Archives for April 16, 2015

Rainbow Light Natural Vitamin Brand for Kids Family-focused, natural company!

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Looking for 100% Natural Vitamins for your kids? Rainbow Light has a Kid’s One Chewable Multivitamin & Minerals that is great-tasting and comes in a fun-star-shape. My son likes this one because it tastes like fruit punch.I like it because it provides a balanced profile of the essential nutrients kids need for healthy growth, plus the nourishing goodness of vegetable concentrates they might not be getting from their diet. Probiotics are also included to support natural digestion and promote immune health.  For those with allergen sensitivities, Kids One is specifically formulated to free of most common allergens. It contains no gluten, soy, yeast. milk,eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish. They are also free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and additives.  Retail for $24.95/90-ct bottle.

If your child is more fond of Gummy type Vitamins there are the Gummy Bear Essentials Multivitamin & Multimineral. These come in delicious strawberry, lemon and orange gummy bears and are gluten-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, yeast-free and contain no nuts or hydrogenated oils. These are Single-serve packets and are great for on-the-go and travel. These are also 100% natural and contain no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives. Retails for $15.49/30-ct box.  Both are available at www.rainbowlight.com.

Rainbow Light celebrated 30 years of social responsibility this year, establishing its Circle of Care program to help mothers and babies in need of necessary vitamins and nutrients. Some highlights from their initiative:

  • Family-focused 10-to-1 program: For every 10 products purchased from their prenatal or children’s vitamin lines, Rainbow Light will donate vitamins to one mother, expectant-mother, or child in the Dominican Republic, Mexico or the U.S.
  • 92% reduced carbon footprint: Rainbow Light is the only supplement company to use 100-percent recyclable, BPA-free packaging, and now keeps millions of plastic bottles from landfills annually
  • Have been nationally awarded for successful eco-sustainable efforts
  • Moved into an office building 100% LEED approved and created from reused materials.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post.

 

 

Marked Private Invite Bandz is a fun new way to send out party invites!

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Are you looking for a fun & creative way to send out party invites? This may be exactly what you are looking for! Marked Private Invite Bandz are a fun and unique way to invite friends to a party. It actually combines an exclusive and secure social media experience with a cool physical keepsake! Marked Private Invite Bandz are an all-encompassing online party planning tool that combines a physical invitation with an online social experience around any party or special event. It’s an invite, online fun and  thank you all in one. Marked Private’s online social invite and uniquely coded collectible silicone bands are designed to be both safe and exciting. Hosts as young as 7 are able to safely plan and interact with guests on their custom and private party page. Host’s can personalize their unique party portal adding photos and videos, themed backgrounds and stickers. Guests use their private code to access the party page so they can get all the party details, RSVP, take party polls, chat and share photos and videos before and after the party.  Not only is this hub a well-rounded party planning tool – it is also an engaging social networking site with polls, games and chat where all previous party attendees can stay connected in one place. It’s the party before and after party!

We received samples and I do recommend! I think with today’s tech-savy kids, this will be a hit! I like that it is fun and a safe way for younger kids to interact online. Much more fun than just sending out invitations in the mail! My son can’t wait to use this cool way to invite friends to his birthday party later this year. Great for all ages over 7.

Invite Bandz are available for purchase at shop.markedprivate.com, Amazon and select major retailers. Also available at Alin Party Supply Co in Lakewood as well as Vine American Party Store in Los Angeles.

Price Per Unit: 7.99-14.99.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this feature.

Lucidbrake Smart Wireless Bicycle Brake Light Announced On Kickstarter

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Highly Intelligent Bike Brake Light Debuts on Kickstarter!

 

Patent Pending — 8 Ultra Bright LEDs Wirelessly Detect Stopping Motion Easy Set-up with Tough Press-on “Dual Lock” Fasteners Used in Buildings – No Installation or Wiring Needed!

 

Kids & Adults Are Safer Riding in Traffic – Awareness Beacon Visible from ½ Mile Away 

100% Waterproof, Works on Bicycles, Helmets, Backpacks, & Other Surfaces

 

April 14, 2015, Parker, Colorado — LucidLights, LLC www.lucidbrake.com, creator of smart LED lighting technology, announced today on Kickstarter, LucidBrake, the patent-pending smart wireless motion-sensing bicycle brake light and wearable light with awareness beacon for safer biking in traffic, at night, or in groups. Available on Kickstarter at: http://bikebrakelight.com, LucidBrake is the most intelligent bike brake light on the market.  It mounts on virtually any surface, using all 3 axes of acceleration signals (right/ left, up/down, backwards/forwards) to detect deceleration and stopping, filtering out road bumps, grades, angles, and normal cycling movements.

 

No Installation or Wiring Needed.

 

LucidBrake easily and securely presses onto the bike, rider, helmet or other surface with “Dual Lock” fasteners from 3M, extremely tough fastener material that’s even used to hold up metal siding on buildings in extreme outdoor weather conditions – no installation or wiring required!

Featuring 8 ultra-bright LEDs, LucidBrake can be seen up to a ½ mile away at night and ¼ mile during the day, ensuring that cars, other bikers, and pedestrians will see you braking, slowing down, or stopping suddenly, even at a distance.  The 8 LEDs blink as you move and alert solid when you stop (just like a car’s brake lights), detecting movement on boats, jet skis, bikes, skateboards, wheelchairs, scooters, helmets, and even backpacks, clothing, signs, and other flat surfaces.

 

LucidBrake is exclusively available for pre-order starting today through its Kickstarter campaign at: http://bikebrakelight.com. The first 25 backers will get the early bird discount special of $50, with additional backers receiving LucidBrake at the discounted rate of $69.99. In addition, some backers will receive the first-ever personalized product perk from this campaign, a customized 20 oz. stainless-steel water bottle emblazoned with their name, perfect for cycling excursions.

 

LucidBrake for Safer Riding – Features Advanced Computer Circuitry.

 

If you’re a cyclist, you know how important it is to be seen by those around you — being seen is being safe. Featuring advanced computer circuitry, LucidBrake knows the difference between slowing down and abruptly stopping, detecting motion with 4 beacon modes:  2 blinking modes, steady glow (tail light), or off (for racers) normally while in motion. It has a 2-speed braking indicator:  flashing quick alerts during sudden stops, glowing solid during normal stops.  100% waterproof, the LucidBrake circuit board is completely encased in a special optically clear conformal coating at the suggestion of engineers at Dow Corning to protect from the elements.  LucidBrake even works under water for boating or other aquatic uses. This super-tough coating is used for solar energy projects, where long term exposure to ultraviolet light, intense heat and cold can take their toll.

 

Light-weight Under 2 ounces for Endurance Cyclists — 3 Inches Wide for Visibility.

The inventors of LucidBrake interviewed cyclists who told them their main concern, besides safety, was adding weight to their rides. As many cyclists are endurance riders, they feel every ounce added to their bikes.  At under 2 ounces, LucidBrake adds very little weight and at 3 inches across, it gives cyclists the essential light and braking safety that they require.  LucidBrake works with 2 AAA batteries that last over 1 year, shutting off when not in use to save battery life.

  • Brake Light Indicator:
    • No pressing a pedal or button necessary.
    • Knows when going over bumpy roads, down a hill, or really slowing down.
    • Adjusts to the mounting angle.
    • Flashes more intensely when stopping suddenly, alerting others.
  • No on/off switch: automatically goes into sleep mode when not in use or by changing the position of the unit or storing in flat or horizontal position.
  • Long battery life of over 1 year with 2 AAA batteries.
  • Waterproof : operates under water for biking in rain or snow, for boating, or other aquatic uses.
  • Lightweight: under 2 oz. total weight (includes battery).
  • Many other creative non-bicycle uses are possible, such as at the end of long car or truck loads.

 

Customer Testimonials:

“Fantastic, well-thought-out product!”

“Thanks, again for coming up with a bike brake light — great product.”

“I use mine everyday. I just love my LucidBrake!”

 

LucidBrake is available now on Kickstarter for pre-order for the summer cycling season, shipping June 2015 with Kickstarter discounted pricing of $50 first 25 backers at: http://bikebrakelight.com, $69.99 after first 25 orders. For more information, see the website www.lucidbrake.com, Kickstarter:  http://bikebrakelight.com, Twitter: @LucidBrake, Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LucidBrake , YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiU_mUikxZ2tSDAjQwUo-KA/videos

 

“We’ve taken bicycle safety lights to a whole new level with LucidBrake,” said John Craig, inventor and owner at LucidLights LLC. “Simply attach LucidBrake to your bike, helmet, backpack, or elsewhere, add two AAA batteries and ride. There’s no wiring at all, not even an on/off switch. It’s that simple, easy to use, and it works great! LucidBrake is smart enough to self-adjust to the mounting angle, road grades, and bumps, making it the most intelligent brake light on the market.”

 

Lucid Brake Features:

  • Ultra bright brake light visible from ½ mile away at night and ¼ mile in the day to prevent cyclists’ injuries.
  • Easy to install, no wiring needed. Presses on securely with tough dual-lock fasteners.
  • Patent-pending innovative design.
  • Flat back allows it to mount onto multiple surfaces, backpacks, helmets, etc.
  • 4 different beacon modes (flashing, fast flashing, solid, off) with modes aligning to the E.U. laws (off or dimmed tail-light).
  • Angled cover design increases degree of visibility.
  • Brake light has two speeds: normal and emergency.

 

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lucidbrake/lucidbrake-motion-sensing-press-on-bicycle-brake-l

 

About LucidLights, LLC

 

Founded in 2007, LucidLights, LLC designs innovative smart LED lighting technology for safer living. LucidLights ™ are hand-held, oscillating light devices that use persistence of vision to paint bright images (text or graphic) in thin air, stopping people in their tracks with their novel brilliance.  For 2 years in a row in 2007 and 2008, LucidLights won “Consumer Product of the Year” at the DaVinci’s Institute Inventor Showcase for its innovations.  In 2013, LucidLights created prototypes for LucidBrake and with the help of a successful crowd-funding campaign, produced their first production run.  The new LucidBrake is set to launch April 2015 on Kickstarter with an advanced algorithm for how and when it turns off and more advanced beacon modes, as well as modes that comply with German E.U. rules of the road.  For more information on LucidLights, see YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEXpTKPE4K4&feature=youtu.be, LucidBrake info at: www.lucidbrake.com,

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.

Luxury 500 Thread Cotton Sheets, Queen Size from Yorkshire-Mayfair are a Must-Buy!

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If you are looking for nice, comfy sheets with deep pocket fit, these are for you. I often get quite fed up with having to pull and stretch Queen size sheets to make my bed but this set goes on really easily and stays on. They are made of 100% cotton and are soft. They are available in a variety of colors but I received white ones. The set includes a Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet and Pillowcases. The flat sheet also seems slightly over-sized, which I love. The quality of these sheets is superb and I love that they seem affordable too. I washed them in cold water and they did not seem to shrink. These really are a great deal and a Must-Have for any bedroom!

You can find them at Amazon.com.

Self Disclosure: I received this sheet set in exchange for an unbiased review.