the last several days. I have had some restless nights, but claiming healing in Jesus name. The high temperature today is 9, yes 9 degrees.

I was recently contacted to sample a product that claims to increase lash growth from the inside out naturally, with no negative side effects. The name of the product is Lanakin, the company’s motto is: “Beautiful lashes start from within.”

That’s essential because there are many lash products that claim to grow longer lashes, but you must apply the topically and they are not natural.

Key ingredients include Lycopene, Burdook root, Primrose, and Green tea extract.

I accepted the offer because the product is natural. I, personally, do not want to apply any liquids or gels to my eyes. Lanakin has been clinical proven to increase lash length. Lanakin provided me with 28 nutricosmetic capsules for this trial.

Bottle of Lanakin out of the packaging

Bottle of Lanakin out of the packaging

I took a picture of my eyelashes before I started the two-week trial period.

I am on day three of taking the capsules. My eyelashes are already long, so I excited to see how they look after 14 days.

JT's eyelashes Front view

JT’s eyelashes Front view Have on shimmering eyeshadow

The directions on the bottle are to take two capsules per day. I take one capsule in the morning and one capsule at night.

JT side view of eyelashes

JT side view of eyelashes

The capsule is just like taking a vitamin with a full glass of water and no after taste.

More information from Lanakin’s website:

“LANAKIN is different.”

“LANAKIN has been formulated by one of the top natural product formulator in the industry. It is first of its kind for natural lash growth. Infused with a special blend, LANAKIN works from within. Unlike other products that are on the market, LANAKIN does not have any harmful side effects such as discoloration of the skin around the eyes or vision impairment. LANAKIN works with your body to boost proteins which are essential for hair growth.”

To find out more information of how it works click on Lanakin.com.

Some of the nutrients in Lanakin

Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C
Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Thiamine
Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9
Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid
Zinc, Selenium, Copper
Maganese, Chromium
Lanakin Proprietary blend which includes Horsetail leaf root, green tea extract, Red wine extract, citrus bioflavonoids, Burdock Root, Yellow dock root, DMAE, Sarsaparilla root, Geletin (bovine), Red clover leaf, Evening primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid, Collagen type II, coenzyme Q-10, dandelion root, Aloe Vera leaf, Fo-ti root, Inositol, Pera-Aminobenzoic acid, Choline Bitartrate, Lycopene.

After the 14-day trial period, I will publish follow-up post. This post will include an in-depth look at the proprietary blend of ingredients. I will also include before and after photos so you can see how Lanakin worked for me.

Reminder: Always make sure you check with your physician before taking any capsule to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Product information that is important to mention located on the bottle.

Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating. Keep out of reach of children.

This product contains Aloe Vera. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stool or abdominal pain. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Again, consult your physician before using this product.

 JTwisdom
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