7/31/13

Winner of the John Paul Pet Product Giveaway!

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7/29/13

CorsetChick Corset Review and Giveaway!


CorsetChick.com is THE place to go to buy a corset online. They carry great quality corsets and offer the lowest prices, while maintaining great customer service. They replied to my questions quickly and were very kind. By signing up for their email list you can receive coupons, news about upcoming sales, and chances to win free stuff! CorsetChick carries both straight sizes and plus sizes, so women of all sizes can feel beautiful and sexy!

  

CorsetChick.com recently offered to send me a corset of my choice in exchange for an honest review. I was super excited for this opportunity because the only corsets I have previously owned were cheap ones from costume stores. I chose the Lovely White Taffeta Style Corset which is priced at $39.99 on their site. It came with a white g-string. I really like that the site includes a size chart on the page for each corset that shows what sizes you may need. This corset is made in sizes 2 through 20, many of their corsets go to size 28. I feel that this corset ran true to the size listed. 



To put this on I loosened up the laces in the back and started to connect the hooks on the front. Once I had all of the hooks done I tightened up the laces on the back and tied then in a bow. The laces seem like they can withstand a good tug so i am not afraid that they are going to rip. This corset doesn't seem cheap. Each of the 12 "bones" are sturdy and the fabric is well made. I think this will last for a long time.

 I paired this corset with a nice blazer, black leggings, and a pair of 5" heals. I think this outfit would make a great "night out on the town" outfit. I would wear this going out to the clubs on a girls night out. I could also see myself wearing this with a pencil skirt and a blazer. The options are endless. 

Here are some more photos of the corset.




Here are some details about this corset, right from their site:
  • Corset has steel busks closure on the front, and laces in the back for a perfect fit.
  • 12 light-weight bones through-out
  • Corset finished in white satin
  • Fully adjustable criss cross ribbon lace back
  • Corset is 15' in length
  • Cut shorter at the back for added comfort
  • Pleated trim to soften lines





Looking to buy a corset? Non-plus-size corsets can be found here, sizes 2x-6x are available here, and sizes 7x and 8x are available here

CorsetChick has generously offered to send one of my readers a corset of their choice valued at $40.00 or less from their site. This is open to US residents ages 18+, unless you have parental permission. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want to. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 (or whichever number that entry has) button. Each entry has a different instruction. Once the giveaway has ended a winner will be emailed, and will have 48 hours to email me back. If a winner has not claimed their prize a new one will be drawn. Good Luck!




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IPad with Retina display 32GB Giveaway


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We are giving away an IPad with Retina  display 32GB  Color Black
Value $599

This giveaway is only for US residents !

Dates July 29 - August 19

Winner will have 48hr to request prize or a new winner will be chosen.


Disclosure:  Gabby Lynn Reviews is not responsible for prize.  If you have any question about this giveaway please send an email to nysavingspecials@gmail.com.  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks with multiples entries, even if you do one entry you can get the extra entries,. but if the winner tasks is a tasks you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. If the winner tasks is the one you did you will be the winner.

7/27/13

Julep Nail Polish: What is a Julep Maven?

Have you heard of Julep before? When you become a julep maven you get beautiful nail polish and beauty products shipped directly to your home each month for only $20, unless you choose to skip that month and you wont be charged for that month! Skipping is risk free, and easy to do! You can skip as many boxes as you want, which wont be too often because these colors are seriously to die for! I have been getting these boxes for exactly a year now, and I have only skipped twice, and it wasn't because I didn't like the colors! I am always getting compliments on my nail polish, and I have even had some friends and co-workers sign up for the box! It also makes a great gift!

 I get the It Girl box, which contains 3 colors each month. There are also boxes that contain 2 colors and a product, and a box that contain just beauty products! Some months you even get little surprise extras. Last month we got facial blotting papers that you use to remove oil from your face throughout the day! $20 is a great deal, considering that when you buy this polish at Sephora you're going to spend $14-$18 on just one polish. As a Julep Maven you get exclusive discounts on all of your purchases and FREE SHIPPING! Sign up NOW and use code FREEBOX to get your first box for just the cost of shipping (roughly $3-$5). You can skip the next months box or cancel your subscription after that. I originally planned on just canceling after I got my free box but I quickly changed my mind after I saw how amazing these polishes are! The quality is amazing!This subscription box is currently offered in the US and Canada. 
 
Excuse my messy hands but can we all just admire how GORGEOUS this color is? This colors name is Angela. It sort of reminds me of a mermaids tail. I'm obsessed with it! I think it just might be one of my new favorite colors, and that's saying a lot considering I have over 60 julep nail polishes! 


Here is a photo of all of the colors I own: All of the tall bottles are Julep brand:

Here is a photo of my box last month, I upgraded my box to get every color. Total cost of this box was $60 (an upgrade is $55 but I added on an extra color).

TheraPearl Knee Wrap Review



TheraPearl allows you to maintain an active lifestyle while taking care of your achy body. They have products for all sorts of ailments. Most products come with an elastic band so you can sooth your pain while on the go! TheraPearl products were originally created by a doctor who knew she could offer her patients something better than a bag of peas. Therapearl packs use small "pearl" balls for maximum flexibility and pliability. The packs easily conform to the shape of your body!


I have been having knee problems since February, when I ended up with a case of sciatica. I was pretty excited for the opportunity to review a TheraPearl Knee Wrap, because I thought it might help ease my pain a little, and it did!  I was told by my nurse that using a cold pack on my achy areas is a  good way to relieve some of the pain I have been experiencing, so I placed my wrap in the freezer. The wrap is guaranteed to stay hot or cold (at the temperature you make it) for 20 minutes. I noticed that it stayed cold longer than that. I followed the directions and placed the wrap in the freezer for two hours prior to use. I left it on for about 20 minutes and really noticed a difference. My knee wasn't achy like it was before! 

I think i am going to use this product a lot more at night before I go to bed using the microwavable instructions.  I like that there is an elastic bad of Velcro, this makes it easy to adjust to the size of my leg to get a snug fit. It's great that it is not just a one size fits all product. I was still able to move around the house while I was using it! Not everyone has time to just sit and ice an injury, this product is great for athletes or anyone suffering from pain while on the go. I can even use this product at work on my
breaks!













The reusable Knee Wrap can be used either hot or cold! Here is some information from the Therapearl site:

Directions

THERA°PEARL Pack should be applied to skin for doctor recommended time of 20 minutes. Remove and wait at least 20 minutes. Reapply pack for 20 minutes, if needed.
HEAT THERAPY - Microwave for time indicated below and test pack temperature. Heat for additional 5 seconds as needed until desired temperature is reached.
  • 700 Watt Microwave: 40 seconds
  • 1000 Watt Microwave: 35 seconds
  • 1250 Watt Microwave: 30 seconds
COLD THERAPY - Freeze for at least 2 hours.

You can buy this product at the online TheraPearl store for $19.99
For more information about TheraPearl you can check out their website.
Also. be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

7/26/13

Purex Fabric Softener Sheets Review and Giveaway!


Purex has released a newly formulated Purex Softener Sheet! These new Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets have 3 times the fragrance and will not only leave your clothes smelling great, but they also work to repel pet hair and lint, as well as reduce static cling!

purex dryer sheets Each box of Purex Softener Dryer Sheets is smaller than the previously released box, but contains 40 sheets with more fragrance! Less can be more! The box is made from 100% Recycled paper. The formula of the sheets is made up of dialkyldimethylammonium, methyl sulfate, and fragrance.  These sheets really do contain more fragrance than their previous dryer sheets. I noticed the smell as so as I opened my mail box!

purex fabric softenerPurex sent me a box of Mountain Breeze scented Purex Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets to try for myself!  My dryer was broken for a few days, so I wasn't able to try them right away. As soon as my dryer was fixed I threw a load of clothes into the wash. When the washing machine was done I threw a dryer sheet into the dryer, filled it with my clothes, then put in another dryer sheet. I used the extra sheet because I did a large load of laundry. I really like how these sheets make my home smell when they are in the dryer with my laundry. They leave my laundry smelling great and feeling soft! 

purex dryer sheets

Other uses:
Not only are these dryer sheets great for freshening up your laundry, you can use them to freshen up other areas of your home as well! I have found that taping one to my air conditioner leaves my room smelling amazing! I have ferrets in my living room so I will be doing he same in there. You can also place them at the bottom of your garbage bin, inside your dresser drawers, or in your gym bag! I plan on placing them in dirty gym and work shoes when I take them off! I might even put one in a window sill so when fresh air blows in, it blows in the fresh mountain breeze scent as well! I am obsessed with how great these smell!

The giveaway!
Want to try Purex Fabric Softener Sheets for yourself? You can purchase this product at Walmart or you can enter my giveaway to win a coupon for a free box! This is open to US residents ages 18+, unless you have parental permission. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want to. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 (or whichever number that entry has) button. Each entry has a different instruction. Once the giveaway has ended a two winners will be emailed, and will have 48 hours to email me back. If a winner has not claimed their prize a new one will be drawn. Good Luck!


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7/24/13

Perky Jerky Review and Giveaway!




Perky Jerky is an all natural premium jerky. It is made from tender cuts of your choice of beef or turkey, then left to marinate over night to develop a deep rich flavor. Perky Jerky is a low calorie, low/no fat, low carb snack, that is also loaded with protein. This jerky contains no nitrates, preservatives, or added MSG. At just 50 or 90 calories a serving, this is the perfect snack to add to your pre-workout routine, or to power-up your body before a night on the town. 



Perky Jerky recently generously sent be four bags of jerky to review. I received two bags of 2.2oz  Ultra Premium Beef Perky Jerky and two bags of Ultra Premium Turkey Perky Jerky. Each bag contains 2 servings of jerky Both flavors were delicious! I don't think I would have originally purchase turkey jerk before testing it, but I am glad I got the chance to try it. I will certainly be buying a lot more turkey jerky. Of the two different kinds of jerky that I received the turkey was my favorite. Both had a nice hint of pepper to them. The texture was nice, and it was tender. It didn't taste like the cheap jerky they have near the registers in supermarket stores. 

 The Beef Jerky from Perky Jerky is made from whole slices of beef, and is marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic powder, Worcester sauce, and other seasonings. Each 2.2oz bag contains 2 servings at 90 calories each. Per serving you can expect  2 grams of fat, 250mg of sodium, 25mg of cholesterol, 11 grams of protein.
The turkey jerky is made from turkey that is marinated in many of the same ingredients as the beef jerky. Each 2.2oz bag of turkey jerky contains 2 servings at 50 calories each. There is no fat, 20mg of cholesterol, 110mg of soduim, and 9 grams of protein. 
Even my cats were desperate for some!

What makes this jerky so Perky? Perky Jerky is made with Guarana, which is a little berry found in the amazon that is often an ingrediant in many energy drinks. 
Flavors:
Aside from the original flavor, Perky jerky also offers flavors such as Hot & Bothered, Teriyaki, and Sweet & Spicy. 
A little more about the flavors, from the perky Jerky site:

Hot & Bothered-Get ready to be blown away by our Hot & Bothered Turkey Perky Jerky. With its spicy mixture of peppers and garlic this is not for the faint of heart and will send you in a whirlwind of flavor. As always it is fat free, low carb, high protein without any preservatives, nitrites, or added MSG. So put your grown up pants on and give this gluten free sensation a try for yourself!

Teriyaki-Are you ready to have your mind blown? Then you are going to want to try our Teriyaki Perky Jerky. With its perfect gluten free blend of pineapple, soy sauce and ginger it will have your mouth jumping for joy. As always it is low fat, low carb, high protein without any preservatives, nitrites, or added MSG. So grab some for yourself and see what the fuss is all about.

Sweet & Spicy- Prepare your taste buds for awesomeness; the Sweet & Spicy Perky Jerky is here. With its sweet jalapeno mixture, this gluten free wonder gives you the best of both worlds and is a real treat for your taste buds. As always it is fat free, low carb, high protein without any preservatives, nitrites, or added MSG. So grab some for yourself and see why everyone wants our meat.

Should I buy this jerky?
Do you need another reason as to why you should buy this jerky, besides the fact that it tastes GREAT!? Well, Perky Jerky donates a portion of every sale to support the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and donates to organizations that offer support to those with living with Down Syndrome.

 Thats Great!  Where can I buy this product?
You can also buy Perky Jerky from their website. Prices vary depending on the type of jerky and the size of the bag.

For more info be sure to check out their website, facebook, and twitter.

Want to win some jerky for yourself? Perky Jerky has generously offered up one lucky winner a 1.0oz beef or turkey caddy valued at $30. This is open to US residents ages 18+, unless you have parental permission. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want to. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 (or whichever number that entry has) button. Each entry has a different instruction. Once the giveaway has ended a winner will be emailed, and will have 48 hours to email me back.  Good Luck!


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7/22/13

Healthy Surprise: Subscription Snack Box Review and Giveaway!

Healthy Surprise is a monthly snack subscription box. Each snack in the box is natural, vegan and organic certified, gluten, soy, and corn free. Many of the snacks are also preservative free.  I am a HUGE fan of subscription boxes. I am currently signed up for a couple myself, so I was super excited to find out that Healthy Surprise was going to send me a box free to review, and was also willing to host a giveaway so one of you could try the box for yourself! 
I was excited when my cute green box arrived! I couldn't wait to see what was inside! The packaging was adorable both inside and out!

Here is a closer look at what I received!
First, I'll talk about what I did like. I really liked the That's It snack bar. This snack was made made with 1 apple, and 10 cherries. That's it. Nothing else. No added sugar. No preservatives or gluten. This snack is both  Kosher and vegan. It was also very delicious. The That's It snack was a chewy bar. It contained actual bits of cherries. This contained no preservatives.
The next snack tht I enjoyed was the Bare Fruit Crunchy Granny Smith Apple Chips. Wow, were these good! I loved them. They made me want to run right out and get a fruit dehydrator. These are 100% natural.  The company uses apples grown right here in the US. These contain no preservatives or gluten. Ingredients include: Granny Smith Apples, thats all! You can Eat them on top of oatmeal,in a salad, or by themselves. They were very tasty and crunchy. They had a tart granny smith apple taste. Barefruit makes eating apples easy and quick1 There are no messy juices, so you can eat them on the go!

I also really liked the Home Free Mini Crunchy Vanilla Cookies. These cookies are made with organic Fruit Juice and Cane Juice. They are nut free and  are made from whole grains. These cookies are Certified Vegan and Organic. Crunchy and sweet. I would totally buy these. I have had vegan cookies in the past that were very bland, these are full of flavor. You can taste the vanilla. I would totally consider buying these in the future. 

The Fruit.0 100% Pure Fruit Snack was also really good. I got to try the Mango, Pear, Pineapple flavor. It had the consistency of applesauce. I could really taste all of the flavors! I would love to try some of their other flavors. 

Of the things that I didn't like, my least favorite product in the box were the Zucchini Chips. These are probably delicious for people who like zucchinis, but they just weren't for me. The seasoning on them was great, but I don't like Zucchini. The Sun Biotics Organic Almonds were a bit tasteless. They would probably be good in something like cookies or a salad though. The Taza Chocolate bar was alright, after I got used to the texture. I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate, so I think I would have like this a lot more if it were a lighter chocolate. It was also a little chalky.

Overall I think this box is a great value, and gives you the chance to try things you might not have tried before! Healthy Surprise has 3 different box options. The box I received was the Starter box. To sign up to start recieving your own monthly box you can go here. Use code HEALTHY10 to get $10 off of your first box!
Healthy Surprise has generously offered up one of my readers a free Starer size Box to try for themselves! You will win a free box with no obligation to buy any other box. This is open to US residents ages 18+, unless you have parental permission. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want to. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 (or whichever number that entry has) button. Each entry has a different instruction. I do not know what you will receive in your box, it is a surprise! It could be the same box, or it could be different! Giveaway ends August 8th at 12:00 AM. A winner will be emailed after the giveaway has ended, and will have 48 hours to email me back.  Good Luck!


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