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Friday, May 22, 2015

And the winner is... 


The winner of the coupons for FREE Renuzit Pearl Scents is… Terry P!! More goodies are coming soon!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Renuzit Pearl Scents 


The fine folks at Purex and Renuzit have sent me Renuzit Pearl Scents, Blue Sky Breeze scent, to try for free... but they didn't put any words in my mouth.

Their website says:

"Renuzit® Pearl Scents®

Renuzit® Pearl Scents® is a pretty odor neutralizer that fills your home with refreshing fragrances that last up to 30 days. And with this charming little jar, there’s no need for electric plugs or flames. Simply, set it down and it continuously leaves your room with a light and fresh scent.

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Pure Breeze®
After the Rain®
Tranquil
Serenity
Seductive Pineapple"

https://www.renuzit.com/product/pearl-scents/

Here's what *I* say:

I like the way that the container looks:


and the way the scent pearls look like florist marbles:


The color is nice, and although I don't have any blue rooms, it's a neutral enough color that it looks nice anywhere. The fragrance is ok, sort of soapy, but I'm not big on scents that don't actually refer to real-world scented objects... skies and breezes have no fragrance. I like other scents in this line better, particularly "Seductive Pineapple"... kind of a funny name, when the other names are so peaceful, lol. The important thing about the fragrances is that they aren't excessively floral scents that the men in the family might object to. For me, having something that looks kind of cool sitting in plain view, as opposed to those white plastic things, is a big plus. The only thing I would change would be to make the top black, so that it is less immediately obvious that it is plastic; they might have been trying to simulate metal, I suppose, but non-metallic plastic just can't do that. Overall, this is a far more attractive home fragrancing option than the vast majority of what is out there, and they have a good selection of scents to choose from, so you should be able to find one that you like. I recommend giving them a try… and one of you can try them for FREE!! Just shoot me an email telling me what bad odors you need to fight in your home, and I'll select one of you to win coupons for FREE Renuzit Pearl Scents!! :)


Monday, March 30, 2015

And the winner is... 


The winner of the coupons for FREE NEW Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap is... Sharon M!! Stay tuned more goodies

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap 


(The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review… but they didn't put any words in my mouth.)

The fine folks at Purex and Dial sent me the following info:

"NEW Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap is the newest member of the Dial® Boutique Collection Hand Soap line, bringing luxury to your hand washing experience. With an indulgent scent inspired by freshly cut Sugar Cane, this premium formula with gentle micro scrubbers cleanses deeply while moisturizing and smoothing skin."

They also sent me a bottle of the soap to try. You can see it on their website here:

http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-sugar-cane-husk-scrub-liquid-hand-soap

And here's a photo I took:


As you can see, it has a cool, modern bottle shape that will look nice next to your sink. It has a sweet, slightly tangy fragrance that is appealing without being too perfumey for a man or child to use. More importantly, it does a great job of cleaning my hands, even if they've gotten pretty yucky. It has enough abrasive to clean without irritating my skin, and moisturized as well. It was also good to use to help clean and smooth rough elbows, which is a plus.

If you have people in your house with dirty hands, and you probably do, you'll want to give this soap a try. One of you can try it for FREE; send me an email telling me the yuckiest thing you had to wash off your hands recently, and I'll pick someone to win coupons for FREE soap!! :-)


Thursday, March 05, 2015

And the winner is... 


The winner of the coupons for FREE Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is... Elizabeth E!! Stay tuned for more goodies!! :-)

Sunday, March 01, 2015

New Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash 


The fine folks at Purex and Dial sent me a free bottle of this product to try out in exchange for a product review (as always, them giving me a free product doesn't mean they put any words in my mouth; my opinions are my own):



This image came from their Facebook page, where they said:

"Restore your skin and get a soft and smooth clean with new Miracle Oil Body Wash infused with Marula Oil."

https://www.facebook.com/Dial/photos/a.153151581365615.29984.110666905614083/1038664066147691/?type=1&theater

I had to go to their Facebook page, because this product is so new that it is not yet on their website. When it DOES show up there, I assume it will be on this page with the rest of the body washes:

http://www.dialsoap.com/category/body-wash

(Lots of goodies on that page-I've used most of 'em!!)

They also sent me the following info:

"N ew Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is infused with caring Marula oil for beautifully, soft skin. This new body wash is formulated with Micro Oil Technology for luxurious, clean-rinsing lather that leaves skin feeling clean, soft and smooth."

As you can see, this body wash comes in a cool bottle that is very easy to hold onto in the shower; if you have ever dropped a full bottle of body wash on your toe, you will appreciate the design of the bottle as much as I do.

Here's something interesting about Marula Oil:

"The Tsonga people of South Africa and Mozambique have used the oil as a moisturising body lotion for women and also as a massage oil for babies. In the past, women used Marula oil rather than water to clean themselves."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marula_oil#Traditional_uses

There's a long and pretty awesome article about it here:

http://www.africanbotanics.com/the-beauty-and-skin-care-benefits-of-marula-oil/

So, this is a nice addition to a body wash, and I haven't seen it in any other products… I like to be the first one to use something.

I found that this body wash lathered nicely, and left me feeling clean and with softer skin. As a bonus, it smells really fab, sort of sweet and nutty; because it's not floral, men and kids will use it without complaint. I also kind of get a kick out of the old school Dial color of it; it makes me think of the bottle of Dial liquid hand soap that my mother always had by the kitchen sink.

Are you ready to give it a try? Email me your favorite soap-related childhood memory, and I'll pick someone to receive coupons for FREE body wash!! :-)


Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Fiber One Streusel Bars, Cookies and Meal Bars 


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

The fine folks at Platefull and General Mills sent me the following info:

"Introducing new Fiber One Streusel Bars, Cookies and Meal Bars!
Find Fiber One Meal Bars in the nutrition aisle! Curb hunger with a Fiber One Meal Bar – 10 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Take one easy step closer to a healthier lifestyle with a bar that makes every delicious bite count!
Fiber One Streusel is a delicious streusel bar made with a brown sugar and oats topping over a real fruit filling, with 20% daily value of fiber*, 150 calories per bar, and 12 grams whole grain.
Fiber One Cookie are a delightfully soft and chewy cookie that you can feel good about. A classic favorite baked with delicious chunks of chocolate - each cookie contains 20% of your Daily Value of Fiber and is individually packaged for easy on-the-go convenience... Find new Fiber One item at Target! Diets high in fiber help body weight and aid in digestion. With so many great Fiber One products, meeting your goal is easy."

http://www.fiberone.com/

The also sent me:

Fiber One Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Fiber One Dark Choc Almond Meal Bar
Fiber One Streusel Strawberry

Let me tell you, this is some REALLY tasty stuff!! If you love snacking as much as I do, and I bet you do, and have some concerns about your health and nutrition, which you SHOULD, you'll be happy to know that you can get some really delicious snacks with so much whole grain, fiber, and protein. Here are a couple of pics I took:



Don't those look like tasty ways to get some fiber? Give them a try, and see for yourself!! :-)


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big G Retro Monsters Cereals 


The fine folks of Platefull and General Mills sent me the following info:


"Monsters Cereals in Special Throwback Packaging, Only Available at Target, are Back!
The Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target.
Perfect for nostalgic cereal fans and Halloween lovers, Monsters cereals and snacks are fun for the whole family."

"Great for breakfast and snack time, try combining melted marshmallow with your favorite Mosters cereal to create your own ghoulishly tasty treats. Looking for an instant Halloween costume! Monsters cereals in special throwback packaging, only available at Target, include a cutout mask for quick dress-ups. Monsters snacks are also perfect as Halloween party munchies and for rewarding trick-or-treaters."

They also sent me:

One (1) box Count Chocula Treat
One (1) Frankenberry Fruit Roll-Ups
One (1) Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups
One (1) box each of Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry Cereals

Yup, those same cereals that we loved as kids are back in the old familiar boxes!! They still taste as great as ever, and they score big on nostalgia points. The Count Chocula Treats and Fruit Roll-Ups are also very tasty, and worthy additions to the family. Here are a couple of photos:



I'm sure you have memories like I do, of watching Saturday morning cartoons and eating these cereals; it was the best part of the week!! Now, you can pass that same fun along to your kids, and binge on nostalgia by joining them in dipping into those old familiar boxes. And then you can eat the new treats in the afternoon!! This is the perfect time of the year to enjoy Monsters throughout the day!! :-)


Sunday, August 10, 2014

And the winner is... 


The winner of the coupons for FREE Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is... Judy T!! Stay tuned for more giveaways!! :-)

Friday, August 08, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash 


The fine folks at Dial and Purex sent me this product to try. Here's what the website says:

"Product Information

Treat your skin to twice the tropical refreshment with every shower. The rich lather of this body wash is infused with coconut water, known to be rich in hydrating antioxidants and electrolytes. While the scent of juicy, ripe mango leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and delectably fragrant."

http://www.dialsoap.com/products/coconut-water-mango-ultra-fresh-hydrating-body-wash


And here's what *I* say:

I have no idea what mango smells like, so I can't comment on the authenticity of the scent, but to me it has a very nice fragrance of coconut with a fruity accent; a rich, tropical smell that would not be amiss for a more expensive brand. My family has used Dial since the dawn of time; when my mother died, she had a bottle of Dial liquid soap by her kitchen sink. She would've loved this stuff, because of the scent and because it is a moisturizing and nourishing body wash, which is what she and I have always preferred for our dry skin. Because the scent is not overpowering, my husband is ok with using it too; men don't want to smell girly outside of the shower, but they enjoy a nice fragrance IN the shower, whether they admit it or not, and he likes this one just fine. The bottle shape is another +, because it allows for a more secure grip under slippery circumstances, and looks a little more modern. I'd call this one a winner; it's the best new skin care product I've tried in a while.

Are you ready to try it? It's in stores now... and one of you can try it FREE!! Tell me why you need a new body wash, and I'll pick someone to win coupons for FREE product. I'll announce a winner at the end of the weekend.





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