Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi all, I am so honored that Dead Sea Premier chose me to try out their Premier Duet Kit to Review on my blog.

I often talk about how sensitive skin my skin is while writing reviews, and I am usually ultra cautious about the products I will even try on my skin.  The foreknowledge of a products ingredients (the whole list) is usually the top most on my list before I consider trying any product. However, I have tried Dead Sea Products ages ago, in my 20’s (for the bathtub) and I was in love with them. When I saw Dead Sea in the name of the company and the name of this eye care kit, I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to try (even before looking up any information on it). Yes, even I get so excited about the sound of something that I forget myself and jump at it, even with skincare, this former Cosmetologist can forget herself from time to time. lol

Premier Eye Duet Kit Review in shipping box




I received my Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit in a box filled with foam peanuts, it arrived in great shape though in transit the box on the outside was slightly damaged the contents arrived safe and sound. I was just shocked at the luxuriance of the box that contained the products. The box is so much more beautiful then the pictures could ever show. The storage box is lightly padded with a beautiful soft leather-like covering in a soft golden shade.

Close up of Premier Dead Sea Eye limited edition box
Close up of Premier Dead Sea Eye limited edition box

When I opened the decorative box I discovered the most beautiful blue green glass serum container and the lovely round glass cream container to match. I wondered at the beauty of these containers alone and knew instantly that no matter the results of using the product, I would be proud to display them on my vanity. The only problem is, I am torn as to display them in the case our outside of it… either will be perfect (when I finally paint the room and get my vanity set up again).

Premier Eye Duet Kit Review open box

I tried to pump the bottle, containing the eye serum, and found I couldn’t pump out any of it, a light turn of the spout and I had no problem getting the product out onto my fingers, the problem, I let way too much out. Too much product on the first try was not a problem, I used it to smooth into my hands. Lol Next time I went to use the serum I remembered to take it easy and only let out a few drops at a time, easy.
There was a light scent to the eye serum that reminded me of an old favorite, that I can pick up at the drug store that begins with an “O” (I don’t like to ever mention other brand names of other products in my reviews). The scent had me a little concerned because I started to run into problems with some of that “O” brands products after a while, be it the ingredients or the scent. I haven’t seen a reaction on the skin around my eyes yet with this product.

I then opened up the eye cream and found that it had a nice metal seal over the top and it was easily peeled off, then inside of that was a plastic cover that I took out. I smelled the cream and instantly I registered the same scent, a little stronger in the cream than in the serum.
Scooping up some of the cream onto my fingertips, I felt it between my thumb and facial fingers*, the cream felt emollient enough to be gentle on the tender eye area, and yet not too emollient that the ingredients are watered down.
*For those that either don’t recall or are new to my blog, the facial fingers are the only fingers you should use on your face. They are the middle finger and the finger next to your pinky finger, they are far more gentle on your skin.
Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit ReviewIt was only after I tried the products that I looked at the myriad of ingredients in these products, luckily so as I would have been quite fearful of trying them. I wouldn’t have been fearful for the ingredients themselves per-say, but I would have been fearful of this abundance of ingredients. My mind may not be feeble at 51, but my brain cannot wrap themselves around so many ingredients and my knowledge of the products do not extend to any interactions between a lot of them. So today I will not go over the ingredients for you, but merely say that the sensitive eye area could react much more easily to ingredients that are not friendly to the skin, and being that my skin is hyper sensitive, I have to say that I have not reacted in the least bit to them.

All in all, I have to say that although every part of this former Cosmetologist rushed into the use of the product, instead of being ultra cautious as usual, I would have traded this experience for the world! I love the product. The skin around the eyes and the eyes themselves haven’t reacted poorly to the ingredients, nor the scent. The lift of the serum has indeed helped my eyes that are starting some puffiness do to age and the skin being less firm. And though the cream then seems like it would be counter productive to the lifting of the serum, the combination seems to help. Of course nothing, other than perhaps surgery, is going to help 100% of the appearance of aging skin around the eyes. This product does help to a degree and I cannot be a huge judge of how this works compared to other eye serums and creams as in the past I have only had limited use of these sort of products, perhaps to my detriment as this does have me sold that some can make enough of a difference to be noticeable to the most critical eye, my own. 🙂

Am I 100% sold? Well, for now I am, until I can find a product that does the same for me as this does. The price tag of this limited edition kit makes the product prohibitive for me ($500!) when this runs out…initially, I didn’t even look up the site, so I didn’t look up the price on this luxury product. So, for now I will bask in the luxury and the assistance that this product gives me and the complements that I receive. I will morn the loss of the last drops of serum and cream when this runs out, but so far I can say that it will be a long time to come as a little goes a long way!


Premier Eye Duet Kit Review closure for the limited edition box
close up on the Limited Edition box, closure with what appeared to be an area for a key. *note in this picture, I hadn’t removed the plastic film protecting the metal closure yet.

Two side notes: The beautiful box didn’t come with a key, though it has a place for a key on the lovely box, I wish that it did though. Once the product runs out, I plan to use the box for jewelry keeping or cosmetic tools, sponges etc, so it can still have a use on my vanity table.

Thank you so much Dead Sea Premier for allowing me the luxury of trying your Limited Edition Eye Serum and Eye Cream! I have never felt so honored as to be entrusted in a review of a product as I have with this one. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Eatrageous Snacks – Review & Giveaway


Hi all, I have had the wonderful experience of trying Eatrageous the delicious macaroni-like shaped snacks! This post isn’t as wordy as usual, but this is not to diminish the flavor power in these wonderful snacks, these Eatrageous snacks are so good, in my humble opinion, that they speak for themselves. There may only be four flavors in the Eatrageous offerings (currently) but the flavors so very unique and the crunch is fantastic!

Please friends, don’t forget to read the wonderful prizes that Eatrageous has for our 3 lucky winners, and please, even if you are not interested in entering still pay attention to the fact that Eatrageous wants to give back to those in need, and follow the links to like and follow them with your facebook and twitter accounts. Remember friends that liking a page like Eatrageous (or my page for that matter) from a blog page or another business page doesn’t count towards actual followers on the Facebook Count! Please make sure to use a personal account, for those likes, to make that “like” really matter, thank you!

It wasn’t the macaroni shape that caught my attention, it was that the few people I heard talking on line about them were so in love with some crazy new (to me) snack that was Mac n’ Cheese flavored and my curiosity was piqued. Why on earth would anyone like to eat a crunchy snack that is macaroni and cheese flavored?

Eatrageous logo


I found the Eatrageous Website online and the product information captured my attention:

  • Only 100 Calories per 1 oz serving
  • 80% less Fat than typical fried chips
  • all natural
  • non-gmo
  • gluten free

The Flavors, the facts above, combined with people talking about the product and I decided that I simply had to try their products for myself.


Eatrageous was kind enough to send me a box with a variety of 100 calorie bags of their products to try out for myself for a review and giveaway. When I received my box, I couldn’t wait to try them out, however I could only dream from a distance since I was spending time up at my Mother and Fathers house in the foothills and I couldn’t wait to get back home to hubby, my 2 pups and my box of eatrageous snacks.

Eatrageous 4 flavors review and giveaway 3 prizesIt came time for me to dig into the box and see what I had, I had 3 small one serving, snack size bags each of their flavors were represented; Original Sea Salt, Wasabi Ranch, Sweet and Smokey BBQ and (of course) Crunchy Mac n’ Cheese. The first flavor I simply had to try was the Mac n’ Cheese, wow, talk about satisfying the craving for something cheese flavored and crunchy at the same time. Wow, I am in love! I loved each and every flavor of Eatrageous and their motto “The New Spin on Chips” is right on track. All their tasty snacks were macaroni shaped, crunchy and satisfied different cravings.

By the way, can you think of a new flavor for Eatrageous, if you can go to their website, click the little cartoon speech bubble on their page and submit your information, your flavor suggestion and if them make your flavor you will receive a years worth of that flavor! Yay!

Eatrageous and Giving Back:

Eatrageous believes no one in the United States should go hungry. However, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households. That’s 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. Eatrageous hopes you will help us contribute to changing that by supporting us as we give up to 5% of our profits to charities.

By entering you will Help Eatregious give back!

Helping us give back is easy. Just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to help. For every original 10,000 likes and follows, we’ll give 1% of our profits to a charity committed to fighting hunger. Our goal is to donate 5% at a total of 50,000 original likes and follows. The more you like and follow us, the more our company grows, and the more we have to give—simple as that. So go ahead. Share us with your friends. Let’s get to that 5% as quickly as possible.

I have set up 2 mandatory entries on this wonderful giveaway, all to help Eatrageous help out others in need.  In order to enter, this giveaway, you will be required to like Eatrageous on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter. If you don’t wish to enter (or it’s past the end date for entry) you may click below to help out:

Eatrageous on Twitter: @eatrageous

Eatrageous on Facebook:
Eatrageous yummy Wasabi Flavored review and giveaway 3 prizes

I thank Eatrageous for the honor of trying their wonderful products for myself, I really enjoyed the 3 packages of each flavor sensation that they had sent me. From their Original to the Bite of the Wasabi flavor snacks, I enjoyed them all!

3 Prizes In the Eatrageous Giveaway:

Here are the prizes:

(Please Note the Prizes have changed, since posting)

1st Place: Two Eatrageous variety packs with an Eatrageous t-shirt and chip clip

2nd Place: Eatrageous variety pack with chip clip

3rd Place: Eatrageous variety pack


Enter now and cross your fingers, you lucky ducks, and take a chance that you may win one of these great prizes from Eatrageous!

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received 12 Eatrageous Snacks (3 of each flavor) for this review. 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.. 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 me.

Glint Candles Custom Soy Wax Candle – Giveaway

Hi all, I have a special Giveaway for you… Co-hosted my good friend Joan Penfold (you may remember her from our old blog: Joan and Riah’s Reviews) and from our sharing the use of both of our blog facebook pages (still to this day!)

Here we go! : )

Welcome to the Custom Soy Wax – Glint Candles Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Glint Candles

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Joan’s 5 Star Reviews

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Finding high-quality candles that smell great, burn clean and look amazing – all for a good price seems like a crazy dream!  Glint Candles offers high-quality soy wax candles in unique and strong scents for affordable prices that will make you smile!  Krista over at Savory Savings has spent tons of money on candles from candle shops that either do not burn well, have crazy (i.e. ugly!) labels, bright colors that do not match her decor, among other issues.  These candle store candles are often the same price or higher than Glint Candles without the customization or quality scents!  Check out her full Glint Candles review to find out more about these great smelling custom candles!

How would you like to win a one-pound, custom soy wax candle in the scent and style of your choice?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Glint Candles giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from June 7, 2014 through June 21, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Thank you to the Sponsor Krista and Co-Sponsor Joan for allowing me to participate, by posting their wonderful giveaway!

Continue reading Glint Candles Custom Soy Wax Candle – Giveaway

Mariah Signing off for the Weekend


Hi everyone, yup Mariah is signing off for the weekend (speaking of myself in the third person).

I have been squeezing in posts in between preparing for a garage sale, working on the gardens (planting seeds, and rose bushes) and dealing with visits from neighbors, Insurance Adjusters & contractors (we had recent hail damage to our garage mainly, our roof, the garage roof & garage siding).

tiime to kick up your heels it's the weekendI have thrown myself into a major Flare with my Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia. You would think that after all these years, of fighting chronic pain and the nerve pain from my spinal stenosis etc, that I would have learned not to push myself. But sometimes things just have to be done and there is no one else to do it but you.

I have decided that I must take the weekend off and try and recuperate before another busy week starts up. I have a ton more products to review for you here and I will do offline work on them late at night, when I feel up to it and save it to my Open Office documents.

Why am I telling you all of this?

  1. I want to be sure that you know there are some giveaways that you need to enter here.
  2. I need to dedicate myself to my health and, if you know me, you know that I will end up working anyway.
  3. I will miss you all and I want to send you some love and hugs.

Have a wonderful weekend folks, be sure to check and make sure you entered the giveaways going on and feel free to leave comments on any of my posts. 🙂 Here’s wishing you all a weekend full of Health, Happiness, feeling loved and appreciated!

Feel free to leave you comments on this picture, and let me know what your choice is. Hey I need to do something fun and different here, besides it will let me know that my posts are being read. 😛

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describe your last fart with a Movie Name! My answer will be in the comments below.

Love and hugs,

Mariah (the hug-a-holic)


Petbrosia Dog or Cat Food Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi folks, I just received the “All Clear” from Petbrosia, allowing me to giveaway the wonderful customized food for your dog or cat!

If you win this wonderful giveaway you will be able to order yourself a free 3 pound bag of pet food customized for your favorite fur baby, be it feline or canine.

Petbrosia will want to know some of the details of that lucky pet, just like they did for me, your pets Age, weight, breed and they will develop customized formula just for your lucky pet.

You can read my review of the customized dog food that my dogs ate HERE.

And I mustn’t forget that they have a special coupon code for my readers, use the code:  BRL10 and receive $10 Off your First Purchase of Petbrosia Pet Foods!

My adding Petbrosia Customized Pet food to my dogs dish. $10 savings on my post and a post for a special giveaway is up and running too. :) Special Giveaway Rules:

This Giveaway is only available to The Lower 48 States, they do not ship to Alaska or Hawaii at this time.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.