Announcing Newest Winners! Congratulations All!

Written by: Riah

 

Alight Clothing – Giveaway, Win Fashionable Clothing!

Winner:
 

Nacho Mama Tees, Giveaway and Review

Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent With Enzymes – Review and Giveaway

Winner:

As always, to make the wins official I must hear from you within 48 hours of the sent time of my email to you (emails were sent before I posted this, and I have already heard from one winner!). If we don’t hear from you within the 48 hour time period, another winner will be chosen. Sorry but it’s the rules.

Good Luck!

BH Cosmetics Winner

Written by: Riah

I am so sorry folks (and BH Cosmetics, who have so patiently been waiting for me, either that or they have forgotten too. lol)… I kept forgetting that I didn’t hear back from the 1st winner of BH Cosmetics and so I wish to  apologize as I sit here choosing another winner: 

Congrats Rita! What a great win for you, I hope  you are as excited as I am that you won this wonderful prize from my post:

BH Cosmetics – Win Contour & Blush Palette and the 32 Color Lip Palette

Again if I don’t hear back from the winner in 48 hours from the time that I send the email announcement out, another winner shall be chosen. Good Luck Rita! πŸ™‚

Monkey Butt helps Support Our Troops, through Sept 30th you can help too!

Written by: Riah


I have an upcoming review and Giveaway for you all. With a crazy, funny sounding product called Anti Monkey Butt. I have not received the products yet to test out, however you know how Joan and I love to support our troops and love companies that do that as well. Well, despite not having the product in my hands to tell you about quiet yet, I wanted to get this posted ASAP, in case you, our readers, may be interested in the products by Monkey Butt… now is the time to buy, to help support our troops.

Monkey Butt is currently very proud to say that they’re supporting our troops in a big way. For every bottle of Anti Monkey Butt purchased on their website between now and September 30, Anti Monkey Butt will donate $1 to Veteran Outdoors PLUS send a free Anti Monkey Butt product to a soldier serving our country through The Hugs Project. And those of you who know me, I love hugs and I would gladly open my arms and hug anyone from our military that could use one, so this is my way of sending hugs… I try to do a little extra for companies that support our troops!

So if you folks are so inclined, please go look at Anti Monkey Butt and purchase some for yourself and a loved one… this is going to a wonderful cause, our men and women serving and/or who have served in our Military! πŸ™‚ Buy Now and Help Support this Wonderful Cause!

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Disclaimer:
I, Mariah “Riah” Lockwood, have not been sent anything in return for this post, although I shall be receiving products to try soon from Anti Monkey Butt, I was not asked to post this…  I am doing this for out troops and nothing more at this time.

Carmindy – Crazy Busy Beautiful Book Review & Giveaway

Written by: Riah

Gals, and Guys with Gals interested in Beauty Secrets and watchers of What Not To Wear, Carmindy is a very talented Makeup Artist and wrote a book: Crazy Busy Beautiful (Beauty Secrets for Getting Gorgeous Fast). I was so very fortunate to have been asked to read and review her book, I adore Carmindy and love to watch her work… actually I wish they would keep the camera on her work all the way from beginning to end on What Not To Wear, I could watch her talent forever. πŸ™‚


I received Carmindy’s beautiful paperback book and couldn’t wait to read it, as I was reading it, the thing that struck me the most, is that it’s structured a lot like those Household Hints & Tips Books and over 200 pages. The Table of Contents is well catagorized and the little hints and tips are in snippets. You could never get bored with the wealth of knowledge that Beautiful Carmindy shares with the readers.

Next I realized I needed more scrap paper at my side to tear up and bookmark my favorite parts, I don’t like to use highlighter in my books, like I would have in school, but now that I have finished reading the book from cover to cover… I really believe I may have to make an exception to my no highlighter usage. There are just so many wonderful tips that I am afraid that I would lose myself trying to find the ones that really interest me now, while later on I may be more interested in other beauty secrets of hers and so the whole book may as well be in highlighter yellow. lol

I really love the fact that there is a coupon in the back of the book for the Carmindy inspired Sally Hansen “Natural Beauty” I think I will do another “no no” in my book owning habits and actually cut out and use the coupon, after all… what can I say, I want to try these products too! I already have a growing shopping list from this book of new and helpful things that I hadn’t thought of before, Neroli Oil, Nicely Scented Candle(s) for emergency usage and non latex sponges… the list goes on and on. πŸ™‚ To find out why I want these things, you have to read the book! *evil laughter* hahaha

I have a new appreciation for Carmindy after reading this, she had some very new hints and tips, and trust me I accumulated a lot while in the beauty industry and since then… but nothing like the wealth of knowledge that she shows in this book. I am so pleased to have added Carmindy’s “Crazy Busy Beautiful” book to my ever growing Beauty Book Collection and I think I will be referring to this, book more often then any other book. One last thing I didn’t want to forget to mention, even though I haven’t seen many middle aged women lately on “What not to wear,” Carmindy does address issues for young and old alike, as she addresses a plethora of beauty concerns! Thank you so much Carmindy!

I am so thankful that I was sent this book to review and offer you folks a giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing this with me… now here we go with the giveaway:

First off a few people seem lost in the new Rafflecopter, if you don’t see the form, you are not on the page for just this giveaway… so either look for the “Read More” at the bottom of this post, or click on the title above, both of these will take you to the main page for this post. πŸ™‚



OK GO, GO, GO… I promise you won’t be disappointed in this book!  
Good Luck Everyone!



#win β€œCrazy Busy Beautiful” by the Famous Carmindy. Ends 10/05/11 US http://tinyurl.com/3whry3o #beauty #secrets #Giveaway #book #contest
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 #Win “Crazy Busy Beautiful” by the #Fabulous #Carmindy! US Ends 10/05/11 #secrets #giveaway #skincare #beauty http://t.co/tSHnI0LH

Disclaimer: 

Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, HarperCollins provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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San Francisco Salt Company – Review, Giveaway & Discount Code

Written by: Riah

Hi all, I would like to introduce you to San Francisco Salt Company, I was invited by them, through our sweet Co-Owner here Joan, to try out one of their bath products. Needless to say in our daily online chats, frequent I tell Joan how I cannot wait for a nice hot soak in the tub to help relieve my aches and pains… wasn’t that thoughtful that when she was asked to try it out, she mentioned to San Francisco Salt Company that she thinks that I would really love to try their products? Yup so thoughtful, Joan maybe all the way over in Florida, but by now she knows this Colorado gal pretty well and I thank her for her thoughtfulness. πŸ™‚

While I was notified of my lovely bath salts surprise, my review and giveaway… I spoke to a representative via email and have to say She is so very friendly! I then took a look at the company information and looked at their website the below really caught my eye, you know how I love company histories!

I received my Bath Salts from them in the mail in no time at all, the type they sent me was the Acai Berry Infusion, Dead Sea Bath Salt. The Jar is a beautiful white covered, white labeled (clean and simple) plastic bottle, I love the labeling, it has a bit of an old time simple flair to it and goes well in my bathroom.

 
I am the kind of person that spends forever in the candle isle as well as any isle full of fragrant Items… so you just know I had to open up the bath salts right away and smell it. Luckily I smelled it first on the cap, it’s a lovely but strong fragrance, the cap is the best way to smell this product. What a lovely fruity smell, I have never smelled Acai Berries before, but I tell you the smell is strangely familiar… I really love it but the scent I just cannot put my finger on what it reminds me of, I guess you could say a Citrusy Berry, if you just smell it from the cover… it’s rather strong if you smell is straight from container… though it is scented just right for a handful or two in a tub full of water. πŸ™‚

I poured myself a bath with 2 handfuls of the product in the tub… as it is recommended that “for a more therapeutic experience use 2 handfuls” and I soaked just a little while longer then the 15 minutes. I found myself relaxed and my skin smooth and soft, usually with any salt bath I recommend following up with a shower to rinse off the the salt, which can be drying to the skin, and follow that up with moisturizer. Well it seems like I am doing just fine without following my usual advise to others… perhaps during winter I shall moisturize after use, but for now the moisture in their formula is working well for me. πŸ™‚ And I trust ingredients that I know and can read, so I am very happy with the Acai Berry Bath Salts, Here are the Ingredients: Dead Sea Salt (Coarse Grain), Acai Berry Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, 100% Essential Oil Blend (Grapefruit Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Sage Clary Essential Oil.)

The San Francisco Salt Company is kind enough to offer our readers a Special treat, here is a coupon Code to save you a 5% discount off any online order, (yes even on the Bath Salts and more)  now this is a one time discount for first time customers only… use Coupon Code: joanandriahs

I love these bath salts enough that I am placing 2 on my Christmas list this year and they are (in case someone is so inclined. lol) here are the 2 others I want to have:

In Closing I’d like to thank The San Francisco Salt Company for inviting me to try out their Bath Salts, Thank you.

Now onto the fun stuff Folks! πŸ™‚ 

Good Luck to all our friends!
#Win #Acai Berry Infused #DeadSea Salt, #bathsalts & #Coupon Code http://tinyurl.com/6kcyo84 US ends 9/30 #giveaway #contest


Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, San Francisco Salt Company provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by San Francisco Salt Company.