Friday, July 31, 2015

Get more volume with Fat Hair #giveaway

Amplifying Creme

This lightweight, Amplifying Creme repairs, conditions, and moisturizes your hair, all while adding texture, body, volume and shine. Fat Hair’s exclusive Amplifying blend of protein, extract, inositol and taurine helps to volumize and repair limp, damaged hair for a fuller, shinier, healthier looking style. Now you can repair and protect your hair everytime you style!

My Thoughts

I've used this creme a few times now and so far I've really liked it. Until it fully soaks into my hair, it leaves a sort of sticky feeling and I wasn't sure I would like this product. But once dry, I saw more volume and my hair was smooth and soft. I've only used this on wet hair and before I blow dry.

The creme is thick, but glides through hair strands easily There is a very slight fragernace, but nothing that is noticable or bothersome to people. If you've got flat hair that needs a little volume, this is a great creme to try.

Amplifying Hair Spray

Fat Hair’s NEW Advanced Repair Formula adds extra volume, fullness and shine, all while repairing and restoring limp, damaged, dry hair into beautiful, healthy, voluptuous hair. This unique formula keeps your style all day and brushes through for easy re-styling. Leaves hair soft for a touchable hold. Fat Hair’s exclusive Amplifying blend of protein, extract, inositol and taurine helps to volumize and repair limp, damaged hair for a fuller, shinier, healthier looking style.

My Thoughts

This is some pretty impressive hair spray. I've always used the spray kind og hair spray, so wasn't sure what to expect with this one. After I curled my hair, I lifted my hair and sprayed toward the roots to add some volume, then the curls as well. This hair spray felt like it instantly froze my hair, in a good way. I waited a moment for it to dry, then tugged at my curls to give them more of a wave look. I was happy with the outcome. It seemed to still hold the curl and the volume I added at my roots stuck around as well.

I think this is a hairspray I will check out again in the future and recommend to fellow friends who have dull, limp hair as myself. Now I am curious to try their shampoos.

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One lucky winner will win a Fat Hair Amplifying Creme and Hair Spray. To enter just fill out the giveaway tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end 8/22/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Fat Hair for offering this fantastic prize.


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Bumkin wet bag for your wet clothes

Bumkins has everything parents need before taking off for their summer family vacation. The Wet/Dry Bags are great for beach days, keeping wet and soiled clothes separated.

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My Thoughts

The Bumkins wet bag is roughly 12 inches wide and 14 inches long. It's perfect to stuff into a bag for wet and soiled clothes. I tested the bag with a wet cloth and the liquid didn't seep through. I'm not sure how air tight this bag is, but it didn't leave a smell when I removed the clothes.

I also liked that the bag was machine washable, so if you had something really icky in there, you could just drop it into the wash with the dirty clothes and get it washed.

There is a strap on the bag with a button, so you can latch it on to something such as a stroller handle. The bag seems very versatile. The craftsmanship of the bag was good too. No out of place stitching and it doesn't look cheap. A well made and durable bag.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dropprice $100 Amazon GC #Giveaway

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Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms. Price Chart(1) As an example, moms can head here and click to “Drop the the Bright Starts Activity Ball. For example, in today’s promotion for the Activity Ball, it started out at $22.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $4.00 (83% off). Featured Product(5) You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free! Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below. Giveaway: (5) $100 Amazon Gift Cards amazongift All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Activity Ball and you will be entered to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! Giveaway ends on 8/10/2015,must be 18 years or older to enter and a resident of the US to win.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lalaloopsy Kitchen & Baking Oven #Giveaway #Lalaloopsykitchen #supersillyparty

 Lalaloopsy has a BRAND NEW baking show, "Lalaloopsy Kitchen," that airs every other Wednesday on the Lalaloopsy Youtube channel.  Learn how to make Lala Button Ice Cream Sandwiches or a Super Silly Party Birthday cake with the Lalaloopsy baking oven!  

Synopsis: Lalaloopsy just got a whole lot sweeter! Introducing Lalaloopsy Kitchen – YouTube's silliest baking show! Meet your hosts Tahani, Dariana, Katarina, Gillian and Chelsea as they bake Lalaloopsy–inspired treats with laughter, fun and a lot of silly mishaps. You've never seen a cooking show like this!

 The Giveaway

To spread the news of the Lalaloopsy Kitchen Show, one lucky winner is going to receive a Lalaloopsy Baking Oven! To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 8/20/15. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.

Get more done on the go with a PERI power bank for your iPhone #giveaway

Between responding to work or PTA emails, group texting to set-up a play date and playing a “Doc McStuffins” or “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” episode, your phone is usually on overdrive. Having access to a car or wall outlet isn’t always available so portable power is a must-have to keep you and your family happy and organized.

PERI ( recently introduced its line of GoCharge ($49.99) products, a 3200mAh power bank with either an integrated Lightning or Micro USB cable for easy, on-the-go charging. The power bank can fully charge any smartphone on average 1.5 times and the integrated Lightning or Micro USB cable eliminates the need to carry additional cables making it perfect to throw in a purse or back pocket, plus, it looks really good!

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My Thoughts

I've used power banks in the past, because for some reason, my car won't charge my phone. It's rather frustrating. So I keep a charged power bank with me to make sure if I'm out, I can charge my phone if need be. I was excited to try PERI because it looked to be the mother of all power banks. And it's made for the iPhone, which was a another big plus. I felt like it would know what my phone needed, if that makes sense.

I definitely got many charges out of this. Some of the ones I have used before this, I can get two phone charges out of, but this one I got several before it needed to be charged up again.

Another thing I really liked about the PERI was the design. Instead of the long squared rectangle like most, this is about the size of an Iphone 6 and think. You can easily put your phone against this and hold it in your hand if you're on the phone. It isn't bulky. I also liked the gold color to it, giving it a very classy look.

I think this is one of the best power banks I've tried out. I give PERI a big thumbs up for the design as well as the amount of time the power bank works, plus it charges the phone super fast.


One lucky winner will win a PERI power bank. To enter just fill out the giveaway tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end 8/18/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to PERI for offering this fantastic prize.

The Real Company - 100% Single Origin Foods

Where is YOUR Food From?

Transparency Comes to U.S. With

The Real Co

100% Single Origin Foods

Valley Cottage, New York (May, 2015) - TheReal Co, Inc announces its U.S. debut of the first certifiable 100% Single Origin products including Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, and organically grown White Basmati Rice. The Real Co is pioneering Single Origin in food products, which is an exciting and transparent new food category and method of sourcing products globally and delivering it at a local level.  The Real Co enters partnerships with farmers and growers around the world that don't have an established route to distribute their products and creates a way to share their commodity with the world. The company brings full transparency and sustainability to the U.S. food industry. The Real Co products are carefully inspected and sourced by company representatives, and go straight from farm to shelf, eliminating the need for any middlemen.   This unique 100% Single Origin method allows everyone in the world to enjoy what is usually impossible to experience: unique, tasty, freshly farmed/mined products at affordable prices.

Every grain of salt, sugar and rice can be traced to its source, which is shared on every package of food bearing The Real Co name. Every food item has the Non-GMO Project Verified seal and is harvested from one single place, single farm or single family.

The packaging offers its own “transparent” view of the food, with a clear window that shows off the natural salt, sugar, or rice inside. The workers at every farm are paid a fair wage, and the end result is the highest quality organic food. Every product is then packaged in the United States.

The business model for The Real Co is founded on a direct farm-to-market delivery system, which offers farms distribution to the U.S., cutting out the middleman, and offering both retailers and stores great natural food products at low costs.

“We are a company founded on the notion that transparency is vital, and that consumers have the right to know where their foods are from,” says Belal Elbanna, CEO of The Real Co Inc. “The Real Co foods come right from their source and offer best of class products at best prices.”

The Real Co Inc foods include:

n  The Real Co Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, handcrafted, at the Himalayan Mountains. This salt is 100% pure; 100% Single Origin; non-GMO; has 84 active minerals in every grain; is unrefined and mountain washed in Himalayan mountain water. The salt is available in a 20-ounce tub container for a suggested retail price of $6.99 or in a saltshaker container for a suggested retail price of $9.49.

n  The Real Co Organic Raw Cane Sugar is 100% natural and organic; 100% Single Origin; raw and alive with natural vitamins and minerals; instantly dissolves in hot or cold liquids and is non-GMO. The sugar is available in 2 sizes: 8-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.69 and 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $4.49
n  The Real Co White Basmati Rice is 100% natural and 100% Single Origin; low-GI and pre biotic; non-GMO and is gluten free. The rice is available in 2 sizes: 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.99 and 32-ounce at a suggested retail price of $6.49.

About The Real Food Co., Inc.
The Real Food Co., Inc. was founded in 2013 in Valley Cottage, New York with a direct farm-to-market approach for the organic food industry. The new 100% Single Origin Foods concept supports farms at their source, cuts out the middleman, and delivers directly to the U.S. market, cutting costs of products compared to other manufacturers.
The Real Food Co., Inc. offers transparency to the consumer, and is developing the first
Certification of 100% Single Origin Foods in the U.S.
Our Thoughts
With our family's special dietary needs, finding high quality, non-GMO, whole food products beyond what we can grow or hunt ourselves is mandatory.  The Real Co generously sent me both their Himalayan Pink Rock Salt (Fine Grain) and their Organic Raw Cane Sugar.  What's really cool about The Real Co is that these products are SINGLE ORIGIN.  That means it comes direct from the people who harvest or mine it, and is then inspected, packaged, and out to the consumer. No middleman.
Now, I'm a big fan of Himalayan pink rock salt. I like the flavor and the fact that it's got so many minerals in it - something essential to our way of eating.  It's pretty much the only type of salt we use anymore.  The Real Co offers it in both a shaker (fine grain) and a tub (coarse grain).  The shaker is easy to use - just twist the top for either shaker, bulk, or to close.  Although I've already used it for many dishes, for the purpose of this review I made my "Just Wing It" Paleo Chicken Pot Pie, where the salt is used in both the almond flour crust and the filling.
The Real Co's Organic Raw Cane Sugar has a slightly different flavor than I'm used to with raw cane sugar - it's somehow brighter, fresher, with a better flavor. I attribute this awesome flavor to it being single origin and as unprocessed as you can get for raw cane sugar!  It's quickly become my favorite dry sugar!
Next up, I used both The Real Co salt and sugar to make a batch of banana pancakes, which my son calls "cookies". I don't know why; the kid's never eaten a cookie in his life because of the drier texture cookies have (he hates dry textures). But, he deemed these pancakes "cookies", so "cookies" they are. LOL.  Normally I don't add sugar to these, but the bananas I had were not as ripe as I'd like them to be so I added a bit of extra sweetener.  This batch also included coconut flour, which makes for a crumblier, less-smooth pancake than does almond flour alone - sometimes I like to play around with the ingredients.  The green bits are some fresh purslane from our garden - gotta sneak some veggies into the "cookies"! :)
The last food photo I have for you is the refrigerator pickles I made a couple days ago!  I didn't have enough maple syrup on hand to complete the recipe, which is what I normally use, and the organic raw cane sugar made a nice substitute. My cucumbers are producing like crazy this summer so I imagine lots of pickles will be made!

UNFI, one of the largest distributors of natural foods in the U.S., is distributing the foods across the nation to supermarkets, specialty retailers and independent operators. Consumers may also purchase products online on or Visit the Real Co website at