Michigan Mama’s Product Faves (Summer 2022 Second Edition)

Michigan Mama’s Product Faves (Summer 2022 Second Edition)

Happy August! It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over but there’s still some summer left to enjoy! Let’s squeeze out what we can, right? 😉

I’m happy to share with you our second summer edition of Michigan Mama’s Product Faves! I was given the opportunity to sample some more amazing products that you definitely want to check out below.

Enjoy!

Jelly Belly Gum

I received Jelly Belly Sugar Free Gum in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo Credit: Kelly Clair

With summer still upon us, I was given the opportunity to try out Jelly Belly Gum! They have four true-to-life favorite flavors from the iconic Jelly Belly Jelly Bean line in a longer-lasting gum format – perfect for road trips or other fun summer outings!

I received four flavors:

  • Very Cherry
  • Berry Blue
  • Island Punch
  • Watermelon

All the flavors are fantastic, but the watermelon flavor always gives me summer vibes from my childhood. If you love the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean line, I think you will enjoy their gum flavors as well.

Photo by Kelly Clair

The best part of the gum? They are sugar-free! Gotta love that!!

I would like to thank the folks over at Jelly Belly for giving me and my family the opportunity to try out their new gum line! We love it!

Photo by  Kelly Clair

Stay up to date with Jelly Belly on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

TickEase Removal Tweezers

I received TickEase ($11.99 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo by Kelly Clair

You may have heard reports of Michigan residents confusing Weevils that have six legs with ticks that have eight. While it may be difficult to count the legs on these small critters, precautions should be taken to decrease the chance of infection from tick bites. One tip about ticks to pass on this summer is proper and timely removal significantly reduces the chance of infection. See tips below.

Proper Tick Removal Reduces Chance of Infection!  — Don’t Waste Your Time with Folklore Remedies

When it comes to ticks, timely removal of these embedded pests is key as this reduces the transmission of saliva that could carry harmful diseases. Despite the stories you may have heard about removal remedies that have been passed down through the ages, DO NOT twist the tick off or jerk the tick as this may cause the tick’s mouthparts to remain embedded in the skin. Suffocation with Vaseline, fingernail polish, dish soap, and cotton balls, or using a hot match can be dangerous and ineffective. Using a Q-tip to circle the embedded tick to distract it and get it to detach is another old wife’s tale.

Photo by Kelly Clair

If bitten, consider identifying the tick type to determine if illnesses could be an issue. The website www.tickencounter.com, includes photos of ticks to help determine the next steps as some are more dangerous than others. Or, you can upload a photo of the tick on this site and the TickSpotters service will email you within 24 hours with a confirmed ID and health risk level.

What many don’t realize is that there are only a few ticks that typically transmit the Lyme-causing bacteria. Blacklegged (also referred to as the Deer tick) and Western Blacklegged ticks are the biggest offenders. Other species of ticks can carry many diseases as well. While some studies suggest Lyme transmission can take 24 to 72 hours after attachment, there are many other infections that you can get with varying transfer times.

Powassan, a rare severe disease, causing headaches, vomiting and fever, may take as little as 15 minutes to contract and recent deaths from this disease have been reported in Maine and Connecticut.

Photo by Kelly Clair

What to do if bitten by a tick…

It is important to dislodge embedded ticks from the skin’s surface as soon as possible to minimize the effects of the bite.

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers as recommended by the CDC such as the TickEase, 2 -sided tweezer for human and pet tick removal www.tickease.com. Made from stainless steel it removes all sizes and types of ticks and can be heat sterilized.
  2. Steadily grasp the tick; using the tweezers take hold of the tick as close as possible to the skin’s surface and pull upward in a steady motion.
  3. Use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean the bite area and tweezers when done.
  4. Attached ticks should be never be disposed of or destroyed. Keep them in a zip-loc bag for identification and testing.  Remember a diseased tick does not necessarily transmit illness.
  5. Call your doctor if…you experience flulike symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle or joint pain, stomach issues or a target-shaped rash that can develop within three to 30 days. If bitten by a tick in area where Lyme is prevalent, a physician may suggest and prescribe a precautionary dose of antibiotics to reduce the risk of getting infected.

Photo by Kelly Clair

I would like to thank the folks over at TickEase for giving me the opportunity to try out their product! We have a cabin in northern Michigan that we visit frequently and we have come face to face with these nasty pests.

To learn more and stay up to date, you can follow TickEase on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Yipes Wipes

I received Yipes Wipes ($8.00 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo Credit: Kelly Clair

Yipes! Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes wipes are designed to gently and effectively remove dirt. Yipes! are 94% biodegradable and made with 99% plant-derived ingredients. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates and petrolatum, are enriched with aloe vera, and our wipes are not tested on animals.
Photo by Kelly Clair
Yipes! are here to help foster a culture of hygiene. Just as children are taught the importance of putting nutritious food into their bodies, the makers of Yipes! hope to put a similar focus on cleanliness on the outside, inspiring kids to take the initiative and learn the habit of hygiene, while making it fun and approachable.
Yipes! are available in canisters, as well as in individual, easy-to-use pocket-sized sachets (sold in pouches of 12), which are ideal for on-the-go—perfect for road trips!
Photo by Kelly Clair
I would like to thank the folks over at Yipes for giving me and my family the opportunity of trying out their wipes! They are great! I love them for road trips!!
You can follow and stay up to date with Yipes on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok!

Buffalo Games Puzzle-(Star Gazing)

I received a Buffalo Games Puzzle ($25.00 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Do you love puzzles? I recently received a free puzzle by Buffalo Games! I selected their Lofoten Dream 750-piece jigsaw puzzle from their Stargazing Series.  Taking place in Norway, the beautiful and dramatic scenery is evident in this puzzle.

I love that the puzzle is made from recycled puzzle board! Nifty, right? A bonus puzzle poster was also included which helped put the puzzle together. Sometimes you just need extra. 😉

Photo by Kelly Clair

I would like to thank the folks over at Buffalo Games for giving me the opportunity to try their puzzles! I look forward to the finished product when we take it up north to our cabin.

Photo by Kelly Clair

You can stay up to date with Buffalo Games and follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Eco Lips Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint

I received the Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint Variety Pack ($26.99 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo by Kelly Clair

Calling all lip tint fans! Eco Lips has a new and amazing line! I think these are my favorites so far by Eco Lips! It’s their Brazilian Vegan Lip Tine line.

The colors I received are:

  • Brave
  • Brazen
  • Bold
  • Blessed
  • Blissful

Photo by Kelly Clair

I favor Brave and Blissful, but if you want a more daring lip tint color, definitely go with Bold and Brave! So fun!

Each lip tint results in a creamy satin finish. The ingredients used are Babacu and Pracaxi Oils along with Capuacu Butter.

Photo by Kelly Clair

Definitely worth a try!

I would like to thank the folks over at Eco Lips for giving me the opportunity yet again to try this new line. I absolutely love it and carry them in my purse!

Stay up to date with Eco Lips on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Capture the Flag REDUX

I received Capture the Flag REDUX ($24.90 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo by Kelly Clair

Calling all Capture the Flag fans! If you love this classic game, you will love the defenders expansion set by Starlux Games.

Photo by Kelly Clair

What’s included:

  • 4 Glow in the Dark Swords (Green and Blue)
  • Batteries are included

So basically, with this expansion, you do not tag the invaders, you SMACK them with a harmless glowing sword.

Rules are simple:

  • Players who are hit, has to go to “jail” 😉
  • Only defending players wield swords
  • Defending players without swords can still tag invading players
  • You cannot invade enemy territory while carrying a sword

And it goes without saying, don’t hit players in the face or head!

If you already have Capture the Flag, this expansion is a great addition! It’s designed for ages 8+!

Photo by Kelly Clair

For full details of this fun game, click here.

This is definitely a fun game for the whole family! We have a cabin up in the northern woods so any games like this are always welcomed and exciting!

I would like to thank the folks over at Starlux Games for giving me and my family the opportunity to try this game! It’s a blast!!

Stay up to date with Starlux Games on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Stomp Rocket Junior Glow

I received Stomp Rocket ($14.99 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Photo by Kelly Clair

Want some more glow-in-the-dark fun with the kiddies? Check out Stomp Rocket! These all-foam fliers are perfect for the smaller set. They can fly up to 100 feet in the air and glow in the dark for daytime and nighttime fun.

It’s the perfect outdoor fun to get the kiddies away from the screen. It’s designed for boys and girls ages 3 and up!

Photo by Kelly Clair

Stomp Rocket includes:

  • Stomp Launcher
  • 4 Junior Glow Stomp Rockets

No batteries are required! Parents love that, right? 😉

I love that it gets kids interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and math)

Photo by Kelly Clair

I would like to thank the folks over at Stomp Rocket for giving us the opportunity to try out the product! So much fun really for anyone of all ages. I love that they glow in the dark. Makes it even more exciting!

You can stay up to date with Stomp Rocket on Facebook and Instagram!

See you soon!

 

 

Lindsey Jenn

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