Monday, May 7, 2012

Warm Weather Indicators!

As I was walking to an event the other day, I saw this cute dog, the owner nowhere in site, patiently waiting, not bothering anyone and looking so cute on this Gold Wing.  If anything told me that warm weather has arrived, it was this, 'cause who takes a dog for a ride on a Gold Wing in the winter?  Come to think of it, not many people take their dogs out on a Gold Wing most any time, but still, so cute!

 And then I got to thinking about other signs that tell me that warm weather has indeed come at last! These are some that come to mind:

  • When I see Michelle Obama now wearing sleeveless tops.
  • When I see the neighborhood Snow Cone stand going up.
  • When the barbecue grills start wafting their appetizing aromas around the neighborhood.
  • When I wake up at 6:30 to the sound of very loud birds.
  • The hoodies and coats have finally disappeared!
  • The tulips and flowers are in full bloom. (Actually now, most tulips have already disappeared)
  • The ice cream truck is out, playing that annoying song over and over again.
  • Allergies abound.
  • Bugs are starting to come out, a foreshadowing of more bugs to come.
  • My local nursery has their annual "pot" party, where I get free soil for any pot I bring and put a plant in.
  • Pastel colors are in full swing.
  • Bathing Suit shopping begins in earnest.
  • Moms and babies are out walking with their strollers.
 Now did I miss anything? 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ko Denmark Body Oil #Giveawy! (ARV $42)

 I just hosted a review & giveaway for the jasmine + neroli roll-on perfume by KoDenmark.  Now I have the privilege of reviewing the matching jasmine neroli rose body oil.   I’ve reviewed one other fine body oil on this blog, and I really enjoyed it, at the time.  No complaints, whatsoever!  But I must say that Ko Denmark’s body oil has the other one beat.   It smells so good, is easier to apply, absorbs better and the benefits are longer lasting.   And yes, it is a little more expensive than the other one.  But obviously, it’s a case of the finer ingredients costing a bit more, and the quality will be worth it.  I also love the fact that the jasmine neroli rose perfume can be layered with the body oil to make you smell absolutely delicious!  (And no, I am not going to say which other body oil I’m comparing it to.  There is always the ‘Search’ tool  on my sidebar if you really want to know!)

The distinctive scent of this Jasmine+Neroli+Rose perfume and body oil has gained some notoriety in Seattle, where Ko Denmark was established by Henriette Holst!

"Men have stopped customers on the street to tell them they smell good! In Seattle, that says a lot, because men don't really approach women here"
Amanda R (owner La Rousse boutique )
Seattle, Washington
Once you are acquainted with the one-of-a-kind scent that this body oil has, along with the perfume, you won’t want to wear anything else.  In addition to the Jasmine, neroli (orange blossom) and rose, the body oil also contains nourishing oils including apricot kernel oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e and others.  I think you could almost use it as a cooking oil.  (But please don’t…)
As always, there are never parabens, perfume, sulfates, mineral oil or artificial colors in Ko Denmark products.  It is vegan certified!
Ko Denmark body oil can be used on damp skin after a bath or shower. It can also be used for massage. The oil locks in moisture and leaves skin looking and feeling great.  
You can purchase Ko Denmark products on several online sites, as well as on Ko Denmark's home site!
     I have a bottle of the body oil ($42 ARV) for one lucky Gal Pal!  Please enter on the Rafflecopter Form below.  If you don't see it, please click 'Read More' at the end of this post!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Event #Giveaway! (ARV $100)

mothers day gift ideas
Welcome Gal Pals!  Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then stop by Sason & Pobi to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV411U - 32" class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!   Or you can check the linky found at the bottom of my post for all the participating blogs! 

My 1st gift is Revital by Urielle. (ARV $45):
For centuries, women worldwide have turned to nature to enhance the health and beauty of their hair. Uriélle luxury hair care has searched the globe to discover these exotic elements, blending them with cutting edge technology for an outstanding line of high performance hair care products.
Uriélle Revitál –Treatment promotes healing and has the ability to restore over-processed hair that has been damaged by chemical procedures, excessive heat styling, free radicals and environmental factors. Along with color protection and long-term conditioning benefits, even dry, brittle hair is left soft and replenished with a silky finish and brilliant shine.
Using all natural extracts, Uriélle Revitál-Treatment is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that strengthen hair and increase elasticity. Amla (Emblica officinalis) extract, a key nourishing component, is plentiful in amino acids and vitamins such as Ascorbic acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Niacin, all essential for truly healthy strands. Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) seed oil contains essential fatty acids and beneficial antioxidants. The Tsonga people of South Africa and Mozambique are wise to its benefits and have used it as a natural moisturizing body lotion and massage oil for many generations. 
My 2nd Gift is Sei Bella Foundation Primer (ARV $45):

Why use foundation primer?  I use it all the time because it makes my make-up go on smoother and last longer!
Sei Bella ™ Foundation Primer by Melaleuca is a great way to fill in the lines and creases in your face to create the perfect, smooth canvas for your foundation. It is also a great moisturizer.
Fill in fine lines and wrinkles with the breathtaking power of NEW Sei Bella ™ Foundation Primer.
  • Antioxidants from grape seed extract and powerful moisturizing ingredients
  • Reveals a long-lasting, flawless complexion in one simple step.
  • Brings clear, consistent line-filling results that will create the perfect canvas for foundation that will last all day.
My 3rd Gift is:  Chocolate! (ARV $8.42)
Most Moms I know love a little chocolaty sweetness in their lives, especially around that special day.  But not just any chocolate!  This is going to be multi-tasking chocolate because it tastes yummy, but it is healthy. Also from Melaleuca, this 3-pack of Delectables Chocolate Bars will make you reconsider your reasoning that chocolate is a guilty pleasure.  
What Makes It Different?
Delectables is a premium brand of chocolate made from the world's highest quality cacao, blended with healthy ingredients. Hand-poured by master chocolatiers, the Delectables Chocolate Bar 3-pack includes Dark Chocolate with Raspberry, Dark Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts, and White Chocolate with Lemon to satisfy your richest desires.
Delightfully Indulgent
Delectables is an exquisite, guilt-free chocolate. Delectables are not only decadent, they're also infused with flavonoid antioxidants—providing nutrition in a delightfully silky chocolate indulgence.
My 4th Gift is: Sun Shades Lip Balm (ARV $3.50):
I am a long-time Melaleuca Customer and this little gem is one of my all-time favorites.  I haven't found a lip balm that I like better.  I think you'll like it too! You can choose between these flavors:  Sugar & Spice, Vanilla Bean, Pina Colada and Mountain Mint!
  • Contains melanin, your natural lip protector
  • Natural moisturizers like jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax
  • Rejuvenates your lips
Beyond Lip Service
Often overlooked before it's too late, your lips are defenseless when it comes to the elements. Lips contain very little melanin—the natural skin pigment that helps screen out the sun's harmful rays. With SPF 15, Sun Shades lip balms pamper and protect your lips with natural moisturizers like jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax. Antioxidant vitamin E fights free radicals. These lip-smacking balms "weatherproof " your lips and help keep them soft. You use sunscreen on your arms, legs, and the rest of your body. Remember your lips with Sun Shades lip balms. Available in Sugar & Spice, Mountain Mint, Vanilla Bean, and Piña Colada flavors, Sun Shades lip balm moisturize and protect your lips for hours.

Go ahead and enter and one of you will receive this prize package for a Mother's Day gift!!