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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Will be Gone for a week

Hi all. I know I have been slacking off but work has been kicking my butt. By the time I get home, cook and decompress, I really don't want to blog or anything. I have not entered giveaways for myself for a week or so!! I hate that because I could be winning stuff! Boo!

But I still have some giveaways going on and will have a few more when I get back. But the good thing about my job is that the school the foundation raises money for has Spring Break next week and that means I get it off as well. Yay!

Tom has Spring Break off so we are off to the Dominican Republic for some much needed R&R. Yay! Our kitties will be mad they are left with our house/kitty sitter but oh well. They don't work so they have R&R all the time!

So enter my current giveaways and be prepared for other ones when I get back. I will have Clorox, Seventh Generation, Zhu Zhu Pet, Horizon Milk and a cool Disney Social Media Moms Swag bag giveaway coming up.

Bye and have a great week!!




Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Winner!! Mirra Beauty Products

Drumroll please. The lucky winner of the mirra Beauty Products giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

Kim D.

Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank mirra and Global Influence for this great prize and the opportunity for one of my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you didn't win this one, there are a few more giveaways going on. Look on my sidebar for the current list! There are some really good ones!! So enter and win!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

WINNER ~ Crisco Oil Basket!!!

Drumroll please. The lucky winner of the Crisco Oil Basket giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

Marybeth I.

Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank Crisco for this great prize and the opportunity for one of my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you didn't win this one, there are a few more giveaways going on. Look on my sidebar for the current list! There are some really good ones!! So enter and win!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CLOSED ~ Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt "Better For You" Review and Giveaway



I am a huge yogurt fan and I love Yoplait yogurt. I have reviewed several types of Yoplait on this blog thanks to Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. It is always tasty and it is good for me. In my quest to lose weight and feel better, Yoplait is an essential part of my diet.

This newly reformulated Yoplait YoPlus yogurt helps you stay proactive in your own health. YoPlus now provides three important health benefits in each four-oz. cup:

* Antioxidant vitamins A and E (now with 20% of your recommended daily value)
* A blend of probiotic cultures & fiber (three grams of fiber per 4-ounce serving) for digestive health
* Calcium and vitamin D for bone health

It also comes in six delicious flavors including Strawberry, Vanilla, Cherry, Peach, Blackberry Pomegranate and Blueberry Acai. I tried the Strawberry because that's my all time favorite flavor and like all Yoplait yogurt, it was delish!!!

There is also a YoPlus Light (my store didn't have that yet) and it only has 70 calories per cup! I know the minute I see it at my local grocery store, I will snag a pack! This new YoPlus Light comes in 3 different flavors: Honey Vanilla, Strawberry Banana, and Key Lime.

Visit this site and you can get a $1.00 coupon off one package of Yoplait YoPlus yogurt today!*

Along with the coupon I received, I also received a YoPlus "better-for-you" gift pack, that included an on-the-go lunch container with utensils, an insulated lunch bag, and a pedometer. I love this pack. I recently started a new job and this is the perfect lunch pack for me.

And the great people at Yoplait and MyBlogSpark have offered me another "Better For You" Gift Pack for one of my readers!! YAY! So follow the entry rules and good luck!

*This coupon offer for a free 4-pack of Yoplait YoPlus yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.


Mandatory Entry

Visit the Yoplait site and come back and tell me type and flavor of Yoplait yogurt is your favorite!

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* Add my site to your blogroll (1 entry)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky,your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, April 10 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners 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. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: I received the Better for You gift pack from Yoplait and MyBlogSpark for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giveaways Around the Net

Head on over to Mommy Mandy for a shot at a Gel Pro Mat. Okay, I already have one and I ADORE it. Now I need this one for my bathroom, so give a gal a chance and don't enter!

Another giveaway you shouldn't enter because I want it!! Head on over to Valerie's Sweeps 4 Bloggers and enter for a Wellness Mat. These look fantastic as well. I love them because my bad back needs the cushioning especially when I cook!

For you gardeners. Visit KatyDidandKid and enter to win some Hometown Seeds.



If you like Greek yogurt, you may want to head on over to MomStart and enter for a yougurt and spa gift pack. This looks fantastic!

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaways around the Net - Shoffice Pool


I know I have been slacking lately but working full-time has totally cut into my giveaway time!! But there are still some good ones out there like this one. Shoffee.com is having their biggest contest ever and you could win a Keurig and coffee. How awesome is that?

Shoffee.com's 3rd Annual Shoffice Pool Contest is going on right now. It will work like any office pool would. If you like basketball or even if you don't, go and enter! Look at all the cool prizes you can win!!

First Place: Choice of a new Keurig B155 home-office brewer and 24 boxes of Green Mountain Keurig K-Cups, or a FLAVIA Fusion home brewer and 24 cases of FLAVIA coffee, tea and hot chocolate (including FLAVIA's exclusive Dove Hot Chocolate).

First Runner-Up: Receives the prize package that is not chosen by the first-place winner which will be either a new Keurig B155 home-office brewer and 24 boxes of Green Mountain Keurig K-Cups, or a FLAVIA Fusion home brewer and 24 cases of FLAVIA coffee, tea and hot chocolate (including FLAVIA's exclusive Dove Hot Chocolate).

Second Runner-Up: A year's supply of Coffee People Donut Shop Keurig K-Cups (24 boxes) courtesy of Diedrich Coffee.

Third Runner-Up: Four (4) boxes of Green Mountain Fair Trade Island Coconut Keurig K-Cups and four (4) boxes of Green Mountain Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend Keurig K-Cups courtesy of Green Mountain Coffee.

Fourth Runner-Up: Four (4) boxes of Timothy's Sugar Bush Maple Keurig K-Cups courtesy of Timothy's World Coffee.

Top 25 Finishers: One (1) Shoffee.com Travel Mug.

I know nothing about Basketball but I am going to ask around and see what the experts (my friends) think. I want free coffee!! You can click to the contest or go to the Shoffee Blog and read all the details! Also you can follow Joe on Twitter and Shoffee on Facebook!! WOO!! Good luck!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

WINNERS!!! Gorton's and Rubbermaid!!

Drumroll please. The winners of the Rubbermaid and Gorton's Giveaways chosen by Random.org are:


Rubbermaid: clallen

Gorton's: Liz, Bleatham, Busy Working Mom, Donna C and Heidi



Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank Gorton's and Rubbermaid for these great prizes and the opportunity for my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you didn't win this one, there are a few more giveaways going on. Look on my sidebar for the current list! There are some really good ones!! So enter and win!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

CLOSED ~ Natura World Review and Giveaway!



I am always looking for new Green Products to highlight on my blog. I try to be as green as I can but I know I have a long way to go. I have featured a few and I figure any change I make towards being greener is a good thing.

I recently had the opportunity to review products from Natura World. Here is a little info about Natura World from their site:

Founded by father and son team, Harry and Ralph Rossdeutscher, Natura was created out of a desire to solve the mystery behind having a healthier, more abundant lifestyle. As research led to the discovery of just how much a quality night’s sleep contributed to a productive daily lifestyle, Natura’s founders searched for a solution that would help people sleep well in order to live better.

The products they sell are designed to help you sleep better. The products I reviewed were the 2 in 1 Blanket Pillow, the Dream Mate Aloe Latex Pillow, the Aromatherapy Spray and the Dream Travel Pillow. Can I say I loved these products?

What I liked about these products was the fact that they are comfortable and did help me sleep better. Not only do they look good but you can tell they are high quality products. I never notice the workmanship on bedding but I did on these products. They are very well made. I also like is that these products allow for air circulation so that repels bacteria and common allergens. You can't wash this in the washer but spot cleaning works!

The Aloe Dream Pillow supported my neck as I slept. The pillow has a granulated core that molds to your body and provides the support I needed. I really liked this because I often find it hard to find a pillow that is firm yet soft. I also have a hard time finding pillows that really help me sleep. Some are either too soft or not soft enough. Because this molds around your body, it really made for a comfortable sleep.

The Aromatherapy Spray is fantastic. It has a clean fresh smell soothing smell that you can use on the Natura World products or your other linens. I used it on all our bedding and it was wonderful.

The travel pillow is like a smaller version of the Dream pillow. I like the size and convenience. You can take this in the car or on a plane trip. It is small enough to put into your carry on luggage or a large purse. This is so much better than the airplane pillows. It's like taking a little piece of home with you. This pillow is machine washable!!

My favorite item though was the 2 in 1 Washable Blanket Pillow. I loved it. Basically it is a 15 x 15 pillow that when turned out turns into a blanket. This is the handiest thing in the world. I tossed this into the car when we went on a road trip and it was great to have it as a pillow and when it got chiller, I just opened it and had a handy blanket. This item is soft and comfy like the other ones. But I adore this because you can take it anywhere including a plane. It's the size of a throw pillow so it fits anywhere.

All the products are made with unbleached cotton percale. They also have a wool lining that helps to regulate temperature next to the skin which allows you to sleep deeper.

The difference between these products and the generic ones you buy at the store is huge. Now they aren't inexpensive but pillows and blankets are something you shouldn't skimp on at all. I know I try to spend a little extra for bedding because it makes a difference especially when you are trying to get a good night's sleep. The fact they use organic materials is a plus!! I am always looking for products that also are green and organic. I would highly recommend these products. They worked great for me!

Now if you want to try a Natura World 2 in 1 Blanket Pillow then you know the drill. The Natura World peeps were wonderful enough to offer me an extra to giveaway to you guys!! Yay! Good Luck.

Mandatory Entry

Visit the Natura World site and come back and tell me what other product you like or want!

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* Add my site to your blogroll (1 entry)
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* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky,your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, April 3 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners 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. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.



Disclosure: I received the sample products mentioned for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Monday, March 8, 2010

WINNERS!!!

The winners of the Progress and TCM Giveaway chosen by Random.org are:

Progresso Soup: Hondaray6
TCM 31 Days of Oscar: Tina Reynolds

Congrats! I have sent you an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank Progresso & Myblogspark and TCM for these great prizes and the opportunity for my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you didn't win this one, there are a few more giveaways going on. Look on my sidebar for the current list! There are some really good ones!! So enter and win!!

CLOSED ~ Mirra Products Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity through Global Influence to try some new beauty products. These new mirra products are available through Kroger.

From the website:
Kroger is proud to introduce mirra, our easy to use, exclusive health and beauty care brand for family-focused women seeking effortless beauty. Mirra combines quality, natural ingredients with the latest science to meet 3 different needs: Daily – routine personal care; Renew – a rejuvenating time out; and Inspire – quick transformations for a night out.

I tried the products for 2 weeks. What I love about these mirra products is that they are made with natural ingredients such as aloe leaf juice, olive oil, bamboo, cranberry, chicory root extracts, honey & more. I am all about natural ingredients especially when it comes to beauty products because it makes a difference. As I get older, I am finding that I have to take the time to pamper my skin and have a daily beauty regiment so I am always looking out for new products to try.

In my box, I received a bottle each of the Daily Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, mirra Replenishing Body Wash, mirra Hydrating Night Treatment, mirra Renew Protective Lotion, mirra Exfoliating and Detoxifying Cleanser and also the mirra Micro Remodeling Cream.

I have to say I loved the shampoo and conditioner. They smelled fresh and clean with just a touch of scent to smell good but not overly perfumy. The products left my hair soft and shiny. And I tell you, I am forever and a day looking for good shampoo for my hair because it will dry out if I am not careful. These kept my hair healthy and looking good. I would definitely buy these again.

The Micro Remodeling Cream and Hydrating Night Treatment were good as well. Although they felt a little watery and a little greasy on my face. To be honest, I usually don't use face cream so I had to get used to it. I don't think the two weeks is enough to notice a huge difference in my face but as I get older, I know that I need to use more facial products whether I want to or not. I am going to give it a few more weeks to see if those little fine lines around my eyes go away or become less noticeable.

I loved the Exfoliating and Detoxifying Cleanser. I am a firm believer in exfoliating my skin and this one worked well and was gentle enough as not to leave my skin feeling sensitive. I am certainly going to continue using this product because it worked super well for me. Now I always warn people about using any type of exfoliating product because you have to be careful that it is not too harsh for your skin. I liked the Body Wash and Protective Lotion. They left my skin feeling smooth and silky and worked well. The smell was nice and not perfumy.

Overall, I liked these products. They are pretty good and there are certainly some that I would use or buy on a regular basis.

If you want to try these products go to Kroger.com and print off the $5 coupon - good when you buy 2 products. You can find the products at your local Kroger store. If you want to win a gift pack of mirra products then all you need to do is ENTER! WOO! Read the rules and you might be able to try these fabulous products for yourself!

Mandatory Entry

Head on over to Kroger and come back and tell me something you learned from the website.

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* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky,your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Sunday, March 21 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners 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. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.



Disclosure: I received mirra sample products for review purposes from The Kroger Company as part of a campaign with the Global Influence Network. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.


About The Kroger Co.:
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,469 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The Company also operates 773 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores, 850 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit http://www.kroger.com/

Sunday, March 7, 2010

CLOSED ~ Bluegala.com Giveaway


Last year I ran several giveaways for alight.com. I love alight.com because they make really cute clothes for voluptuous gals like me. If you like you can read the initial review and giveaway here. Well the folks at alight.com have another new website that is not only for plus size ladies but for everyone.

Bluegala offers a wide selection of dresses for all occasions including prom, casual, evening, cocktail, and party dresses and gowns from the top designers. We are part of the alight.com group. For 11 years, we have provided women around the globe with fashionable clothing and great customer service.

Bluegala is the place to go if you need a dress for a special occasion. I went on the site and poked around. They really have some beautiful dresses. You can find Cocktail and Party Dresses at Bluegala . And the dress sizes range from 0 to 18, so there is something for any woman. I am posting a few of my favorite dresses. Right now, they are offering party dresses but soon they will be adding casual dresses, tops, skirts, shrugs, and much more.

Although I wasn't offered a review, I was offered the opportunity to do a giveaway for my readers and you all know I am all about you guys. So one of you will be able to win this cute little black dress in your size. That is adorable for a prom or a night on the town.

So you are wondering how you can win, right? Here are the rules.

Mandatory Entry

Head on over to Bluegala and sign up for the newsletter. You have to be a newsletter subscriber to win. We will check.

Extra Entries

* Go over to Bluegala and come back and tell me what item you like.
* Follow Bluegala on Twitter
* Fan Bluegala on Facebook
* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
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* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
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* Add my site to your blogroll (1 entry)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky,your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Wednesday, March 31 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners 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. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Friday, March 5, 2010

eShakti Review

I recently had the opportunity to check out a clothing website: eShakti. eShakti is a unique online store online that allows custom changes in the style of the garment you order. When you order a clothing item, you get to customize it to your measurements. You can change the sleeves, neckline, length all to suit your size.

"To make every customer look her absolute best by providing amazing drape and always carrying any size she wants, and by letting her change the style too to suit herself."

Since I am a full-figured gal, I am always on the lookout for clothes that fit me and make me look good. eShakti offers sizes from 0-26W and custom sizes too. The eShakti clothes are designer wear items that are not seen in stores. Because they base the item you order on your custom measurements, it will always fit well and look good.

I was able to review this cute summer dress. It was a hard decision because I really liked the clothes at eShakti. They have dresses, jackets, skirts, blouses and pants. When I saw this little dress I knew I wanted it for summer. It has the cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. I was a little reluctant at first because many times I have tried on these types of dresses only to find they look weird on me.

I am rather busty so a lot of times these type of dresses don't work on my body shape. A lot of times the bust area is tight on these dresses even if they are full-figured sizes. But I decided how better to review these products but to order something that usually doesn't work for me.

Ordering was easy. I had to fill out a form with MY measurements. The dress came within a week. There were no tags and you could tell it was custom made. The fabric is beautiful and light and airy. The real test came when I put on the dress. Lo and behold it fit perfectly. I only wish it was summer now so I could wear it right away. The thing I noticed is that the fit around my bust was perfect. It wasn't tight. It wasn't awkward and it fit well.

I am sold. I know I will be ordering again from eShakti because I love clothes and I love clothes that fit well. The prices are very reasonable for custom clothing as well. So check out the eShakti site for some great clothing!


eShakti is also holding a great contest!! Tell them Who is the eShakti woman? and win. The grand prize winner receives $250. 25 entrants receive $50 and everyone else gets a $10 gift certificate to eShakti! WOO! How cool is that? So go enter and tell them I sent you! eShakti has fun, beautiful clothes for everyone in any size! You can also follow eShatki on Facebook and Twitter!

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Tropicana Juicy Rewards

I recently became a Tropicana Juicy Rewards Insider through Savvy Auntie blog! Yippee!

If you love orange juice then this program is for you. The Juicy Rewards program is easy, it's free and if you by Orange Juice you can get codes. The codes will get you points and with those points, you earn rewards.

The rewards are fantastic. You can earn points towards workout gear to camping supplies to admissions to zoos, museums, and amusement parks. So cool!

How do you earn rewards? Buy specially-marked packages of Tropicana, Tropicana Pure Premium and Tropicana Trop50 products featuring the Tropicana Juicy Rewards logo. Once you have your juice, you will find a unique 10 character code on the cap or package. Go over to the Tropicana site, sign up and enter codes. The more points you have the better the rewards.

I visited the site and have my eye on getting a discount at Harrah's resorts. We have one about an hour away and it would be fantastic to get a discount on a long weekend with my hubby! But there are so many other rewards. All you have to do is search for rewards in your area. I live in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere so there are few rewards for attractions. But if you live in a big city, you can probably find tons. I know when I travel, I will check out the Tropicana rewards to see if I can get discounts on attractions on places I go. Cool!

So check out the Tropicana Juicy Rewards plan for yourself. If you already drink Tropicana, it would be fantastic! If not, you should try it because it's our favorite!! To get you started use the code SAVVY-AUNTI* within 6 hours of registering for Juicy Rewards and you'll get one extra bonus point worth $5 in savings immediately! (Please note: there is no 'E" after AUNTI). You can follow Tropicana on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Have fun!!




Disclosure: I received a $50 gift card & 12 points to use for redemption and facilitate my review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Well, I have news. I got a job! I was thinking I would never find a fundraising job around this area but something came up after I got back from Disney.

It is exactly what I used to do and the job description fit me to a T. I am the new Director of Development for a foundation in a nearby town. I won't give too many details because I like to keep my professional life and personal life separate, for now. The drive is about 45 minutes each way and that is the downfall but it is a job that I am excited about it and I think it will work out.

Everyone there seemed really nice and the position is a new one so I have a lot of flexibilty in making it my own. We will see what happens. The bad part is I will not have time to update my blog. I am going to try and keep up this review blog. I have a few giveaways coming up that will not be affected. I will also never give up entering giveaways so I will still be posting my weekly round-up. I think if I take less reviews/giveaways, I can possibly keep up!! So don't go away, I will try to keep bringing you stuff to win!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CLOSED ~ Dove Men+Care Review and Giveaway


I love Dove products. I have reviewed a few here on the blog and I have always been happy with the results. So when I was asked to review the new Dove MEN+CARE products, I knew I had to talk hubby into doing it.

Dove MEN+CARE is the brand’s first-ever product line created specifically for men. The new products are designed for men who have a reached a point in their lives where they are comfortable with themselves, but not in their skin. These products are built on the Dove brand’s heritage, which includes 3 key areas: cleansing, moisturizing, and care. The Dove Men + Care products are clinically proven to fight dryness, with no irritation or tightness, and dermatologist recommended.

These products are made so that men don't have to put up with harsh and drying products. Now men can not only feel comfortable with themselves but literally comfortable in their own skin.

I received a body wash and a bar soap to review. I changed out hubby's regular soap for the new Dove bar. After a day or two, he came to me and said he really liked the new soap. He liked the feel of it and the smell. When I asked him if his skin felt any differently, he said it felt smoother. I wish I could say more but hubby is sometimes oblivious to what he uses. But if he noticed a change, then it's all good. I tried the bar soap the other day and really liked it. My skin did feel smoother after using it. I am trying to convince hubby to use the body wash. I think once the bar soap is done, he will.

Once again, Dove has created a great product. I have yet to find a Dove product I don't like. And I think it's fantastic that they are now focusing on the men. If you want to try the new MEN+CARE products, you can print out a $1 off coupon on the site.

There is also a contest going on. You can celebrate your man’s unsung moments. You can share a a story, photo or video about his unsung moments. Do a great job and you might win your man a backyard makeover just in time for Spring and Summer.

And as usual, the wonderful people at Dove want me to share the goodies with one of my readers. One of you will win a body wash and bar soap! How cool is that. Enter now if you want your man smelling good and feeling good! YAY!


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Deadline: Saturday, March 27 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners 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. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.



Disclosure: I received sample products for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.