Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nurture Your Baby with Baby Einstein Discovery Kits

Einstein Discovery Kits Help Parents Introduce Babies To The Beautiful Worlds of Classical Music, Nature & The Arts Through Integrated Multimedia Kits
My husband and I have always been in favor of exposing our son to music and books.  We started doing it when he was in the womb and continue to do it by exposing him to other things as well- art, museums, exploration & interaction with other children.

I like the fact that there are companies out there like Baby Einstein, that specialize in providing parents, both new and experienced, with products that help nurture a child's intellectual development.

Baby Einstein already has a variety of products out in the market.  One of them being the Baby Einstein Discover Kits and now they recently added 3 new editions – Baby Lullaby, Neptune’s Oceans & World of Rhythm. Baby Einstein Discovery Kits, are specifically designed for babies up to two-years of age, and they help parents introduce babies to the world of classical music, nature and the arts through integrated multimedia kits.  Each Baby Einstein Discovery Kit  includes a Baby Einstein DVD, a music CD and either a book or Discovery Cards.

I received a Baby Lullaby Discover Kit {Level 1: Experience}. The DVD presented beautiful images of waves, puppets and other slow paced images accompanied by soothing classical background music.  The CD had beautiful, calming classical music, which I like to play in the car because it helps us all calm down and enjoy the drive.  The mini book, which my son enjoyed the most, presented a toy image in one page and on the next page the "real world" image. My son would either tell me the images that he recognized or he would ask me: " what this?" -he just turned 2.  All in all my son enjoyed the kit, although the DVD was too slow paced for him and he would watch it for short intervals of time, leave and then come back.  The DVD would be ideal to play either early in the morning when your kids still haven't revved up their engines or in the evenings to get them to calm down.  These kits aren't just entertaining, but kids learn as well!

BUY IT
 Kits can be found at stores across the U.S. and Canada only and/or online at BabyEinstein and retail for the suggested price of $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada.

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Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience with this product might differ.






 
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Nanotch Case Winner

It's time to announce the winner for the Nanotch, which you will be able to use with you iPOD Nano 6!
Like always, I used random.org to chose the winner.

The winning comment was # 24

24. pmj said...


The winner has been contacted and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Afterward their mailing info will be passed on to the sponsor/PR rep and they will mail the prize out.

Thanks to everyone who participated and for Nanotch for giving the chance to host this giveaway for my awesome readers.




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Thursday, March 24, 2011

No More Fog in Your Mirror: Review & Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com
I'm the type of person that likes to do most of her cleansing routines in the shower although others might do them over at the sink, i.e. brush my teeth, remove my make-up, wash my face. But often when I do some of these things and get out of the shower and look at myself in the mirror-if it hasn't foggrd up- I notice that I may still have gunk left on my face which really irritates me.



Now that I have a Toilet Tree Fogless Shower Mirror I am more than 100% sure that when I step out of the shower my face will look clean and flawless!



The mirror comes with easy to follow instructions on how to mount it on the wall as well as some adhesive and caulk {a water proof sealant}.  It also comes with a built in shelf to put stuff like razors, tweezers or even a toothbrush.  You also get a squeegee to wipe down the mirror if necessary. 

The most outstanding feature of this mirror is that it doesn't fog up {hence the name, dah} so you don't have to worry about wiping it with your hand over and over again to see yourself. All you do is detach the mirror from the bracket and fill up the reservoir with warm or hot water before each use.  The hot water in the reservoir makes the mirror's temperature the same as the shower temperature thus avoiding condensation, which voila means no fogging up.  If you like taking long showers and staring at your self in the mirror you will have to refill the reservoir after maybe 10 minutes.  But if you're like me then 10 minutes is more then enough to cleanse your face and for some reason I feel like it's one of the first things people deal with when showering.

The Fogless Shower Mirror is something that everyone in the family will be able to use {wife, hubby, teens} because it can be adjusted to different angles.  The price is really reasonable if you consider that if you don't like it you can return in 30 days.

One lucky reader will win a their own ToiletTree Fogless Shower Mirror!
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    Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, in order to facilitate a review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Your experience with this product might differ.



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    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    Winners: Qubie , Achooz & Boiron



    Let's find out who are the winners of the Qubie giveaway, Achooz giveaway & Boiron giveaway!
    As always I recurred to http://www.random.org/ to find out who the winners would be.

    The winner of the Qubie Coupon Organizing System is:
    comment # 136
    136. Ronda said... I follow you with Twitter


    The winner of the Achooz Nasal Wipes is
    comment # 6
    6. mtmomo09 said... following you via gfc


    The winner of the Boiron Homepathic Value Pack is:
    comment # 42
    42. Gianna said... I'm an email subscriber.



    Thanks to everyone who participated; I just love being able to host giveaways for all of you!  Thank you to the awesome companies who allowed me not only to review the featured products, but host a giveaway as well!

    All 3 winners have been e-mailed so they can claim their prize.  Afterward, I will pass on their mailing info to the corresponding companies/PR reps so they can send the prizes in the mail.
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    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Smoother Looking Lips


    I've been using on and off Covergirl Lip Perfection in hypnotic for several weeks.  The color payoff is great and it helps your lips feel smoother and moisturized with the help of a silk therapy complex.  Plus you don't get a sticky residue on your lips.  This lipstick comes in 44 shades, which means you could go for more than a month showing off vibrant, smooth lips either at home or work.  The other good thing about this lipstick is that it is affordable and you can find it in most participating drugstores and mass retailers.

    Follow Covergirl on facebook to keep up-to-date with product news and info.

    Have you tried out any shade from the new Covergirl Lip Perfection line?

    Disclosure: I am a BZZ Agent and received 2 Covergirl Lip Perfection lipsticks in hypnotic to facilitate this review and to help spread the word.  This is an honest review and I received no compensation.
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    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Winners

    8. mtmomo09


    68. rubymoon  
     
     
     Wholly Guacamole coupon runner ups
    49. Show Me Mama 
    170. sarah 
    135. M's giveaway blog  
     
     
    All the winners have been e-mailed and will have 24 hours to respond and claim their prize.  Afterward, I will pass on their information to the respective company reps/PR reps for each prize. Prizes will be sent to the winners homes by said companiy reps/PR reps.



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    Black Eyed Peas – Just Cant Get Enough

     


    What kind of music do you like?
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    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Blog Hoppin' Time

    Join in and meet some awesome bloggers!


    Fruit of Loom: A Fresh Collection Review & Special Offer

    When it comes to underwear-panties & bras-I look for two things: level of comfort and level of cuteness.  As the mother of a young toddler I prefer underwear that stays in place, will not ride up my you know what, will be comfy and will withstand the power of the washer/dryer.  For bras I like to get the ones that do not have crazy under wires that will eventually stick out and poke me.  Although I love practicality, I also crave color, fun and all round cuteness.



    This line meets all of my expectations!  The collection is made up of fun, colorful & comfy bras, panties-boyleg, bikinis, build up thongs & string thongs-bra& panty sets and sports bras.

    I received this 3 pk of shirred front racer back sport bras in berry, white & black.
    Not only did I like the colors, but they are extremely comfortable especially for the gym.  Everything stays in place and you have the option of adjusting the length of the straps.  The colors are vibrant so you can where them with sleeveless tank tops and let it peek out from the front or back.


    I also received a pair of cute lime/turquoise build up thongs similar to these and was surprised at how comfy they were.  Thongs are not what I would call practical because most of the one's I've tried always end up being super uncomfortable up the you know what, but surprisingly these were not; at times I would forget that I had a thong on.

    I definitely recommend this brand!  Make sure you check them out!

    SPECIAL OFFER
    Shop www.shopfruit.com using the discount code B2BFRUIT to receive $5 off your entire order (it’s like getting the shipping for free!). Code expires March 31st, 2011
     



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    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Redbox: Free Movie Rentals


    I love going to the movies, but since my toddler still can't sit still through a whole movie I depend on Redbox to satisfy my movie fan side.  All Redbox DVD rentals are $1.00 and you get to keep the movie until 9:00pm the next night.  The best thing of all is that you can return your DVD rental at any Redbox.  It's super convenient and they always have the latest DVD titles.

    The only thing better than $1 a night movies – free movies!  Lucky for you, redbox, America’s destination for movie rentals, is giving everyone the chance to score free movie credits now through St. Patrick’s Day, during the Lucky to Have Friends Like You promotion. Rental credits are valid for ten (10) days after they’ve been deposited into your account.

     Follow these steps to score free redbox movies from now until Thursday, March 17.
    • Sign-up for a redbox online account at www.redbox.com/luckymoms
      • Why? By signing up for an online account, you can see what movies are currently in redbox kiosks near you and reserve your picks to guarantee they’ll still be waiting for you when you get there (until 9 p.m. the next day).
    • Redbox will email you a personal web address link
    • Share the link with your friends
    • Every time someone reserves a movie online through your personal web address, you’ll receive a credit in your online account for a free one-night DVD rental
    • If it is your friend’s first time reserving online, they’ll also receive a credit for a free one night rental
    • Spread the luck!  Email it, post it to Facebook, Tweet about it 

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    Wednesday, March 9, 2011





    Wholly Guacamole Prize Pack 03-13 1 grand prize winner & 3 runner-ups


















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    Calling All i-Pod Nano 6 Users: Nanotch Giveaway

    If you have a generation 6 iPod Nano then this giveaway is for you!

    If you're like me then you probably use your iPod for when you are on the go.  The Nanotch allows you to turn your  iPod Nano® 6 into a great watch accessory.

    Basically the Nanotch  is a silicone watch accessory.  You wear it just like you would any watch and you just pop in your iPod Nano®6th generation in and out of the watch face.  It comes with the traditional watch clasp and protects the iPod Nano® 6 from getting damaged.



    Features:
    • Comes in multiple colors.
    • Traditional clasp to prevent from falling off.
    • Fashionable look for everyday wear.
    • One size fits all.
    • Seats the iPod Nano® widthwise for designed viewing.
    • Helps prevent moisture from your wrist.
    • Unisex.
    BUY IT
    Visit the Nanotch store!

    One Always Around Boys reader will one a Nanotch in the color of their choice.
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        This giveaway is open to U.S. only Ends(03/24/2011) at 10:00 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Always Around Boys is not responsible for prize delivery.



        Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I was offered the opportunity to host a giveaway for my readers. Your experiences with this product might differ.


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        Cystex Better Bladder Challenge


        Two-thirds of women will experience a urinary tract infection {UTI}...of those, 40% will experience another, with many experiencing what is known as recurring UTI's {3 or more infections per year}


        If this is you, then you could sign up to participate in the Cystex Better Bladder Challenge!


        The Cystex Better Bladder Challenge is a non-scientific challenge using Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox. The challenge will follow a select group of “recurrent” UTI sufferers {those who have experienced three or more UTIs in the past 12 months}, who will take part in this project from May 1 to July 31, 2011, with the goal of achieving better urinary health. Participants will report on their progress on the Cystex Ladies Room blog and Facebook page via written word and/or video {Flip cams and three-months worth of Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex will be provided to all participants}.
         
        If you or any other woman you know is interested in achieving a “better bladder,” visit the Cystex Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/cystex where you’ll find a Better Bladder Challenge informational tab and a sign-up form tab on the left side of the page. Participant selection will take place on or around April 15th. 
         

        Several months ago I got the chance to try out Cystex Liquid.  If you're interested in knowing more about the product read my review.








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        Boiron Homeopathic Value Pack: Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

        Sponsored by Tomoson.com

        As time passes and my little boy comes in contact with more and more kids it means the more chances of him getting sick and passing it on to mommy and daddy.


        So, it's always good to keep different kinds of remedies at hand that can help lessen the symptoms of the common cough, cold and flu. Boiron offers several over the counter homeopathic products to help aid you in this quest. 

        What is homeopathy? {source}

        Homeopathic medicines are used to treat many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, teething, etc.

        Homeopathic medicines are therapeutically active micro-doses of mineral, botanical and biological substances.

         Basically, homeopathic remedies are an alternative to traditional medicine.  I guess you could see this as a more natural way to help relieve symptoms from the body.






        Chestal helps relieve all types of common colds using honey as its base.  I like that it doesn't make you drowsy or has anything artificial in it. 








        Coldcalm can help relief sneezing, runny nose, sinus & nasal congestion and sore throat.  The tablets don't need to be swallowed, you just let it dissolve in your mouth and the best thing off all is that it doesn't leave a bad aftertaste.





        Oscillococcinum helps relieve flu symptoms.  But if you want it to be extra effective it should be taken as soon as you feel any flu like symptom.  In doing so the chances of getting back up on your feet will happen sooner than later. The pellets come in a tube, are very easy to take and dissolve in your mouth.



        This is definitely an alternative for those of us looking to minimize the amount of chemicals we put in our bodies, but it's always a good idea to check in with your doctor even when you are dealing with over the counter medicine products.

        Buy it!: Boiron products can be purchased nationwide.  To find your nearest store, click here!



        One lucky Always Around Boys reader will have the chance to win a Boiron homeopathic pack.
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        This giveaway is open to U.S. only Ends(03/23/2011) at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Always Around Boys is not responsible for prize delivery.



        Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received all 3 featured products, free of charge, for review purposes only. This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Your experiences with this product might differ.



        I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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        Monday, March 7, 2011

        Keep Your Nose Clean w/ Achooz: Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

        The great moms over at Boogie Wipes have come up with another awesome product to keep runny noses in check!  This time around the product isn't for the kiddies , but for the adults.

        If you are like me whenever my son gets a cold I end up getting  a lighter version of it.  The common symptom is always the runny nose.  Of course, after blowing my nose one too many times on a dry piece of tissue that have left my nose all red, sore and raw I've found that Achooz are a perfect substitute.  Not only does an Achooz help clean up your runny nose it also moisturizes and refreshes the inside of the nose.  

        Achooz wipes are formulated with saline, aloe and vitamin E so you just simply know it's good for your nostrils!

        It comes fragrance-free, but I especially like the Cool Menthol Scent, it's like aromatherapy to help sooth your nasal passages.  I'm a sucker for the packaging; it's sleek looking and it comes with 15 wipes.  So, I can carry it in my purse without adding any bulk.Forget about your regular ol' tissues and trade them in for Achooz.

        WHERE TO BUY!



        One {1} lucky U.S. reader will win an Achooz package!

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        • Tweet about the giveaway         #Win an Achooz Saline Wipes Package @courtesy  @chooseachooz U.S. only ends 03-22-2011 http://tinyurl.com/5wkltgp


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          This giveaway is open to U.S. only Ends(03/22/2011) at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Always Around Boys is not responsible for prize delivery.



          Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured product, free of charge, for review purposes only. This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Your experiences with this product might differ.




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          Organize Your Coupons w/ Qubie: Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

          Sponsored by Tomoson.com
          I love couponing because of how much it can help you save, but if you're not organized it can be quite messy.





          I for one can be a bit unorganized when it comes to using my coupons. I was using a binder that I had put together on my own, but the truth is that it was still a mess. So, I was super excited to try out the Qubie Coupon Organizing System!

          This kit totally has everything to help everyone from the coupon queen to the coupon newbie get all their coupons, certificates and gift cards organized and ready to take to the stores. It has certainly helped me get more organized and have a clear idea of what coupons I have and how to find them without going through them like a crazy person, which ultimately will help me save money the next time I go out. Plus, the set is ultra cute.
            
          Here's what come in the Qubie Coupon Organizing System:
          • The Qubie Pro (for grocery and pharmacy coupons)
            • 11.5" X 10.75" Binder
            • Holds 324 Coupons (9 coupons per page x 36 pages)
            • 16 Pre Printed Section Dividers with Durable Mylar Tabs
            • 2 Customizable Section Dividers with Durable Mylar Tabs
            • Holds 9 Store Loyalty Cards
            • Expandable
          • The Qubie Plus (for specialty store coupons)
            • 7.25" X 9" Binder Size
            • 10 Pages of Single Slot Coupon Holders
            • Expandable
          • The Qubie Pal (for gift cards and restaurant coupons)
            • 4.25" X 5" Book Size
            • Holds Up To 56 Gift Cards or Restaurant Coupons
          • Qubie Bag
            • 15" X 16" X 3" Durable Gusseted Tote Bag


          Did I already say that I love the whole Qubie Coupon Organizing Set! Both binders as well as the booklet are plastic laminated so you know the corners and edges will not get all ugly or bend. I like that you get 3 different binders and books, so you only take the book that you need.

          This set will certainly help anyone out who has had a hard time trying to organize their coupons!


          BUY IT
          CONNECT & KEEP UP TO DATE

          One Always Around Boys reader will win their very own Qubie Coupon Organizing Set!

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            This giveaway is open to U.S. Ends(03/21/2011) at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be selected by using random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and e-mail them. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Always Around Boys is not responsible for prize delivery.



            Disclosure: I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received the featured products, free of charge, for review purposes only. This is an honest review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Your experiences with this product might differ.


            •                                               I received one or more of the products    mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product reviewgiveaway Disclosure. &




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