Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gold Toe PowerSox Review...


Thanks to Gold Toe, we recently had the chance to review 3 pr of the Gold Toe PowerSox EZ Match Girl's Low-Cut Liner socks:

About Gold Toe:
"The names Gold Toe® and Moretz are among the best-known in the sock industry. It’s not by luck. The two companies combined have over 140 years of experience and, when they merged in 2006, the union of these two powerhouses produced one of the world’s leading sock makers. GoldToeMoretz is the leader in innovation, quality, style and durability. The PowerSox® brand is the beneficiary of that legacy, delivering the highest standards of performance in a comprehensive collection of athletic sockwear. Every athlete knows that footwork is key to success and PowerSox® is the brand of choice for the world's top athletes including Ultra Marathon legend Pam Reed and Global Mountaineer, Dave Hahn."

About EZ Match Girl's Lo-Cut Liner:
-Spandex for perfect fit comfort
-Cushioned sole for shock absorption
-Y heel fit keeps sock in place
-Comfort toe seams for a smooth fit



What we thought: We have always loved Gold Toe socks for their superior quality, but now we love them even more for another reason...the new EZ Match ring system. Do you ever have a hard time sorting your kids socks because they are so similar in size? If so, here is your solution! Gold Toe's children's line comes in 3 sizes, small, medium and large. On EZ Match socks, size small has one ring on the toe, size medium have 2 rings on the toe and size large, you guessed it, 3 rings on the toe:) Could it be any more simple?! Now, even the kiddos can help with the laundry!! This really is a brilliant idea and these socks are really cute and as always, comfy. Gold Toe socks are made with quality, breathable material and are the longest lasting socks we've ever tried. Now with the EZ Match rings, they are by far our favorite brand of sock:) ABCD Diaries gives Gold Toe PowerSox with EZ Match an A+!



Buy It: You can find Gold Toe PowerSox at department stores including Macy's, Kohls, JCPenney, Dillard's, Beall's and more.
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UliMana Raw Chocolate Review...

Thanks to UliMana, we recently had the chance to sample a couple different varieties of this raw chocolate treat:

About UliMana:
"UliManaMana, or UliMana for short, was incorporated on July 13, 2005 (a very good day astrologically) and may very well be the first raw chocolate company ever! Our first product Nirvana Manna, now called Maca Manna, was inspired by David Wolfe's book Naked Chocolate, and was first sold by Nature's First Law, now Sunfood Nutrition, in October 2005. It wasn't long after that when our five other products: Cacaoliente!, Chocolate Chai, Cacao Menta, Cacao Kava and Goji Manna were born, one after the other. (We couldn't help it! Our creative juices were flowing, thanks to all the psychoactive ingredients in the cacao.) Everything made with organic chocolate (cacao) and other vegan, organic ingredients. Most recently we created a line of raw, vegan, organic truffles that are basically sending the raw food community into Samadhi! (it's a yoga word that means Enlightenment or Bliss) Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little. They are really delicious and selling like crazy. It's just hard to believe they're good for you too! So praise the Cacao God, David Wolfe, and UliMana for these luscious, healthy, mood elevating vegan treats!"
We reviewed Chia Moon Drops and Harvest Nectar Truffles:
Chia Moon Drops:
Organic Dates, Organic Cashews, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Shreds, Organic Agave, Organic Vanilla Beans, and Celtic Sea Salt®


Harvest Nectar Truffles
Raw & Organic Cacao powder, Coconut Nectar, Cacao Butter, Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts, Flax Seeds, Vanilla Beans and Celtic Sea Salt.

What we thought: Okay, so I have never had raw chocolate before, so this was quite an experience for me:) I was a little surprised by the strong cocoa flavor, especially in the Harvest Nectar Truffles...I'm used to milk and dark chocolate which are definitely sweeter than the truffles we sampled. Both truffles were very nutty which was expected after reading the ingredient list. We did like the Chia Moon Drops a little better than the Harvest Nectar Truffles, though, again, I had never tried Chia seeds and they tended to stick around long after the chocolate was swallowed:) Definitely tasty though! The addition of Celtic Sea Salt was interesting, as it gave the truffles a slightly more salty than sweet taste. Overall, our first experience with raw, vegan chocolate went pretty well and we are definitely interested on trying other flavors:) ABCD Diaries gives UliMana a B+!

Buy It: You can find raw chocolate treats at UliMana.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Smiley Cookie Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Smiley Cookie, we recently had the delicious opportunity to review these cute cookieAbout Smiley Cookie:
"The Smiley Cookie Phenomenon-
That’s right, phenomenon. Our online cookie gifts — fresh-made, hand-iced customized cookies — have the world baking up excuses to send them! In fact, our custom cookies are the greatest thing since sliced bread, except sweeter and a lot more fun to give than a loaf of whole wheat.
Any way you slice it, our custom cookie gifts are the cat’s meow, the bees knees, the real McCoy (genuine goodness in every bite). They’re the purrfect thing, all the buzz, the original go-to for gift-giving occasions: Birthdays • Showers • Weddings • Holidays • Thank Yous • Business Meetings • Client Appreciation • Anniversaries • Ooops, I Didn’t Mean To Do That • Nice Haircut • Not-Ugly Baby • Lunar Eclipse • National Pork Month
Get it? You don’t need a reason! Our custom cookie and custom cookie gift baskets are a celebration unto themselves. And if you think we’re repeating Custom Cookies, Cookie Gifts and Cookie Gift Baskets too much, you’re right! That’s because the more we chant Customized Cookies, the easier it is for you to find us and share in the joy that is the Smiley Cookie Phenomenon! Sweet!" The Smiley Story:
"It started as a half-baked idea more than 20 years ago — a smiley cookie as the vehicle to communicate the ethos of a restaurant — Eat’n Park, the Place for Smiles. Soon our cookie became not just the signifier of a delightful family dining experience, but a symbol of commitment to community and charitable giving, indeed, the mascot of the company. (Who knew a six-foot walking sugar cookie would have such draw. You have to be cracking a smile by now!)
Today, every child that dines at Eat’n Park receives the surprise of a buttery, rich, delicious smiley cookie, totaling more than 1 million free cookie treats each year. Every day, our cookies are distributed to community, charity and fundraising events. Every year, more than 200,000 smiling cookies are donated to local non-profit organizations. That’s a lot to smile about.
Crumb on and Try Our Cookie Delivery Company!
And now, our smile has gotten even bigger with our online cookie delivery company — fresh-baked, hand-iced Smiley Cookies delivered all over the country — fast and fresh. Smiles for miles each and every day!
That’s because our convenient online cookie company makes it easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. (Note how our cookies take the celebratory shape of hearts, shamrocks, bunnies, jack-o-lanterns and more for holidays and special occasions, and are available in virtually any color combination to sweeten the offer.)
You can even order customized cookies to match wedding colors, sport teams, corporate logos and more, and have your cookies delivered fresh nearly anywhere to as many addresses as you choose! And with our smart cookie pricing, you don’t need to spend a lot of dough! Did we say, “SWEET”?
But the one thing that that remains the same no matter how the cookie crumbles? Our signature, friendly smile — the frosting on the cake (or cookie) so speak.
We trust you’re now addicted to the notion of having fresh smiley cookies delivered to friends and colleagues far and wide, so check back often for contests, polls and coupons — not such a half-baked idea after all!"

What we thought: These cookies were adorable and super yummy. They were packaged really well and tasted fresh-baked for several days after coming in the mail. They came in a sturdy box that was too cute to throw away...we turned ours into a crayon box:) You can get several varieties of these cookies, just to name a few: the original Smiley faces, flowers, hearts, even pirates. There is also a really neat create your own cookie option that would be lots of fun:) Smiley Cookie has some really creative gift baskets to choose from as well...really, gifts for ANY occasion. If you're looking for a fresh-baked treat for yourself or to give as a memorable gift, Smiley Cookie is definitely the place to go:) We give Smiley Cookie an A+!!

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KidSwitch Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to KidSwitch, we recently had the chance to try out this amazingly innovative safety product:

The KidSwitch Story:
"KidSwitch was created, developed, and brought to you by the father of a sweet and adventurous two year old little girl, named Taylor. In 1993, Taylor lived in a small house on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. Although it was "Sunny Southern California" her bedroom did not receive much light because the houses around hers were so close that they simply blocked the sun from her bedroom windows. Since she was too short to reach her light switch, she was constantly asking her dad to come and turn the light on for her. And, the light would often be left on all day because she couldn't reach it to turn it off.One day, Taylor set out to turn on the light herself. She built a makeshift "ladder" out of some of her toys. However, because Taylor was only two years old, and did not have an engineering degree, the "ladder" did not work and she fell, thereby suffering a slight injury.After her fall, Taylor's dad did not want her to keep making "ladders," did not want to have to keep turning the bedroom and bathroom lights on and off for her all day, and did not want to simply leave the lights on all the time, so he set out to find a better way to help Taylor safely reach and turn on and off the light switches.After several different attempts, the mechanics of how to attach the switch and the design for the switch took shape, and Taylor's dad began the process to patent, trademark, manufacture, and sell KidSwitch.It all began that day in 1993, when one dad wanted to help his own daughter safely reach and turn on and off her room lights. Since 1995, KidSwitch has been providing a helping hand to little ones and their parents. We are happy now to extend that hand to you!

KidSwitch is a light-weight, yet sturdy, glow-in-the-darklight switch extender, that can be used with either toggle or decora style light switches. KidSwitch can be installed and used on any single, double, triple, or more toggle or decora style switch plate.(For decora switches, the adapter is required). KidSwitch extends down 12" from the switch, allowing toddlers to safely reach and operate room lights. To install on a toggle switch, you only need a screwdriver!Remove the existing switch plate screws,and replace them with the KidSwitch screw sets.To install on a decora switch, no tools are required! Simply peel and stick the adapter and then snap the KidSwitch into place! To operate and turn the light on -simply push the moon handle up.To turn the light off -simply pull the moon handle down."

What we thought: It really is no wonder KidSwitch has won the Buzzillions Reviewer's Choice award 3 years running. This product is truly ingenious! We have a 4 yr old and a 21 month old, both who want as much(or more) independence as we will allow them and this product has helped us tremendously! We put our KidSwitch in the bathroom, where we knew we would get the most use out of it. When we moved to our new home, B built a super nice 2 person step stool for the kid's bathroom because of course any time big sister was at the sink, little brother wanted to be there too...it actually is really great for hand washing and tooth brushing, but is a little too large to move back and forth to the light switch and the bathroom isn't big enough to have 2 step stools. I have actually seen A stretch way across the bathroom from the sink to the wall with the light switch to turn the light on and off. WAY DANGEROUS! We had resorted to asking mommy and daddy to turn the light on and off. Then came the KidSwitch. A and D can now easily turn the light on and off, saving B and I time, saving electricity, giving them more independence and most importantly KEEPING THEM SAFE!! I don't think the kids get the safety aspect of this product, but they really do love it:) The KidSwitch was super easy to install, easy to clean(just wipe down with a little disinfectant), glows in the dark and is fun for the kiddos. And at under $10, quite affordable...definitely a winner in our book:) KidSwitch is a must-have for independent kiddos whose parents want the peace of mind this product affords:) ABCD Diaries gives KidSwitch an A+!!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

derma E Review...

Thanks to derma e, we recently had the opportunity to sample several products from their wonderful natural body care line.




About derma e:
"Looking for health and beauty products you can trust to be naturally safe and powerfully effective? All derma e® bodycare solutions are formulated to produce dramatic results, founded on derma e®’s passion for the pure power of nature. Natural ingredients are not only the safest, they also have the most powerful healing and renewing properties for beautiful, healthy, youthful skin and hair. You’ll see and feel the derma e® difference… when you try our proven antioxidant and anti-aging formulations, with optimal concentrations of Astaxanthin, Pycnogenol®, Peptides, Ester-C®, Vitamins A and E, Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE. derma e®’s renowned line of advanced treatment products offers dramatically effective solutions for conditions such as itching, cracked skin, scars, age spots, spider veins, blemishes, pimples, redness, or inflammation as well as other common skin problems.
For nearly 25 years, derma e® Natural Bodycare has pioneered the development of high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The comprehensive line of natural products is paraben-free, cruelty-free, 100% vegetarian and includes over 90 different products. derma e® can be found in 5000+ retail outlets across the U.S., with additional distribution internationally. derma e® is family owned and operated and dedicated to serving the natural products retailer.derma e® is family owned and operated. -->Family owned and operated and dedicated to the natural products retailer. "
What we thought: I was really impressed with the variety of skin care products offered by derma e. I especially loved the moisturizers. They go on smoothly and feel lightweight, plus they have the added benefit of a pleasant scent. The cleansers seemed to work well without drying out my skin. After using derma e for a few days my skin felt softer and looked brighter. If you are looking for all natural body care products, I would definitely recommend derma e. Visit the site for a personal derma "e"valuation to see what products you need to get you started.

Buy It: Find the perfect natural body care products to fit your needs at derma e. Check the store locator for a retailer near you.


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a variety of derma e samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

Zehn Naturals Tee Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Zehn Naturals, I recently had the opportunity to review this awesome organic tee:
About Zehn Naturals:
"It's Easy To Be Green With Zehn Naturals! 100% Certified Organic Cotton Apparel and T-Shirts for Women and Men Featuring Original Imagery Printed with Earth Friendly Inks Zehn plants a tree every time you buy our Women's Organic Cotton T Shirts and Men's Organic Cotton T Shirts AND we give 10% to Non-profit Organizations.

You will look great and feel great when you wear our Organic Cotton Clothing while practicing sustainability!
Zehn Naturals Mission:
To create and distribute delightful, innovative, eco-friendly and inspirational products; that are good for the individual the community and the environment. We operate a company with integrity and business practices of generosity, quality, and prosperity for everyone associated.
Principles:
-We do what we say
-We spread prosperity and good will
-We respect the world community
-We have fun
Zehn Naturals is an employee owned company. We currently have three partners, Hannah, Len and Tiea. It is important to us that anyone associated with Zehn experiences abundance of energy, love and prosperity!'

What we thought: I love my Zehn Naturals tee for several reasons. I love the way the organic cotton material is super soft and comfy. The shirt fits really well and is not too tight(I ordered one size larger just in case:) I love that the words on the tee are bold, easy to read and concise...though the meaning is obvious. The variety of sayings at Zehn Naturals is pretty awesome. If you're like me, it will be hard to find just one shirt that you love. These are sayings relevant to the times and the (thankfully) growing trend of eco-awareness. Every time I wear my Zehn Naturals tee I get compliments. These shirts are a great way to make the statement that you care for the future of our Earth. I also love that a tree is planted for each tee purchased and that Zehn Naturals is so involved in giving back to the community. The tee also had a cool "seed" tag on it that can be planted and should grow something beautiful:) ABCD Diaries gives Zehn Naturals an A+!!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

California Blooms Review...

Thanks to California Blooms, we recently had the opportunity to review some gorgeous lavender roses:
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About California Blooms:
"California Blooms is a family owned and operated company based in California. We are the premier internet source for the freshest, boutique grown roses in the USA. Our California grown roses are individually hand-selected and cut at the peak of their growing cycle, hydrated overnight and shipped farm-direct to your doorstep. We are confident you will not find a fresher rose anywhere. We have partnered with one of the most highly decorated and world renowned growers of hydroponic roses. Their growing philosophy and techniques are focused on the art and hands-on experimentation of optimum growing and not producing mass quantities of generic roses. The family-owned farm has grown varietal roses for over seven generations, and has pioneered and perfected hydroponic growing methods. This has enabled them to consistently produce the finest and freshest roses available."
What we thought: We have never ordered roses that were to be shipped in a box, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. However, we were super impressed by the packaging, freshness and quality of our California Blooms bouquet. The roses were really gorgeous and by caring for them as the directions instructed, they lasted way longer than I expected. These fragrant roses were beautiful closed, but absolutely breathtaking once they opened. The kids loved caring for them each day and smelling them and just "checking on them" as they would say. California Blooms has some really vibrant colors of roses to choose from...your standard red, yellow and white flowers, some pretty pastel pink and lavender varieties and then some unique orange and green roses that I had never seen. And they even offer a mixed bouquet, as well as vase options depending on if you want to "dress" your bouquet. California Blooms would be great for any occasion that might necessitate flowers. The delivery was a breeze and the presentation was perfect. The quality of roses was exquisite and ABCD Diaries gives California Blooms an A+!!
Buy It: Find the perfect bouquet of roses for any occasion at CaliforniaBlooms!


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Quackgammon Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Endless Games, we recently had the opportunity to review the new board game Quackgammon:


About Endless Games:
"Endless Games was created in 1996 by industry veterans Kevin McNulty and Michael Gasser. Fresh from their success with the Games Gang, they decided to form their own company.
The premier line of Endless Games was headlined with the breakthrough hit The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The line was rounded out with classics such as Jotto, Kismet and the party game Encore. Midway through year one, Endless went into production on Password. The game was a huge success and paved the way for an entire retro collection including The Newlywed Game, The Price is Right, Family Feud, Beat the Clock and Concentration.
We’ll see you in the game aisle!"
About Quackgammon:
What we thought: The whole family enjoyed this game. While D was a little too young to really understand the rules he definitely loved the rubber duck game pieces and really enjoyed moving them around the pond. A caught on fairly quickly(she is 4 yrs old and LOVES games:) Our kiddos are pretty young, so we played on teams, but the game was still super fun. This board game will definitely be part of our game night line up! The instructions are fairly simple, especially if you know how to play Backgammon, and game play is generally pretty quick. There are only 8 game pieces to keep up with, which is a definite plus if you have little ones:) If you have a Backgammon or rubber duck fan in your family or you just love fun board games, Quackgammon is the game for you! ABCD Diaries gives Endless Games and Quackgammon an A+!
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Zibits Review...


ABCD Diaries recently had the opportunity to review Dinc, who is one of the new Zibits: Mini R/C Robots:
About Zibits:
"Welcome to the world of Zibits mini-r/c robots! Combining R/C with 12 collectable miniature robot designs, Zibits are getting ready to take the world by storm.
Rapid development in the robotics industry has fueled Senario's growth in the category, making advanced tech more attainable and cost effective. Possibilities are endless as we aim to provide consumers with an array of robotic products that span across multiple markets."
Product Features:
-Mini Collectible Zibits come to life with the Z-mote!!
-Race your Zibit forward and turn at a 360 degree radius
-Awesome Zibit sound effects
-Collect'em ALL! Over 12 hot Zibit designs in 3 categories

What we thought: Oh man, did the kiddos LOVE this review!! These little robots are so cute an easy enough for our 4 yr old AND our 21 month old to control. I have never seen anything so small with a remote control. This little guy has already provided our kiddos with hours of fun and he is still in great shape. This would be a great gift for the robot or remote controlled toy lover in your life. It would be a perfect stocking stuffer:) And at $10 or less, they are definitely an affordable option. ABCD Diaries gives Zibits an A+!

Buy It: Collect all twelve mini robots. Purchase Zibits here or at Toys R us stores for under $10.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

My Secret Circle Review...


ABCD Diaries recently had the chance to review a new tween product, My Secret Circle:
About My Secret Circle:
"My Secret Circle--the first-ever totally secure social networking world designed for circles of girlfriends, ages 8-12. Each Online Access Key houses an embedded browser which gives the user access to the private social network world.
Real-life friends exchange unique friend codes to create their private circle, providing further enhanced security features. Enclosed within a private network, inaccessible to public browsers, circles of connected friends can experience the excitement of social networking in a safe environment. Moms like that."
Product Details-
-Customize your online profile and design a Diva that is uniquely you
-Create and design your profile page
-Show Off your pictures with a slideshow
-Create journal entries and blogs
-Instant Message with all your friends

What we thought: This was a little over 4 yr old A's head, but would be perfect for today's tween girls. It's kinda like a social network(Facebook, etc) for 8-12 yr old girls, but way safer and with activities that are targeted toward this age.
"My Secret Circle is a new plug-‘n-play product that allows girlfriends – not strangers – to hang out online, chat, blog, write journal entries, share pictures, play games and more. It uses online access keys (USB keys) featuring proprietary technology with embedded browsers and unique ID codes. Only friends can connect by exchanging private codes. Even better, girls never need to upload personal information online, further enhancing the security of the network."
So if you have a tween girl who loves to interact with her peers online and you want a safer way for her to do that, My Secret Circle is a win-win situation. This product will give your daughter hours and hours of fun and give you peace of mind. ABCD Diaries gives My Secret Circle an A!
Buy It: Get more details about this product at My Secret Circle. My Secret Circle can be found at Justice and Target stores.
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Ultima Replenisher Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to the folks at Ultima, we recently had the chance to try out Grape Ultima Replenisher:

About Ultima Replenisher:
"Ultima Replenisher is the most-advanced, balanced electrolyte drink available in the world. Through years of research and testing, Ultima's formulators found that optimal hydration requires a good balance of the electrolytes and that electrolytes are most readily absorbed with a proper amount of carbohydrate. With no carbohydrates, the absorption of electrolytes is very low and with excessive carbohydrates, the absorption is slowed by a long and necessary digestion process. Ultima's researchers found that by minimizing carbs, and using only complex carbs, rather than simple sugar, the absorption is quick and effective.
-ZERO SUGAR. ZERO ARTIFICIAL. There’s too much sugar in the leading sports drinks – 10 packs or more – and little nutritional value. No wonder so many athletes drink plain water. But our bodies need electrolytes before, during and after exercise. Ultima Replenisher is a natural sports drink with zero sugar. It contains a full complement of electrolytes, not just a ton of sodium. Ultima also contains complex carbs for energy, water-soluble vitamins and vitamin enhancers for day-to-day health maintenance, and antioxidants to protect body systems from free radicals (toxins). Ultima uses no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners."
Top 10 Reasons to enjoy Ultima:
10. ELECTROLYTES with ZERO SUGAR
9. NATURALLY sweet. NO ARTIFICIAL ingredients
8. Better choice than PEDIALYTE® & Gatorade®
7. VEGAN friendly – GLUTEN FREE
6. Rapid absorption – Speeds FLUIDS to muscle cells
5. ESTER C® Supports the Immune System
4. Better hydration = Faster METABOLISM
3. PREGNANCY – Before, during & after labor
2. Helps CANCER patients stay hydrated — Recommended by nutritionalists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
1. Perfect for any and everyone!
What we thought: We tried the grape flavor, and though I'm not usually a huge fan of grape flavored drinks, this wasn't half bad when served icy cold. The kiddos really liked the taste and I was happy that it was something they could enjoy. Ultima Replenisher will be especially good for these hot summer days in Texas. We can play outside, even in the triple digit heat, without fear of the kids dehydrating when we take Ultima with us:) Its great to know there is a healthy, naturally sweet alternative to other sports drinks that is safe to share with the kiddos:) The next time one of them gets a stomach virus, we'll definitely be giving them Ultima Replenisher to keep them hydrated, and because they love the taste they will drink it without a fight. Ultima is great for every member of the family, whether you're an athlete, an on-the-go mom or a kiddo. ABCD Diaries gives Ultima Replenisher an A!
Buy It: Get your Ultima Replenisher at Whole Foods and other health food stores. To find your nearest retailer, check the store locator, or purchase online.
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given Ultima Replenisher for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.