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Thursday, September 27, 2012

BzzCampaign FireVision Sports

NERF FireVision Sports

• FIREVISION Frames activate your ultra-bright glowing ball, day or night!
• No charging
• Battery-powered FIREVISION Frames let you play for hours without stopping to charge up the glow!
• Microprism Technology blazes with energy
• Glow with a range of more than 100 feet/30 meters!
• The ball glows a different color depending on whether you wear red or green FIREVISION Frames!
Ages 6 and up
It comes with green or red goggles (batteries are included) which light up to provide the nightvision sense for the kids to play nighttime football, or football in a less lit area. My kids enjoy the goggles but they are not the most comfortable for an adult to wear(maybe thats why its 6 and up)The glow is over 100 feet and i have noticed when kids are playing the red looks a little dimmer than the green but it is still fun for the kids. 
     We received this product to try and review from Bzzagent, I am not being paid for a positive review nor am I receiving any other compensation outside of bzzagent for the testing of this product. As with all my reviews, my opinions are my own and the company does not sway my opinion.   #GotItFree

True Citrus company**TrueLemon, TrueLime, TrueOrange

True Lemon
     Crystallized Lemom, Lime and Orange for water, teas and baking. 100%natural, 0calories, 0carbs, no sugars or artificial sweetners, free of preservatives and colors and GLUTEN FREE!!

**Now through October 31st, you’ll receive 50% off + $2.95 shipping on all True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange 100-count; True Lemon, True Lime and True Grapefruit 500-count; and True Lemon and True Lime 2.85-ounce shakers when you shop online and use discount code TRUEOCTOBER at checkout. We hope that not only will you take advantage of this amazing offer but you’ll also share it with your readers, fans, and followers too.**

True Lemon for Your Water
     Okay to start, before I received this product I had seen it before and heard of it but had never tried it. What a mistake that was, the many times I had looked frantically for a lemon and to not find one or find one past its date, this was sitting on a store shelf the whole time.
     Now dont get me wrong, Im not a life time cooker or baker and there are zillions of uses for the flavorings of lemon, lime and orange. Anything from teas to water, from cooking to baking, the uses are endless. Now Im a chicken when it comes to testing things on my kids because they either like it or dont. I started off one night using the True Lemon and True lime for baking a dinner of Swai white fish in the oven I normally season and add lemon slices..okay i seasoned added lemon slices but I still added a generous amount of True lemon and TrueLime to the fish. I find the lemon slices usually keep the fish moist but dont really add that little twang that the lemon has, but after using the shaker of True products the fish definitely had that lemon/lime taste. Not over powering just enough you could taste it. It really did taste like it was fresh squeezed over the fish without the mess or fuss.

     So my next test definitely was out of my comfort zone, I decided to make a yellow cake, okay its a cake what could the harm be in using the shakers of TrueLemon and TrueLime to the batter. Did I measure it NOPE :) While I beat the batter I sprinkled the Lemon inside the batter and whipped it up a couple more times..then as I poured the batter into the pan i sprinkled the entire top with the Lime(hey if you are going to do it DO IT RIGHT!!) but next time I will just add the Lime to the batter as well as the cake came from oven and the lime was darkened on top(it ok noone complained). So let me tell you the cake was a hit in my house, it came out perfect and the flavor of the cake is similar to a Key Lime.
     My next experiment, who knows what Ill try next...but if you are looking for some great uses for the True Lemon/Lime Cooking/Baking with or without shaker here are some supported recipes..Recipes

True Lemon for Your Water
     These little gems add a splash to your water, so easy to use and carry along for a little pick me up when something a little sweet but sour is needed. Just add them to your water, drink and go..and just like all the other products 0calories. Flavor variety is True Lemon, TrueOrange and TrueGrapefruit I enjoyed all 3 but cheated and added a little sugar to each as i tried it :(
True Lemon for Your Water
     This is the sweet and flavorful collection of teas and lemonades, it comes in original lemonade, raspberry lemonade and Iced tea. I really enjoyed the flavor of each as they were sweetened enough to enjoy without being too tart. The teas are very robust, have a great flavor and so easy to make each portioned cup makes 2quarts and are sweetened with Stevia. It is 5 calories per serving.

     The possibilities are endless for all the purposes of the True Citrus Line of products, so easy to use so practical in day to day cooking and activities, it has the taste that most are looking for. Its all natural and preservative free tastes as if you just picked a lemon off a tree. Awesome product and cant wait to see what I can create next.

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**Now through October 31st, you’ll receive 50% off + $2.95 shipping on all True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange 100-count; True Lemon, True Lime and True Grapefruit 500-count; and True Lemon and True Lime 2.85-ounce shakers when you shop online and use discount code TRUEOCTOBER at checkout. We hope that not only will you take advantage of this amazing offer but you’ll also share it with your readers, fans, and followers too.**
My opinion is the product does as advertised and am very pleased by the products. As with all my reviews, my opinions are my own, I did receive a complimentary product from the company to review, I was not paid for my review nor is there any other offerings to me being offered for my review

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freschetta The Strength of 1™ campaign


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Now through the end of October, 2012, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are helping to promote breast cancer awareness through their new The Strength of 1™ campaign, which includes sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancerin young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals. The mission of this The Strength of 1™initiative is to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way in the fight against breast cancer.

Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have TheStrength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at www.facebook.com/freschettapizza

Why dont YOU...YES YOU share a story about how someone has made a difference; take The Strength of 1™ pledge onFacebook; or help spread the word on Twitter. 

Strength of 1™

     Breast cancer effects women as well as men, its important to learn self check and to see a Doctor regularly. It can happen to anyone, any family, any age and any race. Be AWARE!! 
     I myself have lost a very dear, great friend from breast cancer. Her name was Melissa and she was only(yes ONLY) in her 40's decent health but completely unaware of her illness and I can remember sitting her talking to her thinking it would just go away and she would be here with me watching tV or going to dinner. I lost her a couple years ago and everytime I see the pink ribbon I think of her. If I could do anything over, I would have pushed her to get herself checked. We both went in for lumpectomies at the same time, mine was benign hers was not. I miss her and its a terrible sickness to be aware someone going through..SPREAD THE WORD!!!


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Check out this Tootsie Roll


Check out this Tootsie Roll


New group called SuperFans


What is SuperFans?

SuperFans is a unique Facebook Application designed to empower a business’ existing loyal customers to share exclusive offers, deals, or promotions with their friends.
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If interested in joining click the link at the top and HAVE FUN!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Enjoy/ SkinJoy Quench and Soothe" Review and GIVEAWAY

     Ok, so Im a girl and my enjoyment is hair and beauty products especially ones I get to review and tell "you" my faithful reader about.

Enjoy Hair Care  Enjoy Haircare

 This is a little about the company :

We are ENJOY, a company dedicated to long-term prosperous relationships and a profound commitment, passion and love for our industry. We implement an extremely focused approach to hair care that includes a complete understanding of our competitive landscape and we foster the establishment of true partnerships with our salon colleagues nationwide.We provide hair care professionals with the knowledge, continuing education and power to successfully prescribe ENJOY products to their customers based on their individual desires, needs and requirements. To ensure mutual success, we supply best practices and continuing educational programs designed to take the hairdresser to the next level and provide flexible salon programs based on individual salon needs. We are honored to be part of this unique and important culture of beauty. That is why we truly enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to partner with you, the Professional Hairdresser and will continue to strive to earn your respect.
I received the Shine and Smooth, it claims to eliminate frizziness, makes hair soft and silky its great to be used for your hair or skin..I know "hair care" and "skin".. it is very nice when you place a small amount in your hand, you rub hands together then rub it into your hair. When you are done applying it to your hair it DOES leave your hands nice and soft. It is softly scented, cant put my finger on it, kind of zesty like a citrus almost. Its a clear color and easy to apply and blend.


 This is a Hair & Skin treatment oil, it claims to reduce drying time, eliminate frizz and lock in moisture while blocking out humidity. It has a thicker consistency but is clear in color. It says it non greasy and lightweight, but when you take it in your hands it has a  considerable kind of oily feel to it, but when you rub it in your hands before applying it thins drastically. When i first tried it I didnt realize it was going to expel so much as one time, honestly a quarter size in palm is enough, the bottle does state a small amount and that in my opinion is more than enough. It does make my flattening iron have a better appearence and results. It also works well to soften skin, feet, nails and almost any type of dry skin. When I remove my nail polish I rub a little bit on each one of my cuticles the night before I repaint my nails. It softens the cuticle area and makes it a bit easier to get a good coat.


Enjoy Skinjoy Hand & Body Lotion  300ml/10ozThe Hand and body Lotion is a very soft and smooth formula, very non greasy and non oily, smooths and blends easily and fast drying.  It has a very soft scent, very pleasant almost flowery but not overpowering or overwhelming. I like to apply it after a nice warm shower but as well I use it on my hands through the day. It is not irritating and not heavy. It is formulated with vitamins and other nourishing ingredients.
 
     If you are interested in this line of products please visit www.enjoyhaircare.com

          My opinion is the product does as advertised and am very pleased by the products. As with all my reviews, my opinions are my own, I did receive a complimentary product from the company to review, I was not paid for my review nor is there any other offerings to me being offered for my review, besides the fact "one of my readers can receive a set for themselves".
        My responsibility was the review but the company has so graciously made an offer for a reader.. The company purely visual and enjoy hair care will provide product/shipping.


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil - Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

    Tropical Traditions  

I was so excited when Tropical Traditions asked me to review the product Coconut Oil, I have always heard so much about it but never knew there were so many uses for it. I always assumed coconut oil was for skin and hair :) Boy was I wrong after looking it up  it really has opened my eyes to so many possibilites.
      First I want to note that this is product is grown and produced in the Philippines it is produced in the old gen but had some more modern direction. First let me share a little about the product Brian Shilhavy (founder of Tropical Traditions) discovered the health benefits of coconut oil after moving to live in the Philippines with his wife, Marianita.The  product is made via  older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts.Today it is still being made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow. 
     Ive had the time to use the product on multiple occasions and I would like to share the uses.
     I have a good friend and she has very kinky hair, hard to brush and keep from getting all out of control. She uses straightener but doesn't care for the way it makes her hair look or feel. So while her and daughter were here we used some of the coconut oil in her hair after she showered and used it while she brushed the hair. The coconut oil made her hair not only smell nice but it gave it a very relaxed feel with out all the extra chemicals associated with shelf treatments.
     While making fajitas one night, i typically brown my meat in EVOO , but while this was sitting on the counter,what better use. I added about 2 TBSP to my pan just enough to coat it and so my meat wouldn't burn. The smell of the oil is not much different when cooking then with any other oil but when tasting a piece of the cooked meat it did have a very subtle, very slight taste variation. By all means, i really enjoyed using it for cooking, so I did try it as a substitute for Veg oil in my brownies..difference in taste..NOPE not really, the brownies and the fajitas were gobbled up so noone really missed the other:)
     I do use coconut oil after a shower on a couple times a month basis. I generally do it as a change of pace, I dont want my skin to dry from using same product all the time. It by all means is not overly scented and it is easy to blend in but until its all dry and blended dont put on that nice shirt as the nice shirt will have a lil ring around it.
     The Tropical Traditions company sent me the product to review, I am NOT being paid for the review nor is there any other compensation besides have the pleasure of trying the product. As with all my other reviews, MY opinion is just that MINE. 
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tria...Skin Perfecting Blue light REVIEW

      Shop skin products from Tria Beauty.


     I recently, while browsing Facebook, had seen a side ad for a company that really intrigued me. The words Beauty and Light really caught my attention, so much so that I did contact the company. After letting them know that I was interested in learning a little more for myself I was notified of their interest in me providing an honest review of their product. While it was totally unexpected, Im so excited to try this product out for myself.
     I was given 2 options for products to review and after much review I did decide on the :
               

Skin Perfecting Blue Light

Skin Perfecting Blue Lighteasy to use easy to hold kind of sounds like a fan when running :)
Our Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light eliminates acne-causing bacteria deep within the skin, leaving your complexion clear, radiant and healthy looking. Unlike prescription medications or products made with bleaching agents like benzoyl peroxide, our Tria Blue Light is gentle enough for daily use without long-term side effects or skin irritation.
     The product has been FDA approved safe and effective, clinically approved for effectivemness and substancially the same as a blue light used by professionals. As stated from their site:
The Tria Blue Light delivers the same high-energy blue light as devices used by dermatologists in-office. It eliminates bacteria deep in your skin to clear breakouts and blemishes and improve skin tone and texture. With daily use, you can break the cycle of breakouts and maintain a clear, radiant complexion. 

    
     This is just the beginning of my review as I am awaiting the delivery of my very own Skin Perfecting blue Light.

     I received my product Blue light and couldn't be more impressed. It is all in one everything included to reduce the signs of acne and they are offering my readers $50 to try one of your own(thats pretty cool!!).  Tria is also currently offering a $50 off promotion for the Skin Perfecting Blue Light atwww.triabeauty.com that could be great to share with your readers.

      I did receive my tria Blue Light and have decided to try and test on my 16yr old son, as a willing participant :) It arrived in a large box, well packed and sealed in plastic(uber sanitary :)) 

It comes with the charger, the blue light cartridge and the device as well as directions for use including warnings with recommendations. I chose my 16yr old, as it is the time in his life he has the worst breakouts BUT not as bad as it could be. The product is recommended for mild to moderate acne nothing too severe as it could cause harm to the infected skin and tissue.
     The product is not to be used around the eyes or eyelids and staring at blue light can cause injury to eyes. The typical side effects from use are skin warmth, redness, discoloration(temporary) and dryness. Like any other product there are always a few things to be aware of and to me this is not life altering therefore he is my test subject. I have used it on him for the last 8 days(will provide pics as we started using it to show days difference) I have not seen any discoloration, he did after the first 2 times of use have a little redness to the face but it only lasted an hour and it was gone, not significant to discontinue use. He was aware of the warmth but it was soothing not irritating to him. Because it had been used on him, it will remain his as it does touch face to device.
he has very mild acne but at 16 is expectedable to be done with one hand while watching TV:)
     The device is totally cool it is skin activated, as you move across your face the light stays on. You should clean and dry your skin before each use. You are provided with a set of guides in box and those are used to "frame" the area to be treated(cool idea). You touch the tria to your skin and slide continuously and evenly across the whole area to be treated(they refer to it as painting your skin). The Blue light turns off itself after 5 minutes of use. I have been using it on him one time a day.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Monkey Balm *balmers Product* Review

    I as a mom, have been through what I thought to be plenty in my life in regards to skin and diaper rash irritations and sensitivities. It wasn't until I had my youngest son that I came head to head with "Eczema" and being unaware of what it was I really had alot to learn.
     Eczema (this is the definition of)is a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes itchy, reddened, cracked and dry. It affects both males and females equally, as well as people from different ethnic backgrounds.Approximately 80% of atopic eczema cases start before the age of 5, and a sizeable number develops it during their first year of life. 
      When my son was about 3 I noticed these little dry patches,spots, kind of red in color, itchy if you mess with them but painful and irritating to the person affected. They appear on his chest, legs and sides of his face and I like many, by a pediatrician, was given a prescription to treat something that seemingly had no cure and no reason. I inquired of products that were over the counter and was quickly informed that those products only treat for a short time and the "script" lasted longer. Well the prescription does lave some "hang time" and does take away itch and pain for a little while, but couldnt imagine using it for a long period and it growing resistant to treating the irritation.
this is a pic of one of his spots on his leg, and this one is just beginning that is why it is so light in color but you can still see it is approximate of a dime size. As it is small it is still itchy to him and it is already painful to the touch.
     I was so happy to be chosen to try this product Monkey Balm , not only is it natural but it is soothing to the area. It is preservative free, not tested on animals, all natural, sulfate and paraben free. It is not heavily scented, if at all, smells kid of hmm "waxy" don't even know if that is a scent, had a friend smell it she said she could smell a cocoa butter scent(maybe my nose is off :)). Because he is getting the start of a spot, it was perfect timing for trying the product before it got to painful for him. I opened it, it is a stick and solid to the point of application. It is easy to apply, twist the product up and apply, gently rubbing in after applying. The product has a kind of sticky consistency, which I assume is the reason it has a longer effectiveness as his skin around dry area was even still kind of moist after a full day at kindergarten. It states to be applied 2-3 times a day on affected area, I did apply last night before bed, and once in the morning and once in the evening tonight. So for 3 applications his skin is still not itchy or dry and there was no fight applying it because the area wasn't too painful to touch.
Monkey Balm Sea Buckthorn Eczema Balm
     I was asked by many on how I feel about this product and...I cant say enough on how pleased I am so far(I will continue to update for the next week on product). Like stated his patches seem to not be as itchy or dry and application is super easy.
     The product contains Organic Buckthorn Oils ..you dont know what it is??? Well here you go
traditionally utilized to promote the healing of skin injuries, such as burns, sores, wounds, eczema and help improve conditions of mucous membranes, including ulcers, lesions, erosions. Due to the high content of nutrients essential for the metabolism of skin cells, Sea Buckthorn oil is applied to combats wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.

Traditional UseSeed Oil
I didn't know either till I looked it up but couldnt be happier to know the many uses. The product I'm reviewing can be used for eczema, roseacea, sunburn, diaper rash, dry, itchy, cracked skin,or for any general purpose on skin conditioning. As with any product any concerns should be addressed by a doctor.

If interested in your own you may buy it here:
Monkey Balm

Thank you for this great product!!




 I received this product to review from the company contact(Thanks her) after inquiring of the products. So this is a review of the "said" product, I was not paid for my review, but I did receive the "said" product. My opinion is MINE and Im giving my opinion of the product at hand. Receiving the product has not and will not sway my opinion:)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crayola Back-to-School & Gift Pack GIVEAWAY!!




Yes you read it right :) Another Crayola Promotion, I know im excited!! The last promotion was an absolute HIT in my home, so much coloring so many pages so much artwork, yeah for Crayola. This time around this is a Back To School Promo(Thank you@MyBlogSpark! )
Crayola Markers 

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     The Crayola Bright Fabric markers are so cool, they are made so that our kids can create their own designs whether it be on backpacks, shirts or pants or any fabric item you can think of(of course with parents permission :))Whether it be dark fabrics or light the cool design will surely get noticed.Crayola Fabric Markers-10/Pkg
I have used these in the past and i find these are easy for children of many ages to use with supervision. The colors dont bleed and they stay nice and bright thru many washings. 

     Crystal Effects Window Marker, now these are really fun, these are super cool when you want to let everyone know about a special time in someones life :). These markers are so bright and colorful and you can use your imagination to share great on car windows, house windows any window you want to spruce up
.Window Markers with Crystal Effects
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These are Washable, safe for windows as well as your clothing. Comes in 4 bright , bold colors, the tip is larger so its easier to use on windows and easier for little ones to control and does contain more ink than previously tested window markers.

Crayola Washable Window Mega Markers - 4 Ct.
Wild Notes Index Cards, Sticky notes and 1 subject notebook
This by far is so cool, even as a parent i really enjoyed trying these out. One pen creates a world of color using the special paper or cards..The pages are the color changers, not the pen..soo cool. My kids used them for little notes to me or each other, they used for friends notes, just for fun..something to doodle on and be creative with. It states a "seriously fun way to write" and it really is, its not the same old paper and pen.. when the kids used them they made the notes individual. Love these:)
Wild Notes JournalWild Notes
Dual sided Dry Erase board
One side is white, the other is black, so it just depends on the mood it can be changed from day to day, perfect for dorm rooms. I used this one in my teens room and he is a note keeper, he writes down whatever pops into his mind, or what he thinks i might forget. Great Idea and Im not sure I could limit the age for the product, as long as child is writing they may have some interest in a board for individuality. Super cute, great concept.
Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board Set
 Crayola products are changing all the time and like all products you do need to supervise the use of all products. These are my opinions and MY OPINIONS only. I received this gift box and am offering one in return for a reader, as a reader YOU DO have to follow what Im asking to be considered for the drawing. 


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