Saturday, November 17, 2018

[Recipe] Easy & Delicious Horse Cookies

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you the recipe of the horse cookies I made Gali last week! I never tried doing horse cookies before because I'm always very concerned with Gali's diet so I was afraid of giving him something that could make him feel bad.
However, I recently discovered Chia de Gracia, a Finish brand that has guided me through the process of finding 100% natural products that will help me with Gali's colic prevention.
Right now, I'm already feeding Gali the four "ingredients" you see on the photo below as supplements but last week I thought it would be fun to make an experience and see if I could bake cookies using  these! Gali and all the horses who also got to try my cookies absolutely loved them (Gali was always asking for more, he has a sweet tooth!!).

Ingredients for 12 cookies:
- 6 tablespoons of Mash the Pony;
- 1 tablespoon of Marshmallow Root;
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of Chia;
- 3 pumps of Vitamin E;
- 450ml of boiling water.

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven at 180ΒΊC

Step 2: Mix all the ingredients.

Step 3: Mix the water - you will see a pink/red color.

Step 4: Use a cupcake pan and make little "protections" with aluminium foil (you can also use butter/flour or whatever you wish but I didn't want to use anything else other than ingredients I know that are 100% safe for horses).

Step 5: Divide the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and then put the pan in the oven for 45 minutes.

Now we just have to leave them rest for a few minutes before removing the aluminium foil!

And we're done!!! These look delicious and they are super healthy - but don't give them all to your horse on the same day! 😁

See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’—

Saturday, November 10, 2018

#ROOTD: My Kingsland Takeover

Hi everyone, happy Saturday!! One week ago, by this time, I was wearing this #ROOTD and making Insta Stories on Kingsland's Instagram account. That was one of the best experiences I've ever had - I met many people, shared my day with a huge audience and even got to answer some really fun questions.
As promised, today I'll share the outfit I wore, as well as Gali's! Everything is from Kingsland.

 Starting off by the jacket, it is called Buffy. The only "winter" jacket I already had from Kingsland was the classic unisex jacket and although it is very cosy, it doesn't have the most feminine silhouette - I know there's also the ladies' version of that jacket but, some years ago, when I convinced my dad to give me that jacket as a birthday present, the tack store only had the unisex version and I couldn't miss the opportunity! HAHAHA. Now this one is a totally different story, I love its cut, I love the colors and it is so lightweight. There's something I don't understand though, how can such a thin fabric keep me so warm? I would risk saying that the classic bomber will keep you warm if you are wearing many layers and this one doesn't force you to do that! If you see this jacket at a tack store, please try it and tell me if you feel the same.

The V-neck is called Binky and it is a dream come true, I needed it! I have lots of polo shirts, lots of t-shirts but when it comes to long sleeves (or long sleeves that I like to wear to ride) what I have is close to nothing, why?!?! 
This is the first ever knit I own from an equestrian brand and it was a superb addition to my closet. It is classy and the fabric feels soft. Sometimes I have some trouble with this type of shirts, they start getting looser and I stop loving them (even after just one wash I can feel it) but so far so good with this one. Another thing I'm loving like crazy: the patches on the elbows!

After buying my princess breeches earlier this year, I finally found the model of Kingsland breeches that suits me the best: the Kadi model. They are high waisted, have a larger waist band and I think  this is what makes them look really good on me (modesty aside!!!).
This season's design of the Kadi model is the one I'm wearing. I totally forgot to take pics of their belt loops which have a tiny crystal on each one and their back that has the loveliest embroidery - sorry everyone!

Next up is Gali's outfit. He got the prettiest matching set: Fully black and sparkly. My heart melt the first time I saw him wearing it!!!

The fly hat is called Lucinda. This was Gali first time wearing a soundproof fly hat. I was a bit concerned that he wouldn't get used to it as he is very picky with what goes on his ears but he behaved like a perfect young man and didn't find anything strange!
Although some people use fly hats on a daily basis, I only wear them at shows and sometimes Gali gets a bit distracted with noises so I'll have to see if this will help me!

Last but not least, here's a pic of the matching saddle pad, its name is Martha. As I've told you in my video, and besides its beauty that I've already mentioned a hundred times, the best thing about all the Kingsland saddle pads I own is their quick dry effect. 
I try to save the most gorgeous saddle pads I own for shows and there have been shows where I ended up using the same one on both days, this technology allows me to do it without worrying about it being wet on the next day. 
Also, last week I used this saddle pad on Gali, and yesterday and today I used a different one. I realised that I worry very much about his withers - I will literally move the saddle pad as many times as I have to until I get to a point where I'm satisfied with how it is sitting on his withers. It could be luck but last week I got it right on my first attempt and today it took me 3 times until I was happy enough, ugh!

Ps.: If you saw my takeover, you'll know this was the moment Gali bit my finger! πŸ˜‚

See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’•

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Online Tack Stores I Love

Hey, everyone!! Last week I received my order from Epplejeck and a friend asked me if I could share my favorite tack stores here on the blog. I thought it was such a good idea that I've been thinking about it the entire week!
I've selected five stores, with four of them being European and one American. However, these all offer worldwide shipping and that was my tie-breaker because there are other stores that I like but they don't ship to a huge variety of countries like these do. So here we go:

1. Epplejeck

This store is currently my favorite! My last purchase was at this store. 
They have a great variety of products and although they don't carry all the brands I wish they did, they do carry many that are really well known and some that aren't but are as good as the fancy brands. They also have their own brand and there is a new promotion almost every week.
Regarding my personal experience: I found everything I needed (and more), I thought the prices were fair and the website is user friendly. I placed my order on September 30th by the end of the day and although I didn't receive my tracking number as they said I would on an email, it arrived on October 8th which I thought was quick.

2. Divoza Horseworld

Divoza has a special place in my heart as it was the first equestrian megastore I visited in my life and it is also the one that marked the beginning of my tradition of visiting a tack store in every country I visit. Just like Epplejeck, Divoza is also a Dutch store and offers a great variety of products. They also have their own brands (Pagony and Mondoni) and sell brands that match every budget and style.
My experience: I'm not talking about my visit to their store (you can read about that here). Last year I ordered a pair of breeches and a salt lick from their website. I don't remember exactly how much time it took to get here but I remember that it didn't take much. I had to return the breeches because I didn't enjoy their fabric and the process was super easy and the refund was quick - they are very professional.

3. Hope Valley Saddlery

My big secret that  isn't a secret at all, Hope Valley Saddlery!!! When I need something nice but I don't feel like spending too much money, this UK based tack store is my solution. I've never seen a store that has so many products on sale and, believe me, you will want to check them because there are a lot of discounted products from big brands like Kingsland! Besides the brands we all know, they also sell many brands from the UK (Joules, Caldene, John Whitaker and so on).
My shopping experience: I have - obviously - bought a pair of Kingsland breeches from them a few years ago. They were much cheaper than their usual price so I thought it was a bit suspicious. I believe I ordered them around Christmas time and as they were taking a bit to arrive, I emailed them and got a quick reply. They arrived a few days later and the breeches were in perfect condition, YAY!

4. Dover Saddlery

I have never bought anything from Dover's website but because I loved their service when I went to one of their stores in the US and because I know international shipping is an option, I had to include this store. Regarding variety, this store offers a huge selection and if you live in Europe and don't know it yet, be ready to find amazing things that you have never seen in Europe - that is always the best part for me!!
If you are American, Smartpack is obviously an option for you and you are very lucky!!!

5. Equishop

This is the store I visit when I want to check new collections and products from big brands that are harder to find in other stores (Samshield, Equiline, Prestige, etc.). I have never bought anything from them (yet!!) but I'm sure I will in the future.

6.  Oops, I just remembered another one that I must share!!! Horse Store PrivΓ©

This is a different type of store as you have to be registered to have access to the sales and it is written is French. Every week they offer products from different brands and the prices are lower than those you would find on regular stores. However, we have to be quick because their quantities are limited. The only things I don't like are: sometimes they sell brands that aren't horse related and they only ship to a few countries outside the EU.
My personal experience: I have bought a clipper from them and it was a great deal. Although the website is French, it was easy for me to understand everything and the delivery was fast.

Do you want to share other stores with me? Leave a comment below!
See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’—

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Equi-Spa: Grapefruit Coat Refresh

Hey everyone!! I'm back to show you another fab product from Equi-Spa, I've been using them like crazy and I'm honestly so amazed by their quality! My last post was about the "Fairy Tails" conditioner - ps.: I've added a photo of Gali's tail after using it to my Instagram highlights (the one that says Gali) - and today's blog post is about Equi-Spa's spot remover, the holy grail of grey horse owners!

Until I got Equi-Spa's Grapefruit Coat Refresh, I've always used spot removers from huge brands like Carr&Day&Martin and although they do their job just right, I know they have chemicals because Gali's coat looks blue-ish after I use it - does this happen to you as well?? - so having a spot remover that is 100% natural makes me feel more confident in using this type of product more often.

These photos were taken last Friday and someone must have told Gali that I was going to show you his new spot remover because when I arrived at the barn he almost looked like a pinto... 😱 But moving on, I always do the same routine: I start with a curry comb, then I use a brush and the spot remover enters the scene after that. To apply it, I use a wet towel and spray the product on it.

Just like it says on the product description, this is a relatively effortless process and the magic starts happening immediately. However, this wouldn't be a fair review if I didn't show you a before and after, right?! Here it goes:



What else can I say after these photos?! I think it's safe to say that I am more than satisfied, I'm so glad I have a huge bottle of this Grapefruit Coat Refresh, phew!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜

What's your go to spot remover?
See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’—

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Equi-Spa: Fairy Tails Review

Helloooo everyone, happy Tuesday!! How is your week going?! Yesterday I went to the barn after school to organize all my tack after this weekend's show and to lunge Gali! While I was doing my usual grooming routine with Gali, I realised that I still hadn't shown you a few products that came with me from the US (ps.: can I go back already?!) and today is the perfect day to do it because I only had classes in the morning and I'm spending the afternoon at home - that's rare!!!

The first product I want to write about is Fairy Tails by Equi-Spa. While I was in NYC, this brand kindly sent me a few products and I have been testing them for a almost a month. From those three products Fairy Tails is my absolute favorite and if I could only buy one product from them in the future, this would be my first choice!

Fairy Tails is very different from regular mane & tail conditioners. Besides the fact that it is 100% natural (made from botanical extracts, essential oils, minerals and amino acids), its formula is very oily and has a super intense but relaxing smell. Instead of spraying it directly onto Gali's mane and tail, I like to use my hands because I feel I use less product and I get better results.

After this first step, I brush his mane and tail like I would do with any other product. However, I have been noticing some major differences.
Let me be honest with you, Gali's mane is weird. It's thick but at the same time it isn't, then he has a lot of volume in some sections but the others are completely normal so I try to be very careful, otherwise it will start looking like a hot mess! 😬 Fairy Tails has been helping me with this issue because it makes the mane look softer. I also feel his mane and tail have been growing faster and I don't know for a fact that is a consequence of using this product but I'm loving it, especially because it looks healthier.

This was when I tried to apply it directly

However, the best part of it is that Fairy Tails leaves his mane and tail incredibly shiny (ridiculously beautiful!!!) and then while I'm riding I can feel the lovely smell!!
On Equi-Spa's website, they advise us to spray a generous amount of product but I've been using a very small amount each time and I think it is more than enough. At the beginning I thought the 16oz bottle wouldn't last long but now I am almost sure it will last, at least, 1.5/2 more months - I'll let you know!

The only thing that didn't work very well the first time I used the spray was that Gali thought the smell was weird but he always does that when I use something new. After letting him smell it for a few seconds, he got completely used to the smell and even tried to eat the bottle as you can see on this last pic! πŸ˜‚

See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’—

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Horse Nutritionists – Let’s talk about Wisium!

Hi, everyone! I’m back from NYC and spending my days at the barn with Mr. Gali has been my routine since I got back. We’re having some hot, hot days here in Portugal and, as I’m sure you all know by now, colics are one of my biggest concerns after last year’s episode. Gali doesn’t drink a lot of water so I always try to make sure his diet is balanced enough and that the supplements I give him are adequate and force him do drink some more water. However, sometimes I still struggle with Gali’s resistance to water (I only have this problem during the Summer) and that makes me wonder if there’s something I’m doing wrong or what is in fact “inside” his food and supplements. 

Because I’m not a veterinarian nor someone that accurately knows what horses should or should not eat, this has become a topic that deeply interests me as I only know the basics. I’ve recently discovered a company called Wisium that focus on creating diets that are tailored for the needs of each horse. I didn’t know any of company like them but I’ve spent quite some time on their website and I’ve discovered that they have a strong worldwide presence, including Portugal which, of course, is a big plus for me!

Wisium is like a business consultant for animal feed! This company helps its customers in several stages of the process: not only individually to create formulas for sport horses, breeding horses, etc, but also on an industrial level making sure every feed is doping free, safe and meets the requirements and goals of its clients.

Although Wisium puts most of its effort on big companies, I would love to give them Gali’s feed and ask them to tell me what’s good, what isn’t and what should I change. Getting advice from experts tranquilizes me but if I’m not able to do it personally, knowing that companies are able to use this service is also great! 

I would love to know if any of you have ever used a service like this one from Wisium or if you already knew them - the horse world is so complex and has way more businesses than I can imagine! Anyway, I will try to find out if the companies that produce Gali’s feed have ever used this type of service!!!

Hope this blog was useful to you!
See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’™

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Monday, September 10, 2018

[#ROOTD] Straight from America!

Hi everyone! Have you seen my tack haul from NYC? If you saw it, I'm sure you know that my top is from Dover and my breeches are from Manhattan Saddlery! Although I showed you what I bought, I  still wanted to show you how these look paired together - this has got to be one of my best #ROOTD's!

Although I was planning on buying brands that I could only find in America, I fell in love with this Polka Dot SunStopper shirt from Ariat! I wanted to get a sun shirt from Tailored Sportsman because that is an iconic brand from America but I thought this one was cuter!
There is a women's version of this shirt but the first one I saw was in the kids section and it was way cheaper so I grabbed a large one and I think it looks great.

I love how lightweight this shirt is! I know wearing long sleeves in the Summer is weird but it definitely keeps me cool and the "ultra-fine" mesh panels are great to keep moisture away from my skin. I rode 3 horses yesterday and I felt Ariat's Moisture Movement Technology working!!

Before my flight to NYC I was already sure that I would buy a pair of breeches from RJ Classics. I spent months drooling over their breeches but I wasn't sure of which color I would pick because their website had too many options! However, when I visited Manhattan Saddlery they only had them in navy, black and dove gray which was a but disappointing but I still brought these with me.

These Gulf Knee Patch breeches are already on my list of "the most flattering breeches on Earth" and they are C-O-M-F-Y!!!
During this year I've realised that, in most cases, there is really a difference between "cheap" and "expensive" breeches regarding comfort. RJ breeches are not the cheapest but they are one of the most comfortable pairs I own at the moment. I hope I will be able to buy these in other (funnier) colors if I ever visit the US again!!

Before saying goodbye, my belt is from Horse-A-Porter, the socks are from Kingsland and the sneakers from New Balance. I felt I needed these three items to complete my outfit!!

Hope you enjoyed this #ROOTD!
See you on the next post,
Carolina ♡

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

On my way to NYC...

Hi everyone! I'm one day away from traveling to the US - New York to be specific - for the first time and I couldn't be more excited to visit the city that never sleeps! The city has countless attractions but for a horse crazy girl like me, it is obvious that I'm really looking forward to visit at least one tack store. Manhattan Saddlery is definitely on my list as it is near to Flatiron Building but I hope we can rent a car because I would also LOVE to visit one of Dover Saddlery's stores!

At those tack stores, I won't buy anything that I can also find in Europe and although I've spent the last 5 years discovering American brands online, I never bought anything and I don't know which brands are worth my money and which aren't. To solve this problem, I've asked four of my favorite American bloggers what brands or products they would suggest me. I'll share their selection with you on this blog post!

- Andrea from Horse Glam (@horse_glam)

Andrea is gorgeous, stylish and knows how to pose like a supermodel. No one can rock an outfit that includes both breeches and heels like her! And her mare, Chloe, has got to be the cutest mare on Earth!!

 She is a big fan of Le Fash, an American brand that was born in New York, and I may or may not be drooling over the belt Andrea is wearing on the photo above!

Love this show shirt from Le Fash!!!

- Melina from @mpmsporthorses

When I started following Melina's account I instantly knew she was an "easy to love" person. She has the sweetest voice and her long captions about her journey with her horse Caraszini or just about life in general truly inspire me!

Her suggestion matches her sweet personality: A to Z Blonde Bits of Health horse cookies.

- Taylor from The East Coast Equestrian (@theecequestrian)

Donny is one of Taylor's horses and I discovered her account when many of my friends (not one, not two, many of them) started sending me posts from her account asking if that horse wasn't Gali! πŸ˜‚ Donny and Gali are very different but I have to admit there was one particular photo that made me stop - I honestly thought to myself "who took this photo of Gali?!".
I also love the fact that she shares so many details of her comeback to the sport with us!

I miss him every day. Our path may not have been the easiest one, but I’m proud of sticking it out until my injury prevented me from riding. I think when I couldn’t ride anymore, he fell out of my program and gentle riding methods until I moved him. Some days he would come out great and others he just didn’t want to be told what to do. It was my trainers idea to give him a vacation and let him just be a horse with the hopes he would unwind/relax and come back with his A game. I know it’s what’s best for him, and while it makes me sad not being able to drive over to the barn for a slightly aggressive neck hug or silly treat begging faces, I’m happy knowing he’s truly living the horsey dream. I don’t view his vacation as a setback, but rather a step in the right direction. I’m lucky to be in a program that truly puts the horses first. See you in a few months, D. ♥️
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Here's Taylor's list of American brands I should know: Tailored Sportsman (the first American brand I found online), Γ‰ce Equestrian and Charles Ancona.

Ice Fil Shirt by Tailored Sportsman

Show Jacket by Γ‰ce Equestrian

- Bethany from My Equestrian Style (@myequestrianstyle)

Ahhh, Bethany is such a gorgeous girl and her outfits always look flawless! Although she has an equestrian fashion blog and wears some very stylish pieces, her outfits remain very practical and functional - that is why I love her work so much. Oh, and her photos are always perfect!!!

Reading Bethany's blog gave me an idea of which brands I would like to buy something from - RJ Classics (breeches) is the perfect example of that!! But she gave me some other suggestions: Riding Sport which is Dover's brand, Mane Jane and Maelort & Co..

It was so fun to chat with these girls (well, ladies, because they are older than I am! LOL). I'm the biggest fan of their accounts! 
Now I have to say bye, the plane to Madrid is waiting!!!
See you on the next post,
Carolina ❤️

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Your First Horse

Hi everyone! Buying your first horse is a really exciting time for you and your family but it’s important not to get carried away and end up buying on impulse, only to regret it a few months down the line. A horse is a costly investment and it’s not just the initial expense of buying it that you need to take into account. 
Buying the wrong horse can be incredibly costly, not only financially but in terms of your own confidence when it comes to handling animals and your riding skills. If you don’t choose carefully your first horse could end up being your last -  it took me and my family a few months before we actually decided to buy my first horse, Gali, because we needed to be sure that we could provide him everything he needs and that he was the right one! :)

Since I believe this is a very important topic, I got some advice from an interview with Russel of Horseseller in Australia. They recently relaunched their site and I love it. I suggest you check out the huge list of horses for sale on They also have some good sections for equestrian gear too.
Anyway, I really enjoyed the interview with Russell and hope you enjoy. Without further delay, here are some of the key mistakes to avoid when buying your first horse: 
1. Buying a horse that is not trained because it’s cheaper
This is a common mistake among novice riders and those new to horse ownership. They go for an untrained horse because of the lower price, thinking it will be easy to train the horse further down the line. Unfortunately this is not necessarily the case. 
Employing an expert trainer will end up costing more in the long run anyway and there is no guarantee the horse will become reliable. Training it yourself could become dangerous if you are not equipped for the role. Also, training could take months meaning you can’t ride or enjoy your horse straight away.
Always go for a trained horse which you can start riding straight away – that way you can build up your riding experience and your bond with your animal, from the start, making riding and horse ownership an enjoyable experience from the very beginning. 
Here are some further tips you may find useful:

2. Only looking at young horses
Many beginners think they need to go for a young horse because it will live longer and be of more value to them throughout their riding life. However, generally older horses are far easier for new riders to handle. 
Older horses are much easier for beginners to ride and are a lot easier to train – they can also live a long and healthy life so it’s important not to overlook an older animal as a first horse. Starting out with a steady, reliable horse will help to boost your confidence as a new rider.

3. Buying new horses for children
If you are buying a first horse for a child or teenager then it’s even more important to look at an older, steady, trained horse rather than one that is young and inexperienced. Many people make the mistake of thinking they need a young horse to last longer, however it can be unsafe. 
Mixing an inexperienced young horse with an inexperienced young rider can be a potentially lethal combination. It is far better to go for an older steady horse who will know how to cope with younger riders and how to keep them safe for you.

4. Going to a horse auction
As someone new to horse ownership, going to a horse auction is not the best place to find your first horse. There are many tricks which can be undertaken to make a horse seem good on auction day and it will take an expert eye to spot the good from the bad. If you are buying a first horse, unless you are going with a complete horse expert, avoid the horse auctions as it could end up being a very costly mistake. 

5. Buying the first horse you see
When buying a horse it’s important to take your time, shop around and never buy on impulse. Don’t buy the first horse you see – you need to make comparisons until you are completely sure you have found the right horse for you. 
It’s important to spend time with any horse you are interested in, handle it and ride it – never buy a horse that looks great on paper but that you haven’t seen. Take your time to make sure you end up with a horse that is everything you were looking for rather than a costly error.

6. Not spending time with the horse first
Just as you should never buy a car without test driving it, you should never buy a horse without handling it and riding it first. Make sure the horse seems friendly and confident when you approach it and do all of the activities you would expect to be doing, like tacking up, catching him in the field, grooming him, so you can assess how he reacts to everything. 

There are many common mistakes which people make when buying a first horse but hopefully after reading this quick guide, you can avoid them for yourself and take your time to make sure the first horse you buy is a great addition to your family and gives you many pleasurable riding days in the future!!

See you on the next post,
Carolina ♡

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ego7 Orion Boots Review

Hi, there!! πŸ˜‹ As a promise is a promise, I'm here to finally share my thoughts on my Ego7 tall boots. I used my previous boots for longer than 6 years before making the decision of buying these at Salon du Cheval last December. After about 7 months, I am ready to share my thoughts.

I didn't want to buy made to measure boots but I wanted a pair that would fit my leg almost perfectly. I was looking for comfort but I knew I didn't want those weird boots that make your ankle look way bigger than it is. These are called Ego7 Orion and they ended up being the only pair I tried! I loved their shape and, although I hadn't heard much about the brand before, I was almost 100% I would be impressed by their quality.

First and foremost, when I tried them the lady working at the booth measured my legs and then gave me a pair to try. I can't describe that moment very well but I honestly thought there was no way those boots would fit. I almost couldn't zip them and, when I finally did it, it felt like they were a tourniquet cutting off my blood supply - I'm not joking! πŸ˜‚ I then tried different sizes but the lady kept telling me that the right size was that first one. The truth is that I tried them again, she rubbed the leather and they, unexpectedly, seemed to fit way better! I ended up buying that pair.

The first few times I wore them felt weird. The leather of my old boots was already too thin so, with the new boots, I felt a bit disconnected because the leather was brand new. However, I quickly forgot the feeling of wearing the old boots and got used to the great quality of new. I even thought that I could wear these only at shows and keep using the old pair at home but the old pair feels terrible!!!

I love every single part of these boots from the small leather protections to the velvet boot trees but the "spur holders" - I honestly don't know what to call them - must be the best feature ever! My spurs are always on the right place.

After 7 months, they look almost brand new and they only show signs of wear on the leather between the "spur holders" and on the sole because my stirrups have studs.

To conclude, the Orion boots are a bit hard to break in but now they feel like slippers and I believe their price, at least here in Europe, is really fair! Therefore, if you are looking for a new pair of tall boots, I strongly advise you to give Ego7 a try!!

I hope this review was helpful!
See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’™