Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Toast To 2012 Giveaway Hop

First it was blog hops, blog memes, then it was Follow Fridays and now the latest blog fun and building tool for you is the group giveaway with huge prizes at stake!  I'm afraid I have caught the bug and find myself entering and/or participating in at least 1 every month or so!  One that just came to my attention is Toast To 2012, brought to us by Just Married With Coupons & Sweep Tight!  This will be occurring January 10th - 17th!  If you are a blogger, visit one of the blogs mentioned and sign up. You can either write your own original post or you can sign up for $5.00! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ugly Trailer Antiques In Southern Utah

Sometimes the most interesting things are found in the most remote spots!  Case in point, Ugly Trailor Antiques in Hurricane, UT!  I've heard a lot about this little spot in the Southern Utah desert town and evidently it is quite the tourist attraction, let alone place to get great memorabilia from many different eras.  Fred and Sue Thomas have put their talents together to create this unique little place that oozes hospitality, charm and fun!  It is a very easy stop to make if you are on your way to or from Zion's, Bryce, or even Grand Canyon National Parks.  Also, St. George, UT is about 20 miles from Hurricane.

It's rather hard to miss the company's trademark "ugly trailor",  parked in the front of the store.  The location itself has a lot of history behind it.  It was the Hurricane Jail for 50 years, from 1920 to 1970 and the restroom is a converted jail cell along with an iron bar door.  

The whole antique store boasts 22,000 square feet.  Besides finding their own pieces, the owners also do consignment and as a result, have almost everything you can imagine.  Plus, the prices are extremely reasonable!

 "if you like to walk down memory
lane, this is the place to do it"

"It was so much fun!  Like visiting
your grandparents home!"

 The different rooms are themed and so, if you come knowing what you'd like to find, chances are you'll definitely find it!  The holidays
are especially busy for Ugly Trailor Antiques because
many people want to find the perfect unique gift for
the discerning antiquer in their life.  They have 30-day layaway to make it easy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Murad Skin Review and Giveaway!

When looking for a good skincare product, I look for a few things--one of them is company reputation, another is track record and yet another is cutting edge technology that is effective.  Murad seems to have all of those things.  That's why I thought I'd give it a shot. 

Complete Skin Renewal Set
Renewing Eye Cream

I was able to try the Renewing Eye Cream and the Complete Skin Renewal Set.  That is a total of 5 products and I will tell you which two were my absolute favorites.  
Renewing Eye Cream:  This cream is very dense and has substance.  A little bit goes a long way.  I really love it and it is one of the two products that I very highly recommend.  It is the best eye cream I have ever used.  It seems a bit pricey at $73, but it ships for free and a little goes a long way, so it will last a long while.  I noticed a difference in the elasticity around my eyes and the dark circles were diminished.  

The Complete Skin Renewal Set ($42) consists of Refreshing Cleanser, Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and Complete Reform.  All of the products were excellent (!!!), but the one that stood out above the rest for me was the Complete Reform.  Again, I noticed the firmness of my skin, namely the jaw area and the neck area, take on a measured improvement and I was quite impressed!  When I put it on, there is just the slightest tingle.  Complete Reform is a "patented treatment shown to increase the firmness of the skin by 61% after just one application while also improving skin texture to reveal softer, smoother skin."  Buy this product in it's full size for $67 with free shipping and enter the code COMPLETE for an additional free gift from Murad.

Murad has a great beauty blog called 'Skin Deep' that is well-updated and quite informative! Today's article is about 3 must-have ingredients in an anti-aging product.  Check it out!

Without further ado, Murad would like to give someone the same products I received for their own use and enjoyment, a $115 value.  To enter, please complete the mandatory entry of  being my GFC Follower and also visit Murad and find a product you'd like to try different from the ones I mentioned. Leave your product find in the comment section along with your GFC Name.  Then proceed through the rest of the Rafflecopter Entry form for more entries if you'd like to increase your chances of winning!