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Malisia Jewelry Giveaway

Date Thu, January 29 2015

Welcome to the Mialisia Jewelry Valentine Giveaway!
Mialisia is the answer to the age-old dilemma of ‘I don’t have any jewelry that looks good with this outfit, even though I have a jewelry box full of it!’

We all want to look good and have the confidence that we are showing the world our best self. With the right attitude and the correct jewelry for one’s personality and style, jewelry becomes an asset. Who does not want to always look their best? Everyone does, right? Jewelry can change mood, it can make people smile, it helps one feel more put together, it helps one to find and enhance the look that they want . It can be a conversation starter, it can extend your wardrobe, brighten your smile, lift your spirits–jewelry makes an outfit!

Carrie Perucca, Mialisia Independent Designer

With one or two pieces you can create a multitude of different looks! It’s all in the 2 hooks on either end of the piece, making it possible to lengthen or shorten according to your preference, make a layered look that is easy to wear, or make a single strand look that is gorgeous! You decide! This unique capability is called VersaStyle!

There are so many possibilities! Read Helena’s review about her experience with Mialisia Jewelry! I browsed through the catalog and found several pieces that I loved. Both black-and-white jewelry and colorful bracelets and necklaces called out to me. I love how it can be worn in so many ways on your body.  Multiple strands and textures make these pieces ideal for really making your outfit pop! Plus, there are styles for every personality, including traditional, contemporary, funky and fun geometrics.

We are excited to announce that 2 winners will each receive 2 Versastyle pieces of their choice, up to $80! Enter in the Rafflecopter below!

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Open to U.S. and Canada, 20+, Only 1 person, per household may enter. No participating blogger is responsible for non-delivery of products. No compensation was received for this giveaway. Thanks to all participating bloggers.

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Purex PowerShot Review + Giveaway

Date Tue, January 27 2015
Purex Introduces New Bottle with PowerShot!

Purex Introduces New Bottle with PowerShot!

Remember to check out the washer and dryer giveaway from Purex!

Laundry isn’t exciting, folks. In fact, you probably don’t give it more thought than “I should really fold those clothes but I know I’m just going to leave things in the basket and pick what I wear from there.” I actually do put most of my laundry away.

So maybe I think a little more about laundry than most people. But the same can’t be said once I find laundry products that I like. If it cleans well enough and smells pleasing, I’ll stick with the same laundry soap for years. I don’t like change, but I’m also kind of picky so when I like something, I really like it.

I’m not sure how likely I would have been to try Purex’s new PowerShot detergent considering this, but I do like that the company is doing innovative things with packaging. I definitely don’t think about how my laundry soap comes. I measure to the right line in the cap, and I always wind up wiping the cap clean because I’m kinda messy like that! LOL

So Purex is trying something new with PowerShot. Instead of the typical cap you twist off or even the little button dispenser, you flip open the cap and turn over the bottle. A load’s worth of soap comes out. Flip it upright and close the lid again. If you need extra cleaning power, repeat for a second dose.

What I like about this system is that it works and with little error. The dispenser gives you exactly the right amount of laundry soap, and the flipping action isn’t cumbersome or awkward that would prevent me from using this. I didn’t have to clean up any mess on the bottle afterward, either.

PowerShot is interesting but it’s not perfect. The soap comes out pretty fast at first but takes a while for the last few drops to dispense. This isn’t a huge deal but it makes it harder to spread the soap if you like to do that.

Because the detergent is pre-measured, it doesn’t work as well for spot treatment, either. You can’t take off the cap to use just a little bit. This would be problematic if I were hand-washing a few items.

I also ran into some trouble the first time I used the detergent when I accidentally dropped it. This wouldn’t have been an issue with a regular bottle, but the cap on the PowerShot bottle flipped open and some soap spilled. Now, it’s probably not more than a single dose, but I don’t want to have to worry about accidentally opening the bottle if I drop it or when I toss it in my laundry basket as I’m likely to do!

Finally, the bottle seems small. It actually has enough product for 45 loads. I suspect the design makes it seem like it has less product than it does. Plus, it’s concentrated. If you do tend to buy laundry soap in bulk because you do a lot of washing, you might want to stock up when you can find PowerShot on sale!

As for the smell? I received a bottle in Mountain Breeze scent. It smells fresh and clean; although, it’s not amazing. I can live with that, however!

You’ll be able to pick up Purex PowerShot starting next month. You can also stop by the Purex website for more information.

If your interest is piqued, I’d like to invite you to enter the giveaway below to win a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Powershot.  Three (3) lucky winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle to try on their own.

Enter below using Gleam. Good luck!

Purex PowerShot

Giveaway ends February 20 2015.

Giveaway open to Canada and United States.

I was provided with free product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


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Valentine’s Day Style with a Little Help from ModCloth

Date Mon, January 26 2015

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Lady Love Song Dress in Merlot Velvet

Lady Love Song Dress in Merlot Velvet

Want to express your love for standout style this Valentine’s Day? ModCloth’s Sweetheart Shop is your perfect match! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and garb you’ll adore. Don’t let these hard-to-find pieces be the ones that got away!

If you guys remember, I promoted an item from ModCloth for 31 days on my Facebook page. There were a couple items that made great party dresses, and they could easily be recycled for a Valentine’s date outfit.

For example, if you’re going to a more elegant affair, the Lady Love Song Dress  is obviously the dress to caress your curves and make you feel hot. I love all the shades it comes in, including a velvet merlot!  I also really like the Shortcake Story dress, which is feminine and fun — perfect for a party and more freeflowing if you don’t like clingy materials.

I’d be a little more likely to go casual, and the Luck Be a Lady Dress from ModCloth is casual yet retro in all the right ways. I love the black with red border, which would great when paired with the Intricately Exquisite Tights here.

ModCloth has plenty of Valentine's Day treats!

ModCloth has plenty of Valentine’s Day treats!

And while I love ModCloth’s kooky styles, which include lots of skull motifs, I would probably opt for the simplicity of the Retro Rosie Necklace in Red, which matches the feel of the dress and also has matching earrings (pictured in the collage to the right!). So even if you’re single on Vday, you can treat yourself with some flowers from ModCloth!

Obviously, I had a hard time choosing just a few items, and you will, too, if you like the styles from ModCloth! One thing that I love is the in-depth reviews, which help you to determine whether an item will really work for you and your body!

Right now, everything from ModCloth is 15% off, and you can save if you sign up for their newsletter, too!

Cuisinart 10-Piece MultiClad Pro Cookware Giveaway

Date Fri, January 23 2015

Head over to Sun Sweeps this month to enter to win a 10-piece cookware set from Cuisinart!

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Carefresh Custom Hamster & Gerbil Bedding

Date Wed, January 21 2015

Although I am a cat person and have always considered my family to be rather fond of the felines, but younger sister has three hamsters that she loves. Carmal, Amy and Black Bear will be quickly introduced to you when you enter her house.. even if you’re ridiculously tired and imagine they’re floating midair next to your shoulder! LOL

So I immediately thought of her when I was given the opportunity to review a new Carefresh animal bedding product. But I didn’t know much about it, so I got the rundown from my sister.

She typically uses a wood shaving for her hamsters but not aspen because they’re allergic. Got it.

Carefresh Custom Hamster & Gerbil White Bedding

Carefresh Custom Hamster & Gerbil White Bedding

Carefresh’s option doesn’t use aspen — phew. But it’s also not made from shavings. Like the new formulas in okocat litter, it’s a paper-based product. My sister described it as similar to cardboard. It’s softer than wood shavings certainly, which is good for burrowing type pets.

Carefresh wants to make a product that’s as good as or event better than shavings. According to the package, the hamster and gerbil bedding will:

  • prevent odor for 10 days
  • absorb 3x more than shavings
  • be dust free
  • and work better with smaller feet

So how did it do? My sister wasn’t quite sold on this product. She said that the paper-based bedding clumped more when her hamster would urinate. However, the clumping seems to be a perk to me because it means for easier cleanup, and I’m always fond of dust-free products!

And while it might be be unrelated, her hamster had some health issues that led to shedding while using this bedding. She is an older hamster and that’s one sign of decreased health that may not be related to this bedding, but my sister is going to stick to traditional bedding, which she knows will work well.

However, Carefresh does offer shaving-based bedding as well as a ton of other options for hamsters, gerbils, rabbits ferrets and other animals. You can find them at Petsmart, Petco and other pet stores in addition to online. It’s definitely a brand I would check out if there’s a small animal in your home and heart!

CVS Nail Polish Corrector Pen

Date Mon, January 19 2015

I’ve had my eye on a nail corrector pen for some time. Up until this point, I have used Q-tips. And I do like the ones with the pointed ends for cleaning up after a manicure or fixing little mistakes. But they tend to lose their shape pretty well.

On a recent trip to CVS, I was eyeing up a nail corrector pen by Sally Hansen, but CVS offered theirs much cheaper. And the CVS pen comes with 4 tips, which was more than came with the other brand. For $4, I thought I could do worse.

CVS Nail Polish Corrector Pen

CVS Nail Polish Corrector Pen

The nail polish “pen” is thick like a marker, and holds nail polish remover. As far as I can tell, none of these corrector pens allow you to refill them, which means you need to buy an entirely new one when they’re empty. It’s a little wasteful in my opinion, but I’m always tossing out Q-tips, so who am I to judge..

A convenient package to keep manicures pretty!

A convenient package to keep manicures pretty!

I really liked how the opposite end — eraser end if we’re comparing it to a pencil — holds the addiction tips in a clear cap. Sally Hansen’s polish remover pen lacked this feature. It’s super convenient. To use the pen, you simply insert a tip and press down a bit until the nail polish remover starts soaking through it.

With fresh tips, this worked best. After a while, the tips seemed to have a harder time absorbing the polish remover. Thus, they weren’t quite as good at cleaning up the polish. I found that this worked best on already dried polish, which is frustrating if you’re trying to clean up as you go. With damp or fresh nail polish, the pen just sort of smeared it around. This makes sense, however. It’s what nail polish remover does normally with wet polish.

My favorite feature of this polish remover pen would be the shape of the tips. There’s on flat side and the other comes to a rounded, conical point. It makes it quite easy to clean up around and under your nails without touching your manicure at all. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the fuzzies from a Q-tip or cotton ball.

The pointed tip of the nail corrector pen is more resilient than those pointed Q-tips, but eventually loses its shape and becomes less functional. I haven’t been able to use a tip for more than two manicures. I guess I expected that I’d get more from that.  What I found is that you can cut off the tip — I used a blade — to get more use out of it. But make sure you leave enough to pull the tip out of the pen itself.

You can toss the tip and put in a fresh one when it’s time. CVS sells additional tips, I believe, so you can use every last bit of nail polish remover in the pen. although, I’m nowhere near that point, so I’m not sure how well it works when you start to run out. But you can use the tips in the pen and dip them in some regular polish remover, which I’ve found myself doing when the lips are less absorbent.

While the design of this pen works well, I would really love it that much better if I could refill it.

Holiday Votive Candle Holder Giveaway

Date Tue, January 13 2015

Love, Peace and Joy 5 Piece Glass Votive Set in Silver on Tray with LED Tea Lights Giveaway

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Brings You The Love,Peace and Joy Glass 5 Piece Votive Set with Tray and LED Tea Lights Giveaway

One lucky person will win!

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with Mark Feldstein andAssociates,Inc to bring you a beautiful Votive set that will add decor to anyroom of your home. These are great to display on Holidays or just for any timeof thee year anywhere in your home. Love, Peace and Joy 5 Piece Glass Votive Set in Silver with Tray & LED Tea Lights

Set of 5, rich-looking Silver Glass Votives etched with “moving” words that celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. As an added bonus, set includes a stylish hammered glass tray that will create the perfect ambiance in any room. Each votive includes a battery-operated LED Tea Light that flickers and glows just like a real candle, but without the hazards of an open flame or melting wax. LED Tea Lights are removable.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsor: Mark Feldstein and Associates,Inc.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck!

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a sample of the Votive Set forreviews purposes. Mark Feldstein and Associates, Inc will be responsible for theawarding and shipping of the Votive Set directly to the winners.