Friday, March 30, 2012

Soft Lips giveaway today!!

*********Update!********** Softlips reached 1 million likes and the giveaway will take place today starting at 4 pm Eastern time. If you haven't already "like" Softlips, be at the Facebook page at 4:00 PM Est. They are giving away their new lip glosses!!

Softlips is getting close to the big 1,000,000 "likes" on their Facebook page. They promise that when they do they are going to have an amazing giveaway!  What are you waiting for? Go like Softlips. If you haven't tried Softlips yet, you should, you will never want to go back to any other lip balm. They have such great flavors (my favorite is the seasonal peach mango, which happens to just be back out for spring! yay!) and the little tingle they leave on your lips feels soooo good!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zoya Spring trios for $12!

Good Morning America and Zoya have teamed up to bring you Zoya's Spring trio for half off as one of GMA's Easter deals of the day.  From March today until March 30th (while supplies last) you can take your pick from seven different trios for only $12. That is half off! You do have to pay shipping, but the lovely people at Zoya have even discounted that for you! You can pay $4 for expidited shipping or $2 for regular shipping. (this is usually $6.95) You need to use the code GMAZoya to get the discounts!

Get your Zoya Spring Trio!

I went with the GMA Spring Break Trio:

If you score one of these, tell me which one you get. This is my very favorite, longest lasting, nail polish! It was one of the first to be free of all of those harmful chemicals that many nail polishes contain! I HIGHLY recommend trying Zoya if you haven't!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Downy Unstoppables Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a free product coupon for Downy Unstoppables. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter below.

Downy Unstoppables- A scent booster for
your laundry. They are currently available
in two scents, Fresh and Lush.

Win A Charm Pack (fabric) From Barbara's Blog

I just got a brand new sewing machine for Christmas. (I might have pointed it out and directly told my husband that he was to get me one...) I'll admit that I haven't got around to using it much just yet because we were in the process of looking for a house and then moving into the house once we found one and well, I have 3 very demanding yet-to-be-school-aged children. Anyway, as soon as I get a table, or at least a makeshift table, I'm going to start working on the many projects I have pinned on Pinterest. I am most looking forward to learning to sew clothes and quilts. HOPEFULLY I will be decent enough at it!

In the meantime, I am trying to build up a fabric stash. It never hurts to have tons of fabric on hand to choose from when inspiration hits for a project. If you are a sewist, there is a great giveaway going on at The Personal Blog of Barbara Konkle. She is giving away a Half Moon Modern Charm Pack to one lucky winner. You have until April 3rd to enter. Make sure you leave your email address, so she knows how to contact you. This is an easy entry giveaway, just one comment on her blog will enter you to win!! This is her first giveaway, so show her some love! And if you win, come back and let me know!! :)

This is the half moon modern charm pack. Lots of bright & pretty colors!!                                                                                            

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cravebox Twitter Party 3/29- Win prizes!

Given the enormous amount of entries I received when I gave away two Craveboxes earlier this month, MANY of you are interested in this great subcription box (I know I look forward to receiving mine every month!!)
March 29th is your chance to join Cravebox for one of their super popular Twitter parties! Chat about all things Cravebox at the March "Joie de Vivre" Twitter party. RSVP by responding in the comments section at the Cravebox blog with your Twitter user name. There will be prizes given out every ten minutes during the party and a door prize worth $150! This is your chance to come see what Cravebox is all about!

Party Details:
When: Thursday, March 29th
Time: 9:00pm EST
Who: You and your friends!
Hashtag: #cravebox
Party Sponsors: @cravebox,  @puristics, @nyxcosmetics, @drinkmercy, @beautytruths, @mightyleaf
Party Hosts: @cravebox
Party Panelists: @RachelFerrucci,@StacieInAtlanta@RockOnmommies@RobynsWorld @zipporahs, @lisasamples

Win Zoya Beach & Surf Collections from Princess Polish!

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you may know that Ihave a slight obsession withnail polish. The brand that started that obsession was Zoya. There are just so many beautiful colors and collections to choose from! I always have a long Zoya wishlist and it is never empty. Before discovering Zoya, I didn't wear polish (at least not for a very long time!) because of the bad chemicals that many polishes contain. Zoya is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor, such a plus in my book!

I follow a ton of fabulous nail bloggers on Facebook and Twitter. One of my recent favorites has been Princess Polish. With her new giveaway, she might just be my very favorite nail blogger!! To celebrate the milestone of 500 followers, she is giving away Zoya's new summer collections, Beach and Surf! There are such bright summer colors in these two collection. Not a bad shade among them.

One lucky ready will win all 12 polishes! I am hoping that lucky reader is me, but if not, I am hoping it is one of you! Head over to Princess Polish, show her some love and enter for your chance to be the lucky winner!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cravebox announces CEO, Launches new website

It looks like the official start to Cravebox is just around the corner. Yesterday, it was announced the Kitty Kolding is the new C.E.O for Cravebox and that it is now a stand alone company (it was formely ran through an excellent word of mouth marketing company called SheSpeaks.) With this change also came a new website and the announcement of "limited edition" boxes. The limited edition boxes will focus on specific themes and like the regular Cravebox will cost $10. The big difference is if you are interested in a limited edition box, you will be given 3 days to say so and then Cravebox will do a random lottery to pick a limited number of those people interested to receive a box. Some upcoming Limited Edition boxes include a "summer beauty" box a "back to school" box and even a "dog lover's" box! You can even sign up to be notified via email when these boxes become available so you can take the opportunity to try and get them! According to, the official full launch of Cravebox is set to take place sometime in May. However, you can sign up now to be on the waiting list to be notified of when subscription slots become available! Seems like exciting things are afoot in the Cravebox world, I am really looking forward to May!

Cravebox is a new monthly subscription box that inlcudes 5-6 handpicked products monthly to it's subscribers. These products come from a wide range of categories including, but not limited to, beauty, cooking, health & welness and crafting.                                                                               

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Julep Jodie Giveaway/Join Julep Maven for ONE PENNY!

I love being a Julep Maven. The March box was my second box, and I was even more impressed with the beautiful colors this month than in February! I wrote a review about being a Maven a while back that you can check out! I wanted to share some more Julep love with you awesome readers, so this month, I am giving away Jodie, a GORGEOUS red with gold shimmer. I love reds and this one is beautiful! Enter via the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win this beauty!

Also, Julep is currently running a promo where you can become a Julep Maven for just one penny. That is over $40 of product for pretty much nothing! I have not been disappointed with my boxes so far, I urge you to at least give it a shot. If you aren't in love, all you are out is a penny! Enter promo code SHAREONMARCH to receive your first box for one cent. Shipping is free!

This is GUD stuff!

Recently, I discovered I had heard of it previously and knew that it measured how influential you are through social media, but I signed up for an account and learned that there are other benefits to Klout as well.They have a pretty cool "perks" program that allows users, depending on their Klout score and influence levels on certain subjects (the qualifications are different for each perk) to try new products. As luck would have it, the first "perk" I qualified for was for a box of Gud products. I have already been using some of Gud's products since I first discovered them at Kroger about a month or so ago, so I was not about to turn down an opportunity for more smell gudness. There is so much I love about Burt's Bees new line of bath and body products, the main ones being that they are free of harmful chemicals and still manage to smell fantastic!

I was so excited to receive my box in the mail.

When I opened the box from Klout, there was another box inside with the Gud products inside. 

I am pretty sure this is the prettiest product box I have ever seen. Of course, that is not surprising, it seems that Gud prides itself on being fun, modern and CUTE!

Here is what was in my box:

Body Spray in Floral Cherrynova
Body lotion in Orange Petalooza
Body wash in Vanilla Flame

I was THRILLED to see the body spray. Admittedly, I am not usually a body spray kind of girl, but these Gud products smell so good! The second I sprayed it, I could not stop smelling my wrist. I have been an orange petalooza devotee, but since getting this box full of Gudies, I am definitely split between these two scents!

I am IN LOVE with the Lotion. As I just mentioned, I love the orange petalooza scent, I have been using the shampoo, conditioner and body wash for as long as they have been available. The lotion is icing on the cake. It smells good, of course, but it also feels awesome. I have found myself putting it on multiple times a day, just to feel that lotion-y softness. I would say it is the best lotion I have ever used!

I really like the Vanilla Flame body wash. I was afraid I wouldn't care for it, because let's face it, there is vanilla in every single bath and body line that ever did exist. There is something a little different about this vanilla, and mixed with my orange petalooza shampoo and conditioner, it kind of smelled like a great orange dreamsicle in my shower! :)

Gud is all of the things I love wrapped into one fantastic product line- fun, flirty, feminine and free of harmful chemicals. Do yourself a favor, go to your local Kroger, Ulta or Target and try these products imediately!

**Disclaimer** I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Giveaway Winners!!!

Sorry I have been M.I.A this week.We just moved to a new house on the weekend and we didn't get internet hooked up until today! So I have been doing all of my posting from my phone and we all know how fun that can get! Anyway, I had TWO giveaways end yesterday with a total of three winners!

The winner of the Scentsy Layers Hand Cream is Melissa Mason! Congrats Melissa, I hope you enjoy it!

The two winners of the February Cravebox's are Elizabeth Owens and Shawna Johnsen. Those should be coming to you very soon so watch your mailboxes and be sure to let us all know what you think!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cravebox Giveaway! TWO winners!!

I am so excited to announce that I have been blessed with the opportunity to share with TWO lucky readers what I most look forward to in the mail each month. Two readers will receive a FULL SIZE Cravebox from February! I reviewed this Cravebox a while back, you can read that here. If you would rather be surprised, don't click the link to the review! Cravebox is a subscription box that includes 4-5 various products for you to try out each month. It is $10 a month a totally worth it. There are a lot of subscription boxes out there right now, but Cravebox is different because it contains a variety of products and doesn't focus on just one type of product. Enter to win one yourself with the rafflecopter form below!!

Sign up to get your own subscription to Cravebox when they have their full launch!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Win Free limited edition Essie Nail Polish! (15,000) Winners

Essie Nail Polish and Tom's Shoes have teamed up to present you with a giveaway for limited edition Essie nail polish. "Barefoot in Blue" is the perfect shade to wear on your toes for "A day without shoes" On April 10, 2012. Head on over to Essie's Facebook Page, "like" it, then scroll down to find  the picture of Barefoot in Blue polish for your chance to enter. There will be 15,000 winners, will you be one of them?

For more info on "A Day Without Shoes" and how you can join the One for One movement, head over to Toms Shoes.

Layers by Scentsy Giveaway

I am so excited for this giveaway! I have been waiting for MONTHS for the new Layers by Scentsy line to come out. I have been a Scentsy Independent consultant for almost two years now and have loved every second of it and I am so thrilled to have even more products to be excited over!

I think Layers is a brilliant concept. Scentsy's explanation for the name of the new line is that you can now scent your life layer by layer, whether you want to use all the same scent or mix and match different scents to create your own unique scent. Here is an explanation of the layers-

LAYER 1: Begin every morning with a spa experience! Lather up with Layers by Scentsy Shower Cream or Shower Gel.
LAYER 2: Soothe and moisturize your skin with milky Body Lotion, rich Body Butter, or silky Hand Cream.
LAYER 3: Mist yourself with a veil of Body Spray and caress your pulse points with Solid Perfume.
LAYER 4: Slip on clothes scented by Washer Whiffs and/or a Dryer Disk.

Layers by Scentsy contains no parabens, harmful phthalates, formaldehyde donors, diethanolamine, triethanolamine, or any other known toxins. That is a big plus in my book, as we are a household that is, for the most part chemical free. I feel safe using these products on my 4 year old daughter and myself!

ALL of the Layers bath and body products are available in Coconut Lemongrass, Luna, Enchanted Mist, Love Story, Quiver & Sugar Cookie. The Washer Whiffs and Dryer Disks are available in Coconut Lemongrass & Quiver. 
I want to give one of my readers the chance to be one of the first to try the new Layers by Scentsy product line that JUST debuted on March 1st. Enter to below for your chance to win Layers Hand Cream in your scent of choice!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Philip's Satin Epilator Review

I was beyond excited when my invitation to join the Philip's satin perfect epilator campaign through Bzzagent showed up in my inbox. I immediately joined in and eagerly awaited the day the postman brought my package to the door. I have always wanted to try an epilator, but never took the plunge. I must admit, that tiny contraption intimidated me at first. I knew that the way an epilator works is by pulling each hair from it's root and that sounded pretty painful. I finally sucked it up a few days later and took the epilator and all of it's pieces out of the box. It came with a nice bag to keep everything in together. There was an instruction sheet that said to use the "optimal performance cap" since I am a beginner. There are a few other "caps" that the epilator comes with and the instructions of an explanation of how and when to use each. There are 2 speeds, I chose speed one, which seemed less intimidating to me and turned it on and BOY did it hurt! Like I said earlier, I expected that it would , so I wasn't surprised, but I was not able to make it through epilating even just one leg. However, the half of my leg I did make it through is SO smooth! And the hair is definitely growing back slower. I usually shave every other day if not every day because I am fair skinned and have dark hair. For me, the initial pain of the epilator is worth the extra time I can go between hair removal. I also know that the more I use my new epilator,  I will get more used to that pulling sensation caused by the hair being removed a the roots. For me, that is worth it. And no pain, no gain, right? :)

**I am a Bzzagent and received this product in exchange for my opionion, however all views stated here are my own.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kids eat free at Chili's March 5-7

From March 5-7, Chili's is offering up to 2 free kid's meals with purchase of one adult entree with this printable coupon. Print out your coupon and head over to your local Chili's today, tomorrow or Wednesday to redeem it! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

20% off entire purchase at Big Lots TODAY ONLY 3/4

Head on over to and print out a coupon for 20% off of your entire purchase. The coupon is only valid in stores for today, Sunday, March 4th. I am headed there myself in a little while. If you score any good deals, come back and tell us what you got!