Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review and Giveaway



As a Purex Insider, I was sent a free bottle of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own. This is a new in-wash scent boosters that stimulate your life with peaceful bliss and boundless spirit, due to their soothing aromas. You can express your mood with each unique aroma, and the scent infusion is energizing and long lasting. The new scents are "Well Being," which brightens any mood with the happy fragrance of fresh blossoms; "Energy," which helps you tackle any day with the stimulating power of citrus; and "Serenity," which keeps you calm all day long with the gentle scent of water-lilies. These citrus and floral scents are blended with essential oils. If you want to learn more about this product, please visit the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy website.




I tried the Purex Crystals "Well Being" Aromatherapy this past Sunday in our laundry. The above picture shows the pink crystals in the cap.



This product is really easy to use. All you have to do is add Purex Crystals Aromatherapy into your washer’s tub (top, front-loading, or HE) at the start of the wash to supplement your laundry detergent(see above picture). This allows the crystals to permeate your clothing with a personal expressiveness that lasts for weeks, not days.



Since my 2 sons and I have allergies, environmental and skin, I'm always wary about trying a new laundry product. I was hesitant to use these crystals because their scent is pretty strong. I went ahead and tried about 1/4 of the cup in the load of towels, and was pleasantly surprised.



The laundry came out with a nice light, fresh scent that's not overpowering. I didn't tell my husband or sons that I used a new laundry product because I wanted to see what they thought. So far, no one's said they noticed a difference and it hasn't bothered anyone's allergies. I did have my daughter smell the cyrstals before I did the laundry, and I just asked her right now how her towels are, and she said she forgot I used a new product and didn't notice anything different about the towels. That's a good thing! So, I will definitely keep using Purex Crystals Aromatherapy.

I have been given 3 coupons for a free Purex Crystals Aromatherapy to give away to 3 of you. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, fill out one option or as many as you want. The giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. eastern time on 10/16/14.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt Review



As a member of Smiley360, I was sent coupons for Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt so I could review this product. The coupons were for the vanilla bean flavor and dark fudge swirl. My parents came over so we had a Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt party with them.





We tried the vanilla bean frozen yogurt with root beer to make root beer floats. The only one that liked it, was my daughter. She finished all of hers! My sons and I didn't like it because the yogurt doesn't melt and blend in with the root beer like regular vanilla ice cream does. The vanilla frozen yogurt by itself, or with chocolate chips on top, however, is very good!



We tried the dark fudge swirl Greek frozen yogurt in between graham crackers, like s'mores, and we all liked that. My youngest son also likes the dark chocolate fudge swirl by itself.



My dad liked it so much, that he took two coupons and already used them to buy some Healthy Choice frozen yogurt. He has really enjoyed all the flavors he's tried.

We will definitely keep buying Healthy Choice frozen yogurt because it's a very good treat on a warm day. If you want to find out more about Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt, you can visit this website. Plus, clicking on that link gets me points, so I would appreciate it if you would click on it for me. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review and Giveaway



As a Purex Insider, I was sent a bottle of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash to try. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own. Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash is the newest product in the Dial Coconut Water product line. It's the first to contain coconut water and refreshing mango to give you clean, healthy and hydrated skin. The fresh hints of green coconut and tropical mango will make you feel like you're on the island shores. Coconut water is a popular trend right now because it's rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that provide replenishing hydration. Mango is know for being nutrient rich and provides tropical freshness. The new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash helps you along the path to healthier skin. You can learn more about healthier skin and a healthier you by going to Dialsoap.com.

I've been using the Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash for the past week when I take a shower. I really like it! The lid opens easily and the body wash comes out easily too. It's nice and thick and you don't need a lot - I love that because I like making things last as long as they can to save money. The body wash lathers up really nicely and it smells so good! You can really smell the sweet mango and the green coconut. There's a little bit of a floral scent too. After I rinse off and get out of the shower, my skin feels silky smooth and I feel clean and refreshed. I also smell nice for quite awhile. I have sensitive skin and this body wash doesn't bother me at all. I will definitely continue to use it in the future.

I have been given 3 coupons for a free bottle of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash to give away to 3 of you. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, fill out one option or as many as you want. The giveaway ends at 12:01 a.m. eastern time on 08/14/14.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection Review and Giveaway



As a Purex Insider, I was sent two Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collections Kits to review. Richard Garay was inspired to design this line by his passion for paper crafts, event hosting and handmade greetings. Everything in the kits are coordinated so they are easy and fun to put together. The kits are a complete collection of dies, stamps, paper, inks and accessories that help you create one-of-a-kind cards, gifts, scrapbook layouts and more. If you want to find out more about these Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collections, you can visit their website.



Celebrate Party Hat Card is the first kit I was sent to make. There are step-by-step instructions to follow to make it easy to make. My 15 year old daughter wanted to make this one. You put all the pieces together with foam squares. There are only enough foam squares to use one for each thing you stick on. The directions were easy to follow, but my daughter did not enjoy making this. The foam squares make everything stick up, which can be a nice effect, but on this card, it just made everything stick up way too much. The foam squares did hold everything together, but my daughter said she wouldn't give this to anyone. There were also supposed to be sequins in this kit, but they weren't in there.



It didn't turn out as nice as the picture on the package, although I don't think anything ever does.



Best Day Ever Treat Bag was the second kit I was sent to make. I made this one. There are also step-by-step instructions to follow so it's easy to make. What I didn't realize until I opened the kit, was the kit pieces were meant to be shared. The sequins we needed for the card were in this kit, and the foam squares from the card kit, were supposed to be shared with this kit. So, I glued the pieces together instead.



This actually worked very well. This treat bag was very easy to make and turned out cute.



I was also sent a Stamp set to give away to 1 of you. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, fill out one option or as many as you want. The giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. eastern time on 07/31/14.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Market Book Review



I was sent the book, Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Market, to review. The book is written by Maria Luchsinger and illustrated by Joe Palmisano. Maria is a teacher with a passion to write educational and engaging books for children. She is writing the Sammy the Centipede book series for children on wellness topics.

Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Market is a book about a centipede who notices he's growing a little large, so he goes to the doctor. The doctor sends him to a dietitian. The dietitian finds out Sammy has been eating sugary foods that aren't good for him. She tells him he can eat sugary foods sometimes, but it's much better to eat healthy foods. Sammy then heads to the market, looking for a rainbow of healthy foods to eat. The following pages go through each color of the rainbow and show lots of great, healthy foods to eat for each color. It also talks about eating berries, beans, nuts, whole grains, and proteins and gives examples of each. Sammy also talks about how important it is to drink water. The end sums it all up and asks you to tell your friends about how to eat a rainbow too. The last pages are recipes of healthy foods to eat, that are easy to make.

My 7 year old son, who just completed first grade, and I read the book together. He was able to read almost all of it himself, and only needed help with a couple of food words that he wasn't sure how to pronounce. It took him about 15 minutes to read. He said he liked the book, especially that it mentioned some of the fruits and vegetables he likes to eat. I had fun sitting with him while he read the book. It was neat to see him laugh at some of the illustrations and to get excited when he saw a fruit or vegetable that he likes to eat. The page about drinking water, made him thirsty, so he got up to get some water. That was cute! About half way through, he realized about the rainbow, and how each color of fruits/vegetables the book mentioned, was following the order of the colors of the rainbow. It was neat to see that "light bulb" moment. I really liked the book too. I liked how it's easy for a child to understand and how it keeps their attention with the colorful illustrations. The book gets the point across about eating healthy, in an easy way to remember, by eating foods from different colors of the rainbow. I also like the recipes at the end because they're easy and quick to prepare.

If you would like to get Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Market for your own child, grandchild, classroom, etc. you can go here to find out more about it. If you want to find out more about the author, Maria Luchsinger, and her other Sammy the Centipede books, you can go here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Sweepstakes



Since 1894, Purex Fels-Naptha laundry bar has been working overtime to remove greasy, oily stains, perspiration, and ring-around-the-collar. To celebrate they’ll be giving away a year’s supply each day from July 14 – 23. If you would like to enter the sweepstakes, you can go here. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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