Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Apothederm Clarifying Toner *Giveaway*

Apothederm is a skin care line by a Seattle based specialty dermatology biotech working on the latest research in the development of bioactive peptides. With a company history of over 20 years of research and development, they created the Apothederm line to offer the best in targeted solutions for everyday skin care concerns like fine lines & wrinkles, dark spots & stretch marks. Clinically proven & dermatologist tested.
I was lucky enough to be able to try the Clarifying Toner. It gently removes daily residue from oil, dirt and make-up, while refining skin surface texture. Dual peptide action helps defend and restore, while green tea provides antioxidants. Aloe, cucumber and chamomile calm and soothe skin. Perfect for dull, oily or acne-prone skin. I love this at night, and even in the mornings! Works great!


Clean Cubes

Clean Cubes are attractive, disposable trash and recycle bins. Their dual-purpose design is comprised of a durable paper bin lined with a leak-resistant plastic trash bag. Clean Cubes make recycling and trash disposal a snap - just pop it open, then fill it with recyclables or trash. When the Clean Cube is full, lift and tighten the drawstring on the plastic bag and dispose of the entire Clean Cube! Clean Cubes provide additional recycling or trash space wherever and whenever you need it.
Don't you hate it when guests are over and you run out of trash space? Just pop open another Clean Cube and you have an instant extra recycling bin or trash can. Having a cookout and don't have outdoor trash receptacles? Whether for parties, picnics, camping, boats, trade shows, or any number of uses, Clean Cubes are a great solution anytime you could use instant trash or recycling bins. Clean Cubes and all of its components are biodegradable. I love them! Perfect for all the BBQ's coming up this summer!

Dionis Goat Milk Soap *Giveaway*

Dionis Goat Milk Skincare began in 1982 as a small soap making business and has since grown into a thriving national skincare company. Since Dionis' origins they have expanded well beyond crafting soap to include a wide range of products and collections infused with botanicals, essential oils and vitamins to nourish all skin types. Their tried and true formulations emphasize natural ingredients and minimize preservatives.

I was able to try a few great bars of soap! Experience the restorative qualities of nature's richest ingredient - goat milk. Nourish skin with a fresh delivery of milk, full of vitamins and proteins to replenish moisture. Enriched with pure goat milk, vegetable oils and natural glycerine, this low pH milled soap gently cleanses and moisturizes. For use on both hands or body - Dionis nourishing soap is gentle enough for everyday! I was able to try Blue Ridge Wildflower: A light floral fragrance that evokes the glory of Virginia's upland meadows. Love: An enchanting floral fragrance blended with currant, sweet vanilla and wild jasmine. Vanilla Bean: Pure creamy vanilla. I love this soap. It is even  gentle enough for Callan!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Novica - Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013 - *Giveaway*

Novica.com was founded twelve years ago as an online, fair-trade marketplace based in Los Angeles, with offices in eight developing nations. Novica features more than 30,000 limited edition and one-of-a-kind handmade works of art daily, ranging from artisan-crafted jewelry to handmade apparel to world-style home decor. So far Novica has succeeded in helping change the lives of more than 75,000 people in developing nations, including artisans and their dependents, uniquely helping each artisan earn personal recognition and real-world prices for their work.

I bought these gorgeous Ceramic Owl Ornaments - Crafted and painted by hand, green owls come to life in ceramic. Luis Augusto Alonzo shares his passion for bird life while conveying a message of conservation. The set of four ornaments arrives in a cotton storage bag.

Say Goodbye to Mold & Mildew Stains Sweepstakes

The Say Goodbye to Mold & Mildew Stains Sweepstakes! In conjunction with the new Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover, Soft Scrub is proud to introduce the Say Goodbye to Mold and Mildew Stains Sweepstakes featuring the new Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover!

One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year's supply of Soft Scrub, while 250 second place winners get to try new Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover for FREE! 

Magazines.com - Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013 - *Giveaway*

Mother’s Day 2013 is just around the corner on Sunday, May 12th. Magazines.com has best deals and recommendations for all kinds of great gift subscription ideas for your mom. Don’t forget to thank your mom for all that she does for you with a gift on her special day. Gift subscriptions at incredible prices, mean you won't break the bank!
I got Good Housekeeping for myself! Good Housekeeping magazine focuses on practical advice on food, health and childcare using the resources of the Good Housekeeping Institute. Good Housekeeping magazine encourages positive living for today's woman.

Conscious Box *Giveaway*

Conscious Box brings healthy, organic, sustainable, and purpose-driven businesses right to your door. What's inside your Conscious Box changes every month, with 10-20 products that are certified organic, fair trade, vegan, cruelty free, or more.
Only the most socially responsible companies are included - so you can be sure they're putting people & the planet first! Conscious Box is great way to discover new businesses that are committed to the philosophy of sustainability, conservation, and social responsibility.

NBC’s Share and Tell Blog App! *Giveaway*

Did you know that for every pound of new goods produced, 71 pounds of waste are generated during manufacturing? This Earth Week, NBCUniversal is partnering with the sharing site yerdle to help you minimize your impact on the planet by sharing your stuff. One person’s stuff is another person’s story! Here’s how it works.
1) Join or host a Share & Tell Party (click the “Join the Party” button in the app).
2) Post your stuff to share with friends. Discover other items that are up for grabs.
3) Tell the story of your sharing experiences on your favorite social media site. #ShareandTell.

The best and most interesting posts may be highlighted on NBC’s Green Is Universal, and yerdle’s Facebook pages! Why you will love the NBC Share and Tell App:
•How Are You Green? (Eco Quiz) It’s not easy being green…(or is it?) We all want to take better care of our environment and go green, but the question is... How are YOU Green? Take the Eco quiz to find out!
•7 Easy Ways to Start Sharing Now. Now, more than ever, sharing makes sense. Getting started sharing is simpler than you think! Read these 7 easy ways to start sharing now and create healthier, happier families and communities.
•Real Life Share and Tell Stories. Read real life stories of how sharing on yerdle has helped people just like you get the stuff they need - without buying a thing!
•Get Social Tweet with the #ShareandTell hashtag to get excited about NBC’s Share and Tell!

The Child Whisperer *Giveaway*

The Child Whisperer by Carol Tuttle

About The Book:
You've been there feeling helpless, clueless, when a child you love totally bewilders you. Maybe it's the tantrum at the store, or the hour-long bedtime battle, or the head-scratcher of getting your child to eat veggies. You wonder what on Earth to do, so you get advice, read books, watch videos, ask the internet. And still, something's missing. You need a plan that addresses your child's needs, not everyone else's. Why couldn't children come with a handbook? Turns out, children are born with a handbook, they are the handbook. In The Child Whisperer, bestselling author Carol Tuttle explains that children tell their parents every day exactly how they need to be parented. They tell their teachers exactly how they need to be taught. Children are trying to tell adults who they are so they can be recognized and treated in a way that honors them uniquely. The Child Whisperer reveals that the key to raising happy, healthy, cooperative children lies in understanding and responding to a child's inner nature. Children's true natures are written in the shape of their faces and expressed daily in their appearance, body language, tone of voice, and choice of words. Your child's unique laugh, cry, joys, worries, and even tantrums speak volumes about they type of parenting they need. And you'll learn exactly how to offer it by reading The Child Whisperer. This simple but unique approach actually makes parenting more intuitive, fun, cooperative, and most importantly customized to your individual child. The Child Whisperer will give you the tools to: -Have a happier, more cooperative child, using less discipline -Foster more confidence and natural success in your child -Repair troubled parent/teen relationships -Reconnect with your adult children. The Child Whisperer teaches how to read unsaid clues that children naturally give every day, and shows how parenting, teaching, coaching, and mentoring children can be an even more intuitive, cooperative experience than ever.

My Thoughts:
This is a great book right now for me. It is helping me with the transition of Callan entering the Kindergarten stage, and his attitude at this age, and why he sometimes acts up the way he does, and how I can manage my own feelings during this time. Great tips and advice. This book is not just for parents with young children either. It is a book that can grow with you family!

About The Author:
Carol Tuttle is the best-selling author of five books and the creator of online learning programs Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth. Carol received her post-baccalaureate training in numerous energy psychology and natural healing methods. For over 20 years, her work in the field of self-help and personal development has helped hundreds of thousands worldwide to improve every aspect of their lives - from money, to health, relationships, fashion, parenting, to overall emotional well-being. Her first two books, The Path to Wholeness and Remembering Wholeness, promote personal growth by teaching empowering energy healing methods. In her experience with energy healing, Carol observed that different people express different energies and natural movements. She developed a program called Energy Profiling that helps people identify and honor their true natures, strengths, and gifts. Her book, It's Just My Nature, explains this program in depth. Applying her Energy Profiling model to beauty and fashion, she then created an online makeover program called Dressing Your Truth. Women from over 60 countries around the world have become members of Carol's Dressing Your Truth program. Carol's book Dressing Your Truth: Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile is the first step to dressing true to your nature. Carol Tuttle's latest book applies Energy Profiling to the world of parenting. The Child Whisperer turns longstanding parenting assumptions on their heads and shows how parenting can be an even more intuitive, cooperative, fulfilling experience than any good parent even imagines.


EmerginC Deglazing Cleanser

EmerginC is a result oriented, cosmeceutical line sold in top spas worldwide, including Miraval, The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, Qua at Caesars Palace, The Broadmoor, The Mayflower, The Gaylord, Trump Miami, and many more. They use pure, potent botanicals as well as integrate new developments in skin care technology to ensure that they always provide cutting-edge formulations. EmerginC products are paraben-free and free of synthetic fragrances and colors. They also offer a 100% natural scientific organics range, made with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients.

I was able to try the Deglazing Cleanser. A highly-effective, soap-free, anti-bacterial cleanser that helps remove excess oil and improve complexion problems and breakouts associated with oily/problem skin, without over-stripping or drying. I love it!

Check it all out at EmerginC on Facebook, as well as EmerginC on Twitter.

Doteable April Bag

Parents, you've done your job: you've sent them off to college, to infinity and beyond. But are you, too, concerned that your student's hardworking nature will be his downfall? Introducing the Doteable dorm duffel, a monthly subscription care package for the college soul. It holds just what they need, plus that little something extra.
The dorm duffel is a new subscription care package. A soft duffel arrives in your student's mailbox halfway through each month. Includes: a pair of soft underwear a pair of socks or tights, a shaving razor, core items (such as t-shirts, scarves, and long sleeve shirts), unique Doteable deliveries that have been tested and love, worth over $70, a duffel bag, free shipping. Help her soar in her first years out of the nest! Get started for $30 your first month, and $45/month after that. I got the duffle for the gals! Here is what was in April's Set Sail bag:
*Woven sailing bracelet
*Aviator sunglasses
*Gorgeous infinity scarf
*Navy blue umbrella
*Yummy chocolate-covered espresso beans

Check it all out at Doteable on Facebook, as well as Dotable on Twitter.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Polaroid Fotobar - Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013 - *Giveaway*

Polaroid Fotobar offers you an easy, fun and cool way to "liberate your photos" by converting them into museum quality art and Polaroid pictures.
I got this amazing Lucite art pic of me and my baby angel, Mason! Lucite is used for an acrylic resin or plastic consisting essentially of polymerized methyl methacrylate. It makes for gorgeous art!

SquareHue April Box

Get three fabulous, preselected nail polish colors monthly with SquareHue. No more desperate runs to the inconvenience store. No more over-paying to stay in-step with the latest colors. No more forgetting to buy fresh polish.
For the April 2013 SquareHue Bloom Collection box, I received the following polishes: Yellow Submarine, Flower Power, and Groovy Love. Fun colors for the Spring! Awesome on toes for when you can break out the sandals! I love that SquareHue polishes are 4-free which means they don’t contain DPB, Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Camphor. They do not test on animals and are made right here in the USA. They also donate a portion of the subscription fee each month to various charities.

Check it all out at SquareHue on Facebook, as well as SquareHue on Twitter.

PawPurity #PetCare2020

PawPurity is the result of many years of working to make the lives of pets and their owners better, safer, healthier, and easier.  PawPuri...