Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another Great Diamond Candle Giveaway!


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Eylure Lashes Giveaway!!!

Award Winning Eylure is known all over the globe for their innovative false lashes designs. All of their lashes include glue in the package or are self adhesive. All lashes are 100% natural and are reusable. Eylure continues to be a top choice of professional make up artists and have been worn by iconic beauties like Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman and Marlene Dietrich.

Famous Singer and Songwriter, Katy Perry, chose "Pretty" for it's natural look and subtle appearance. They are self adhesive and come with an extra glue strip for multiple use. Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure Retail for $6.99 and are available at ULTA, CVS and Claire’s.
Eylure recently added new styles to their ever popular Naturalites line. Each package includes glue for multiple uses. Style #083 is for those who love super full lashes. They are ultra lightweight and add fullness as well as length. Style #032 provides a more natural look. They are also ultra lightweight and provide a subtle, natural volume. These Eylure Naturalite styles Retail for $5.99 each and can be found in ULTA stores or via ULTA.com.
One Lucky Reader will receive (1) pair each of Eylure Naturalites #032 & #083 Lashes and (1) pair of Katy Perry "Pretty" Lashes. You may enter using the Rafflecopter Below.
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Kid-friendly WAT-AAH! Review

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***
I love WAT-AAH! It's fun, funky, healthy, and children love it! My niece was so excited when our box of WAT-AAH! came; so excited that I had to fight her to wait until they were cold to try them! I think the design and the bright colors of the labels give children an instant natural high. When we finally had the WAT-AAH! chilled enough, she decided that she was going to distribute them according to our characteristics. I got the Energy, my fiance was handed the Power, my 18 month old daughter had the Body, and my niece had the Brain WAT-AAH! (she can be a bit ditsy at times). Everyone loved trying WAT-AAH! out because of the good flavor and natural nutrition it provides. The flavor of WAT-AAH! is great because it doesn't have that funky tap-water taste like some bottled water companies provide. I absolutely HATE when I buy a bottle of water based on the claims of it being "natural spring water w/ no added chlorine, sodium, or fluoride" just to find out that it tastes just like city tap-water. Anyone who knows what tap-water tastes like will know that WAT-AAH! does not fall into "the tap-water taste" category. 


Let me give you a run down of all the waters that WAT-AAH! has to offer:
Z:

  • ultra pure water
  • SUP-AAH! ZAP-AAH! Zinc
Energy:
  • ultra pure water
  • energizing oxygen
Body:
  • pure spring water
  • no chloride or sodium
Power:
  • ultra pure water                                                                                      
  • bone building magnesium
Brain:

  • ultra pure water
  • kid-friendly electrolytes
All of WAT-AAH!'s flavors are free of sugar, taste like pure clean water, and are available in a 16.9 oz bottle. WAT-AAH even has a 10oz. Baby Blast bottle that's perfect for lunchboxes and for my 18 month old daughter to carry around, of course! Connect with WAT-AAH! on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to check out their fun, kid-friendly website while you're at it!
Check out this super cute video!




***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

"OMG they don't slip." Sweaty Bands Review & Giveaway.

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

I have this crazy shaped head, at least I think so. Needless to say, headbands never last more than a minute on my head. They're always slipping off and falling to the floor. In fact, I'm pretty sure the ground gets more use out of them then me.  When I was offered the opportunity to try Sweaty Bands I was very skeptical. I always try to wear headbands and it obviously never works out for me. Sweaty Bands, however, was a different story. Their headbands are extremely comfortable and very stylish. I honestly don't ever want to take mine off. I LOVE IT! It's the only headband that has ever stayed perched upon my head where it's supposed to be.

Let's face it; no one wants to worry about their headband slipping off while they're in the middle of a game or marathon. Sweaty Bands are the #1 fitness headbands in the world and are perfect for any type of exercise or sport. All or their headbands come in a huge variety of colors and designs from animal print to holidays. They also make custom Sweaty Bands so you can represent your company or school in style. I absolutely love my Sweaty Band and can't wait to purchase my next one. Check out one of my favorite styles below.

If you'd like to purchase Sweaty Bands check out their online store or search for a retailer near you. Also stay up to date on new styles by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

Want to win a Sweaty Bands Headband? Here's your chance!

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beanitos Review and Giveaway

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

From the website:
Beanitos®, The Original Bean Chips™  were created by serious snackers, for serious snackers (aka For Human Beans™) who demand more than empty calories from their snacks. And, since corn is in over 4,000 products at the typical supermarket and has been linked to a host of health issues including obesity, all of our products are Always Corn Free™!
You see, we love to snack, but when looking for a low glycemic snack that tasted great, we simply could not find one. So we set out about creating one. Two years later: Beanitos, The Bean Chips were born and launched in January 2010! While we did create a great tasting snack that won't spike blood sugar, along the way, we were able to make our chips even better for you.

Beanitos are loaded with non-GMO vegetable fiber (20% of the daily value in just 10 chips, that’s 5 grams!), 4 grams of complete protein and are rich in Essential ALA Omega 3s (600mg in Pinto Bean and Flax) all which are packed into one great tasting serving!
Beanitos are always free of corn, wheat, soy, potato, trans fat, cholesterol and are verified non-GMO, gluten free, lab tested and certified low glycemic & kosher! 

Beanitos®, Inc. is Born!
Brothers Doug and Dave Foreman established Beanitos to develop delicious and nutritious food products. Because of the numerous health benefits, their research focused development on products based on the humble legume. With this mission,Beanitos®, Inc. is committed to creating a variety of great tasting and healthy bean-based foods. Beanitos The Original Bean Chips are the initial products brought to market, and the Bean Team have several more products in development!

Beanitos®http://www.beanitos.com/health.html Black Bean, Pinto Bean and Flax, Black Bean with Chipotle BBQ and Pinto Bean and Flax with Cheddar Cheese chips are the only bean chips that are 100% corn, wheat, soy, and potato free! Yes, we said absolutely no corn! Distinctively delicious with a crispy crunch, we thought it was high time to kick the corn and make chips that taste great and actually have nutritional value! 

So here's the deal, these chips sounds really odd, huh? I thought so too, but in reality they taste amazing! I tried the Flax with Cheddar Cheese chips first and loved them so much that I ate 3 of the snack sized bags. Mind you, every bag of Beanitos is very high in Fiber. Oops! I didn't care; they were well worth the fiber shock to my body. Not to mention, the Cheddar Cheese chips had an awesome kick to them! The best thing about Beanitos is that you can't even tell they're made out of Flax, Black Beans, or Pinto Beans. The texture and taste of these chips is just like a regular tortilla chip, only difference is that they're much healthier for you. I have tried every flavor of Beanitos but I have to say that my favorites are the Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese chips. 



Connect with Beanitos on Facebook and Twitter.

You can find Beanitos online or at a retail store near you!

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***
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599 Fashion Review

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You might want to hurry to check out this online fashion store. Every thing sells for $5.99 or less even plus sized clothing. I gained a ton of weight after having my daughter so it's very hard to find nice clothes for cheap especially when you need a whole new wardrobe. With 599 Fashion I can afford new clothes that I know will last. New items are added everyday and since the prices are so cheap for such a great quality, things sell out fast! 599 Fashion has apparel for just about anyone including men and children. Not only does 599 fashion have clothing, but they also sell handbags, accessories, and shoes. I am very happy with the pieces of clothing I picked out and can't wait to shop there again. With a flat rate shipping fee of $6.95 it makes shopping for new clothes online less of a headache. Here's some of the items I picked out:


Shop for quality items at a discounted price HERE and be sure to connect with 599 Fashion on Facebook and Twitter.

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

Friday, July 27, 2012

Clipa Review & Giveaway

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I have been wanting something like the Clipa for a along time. Everyone knows that I am a huge germaphobe  so using the restroom in a public place is very scary for me especially when there's no place to hang my purse. Who wants to set their purse down on a dirty and germy floor? I've seen purse hangers like this before while working as a server but never any like this. The Clipa is big and sturdy so it's designed to hold a nice amount of weight. You could use the Clipa for a diaper bag, book bag, or even those ginormous bags the celebrities carry their dogs around in. The Clipa is designed to hang from most tabletops, bathroom stall walls, chairs, fences, rails, and so much more. When you're finished with your Clipa, just hook it right back onto the hardware of your purse or you could even use it as a bracelet. I wore mine around as a bracelet for a day because you honestly can't tell that it's meant for hanging a purse. Clipa comes in a variety of designs and colors to match any personality. I'm pretty happy with mine and extremely relieved that I no longer have to worry about where I'm going to set my purse. 


Check out this awesome video about the many uses of Clipa:
  


Need a Clipa? Order one HERE.
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Enter to win your own Chloe Clipa below! RV of $19.99

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***


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Famous Dave's Tanner Review & Giveaway

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When I learned of Famous Dave's line of self-tanners it made me think of the restaurant, Famous Dave's, and that I would be barbecuing my skin off. However, I think it's pretty hard to BBQ your skin with a moisturizing self-tanner, haha. I was a little nervous about turning my skin orange and looking like a cast mate from the Jersey Shore, though. I usually don't use self-tanners because of the ugly streaks and blotchiness that are left behind, not to mention the awful "I just dumped a whole bottle of self-tanner all over my body" orange but, I'm willing to try anything once. 

I loved it! I had a safe and natural glowing tan in a matter of hours. The thing about Famous Dave's Moisturizing Tanner is that it's super easy to use because of the guide color which helps assure easy application. It's also fragrance free so you won't smell like a fresh peeled onion. The best part about Famous Dave's Moisturizing Tanner w/ Bronzer is that after application, your tan doesn't immediately develop. I love that concept! A slower developing self-tanner (4-6 hours) has to make for a better tan. 

Famous Dave's has a variety of self-tanners matched to fit any skin type. He even has an application mitt and a tingly Peppermint Exfoliating Cleanser for purchase! 

Here's some interesting Q&A from the website:

QUESTION: Does this product work with really pale people?
ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner works with most skin tones. Pale skin, YES. Pale skin redheads, Many (but not 100%). I have many pale customers that love Famous Dave's Self Tanner. 
 I also offer a product called Fair Skin and Face for those who may have lighter skin tones or want a more subtle tan.

QUESTION: How long can you expect it to last before it wears off?
ANSWER: People are different although you can expect your color to remain for 4-7 days. It will then begin to gradually lighten naturally until more is applied. Typically the bottle lasts for approximately 1 month of use. 


QUESTION: Other products can leave your hands discolored and I wondered if this will do that?
ANSWER: Yes it can. ALL self-tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone. This is what tans you. It works by bonding with the protein in your skin. Provided, your hands are washed thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 seconds - immediately following application - NO self tanner will give you tan palms. 


QUESTION: How about the problem with streaking?
ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner is different than most other products in that, it is NOT a gel or a greasy cream. Famous Dave's Self Tanner is a creamy smooth lotion very similar in consistency to hand lotion. It applies very easily. However, remember self tanning products will tan you where you put them. If your application is haphazard and sloppy, so too will be your tan.  


QUESTION: It really has no scent?
ANSWER: Unlike ALL other tanning products,  Famous Dave's Self Tanner has virtually NO FRAGRANCE. 
 

QUESTION: How dark does this stuff get you compared to other tanners in general?
ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner will get your skin as dark as you would like. Once applied, your color will develop in about 4 hours. After that time, if you would like a darker tan, just re-apply. 


QUESTION: Do you ship outside the U.S.?
ANSWER: Yes, I have many International customers.


Connect with Famous Dave's on Facebook and be sure to check out their online store!

Enter below for a chance to win a bottle of Famous Dave's Moisturizing Tanner for yourself! RV of $26.97

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***


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Road Kill T-Shirts Review

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RoadKill T-Shirts have a variety of funny tee's to choose from in all sorts of colors and styles. All of their T-Shirts are heavy duty, made from 100% cotton, professionally silk screened, and pre-shrunk. I love my RoadKill T-Shirt! It's super comfortable and thick enough so that it's not showing off every fat roll known to man. Here's the shirt I picked out: 



RoadKill T-Shirts ship worldwide and can always make you a custom tee. All shirts are fairly priced and they always seem to have some sort of sale going on. Check out RoadKill T-Shirts now! 

Connect with RoadKill T-Shirts on Facebook. 







I really want this shirt next!



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Who's behind Squashie-Dipity?

About Sasha

I am the mother of a beautiful 2 year old daughter. My family also consists of my workaholic FiancĂ©e Ed and our 4 silly rescue dogs Karma, Rocky, Babe, and Cisco. 


I am a general product reviewer that focuses mostly on the things I love. I always like to be the first person to try the newest and best products out there and when I find something interesting, I get super excited. Anytime I get excited about a product I make sure everyone knows and gets a chance to share in my excitement. The best part of what I do is having the option and chance to find the healthiest products out there for my little girl. Every mother wants what's best for her children and I am no exception. Some even say that I'm a little overprotective and obsessed with keeping my daughter safe, healthy, and happy.
Outside of my blog I enjoy baking, cooking, reading, Geo-caching, sleeping (because it's very hard to get any sleep these days), and shopping. I am a hardcore foodie if you can even consider being a foodie hardcore. I am an extreme germaphobe but not so much a neat freak. I have an obsession with my hair, the color purple, shoes, Capri's, movies, reality TV, mascara, nail polish, eye shadow, jewelry, football, coffee, energy drinks, and ice cream. I also collect magnets and cool drinking glasses from different places. If you were to ever run into me in public you would always see me carrying around something with caffeine in it and my cell phone. 
I love meeting new people and always enjoy a good conversation! Feel free to tell me a little about yourself in the comments, just be sure it's family friendly.



About Amanda

I am the mother of two beautiful daughters ages two and 3 months. My boyfriend Virgil is a disabled techie and spends most of his time teaching our oldest how to take apart and rebuild electronics (much to my dismay). 

I am generally new to the blogging world, but I want to focus on cosmetic product reviews as well as healthy living. Good cosmetics can be expensive and it’s just a shame to waste money on things that you don’t like. I should know I’ve gotten many products and absolutely hated them. Healthy living is especially important to me. As someone that is living with an Autoimmune disease, I have to be very careful with what I eat and use to prevent flair ups. My long term boyfriend is also battling thyroid cancer (which I’m convinced was caused by eating nothing but Slim Jims and pizza rolls for ten years). I love that I get to try many new and interesting things that are beneficial to all members of our family. 

In my limited free time I love to read, write, play video games, go for walks, swim, dance, and enjoy all different kinds of music. My daughters are my whole world and I love being able to teach them about my likes and activities to give them a well rounded view on life. One of my passions has always been activism. In fact, I was a social work major with a minor in women’s studies before I got sick. One day I hope to return to school and finish my degree.  

I’m not your typical mother. One day I might feel earthy and put on a peasant dress and run around barefoot. The next, I may feel like lacing up my corsets and stomping around in my platform boots. Some days, I feel like channeling my inner classy lady by prancing around in heels and a 1950’s party dress. I’m very eclectic.  

I always love feedback, good or bad so long as it’s constructive. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bark Box Review

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

Barkbox is an awesome monthly subscription program for those special furry friends of ours. For as low as $17 a month and free shipping you can get a box full of surprises just for them. Whether your dog is a Toy Chihuahua or a Great Dane, Barkbox can fulfill their little puppy dreams. 3 and 6 month plans are available with no commitment meaning you can cancel at any time; however, I'm pretty positive you won't want to.


From the website: When you sign up for BarkBox, every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from bones and treats to shampoos, leashes and innovative new gadgets!If your dog is begging for more or you want to gift a favorite item to a friend, we’ll give you exclusive opportunities to order more products at a great rate.
There are approximately 7 million animals entering shelters every year and BarkBox is dedicated to keeping them happy, healthy and safe until they find a new home. Each month you’ll hear about a shelter their sponsoring and how BarkBox is supporting their efforts. With every box sold 10% supports rescue groups all around the country. Pretty awesome company if you ask me!
Ready to see what was in our July BarkBox?
First we have a Spinz 100% Edible Chew Toy made by Precision Pet Products. The Spinz Chew Toy is Gluten-Free which is great for dogs since most are allergic to wheat products. It's designed to provide your dog with a nutritious treat that creates motion to keep them occupied while testing their mind and coordination. Our puppy loves this treat/toy! 
The next thing I found in our BarkBox was a package of yumZies which are grain free natural moist dog treats with chicken as the first ingredient. yumZies are made in the USA, have no artificial preservatives, and no wheat, corn, or soy. Great for the conscious dog owner!

What I found in the box next had me more excited than the dogs, peach flavored Doggy IncrediBubbles by Pet Qwerks. I love blowing bubbles at the dogs and my daughter absolutely loves to watch them jump all over the place while they try to catch them. Doggy IncrediBubbles actually land without popping so our dogs can feel way more accomplished. I can't wait to get my dogs all riled up with this!

The following item that was found in my BarkBox was something I ALWAYS forget to take with me to the park or on a neighborhood stroll, poop bags. It's so embarrassing when your doggy does his business in someone's front lawn only to realize that you forgot to bring something to clean up the mess. Poopy Packs are in a tight enough roll to where I can just hid them in the stroller so I never forget them. 

Last but not least was the coolest toy I've ever seen for a dog; A US Dog Grade Dogmeat T-bone squeaky toy by PetProjekt that was even packed up like it was just bought from the meat counter of your local grocer. How stinking cute! Our dogs went nuts over this toy!



I can't wait to see what's in store for August. If you'd like to try BarkBox out for your pups, check out their website and sign up! All boxes are shipped out on the 15th of every month. Your doggy is going to love you to pieces for this. Connect with BarkBox through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on the latest news.

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***





Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mmmm... RW Garcia PR & Giveaway

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

RW Garcia makes delicious, all-natural tortilla chips and gluten free crackers. Great for dipping or eating right out of the bag, our chips and crackers are made from the finest ingredients and come in a wide variety of gourmet flavors. From our Classic Yellow Corn to our Special Recipe Veggie, RW Garcia chips are the hit of any get together. Snack healthy.

At RW Garcia, we're changing the way people snack with a simple philosophy: great tasting can be good for you. We pride ourselves on producing surprising, delicious combinations of corn and other natural ingredients to create fun, healthy foods. We make our tortilla chips from the finest, all-natural ingredients including organic and stone ground non-GMO corn and seasonings that contain no additives or preservatives. All our chips are wheat free, and most are also gluten free. So you can snack guilt free.

I sure hope so because the first night I tried RW Garcia, a friend and I ate a whole bag of the 3 Seed Veggie Dippers with Hummus. They were so good that we couldn't put them down. The following night we cracked open the MIXITBAG of tortilla chips and they were just as good. The MIXITBAG's are available in two varieties, Yellow and Blue corn tortilla chips and Yellow and Red corn tortilla chips. Out of all their products my favorite would have to be the 3 Seed Dippers. The Dippers are perfect for just about any kind of dip, they taste great, and they're available in four different varieties. The only thing that I didn't get to but would love to try is the Veggie Tortilla Chips. My mouth is just drooling at the thought of them!

Check this out:
At RW Garcia, we're committed to sustainability. Not only do we want to make the world's best and healthiest snacks, we also want to make the world a little better place to snack in. The corn we buy that does not get processed into finished goods is donated either to cattle farmers or to pet food manufacturers. We use 100% of the cooking oil we buy. Nothing is wasted.
Our policy on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is to adhere to both U.S. and European Union standards. As equipment is updated, replaced, or modified, we send all scrap metal to recyclers. All excess cardboard is also sent to recyclers. We conserve energy wherever possible. All unnecessary lighting has been removed from warehouse and production areas. All office equipment is turned off at night, including computers, monitors and any device that has a standby or sleep mode.

Anyone who tries to make the world a better and cleaner place is okay in my book and I can't wait to add RW Garcia products to my shopping list and pantry for good! Find a RW Garcia retailer HERE and buy some up quick! Trust me; you'll be so happy you did! 

Connect with RW Garcia on Facebook and Twitter!

Enter below for your chance to win some RW Garcia for yourself! Two winners will receive a box of RW Garcia Dippers and each box contains one of each of the 4 varieties of Dippers. Yummy!


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3D Laser Gifts

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From the website:
Converting your standard 2D photo into a 3D crystal:       
This process is a wonderfully unique way in which to create awe inspiring gifts and awards. By means of a sophisticated computer software program, your photos can be modeled into a three dimensional design. The 3D image is then etched with high quality green laser into a flawless piece of optically clear solid crystal that can last forever.
What we need from you:                                                               
We simply need a good quality photo. We can then laser your photo into our crystals utilizing the highest quality standards. Make sure when you upload your photo that it is well illuminated, in a high resolution and is not blurred. Your photo may show one, two or up to three people.
How do you make the 3D laser images?                                                                                                            Photo crystals are made using a special laser that focuses its concentrated beams of light to a precise point below the surface of the crystal. Each bright point in the image is plotted in the final crystal piece. The laser then focuses a high-powered beam on each three-dimensional coordinate. Once the beam reaches the focal point, the powerful laser pulse makes a tiny void or inclusion inside the crystal. Then the laser moves to the next coordinate and makes another etched point. Finally, enough points are created to reproduce the design deep within the crystal. As laser beams are non-invasive, no marks or blemishes are left on the surface of the crystal. When viewed from any angle the intricate design is viewed much like a three dimensional sculpture.


I can't even stress to you enough how amazing 3D Laser Gifts is. I knew when I ordered my 3D Crystal that it would be something special but I wasn't expecting this:

After Picture

Before Picture
The detail is just astounding and the quality is just as great! I am absolutely in love with this forever keepsake and will be recommending 3D Laser Gifts to everyone! 

3D Laser Gifts offers Crystals in five different shapes: Diamond, Flat, Heart, Prestige, Tower, and Train and most of the designs come in the standard Small, Medium, and Large sizes. 3D Laser Gifts also has a variety of light stands to choose from so that you can show off your gorgeous crystal in a whole new light. Remember there's only 153 shopping days left until Christmas and these would make the most memorable Christmas Gifts. Order yours HERE before it's too late!

Connect with 3D Laser Gifts on Facebook and Twitter. 

P.S. I'm still in shock at how awesome this crystal is!

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***



Monkey Balm PR

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I'm not really sure what to say about Monkey Balm except that it works and that it works well. My 18 month old daughter and I both suffer from dry skin and eczema so I tried it out on both of us and within a couple days our skin was much softer and smoother. Monkey Balm doesn't have a strong stinky smell and because of how gentle it is it can be used on the face. I loved it and will definitely be using it in the future!

From the Website:
Monkey Balm is a 100% homemade, all-natural remedy for eczema and extremely dry skin and is formulated specifically for children and infants. This formula includes all-natural ingredients and features the amazing healing power of the sea buckthorn berry. Sea Buckthorn (seed and fruit) oil is time-tested and clinically proven to soothe irritation and heal dry, cracked, even abrasive skin resulting from eczema, rosacea, dry climates, seasonal changes, sunburn, rashes, and even minor burns and wounds. Sea buckthorn has been used for centuries in Asia and Europe to heal skin problems and is considered a "Holy Fruit" by ancient and modern Tibetans. Its been recommended by doctors (even Dr Oz) as the best natural cure for acne. Monkey Balm incorporates these oils from the sea buckthorn berry with other soothing botanicals like cocoa butter, and Vitamin E to create a truly remarkable product in an easy-to-use use "lotion-bar" – kind of like a super-sized lip balm for your whole body.


We’ve all heard the important and amazing benefits of Omega fatty acids.  Sea Buckthorn contains Omega 3, 6, and 9.  But it is also Earth’s most abundant source of the rare Omega 7 (palmitoleic acid).  Omega 7 is a key building block to healthy human skin.  It works both from the inside out AND the outside in.  The naturally occurring Omega 7 in Monkey Balm is the “Ancient Chinese Secret” to healing skin conditions and making your Monkey’s skin baby soft – the way it should be.


Sea Buckthorns Many Documented Health Benefits Include

  • Reducing of inflammation
  • Soothing of discomfort from numerous skin conditions
  • Helping to heal wounds and burns
  • Promoting healing of acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Hydration and moisturizing of the skin
  • Improvement of skin tone and texture

Interesting Facts About Seabuckthorn

  • Recommended by DR OZ as best natural cure for acne
  • Listed as the hottest super-fruit for 2011
  • One of the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit on Earth
  • Grows wild at 13,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas
  • 10 times more vitamin C than oranges
  • 8 times more vitamin E than almonds
  • Most abundant source of Omega 7 in the world

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Order Monkey Balm online today! Your skin will thank you.

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Whitening Lightning's Dial-A-Smile w/Booster Pen Review & Giveaway

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***
I drink a ton of coffee so my teeth have some pretty nice staining to them. That's why when I got the chance to try Whitening Lightning's Dial-A-Smile with Booster Pen kit, I was happy. I was also very skeptical at first since nothing has ever seemed to work the way I wanted it to. I hate having to wait 7-14 days to see real results and I'm an impatient person, so I want instant results! I also have very sensitive teeth which means I was pretty nervous about using Whitening Lightning's Dial-A-Smile. Even Crest 3D white strips hurt my teeth. For this reason, I waited a few days to try it out but the curiosity ended up getting the best of me. 

Whitening Lightning's Dial-A-Smile is a professional teeth whitening system that's designed to whiten your teeth up to 7 shades with just one treatment. Yeah right, no way is this going to work the way they say it will, but I'm always willing to give something new a try. I first started by matching the color of my teeth to their color chart. My teeth were in between a 9 and a 10 on a 1-16 color scale. Not so great, huh? I didn't think so either! After I figure that out, I followed the directions to a T then put the LED light in my mouth and went about my business. 20 minutes later, it was time to reveal the results. I took the LED light out and instantly drooled all over myself, which was quite amusing. I then brushed my teeth to get the treatment off only to find my teeth had indeed whitened about 4 shades! I was shocked that it actually worked. 


The home kit contains 3 complete professional whitening treatments
  • Whiten your teeth at home
  • Takes only 20 minutes
  • Painless
  • An outstanding value- Don't pay $1500 for 3 whitening treatments from a dentist
  • 4-7 shades whiter per treatment on average
  • Great for smokers, wine, and coffee lovers
  • Great for teens that just got their braces off


A couple nights later, I decided to try the Booster Pen that came with my kit. I brushed my teeth, used the booster pen, and hit the sheets only to wake up to an even brighter smile! I'm actually still in shock that this system worked so well but even more shocked that the whole process didn't hurt one bit. Usually after using a teeth whitening strip, my teeth are extremely sensitive for a few days after but Dial-A-Smile didn't cause any discomfort at all. 


The Super booster pen will whiten your teeth while you sleep with a Whitening Lightning Teeth Whitening Pen
  • up to 7-10 shades in 14 days
  • Works while you sleep
  • No unpleasant taste
  • Just paint it on
  • No sensitivity unpleasant taste
  • No mess
  • Throw your strips and trays away


Would I recommend Whitening Lightning to everyone? Absolutely! If you're worried about the staining on your teeth and hate waiting up to 14 days for results, then this product is definitely for you! Check out all that Whitening Lightning has to offer HERE. Not only do they have the kits and booster pens but they also have refills for your Dial-A-Smile kit and Lip Glosses made to increase lip volume and reduce wrinkles available for purchase

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In addition, enter below for a chance to win your very own Whitening Lightning Dial-A-Smile kit with Booster Pen; a $478 value!

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Get Busy with the Fizzy... SodaStream PR

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

What's the big idea?

Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.


How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.


Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).


According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
 
Using your own home carbonation system means:
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.


Recently I got the chance to try a SodaStream for a product review. Mind you, I quit drinking pop a few years ago because of the constant migraine it gave me and all the extra calories that I didn't need. I was heavily addicted to regular Pepsi and I hated anything diet. Every once in a while I get this huge urge to drink a can of ice cold Pepsi and usually I cave in. Pepsi has always been an evil nemesis of mine. I now have a new addiction though, energy drinks. I live and breathe energy drinks so when I found out that the SodaStream had an Energy Drink that's made to taste and work like a Red Bull, I was all over it! 

When my SodaStream came it was instantly put to the test. It takes all of five minutes to get the SodaStream out of the box and set up for use, that's how easy this piece of equipment is. The hard part is trying to figure out how much carbonation to use. The machine makes a really loud noise when you're supposed to stop but I always add a little extra. The first time I used this I made Root Beer but, I obviously put way too much carbonation in it because it exploded all over the place. It tasted good but my tummy wasn't very happy with me, if you catch my drift. 


During the course of the week I decided to make everyone that stopped by try some of the flavors that SodaStream has to offer, which is quite a lot! My grandpa was the first to step up to my little challenge. The first flavor he tried with us was the orange soda; we all agreed that it tasted just like a Sunkist soda. Next we tried the Root Beer which everyone seemed to like but me; it was way too sweet for my blood! A few days later, my friend stopped by two of her daughters so I decided to suck them into this taste test as well. The first one we all tried together was the Cola. Remember when I said that I was a Pepsi addict? Well, my friend still is one so SodaStream's Cola flavor didn't stand a chance! We were skeptical that it could compare to our favorite soda without tasting like diet, but it did. It tasted just like Cola and had no diet aftertaste at all. Later, we tried the Country Time Lemonade with the kids and it was a hit! The lemonade is definitely my favorite flavor so far. Who doesn't like carbonated lemonade?

Today I put the SodaStream up to the ultimate challenge by testing out the energy drink. My daughter was sick yesterday and up all night tossing and turning. Needless to say, this Mommy hasn't had much sleep. Can the SodaStream Energy Drink actually wake me up without tasting like I just ate a whole bag of black liquorice? YES IT CAN! The Energy Drink Flavor actually tastes like Red Bull and does the exact same thing a Red Bull is supposed to do. I am in absolute awe! Drinking the SodaStream Energy Drink will keep more cans out of the landfills while saving you tons of money. 

CaloriesCarbsSugarSodiumCaffeine

Pepsi®10027g27g25mg25mg
Coca-Cola®10027g27g35mg23mg
SodaStream Cola349g9g2mg15mg
7-UP®10026g26g50mg0mg
Sprite®10026g26g45mg0mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime369g9g25mg0mg

All SodaStream regular sodamix uses a mixture of Splenda® and sugar. Diet flavors are sugar-free,  sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener. Comparison is based on 8 fl. oz. serving size (0.34 fl. oz. of SodaStream sodamix per 8 fl. oz. of water).


Not only does SodaStream make naturally sweetened soda, energy, and lemonade flavors but they also have Sparkling Water, Tea, Crystal Light, and Sparkling Naturals flavors. The great thing about all of SodaStream's Flavors is that compared to the norm they are significantly lower in calories, carbs, sugar, and sodium. Not only that but each 16.9 fluid ounce bottle (around $5-$6 a bottle) of flavor makes about 50 servings which is a huge steal. 

In closing, the SodaStream is a great investment. SodaStream is much better for the environment, their flavors taste great, the machines are very easy to use, and they come in a variety of styles and colors to match your unique personality. I would suggest going to your local retailer to pick up a SodaStream for yourself. While you're there, check out all the flavor options SodaStream has to offer! 

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***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***