Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bobee Whale Decals Giveaway Winner

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Thank you to everyone who entered 
Bobee's Whale Decals Giveaway!

The winner for the game is Lisa W.
(Entry option: Follow Bobee on Instagram.)

Congrats! Remember to check back 
for new giveaways!!!





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Glue by Rusk Review + Giveaway

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I recently had the chance to review another product from Beauty Care Choices. This time it was a 4oz tube of Glue by Rusk. Read ahead to learn more about Beauty Care Choices, and see how this product worked for my family.
Beauty Care Choices is also being generous and giving away a 4 oz retail size of Glue to one lucky reader!
This Giveaway is open to the USA.



About Beauty Care Choices:
Since 2004 Beauty Care Choices (formerly Hair Care Choices ) has been the online resource for shoppers looking for their favorite salon products and having them conveniently shipped to their home or business. Beauty Care Choices expanded their selection from professional hair care items to now carrying skincare, cosmetics, nail care, and many other specialty items for all your beauty needs. Yet, nothing else changed in our company. Beauty Care Choices is the same great team, management, and owners providing award winning customer service and licensed cosmetologist shopping assistance.

About Glue by Rusk:
If you want extra strong, don't move, style to your hair, then this product is perfect.  Create your own "stand out in the crowd" style.  This is a non-sticky hair glue that adds a flake-free shine.  Glue will easily wash off when you shampoo.








My Review:

I have previously reviewed hairspray from Beauty Care Choices, which I really enjoyed. They offer great salon quality products. When I had the chance to review Glue by Rusk, I was happy to participate. For this product I wanted to try it out on my son's hair. Both of my boys have a cute little cowlick right in front and center of there forehead. I like to call it a 'birds nest' because it grows in a circle. My hubby has the same kind, and likes to keep his hair short so it is easier to style. As with the boys, it seems most products help keep the rest of the hair in the desired style, with the exception of the front. Slowly but surely, the hair starts to curl back in it's cowlick shape.
My boys get bathed at night, as part of their bedtime routine. In the morning before school, I dampen my little man's hair before applying styling product- not too much, just a little water on the hands that I rub through. The first thing I noticed when squeezing out the Glue product is how very thick it is, it's thicker than Elmer's Glue. After dampening Little Steven's hair, I put about a quarter size amount of product on my finger tips, and rubbed them together spreading the product on both hands. When rubbing the fingertips together you can feel just how thick this product is, and feels as though it is thickening even more. To style, I lightly ran my fingers through his hair to evenly spread the product over his hair over all, and then came back to the front to add a little extra around the cowlick. To give a raised textured look, I first run a comb from forehead to back of the head, then lightly comb the hair forward to lower it a little and point it forward. I finish up by using my finger tips to style the rest. His hair is about 1.5" in length on top, and shorter on the sides.
The residue of the product felt tacky on my skin after drying, but gave Little Stevens hair amazing hold, with a thicker look and feel. No sticky feeling, no white residue or flakes. It had a nice clean mild smell and best of all- held his cowlick up in place with the desired style. Sometimes I find myself needing to finish off with a little spray of hair spray in front to keep it from curling under, it wasn't needed with Glue by Rusk.

Conclusion:
I love this product. It shipped promptly, held up to it's promises, and smells great. The style held all through out the school day, and playing at home until it was bath time again. With just a single shampoo, it washed out with no left residue. I think this would be great product for anyone with shorter hair styles, especially those who have stubborn cowlicks like the men in my home.  :)

Interested in finding out more information about Glue by Rusk? 



Beauty Care Choices is offering Glue by Rusk to one lucky reader!
You can enter to win by using the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to the USA.


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Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks for participating!


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Welcome Home Daddy!

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I have fallen behind on my posts, but am happy to say it's because my Hubby is finally home after his deployment. This was his second deployment in the two years we have been here in Hawaii, luckily he won't be deploying again anytime soon. We are all so happy to have him back. Our little Devin who is 18 months old has become his shadow and gives him hugs all throughout the day. Devin also cries when he can't see his Daddy, such as if he goes upstairs or has to use the restroom. It's heart warming to watch them together. My Husband is wonderful and would set aside time to Skype with us, so our boys would never forgot about their Dad even at a young age. They both looked forward to see him and knew that their Daddy was working "far away". I of course am happy to have him home too. :)





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Raptor Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount Review

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I recently had the opportunity to review the Raptor Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount.
I had been wanting to get a car mount to use, especially for the benefits of using the GPS on my phone.
Read ahead to learn more about the Raptor Universal Car Mount, and see how it worked for me.




About the Raptor Universal Dashboard
Windshield Car Mount:

QUICK THUMB CLAMP RELEASE - Mount your device in seconds
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT - The tough spring clamp grip takes a stingy grip :). It firmly holds your device in place.
FULL 360 DEGREE VIEWS - Supports full side to side, pan to vertical or horizontal placement
COMPATIBILITY - Apple iPhone 5/5S/5C/4/4S/3GS Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3/S2/Note/Note 3 HTC One/8X/8S Nokia Lumia 925/928/920 Blackberry Q10 & Z10 LG Optimus G/Nexus 4/Nexus 5 Motorola Droid RAZR/MAXX/HD/MOTO X and many more
VALUE - Compare for yourselves - this is a great value for the price!

i2 Gear® Raptor Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount for Smartphones, GPS units and Cameras

Compatibility:
The mount supports Apple iPhone 5/5S/5C/4/4S/3GS Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3/S2/Note/Note 3 HTC One/8X/8S Nokia Lumia 925/928/920 Blackberry Q10 & Z10 LG Optimus G/Nexus 4/Nexus 5 Motorola Droid RAZR/MAXX/HD/MOTO X and many more. This mount will also support tablet hybrids up to 4.8 inches wide.

Features:
This mount has a full 360 swivel to support vertical and horizontal positioning. The positions are locked into place with the twist of the knob.The inside clamps have a red plastic grids which cushion your device while helping to lock it into place. These two clamps are held together with a strong pressure clip that stubbornly holds your device in position. Release the clip to easily remove or remount your device.

Use: 
You'll be surprised as to how well this handy mount prevents side to side as well as up and down movement. The mount itself can be mounted on the windshield or the dash in an easy two step process. The suction is unlike most on the market which tend to release at the slightest of bumps. This suction has a maleable plastic sheath which suctions pressure into the mount through the use of a one inch lever that when fastened firmly locks the attachment shut. When attaching you must apply extreme pressure until you here the loud click. This lever is concealed once fastened and does not take away from the overall appearance of your mount.




My Review:

I have been meaning to get a car mount for my phone, mainly to use as GPS in the car. Here in Hawaii some areas are hard to travel and I find myself lost at times. I'm a visual person and like to look at the map as I listen to the GPS telling me the directions. As you can assume, this is dangerous if the phone isn't close to eye level. I try and hold the phone in my hand as I steer- but this isn't the safest way to drive either.
I found the solution with the Raptor Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount. My package arrived promptly and packaged well. The side of the box explains assembly- though it arrived in one piece which was great. This device has an extremely powerful suction base that you can use on any flat surface whether it be your dashboard or windshield. You can even use it on plastics, metal, and even drywall! I chose to place mine on the windshield so it would be at a higher level to look at when driving.
Installing it is so simple. Just push down in the desired position. Once the car mount is in place, push the locking lever down, which will lock it in place. Once you have the suction locked, you can turn the mount to the desired position with the full 360 swivel for both vertical and horizontal positioning. Once you have the desired position, you can lock it in place with a turn of the knob. To place your phone inside, simply squeeze the clamp open and place your phone inside. The clamp has red plastic cushions with grooves, which will not only cushion your phone, but help keep it in place as well, so it doesn't move or slide out. To remove your phone, just give the clamp a gentle squeeze to open. Removing the mount is as simple as installing it, just lift the locking lever up and pull the little suction tab to help break the seal.



Conclusion:

I think this device is wonderful! Nothing complicated, easy to install and remove. My Husband recently returned from deployment, he didn't really notice the mount at first when I picked him up fro the airport. The second day he was home we headed off somewhere and needed to bring up the directions. He asked if I wanted him to be the 'navigator'. I place my phone in the car mount to show him the holder. He thought it was pretty cool and mentioned wanting to get one for his truck.
Not only does the car mount make it convenient to use your phone, but it makes driving safer because you can be hands free and have the phone closer to eye level.
It would make a wonderful gift, and is actually on sale right now for only $7.99! (Normally $24.00) I'm going to purchase another one for the Hubby  :)


You can find the Raptor Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount on Amazon by clicking here!




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.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hulk Smash!

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Someone has a new favorite toy, and Mommy made the mistake of letting him bring it to the table.  :)




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway

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I personally love having candles around the house. They are a wonderful and fragrant decoration, 
and can help relax the room, or set the 'mood'.  :)
I was happy to have the opportunity to review Old Factory Candles, and had fun picking out 
my scents from their list of available sets. Read ahead to learn more about Old Factory Candles, 
see what I thought about mine, and see how to win some for yourself!
This Giveaway is open to the USA.




About Old Factory Candles:

These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.


Below are the list of Themes and their related fragrances:

Fall Harvest
Pumpkin Spice
Cranberry
Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays
Christmas Tree
Candy Cane
Gingerbread

Winter Wonderland
Hot Cocoa
Roasted Chestnut
First Snow

Romance
Rose Petals
Champagne
Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean
Lemongrass
Olive Blossom
Fresh Linen

Spa Day
Cucumber
Lemongrass
Green Tea

Vacation
Sea Breeze
Hawaiian Lei
Awapuhi

Coffee Shop
Coffee Bean
Hazelnut
Chai Tea

Man Cave
Straight Razor
Leather
Mahogany

High as a Kite
Cannabis
Incense
Bag O' Cookies

New Born Baby
Baby Powder
Baby Shampoo
First Blanket

50 Shades
Leather
Vanilla ***
Jasmine Bubbles







My Review:
I love citrus scents and typically lean towards scents in that category when choosing. Lemongrass is a scent I have bought frequently in the past, I have a lemongrass hand soap that I LOVE. I was happy to see that Old Factory Candles had the lemongrass scent not just in one, but two sets. I chose the "Spa Day" set which had Cucumber, Lemongrass, and Green tea. 
My candles arrived promptly after ordering. The set came in a cardboard box that protected them well with shipping. Each candle is on the small size, at 2 oz and comes in a glass jar. 
The Cucumber and Green Tea scents were nice and mellow, nothing over powering. They reminded me of lotion- a soft fragrance. The Lemongrass had a stronger scent, with a kick of citrus which I really enjoyed. When lighting the candles I've found Old Factory Candles keep their promise, the candles burn clean and evenly. I've used them on a few occasions, each time for a few hours and have about half of each candle left- so the 20 hour light time is very close. 
When I lit the candles, I used them in the downstairs living area, which is a large space. I had them on the kitchen bar. While in the kitchen I could smell a hint of their scents, however not while in the dining room or living room. I can only assume this is because of their size versus the room they were lit in. I liked that the smell isn't over powering. Some candles that have too much fragrance can trigger a headache with me, which isn't a worry with Old Factory Candles. I love knowing that these are made in the USA, hand poured, and made with natural soy wax. I like their appearance as well, since my decor is neutral/earthy colors they fit right in.



Conclusion:

I enjoyed my candles from Old Factory. They burn clean with a wonderful and mild scent. Since they are in a jar, no need to worry about a mess with the dripping wax. These would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys having candles around their home. Old Factory has twelve themes right now for their candle scent packs, with 3 different scents that tie to each theme- so there is surely something to please everyone!





Old Factory Candles is offering a Gift Set of 3 Candles to one lucky reader!
You can enter to win by using the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to the USA.


PLEASE READ
All entries will be verified- Please use Rafflecopter to complete your entries, so they are documented! You will find the links for each entry when you click "Do it". Please enter the additional information for verification if needed. If you are selected and the information needed is not there, or can not be verified - YOU WILL NOT WIN,another person will be selected! It is not necessary to leave your email in the comments, Rafflecopter will keep track and give me the winners email for notification.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks for participating!







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.





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