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It's the season for planes, trains and get aways! We've rounded up the most convenient, multi-tasking and more importantly, TSA approved beauty products to ensure you that editing down your beauty collection while traveling will never mean limiting your looks!
Burt's Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($5.99), Lauren B. Cuticle Balm ($30), Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Insta-Thick ($21), Molton Brown Hand Cream in Orange and Bergamot ($15), Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil ($18), John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Sleek Finish Comb ($4.99)
These products are some of my very favorites! I am going on two trips this year. The first will be camping (which is not my favorite thing to do) and the second will be a trip to Disneyland. (That, I am excited for.)
I love to take off my makeup with Burt's Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes because they leave my skin perfectly clean and healthy. I also love my Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Insta-Thick because I just spray it in my hair for an instant tousled-sexy look. It gives my hair a lot of texture when I don't want to spend the time making it look glam. I love it! And my Molton Brown Hand Cream in Orange and Bergamot? I couldn't live without it! The fragrance is so uplifting! And you know how many times you wash your hands when you travel? My hands get super dry, so this is hand cream the perfect solution!
Having these essentials on hand not only makes my beauty routine a lot simpler, they are also easy to pack up and take with me!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Performance doesn’t start with training, it starts with your fuel. To train your best, you should only put the best ingredients in your body – like 100% beet juice. Whether you’re aiming to beat your personal record or smoke the competition, do it in a pure way with Beet Performer.
The science is simple
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to anti-aging skin and body care treatments, eb5 delivers. The foundation is one of science. The company began with pharmacist Heldfond, the company founder’s father, at the beginning of the 20th century. From the very beginning the focus has been to help women of all ages maintain and improve their skin.
eb5 believes that signs of age – fine lines, wrinkles, age spots – don’t need to be a surprise. You can see them coming. Now you can help stop them with simple, highly-effective, power-packed ingredients specifically chosen to actually help skin get better with time.
I was given the chance to review two of eb5's leading skincare products. They are as follows:
Intense Moisture Anti-Aging Cream
This intense moisturizer reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, removes signs of inflammation, and restores moisture to dry skin. The formula has been carefully perfected over time and contains a patented blend of wrinkle-reducing Vitamin A, free-radical fighting Vitamin E, strengthening Vitamin B, moisture-encouraging Oat Flour, and soothing Comfrey Root.
I love it because it has no strong fragrance and feels absolutely wonderful on my skin. It is perfect for a day or a night cream because it absorbs really well and does not leave any greasy residue. I can wear it under my foundation for the daytime.
Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
This eye treatment reduces dark circle appearance, removes puffiness and rejuvenates skin tone. This formulation includes Regu-Age PF, a complex of specially purified natural soy and rice peptides and anti-oxidants.
I love this eye treatment! It is amazing! I have been losing some sleep lately due to my little boy being sick and keeping me up at night. My eyes have really had some dark circles and puffiness. A little touch of this wonderful cream in the mornings makes me eyes look revitalized. I am happy that the circles truly diminish quickly and I look refreshed.
Both products are paraben-free, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic, and cruelty-free.
Win! One winner will receive a full sized jar of each of the following: eb5 Intense Moisture Anti-Aging Cream and eb5 Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. (ARV: $39.98)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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About eb5 Skincare
Based in Portland, Oregon, eb5 Skincare is a family-owned business that dates back to 1904 when pharmacist Samuel Heldfond began creating life-changing remedies for customers of his apothecary. His son, Robert, introduced our popular “five creams in one” anti-wrinkle cream in the 1960’s. Still popular in the 21st century, eb5 is considered “the original wrinkle cream.”
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Essentia Water Launches MORE Summer: 88 Days of Giveaways
The online and Instagram promotion offers beach, yoga and paddle board inspired prizes including a Riviera paddle board and paddle grand prize package.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.
PetAction™ Plus for Dogs and Cats Launches Nationwide
New Flea and Tick Product has Same Active Ingredients as Leading Brand – at a Fraction of the Cost !
PetAction™ Plus, a new flea and tick product for dogs and cats, launched today in stores nationwide including Walmart and Sam’s Club . PetAction Plus contains the same active ingredients as a top selling brand – but sells for a fraction of the cost – making it a more affordable option for pet owners
“ Too often pet owners opt out of a regular flea and tick preventative for their dog or cat because it’s too expensive for their household to justify ,” said Glen Moore, Vice President of PetAction Plus . “ We’re excited to be able to offer PetAction Plus, a high-quality flea & tick treatment that finally provides the same ingredients as a leading brand – at a price that makes sense to consumers .”
PetAction Plus for Dogs: (MSRP: $28.99 for 3-month supply)
Compare to Frontline Plus for Dogs ($44.99+ for 3-month supply)
PetAction Plus for Cats : (MSRP: $28.99 for 3-month supply)
Compare to Frontline Plus for Cats ($44.99+ for 3-month supply)
Fast-acting, long-lasting and waterproof, PetAction Plus uses active ingredients Fipronil, which kills adult fleas, ticks and chewing lice – and (S)- Methoprine , which prevents flea eggs and larvae from developing into biting adults , thereby breaking the flea life cycle.
Fleas are associated with a number of health concerns for your pet. They can transmit tapeworms and cause allergy driven dermatitis, a common dog and cat skin disease. If left untreated, pets exposed to fleas can develop anemia, or a low red blood cell count. Ticks are found throughout the United States and are notorious for transmitting Lyme disease. They also can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia and canine tick paralysis.
“Although most people like to define ‘flea and tick season’ as the Spring and Summer months when the weather is generally warmer, the truth is that these pesky parasites can wreak havoc on your pet, your family and the environment where you live all year long,” said Veterinarian Dr. Liz Hanson, DVM . “I am thrilled when I see new products like PetAction Plus come to market that will enable pet owners with better and cost-effective options to protect their pet’s health and well - being on a daily basis.”
PetAction Plus should be part of any comple te program to help keep your pet free of fleas, ticks and other pests. Please consult your veterinarian for additional recommendations.
My thoughts: My dog, Banner is a big old happy black lab who is an outdoor dog. He only comes in on cold nights or when he is noisy and keeping us awake with his barking. Needless to say, Banner has fleas. I have been pretty bad at getting Banner any flea treatments because of the cost., so I was thrilled to find out that PetAction™ Plus gives me a less expensive alternative!
I received a sample of PetAction™ Plus for Dogs to use on Banner. It could not have come at a better time because we are going camping next week and we always bring Banner in the truck with us. We certainly do not want him to be infested with fleas and ticks on our trip! Plus, Banner has many years left of life and we want him to stay happy and healthy so that he can enjoy many more camping trips. (His favorite things in the world are swimming in the lake and playing catch on the sand.)
About PetAction™ Plus
PetAction Plus for Dogs and Cats is a new flea and tick product that offers the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus – at a fraction of the cost. PetAction Plus is now available at Walmart, Sam’s Club , and other retail stores nationwide .
For more information , please visit: www.petactionplus.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Calling all Baby Bees! Burt’s Bees invites you to celebrate their littlest fans with the ABC’s of Baby Bee Photo Contest!
For a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 cash and a professional photo shoot, capture and share an image of your sweet Baby Bee in one of four special moments:
- A is for Asleep . Send in your most precious photo of your little one fast asleep in a sweet slumber.
- B is for Beaming . Show us a shot of your baby’s brightest smile.
- C is for Cozy . Whether it’s a snapshot of their first yawn or soft story time cuddles, share how your baby gets cozy.
- D is for Day . Every parent knows that daytime is playtime, so show us your baby at play.
*Additional winners in each category will receive up to $2,500 worth of gift cards and Baby Bee® and Burt’s Bees Baby TM essentials
How to enter? Log onto www.burtsbees.com/babybeecontest to register and submit a photo of your Baby Bee in one, any of the above categories. After capturing your little one, bee sure to include a brief description on why you think your baby should be the “Most Buzzed About Baby Bee®.” Contestants must be three years of age or younger.
After submitting, make sure to vote for your favorite up to once a day, every day, until July 6, 2015. Invite all loved ones to vote with you too! Winners will be announced on or around July 18, 2015.
P.S.~ Have you ever tried Burt's Bees Baby Bee products on your little one? Baby Bee products are rich, moisturizing formulas made from natural ingredients too soothe and soften your baby's delicate skin. I have tried them on my son and they make his skin feel amazing without any irritation to his sensitive skin.
To find out more, view exclusive content, and connect with other Mama Bees, visit the Burt’s Bees Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts or sign up on BurtsBees.com to be part of our dedicating mailing list.
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Glee The Final Season
In the exhilarating, heart-rending final season of Glee, club favorites reunite and a new group of young performers takes center stage! Following her disastrously short sitcom career, Rachel returns to McKinley High to find Principal Sue Sylvester trampling the arts – including the glee club. Without missing a beat, Rachel and a newly single Kurt set out to revitalize New Directions, hoping for a shot at the national title. It won’t be easy since Will and Blaine now coach rival groups Vocal Adrenaline and The Warblers. With thrilling musical numbers and compelling plot lines featuring much of the beloved original cast, the final season of Glee culminates in a celebration of LIFE, MUSIC, FRIENDSHIP and LOVE.
**Loser Like Me
**Jagged Little Tapestry
**Glee Music Jukebox
**Hurt Locker, The
**Hurt Locker, Part 2, The
**What the World Needs Now
**Glee Music Jukebox
**Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester, The
**Glee Music Jukebox
**We Built This Glee Club
**Dreams Come True
**Glee: The Final Curtain
**Looking Back Video Yearbook
My thoughts: I cannot believe that Glee is coming to an end! I have enjoyed every season, especially when Cory Monteith was in them. Season 6 has been an amazing, fun-filled ride. It is full of adventure, joy and some of the very best music ever. I will miss Glee, but Season 6 was the perfect ending to this wonderful show and I am thrilled to have it on DVD to watch over and over again.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Give Your Special Grad Something More Than Just a Gift.
Give Them Memories with the Ten Year Journal
"Time flies" is not just a simple cliché, but a reality. This is especially apparent at graduation; celebrating accomplishments, reminiscing about the past and looking ahead with anticipation towards the future.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of Journal 10 to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for the perfect fragrance to give Dad this Father's Day, consider EMPIRE by Donald Trump.
The Trump Organization and Parlux Fragrances announce the launch of Empire by Trump. This new fragrance collection for men by Donald Trump is now available exclusively at Macy’s nationwide. Empire by Trump is the perfect accessory for the confident man determined to make his mark with passion, perseverance, and drive. For those who aspire to create their own empire through personal achievement, this dynamic scent is both compelling and leaves a lasting impression.
Bold notes of peppermint, spicy chai and a hint of juicy apple demand attention. Continuing into the heart of the fragrance rests a masculine floral comprised of orange flower and jasmine blended with exotic tonka beans. Lying beneath its elegance and structure is an undeniable warmth and charm with elements of amber and seductive musk.
Empire by Trump is available exclusively at Macy’s nationwide.This three-piece collection will include a 1.7 fl oz. and 3.4 fl oz. fragrances, and a deodorant stick. Retail prices range from $14 to $62.
My thoughts: I am not a fan of Donald Trump, but I received a sample of EMPIRE to review, I it smells amazing. My husband is a very handsome fellow and does not often wear fragrance, but after I smelled EMPIRE, I asked him to (I actually MADE him) spray some on so that I could smell it on him. It smells very masculine and quite sexy, and it really suits my husband. I just think it complements him very well. I really love the scent! As you can see in the photo below, my husband Jon is probably the opposite of Donald Trump, but EMPIRE still smells great on him! I really think the DAD in your life will love EMPIRE for Father's Day!
About The Trump Organization: The Trump Organization encompasses global real estate development and global licensing, sales and marketing, property management, golf course development, entertainment, entertainment and product licensing, brand development as well as restaurants and event planning. The product licensing division of the company has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution of product under the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection and Trump Home brands. Donald J. Trump is the Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, a privately held company in New York.
About Parlux Fragrances: Parlux Fragrances LTD, a leading global beauty company designs, manufacturers, markets and distributes prestige fragrances and related products since 1987. It holds the licenses for notable fragrance brands including Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Kenneth Cole, JAY Z and Tommy Bahama among others. Parlux Fragrances, LTD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfumania Holdings Inc., and independent, national, vertically integrated wholesale distributor and specialty retailer of fragrances and related products. It is a traded on the NASDAQ exchange (PERF).
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this fragrance to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.