Thursday, April 4, 2013

We Have Winners

Purex Crystals for Baby winner's are #402 Donna G and #327 Teresa T

Eco Bella winner is #441 Dawn B
 
Skin QR Organics winner is #144 Donna G

Spring Clean your Skin Routine with Biore! winners are #190 Donna G, #445 Amanda H, #206 Amy B, #456 Crissy D, and #365 Fiona N


Shabby Apple winner is #389 Happily S

Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds winner is #144 Tree

Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends winners are #313 Laura S and #144 Shelley P

Dry Idea Advanced Dry Pulse Activated Wetness Protection Deodorant winners are #256 Tami V, #315 Fiona N, #226 Angela S

Purex with Crystals Fragrnace Detergent Review/Giveaway 2 Winners


Ever since I have become a Purex insider, Purex has become the only detergent that I will use. I just love how well the product works. It cleans our clothes with ease; it smells great, is affordable and is great for my kid’s delicate skin. With a family of four and soon to be five, it is important to use a detergent that offers all that I just mentioned. I am excited to try the newest addition of products to the Purex family. Purex with Crystals Fragrance Detergent is the newest addition and I absolutely love it.

Since March is here, we have been having some nice warm days followed by cold days. On the warm days, I take complete advantage and line-dry my clothes outside. I just love the fresh air and breeze combined with a Purex fresh fragrance. So, sheet and blanket day fell on a really nice and warm day, which come only once in a while here in March. I was all for the chance to see how well Purex with Crsystals would really work. If, in fact, it would keep my clothes soft I already knew I would be happy with how clean my clothes would be. I wanted to know how soft they would turn out. 

Carmex Healing Cream & Lotion Review/Giveaway


I am so happy Spring is here! Unfortunately the winter weather is going to keep its cold face just a little while longer. Which means we are still going to have to wear hats, gloves and scarves. This means we are still going to have chapped lips, hands and faces. This is where Carmex comes into play. Carmex offers a wide range of products to help with the skin issues we will continue to have while the seasons are changing. I was recently sent the Hydrating Lotion and also the Healing Cream along with a really cool yellow Carmex hoodie.
 I have actually used both of these products in the past, we have used them this winter to keep our skin healthy. The lotion is very light and is perfect for everyday use. While the cream is more for moments when you have really dry skin and need more intensive treatment. Both products work great and really help with those skin issues we deal with in the winter months. 

Roma Downey's Little Angles Prayers For Every Day Book Review/Giveaway

The Roma Downey's Little Angles collection is such a lovely collection for kids and parents to enjoy together. The "Prayers For Everyday" is an amazing addition to the already amazing collection.
I love that this book offers 50 prayers, each going into detail about an issue or concern that a toddler might face. This book offers cute little prayers that children can recite before they go to bed, or whenever they feel the time is right. 

Little Angels Prayers for Every Day features more than 50 simple rhyming prayers that cover a typical day and the typical worries of a young child. From waking in the morning to going to sleep at night, from thanking God for a meal to praying for His comfort when afraid, the prayers here will help little ones to see that any moment is a good moment to talk to God. Relevant Bible verses are scattered throughout the book as well! 

Brian & Amy Juices and the Mangosteen Juices Review

With all of the products that are available on the market today, finding a certain beverage can be easier than ever. When I was a kid, I used to love it when dad would come home with coconuts. We would drink the water from inside them with straws, through holes that dad poked in the shell. Coconut juice is good. It is not just good to drink; it is also nice to have for cooking. I was thrilled with the opportunity to do a review on the Brian & Amy Juices and the Mangosteen Juices.

The coconut juice was great. Some of the cans contained pulp, some did not, the flavor was refreshing and clean. I personally liked the pulp free better than the ones with pulp. I used the cans with pulp for cooking, as I have several recipes that call for coconut juice. Some of the cans had lime flavoring added, an interesting and sweet combination. The coconut water is flavorful and contains no preservatives. It is all natural, straight from the coconut. Because of this, you should consume very shortly after opening the can. The cans are very thick. They are recyclable and solid, like little barrels.

Emmy Rossum - Biore Plus Giveaway with 5 Winners

 Actress Emmy Rossum looked stunning at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 2nd in New York City. Rossum’s makeup artist – Jake Bailey – shows your readers how to get her 60's-inspired look:

“We wanted to create a mod look, but bring it into this millennium with really clean, glowing skin and a dramatic eye,” says Bailey.

To Get The Look:
*Create the perfect canvas for any makeup look – a flawless, glowing complexion – with Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub ($6.49; drugstores nationwide). Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub gently cleanses and polishes skin without harsh side effects or over-drying.

ORICO LONDON

 I’m excited to share with you a new brand that is launching just in time for Earth Day and Green Awareness Month. Orico London, an all-natural and organic line that is certified by the Ecocert Greenlife Standards, already has a cult-like following in the UK and is now available to consumers in the U.S.!

In order to reduce waste and be friendlier to the Earth, Orico does not have outer packaging and all Orico packaging is recyclable. The environment is very important to the brand which is why they work with the European packaging waste legislation, a directive that aims to prevent the production of packaging waste by reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.

Orico also supports The World Land Trust (WLT). The UK based conservation organization works to save critically threatened habitats around the world. WLT aims to conserve threatened habitats and species mainly through land acquisition to protect and manage these habitats for the future. WLT works to save a range of crucial habitats from tropical forest, to grasslands and wetlands, which are home to a wealth of endangered and endemic species.

"We are proud to sponsor the World Land Trust which offers wide reaching effective help across the globe, whose patron, Sir David Attenborough is one of the world’s greatest naturalists and has been a personal inspiration to me since childhood." – Shirin Valipour, Orico Founder

Below please find some of the stand out products from the range:

ORICO SUPERICO VITAMIN RICH FACE OIL ($47)

Instantly moisturize and nourish dry and thirsty skin with the fast absorbing Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil. Using nourishing vitamins, omega oils, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Superico leaves skin soft and rejuvenated. Antioxidant rice bran oil helps delay the effects of aging while Tamanu and rosehip oil help restore skin’s natural moisture balance. Superico is a beautiful way to start and end the day.

ORICO STREETWISE OXYGENATING DAY CREAM ($42)

All-natural antioxidants with macadamia and argan oil help to reduce wrinkles, restore moisture levels, and increase firmness and skin radiance. Featuring lysate extract bioactive, known to produce beneficial growth promoting properties, this organic powerhouse has the ability to increase oxygen intake within cells. An increase in oxygen within skin cells helps to increase collagen production and cell renewal, and build moisture content to give skin a clinically proven plumper, smoother, and improved appearance in 82% of test subjects. This active ingredient also helps to protect from stresses that attack and age skin, such as pollution.

ORICO RUSH HOUR DRY BODY OIL ($40)

This rapidly absorbed, ultra-nourishing organic body oil restores and revitalizes urban-exposed skin to its sheer, silken, radiant and glowing best. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, Rosehip oil, Macadamia oil and cell regenerating Baobab oil, Rush Hour Vibrant Dry Body Oil is the smart and fast solution for a city lifestyle. Apply and run.

Where to purchase: www.oricolondon.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

New launches from John Frieda Plus Reviews!!

Whether it’s touchable volume or fade-proof color, the experts at John Frieda never stop innovating. Now John Frieda introduces an array of NEW breakthroughs developed to take styling and colour to the next level. With new additions to the Precision Foam Colour, Colour Care, and Luxurious Volume lines, John Frieda’s salon-caliber formulations empower every woman to bring out the best in her style.

Discover the latest from the Precision Foam Colour, Colour Care, and Luxurious Volume lines:


John Frieda Luxurious Volume 
Fight flat hair in the shower with the reformulated Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner—the duo creates the perfect foundation for full, natural looking and feeling volume. Trade in your arsenal of volume boosters for John Frieda’s breakthrough Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray, developed to deliver a salon-quality blowout at home.

Get 3D Lip Shine with Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Glossy Sticks!

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching- it’s the perfect time to add a pop color to your look! 

SOAP & GLORY SEXY MOTHER PUCKER GLOSSY STICK gives your lips a natural glow all while softening and moisturizing!

SOAP & GLORY SEXY MOTHER PUCKER GLOSSY STICK $16.00

Ultra-hydrating and glide-on-smooth, these new lustrous lip crayons give a subtle – but definite – wash of creamy color in three “you’ve gotta get ‘m shades”. Buzz-free (this one visually volumizes without the tingle), this 3D lip shine is packed with collagen-boosting pre-peptides for fuller, plumper-looking lips, while the exclusive ultimate shine & shaping technology and 3D plump complex build a firming network that defines and instantly wraps to your lips.

Available in Nudist, Fuschia-ristic, and Plum Jam.

Where to purchase: Sephora and www.sephora.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Lavanila's NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection

Looking for a new spring scent? Search no further than Lavanila’s NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Make an airy impression with this modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, fresh bamboo, lush watery fruits and pure Madagascar vanilla – sure to be the brand’s cleanest take on vanilla yet!

The Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection Includes:


    The Healthy Fragrance ($58)
Unlike traditional fragrances, The Healthy Fragrance in Fresh Vanilla Lemon is beautifully made using pampering, natural ingredients. 


    The Healthy Deodorant ($18)
A breakthrough in natural deodorants that delivers mighty protection against odor. For invigorating confidence, The Healthy Deodorant leaves behind a delicate trail of light citrus and powdery vanilla.


    The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19)
Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able fragrance lets you dab on lemon goodness whenever you need a quick refresher. The perfect perfume pick-me-up!

Where to purchase: Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.



Smokey Eye Essentials from Rimmel London

The smokey eye has been all over the red carpet and runways this season, and this sultry look isn’t limited to blacks and greys. Kristen Stewart rocked the purple smokey eye at the Kids’ Choice Awards, and Emmy Rossum stepped out recently with a sultry green take. Below, find all the essentials of a smokey eye from Rimmel London.

ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49 each)
Start by lining and defining eyes with shocking color that lasts. This ultra smooth and creamy formula glides on easily, and the waterproof, sweat-proof, and smudge-proof liner is even safe for sensitive eyes. Available in 10 shades. (Shown: Purple, Black, Taupe)


ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks ($4.49 each)
Sweep on high impact color with a precision tip applicator that helps this ultra-soft shadow stick glide on for a shiny and luminous finish. Available in 9 shades. (Shown: Paranoid Purple, Gossip Green, Guilty Grey)

Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows ($5.71 each)
Add depth with this unique 4-shade palette with multi-reflective pigments that look perfect under any light. The velvety, creamy formula blends effortlessly for up to ten hours of wear. Available in 8 shades. (Shown: Green Park, Purple Reign).


ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara ($6.99 each)
Give lashes scandalous volume and lift with Rimmel’s newest breakthrough brush, made with a flat side for volume and a ball tip for lasting lift. The fiber-enriched formula adds length. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Father's Day Must Haves - L'Occitane

Give him the gift of indulgence this Father's Day with luxe gifts from L'OCCITANE. Whether you're shopping for the traditional guy or the modern man, there's a L'OCCITANE item just for him:

Limited-Edition Shaving Essentials:

*Plisson for L’Occitane Razor ($55): Plisson, the brand behind the “Holy Grail” of shaving essentials, created this exceptional razor exclusively for L’Occitane with chromed brass and exotic wood for a close and comfortable shave.

*Plisson for L’Occitane Shaving Brush ($85): Also, created exclusively for L’Occitane, this soft brush is made with badger hair bristles and a rosewood handle to create the ultimate shaving experience.


Fashionable Gift Boxes Adorned with a Playful Moustache:

*Cade Gift Set ($55): Treat the special guy in your life to the ultimate grooming experience with this complete kit, which features everything he needs to achieve a smooth, clean shave.

*L’Occitan Gift Set ($65): Celebrating classic Provence and its men, indulge in the rawest French ingredients with this fragrance. For a man who never forgets his origins.

*Verdon Gift Set ($55): Surprise a loved one with a range of skincare products made to energize the skin and revitalize the mind. For a man always on the move!
 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.


Seeking Submissions for the 2013 Mother's Day and the Father's Day Gift Guides

Do you have a product or service that would make an amazing gift for the Mom or Dad in your life? If you would like for your item to be highlighted, please submit it for the Dragonfly Sweetnest's  Mother and Father Day Gift Guide. You can use the "contact me" form for more information.

 

L'Occitane Fragrance Collection - Mother's Day Gift Guide

I would love to share with you L’Occitane’s new fragrance collection inspired by Grasse, the world capital of perfumery. Debuting on April 17th (just in time for Mother’s Day), L’Occitane will introduce a four new fragrances each with corresponding body lotions; shower gels and soaps. The luxurious scents include:

*Jasmin & Bergamote: Bergamote discreetly brightens the scent and continues to retain a lingering presence while Jasmine reveals all its facets. The balance fluctuates between petals and leaves, freshness and sensuality.

*Magnolia & Mure: Between flower and fruit, the Magnolia essence provides the prelude to wild and slightly musky Blackberry notes. Present throughout the fragrance, Blackberry gives a tenderness to the woody structure.

*Vanilla & Narcisse: Discreet at first, the scent of Narcissus swells to reveal a bouquet of white flowers and spicy heart accords. Finally, Vanilla borrows the wilder untamed notes of Narcissus that gives it its spirit.

*Thé Vert & Bigarade: Essential and aimed at both women and men, it has a thirst-quenching effect, when sparkling citrus notes burst forth in an accord of sweet and bitter Orange.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. 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. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

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