Monday, July 25, 2016

ZzzQuil Sleep Aid

"Sleep soundly with ZzzQuil™ LiquiCaps®. With just one dose, this non-habit-forming sleep-aid helps you get exactly what you need—a beautiful night’s rest, so you can wake up feeling refreshed."

I am one of those lucky people who often has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I also have a condition called sleep apnea, which prohibits me from taking a lot of the sleep medicines out there. (The little green butterfly is pretty, but no Lunesta can be taken at my house) For this reason i was excited to get to try the Vicks ZzzQuil sleep aid. ZzzQuil is non-habit forming, and contains no added medicines like some PM pills. It comes in gel caps or liquid, i tried the gel caps. A 12 count box of the gel caps sells for about $5 at walmart. The main ingredient is Diphenhydramine HCI 25mg, an antihistamine. This is the same active ingredient in Benedryl. 

So, You take two of the ZzzQuil pills and you fall asleep quickly, and i stayed alseep for a full 10 hours. I did feel a bit groggy when i woke up, which is a con for me. The cost is another con for me. $5 for 6 nights worth of sleep medicine is a bit much. Overall, it's a good product and it does work, i just will stick to using my off brand bendryl as it's more cost effective.

Thanks to ZzzQuil and Influenster for allowing me to test out this product at no cost to myself. My opinons are 100% my own. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Drawing Lesson by Mark Crilley

 The Drawing Lesson is a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw. The book follows a young boy named David, who meets a woman in the park who is drawing. He asks her to help teach him, and in each chapter we get to see him learning something new with Becky's help. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and the reader) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing. The book includes lessons on shading, negative space, and creating compositions, with easy to follow exercises to help you master the techniques.
My son Landon LOVES to draw. He also LOVES comic books. When I saw this book I knew that he would love it. The book is beautifully illustrated. The characters make it more interesting to read and follow over just an instructional drawing book. My son loves reading and using his drawing pad to try out the new techniques. This book is perfect for any child who loves to draw, loves art and loves to learn.
I received this book to review from Blooging for Books. My review and my opinions are 100% my own.