6/30/14

HSI Professional Argan Oil Review



"Discover the Moroccan 'liquid gold', the product your hair needs for constant nourishment and incredible shine! "



I am always skeptical about "miracle products", you know, the products that come out of the blue, that all of a sudden everyone and their mother just swears by?! Well, I just had to get my hands on some argan Oil to see if it was the real deal. I have heard over and over....and over that argan oil was the best product out for hair like mine. My hair is frizzy and dry, it can be a hassle to get it to look nice. I recently got the chance to review HSI Professional Leave In Hair Treatment with Argan Oil for free. Even though my ends are dry, my roots tend to be oily, so I was a bit worried about putting more oil in my hair. The product claims to be anti-frizz, leaves hair silly and soft, is a heat and color protectant, and repairs damaged hair, and I am here to tell you that IT WORKS! It is my new miracle product. I can't see myself without this product in the future. It makes my hair feel so soft and helps it become easier to manage.
I use this product immediately after I shower. I put about a quarter size amount in the palm of my hands then I run my hands through my hair, making sure to focus on my ends. I follow that by blowdrying and then straightening my hair. Washing, blowdrying, and straightening is a daily thing for me. I wish I was one of those people who could go a day without washing their hair, but my roots get so oily that not even the best dry shampoo can help. I was worried that this argan oil would leave my hair even greasier than before, but it absorbed right into my hair, leaving it so silky soft without being noticeably oily. The oil has a very pleasant scent. I don't really know how to describe it, but it is amazing. I am so happy that I got to try this product. I recommend it to anyone who has frizzy or dry (or both) hair! 



HSI Professional Leave-in Hair Treatment with Argan Oil can be purchased in two sizes, 2oz costing $18.99 and 4oz costing $32.99. Here are a couple of coupon codes that you can use: TBargan2 will give you 50% off the 2oz bottle and TBargan4 will give you 60% off the 4oz bottle! What an awesome deal! 


Before adding the product, my hair kind of has a mind of it's own, even when wet:





Here is a photo with my hair still wet, after adding the product, as you can see, it is a little tamer now. 


Here it is blow-dried:


Oiled, blow-dried, and straightened!






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.

Ice Sphere Molds by Infernal Innovations Review




If there is one product that I was dying to try in my home, it was ice ball molds. I recently got the chance to review Ice Sphere Molds by Infernal Innovations, an opportunity that I jumped at! I have always been skeptical about ice balls. I have heard over and over how much longer they last than regular ice cubes in your beverage, I had to test it out for myself. I was sent a two-pack of the ice sphere molds. Right away I knew I wanted to try something a little fun. I added some watermelon to one of the molds, then filled both of the molds to the fill-line with water. I chose watermelon because it is my favorite fruit to add to water. I left them sit over night. I was eager to try them as soon as I work up! I immediately pulled out some glasses and poured myself some water, i added one ice ball to each glass. I drank the glass with the watermelon ice ball. I found that I really liked the frozen watermelon ice ball even better than just adding watermelon to water. I think that the ice ball pulls the flavor out of the watermelon as it freezes and as it melts into the water it releases that flavor evenly. 

Each mold creates a 2.5" ball of ice, equal to about 5 ice cubes. I noticed that my watermelon ice ball stayed frozen for about an hour and a half while the regular water ice ball stayed frozen for even longer. Ice balls stay frozen longer because there is less surface area than you would typically have with 5 ice cubes. 

Equipment:
The ice ball mold is made from quality materials including a durable plastic base and Infernal Orange silicon top, and although there is a fill like, the ice mold lids are designed with grooves to catch excess water from accidental overfilling. These molds are dishwasher safe and designed for easy stacking that won't tip over in the freezer.

Overall:
I think these are a great product. They were so simple to use, the ice released from the mold very easily and I do believe that these will become a staple in my home. I have already removed the ice trays from my freezer and replaced them with more Ice Ball molds. I think that these would be great to use with Keurig brewed ice coffee, lemonades, and their other "add ice" varieties! They are also great for liquor drinkers, these would be a grey replacement in scotch, whiskey, or wine!








Here is an awesome How To Video from Infernal Innovations:


Currently on Amazon, you can purchase these Ice Molds for $7.99,  saving you $17! You can also buy the Infernal Innovations Ice Sphere Molds on their website, for $16.99.

 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.

6/23/14

The Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway!

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" at the same time to really get crazy with it!  Press the "record" button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

 I saw this movie when it was in theaters, and I loved it! I went with my boyfriend and we did our usual large popcorn and soda combo, that we can never finish! When did our food get so big? Anyways, he loved the "Everything is Perfect"song so much that he bought it,  I still think he purchased it in order to annoy the living daylights out of me! We love seeing these types of movies. You are never too told to enjoy a cartoon or animated movie. 

Have you seen The Lego Movie yet? You can enter to win your own copy of the movie! Warner Brothers is also going to give some winners mini Lego Toys
Entry Instructions:
This is open to US and Canadian residents who are 18 years or older, unless you have parental permission to enter. 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. 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 24 hours to email me back, unless they have already provided their mailing address. Good Luck!

Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. I was not compensated for this blog post, the opinions posted here are mine, although the post does contain some pre-written material. Assets included within this message were delivered to you to promote Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

6/9/14

Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Sweepstakes!

Sponsored by: LittleTikes.com - Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 Please take a moment to read Mom to Bed by 8's Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide review and see how this single waterpark changed her #summerdreams! Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Summer That, Finger Click Saver, The Chirping Moms, Our Piece of Earth, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, Nest Full of New and The Deal Match Maker. The Slam 'n' Curve Slide is the perfect backyard inflatable water slide! This amazing water slide by Little Tikes features a climbing wall, curved slide and large wading pool area. It is large enough for multiple children to use at once, but folds compactly for easy storage. Woot! Little Tikes Slam 'n Curve Inflatable Water Slide:
  • Inflatable backyard water slide and pool built from puncture-resistant material
  • Fun inflatable rock wall leads to a slippery slide
  • Slide with a gentle curve at the end for a ride into the refreshing pool
  • Roomy splash pool
  • Includes: Inflatable basketball hoop and ball
  • Step-down inside wall for easy entrance and exit
  • Stakes anchor the bouncer firmly in place
  • Large enough for several children
  • Deflates and folds compactly for easier storage
  • Blower required for inflation
  • Heavy-duty blower with GFCI plug included
  • Comes with stakes, repair kit and storage bag
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Accommodates up to 3 children
  • Connect to your garden hose and turn on water flow
  • Dimensions: 10'8"L x 13'1"W x 7'9"H
How fun would it be to own one of these for your children? Well, right now you have the chance to win one! Enter below, good luck!

One winner will receive a Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide.

Giveaway ends June 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Krockathon 19 Lineup!

It's that time of year again. KROCK has just announced their 2014 lineup. Krockthon is the annual rock concert held in Central New York, Brought to you this year by NAPA Auto Parts - Greater Syracuse Area, KG Grow & Brew & Turning Stone Resort Casino!  It has been announced that this years Krockathon will take place August 2nd at Chevy Court on the State Fair Grounds in Syracuse.  Early Bird Tickets are $30, while normal tickets will $42, these prices do not include the surcharge.  For more information on tickets, such as locations and sale dates please visit their website. Information will be updated/added  as it is announced.  Feel free to visit the Krockathon website for more info. What do you think about this years lineup?  Leave a comment below!





*Order of bands listed below does not designate order they will play in*












*These photos do not belong to me. They were taken from the Krock Facebook page. *
* I was not compensated for writhing this post*

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash Review:

If you have not yet heard, Dial has come out with a new body wash with a new advanced vitamin boost formula! This new body wash is lotion infused, so you can be sure it will leave you skin feeling soft and healthy!


Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash has easily become my new favorite body wash. I suffered from a really bad spell of extremely dry skin over the harsh New York winter, and this body wash brought my skin back to life! It not only smells great, but leaves skin feeling super soft. The Vitamin B boost helps draw in moisture and keeps your skin feeling hydrated all day! I really liked that it did not eave my skin feeling sticky or slimy. The product lathers up nicely, and the smell is just amazing. Dial really outdid themselves on this one!


*I received a full size bottle of the product mentioned above for free from Dial in exchange for my honest review.

Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan Review and Pot PieMuffin/Cupcake Recipe!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A couple of weeks ago I received one Grazia Silicon 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan, free, to review on my blog. I was excited to be offered this review, because as it turns out, I did not have a muffin pan of any size!


The Silicon 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan made entirely up of silicon, no added fillers are involved! It can be heated up to 450 degrees fahrenheit.  It far exceeds both US FDA and European LFGB standards. It can be used in the oven or microwave, and is also freezer and dishwasher safe.

Cooking instructions include:

  • Wash pan with warm water before use. 
  • Apply a thin layer of non stick spray before first use and in-between use for multiple batches
  • Place pan on sturdy baking tray to make silicon try easier to handle.
Cooking don'ts include:
  • Do not use over open flame.
  • Do not cut pan or use sharp objects in pan
  • Do not use abrasive soaps or scouring lands. 
Honestly, I loved this pan. I made Pot Pie Muffins (recipe to follow) in it, and not one of my muffins were stuck to it. My muffins popped right out of the pan, with no trouble at all. I feel that the mini size can help with portion control, not to mention how cute everything turns out! 

 This muffin pan can be purchased on Amazon for  $16.88, and you can get free shipping if you have amazon prime!


Now for the recipe:
To test out the muffin pan, I made Pot Pie Muffins. Wow, were these yummy. I could eat a whole tray of them of I want practicing self control! 

Ingredients
  • 1 Can- Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1lb-Cooked, Cubed Chicken
  • 1- Bag of Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • 1 Can- Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
Instructions
  • Heat oven to 400
  • Cook chicken until done.
  • Mix cream of chicken, frozen veggies, and garlic salt in a bowl, add chicken when done.
  • Place biscuits in muffin pan, form to side of walls. If you use a mini muffin pan you will need to split each biscuit in half and use half a biscuit per muffin. 
  • Fill quickly, the biscuits tend to expand when left out.
  • Place in oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  • Let cool a few minutes before eating, they will be hot!
My cat thought it would be fun to help, and ends up getting cream of chicken soup on his face, in a place he couldn't lick it off. This is his face of shame.

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.