Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BedHead Styling Review and Giveaway!

If you have hair that is anything close to mine, you have a hard time doing anything with it other than a pony-tail! I have some seriously fine, thin hair. OK, When my husband and I got married 10 years ago, I wanted a beautiful up-do with those defined curls (i guess they are called pin curls? lol) Well, I got the beautiful up-do with those curls-but it took an entire can of hairspray to do it!

From time to time, I use hot rollers, different size curling irons and such to try and get even the smallest wave in my hair. NOTHING! It just turns out to be a mess. One side is kinda nice. One side is just sad. I have had my hairdresser teach me how to do it, just in case I'm not doing it rite or something! I have even gone so far as to put 3 perms in my hair within a years time, just hoping that it will hold enough that win i do style/curl my hair, it will hold. NO LUCK!

Thank goodness for Bed Head! They have traditional styling products and tools but also tools. Yes, the specialty tools look very strange. But so interesting!

I was so excited to gave the chance to test/review a styling tool from Bed Head, I cant even tell you! I thought, "here is my chance to find something to style my hair with that actually works!". You all know their quality products that Bed Head offers from Ionic Dryers, Flat irons, traditional Curling irons to the new Specialty Tools. The product I tested is called "The Wave Artist".

Wave Artist

 When I opened the box I thought "Lord, I hope this works!" I honestly was going to wait until the next day to try it out because It came UPS and they run between 5:00 and 6:00 PM at my house. But I really couldn't wait! I just wanted to test part of my hair, just one little section!WOW! I just did the front parts of my hair and kind of held back the part I didn't do to get an idea of how it would look. I was so cute! It reminded me of how Taylor Swift does her hair, You know, those beautiful waves? So i just brushed my hair out thinking it would leave a very small wave like when you pull your hair back in a pony tail when its still damp. Uhhh...... NOPE! The defined waves stayed! Seriously?!?! MY hair actually held a wave? Never mind that it wasn't a full blown curl! I was so excited to wash my hair that night, Put some product in it, and try to do my hair with the Wave Artist the next day!
I watched the instruction video and prepared my hair that night. It said to use Bed Head Masterpiece Hairspray, but I didn't have any so I just used my super mega helmet head spray I had on hand.
After I used the Wave Artist, my hair did look like Taylor Swift! I was very happy with how it looked.
I decided that the next time I used it, It would look even better! Its one of those things that takes a time or two to get just right. But all in all, I Loved It! Those great people over there also sent me 2 of their new head bands and some clips to fix my "Bed Head"! My 4 year old stole them....... But they were so cute! (My camera isn't working so i cant show you the the pictures i took of them)

The wonderful people at Bed Head are going to give one lucky reader their very own Wave Artist Styling Tool! Thanks Bed Head!

Can't wait to win? The Wave Artist is Available now at Ulta and Amazon. Just click Here
How to win: The mandatory entry MUST be done or all other entries will not count.
 *NOTE* Please Make sure you leave your email address or your twitter handle so I can let you know if you win. (Leave your email in this form so that you don't get spammed! mgmommy0930(at)yahoo(dot)com) Also, Leave a comment for each entry.

Mandatory: Visit Bed Head  and tell me what you would love to have out of everything they offer! 

Extra Entries: 
  1. Follow this blog via GFC
  2. Like Bed Head on Facebook 
  3. Follow me on Twitter
  4. Follow Bead Head on Twitter
  5. Post my button on your blog (make sure to leave a link!) 2 entries-2 comments 
That's it! This contest will end Sunday, October 10th at 9 PM CST Where a winner will be chosen by random draw. The winner will have 24 hours after receiving the notification email/tweet to reply or another winner will be chosen. This has happened in 2 of my giveaways already, so PLEASE if you want the product enter. If you dont, want it, give everyone else a fair chance

*Disclosure* I was given one Wave Artist Styling Tool in order to do this review. I was in no way paid for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Results and Satisfaction may vary from person to person. For more information on my Disclosure, Please visit my disclosure page. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Need YOU to Pick The Prize!

WoW! I have a secret! I soooo want to tell you but....I'm not gonna! 
See, here is the deal, I have some AMAZING Giveaways coming up in the next few weeks and one of them, we cant decide what to giveaway! So.......I want you to tell me: If i were to do a giveaway for some Fantastic makeup, what would YOU like to win? Would it be for EYES, Base, Lips, What!?!? 
Please leave me a comment here telling me what it would be. It can be whatever! The makeup type that gets the most comments left will be chosen (or at least included) for the prize! 
Ho-Ho! I'm also going to turn this into a contest! 

The person who refers the most new GFC followers Will get 10 bonus entries into the Giveaway! If the winner refers 20 or more people to follow, I will throw in another 10 entries, but you can save them for the next 3 giveaways! (you can use them in only one!) TRUST ME! You will want those extra ones for the upcoming giveaways I have!

Here is what to do: Be a GFC follower then,
  1. Leave me a comment telling me what type of makeup you would like to win (it can be ANYthing. If you want a "sample pack" say so!)
  2. Tweet, post on Facebook, Blog, whatever way you want to have your friends vote/comment and also follow. But make sure they say in their comment YOU sent them and that they follow.
Please, Leave your email so I can let you know if you win the extra entries. 

 Thanks for all of your help so far and I promise, there will be more from me in the next few weeks. I have a super old computer and can only use it for about 20 min before it starts to freeze on me! I'm trying my hardest to get a laptop but When your a poor farmer like we are, money is impossible to come by! (hey, anyone want to donate a broken down computer/laptop to me? I have a great friend who programs them and fixes em for me for free! But first, I need one for him to fix! LOL!)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

iPad Giveaway from Rock'N Learn!

Here is just a little contest i thought you guys might like! Enter to win an iPad! Its super easy, all you need to do is enter your name and email! Thats it! The winner will be announced on September 30th (also my 10 year wedding anniversary!) WOW! Wouldn't that be a great gift for me!
Good luck you guys and PLEASE, let me know if you win! I would be beyond happy to know that!

"Rock ‘N Learn recently announced a contest on their website that I thought your readers might
be interested in.  To celebrate the
launch of their iPad application, they’ll be giving away an iPad!  The contest is easy to enter – all it takes
is submitting your name and email address."
Thanks for the info


Thursday, September 9, 2010

*Ended* Stride Everyday Pantie Review and Giveaway

Here is something for us Moms.
Yes, its a subject we don't really talk about but if you know me, I'm not scared to! You know how things just are not the same after having kids? Your top is lower and your lower is well, lets just say not the same. I'm sure you are all just dying to hear this but after my first child, I always had to keep a box of pantyliners in the house. And Since I had my Mason in April, not only do I make sure I have them here, I have to use them! Seriously though, unless you are a freak, nothing is the same after kids! (OK! I'm half freak! I promise I'm not trying to brag or rub anything in, but I was back to Pre-baby weight around 9 weeks later. But I've always been super tiny!)

I had the great pleasure to try out a new innovative pantie, Stride Everyday.

These panties are so fashionable, so COMFORTABLE and just all around amazing! What it is: its a pantie with a built in pantie liner that will last for around 100 washes. Yep, a built in pantie liner! Look, I don't know about you but i really don't like wearing liners. They feel huge, making me feel like I'm wearing a diaper along with the baby! They can move around and to tell you the truth, I'm afraid at times that its going to come off and like turn up down by my shoe! Crazy I know but that's the way I feel at times. Here is a little on how this works. They have this super neat thing called OQUOS Technology (see below)

 It wicks away moisture, Absorbs and Deodorizes. Its also water proof so you don't have to worry about that "yucky" feeling. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about! Ha-Ha!

From the moment I opened my package and took them out, I knew that it was going to be a great test process. I loved the feel of the fabric, and the look of the pantie. The liner part kind of looks like a swimsuit bottom. There was no crinkly sound or anything like that. So I washed them, Dried them and put those suckers on. Yes, I went and looked in the mirror, and Yes I thought I looked pretty dang hot in 'em! So just to make sure, I went and showed my husband. (He is the type of man that isn't afraid to tell me if something doesn't look that great on me) He even thought they looked great!  I really wish i had a few more pairs so i WILL be ordering me a few more.

French Cut Brief
Sport Bikini

Lacy Thong

These Panties are not just a regular Ho-Hum pantie. They are very sexy! They are available in many different colors, and styles. I think they get a double take thumbs up!

Listen Girls, the founder of Stride, Wendy Spencer, has got to be proud of herself! She has come up with an amazingly functional, comfortable and sexy solution to the problems most of us face.  This is a perfect example of another mom having a problem and finding a solution! You know how awesome that is to me! Read more about her journey Here! Another reason for celebration from Wendy and the rest of the Stride team is this:
Stride has been named "Editors Pick" in the September Issue of Shape Magazine! Wow! That is such a great accomplishment! Way to go Stride! 
That is so amazing! Here is something almost as amazing (close!) Stride is giving one of my readers a chance to try out these new undies for free! Cant wait? As a thank you for taking the time to read and learn about this company, Stride is giving all my readers a Special discount code! Make sure to use this at check out for Free shipping on orders over $30.  This offer will expire on November 30th. Just use "MOMMY0930".

 Here is what you need to do to win: Complete the mandatory entry. I WILL Check so If its not done, all extra entries will be deleted. Please people, lets keep this fair! Make sure to leave a comment for each entry. I need to know how to contact you so either leave your email or your twitter handle so I can get ya!

Mandatory: Visit Stride and tell me what you would choose if you won! Color, style all that!

Extra Entries: Follow me via Google Friend Connect (see it over there, top Right?) 

Follow me on Twitter. Very top Right side.

Grab my Button! (2 extra! Thanks!)

Have a friend who might like this? Share with them and if they follow via GFC, Let me know who followed and give yourself 1 more entry!

Make a purchase (hey use the discount code!) and give yourself 10 entries! Good Job!

Please make sure you check back in the next few days as I will be adding at least 2 more entry options to this list.

This Giveaway will end on September 25th at 9 pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be either emailed or sent a Direct message on twitter. The winner will have 24 hrs to respond or a new winner will then be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a product sample in order to do a review on this item. I was in no way, shape or form otherwise paid or compensated for this review. All opinions are my own and were in now way influenced by anyone else. Results and satisfaction may vary depending on the individual and situation.

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place.Get more information on this by visiting them here!  Let them know where you found them (i.e. HERE!)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fined For Having A Clothes Line?

Yes, I get People Magazine. I enjoy reading the stories in there and keeping up to date on the new fashions and such. If you havent ever read it, they have more than just what the "Stars" are up to.

I was flipping through the magazine the other day and saw this article "Dividing Lines". Basically, this story is about a family that decided to "go low-tech." and use less energy by hanging her clothes out on a line in her back yard. I see no problem with this, I do it often in the summer and sometimes in the winter! Here is a little snipit from the article:
                 "Last May her homeowners' association threatened legal action for breaking an HOA rule. Brensinger's husband, Terry, a minister, says they weren't aware of a no-clothesline rule."

                  "Even as more people look for ways to go green or save money, one of the easiest-hanging out the wash the way Grandma used to do-is coming under fire. "You
hear,'Idon't want to look at your underwear' a lot, but dryers use a tremendous abount of energy,' says Alex Lee, founder of Project Laundry List, which supported the recent passage of right-to-dry lawas in five states."

Another family in Oregon has come under fire for hanging their clothes out stating that during the night, their clothes line has been cut in the middle of the night. Twice! That sounds like trespassing and destruction of personal property to me! They were also fined $1000 by their HOA! What!?!? As far as I can tell, the couple who's Line was cut, have a wooded back yard and should't really be seen from the road or anything like that.
 I personally think this is just a stupid rule. But I also live in the country so I can do what I want.

But seriously, fined $1000 for hanging your clothes out to dry? Saving precious energy? Saving huge amounts of money each year? Thats just crazy! These people had no idea that they were breaking a rule.
And the main reason the HOA gives for not alllowing people to hang clothes out? "Many boards hold the view that clotheslines could affect curb appeal and property values". Whatever.

I could go on for days about this. Honestly I read this on Saturday and have been thinking about this for 2 days. I want to know what you think! Do you have a "rule" in your area like this? Do you hang your clothes out? I think I am going to look this law up and see what I can do to support the Right-to-dry laws!

Disclosure: I was in NO WAY compensated to write this post. I did this post of my own free will because I was outraged on how these people were treated by trying to same some money! You can go to People Magazine for the entire article.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

UPrinting Business Cards/Blogger Cards GIVEAWAY!

PrintingThis is super neat! Have you ever thought you would really need a "card"? Think about it, your standing in line at the Post Office or at the Grocery store or even *gasp* Wal-Mart! You start talking to another mom about random things and the subject of, say, your blog or your kids dance lessons or even your sons play group. OK, so it seems like this person your talking to is really nice and you want her to be able to contact you again for more information on said subject. Go to your purse/diaper bag. Out of all that junk crap very useful items you keep crammed neatly placed in there you cant find a freaking piece of paper to write down your number, email, or blog address! (This sounds like an everyday thing for me. My bag is about as messy as that dreaded junk drawer in the kitchen.)

Enter UPrinting!

 They have some of the cutest cards i've ever seen! And just think, keeping a card with your information on it is a stylish, quick and impressive way to give that random stranger useful information. You know you want more people to visit your blog, why not have a way to just hand out your site information?
UPrinting has so many different designes, fonts and colors to choose from. They dont only do cards either. You can get envelopes, calendars, greeting cards, and so much more. The cards dont just have the square corners either. I think one thing i like most about them is that you can get rounded corners. Now that is way more modern than what people are used to.

I have a great giveaway for you guys! 
 One Lucky reader will win Their choice of 250 Die Cut Business Cards! (using the options below)
2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)
Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated       
Color: 4Color Front, Blank Back; 4Color Front, Black Back; 4Color Both Sides            

This Giveaway is Limited to US residents only  18 years old and above

Manditory entry: Visit UPrinting and leave comment telling me what design you would choose!

Extra entries:

  1.  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect
  2.  Follow Me on Twitter
  3.  Post my button on your blog (2 entries. leave a comment for each with a link back to your blog)
  4. Blog about this giveaway (3 entries. Leave a link back to your post.)
Make sure you leave your email in your comments so I can contact you if you win!

Disclosure: I will recieve a set of 250 cards for doing this post. All opionins are my own. I was in now other compensated for this post. For more information on my disclosure policy, please visit my Disclosure page.

This Giveaway will end on Tues September 14th at 9PM CST