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Newest Winner – Tommie Copper

HonestlyMariah.com Congratulations Animated ShoeWhile I am slowing down do to stress and family needs, I figured it’s about time to start announcing winners on posts once again.

Here is the newest winner! Congratulations! To make the win official please reply within 72 hours to the announcement email that I’ve sent you and the prize is yours! 🙂

I wish to thank you all for participating in my giveaways, I hope that the problems with tablets and smart phone replies works for all of you now. I stumbled upon the problem last night and tried many different ways of still protecting the blog from spam comments and yet letting your comments onto the blog posts and I think I’ve resolved this issue. Please let me know if you ever see a problem like this arrise as I hate to have to disqualify anyone because of a problem that I do not know exists. Thank you!

For those that wish that they had won, I have another great giveaway coming up in again with Tommie Copper! We are currently ironing out the details for another review and giveaway in a month or so! We love Tommie Copper and they know we do! Yay!

Love and hugs,

TheraPearl Neck Wrap – Review

TheraPearl Logo from Package
I was offered a chance to review the TheraPearl Neck Wrap… a very unique product, that got it’s name from the innovative “pearls” of liquid in these wraps. I was anxious to give this a try and see what it could do for me. The products by TheraPearl are Hot & Cold Therapys and was curious as to how it can manage to go from Freezer to the Microwave to achieve therapy for my aches and pains.

TheraPearl Close up of the pearls in circleAs many of you know I suffer from a multitude of illnesses that cause chronic pain and I am always trying to find something new and innovative to relieve some of the pain. With Fibromyalgia and Lupus SLE (to tell you the truth they are thinking about it actually being Connective Tissue Disease, another form of Autoimmune Disease very close to Lupus SLE) and degenerative Disc Disease. I try not to take my pain meds too often on most days, leaving some extra for those horribly unbearable days. And as such I need something, anything to help relieve the pain, even on the pain meds I need something more, as my body adjusts to the dosages after a while and they won’t work too well.

I thought that this review maybe very helpful to many of my readers here, as I am aware of the Chronic Pain issues that it seems a lot of you regulars go through out there. And I know how everyone has those times in which they need some help with pain, be is sprains, pains, keeping tension in your neck etc. I hope sincerely that this review will help you out and give you a new idea of a product that I tried and worked for me. 🙂 And hey, as we grow older, it seems many of us experience more aches and pains with our bodies, like arthritis and past injuries.

TheraPearl Neck Wrap Box FrontNow Comes in TheraPearl, being that it’s hot and cold therapy it’s perfect, because my different conditions require different treatment, from cold therapy when the bursitis acts up, to heat and moist heat therapy for my degenerative disc disease. What do I do with TheraPearl for the moist heat, is wrap it in a thin damp towel, I personally use my old fashioned Flour Bag type of dish towels for this, this way it doesn’t over saturate my clothing with the moisture.

I had started with using ice bags for the bursitis, and electric heating pad for my neck therapy, however this limits movement some and the heating pad doesn’t conform to the neck and shoulders well. From there I went to home crafted pillows made with millet in them for relief of my pain, but I admit that they flop, are clumsy, and that weight doesn’t help with the pain much, infact, at times the weight can increase the pain level.

And for cold therapy I’ve tried Ice bags, the good old fashioned round ones, but for that I had to ice available all the time and in-between time I had to let the inside of the bag dry thoroughly to keep the bag in good condition. I later switched to the bag of peas, and well, that needs support so stay put which can hinder movement.

TheraPearl Box and Wrap side by sideI have found that using the TheraPearl has freed me up more, so I can move around and not feel constricted to sitting back to support it or worse yet tied to the cord of the moist heating pad and the weight is ideal for painful shoulders and neck.

The TheraPearl Neck Wrap is so thin that I can tuck it in my shirt and answer the door, I really don’t like answering the door to a stranger that when I look vulnerable (perhaps it’s just me or that I’ve just turned 50, but I have heard horror stories) and with the ability to have relief, answer the door and hide the therapy under my shirt actually makes me feel more secure. Okay, silly perhaps, but now a days can we be too careful?

The only down sides to the neck wrap that I found, was that some of my cervical degenerative discs are up higher on the neck and they require moist heat, the wrap, while heated in the microwave, doesn’t conform easily to the upper neck (base of scull) without my tying a scarf to hold it up there. However when I try it from the freezer (2 hours in the freezer gives you 20 minutes of relief) I find it conforms more easily and only a little support is needed for higher up on the neck. And the plastic smell, is more prominent when you microwave it, but it’s a fair trade for the ease of use, for mobility and being able to hide this handy therapeutic wrap.

The upside, it does what it advertises, it gives relief that lasts the perfect therapeutic amount of time (always 20 minutes, as per both the Doctors and Physical Therapists), it does seem to cool gradually as would any microwaveable products for pain therapy. You don’t have a lot of weight added to your neck and shoulders to support and it’s thin enough to hide under your clothing. And the instructions for use are plainly labeled on the TheraPearl, which comes in handy.

All in all, I’d say this is very innovative and great replacement for ice bags, frozen vegetables and for Millet filled microwaveable heat wraps or the old heating pad. I highly recommend this product and hope to one day try their product for lower back pain and knee pain too.

TheraPearl being used on DexterOh yes, and I saw one of the TheraPearls Packs being used on Dexter (yes I am a fan) during last weeks Episode, yes I caught it and I wondered. Then I verified it on TheraPearl’s Facebook Page… Pretty Cool! Even a TV Series supplied an actor with a great product for his “injuries” in that Episode! lol

If you wish to learn more about TheraPearl and all the other offerings for pain relief that they have you can find them on:

TheraPearl Facebook
TheraPearl twitter

TheraPearl pinterest
TheraPearl google +

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ergonomic Pen Uglee Pen – Review

Hi there folks, I was fortunate enough to receive 3 Uglee Pens, the Ergonomic Pen, for a review on the blog. I am so thankful that they sent 3 of these pens, this avoided marital strife at home since my husband would get jealous of this great pen.

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received a Professional Skin Care System for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo's used in this review were provided by ToiletTree and me.I personally have had terrible problems with my hands do in part to my Raynaud’s Syndrome as well as the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and the nerve damage in my neck that extends down into my hands. My hands don’t like to cooperate with holding things and they cramp up easily as well.

For my husband he has Arthritis in his hands as well as Gout that is not only in his feet, when it flares, but now his hands as well. So my husband has assisted me in reviewing the uglee pens. Yay it’s always nice to get another opinion to share with you.

Writing Grocerly List with the Uglee PenUsing the Uglee Pen:

I found the Uglee Pen quite comfortable, when I first received it I found it sticky and that I didn’t care for, I found myself picking dog hairs and my own hairs off the grip. The ink flows freely from this pen and the roller ball wasn’t stiff. I love working with the pen and with more use I found the grip was no longer sticky, Although the hairs from my long haired Dachshund continue to stick to the grip, but it’s no big deal at all.

The Uglee Pen on my laptopThe Uglee Pen on my laptop











I noticed that the top of the pen was loose one day and I realized that you can take the pen apart and refill the pen, I tested it with several pen innards and they worked just fine inside of the pen, however the roller balls that release the ink in one of my pens just doesn’t flow as nice as the one that came with the Uglee Pen.

Uglee Pen Taken Apart

The Uglee pen gave me no difficulty writing sideways, as I start my grocery lists, by taking notes on the refrigerator. Here is a picture of my polishing up the grocery list with my Uglee Pen.

Uglee Pen Experiences from my husband:

In his life time he learned to write very hard, writing through multiple copies of paperwork at once (good old carbon copies). So his first reaction while using the Uglee Pen was that it’s very narrow under the grip and so the pen bends as he uses it. He let me know that perhaps Military, Police and Security Persons may find the pen bend for them too, if they still need to use carbon copies of their writing.

Otherwise my husband loves the pen, he feels that perhaps it’s being sticky can be solved quickly with a little bit of soap and water, if it bothers you (it was too late to try it with mine as I had used them enough that they are no longer sticky). He also found that the grip is very nice, however almost too forgiving.

In Conclusion:

Uglee Pen in my Cup next to my laptopAll in all the Uglee Pens work exactly as promised, they make writing comfortable and the glide easily on paper. They may start off sticky on the grip area, but that goes away with use. We love our Uglee Pens here! And I now have an Uglee Pen sitting in my cup next to where I work on my laptop, one sits by my husband at all times and I carry one in my purse for use while I am out and about.

For some Uglee Pen Testimonials, CLICK HERE

And for some great health information on Ergonomics, health and helping you with your pain I highly recommend that you follow James Lee on Twitter @UGLeePen he is full of great information for all of us that suffer with chronic pain, including (of course) writing, office work etc. 🙂 I also follow him on Facebook, look him up!

I wish to, whole hearty, thank Uglee Pens:

Thank you Uglee Pens for entrusting me with the review of their product. I apologize for the wait on the review… between my husband’s heart surgery (that suddenly came up) and my Mother’s Health Problems, the review got pushed aside for a while. Family comes first, before the blog… however I understand time-lines for businesses, I hope you understand. Thank you again for letting me test out


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.