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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Clean Happens - Better Life Green Cleaning Products GIVEAWAY

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to win a giveaway for Better Life Green Cleaning Products. I had never ever heard of this company but y'all know how much I love to enter and win giveaways. So I entered because recently I have also been trying to green up my life. I have been trying green products to see if they stack up to the regular chemical stuff. I got lucky and won!!

First, a little background on Better Life. The company was started by two dads, Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs, who wanted products that would be good for their kids, your kids, and our planet.

From their site:
Our household cleaning products aren’t just made for moms and dads; they’re also for Mom Earth. We want a safe place for our families to live in and a safe planet to live on. Better Life products can make that happen. Maybe it’s only a scrubber. Or just a nursery cleaner. Still, the wisdom is spot on: One person can make a difference.

We are a new and exciting company that is revolutionizing the household cleaning products industry. Our products are free of petrochemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), solvents, dyes, synthetic fragrances and other harmful substances. Using renewable resources, we harness the power of mother nature to create a product that performs like no other.


How great is that?

When I finally received my Better Life products they went on my cleaning supply shelf until I ran out of what I was using. We have hardwood floors throughout the house so I bought one of those hardwood floor cleaning mops with the liquid and for a few months they worked fine. But then few weeks ago I noticed that all of a sudden the floors were harder and harder to clean. Somehow the chemicals in the cleaner had probably taken off some of the wax on the floor and it became sticky and tacky. I tried everything short of sanding and refinishing to get it off. It didn't work. Well, one day I was looking for the cleaners and I saw my Better Life products. They have a product called "Simply Floored." I decided to give it a try.

Let me tell you it worked!!! I squirted the Simply Floored on the trouble spots in the bedroom and office and it cleaned them right up. All the stickiness and tackiness came right up. I was "simply floored" at how well it worked. I continued cleaning all the floors in the house and they got very clean and looked great. They got clean and shiny and I was so happy.

My next problem spot is my sink. Now you might find this crazy but I LOVE my sink. It's is one of the best features in my house. It is a huge black Jacuzzi sink that can fit a baby or a medium-sized dog. So many times we prefer washing our dishes by hand instead of the dishwasher because we love the sink. But the problem is that I want to keep it looking good and because it's black all imperfections show up. So I tried the "Even the Kitchen Sink" gentle scrubber. It was great. It cleaned the whole sink with no scratching.

The other products I had won were the "Whatever" all purpose cleaner and the "I Can See Clearly" glass cleaner. These products were good as well. They smell great and I don't have to worry that when I clean the cats might get sick because of the cleaning products. Overall, I am impressed with the whole line. The best part though is that they are good for the environment. And let me tell you, after watching "An Inconvenient Truth" I am all about reducing my carbon footprint and doing my part in slowing down the destruction to the planet.

I loved these products so much, I wrote the Better Life people and told them so. I love finding new products and if I really like them, I will send a note to tell the company. They were happy with my comments and were nice enough to offer me a Better Life Starter Kit to giveaway to my readers. I jumped all over that because as much as I love winning stuff, I like giving it away. So one of you will get this kit and it's fantastic. The giveaway I won didn't come with the tote or the Twist sponges so you guys lucked out!! I also think that more people should be aware of these products and try them. Not only do they clean well but they are good for the Earth. I truly believe that if we all make one change to become greener, it's a positive thing for everyone.

So if you want to win this great pack of products, read the rules below and start commenting. Good Luck!!


Entry Rules

Mandatory Entry :
Visit the Better Life website and come back and tell me one product that you would like to try and why.

Want extra entries?
* Tell me one thing you are doing to help the environment (1 entry)

* Follow a Better Life on Facebook (1 entry)
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to the feed (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter (@carogonza) and tweet this post. You can earn and entry a day by tweeting once a day. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry per day)
* Stumble this post (leave your username so I can verify - 1 entry)
* Fave me on Technorati (leave your username - 1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway (3 entries)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete! How easy is that?

Deadline:
Tuesday, June 16 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick a winner so everyone has a chance to win. PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. US only.


**Don't forget to enter my Rubbermaid 20pc Easy Find Lids All in One Set Giveaway**

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gossip Girl: Real NYC Stories Revealed starring Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash and Dove Go Fresh Burst Soap GIVEAWAY!!!

A few weeks ago Dove go fresh partnered with The CW to create a video series inspired by Gossip Girl to create a video series called “GOSSIP GIRL: Real NYC Stories Revealed.” Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr is partnering with the brand to promote the series in celebration of the launch of the new Dove go fresh Burst Body Wash and body bar.

In conjunction with this video series, I was given the opportunity to try these new products. Now while I am not an avid Gossip Girl watcher, it is one of those guilty pleasures I indulge in especially when Tom is not around. Who doesn't love the drama? I have watched it a few times and liked it. And when I was asked to review the Dove products, I jumped on it.

I have used Dove products since I was small and now they have the new go fresh line of body bars and body wash. I tried the nectarine and white ginger body bar (yummy) and Burst Body Wash. I got my products a few weeks ago and have been using them. Now, I am a soap fiend. I love soaps more that body wash but I use both on occasion. If you came to my house, you would see I have a whole cabinet full of soaps that I collect and use. So to pass my test, the soap better be good or I won't use it. Well the Dove go fresh passed my test. What I love about Dove products is that they always leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized when I use them. So many soaps feel and smell great when showering but then I feel like I have to put on lotion because my skin is still dry. That is not the case with this soap or body wash. After my shower, I felt silky and smooth.

The nectarine and ginger smell is so delish. It is very delicate and not heavy and perfumy. It is really a wonderful body bar and I totally recommend it if you want a body bar or body wash that cleans and doesn't leave your skin oily but it does leave it feeling smooth and soft!

And the best part? One of you will be able to try these products as well. Yes, I have a giveaway. The winner will receive a Dove go fresh Nectarine and white ginger body bar and burst body wash!! YAY! You can also go to the Dove go fresh site and get a $1 coupon if you would like to try the new products. You can also text COUPON to 30241 to get juicy gossip from the girls of "GOSSIP GIRL: Real NYC Stories Revealed" and a valuable coupon from Dove go fresh! (Standard messaging charges/other charges may apply. Charges may apply to all correspondence, including confirmations depending on your wireless data plan. All charges will be billed to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. To quit, text STOP to quit.)

ENTRY RULES

Mandatory Entry:
Visit the GOSSIP GIRL: Real NYC Stories Revealed website and come back and tell me which video you watched and something about it. Or, if you watch Gossip Girl, tell me your favorite character or storyline. Or, go to the Dove go fresh site and tell me which other products you would like to try. You HAVE to do one of these and if you do all three, then you get an extra entry for the ones you do. That's three entries right off the bat.

Want extra entries?
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to the feed (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter (@carogonza) and tweet this post. You can earn and entry a day by tweeting once a day. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry per day)
* Stumble this post (leave your username so I can verify - 1 entry)
* Fav me on Technorati (leave your username - 1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway (3 entries)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete! How easy is that?

Deadline:
Friday, June 5th at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick a winner so everyone has a chance to win. PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. U.S. and Canada only.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wii Giveaway

Wii Giveaway

Christian Personal Finance is celebrating its 2nd birthday with a big giveaway. They are giving away a Nintendo Wii and an iPod.

Go to this site for some great advice on money and finance. It's their 2 year blogiversary so stop by and say hello. Also enter for an iPod!!!

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So go enter or don't because I really want this prize!

Pinecone Research is looking for Survey Takers!



This is a good opportunity for those of you who want to make a little extra money. I know, I know many think survey sites are a little iffy. But I have been a member of Pinecone Research for years and it's legit. I really like it and they have great opportunities. They pay you $3 per survey and then they send you a check. It's easy peasy.

SO if you want to make a little extra money, go sign up. Who can't use a little extra dough?

Click on the button above or this link to go to Pinecone Research

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

**WINNER** Pevonia Botanica Tropicale De-Aging Gift Set Giveaway

Wow, we had 350 entries for this giveaway!!!! That's a lot of entries. But in the end, there can only be one winner. And the winner chosen by Random.org was:

NAPE

Congrats nape! I have emailed you. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will pick a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send out your prize. I think you will totally love this prize.

I want to thank Pevonia Botanica for the opportunity to review products and for also letting me have this great set to giveaway to someone. I love giving stuff away!! I also want to thank everyone who participated. I wish I had more prizes this round since so many people entered but if you didn't win this giveaway, keep an eye out because I have some really good giveaways coming up in June. I will be out of town on vacay for a week but when I get back, I will have at least 4 giveaways and maybe more in June. I will also have a very special unique and tasty giveaway on my other blog, Carolyn in Carolina, that you will not want to miss. So keep an eye out after May 25 for some cool stuff!!!!

Thanks again!

GelPro Mat Review

If you are interested in one of the best products I have found, please go read my review of the GelPro Mat. I am in love with these mats.

Sampling of the review on Carolyn in Carolina:

Can you fall in love with a Mat? GelPro Mat Review
Okay, I didn't want to use this blog to do reviews but I think my story on why I am reviewing the GelPro Mat fits more here on my personal blog than my other blog.

I learned of the GelPro Mats last year while surfing the internets. I stumbled on a blog that was giving one away. I read the description and instantly I knew I wanted and needed one of these. Never heard of a GelPro Mat? Here is the description paraphrased from the site: GelPro Mats are gel filled anti-fatigue mats made especially to help people who love to cook to have something to relieve pain when standing on hard floors for long periods of time. They also help people who might have arthritis, foot pain, plantar fascitis, and diabetes. So you see because the are filled with gel, they help cushion the body and help relieve pain.

Some of you know I have lower back pain like nobody's business so I knew I had to have one. Now I can write up all the info they have on their site, but I won't because I am trying to give an honest review of my experience with this mat. You can visit the GelPro Mat site and get more of the technical details and you should because if you suffer from any of these things, you might want to look into purchasing a GelPro Mat.


READ THE REST, click here

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pevonia Botanica Tropicale De-Aging Gift Set Giveaway

Here it is folks, another great giveaway. I recently had the opportunity to try some Pevonia Botanica products. I have used these products before and always liked them. So when Pevonia Botanica asked me to try their Combo skin products, I said yes. Pevonia Botanica is a wonderful company that offers natural skincare products that you can find in prestigious spas all over the world. As I said, i tried their line of combo skin products which came in a darling travel kit, which included cleanser, lotion, cream, and eye makeup remover and the enzymo-spherides peeling cream which is an awesome exfoliant. I didn't wait to travel to try the products, I started using it at home. They were great. The peeling cream was wonderful because it exfoliated my skin. It felt clean and smooth after I tried it. Then I used the cleanser and cream and my face felt wonderful. I have combo skin it's hard for me to find a products that address that problem but these did. I was very satisfied with the quality of the products.

And now you can try Pevonia Botanica products as well. I have a set of the Tropicale De-Aging line (Papaya-Pineapple fragrance) to give away. God knows I need these products as I am getting older and seeing the old crows feet and lines popping up! But this one is for you!! Here is what you will receive all in a beautiful box. Who wouldn't want this??

De-Aging Saltmousse - This aromatic De-Aging Saltmousse Papaya-Pineapple delivers an aroma-sensory experience. Its fluffy lather removes impurities and toxins by gently polishing your skin. As the salt dissolves, negative ions and repairing tropical fruit extracts are quickly absorbed. Your body emerges velvety-smooth. Ideal for all skin types.

De-Aging Mist - Awaken and infuse your skin with a refreshing boost of hydration any time. Deeply moisturizing, De-Aging Mist Papaya-Pineapple replenishes your skin with an aromatic blend of tropical fruits including Pomegranate, combined with Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Chamomile, and other natural ingredients. Ideal for all skin types.

De-Aging Body Balm- Seductively rich and creamy, the De-Aging Balm Papaya-Pineapple awakens the senses with its delightful aroma and silky texture. Formulated with microemulsified Shea Butter, it is also enriched with Collagen and Elastin Polypeptides, Tegospheres with Retinol, Pomegranate, and other anti-aging tropical fruit extracts. Your skin is wonderfully replenished and visibly repaired. Ideal for all skin types.

Don't these look terrific? One winner will get a set just by entering this giveaway.

Entry Rules

Mandatory Entry :
Visit the Pevonia Botanica website and come back and tell me one product that is recommended for your skin type. You can find this by hitting the Recommended For You tab.

Want extra entries?
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to the feed (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter (@carogonza) and tweet this post. You can earn and entry a day by tweeting once a day. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry per day)
* Stumble this post (leave your username so I can verify - 1 entry)
* Fav me on Technorati (leave your username - 1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway (3 entries)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete! How easy is that?

Deadline:
Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick a winner so everyone has a chance to win. PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. US and Canadian readers only.

**WINNERS ANNOUNCED** Caress Skinwear Collection Body Wash Giveaway

Hi everyone. Random.org picked the following 2 winners:
Nina and Janetfaye

Congrats to both winners. I have DM'd you both and will try emailing if I don't hear back from you. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will pick new winners. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it out your prize. I think you will really like this body wash because it's is so gooooood!!

I want to thank everyone for participating. And if you didn't win this giveaway, please enter my Pevonia Botanica giveaway! This is also a great prize. Keep checking back because I have a few more good giveaways coming up in the next few weeks that you won't want to miss!

Thanks again!!