Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Melissa & Doug 2012 Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway!

The holidays are just around the corner, so you know what that means….time for the Melissa & Doug “Terrific Twenty” list! This list compiles the “best of the best” holiday gifts for the 2012 holiday season, and we’re excited to share it here with you!

To celebrate, we’re having a “20 Days of Terrific Twenty” Giveaway on our Facebook page! Every day (starting TODAY, November 6) we’ll be giving away one item from our Terrific Twenty list to at least one of our lucky Facebook fans! Like them on Facebook with this link http://www.facebook.com/MelissaAndDoug to enter to win a gift every day from the Terrific Twenty list.

Melissa & Doug are providing a free Beeposh Elvis Lion as a giveway. To enter just
visit Melissa & Doug today to check out these great gift ideas for the little folk in your life, then tell me by posting a comment below what is the one toy you would like to get for someone special:


One winner will be selected via random draw and contacted via email provided for mailing address. Winner must respond within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be selected. US resident only. Contest will commence 11/6/12 and end at midnight on 11/13/12. Prize will be mailed to winner by Melissa & Doug. Good Luck Readers!

I was provided a promotional item from Melissa and Doug to help facilitate my post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

StyleUnited: New View, New You Program and Contest

So excited to share my experience with the new P&G StyleUnited: New View, New You Program. This outstanding and innovative online beauty and fashion resource puts a team of experts in your "tool kit" to make you fabulous!

StyleUnited is brought to us by such great brands as Olay, Frederic Fekkai, DDF Skincare and Cover Girl. Providing access to exclusive editorial content and personalized recommentations, StyleUnited connects women to their full style potential using unique tools:

- Style 360: a fully personalized diagnositc quiz that has been designed to understand your individual needs in skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fashion
- Customized Beauty and Fashion Content - hundreds of curated articles, blogs and how-to videos from industry experts created to answer your every question while keeping you up to date on the latest trends!

I loved exploring the site and all the interactive elements. It's super easy to register and then you complete four quiz segments to get your personalized results: FASHION FOCUS, MAD FOR MAKEUP, SKIN DEEP and HAIR AFFAIR. You build your profile and can view or print out the results. You will get your personalized regimen for these important areas to look and feel great. You can even order on line with P&G QuickBuy which features the brands. Exclusive offers are currently available including a great Olay & Venus Smooth Skin Kit for only $30 with free shipping.


There is even an opportunity to schedule a complimentary, 1:1 Beauty Expert Consultation via webcam or telephone! Wow, that's all I can say! I am preparing to schedule mine for the 30 minute appointment. So psyched to get some great tips and trends in such a tech-y, fun way!

Another cool option is to invite others to participate in the fun and launch your own "Inner Circle" friend group to share your opinions and results...

Register today to be sure to enter in the SheSpeaks StyleUnited: New View, New You Giveaway. You could win a $500 shopping spree at Macy's or Nordstrom. Entries are now open until June 8th!

I received a promotional item from SheSpeaks to thank me for my review. My opinions are my personal experience.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Freschetta Rally for Real Pizza!

Frozen pizza shouldn't simply taste better. It should be better. Freschetta®frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients and taste-tested recipes, just to make sure your pizza will always deliver Fresch® flavor.

Let's discuss why I Rally For Real Pizza when it comes to serving my family the freshest pizza ingredients. I am participating in a Financial Peace family financial workshop series to help our family "live like no one else today, so we can truly live like no one else in the future"! I am striving to limit our expenses and take out pizza can get very costly - so we are thrilled to enjoy Freschetta's delicious and wholesome pizzas at home to be more thrifty without sacrificing taste!

Join the Freschetta's Rally for Real Pizza by submitting a photo to the Rally Mosaic on Facebook www.facebook.com/freschettapizza. Each week they will select 100 winners -- to each receive 5 Freschetta® Pizzas. On March 30, they will also select 10 winners - who will each receive Freschetta® Pizza for a year!

I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Tide: Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent/P&G Future Friendly


I think if I ever really thought about how much time, energy and money our family invests in our laundry each year, that we would likely more seriously consider a clothing-optional lifestyle! Well....may be not! A New Year's Resolution is to try to reduce our family's environmental footprint and debt while also building a savings reserve and college/retirement funds. Whew, ambitious and daunting, but not without merit...

Anyway, I've found a great new ally in my battle of the laundry basket with Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent. This great formula helps get all our clothes clean while washing in cold water. We did get an HE washing machine last year, but this is a new concept for me since I've always gone warm. However, we are making some serious efforts at our home to be more environmentally friendly while also focusing on saving for our future needs as we are participating in a financial peace workshop. My main concern was - will cold water really get our clothes clean?

I received a Tide Coldwater liquid detergent kit with a sample and product information from SheSpeaks.com to facilitate a review and share my experiences. I was excited to learn more about the cold water laundry option for our family to share with my readers.

I was a little skeptical, but immediately saw great results in my first load! I should have realized that since it's Tide we're talking about, there's no need to fear - Tide is here to save the day! I was pleased to discover Tide Coldwater and washing our clothese on the "cold" water setting provided fresh and clean clothes for all our loads - lights and darks.

Switching to cold water washing is a small step every family can take in your daily life to conserve energy and save money on your utility bill - gotta love a win-win, right?

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I received a Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent sample, resources and promotional item from SheSpeaks.com to help facilitate this review. These are my own opinions and experiences.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine: Get a Pretty Pucker!

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the hunt for a great lipgloss! Sometimes they are sticky, or taste weird, or rub off really quickly. I'm so excited to find a new gloss to get a Pretty Pucker....

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine is such a nice lipgloss for a great value price! They're light on the wallet, but high on shine....sweet! They even have a fun candy/cookie scent and flavor. Truly amazing is the $2.49 retail price - easy to slick on and go. The generous tube of gloss features a nice sponge-tipped applicator for a nice glossy pucker that lasts!

I recently received the NYC New York Color Lipquid Lipshine in Nude York City (pictured above). It's a light, fresh nude shade that has a high impact shine. Pure pigments provide a 3-D gloss effect and has Vitamin E to add shine and moisture - just in time for these chilly and gusty winter season!

Visit their website to learn more and check out all the great New York Color products: http://www.newyorkcolor.com/products/lips/lipgloss/liquid-lipshine
It comes in 10 shades in a range from nudes, to berries and fuchsias....something for every skintone!

Disclaimer: I received a sample of NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine as part of the Influenster Holiday VoxBox to facilitate my review.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

I am the proud owner of “drop dead gorgeous” nails thanks to ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails! I am sporting a truly salon-look mani in a diva design called “Space Cadet”. It’s like wearing crackled-look polish technique without all the mess and drama. Sweet!

ImPRESS is the revolutionary way to apply nail polish. Featuring advanced technology, you will get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on and you’re done (no drying time!). ImPRESS comes in 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, fun prints, classic darks and animal prints.

I had lots of fun applying these with my daughter, Kristen. We loved how fast and easy it was to turn my plain, boring nails into hands worthy of a night-on-the-town! Now she’s begging for her own to try!
I work as an executive assistant and special events director, so I am typing, dialing and writing all day long – not to mention household chores, etc. After applying the ImPRESS Press-On Manicure, it’s like I have a shiny and chip-free coat of armor on my nails. I haven’t experienced any problems carrying out my normal work routine since the product fits my nails perfectly. They have stayed on without any loosening or unexpected removal surprises.

I’m really, really impressed with ImPRESS! Now I’m off with Kristen to shop for more colors…
Be sure to use their promotional coupon offer and learn more about ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway by visiting their website at:


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I received a package of ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in Space Cadet as part of the Influenster Holiday VoxBox to facilitate my review. This is my personal experience and does not impact my unbiased opinion.