Friday, February 12, 2016

Empower Your Shower with NEW Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes



Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? What if we could maximize our time and make the most of a routine we engage in daily – showering! Softsoap is inviting you to empower your shower with the NEW Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes, a simple way to hydrate and cleanse skin. Now you can achieve soft and radiant skin with a fragrant-rich, luxurious body wash – no extra steps required!

To celebrate the launch of the new line, Softsoap is challenging you to share how you make the most of your shower. Whether it’s exercising your vocal cords, planning your day’s wardrobe or simplifying your cleansing routine with the new Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes, there are endless possibilities to maximize your time  Let us know how you make the post of your shower in the comments below.




My Thoughts

These two varieties of Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Wash are just awesome! I tried them both, and it's hard to pick a favorite. They both have their own unique advantages. The Avocado Oil & Iris is an has a light flowery scent that reminds me that spring is on the way.  It leaves your skin smooth and glowing. 

The macadamia oil and peony is another fabulous formula.   It has a smooth feel to it, but still lathers nicely. If your skin is dried out from this harsh winter weather, this body wash will help restore your soft radiant skin. Using it is a very pampering experience. I love the subtle hint of peony,  and my skin has never been softer.

 I enjoyed both these products and have been switching back and forth between the two when I shower. Even the bottles with their bright colors and designs are uplifting and original. SoftSoap is an affordable way to get a spa experience right in your own home. So stock up and keep that fresh clean feeling with you all day long with a little help from Softsoap You can find these fun products in retailers nationwide including but not limited to Walmart, Target, and K-mart. To learn more about Softsoap and all the have to offer, be sure to visit their website or follow them on face book.



Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Lalaloopsy Baby Mermaid #Giveaway


Explore the magical world of Lalaloopsy and see your favorite Lalaloopsy characters when they were babies! The Lalaloopsy Babies are now mermaids and they love the water! Lalaloopsy Babies Coral Seashells was sewn from a swimmer’s bathing suit. She’s super-imaginative and she loves to pretend she’s a real mermaid. Her favorite hobbies are swimming with the fish and eating seaweed salad. She has a pet blowfish. Sewn on March 22nd (World Water Day) Product Features: • The Lalaloopsy Babies dolls are now mermaids and they love the water! • Feed her water from her pet bottle, squeeze her tummy, and see her squirt the water from her mouth! • Perfect for bath time fun and water play! • Includes 1 bottle that looks like her favorite pet Blowfish • Sewn on March 22nd • Ages: 4-104 years

My Thoughts

The new Lalaloopsy Baby Mermaids are an adorable new addition to the family. We received the Coral Seashells doll and my daughter loves her, but decided to donate this one since she received so many toys in our last batch. Our community recently suffered severe flooding and many children lost all their toys. My daughter wanted to help them out and made several little girls very happy with a few Lalaloopsy dolls.


 Each mermaid set comes with the doll and an animal shaped bottle. The dolls have the same adorable button eyes that are the trade-mark of Lalaloopsy, but these dolls are extra special because they are waterproof. She also has a pretty fin and a pearl crown, none of which are detachable so they won't get lost.   Plus, it can be used as a water gun.


There is definitely a lot to love about these cute and well-made toys. They are fun to play with in the tub and will also be great for the pool come summertime. Once she dries off, she's as good as new. The material doesn't get moldy, the colors won't fade at all.


 The Lalaloopsy Baby Mermaid dolls are tons of fun.  You can also find the full collection of Lalaloopsy dolls in retailers nationwide or online on Amazon.  For more information and to meet all the characters, you can visit Lalaloopsy website.




The Giveaway


One lucky winner is going to receive a Lalaloopsy Baby Mermaid Doll. It may differ from the one I reviewed. To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 3/2/16. 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.





Think Ahead to Summer with Platypus Australia





Are you dreaming of upcoming tropical (and warm weather) vacations perhaps for President¹s Day weekend, ski week, and spring break?  Platypus Australia is a company that makes stylish, safe swimwear and rash guards with maximum UV protection for the kids (blocking at least 97.5% of harmful UV radiation). Whether you are shopping for essentials to pack for your tropical vacation, ways to protect your kids skin in the sunshine or just looking for great swim fashion, they have you covered. 







The new 2016 collection  features fun, colorful new prints and adorable silhouettes.  Think seashells, floral and flamingos for the girls and sailboats, lobsters, retro island motifs and geometric shapes for the boys.  These will be available online starting next week. For now, let's take a peak at some of the designs from the 2015 collection.


My Thoughts

With temperatures in the teens this week, it might feel like summer is a million years away. Give yourself a little taste of the warmer weather today by checking out the adorable swimwear at Platypus Australia.  I've been looking to get a head start on summer by getting a swimsuit for my daughter. We live at the Jersey shore and we spend a lot of time at the beach. So we need a suit that is made to last. Platypus Australia had just what I was searching for. The Fru Fru Swimsuit is one piece that slides right on. There are no snaps or clips and the stitches are sturdy. I also love the beautiful  design.


My son also got to pick out a pair of swim trunks. For him, we kept things simple. The plain blue Swim Shorts from Platypus Australia are simple yet elegant and give him all the protection he needs. One of the things that really turned me on to Platypus Australia is that all of their swimwear is UPF 50+, which protects their skin from the harsh rays of the sun.  That means you get style and safety in one terrific package. Here are a few other styles I love:

If you'd like to learn more about Platypus Australia and all their summer fashions, check out their website.  And remember, if you want your kids to stay in style this summer, Platypus Australia keeps it classy and affordable. 



Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Lil' Butters by Snaptoys




Lil’ Butters are collectible butterfly figurines that help empower tweens, aged 7-14, with their unapologetic sassiness and infectious personalities! Each of the 6 have their own likes and dislikes, as well as a range of emotions – just like kids! Children can share how they are truly feeling with friends and followers and also, collect them all to show that there are many sides to being a tween! We are so excited to watch them flutter into the hearts of kids everywhere and hope you agree. Meet LOVE STINKS, SWEET BEATS, SUPERHERO, WHATEVER!, MELLOW BLISS, and LOVEY DOVEY



Retail: $8.99

My Thoughts

Lil" Butters are adorable little action figures perfect for tween girls who are getting too big for baby dolls, but aren't quite ready to give up toys altogether. These adorable figures are packed with unique personalities that come shining through. Each one is a butterfly and their wings and facial expressions will help you understand their personalities even before you read the descriptions.




My daughter picked out Lovey Dovey. This Lil' Butter is all about love and is a great choice for a last minute Valentine's Day gift. Her eyes are heart-shaped and her wings are covered with symbols and words of love. They figures are one piece so you don't have to worry about losing any pieces. They are also  free-standing so you can use them to play with or simply use them as a display piece. Either way it's tons of fun to pick out a Lil" Butter that matches your personality. Here are a few more from the line.





If you'd like to learn more about Lil' Butters and all the beautiful butterflies available, be sure to visit their website. Look for Lil' Butters in stores nationwide. 


Review: Plant Stem Cell Therapy (Made From Earth)



plant stem cell therapy

  
ENHANCES & REPAIRS SKIN USING ORGANIC PLANT STEM CELLS AND BOTANICAL HYALURONIC ACID.

Skin breakthrough using botanical hyaluronic acid and organic plant stem cells. Our high-potency stem cells are sustainably harvested from the delicate Globularia Cordifolia Flower and the Undaria Pinnatifida sea vegetable. The this combined complex provides skin with a self-renewal capability, vitamins and extracts to keep skin fresh and glowing.

The formula is designed to create visibly firmer facial skin, while keeping skin hydrated, and, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. the ingredients in this therapy are certified organic, and rich in antioxidant and plant oil ingredients which improve elasticity and support the production of collagen. The therapy is ideal for all skin types looking to fight the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Healthy Ingredients = Healthy products
We are a forward looking company that specializes in organic skin care products. Our goal is to enable people to make the right choices about the right skin care products.
www.madefromearth.com

Our line of organic skin care essentials contain the highest possible levels of organic ingredients and fruits. We have searched the entire USA for ingredients that meet our earth-friendly requirements and are hand-selected to provide you with exceptional skin care. You will find our complete ingredients listed prominently on each product page. No catchy phrases or deceptive marketing; our ingredients speak for themselves.

In our manufacturing processes we only use cruelty-free products. Made from Earth is in full support of initiatives and an active member in pushing for proper legislation in Washington DC. We work with more than 50 endorsing campaigns and thousands of grassroots supporters to lobby congress and our leaders to provide regulation for the removal of harmful ingredients from skin care products on the market today.


Purchase plant stem cell therapy from Made from Earth and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Google+


Our Thoughts
The stress of the last 10 years has slowly taken its toll on my skin, and I think I now look older than my years.  Or, at least, I look less than my age until I smile . . . then all the wrinkles appear. Not that I avoid smiling, haha . . .  Anyway, I love both making my own and trying out other natural skin care products but have not yet defeated those darn wrinkles. Made from Earth sent my their plant stem cell therapy to try.



Upon opening the jar, the fresh aroma wafted up and the scents I could most easily detect were the delicious scents of (organic) unrefined cocoa butter and the pink grapefruit (a hint of chocolate + citrus - yum!). The cream itself is very thick, yet light and fluffy when applied.  It goes on almost like it just melts into your skin, and does a very good job of moisturizing.  I have tried other products containing plant stem cells, and those so far are my favorites for skin repair.

So far, after using plant stem cell therapy I've noticed my skin looks firmer for about twice the length of time than any other product I've tried has done. Not enough to last all day by any means, or at least not yet.  At first I did use it on my whole face, but ended up having to go back to my own special blend for my T-zone, where I'm most prone to breakouts as I was finding this to not prevent new breakouts. And since my wrinkles are not in the T-zone, that leaves me free to use plant stem cell therapy directly on my facial wrinkles and any other dry, aging areas, like the backs of my hands. I am very interested to see what results plant stem cell therapy produces over the next few months.  It comes in a 2 oz jar, and you need so little that it will last a good long time.

I want to point out Made from Earth's How To Guide, which is full of great information on their ingredients, suggested regimens, tips & advice, and rosacea. I'd also love to try some of their Face Serums and their lip balms look divine, too!




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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Baby-G Watches



With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the best gifts to give the special valentine in your life. Not big on chocolates and flowers? Try a candy-colored timepiece as a unique and timeless gift!
These shock and water resistant watches are the perfect accessory for the gal on-the-go and are all available at a great price range of $79 - $160! With standout designs and the latest features, these timepieces offer a fun gift option for your number one lady this Valentine’s Day!

Grab yours today at Baby-G