Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crowdtap Cottonelle Sampe & Share


I just want to forewarn others who read this that this is a post about trying out toilet paper so there may be some that some may say is "tmi" and well as awkward as it may be for you to read, it's just as awkward for me to write about!

I received one 18 pack and two 4 pack of Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper as well as 3 tubs of Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes. The two 4 packs and 2 sets of wipes was for me to share with friends. I chose to share with my oldest sister and my youngest sister. My oldest sister lives with 3 adults one of which has 2 younger kids. My youngest sister lives with 2 adults. As for me I live with 4 adults but we always have people coming over especially my brother(who lives with us) who has 3 younger kids,one who is 3 and potty trained but still needs help with wiping. The reason I shared how many lived with those trying was to give others an idea of just who all would be able to try these wonderful products. Also the adults all vary in age from 19 to 53 but we do have visitors who are younger and older that did give their opinion as well.

My family usually sticks to Angel Soft but sometimes when we're low on money we will buy cheap store or off brand toilet paper. My dad is the type that doesn't really want to waste money trying something new but when this came in the mail, he was very willing to try it out since it was free. When it arrived my oldest sister was already there and she knew one pk and set of wipes was for her. I had to call my youngest sister to come get hers.

I really liked usually the toilet paper and wipes. The wipes made me feel really fresh and I noticed with the toilet paper,compared to what I've used before, I didn't feel the need to use a lot. I even had to blow my nose and didn't have to use a lot there either. Also with blowing my nose the paper didn't tear apart like I've had some do before. Most everyone that tried the toilet paper and wipes agreed it made them feel fresh. I did bring up that the wipes were safe to flush which is good especially when it comes to younger children who may not have learned you can't flush everything down the toilet.

Speaking of younger children I have to share my 3 year old nephew's response. He's potty trained but does still ask for help when it comes to wiping and well my mom as well as his mom still make sure he wiped well enough even if he doesn't ask for help. Before he went my mom showed him the wipes and the first words out of his mouth were "I don't want to use those,those are for babies." My mom explained to them that his Aunt Rae-Rae(what he calls me) got them and they were for adults,not babies. Well he used one and my mom asked him did he need toilet paper and he replied(referring to the wipes) "Why I'm already clean and it's already dried." My mom said it was just so cute and well the girl living with my sister, her kids are a little older but they loved the wipes as well.

I definitely have to agree with my nephew that when you use the wipes, it does dry quick. I know some say they don't want to use wipes because they don't want to feel wet, but I didn't feel this way at all. Also(and this is TMI) the wipes are perfect for that time of the month when you may not feel fresh at all. I know I always would use baby wipes if they were available during this time because I just didn't feel too clean using just toilet paper.

Product details include:

Toilet Paper:
  • 30% stronger
  • Sewer- and septic-safe
  • Fits standard holders

Wipes:

  • Flushable
  • Break up after flushing
  • Sewer- and septic-safe
  • Alcohol-free
  • OneTouch dispensing tub
  • Great for the entire family

Overall it was a great sample and share. I wish I would've taken pictures of my sisters and those who tried them but they were very busy and I wasn't at home when my nephew was there. I would've asked my mom to take pictures but I didn't know he was going to be there that day. You can find the toilet paper and wipes on Amazon or in various stores such as Walmart or Target. Prices vary but in my opinion they are pretty cheap. You can even find refills for the wipes as well.



Website: https://www.cottonelle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cottonelle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cottonelle


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Monday, April 22, 2013

PunchTab Rewards

Many blogs use PunchTab Rewards. You can earn points towards gift cards just by visiting the site or tweeting once daily. I decided to make a quick list of sites I go to daily. There are many more and I do plan on making a list of more but for now I'll just share these. Most of these blogs also post up great giveaways as well as freebies so you may want to actually check out their content too. Which I also plan on telling you blogs I do follow on here or Facebook to find out about great giveaways and freebies. Enjoy!

Also if you use PunchTab on your site, you're more than welcome to comment with your link and I'll be sure to add it.

http://www.frugalmomandwife.com/
http://www.bayareamommy.com/
http://www.shoresavingswithpatti.com/
http://www.powered-by-mom.com/
http://www.freebiessamplesdeals.com/
http://www.couponcousins.net/
http://www.sweepstakesmama.com/
http://www.couponclipinista.com/
http://www.heidismoneymakingblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.rewards.alexiafoods.com/



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Suave Professionals Sweepstakes

Suave Professionals is having a sweepstakes ending on May 31, 2013. The grand prize is $100,000. They also have weekly and instant win prizes as well so make sure to enter daily! Don't forget to tell your friends as well. Also while supplies last when you enter you'll be able to get free samples for Moroccan Infusions.

You can check out their general rules for a list of prizes. Just scroll down the page.


CLICK HERE to enter.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ready For Love Premiere Review(Spoiler Alert)


I watched the premiere for NBC's newest reality dating show Ready For Love. It was 2 hours long which I first want to say is a little long in my opinion. I'm also sure half of it is full of commercials. I will continue to watch the show until the end since I have a mission from Smiley360 but I honestly want to record it to fast forward through all the commercials. For a premiere I can understand maybe it being 2 hours a long but most premieres have more to show and this didn't. It was mostly nothing but filler.

I do like the idea of the show but I really don't see a huge difference between other dating shows. There are 3 guys and the premiere only featured one, Tim Lopez who is in the band white T's. However the next 2 guys will share a single episode. With each guy they get to choose from 3 different sets of 4 girls but only get to choose 3 of each set only based off what she tells them. I definitely like this aspect. So out of 12 possible girls, the guy ends up with 9 and still eliminates one at the end of the "dates." They also have 3 matchmakers, one matchmaker per set. When it comes to elimination rounds, the matchmakers pick one girl they think should go. Out of the 3 girls the matchmakers pick, the guy must choose one to get rid of. On premiere night, Tim picked one to save right away. Then him and the other two girls went down these "tubes" that remind me of the Hunger Games tubes so each girl can give him reason to why she should stay. He picks one and goes back up the tubes with the girl he chooses. That's basically the quick overview of the show, I'm pretty sure it will go the same way with the next 2 guys.

When it comes to reality shows, I think many are steering away from dating shows unless they are full of drama. The most dramatic part of this show I think would be the friend coming back for a chance at love. However she was the one he eliminated on the first night. Now based off the upcoming shows there does seem to be some drama occurring but I think he should've kept the "friend" but I understand it's his choice and we'll see how things go. I would like to see if there is anymore surprises like exes or friends that never got a chance with the next two guys. Based off the previews it looks like there may be.

I would just like to mention how many dating shows I've seen have been filled with beautiful women and men. This one seems no different. I would love to see a dating show with more average people and not model looking people. It would feel more "real" to me. Also where is the racial diversity? I completely understand maybe guys have a preference but you can't tell me every single guy on a dating show prefers Caucasian women the most. Now this one is more diverse than others but still I think it would be fair to even it out. I have friends from different ethnic backgrounds who watched this and this was the first thing they brought up. Also the guys all look white to me although one may be Hispanic but he's still light skin. I'm pretty sure other guys of different background than European want to be a reality show to find love.

Overall it's not too bad but I don't see it lasting to long. My opinion may change over time as I watch it more but so far it doesn't look good. I was following on Facebook and Twitter and seen a quite a few negative reviews. I just hope in the end these guys end up with girls that want them for them and not their money or looks but just in my honest opinion most dating shows seems like the girls only want the guy for that. I could be wrong but that's just what I think. I just don't see how you can be interested in someone that you really don't know except for what you may have seen on t.v.

Stay tune for a review after each episode, at least I'm going to try to review after each one. I'm sure the others won't be as long since I won't have to describe the show to any readers that may not know.

If you're interested you can check on Ready For Love on the main website, the Facebook page or Twitter.

To join Smiley360 which introduced me to the show just go HERE to join. They have many missions where you can try out products. My last mission was for Campbell's Go Soup. You can check out my review for it HERE.

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Campbells Go Soup


I was able to try Campbells Go Soup Moroccan Style Chicken with Chickpeas because I'm a member of Smiley360. I'm not getting paid by anyone to do this review. I actually should've done this a while back but just been busy so hope you like it.

Smiley360 let me try this "Go Soup" out. As you can see I was sent one soup, coupons (10 $2 off coupons) and mustache tattoos(as described on the mission page "fun item to use when sharing." I actually chose to try this particular flavor out but it wasn't a guaranteed I would get it but glad I did.

I'm not much of a soup person but on occasion will eat it. This was pretty good. It does have some spiciness to it which by the name one would probably assume it would. My dad also tried it and said "it wasn't too bad." The flavor may be a little strong for some but overall I loved the way it taste. I love when something actually has flavor to it. If you are a fan of things that are spicy, try this out for sure.

There's quite a bit in this one package but I don't eat a lot so for some it may not be enough. Since I haven't really tried to many soups I honestly cannot compare it to other soups. I will say though from the soups I have tried this was better. Sometimes soups in a can taste like they came from a can. I want soup that tastes homemade or from a restaurant and I feel this did. I could smell it while cooking and it tastes just as good as it smells.

It's easy to cook, you just open the pouch a little and stick it in the microwave. However you can choose to cook on the stove as well. Because it's in this pouch, it would be much easier to put in a lunch. Just have access to a microwave and a bowl and spoon and you're set.

Other flavors of Go Soup include:

  • Golden Lentil with Madras Curry
  • Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda
  • Coconut Curry with Chicken and Shitake Mushrooms
  • Chicken & Quinoa with Poblano Chilies
  • Spicy Chorizo and Pulled Chicken with Black Beans
Make sure to check out their Facebook and website for more information as well as coupons and other deals. You can also check out their website for nutrional information. You can find this soup along with the other flavors on Amazon for $3.51 and shipping is free on orders over $25. A pack of 8 on Amazon would be $28.19. You can also find it in stores like Walmart and I have seen it in a few grocery stores but I would check since availability may vary. I also suggest looking on Google or Bing through their "Shopping" tab.

If you're interested in joining Smiley360 to try out products as well just join by clicking HERE.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil


I'm a BzzAgent and from time to time I get to try out products. Today I'm doing a review for Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil. I am not getting paid to do this review and purely doing it to help others know more about this product.

This is for not only your hair but also your face and skin in general. I tried it with all three and had great results with all of them. It made my hair really soft. It left it looking shiny but not greasy. I do recommend using in moderation as I'm sure if you were to use too much, it would look greasy. As for my face and skin, it left it really soft. Even with my skin there was no greasy feeling there either. It also smells great in my opinion. Overall I had a great experience with it and would recommend anyone wanting softer hair and skin to try it out.

You can find it at many mass retailers both in store and online such as Amazon for anywhere from $5-$11 depending on where you buy it.

Ingredients include:

Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Isododecane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Citronellol, Isoeugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free shirt & tie

You can win a free shirt and tie from Frank & Oak. All you have to do is refer 12 friends. After signing up by clicking HERE just share your link on Facebook or wherever you may choose to. They just have to hit "Like" and then "Participate." This contest will be open until April 6, 2013.

I haven't been aware of this offer too long or else I would've shared it earlier. Make sure to subscribe to my blog for reviews and giveaways(none by me but others I've come acrossed I wanted to share).

Monday, April 1, 2013

Not Your Mother's® She's a Tease


I received Not Your Mother's She's a Tease Volumizing Hairspray complimentary from Influenster in my SweetHeart VoxBox. As you can see from the picture it's a 2oz bottle and infused with Apple Blossom and Bamboo. I love the way the bottle looks even though mine looks like it may have been used. I think it's very colorful. I could smell the scent before even spraying it as well. 

After using this a while I would have to say it's not too bad. I didn't mind the scent at all but I swear I could smell it when washing my hair out in the shower. It holds up hair pretty well but I would say other brands are better from my experience but I also have long, thick hair that takes a lot of product to use and even then I've yet to find any product that works good and holds up all day with my hair. It worked great for my sister though who has thin & medium length hair. She agreed that it smells pretty good and isn't your average smell for hairsprays. The scent I would say is definitely "not your mother's."

I love how it didn't leave my hair too stiff or sticky feeling but was working still. I hate how many products,even if you use a little, will leave your hair stiff and/or sticky feeling. They also are hard to rinse out but this wasn't. I actually slept in it and by morning it felt as if I didn't even wear hairspray the night before. This has never happened to me before as usually my hair is still stiff the next day.

I would recommend the product to others. You can find it at places such as CVS, Target, Walmart or ULTA Beauty for about $6.00 for a full size bottle( 8 oz). I also have seen it on Amazon as well.

Ingredients include:

SD alcohol 40-B, hydrofluorocarbon 152A, butyl ester of PVM/MA copolymer, PEG/PPG-17/18 dimethicone, aminomethyl propanol, phenyl trimethicone, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, honey extract, bambusa vulgaris leaf extract, panthenol, water (aqua), propylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, benzophenone-4, fragrance (parfum).

You can check out other Not Your Mother's products on their main website and also check out their Facebook and Twitter page. Also check out the She's a Tease product page on Influenster with more information and other member reviews.