Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Beautiful Girl Bowtique Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We love bows here. If only you saw Avery's bow corner. I have 2 bowholders for her that are COMPLETELY full of bows, headbands and hats. She wears one almost every day. We love them. I need another holder now that I think about it. 

We received some lovely new bows to try from My Beautiful Girl Bowtique and I'm excited to share them here with you. 
We received a Piggy clip set, a Korker bow and a Everyday Bow
 Bit more accurate colors of the purple korker. It's flipped, but you can still see them.
We love these all. They are put together so nicely. They look very professional and are seamless. I love her everyday bow. It's tied so perfectly.

I made hairbows for a while there, but could never get them tied just right. I gave up after a while so I know how hard it is to tie these suckers so perfect and I give props to those that can figure it out!

She has a ton of bows to choose from in lots of colors. She also does Tutus, Bow Holders and wipe cases. She has Halloween bows out now too!
Avery doesn't have a Halloween bow yet! She has quite a few other holidays though!

I love her bows and I will be buying from her again. They're just so pretty and perfect. 

Price: Her Korker like I received is $8. She has pigtail sets which are a bit smaller for $7. And the clippie set I received with the attachments are $5 for the pair. Good prices. 

GIVEAWAYMy Beautiful Girl Bowtique has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Korker Pigtail Set in your choice of colors (up to 3), a Flower Clippie Set AND a Single Zebra Bow. ARV $19
GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. ONLY
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to   My Beautiful Girl Bowtique and let me know your favorite bow.
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Giveaway Ends September 10th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from My Beautiful Girl Bowtique in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to My Beautiful Girl Bowtique for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Envirosax Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I've really been into using reusable shopping bags lately. Kroger used to offer $.05 off your order per bag and then they did 100 gas points instead. Target offers $.05 off your order per bag and so they really are a great incentive to use them.

I have accumulated quite a few of them over the past few months, but one of my favorites is definitely Envirosax. I have to say I love the durability of this bag.

I received the Optimistic Bag 2 in the Graphic Series and it's beautiful.

 Has folding instructions right on the tag.
And yes, I can fold it up and get it as small as it arrived again!! I love when I can fold up something to it's original state, because it doesn't happen too often. 

I love the print on this bag. It's modern, funky and yet cool! 

The bag holds up to 44 pounds!!! Seriously!!! I'll never have that many groceries in it. Although I put 31 pound Avery inside and it indeed did hold her. No straining on the bag and it didn't look like it would give any time soon.

I've maybe had 10-15 pounds in it at once and that was enough for me to carry and it didn't strain the bag one bit. The bag did it no problem. 

The only thing I didn't like is that it doesn't have a sturdy bottom, so it's kind of hard to get the first couple things inside without holding it open. 

There are lots of styles and series to choose from. Something for everyone. 

Price: $8.95 for the size I received. Worth it!

Overall: *****

GIVEAWAYEnvirosax has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win the bag of choice from the Graphic Series. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to the Graphic Series and let me know which is your favorite. 
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Giveaway Ends September 10th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Envirosax in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Envirosax for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Winner's for 8/27



Gaia Winner
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kygirl said...
email subscriber stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net
Little Lemon Tree Winner
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Anonymous said...
I would like the Lounge Pants, 3T, Pink and Lime Ooga Booga. shawnac68 @ hotmail dot com
Oogave Winner

Small town country girl said...
the Mandarin Key Lime sounds good facebook friend cindy mackay caudle cindyc @ mudlake.net
Classic Foods Winner
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c allen said...
the sea salt and cracked pepper is on my to try list, clallen at ntin dot net


Friday, August 26, 2011

Andalou Naturals Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Natural Skin Care is definitely one of my favorites as everyone here knows by now.

I received a product to try from Andalou Naturals and I just adore it. I received the Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub. I also got a TON of Samples!



I've used the scrub a few times now. Usually once or maybe twice a week. I love it. It makes my face feel smooth, clean and detoxified. It gets rid of the impurities from sweat, makeup and just being outside in general! It smells really good too. 
Here's what I really like about it. You dampen down one hand. Use a dry hand and scoop some onto the wet hand. Then use your hands and rub and it actually lathers up. Then apply to your face and scrub around for a minute. Then rinse with warm water! It's really neat.

I've also tried a few of the samples and I love those just as much.
The Mandarin Vanilla shower gel was awesome. It was just enough for one wash and it smelled awesome. It rinsed off completely and didn't leave any residue.
The Kukui Cocoa body butter was amazing as well. The smell was divine and it moisturized nicely without leaving me greasy.

I also got some cleansers, creams and masks!

All the products I've tried have been nothing but stellar so far. I'm loving Andalou. 

Price: The Scrub for 1.7oz is $14.95 this is so generous. I love this price. It's something that you use 1-2 times a week so it could easily last 4-6 months at that price.

Overall: *****

GIVEAWAY
Andalou Naturals has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win the same Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to  Andalou Naturals and let me know another product you'd like to try
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EXTRA ENTRIES
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Giveaway Ends September 10th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Andalou Naturals in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Andalou Naturals for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Beco Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I contacted Beco well over a year ago about a review. Never really heard back from them. BOY was I surprised when I got an email about a month ago asking if I wanted to review a product!! How exciting was that?

It was nice to know that even if I didn't get a response before, they are reading and paying attention!

So I was offered my choice of Beco Mini. I told him I'd be interested in either the Carnival or Natalie.
I was shocked to open my box and find BOTH of them in there!! How generous!
They come in their own little carrying case.
 Each one has instructions on them!!
 When you put the carrier on the front, you just cross over the straps and attach them to the sides.
 Natalie! It's so cute!
 You can see where it snaps on the front/side there
 Carnival. I love this print.
 When you have the carrier in back. Instead of just crossing them, you twist them like you're going to tie them in a bow and then snap them. It keeps the straps away from child's neck.


We both love them. They're super easy to do. She can even KIND OF do the front carry herself. She's been figuring it out. 

She asks me multiple times a day to put on her carrier for her so she can wear her dolls. She loves it and so do I. It's a great learning skill for her now so she can one day wear her own babies!

I love the prints they come in. These are the two girliest. There's also a cow print and a Paige print. It's grey but does have white flowers on it, but I think it's neutral. So boys can easily wear their babies too!

I won a Beco Gemini on a blog a long time ago and I loved it with Avery for a while there. I don't wear her anymore, one because she's plenty big enough to walk places and two because I'm pregnant and don't think it's for the best. 

But I can't wait to use it again when baby comes!

Price: The Mini is $29. It's worth it.

Overall: *****

GIVEAWAYBeco has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Mini Carrier of choice!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to Beco and let me know which Mini carrier you'd choose and who it would be for!
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Giveaway Ends September 10th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Beco in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Beco for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Diaper Safari Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Ain't that the truth!! haha

This is a wonderful company. They offer everything from Diapers, to wet bags, to baby carriers, to nursing clothes and more! I love a one stop shop!

Diaper Safari has it all! I was able to receive the new Planet Wise Sports Bag.
I chose the Peace on Earth.
It arrived within just a few days (4-5 I think) so it was super fast.
 Outside small zipper
 It has a pocket for wet things, the green pocket on top. And a pocket for dry items, the brown pocket on bottom.
 It cinches up really tight too.

Although this bag is great for going swimming or to the gym, I also think it's really great for a quick outing with baby. 
In the dry pocket you have a couple diapers, wipes, wallet, cell phone and keys (maybe change of clothes too). In the wet section is a used diaper. 
Heck keys and phone can go in the little zipper compartment.

I think this is a very versatile bag and is great for anything you can imagine it for. I'm sure we'll be using it quite a bit when baby gets here. 

But for now it would be great for going to a friend's house siwmming. 
Wear our swimsuits there. Pack a change of clothes in either section really and then put our wet bathing suits in the wet section to come home in!! Best part is it's Machine Washable! So come home, dump your stuff in the washer and then throw in the whole bag!!

It's also great for the gym too. 
They come in a ton of different colors. 
It's 17" X 15" and the front zippered pocket is 9" X 8". So it's a generous size.

Price: This bag is $24.99 which I think is worth it. 

Overall: ***** it's a great little bag with multiple uses. 

GIVEAWAYDiaper Safari has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Planet Wise Sports Bag of choice!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTSHead over to Diaper Safari and let me know what your favorite item is. 
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EXTRA ENTRIES
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Giveaway Ends September 10th at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Diaper Safari in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Diaper Safari for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Ms Mary Mac Review



Let's take a quick look at a WONDERFUL stylish shoe company!
Ms Mary Mac is truly a wonderful company. Her shoes are so unique and they are custom to what you want. They have some in stock, but most are custom made. They are super unique, you can't find anything like this in a store. 

I had a chance to review a pair of her Heels (she also offers flats) and I'm in love. I don't normally wear heels and now being pregnant I shouldn't either, but these have completely changed my mind on heels. I will start wearing them after this baby arrives. I'm totally in love with these and will probably purchase a few more!!
Never once did I specify what I wanted. I stated that heels would go over better and that I was a size 8. 
So when I opened the package to see 2 of my favorite things EVER I was ecstatic. I love Zebra Print and I love the Turquoise color with zebra or on it's own. I was in heaven!
 Button on the back.
 Stud on heel
 Detail. Lace bow and then the same detail that's on the back.

 Each show is signed by Ms Mary Mac herself!
I tell everyone I wear a size 8, but I can typically wear anything from a 7.5 to an 8.5 depending on the brand. So I said an 8 and they fit like a glove! So an 8 is perfect for me. 

I just need to get used to them. They'll be great for next spring summer when I'm not pregnant and when there's no ice on the ground!!

I love love love these shoes. The detail is amazing and they are just gorgeous!

You can email them for your custom shoe or you can buy some in stock!

Here are some of my favorites. 
Price: They range in price from $85 on sale to $125. This is a bit much, but look at how gorgeous they are!!!

Overall: ***** They are beautiful, fit great and I just love them!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Ms Mary Mac in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*



Lovable Labels Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



When I first started hearing about Lovable Labels I didn't really have a need for them. They were mostly for children's labels for shoes and clothes and backpacks and since Avery wasn't in school yet there was no need for them.

When I got a contact fro Lovable Labels I was actually really excited to see they had released some new products that I could actually use.

I've been looking for plain return address labels for a while now. I always get the seasonal ones or pet ones from the ASPCA, but sometimes there's a need for something a little more plain. So I got to choose my favorite and order them.
I received the Denim labels for my review... Stock photo, NOT mine!

I ordered them and obviously they're all custom printed since it's your name and address and they were here within a WEEK!!! That was awesome and fast I thought. 

They come in a pack of 240. So I know I won't run out for a VERY long time!! VERY long time. 240 will last me probably 10 years!

I mainly only send out Christmas cards and we have Christmas labels with all of our names on them already, so those are taken care of (Although I'll need new ones soon because of baby boy!!).

So these are just for everyday things I sent out, which isn't much! But I'm glad I have them. Some people just don't deserve the cute flowers and puppies and Christmas presents around that time. And sometimes certain cards call for something a little more tuned down and these denim are perfect. 

They have a lot of other Address Labels to choose from!
They also have lots of other products to choose from. They have kids labels, Zip It tags, Book Worms labels. They also have household labels for Crafty Mom, or outdoor bin or home office. And lots more!

Price: For 240 Labels these are $18.50 CDN that is SO WORTH IT!!

Overall: *****

GIVEAWAY
Lovable Labels has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win an Address Label of choice!
GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. AND CANADA ONLY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to  Lovable Labels and let me know what your favorite product is
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Giveaway Ends September 3rd at 11:59 PM EST
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Lovable Labels in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Lovable Labels for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway