Saturday, September 29, 2012

Introducing Rafflecopter!

Hey everyone!

All future contests will now feature Rafflecopter to make your life easier and mine too! If you've already entered my Snuggle contest, make sure that you re-enter using the Rafflecopter system.  If you haven't already entered it, please do!

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Snuggle Review and Giveaway

There are some products out there that are instantly recognizable.  Whether you're familiar with them from a catchy jingle, a memorable commercial, or a certain mascot that represents the product.  Of course everyone associates Snuggle laundry detergent with the Snuggle Bear! This adorable little fuzzy bear has been stealing our hearts since 1983. Who doesn't want Snuggly soft laundry at all times? I know I do!

Snuggle laundry care products bring Snuggly softness and long lasting fresh scents to your family's laundry. From freshness to reduced static cling and wrinkles, Snuggle helps keep you and your family’s clothes full of Snuggly Softness and looking wonderful! There are many products in the Snuggle lineup including Snuggle Ultra Liquids and Sheets – in the scents of Blue Sparkle, Gentle Spring, and Free Clear concentrated fabric softeners and sheets. Recently there's been a new product line introduced, Exhilarations, which features fabric softeners and dryer sheets. This line includes scents such as White Lavender & Sandalwood, Sweet Blossom & Pomegranate, Blue Iris & Bamboo Silk, Wild Orchid & Vanilla, White Lilac and Spring Flowers, and Black Raspberry & Hydrangea. Don't these scents sound fantastic? With each Snuggle product, you're guaranteed 14 days of snuggle soft towels and sheets! It might be hard to not constantly smell your linens. :)

Snuggle is the one fabric softener brands that I've never tried.  I've always wanted to try them because I've heard wonderful things about the company, and also because that bear is so cute too! Having my sheets and towels smell amazing isn't half bad either.  I knew I had to make a home for some bottles of Snuggle on my laundry room shelf.

Snuggle answered my laundry dreams and sent me a package containing a bottle of Exhilirations fabric softener in a white lilac and spring flowers scent, a bottle of Blue Sparkle Ultra Snuggle with fresh release, and a box of Snuggle Blue Sparkle dryer sheets which reduce static cling.

I actually received these products the day I was planning on doing my laundry, which couldn't have been more convenient. What I love most about the fabric softeners is the small size of the bottles.  Usually fabric softener bottles are big and bulky, but these are adorably petite and fit perfectly on my shelf.

As you can see, each bottle features a cute picture of Snuggle bear.  He's even dancing on the Exhilirations bottle. I have not had a chance to use the blue sparkle fabric softener yet.  I first used the Exhilirations.  The bottle is very pretty and caught my eye the second I saw it.  The beautiful green, orange and purple flowers adorning the bottle are very peaceful and calming, which is what you will feel when you use Snuggle Exhilirations. The yellow background is very sunny and even on a cold winter's day it will feel like the middle of Spring when you use this product.  From the moment I opened the bottle and took that first sniff, my senses were filled with the delicious aroma of Spring.  The floral scent is very noticeable and it made me close my eyes when I smelled it. Snuggle take me away!

I threw my clothes in the washing machine and prepared them to be taken away to Snuggle land.  The fabric softener was easy to pour in and I had no issues with it spilling.  Once my clothes were done I took them out of the washer and transferred them to the dryer.  Of course I didn't move them before smelling them.  Did they smell good? Good was an understatement.  They smelled OUT OF THIS WORLD! I'm not the kind of girl who likes very subtle or scent free laundry products.  I want to be able to smell the product on my clothes themselves, not just from the bottle.  The Exhilirations was able to provide me with that wish. My clothes have never smelled so fantastic before. I was in Snuggle heaven!

The back of the Exhilirations bottle said that for even more Snuggle freshness I could use a dryer sheet too.  Of course I wanted to kick up the Snuggleness a notch, so I did just that. The best part about the dryer sheets is that you can smell them through the box.  You don't even have to open the box to smell them, that's how powerful the scent is.  I dropped one into the dryer and waited anxiously for my clothes to finish.  I wanted to experience that Snuggle amazingness firsthand! Finally the clothes were finished and I told my laundry basket that it may never be the same again.  I placed my clothes and sheets and towels in the basket.  I inspected the sheets and towels first.  They were so soft and fluffy and full of Snuggle freshness.  I wanted to fall on them like the Snuggle bear does in the commerical, but of course I controlled myself from doing so. :) Everything smelled so fresh and wonderful, I was very happy with the way my clothes came out. I also noticed that the static cling was also reduced from my clothes, just like the box promised.

I look forward to trying the Blue Sparkle fabric softener in the near future, I am sure I will absolutely love it.

Let me tell you that I washed my clothes on a Monday and it is now 5 days later and the clothes STILL smell fresh as if I just pulled them out of the washing machine.  I am not sure how I've never used Snuggle products before, I really wish I had. These will definitely become a regular staple on the shelf in my laundry room. If you've never used Snuggle's fabric softener previously, I really urge you to. Your clothes and linens will thank you.


This post would not be complete without a vintage Snuggle commercial!


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Friday, September 28, 2012

John Frieda Giveaway

Women routinely like to change up their hairstyles.  Whether you prefer a fancy updo, flat ironed hair, curly locks, or a beautiful perm, there's a hairdo that fits you.  Of course you're going to need the right hair styling tools and products to make that look a reality.  John Frieda is there to make you look your best at all times.




John Frieda is an English celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salons and hair products. This brand is your go-to choice for keeping your hair looking fabulous and beautiful. The brand offers shampoo and conditioners, volumizing products, serums, and of course curling irons, flat irons, and hair brushes. Whatever you need to look beautiful is provided by John Frieda.

If you're a big fan of wavy hair, I have a fabulous product to introduce you to.  The John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Hair Setter will give you those beautiful beachy waves that you love, any time of year!

 Featuring five 2-inch titanium ceramic-coated jumbo rollers, this breakthrough hair setter helps you create silky waves for a naturally sensual look. The cutting-edge, professional-grade design uses a true ionic generator to safely distribute heat throughout hair, so there’s no fear of frizz or dull strands. Hair wraps easily around the generously-sized 2” jumbo rollers, which use an extreme heat feature to heat up instantly, delivering perfectly smooth, voluminous waves in a flash.


Whether you're looking to style your hair for work, a date, an event, or a party, let John Frieda make your hair look fantastic for any occasion.

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Hair Setter.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me what John Frieda products you currently own. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

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4. Subscribe to Sammi's Blog of Life in a Reader (1 entry)

5. Follow me on Blogger. (1 entry)

6. Follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/pinkice88) (1 entry)

7. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) (You can do this daily)

8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

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11. Become a fan of my Facebook fan page for 1 entry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sammis-Blog-of-Life/307593407356)

12. Like John Frieda on Facebook for 1 entry
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13. Follow John Frieda on Twitter for 1 entry
(https://twitter.com/JohnFriedaUS)

Winner will be chosen on October 12th, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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.



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guess Review and Giveaway

Guess was a staple in my wardrobe when I was a teenager. It's the brand that is iconic and very familiar.  I had Guess dresses, shoes, sunglasses, and of course Guess jeans growing up. The brand has been around for many decades now and is enjoyed by women and men of all ages. What I like most about Guess is that the brand is constantly evolving and coming out with clothing for generations to enjoy.

Guess is a designer clothing and accessory brand that is available for men and women, and kids and babies. I love Guess's gorgeous high heels, and I actually own a few pairs. They are so comfortable! What's great about Guess is that their clothing and accessories come in so many styles and patterns to suit anyone's taste.

Since I'm always receiving items for myself, I wanted to have my boyfriend review something too.  When I was offered the opportunity to review a Guess cologne, I knew he would love it. I received a gorgeous crystal blue bottle of Guess's Seductive Homme Blue.  He was in need of a new bottle of cologne and this couldn't have come at a better time.




Guess Seductive Homme Blue is an elegant oriental scent that simply oozes sex appeal. Reminiscent of a cool and invigorating ocean breeze, this woodsy fragrance fuses the laid-back feel of summer with the exhilarating vibe of fall. 
You take a chance with having cologne sent to you that you can't smell in person.  Based on the description I thought it would be a good choice, and I was surely right.  I love the design of the bottle. It's clean, cool, and very modern.  The contrasting dark and light blues are very attractive.

This is truly a fabulous smelling cologne. It's not too strong at all, but very subtle.  I can detect the different notes individually, but all of the notes combine to form one fantastic scent. It sprays on easily and is long lasting.  This fragrance is for day and night and works year round.  I couldn't stop smelling the bottle, it smells that good! My boyfriend switches from fragrance to fragrance because he always finds new favorites, or gets tired of the scent he is currently wearing.  He says this one is his new favorite and he can see himself wearing it for a long time.

If you're looking for a new fragrance for the man in your life, I highly suggest Guess Seductive Homme Blue.  

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a bottle of men's Seductive Homme Blue from Guess.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me if you've ever used a Guess fragrance previously. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

3. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

4. Subscribe to Sammi's Blog of Life in a Reader (1 entry)

5. Follow me on Blogger. (1 entry)

6. Follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/pinkice88) (1 entry)

7. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) (You can do this daily)

8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

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11. Become a fan of my Facebook fan page for 1 entry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sammis-Blog-of-Life/307593407356)

12. Like Guess on Facebook for 1 entry
(https://www.facebook.com/GUESS)

13. Follow Guess on Twitter for 1 entry
(https://twitter.com/GUESS)

Winner will be chosen on October 11th, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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, September 26, 2012

Activewear USA Review

Exercise is vitally important in daily life.  They say that you should workout at least 30 minutes a day everyday.  Not only does exercise help to keep your weight down, it helps to prevent health conditions and diseases among many other benefits. Whether you run on a treadmill, use a rowing machine, or do yoga or pilates, make sure that you enjoy the exercise that you're doing.

Activewear USA carries the greatest selection of women's activewear on the planet.  If you're looking for workout clothes for your zumba class, your next marathon, or any other type of fitness, Activewear USA has you covered. The clothes are stylish and come in a variety of colors and patterns.  The items offered include sports bras, activewear tops and bottoms, footwear, maternity activewear, eco-friendly workout clothing, fitness accessories and much more. Anything you could possibly need to kickstart your exercise routine, they have.

I just recently moved and now have a gym in my building.  This is beyond convenient and I love that I can go to the gym on my own schedule and won't have to worry about traveling to get there either.  Of course I would need a few more new tops and bottoms to workout in.  When I was told I would be able to review a workout top from Activewear USA, I was looking forward to receiving it.

I was sent a navy GGO spaghetti strap long tank. The beautiful dark navy color is perfect for pairing with black or white yoga pants.  This top is one of those workout staples that every woman should own.  Since I do regular cardio exercise, this top was just the right choice for that.

I worked out in this top for the first time today.  It was very comfortable and I liked the way it fit.  I like that it is form fitting and offers support while I exercise.  The material was very breathable and I didn't feel constricted when I exercised. Since my gym is indoors, I can wear this top all year round without worrying about needing to wear a workout jacket over it. The tag says that it is made from bamboo materials! How cool is that? The top feels very luxurious and high quality.  I haven't washed it yet but I can't envision any problems when I do launder it. I am very impressed with this top.

I will be most certainly purchasing any future workout clothes that I might need from Activewear USA.  If you're in need of some new fitness wear, I highly recommend this company.

Please check out Activewear USA on Facebook.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Activewear USA for providing me with this complimentary top in exchange for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

Are you familiar with Campus Book Rentals?

If you're in college, or know someone who is, you know how expensive textbooks can be.  I remember spending anywhere from $300-$400 on textbooks every semester when I was in college.  I bought my textbooks used and they were still very expensive.  My wallet took a huge hit every time I had to go to the local campus bookstore.  I have a great money-saving alternative that you and your bank account will greatly appreciate.


Campus Book Rentals offers you the option of renting your textbooks.  No longer will you have to spend exorbitant amounts of money on books that you will no longer need after one semester.  With Campus Book Rentals, you can save up to 90% and then return them when you're done! The rental process is simple and the rental prices are fantastic.  You simply search for the books you want, rent them, and receive your books with free shipping offered!  When you're done with your books, return them.  Campus Book Rentals provides the return envelope and shipping is free! How convenient is that?

The rental periods range from a semester (130 days), a quarter (85 days), and summer (55 days.) Rental extensions are offered as well as the option to re-rent your books. You are able to treat these books as your own, and even highlight in them too.

Here's an example of a book that you can buy, click here to see.

If you have old textbooks lying around, why not sell them to Campus Book Rentals and make some quick $$? They buy back most books.

I really wish known about this service when I was in school, it would have been so helpful!

*DISCLOSURE* I received compensation from this posting.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
 

Let Sargento Help Your Wedding

Sargento is the leader in cheese products, and now they want to make you the leader in the wedding department!

When two personalities blend into one everlasting love, we call that a wedding. When two cheeses blend together into one amazing taste, we call it Sargento Natural Blends. In celebration of true love and blended cheeses, Sargento invites engaged couples and their family and friends to enter the “Naturally Blended Bliss” contest for a chance to win $5,000 toward the couple’s wedding or honeymoon. If you are in need of a little bit of an extra money boost to make your nuptial dreams come true, this would be the perfect opportunity.

To enter, couples and those nominating a couple must visit the Sargento Facebook page from now until Oct. 30. There they can simply:
  • Tell us one word that describes the couple
  • Submit a photo of the couple
  • Share the couple’s favorite food to pair or blend with cheese at an engagement party
  • Write a short testimonial
Maybe you want to confess your love of using Sargento cheese in a fondue at your engagement party? How about sending in a picture of a couple holding a package of their favorite Sargento cheese? There's a ton of cheesy opportunities to convince Sargento that you're the perfect pick for a potential winner!

Before entering the contest couples can test their compatibility through a cheese personality quiz on the Sargento Facebook page. Are you and your partner one-in-the-same like Double Cheddar or a surprising cheesy pair like Cheddar-Mozzarella? Either way, Sargento knows every couple has its own unique flavor that will help them live happily ever after in Naturally Blended Bliss. Being compatiable in the cheese department is very important!
It’s a fun contest and what couple wouldn’t want $5,000 to make their celebration even more special? Good luck and may your entry experience be as cheesy as possible!
 
*Disclosure* I received complimentary Sargento coupons in exchange for this post.





Sunday, September 23, 2012

Allen Edmonds Review

You only live once and it's important to enjoy the finer things in life. Handcrafted shoes, purses, jewelry, and clothes are all items I love and own. It's important to me to look my best at all times. I value quality over quantity. I'd rather have one pair of expensive quality shoes that will last rather, than a pair of less expensive shoes that I will have to eventually replace. It's vital that you treat yourself every once in a while!

Allen Edmonds shoes are sought throughout the world by men who appreciate true quality and American Classic styling. The company has been around since 1922 and the shoes are made from the highest quality products available. This company also offers shoe care kits, belts, accessories, and apparel. For any of your high-fashion needs, Allen Edmonds has you covered.

The footwear offered is classic and timeless and looks great with practically any outfit you pair them with. The shoes that this company sells are absolutely gorgeous. Allen Edmonds offers many different styles for whatever shoe style and preference you're looking for. You can guarantee that the shoe will be built to last and you'll be very satisfied with it. Whether you want a lace up shoe, a casual shoe like a loafer, or even boots, your shoes needs will be met.

When I was told that I could review another pair of shoes for my boyfriend, I was excited. Together we browsed the pages, our eyes shifting from one pair of beautiful shoes to the next. There were so many pairs that we both liked that it was hard to make a selection. Finally he settled on the Fiesole in tan waxed leather. A great choice, for sure. The shoes came insanely quick, within one day of placing the order! I was floored at how fast they shipped. The shoes were packaged excellently and came in a nice dustbag to store them in too.
Look at these beauties!

The waxed suede body on these fully lined slip-on loafers truly sets them apart from all of Allen Edmond's other Italian styles. Available in black, brown and tan, they have a distressed patina that is both modern and natural, promising to only get better with age. The thicker lug sole, another distinguishing feature, gives these Italian loafers a slightly more forceful character, further guaranteeing that the Fiesole is a shoe that everyone is sure to look up to.

This was his second pair of Allen Edmonds shoes and he couldn't have been any happier. They were absolutely beautiful and fit like a dream and are comfortable. He had no trouble wearing them or walking in them. He was very excited to have them, and the shoes are flawlessly made and simply stunning. The handcrafted suede is soft and smooth. The stitching on the shoes is impeccable. The silver buckle on the front of the shoe is a wonderful elegant touch. The toasted brown color is classic and goes perfectly with dress pants or for a casual look too. That's the beauty of any pair of Allen Edmonds shoes, they work with whatever you're wearing.

My boyfriend couldn't be any happier with this shoe. He can't wait to regularly wear it with some of his favorite shirts and jeans, and for work too!

If you're looking for a quality pair of shoes for the man in your life, Allen Edmonds is the essential choice.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Allen Edmonds for providing me with a complimentary pair of shoes in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sagaform Review

I love anything related to cooking. My kitchen has many different baking pans, baking tools, cookware, serveware, and of course gadgets. Cooking is something that I enjoy and I like to have the latest and hottest equipment to use in my kitchen. I love having items that nobody else has.
Sagaform stands for joyful, innovative gifts for the kitchen and the set table. Indoors and outdoors. Joyful gifts for friends or family, or to spoil yourself with. Anything you could possibly want for the kitchen, Sagaform has. If you want colored wine glasses, funky colored ice cream dishes, serving dishes in the shape of animals, or even a tea set with a retro print, they have you covered. There's truly something for everyone at Sagaform. I like that these products are not the typical items that everyone has in their kitchen. When I was offered the chance to do a review, I was really excited. It was fun looking through the catalog at each product offered. Each page brought something new and different that I had never seen before. It did take me a while to select something as there were so many items that appealed to me. I knew I didn't want to choose something that I already had, but wanted to pick something that I did truly need. I was in the market for a new salad bowl and I saw a great one in the catalog that looked great.
I finally settled on the Sunflower Salad Set with matching servers. This was to replace my old salad bowl set. I wanted something modern and fun. The bright yellow is very warm and inviting and brings extra joy to my kitchen. I like the wavy design of the rim of the bowl, it matches perfectly with the wavy salad servers. The salad servers and the bowl are great quality. The salad bowl is ceramic and is not flimsy at all, it has weight to it. The wooden servers are of high quality too. I used this salad bowl set for the first time last night. The bowl held a lot of salad and was quite roomy. The servers were easy to use and hold and gathered a lot of food into my bowl effortlessly.

You could even get matching yellow or wooden bowls to make the set complete. The best part about the salad bowl is that you don't have to put only salad in it, you could put fruit, pasta, scrambled eggs, and anything else you could think of in it. Anything from Sagaform would make a wonderful housewarming present for that first time homeowner, or a great birthday present for the resident chef in your life.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Sagaform for providing me with the complimentary salad set in exchange for this review. All thoughts and ideas are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BlingGuard Review and Giveaway

I'm a regular jewelry-wearer. I wear two rings everyday (that I never take off) and of course I don't leave my house without earrings either. My earrings are always the large hanging chandelier style ones. This weighs on my ears after a while and I have to take them off because they hurt. My rings are constantly turning and not sitting face forward either. Wouldn't it be nice to have products that would fix these issues? Your fashion dreams can now be fixed!



Bling Guard has two signature fashion-fix products that I now cannot live life without. BlingDots are perfect for heavy earrings and are easy to apply. These discreet and disposable earring backs relieve the weight and pressure of your pierced earrings, while positioning them perfectly on your ears. BlingWraps keep your stunning rings on top, and stop them from turning, twisting or slipping off your finger. These wraps can add up to 1+ ring sizes and are easy-to-use, transparent and disposable. BlingWraps keep your rings looking beautiful while leaving you with the confidence to wear them all the time.

I was sent a package of BlingDots and BlingWraps. These products are absolutely perfect for me and I feel much confidant when I wear my jewelry now.




My rings are always slipping and twisting and it's annoying. The second I fix the ring to be face-forward, I feel like it slips and turns again. Even though my rings are my correct ring size, they've never fit 100% perfectly. Depending on my weight, my finger size sometimes fluctuates and my rings can even become loose. I worry that the rings will become too loose and I could actually lose them. BlingWraps are perfect for making sure your ring fits accurately. You can either wrap the BlingWrap on the inside of your ring, or around your finger and let the ring sit over it. I decided to put the wrap around my finger. The product was easy to apply and in no time my ring was sitting face forward and looking fabulous. The product is discreet and you can barely notice it's on. My ring did not slip or twist at all. It stayed perfectly forward, I was very impressed. If you receive a ring that is too big, just use BlingWraps on it, and it will always fit perfectly. I love that I'll never have to worry about my ring turning or twisting ever again!


BlingDots have really helped my ears. Like I mentioned earlier I love to wear very heavy, hanging earrings. After about 4 or 5 hours of continuous wear, my ears start to feel the pressure of the earrings and they hurt. My only solution before BlingDots was to take the earrings off. I didn't like that because I would prefer to wear the earrings, but it's hard to tolerate pain. With BlingDots I can now wear my favorite earrings again and have support when I wear them too, which is excellent! The dots were easy to apply to my earrings and in no time I was wearing my favorite earrings again. I could not see the product on my earrings when I looked in the mirror. This time they were positioned perfectly and did not twist or turn at all. I felt confident and at ease knowing my ears were being supported and I was not doing them a disservice. I was actually able to wear the earrings all day with no pain! I didn't have to take them off once. I couldn't believe this!

These products are truly lifesavers and I am not sure how I had never discovered them before. They make jewelry wearing so much easier, and a true pleasure! I strongly urge everyone to try BlingGuard if you haven't before.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a pack of BlingWraps and BlingDots.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me why you need BlingGuard in your life. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

3. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

4. Subscribe to Sammi's Blog of Life in a Reader (1 entry)

5. Follow me on Blogger. (1 entry)

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7. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) (You can do this daily)

8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

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12. Like Bling Guard on Facebook for 1 entry
(http://www.facebook.com/BlingGuard)

13. Follow BlingGuard on Twitter for 1 entry
(http://twitter.com/BlingGuard)

Winner will be chosen on October 3rd, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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.




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hot Iron Holster Giveaway

Having a small sink in the bathroom can be a pain when you want to do your hair. The sink is just not large enough to store a hair brush, hairspray, and curling iron on it all at once. Ladies, does this sound familiar? Balancing everything on top of the toilet to use as you need it is not ideal either. What can be done to solve this annoying problem? Don't fret, I have something to help your hair woes!



The Hot Iron Holster is a brand new home and beauty product that solves the problem of where to put hot styling tools. The heat resistant silicone holster provides a convenient way to keep hot styling tools organized and safe in the home, at the salon, or on the go. The proprietary silicone material allows the Hot Iron Holster to cling to any smooth surface without suction cups or adhesives. The product is heat resistant up to 500 degrees F and can be used during heat up, while styling hair, and for cool down. The Hot Iron Holsters adds counter space to pedestal sinks, brings order to cluttered counter tops, and makes a perfect gift for women everywhere. The product comes in pink, purple, black, and white.



This product revolutionizes your sinktop. It allows you to stop the crazy balancing act that in the end can hurt or burn you when your heated styling tools fall. This holster fits on any sink.

This is a perfect invention for females everywhere. Why not put a can of hairspray and a hairbrush in the holster while you do your hair for easy access? Or you can put hair ties and a hairbrush in it too. I love that the holster comes in a variety of colors to match anyone's taste.

The holster is a great item to review for the upcoming holiday season or because you love styling your hair & wish you had more counter space. It makes a great gift too. The hot iron holster is completely portable and can either hang over a salon chair or cling on to the counter and keep the dangerous heated irons away from your beauty weapon slingin’ hands.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a Hot Iron Holster in their choice of color.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me what you would put in your hot iron holster. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

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8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

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12. Like Hot Iron Holsters on Facebook for 1 entry
(http://www.facebook.com/hotironholster)

13. Follow Hot Iron Holsters on Twitter for 1 entry
(https://twitter.com/#!/Hotironholster)

Winner will be chosen on October 2nd, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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.




Glass Handbag Review

The most annoying thing about a purse is the fact that it becomes a bottomless pit for anything you may need. You're always searching for the smallest object in the purse, like a chapstick. The item buries itself into a corner of the purse and leaves you searching for it and frustrated, for 5 minutes. Wouldn't life be easier if we could find exactly what we wanted immediately? Glass Handbag will make your purse dreams a reality.



Glass Handbag has developed a revolutionary luxury designer handbag that includes an integrated light system. These functional and appealing lighted handbags are internationally patented and U.S. patent pending. Leave those annoyed and frustrated feelings behind about not being able to find what you need in your purse. Glass Handbag revolutionizes your purse in low light conditions. The handbags come in a range of different styles, colors, and patterns for anyone's taste.

I was sent a gorgeous exotic snake print structured brown leather satchel. I absolutely love purses and was excited at the chance to review it. What girl doesn't love a great purse?

The purse came excellently packaged and protected. It first was in a special Glass Handbag branded box. When you opened that, the purse was in a dust bag and tissue paper lined the branded box. I loved opening the package, it was like Christmas!


This was inside once I opened the dustbag. Please admire its beauty! :)



This purse is great for work or play, which is fantastic. I love the size of it, it holds everything I could possibly need. It can easily fit my cellphone, keys, light cardigan, a notebook, my ipad, wallet, and more! The light inside is easily my favorite part of the purse. When you open the bag, the light turns on, and when you close the bag it turns off. How awesome is that? I like that the light turns off by itself and doesn't stay on and drain the battery.

The purse is constructed fabulously and it is a very high quality purse. The leather snakeskin pattern is very stylish and just my style. The leather smells wonderful, I keep smelling it! I love the gold hardware on the zippers and zipper closures, it compliments the snakeskin print very well. I've already used the purse once and it was very comfortable to carry, not heavy at all.

There is so much storage in this bag, which is fantastic. There is a large zippered compartment on the outside of both sides of the purse, which could hold an eye glasses or sunglasses case, etc. There are two outside zippered pockets as well on each side of the purse on the bottom. On the inside, there is a very large zippered pocket which could hold your keys or an ID, etc. There are also 2 more additional zippered pockets on the other side of the interior of the purse. Anything you could possibly need to bring with you, this purse will hold.

I'll be stylish this Fall when I carry my new snakeskin bag! The package came with a shoulder strap, but I like to carry the purse on the crook of my arm. If I change my mind, I can always attach the strap.

If you're in the market for a Glass Handbag, now is the perfect time to buy one. The entire website is having a store wide reduction! Prices start from $280 and go to $420. Why not treat yourself to a new purse today? You deserve it!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Glass Handbag for providing me with this complimentary purse in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

Tunnel 2 Towers Run in NYC--An Important Cause

What I love most about NYC is the fact that they care so deeply about certain causes and charities. There's always an important event going on that is very worth supporting.

The Tunnel 2 Towers Run in NYC is a living, breathing memorial tribute to the memory of the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, FDNY, all the 343 firefighters, and all first responders who sacrificed their lives that fateful day. It also includes those who perished on 9/11 as well. The foundation has established National Tunnel To Towers Runs across the country, so that we will never forget. These runs are a memorial tribute to the firefighters and others who surrendered their lives that day. This race is founded by Stephen's six brothers and sisters and is run 100% by volunteers. The race benefits the charity "The Stephen Siller, FDNY, Let Us Do Good Children's Foundation" which benefits children who have lost one or both parents.

These are pictures from previous years.




This year's event takes place on September 30th at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Come out to support our heroes of 9/11! Register now for the Tunnel to Towers Run - NYC, by using this link. If you're going this year, I'd love to see your pictures. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please use this link.

Please inform your friends and family of this fantastic event and cause!

Register for the event HERE.

*DISCLOSURE* I received compensation for posting about this event.

Monday, September 17, 2012

AARP Sweepstakes

I know everyone always loves contests, which is why I wanted to tell you about a fantastic sweepstakes from AARP. If you've recently started living a healthier, more active life, please read on!

AARP has an ongoing sweepstakes now through 9/25 that's focused on healthy living. As a non-profit organization with more than 37 million members, AARP advocates a healthy lifestyle as part of its overall mission to support independence, choice and control in the lives of Americans 50 years old and older.


This sweepstakes is open to entrants 45 years or older. There is a daily instant win prize (one prize per day), featuring your choice of a $20 gift card for healthy groceries or a pedometer with a radio! If you want to get healthier, or continue your healthy lifestyle, the pedometer would be great to use. Listen to your favorite radio station and walk those 10,000 steps a day! Why not use the $20 giftcard to purchase delicious veggies and fruits with? Your body will thank you.

The grand prize includes a trip for two to a world-class adventure retreat at the award-winning Red Mountain Resort in Utah! This offers 3 nights' accommodations, air and ground transportation to and from, plus daily guided hikes, fitness and healthy life classes, cooking demos, wellness center events and spa treatments. Doesn't that sound fantastic? You'll definitely receive world class treatment at Red Mountain Resort.


Red Mountain Resort. Simply gorgeous!

Extra sweepstakes entries can be earned by testing your healthy living knowledge through a series of trivia questions. The sweepstakes can be accessed here.

What are you waiting for? Tell all of your friends and start entering today!

*DISCLOSURE* I received compensation for posting about this sweepstakes.

Online Trainers Giveaway

Learning a new language is not initially easy. You have to put in many hours of studying and training to be able to understand the language. I took 3 years of Spanish and 1 year of French. This was many years ago. I loved being able to speak the different languages, especially when I traveled to places that spoke those languages. If you've been wanting to learn a new language, now's your chance!



Online Trainers is an e-learning platform which aims to make the learning of a foreign language much easier. Six different languages are offered (French, Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian and German). Instead of taking a course or class to learn, why not learn in the comfort of your own home on your own time? With an innovative language training solution and a dynamic online platform, you can access your learning materials from anywhere, any time. If you already know a language but want to brush up on it, or become fluent this would be a great program for you.



Memorization is a very important aspect of the learning platform of Online Trainers. The program stimulates learner's capacity to stock information rather than only recognizing the words. Online Trainers explains that this platform helps the trainees to memorize a new language four times faster than traditional methods. They thus gain the confidence they have always wished to obtain. This is a much better way to learn then in a classroom environment.

«Using this new method reduces costs. Since it is available on the Internet, it allows you to save money on transport costs. Moreover, unlike classical courses, its lessons are unlimited! Feel free to work for as long as necessary. Learning a language on your own time is convenient and can be stress free. The best part is you won't have to take the course for credit and be graded on your assignments!

First things first! Where to start?

A linguistic audit will help to answer that question. Based on vocabulary, grammar and oral comprehension, the audit helps to assess your current level in the language. This helps determine your personalized training. Online trainers cater to learners of all levels, including:

Beginner
Elementary
Intermediate
Advanced



Furthermore, Online Trainers’s monitoring software closely tracks your performance and constantly analyzes your reactions during exercises in order to adjust the level of difficulty for each session.

The software is attentive to your pace, and the learning process is, therefore, optimized.

The program has been guaranteed to be successful in helping others learn the language, and even become fluent!

If you're wanting to learn a new language, Online Trainers is a great place to begin.

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. I will be picking THREE (3) winners for this contest. Three winners will win 3 months of unlimited access to the program to learn whichever language they choose.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me what language you'd like to learn. (1 entry)

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8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

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11. Become a fan of my Facebook fan page for 1 entry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sammis-Blog-of-Life/307593407356)

12. Like Online Trainers on Facebook for 1 entry
(https://www.facebook.com/OnlineTrainers)

Winner will be chosen on October 1st, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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.



Mystery Box Shop Review and Giveaway

Surprises are the best, and my favorite! I love getting a package for my birthday or the holidays and having no idea what's in it. I enjoy the suspense and picturing what the contents are. So much of life is planned that it's truly a joy to receive a surprise once in a while.



Mystery Box Shop is such a fun and unique concept. They sell mystery boxes in a range of different sizes that you can buy. Each box contains a certain amount of guaranteed items. The bigger the box, the more items inside. The contents are acquired from estates, storage units and salvage freight. What's inside each box is guaranteed to be worth more than you pay. What the best part of the box is that you can pick one meant for a man, woman, girl, or boy. With this choice you'll be sure that you won't receive army figurines meant for a 6 year old boy when you're a 50 year old woman. Mystery Box Shop donate a portion of their sales to the American Cancer Society, which I think is fantastic.

I received a mystery box in the mail on Saturday. I was very excited when the mailman delivered it. It had some weight to it and I could't wait to open it! What could be inside? A candle? DVD's? Maybe jewelry? Who knows! I found the scissors and got to work opening the box.

This is what I saw when the box was opened:


I received the 4th season of Alfred Hitchcock presents on DVD, warm fuzzy socks, a ceramic pumpkin, a piece of jade, a book, a paint your own bank, Star Trek trading cards, solar dancing daisies, and a collectible coin. Not pictured is a shark tooth and some other coins. I also received a tiny vial with pieces of a Nantan meteorite inside! The paper inside provided some history of the meterorite.

As you can see, I received a nice collection of items. I had a lot of fun going through each item as I went through the box. My favorite item is probably the meteorite, that's very cool. I like holding a piece of history in my hands! The book looks interesting and I will definitely be reading it in the next few weeks. I am also interested in the Alfred Hitchcock DVD, I love a good mystery! My boyfriend was interested in the Star Trek cards. The solar dancing daisies are cute and I could put them on a windowsill. The socks are very warm and cozy and perfect for the upcoming fall weather. I know a little girl who would love the paint your own bank too. I'm not sure what I will do with the jade and collectible coins, might just be fun to hold on to them. The ceramic pumpkin is perfect for displaying this fall.

All in all, I enjoyed my mystery box. This would be perfect for buying for a friend or relative for Christmas or their birthday. The best part is they will have no idea what's inside, and neither will you. Make sure you ask them what they received!

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a regular mystery box from Mystery Box Shop guaranteeing 10-15 items.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me what surprises you hope your box holds when you win. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

3. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

4. Subscribe to Sammi's Blog of Life in a Reader (1 entry)

5. Follow me on Blogger. (1 entry)

6. Follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/pinkice88) (1 entry)

7. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) (You can do this daily)

8. 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.

9. Add my main button to your sidebar (if it's already there, let me know that! Leave link to your blog.) (1 entry)

10. Add Sammi's Blog of Life to your blogroll (using my URL), with a link back to me! (1 entry)

11. Become a fan of my Facebook fan page for 1 entry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sammis-Blog-of-Life/307593407356)

12. Like Mystery Box Shop on Facebook for 1 entry
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystery-Box-Shop/389348124450227)

Winner will be chosen on October 1st, 2012 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. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.
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.





Saturday, September 15, 2012

Musselman's Sweepstakes

Who doesn't love Musselman's applsauce and of course contests? I know I am a big fan of both of those things.




Check out this exciting sweepstakes that begins next week for the Musselman’s Apple Sauce brand! As in previous years, they are sponsoring a nationally-televised ice skating show that will be broadcast on NBC. This year the show is the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute. Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded event features a live performance by Grammy Nominee Jewel, as well as other champion and Olympian skaters and their children.

Starting 9/19/12, Musselman’s will begin running a Celebrate Family sweepstakes on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musselmans. For every new “like”, Musselman’s will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Keeping families healthy is part of Musselman’s mission and donating to, and working with the NBCF is a big part of that mission.



Once an individual “likes” the page, the fun begins. Each week Musselmna's will pose a question – does your family like “this” or do they “that”? Fans will answer the question and then be able to enter into a sweepstakes. They can enter one time each week. Entries tied to the first four questions (running 9/19/12 – 10/14/12) will go into a pool for a fabulous Grand Prize - a three-day/two-night trip for a family of four to Atlantic City to be guests at the Family Skating Tribute on November 3 (show will air on NBC on November 18). The winning family will receive hotel accommodations, admission for four to the event, round-trip coach air transportation and limousine service from and to the airport. They will also have an opportunity to meet with the skaters and with Jewel, making the Grand Prize a weekend the whole family will enjoy and remember for years to come.

The second part of our Celebrate Family sweepstakes begins on 10/15/12 and runs through 12/16/12. Again, fans will answer a question and then complete a brief entry form to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Fans are able to enter one time each week . . . so there are lots of chances to win! To help encourage participation and further support the NBCF, Musselman’s will donate an additional $1 to NBCF for each entry it receives. *It’s a win-win. Fans get a chance to win prizes and the NBCF gets a larger donation with each entry.

To make sure Musselman’s reaches its goal, they would greatly appreciate both your participation in the sweepstakes, as well as you helping them spread the word. It’s easy to enter:
1) Go to the Musselman’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musselmans and click the like button (if you have not done so already)
2) Click on the Sweepstakes tab to go to the page to answer the “this or that” question
3) Fill out an entry form for the sweepstakes
4) Share the link with friends and family


How awesome is this sweepstakes? Make sure that you enter! Good luck!

*Disclosure* I was not com