Thursday, August 28, 2014

Octonauts Deep Sea Mission DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD Giveaway

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When my children were younger they would have loved this DVD, I think they would love it now. With a Vampire Squid! That's something they would enjoy. So enter to win one for your little ones.

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"Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats – above and below the waves!

On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they explore the hidden depths of the Midnight Zone! Peso must conquer his fears to treat a Vampire Squid! Dashi and Inkling go head to head with hungry Gulper Eels! Then, Barnacles, Kwazii and crew must rescue sea creatures before an underwater volcano erupts!"

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission DVD. This is open to US/CAN and ends 09/09/2014 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, Thanks for entering!

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Seven Tips to Repair Summer Damaged Hair

Seven Tips to Repair Summer-Damaged Hair
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Sunny days lounging by the pool, exploring the great outdoors, and traveling far and wide – all the summer excitement has been harsh on your hair. Here are a few tips to get it back in shape.

I am very grateful for these tips my poor hair has been through a LOT this summer.  From sand and sun to major chlorine overdoses my hair is probably ready for a break.  I take every precaution I can not to damage my hair but it still takes  beating.  I am in no way ready to say goodbye to summer but that inevitable.  So as we say hello to fall here are some tips to help say hello to healthy hair!
1. Turn Down the HeatYour locks have been suffering the heat all summer long. Give them a break by using a cooler hair dryer setting for a bit while your hair recuperates.
2. Stash the IronsTry out some of the new fall styles that don’t require a flat or curling iron. Your hair will thank you, and you might find a look you like even better.
3. Get a TrimAfter all the sun, wind, and chlorine it’s a wonder you have any nutrients left in your hair – and the result is split-ends and frizz. Getting a little trim is an easy way to start fresh for the fall.
4. Avoid Alcohol…in your hair products that is. If you’re hair is already feeling dry and dehydrated, using styling products that have alcohol in them, like gel, will make your hair even more brittle.
5. Get a Good BrushUse a boar bristle brush to brush your hair thoroughly at least once a day. This will help distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout your tresses and help your hair heal any damage on its own.
6. Do Some Deep ConditioningIt can be as easy as leaving a deep conditioner in instead of rinsing it out or trying out a new hair masque. Either way, your hair needs this like a cool drink of water on the hottest summer day.
7. Use a Healthier Hair ColorLooking to darken your shade for the fall? A lot of permanent hair color formulas contain ammonia, resorcinol, PPDs and alcohol, all of which can damage your hair far beyond what it’s already been through this summer. Give your hair a nutrient boost instead with Madison Reed hair color. We don’t use any of those chemicals! Instead we pack our salon-quality formula with naturally-derived ingredients like argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root extract for vibrant, long-lasting color in your favorite fall shades.
Do you have any other tips to add?  Are you ready to say good bye to summer? 

Ageless by Thera Vita

Serums are the newest skin care product I discovered. I mean I guess I have always known about them but I just discovered hyaluronic acid and amazing it is. When I was chosen to review Ageless by Thera Vita I was super excited. 

Ageless is a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and wrinkle cream with an advanced professional anti-aging formula that contains vitmins C, E, D, and A. With Infusions of aloe, witch hazel, green tea, MSM, and lavender oil to enhance natural beauty and collagen formulation.  It can also help with Rosacea and acne. 

This professional anti-aging moisturizer will help melt away this years. The serum is designed specifically to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while making the skin appear younger, smoother, and fresher.  As you turn back the hands of time you will experience plumper firmer, more youthful looking and feeling skin. People will think you discovered the fountain of youth!

Not only is Ageless an Anti-Aging serum it is multi-symptom relief. It repairs acne scarring and sun damage, alleviates dry, scaly skin, minimizes pores and facial redness. It will also treat flare-ups and inflammation caused by Rosacea and other skin conditions. 

I love that this serum is a pump type dispenser, those little droppers are okay but this is my favorite type of dispenser. A few pumps is all it takes to have enough serum for my entire face. The serum is pretty thick and you can feel the aloe softness but goes on smooth. 

It absorbs in seconds and dries clear. Being honest, I do feel it on my face for a few minutes but that feeling goes away.  It's not a heavy feeling but I still know it's there. After the serum dries I just apply my regular moisturizer and eye cream and they all wear perfectly under makeup. There is no pealing or flaking and it is weightless after those initial few minutes. Just do NOT apply your moisturizer before the serum dries (any serum) or you feel the difference. I know I learned my lesson so, you will only do that once it a very tacky feeling. 

I love the way my face looks and feels after using this serum for a week and a half. It is smooth, soft, and looks amazing!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tom and Jerry Lost Dragon DVD - GIVEAWAY

Tom and Jerry "The Lost Dragon" DVD Giveaway

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I love Tom and Jerry and my children love it too! I'm so happy to be a part of this giveaway. I don't think I have ever seen this movie but I would love to watch it. I'm sure it's as entertaining as all Tom and Jerry episodes.

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 and Jerry "The Lost Dragon". Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to in turn
bring our readers the Tom and Jerry "The Lost Dragon"DVD Giveaway. One
lucky winner will receive a copy of this DVD which also includes a 16 page bonus

Tom and Jerry has been a fan favorite since it was released in 1958. Everyone's
favorite cat and mouse duo is back with song, sorcery and slapstick in this
enchanted tale. The adventure begins when Tom and Jerry happen upon a
mysterious glowing egg. Little do they know, this egg was stolen from a very
large, fire-breathing dragon! In short time, baby Puffy hatches from his egg 
and takes Tom as his mommy.

The angry dragon mom wants her baby back, but she's not the only one. a
powerful witch named Drizelda captures the baby dragon for her own wicked
plans! With the help of powerful allies and animal friends, Tom and Jerry must
fight tooth and claw to stop the witch and get the baby dragon back to his mother.
The action takes flight in a climactic ending filled with magic and cartoon mayhem.

My Grandchildren loved watching this movie, from beginning to end they were captivated
with this amazing movie. When the movie ended I asked them what their favorite part
of the whole movie was. Without a doubt it was when Tom and Jerry helped get the baby
dragon back to it's mother. I would recommend this DVD to anyone, as this is a great movie
for the entire family to set down and watch.

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This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 9/17/2014.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oleavene Charcoal Beauty Sponge

I have tried a few other sponges before but the Oleavane Charcoal Beauty Sponge it really amazed me. I knew to expect the sponge to be hard before it's  wet but I took it out of the package it was so hard it felt like Styrofoam. I had to be careful not to break it.  If you notice she shape is much different from most beauty sponges, they are normally round and pretty small. 

The Oleavane sponge is  gentle enough to use in your daily beauty regimen.  Some benefits of using the charcoal beauty sponge are it gently exfoliates, cleanses, and is naturally pH balances. The activated bamboo charcoal absorbs toxins, fights bacteria and excess oils which leaves your face glowing, refreshed, and radiant. It even preps skin to boost the absorption of your favorite serums and moisturizers. 

In addition to all of that, the gentle exfoliation is soft enough for a baby's skin and will not irritate your skin like harsher exfoliating methods. 

So I wet the sponge and the first thing that I noticed is how soft it was when wet. I mean super soft love to rub the sponge soft so that was a huge plus. I put my soap and the Oleavene Sponge made my soap lather much more than me rubbing the soap on my face with my fingers. No matter what soap I used, that was the case. 

It's a 100% Natural, eco-friendly and biodegradable. The Konjac fibers are from an area  is free from chemicals, pollution and irritants.  

The tear drop shape is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand while the rounded point allows you to exfoliate sensitive hard to reach areas. The tear drop shapes makes it extremely unique as well and the design is large enough to use on your body and face. With the little pointy tip I get under my eyes without getting soap in my eyes. I could never do that with my fingers. And soap in the eyes is no fun, ouch! 

Oleavene offers 100% satisfaction guarantee with no hassle or catches so that results in stress free buying. This sponge would go great in a skincare/body wash gift basket. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bikini Ready

This summer I was not bikini ready but this year I'm kickboxing myself to being bikini ready for next summer. With children, work, housework, and errands sometimes, who am I kidding a LOT of times I don't have the energy to exercise. It's even worse now that school has started and started getting up much earlier.

On days when I don't have enough energy I don't do my kickboxing which is a bad thing. Exercise in itself gives you energy and I feel terribly guilty the entire day. For days like that they have Bikini Ready Energy Gummies. They give you increased energy, boosts metabolism, and they taste great. 2 gummies have as much caffeine as 1/4 cup of brewed coffee.

So with a little extra energy and a metabolism boost from Bikini Ready, in addition to watching my calorie intake and exercising 30 - 40 minutes a day  4 days a week I hope to be bikini ready long before summer is here.

Here is one of my favorite on the go Boxing workouts - fast and easy.... well not EASY but you know what I mean

I received a sample of Bikini Ready Gummies complimentary from Influenster in exchange for an honest uncompensated review. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Samples

I ran across these two free samples and wanted to share them with you. The first one is amazing Print this card and bring it to a participating location for a three step sample pack with shampoo, thickening conditioner, and scalp revitalizing! So that one is super easy to claim.

The next one I'm very upset that I cannot claim this deal but I really hope some of you can take advantage of it.  6 months free Amazon Prime for students with a valid edu. email address.  To sign up all you do is go here 

 If you are not familiar with Amazon Prime this is what you get: 

FREE for 6 MonthsThen 50% Off Prime
FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
Deals and promotions exclusively for Students
Earn a $10 Credit when you refer a friend
Unlimited instant streaming of 41,000 movies & TV episodes
Borrow FREE Kindle books
Access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, ad-free.