Sunday, November 28, 2010

Power Balance Review and Giveaway

"I don’t really do a lot of testimonials, but this really works! I came across Power Balance when someone did the test on me. That night, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, there were about three of my teammates with the product on and we won that game by 57 points! I kept feeling something when I wore the bracelet, so I kept wearing it. When I took it off I went back to normal. I’ve been wearing the bracelet ever since. I want to do everything to get the slightest advantage; wristbands, necklaces, t-shirts, band-aids, everything and anything we can get our hands on. I’m here to tell you it works!”

I had never heard of power balance until just a few weeks ago. I was watching an NBA basketball game and noticed one of the players wearing a bracelet. I asked Sam, my boyfriend, if he knew what the bracelet was or if he had heard of it. He looks at me and says, "of course I have! It's the coolest thing ever!" I asked him what he meant by that, and he said that a lot of elite athletes wear power balance bracelets to give them an extra edge. 

Now, I'm a cautious person when it comes to things that promise better health, happiness, etc. especially when celebrities wear them, talk about them, etc. The next few days, I found myself wondering if the bracelets really did work. I went on their website and saw interviews and tests of athletes saying how well the bracelets worked for them. I contacted power balance and wanted to know if I could review a bracelet for myself, and they said "sure!"

How Does the Power Balance Bracelet Work?

"Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body."

I'm not sure who was more excited about reviewing the bracelet, me or Sam. When I got the bracelet in the mail, I was expecting it to be a little big for me (I have tiny wrists), but found it fit me perfectly! I got the neon orange bracelet, which is great because my favorite team is the Phoenix Suns (I know, how appropriate that I chose Shaquille O'Neal's quote about beating them). Right off the bat, Sam wanted to wear it and go play basketball with it on. I told him, that I had to try out the power balance bracelet first, and that I wanted to perform the tests for myself. 

There are three main things that the power balance bracelet is supposed to help. The bracelet helps you with balance, strength, and flexibility. After performing all three tests for myself, I found myself a believer. It DID help with my balance, I FELT stronger, and I was even MORE flexible. Sam loves it so much, that from the time I took it off he's been wearing it. If you're an athlete and want to step up your game, or even if you want to improve your balance, strength, or flexibility, this bracelet is for you!

Giveaway: Now Ended

One lucky individual is going to win their own Power Balance silicone wristband! You get to choose the color and size as well! (ARV $30)

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Ends 12/15/10

*Special thanks to Power Balance for giving me products for the review and giveaway. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Cream Perfume Company Review and Giveaway

"We look for the world's best ingredients to luxuriously hydrate and repair your skin combined with unique fragrances to simply delight your senses. We focus on environmentally friendly packaging and overall eco-value. We are The Cream Perfume Company and simply make better scents, naturally!"

If you're anything like me, you know what a hassle it can be to put on some perfume. I constantly find myself spilling perfume all over my fingers, clothes, and vanity. I had never heard of a "cream perfume" before and was excited to hear that I would be able to try some out!

The friendly people over at The Cream Perfume Company sent me three different products to try out.

I received two of the cream perfumes.

Both of these cream perfumes smell amazing! I love them. The scents last all day and aren't too strong. I love using the cream perfumes too because no more mess! I don't find myself spilling perfume everywhere just to smell nice. Now I can just get a little of the cream perfume on my finger and rub it behind my ears. It's perfect! I liked the Mimosa bouquet because it reminded me of when I worked in the flower shop. The Ylang Ylang d'amore is what I wear for a "night out on the town". I makes me feel sexy and beautiful. 

I also received this perfumed body moisturizer

This lotion is perfect for dry, clammy skin.  Their perfumed body moisturizers are "100% vegan, wheat and gluten free, contain no glycol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones, synthetic additives or synthetic fragrances." It also smells amazing and feels like silk to my skin. 

Giveaway: Now Ended

One lucky person will get to choose anything from The Cream Perfume Company's website!

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*Special thanks to The Cream Perfume Company for giving me the products for my review and offering a product for a giveaway. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shaw Treatment Review and Giveaway

"At Shaw Treatment, we have developed a set of basic principles that are woven into every decision while we make great products inside and out..."
~Love Yourself, Love Others, Love the Earth~

When I go away for an overnight trip, I always hate having to pile what seems like my entire bathroom in a bag. Face wash, check. Shampoo, check. Conditioner, check. Body lotion, check. straightener, done. toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, I think you get the idea. When I leave the house, it feels like I have one whole bag just of body care supplies. 

Love Yourself

Well, with the help of Shaw Treatment's jet set, I don't have to feel like I bring the whole bathroom with me. The jet set comes in a cute clear bag and includes volumizing shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and face and body cleanser. The products are ideal for a traveler or someone like me who occasionally has the overnight stay. The products smell amazing (made me feel like I was at the beach) and are easy on sensitive skin types. Don't you always hate it when you buy something for sensitive skin and it says "no fragrance added". The products are a good size as well. 

Love the Earth
There are other things I love about shaw treatment. Their products are biodegradable and packaged in recyclable bottles. Their products are also made with organic materials. 

Love Others

Shaw treatment buys from everyone, near and far, little and big companies. They also give 25% of every purchase to a grass-roots company. Even better, when you go to make your purchase, you get to choose where you want the donation to go! They also don't test their products one animals. 

The amazing folks over at shaw treatment  has given me a coupon code to share with you. The code is good for 50% off all Shaw Treatment Gift Sets  for Christmas (while supplies last). Just make sure you make your order before Dec. 10th to ensure delivery by Christmas. 

The Coupon Code is 4Z1972EO

You can check out their products on amazon as well!

Giveaway: Now Ended

One lucky reader is going to win a Shaw Treatment Jet Set like the one I received! (ARV $19)

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Ends 12/12

*Special thanks to the folks over at Shaw Treatment for the products for the review, giveaway and even a coupon code! This review is solely based on my own personal opinion.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cleanlogic Review and Giveaway

"As we get ready every morning, we ponder life's greatest questions, we wonder what the day has in store for us, or we simply organize our thoughts. It's where logic takes form. For those moments, we've created cleanlogic. Cleanlogic's body care line leaves your skin feeling clean, smooth and nourished. Its formulas are enriched with nopal cactus extract, know for it's soothing properties, and natural extracts to moisturize and help rejuvenate skin." 

I am constantly finding new and amazing body care items online, in stores, and even at craft fairs. Well, I am so glad I found cleanlogic body care.

The kind people at cleanlogic sent me a few items to try out, and I'm so glad I did!

This amazing body scrubber is just what I needed! I can feel all that dirt and dead skin come off my body when I use this. I liked it so much, that I immediately threw out my old loofah because I loved this scrubber so much! It also has a nifty handle on the back to slip your hand into for each use.

Move over plain, old washcloth! This amazing bath and shower cloth will take care of any place you think you can't reach. It has the perfect feel and leaves your body clean and smooth. 

Are you more of a "bar of soap" person than body wash? Well, then this product is for you! This was my favorite thing I reviewed from Cleanlogic. I'd never heard of a soap + sponge before, but I'm so glad I have now. This bar of soap is so incredible! Not only does it work into a great lather and smell amazing, but it transforms into a sponge as well! It has the extra edge of being able to scrub off dead skin, that a regular bar of soap doesn't. Each bar also comes with it's own little case. If you haven't tried one of these before, I would recommend it. I received the cucumber melon and peach berry bars; both have amazing scents!

Are you more of a body wash person? If so, then you'll want to try out this body wash. It lathered great on my dual textured scrubber and has just a hint of spearmint. With the help of nopal, this body wash will keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free. 

Now, before I talk about the last product I was sent, I want to share about how cool cleanlogic really is! They have created the Inspiration Foundation. What is the foundation about you might ask? Well, it is a non-profit organization with the goal to "empower and enable disabled individuals to become independent enough to live their lives to the fullest." To help achieve this goal, they have braille on their bottles. How awesome is that?!

This lotion is perfect for dry skin! I put this lotion on my legs when they started looking dry, and boy, did this lotion make them feel so smooth and moisturized! 

You can buy any of these products and more on their website or on amazon.

Giveaway: Now Ended

The folks at cleanlogic are going to give one lucky individual their own gift basket full of products! The gift basket will include body lotion, body wash, soap+sponge, stretch bath and shower cloth and mesh loofa! 
Even I'm jealous!

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Ends 12/10

*Special thanks to Cleanlogic for giving products for the review & giveaway! This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Jungle Warefare: A Field Manual for Christian Sales Book Review

I really liked “Jungle Warfare” A basic field manual for Christians in sales by Christopher Cunningham. It is an easy read and if you’re someone with little time on your hands, you can take it day-by-day. Each day has a verse, a “battle plan”, daily prayer, and then a daily thought as well. The battle plan tends to go over your daily verse with you and share different aspects of sales with you. It shares about putting yourself in another’s shoes, preparing yourself for “battle” and trusting in your leader the whole time. Each thought is comprised of your thoughts on the daily verse and a question for two. At the end of each day, there is also a place for prayer requests. I liked this aspect because I could go back and see what prayer requests had already been answered! I also loved how this box intermixed between a “real” field manual and life how it is now. It is so amazing to see how the two intertwine. I would recommend this book for someone is a fan of devotionals and has an appreciation or interest for the military.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Hair Care Review and Giveaway

"I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair. " Hillary Clinton
Now, I'm not saying I agree or disagree with Clinton's politics, but I do agree with this saying. 
I'm constantly wondering how I should wear my hair. 
Short or Long? Curly, Wavy, or Pin Straight?
Well, let me tell you that if you are looking for great shampoo and conditioner that will add volume to your hair, be sure to check out Nick Chavez and his amazing hair care products!
I was able to try a few of their incredible products this week. 

"Achieve Voluptuous Volume!"

The volumizing shampoo is so great! It lathers perfectly and smells beautifully. It gave my hair just the right amount of volume as well. 

"From Limp To Luminous!"

The volumizing conditioner is equally as wonderful! It's so smooth and light. You don't need much to have your hair feel like silk and tangle-free. 

"Hold It!"

This volumizing hair spray is just what you want for a night out on the town. No need to worry about the wind, or your hair going flat over time. This hair spray keeps your hair perfect! I used some when I went to work at 8 in the morning, and then even when I got home at 6, my hair still looked like a million bucks! 

You can buy these products and more on amazon or on the Nick Chavez   website!

While you're on his website, be sure to also find you're perfect match.

Giveaway: Now Ended

Nick Chavez and his team are going to give five (5) that's right FIVE lucky people a set of the volumizing shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray; just like what I reviewed above. Each set has an ARV of  over $60!
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Ends 12/07/10

*Special thanks to Nick Chavez and his team for sponsoring my review and giveaway. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shenzhen Knives Review and Giveaway

"Shenzhen Ceramic Knives is the leading online retailer of ceramic knives and ceramic knife sets. Each knife you purchase comes with a 30-day money back guarantee."

I've always been so jealous of people that can peel a fruit, potato, or vegetable with a peeling knife. I remember, when I was younger, watching my grandmother peel peaches with her "favorite" peeling knife and being so jealous that I couldn't. Of course, as I've gotten older, I've tried and tried to peel things with a knife, but I end up taking huge chunks out of the food or coming close to slicing my finger off! 
Well, I received a ceramic peeler from Shenzhen to review and I love it!

It's so "modern" and classy looking. I know, that's the last thing you'd think to be hearing about a peeler, but I'm someone who likes all of her utensils and kitchen supplies to look nice and sleek. I noticed too, that when I use a traditional peeler, the peels from the food sometimes get caught in the blade. When I used this ceramic peeler, the peelings didn't get caught. It's also very light and comfortable to use. My finger doesn't end up hurting when I'm done peeling!

What are the advantages of ceramic as opposed to a regular blade?
  • They say sharper, longer and are harder than steel
  • They will not rust and are very easy to clean
When you do wash this ceramic peeler, be sure to clean it in a sink with soapy water. Why? Because the motion from the dishwasher might damage the blade. Ceramic is very durable, but not flexible. 
Not only do they have ceramic peelers, but they also have ceramic knives. You can also buy them on amazon. Be sure to check them out!
Giveaway: Ended

Shenzhen Knives is giving one lucky reader their very own ceramic peeler! 
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Ends 12/05/10

*Special thanks to Shenzhen Knives for giving me a peeler to review and then another to giveaway! This review is solely based on my own opinion. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

BlissLiving Home 2010 Holiday Collection Review and Giveaway

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the lights on the houses, the snow on the ground, I even love the Christmas music!
I'm always on the hunt for stylish things for my house for the Christmas holiday. I love decorating for Christmas! (Like I said, I LOVE Christmas!)
I was so excited when I received my items from Blissliving Home and their 2010 Holiday Collection.
The first item I pulled out of my box was the beautiful JOY Throw Blanket
I wish I could describe for you the softness of the blanket! It is made of 100% rayon from bamboo. Now, I hadn't heard of rayon before, but with a little help from the dictionary, I learned it's also called "art silk", which is exactly how it feels. Its so silky smooth, has amazing bright colors, and feels so warm and comfortable. I was so impressed with this throw blanket that I brought it in to my co-workers to recommend! 
The second and third items I received go "hand in hand" with each other. 
The JOY-PEACE-WISH Pillow and Obi Band I received are equally as beautiful!
First of all, let me talk a little bit about the pillow. This pillow is so comfortable. Not only is it extremely stylish, but it's practical. It feels like it molds to your head when you're using it and is perfect for any chair, bed, or sofa. The pillow says "joy. peace. wish." not only in English, but in several other languages as well. 
The Obi Band fits perfectly around the pillow, giving it some extra style. The band is made of 100% silk and is quality made. I received the green "peace." band pictured above. You can't see it in the photo, but the back  of the band then says "happy holidays 2010" in the bottom corner. I love the way this pillow looks with the throw blanket. This review has quickly become one of my favorite things I've received!
Giveaway: Now Ended

The generous folks over at Blissliving Home are giving one of you the same things I received for my review! That's right, you'll receive the amazing JOY throw blanket, joy wish peace pillow, and a green peace. obi band! This is a total retail value of $120!
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Ends 11/30/10
*Special thanks to Blissliving Home for the review and giveaway. This review was solely based on my own personal opinion.