Monday, May 31, 2010

Just to let you all know

I will be gone from the 5th to the 12th on vacation, without internet access. I hope to have a lot of great reviews and giveaways to post when I get back! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

FunkSisterGallery.com Review and Giveaway

If you're tired of mundane, boring, jewelry and want to switch up your style, you should turn your attention to Julie Feldman. She is the creator of FunkSisterGallery.com. The jewelry featured for sale on this website is anything but boring. The jewelry is of bright colors, unique shapes and hand-made. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even pendants are available. Jewelry isn't the only thing for sale. You can buy coaster and coaster sets, plates and platters, and even sushi sets! This website truly has something for everyone's taste and style. This jewlery would be perfect for a birthday present, any kind of holiday present, or just because you're thinking of the person!

Some information about FunkSisterGallery.com
These hand made, one of a kind pieces of jewelry and gift items are made using a variety of fusible glass products. Dichroic glass has a metallic look surface, comes in a vivid range of colors and textures and is used in almost all of my pieces. After careful cutting, layering and placement, the glass goes into a kiln and fires once or several times depending on what the desired outcome is. For the initial firing when the temperature reaches around 1435 degrees the heat gets turned off and the annealing or cooling process begins and the result is nothing short of magical. If an item is getting slumped and taking on another shape other than a flat piece of glass, it gets put into a mold and fired again until the desired shape is achieved.

I was sent the layered dichroic earrings in the medium size.


Layers of patterned and solid pieces of fused dichroic glass make these earrings a must have! The shapes and colors make them quite unique. The glass measures approximately 1" x .75" and hang on sterling silver ear wires.

These earrings are very pretty and colorful and could match well with so many things. The versatility of the earrings is great! I like that each piece of Julie's jewelry is handmade and original. The earrings are not heavy on my ears, which is important to me. No matter how much I like how earrings look, if they are too heavy I will not wear them. I think it is special to have something that is handmade, unlike just going to the mall and buying a pair of earrings that anyone else could have too. The jewelry is built to last and is made very well. You won't be disappointed with a piece of this beautiful jewelry!

I am excited to offer a giveaway as well!

GIVEAWAY RULES:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win a pair of earrings from FunkSisterGallery.com
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me what you like about the jewelry featured on FunkSisterGallery.com (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on June 13, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

EssentialSwimwear.com Review and Giveaway

Summer's almost here! This means that it's time to break out the bathing suits and get your swim on! EssentialSwimwear.com offers very cute tankini's in styles that everyone will love. These suits are meant to flatter your body, and make you look the best you possibly can in them.

Here's a picture of a model wearing the bathing suit I got.

The gathered halter top is our most figure-friendly suit. You won't have to worry about a thing as gathers down the bodice of this suit flatter your entire upper body. The extra-long length of this top allows you to gather as much or as little as you want. Ruching at the bust offers added interest and pulls the eye upward. Elastic supports above and below the bust ensure zero unwanted movement. Halter straps tie at the neck.

Front lined with built-in, seamless soft cups.
Nylon/Spandex.


This bathing suit fits me great. I love the "jungle safari" print on it too. The brown and white go nicely together. My only complaint is that I am not sure why the top and bottoms are sold separately. I feel that the bathing suit is of good quality and will hold up through many washings. I've had bathing suits in the past that fall apart after one or two washings, and it's annoying and your money is basically thrown away. I also like that the tops and bottoms are versatile and can go with different suits, you can coordinate different looks this way.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
I will be picking ONE (1) winners to win a bathing suit from EssentialSwimwear.com
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me which suit you would pick if you won. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on June 3, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.




Guy and Eva.com Review and Giveaway

Guy and Eva.com features beautiful jewelry that is unique and one-of-a-kind. I loved looking through the different pages, because all of it was so pretty.
I was sent the Rochelle ring. It is a pretty gold banded ring that features a wide top. The top of the ring has a pink background with delicate handpainted white flowers. Some of the flowers have a little gold bead in the middle of it.
This ring is very pretty and reminds me of something you would wear to a fancy brunch or get together. It's very "cocktail-y." The ring is true to size and fits me perfectly, which is important because I hate tight jewlery.


GIVEAWAY RULES:
I will be picking ONE (1) winners to win an item from Guy and Eva.
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me why you would like to win this giveaway. (1 entry)

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7. FOR 5 EXTRA ENTRIES - Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. Post FIVE separate comments that you've blogged about this.

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11.BONUS BONUS ENTRIES
Entrants may earn an additional SIX entries for doing the following:
- Becoming a fan of Guy and Eva on Facebook and post a comment on wall.
- Follow Guy and Eva on Twitter (@guyandeva)
- Host a Guy and Eva jewelry party
- Become a Guy and Eva advisor
- Purchase an item from Guy and Eva via www.guyandeva.com/shop


Winner will be chosen on June 2, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
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IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.

Want to be a Guy and Eva Advisor?
http://www.guyandeva.com/our-opportunity/become-an-advisor/
Include the benefits of hosting a Guy and Eva jewelry party. Why should you be an advisor? http://www.guyandeva.com/our-parties/hostess-rewards/

Guy and Eva is only responsible for shipping within the United States.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex and The City 2 Soundtrack Review

*This review is made possible thanks to One2OneNetworks.

I LOVE Sex and the city, and have loved it for years and years. I own all seasons of the show and I just think it's a classic show that will never get old. I saw the first movie at 1:30 in the morning the day it came out! (all previous showings were sold out)

I am very excited for the new movie to come out on May 27th. I can't wait to see it. I had the exciting opportunity to review the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. This soundtrack features such great artists as Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Erykah Badu, Cee Lo, Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper and more. The Sex and the City women even sing on a track! The songs are perfect for this movie and certainly give me a "Sex and the City" vibe when I hear them. I am not sure at what parts of the movie they are used for, but I'll soon find out when I see it.



SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK:
Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on May 25th and the film is in theaters May 27th.



The soundtrack features a brand-new duet "Love is Your Color" by Grammy and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, along with global superstar, multi-platinum recording artist and three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis.



Soundtrack includes a new song by platinum-selling CeeLo and International superstar Dido also contributes an exclusive new track.



Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Academy Award® winner Liza Minnelli covers Beyonce’s chart-topper “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”



12-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys performs her own extraordinary new version of the Blondie classic “Rapture”.



The soundtrack also features the stars of Sex and the City 2, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, performing the Helen Reddy classic “I Am Woman.”


Other links:
Soundtrack Website: http://bit.ly/O2Osatc2sdtk
Link to Buy: http://bit.ly/O2Osatc2Amazon
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/O2Osatc2Fbook
Win a call from Sarah Jessica Parker: http://bit.ly/O2OSJPcall

TRACKLISTING:
1. Alicia Keys “Rapture”
2. Dido “Everything to Lose”
3. Cee Lo “Language of Love”
4. Erykah Badu “Window Seat”
5. Natacha Atlas “Kidda”
6. Michael McGregor “Euphrates Dream”
7. Liza Minnelli “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
8. Ricki-Lee "Can't Touch It"
9. Alicia Keys "Emire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"
10. Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis "Love Is Your Color"
11. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon “I Am Woman”
12. Sex and the City Men’s Choir “If Ever I Would Leave You”
13. Sex and the City Men’s Choir “Sunrise, Sunset”
14. Sex and the City Men’s Choir “Till There Was You”
15. Shayna Steele, Jordan Ballard, Kamilah Marshall “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”
16. Liza Minnelli with Billy Stritch “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
17. Cyndi Lauper “True Colors”
18. Aaron Zigman “Divas and Dunes”


Monday, May 24, 2010

CSNStores.com Review Part 2

I needed a new toaster oven, mine was old and not working so well anymore. I was excited when I had the chance to review a new toaster oven that was a lot more modern than the one I previously had.
This is a Black and Decker Classic Toast-R-Oven in silver.


Features:
•4-Slice capacity
•Toast, bake, broil, and reheat functions; 30-minute auto-off timer
•Temperature up to 450 degrees F
•2 Rack positions; fits a 9-inch pizza
•Slide-out crumb tray for quick cleanup
•Compact size
•Broil rack and bake pan included
•Power: 1200 W
•Dimensions: 14.25" H x 18" W x 11.5" D
This Black & Decker Toast-R-Oven Classic Countertop with White finish toasts, cooks, broils and reheats a variety of foods. Enjoy your favorite muffins, individual pizzas, casseroles and more cooked to perfection right on your countertop!

I love the way this toaster oven looks, it's modern and sophisticated. It cooks food well, and I like that it's compact enough to fit on my counter and not take up too much room, since I have a small kitchen. The toaster oven is easy to clean, which is important because crumbs can gather easily. I am overall very satisfied with this product!


Wilton.com Review

I love to bake and cook, and I love using new types of pans and bakeware.
Wilton sent me a cupcake stand that holds 13 cupcakes, and a muffin pan.


I love this, it's the cutest thing!! I can't wait to use it at my next party and display some decorated cupcakes. I saw some stands that held 24 cupcakes but I thought it looked too crowded. The stand looks perfect holding 13. I think the stand itself is of good quality, and won't break with the weight of the cupcakes, and I like the swirl design of it.

Individually decorated cupcakes are the perfect way to add a personal touch to celebrations. Now, with Cupcakes 'N More, you have the perfect way to serve them! The look is fresh and fun, featuring bold silver-finished wire spirals to securely hold each cupcake. The twisting, towering design is perfect for any setting-showers, kids' birthdays, weddings, holidays, graduation parties and more.
Easy to assemble! Just stack each layer of cupcakes onto the locking center rod.

Keeps looking great! Non-toxic, silver-finished metal has a durable non-chip finish.

Collapsible design Stores easily and safely.

Holds 13 cupcakes



This muffin pan is great quality. I've been using silicone muffin pans for years now, but I am switching back to metal, non stick pans now. These aren't as flimsy and are easier to hold and get the cupcakes/muffins out of. I can't wait to make my next batch of cupcakes and then put them in the stand!

Everglide® metal-safe non-stick resists scratching from most metal tools. Oversized handles are designed for easy handling in and out of the oven. Commercial weight construction prevents warping and will distribute heat evenly.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm done with school forever!

I just had my last final in my last class ever!!!

OhNuts.com Review

Who doesn't love snacks? I know I do!! OhNuts.com features delicious assorted nuts, gifts, dried fruits, chocolate, and much more! It's a great site to order food for a party, a graduation, or any kind of event from!

OhNuts.com sent me a pound of pistachios, a pound of jordan almonds, and a 12 pack of rock candy.

Look at these delicious pistachios!

The history of the esteemed pistachios is rooted in royalty. Originally a staple of the Middle East, the pistachio is rumored to have been a favorite of the Queen of Sheba. Today, millions of these creamy, meaty pistachio nuts are grown in California where our expert growers and roasters produce crop after crop of the delightful California pistachios snacks.


The colors of these almonds are perfect for spring time.


Assorted Jordan Almonds are just another delicacy in our outstanding line of nut products. Made with premium California almonds, our Jordan Almonds Koufeta are candy coated with the finest candy shells and we highly recommed them for use as wedding and party favors. Jordan Almonds are available in many more colors. the assorted are ideal for wedding favors in pastel coloring
Super Fine Jordan Almonds.
Approx. 120 Jordan Almonds per lb.
Size: Approx. 1.1" x 0.5" Each


The rock candy


Sizes:
Small: 5.5" long
Large: 6.5" long

Beautiful on a stick and tasty as well, these lollipop Swizzle Sugar Sticks are something to smile about! Our rock candy lollipops come in assorted colors and flavors, and are the perfect choice for a gift basket, a birthday party or a special treat for the kids.


Everything sent to me was very fresh and delicious, I couldn't ask for a better variety to be sent! the rock candy was sweet, but not too sugary. The jordan almonds had a great crunch and the pistachios were so good! Pistachios are my favorite nuts.
The jordan almonds and the pistachios would be great to serve at a party, work event, or a birthday party. You can't go wrong with these treats!




Audiovox Review

I love taking pictures, it's one of my hobbies. Only so many pictures can fit in one album, right? Nobody wants hundreds of picture albums in their house, taking up space and gathering dust though.
Audiovox was kind enough to send me the 10.4" digital pictue frame. This frame is incredibly awesome. It lets me display all my pictures at once. With just a simple click of the included remote, you can view the previous picture, or the picture that's next in line to be shown. This also features a calendar and music. You will never wonder which album that one picture that you're looking for is again, everything is in one frame!


Some stats about the frame:
Image resolution up to 640 x 480 pixels; 4:3 aspect ratio
Digital media-scheduling software with calendar, alarm clock, multiple picture mattings, various viewing modes
128 MB internal memory; store 20-40 high-res pictures
Compatible with SD, MMC, and Memory Stick media
Includes interchangeable frames, remote control and AC adapter

This frame is great. I like that it has interchangable frames (black, a wood grain color, and brown). You can change it depending on your mood or what matches your decor. The resolution quality is great and it displays your pictures vibrantly. I know I will be using this frame for years to come to display all of my future pictures.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Funky Monkey Snacks Review and Giveaway

I really like fruit, and I'm not just saying that. I eat fruit at least 2 or 3 times a week, not only because you're supposed to, but I like it. I don't normally drink special fruit smoothies, or eat fruit snacks, but I eat the real thing.


Funky Monkey Snacks are freeze-dried 100% fruit without any added sugars that contain almost all of the nutrients found in fresh fruit!

Funky Monkey Snacks come in 7 different flavors:

•Applemon – freeze-dried apple & organic cinnamon
•Bananamon – freeze-dried organic banana & organic cinnamon (100% organic)
•Carnaval Mix – freeze-dried organic banana, organic pineapple, apple & papaya (70% organic)
•JiveALime – freeze-dried organic pineapple & lime juice (100% organic)
•MangOJ – freeze-dried mango & orange juice
•Pink Pineapple – freeze-dried organic pineapple & guava (95% organic)
•Purple Funk – freeze-dried organic banana & organic acai (100% organic)

I was sent one of each flavor to try!
My favorite was the applemon and the bananamon. I like the simple flavors, why mess with a good thing right? The fruit was so delicious! The bag held a decent amount of fruit and the pieces were large. I've had fruit snacks before where the fruit was very dry, very chewy, and virtually non-edible. This is not the case! This is a satisfying, healthy snack. The 1 oz. packages of Funky Monkey contain 3 servings of fruit, the .42 oz. packages contain 1 serving of fruit. With Funky Monkey, you won't have to worry about the fruit rotting before you have the chance to eat it!

Some key points about Funky Monkey
Funky Monkey Snacks have no added colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives

Our special, proprietary manufacturing process provides for a crunchier texture vs. conventional freeze-drying techniques

We use full slices and pieces (not dices) of delicious, fresh fruit

Funky Monkey is made in Brazil using tropical fruits at the peak of freshness

Our products are gluten-free and are certified Kosher
One of our 7 flavors, Purple Funk, also includes a├žai, a berry from the Amazon that is viewed as the newest superfood

Bananamon, JiveALime, and Purple Funk are 100% organic! Pink Pineapple is 95% organic, Carnaval Mix is 70% organic.

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking ONE (1) winners to win a sampler pack of Funky Monkey Snacks.
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me why you would like to win. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

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10. Follow me on Facebook for 1 entry.
11. Follow Funky Monkey on Facebook and Twitter for two additional entris.

Winner will be chosen on May 30, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.


BHCosmetics.com Review

I love makeup and cosmetics and because of this my bathroom looks like a mini Sephora. I like to play around with different lipglosses and eyeshadows to find new options that I like.
BHCosmetics offers beautiful, professional makeup that is made to look great!

I chose the 88 color neutral palette


The quality of the makeup is great, and it stays on long! A big pet peeve of mine is when the eyeshadow creases, but this doesn't. The colors of the palette are perfect and they can work for day or night.

I also received the 10 piece professional blush palette.

I love these colors! They are so pretty and simple. I used the light pink and it went on smoothly and perfectly. I didn't have to apply it 50 times to notice results, I noticed the color on my cheeks the first time I applied it.

I really like the simple black casing of the products, it's a sleek and modern look too.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Upcoming CSNStores.com Review (Part 2!)

I was recently contacted by a representative from CSN Stores promotional team and they asked me to do a product review. After browsing their site, I found out that they carry tons of products on their over 200 sites. They have everything from recessed lighting
to living room furniture and kitchen accessories. After spending some time looking through the housewares section, I decided to review a toaster oven. Keep on the lookout for that review!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vapur Review and Giveaway

Do you like drinking bottled water, but are always tired of holding a big clunky bottle? What do you do when you finish the water, but are not near a trash can? You have to stick the bottle in your bag to throw away later, which makes it heavy. Vapur will solve all of your problems!
What exactly is Vapur?
Vapur is the anti-bottle. Vapur is the first flexible water bottle designed to fit in your pocket, purse, backpack or briefcase. Unlike rigid water bottles that are full of hot air when empty, Vapur can be rolled, folded or flattened and tucked away. This means it goes more places and fits in tighter spaces than any other bottle.


Vapur comes in different colors including green, pink, purple, blue, and black. Basically they have a color that everyone will enjoy.


Vapur is a genius product. You can now take your favorite drink along with you, in the smallest, lightest way possible! When the bottle is finished, just roll it up and stick it in your bag, or pocket and you'll forget it's even there! It also comes with a clip so you can clip it onto your purse or backpack or jeans or whatever you want if you don't want to roll it up. This is freezable and dishwasher safe too. It really will make your life so much easier.

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win a Vapur bottle of their color choice.
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me which Vapur bottle you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

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7. FOR 5 EXTRA ENTRIES - Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. Post FIVE separate comments that you've blogged about this.

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Winner will be chosen on May 30, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Softlips Review

I love chapsticks and always seem to be losing them and continuously have to buy more. Chapsticks are very easy to lose, I don't know why!

Softlips was kind enough to send me their entire line of flavors! How awesome!

What is Softlips?
Whether you want to crack down on dry winter lips or add some sparkle to your summertime smile, Softlips® has the products for you. They go on silky smooth—never sticky like some other brands. Plus, every Softlips® stick features SPF sunscreen protection to shield your smile from the sun’s harmful rays. So whether you’re looking to add a whisper of color or a burst of fruity flavor, there are more reasons than ever to love Softlips®.

Softlips has so many delicious flavors such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and so many more! The chapsticks are easy to apply and hydrate your lips well. Some chapsticks just add a thick layer of gunk to your lips which is sticky and doesn't help soothe your chapped lips. The scents of softlips smell good enough to eat too, which is an added plus!

Zynks For Drinks Review and Giveaway

It's easy to have your drinks confused with someone else's, especially if you have the same glass or cup and are drinking the same thing. You can separate your cups, but it's hard to remember who's drink is whose.

Zynks for Drinks had this same thought, and created a great product to help your identify your drink!
What are ZYNKS for drinks?
ZYNKS for drinks are bright, colorful, really-cute charms attached to a unique stretch band designed to fit around almost any beverage. Just snap the band around your soda can, water bottle, cup, sports drink, beer, juice box - well, you get the idea- and you've got a fun, easy way to IDENTIFY YOUR DRINK!


Why use ZYNKS for drinks?
I am so glad you asked! When you use ZYNKS for drinks, you get:
* No more lost beverages!
* No more half-full cans of soda on the coffee table after a party!
* No more germ-o-phobe moms at the play group panicking about which cup belongs to the kid with the runny nose!
* No more waste!!!!
* PLUS, personality!

I was sent the girly zynks pack.


They have other styles such as Ladies Night, Flower Power, Luau, Fun Flops, Food and Drink, Boy themes, etc.

These are very cute and stay on your drink well! I like that they have a pack that can define anyone perfectly! With these you'll never misplace your drink again.

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win a pack of their choosing of Zynks for Drinks.
1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me which pack of Zynks you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posting lately

I have been finishing school, I graduate on Friday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Luna Protein Bars Review

I try to eat anything that is relatively healthy for me, and I love nutritional supplement bars (especially if they taste good, and are good for you. It's an added bonus.) I've been a fan of Luna bars for many years now. My favorites are peppermint stick and s'mores.
I was excited when I had the opportunity to review a new line of Luna brand bars. These are called Luna Protein Bars, and the packaging looks completely different than a regular Luna bar (well they have to differentiate, right?)
I was sent chocolate cherry almond, cookie dough, and chocolate peanut butter.


What is a Luna Protein Bar?
Luna Protein - An indulgent high protein bar specifically designed for women that tastes great and provides natural satiation from organic and all natural ingredients.
12 grams of soy/whey protein
High in Fiber
High in Calcium, Iron, & Folic Acid
Good source of Vitamin D, Antioxidants (Vit. A, C & E)
Nougaty, candy bar-like texture

The first thing I noticed when I ate the cookie dough bar was that they seemed smaller and a lot more dense than a regular luna bar but had the same amount of calories? This could just be my imagination though. The cookie dough flavor was delicious! Usually you feel guilty when you would eat cookie dough because it's full of calories and fat, but no this bar isn't! You can have a guilt free treat that's packed with calcium, folic acid, vitamin d, and iron...that's some food for thought :). I'm not a big lover of fruit flavors in anything besides really fruit itself, so I was happy to see the new proten flavors weren't something along the lines of "berry pie, or "apple tart." Cookie dough and chocolate peanut butter are the flavors that I would go for and actually eat, so it's a nice surprise.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Well, that's a mouthful!

We have a fabulous cupcake shop here in NYC called Crumbs. Well I was in there the other day and I noticed a HUGE, I mean huge might not even be the right word for it, colossal is more like it cupcake! I laughed because it was also so ridiculously large. Here, take a look at it yourself.

Look at the cupcakes in comparison, they are virtually non-existant!
These colossal cupcakes sell for $35, come in 13 different flavors and serve 6-8.
Wow, imagine finishing that all by yourself?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Brightfeet.com Review

I love slippers, whether it's hot or cold out. I don't always like my feet to be covered with socks, but I do like to wear slippers.
Brightfeet offers the coolest slippers! They offer small lights which are at the base of the slipper which are great for night time! There is no switch to turn them on or off. There is a place where the battery goes on the side of the slipper. They are "smart" slippers and turn on in the dark, and turn off in the light. This is to preserve the battery life, which is really helpful.



What is the story behind BrightFeet?
The idea for Brightfeet™ Lighted Slippers came from our founder and experienced inventor, Doug Vick, who after getting up in the middle of the night, bumped into the bedpost while making his way back to the bed. The next day, realizing there were probably millions of people who have done the same thing, he began to work on a product that would allow a person to get out of bed at night and easily and conveniently navigate “hands free” around a darkened house. A few days later the idea for Brightfeet™ was conceived.

Having patented several problem solving products that have been sold to millions of consumers in the U.S. and abroad, Brightfeet™ Lighted Slippers are not only one of his most original inventions, but perhaps his brightest idea yet!


I think these slippers are great! They emit enough light, that you can see but not so much where it is very bright. The slippers are comfortable and fit really well and come in various colors. They are for men and women. This is a great gift for anyone, really, especially if they are hard to buy for.

Bob and Sheri 5.11 Review

I've been listening to Bob and Sheri for as long as I can remember. I grew up in North Carolina, and my mom would always have it on in the car in the mornings when she drove me to high school. I haven't lived in NC for 5 years now, but a few months ago I discovered that I could listen to their radio show through the internet! I was excited to hear the show again, and now I listen to it a few times a week.

Who exactly are Bob and Sheri?
The Bob and Sheri Show is a syndicated U.S. radio program hosted by Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch at radio station WLNK in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show is owned by Greater Media and runs live on over 60 nationwide affiliates from 6 to 10 AM ET.
Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch have co-hosted the show since 1992 when Bob, already established on WLNK's morning drive show, chose Sheri as co-host from over 65 applicants. The regulars on the Bob and Sheri show are Bob, Sheri, Max who is the show's recording engineer, Todd, the show's producer, and Lamar who is the people's movie critic.

Monday, May 11th Show Review
Bob and Sheri have such great chemistry together and their personalities click so well. They offer many funny radio show topics such as morons in the news, the chat room which is my favorite, and various other segments. The chatroom topi today was "do you fight dirty," meaning do you fight with a vengenance?" Bob and Sheri really care about what their callers have to say, and they find out as much of the details of this person's story as they can.

Bob and Sheri are known for divulging information from their personal lives and I really like that they do this. It makes you feel more connected to them, and helps you to relate. You may feel alone about something and you could call in to discuss it and they could express how they've felt that way about a certain issue or problem, or have dealt with it in their lives! These radio hosts always speak of up to date topics but rarely about politics. Celebrities, television, and movies are spoken about frequently.

Bob and Sheri is a great chat show to listen to. It always keeps you on your toes, keeps you entertained, and glued to your radio. You look forward to waking up to these radio personalities every morning!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Please help me go to BlogHer2010

Blogher 2010 is in NYC this year. I'd love to go! Can you all please help me win this?
http://www.bloggerblackbook.com/bloggers/?utm_source=bizcard Please fill this survey out and on the "where did you hear about us" part, please enter my name, Sammi Richardson.
Please let me know when you have done so, so I know!

thanks!!!

Lubieland.com Review and Giveaway

Everyone likes stuffed animals. They are cuddly, cute, and remind us of our childhood.
What are Lubies?
They are adorable, huggable, and tossable, ball shaped pals!

Lubies™ (pronounced LUH-BEES) are Irresistible to Squeeze and Fun to Toss!!!.

These uniquely shaped balls’o’fun were introduced in early 2009 with 8 styles and have since grown to include over 60 styles. A creative brainstorm of Joy Michel (former VP of Creative for Ty who was responsible for designing 1000’s of Beanie Babies™ up until 2007) and Michael Perry (founder and CEO of Rocket USA), the Lubies are safety tested and boast a 0+ age rating.

DID YOU KNOW?

Each Lubie comes with a neat little hang tag that not only illustrates the environment from which the animal comes from, but opens up to reveal a “Did You Know?” fun fact about the animal as well. With over 10 different hang tags and over 70 fun facts to gather, collecting the Lubies is that much more fun.


Lubies come in a range of different styles and they are so cute! You can pick your favorite lubie animal (dog, cat, pig, horse, practically any animal is available) or you can pick your favorite sports team that is represented in a lubie. I was sent the dog lubie and the Mets and Yankees lubie (since I live in NYC, the company insisted!)

Dog Lubie:


Yankee Lubie:


Mets Lubie:


I think lubies are a unique kind of stuffed animal. I like that they are in the shape of a ball because they are easy to hold. I've never seen another product like Lubies before, I am sure they will go far!

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking TEN (10) winners to win a Lubie of their choosing from Lubieland.com
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Alexa's Angels Review and Giveaway

Alexa's Angels offers beautifully handmade and created jewlery. Each piece is unique and unlike anything else I've ever seen.

Alexas Angels is a inspirational jewelry line meant to inspire heartfelt emotion. The line offers many unique gift options including necklaces, bracelets, and angel pins for moms, grandmas, aunts, teachers, and loved ones.



posi+ivi+y is a meaningful collection of bracelets and t-shirts, embellished with plus signs, as a wearable reminder that attitude is a choice and positivity is contagious.



Emma Rose is our NEWEST line which will be launching in early 2010. Emma Rose consists of fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets, ring, hobo handbags, and satin sashes chosen for their unique combination of floral patterns and vivid use of color that can be layered together.

This company's jewlery is great for birthday's, holidays, or just "I'm thinking of you!" Anyone would be thrilled to own a piece of this jewelry.

I was sent the Silk Cord/Multi Small Pearl Sterling Silver Bracelet.

This bracelet is beautiful. It fits me well and looks great on. I love pearls and the pearls are of a high quality on this bracelet. I like that it has a lobster claw closure because it is easy to fasten on this way. This bracelet is very durable, and not flimsy. I will not have to worry about losing it!
Stats about the bracelet:
Sterling Silver/Freshwater Pearl. Lobster claw closure. 7" w/ 1" extender.

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win an item of their choosing from Alexa's Angels.
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Winner will be chosen on May 24, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Crane Humidifier Review and Giveaway

Crane offers very cute humidifiers in different animal shapes. They have pigs, cows, ducks, penguins, Hello Kitty, Spongebob and much more! They have three new designs which interested me though. A shape which is called the "drop." It comes in green, pink, and blue and white. I picked pink. They also have heaters, tower fans, and air purifiers.
Who exactly is Crane?
Since 2005, Crane is the first to put the “fun” into functional ordinary looking cool mist humidifiers. Immediately we knew we hit upon a great concept!

While humidifiers are one of the best ways to relieve nasal congestion during cold and flu season, most people don’t break into a smile about the traditionally unexciting appliance. Crane USA Inc. is proud to introduce their uniquely designed adorable animal shaped cool mist humidifiers along with Crane's licensed humidifier designs such as Hello Kitty, Thomas the Tank and SpongeBob Squarepants.

Crane realizes that more than ever before people are looking to improve their health and their home environment. Crane is a company that recognizes these health concerns and people’s individual lifestyles.


Some product stats:
Cool Mist Humidifier
Model # EE-5301P
Features the “Pink Ribbon”, partial proceeds go towards the fight of breast cancer
Whisper quiet operation
Auto-off function when water tank is empty
Variable mist output control
Removable water tank
Variable humidity control feature
Power on light indicator
Power: 32W
Water tank capacity : 3.4 liter/ 0.9 gallon
Running time per tank: min 11 hours
Moist output: 2.3 gallon/ 8.7 liter per day
Suitable room size: Approx. 250 sq.ft/ 23m2
FDA registered

I picked this humidifer not only because I liked the unique shape and color, but because it's a great humidifer that is quiet (virtually makes NO noise!), it holds a lot of water, and runs for 11 hours! I like that you can move the nozzle wherever you want the cool mist to go. This humidifier is not heavy and is easy to move from room to room. I also think it's wonderful that the sales from each of the pink drop humidifier's goes to fight breast cancer. That is important to me. The humidifier is not hard to operate either, there is a simple nob that you turn to your desired flow of cool mist. Overall, it's a great product!


GIVEAWAY RULES:
I will be picking ONE (1) winner to win a Crane humidifier of their choice
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Winner will be chosen on May 20, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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