Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review and Giveaway by Carmex: Uniquely You

This giveaway is closed: Congrats to Emily who is the winner!

Which stick is uniquely you?  Carmex put out a new Limited Edition Moisture Plus Collection, which includes 4 new barrel designs. Which design would represent your personality...refined black and white?  wild leopard print? many colors? purple circles?  These designs are meant to line up with personalities such as: Chic, Fab, Adventurous, or Whimsical.
When I first looked at the new designs, I was initially drawn to the black and white design (Chic) but then decided to go with the colorful one (Whimsical).  After taking the test, the results showed that my initial thought was right...I am "Chic" in my fashion sense, and should have gone with the black and white barrel. Take the test and find out which design would match your personality!
I like the moisture plus tube because it easily fits into my purse and it looks like a lipstick...which keeps my boys from using it!  So, it is kind of "all mine"...not that I mind sharing with my kiddos!  However, once in a while it is nice to have something that you can use all.by.your.self.  Know what I mean?
Would you like to win a set of these lip balms?  Here is how you can win a set...and they make great stocking stuffers too, so you can share your set with others (and still keep one for yourself!)!
To enter the Giveaway:

1. Entry #1: Leave a comment on this blog and tell me which barrel design you like.

2. Entry #2: Take the Quiz and leave a comment with what your test result was - did it match what you initially choose?

3. Entry #3: Share this giveaway/blog post on Facebook, including the link to this post.  Leave a comment letting me know that you did this.

4. Entry #4: Like Carmex on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know that you did this.

This giveaway will end on Saturday, December 14th at 10pm EST.  Good luck!

Disclaimer: Carmex contacted me and provided me with the products to review, however, all comments/ides/opinions that I shared are completely my own.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Review and Giveaway - Crest and Oral-B

Update: this giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Nonya!
Now that the holidays are upon us, you and your kids will most likely be increasing the amount of sweets that you are eating.  Although I try to limit the amount of sweets that my kids will intake and the types of sweets that they are allowed to eat - I do not like them to eat sticky candies that will stick to their teeth - any type of sugar that is left in their mouth can be the culprit of tooth decay!  So, the smart thing to do is to be sure that you limit the amount of sweets that your children are eating, but also make sure that they are brushing and caring for their teeth daily.

Crest and Oral-B made a funny video of created a video of children's unscripted reactions to the possibility of taking away their candy on the sweetest holiday.  Take a look at it...one of my favorite responses it what the kid in the astronaut costume does...I won't spoil it for you though, take a look at it for yourself!



Crest and Oral-B provided me with some of their products to try out for myself and for my kids and we all enjoyed their products.  The kids love the characters that are on their toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste and their flossers.  I love the fact that they are looking forward to brushing their teeth each day!

Giveaway:
Would you like to win some products for you AND your child(ren)?  Well, you have a chance to do so, by entering the giveaway!

Entry #1 - Leave a comment and mention how often you floss your teeth and the age and gender of your child(ren)

Entry #2 - Watch the video and leave a comment telling me your favorite part of it.

Entry #3 - Have your child watch the video and leave a comment on any part of their reaction - their favorite part, etc.

Entry #4 - Like Crest and/or Oral-B on Facebook and leave a comment telling me that you did it!

Entry #5 - Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me that you did it!

This giveaway is open to all residents in the U.S.A.  This giveaway will close on Friday, November 8th at 10pm EST and a winner will be chosen by using www.random.org.  Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Crest and Oral-B contacted me and provided me with the products to review, however, all of the comments/ideas/opinions are completely my own.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Carmex Hydrating Lotion and Healing Cream

Update: Using www.random.org., comment #1 was chosen as the winner of this giveaway!  Congrats to Jessica!

No matter what season it is, as a mom, I always find that I am washing my hands a lot and reaching for some hand cream or lotion to keep my hands hydrated!

I was sent Carmex's Everyday Healing Cream and Everyday Hydrating Lotion to try out and I was happy to see how they would work on my skin.  Both the lotion and cream go on smoothly and soak into my skin to keep them hydrated and smooth.  I think that they are great in the spring and summer months - they are not too thick, and just "right" when your hands need a little bit of extra moisture!

One reader will receive a full size lotion and cream!

Would you like to give these lotions a try?  You would?  Great!

Giveaway:
One "lucky" reader will win a full size Everyday Hydrating Lotion and Everyday Healing Cream from Carmex! You may enter one time or you may choose to complete each entry below:

1. Entry #1:  Leave a comment on this blog post - tell me what lotion you normally use.

2. Entry #2:  Share this giveaway/blog post on facebook, including the link to this post.  Leave a comment letting me know that you completed this.

3. Entry #3:  Like Carmex on facebook.  Leave a comment letting me know that you completed this.

This Giveaway will be end on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10pm EST.  It is open to all US residents!

Disclaimer: Carmex contacted me and provided me with the products to review, plus a Carmex hoodie to enjoy, however all comments/ideas/opinions that I shared are completely my own.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review and GIVEAWAY: Crest and Oral-B

Update: thank you to all who entered the giveaway!  Using www.random.org, the winning comment was #6!  Congrats to Emily B.!  I will be contacting you soon!

Happy New Year!  Since 2006, the new year always starts off with a "Bang" and lots of cake in our home!  On January 2, 2006, our first son was born!  Two years and 6 days later, our second son was born on January 8th!  I have already made 3 birthday "treats" - a double layered cake for New Years' Day, an Oreo cookie dessert for January 2nd, and cupcakes for my son to share with his classmates today (January 3rd)!  I am glad that there is a little break for the cake making...but there are at least 4 more cakes/desserts that I will be making.  Yes, FOUR!  If you want to know why there are four, here is your answer: one for our January 8th birthday, each son will have a birthday party later in January (so, that is 2 more) and then we will be celebrating the boys' birthdays with one set of grandparents on another day!  That is a LOT of sugar!

When kids are eating SO MUCH SUGAR, you can't help but think about their teeth, and making sure that they brush!  Crest and Oral-B recently sent me some toothbrushes, toothpaste and flossers for my kids to try out.  Let me tell you, my kids are SO excited to get new, cool toothbrushes and I think that it also makes them want to brush their teeth.
Isn't he a cutie!!!
Here are a few tips to help continue to keep your teeth healthy:

1. Brush as quickly as you can after you eat.  If you cannot brush right away, then be sure to rinse/swish your mouth out with water as soon as you are able to.

2. When choosing foods to serve at a party or a snack, fruit and cheese are better options than chips and crackers - which may stay in your teeth longer and lead to tooth decay.

Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY???

Crest and Oral-B would like to give one of my readers the chance to win a toothbrush, toothpaste and flossers that are age appropriate for your child!

GIVEAWAY: You may enter the giveaway by completely one or all of the following:

1. Entry #1 - This Entry is required: Leave a comment telling me what your favorite snack it, how old your child is and gender of child.

2. Entry #2 - Like Crest on facebook.  Leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

3. Entry #3 - Like Oral- B on facebook. Leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

4. Entry #4 - Share this giveaway on facebook - be sure that there is a link to this post.  Leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, January 10th at 10pm EST and is open to all residents of the USA.

Note: Crest/Oral-B did supply our family with their products, but all comments and review of the products are completely mine!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Review: Carmex Lip Conditioner

I was a little skeptical when I first received the tube of Lip Conditioner from Carmex.  It is like a lotion for your lips.  I was wondering:  Would it really condition my lips?  Would it leave behind a residue on the edge of my lips?  Would I like it?  So, I decided to try it out.

I have been using it on my lips for about one week and I would have to say that my lips have been doing well in the cold weather that we have been experiencing - no chapping, peeling, etc.  I wore it by itself and I also tried it under lipstick - it worked well both ways.  The taste and smell of it is also pleasing to my senses - it almost tastes like an orange creamsicle!  YUM!

I will continue to use it so that my lips stay nice and smooth.  I have not tried it on lips that are already chapped, so I cannot really comment on its ability to heal lips...hopefully, I will not have to experience that!  However, if my lips do become chapped, I will be trying this Lip Conditioner on them!


Disclaimer: Carmex contacted me and provided me with the product to review, however all comments/ideas/opinions that I shared are completely mine.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Giveaway from Clearblue

Update: and the winner is comment #6 - Laura!  Congrats!

Pregnant or not?

If you have been trying to get pregnant or had a "surprise blessing", you know that one way to confirm whether you are pregnant or not is by purchasing a pregnancy test.  Those tests have a high accuracy rate and I know that I have purchased various brands in the past when I needed to find out the answer to my question!

I was recently contacted from Clearblue to host a giveaway on my blog...and with prices rising for everything - this is a great giveaway (well, if you are still in the age bracket to conceive)!  You can find Clearblue on facebook and twitter and follow along with their newest updates.

Looking at the tests that were sent to me, I have found that they are easy to use and the results show up quickly - I also tried one and they really do work great!  If you would like a chance to win a package of Clearblue's Ovulation Test kit and their Clearblue's Pregnancy Test kit, then enter below!

The Giveaway:

What: A Clearblue Ovulation and Pregnancy test kit

How to enter:
1. For one entry: leave a comment about anything that comes to mind in regards to pregnancy

2. For a second entry: "like" Clearblue on facebook.  Be sure to leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

3. For a third entry: follow Clearblue on Twitter.  Be sure to leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

4. For a fourth entry, share this blog post on facebook.  Be sure to leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, October 26, 2012, and is open to US residents.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Carmex Lip Balm

Edit:  Using random.org to pick the winner....commenter #11 won!  Congrats to Krazy Klingers!!!  :)

I love summer!  The kids are home from school, there is a lot of play time, and we are able to have fun outside in the warm weather (when it isn't raining...and we have had a good bit of rain lately!).  We always put on sunscreen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun...and one area that I don't want to forget to protect is my lips!

It is so important to me to protect my lips from the damage the sun can do to them.  I do not like dry and peeling lips!  Carmex recently contacted me and asked me to review 6 flavors of their lip balm - original, cherry, strawberry, vanilla, lime twist and pomegranate!  My 4 year old was just as excited as I was to try these out!  I really enjoyed the smell, a little bit of a tingly feeling, and taste of these lip balms - because, lets face it, a little bit does get on your tongue when you lick your lips!  They went on smooth and I feel that they really do protect my lips with the SPF 15 that is in them...the pomegranate is even water resistant for up to 80 minutes!  That would be a great flavor to take to the beach...we did not have a chance to try it out their yet!  I don't know if I have a favorite flavor yet - so far, I like them all!

One of my readers will be able to try out the 6 flavors of Carmex lip balm and receive this fun tote too! (the lip balm will be in the little pouch when it arrives...at least mine was!)

One lucky reader will win this tote and 6 lip balms!

The Giveaway:

Here are a few ways that you can choose to enter the giveaway - (do 1 or all 5!):

1. Entry #1 - tell me what your current favorite lip balm is

2. Entry #2 - tell me what Carmex flavor you would like to try first!

3. Entry #3 - "like" Carmex on Facebook (leave a separate comment telling me you did this)

4. Entry #4 - share this blog post with your friends on FB (leave a separate comment telling me you did this)

5. Entry #5 - "follow" my blog (leave a separate comment telling me you did this)

**This contest will close on Sunday, August 19th at 8pm EST.  I will randomly pick a winner at that time.  Good luck!

***Carmex supplied me with free lip balms to try out. however,  all comments and reviews are completely mine.***