Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Mummi Quilt Giveaway Winner is.....Shairbearg!

Congratulations to comment #20.... the winner of the Mummi Quilts personalized bib! I've already sent you an email with the information I need. Please respond within 48 hours :)
Thank you everyone for entering... here's to many more fun giveaways!
Cheers!

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Winner of the Otterbottle Giveaway is..... Frugaluser!

Congratulations to Frugaluser comment #27 won the Otterbottle giveaway! I have already emailed you... please reply within 48 hours... with your mailing addy and which Insulated Tote you would like.
 Thanks to everyone that entered! Don't forget to enter the other giveaways!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!.....and Thank You for an Awesome 8 Months!

I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for following... reading... contributing through comments and entering giveaways! It's been a crazy....crazy 8 months... (I can't believe it's only been 8 months!)...and I'm enjoying every minute of it! Almost 32000 hits... almost 600 GFC followers... over 1500 UMV...750+ Facebook followers and Twitter has 460+ followers and is climbing every day.

I look forward to reading your comments and hearing about the products you would like to see tested...and to those that know of someone who would like to have a review done....thank you for contacting me to do the reviews. I am humbled that you all enjoy reading my posts and realize that my reviews are honest and down to earth!

Wishing you all a happy and safe holidays with your loved ones....and all the best in 2011! Here's to another great 8 months... and more!

Cheers!

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Mama's Quiet Time - Product Review

I received a Crayon Roll with Mat from Mama's Quiet Time. It's awesome... perfect for throwing in the diaper bag to keep "Little Miss" busy on short trips where I don't want to carry a colouring book an the whole sha-bang! LOL. The crayon mat holds a bunch of crayons...and has a reusable mat attached. The mat is washable with a little bit of water (or a wipe...a bit of elbow grease is required...but it's all good)....and rolls up once you're done.

I loved the pattern I got... and that it held an 8 pack of crayons without getting all lumpy. "M" loved it and liked that she could tie it up herself. Mama's Quiet Time makes some pretty cool stuff... you need to go check out Nadine's Etsy site... You'll totally find a few things that are really cute..... and super functional! Take a look at the artist portfolios...crayon rolls and aprons (btw... everything is super reasonably priced)!!

Thanks Nadine! I'm officially hooked on your Hawaiian home-made goodies! I look forward to working with you again :)

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamasquiettime

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Printed T Shirts (Tomoson) - Product Review

I received a grayT-shirt with T-Shirt Printing's logo (Monkey) on it. The shirt was really soft and made of a cotton/polyester blend (90/10). The printing felt a little rubbery... I was trying to figure out what it was made of.... because it washed really...really well and didn't lift at all.

The print on anything from hoodies to vests and work wear. Quality wise... it exceeded my expectations....on the printing side...the silk screen was awesome... but was a little stiff.... which got better after a few washes. This would be great for doing a sports teams uniform.... or something that you need done quickly.

Thanks to printed T-Shirts and Tomoson for letting me do the review.

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.tshirtprinting.net/personalised-t-shirts/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com and sponsored by Favorite Wigs Shop Name Brand Wigs at Low Prices! Large Wig Selection of Estetica Wigs, Quality Wigs. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pawparazzi - Product Review and Giveaway!!

Pawparazzi set me a Karma (Cat) set and their Winter Holiday Dress-up set. There are 4 new Pawparazzi Pets Karma (Yoga Master), Cooper (Legendary Surfer), Woofgang (Celebrity Chef), and Salsa (Singing Sensation). Each set comes with a purse (Karma's was green... and actually perfect size for "M") a blanket, your pet...and clothing, trading card with some cute facts (Karma's most embarrassing moment was farting in yoga class...lmao)...also accessories (Karma had a yoga mat), a poster... and the packaging can be used as a stage!

We also got the winter dress-up set in pink. Its comes with a hat, scarf, backpack and booties (We couldn't get the booties to stay on but they're super cute... maybe there's a trick to it).

"M" has re-names Karma "meow-meow" sorry Pawparazzi... lol... but I guess it's all about kids and their imagination and having fun. "M" carried around the purse all day... taking "Meow-meow"...in and out.. babbling to herself while she did it... and even putting snacks and stuff in her purse. We even went out and she wanted to bring her along...lol. Karma is a cute Siamese cat..with a blue outfit and mat. Quality of Karma and the accessories is better than I was expecting. the purse is awesome and Karma fits purrrrrfectly (lol). Overall... "M" gives it 2 thumbs up... if she doesn't put it down after 5 min and comes back to it numerous times... we've got a keeper!

Thanks Paparazzi for sending "M" out her new "Meow-meow" and for doing a giveaway too!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.pawparazzi.com/

You can also follow on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

What's up for grabs??? Winner gets their choice of Woofgang or Karma Pawparazzi set AND a Day at the Spa or Winter Holiday dress up set! (Open to U.S & Canada)
Contest Closes January 15th!!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Babylicious‏ - Product Review

I received 2 bibs from Babylicious... a Wash and wear (regular bib) and a Get Messy (has sleeves.. smock-like bib). I got the classic pattern (plain Jane) pattern which is white with large pink polka-dots. They are both 100% nylon and are totally machine/dryer friendly... which I LOVE.. .because it means that I can actually get it 100% clean and not have to worry about stuck on food that has been there for months. They both washed really well... the velcro held up and none of the stitching stayed put.

I couldn't believe how soft these bibs were! I have a few different ones like this that are washable etc. these are by far the softest and most flexible. The pattern is cute... check out their new 2011 patterns too... really cute stuff coming! The velcro was really strong... "M" was still able to take both off but could also put them on too. We used the one with sleeve for "Art time" and the one without for regular eating. She tends to not keep bibs on...but she didn't bother with these ones.

Go take a look at their site they have anything from blankets to change pad covers and bumper pads in these super cute patterns! I really like the "Lovely" one... and I know a few of the girls will too!!

Huge thanks to the Babylicious team for sending me out 2 different styles!


For more information and ordering please visit www.babylicious.ca and www.babyliciousbaby.blogspot.com

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Eyecandy Giveaway Winner is....lewalk!

Congratulations to lewalk.. comment #82 is the winner! I've sent you an email already... please let me know which colour you would like and where to send it out. Please respond within 48 hours :)

Thanks everyone... more giveaways to come!!

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Positively Organic Giveaway Winner is.... PL!

Congratulations PL! Comment #57!!! I've sent you an email already with the info I need to send to the sponsor of the giveaway!
Love the interest in this giveaway and review! Thanks to everyone that participated!

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SCKC Giveaway Winner is....Monica K!

Holy Moly... Monica K.. won again! This time the SCKC diaper tee!! I love to see multiple winners. Comment #31 was the winner this time! Already sent you the email with the info I need to provide to SCKC... please respond within the regular 48 hours.
See guys.. gotta enter to win! Monica is really cleaning up! Thanks for entering!

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Real Kids Shades Winner is Ryan!!

Congratulations goes out to Ryan..comment #1! Winner of the Real Kids Shades Giveaway! I've already sent you an email, please respond with address, style, colour and size of the shades you would like. You have 48 hours to respond :)
 Thanks to everyone that participated!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SatinPerfect Epilator (BzzAgent) - Product Review

I got to try out a SatinPerfect Epilator (HP6570) through BzzAgent. It is a hair removal system for your legs that actually pulls each hair out (including the root)... allowing you to have softer legs for a longer period of time. It comes with a storage bag... 3 different heads for the epilator... a cleaning brush and charger. It has an extra wide head to help cover more area... a light to help see the hair... and the ceramic disks help grab even the fine hairs. The hairlift and vibration system sends vibrations to help make sure you get all the little hairs and messages the skin after the hair has been removed. It pivots which is awesome!... so knees ....not a problem!

Now... my experience... it was my first time using an epilator...and all I have to say it OUCH! It's almost like I needed a couple of drinks first... lol. After I got over the initial OMG... it did get easier... fyi..the faster you go.. the faster you'll finish... so you gotta move!! LOL. The second time I tried it... it was much easier. I do find that it does take longer than regular shaving if you're making sure you're getting everything. Doing it after you shower is also easier because it softens the hair too. But honestly... it does work really well. I HATE that it isn't cordless though.... kind of a pain in the butt...but the cord is super long, which doesn't make it awkward to use.

Thanks to Philips and BzzAgent for letting me do the review!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.philips.ca/

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Andrea's Pacifier Clips - Product Review

I received a pair of red snowflake Mitten Clips and a black Belt Clip from Andrea's Pacifier Clips and More! All the clips are certified lead free with plastic teeth inserts on the inside of the clips to help keep them in place. Washing is simple... hand wash and dry flat... super simple...quick and they dry really fast.

The Mitten Clips are great...and go well with M's white jacket. The ribbon is nice and thick and the clips are super strong...so "M" can't get them off. I like the length of these clips because they're just long enough to make it easy to get her gloves on and off....but not too long...so they don't let her mitts drag on the ground.

The Pant Clip is great for Miss. Skinny Minnie! I like that it had the same clips as the Mitten Clips so they didn't slide around at all...and that it was actually an elastic ribbon between the 2 clips. It was easy to get on and off and the perfect length to grip the waistband of M's pants without making the back of her pants bulky.

You HAVE to go take a look at her site! She makes really cute clips (some great ones for the holidays), pacifier clips... toy clips and bib clips too! Prices are crazy good! Shipping costs are only the postage...and there's free pick-up for those in Milton, Ontario (girls... you know who I'm ;) at when I mention that! lol).

Thanks Andrea for sending me out 2 products to test out! "M" won't lose her mitties this winter!

For more information and ordering please visit www.andreaspacifierclips.webs.com and/or www.etsy.com/shop/APMilton
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

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Life Without Plastic - Product Review and Giveaway!!


 I was sent a 4 pack of Life Without Plastic's Children's Cereal Bowls. They come in 4 colours; pink, blue, green and yellow... have cute animals on them and have a stainless steel interior. The exterior is made of polypropylene plastic  and comes in an eco-friendly box. Obviously these can't go in the microwave or the dishwasher... so hand wash only... the funny thing is... "M" likes to wash these for some reason. It's actually really funny... she's starting to put her dishes in the dishwasher... (or at least attempting to..to feel like a "big girl"...lol).... but she likes to hand wash stuff...lol... so I let her wash them.... she's hilarious...and had a blast...hmm... I hope this sticks... maybe she can start vacuuming next..? LOL.

The pink bowl has a rabbit on it.......the blue a dolphin, green a frog and yellow..a tiger. I love the size of these bowls and the fact that they stack really nicely.  I would have loved for these to come with some lids... they funny thing is... when reading up on their site.. they mention that lids from yogurt containers fit these bowls... so I tried... yep... perfect fit! The quality of these are awesome..the colours are cute...and they're perfect size for both space saving and "M".

Life Without Plastic has some really...really cool stuff... there is a Japanese Wooden set that is cool and they have soooo many home and personal products... it's hard to choose what to buy!

Thanks to Life Without Plastic for sending me out the 4 pack to try out and for offering a giveaway... now I have to decide on all the products I want and start ordering!

For more information and ordering please visit http://lifewithoutplastic.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and their BLOG
What's up for grabs??? Your own set of 4 Bowls!
Contest Closes January 8th!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kickboard Giveaway Winner is.... Julie!

Congratulations to Julie... comment #91!!! You have won the Kickboard giveaway!!! I've already sent you an email, please let me know where you would like to have your prize shipped!

Thanks to everyone who entered, don't forget to keep entering all the cool giveaways! If you have an idea of a product or know someone who would like to have a product reviewed.... let me know :)

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Snugabug Winner is..... Melissa!!

Melissa... comment #17... wins the Snugabug $100 GC!!!! Congratulations!!!! I've already sent you an email to get your contact info to pass on to Snugabug :)


Thanks to everyone and congratulations Melissa!

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JUMBiES Giveaway Winner is.....Karina!

Congratulations goes to comment #75...... Karina! The winner of the JUMBiES giveaway!!!
I've already sent you an email... please provide me with your mailing address so I can ask them to ship out your 2 JUMBiES :)
Thanks to everyone that entered! Please remember to pass on the Facebook and Twitter pages... really concentrating on increasing the fan base :) - who knows...there could be some pretty cool giveaways once we hit 1000 on FB and 1000 on Twitter :) (um..yay!)

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gaddy Nipper Crayons (Tomoson) - Product Review & Giveaway!!!


Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I got to try out 5 Gaddy Nipper ladybug crayons. Gaddy Nipper creates fun shaped crayons from both recycled and upcycled crayons. I LOVE the lady bug shape! I've been collecting all of M's broken crayons (stupid triangle ones... ALWAYS break) and actually have been researching how I can safely melt them to recycle them into new ones... waste not want not right? The quality is awesome.. and I really...really like the fun shapes that Gaddy Nipper carries.
 
Super fun ideas for favors for birthday parties (hmmm... maybe for M's bday..yay!). These were a bit small for "M"...she kept dropping them.. but other than that... we had a great time colouring and signing some gift tags for presents we were wrapping. She kept calling them "bugs"... it was really cute...and she even ran up and said "Daaaadddddyy bugs!!!!"...LOL.

Thanks to Gaddy Nipper Crayons and Tomoson for letting me do this review, it was really fun and "M" like colouring with her ladybugs!


For more information and ordering please visit http://www.gaddynippercrayons.com/ or http://www.gaddynippercrayons.etsy.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

What's up for grabs??? Your own set of Gaddy Nipper Ladybugs! 
Contest Closes January 1st! (To start the New Year off with a little fun!)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Mummi Quilts - Product Review & Giveaway!!

I received a cupcake blanket (brown chenille backing) and a matching designer bib from Eeva at Mummi Quilts. The blanket I received is the middle one in the bottom row of the picture :). I LOOOVE the cupcake pattern/fabric... it's SO cute and colourful! The blanket was perfect size for "M"... she's a Mini Linus (from Peanuts)... so she's always dragging around a blanket behind her... and she really liked that this one had a link on it that she used as a handle to drag it around and carry it over her shoulder. The link is for hooking it on to the stroller...but whatever works for her right? LOL. The chenille backing is so soft... "M" kept rubbing it on her face and saying "ooooOooo"...lol. Between that and trying to cover up the dog to snuggle with her... it was an eventful night. The blanket is really well made... and they have a TON of patterns to choose from... plus they're really funky.. so I had a blast looking through their site.

The bib was probably one of the best bibs I've seen in a long time... it's seen here in the picture, but I received it in the cupcake pattern to match the blanket. This is awesome! It's nice and long.. totally cute and there are no velcro...snaps... ties.. nothing! It is made like a t-shirt so it has a hole in it... and it pulls over their head. The neck is ribbed and fits over M's big melon... so she had no problem wearing it...and liked that she can take it on and off.... I liked that it covered her whole shirt... so no more big messes to clean up. Unfortunately for the cat... he ended up wearing it during "play time" tonight... man.... she just loves our pets... and they tolerate her. He did however look really cute in it too! LOL!

Mummi Quilts make a ton of really cute products including Personalized Chenille stroller blanket ....
Personalized Mini ribbon loop blanket .....Princess apron..... Changing mat....Organic pants... they even do personalized embroidery!

Huge thanks to Eeva for sending me out some of her awesome products! I just love the pattern and "M" loves both of the products! Everyone needs to go check out the website... I love that you can personalize everything!


For more information and ordering please visit http://www.mummiquilts.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

What's up for grabs??? Personalized Pullover Bib!
 Contest Closes December 25th!!! (for the holidays!)

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Otterbottle - Review & Giveaway!!

I got to test out and Otter Bottle Insulated Tote Bag... and it is now officially M's cooler bag!  I received the teal one with the dragonfly! I was surprised at how much this tote carries..... more than enough room for all M's Elmo sippy cups (she's obsessed with Elmo..she even says "Hi" to Elmo on her diapers...lol). I fit 2 sippy cups, a bottle of milk, a small ice pack (because I always have one with her milk).... 2 snack containers... and even some cookies and a granola bar. Man... I shoved everything in there...and it really did stay cold (even after my gel pack had melted). I also tried it without an icepack and just took everything out of the fridge... it actually stayed cold for a really long time. I was impressed! The worst is when I open the extra thermos of milk for "M" and it smells sour... I didn't once have this happen in this bag. The colour is vibrant... and the printing on it is awesome...and totally unique. The totes are PVC and Lead free (awesome)... the handle is nice and thick.. (fit perfect on the Mommy Hook on the stroller) and the zipper at the top of the insulation kept everything in tact and at perfect temperature.

"M" liked carrying the tote like a purse and even opened the zipper to take out a sippy to have a drink.. it was actually pretty funny. Thank you Otterbottle for sending me my new handy insulated tote and for doing a giveaway! I can now carry more than enough Elmo sippy cups... plus if one spills.. clean up is super easy!

For more information and ordering please visit www.otterbottle.ca

What's up for grabs??? You very own Insulated Tote - Winners Choice! (Open to Canada)
Contest Closed December 25th!!!

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Fave Blanket - Product Review

I received a Fave Blanket from Fave Blanket & Co. These blankets are designed and sewn by Nancy. These special blankets came from the idea of her daughter's imaginary friend....named Fave. The blanket is shaped kind of like a star... 2 legs, 2 arms and a head/face. The eyes and mouth are embroidered on.... and there's even a pocket with a hand puppet shaped like Fave too :)

Fave is handmade (quilted too) and is made of organic cotton which is preshrunk. The backing is super soft organic velour and the front is beige with blue polka dots (love it!). The batting is 50/50 soy organic/cotton blend. Fave comes in 4 different colours....mint, sky, pumpkin, cranberry...of course I picked blue (surprise...surprise). Right when I opened the package and took Fave out... "M" freaked out! She ran over and yelled "HIIIIIIIII" and gave him a big hug! She loves blankets right now....so I had a feeling she would like it... but not like this!!! LOL! She played with the puppet for a while, then I showed her the pocket on the front and she filled it with not only the puppet but anything else that she would fit in there! It's a great size for her because she's so small... and it's big enough for her to ever throw over her shoulders and wear it like a cape.

I love that it is high quality....organic and super fun! Well.. that... and the fact that "M" keeps asking for it... it passed the test in our house! This is such a cute idea, and I'm really loving organic fabrics...plus... it being easy to wash (hang dry)... overall... really into it! Thanks so much Nancy for sending me out M's new BFF! I'm sure he'll be around for a very long time!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/faveblanket
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Gagagougou (Bebek) Winner is..... Monica K!!

The winner of the Gagagougou giveaway is comment #35... Monika K!
Please respond to the email I just sent you with your mailing address and which Bebek product you would like from the Gagagougou website :)
Thanks for entering everyone! Don't forget about the other giveaways going on!

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Letter Learning Winner is.....Mariah!

The winner of the Letter Learning giveaway is comment #4... Mariah!
Congratulations! I've already sent you an email asking for your mailing address!
  Thanks to everyone that entered! More to come!

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The Savvycents Winner is...... Aubrie Williams!

The winner of the Savvycents pink wallet is comment #124... Aubrie!
Congratulations! I've already sent you an email...please send me your mailing address :)
Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Look Who's Growing - Product Review & Coupon Code to 3 Followers!

I got a chance to try our a Look Who's Growing growth chart. The charts come in a ton of designs and colours.... and you can personalize them with your child's name... and ever picture! At the top of the chart there are 2 grommets as well as a dowel at the bottom to keep it from rolling up. The quality of the charts are AWESOME they're thick and sturdy as well as stylish. The colours are unbelievably gorgeous and the pictures and patterns are really... really... clean and well printed. I found that the chart fit perfect on the back of M's door without getting in the way of any hinges... and even on the small wall beside her closet door. It was really funny to see her standing beside this chart... it goes up to 6'5...and her little 30 inch body looking like a little pixie standing beside it LOL! The best part was she said "Mama....here"...and pulled me towards it... she wanted to see how tall I was...LOL. So I put a sticky note with her height and one at mine. Her response?.."whoa".... lol... funny part... I'm only 5'5... so really... I'm not tall at all, but I guess in here eyes I am. So cute. 

I love the story of how this company came to be.... imagine a family that use to mark their heights on a wall in the family home they grew up in. What happens when you move from that home? Well basically their good'ol sentimental Mom wanted their Dad to cut out that piece of the wall (so cute... I can totally see myself asking the Hubby to do that)... Now... with these charts.. this isn't an issue! Move it from room to room... easy to store and there are so many different designs and colours to choose from... that your kids will never outgrow them... even when they're 16 ;)

There are 2 different widths of charts as well... 6' or 12'....and they're shipped to you within 10 days of ordering. So... you still have time to get your orders in to receive them before the holidays!

Guess what else!! Look Who's Growing was nice enough to send me 3.... yes 3.... $5 off coupons to my readers. So here's what I'm thinking. If you are interested in ordering one of these charts..... which can make an awesome gift... or even ordering one for yourself to chart your little ones growth... email me and I will give you one of the codes. First 3 people will receive them.

Huge thanks to Look Who's Growing for sending me out a sample to test and for personalizing one for M... I can't wait to see how much she's grown of the next year...or 12 ;)


For more information and ordering please visit http://www.lookwhosgrowing.ca/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Eyecandy - Product Review and Giveaway!

I got to try out a pair of  Eyecandy soothing eye coolers.... and I LOVE them! What Eyecandy(s) are....are small round gel packs that you freeze...or chill.... then you lie back.... place them on your eyes....they reduce any puffiness (aka... bags from staying up all night with your kids...lol). I received their Classic Chillin' Cucumber (they look like little cucumber slices).... but they also have... Cotton Candy Pink, Tart n' Tangy Tangerine, or Sugared Ice Blue. I really liked that they were easy to clean... were durable... and even came in a plastic pouch (zippered) so you can store them or throw them in your purse. I found that these also worked great in M's lunchbox for any little boo-boos...and for a little pick me-up for my eyes when I need it...lol. I also found that if I put one on the back of my neck it helped get rid of a pesky headache I had (which is a total bonus).

This would be a great favor at a baby or bridal shower.... or even one of those girly nights at home! Thanks so much to Eyecandy for sending me out a pair to make my eyes look like I didn't get a full night sleep and for doing a giveaway! You guys are awesome!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.eyecandycoolers.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER
 Contest Closed December 18th!!!

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