Friday, July 29, 2011

Beauty Basic Supply $100 Giveaway and Review...

Thanks to Beauty Basic Supply we got to try some of their awesome products! 
I was so impressed with all the great products this company has to pick from.
I was excited to get some of their ESSIE Nail Polish. This polish goes on well and stays on. I love all the fun colors they have.

My favorite product they sent me is their Dual Hand & Pedicure Dryer! Since I love to paint my toes and nails I was excited to get this. I am all girl and really love pamper time just for me!

Features of Belson Profiles Dual Hand & Pedicure Dryer
- Carbon filter
- Cool and warm air and UV light settings
- Timer for 1, 2 or 3 minutes
- UV lamp
- Adjustable height for pedicure drying
- Rubberized, ergonomic hand platform



I have been having so much fun using this! It dries my nails fast and works awesome. It's high quality and looks just like one they use in the salons. I also got some fun hair products and foot lotion!

Beauty Basic Supply is your one-stop online store that has most the products you need. You even get free shipping with every order over $50. 

Thanks Beauty Basic Supply for the awesome customer service and products!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Your Best Face Skincare Review...

Thanks to Your Best Face we got to try some of their products!

Lightweight & well-tolerated
The entire YBF line is lightweight and refreshing! You'll enjoy the change of pace from traditional skincare that's heavy or waxy.

We really love all the products we tried! Here's a couple of our favorites below we want to tell you about...

Their anti-aging lip balm, Quench Lip Treatment is wonderful! I love the peppermint flavor it has. My lips felt so soft after using this. They also increased Quench's antioxidant protection, further adding to the cumulative benefits you might not experience with traditional lip balms.
The Balance is a dream cream for calmer skin that feels matte. It is anti-aging skincare that also helps your skin look healthy, feel matte and be calm. Balance also fights against new breakouts as well as helps to decrease the duration and damage of existing breakouts.

The result with Balance is skin with a healthy-looking sheen that feels matte and doesn't become oily
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I love things that help me and my skin be calm :) My face really likes this product.

Great skincare products can be effective and still well-tolerated, which is part of the YBF appeal. They use effective, but gentle and healing ingredients. .
No perfumes, just great-smelling actives 

Their products already smell great because of their active ingredients such as spin trap, nutmeg butter and other extracts. There's no reason to add perfumes, so they don't!

Make sure and check out this great skincare line to learn about all the wonderful products they have!

Thanks Your Best Face for the awesome products and customer service!

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Moroccanoil Review...

Thanks to Moroccanoil we got to try some of their products!

I have been using these products and my hair has an incredible shine and feels so good! Moroccanoil products are sold exclusively in salons and spas.

Luminous Hair Spray
Non sticky weightless hold
Enhances shine
Leaves no residue 
I am really picky with hairspray and this one is amazing! It smells great and holds well.
Moroccanoil Light 
Revives hair
Strengthens and conditions
Reduces drying time

I was impressed with how healthy this product made my hair feel.
Hydrating Mask
Rehydrates
Improves elasticity
Restores manageability
With it being summer my hair is so dry and needed this!  I love how soft my hair was after using it.

Glimmer Shine Spray
Infuses hair with veil of shine
Enhances color and highlights
Prevents hair static

I love healthy hair that shines! This really works well on my hair. I also like that this product prevents static.
I tried some of the other products and they are also amazing! It's so important to use the best products on your hair. Make sure and check out all they have on their site here!

The luxury brand, Moroccanoil®, is the originator and leading manufacturer of professional Argan Oil hair products and the fastest growing independent company in the professional salon industry.

A powerful antioxidant and UV protector, Moroccanoil’s proprietary Argan oil blend is rich in vitamins and natural elements that fortify the hair, including Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A to improve elasticity, Vitamin E to protect against free-radicals, and Phenols to shield against environmental stressors.

Salon-exclusive Moroccanoil® products have a strong following among leading runway, film, television and celebrity stylists who search for the very finest for their A-list clients. Moroccanoil® is a backstage fixture frequently used to create hair for major magazine covers, fashion editorial spreads, as well as for award shows including the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Awards.


Thanks Moroccanoil for the amazing products and customer service!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SOUND+SLEEP Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to SOUND+SLEEP we got to review one of their awesome products!
They sent us one of their SOUND+SLEEP machines and we love it! 

Here are some cool things it helps with... 

Health Benefits 
A better way to sleep: It’s estimated that over half a billion people in the world suffer from occasional or chronic sleep disorders. 

Doctor Recommended 
More effective than over-the-counter drugs: SOUND+SLEEP™ Adaptive Sound Therapy System is Drug-free treatment for Sleep Disorders that has sleep as its only side-effect.

Baby Sleep 
Is your baby keeping you up all night? Are you tired of being awake at all hours with your baby? If you haven’t had a good night’s sleep since your baby was born, you’re not alone. 

Drug Free Sleep 
Tips to natural sleep: SOUND+SLEEP™ Adaptive Sound Therapy System is a drug-free treatment for sleep disorders that boasts sleep as its only side-effect.

Fatigue 
Why Am I Always Tired? Disrupted sleep is a common cause of always feeling tired, exhaustion, or fatigue. Worry, anxiety and depression can keep people of all ages on high alert, tossing and turning throughout the night. 
SOUND+SLEEP helps you achieve a rich, natural drug-free sleep, that can replenish your body & mind.

The Adaptive Sound™ difference.
The ONLY sleep therapy system that “listens” to your environment and automatically adjusts sound levels. 

Recharge. Rejuvenate. Refresh.
Boost energy, feel alert, improve health and promote your body’s natural defenses with a better night’s sleep. 

This machine is awesome and has great sound quality! My favorite thing about this great product is that it helps me with trying to stay calm :)

Thanks SOUND+SLEEP for the awesome customer service and product! 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hapari's Swimwear Model Contest...

HOW TO ENTER
Send an email to entries@hapari.com with the following included:
  • Your best picture in a swimsuit (kudos for wearing Hapari swimwear)
  • Your contact information (Facebook name, phone number, address)

That’s it! When they get the photo they will post it on their Facebook page and tag you. From there make sure to stand out by sharing your picture to friends on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else.

The contest ends September 20th, and they will be announcing the winner on their website and Facebook shortly after that.
The winner will receive a trip to Florida to model in their 2012 photoshoot, $2500 payment, photos published on the website, advertisements, catalogs and other Hapari material (not to mention a great start to any modeling career).

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Afterheelz Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Afterheelz I got to try some of their great products!


First I got to try their Afterheelz Ballerinas!
 

Finally, you can wear your heelz and protect your feet! These foldable ballet flats come in a clutch that holds not only your slippers, but your lip gloss, compact and everything else a girl would need for a night out on the town. The clutch even unfolds into a tote to carry your stilettos! So next time your feet are hurting and need some love and affection after a night of dancing, slip on afterheelz!
Next we got to try their rollable flip flops!

These come in different colors and sizes along with a tote to put your shoes in. Dress to impress and feel comfortable too! Simply stash a pair in your purse, at work, or in your car for relief any time. They’re perfect for the girl on the go.

I love both of these above! I keep them in my bag and have been using them often. They are perfect for when your feet need a break from high heels. I love how cute and super comfy they are!

Thanks Afterheelz for the awesome customer service and products! 

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Teton Sports Backpack Review...

Thanks to Teton Sports we got to review their black The Professional backpack!


Made with durable ballistic material, this bag will last for years. Padded shoulder straps with a suspension strap system helps to distribute the weight of the pack. 

The back has strategically placed padding for optimal air flow. The protective laptop pocket fits most 17" laptops. Other features include an internal organizer and file folder pockets. 
We love how well this backpack is made! My phone fits perfect in the cell phone pocket. It has so many great features. This is a perfect backpack for all your back to school supplies! 

Thanks Teton Sports for the amazing products and customer service! 

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Friday, July 22, 2011

RIO DVD Giveaway...

HANG OUT WITH THE HOTTEST BIRDS IN TOWN
THE RIO PARTY COMES HOME WHEN THE MUSIC AND DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA RIO COMES TO BLU-RAY & DVD ON AUGUST 2ND

As summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate with the funniest birds in town! The all-new comedy-adventure RIO comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

RIO brings together vivid characters and colorful backdrops amidst energizing Latin and contemporary tunes, creating the ultimate family-friendly music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. In addition to more than one hour of special bonus features and materials, consumers will have access to all-new exclusive levels of the smash video game hit Angry Birds Rio® that showcase your favorite characters from the film!

Street Date: August 2, 2011
U.S. Rating: G
Total Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

$25 Walmart Gift Card Box Tops for Education Giveaway...

Whether you´re shopping for a summer barbeque or gearing up for back-to-school, Walmart makes it easier for you to find everything for every list. And while you stock up on your family´s favorites, don´t forget you can earn cash for the participating school of your choice with Box Tops for Education products.
  • Starting in mid July, head over to your local Walmart to find up to 70 participating products that each have 4 Box Tops!
  • Shop at Walmart to purchase products from your family´s favorite brands such as Nature Valley, Cheerios, and Yoplait, and earn more cash for the upcoming new school year!

We love supporting our local schools and also love Walmart! This is such a great program :)

To learn more about the Box Tops for Education program and how you can help contribute to your school, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today's Winners...

All are welcome to use this button to post on your blog or sidebar. You are all winners in my book :)
And today's winners are... 

Shabby Apple Dress...

The Ultimate Green Store Gift Card... ShellieAndBrutus 

Congrats to the winners!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Barry Manilow CD Review and Giveaway...

BARRY MANILOW TO RELEASE ALL ORIGINAL
NEW ALBUM ENTITLED 15 MINUTES

Guitar-Driven Pop Album Explores Fame’s Double-Edged Sword

15 MINUTES, the first original album from singer-songwriter Barry Manilow in 10 years was released on June 14th.

Manilow released 15 MINUTES through the independent label STILETTO Entertainment and in partnership with FONTANA, the award-winning independent marketing and sales company of UNIVERSAL Music Group.

More than two years in the making, Manilow teams up once again with lyricist Enoch Anderson for this latest work.

After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time – from Gershwin to Bacharach,  as well as two Platinum Christmas albums, Manilow returns at last to his true passion –songwriting.

Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote that “In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double-edged sword.

“There are very few things that you can count on in life, and one of them is Barry Manilow delivering an incredibly soulful, dynamic and reflective album like 15 MINUTES,”stated Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana. “Songs in this collection are quintessential Barry, soaring vocals and true craftsmanship. We’re delighted to be playing a part in the next chapter of his already storied career.”
                              
15 MINUTES, produced by Manilow and Michael Lloyd is a captivating tale of someone who achieves fame, blows it and begins again. 15 MINUTES is being released by STILETTO Entertainment and distributed by Fontana in association with the Universal Music Group as part of a multi-product partnership.

Track List:
                   
             1.                   15 Minutes
2.                   Work The Room
3.                   Bring On Tomorrow
4.                   Now It’s For Real
5.                   Wine Song
6.                   He’s A Star
7.                   Written In Stone
8.                   Letter From A Fan / So Heavy, So High
9.                   Everybody’s Leavin’
10.               Who Needs You?
11.               Winner Go Down
12.               Slept Through The End Of The World
13.               Reflection
14.               Trainwreck
15.               15 Minutes (Reprise)
             16.               Everything’s Gonna Be All Right

I am excited about this new Barry Manilow CD! I just got through listening to it and love it! This is the first original album from Barry in 10 years, awesome! My sister loves Barry as well so I'm going to be getting her a copy of this for a gift for sure.


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Monday, July 18, 2011

Spenco Review...

Thanks to Spenco I got to review some of their great products!

First I got to try two of their insoles. They sent me the Cross Trainer and also the For Her Total Support insoles.
The Cross Trainer has the best combination of shock absorption and energy-return. Best for low to medium arch. Proven cushioning and support improves athletic performance and prolongs the life of your shoes.

The Total Support is designed for women. Firm, lasting support and shock absorption improves athletic performance and prolongs the life of shoes. 

It really helps my feet to not feel as sore when I use an insole. I do a lot of walking and know it's important to have the right support. Both of the insoles above are well made and make a huge difference in my shoes!
Next I got to try the Yumi Flip Flop in the Black/Black.

The Spenco PolySorb Total Support Sandals combine the support and stability of their best-selling insole with the comfort and simplicity of a slip-on sandal. Great for after sports or training or just kicking back indoors or out. 

Unlike some other slip-ons, Spenco Sandals are designed with orthotic-quality arch and heel support. Superior impact cushioning and motion control help reduce pronation and supination—common problems associated with flat, slab-style sandals. 

I took these with me to the pool and love how comfy they are. I also wore them when I went out for a walk tonight. The arch and heel support they give my feet is fabulous! 

Thanks Spenco for the awesome customer service and products!

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Licorice International Review...

Thanks to Licorice International we got to try some of their great products!
First we tried their Butter Caramels. These yummy caramels melt in your mouth! They were so soft and chewy. We will for sure be ordering some more of these.

Next we tried their Red Sampler. This is the perfect gift for the person who loves red licorice candy. This sampler included Kookaburra Strawberry and Raspberry Twists from Australia, Finnish Red Tire Tread and Red Scottie Dogs from the United States. We really liked all of them and how fresh they tasted!

We also love that you get a free licorice gift with every order. Make sure and check out this wonderful company and all the great products they have.

Licorice International offers nearly 160 types of licorice from 12 countries. In addition, its Haymarket store stocks a line of fine chocolates as well as other gourmet foods and candy dishes.

Thanks Licorice International for the awesome products and customer service!

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Emjoi Micro-Pedi Review...

We were excited to try the new Emjoi Micro-Pedi!
This spa-like Micro-Pedi product is a battery operated foot buffer. It is ideal for home pedicures and is a safe, relaxing, pleasant alternative to harsh, metal scrapers and other products in the market place. It is a money saver versus spa pedicures. It beautifully buffs away rough skin and calluses, resulting in soft, touchable feet. 

The Emjoi Micro-Pedi is an innovative device that takes the chore out of at-home pedicures. Since I have been wearing flip flops a lot, my feet needed this! I love that it is easy to clean under running water. It also has a ergonomically designed handle for easy grip. This works perfect on the hard spots on my feet. After using it my feet are smooth and happy :)

Emjoi products make you look and feel better-technology that gets personal. These are far more than just catch-phrases and slogans. They reflect the true motivating inspiration behind Emjoi, a dynamic and leading-edge company dedicated to creating innovative high-end personal care products that enhance the lives of people everywhere. 

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nomad Footwear Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Nomad Footwear I got to review some of their awesome products!

They sent me a pair of their black Satin flats!


This is a soft and flexible ballet flat. When I go on business trips I like to look professional but still be comfy and these are perfect for that! The satin pleats on this ballet flat create a stylish yet classy look for any occasion. 

Nomad also sent me a pair of their Flirty Flip Flops in brown!




I was excited to give my feet a rest and spoil them with the Flirty. This Eva flip flop is padded with velvet and jeweled with a matching rhinestone flower. I love how comfy these are! The padded velvet is so soft and makes my feet happy when walking lots in them.

About Nomad Footwear...
In 1997, two shoe salesmen wandered from city to city, store to store, inspired by an idea that would transcend into something they never thought imaginable. Their dream was to build a brand that would represent the free-spirited individual. Hence, Nomad was born.

Being one of the pioneers of the high EVA foam sandal, Nomad Footwear journeyed from the junior fashion market, making its mark in the shoe industry. Since then, Nomad Footwear has transformed its styles to shoes like the Cork Wedge, creating styles that could be worn by any girl, day or night.

The logo of the little red man encompasses the ideals of Nomad Footwear. Creating fashionable sandals, flip flops, flats and rain boots that any free spirited-girl would love to journey in, it’s no wonder why people everywhere choose to “wander off and be a Nomad…”

Thanks Nomad Footwear for the excellent customer service and products... I love my new shoes!

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