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My Lip Stuff Review and Giveaway


I always have chapped lips. Maybe it’s a hydration problem, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s due to a little of both. Besides that, I am always using lip balm to keep my lips protected from being so dried out. I tend use flavorless, or medicated smelling lip balms of which I am not to crazy about.  I came across My Lip Stuff the other day and fell in love! lipstuff

My Lip Stuff natural lip balm comes in over 400 flavors. If you are addicted to lip balm, I’m sure you need to be revived right about now. You addiction will forever be fed! I’m sure my sister Fawn would be in heaven as she literally sleeps with a lip balm tube under her pillow every night.

My Lip Stuff has never tested their products on animals ( poor bunnies!) and contains only the best natural ingredients. They NEVER contain petroleum or mineral oil. I don’t know about you, but I would only want the most natural and safe ingredients coming in contact with my body, especially on my lips.

I know for some people, 400 flavors seems a bit overwhelming but you can easily find fun and funky flavors in their various  easy to browse through categories. You can also choose your own type of labels! How neat is that?

I was able to sample the following lip balms:

  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Wedding Cake
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Orange Creamsicle
  • Sex on the Beach
  • Zombie

Each the flavors were quite impressive, they not only felt great on my lips but they smelled so good too! I’m not into drinking alcoholic beverages so the Zombie Flavor and the Sex on the Beach flavors weren’t really for me. I had fun browsing through the list of flavors and really want to try the pancake and syrup flavor, rainbow sherbet, peanut butter and jelly, among so many others!

If you want to know a little more about the history of the company, you can find it HERE.  I respect her a lot for taking the time to home school her 7 year old autistic child as a single parent. I was home schooled growing up, so I know how much work that can be on a parent!  I encourage you to read the company history as it really moved me in seeing Brea’s perseverance.

My Lip Stuff not only carries lip products, they also carry other skin, bath and body care lines. Some of the product that caught my eye were the whipped body butter, the baby booty balm, and the My Smelly Stuff Linen Spray.

Overall: I promise you won’t be disappointed with their lip balm! Not only does it moisturize, smell, and feel great, it’s affordable too! You can
Pick Your Own Six Pack of Lip Balm” for  only $11! But how would you like to win one?

WIN IT: To enter, just go to My Lip Stuff and take a look at all the flavor descriptions, then comment here telling me what flavor you’d love to try out.
(Prize: You will win a random six pack of lip balm)

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This contest runs  ends July 29, 2009 and is open to US and Canada only and no PO boxes, please. If a winner fails to reply within 48 hrs, a new winner will be chosen.

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Armani Exchange

I love wearing jeans but so often because of my weight and height, jeans never seems to fit me properly.  I’m always too skinny or too short. This problems leaves my jeans baggy in the front and dragging on the ground. It’s been pretty bad since living in Oregon, my pant legs always drag on the ground getting soggy and wet from all the rain we get and this wears out and ruins my pants altogether. It’s a real pain, let me tell you. armani

I like to save money but when it comes to my clothes, I am willing to spend good money on top of the line quality out there. In doing this, I am ensuring my clothes will last longer and over time my practice have proven to save me not only money but time in out of stores. Who likes to be out shopping for ours, getting in and out of pants that never seems to fit right. All that wasted time, that could be avoided.

Armani Exchange is a place that offers designer clothes for a good price! This label is created and designed by talian designer and entrepreneur Giorgio Armani. This line is inspired by street-chic culture, fashionable dance music and everything that signifies freedom and personal style.

I recently browsed through their site and found a few pair of jeans that I wouldn’t mind owning: J24 – Wing Printed Boot Cut,  J70 – Embroidered Skinny Flare Fit, & the J57 – Potassium Straight Leg. They have a good size selection which is great for everyone.

Right now the Armani Exchange has “New Premium Denim starting at $98!” Also they have an awesome Text Messaging contest going on: Text “DENIM2” to ARMANI (276264) to win a pair of Armani Exchange denim every day for the month of July. Finally, if you purchase a full price pair of denim, in store or online, between 7/7 – 7/19 you will receive a gift card of $20 off your next purchase of $100 or more, valid 7/30- 8/15! You can also check out the A|X Blog and Follow them on Twitter @ArmaniExchange!

Be sure to text A|X Text “Denim2” to 276264!


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How about a Midwest Getaway?

Are you a bit like me and like to vacation during the year in the not so typical vacation spots? I mean who really wants to head off to some over packed beach or over priced amusement park?  If that doesn’t sounds appealing to you, you just might want to check out Branson, Missouri this year. I learned that this never known to me before was once branded as a senior’s bus trip destination but is now a great family-friendly destination for those of all ages!The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel have a Silver Dollar City package that includes three-day park hopper passes to Silver Dollar City and White Water. Silver Dollar City combines an amusement park with history and White Water is 12 acres of aquatic fun. I’ve never been to a water park before but this sounds like quite the deal!

I learned when browsing travel information on their site that Branson has more than 50 live performance theaters, three gorgeous lakes, 12 beautiful championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums as well as a shoppers paradise for both young and old.I don’t know about you but after reading and learning so much about this area, I know my family would really enjoy the fun to be had if ever planning to visit that area!


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The Hair Coverings Store Review and Giveaway ($50.00 Surprise Box)

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Hair is the place to check out if you are looking for fun, fashionable, and functional hair ware accessories.
I personally have to be careful because I do love accessorizing when it comes to Pre Tied Bandannas, wide headbands, and head bands with tails! Though I did state I have to careful, Hair offers reasonably priced deals on a huge variety of styles! 100_9941

I was sent a Feather Lite Summer Crochet Beret in yellow and a Soft Polka Cotton Pre Tied Headband in soft pink to review. I never have been one to wear berets but to my surprise I really like the one I was sent. It goes great with my yellow sunshiny top and I can’t help but feel a little more chipper when wearing it! I’m already a huge fan of the Pre Tied Headbands they offer but I must give praise that the Soft Polka Cotton Pre Tied Headband matches lots of my outfits wonderfully especially with denim jeans and my pink Mom-t shirts!

I personally am always wearing either hats or hair coverings, especially during the summer.I have dark hair so the top of my head burns a lot quicker if I am not protecting it from the suns harsh rays.  You may already know this but I did not, I learned also that being out in the sun will cause my hair to oxidize. The sun damages the hair shaft which causes it to not be able to hold the pigment! So it’s best to be protected for exactly those two reasons. Hair Coverings recommends wearing wide headbands or the pre tied bandanna for full cover and protection!

The Hair Covering Store offers “Steals of the Week” and also have a $5 and under bin. Right now they are offering their customers a 10 % discount of their entire order when they use the code: SUMMER! If you check out their blog, you’ll find that they are running a giveaway to their readers and fans that’s worth not missing out on.  Their head coverings are great for all ages, even my mother in law is even a fan of these great products!

Win it: How would you like some of your own great hair accessories? is offering one winner a “Surprise $50 Box” full of hair accessories!

How to Enter: Visit and tell me which items you’d love to have.

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This contest runs  ends July30, 2009 and is open to US and Canada only and no PO boxes, please. If a winner fails to reply within 48 hrs, a new winner will be chosen.

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Sweet Papier Review

I think all invitations, announcements, and thank you notes should be  as scrumptious and sweet as the ones I’ve found over at Sweet Papier. If you’ve been looking for something different that adds that extra special something, I really encourage you to check out their charming little paper bakery(as they so proudly call it).pretty_princess_6.25

Offering only the most sweetest designs for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties,  and weddings there’s something at Sweet Papier for everyone.

I was given the pleasure to review their  “Mommy-to be” note card. How it works is your friends & family can write  their advice inside the card & mark on the envelope label when it should be read {before or after baby is born}. Available in your choice of bun in the oven colors. The little lion + bird are for good measure. How sweet and thoughtful for your those who care about you the most to share their words of wisdom to treasure and take to heart for the years to come? wow
Located in Illinois, Sweet Papier  was created by work at home mom Danette Zoda Yepsen after her daughter was born. Thinking green by using recycled paper and giving back not only to the enviroment around her, 10% of her earnings to charities that help to fight hunger!

I encourage you to check out this company that not only offers cute paper products but a company that doesn’t just think about itself but others around them as well.

Thanks to ChicExecs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns and Sweet Papier for this opportunity.

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Kernel Seasonings: No More Naked Popcorn Review and Giveaway

My entire household loves popcorn! Popcorn brings such fond memories from my childhood. I remember as a child, munching down on delicious popcorn when my family had our much loved movie nights! I also recall during the holidays when my dad brought home several different popcorn tins filled with flavors of caramel, cheese, and buttered popcorn. Still, nothing beats the taste and flavor of fresh popped kernels.popcorn

Despite the fact that popcorn is yummy, it’s a healthy natural snack alternative to lots of sugary and greasy snacks available.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve a mindset to only offering my family healthy snacks that are good for their bodies.

When Kernel Seasonings considered me in reviewing their popcorn products, I was thrilled. With that said, I was sent all 14 of their fabulous tasting seasonings, a popcorn pouch, popcorn spritzer, and a 10 oz. Movie Theater Butter Popping and Topping Oil.

I was so excited about doing this review, that I even went out and bought my very own popcorn popper! Keep in mind that I’ve been wanting one for some time now. Note that you can use your microwave, a pot on the stove, or a popcorn popper to get your corn popping.

What I love so much about  raw popcorn is that I can dress it up to my liking. I’ve had some popcorn in the past that was flavored with way too much butter, seasonings, and salt.  Kernel Seasonings claims that their popcorn is nearly completely hull-less and they haven’t disappointed on this statement! I have not found myself picking at my teeth since eating their popcorn!

I have not tried out at all the flavors they’ve sent me but they ones I have tried are very good! Being the chocolate lover that I am, I tried the chocolate marshmallow flavor first! It wasn’t over powering at all and had a nice light taste! I then tried out the regular butter flavor, along with the ranch, and jalapeno. I wanted to mention that their seasonings not only taste good on popcorn but on other things too. I’ve used their seasonings on potatoes, eggs, veggies, fish, and chicken! I wanted to mention that Kernel Seasonings offers a recipe book with each order!

The Popcorn Butter Spritzer is a great alternative to dumping melted butter onto my popcorn. In using the spritz technique, my popcorn has not been soggy or too damp. I simply spritz my freshly popped popcorn and then sprinkle on whichever seasonings I so choose.  It’s also 100% natural with no fat and zero calories!

Overall thoughts:

  • Kernel Seasonings offers wonderful flavors, great tasting popcorn, spritzer is a good alternative to butter!
  • The seasonings, spritzer, and raw popcorn are reasonably priced at just $3.99 each (Right now if you buy 4 seasonings, you get the 5th free!)
  • Popcorn is healthy and all natural alternative to other snacks !

I highly recommend all Kernel Seasoning products! Check them out for yourself at:


Win it:

How would you like to win a 3 Season Gift Basket from Kernel Seasonings?

How to enter: Visit Kernel Seasonings and let me know what flavor seasoning you’d most likely want to try out on your popcorn? Remember to leave your email in the post. Example: erinlowmaster (at) gmail (dot) com


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