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.

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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.

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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.

Friday, November 12, 2010

VAN'S WAFFLES REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Hello to all you gardeners out there:-)  I hope you are having a great Friday night.  I wanted to introduce a great company that offers tasty & quick, yet healthy breakfasts ~ Van's Natural Foods.  They graciously sent me 4 coupons for free products which I used to buy 2 boxes of their Organic Blueberry Waffles and 2 boxes of Totally Natural Organic Waffles.  Boy, were they tasty:-)  Not only did we really enjoy the taste, but we also liked how convenient they were, especially on a school morning.  Just pop them into your toaster or toaster oven and within minutes, you'll have a great breakfast! These waffles are made with all natural ingredients, including a vitamin boost, so there's nothing artificial about them!

                                                  Yummy!!

Van's History

"You may not know it, but Van’s has been cooking up tasty, good-for-you waffles for almost a half century. It all started back in the 1970s when the Van Dam family opened a swinging waffle joint in Southern California. By the late 1980s, our groovy little beachside favorite had outgrown itself, and the Van Dam family decided it was time to bring their creations to a whole new group of customers—right in their local grocery stores.

Since then, Van’s has evolved from a single waffle restaurant to one of the country’s most beloved frozen waffle and breakfast companies—but our philosophy hasn’t changed a bit. We’re a company that cares about what its customers eat. We value artisanal quality, cooking our products in small, minimally processed batches with always-fresh ingredients. And, since we want everyone to be able to enjoy our waffles, we offer wheat/gluten free waffles along with organic, mini and our signature 8 Whole Grain varieties.

 The original Van’s restaurant may no longer be dishing out waffles on the beach, but we still pack the same sunny Southern California spirit of the Van Dam family into every waffle—and we’re doing it with your well-being in mind. Our only hope is that you’ll enjoy Van’s foods as much as we enjoy creating them."

Van's is offering one of my readers 4 coupons for free products!! 

                                     Mandatory Entry:

Go to Van's, and tell me a product you'd like to get! Post 1 comment- if there is not a valid email address, your entry will not be counted!!
                                      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, NOVEMBER 26, 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 for the purpose of review.  All thoughts are my own.  Quotes are from the Van's Natural Foods website.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tom's of Maine Review & Giveaway!!

Tom's of Maine has a wonderful line of all natural products from toothpaste to soap to mouthwash to body wash to deodorant to even dental floss!  I was blessed to receive two bottles of Lavender Bodywash and two packs of the Lavender Beauty Bar! 

I have to say that the Lavender Moisturizing Beauty Bar was my favorite.  It has a very soothing mild scent and is in a cute little oval shape.  It lathers extremely well on my bath pouf, and is fantastic to wash your face with!  I think it would even make great hand soap as well.  

The Lavender Bodywash has a strong, refreshing scent and is very cleansing.  I gave my mom a bottle of this, and she likes using it not only because it lathers well, but because it is all natural.  Therefore, no harmful chemicals absorbing into your skin:)  As I have mentioned in a couple previous posts, my mom loves lavender scented items, so this was perfect for her:-)  

Milled four times for premium quality, our Moisturizing Body Bar contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, for skin conditioning and protection; jojoba and olive oil for keeping your skin smooth and supple; and palm and coconut oils for rich lather and gentle cleansing.

Tom's of Maine Mission

To serve our customers by providing safe, effective, innovative natural products of high quality.
To build relationships with our customers that extend beyond product usage to include full and honest dialogue, responsiveness to feedback, and the exchange of information about products and issues.
To respect, value, and serve not only our customers but also our coworkers, owners, agents, suppliers, and community; to be concerned about and contribute to their well-being; and to operate with integrity so as to be deserving of their trust.
To provide meaningful work, fair compensation, and a safe, healthy work environment that encourages openness, creativity, self-discipline, and growth.
To contribute to and affirm a high level of commitment, skill, and effectiveness in the work community.
To recognize, encourage, and seek a diversity of gifts and perspectives in our worklife.
To acknowledge the value of each person's contribution to our goals and to foster teamwork in our tasks.
To be distinctive in products and policies which honor and sustain our natural world.
To address community concerns, in Maine and around the globe, by devoting a portion of our time, talents, and resources to the environment, human needs, the arts, and education.
To work together to contribute to the long-term value and sustainability of our company.
To be a profitable and successful while acting in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
To create and manage a system of accountability which holds each person in the Company's employment or governance responsible for individual behavior and personal performance consistent with the Company's Beliefs, Mission, Destiny, Performance Goals, and Individual Work Plans.

You can really feel good about using Tom's of Maine because they are devoted to bringing healthy and all natural products!

They are kindly offering a bottle of Lavender Bodywash and  Lavender Beauty Bar Soap!!

Mandatory Entry:
Go to Tom's of Maine, and tell me a product you'd like to get!  Post 1 comment- if there is not a valid email address, your entry will not be counted!!

Extra Entries!
Be sure to leave a valid email or your entries will not count!!

1 Entry: Tweet this giveaway. You may do this once a day. Post one comment for your daily tweet.

2 Entries: Become (or be) a public follower of Garden of Giveaways. (2 comments)

3 Entries: Blog about this giveaway, with a link to your post. (3 comments)

This giveaway ends Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It is only open to U.S. residents. Please leave a valid email address in EACH comment, so I will be able to contact the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a different winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received free products for this review. All thoughts are my own. Italicized words are from the Tom's of Maine website.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EcoMom Review & Giveaway!!

EcoMom is a great site to find organic and all natural family products! They kindly let me review the Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Facial Cleanser (4 oz.). This cleanser came in a pump glass bottle, and is REALLY healthy for your skin. (You may be really skeptical of this, but it works great!) It is for all skin types and is mind soothing and body balancing. The Calendula is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and soothing; the Blood Orange is degreasing, cleansing as well as nutritive.


I used the facial cleanser this morning in the shower and it made my face soft. I always wash my face with soap, so it was nice to use something different:)  My mom also used this and she liked it because it made her skin soft, had a wonderful scent, and that it contained calendula(that’s really good for the skin!).
Works great!
Here are the benefits of Ecocentric Skincare:

Always:
-nurturing
-handcrafted
-organic
-fair trade (whenever possible)
-cruelty-free

Never:
-petroleum
-sulfates or detergents
-synthetic preservatives
-artificial colors or fragrances
-GMOs

EcoMom also carries items such as organic baby food, books and clothing.  They are truly commited to offering safe products for moms and children.  And now, EcoMom offers a new program called EcoPass. This program will allow my readers to purchase a $99 annual membership, which will give a 15% discount on every order, as well as free shipping with no $50 minimum requirement. EcoPass pays for itself in as few 4 orders and only costs $8.25 a month!!

EcoMom is also offering my readers a 15% discount code off their first order. The discount code is: SBBL667 and is valid through November 30, 2010.

Founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products - we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.

EcoMom.com is about bridging the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices. We created EcoMom because we care and are concerned for babies and their moms, our families and our communities. We want every mom to be an EcoMom because being an EcoMom means making choices that are good for all of us, and the planet which we all share.

Originally launched by a passionate and concerned mother, EcoMom.com has become a team of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, e-commerce veterans, business and finance professionals committed to making healthy decisions for our children and planet as easy, practical and affordable as possible.

By partnering with charities like Healthy Child Healthy World and EcoMom Alliance, and joining forces with EcoMom Experts (professionals in pertinent fields such as health, nutrition, fitness and mindful living), we provide vetted products, up to the minute information, and non-stop inspiration.

With comprehensive forums, eco-conscious connecting, e-commerce and social shopping, EcoMom.com is ”Mommerce" at its best - where it is fun and easy to make mindful decisions about the products to put on, in and around children and families. 
 


We thank everyone for showing interest in our growing company. We built EcoMom.com for you and it certainly won’t succeed without your support. Our commitment is to authenticity, integrity and the health of our children and environment, and we are grateful to you for your shared commitment to doing the right thing.

EcoMom is offering one of my readers a $15 gift certificate!!

Mandatory Entry:
Go to EcoMom, and tell me a product you’d like and become (or be) a public follower of Garden of Giveaways!
Post one comment. (Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment, or your entry will not be counted!)

Extra Entries!
Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook. (1 comment)

1 Entry: Follow EcoMom on Twitter. (1 comment)

1 Entry: Tweet this giveaway. You may do this once a day. Post one comment for your daily tweet.

2 Entries: Sign up for EcoMom’s newsletter. (2 comments)

3 Entries: Blog about this giveaway, with a link to your post. (3 comments)

This giveaway ends Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Please leave a valid email address in EACH comment, so I will be able to contact the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a different winner will be chosen.

Monday, November 1, 2010

$35 CSN Stores Giveaway!!

Yippee!  My CSN giveaway is finally here!!  Though you may know about CSN, perhaps you do not know about everything they carry. Well, they carry about everything:-)  CSN items range
from crib bedding to cookware sets to toddler beds to cake pans to even faucets!  I could go on and on:)  The great advantage about CSN is you can find everything you need all in one place, instead of many different stores or websites.

Based in Boston, CSN Stores LLC began in 2002 and has grown rapidly into a Top 3 online U.S. retailer of home and office goods with 400+ employees. See our Facts at a Glance and Industry Associations.


Beyond providing unparalleled customer service, selection, and savings to our U.S. customers, CSN Stores has opened its doors to online shoppers from Canada, the U.K., and Germany. Recently named to the Hot 100 List of online retailers for 2009, CSN Stores continues to grow. 

One of my readers will win a $35 coupon code to CSN!!! 

 Mandatory Entry:

Go to CSN, and tell me a product you’d like and become (or be) a public follower of Garden of Giveaways!
Post one comment. (Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment, or your entry will not be counted!)

Extra Entries!
1 Entry: Tweet this giveaway. You may do this once a day. Post one comment for your daily tweet.

3 Entries: Blog about this giveaway, with a link to your post. (3 comments)

This giveaway ends Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It is only open to U.S. residents. Please leave a valid email address in EACH comment, so I will be able to contact the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a different winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: All thoughts are my own. Italicized words are from the CSN Stores website.