Thursday, December 30, 2010

Charm Factory Review & Giveaway!!!

Here's every one's favorite: CHARM FACTORY!  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review their company!  They graciously offered for me to choose one of their finished charm bracelets.  Since my birthday is in June, I decided to go with the Alexandrite Crystal Heart charm bracelet  It came beautifully packaged in a white box.
Simply gorgeous!!

I am very pleased with my new bracelet.  I really like the purplish color of the hearts, the Sterling silver chain, and the durability of the bracelet.  It is made of .925 Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Hearts.  It can be worn for casual or formal events; I have worn the bracelet shopping, just around the house, and am going to wear it to church on Sunday.

 The Charm Factory has MANY different charms, necklaces, and bracelets.  Let me show you some pretty ones!



About

The Charm Factory is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been in business since 2001. We are known for our high quality and unique selection of sterling silver charms and charm bracelets, made here in the USA. We also carry pewter charms and custom engraved jewelry tags.

                         THE GIVEAWAY:
One of my readers will win their own finished charm bracelet!! 
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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Saturday, January 14, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. Italicized words are from the Charm Factory website + blog.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beachtowels4U Review & Giveaway!!


Hello to all~

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!  The company I'm reviewing today is Beachtowels4U which offers a colorful selection of big beach towels.  I chose to review their Western Dogs beach towel.  It is absolutely cute!

It is a 100% cotton velour beach towel, and is 30x 60"  in size.  I like how the towel it is very soft, wellmade, and big (personally, I don't like little towels:)   On the towel, there are seven different kinds of dogs featured, wearing cowboy hats (or should I say "cowdog" hats- lol!:) and bandanas.  Behind them is a "wanted poster" for a cat.  (Ha Ha!) 

 My younger brother enjoyed using it as a bath towel.  This could also be used for going on a picnic!  Click here to view the product content + info.

Welcome to beachtowels4u! This is our third year on the internet. My goal is to give the customer the best product at the best price. My love for the beach inspired this collection of beach towels. I personally selected each style to improve your visit to the beach. Enjoy the beach for me!!
I have been serving customers with excellent customer service for over 37 years in the fast food industry and in retail, and I will continue my excellent customer service here in cyberspace. Feel free to contact me with any questions or request. If there is a beach towel you would like and I don't have it I will try and find it for you.

Beachtowels4U has some really neat towels such as the $100, Butterfly Jaccquard, Cheetah, Cat Lover, Jumbo Tiger, and Luxury Velour Beach Turtle beach towels.  These would be a useful and unique gift for your friend who lives by the ocean or a lake!
 

Beachtowels4U is offering one of my readers one of their beachtowels!! 

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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Thursday, January 13, 201 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. Italicized words are from the Beachtowels4U website.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gourmet Orchards Review & Giveaway!!


Are you getting tired of eating the same boring peanuts all the time?  Here's another great company for holiday parties and get togethers:  Gourmet Orchards!  They offer the best of quality in nuts and citrus fruits.  Gourmet Orchards graciously allowed for me to choose four kinds of their nuts to review.  I decided upon getting the Chocolate Toffee Peanuts, Chocolate Pecans, Chocolate Almonds, and Honey Roasted Almonds.

We first tried the Chocolate Toffee Peanuts; everyone thoroughly enjoyed these.  (And BTW, they are all  gone now:)  I love chocolate and I love toffee, so this was a great combo:)  They were delicious with their coating of powdered sugar.  I think they'd be great with a glass of milk!

Here is my (and my dad's:)  favorite... Chocolate Pecans!

They were smooth and chewy, and it's hard to eat only a few:)  Pecans are one of my fav. nuts.  My dad absolutely LOVED these; he commented that they were superb!  :)


The Chocolate Almonds were my mom's favorite.  Like the Chocolate Pecans, they are surrounded with rich coating of milk chocolate with a yummy nut in the middle:) 

 After all that chocolate, it's time for the Honey Roasted Almonds:)  Rolled in sugar, these almonds have a very crunchy texture.  Nuts are always a good snack to display in a jar on your coffee table or to use in desserts.  

I can tell that Gourmet Orchards uses only top-quality ingredients in their line of nuts.  I am exceptionally pleased with Gourmet Orchards' products; the taste is amazing!  If you have a relative who is hard to shop for, order some of Gourmet Orchards' fine nuts to give to them!

Love gourmet nuts? Our confectioners go to great lengths to ensure that they are combining the choicest ingredients in just the right amounts in order to provide to you the most satisfying gourmet nuts available online! One way we ensure that you are receiving the best products is by preparing all of our gourmet nuts in small batches in order to preserve quality that you can taste!

And now Gourmet Orchards is offering one my readers a $25 Gift Certificate to their website!  Yum:-)

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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. Italicized words are from the Gourmet Orchards website.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Smiley Cookie Review & Giveaway!


Yum!  Smiley Cookie kindly gave me a chance to review their wonderful sugar cookies!  I was generously sent a cute box of their red and blue Star Smiley Cookies.

What's in the box?...
Cookies!!  (This is after some had already been eaten:-)


These cookies were simply delicious!  I liked the blue one the best, but obviously they taste the same.  (ha ha:)  My younger brother liked his Smiley Cookie so much, he was devouring it!  (For proof, see pic below-lol:)
See what I mean? :)

Smiley Cookies would be a great addition to a holiday or birthday party, recital, banquet, potluck or for a school lunch!  Little kids will just love these!  My family & I enjoyed chowing down on them.  (And I even reused the box:)  

Besides their traditional Smiley Cookie, they also have gingerbread cookies.  What I think is really neat and creative, is how you can design your Smiley Cookie!    They offer a variety of cookie shapes (including a fish, heart, star, flower, Christmas tree, and bunny [some at certain times of the year] and frosting colors to select from.  Click here to customize your own!

It started as a half-baked idea more than 20 years ago — a smiley cookie as the vehicle to communicate the ethos of a restaurant — Eat’n Park, the Place for Smiles. Soon our cookie became not just the signifier of a delightful family dining experience, but a symbol of commitment to community and charitable giving, indeed, the mascot of the company. (Who knew a six-foot walking sugar cookie would have such draw. You have to be cracking a smile by now!)

Today, every child that dines at Eat’n Park receives the surprise of a buttery, rich, delicious smiley cookie, totaling more than 1 million free cookie treats each year. Every day, our cookies are distributed to community, charity and fundraising events. Every year, more than 200,000 smiling cookies are donated to local non-profit organizations. That’s a lot to smile about.
Crumb on and Try Our Cookie Delivery Company!
And now, our smile has gotten even bigger with our online cookie delivery company — fresh-baked, hand-iced Smiley Cookies delivered all over the country — fast and fresh. Smiles for miles each and every day!
That’s because our convenient online cookie company makes it easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. (Note how our cookies take the celebratory shape of hearts, shamrocks, bunnies, jack-o-lanterns and more for holidays and special occasions, and are available in virtually any color combination to sweeten the offer.)
You can even order customized cookies to match wedding colors, sport teams, corporate logos and more, and have your cookies delivered fresh nearly anywhere to as many addresses as you choose! And with our smart cookie pricing, you don’t need to spend a lot of dough! Did we say, “SWEET”?
But the one thing that that remains the same no matter how the cookie crumbles? Our signature, friendly smile — the frosting on the cake (or cookie) so speak.
We trust you’re now addicted to the notion of having fresh smiley cookies delivered to friends and colleagues far and wide, so check back often for contests, polls and coupons — not such a half-baked idea after all! Have cookies delivered today!

Be sure to order some delicious Smiley Cookies for the upcoming holidays!

                                                          ~The Prize~
One of my readers will receive a box of the Star Smiley Cookies!
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DISCLAIMER: ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. Italicized words are from the Smiley Cookie website.

Monday, December 13, 2010

*BumbleBar Review*

BumbleBar is great company that offers a selection of organic energy bars.  They generously sent me their Lushus Lemon, Chunky Cherry, Chocolate Crisp, Original, Original with Almonds, and Apricot flavors.
  
We ate these up very quickly!  They were gone the day after they arrived:)  My mom's favorite was the Lushus Lemon, and my dad's was the Almond.  (He loves nuts:)  I personally enjoyed the Chocolate Crisp the best. 

What a BumbleBar looks like :-)

These are VERY healthy energy bars- all BumbleBars are gluten-free, great for vegetarians, wheat-free-, and dairy-free. And there is lots of fiber in them as well!  These would make a great snack for after school or on the road.  They come in brightly-colored wrappers, and are not messy which is good for little children:)  I like how there are lots of minerals and vitamins with little sugar.  If you like sesame seeds, you will like these!  BumbleBars are tasty snack that you and your family will enjoy!

The Story of BumbleBar
Elizabeth (Liz) Ward got her inspiration for the BumbleBar one day while hiking. "I'm an avid hiker. Before I got engrossed in this business, I used to go hiking almost every weekend," she says. " I lived out in the woods without electricity or running water, and I would hike eight miles every day. Being out there, it seemed like this incredible oxymoron that it's so beautiful in nature, but at the same time hikers are eating food that harms the planet (i.e. conventionally grown and/or dairy-based foods). I wanted to develop an all-organic, gluten-free food that people could take out into the wilderness."
In 1995, she sold her first BumbleBar. But this tasty, sesame seed-based treat isn't just for taking out into the woods. It's great as an afternoon snack or dessert. And kids love it, too. The bar passed the most important taste test: Liz's 13-year-old son Jed loves the bar. "It's soooo good you can't even believe!" he exclaims.
Afew months later, Liz's partner, Glenn Ward, joined the company. His role is to create a value-led business that uses sustainable practices. Liz and Glenn are highly committed to a variety of social issues, including women's rights, recycling and strengthening their local community of Spokane, Washington. In the last year, they have donated thousands of bars to numerous local and national charity events." As we grow, we plan to get even more involved in these issues," Liz says.
"I've always loved food," Liz adds. "My mother was a great cook and I grew up in the kitchen helping her. In the Midwest in high school, I helped out cooking at a soup kitchen for the homeless. Food is something that has always been positive for me. I love sharing food with people; I feel it brings a lot of joy and quality into peoples' lives. It's incredibly rewarding to know that thousands of people are out there enjoying our all-organic, vegan, gluten-free bars."


Disclaimer:  I received free products for this review.  All thoughts are my own.  Italicized words are from the BumbleBar website.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Family Daughter Book Review & Giveaway!!


Welcome to my first book review & giveaway!  I'd like to introduce a favorite book I've recently read from www.kingsbloomingrose.comThe Family Daughter: Becoming Pillars of Strength In Our Father's House by Sarah L. Bryant is a beautiful softcover book containing ten chapters  (205 pages) that are chock-full of wisdom and encouragement for young ladies. 

 This is one of the best inspirational books I have read, and can be read as part of your devotional.  The ten chapters are: An Abundant Season, In My Father's House, Our Parents' Joy, The Family SisterPillars of Strength, A Humble Maidservant, The Spotless Maid, The Appointed Time, Reflecting the Light, and Bouquet of Beauty.  One of my favorite chapters was The Family Sister where Sarah gives ways to spend time with and edify brothers and sisters.   I learned a lot from this section.

 Personally, I love to read other's people's testimonies, so I was excited to read her as well as other young ladies' testimonies featured throughout the book.  In various parts of the book, the Lord opened my eyes to some things I had never thought about before.  I like how Sarah Bryant writes about everything involved in a Christian young lady's life- encouraging siblings, being our parents' joy, our attitude, modesty, and more!  A the end of each chapter, there is a recommended resources list.  I am so blessed to have read this book, and am more inspired to live every moment for God's glory. 

About the Author:

Sarah L. Bryant is eighteen and the oldest daughter in her family of eight. Her desire is to encourage young ladies to embrace their role as daughters. She is editor of The King’s Blooming Rose, a magazine for girls which she has published for over five years.

Sarah Bryant also publishes a magazine- The King's Blooming Rose- of which I am a subscriber and really enjoy.  You can read about more below:    




The King's Blooming Rose magazine began in February 2005, when homeschooler Sarah Bryant published the first issue. It was very small and sent to about twenty friends. The Lord has greatly blessed this ministry and hundreds of families now receive KBR Magazine all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.

While Sarah handles much of the regular editorial work and design of KBR, her parents often offer guidance and entire family provides support - without it, this effort would be impossible. We are very grateful for the Lord's blessing of this ministry, and for various ways others support this effort!
In 2009, Sarah wrote a book entitled The Family Daughter: Becoming Pillars of Strength In Our Father's House, and we expanded the KBR ministry when she published it in 2010.

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Sarah Bryant is graciously offering one of my readers their own copy of The Family Daughter book!

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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER:  ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE.  Italicized words are from The King's Blooming Rose website. 

*Longhairlovers Review*

I have the longest hair in my family, so this is a great company to review:  Longhairlovers!  They kindly sent me the travel size of their Luxe Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in Treatment, Thicken Up! Styling Lotion, and 2 oz. Shea-Mu Hair Butter.  


After using Longhairlovers

The products


I really like how I don't have to worry about any chemicals in Longhairlovers' products.
The shampoo was thick and creamy, and did very well in cleansing my hair.
I always use a lot of conditioner, and the Luxe conditioner detangled well.  If I don't use enough, I'm in trouble:)

When using the Leave-in Treatment, I left it in for about 3 minutes and it worked just like regular conditioner.

I never use hair gel so I gave the Thicken Up! Styling Lotion to my mom.  Her hair is naturally curly.  She said it worked well in her hair, and glad it did not contain any harsh chemicals.  (After putting gel in, she always lets it air-dry.)

Since my hair already has natural oil, I gave the Shea-Mu hair butter to my dad (and BTW, he does not  have long hair...lol:-)  The hair butter promotes healthy hair growth, and my dad enjoyed using it.  He keeps it on his nightstand for use at night.  It has a very pleasant scent- my dad said it smelled like a lime:)  When using it, it really does look like butter!

Longhairlovers has many other natural products including Fortifying Hair Mist, Banana- Mango Treatment, Rare Hair Oil, and Crowning Glory Fragrance.  With Christmas nearly here, Longhairlovers offers excellent products for presents!  Click here to learn how to win a Holiday Gift Pack! 

Longhairlovers was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Bahney, a professional journalist and student of Trichology - an academic para-medical scientific discipline of the hair and scalp. Jennifer has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University. She has studied with hair expert Dr. George Michael as well as the International Association of Trichologists, and is a professional member of the UK's prestigious Trichological Society.

"Gorgeous hair can make you feel great, no matter what your size or situation," Jennifer says. "My goal is to help people achieve the hair of their dreams with products they can feel good about using."
Jennifer believes in a holistic approach to hair care that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction, as well as chemically-limited products with organic ingredients.

Disclaimer: I received free products for this review.  All thoughts are my own.  Words in italics are from the Longhairlovers website. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winners...

Hello,

Here's the latest winners (using Random.org)!   I apologize about the wait:-(

CSN: Debbie

EcoMom: MommyTrenches

Tom's of Maine: Carol

Van's Waffles: MommyTrenches

Follica: MommyTrenches

Congrats to everyone!  Thanks alot for entering!  Be sure to enter my other giveaways- Genesis Today and Scrubz Body Scrub end tonight!  (The links are on my sidebar.) 

Sunglass Warehouse Review & Giveaway!!

Hey everyone,
Needing new sunglasses?  Sunglass Warehouse is the place to look!

Sunglass Warehouse offered a pair of their sunglasses of my choice, so I decided on the SW Fashion Style #38- Black & Grey Frame.  I was so excited to receive my sunglasses!


(Mine were in the Black and Grey frame.)
I am very satisfied with my choice of sunglasses.  I like how they have rectangular lenses.  They are not too small or too big, but fit very nicely and comfortably.  These also come in Black and Bronze Frame.  The SW Fashion Style #38 has a flat matte finish, and will protect you from sun with UV400 protection.  No more squinting:)  With winter approaching, I am glad to have these because of the glare from the sun reflecting off the snow.  And when summer rolls around again, these will very handy!

Sunglass Warehouse has so many neat sunglasses to pick from including oversized sunglasses and motorcycle sunglasses!  I am amazed at all their different and unique styles and colors.  For those who have really sensitive eyes, check out Sunglass Warehouse's pages on choosing sunglasses based your skin tones and face shape!  What a great idea!  You will definitely find a pair to suit your taste!
Sunglass Warehouse is mostly graciously offering one of my readers a $20 Gift Certificate to their website!  WOW:-)

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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED FREE PRODUCT FOR THIS REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. ITALICIZED WORDS ARE FROM THE SUNGLASS WAREHOUSE WEBSITE.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

EnjoyingTea.com Review!

We had the opportunity to do a review for EnjoyingTea.com.  EnjoyingTea.com is a company that offers many different types of tea including rooibos, black, chai, organic, green, and white, among others.  They also offer elegant tea sets and beautiful teapots, teacups, and tea accessories.  EnjoyingTea.com is currently running specials on some of their products, so check out their website!  There are many ideas for gift giving:-) 

They kindly sent us their Vanilla Rooibos Tea and the Smart Tea Maker.  My mom was excited because she enjoys drinking tea, especially during the cold winter months (my brothers are also tea lovers:-)  My family commented that the Vanilla Rooibos Tea was some of the best tasting tea they have ever had! 

We found out some interesting things about Rooibos tea.  It's pronounced "ROY-BOSS."  It's recommended to combat irritability, headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, mild depression or hypertension. Rooibos tea does not contain caffeine (yay!) and has a soothing effect on the central nervous system. It also relieves stomach and indigestion  concerns ~ nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach ulcers and constipation.

The Smart Tea Maker is an "excellent tea maker that is practical and simple to use. Made of durable food grade plastic. Stainless steel filter included. Dishwasher Safe. Approx capacity: 600ml (20.4 fl oz)."

Basic Instructions (from their website):
Place tea leaves in the Smart Tea Maker.  (We used about 1-1/2 tsp. of tea leaves.)

Add boiling water.
Steep tea to your taste. (We steeped our tea for 3-5 minutes.)

Place the Smart Tea Maker on top of a cup or mug and let the tea drain into the cup. (I would add here that it works best with a mug that has a wide mouth.)

Remove the Smart Tea Maker to stop the flow. Your tea is ready to serve.
It's as simple as that!!  Very easy and convenient:-)  We give EnjoyingTea.com a thumbs up!!


Disclaimer:  All thoughts are my own.  Quotes and Basic Instructions from EnjoyingTea.com.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Softlips Review & Giveaway!!

December is a perfect month to review Softlips with the weather turning cold and snow falling!  I was generously sent the Winter 5-pack. to review.  The five flavors are Mint, Sugar & Spice (and everything nice:), Sugar Plum Berry, Winter Mint, and Sugar Cookie.  They smell great!

My Softlips Flavors:)
These make fun and cute gifts to put in a little pouch.  I am going to give a friend the Winter Mint and Mint tubes, along with some tea bags, a recipe, and hot chocolate.  Softlips makes a great little touch to my little present!

The Sugar Plum Berry flavor smells really fruity.  I have used this one the most, and it works well at softening my lips;  I get chapped lips so easily:)  The Sugar Cookie actually smells like a sugar cookie. (I have another sugar cookie chapstick, but this Softlips has a stronger scent.)  Imagine smelling a dessert all day- lol:-)  The Sugar and Spice has a rich hint of cinnamon; if you like cinnamon, you'll love this flavor!

Another thing I like about Softlips is the narrow shape of the lip protectant tubes; they come in a  .7 oz. size.  This also serves as sunscreen.  Whether in the heat of summer or on a blustery winter day, Softlips is always good to have on hand!  Be sure to check out all their different kinds and flavors!

FREE Shipping from Softlips – Starting 11/26 through 12/10 on all orders placed in the Softlips online store at www.softlips.com during 11/26/10 -12/10/10.


THE PRIZE:
One of my readers will win a Winter 5-pack of Softlips!

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THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED FREE PRODUCTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Cream Perfume Company Review & Giveaway~ 2 Winners!!

The Cream Perfume Company is a great place to find wonderful-smelling Premium French lotions and fragrances!  I was kindly sent the Lavender Body Lotion and Ylang, Ylang d'more and Mimosa Bouquet Solid Fragrances or "Nuts."  I let my mom choose one "nut":) to try, so after smelling the Mimosa Bouquet, she immediately chose that one.

The Lavender Body Lotion (6 oz.) comes in a bright colorful tube, and has a nice, clean scent- very refreshing!  I wash my hands quite a bit, so I'm always in need of lotion:)  I have used this as a facial lotion, and that works just as well.

The Ylang, Ylang d'more reminds me of a fresh & clean dryersheet:)  I like to put this on for Church and just everyday.  My mom LOVES her Mimosa Bouquet because it lasts all day, and smells great!!  I think the mimosa Bouquet has the best scent of all, though they all have a pleasant scent.   What is nice and convenient about the "nuts" is that they can slip right into a purse pocket, and be there to use anytime.  They come in a little wooden container in the shape of a nut (as you can see in the above pic), with a nice screw lid.

Read their story:

Based in Southern California, our young company caters to active lifestyle enthusiasts and to people all over the world who share an appreciation for natural, effective and affordable personal care products.

Our collection of solid perfumes were developed as a commercially more affordable, healthier and natural alternative to predominantly high-priced fragrances that are packaged in elaborate, environmentally unfriendly materials and incorporate ethanol, petroleum carriers and other undesirable fillers. By eliminating the bulk of ethanol and water, we use significantly less expensive, alternative and eco-friendly container materials such as wood, and incorporate natural carriers like beeswax and sweet almond oil as was the original practice in perfumery for many thousands of years. Our solids represent unusual, simple and elegant delivery of world-class French perfumes to market as longer-lasting, lightly moisturizing creams at a great price.
Our perfumed body moisturizers contain pure and naturally derived oils and extracts from nature combined with our premium French certified organic essential oils to combat dehydrated, sore, inflamed and damaged skin. The lotions prevent signs of aging with improved tonicity, elasticity and a desirable plumping effect. They are uniquely fragrant, sooth your skin, delight your senses and layer well with our top-of-the-line solid perfumes.
We always welcome dialogue with respect to our role in making the environment a safer, more enjoyable and natural place in which to live so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you need more information about our products or our cream perfume company. We are proud members of the Natural Products Association and always contribute a minimum of 10% of our profits to families in need.

The Cream Perfume Company is offering TWO of my readers One current product on their site!!!

Mandatory Entry:

Go to The Creme Perfume Company, and tell me a product you would like to try! LEAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE!

Extra Entries!
Enter one of my other giveaways. Post one comment for each giveaway that you entered with a valid email address in each comment.

Tweet this giveaway. Post one comment daily for your daily tweet.

Become (or be a gardener/follower). Post two comments with a valid email address in each comment.

Blog about this giveaway. Post 3 comments with a link to your post and a valid email address in each.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Monday, December 13, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER:  I RECEIVED FREE PRODUCT FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW.  ALL THOUGHTS ARE MINE.  ITALICIZED WORDS ARE FROM THE CREAM PERFUME COMPANY WEBSITE.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scrubz Body Scrub Review & Giveaway!!!

Scrubz is by far my all-time favorite body wash company!!  I first heard about this company when entering a giveaway on a friend's blog (and won, too:), so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Scrubz.  They kindly allowed me to select a scent I would like to review.  Being the autumn season, I got the Fall Harvest scent.  It came beautifully wrapped in a little red sachet, along with a plastic spoon.

My scrubz:)
 If I could describe Scrubz Body Scrub in one word, it would be...heavenly!  :-)  The reason I enjoy Scrubz so much is because, unlike other brands, the scrub will leave a lovely scent on your skin almost all day.  Other brands I have used, do not last that long.
Another reason I like Scrubz is because of all the wonderful scents they offer: Citrus Burst, Jasmine Honeysuckle, April Showerz, Pomberry Zing, Cool Mint, etc.  After using this, the sugar leaves natural oil on my skin, therefore thoroughly moisturizing it!  I have also used this on my face, and it works well. 

Scrubz's bases contain No alcohol, artificial preservatives or color, petro-chemicals, parabens, or gluten!  Also, it contains Canola, Grapeseed, Olive, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Coconut-Supreme, Soybean, and Vitamin E oils.  That's nice to know!  Scrubz is 4 body products in 1:   
-Facial Scrub/Cleanser
-Body Scrub/Cleanser
-Shave Prep/ Shave Oil
-Natural Moisturizer 

Scrubz  not only carries sugar scrubs, but also Facez, Shavez, Scrubblez, Butter, Lipz, and Oilz.  Great gift idea:-)

Once upon a time, Roberta Perry decided that the skin products on the market were not satisfying her addiction to soft skin. They were either filled with artificial preservatives and/or colors, didn't do what they promised, or the scents were not quite right. She then did extensive research into skin care and natural based plant oils. Roberta tried various formulas of the scrub, testing bucket after bucket on herself and her sister Michelle.

One day, Michelle, having just recently sampled the latest formula, burst in the room announcing, "you have to sell this stuff...it's amazing!" 2 days later, Michelle called Roberta and announced she had the perfect name, thus...
Scrubz All Natural Sugar Body Scrub was born.
Scrubz uses only the finest and most natural ingredients, and our fragrance list is so extensive, there is a scent to please everyone. We even offer unscented!
You have only one skin, treat it to Scrubz All Natural Sugar Body Scrub and it will thank you for life!

Scrubz is offering one of my readers a 4 oz. jar of body scrub!  And the best part is, you get to pick your own scent!  :)

Mandatory Entry:

Go to Scrubz, and tell me a product you would like to try! LEAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE!

Extra Entries!
Enter one of my other giveaways. Post one comment for each giveaway that you entered with a valid email address in each comment.

 Tweet this giveaway.  Post one comment daily for your daily tweet.

 Become (or be a gardener/follower). Post two comments with a valid email address in each comment.
  
Blog about this giveaway. Post 3 comments with a link to your post and a valid email address in each.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free product from Scrubz for this review. All thoughts are my own. Quotes are from the Scrubz website & brochure.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Genesis Today Review & Giveaway!!!

I'd like to introduce a really healthy and delicious company... Genesis Today!  I was kindly offered to choose what I would like to review, so I decided on the Cranberry Goji Juice (10 oz.) and the Dark Chocolate Cacao Pudding.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the products were cold packed, so I could enjoy right away!

The Cranberry Goji Juice was fantastic; I was a little hesitant, having never tried anything with Goji berry in it.  It arrived just on the right time as I was sick that day.  (Not fun:(  This juice is 100% fruit juice~ a blend of Cranberry, Apple, Pear, Goji, Red Grape, Black Cherry and Concord Grape.  It supports positive moods, healthy eyes, and antioxidant levels.  Personally, I LOVE cranberry juice- nice' n' tart:-)  LOL!

Goji (pronounced GO-jee). The goji berry’s nickname is the “happy berry.” It hails from China and contains an impressive amount of minerals, amino acids, protein, fiber and unique ingredients found in no other food in the world.

My family & I "gobbled":) the pudding right up!  Who doesn't like chocolate pudding??  Not only is this pudding tasty, but  each little cup of this decadent pudding is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential omega fats and more.   It contains no high fructose corn syrup, but rather cane juice- a much better choice!

Cacao naturally supports energy, because of fancy ingredients like alkaloids, theobromine, and phenethylamine. In other words, it gives you that “get up and go” feeling. So, get up and go try some!


Genesis Today is offering one of my readers will receive one Cranberry Goji Juice, one pudding coupon, and...surprise! one Omega Orange Juice!  Yum:-)

Mandatory Entry:

Go to Genesis Today and tell me a product you would like to try!  LEAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE!

Extra Entries!
1. Enter one of my other giveaways. Post one comment for each giveaway that you entered with a valid email address in each comment.

2. Become (or be a gardener/follower). Post two comments with a valid email address in each comment.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Post 3 comments with a link to your post and a valid email address in each.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).  Open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: I received free products from Genesis Today for this review.  All thoughts are my own.  Quotes are from the Genesis Today website & product.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Follica Review and Giveaway!!

Lately it seems I have been reviewing body products, so here's another one...Follica!!  Follica carries different kinds of hair products ranging from shampoo & conditioner to heat protectants to flat irons!    What amazes me the most about them, is how many choices, tools, and accessories you can select from!  There are lots of different brands from A to Z!  You'll be sure to find the perfect one for your type of hair. 

And by now, you're probably wondering, well, what is she going to review?  I was most kindly offered to choose what I would like to review, and Follica generously sent the CHI Olive Nutrient Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner (12 oz.).

This shampoo and conditioner definitely has an olive scent, so don't worry about it "not doing the job".  :-)  It is made with Certified Organic Essential Oils and also is paraben-free.  While using these, I discovered that my hair was already naturally oily.  I passed the shampoo on to my mom, and it really works fantastic for her.  I really recommend this for people who have a dry, "flaky" scalp:)  It will moisturize your head...naturally!

It's all about the hair.

We're hair junkies who are lucky enough to have access to the hottest hair trends and best new hair products and tools on the market. And, we're in it for you. From talking to our customers, expert stylists and industry insiders, to testing everything under the sun, our mission is simple: have fun in the pursuit of a great hair day, every day.
Embrace your hair's possibilities...we do!

Follica is graciously offering one of my readers their own bottle of the CHI Olive Nutrient Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner (nice gift idea..:)

To win this prize you must:
Mandatory Entry:
Along with a valid email address (cannot be in profile, but in comment box), tell me a Follica product you want to get!

Extra Entries!

1. Enter one of my other giveaways. Post one comment for each giveaway that you entered with a valid email address in each comment.

2. Become (or be a gardener/follower). Post two comments with a valid email address in each comment.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Post 3 comments with a link to your post and a valid email address in each.


THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS Friday, December 3, 2010, AT 11:59 P.M. EST. BE SURE TO LEAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS IN EACH COMMENT OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT COUNT!! GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S RESIDENTS ONLY.

DISCLAIMER: I received free products from Follica.com for this review. All thoughts are my own. Quotes are from the Follica website.