Monday, January 30, 2012

Golden Earth Review & Giveaway

I'm pretty sure I've said this several times and I'll probably say it several more times because it is so true. I love sample services because they introduce me to companies and products that I may not otherwise have known about. One such company is Golden Earth. I received a sample of Golden Earths Euphoria Perfume in my January Conscious Box. If you've seen the video than you may recall my "oh this smells good" reaction to smelling it for the first time. It smells so good, so natural. The first thing I smelt was the rose, then I could smell my favorite jasmine scent. I found myself reapplying because I loved it so much.

I contacted Golden Earth and told them how much I loved the Euphoria perfume, now I've been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to do a review. I was sent the Body Wash, Body Lotion, & Perfume all in the scent Love. As well as a full size bottle of Euphoria and a Chakra Oil 2 Miracle Energy. Love smells just like fresh jasmine blooms. So nice to smell so good from head to toe. I even apply the perfume before bed, I love the scent so much.

Golden Earth products are made from all natural ingredients and with only, "high quality pure therapeutic grade essential oils".
At golden earth, we create organic aromatherapy lotions, chakra oils, perfumes, and body products that promote wellness for the body, mind and spirit. our natural products are made from the finest natural ingredients from around the world including pure therapeutic grade essential oils, which are aromatic plant extracts and crystal infusions. with each of our aromatherapy and body care products, we continually delight our customers with their own spiritual renewal, physical revitalization, and emotional rejuvenation.
I have been using the Love Moisturizing Body Wash $14 and  Moisturizing Lotion $20 everyday for a week now and I have noticed an improvement in the softness and moisture in my skin as well as a general improved mood. Who knew? Well, not this girl. While I've heard of all the benefits of essential and aromatherapy oils I've never used them.  I not only smell great, but I feel it too. As well as naturally scented body wash and lotion. Golden Earth offers 7 different Chakra Oils $24 and Lotions made to promote wellness for mind, body and soul. The Chakra 2 I was sent is another Jasmine smell, there are of course other scents, but I mentioned my love of Jasmine. It is said  " an in-balance sacral chakra promotes creativity, grace, sensuality, procreation, and sensuality". I'm definitely getting the increased creativity.

  One of the things that I really like about the perfumes is that while you can smell them, they are light scents. They are not going to be giving you or the people around you a headache. Not to mention, have you ever thought about the ingredients in conventional perfumes? Yuck. I feel good about putting Golden Earths products on my body, because they are all natural and made from the earth. Not in a lab somewhere. What goes on your body, goes in your body. Golden Earth Perfumes from Nature are $20 and come in 6 different scents.

There are many different fragrances and Chakra Oils for mind and body wellness as well as unscented.You can find Golden Earth on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Golden Earth is Giving Away a Moisturizing Body Wash, Moisture Lotion, and one Perfume from Nature to One Lucky Follower!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Conscious Box Review Vlog


Conscious Box is a monthly service that seeks to introduce subscribers to the best businesses in the world. Each month we curate our boxes with products that support healthy living, sustainability, social responsibility, and more conscious living. We connect our subscribers with businesses of all sizes that are working to make a much-needed difference in the world. By choosing products that are made by responsible companies we can all use our pocketbooks to help change the world. 

Pricing for Conscious Box is as follows:
  •  1 Month- $12 + $7SH =$19
  • 3 Months- $33 + $7SH =$54 every 3 months
  • 6 Monhts- $64 + $7SH =$64 every 6 months 
The Conscious Box is a little pricey as far as monthly sample box subscriptions go but I feel the amount of products you get are well worth the price. From a sample box junkie the Conscious Box gets an A+.
You can find them on Facebook and their Website consciousbox.com 

*I was sent a sample of Conscious Box to facilitate this review. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

Monday, January 23, 2012

Finding Nemo 3D Official Trailer


Finding Nemo is already a staple in my home. My 3 year old son watches is ALL THE TIME. Good thing I'm just as fond of Nemo, Marlin, and Dory as he is. That's why I'm excited to announce the Official Trailer for Finding Nemo 3D! Walt Disney's/Pixar's Finding Nemo returns to theaters in 3D September 14th, 2012. 


 To hold you over for a while here's the newly released 3D trailer...


I know what my son and myself will be doing come Sept. 14th. Yep, you guessed it. Watching Finding Nemo in 3D.

Yellow Rose Gifts Co. Review & Giveaway!!


 Yellow Rose Gifts Company in Garland Texas making and selling only "The Best of the Best" in Soy Candles, Salt Glows, Sugar Scrubs, Bath Salts, Soya Milk Soaps, Sachets, Spa Candles and Soaps. Yellow Rose Gifts Company sent me out three of their products to try out and review. So let's get right into it.

First up, one of Yellow Rose's 6oz Tureen Candles I was sent a double layer candle with Cinnamon on the top and Hot Cocoa on the bottom. I really love it. It has a strong Scent throw without being over powering and is burning slowly. I want to mention too that I don't normally care for the scent of Cinnamon in candles because I find that they normally smell more like cinnamon chewing gum than a cinnamon stick. Yellow Rose's cinnamon scent smells like the real thing and when the cinnamon and hot cocoa started to mix it smelled like heaven. The Tureen candles can be purchased in 6oz ($6.50), 8oz($8.00), and 11oz($10.50). They are made with 100% Soy wax and lead free wicks and there are 55 scents to choose from.

The next is the Sensual Touch Moisturizing Soy Candle. They are $9.00 for 4oz. I was sent the Southern Magnolia which smells so good and reminds me of summer. I had never used a moisturizing candle and had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by how moisturizing the candle was. It was not heavy or sticky at all. It rubbed right into my skin and was really good on my dry elbows. There are 9 scents to choose from as well as Soy Massage Melts that are made to be melted in any tart or electric warmer. Apricot oil is used in both the candles and melts which is rich in vitamin E, and known for its gentle moisturizing properties.

 Last but not least I was sent the Caribbean Bath Salt in Lavender. This smelled great and was really great at soothing my sore muscles. With real lavender mixed in with the bath salt. I have a great jacuzzi tub that I never get to use. I have to thank Melanie from Yellow Rose Gifts Company for sending this particular item because for once I got to hop in the bath turn on the jacuzzi jets and tell everyone, "I'm working!". Hehe. I hopped out completely relaxed and ready for bed. The Caribbean Sea Salt come in 8oz jars for $8.50 and come in 5 different scents.

All in all I have absolutely nothing bad to say about any of the products I was sent to review. They are all great and very reasonably priced. Shipping was fast and ordering is easy and safe through Paypal. I highly recommend heading over and checking out Yellow Rose Gifts Company. You can find their website here: www.yellowrosegiftsco.com.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mr.Chewy.com Review


What if I told you that you could buy your pets premium food, have it delivered and have $10 donated to an animal charity of your choice, all while sitting in front of your computer? I know right, it's awesome! Let me introduce you to Mr.Chewy.com. Mr. Chewy offers premium brand pet food, treats, pet care such as litter and potty pads all for a great price. It's delivered right to your door and without doing more than buying your pet's food or care items (which you normally do right?) Mr.Chewy donates money to animal charity's. Now that's taking something that is normally humdrum and making it worthwhile. I love that!  Mr.Chewy also offers a scheduled delivery program so that you'll never forget to pick up your pets food again, its already on its way! Or if your like me and forget when it's time for the next Frontline treatment, having it on a delivery schedule really helps. Free shipping on orders $49+ and $4.95 flat rate shipping on all orders below $49. Shipping is super fast. I received my order in 4 days.

 They are currently offering 15% off sitewide, and if you use my referral code you get 10% off your first order and $10 is donated to an amazing animal charity use the code: KRIS7356.  

Who is Mr. Chewy?


Just an average dog with big dreams...

We asked ourselves: Can we create a household brand and sustainable business that will allow us to pursue our passion for helping animals? From that question, Mr. Chewy is born.

What we do...

Mr. Chewy is the spot for pet people.

Why we're better...

Mr. Chewy delivers pet happiness by conveniently shipping 70+ brands of pet food and stuff (for free!) while ensuring at-risk animals' lives are improved across the planet.

Why it matters...

At-risk animals need a hero -- and let's face it -- driving to the store and schlepping pet stuff bites.

Why it's better...

Unlike the big, corporate, profit-driven pet retailers, MrChewy.com is driven by pet happiness not the bottom line.

 Check out Mr.Chewy's website www.mrchewy.com and Like them on Facebook

*I was given a $50 credit to Mr.Chewy.com in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest*

Monday, January 16, 2012

LoveMode.com Review and Giveaway


Looking for trendy Junior clothing that doesn’t break the bank? LoveMode.com has got you covered. They have a very large selection of cheap junior clothing that is so cute! Shh, they also have a huge clearance section with amazing dresses, shorts, shirts and jeans. Even more bang for your buck! 

LoveMode has something for everybody. Casual like this Blue/Black Striped 3/4 Sleeve Dress for only $23.17 
Dressy like this super cute Navy Blue Button Dress for $21.67
Even Club wear like this super sexy Black and White Color Block Dress for $20.92: 



I chose this super cute dress Taupe Multi Color Print Pocket Dress which retails for $23.92 and his just my style. I LOVE this dress it is just my style and very comfortable. While you can't tell in this picture the top part is rather sheer so I need to head out and pick up something to wear underneath. The skirt has a black layer underneath so it is not shear like the top. 

I'm so loving LoveMode, they have something for everybody's style and while I mentioned all dresses the sell, shirts, jeans, shorts, sweaters and accessories just to name a few.  LoveMode.com is the place to get Junior Clothing. LoveMode offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping and Free shipping for all orders $50 and over. Head over and like their Facebook, LoveMode gives away two $25 Gift Cards a week on their Facebook page!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Diamond Candles Review & Giveaway!

"Diamond Candles, A Ring in Every Candle"

 "There is a ring worth $10, $100, $1,000, or $5,000 in every earth friendly, all natural soy candle we make."
 I've been a Diamond Candles fan now for about 8 or 9 months. If you haven't already learned this about me, I am kind of obsessed with candles and such as I love a nicely scented home. So as you can imagine when I found out I could get a candle that not only smelt great but had a ring inside I was ecstatic. Did I mention that Diamond Candles cost $24.95 for a 21 oz candle which is the same price as other leading brand name candles. Each and every candle contains a foiled wrapped and protected ring. Diamond Candles was founded Jan. 2011 and has exploded since. They offer high quality soy candles with lead free wicks.


  I have owned 4 Diamond Candles in the past 8 or 9 months and have been happy with the scent of them all. I've tried the Sunwashed which smells like clean laundry, Dusk which is a sort of softened mens cologne, and the Green Apple which is my favorite so far. Oh!, it smells amazing just like a fresh green apple. I only listed 3 scents and that is because I had a problem with my first Dusk candle not burning properly. I contacted Diamond Candles about the issue and they very promptly sent out a replacement. Diamond Candles has some of the best customer service I have ever encountered.

Three of the rings I've found
  I haven't yet found any of the more pricey rings, but believe me they are out there. Just head over to the Diamond Candles Facebook page. and look at the picture's that customers have posted of their rings. Some really amazing rings. There are 20 scents to choose from and one unscented candle for those that may be sensitive to scents but still want to experience to excitement that is  Diamond Candles. 
 
 On a more personal note. When I first started blogging, My first ever goal was to get a review from Diamond Candles. As you can see, I finally got it! So thank you Diamond Candles for helping me achieve that goal. 
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Monday, January 09, 2012

iPad 2/Kindle Fire Giveaway from Rafflecopter!!

 It's a New Year and Rafflecopter is having a giveaway of their own! Win a 16GB iPad 2 or a Kindle Fire!!
As a blogger I absolutely love how easy Rafflecopter makes it to hold a giveaway on my blog, and as someone who also enjoys entering giveaways, I love how easy Rafflecopter makes it to enter. I have to be honest and say that I no longer enter blog giveaways that aren't through Rafflecopter. I've been spoiled and I won't go back! LOL. Here's What Rafflecopter has to say:


Now… Let’s Give Away Something Awesome!

To celebrate the new year, we’re going to give away a 16GB Apple iPad2 and several Kindle Fires. The giveaway starts Monday 1/9 at 12:01 a.m. and lasts for a month. To enter, simply tell us who referred you to this giveaway! You can receive additional entries by tweeting about this giveaway, following us on twitter, and giving us feedback. In addition, we’re doing something a little special to make things more fun:
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 So, what are you waiting for? Get your super easy entries in using the Rafflecopter form below! Oh yeah! If you win, I win a Kindle Fire. Won't you be a dear and let the boys over at Rafflecopter know that Kristy's Place Reviews & Giveaways referred you?

Caboodles Le Sophistique Review & Giveaway

It looked similar to this one..
Who had a Caboodle growing up? Who still owns one or more? I do, I do! I am a big fan of Caboodles. It all started when I was 10 and my mother got me the original Caboodle it was dark purple, with silver glitter specks. I had and used that Caboodle for a good ten years, before I replaced it with a more grown up silver Grande Train Case. Mind you, that original purple Caboodle was still going strong, I had just grown out of it. I still have the Grande Train Case and I like to use it to organize and store makeup that I don't use a lot. I know some of you may be thinking, "I'm too old to be carrying around Caboodles". Well I'm here to tell you, Caboodles has grown with us, and while they still have the classic standbys they also have products that suite more grown up tastes.
Envy

 Like this, the Caboodles Envy. This looks like a handbag I would carry around any day, except inside are pouches and elastic band storage. Or the equally cute Femme Fatale which also includes pouches, and elastic band storage. 
Femme Fatale

 Did you know that Caboodles now makes acrylic cosmetic organizers in their Crystal Clear line? You know like the ones that are currently all the rage, but extremely expensive? Except the big difference is that Caboodles are VERY affordable. Coming in at around $10!

 The Caboodles that really caught my eye? The Le Sophistique. It has every bag that you will ever need. Six bags to be exact. A clear zippered carryall, large upright bag, rectangular brush bag with protector flap, tubular bag, clear half moon bag, and Specs case. It also comes with 4 makeup brushes. I wasn't so keen on the quality of the makeup brushes included, but that's just fine as the bags in the Le Sophistique more than make up for them. There are small bags that easily slip into your purse. Bags great for carrying makeup and toiletries for overnight stays or small trips, and of course bigger bags to pack and organize for larger trips. The Le Sophistique stood out the most to me not just because of all options but because although made of durable material it's not a hard box, the Le Sophistique bags can be easily packed up wont take up a lot of space in your suitcase or other bags. Price for the Le Sophistique varies by store but I've searched and found that they are all around $20.

 Caboodles is turning 25 this year and their celebrating by giving You the gift!  
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Friday, January 06, 2012

Win a trip to New York Fashion Week with Mally Roncal!!


Mally Roncal and Mally Beauty are holding an exclusive competition for Mally Beauty Fans....Are you ready for this? One aspiring makeup artist will win the oppurtunity to go behind the scenes of the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during New York City's Fashion Week with Mally Roncal and her makeup artistry team. This is a once and a lifetime opportunity to learn first hand from Mally Roncal! Are you like me and don't have any makeup applying skills? Well Mally Beauty hasn't forgotten about you! Another fan will win the chance to attend the Tracy Reese Fashion Show as a guest. 

How do you enter you ask? If your entering as an aspiring makeup artist, starting  January 5th 2012, to January 20th 2012 all you have to do is create a video showing Mally your "amazois" makeup skills. Then head to the Mally Beauty Facebook Page and fill out the entry form. The Mally Beauty Team with select finalists on January 21st and videos will be posted to Mally Beauty's Youtube on January 23rd.

Entering as a fan? All you have to do is subscribe to Mally's Youtube Channel Mally TV Productions and comment on any of the finalists videos. Easy Breezy!

Winners will be notified January 26th and will be announced on Mally Beauty's Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Channel. Good Luck! This is a fabulous opportunity!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Mally Beauty 24/7 Brow Shaping Professional Kit Winner Announcement!

Congratulations to Ashley N.! She is the Mally Beauty 24/7 Brow Shaping Professional Kit. She won by "Liking" Mally Beauty on Facebook.  Thank you to all whom entered and as always be on the lookout for great giveaways to come.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Food Should Taste Good Review and Giveaway


A few months back as part of the Influenster program I received the Naturals Voxbox. One of the sample products in that box were Sweet Potato Chips from Food Should Taste Good. My family and myself all tried and enjoyed that small bag. Food Should Taste Good was kind enough to send out 5 bags of some of their other flavors: Cheddar, The Works, Chocolate, Cantina, and another full size bag of Sweet Potato. I love programs like Influenster because they introduce me to products I wouldn't normally try. In the case of Food Should Taste Good it was a product that I never even noticed in the store until I had sampled it through my Voxbox. After trying it the next time I was in my local grocery store I spotted it right away. Had I not had the chance to sample I don't know that it would have ever gotten my attention. I have to be honest and say that while I like to use natural products in the form of makeup, home goods, and even clothing, I can't say that I'm a very big fan of foods labeled natural. Well that is until I tasted Food Should Taste Good products.

So let's start with the flavor that got my attention first. The Sweet Potato Chips. So good. I wasn't sure what to expect from a chip that was made with sweet potato's but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they tastes very similar to a regular tortilla chip with a hint of sweetness. Yum. I am a fan of sweet potatoes, so I suppose it wasn't a stretch to think that I would like these chips. What surprised me was the fact that my son liked them and even the rest of my family enjoyed them. That's when I knew I had to see what else Food Should Taste Good had to offer. I mean where could you go wrong with chips that are flavored with natural ingredients, gluten free, contain zero perservatives and are loaded with fiber? As you can see they are so good when asked to choose 5 flavors I would like to sample I chose Sweet Potato again.

 Next up, Cheddar flavor. I'm a huge cheese lover, I think its safe to say I put it on nearly everything. Which is why I was surprised to find that I don't really care for the Cheddar flavor. My son on the other hand has been asking to have some constantly. With the natural ingredients, I don't feel any guilt about obliging.

 The Works, "the chip version of the loaded bagel". This chip is flavored with garlic, onion, poppy and caraway seeds. I really liked this chip with onion dip but wasn't crazy about eating it by itself.

The last two flavors are my absolute favorite of the bunch. The Chocolate flavor I wasn't really expecting to like. I love chocolate, but the thought of a chip flavored with Chocolate kinda threw me off. Boy, am I glad I picked this flavor. It is so good! Just the right amount of salty and sweet together. Flavored with semi-sweet chocolate and  Dutch cocoa powder. I love these chips! It was suggested on the back of the bag that they be eaten with peanut butter and apples, as well as sprinkled on vanilla ice cream, making me wish that I had any of those on hand because I just know it would be delicious.

 Lastly, is the Cantina chip. I love, love, love fresh made tortilla chips from Mexican restaurants and Cantina's. I've tried several tortilla chips that have been labeled as restaurant style and they never measure up to the real thing. Food Should Taste Good's Cantina Chips are the exception. They are so good, and taste so fresh! They taste just like you sat down at a cantina. I love eating my warmed. I'd also like to mention that I never eat tortilla chips without salsa, I have been eating the Cantina Chips right out of the bag. I love them.

 All of Food Should Taste Good are:



 Prices for Food Should Taste Good Chips vary by store. I found Food Should Taste Good at Winco were I shop for $2.48. Food Should Taste Good can be purchased at most major grocery stores, and mass retailers such as Target, and Walmart. I see from the Food Should Taste Good website that coming in 2012 they will be releasing new flavors and sizes. I'm glad I was introduced to Food Should Taste Good, I love how fresh they taste and that they are on the healthy side and I look forward to trying other flavors. You can find local carriers and more product on the Food Should Taste Good website: www.foodshouldtastegood.com

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