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‘Tis the season for amazing deals! Some of my favorite brands are getting ready to offer great discounts you cannot miss out on!
Green Goo is made up of all the high quality, healing ingredients your skin has been craving. This herbal-packed powerhouse will soothe, moisturize and heal. Green Goo's proprietary blend will heal cuts, scrapes, blisters, sunburns, chafing and poison ivy. It also relieves dry and cracked hands and feet, soothes the sting of insect bites and reduces fine lines and signs of aging. To learn more, please visit: www.greengoohelps.com.
50% off pet first aid with code: Giving50
40% off any product on Black Friday with code: BIZ40
40% any product on Cyber Monday with code: CYBER40
EcoVessel offers a great looking, durable line of insulated stainless steel water bottles that everyone in the family will love. Stylish and affordable, an EcoVessel will keep your H2O level high and replenished for hours, so there’s no longer any need to buy wasteful single use plastic water bottles.
EcoVessel’s signature TriMax Triple Insulation Technology provides top performance in any climate, keeping drinks cold and fresh for 36 hours and hot for up to 8 hours, and has tested to outperform many competitors. All insulated EcoVessels are made of premium 18/8 stainless steel, are BPA and phthalate free and are recyclable.
To see all of EcoVessel’s product lines check out www.ecovessel.com.
25% off the entire site with code: Cybervessel25 Wed 11/23 through Monday 11/28
You can always count on Somersets to soothe and heal your skin with all natural ingredients, even while you shave! Somersets uses all-natural, vegan ingredients such as Tea Tree, Aloe Vera, Juniper Berry, Camomile and Cedar Wood Oils that are only plant extracted and never tested on animals. Somersets offers “the world’s most comfortable shave” – no cuts, no razor burn!
For men, choose from Maximum Glide Shaving Oils in Original, Extra Sensitive, or Tough Stubble. For women, choose from Extra Sensitive for Legs and Underarm or Delicate for Bikini Area. Made in England and now available in the United States, Somersets can be found in Walgreens, Target.com, Jet.com as well as several regional chains and select independent stores.
Free shipping on all orders with code: freeship
The PerfectShaker is the perfect fitness accessory to hydrate and fuel like your favorite hero. It comes equipped with a stay-open flip cap, screw on lid and extra wide mouth to make consuming easier. It’s also the only bottle with ActionRod Technology with the agitator bouncing up and down to create delicious and nutritious mixes. Choose from Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Flash, Hulk, Green Lantern, The Punisher, or Deadpool! For more information visit www.PerfectShaker.com or check them out on Instagram.
Buy 3 hero shakers, get a free green 20oz PerfectShaker Classic Mini
Socially conscious, style-savvy parents need to know about Rockin’ Baby. Their childrenswear, accessories, and baby carriers are made in the USA with fairly and sustainably sourced fabrics. Rockin’ Baby’s “You Buy. We Give.” model gives back to ChildFund and other non-profit organizations around the world, donating one well-made product for each one sold! Check out Rockin’ Baby’s all new fall/winter 2016 line on their website!
50% off entire site starting Thursday 24th 6pm (EST). No code necessary!
With Renpure hair products, it has never been easier to lay the foundation for healthy, nourished hair! After styling with blow dryers, hair straighteners and curling irons, your hair is at risk for major damage. “We’ve found coconut oil to be one of the most versatile ingredients in hair care,” said Renpure co-founder Tom Redmond Jr.. Renpure can be found in retailers nationwide including Target, Walmart, Ulta, Amazon, and more.
All of Renpure’s products are free of sulfates, parabens, harsh salts, dyes, and gluten for quality that can be seen and felt with every wash.
Speciality Limited Edition Sets for Cyber Week
Black Label Set for $25 (valued at $31.96)
- Coconut Water Hydrating Shampoo, Coconut Water Hydrating Conditioner, Coconut Water Replenishing Treatment Mist, Coconut Oil Renewing Dry Oil
- Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo, Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner, Coconut Leave-in Conditioner, Coconut Replenishing Treatment Mist.
Renpure Winter Picks for $25 (valued at $33.96)
- Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo, Bamboo Coconut Water Conditioner, Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner.
- Moroccan Spring Water Shampoo, Moroccan Spring Water Conditioner, Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner
- Vitamin E Shampoo, Vitamin E Conditioner, Vanilla Mint Cleansing Conditioner
- Moroccan Spring Water Shampoo, Moroccan Spring Water Conditioner, Lavender Cleansing Conditioner
Being a product reviewer, it is my pleasure to share the best holiday gift ideas that I come across. I have found that Ninja blenders and coffee machines along with Shark vacuums and steam mops are the perfect gifts for anyone who loves a clean house.
SharkNinja also makes holiday entertaining (from cooking to cleanup) stress free! Create appetizers, meals and desserts with the touch of a button in the Ninja blender. And don’t fear the mess, because the Shark vacuum and steam mop make cleanup quick and easy.
Below is a brief overview of the latest kitchen and cleaning appliances from SharkNinja, along with some holiday recipe ideas.
Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO – Make it a NU Day! With the touch of a button, Nutrient Fusion transforms diverse, fresh ingredients into flavorful meals, snack and desserts. Nutrient Extraction creates an array of delicious, nutritious juices and smoothies. Put it to use this holiday season by:
- Creating a 6-course meal, with 1 machine: Classic Pea Soup, Brussels Sprout Salad, Pear Rosemary Flatbread, Salmon Burgers, Cauliflower Rice, and Dark Chocolate Chip Mousse
- Energizing yourself to prep for the holidays! Use the Ninja Power Extraction: Choco Nut Butter Protein Shake or the Ninja Wake-Up Extraction: Rise and Shine.
I cannot wait to put my Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO to good use. I plan to make some healthful and delicious smoothies. I also plan to use it to mix my holiday cookie dough for some yummy Christmas cookies! This amazing appliance will also come in handy for when I make my New Years resolutions to eat healthier and try new recipes. My Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO makes me look forward to making some creative, simple meals. (Usually I fear trying new recipes, because I hate chopping and mixing. The less work the better for me.)
Ninja Coffee Bar System – Get a better than coffee house experience, at home, without pods. This system includes an integrated milk frother and makes 6 brew sizes, 5 brew types – including the Ninja exclusive Café Forte, which amplifies the natural subtle flavors of your favorite coffee.
- Enjoy it this holiday season with these sweet, savory (or even spiked) drink recipes: Coffee Nog, Gingersnap Iced Coffee, Caramel Macchiato Forte, Coffee Old Fashioned, and Pecan Praline Ninjaccino
I have never tasted better home brewed coffee! My Ninja Coffee Bar System makes the most delicious frothy coffee drinks!
FROM SHARK: Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean Technology and Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System – Shark’s newest vacuum and steam mop will make it look like you’ve worked hours on your sparkling home (cleaning floor to ceiling), when it only took a quick pass!
- Shark's cleaning pros offer these cleaning tips to keep your winter wonderland clean and shiny.
I usually hate cleaning, but now that I own these amazing, deep cleaning Shark cleaning systems, I actually ENJOY it! I love my hard floor cleaning system. My wood floors have never looked so clean and shiny. No more messing around with a big old wet mop, or getting down on my knees to scrub. (That gets pretty painful.)
My Shark Rocket makes vacuuming so easy and even fun! I love that it has a headlight to show me where the dirt is, and I am completely amazed at the powerful suction it has. It goes from carpet to hardwood floors, sucking up every dust bunny in its path. It is my new best friend.
This Thanksgiving, I am seriously thankful for all of my SharkNinja products that are making my life a lot less hectic. I never knew that housework could be so simple, and pleasurable. Bring on the holidays! My house is CLEAN!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The weather is getting colder! The holidays are almost here, too. We all have that little one on our holiday 'give' list, don't we? I know that I have a few little ones who deserve to be warm and protected. I am thankful that I found the perfect gift for them.
Keep your child comfortable all-year round with the Bugaboo soft wool blanket, made from the finest Merino wool suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Merino wool is breathable, while absorbing and releasing moisture in warm conditions and creating an extra layer of insulation during colder days. The easy-care finish allows you to wipe away small spills, or put the blanket in the washing machine and tumble dryer.
The blanket comes in the new colors light grey mélange, off-white mélange, and petrol blue mélange.
- soft and breathable, made from the finest Merino Wool
- temperature regulating, can be used all-year round
- easy care, suitable for washing machine and tumble dryer
I was sent a beautiful, soft and cozy Bugaboo wool blanket to review in a beautiful off-white color.
When I opened the package and got the chance to cuddle with my Bugaboo blanket, I instantly fell in love with it. It feels as soft as the most luxurious sweater you could ever place next to your skin. It kind of feels like a cashmere sweater. The night that I received this beautiful blanket, I actually slept with it touching my face, and I can honestly tell you that I slept like a baby. So cozy, so peaceful. I still don't know if I will share it because I love it so much.
I have definitely decided that the Bugaboo soft wool blanket is the perfect gift for any baby's first Christmas, holiday gift or baby shower gift. When I have grandchildren, the Bugaboo blanket will be the first gift they receive. It is pure heaven!
To learn about the Bugaboo Soft Wool Blanket or to place an order go to: https://www.bugaboo.com/US/en_US/strollers/accesso...
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Fall is well under way, and wintertime is near. There are mostly clouds in the sky and plenty of rain in the forecast (where I live.) But, as you may have heard time and time again, you should never go a day without sunscreen on your face!
One of the best facial sunscreens I have ever used is Block Island Organics. Block Island Organics creates safe, quality, and lovable non-toxic suncare and skin care products so you can get outside and play.
I wear a moisturizer that contains sunscreen almost every day that I know I am going to be outside, rain or shine. One of my favorite facial moisturizers with sunscreen is Block Island's Natural Face Moisturizer~ SPF 30.
Block Organics Natural Face Moisturizer is an advanced daily moisturizer made with clear zinc that nourishes skin. Fortified with broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection to prevent wrinkles & early skin aging.
It makes my skin feel very soft and highly supple. I love it because it is lightweight and acts as the perfect base for my foundation. It never causes me to get blemishes like many facial creams with sunscreen tend to do.
- AWARD WINNING - 2016 Best Moisturizer with SPF (Environmental Working Group - EWG)
- MOISTURIZING - Shea butter, aloe and more keep skin hydrated, can be worn under makeup
- HEALTHY - Organic and natural ingredients - clear zinc only (safest & best UV filter)
- EFFECTIVE - SPF 30 & broad spectrum protection decreases the risk of skin cancer & aging
- CRUELTY FREE - Vegan formula and never tested on animals
- TRUST - No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, fragrance. Made in USA
Enter to win! One winner will receive a full-sized bottle of Block Organic's Natural Face Moisturizer (ARV: $27.99)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools below. Good luck!
Save 20% off on this site from today through November 22nd, using the code juliann at checkout. Please note the code is not combinable with offers but can be used multiple times.
For more information go to:
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The holiday season is right around the corner! Make sure to plan ahead and gift your beauty-obsessed friends with these ultimate stocking stuffers.
Get a glam holiday smoky eye with KORRES Greek Nights Volcanic Twist Shadow Collection. These six stunning shadows are smooth and creamy which makes them glide onto the eyes with ease for 24-hour wear. Perfect for on-the-go application, shades include Ivory, Golden Bronze, Grey Brown, Olive Green, Golden Pink, and Metallic Black ($35.95; KORRESUSA.com).
Cute and small, these three mini Healthy Deodorants are soft, seductive, and warm – a perfect combo for the cozy holiday season. Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Cozy Comforts Mini Deodorant Trio Set includes: Vanilla Blackberry, a blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, and warm vanilla; Pure Vanilla, a clean mix of warm vanilla and soft freesia petals; and Vanilla Coconut, an exotic combination of bright tiare flower, young coconut and soft vanilla ($20; Lavanila.com).
Spice up any holiday hairstyle this season with a Hairdo French Braid Band. This braid band is designed to fully accessorize your look in just one effortless step. Simply slide on the braid band as you would any elasticized headband. It makes the ultimate statement with a minimum investment (Ulta and Ulta.com; $10).
*Product sent. Any opinions are my own.
With the fall season in full swing and the winter months approaching, the time has finally arrived to enjoy your favorite cold-weather dishes. To bring a bold boost of flavor to everyday meals this season, Holland House Cooking Wines has partnered with YouTube cooking show Tatyana’s Everyday Food to create a delectable recipe perfect for sweater weather.
Tatyana’s Everyday Food and Holland House’s recipe for Bold and Smoky Pepper Marsala Pasta can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLfQMK-1KvU. Holland House is a line of flavor-enhancing premium cooking wines that enhance sauces, marinades, slow cooker recipes, glazes and more. See below for the detailed recipe and a screen grab of the pasta dish:
Bold and Smoky Pepper Marsala Pasta
RECIPE – Bold and Smoky Pepper Marsala Pasta
PREP TIME: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings
2 large red bell peppers
Salt and black pepper
4 links (1lb) smoky sausage
1 large shallot, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup Holland House ‘Marsala’ cooking wine
¼ cup tomato paste
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ pound penne pasta
Small bunch fresh basil
1. Prepare the roasted red bell pepper.
a. Preheat oven to 425F. Cut each red bell pepper into quarters, discarding the seeds and removing any white membrane.
b. Arrange the peppers on a small baking dish. Drizzle generously with olive oil; season with salt and ground black pepper.
c. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until peppers are slightly charred and tender.
d. Once peppers are done, dice the peppers into pea sized pieces.
2. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Keep warm.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the sausage.
a. Remove any casings, if needed, and slice sausage into small disks.
b. Preheat a large, cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and brown all over.
c. Remove the sausage from the pan and into a small bowl; set aside.
4. Prepare the sauce.
a. Into the same pan, add the diced shallot and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until tender.
b. Add all of the spices and seasonings and tomato paste.
c. Add Holland House ‘Marsala’ cooking wine. Cook the sauce for 5 minutes.
d. Add the diced roasted red bell pepper. Return the sausage to the pan and mix all ingredients together, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, to allow flavor to develop.
e. Add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Cook until cheese is completely melted.
5. Once sauce has cooked, add the prepared pasta and toss to coat.
a. Garnish the top with chopped basil and more parmesan cheese.
How to use cooking wines:
- Holland House Cooking Wines are fantastic for quick and easy meals when you want a lot of flavor without tons of steps or prep.
- Holland House’s bold flavor can boost any dish whether it’s pasta for a family dinner or chili to serve a crowd.
- Holland House Cooking Wine is a go-to countertop item because cooking wine can be used in everyday meals.
- Thanks to more than 100 years of tradition, Holland House Cooking Wines bring out the delectable flavor in slow cookers, meats, soups and sauces.
Try all five cooking wine flavors in your favorite recipes:
Marsala cooking wine imparts a well-rounded, sweet wine flavor with hints of hazelnut that is versatile and ideal for cooking with beef, chicken and pork.
Sherry cooking wine offers a mild, sherry-wine flavor with hints of nut and caramel, perfect for use in dessert recipes to balance sweet with a hit of nutty flavor.
Red cooking wine offers a smooth, medium-bodied wine flavor that is ideal for cooking heartier dishes like beef, lamb and pork.
White cooking wine adds a slightly dry, but distinct wine flavor perfect for bringing out the bold flavors in chicken, seafood and sauces.
White with Lemon cooking wine brings a citrusy twist to the traditional white wine flavor, ideal for cooking lighter dishes like seafood.
Background on Tatyana Nesteruk: For more than four years, Tatyana Nesteruk has been sharing custom recipes for every day, family-friendly meals with her viewers.
Tatyana specializes in step-by-step tutorials that make it easy for anyone to make great dishes at home.
Tatyana shares her Ukrainian heritage with her viewers by sharing Ukrainian, Russian and Eastern European recipes passed down from her parents alongside her own custom recipes inspired by the Italian, French and Asian cuisines. She specializes in creating flavorful, globally-inspired recipes that are easy to follow and can be enjoyed at home.
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Enter to win: One winner will receive a set of 3 Holland House Cooking Wines
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There are countless uses for Ora paper towels - whether you are cooking, cleaning, entertaining or crafting with the kids this holiday season - and Ora’s stacked shape makes for an easy one-hand grab without any tearing or unraveling.
Ora is the first all-round paper towel that features a modern, compact stacking system, allowing you to grab a single sheet with just one hand. The absorbent sheets are versatile enough to tackle any mess around the home, while strong enough to ensure there's no tearing or unraveling.
VERSATILE, FUNCTIONAL & ECO-FRIENDLY
Ora's round sheets fit your hand perfectly for an effortless one-hand grab and countless uses beyond traditional household tasks. The innovative stacked design, with no cardboard inner tube, provides twice the number of sheets compared to a traditional paper towel roll, making it a more eco-friendly purchase.
Don't miss this deal!
Ora launched stateside this month on Target.com and, starting this week, is available for 25% off on single and triple packs through 11/26! The 25% discount will be applied automatically at check out - no code required.
For more information on Ora, please visit www.ora-home-usa.com
Stay on trend this season and rock the latest hairstyles with Hairdo! With a variety of non-committal styles, your hair will look chic and fabulous all season long.
Straight bangs are totally in season! Hairdo Clip-In Bangs are the easiest way to get a brand new look and they’re commitment free! This 5" long blunt cut bang with 9½" face-framing sides can be trimmed by a professional stylist if needed, and is available in 11 salon-inspired colors ($29; Ulta.com).
Create some layers without the cut with Hairdo 8 Piece Straight Extension Kit. The most natural look and total styling versatility thanks to eight clip-in pieces that come in a variety of widths. Use one or more! Tru2Life heat styleable fiber lets you wear this piece curly or straight. Add length and volume anywhere with these 8 pieces of varying widths ($79; Ulta.com).
Get a longer ‘do’ in minutes with the Hairdo Invisible Extension. This invisible, halo-style extension is the perfect way to get a longer, chic style without clips, tape or glue. It’s as easy as sliding a headband in your hair (Ulta and Ulta.com; $79).
The latest beauty craze is here - and not a moment too soon. Instead of solely relying on moisturizers and topical products to maintain healthy and beautiful skin, health experts are now suggesting that marine phytoplankton may do the trick!
What is Phytoplankton?
Phytoplankton is the ultimate superfood and the latest skincare craze! A premium blend of two specially cultivated, hand selected marine phytoplankton strains, Oceans Alive is like rocket fuel for your cells. Grown in a photobioreactor, this marine phytoplankton is completely pure and free of contaminants. The nutrient density of this microalgae provides you with a wide array of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids; the building blocks of good health.
Heaven knows, if there is a product that promises to give me beautiful, youthful skin, I am certain to give it a try! Why not? This superfood supplement is called Oceans Alive!
A few of the benefits you can expect from Oceans Alive:
- Increased mental and physical energy
- Improved mental clarity and focus
- Strengthened immune system
- Reduced inflammation
- Cardiovascular support
If you’re suffering from cuts, burns, acne, eczema and other skin irritations, by adding Oceans Alive to your cleansing routine you will see a noticeable difference.
Upgrade your life on a daily basis going forward with this microscopic, ultra powerful ocean nutrient! Every drop of this DNA Rocket Fuel contains more than 5 billion identical cells of energy that feeds your mitochondria like nothing you have experienced before. Everyone reports a joyful mental energy and the power to make the most of every day! This is the ultimate activator to high levels of health and is foundational to maximizing your quality of life. The 30 ml bottle is the perfect size to take anywhere you go, ensuring your are getting that fresh harvested life energy regardless of circumstance.
Ingredients: A proprietary blend of Phyto/Nano nutrients consisting of Nannochloropsis Gaditana, Nannochloropsis Galasemis and Concentrated Purified Sea Mineral Trace Elements.
I was excited to try Oceans Alive , because I am all for improving my health and discovering supplements that can assist me in looking and feeling my very best. I have been using Oceans Alive every day for two weeks. You can mix it into a smoothie or soup, or other food, but I simply place a dropperful on my tongue once a day and quickly wash it down with juice, It is very salty and not very tasty, but if I can get past that, so can you, The benefits are completely worth it!
Price: $39/30 ml. Discounts available on multi-packs and Auto Delivery subscriptions.
For more information go to: http://store.activationproducts.com/
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I was recently browsing online for skincare companies who create all-natural, chemical-free skincare products for Christmas gift ideas. I came across Pristine Beauty. Not only did their adorable Old Hollywood Style theme catch my attention, I was also intrigued by what I was reading about their products
Pristine Beauty produces an effective 100% pure and natural skin and hair care product line that promises to change your life and the lives of others. "Our desire is to promote a positive mind, a joyful spirit and a healthy lifestyle with a touch of Old Hollywood Glamour!"
I was given the chance to review one of Pristine Beauty's products, and I chose Hooray for Brallywood Butta. Anti-aging moisturizer.
My thoughts: From the moment I laid my eyes on the beautifully packaged bottle, I knew this was going to quickly become one of my favorite beauty creams. It looks so elegant. I apply it first thing in the morning after cleansing, and it keeps my skin moist and supple all day long. It does not interfere with my foundation, and it does not leave my skin looking like an oil slick. It is actually the perfect base for my makeup.
I also apply it after cleansing at night. It is the perfect night cream. It makes my skin looks youthful and radiant. My skin was starting to feel dry with the cooler temperatures, but my Brallywood Butta saved the day. My fine lines and wrinkles are vastly improved.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a full-sized bottle of Pristine Beauty's Brallywood Butta Face Cream. (ARV: $38)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information go to: http://www.shoppristinebeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.