GourmetGiftBaskets.com review and Giveaway!

Huge Congrats to the winner for the GB: Jeremy (bikeohio)

I am so please to share with you my experience and review of a fantastic Gift Basket Company, GourmetGiftBaskets.com

GourmetGiftBaskets.com is your one stop shopping spot for all of your gift needs! They have a mind-blowing amount of baskets and prezzies to fit every occasion you could imagine, and even some you might not have!

They have hundreds of baskets to choose from, such as Special Occasion, Holiday, Gourmet Food, Fruits & Healthy baskets, Flowers & Plants, and even Corporate gifts!

Some of their most popular baskets are:

Italian   • Beer *NEW*   • Snack   • Tea & Cookies   • Candy   • Sweets   • Breakfast

Fruit Baskets   • Chocolate   • Fruit Towers   • Grilling & BBQ   • Seafood

Healthy   • Tex-Mex   • Wine   • French/Paris

**GourmetGiftBasket.com truly has something for everyone on your gift list!**

GourmetGiftBaskets.com is a very well known and loved company! They have been featured in such publications as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Woman’s Day, and The New York Times, just to name a few.

They have also been featured on The Early Show, Fox News, and The Today Show! Very nice!!

Another fantastic fact is that GourmetGiftBaskets.com is a company that gives back, you might be surprised to know that they hold Guinness World Records in Largest cup of Iced Coffee, Largest Cup of Coffee, and Largest Cupcake to help raise money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink For The Cure! (I love companies that give back in awesome ways!!)

I was pretty excited when I found out that I would get to sample and review their Snack Gift Basket – Classic.  As many of you know, I am a total foodie, through and through! I love trying new foodie items and flavors, so this review would literally be an awesome treat!

The basket came very promptly and very nicely packaged! To me this is important when sending or receiving a gift basket. You want it to look nice coming out of the box, for sure!

The basket I receive contained the following:

· Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods – 6 oz..
· Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip by Robert Rothschild Farm – 7.8 oz. Kosher and gluten free.
· Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Brent & Sam’s – 7 oz.
· Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers – 9.25 oz.
· Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie’s – 7 oz. –
· Petite Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Co. – 1.5 oz.
· Metropolitan Trail Mix by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4 oz
· Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company – 10 oz.
· Peanut Roll by Dillon Candy Co. – 3 oz. –
· Coconut Bar by Oskri Organics 2.2 0z.
(all of these items came wraped in a very nice, high quality backet that I will use again and again!)

My basket contained all sorts of yummies to try, but I knew before hand what I wanted to try first-Raspberry Honey Mustard pretzel Dip! I am a lover of mixed flavors, and I was at all not disappointed with this dip! All of the items I received were fresh, tasty, and very high quality! The one product I wasn’t sure that I would like, ended up being one of my faves, the Petite Cheese biscuits, I ended up craving them when they were all gone!

I was very happy with everything included in this basket and I’d defiantly be confident in sending any of their products as gifts, knowing that the receiver would be thrilled with not only the appearance and quality of the gift but the fantastic taste as well!

Are you ready for some real exciting news?

GourmetGiftBaskets.com has very generously offered to give one of my lucky readers the same basket you see above!  So enter below for your chance to win!!
Mandatory (This MUST be done first or your entries will be deleted)
Like GourmetGiftBaskets.com on Facebook, then come back here and leave your FB name in a comment letting me know that you did this.
xtras:(please leave a separate comment for each entry)
1.  Check out the GourmetGiftBaskets.com website find your favorite item/basket then, on their FB wall let them know which one you would love to try! In a comment bellow let me know you did! (5 entries)
2. Follow @gmtgiftbaskets on Twitter and tweet to them that I sent you. In a comment below leave your tweet link (5 entries)
3. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs (just click the link, that’s a vote) may be done once a day (4 entries for each vote)
4.comment on one of my non-contest posts, in a comment let me know which post it was. 1 comment per post (4 entries)
5. Tweet about this giveaway, may be done up to 6 times per day, must leave tweet link in a comment below. (3 entries per tweet)
“#win a delish’ @gmtgiftbaskets basket full of yummy snacks! via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-tJ 8/19″
“Get your foodie fix! Enter to #win a Basket full of snacks from @gmtgiftbaskets via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-tJ 8/19″

This giveaway starts now and will close on Friday, Aug 19th @ 11:59 pm (PST)

*Winner will be contacted via Twitter and posted here by Aug. 21st. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Winners are chosen via Random.org*
This is not a paid review, I did receive the basket pictured above to sample for my opinion. The opinions in this post are mine alone, yours may differ, but i doubt it! 😉

~Wordless Wednesday~ If Little Bo Peep only knew….

what I found in the boy’s shoe…..

Think Geek GP2X Wiz (Revolutionary Handheld Game Console) Review & $100 GC Giveaway!

Huge Congrats to the winner of the $100 GC: Ellen Beck aka tannawings

I am so excited to share with you today about this AMAZING company, ThinkGeek is an online store that caters to the techies, programmers, students, gadget and gizmo lovers, and to the wonderful “tech geek culture” that I proudly consider myself a member of 😉

ThinkGeek really has something for EVERYONE! They have a huge selection of uber fun and very cool products, from Geek Toys and Gadgets, Home Office and Electronics, to awesome Edibles like Bacon Jelly Beans, Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets(I have tried these, they are AWESOME!) to “Freakin’ Magical Unicorn Gum! They even have a Geek Kids section and one of a kind items exclusive to their store!

 I have a purchase a few items from ThinkGeek and have been very satisfied, with not only their super affordable prices but with the outstanding quality of their products! I have their X-mini iHome Capsule Speaker (huge clear sound) and their Portable Photo Studio (which I LOVE!!!) I have tried some of their yummy edibles as well: Cupcakes mints and Miracle Fruit tablets (which are amazing!)

But today I will be sharing with you about this little beauty of a product!

The GP2X  Wiz is a revolutionary handheld game console.

This “Retro Gaming Emulation Juggernaut” has so many capabilities it’s insane!!

 It is not only one of the coolest handheld gaming systems on the market, but it also has all of these great and very useful capabilities: games, Flash, Video, SDcard slot (1GB of storage is built-in)  music, photo, comics, e-Books, calendar, memo, clock, alarm, and a calculator!

The system come with some pre installed flash games, but the rest is up to you, you can download amazing games to your hearts content!! (this is super easy-no worries here)

” Incredible MAME emulation allows you to run all your favorite arcade video game classics, even vector games.”

  • Emulation for thousands of different games
  • Not just console games, but arcade games too

“You can run Atari ST games, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, NeoGeo, Flash Games and more!!”

The picture quality on this baby is way better than I even expected, super clear with amazing color, this system will not disappoint even the most experienced gamer.

I, of course,  let the boy give it a test run (I actually couldn’t pry it from his hands!)  this is his new fave item, hands down!

Did I mention that this beauty is also touch screen and come with it’s own stylus? Mmmhhm! 😉

What’s included:

Wiz console, 24pin USB Cable, Stylus Pen, CD Manual, Quick User Guide

Amazing Specs:

  • CPU – ARM9 533MHz (overclockable to 800MHz), H/W 3D Accelerator
  • LCD – 71.12mm(2.8inch) QVGA OLED Touch Screen
  • RAM – 64MB
  • Built-in Storage – 1GB
  • Expansion Port – SD/SDHC
  • O/S – Linux
  • USB – 2.0 High Speed
  • Connecting Port – 24Pin (Other port supported)
  • Battery – 2000mAh Lithium-ion Polymer
  • Charging System – AC Power / USBPort
  • Audio – Built-in Stereo Speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Size – 121mm(w) x 61mm(h) x 18mm(d)
  • Video Formats Supported – MPEG4, Xvid, DivxAVI
  • Audio Formats Supported – OGG, WAV
  • Video Resolution – Max480*272 30fps
  • Bit Rate – Image: Max 2500kbps, Sound: Max 384kbps
  • Subtitles – smi File
  • Built in Flash Light 8.0 Support

The GP2X is definitely a must have for any gamer, on the go, or just hangin’ at home, this quality game console is sure to be a hit!! Think perfect Christmas gift people, you can’t go wrong with this, your friends and neighbor will be oh so envious! 😉

I give ThinkGeek and the GP2X Wiz a total 2 thumbs up!

But, there’s more! Are you ready for this?….

 Thanks to the AMAZING and generous people at ThinkGeek, they are offering one of my luck readers a chance to win a $100.00 Gift Card to their store!  Just in time to get your fave Geek Toys for the holidays!

Ready to enter? Just follow the directions below for your chance to win! 😀

Mandatory (this MUST be done first, or all xtras will be deleted)

Visit the ThinkGeek website, take a look around and in a comment below, tell about an item/items that you cannot wait to try!

xtras (leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Follow ThinkGeek on twitter and let them know I sent you or that you are entering this giveaway. then in a comment below, leave me your tweet link (4 entries)

2. Like ThinkGeek on Facebook, in a comment below leave me your FB screen name letting me know you did (4 entries)

3. Enter any of my other giveaways, in a comment let me know which one you entered, may be done for each giveaway you enter (3 entries each)

4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, may be done up to 6x per day (2 entries per tweet)

 Techie Toys and Gadgets, the perfect Holiday prezzies are @ThinkGeek!! Enter to win a $100. GC  http://wp.me/pEXVk-r8 via @lifeonprint

Master Yoda says: “Enter you will” -to win a $100. GC to @ThinkGeek via @lifeonprint During #ChristmasinJuly giveaway http://wp.me/pEXVk-r8

5. Vote for me on Picket Fences! just click the Picket Fence Blogs button in the right sidebar! 1 vote per day (5 entries)

**Giveaway beings now and will close on Thursday Monday, Aug 8th @ 11:59 pm (PST)**

*The views and opinions in this review are mine alone, yours may differ…but I highly doubt it. 😉

I was not compensated for this review, I was sent the GP2X Wiz to test for the review.

**only 1 person per IP addy may enter, no multi accounts, or same person under different names account entries. Please play fair, if anyone caught cheating will be banned from future entries on this blog. Thank you.

ATG-Stores $100 GC Giveaway! (Review to follow)

Huge Congrats to the winner of the $100 GC: Kathleen aka Sparklezstars!!

I’m so excited to be able to offer my readers the chance to win this awesome prize and to share with you about an amazing store!

Many of you have heard of ATG Stores, you know they have great products, and they offer a great selection, with quality to boot!  But I bet what some of you may not know is just how much of a variety this store has to offer.

ATG Stores not only has a full Lighting, Furniture, Home Decor, and Appliance department, they have over 20 shopping categories, each with it’s own set of sub categories ranging from 5-20 in each! I wonder how many of you knew that ATG Stores carries camping gear, baby strollers,  margarita makers, gorgeous back yard furniture, tools, hardware, health and beauty, lingerie, and even Halloween costumes! (I did not know this!!)

ATG Store has just about everything under the sun, for home, auto, pets, babies, and recreation!

This store really is a one stop shopping store!

Since we are celebrating Christmas in July, ATG Stores and I thought this would be THE perfect time to bring you this giveaway, as a way to get a jump start on your holiday Shopping!

This is a first for my blog, ATG Stores has very generously offered to give one of my very lucky readers a $100.00 gift certificate to their online store! Sweetness!! This is a first because usually I do a review with a giveaway to follow, but in this case I will be running the giveaway first and the review at a later date!

So let’s get to this!

Mandatory Entry: (must be done first to be entered)

Take a look around ATG Stores’ website and let me know in a comment something cool that you found that you never knew they had in their store!

xtras: (leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. follow ATGStores on Twitter and let them know I sent you, in a comment leave me the tweet link (4 entries)

2. “like” ATG Stores on Facebook and in a comment leave me your FB screen name letting me know you did (4 entries)

3.  like this post (2 entries)

4. Enter my Christmas in July giveaway (4 entries)

5.  follow me via NetworkedBlogs- right side bar (5 entries)

6. leave a comment on my YBF Skincare review , 1 comment per person (6 entries)

7. Share this giveaway on Facebook (4 entries)

8. follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway, may be done up to 6 times a day (2 entries per tweet)

#win a $100 @ATGStores gift certificate to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-sJ

winning a $100 @ATGStores GC would feel just like #ChristmasinJuly! Enter now! via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-sJ

9. Vote for me on Picket Fences! just click the Picket Fence Blogs button in the right sidebar!  1 vote per day(5 entries)

**Giveaway starts now and ends Sunday- Aug. 7th @ 11:59pm (PST)**

I was not compensated in any way to provide this giveaway. I will receive an item to review at a later date.

**only 1 person per IP addy may enter, no multi accounts, or same person under different names account entries. Please play fair, if anyone caught cheating will be banned from future entries on this blog. Thank you

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop! #ChristmasinJuly 125 blogs-heaps of prizes!

Huge Congrats to our big winners!!!

YBFSkincare prize – Kimberly Flickinger (kaflickinger74)
Beecology prize – Jewel (Nankani)

Wooohooo! This is it!  The day we have all been waiting for, The Christmas in July Giveaway Hop is now LIVE!

This fabulouos event that has brought over 120 blogs together, to offer you the chance at winning some amazing prizes is brought to you by  Just Married with Coupons, Matter of Cents and Money $aving
Michele
.  (A huge Thank You to these wonderful ladies)

I have 2 amazing sponsors for this event:

Who will be giving away a full size Define! for amazing lips!

****Last minute update: tonight’s winner of Define will also receive a full size bottle of Correct ($150 value)!! WOW!! Thank to YBF-Skincare!!! Amazing!!!***

 

and

Who will be giving away the following gift pack:

1-shampoo

1- conditioner

1-cream

1- body wash (scent of choice)

1- buzz balm.

To enter follow the simple directions below, be sure to leave your name, screen name, and email so that I may contact you if you win!

Mandatory entry: (this MUST be done 1st or the extras will not count)

Leave me a comment below telling me why you would love to win one of these amazing prizes and which product or products you cannot wait to try!

xtras: (please leave a seperate comment for each that you complete)

+2  Follow both YBF-Skincare and Beecology on Twitter and let them know I sent you! (leave your Twitter name in a comment below)

+2  Like YBF-Skincare and Beecology on Facebook (in a comment leave me your FB name letting me know that you did)

+1  Subscribe to my blog – upper right hand side bar (leave a comment with your email telling me that you did this)

Daily Entries: (may be tweeted up to 6 times a day for 6 extra daily entries)

+6  Tweet about this giveaway event with the following tweet:

Enter to win an amazing @YBFSkincare or @Beecology prize pack in the #ChristmasinJuly event http://wp.me/pEXVk-qG  via @lifeonprint

What could be better than #ChristmasinJuly! Enter to win prizes from @Beecology and @YBFSkincare http://wp.me/pEXVk-qG  via @lifeonprint

That’s it! Simple as a dimple! Have fun! and be sure to visit the other blogs offering amazing prizes for this event! **HERE**

*US only please. There will be 2 winners at the end of this event, they will be chosen via random.org from all valid entries. Winners will be contacted via Twitter or email and will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks! 😉

~YBF-Skincare~ Review and Sponsor Spotlight! #ChristmasinJuly

I am sooo very excited to introduce you all to YBF-Skincare and their amazing skincare line!!

Many of you already know just how fabulous YBF-Skincare is and that their products work wonders for the skin, but for those of you who haven’t yet heard of YBF or haven’t been blessed with the chance to try their amazing products, I am here to share with you just what you’ve been missing!

YBF (your best face) offers a full line of “powerful anti-aging skincare products”. Their “Highly concentrated and extremely effective products” are formulated for both women and men!

I was so thrilled to be able to review YBF’s products, I had heard great  things about this company, but I wasn’t quiet sure what to expect… you see I have always had very fickle skin that ranges from very sensitive, easily irritated, sometimes oily, sometimes dry, some days clear, to out of the blue break-outs! Products that work great for many of my friends and family, don’t do a thing for my skin, which has always been a bit of a let down.   I also have sun damaged skin from years of unprotected sun worshiping and living my whole life at the beach. I have tried many products for anti aging, anti wrinkle, and sun damage….with no relief in sight…that is until now!

When I received my  Summer Press Kit I opened it right away and was so excited to see the products inside!  I ran to wash my face so I could try the them out! After reading about each one, I began applying them to my face, neck and chest area, not knowing what to expect, but hoping for the best. I then took a nap, it had been a hard day at work, and when i woke up I could not believe that my face looked and felt so smooth and refreshed! Now…i know what you are thinking..that the nap is what did it, no way no how, my face hadn’t looked that good even after a full nights rest! I was blown away at how fast these products worked!  But, with my history with other products, I wasn’t sold just yet. Yes, they made my face look and feel great after 1 use, but the real test would be how they worked over time.

Many of you know that when I review a product I test the heck out of it! and these products would be no exception. So I used them, day and night, religiously for a month and each day my skin got better and better! I was receiving complements from friends on how I looked younger and more rested! I was even receiving compliments from people I had just met about what great skin I had! WOW! That is huge!

After a month of using YBF Skincare, my face had almost no breakouts (rare for me!) the texture of my skin was smoother and hydrated, I want to say it was more “youthful”! The fine lines around my eyes had almost disappeared, the sun spots had faded, my skin color was more even and had a healthy glow, and my lips were smooth and even appeared plumper/fuller and no more dryness!  I was and still am blown away,  I cannot wait for my friends and family to try YBF products!

Define (one of my very faves!)

“Define targets the lip area to create a smoother, firmer contour
and brighter, fuller lips.”

Meet the faces behind the products:

 Darrell & Kimberly began “crafting specialized skincare products and started the brand, Your Best
Face (YBF) Skincare” in 2004, using a variety of the best ingredients available! They believe that “creating an enjoyable and personal experience” along with getting to know their customers and fans is a big part of their success!

I can tell you personally that these are some of The nicest and most sincere people I have had the honor to meet on Twitter!

So, after a month of “testing” YBF Skincare, I give YBF 2 very “I love my skin” thumbs up!!!

Excited to learn more about YBF-Skincare? You can check out their website and don’t forget to say “hi” to Darrell & Kimberly on Twitter, they are super friendly and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about their skincare line!

Want to try YBF Skincare for yourself? Well….here’s your chance!  YBF is generously sponsoring me in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop by providing one lucky ready with a full size product!  We will be giving away one of my favorite YBF products, Define, for great lips! Because let’s face it, who doesnt want amazing lips!

The Christmas in July event begins Monday morning, Woohoo! So check back tomorrow to enter to win this amazing product!!


Beecology- Christmas in July Giveaway Hop-Sponsor Spotlight! #ChristmasinJuly

One of my fabulous sponsors for The Christmas in July Giveaway Hop is Beecology, YAY!!!

If you haven’t heard of Beecology, you should head over to my review of their fantastic products and check it out!

Beecology has generously offered a fabulous prize package for this event, one lucky reader will win the following:

1-shampoo

1- conditioner

1-cream

1- body wash (scent of choice)

1- buzz balm. 

Woohoo!!! I am jealous!

The Christmas in July Event, is a blog giveaway hop with 125 blog participating, that mean HEAPS of awesome giveaways!!  Many have early entries live now, but the actual event begins Monday – July 25th and runs through July 31st!

You can check out all of the participating blogs HERE

**Check back tomorrow morning your chance to win this fantastic prize pack!**

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop! 125 Blogs with Amazing prizes all in one event! 7/25-7/31

I am so excited to tell you all about The Christmas in July Giveaway Hop EventJust Married with Coupons, Matter of Cents and Money $aving Michele are hosting this spectacular giveaway event along with over 100 fabulous blogs! Each blog will be hosting at least one giveaway, some have big giveaway packages, and many have multiple prize packages during this event!

Each giveaway will be a value of AT LEAST $50, many valued at much more!!

You wont want to miss this amazing event!!!

Save the date: Giveaways begin on July 25 and run through July 31st!  You may enter as many as you want, with over 100 blogs participating there is something for everyone on your list!! Many will walk away from this event with some fabulous prizes, but you cannot win if you don’t enter! Click on the above event button to check out all the fab blogs participating in this event! Many have early entries live now and previews of the amazing prizes you can win!

Check back this weekend for early entries into my Christmas in July Giveaways!

 I’ve got some awesome sponsors for this event:

~Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass~ loose leaf tea on the go! (review & giveaway)

As far back as I can remember , my mom would fill the house with the wonderful aromas of her brewing loose leaf teas, she would even add her own cinnamon sticks, home dried peppermint leaves, and such. There is just something special and wholesome about fresh brewed loose leaf tea. Being the daughter of hippies, everything was made as “natural” and “earthy” as possible in our home, it brings back wonderful memories of a simpler life.

So when I got the chance to test Libre’s awesome loose leaf tea glass, I jumped at the chance!  First of all because it is really a cool idea, loose leaf tea on the go? What a cool concept! Secondly because this is a gorgeous product!

Most of us are major tea lovers, some brew their own loose leaf tea at home, many use tea bags because they are easy, convenient, and travel well… but what if you could combine the fresh, full bodies taste of loose leaf tea with the ease and convenience of a tea bag or filter? Libre’s loose leaf tea glass has done just that! They have combines a gorgeous, durable travel glass that you can take on the go and brew your own loose leaf tea anytime you want!

Such a concept was practically unthinkable before, but not any more, now you can pack your loose leaf tea to go and travel just as you would a thermos of bag brewed tea.  Libre’s tea glass has made this possible by combining a thermal bottle with a “health conscious glass interior”, a “durable poly carbonate exterior”, a removable BPA free-stainless steel filter, and a BPA free twist on lid! This tea glass is compact and fits your travel bag, backpack, or purse easily.  You can make your loose leaf tea int the tea glass before you leave home or just add hot water to your favorite loose leaf tea anytime you feel for fresh brewed tea!

Not only is this tea glass, easy and convenient, but it truly is a work of art. Take a look at this lid, I cannot get over how pretty it is!

Major wonderfulness about this product:

* lid and filter are BPA free

* glass interior wich keeps your tea warm while the durable poly carbonate exterior is cool to the touch

*leak resistant

*perfect for travel = take it anywhere and brew anytime!

Interesting fact: “Did you know that loose leaf tea has a smaller eco-footprint than tea bags?”

I love my Libre tea glass, and I give it 2 thumbs up!

You can find out more info about Libre and more interesting facts about loose leaf tea on the Libre website. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

Wouldn’t you love to try this product for yourself? Well….thanks to the generous folks at Libre, one of my readers will win their very own Libre loose leaf tea glass!! YAY!!!

Mandatory entry (this must be done for xtras to count)

Check out Libre’s website then come back and tell me in a comment why you would love to win this tea glass, or tell me something cool you learned from the site!

xtras: (please leave a separate comment for each entry, ex: “3 entries” leave 3 separate comments)

1. follow Libre Tea on Twitter and let them know I sent you, come back and leave the link to your tweet (4 entries)

2. “like” Libre on Facebook, come back and tell me that you did in a comment, leave me your FB name (4 entries)

3. comment on one of my non giveaway blog posts, come back and tell me where you commented (3 entries)

4. enter another one of my open giveaways, tell me which one you entered in a comment (3 entries per giveaway entered)

5. follow me on Twitter  and tweet about this giveaway. may be tweeted up to 4 times a day (3 entries per tweet)

Fresh brewed loose leaf tea on the go with @libreTea’s tea glass, enter to win one now! via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-q2 

This giveaway starts now and ends Sat. July 30th at 11:59pm (PST)

**I was not paid for this review, I was sent the tea glass pictured above to sample/test. The opinions in this reveiw are mine and mine alone, yours may differ…but i doubt it! 😉

**Congrats to the winner :
Ellen Beck**

~The Wonderful World of Ferro Cosmetics~ (Review and giveaway!!)

Mineral Makeup has been all the rage for quite some time now, from high end department store brands to bargain brands, you’d have a hard time finding a cosmetic company that doesn’t have their own version of “mineral makeup”.  Although many of these mineral makeups are wonderful, they are not all created equal.  I have tried a few of the most popular mineral makeups on the market and I wasn’t that impressed…. you see I haven’t been a big makeup wearer since my mid twenties and I prefer the natural look. I found that the mineral makeups that I had tried made me look “made up”, totally not my style, and on top of that they made me itch like crazy! (I have very sensitive skin)  So, even though many are pleased with the mineral makeups out there, they just didn’t work for me…that is, until I tried Ferro Mineral Makeup!

Ferro Cosmetics has a full line of mineral makeup from perfect match foundations & concealers, beautifully natural blush x 3 shades that can be used for cheeks, lips, eyes, and even nails! Gorgeous bronzers for that natural glow, 15 hour eyes color, mineral lipsticks, and a full line of gorgeous brushes! Ferro Cosmetics has everything you need for a natural flawless look, day or night!

I’m excited to have been able to test 2 of Ferro’s popular products, Matte Mineral Veil and Blush x3 in “Susie’s Glow”.   I love the way the Matte Veil can be worn  over makeup as well as alone (which I chose to do) for a perfect shine free finish and  “Susie’s Glow” Blush x3 is Ferro’s most popular shade because it “perfectly matches everyone!” I really liked the way it gave me a natural healthy color on my cheeks, eyes, and lips!

Major fabulous features of Ferro Cosmetics:

100% natural ingredients

100% cruelty free

100% paraben free

100% bismuth free

100% vegan

Proudly Made and Sourced in the USA

I cannot wait to try more Farro products, next on my list is their Ultimate Foundation, which is an all in one foundation, it is not only extremely water resistant, it can even be worn while swimming! “High concentrations of Zinc and Titanium Dioxide shields from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and also calms and soothes red inflamed skin caused from acne.” WOW! Now that is ultimate makeup!

You can find out more about Ferro Cosmetics on their website, and by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Ferro Cosmetics receives a total thumbs up from me!

Really want to try this fabulous product? Here’s your chance!! Thanks to the generosity of Ferro Cosmetics, one of my lucky readers will win a $25.00 gift card to use on Ferro products!  Sweeet!

Manditory entry: (this must be done first for xtra entries to count)

Visit the Ferro website, then come back and let me know in a comment which product or products you are most excited to try!

xtras: (please leave a seperate comment for each entry)

1. follow Ferro on Twitter and let them know that I sent you, come back and leave the link to your tweet in a comment (4 entries)

2. Follow Ferro on Facebook, then comeback and let me know that you did, leave your FB name in the comment (4 entries)

3. Leave a comment on any non giveaway post, come back and tell me where you left it! (3 entries)

4. Follow me on Twitter, come back and leave your @ name in a comment letting me know you did! (3 entries)

5. “like” this post (2 entries)

6. Follow me via Networked Blogs (4 entries)

7.  subscribe to my blog (5 entries)

8. Tweet about this giveaway, this can be done up tp 4 times a day (3 entries per tweet)

“I want to enter The Wonderful World of  @FerroCosmetics Mineral Makeup and win a $25.00 GC! via @lifeonprint http://wp.me/pEXVk-px

This giveaway starts now and will end on Friday July 29th @ 11:59pm PST

*I was not paid for this review, I was sent the items pictured above to test/try. The opinions in this review are mine alone, yours may differ… but I doubt it! ;)

***Congrats to our winner:  RebeccaJ!!! **

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