Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spongeables Review & Giveaway!! Ends 06/03


Oh my goodness!!! I was given the opportunity to review the Spongeables Body Wash in a Sponge - Lavender Nectar Scent!  Before I burst at the seams of wanting to tell you what I thought.. let me give you a little info about Spongeables:

"Spongeables® Lavender Nectar provides 
a luxurious, tension-relieving way to recover from a 
bad night’s sleep, get a head start on the most hectic day – or 
recover one’s equilibrium after a long one. A patented infusion 
process provides a guaranteed number of uses.  Lavish 
helpings of rich Olive Oil keep skin soft and restore supple, 
youthful resilience. 


And then there’s the gentle massage texture that turns from lightly exfoliating to soft and silky when you give it a squeeze…stress and muscle aches disappear down the drain, while the body complexion is buffed to a healthy glow. 
Available in 20+ uses 3.5 oz unit and a 1.2 oz, 5+ use travel size." 

To put it simply, Spongeable is shower gel in a sponge.  Ah, but it is so much more than that.  It's like a spa.  It exfoliates.  It massages and moisturizes your skin.  I don't know if I can ever go back to a regular shower gel and luffa.  I was able to try the Lavender Nectar Scent.  Oh my word, the smell is so fresh, and I promise it lasts all day. 

My 3 year old daughter loves loves loves to use the Spongeable!  It's so easy for her to use and she loves the scent.  

Spongeables offer a wide variety of products.  I would love to dive in a gift baskets full of Spongeables, that is how much I love them!  lol    The 3.5 oz lasts up to 20 showers, and the adorable, convenient travel size at 1.2 oz lasts for 5 or more showers!

My skin has never thanked me as much as it has since using Spongeables!  My arms are soft, elbows soft.  And most importantly my skin did not dry out after my shower.  I can't help it.. but I have been telling everyone I know about Spongeables!  And I only tried one scent lol
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Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer $14.99!  Must Must Have it!


Would you love to win a product from Spongeable???

Easy Entry (Make sure to leave a comment below)
Head over to Spongeable and tell me in a comment what you would LOVE to try!

Extra Entry?
Leave a separate comment letting me know you became a FAN of Spongeables on Facebook and tell them Not So Perfect Sent you!!!

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email.

Giveaway Ends JUNE 3rd!



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HerbaSway Review!




I think we can agree that in some way or another we are all looking for products to make us healthier, smarter, and skinnier!  The hardest part is finding a product that is natural and safe.  HerbaSway sent me two of their products to test out.  The HerbaGreen Tea (Raspberry Lime) and the Liver Enhancer.

A little information about HerbaSway:

"HerbaSway formulas are based on Traditional Herbal combinations that have been used for thousands of years. Using only the purest ingredients and wild-crafted herbs, carefully chosen from around the world in combination with the latest western scientific research, HerbaSway’s formulas are synergistically blended to produce optimal balance in your body. Our research and development team of scientists are consistently producing formulas that incorporate the latest, cutting-edge health research."






HerbaGreen Tea:


Satisfy your green tea thirst and get healthy with our delicious HerbaGreen® Tea. Add to a 12-oz bottle of water for on-the-go enjoyment! Continuing scientific studies have proven the health benefits of Green Tea polyphenols. Compared to Vitamin E, the anti-oxidant properties of polyphenols are up to 40 times stronger. HerbaGreen Tea taken daily provides free radical fighting components that help maintain a strong immune system. Drink this great-tasting caffeine-free herbal concentrate daily to detoxify your body and maintain good health.
Our Green Tea contains 90% polyphenols, 50% of which are EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Lotus leaf is rich in isoflavones. Kudzu helps to open the blood vessels. Lo Han and Stevia provide a balancing and moistening effect on internal organs. Active ingredients: Green Tea, Lotus Leaf, Lo Han, Stevia, Kudzu, Ural Licorice. Naturally calorie, caffeine, alcohol and preservative FREE!








Liver Enhancer:

Our U.S. government patented formula, U.S. Patent #5939072, helps to maintain the healthy function of your liver. Drink Liver-Enhancer to nurture and detoxify your liver, fight oxidizing free-radicals and balance your immune system, while restoring your body's natural healing powers. According to Traditional Chinese Herbal Theory, the liver energy controls and balances the spleen and stomach energies.
Liver-Enhancer delivers the maximum benefits from historically proven edible, precious and beneficial mushrooms, such as Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake and Shiitake. This balanced combination of our pure mushroom extracts acts synergistically with the hepato-protective Schizandra, Goji extract and Milk Thistle. Stevia and Lo Han provide a balancing and moistening effect on internal organs. The polysaccharides in these ingredients have been scientifically proven to be effective in modulating the immune system.



What Did I Think About HerbaSway?

I was very excited to try both products.  Let's start with the Liver Enhancer. I was so scared it was going to taste awful, but it didn't!  One dropper full into a 6 oz glass of hot or cold water.  I prefer hot.  Stir it up.  And it taste just like a mild tea.  I was so thrilled.  The directions recommend to take it 1 to 3 times daily.  It's hard for me to say if my Liver feels enhanced, however, the fact their is no Caffeine, no Calories, and no Sugar is so amazing, I am sure it is doing my body good! The Liver Enhancer costs $21.95 for 60 servings.


I love how this product is also great for Diabetics!  And each bottle comes with 60 Servings!  The Herba Green Tea (Raspberry Lime) has the same wonderful qualities as the Liver Enhancer and it's also just one dropper to a cup of water.  I personally do not like Raspberry anything, so this wasn't my favorite.  It's really not a bad deal at $19.95 for 60 servings.  But HerbaSway offers Original HerbaGreen Tea, Peach HerbaGreen Tea, Honey Lemon HerbaGreen Tea, Raspberry Lime HerbaGreen Tea, Mango HerbaGreen Tea, HerbaGreen Tea with Caffeine.  


HerbaSway carries some other products:  


- Blueberry
- Red Wine Alternative
- Thre Energy 2 oz.
-  Seven


These are just a few of their most popular products.  


Obviously I cannot guarantee any type of results for you, as I am still new in trying this product myself.  I am interested to see how the Liver Enhancer works for me, as my Liver went through the wringer 9 years ago when I had my gall bladder removed! bleh.  HerbaSway has such a variety of all natural products, that seem to cover a wide spectrum of issues.  I would most definitely recommend HerbaSway based on my personal experience!


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.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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MomSpotted Giving Away a Step2 Gather & Grille Playhouse! Ends Tonight


I just entered an amazing Giveaway over at MomSpotted for a Step2 Gather & Grille Playhouse worth $400!!!!  Oh my goodness, my kids would go crazy over this little playhouse!  I love the fireplace inside!

Giveaway ends tonight. less than an hour left to enter!



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Friday, May 6, 2011

Aurora World Toy and Gift Review & Giveaway! Ends May 20th

14.5" LARGE CARMEN BFF pictureI love reviewing products that my children are able to help me with!  Aurora World Inc, is an amazing toy and gift manufacturing company.  They have brought us some of the beloved toys like YooHoo & Friends™, Milly™, Dreamy Eyes™ and many more plush toys.  

I am so happy to help review the new line "Are We There Yet".  This particular line features plush toys, neck pillows, back packs, and "My Name is.." I.D. Tags.  This particular line is based on Aurora’s popular monkey character Cheeky Charlie and his jungle buddies.

10" KEEP ME COMFY NECKREST - Giraffe $13  

My Son was so happy to try this neck pillow out!

12" BY MY SIDE LEADS - PANDA $17

My Daughter Modeling the Panda Lead.

Are these not the cutest?  Okay yes, my kids are adorable, but seriously I love these products.  The Giraffe neck pillow is so cute and perfect for their little necks.  My daughter loves taking it with her on car rides.  

The Panda lead is so great.  I have seen pretty harsh looking "leashes" or "leads" for kids.  But this Panda is so soft and comfy.  The Lead attachment is so soft to the touch.  My kids loved having the Panda sitting on their back. 

I love love love what I have seen from the "Are We There Yet" line!  Great quality, and your kids will fall in love with the cuteness of the toys. Aurora makes it easy to find and purchase these products at their online store! You can also follow Aurora World Inc. on Facebook!

A little about Aurora World:


About Aurora World Inc.
"Aurora World, Inc. (www.auroragift.com), celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. Aurora’s name reflects its extensive product lines and growing influence in the worldwide marketplace, as well as its international manufacturing, R&D and distribution resources. Founded in 1981, the Korean company with headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Germany, has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the world’s toy and gift character and contents industry. Aurora created the international plush toy phenomenon- YooHoo & Friends™ - and its corresponding free, interactive web site (www.yoohoofriends.com), appealing to young children and tweens alike. The company sells its products via a wide variety of retailers including major zoos, high-end toy stores such as Learning Express, top gift chains such as Hallmark and Claire’s as well as hospital gift shops, fine florists, candy stores and gift/stationery stores worldwide."


Would you like to win something cool from Aurora World? 

How about “My Name Is” ID tags?  Aren't they adorable?
3" MY NAME IS ID TAGS picture
One of my readers will win ONE “My Name Is” ID tags!

Mandatory Entry...

Please Follow Aurora World on Facebook, and leave a comment below!

Super Easy!









Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email.

Giveaway Ends May 20th!



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Spring Skin Renewal with Repechage - Hydra Refine One Minute Mask Review!


I, like most women, have tried a million different facial treatments.  Green masks, magic lotions and potions that promise miracle skin in 12 minutes.  You get to a point that you just buy what's on sale.  So I have to say, I was more than thrilled to try out a new product from Repechage called Hydra Refine One-Minute Clarifying Mask.  What a name right?  


Hydra Refine® redefines oily skin care with a line of five products that balance your skin’s pH, controlling the production of oil while maintaining facial moisture.  If you’re wondering how it’s possible to fight oil while keeping skin moisturized, the answer lies in the four main ingredients that define Hydra Refine®:

Featured Ingredients:
·         Laminaria Saccharina Seaweed—This unique seaweed helps reduce sebum production and fights the oil oxidation that contributes to the formation of blackheads.  At the same time, it hydrates the skin never leaving you dry or irritated. 
·         Lemongrass—With antiseptic and astringent properties, lemongrass is ideal for treating oily skin, and is a known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.
·     Farnesol (Lily of the Valley)—This natural ingredient supplies the skin with protection against acne causing bacteria.
·         Cucumber—Cucumber is widely known as a soothing, cooling and healing agent, but the essential oil of cucumber has even greater benefits.  With vital fatty acids and anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin E and Zinc, cucumber oil protects the skin and aids in healing.  Proteolytic enzymes refine the skin and help keep pores clean and clear.

What Did I think?

I was sent a cute 1 oz bottle of the Mask to try.  The smell is fresh and has a citrus quality about it.  It's so easy to apply.  Just a  thin layer over your face and neck.  
The formula feels awesome on my skin 
as it  "exoliates with tiny spheres of rice bran wax and lactic acids".  It literally takes a minute.  After completing the application, just jump in the shower and rinse away.  No crazy steps.  Just one minute.  

And let me tell you, I was so surprised at how soft my face felt.  It didn't feel dry or weird.  It was just nice and smooth.  For me.. that is a mood changer! 
I also love that you can just feel the natural ingredients.  It doesn't feel or smell like chemicals.  It feels healthy for your skin.  Being a mother, I tend to forget about myself at times, having a clarifying mask that takes just a minute makes me a pretty happy Mom! 
The price is a little.."yikes" at $31.00 for a 2 oz bottle.  However, our faces are definitely worth the professional skin care.
Be a part of the Repechage family by following on Twitter and Facebook.


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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: