Monday, December 26, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse Facial Masque Review

I was a lucky girl this month! I received another great product to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program from Montagne Jeunesse recently. I love taking a few minutes for myself and that includes my facial care routine. Masks are a great way for me to rejuvenate my skin, especially in the colder months! I tried the Passion Peel Off Masque and it smelled heavenly. It really made my skin look and feel soft when I rinsed it off too. I love that they are never tested on animals too. I can't wait to pick a few up at my local ULTA that just opened down the way from my house. I will be stashing a few Montagne Jeunesse masques in my travel beauty bag as well. I need a pick me up when I am traveling for business which seems to happen a lot lately.

Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody! Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including: Cucumber Peel Off Passion Peel Off Dead Sea Mud Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Souffle Chocolate Mud

X Out for Clear Skin and Take Control of that Acne

It doesn't matter what age you are, everyone gets acne from time to time. Hormones, stress and just life bring on those unpleasant little bumps on our face called acne. I get them. You get them. They are no fun. You can cover them all you want but what you really need to do is use an effective medication to eradicate them. XOut is a new product that really helps to clear your skin from those pesky acne breakouts. The unique, one-step X Out™ Wash-In Treatment is formulated to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts, help banish existing pimples and help leave the skin feeling smooth and looking healthy. That is all we really want, right? Clear skin so we can look and feel our best at work, at school and out with our friends and family.

I was excited to try XOut just before the holiday craziness since my skin was having some issues with acne breakouts due to stress. I liked the way XOut cleaned my skin and left it soft. I noticed the acne slowly disappearing and sure enough my skin was clear by Christmas. I was happy that I didn't have to wrestle with all that cover up for the holiday family photos. Try XOut and see how it can help you feel more confident too.

X Out™ works to lift away the dirt and grime that can clog pores. The Wash-In Treatment also leaves behind powerful medicine to help keep pores clean. Learn more and purchase at X Out is sold as a 30-day supply and comes with a bonus Shine Control product to help you fight oil all day for $19.95. I was lucky to have received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Saves The Day

I had a Mentos Pure Fresh moment last week and my Mentos sure saved the day for me. I am always so conscious of looking professional and being professional as part of my career--an important part of that includes fresh breath. It sounds funny but as a sales professional this is SOOO important. Would you want to chat with someone that didn't have fresh breath?? Of course not! That is one of the reasons I always carry my Mentos Pure Fresh Gum with me everywhere. And I mean everywhere. You can ask anyone that knows me, they can always find gum if they can find me. My gum is faithfully stashed in my home, my purse, my car (secret stash!) just in case.

Last week I was so tired I stopped before an appointment to get a cup of coffee which I never do.  I always feel like midday coffee compromises fresh breath. I was so exhausted that I forgot about my ironclad rule and drank down that much needed cup of joe before I realized I had to meet with an important client in 1/2 hour. I barely had time to get there never mind run to the nearest drug store for a toothbrush and toothpaste! I remembered with a big sigh of relief my stash of Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in my purse and in my car (shhhh-don't tell the kidlet she will repossess my gum!) As soon as I arrived at the client's office I grabbed a piece of my gum and freshened my breath on the elevator-how convenient, right? While I waited for my client I could feel the freshness returning to my mouth. I was able to confidently have a discussion with my client and make an effective case for my products.

*I received a complimentary sample of Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox. This does not affect my opinion on the product and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

imPRESS Press-on Manicure By Broadway Plus free coupon for $1.00 off for Christmas or New Years are HOT!

This changes everything! I LOVE this adorable ImPRESS Press-On Manicure kit that I received courtesy of Influenster Look at how sweet those fingers look--and fast. A working mama's dream when she has to go to a Christmas or New Year's bash. Shhh--no one has to know you didn't spend a bundle on your manicure!

Who has the time anyway to go to the salon and wait for all that polish to dry?  Not me sister!

The imPRESS Press-on Manicure is easy to find at CVS or Walmart, Rite Aid or even Kmart. Try them yourself and save some time and money!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory. imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit impressonmanicure where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent & Sweepstakes!

New & Improved Formula
I was excited to hear that Purex is rolling out a new Purex Triple Action laundry detergent formula across the entire liquid laundry detergent line. It really does a great job of getting my clothes bright, white, and clean for a lot less than the more expensive brands out there!
Same Great Value

Purex understands that all of us have tighter and tighter budgets this year but we all still need to get our clothes clean. Purex Triple Action formula provides great value, clean clothes, bright whites at half the price of those expensive, fancy brands! I also love that Purex Triple Action laundry detergent is safe to use for all those HE washers. No worries there either.

I like that Purex Triple Action is available in a variety of delicious scents includ After The Rain, Linen and Lilies and even Unscented too for anyone with allergies. Something for everyone!

Leave a comment with your email address about how you think Purex Triple Action might help you get your clothes clean and bright in order to win a free coupon for Purex Triple Action!

Keep checking the Purex link here where soon you will be able to get your own free sample of Purex Triple Action to try for yourself as well! "Purex provided a free sample of their Triple Action laundry detergent so I could write a review and try it myself. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own."

Cindy F. is the winner of the sweeps!  Congrats to her.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get ready for action, adventure, and explosive entertainment like you´ve never seen it before! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in IMAX theatres.
Starting December 16th, a full five days before its North American premier, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theatres across the country. Join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will be right in the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the world´s tallest building; the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai, as this and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Don't forget to check out and "Like" the IMAX Facebook page!

Disclosure: Information was provided by IMAX through MyBlogSpark

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Extra Dessert Delights® gum 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway!

With all the opportunity for indulgence during the holiday season, it can be hard to stay in a healthy mindset. Although we shouldn't resist treating ourselves to some of our favorite seasonal confections, it's important to indulge wisely so we don't find ourselves in damage-control mode on January 1st! Extra® Gum knows that maintaining a fit lifestyle takes a little more willpower during this sugar-laden season, which is why they've launched their 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway!
Throughout the holiday season and as New Years' resolutions approach, Extra Dessert Delights® gum is the perfect ammo to have on hand as an easy alternative to high calorie snacks, and now they're offering even more ways to bring everyone a little more support during these crucial times. With the 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway, fitness buffs and gum chewers alike can enter once a day to win unique fitness-focused prizes that will help keep your New Years' resolutions on track. From now until March 29th, 2012, you can visit for daily prize giveaways and the chance to win the Grand Prize- a fitness adventure trip to Red Mountain Resort in Utah. Prizes change daily, so entrants should be sure to check back each day to see what the fun new prize will be.

"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Influenster-Test and Try Lots of Gifts and Goodies with VoxBoxes!

Have you heard of Influenster yet? If you are the kind of person who loves to try new products (food, snacks and beauty items for example) and share your results with friends and family, Influenster is for YOU!

According to their own site Influenster is:

“A community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds!”

It is not required to be a blogger to join Influenster. In order to qualify for projects you just need to be socially active in some way. That could mean Twitter, Facebook, Youtube or even Meet-Up groups. You share your opinions and experiences with the products Influenster sends you in VoxBoxes through your social channels.

It is super easy to join:

1. Sign up at
2. Unlock “badges” that tell Influenster just how influential you are. There are badges for
Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Moms, cat/dog lovers, Greenies, Brides-To-Be and many more.
3. Check out the products that some Influencers have already tested out on the Product Review
page. Some were through VoxBox experiences. If you see something you’re familiar with, w write a review! Share your personal
knowledge. Always be honest about your experiences!
4. Check in once frequently and see what’s new.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Smurfs on DVD is available for Christmas!!

I was so excited to hear that The Smurfs DVD is available NOW!

We saw The Smurfs movie in July and we LOVED it. All the favorite characters are back including: Clumsy, Grouchy, Jokey, Smurfette and of course Papa! The Evil wizard Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) chases the Smurfs out of their village through a portal landing. The poor Smurfs wind up in the middle of Central Park in NYC. What a surprise that none of the New Yorkers seem fazed at all by the little blue smurfs running amok.

They end up falling into a box after being chased by Gargamel. They and turn the life of two soon to be parents (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), completely upside down. They help the Smurfs work their way back to their world and build their own confidence about their future parenting skills. The Smurfs go crazy in FAO Schwartz, while constantly singing their little theme song "La La La La La La..." You will never forget that!

My little one loved The Smurfs movie so much that I will be buying the DVD this weekend. It would make a great Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gift for any child (or anyone who loves The Smurfs). If you are a Katy Perry fan don't forget that she is the voice of the female S

murfette too! I would love to know where Mama Smurf is though...maybe that will be answered in the next sequel.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crayola Holiday Giveway Sweepstakes Prize Pack!

I was so excited to receive a great new product pack of goodies from Crayola. Crayola recently came out with Crayola Story Studio, ColorStudio and Crayola iMarker. Crayola has gone high tech! Keep reading to learn more about the products and the exciting contest I have to win them!

Crayola has never let me down with terrific products for the kiddos. Sometimes the best gifts are more than presents. They’re ones that inspire hours of imagination. This holiday season, when you give Crayola, you can give your kids more than a present, you can give them wonder and adventure as they colorfully bring their original ideas and dreams to life.

Imagine your child morphing into a coloring book character and starring in a story with a Disney Princess or Spider-Man with Crayola Story Studio or turning an iPad into an interactive coloring book with the Crayola ColorStudio HD app and Crayola iMarker digital drawing tool. When kids unwrap one of these high-tech Crayola gifts this holiday, they’ll have fun, new ways to express all that inspires them!

For the child who craves action and adventure, Crayola Story Studio: Spider-Man lets kids upload a photo and transform themselves into a superhero that stars with Spider-Man in personalized comic book they create and color. A free access code inside the kit unlocks the Story Studio application at Kids can choose a super power, story-line, and one of six villains to battle alongside Spider-Man in their own web-slinging adventure. When they finish their story, they can save it, share it or print and color it. The kit includes paper, glossy cover sheets for printing comic book-style covers, binding strips and 15 Twistables® colored pencils to create three complete books.

For the child who loves fairytales and wonderment, Story Studio: Disney Princesses lets kids star in a fairytale with a Disney Princess. Crayola Story Studio™: Disney Princess lets kids create fairytales starring them and a Disney Princess! Kids upload a photo to transform themselves into a character, then create a story with their character and a Disney Princess! Story Studio includes everything kids need to create personalized storybooks and unlimited coloring pages – just print, color and bind the pages. They can choose storylines from Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, and Princess and the Frog. With the free on-line access code that comes inside, Pip-Squeaks® markers and glitter glue, blank sheets and binding strips, kids create three complete story books!

For the child who likes creative adventures, the Story Studio Adventure Maker: Cars 2 lets kids join the pages of a story with Lightning McQueen, Mator and the Cars 2 characters form Disney Pixar. The set includes 10 Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers, 3 Pip Squeak broad line markers, 2 Pip-Squeak glitter glue tubes, 30 story sheets, 6 glossy cover sheets and 3 comic binding strips to make three complete story books.

At $9.99 for each kit, Crayola Story Studio proves that high-tech doesn’t have to mean high cost!

Remember how cool it was to receive the Crayola 64 Box with the built-in sharper as a holiday gift when you were growing up? Just imagine how excited your kids will be to turn an iPad into an interactive coloring book using burnt sienna, carnation pink and a rainbow of Crayola colors from the Crayola digital 64 Box! The Crayola ColorStudio HD app and iMarker let kids’ imaginations run wild as they color moving, animated scenes that come alive with music, sound effects and hidden surprises. The app is free on iTunes App Store with the purchase of the iMarker for $29.99 at Toys R Us, Best Buy, the Apple Store and

Kids can select from 64 colors in the digital Crayola 64 Box and then use the iMarker to create the look of Crayola crayons, markers, paints and colored pencils as the stylus interacts with an iPad. The digital coloring pages respond with movement and sound as the pages come alive as kids color.

Animated images stop moving on the screen so kids can easily color them in without going outside of the lines, so objects look picture perfect when they start moving again. Tidy up your page with an eraser function or an “undo” arrow that removes larger areas of color.

In addition, kids can save their work in a gallery to be emailed, printed or uploaded to Facebook (mom’s account, and with her permission and help of course!), and also free draw, play interactive games and create their own customized coloring pages they can print and color off-line.

Recommended for children ages 3+, the Crayola iMarker includes, a set of AA batteries, and free download of the ColorStudio HD app.

“Disclosure: The Crayola High Tech Holiday prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.”

Here are some great links for crafts and creations to check out as well:
Crayola Holiday Gift Guide Website
Crayola on Facebook
Crayola on Twitter
StoryStudio on
Include links to Griffin Technology On-line Store
Griffin Technology on Facebook

Leave me a comment about how you can create with Crayola with an email address or website where you can be contacted in order to win. Next week I will announce the winner!

The winner’s prize pack will contain:
(1) Crayola Story Studio Comic Maker: Spider-Man
(1) Crayola Story Studio Fairy Tale Maker: Disney Princesses
(1) Crayola Story Studio Adventure Maker: Disney/Pixar Cars
(1) Crayola iMarker to use with the ColorStudio HD app for iPad
(1) Free download of the ColorStudio HD app