Sunday, July 29, 2012

Back to School, Are you prepared for this parasite?

Earlier this week,  I received a package from my very first Sponsor “LiceGuard”.   Let me start off by saying that although my blog is about “Reviews and Giveaways”, due to the nature of these products, it is not possible for me to give a full  “hands on review” as we are not currently infested with lice. This is not necessarily a bad thing, in a way, I’m glad I can’t do so, no disrespect to my awesome sponsor, but who wants to deal with lice? :P

RobiComb was Featured on NBC Today! Watch the 

Video by clicking HERE!  (mentioned at min 3:50)

You see, I’m the type of consumer that wants to be proactive instead of reactive (think fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc.). You know those products are important to have in your home but you hope that you never have to use them!
Now that the “Back To School” season as started, we are all busy bees buying school supplies, new clothes, and ensuring that are kids are all prepared and geared up for the new school year.....but are you prepared for a LICE INFESTATION? 
Most of us forget about this pesky little creature until we get something like a letter from school stating that they have found several cases of it! Last year, we personally received several of those letters, and luckily my girls weren’t infested. With two daughters in elementary schools, the odds are stacking against me, and how many times can this mom dodge the bullet? According to one of my very close friends (she did call to tell me about it since our girls had played together around that time), they are not fun to deal with.   I don’t know about you but I want to be prepared in case it should happen to us!
I have decided to take a proactive stance and keep my fingers crossed that I do not ever have to deal with them.  If it should happen, I’ll be coming back to this post to give an official true review...but I really hope I don’t have to! 
With having their products in my home, it’s reassuring. I won’t be so worried about my kids staying overnight at a friend’s house or what not, I have a preventive kit!  
What I really like about LiceGuard products is that they offer a Chemical Free Alternative to getting rid of lice infestations!
Personally, when school starts in just a few weeks, I will be using their “Head Lice Repellent Spray” on a daily basis!  One bottle offers a 60-day supply, with my two girls, it’ll last approximately one and a half month’s. 


Click here to learn about the Head Lice. 

You can watch videos about how to get rid of lice using their products.  

A short description of each product I have received in my package (click on the title for more information).  They do offer several bundle kits on their website, I especially like the Travel / Camp Kit. 


Detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair. When the electronic Robi Comb touches lice, they get zapped, die and are combed out of the hair. Must be used on dry hair.  

The battery compartment cover was a bit hard for me to open at first, but that is because it is well secured. The on/off switch was easy to slide. There's a protective cover for the electronic prongs. There's also a yellow cleaning brush.  When the Robi Comb is turned on, it makes a continuous buzzing sound letting you know it's functioning. When I touched the prongs, I did feel a non-painful little zap, but the tips of the prongs are covered so to protect the scalp.


Available for purchase at Walgreens,  RiteAid, CVS/pharmacy

Featured on NBC Today!! Watch the Video by clicking HERE!





The RobiComb easily goes through hair, my daughters were eager to try it.  It was easier then I had anticipated. They could do their own preventive care by themselves if needed (i.e. after an overnight stay at a friends).



Now you can Remove Lice, Eggs & Nits using a Non-Toxic and Pesticide free Shampoo!

The bottle contains 4 oz of shampoo.  It has a liquid dish soap kind of smell, not unpleasant at all.  It is non-toxic and pesticide free! When used with LiceGuard Combs, it triples the number of nits/eggs removed through combing!




Prevent Lice using a Non-Toxic and Pesticide Free Repellent Spray! Just one application will provide all day protection against head lice. The LiceGuard patented formula is made with natural ingredients that repel lice.  It is Non Toxic and contains No Pesticides. LiceGuard Lice Repellent is quick and easy to use and may be sprayed directly into the hair every day. Protects against the transfer of Lice from other children, hats, coats, helmets, etc. as well.

This product I will be using on a daily basis during the school! It has a mild "rose pedal"  like smell. The bottle contains approximately 1 oz of repellent spray. The bottle comes sealed. It can be used on wet or dry hair. It is Made in the USA! It has a pretty long shelf life too (my package says 3/17). 







LiceGuard Egg & Lice Combing Kit 
Egg & Lice Combing Kit is made of only quality materials and is suitable for home or professional use. In fact unlike other flimsy plastic combs.


The combing kit contains one large removal comb, one egg & nit comb, and a tiny but powerful magnifying glass/hair pick. My daughters inspected not only their hair but everything else that their little hearts desired (even their teeth!). 





A Big THANK YOU to LiceGuard for sponsoring these awesome products for review and giveaway! I'm very thankful to have a preventative kit in my home!  As you can see, it doesn't take much space in my medicine cabinet in my daughter's bathroom!


GIVEAWAY (value: $25.00):
One (1) Winner:  
                 One (1) Robi Comb


ELIGIBILITY:
Must be a US/Canada resident.   Over 18. Please only one entrant per household. 

Start:  7-30-2012 at 12:01 am EST
Ending: 8/14/2012 at 12:01am EST

Don't like Fish? This might change your mind!

Just like the title of my post asks "Don't like fish?", personally I wasn't crazy about it but the health benefits of eating fish, specifically salmon, had sent me into a search for something palatable enough to make me continue reaching out for it.

I'm happy to report that my search is now over! I have found what I believe is the best tasting salmon ever!

It is a the "Blackened Salmon" by C.Wirthy & Co and can be purchased in the frozen section at Sam's Club for just $15.98 per bag.  Each bag contains roughly 2 lbs of salmon in which each piece  is individually wrapped. The bags that I have purchased so far always contained 5 pieces.   I must warn you though that young children may or may not like it,  both of our daughters dislike it. I always end up fixing something different for them but I really don't mind since it just means more salmon for me!  I always buy at least two bags at a time, this way, I'm able to prepare a total of 5 meals for me and my husband.  We eat it at least once a week.


The best part about this salmon is that it's so easy to prepare!  You just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or in cold water for roughly 15 minutes, preheat oven to 400F and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  As sides, I generally will just have a baked sweet potato and some steamed broccoli. It's really an affordable meal and you are eating super healthy!

Just last month, we invited my husband's father and his wife for dinner.  We grilled some steaks, pork chops, hamburgers, and the blackened salmon.  He and his wife enjoyed the blackened salmon so much, that they too now purchase it at Sam's Club!

Salmon is extremely good for you, here are a few examples as to why:

  • Rich in Omega-3
  • High Protein
  • Low in Saturated Fat
  • Lowers the risk of heart attacks
  • Joint health
  • Great for pregnant mommies (there is a limit of how much you can eat due to mercury)

You can read about the benefits and salmon nutritional information by visiting C.Wirthy & Co website at: http://www.cwirthy.com/salmon-nutritional-information-health-benefits.php

I haven't tried their other frozen fish but I wouldn't hesitate to try them based on this one!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Custom Photo Charms Giveaway!

One Prize of Three (3) Photo Charm Pendants! 

Value:  PRICELESS! :-)

Must be over 18+. Open to US and Canada Residents. 

Starting on 7-24-2012 and ending on 7-31-2012 at 12:01 am! 

Here is a self-sponsored giveaway for all of my followers!  I have sold many of these in my Etsy shop and they are very popular.  I love these so much that I just had to do a giveaway as I'm eager to create for one lucky winner! I often wear mine out in public and get many compliments on it!  Here is a photo of my very own pendant. Now that I have a 4-month old son, I will flip it over and put a picture of him on the other side of the pendant!


You can also put a picture of a pet, deceased relative that you hold close to your heart, a child, your grandbaby, etc.  I do highly recommend only one or two people in the photo, portrait style, and they have to be very close together (as pictured below in my examples).

Please feel free to pass the word around about my Giveaway to help create strong Sponsor interests for some awesome future reviews and giveaways, I’m super excited and anxious to see who will be my first sponsor!

Do you have a Special Photo that you would like to turn into a pendant for yourself or for a Gift? I can do that for you! The finished pendant/charm is water-resistant but is not waterproof, so please take off before swimming or bathing. The shown examples are actual pictures of weddings that I have personally photographed. The pendant is coated with a glass-like finish and will require a couple days of drying time before shipment in the mail.

The winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their giveaway, with their name, address and photo(s) in jpg format. You can choose between Color or Black & White. I highly recommend a "Portrait" style photo (close-up view of the face of the subject). Please allow up to two weeks before shipment of prize as this is a custom-made item.

Black & White Example

Color Example
 

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Wishing you the best of luck!!



Friday, July 20, 2012

Giveaway "Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth Headset"

I was lucky enough to win this particular item last Christmas, however, my car is already equipped with Bluetooth capabilities and find myself not really needing this item.

It is brand new, still packaged and waiting for a new home.  Product has not been tested.


Discovering the excitement of Reviews and Giveaways!

As the title says it,  this blog will contain "no frill" get to the point Reviews and Giveaways.

What you'll see will vary greatly as I have many interests, and with a family of three kids and two adults, it's limitless.

My blog will be constantly changing as I add more to it, it is a bit "bare bone" at the moment but it's a start! :)

I will start my very own personal giveaway this weekend to learn the in's and out's of using "Rafflecopter".  

If you have a product that you would like for me to review, please contact me!