Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

Our Ongoing VibraSlim Reviews: Does VibraSlim Work?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

good vibration machine

Does VibraSlim work? Yes! And I aim to answer this question with an in-depth look at VibraSlim and giving you my VibraSlim reviews.

What does vibration fitness do? I got started with some vibration exercise research because I really wanted to know HOW and WHY this machine works. Vibration exercise machines are supposed to help your circulation, strengthen joints, tone muscles, increase bone density and help aid weight loss. Not a bad list of things, eh?

Vibration Exercise Research: The whole-body vibration machine creates a muscle stretch reflex. (Wiki reference: Stretch Reflex) I could try to explain this in very nerdy detail, but basically, it’s a muscle reflex that moves your muscles back into place when they’re stimulated. You should also definietly check out the Wiki page for whole-body vibration for lots of details. This exercise was created out of a need to help astronauts have more bone density. And now we get to use what helps astronauts. It’s enough to make me want to pull out my old VHS copy of Apollo ... Read More

Repechage Reviews of the Hydra Dew Collection (Severe Dry Skin Treatments)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

seaweed in beauty treatments

Seaweed in beauty treatments isn’t just an idea in movies with fantastic spas – it’s a reality. An affordable reality that actually gives great results! What we need as we age is severe dry skin treaments. And that’s just what you get with Repechage.

Pronounced: Re-pe-shaj (noun: to rescue; second chance)

I submit to the ways of the seaweed! You can say “I dew” about having more moisturized skin by using the Professional Skin Care Hydra Dew line from Repechage. They use seaweed from the coast of France in their products, and you can tell the difference in your face. They sent along the Hydra Dew Start/Travel Collection for me to test. Five Hydra Dew products are put in a waterproof travel bag (score!).  They Hydra Dew collection is for dry skin. Do I have that? Uuumm, yes. Not that I’m proud of that fact. But Winter doesn’t exactly make it any easier. (And I did buy a humidifier last year, but cleaning it monthly was such a pain that I didn’t put it out this winter.)

I was able to try all 5  of the Hydra Dew ... Read More

DVD Giveaways 2011: Do you love British Celebrities and Movies?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

dvd giveaways 2011

It’s our first of the DVD Giveaways 2011! It’s time to get your British love on! We have two very wonderful British celebrities in this British movie. “Never Let Me Go is a beautifully moving film featuring dynamic performances by Academy Award-nominees Carey Mulligan (Wall Street 2, An Education), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) and newcomer Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Other Boleyn Girl).”

“Never Let Me Go is a powerful story revolving around Kathy (Mulligan), Ruth (Knightley) and Tommy (Garfield), three best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth – that they are genetically engineered clones destined to be organ donors – they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love.”

We’ll have three winners!

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: Three winners will receive a copy of the DVD Never Let Me Go which stars Keira Knightly, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. This is offered by Fox Home Entertainment.

– Giveaway ends on Feb 6, 2011!


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Contests to Win T Shirts! Like: How I Met Your Mother Shirts

Friday, January 21st, 2011

funny canadian t shirts

We received the On the Eh Team shirt from Crazy Dog T Shirts. It’s kind of a thick cotton, which means it’ll be perfect to layer over long sleeved shirts for Winter. (Hell yea – I do that!) At first they sent the wrong size, but the exchange was SO easy. They send you the right size and a mailer that’s pre-paid to send back the shirt that was the wrong size. And they’re nice about it, too.

I like this shirt because I have a STRANGE fascination with Canada. Lots of people think Canada sucks or it’s lame. But I think it’s gorgeous (probably – I’ve never been!) And people speak French! Oui, oui! Canada rocks, guys.

They also have funny How I Met Your Mother shirts!

How I Met Your Mother Shirt: Hoser Hut T Shirt

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Short Black Wig with Bangs: Transform Your Style

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

short black wig with bangs

I was able to take a close-up look at a really short black wig with bangs from the Costume Supercenter. They’re the home of amazing and varied costumes, wigs, and all sorts of accessories for playing dress up. (We never stop, even when we get older!)

For any costume wig I recommend getting a wig cap. They sell them at Costume Supercenter for $4.00 and it helps keep your hair under the wig. Another tip is to use hair that hasn’t been washed that day, so the natural oils have worked their way in. Second day hair is good, and tons of celebs only wash every other day, anyway. (I subscribe to this process as well.)

So, the wig in question? The Deluxe Midnight Black Charm Wig which has bangs and a short bob. Maybe I’ll wear it on Valentine’s day, eh? Pft, pft. Anyway!

It was hard to pick a wig. But ... Read More

Stay Warm at Work (Office Chills?) with a Infared Shoulder Wrap

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

infrared shoulder wrap

Since the weather outside is SERIOUSLY frightful, all I can think about is ways to stay warm. And since I spend a long amount of time chained to my computer (well, it’s like an elastic leash more than a chain) being warm at the computer is also key. I had a chance to look at the Heated Shoulder Wrap from Heated Mouse (who also run the Warm Mouse Heated Keyboard site.)

The color is gray, which is neutral and will work if you want to haul it into your office. I actually think I would have liked the neck warmer better. You plug this into a USB port, and it only works with that – you can’t plug it in anywhere else. Then you turn it on, and can adjust it to two different levels of heat.

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Miss Oops Reviews: Pedicure in a Bottle, Rescue Sponge, Boob Tube

Monday, January 17th, 2011

miss oops pedicure in a bottle reviews

Miss Oops is a company that makes products for all the tiny (but hardly overlooked by you) details in your life.  From mishap tape to a lint roller, these items are reasonably priced, and all in the vein of “hey, that’s helpful!” She’s Smart was given the chance to review three items and let you know what our honest thoughts are. I took the task, and here is what I felt:

Pedicure in a Bottle $18.00: I’m someone who is constantly attending to her feet, because I can’t stand when they feel rough at all. So, yes, I’ve tried tons of different products. But I’ve actually never tried one like this – which exfoliates and then is absorbed into your skin rather than rinsed off. This makes it so much easier to apply. The more I use this, the more I love it. I seriously need to RAVE. It works so well. I don’t know that I need to buy other lotions ever again. And I use this on my cuticles and it soothes those – and ooooh, I love smooth cuticles. You guys. This is a miracle product.

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Personalized Marble Coasters: Review & Giveaway

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

personalized coasters

I picked some Floral Initial Coasters to review when the Personal Creations website offered me the chance to get to know their company a bit more. So, why did I pick those? Because personalized coasters are COOL, and my old ones needed to be replaced. These are available in red, navy or green (I picked navy) and have a subtle floral motif that isn’t overly girly. It’s classic-looking and traditional, but also clean and crisp.

I like the color of blue, and also like that they entire design is outlined, with the personalization inside the line. It makes it seem like a very cohesive design.

The quality of the marble top is excellent. Under that is a cardboard buffer, which is nice because it lets you slide the coaster on a table without causing scuffs. This would be a really nice gift for someone. Anything personalized always feels so much more of a special gift than anything else.

These personalized marble coasters were packaged very excellently, there was no chance they would break.

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SANTE Organic Makeup Reviews

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

sante cosmetics usa

When I got a chance to sample some SANTE makeup products, I focused on the eyes and lips. Everything is 100% organic, hence the appeal! Because your skin basically eats some of what you put onto it, you definietly want to use organic makeup when you can!

There were a few SANTE products I really liked, and a couple I wasn’t as keen on. Read on for the full scoop.

Organic Eyeshadow Review of Trio: rose wood 03: Okay, it looks like normal eyeshadow but it’s not – it’s 100% organic eyeshadow. It’s created with plant oils and mineral pigments. It’s smooth because it has jojoba oil and chamomile. This organic eyeshadow palette has three basic rose/plummy colors. I like the eyeshadow properties, however I do wish there were some more beige/brown colors without so much pink/rosy-ness to it. The shadow wasn’t bad in any means, but I really only liked the lighest color. Otherwise I didn’t feel like the brown was very pigmented. Although, if you want organic only, this is good. Otherwise, Clinique is similar. Buy

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FitDeck Review of Exercise Cards: Yoga Cards, Stretching Cards, Pilates Cards

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

yoga cards

FitDeck is a deck of playing cards, and each different deck has a different theme. The cards have visuals and instructions for executing different movements.

I received several different FitDecks to review and look over.

The Stretching Cards!

Fitdeck Review:

FitDeck Stretch: Have you noticed how much cats and other animals stretch? We should all stretch more. Which is a great, simple idea. But do you know what stretches to do, or what a certain move will be stretching? The cards highlight a yellow section to show you what part of your body should be feeling the stretch. FitDeck Office: Okay, how many people work in an office? I work at a desk so often, and while I do not want to stop my day to full on exercise, doing some of these cards is actually a nice break from working. And it gets my blood pumping/endorphins flowing, etc. I think it helps me work more productively.

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