Thursday, September 30, 2010

Suetables Silver Jewelry Promotion

First, I want to thank Sue Henderson of Suetables, Silver With Character for so generously offering this fabulous Sterling Charm Necklace as a giveaway on my blog.

  Please join us in Congratulating Michele P, 
our luck winner!


Sue was thrilled with the number of entrants so to say "Thank You",  she has agreed to give each entrant of the Suetables Giveaway a discount of 15% off any purchase at her on-line store!!!

Please enter the promo code MENO at check out at www.suetables.com to get 15% off. 


So if you happened to see that perfect piece of fabulous jewelry while you were browsing her shop, now is the time to buy!!!  But hurry, this 15% discount expires on October 13, 2010!!!


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Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!



It's Thursday Again
Time to Join Me and Tammy
 for a Coffee at the Cafe


To Meet New Friends on Our First Link

and to

Link Up Your Fabulous Giveaways on the Second Link

This Week Lolo

 of



is in the Cafe!!

Before you link up to the blog hop that follows
 please make sure you are following
 Tammy, Me and Lolo
 and then start your hopping!!
Our Second Linky is for Giveaways Only with a value of $25 or More













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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Charm Factory Review with Sweet Giveaway (CLOSED)


Winner is Dovile P

When the Charm Factory told me to choose one of their adorable sterling silver charm bracelets to review, I was so excited.  I couldn't wait for the opportunity to pass on the tradition of collecting charms to my daughter.  I had a charm bracelet growing up and I remember how exciting it was to receive a charm for each special occasion or event in shining sterling silver!

I finally decided on the stars, they remind me so much of my daughter's personality.


And I love how these bracelets are sold with five charms already attached.  You can wear them as is or personalize your favorite bracelet by adding charms.  I love that option!  And The Charm Factory has a huge selection of additional charms to choose from, one that is certain to represent each and every special event you want to capture in Silver!  They have a fabulous selection of bracelets to choose from.

These Peace signs are so mod!
And these Hearts say "I Love You"
And they have designed this lovely Awareness bracelet
And if you love color, this glamorous style comes in other shades too!

Definitely a charm bracelet to suit every taste!

And look at these adorable charms.  They have over 4,000 to choose from!!

For her love of music!

Initials!!

And of course "Mommy's Girl"!!

In record time, my daughter's bracelet arrived safely tucked inside a white cardboard jewelry box.  When I opened the lid, there it was securely fastened to a card with The Charm Factory name, website address and clearly identified as a piece of genuine Sterling Silver.  The presentation was lovely making it ideal for gift giving.  All you need to do is add a bow!

And The Charm Factory manufacture their products in the USA!  This is high-quality jewelry that is made to last! No Nickel and No Lead.

The Charm Factory isn't just about charms and bracelets though.  They stock custom jewelry tagslead-free pewterlockets beads, and pendants and pins which is still just the tip of the iceberg!

You can purchase any of their fabulous jewelry by visiting www.charmfactory.com

OR

You Can Enter To Win Your Favorite Charm Bracelet
Right Here!!

Here's How:

Mandatory for First entry/comment or you won't be eligible
Visit www.charmfactory.com and tell me what your favorite item is!

For More Chances To Win:

Like The Charm Factory on facebook (1 entry/comment)
Follow The Charm Factory on twitter (1 entry/comment)
Follow my Blog on GFC (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Grab my cute Thursdays Cafe Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Subscribe to my blog (must activate) via Email (1 entry/comment)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (3 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends Wednesday, October 13th at 9:00 PM EST so get your entries in!  Open Worldwide!!  Good Luck!!

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Disclosure:  I  received a star charm bracelet before writing this review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.  I am not responsible for mailing out the prize. The winner will have 3 days to respond once they have been contacted. I will then forward  their information to The Charm Factory who will mail out the prize.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meridane Design "WHAT U LOVE" Sterling Pendant Giveaway and Review (CLOSED)

Winner is Libby L

I thought I already knew how to write "WHAT U LOVE" but Meridane Design has just taught me one more way and it's so clever!!!

Take a look at this fashionable and modern sterling silver pendant they so generously sent to me!


Do you see the message hidden within?

It's there, just look a little more closely and you will see every letter in the phrase "WHAT U LOVE" spelled out perfectly but superimposed on top of one another!

And Meridane Design possess a copyright and trademark on this clever design! But don't stop there.  If you look even more closely, you will see every letter in the alphabet and every number can be found within this unique pendant.  So this one design covers every name, phrase, date or song that has special meaning for you. It's right here, "hidden in plain sight"!


So with every word or message you can think of already covered,  Meridane Design took it a step further and found a way to incorporate gemstones and pearls in to this meaningful jewelry!



It's available in solid 14K gold too!


And look at these fashionable earrings  and bracelet!



My pendant was shipped out promptly and arrived on a highly polished sterling bead chain so I could enjoy it immediately.  And the presentation was so lovely.  It was shipped safely tucked inside a black jewelry box along with a card that easily explained it's unique design, ready for gift giving.

But I won't be giving this unique pendant away.  It is nice and solid and very well made with great attention to detail. I've been receiving compliment after compliment on it.  I love wearing it!!  Talk about a conversation piece!
   
You can BUY your favorite
 "WHAT U LOVE"
 by visiting www.meridanedesign.com

OR

Meridane Design want to
 "Spread the Love"
 by
  offering you the chance
To Win The Sterling Silver "WHAT U LOVE" Pendant Right Here!
You Even Get To Choose the Size!!

Here's How:

Mandatory for first entry/comment or you won't be eligible to win
Visit www.meridanedesign.com
 and tell me which of their jewel centers is your favorite!

For More Chances To Win:

Like Meridane Design on facebook (1 entry/comment)
Join the Meridane Design Mailing List (1 entry/comment)
Follow my Blog on GFC (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Grab my cute Thursday Cafe Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via email (1 entry/comment)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (3 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each of your entries.  Giveaway begins now and ends October 12th at 9:00 PM EST so get your entries in!  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada Only.  Good Luck! 
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Disclosure:  I received a large sterling "WHAT U LOVE" pendant with chain before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize.  The winner will have 3 days to confirm their mailing address once they have been contacted or another winner will be selected. The shipping information of the winner will be forwarded to Meridane Design once confirmed.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Pouchee Review with Fab Giveaway (CLOSED)

Winner is Carmen A.


I've lost count of how many times I've turned my handbag upside down to dump its entire contents just to find one item that had somehow jammed itself deep inside the folds of the bottom.  Why is it when we find that perfect handbag, it comes with only one tiny zippered compartment and no other organizing options? Add to the challenge of keeping our handbags organized all the stuff we end up carting around for the kids and it doesn't take long before the inside of our handbags become a bottomless pit.

And don't even think about changing handbags to match an outfit or that brand new pair of designer shoes.  Too much work trying to get another handbag organized just for an afternoon or evening.

If you can relate to this, let me tell you about a niffy little item that promises to create an organized handbag that can easily go from bag to bag in seconds while keeping the contents neat and tidy!

Meet the handbag addicts new best friend, the "Pouchee Purse Organizer".

The friendly folks at Pouchee sent me one of their fab little cotton numbers to review and there is no way I'm parting with this handbag must have!

And Look At These Fab Shades!!

Check out my favorite fun fabric from their Posh Collection!


And if cotton isn't your thing
how about something from their


And this soft and supple, yet rugged looking leatherette
comes in fab shades too!

So now that we've covered the fashion bases
 here is what each of these Pouchee Purse Organizers has to offer:

Handy rings making the change from purses, handbags, diaper bags, bookbags etc. a breeze!

Outside pockets for pens, sunglasses, cell phone, credit cards, keys etc.

Inside pockets for lipsticks, small flashlight etc.

Inside zippered pocket for coins or personal items

Inside dividers to keep everything organized for easy access

Light colored lining so items are easy to see

and it's the perfect size at 7.5" wide, 5.25" high and 3.5" deep!

You can BUY the Pouchee Purse Organizer along with Pouchee Plus and their Jewelry Traveler by visiting pouchee.com

OR

You Can Enter To Win
Khaki Cotton Pouchee Purse Organizer
Right Here!! 

Here's How:

Mandatory for First entry/comment or you won't be eligible to win
Visit pouchee.com and tell me which is your favorite color from any collection!

For More Chances To Win:

Like Pouchee on facebook (1 entry/comment)
Follow Pouchee on twitter (1 entry/comment)
Follow my Blog (2 entries/comments)
Grab my Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Grab my Cute Thursday's Cafe Button and display it on your blog
(1 entry/comment)
Subscribe to my blog (must activate) via Email (1 entry/comment)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (3 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends October 11th at 9:00 pm EST so get those entries in!  Giveaway open to USA and Canada ONLY.  Good Luck!
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Disclosure:  I received a cotton Pouchee before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize. The winner will have three days to confirm their mailing address to me once contacted or another winner will be selected.  The shipping information of the winner will be forwarded to Pouchee once confirmed.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit Makeup Review

If you have given up on ever achieving beautifully defined cheek bones or creating a more sculpted jawline, help has just arrived!  And it's arrived in the form of a brand new, hot-off-the press product by Smashbox who just happen to be one of the very top names in cosmetics!!


Always well ahead of the pack, Smashbox has created this nifty little compact they have named the STEP-BY-STEP CONTOUR KIT with three perfect shades so you can get those cheekbones you've always wanted or that sculpted jawline.  You can easily add dimension to your face with these perfect shades to contour, bronze and highlight your skin.  Smashbox makes it so easy!  You will soon be an expert at adding depth and achieving that healthy glow.

Not sure where to start?  Do like I did and watch the Video on their website and if you still have questions, log on to the Ask The Experts page of their website for a Live Chat, give them a call or send them an email!!  They have provided all the tools and support you need!

I was so excited to give the Step-by-Step Contour Kit a try.  I watched the Video first just to make sure I completely understood the product and was ready to go.  And I love that Smashbox included the perfect brush for the job to make applying this product effortless!

Up first was the contour power (darkest shade).  I lightly applied it to the sides of my nose and under my check bones giving my face a subtle, slimming effect.

Second up was the Bronze (center shade).  To warm up my complexion, I lightly applied it to my nose, cheeks, forehead and chin and my skin was glowing!

And the third and final step was to use the highlighter (light shade) to bring a bit of light where I wanted it.  I applied it above my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose and above my brows.

It was so easy!  Of course I will need to practice a couple of times to get just the right amount of color that I like but I know that in no time, this will become as easy as applying lip gloss!

You can purchase this brand new STEP-BY-STEP CONTOUR KIT by visiting www.smashbox.com along with their entire line of cutting-edge cosmetics (some with jumbo samples!) plus all the links to get  expert beauty advice! And stay connected and up to date on all their products by following them on facebook and twitter!

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Disclosure:  I received the Step-by-Step Contour Kit before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ColorMark TouchBack - Gray Roots Gone Instantly!! Review

Every now and then, you find out about a product and can't help but ask yourself "What took me so long to get my hands on this?!!!"


That's exactly what I thought when I discovered TouchBack "Gray Roots Gone Instantly" by Colormark.  "Temporary hair color in a marker".  It's the perfect solution to easily cover and touch up gray roots between full hair colorings.  

I was pleasantly surprised when I received this product to review.  The packaging was neat and tidy and I loved how easily the shades and their names were identified on the top of the boxes.  I received Golden Blonde, Rich Black and Light Brown.  I chose the Light Brown which was perfect for my medium/dark brown hair with caramel highlights.


I read the directions and felt confident that I could do this without help and I was right.  The marker style applicator made it so easy to apply and their custom comb kept the color off my forehead and center part.  Once it dried, which only takes a minute, it blended invisibly with my hair color and stayed put even after brushing. It didn't flake or rub off and looked perfect until my next shampoo.

And a little goes a long way.  There is plenty for several applications so you can easily look color-perfect no matter how long ago your last full color was.  With no ammonia or peroxide, this was gentle on my hair and scalp.  Definitely the easiest touch up ever with the precision applicator.

Is it any wonder it has won so many awards?


You can learn more about TouchBack and purchase your perfect shade by visiting their website www.touchbackgray.com.  Got questions?  You can send them an email and feel confident you are buying the right product for you!

And you can like them on facebook and keep up with them on twitter too!

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Disclosure:  I received 3 shades of TouchBack Gray before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tell Me You Would Have Helped!

With my 4-year-old daughter back at preschool, I've finally been able to start walking the harbour-front boardwalk in our small hick town.

So the other day, I had about one block left to walk when I spotted a woman with two suitcases on the street talking to another woman.  They were looking at a brochure together.  Being the nosy thing I am, I stopped to ask if they were lost.

The older woman told me the lady with the suitcases was looking for a particular street.  The name of the street sounded familiar to me but I wasn't sure where it was.  In the best English she could, the younger woman told me she had just arrived in town and had become lost after getting off the bus from the airport. She thought the bus driver had said a 10-minute walk to the street she was looking for but she didn't know in which direction.  She had been walking in circles for almost an hour.

Well, it didn't matter how many crime shows I had watched on TV or seen on the news, there was no way I was going to walk away and leave this woman stranded only a block from my house lugging two suitcases.  The neighbors must have thought I was nuts watching me mime out that she could come with me and we would find out where the street was and I would drive her there.

So here's what I was able to find out during our short walk to my home.  She was here to run in a charity event that was taking place in a few days, she had flown all the way from Japan to participate and was able to joke with me that she should have taken a taxi from the airport instead of the bus.

Within a few minutes, we were at my house, she showed me the address of the B&B she had reserved and we jumped in the truck to find it.  Within five minutes, we were pulling up to the front door of the B&B.

So with just a little extra effort on my part that took less than 10 minutes of my time, she was safe and secure in the room she had reserved and able to enjoy the balance of her stay here.

Random Act of Kindness, Check!

What random act or acts of kindness have you done?

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!



It's Thursday again
 Time to
Join me and Tammy at the Cafe


To Meet New Friends on our First Link

and 

Link Up Your Fabulous Giveaways on the Second Link

And this week Heather
of

Living on Love & Cents
Is in the Cafe!

Thanks for helping out this week Heather!
Hope you will all stop by her place to help us say "Thank You" and follow her blog.
Then it's time to follow me and Tammy 
before linking up to the blog hop that follows.
  Once you've done that, let the hopping begin!



Our Second Linky is for Giveaways Only Valued at $25 or More!














Giveaway links will stay active all week!  New link codes for the blog hop and giveaway hops will be available every Thursday at 11:01 PM EST on both Menopausal New Mom and Tammy's Two Cents so hope to see you then!!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chasing Treasure Jewel Case Review with Fab Giveaway (CLOSED)


Winners are Cathy B and Piroska B

I'm guessing it's pretty obvious to all of you by now that I'm one gal who loves her bling!  Any one still having doubts about that should check out my other blog!  

So with all the jewelry collecting comes the challenge of not only storing my favorite pieces but also keeping them neatly organized and safe while traveling. And you know me, always on the hunt for the perfect solution and I found just that at ChasingTreasure.com.  Not only that, they stock jewelry storage cases to suit every taste, decor and budget.

They have so many fabulous Jewelry Boxes to choose from and something for every member of the family as well as great ideas for gift giving.

What gal wouldn't be excited to receive one of these fabulous jewelry cases.
  So many stylish dresser top and floor models to choose from!

   

And check out this sleek and sophisticated looking watch case for the man in your life!

They stock women's jewelry chests, men's valet boxes and little girl's jewelry boxes as well as watch jewelry boxes, jewelry armoires, travel cases and locking jewelry boxes.

  And you can bet that I'll be checking out the
 darling ballerina music boxes for my 4 year old!
Adorable!!

So to help with my search for the perfect jewelry storage solution while traveling
 ChasingTreasure.com
 generously sent me this lavender Mele Jewel Case to review!




It arrived in record time and was nicely packaged.  This faux suede beauty is approximately 7 3/4" x 11" and 3" high offering 17 separate compartments for storage.  And no, they haven't forgotten our love of rings.  There's a nice sized roll for rings in the center, a large mirror conveniently located on the lid and a super soft jewelry pocket.

The perfect case for storing and protecting your treasures while on the move.  And when you're not traveling, this stylish case will look elegant on top of your favorite dresser or night table.  If you like to be a little more discrete with your treasures, this case is slim and will easily fit nicely in any dresser drawer.  The perfect solution for home and travel!

Well, you know I just couldn't keep this little beauty all to myself!

The generous folks at ChasingTreasure.com
 want to give you the chance to win one of
 TWO
 of this same Mele Jewel Case in either Aqua or Lavender!!!  

Here's How To Enter For Your Chance
To Be One Of Our TWO Lucky Winners!!!

Mandatory for First entry/comment or you won't eligible to win
Visit www.chasingtreasure.com and tell me which of their fab jewelry cases is your favorite!

For More Chances to Win:

Follow the Chasing Treasure Blog (1 entry/comment)
Like Chasing Treasure on facebook (1 entry/comment)
Follow Chasing Treasure on twitter (1 entry/comment)
Sign up for Chasing Treasure exclusive offers (1 entry/comment)
Follow my Blog on GFC (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your Blog
(1 entry/comment)
Grab my cute Thursday's Cafe Button and display it on your Blog
(1 entry/comment)
Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via email (1 entry/comment)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (3 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends October 6th at 9:00 pm EST so get those entries in.  Open to residents of USA and Canada ONLY.  Good Luck!
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Disclosure:  I received a lavender Mele Jewel Case before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prizes.  The contact information of the winners will be forwarded to Chasing Treasure once selected.