Friday, August 31, 2012

Rockin Green Laundry Detergent Review

Rockin' Green


Who doesn't love to hear about a new product that's better than one you already use? No one, of course. That's why I know you're all going to love learning about Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent. 

Rockin' Green Sample Packs

Rockin' Green comes in three different varieties including Soft Rock, Classic Rock and Hard Rock. You choose the one for you depending on your type of water. Then you can pick from the great scents they have! Here's your choices: 
  • Smashing Watermelons
  • Motley Clean
  • Rage Against the Raspberries
  • Earth, Wind & Orchids
  • Lavender Mint Revival
  • Mighty, Mighty Marshmallow
  • Bare Naked Babies (unscented)

Here is some ingredient information from their website
"Rockin’ Green is made of safe, phosphate free ingredients which makes it good for the planet and gentler on your little ones. Everything is made with love, and put to the test every single day on my own families diapers and laundry. So you know that I expect only the best from everything that I send out the door.
Ingredients: sodium carbonate , sodium percarbonate, natural chelating agents, sodium sulfate, biodegradable surfactants, natural fragrance oils (if scented is chosen)"
Rockin Green Cloth Diaper & Laundry Detergent in Smashing Watermelons

I used a sample pack today on the two loads of laundry I did. My boyfriend is an Ironworker in NYC, and therefore his clothes are nasty and dirty, full of iron, oil, dirt, and more. This detergent did a wonderful job of cleaning my regular clothes and his dirty work clothes. 


An inside view of the detergent.

They smell great too! I loved not having to smell the overpowering detergent smell I usually get with the big brand detergents I usually use. Rockin' Green in Smashing Watermelons smelled great while washing the clothes, left a nice scent after the wash, but the clothes didn't smell overpowering. Love it!

Rockin' Green also offers Funk Rock, Femme Rock and Dog House Rock, as well as laundry accessories, pail & air fresheners, and Rockin' Gear.
One of the best things about Rockin' Green products! 
I fully support products that are made in the United States of America. I want to put my money back into the country I live in, and support the people of our country who have jobs making these great products. If I can save 1 American job from outsourcing, I want to do it.

Interested in WINNING some Rockin' Green? 
Enter my giveaway!
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Disclaimer - I received these products for the purpose of reviewing them. I was not asked to give a positive review, nor was I compensated for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Dentyne Ice Split2Fit BzzCampaign Review

As a BzzAgent, I was given the opportunity to try the new Dentyne Ice Split2Fit packs and Practice Fresh Breath. 

Dentyne Ice Split2Fit 3 Pack

The 3 pack that I received contained Peppermint (blue), Spearmint (green) and Arctic Chill (black). I tried the Spearmint because that's the only flavor I like. My brother and mom both love the other two flavors though, so they were claimed very quickly. 






You can see in the photos above how the pack opens up like a book, then you can tear along the perforation and have 2 small packs that fit nearly anywhere.  



See? Fits right in my shorts pocket. 


I love the new Split2Fit gum packs. They're really great, way to go Dentyne! Check them out on Twitter and Facebook, and always remember to Practice Safe Breath



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rocky Mountain Popcorn Review

Hey everyone, today I want to share with you what I think of Rocky Mountain Popcorn! My boyfriend and I are huge popcorn fans, we eat it multiple times per week, and we're always ready to try new flavors, brands, etc. This review was perfect for us. 



"What else sets Rocky Mountain Popcorn apart from other popcorn varieties?


In addition to the extremely high moisture content kernels, Rocky Mountain Popcorn is hot air popped instead of wet popped such as movie theatre and ballpark popcorn. This method is not only beneficial in terms of less fat and sodium; it also creates a more uniform and larger pop. The result is rich tasting, lighter and healthier popcorn." (FAQ)


I had heard good things about them in the past, but never had the chance to taste any of their popcorn. Well today I hit the jackpot! I ran to greet the FedEx man when I saw the logo on this box. I ripped it open and this is what I saw:

Best package I've ever gotten.
I was lucky enough to try all of Rocky Mountain's flavors!

Here's what my boyfriend and I thought of each of the flavors:
  • Southwest Cheddar - spicy, has some lingering heat to it. Very good though!
  • White Cheddar - exactly what you would expect, such a great taste.
  • Naked - tasted too plain at first, but then we both decided we really liked it. Just enough salt.
  • Butter - this was so great! It had the perfect amount of butter flavor, and salt too. My boyfriend and I finished the bag right away.
  • Cinnamon Sugar - I finished the bag in one sitting. I never would have chosen this flavor, but I was very happily surprised! Not super sweet, but definitely has enough sugar that you know it's cinnamon sugar flavored.
  • Jalapeno - Okay, this popcorn is amazing. I would like to start off by saying that I'm not a fan of spicy food. I just never liked it. BUT, this jalapeno popcorn is so good! It has such an awesome taste, and it is spicy but not to the point where I couldn't eat it.
  • Caramel - Amazing! It has the perfect amount of flavor, not overwhelmingly sweet or sticky. 
  • Kettle - Sadly, this is the only one I didn't really like. I say that because kettle corn is one of my favorite snack foods. This one just didn't taste right to me. It didn't taste bad, it just wasn't the kind of kettle corn I was expecting. Don't worry, I still ate it.  
Final Opinion: I love Rocky Mountain Popcorn! I loved 7 out of the 8 flavors, they come in very convenient packaging, it's a healthier popcorn than most others, and it is "all natural, gluten-free, nut-free and certified non-GMO."

One of my favorite things about Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company is that they are commited to being earth conscious. Here are some more great facts about the company from their FAQ

"Does Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company utilize any green initiatives? RMPC uses wind energy to produce corrugated cardboard, the packing for the popcorn bags. The manufacturing plant is also part of the SFI initiative. Both the plant and the headquarters of RMPC recycle. And, instead of packaging popcorn in a tin for holidays and gift giving, the company created the ‘Not-A-Tin,” a recycled and recyclable alternative to the traditional metal popcorn tin. Is Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company involved with any charities? RMPC is proud to support not-for-profit children’s charities and those organizations that focus on healthy lifestyles. The company continually supports Children’s Miracle Network, MS, Miracles on Ice and others in as many facets as possible."


You can find the Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company on Facebook, and you can also visit their website to learn more about their brand, flavors, nutrition and more!

COUPON ALERT: Tell all your friends! Type "Rocky" in the coupon code line when you're ordering on their website, and you'll get 5% off!

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Disclaimer - I received these products for the purpose of reviewing. I was not compensated for this post, nor was I asked to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely honest.

Eylure False Lashes Review

Hey everyone! I'm here to share another review with you all. 



I'd like to tell you all a little bit about Eylure, UK's #1 false lashes, before I share my review. Here is some information from their website.
"Eylure's 60 years of beauty heritage brings to you the very best beauty tricks of the trade. From fabulous strip lashes in a multitude of styles, to semi permanent lash extensions there is a lash solution for everyone.Additionally Eylure offers gorgeously shaped brows and enough fashion aid products to prevent even the mildest wardrobe malfunction! Eylure is the home of exciting celebrity partnerships with Girls Aloud lashes by Eylure and the most recent launch, lashes inspired by Sex and the City."
 I was able to try out three different types of Eylure's false lashes.


Eylure carries many different styles of fake eyelashes. 
From pre-glued to adhering yourself, and natural to bold, there's a style for everyone.



Here's what you get: Lashes, adhesive, and instructions.
As you can see, I cut the lashes to fit my eye. It was very easy to do.

The lashes were very easy to apply. I love how they come on a little tray and they are stuck to tape so they don't fall off. The adhesive is super simple to apply, and it dries very fast so you don't have to sit around waiting. You can cut the lashes to fit your eye, and then just stick them along your lash line and you're done!

Here's a shot of me right after I applied the lashes. My real lashes are on the right with just mascara, and the Eylure Naturalites Super Full lashes are on the left.

My own lashes on the left with some mascara, and my lashes with Eylure Naturalites Super Full lashes on the right. You can see how nicely the Eylure lashes blend in with my real lashes, and they have a really nice shape to them.


Overall, I really like Eylure false lashes. They were simple to apply, and they look great.

You can find Eylure products on their website, Facebook, Twitter and in a store near you! Eylure is currently available at Ulta stores, online at www.ulta.com, and in Fred Meyer and Meijer stores across the country. 
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Disclaimer - I was given these products for the purpose of my honest review. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I asked to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Firmoo .com Glasses Review

I'm very excited to tell you all about Firmoo.com. It's a global online optical store, which means you can buy prescription glasses from them.

The glasses.

I have worn glasses since I was in the 2nd grade, so about 14 years now. I've had my fair share of frame choosing dilemmas, and always had trouble finding ones I liked that my insurance covered. On Firmoo.com you can upload a photo of yourself and then "try on" the glasses on your photo, so you can see what they would look like on you! This is seriously one of the best ideas and it was so helpful in choosing a pair of frames for myself.


I also recently lost vision coverage through my insurance, and now have to pay out of pocket for anything eye doctor/glasses related. I was very pleased with the prices on Firmoo! Think about this: you can buy 8 pairs of eyewear at firmoo.com as opposed to 1 pair at local mortar-and-brick store for the same price.




My glasses came in a nice case.
They were set on a piece of  bubble wrap and
 wrapped in a cleaning cloth for protection. 
They came with this drawstring bag.
Also came with an eyeglass tool and 2 extra screws.

Great news everyone, you can get your first pair of glasses for FREE from Firmoo! You just have to pay shipping. Check out the details here: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html. Don't forget to check out Firmoo on Facebook

Monday, August 27, 2012

Blogfest and Book Fair Giveaway


 In honor of Melynda Fleury's close call to losing her eyesight as a result of diabetes, Wayman Publishing is throwing a Blogfest and Book Fair Giveaway during the week of Labor Day. ALL ENTRANTS will have full, unlimited access to download any of the Wayman Publishing's Top 10 Books during these dates:  Sept 2 through Sept 4 (a direct link will be provided to all entrants on Sept 1st).  

Also, Mommy Blog Designs, the blog designer with an excellent reputation for her service and blog designs throughout the blogosphere, has also agreed to contribute one of her Premade Designs with the full package ($269 Value) to one lucky winner for free!  

Last but not least, we are also giving away $200 paypal cash! 




Wayman Publishing  and our other hosts who've helped organize this giveaway (voiceBoksLinkie's Contest LinkiesMommy Blog Designs, and Terri's Little Haven) thanks you for your participation!

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Mail Call 8/27

I received 2 BzzKits today!

I can't wait to try out the gum and go get some candy!

Scentsy Review & Giveaway!


So pretty much everyone has heard of Scentsy by now.  But I didn't know what all the hype was about.  What makes their warmers so great?  Well after I tried some Scentsy products, I understood!  Ashley Eckard filled me in on Scentsy:
"Scentsy Launched July 1st 2004 and is a DSA approved company. What makes Scentsy Fragrance stand out from other candle companies is their wickless warmer that melts the wax to release the aroma using low wattage bulbs. The wax will not burn you and does not release harmful toxins like traditional wick candles. We offer a wide array of scented products from Scented Paks, scent circles, scented foam sanitizers, along with others and a newer collection called the Layers line which includes; Body wash, washer whiffs, perfume and more. 
Scentsy Fragrance also offers ways to save on your favorite products and is constantly releasing new scents and warmers each month and seasonal scents for fall/winter and spring/summer. Our scent and warmer of the month are always 10% off for that month! Another fantastic way to save is our combine a save deals which are always available even on the website. 
This month in particular is a great time to stock up on your favorites, as Scentsy Fragrance is transitioning into the fall/winter collection we are discontinuing some current scents this month (August 2012). Almost all products and some combine and save deals are 10% off this month!The savings don’t end there! When you host a qualifying party you, the hostess, earns rewards. For example when a party totals in 150+ in sales the hostess earns 10% free product on the sales and 1 ½ priced item. The bigger the total sales the bigger the rewards! Not local to me, no worries! I’ll send you a kit with all current scents and catalogs along with tools to get your party pumped!"
I tried the:
  • Whoot Full-Size Scentsy Warmer Premium
  • Three Scentsy bars- Baked Apple Pie, Clean Linen and Beach
  • Enchanted Mist Layers Body Spray

I LOVE my warmer!  It is really cute!  My daughter even named it Mr. Owl.  My husband hates the smell of all cleaning products so I turn it on while cleaning.  The scents last a long time even after it's off.  I have been using mine everyday and plan on using it for a long time!   The Baked Apple Pie smells exactly like it's name.  The only problem is that I keep wanting pie!  The Beach scent also smells like it's name.  It combines all the best scents at the beach into one bar.  My favorite was the Clean Breeze.  It smells like clean laundry that was high out to dry outside. I am deinfineatly buying more when I run out!  The Enchanted Mist Layers Body Spray was a pleasant surprise.  I am not a huge perfume girl but this spray is perfect for me.  It is a great scent that isn't too strong.  My husband asked me why I have been smelling so great lately.  Overall, I have been changed into a lifelong Scentsy fan! Ashley is generously offering one of our readers a huge Scentsy prize pack!  Enter below to win:

Jane Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
Baked Apple Pie Bar
Yuzu Dragon Bar
Route 66 Bar
Love Story Layers Body Lotion
Learn more:
Enter to win below!

Roaring Springs Paper Products Giveaway!

If you all have read my review of Roaring Springs Paper Products, you know how awesome their notebooks are and how much I (and my kitten) love them! 

Here's a quick recap:

The have a great line of spiral notebooks called Genesis that contain a schedule page and folder pockets. They also have a new product called the landscape pad, available in multiple colors and sizes.


Products I Reviewed
Now I'd love to offer one of my readers the chance to win a package of these great products too! 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Roaring Springs Paper Products Review

Roaring Springs Paper Products sent me a great package this week! I received 1, 3 and 5 subject spiral notebooks, two large landscape pads and 3 small landscape pads to try out and then share my honest review with my readers.


So many great Roaring Springs products to try out! 

I love notebooks. It's weird, I know, but I always have a ton of notebooks in my desk, just in case. I write lists like it's my job and doodle constantly. Many people have their to-do lists online or on their phones now, but not me. There's just something about writing on a real piece of paper that's much more satisfying to me. So, you can imagine my excitement when I got this package on my doorstep! 

First I want to talk about the Genesis spiral notebooks

1, 3 and 5 subject spiral notebooks.

They come in various colors so you can coordinate your notebook to your textbook, or just pick your favorite color. 
If you or your children are anything like me, they have a hard time remembering their class schedule on the first few days (or weeks) of school, and after they get back from a long holiday or break too. These Genesis notebooks come with a page that you can fill out with your class schedule and also your general information. This is great if you leave your notebook in class, the teacher knows who to return it to.

There's a schedule page inside the front of each notebook.
Another great thing about the Genesis notebooks is the dividers between the subjects. They are a manilla color and easy to find. They are blank, so you can write the subject name on them, or doodle, whatever you want. There is also a manilla folder pocket page in the front of these notebooks for your loose papers.

Subject dividers.

Here's one of the best things about Roaring Springs! I got this information from their website.

Recycled and Sugarcane Fiber Papers
Roaring Spring supplies products produced with different sustainable papers. These included recycled papers, sugarcane fiber paper, and poo papers.

  • Recycled Papers
    • Roaring Spring uses papers made from post-consumer waste.
    • Post-consumer waste, if not recycled, would typically end in a landfill.
    • Most of the Roaring Spring recycled items contain a minimum of 30% PC waste.
    • Recycled paper comes in both white and colored versions.
  • Sugarcane Fiber Paper
    • Sugarcane fiber is waste material from the sugarcane refining process.
    • This waste material is then used as pulp tp produce fine paper.
    • The result is a smooth, bright sheet produced at very green paper mills.
    • We produce sugarcane items in both white and canary options.



Now here are the landscape pads. I received 2 11" x 9.5" college ruled pads in white and canary. They have 40 sheets per pad, are made of 20# premium recycled paper, and are micro-perforated for easy tear out. I also received 3 colored 8" x 6" landscape pads.



My kitten Lily loves Roaring Springs products too! As soon as I pulled them out of the bag she ran up and laid down on them. Then she went to sleep. Therefore, picture taking was delayed a while. I have learned (the hard way) not to disturb Lily when she finally takes a nap. Enjoy the quiet! Anyway, here's some cute pics with Lily.



I'd like to end by saying that Roaring Springs Paper Products have a new fan! I really love the quality and look of their notebooks, and the fact that they are made of recycled and sugarcane fiber products makes me feel so much better about buying and using them. Make sure you check them out! You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as their main website: http://www.rspaperproducts.com/

Want to win your own paper products? Enter my giveaway!

Back-to-School Supply Giveaway!

It is that time of year again, the true New Year for the parents of school aged children. The Sublime Media Connection wants to help you send your children back to school with the supplies they need!


One very lucky reader is going to win: 
1-3 Ring Binder 
1-4 pack Elmers Glue Sticks 
1-4 oz Elmers Glue 
1-3 pack dry erase markers 
1- 5 pack Bic Brite Liner Highlighters


1-10 pack Bic Mechanical Pencils 
1- 4 pack ola Fashion retractable ball point pens 
1- 10 pack multi point Pencils 
2 pink erasers 
1-64 count Geddes Crayons 
1-Plastic School Activity Box 
1 Trailmaker Classic Clear Back Pack


Enter to win this great prize pack filled with goodies to send your students back to school with between August 24-September 1. This giveaway is open to US residents. 

This giveaway was brought to you by the Sublime Media Connection. The participating bloggers cannot be held responsible for the delivery of this item, as that is the responsibility of the sponsor. If you have any questions regarding the delivery of the prize please email pr@sublimemediaconnection.info. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 23, 2012

hair do. Clip In Bangs Review

I was given the opportunity to try these really cool clip in bangs by hair do. Here's what I thought.


Here's a photo of the bangs in the package.


They were easy to take out, and came in a hair net so they didn't get messed up. There are 3 clips in the bang that you use to attach the piece to your real hair.


Before: Natural Hair
After: With Clip In Bangs

The piece was really easy to put in my hair,  just slide in the 3 clips, pop them closed, and I was done! 



There are longer pieces of hair on the sides of the bangs so that they blend into your real hair better. While the bangs I received are not the same color as my hair, you can see in this photo that they look very real, and if they were the same color, they would be something I would use all the time! 


Check out hair do. by HairUWear to see all of the great styles and colors you can choose from. In addition to the clip in bangs, there are wigs, extensions, ponytails and more!
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I received this product for the purpose of a review. I was not compensated for this post, nor was I asked to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are mine, and they are honest.

"Wolf Pack: Alan, Doug, Stu, and Phil Like This" T-shirt Review

Today I want to share this funny "The Hangover" themed t-shirt from YouLikeThisTshirts.com.
 


Photo from AM T-shirts.


I'm so glad I got to review this shirt! My boyfriend and I both really love the movie "The Hangover" so this shirt really apprealed to us.
 
We ordered a Medium, as that is what Jesse typically wears, and the shirt fit him. He loved the design, how it looked like a Facebook status. It's a really modern shirt that is sure to get you a few compliments.

Jesse wearing the shirt.

I really like this t-shirt, and Jesse says he loves it and will certainly keep wearing it. He says it's comfortable, cool, funny and fits well. 


I checked out the website and found so many more great shirts! From Geeky to Irish to Bacon, there's a shirt for everyone. If you're looking for a unique t-shirt for yourself or as a gift, I highly suggest you check out these positively positive tees


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