Heka Living Essential Oil Diffuser Review


Heka Living brings the highest quality and most affordable products to your home to make life easy, beautiful, and healthy. –Heka Living

The Heka Living Diffuser is more than just a beautiful diffuser, it’s also a humidifier, night-light, and 12 or 24 hour LED clock. If left unplugged for an extended period the clock will need to be reset.

heka living diffuser

400ml Water Tank

The unit has a 400ml capacity (BPA free) tank with an automatic shut-off when it gets low on water.  There are four adjustable timer settings 30, 60, 120, and 180 minutes. It will “chirp” to let you know when you need to add more water.

heka living diffuser

30, 60, 120, 180 Minutes Timer

heka living diffuser

2.4 MHz Ultrasonic Diffusing Technology

This diffuser uses a 2.4 MHz Ultrasonic Diffusing Technology that will not destroy or alter the therapeutic benefits of your essential oils. The ultrasonic waves instantly vaporize the essential oils and water into a cool mist for better bodily absorption and dispersion of the  essential oil aroma.

heka living diffuser

The Heka Living diffuser creates a great deal of mist while being very quiet. I like that I can choose different timer settings. Some oils should only be diffused for short periods of time.  I can set the 30 minute timer and not worry about how long it’s been running, or if I am in bed I don’t have to get up and turn it off.

The Heka Living diffuser is a little larger than some of the other diffusers being sold. But, the diffuser’s simple yet beautiful design can be easily used anywhere. Quiet enough not to disturb anyone while working or sleeping. The power cord is almost 5 ft long giving you flexibility in where you put it. The  light can be dimmed or turned completely off. It comes in a beautiful box ready to gift, but you will probably want to keep it for yourself.

heka living diffuser

What’s your favorite oil or oil blend to diffuse? 


Click here to get your own Heka Living Diffuser 


I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased review.


Maggie’s Gotta #GoForGold Fundraiser


Begins on June 23 at 9:00 a.m. MT and ends on August 21 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

All of the 15 #GoforGold fundraiser wraps will be permanently retired, so get them while you can!

To Shop the Collection Click Here


#goforgold fundraiser

The #GoForGold Fundraiser was created by Jamberry to support 15 U.S. women  athletes in achieving their dreams to go for gold and represent us, the U.S., at the Summer games.

#GoForGold Fundraiser

You know only 60% of U.S. Olympians receive less than the poverty line amount of income  as they train for their events.  Most receive help from their family and friends just to get by. Unfortunately women athletes are also less likely to receive sponsorship than men.

go for gold

That’s Where Jamberry Stepped In


We have created 15 new designs, one for each Olympian with a theme around the Summer Games.  A portion of the proceeds from every design sold will go directly to the athletes,  not to a managing committee.

 Divided Equally Among the 15 Athletes




⇒⇒ Our goal is to sell 75,000 Go for Gold fundraiser wraps⇐⇐




To See All 15 Wraps in the Collection ⇒ Click Here ⇐





The 15 U.S. Women Olympians Include:

  • Jenny Arthur: Weightlifting
  • Brigetta Barrett: High Jumper
  • Corey Cogdell: Trap Shooter
  • Alyson Dudek: Skating – Short Track
  • Adeline Gray: Wrestling
  • Maggie Hogan: Canoe-Kayak Sprint
  • Courtney Hurley: Fencer
  • Kelley Hurley: Fencer
  • Isabella Isaksen: Modern Pentathlon
  • Margaux Isaksen: Modern Pentathlon
  • Tiffeny Parker: T&F/Heptathlon
  • Jennifer Wu: Table Tennis
  • Lily Zhang: Table Tennis
  • Jiaqi Zheng: Table Tennis
  • One other – TBA

The 15 Olympians who will receive the proceeds from the Go for Gold fundraiser were selected based on the obstacles they’ve had to overcome to qualify for the Summer Games.



For more info Click Here 





 Click Here & Read Their Bio’s


I would love to see your mani/pedi pics with the #GOFORGOLD wraps on.  Post your pictures on my Facebook Page and use the tag #GOFORGOLD

 ♥Of course there will be a little treat for all those who take part♥

Tip: A lot of these wraps are very patriotic, pick up some for your 4th of July mani/pedi too.



In addition to writing this blog -Gotta Chop- I am an Independent Consultant for Jamberry. I do receive a commission off the products sold from the links in this post. If you have any questions please leave a comment below or use the contact form for this blog.


July StyleBox Plus Bonus Silver Bangle


July Stylebox by Jamberry

Summer is officially here and this month’s StyleBox is right on target. Check out this beautiful July StyleBox named “Color Me Summer”

Color Me Summer


july stylebox

PLUS this beautiful bangle


July StyleBox Bonus Silver Bangle
July StyleBox Bonus Silver Bangle


Every July StyleBox will have a bonus silver bangle adorned with this year’s Jamberry International Conference theme, “Believe”.  The Conference will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in the beautiful Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida this August 11-13, 2016. 



I already have my ticket and can’t wait until August to go! This will be my first Conference and I love going to Disney World. If you think you would like to go to Disney World and attend this huge event let me know.  Hurry, because if you join before the end of June you will get half off your registration fee, saving you $112.50 USD! Send an email to maggie@maggiesgottajam or use the contact form on this blog.


What’s In This Month’s StyleBox?


July StyleBox - Classic
July StyleBox – Classic


July StyleBox - Feminine
July StyleBox – Feminine


July StyleBox - Trendy
July StyleBox – Trendy


If you sign up for this month’s StyleBox  (You have until July 15th to sign up) and choose either the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription I want to send you a special Jamberry Goodie Bag hand-picked by me for you!

When you get this month’s box give yourself a gorgeous mani with your new wraps, then put on your new “believe” bangle on and  post a pic on my Facebook Page with  #believe.



Simple… right? That’s all ya gotta do to!


Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays are back again. This TBT is not just one wrap, but a bundle, a bundle  of 4 wraps for the price of 3.

throwback thursday bundle

  • FW19 – Blue Modern Flower (Glossy)
  • 28A7 – Fresh Modern Flower (Glossy)
  • A190 – Neptune (Glossy)
  • 28A8 – Venus on Clear (Clear)

throwback thursday bundle

  • This bundle will be available for purchase June 23 at 7:00 a.m. MT until 11:59 p.m. MT on Monday, June 27.
  • Only available in the US and Canada.
  • These wraps are only available to purchase as a bundle and are not available for purchase individually.



sister's style exclusive
Click for more info


There is something for everyone, check out our online catalog for hundreds of designs. If you prefer Nail Lacquer or Gel Enamel we have that too, as well as all the tools you need for a perfect mani, Click on the catalog below.

2016 Spring Catalog
Click here


In addition to writing this blog -Gotta Chop- I am an Independent Consultant for Jamberry. I do receive a commission off the products sold from the links in this post. If you have any questions please leave a comment below or use the contact form for this blog.


Dashboard Cell Phone Holder Review


iForaa Cell Phone Holder

for iPhone 6 6S Plus 5S 5C 4S, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 Edge Note 2 3 4 5,Nexus,HTC,LG ,GPS Device

I was sent this cell phone holder for free in exchange for my honest review.  

I am having a little trouble deciding on how many stars to give this phone holder on my Amazon review and here on my blog. I had quite a bit of trouble getting the phone holder to stick to my dashboard. I removed the sticky gel pad and flipped it over to see if the other side was more sticky. As it turns out it was more sticky. I was able to get the phone holder to stick to my dash. YAY!

I check it the next day and it seemed like it was stuck pretty good. I drove around and did a few errands and it stayed in place and was very useful.  There are two groves in the holder where you can adjust the tilt of your phone or GPS. You can do this easily with one hand as stated in the description on Amazon.

My iPhone 6 Plus with a case fit perfectly in the phone holder. My case makes my phone too big for some other cell phone holders I have tried. So, that is a plus that my phone fit.

In the description on Amazon it says,

  • Strong Sticky Silicone Gel is REUSABLE (Simply use water clean away dust from the adhesive gel pad before reusing)

I didn’t have much luck with removing the holder from my dash and t getting it to stick to the dash again. I washed it water, like suggested, and it still would not stick. I wiped it really well with an alcohol wipe and it still was not going to stick to my dash again.

See everything in my video review


But, I really like using the cell phone holder in the house on my desk or my nightstand,  anywhere I want to stand my phone up. This is very convenient for using FaceTime or Tango. I like watching YouTube videos etc, and I can do that hands free, and still be able to see the screen.


So this is my dilemma. As a car dashboard cell phone holder I would have to give a low star rating. As a phone holder where is doesn’t have to use the sticky gel, it’s  great.  Since this review is for a dashboard car mount I will have to go with the 2 stars.

Get Your Cell Phone Holder Amazon Here

This Review is Also Posted on Amazon Here




Expert Chef Potato Ricer Review


Expert Chef Potato Ricer

I love being a Grandma and helping my daughter take care of my grandson. It’s very important to us that he has a healthy diet including lots of fresh and organic fruits and veggies. Elliot, my grandson, is ten months old so he still needs to eat soft foods like potatoes. I was really grateful to get a chance to try out this commercial grade Potato Ricer so I could make some homemade baby food for him.

The potato ricer can rice potatoes, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips and many more fruits and vegetables according to the Amazon description. I made some boiled potatoes and put them in the ricer and beautiful fluffy potatoes came out of the Ricer, I mixed them with a little formula and a tiny bit of organic butter and pink Himalayan salt and Elliot loved them! That was easy. Then I tried to rice some cooked broccoli, which was not on the list of veggies from Expert Chef, and that did not work out very well. The broccoli was too fibrous and all the Potato Ricer really did was squeeze the juice out. I am looking forward to trying out different fruits and veggies. I think I may try some cooked apples to make an applesauce with a little cinnamon.

If you have any healthy baby food recipes you think I should try out leave me a comment below.


Check out my YouTube video of me using the Potato Ricer.



Reasons I Love My Expert Chef Potato Ricer

  • highest quality 18/10 Stainless Steel

  • commercial grade

  • used by proffesionals 

  • heavy duty

  • 25% larger chamber

  • 3 different size hole discs

  • baby food disc

  • enhanced ergonomically designed soft grip handles

  • non-slip handles that absorb pressure while ricing

  • non-slip knob

  • easy to clean – dishwasher safe

  • 100% manufacturer warranty  



I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased review.

You can find this on Amazon by clicking here



Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser


Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser

click to purchase wraps


What are some of the best feelings in the world? I can think of two… the feeling you get when you look down at your hands and see a beautiful manicure and the feeling you get when you give to a great children’s fundraiser! 

Jamberry makes it easy to do both! Purchase these beautiful exclusive wraps designed for the Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser, and not only do you get a salon quality manicure, you also contribute to a great cause.

What a great feeling it is when you or someone else notices your manicure and you know that not only does your mani look awesome, but you helped a deserving child get the therapy they so desperately needed. I know that makes me feel great.

Jamberry is pleased to be offering two new charity wraps to support the Now I Can Foundation, one in adult and one in our junior sizeThe Now I Can wraps are now available for purchase and will be offered through December 31, 2015.


Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser


Now I Can helps children with disabilities of all ages reach their full potential through therapy programs that help relieve pain and improve their strength and independence. Those with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, or developmental delays all benefit from these intensive therapy programs. You can learn more about Now I Can on their website, found here: http://www.nowican.org/


Now I Can Foundation Fundraiser


Jamberry will donate $2.00 for each wrap sold! One hundred percent of donations made from sales of the wraps will go to fund grants for families who cannot afford treatments. Fifty percent of the donations will go into a general grant fund for anyone in need. The other 50% will be held in grants set aside for families of Jamberry Consultants who are in need of the three week session of intensive therapy.


now i can fundraiser
The wraps come in Junior sizes too.


Jamberry’s Commitment to Charity


toys for tots fundraiser


Thanks to those of you who took advantage of our Black Friday Remix and Giving Tuesday deals, I am so exited to say that we raised $115,000 in just five days! Think of how much money we can raise in almost a month for the Yes I Can Foundation and all the kids that they have and will help.

Nail wraps 101

If you are wondering just what Jamberry nail wraps are, here is a video from our home office that fills you in on all the details.


For information about hosting your own fundraiser or party click here.

I am looking for self-motivated people who looking to start their own home-based business to join my team. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms or college students who need a flexible schedule. Click here for more information.


Black Friday Jamberry Remix and Giveaway


Black Friday Jamberry Remix 

Nov. 27 – Dec.1, 2015

#BlackFridayJN  #GetMoreGiveMore

toys for tots black friday remix


Get more, give more.

One of the great things about Jamberry, besides their nail wraps, is their commitment to charity. Jamberry creates exclusive wraps for charities or causes, like disaster relief, and donates a portion of the proceeds to the charity or cause. We have two Autism Awareness wraps in the shop now where Jamberry donates $2.00 for every sheet purchased.

Right now Jamberry is having a “Get more, give more” event for this Black Friday weekend. The more Black Friday Jamberry Remix products you get, the more Jamberry will donate to Toys For Tots to provide holiday gifts for children. You gotta love that.

These exclusive 12 designs have been brought back for this Black Friday Jamberry Remix event. Along with few other specials. Some specials are ONLY available for Black Friday.

black friday jamberry


Black Friday ONLY


black friday jamberry

free wrap black friday jamberry












giving tue


giving tue

tues free wrap












Now for the giveaway…

Join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1670398806575743/  and watch the video I have pinned to the top and leave a comment. If you “like” my FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/maggiesgottajam/ let me know and I will give you an extra entry. Happy shopping and good luck!

giveaway is over



Dalvia Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops Review


Dalvia Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops Review


  • 400IU per drop
  • over 2000 servings in a bottle
  • easy to use dropper included
  • fast absorption
  • gluten-free
  • soy-free
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Dalvia Vitamin D-3 is packaged in an amber glass bottle, not plastic, so there is no plastic leaching into the product. Pure formulation with no salt, no sugar, no starch, no yeast, no wheat, no soy, no milk, no egg, no shellfish, no preservatives and totally gluten-free. The Vitamin D-3 comes in a liquid which is the perfect alternative for people who have a hard time swallowing pills.

I like that the product is liquid so you can choose the amount you want to take. It is easy to use you just add a few drops to your food or beverage in the desired amount you want to take. The drops are quickly absorbed into your body. I have been taking D3 for a while now and I do notice that it is helping with my mood swings and depression, and I also feel it is helping me with my sleep maintenance and overall sleep quality. This is a dream come true because I have been suffering with sleep disorders for most of my life.


Purchase Dalvia D-3 on Amazon.com by clicking here.


I was provided with a bottle of D-3 free of charge to review for my blog. All opinions are my own. I was not or will not be paid for this review.


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review

Opie & Dixie


  • organic
  • made with 100% natural ingredients
  • hydrates, heals and protects naturally
  • packaging is environmentally friendly
  • over 35% of dogs suffer from dry noses
  • comes in 3 varieties
  • easy to use
  • convenient to carry


Did you know that a dog’s nose is at least a million times more sensitive than our own? Imagine how painful a dry or irritated dog nose can be!

We created Snoutstik™ to help alleviate dry dog noses caused by exposure to the elements, allergies or heredity, but any dog’s nose will find relief with Snoutstik™’s core combination of healing, natural sunscreens, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil.



Snoutstik comes in 3 varieties 

Ingredients (Rosemary): Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter Fruit, Sweet Almond Oil,Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Rosemary Oil.

Ingredients (Pumpkin): Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter Fruit, Sweet Almond Oil,Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

Ingredients (Lavender): Candelilla Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil,Shea Butter Fruit, Jojoba Seed Oil, Extracts of: Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Plantain; Lavender Essential Oil, Tocopherol.


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review
image from Opie & Dixie


Benefits from each of the 3 varieties 

ROSEMARY FOR SOOTHING INFLAMMATION A natural disinfectant; soothes and reduces inflammation and treats bacterial and fungal infections.

LAVENDER FOR GENTLE NOSE CARE A clean, fresh scent and calming, balancing properties; provides ultra-gentle skin care and can be applied to irritated, itchy spots as a healing aid.

PUMPKIN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE Used to treat burns and wounds; heals environmentally damaged and sensitive skin; high in Vitamin A (restores healthy skin tissue) and C (antioxidants protect skin from free radicals).


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review
Zander is 14 yrs old and gets a very dry nose, but after using Snoutstik a few days his nose looks much better.


I was sent the Pumpkin Snoutstik to review. My sweet Zander is getting so old that his nose dries out and becomes crusty and full of dirt. I couldn’t wait to try the Snoutstik Nose Balm out on his sweet little nose. It was very easy to apply since it comes in a tube like lip balm, just twist the bottom of the tube and the balm will advance out the top for easy application. The Pumpkin Snoutstik is good for sensitive skin and contains Vitamins A, C, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil which makes the stick very emollient and just glides on his tender skin.  Zander loves his Snoutstik and his nose feels and looks so much better.


For more information visit www.OpieandDixe.com



I received this product for free to review on my blog, I was not or will not be paid. The opinions are my own.


Pilates for Dancers DVD Review


Pilates for Dancers DVD Review

by SalsaCrazy


Pilates for Dancers is designed for anyone that would like to attain the dancer’s body. Pilates for Dancers was born of the idea that the dancer’s body and physique is beautiful, graceful, and lithe. At the same time, it is an attainable beauty, given the proper exercise routine and discipline.

This video has a great, limbering warm up routine, followed by over 20 explicitly broken down, step-by-step, instructions that anyone can follow. This video progresses in stages so that even absolute beginners will have no problem following along. Geared towards beginners, a lot of time is spent on explanation and proper repetition, so you get the most out of your workout.

Multiple angles make sure you don’t miss any of the important alignment, or subtle movements, Pilates can get us into. 

While this video does a great job explaining each movement, it is a little slow-paced. The slow pace may be because this video is for beginners and they want to make sure that everyone understands everything about the new exercise being demonstrated.

The set is very plain without any flashy decorations or music and there are no other people in the video besides the instructor. This is a very good reference video to learn the different Pilates exercises, but I enjoy a little faster pace with some upbeat music and maybe a few more people in the video doing the exercises  demonstrating the different levels of beginner to advanced for the movements.


Purchase this video on Amazon.com by clicking here.



I received this DVD for free for my honest review. I was not or will not be paid for this review or any links. This is my honest opinion of the DVD.



Expandable Hose Review


Expandable Hose Review

Quality Source Products


  • Strongest Hose Available at 100-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Working Pressure
  • 300-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Burst Pressure
  • Starts Out 33 Feet and Expands to 100 Feet with Water Pressure, Release Pressure and Hose Returns to 33 Feet
  • Lightweight will Not Tangle, Twist, or Kink
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee For A Risk Free Buying Experience


I had the opportunity to review this hose for my blog. I really didn’t know what to expect because I have never tried one of these type hoses before.  When I took the hose out of the box I couldn’t believe how lightweight it was, only weighing 2 lbs. I always dreaded lugging a traditional hose around the yard, they are so heavy and cumbersome. This hose is amazing, it is soft and flexible enough to gather up and carry around anywhere you need to take it.

expandable hose review
So light I can gather it up and carry it anywhere with ease.


The hose starts out 33 feet long and expands with water pressure to 100 feet, and then shrinks back down to 33 feet for easy storage. I love that this hose does not “kink” when using it, I always get a kink when I am dragging my old hose around. I also like that there is a little on and off lever on the adapter that you screw a sprayer to, its nice to be able to control the water flow from the end of the hose you are using and not have to go all the way to the faucet to turn it off while you are using it.


expandable hose review
On and off lever on the hose.


You can purchase this hose from Amazon.com by clicking here.


I received this hose free of charge in exchange for my blog review. I was not or will not be paid for this review and the opinions are all my own. 






Jamberry Launch Party & Photo Contest


Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway


Photo Contest


I am so excited I am an official Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant I have just fallen in love with Jamberry Nails since I was offered a sample to do a blog review and giveaway two months ago. I knew I was hooked when I tried to paint my nails after removing my Jamberry wraps. It was terrible! I hate the smell of fingernail polish, I hate waiting for them to dry, I hate smudging my wet nails, I get polish all over my cuticles and just end up with a mess, and then the next day or so my polish starts to chip off my nails and so on. You know what I’m talking about. Going and getting professional manicures is time consuming and expensive, plus who knows how clean the tools are that the manicurist uses. Yuck! 

Jamberry Nails Sheet breakdown into 2 pedis and 2 manis plus accent nails
Each sheet of wraps provides you with 2 manis and 2 pedis and accent nails or extra nails.


Applying Jamberry wraps at home is so easy and convenient to do. I was a little intimidated at first but after I did a few fingers it was so easy. Your fingernails or toenails look professionally done at a fraction of the price. Each sheet of wraps is $15 and you get 2 pedicures, 2 manicures and 8 accent nails which is a great value. Each manicure lasts around 2 weeks and each pedicure last for around 4 weeks.


There are over 300 designs to choose from and you can even create your own designs with Jamberry’s Nail Art Studio. Create one of a kind nail wraps by uploading your own images to the design platform or even customize a classic pattern using our pre-loaded patterns and shapes. With the Jamberry Nail Art Studio, your nail art options are truly endless!.

There is something for everyone –

Jamberry Nails has something for everyone
With over 300 wraps to choose from there is something for everyone, no matter what your style!


What I like about Jamberry Nails





To celebrate being a new Independent Consultant for Jamberry I am hosting a Launch Party on Facebook and a Photo Contest.

Come join us at the Launch party for fun, games, and specials.


Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway
Everyone that takes advantage of the B3G1 free deal at the launch party gets a free sheet of accent nails and a chance to win a 1/2 sheet of the exclusive “Joyful Season” wraps, no longer available for purchase.


Jamberry Launch Party & Giveaway
Please send an email to maggie@gottachop.com before your purchase so I can explain how to take advantage of this special deal.


jamberry nails buddy system



  Photo Contest

To enter the photo contest go to my Facebook page and click on the tab that says Photo Contest and just follow the instructions. Everyone loves to post pics of their “Jamicures” or manicures with their Jamberry wraps on. Well now when you post your amazing mani or pedi pics with your favorite Jamberry wraps on you have a chance to win a Jamberry Nails Application Kit!

jamberry nails application kitAfter you post your picture share it will all your friends and family and they can vote every 24 hours for your picture. The picture with the most points will win… it’s just as simple as that! 

Good Luck!

Host your own Facebook Party

12 reasons to party on facebook



We love our hostesses! Hostess rewards start at parties with only a $100 in sales. A hostess of a $100 party will receive a free sheet of Jamberry Nail wraps, and the rewards get better and better. We just love to spoil our hostesses. If you have looked at the catalog and have a huge wish list — then hosting a party is definitely the way to go. To schedule a party click here.

host a facebook party




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