Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zax's - Product Review and Giveaway!

I received 4 different products from Zax's Original.  Adult and kids Bruise Cream, Darkspot Cream, and the Original Heel spur Cream. A ton of goodies to try out.... hands down...my fave for me is the Darkspot Cream. It kept my skin soft, and even though I don't have many dark spots... I found that any imperfections in my skin did look lighter after 3 or 4 days and it says that most people see a difference over a longer period of time. I'm sold...lol. It has licorice extract, aloe, vitamin E and a few other ingredients to help lighten even really dark spots.

The Bruise cream for me....was hard to test... I didn't have any bruises to test...but "M" had one on her knee. We tried it out... within a few days it was visible lighter and it looked like another day or so and it would be gone. Ingredients include witch hazel, and arnica. The adult formulation added menthol to the mix... which I liked when I did try it to see what it felt like on my legs. I did notice on my legs though... I do have a vein close to the surface... it didn't look as blue...so I can see that how the cream would help me. Plus, I love any leg creams with menthol in it...especially after a long day of running around.

The heel spur cream has devil's claw, ginger, arnica and menthol in it. I sometimes get sore heels... never bad enough that I would need orthotics or anything... but I'm sure one day I will. I found that the menthol in the cream helped my heels feel a bit tingly and the arnica helped the tenderness I get sometimes.

Overall, the 2 products I love..... the kids bruise cream and the dark spot cream will definitely be re-bought in this household!

Thanks to Zax's for doing the review and giveaway!

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

What's up for grabs??? Zax's Original's Prize Pack!! [worth $87!!!!] (Canada only)
Contest Closes November 26th!!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Basa Body (Tomoson)- Product Review and Giveaway!!!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I received a tester sized sample of Basa Body Coconut Lotion to review. Basa Body uses organic coconut oil and are socially conscious. The coconut oil is imported from Kenya (a company of women that they connected with in Mombasa Kenya and help support by empowering those exact women), and by the way...it smells awesome! Just saying...LOL
For me... the cream left my hands soft but was a too shiny for my liking. I'm not big on more of the oil based creams, but it smelled good and I liked how thick the cream was. There are no parabens, chemicals or preservatives...and they give 10% of their products to humanitarian work, which is awesome! It is good to see that a company is willing to go through the efforts to truly make a difference.


Thanks to Basa Body and Tomoson for letting me do the review!


For more information and ordering please visit basabody.com


What's up for grabs??? You're own bottle!
Contest Closes November 19th!!

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.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Milestone Birthdays....Does that mean I have to start lying about my age?

New post is up on Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/milestone-birthdays-does-this-mean-i-have-to-start-lying-about-my-age/

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

NaturzAire Giveaway Winner is.... Melissa M!!

Congratulations!! Comment #12!!! I've already sent you an email please respond with your address within 48 hours.
Thanks!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HUGGIES® Baby and You program (Mom Central) - Giveaway!

I was so excited when I found out I was selected for the HUGGIES® Baby and You Blog Tour through Mom Central. It's actually really cool.... at select Loblaw Superstore locations you can go out and learn 2 really cool recipes... one for Mom and one for Baby! You can totally bring your baby with you too...which is awesome! I would have loved to get out and do something like this with "M" when she was little. You'll also get a chance to learn more about HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip On Diapers...which totally would have been great for the little "scooter" in the house we had! Want to hear the best part? Its FREE.... yes I said the "F" word! FREEEEEEEEE!!!!

Hit up the Baby and You FACEBOOK page for event locations!!! Events take place between October 18th and November 2nd...so make sure you can sneak out and take advantage! At each event you will be taught 2 different dishes... and the classes are led by  President’s Choice chef in the cooking school!

Want to know what the dishes are??? Quinoa Pancakes for Mom.... and Sweet and White Potato Mash for the little ones! (I'm dying to try these!) As if all this wasn't cool enough... each Mom will receive some HUGGIES® coupons AND a super cute pair of tiger ears right in time for Halloween!!!

Want to know a bit more about the HUGGIES® Slip Ons? They have stretchy sides... so easy to slip on and off...and they keep all the mess in while letting your little one explore and move around! Stretchy SnugFit* waistband and grip tabs are the magic behind the no leak factor! Where were these diapers when I needed them? LOL

Giveaway time!!! Thanks to Mom Central.....HUGGIES® and Baby and You! I'm going to check out which location I can take "M" to!!!

What's up for grabs??? A $50 Loblaw Gift Card!!! (Open to Canadians)

Contest Closes October 31st!!!

“Disclosure – I am participating in the HUGGIES® Baby and You program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Kimberly- Clark Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Maamam (Tomoson) - Product Review


I received a  white and orange 4 in 1 towel from Maamam (the aacua 4 in 1 multi use bath towel). It can be used from newborn to toddler age... or even for Mom as an apron. It is really easy to use... I wish I had this when "M" was small, especially because she was soooo tiny. It would have made me feel more comfortable drying her off after a bath.

If you are wearing it like an apron all you do is wrap the baby in it....swaddling them while drying them off!
Great size for the towel... and the hood is big enough even for M`s big melon. She ran around after her bath (using it as a robe).... complete with snaps and velcro so she didn`t get cold running to her room to get her jammies on. I liked that the front (when used as a robe) was shorter so she didn`t trip...but low enough in the back to cover everything that needed to be covered.

Each finding on the towel is colour coded to match the function in which you`d like to use the towel... so I thought was pretty handy too. It is also 100% cotton terry...so it soaks up the water really well and is super soft!

Thanks to Maamam and Tomoson for letting me do this review!

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

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.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Glodose Giveaway Winner is....Charlene!!

Congratulations comment #10! I have already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that enters the contests.... please remember to complete the mandatory entry....leave your email addresses in your posts...and leave separate comments for each of your actions.
Thanks!

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Koobli Giveaway Winner is.....Amy O!!!

Congratulations to comment #19...Amy O! I've already sent you an email...please respond within 48 hours :)

Thanks to everyone that entered!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For the love of long weekends!


New post is up on Oh Baby!
http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/for-the-love-of-long-weekends/

Hope everyone had a good long weekend!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sol Tote Giveaway Winner is....MCs Mommy!

Congratulations to MCs Mommy! Comment #76! I've already sent you an email....please respond within 48 hours :)
Thanks to everyone that entered! Good response!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Slanket - Product Review


I received a Sofa Safari Slanket for review! What is a Slanket you ask? A blanket with sleeves! The first thing a noticed was that it was made from a thick fleece material... and it was huge! So comfy while snuggling up on the couch on a rainy day (which we've had a lot of lately...boo). Both "M" and I could snuggle up together with more than enough room to stretch out and have one of our fur babies curl up too. I've seen the other type of branded blankets with arms....not mentioning any names... and this one is made from a thicker material and I even think it may be a bit longer too, but I'm not sure of the comparison in actual length.

They have a ton of different patterns and solids... as well as a travel version... kids versions and even a couples version...lol. They even have another version called the Koala...a throw that you can use as a pillow... and its fuzzy.

Thanks to Slanket for sending us out one to try....and the extra cuddle time too... can never get enough ;)

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

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Seventh Generation Diaper Donation Program!

I received 4 packs of size 5 diapers to donate any way I would like....from Seventh Generation. I was super excited when I found of I was a part of the 2011 Diaper Donation Program! They have set a goal of a 240,000 diaper donation to over 40 shelters in NS, QC, ON, AB and BC. The greatest part.... that's about a $160,000 value which is being donated to areas that really need it, and ones that don't get a lot of support from the corporate business side.
I got to choose where I donated my 4 packs of diapers, so I figured why not help those around me! A friend of mine...her best friend had twins this year....and really... I can't even imagine having 2 in diapers...not only the expense... but...my goodness... you'd be changing diapers ALL day! I checked with Mom Central to make sure it was ok, and there was no problem there....so I gave them to my friend to give to her. I also gave her my number so I can tell her why I was giving her them.

Once she called me, I explained what the program does and who Seventh Generation is.... and all the awesome things about them. She was so appreciative.....almost in tears she said that money was a "little tight" so it helped out a ton to just not have that expense for the week. She loved how clean an natural they were too, because she said she would have loved to use more of a "green" diaper but just couldn't afford it when there ended up being 2 bums to cover...lol.
Canadian Moms.... don't forget that Seventh Generation is also doing the  "Buy One Give One" program so everyone can do their own part in helping out those who need it! (It runs till the end of the month). Oh and make sure you become a Nation Member to receive coupons, tips and special offers. you can do that here: http://ca.seventhgeneration.com/community_ca.
Thanks to Seventh Generation and Mom Central for letting me be a part of this awesome campaign! It felt good to give!
"I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. "

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bumkins Art Smock - Product Review


I received a Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish art smock from Bumkins! Its machine washable and durable...ties up in the back at the top....the cuffs have a bit of elastic so they don't more and the large pocket in the front is great for holding her art supplies like her brushes and a few wet naps.

I love how bright the colours are... the pattern is AWESOME! She loves Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat is her fave).....the material is stain resistant (to most things....). The smock itself...touch big for skinny minny but that's not a big deal. There are a ton of different Dr.Seuss fabrics too...Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham...but they have their funky patterns too like Robot and Flutter Floral (cuuute...btw).  I also like how the back of the smock has a little rubbery feel to it... it keeps it from moving around a lot.

Huge thanks to Bumkins for letting me do another review for you! Love your products, and my little Picasso loves wearing her new smock!

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

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January Baby - Product Review

I received a toddler hat and a pair of waterproof Smittens with thumbs in fuchsia from January Baby. January Baby was started by a Mom...that like all of us had issues with our little ones keeping their gloves on! Hence.... the birth of Smittens. A pair of waterproof gloves (mine with thumbs)...that are attached to like a scarf-like fleece band....that fits through your child's jacket and out the sleeves. I like that it lays flat on her back and she didn't complain once that it was bugging her. The band is perfect for helping to keep her gloves on nice and snug. The cuff on the gloves are nice and long to go up her jacket sleeve...so she can't take them off! lol.... YAY! She tried taking them off a few times and had no luck....so I think these will be perfect for when we take her skiing for the first time this year!
The toddler hat is fleece has super cute tassels on either size of the top of the hat. It comes down both sides of her cheeks and has a strong velcro that comes together under her chin. The fleece is really thick too... and I like that it covers the back of her neck too! She'll be totally warm all winter.

They also make neck warmers and scarves....daycare approved btw!
Thanks to January Baby for doing a review with us! Just in time for fall and winter (ugh)...at least I know she'll be warm and look REALLY CUTE at the same time!

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

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Violight - Product Review

We received a Violight Countertop Toothbrush Sanitizer for review. It uses an ultraviolet light to disinfect up to 4 toothbrushes at one time. It sits on the counter top... plugs in... you hit the button and voila... 99.9% of the germs...gone! There is no way for the toothbrushes to touch each other, the drip cup (which is removable to clean) sits in the bottom of the cup and the top turns blue when in use to let you know that it is on. It also has an auto shut off...so ....great for cleaning right before bed!

I like that it can clean up to 4 brushes as 1 time, and it fits both regular and electric... including M's "Cinderlala" one. Its simple to use... actually, I was really impressed... brush... place it in the Violight....hit the button and I swear... easy enough for anyone to use. Did you know that a toothbrush can harbor and transmit oral viruses and bacteria? (when I read that on the side of the package, I actually felt sick to my stomach). YUCK!

Hmmm... maybe that's why I keep getting sick? Well... no longer! (thank goodness!!). The bulb lasts 2000 hours too... so I'm looking forward to many...many... clean toothbrushes! yay!

Violight carries a bunch of different products including sanitizers for single and doubles.... even dentures and cell phones (and other electronics)!

Huge thanks to Violight for sending their staple product over to us and giving me the ability to have peace of mind when it comes to this family's oral health!

For more information and ordering please visit http://violight.com/
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Brillkids Little Reader - Product Review

"M" and I got to try out the down loadable Semester 1 Little Reader Basic (US) from Brillkids. Basically it is a learning system for children (this version is for 6 months and up)...to teach them to read! The software is included and the curriculum includes words, images and video clips. Semester 1 and 2 combined use almost 3000 words!($149)

How does it work? Download and launch the software...make sure you're on the right lesson for the day and hit play! As you click through the lessons they show the word (like a flash card)....but you hear the word too. Then you click over to the next screen and you see a picture with the word and a verbal description. Click again and you see a video clip with verbal and the word underneath.

"M" and I have done quite a few of the lessons... the pics and vids she's all over... knows almost all of them... the words... believe it or not..she's actually picking up. I was finding it difficult to use in the system in the beginning because she knew everything, so I turned off the volume and started going through them again without the sound. She knew the pics and vids... the words... I was shocked when she figured some of them out without me helping her. One right off the bat was "Wave".... within the first 2 cycles. Crazy eh? I can't wait to do more with her. I think it was the word flash ones that helped her remember them.

The only thing I don't like....is that I have to use my computer. I wish it was on a handheld toy.....because now every time I'm near my computer she's all over my lap and touching things. But... really is that a bad thing? It means she likes the system.... but makes me a little edgy when she's all over the laptop.

Not even going to lie to say that we've even put a dent into everything this software offers yet... so we're really excited to hear the stories and go through all the curriculum! It only takes like 5 min a day..you can personalize some of it by adding your own pics and they offer a free 14 day trial (so check it out!)

Thanks to Brillkids for letting me do this review!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.brillkids.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK
  • “I was provided this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. I was not paid for this review, nor required to write a positive review.”

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