Sunday, June 10, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW: Resistance Bands by The Body Shop

Dare I say that one of the hardest habits to create is a workout regimine. It's one of those lifelong habits that you start, stop, and start again so many times that you lose count. And of course, then there comes along all of the most  new and innovative tools that are supposed to help make everything easier, quicker, and produce ore results.

I must say that I have tried a lot of workout tools in my day. Everything from various balls, weights, ropes, bands, and whatever else you can think of.

However, one thing that I had been wanting to try for months were resistance bands! But where do I start. Do I get the open bands or the loop bands? Do I get the log bands or short bands? And what's the difference in resistance levels of the bands. Ultimately, how do I use these things in order to maximize their effectiveness as a part of my overall fitness goals.

Then I tried The Body Factory set of 5 Resistance Body Bands for Fitness/Abs/Physical Therapy/Stretching. Additionally, this product came with 2 Dual Sided Core Sliders, which I had absolutely no idea how to use but it was stated that it was for Core Strengthening, Glutes, and Fat Burning.

So of course like all smart people (including myself, LOL) I headed over to YouTube to see if I could find someone who knew how to use these bands and fell in love with what I saw. It appeared that the exercises that people do with these small look resistance bands are simple, yet effective. Now, that's my type of exercise!
I'll leave the links at the bottom of this blog with my favorite examples of  how to use these products. But in the mean time, let's get right into my personal review!! I was so excited when my bands arrived in the mail!!

THE ORDERING PROCESS: The ordering process was simple, you're typical amazon experience. The item was priced right at about $15 bucks and the all of the band perks were spelled out in plain language and understandable. The description was thorough and detailed.

VALUE: The price was perfect! I've typically paid a lot more for exercise equipment hoping for amazing results and this purchase made me feel like I'd bought multiple items for the cost of lunch.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: The products came packed in protective bubble-wrap envelop and a convenient carrying case. It also came with a nice little card inviting me to review the product on Amazon and contact them if I am not completely satisfied. It included contact information.

QUALITY: The quality of the product was great. The bands were well made with high quality color and material and withstood the toughest wear and tear that I put on it.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, the product did exactly what it indicated that it would do!! I love these bands!!

And one of my favorite things about them is that they are portable, pack easy in their little carry case, and I am able to travel with them without them taking up a little of space. As you can see in the attached photos, I took these on vacation with me and their photo shoot happened right there in my hotel room.

Check back later in the week for my new YouTube video and a demonstration on my favorite ways to use the resistance bands.

Here's a good demonstration of using the Core Sliders:

Ready to grab your bands? Here ya go!!

Here are some of my favorite YouTube Videos using Loop Bands:

  • PERFECT FIT FOR EVERYBODY –The Body Factory resistance bands works for every kind of exercise like yoga, stretching and it is perfect for everyone. Using resistance bands as a workout tool enables you to work multiple muscles at once. You don’t have to be a pro athlete to use resistance bands, they’re suitable for all fitness levels – including beginners! With each band having a different resistance level, you can start off slowly and build up to the larger resistance levels.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY RESISTANCE BANDS – 5 Premium resistance bands are of different sizes, all are of different color and for a different level of exercises. For each exercise you can choose 1 of our 5 color coded Bands for different stretch levels: 1 Green (X-Light) Band, 1 Blue (Light) Band, 1 Yellow (Medium) Band, 1 Red (Heavy) Band, and 1 Black (X-Heavy) Band.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY KIND OF SURFACE – The dual sided core sliders, non-scratch design features plastic on one side and foam on the other for safe and easy use on hard wood and tile surfaces, carpet, and gym floors. Ideal for exercises like mountain climbers, sliders, squats, and lunges
  • PORTABLE AND EASY –The Body Factory resistance bands and core sliders offer a number of advantages over other weights. They are much more lighter and portable than free weights so you can take them anywhere you go and continue your trainings no matter where you are. The resistance bands and core sliders are lightweight so the risk of injury associated with heavy weights is eliminated. For your convenience, it comes with a FREE carry bag so you can take them with you anywhere.
  • 100% GUARANTEE –The Body Factory's mission is to develop premium & safe home exercise equipment to help you lead a healthier & better lifestyle with 100% customer satisfaction, therefore we offer lifetime guarantee because we are confident with the excellence of our Sliders and Resistant loops. We also provide UNLIMITED online consulting - how to use - which comes together with a lot of fun while training. ORDER NOW so you can be the lucky user of all these benefits.

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price from The Body Factory in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and opinion. If you have any questions, please feel free to complete the "Contact Me" form. #Sponsored #Ad

Friday, June 8, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW: BIC® Soleil® Balance™ Disposable Razor

Say bye-bye to shaving cream, and hello to BIC® Soleil® Balance™ Disposable Razor's built-in moisture bars infused with Shea Butter.

BIC® Soleil® Balance™ Disposable Razor
6.99 / 2-Pack
5 Blades

GET 10% OFF* - USE CODE BICSHAVE by clicking the link above.

  • No need for shaving cream!
  • 5 flexible blades adjust to contours of your body
  • Moisture bars infused with Shea Butter replace shaving cream
  • 2-in-1 razor simplifies your shaving routine
  • When not using, store away from water

*Offer ends 6/9/18 at midnight EST

You can also receive a $2 off coupon on their website by clicking here!!


THE GOOD: Obviously the best part about this razor is that it comes with the 2 moisture bands on the top and bottom of the razor blades. The moisture bands are activated by water and feel so silky smooth on my legs. This also eliminates the need for shaving gel which is costly and bulky to carry while traveling or going to the pool/beach. In my opinion, that means it does what it is advertised to do.

The price is also a perk with this product! Since you are cutting out the cost of shaving gel, you are already saving there. Additionally, you get 2 razors that last quite a while for only $6.99 (which is only $4.99 if you use the coupon.) I have paid way more for crappy razors in my life. I was pleased with the price and product!

THE BAD: There is no pivot built into this razor so using it on our face or around our knees could be challenging. If you want to try a BIC razor with a little bit more of a flexible neck, try the Bic Simply Soleil Click - Disposable Razor For Women.

THE UGLY: This razor doesn't seem to provide a very close shave when used on any other areas outside of a straight leg shave. This means that you'll have to shave more frequently and honestly, who wants to do that. I guess this wouldn't bother some people who already shave daily on their legs. But if you're trying to use it on your armpits, face, knees, or other areas where there's not a lot of hair and you are hoping to shave only once or twice a week, this is not the product for you.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, I enjoyed trying out my complimentary sample of the BIC® Soleil® Balance™ Disposable Razor from Smiley360 and will continue to keep on in my travel bag to ensure that my legs are nice and smooth at the pool during all of my summer travel!!


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