Friday, December 31, 2010

KD Novelties-Personalized Children's Books

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 12:30 AM 1 comments
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Personalized children's books are innovative and exciting.  From the moment your child opens one of our books and sees their name woven into the story line, a magical adventure begins.  Personalized children's books will not only encourage children to read, it enhances their self esteem and self image because they are the stars of the stories.

KD Novelties-Personalized Children's Books sent me the book Mother Goose to review.



Your child goes on an adventure to help Mother Goose find her way home. On their journey they take part in nursery rhymes and meet Humpty Dumpty, the Cat and the Fiddle, Little Miss Muffet and many more favorite characters in this classic tale.
Deluxe size 6 x 9 hard cover personalized children's book with 24 pages full of colorful illustrations.


I chose to have this book personalized for my 3yr old. Some things included in the book are Child's Name, Age, Hometown and Friends. They also give you the option to include a message at the front of the book. My daughter loved hearing a story all about her. I included the names of her sister and cousins instead of friends and she loved hearing names in the story that were familiar to her. There was personalization throughout the book and I really enjoyed that there were so many different nursery rhymes included in the book.


KD Novelties-Personalized Children's Books has a wide variety of personalized items including not only storybooks but Music CDs and DVDs as well. The prices are very reasonable especially for personalized items and the customer service is great.

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One of my readers will win the
Mother Goose personalized storybook just like this one. You can enter by filling out the form or leaving a comment, please include all of your entries at once. Please leave your email with your entry so I can contact you, entries without emails are disqualified.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Softlips

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 12:45 PM 3 comments


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Looking to have irresistibly kissable lips this holiday season or are you in need of the perfect little gift for a friend or even yourself?  To celebrate the winter season and help bring the holiday spirit to you, Softlips® is offering their limited edition Winter 5-Pack of lip conditioners – Sugar & Spice, Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry, and Mint with a Hint of Vanilla.


I was sent this limited edition 5 pack to try. I already love Softlips and I was excited to try out these flavors. I love how conditioning this lip balm is and that it includes SPF 20 which helps me to protect my lips without thinking about it or doing anything extra. I have been carrying these Softlips lip balms everywhere with me. I have had them in my purse and in my pocket. I even forgot about 1 in my pocket and sent it thorough the wash (it survived but I do not recommend doing this). 

  • Winter mint - This is my favorite. I love minty lip balms and this one exceeds my expectations. It is very minty and leaves a tingly sensation on the lips.
  • Sugar Plum Berry- This is my 2nd favorite. This tastes like mixed berries and smells wonderful. 
  • Sugar Cookie - I really like this flavor. It smells like fresh baked cookies and tastes very sweet. 
  • Mint - with a hint of vanilla - I was not very impressed with this flavor. I could hardly taste the mint.
  • Sugar & Spice - I did not like this flavor at all. It smells very wintery and I love the smell, but I think the flavor is a love it or hate it kind of flavor. 
I absolutely love how affordable and accessible Softlips is. I also love that they have a wide variety of products, carrying something for everyone.


Now through out the holiday/winter season, the Winter 5-Pack – Sugar & Spice, Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry, and Mint with a Hint of Vanilla– will be available exclusively in the new Softlips online store, www.softlips.com, for $9.99. 

In addition, the classic Softlips® lip conditioning balms are available in the lip care section of the cough/cold aisles of food, retail and drug stores nationwide for the retail price of $2.79 for individual sticks or $3.99 for the special value packs that contain two sticks. 

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One of my readers will win this holiday pack of winter flavors from Softlips. You can enter by filling out the form or leaving a comment, include all of your entries at once. Please leave your email with your entry so I can contact you, entries without emails are disqualified.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Isabella Water

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Isabella Water www.isabellawater.org  was founded on the principle that everyone deserves clean water. The founder, Nick Ogden, is a visionary and all around smart guy. Isabella Water offers a very cool looking stainless steel water bottle that retails for $22 to encourage people to stop buying plastic bottled water.  Once someone purchases the recycled and reusable bottle, $10 of every purchase will help fund a well to provide clean water in Africa or Asia.  Across the globe, one out of every eight people does not have access to clean drinking water. This is the perfect gift for those who want to go green and help someone at the same time - perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift for teachers, clergy, gym rats and cyclists. 



Each time you purchase an Isabella Water bottle, $10 goes towards funding a well to provide safe drinking water. On average, $20 brings clean drinking water to 1 person for about 35 years.
1 in 8 people don’t have access to clean drinking water, but you can help make a difference. 

Some facts about this product:
  • Large Mouth Design
  • Easy to Clean & Care for
  • Fits in Most Cupholders
  • 18/8 High Quality Stainless Steel
  • 100% Recyclable
  • BPA Free
  • Toxin Free

I was sent this beautiful blue Isabella Water Bottle. It is a large size and holds a good amount of water. The top screws off and the bottle has a decent size opening so it is easy to drink from as well as put ice in. My water stays fresh and cool in this bottle and it fits into my cup holder. I think it is amazing what this company is doing not only for our environment but also for those that need access to clean water. I strongly encourage you to buy at least 1 of these bottles. You can get them on the website for just $22 - such a deal!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 Family Activity Wall Calendar

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 An organizer for the wall! This organizer calendar is the perfect 16-month planner for every busy family. Complete with extra-large grids to keep track of each day's events, large storage pocket, over 390 stickers, write-on / wipe off boards, a pen-with an eraser, and contact sheets for important information such as the pediatrician, dentist, orthodontist, veterinarian, school, bus company and much more. This all-in-one command center makes it EASY to stay on top of your busy family's schedules.Each day is divided into 5 colors, so if you choose to organize by color, you can, without having to grab different colored pens. From soccer games to business trips, EVERYONE'S schedule is easy to follow with 2011 Family Facts Family Activity Wall Calendar. 



I was sent a 2011 Family Activity Wall Calendar for review. This is a large easy to read wall calendar. It is color coded so you can put each family member's activities on a different color and know at a glance what is going on for each of them. I love this because my oldest daughter just started kindergarten this year and with that has come more events that we need to plan for. I also work as a substitute at a learning center and my schedule varies from day to day and this makes it easy to keep track of. This also has stickers for a wide variety of activities such as appointments, no school days, doctor visits, parent/teacher conferences and more. There is a place for all of your emergency contacts as well as a wipe off board for contacts and reminders. It has a pocket that can hold a pen, the dry ease marker or important papers. I would recommend this to anyone that needs to keep up with their families activities and day to day lives.

You can purchase this product online for $12.95 here for US sales.

If you live in Canada you can purchase this product at at Indigo, chapters and coles throughout Canada.


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This  giveaway will end on December 21st and the winner will be announced within 24 hours.
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is limited to US residents only - 18 years old and above.
Winner will be chosen at random.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

I Caught Santa

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How great would it be to be able to catch Santa in the act?



iCaughtSanta.com makes that possible and it is so easy! Just follow these 3 steps:
1. Capture your background
2. Create your photo
3. Share the magic

There are 20 different poses of Santa to choose from. You can size him to fit perfect in your photo.
Once saved you can print your picture yourself or send it to a local store for pick up.
I think my girls will really enjoy seeing this photo on Christmas Day.

You can also purchase a video that shows Santa moving around at your house!
iCaughtSanta.com photos are just $9.99 on their website. Videos are $4.99 extra. 
My readers can take 25% off  their order just by entering the code VALERIES-REVIEWS.


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5 of my readers will win a code for a free iCaughtSanta.com photo. You can enter by filling out the form or leaving a comment, include all of your entries at once. Please leave your email with your entry so I can contact you, entries without emails are disqualified.

Mandatory Entry:
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This  giveaway will end on December 19th and the winner will be announced within 24 hours.
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Once winner responds they will be sent a free code for use on the website within 24 hours.
Winner will be chosen at random.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Udderly Smooth

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Made in the USA for over thirty years, Udderly Smooth® products contain rich moisturizing ingredients. Not your average moisturizing lotion- Udderly Smooth® can be used on Dry Skin, Cracked Skin, forDiabetes Foot Care, as a Facial Moisturizer, as a General Moisturizing Lotion and many other uses.  Ideal for winter dry skin.

 
I was sent a variety of products from Udderly Smooth to try. First I want to say that I love the cow print packaging it is so cute and different. It would be easy to spot in a store. It is also very reasonably priced and available not only online but at a variety of stores as well. Also all of these had a very light, clean smelling scent and I really like it.

I was sent Udder Cream in a 4oz size. This is my favorite of everything I was sent. It is thick and a little bit goes a long way. It is extremely moisturizing and has healed my cracked skin on my hands. I highly recommend this product.

 
I was also sent Shea Butter Foot Cream in a 10oz size with a pump. The pump made using this cream very convenient and I really like that. It made my feet feel very smooth and moisturized. 

I was sent the moisturizing lotion in a 16oz size with a pump. I did not care for this lotion. It was very runny almost watery and I didn't feel like it moisturized very much at all. I prefer the creamier thicker creams and this product just didn't do it for me.


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One of my readers will a surprise package from Udderly Smooth. You can enter by filling out the form or leaving a comment, include all of your entries at once. Please leave your email with your entry so I can contact you, entries without emails are disqualified.

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This giveaway is limited to US and Canada residents only - 18 years old and above.
Winner will be chosen at random.

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Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Monday, December 6, 2010

Inspired by Finn

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 11:49 AM 0 comments
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Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin.
Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. 

Among other things, amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory.  When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin.  Commonly known as "teething jewelry," baltic amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort for hundreds of years.   To read more about the many benefits of baltic amber, click here



I was sent this 19" Light Mix Round necklace to try. It is suggested that to get the most benefit from your jewelry that you wear it all the time except for bathing and swimming pools. I have not worn it all the time, but I have been wearing it to work. I am a teacher in a child care center and you can imagine what kind of headaches I get from the noise level of say twelve 5 yr olds. I typically take migraine medicine almost every day that I work and with this necklace I have had to take medicine twice. While wearing this necklace I have started to feel the pain of a headache coming on and it would just go away on its own. While I was skeptical at first, I am now convinced. These necklaces are knotted in between each bead so if the necklace breaks for any reason beads do not scatter. They have a screw clasp and are meant to break if too much pressure is placed on them which is necessary when children are wearing them.


Inspired by Finn sells necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. They also sell Hazelwood jewelery, which you can read about the benefits here.

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One of my readers will win their choice of any in-stock 16 inch or smaller Baltic Amber necklace. You can enter by filling out the form or leaving a comment, include all of your entries at once. Please leave your email with your entry so I can contact you, entries without emails are disqualified.

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This  giveaway will end on December 14th and the winner will be announced within 24 hours.
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is limited to US residents only - 18 years old and above.
Winner will be chosen at random.

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