~Carmex ~ New Lime Twist and Vanilla Click Sticks: Review & Giveaway!

Congrats to our winner:  HedgeHogi !!

I have been a fan of Carmex products for years so it is a great honor for me to be a part of the Carmex Blog Squad.  The awesome thing is that as a member of this awesome squad I get to test and review new product that Carmex releases and share my findings with you!

Carmex newest fab duo is their Lime Twist and Vanilla click sticks!

Yummo for sure! ;P

These awesome lip treats both not only glide on smooth and sheer with a hint of moist shine, but they also contain sunscreen SPF 15 to protect your lips from the suns harmful rays.  Both have a very mild flavor and scent, not overwhelming or perfumey. These also contain all of the same wonderful moisturizing ingredients that you have come to know and love from the Carmex line, but these two ALSO have 3 additional moisturizers not found in the original line for even more lip loving moisture!

I was very happy with the way these lip balms, from the way they glide on, the scent, the taste, the way may lips looked way moister than before, and with how long the moisture lasted!

Carmex, being the awesome company that they are,  also sent me the coolest picnic blanket! It comes all folded up with a little handle to carry it, and when opened up it is the perfect grass or sand throw blanket! It is soft and cozy fleece on one side and has a moisture resistant backing, so your bum wont get all wet sitting on that lush grass!

The blanket opens to 51″ x  59″! Cute, right? 😀

So, after testing these 2 new Carmex products and being so very pleased with them, I give Lime Twist and Vanilla two thumbs up!  (although I Lime Twist was my fave!)

Now the part you have all been waiting for…..

You already know that Carmex Rocks, and you know that they would love for you to try their awesome products…sooo, thanks to the generosity of Carmex 1 of my readers will also be receiving this same great package! ( both of the lip balms feature PLUS the picnic blanket! WOOT!

Mandatory (this must be done before the xtras or your entries will be deleted)

Visit the  Carmex  product page and take a look around, then tell me about one of their product that you love or would love to try in a comment below! Oh! and be sure to leave a Twitter name or email so I can contact you if you are the winner!

xtras (please leave a seperate comment for each entry)

1. Follow Carmex on Twitter  and leave your Twitter name telling me that you did so. (3 entries)

2. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs, one click daily (3 entries)

3. Subscribe to my blog, upper right hand corner, let me know you did in a comment (3 entries)

4. Tweet about this giveaway. May be done up to 5 times a day (2 entries per tweet)

Lime Twist & Vanilla click sticks! #Carmex review and #giveaway! #Win them & a fab picnic blanket! http://wp.me/pEXVk-vo  via @lifeonprint

*This giveaway starts now and will end on Monday, Sept. 12th @ 11:59 pm PST*

**I was contacted and sent the above products for review from Carmex in return for my honest, unbiased opinion. The opinions in this review are mine and mine alone, yours may differ…but i doubt it! 😉

Random Beauty Giveaway! (Just for the fun of it!)

Huge Congrats to the winners: @mkjmc, @pbkup, @Surfin2day, @myfolly, & @LissaL

Hey luvies! Since I have been pretty much M.I.A. for the last few weeks I figured the best way to get back in the swing of things is to jump right in and have a totally random beauty giveaway!

This is gonna be super easy and it will run for 48 hours, I know we all love giveaways, and we all love fast, so here goes!

There are 5 prizes, there will be 5 winners, winners are picked at random-via Random.org.

The prizes are as follows: (click on the pic to enlarge)

#1 – 3 Orglamix mineral eyewear  (Cafe Au lait, Silk, & Vanilla) and a pink lip gloss

#2 – 9 color eye color pallet (neutrals) w/applicator,  8 color pallet lip color with blush & applicator brush, plus a black eyeliner pencil

#3 – Lola Eyes shadow trio (organza) & pop beauty lip smoothie in Mango!

#4 – OPI lip colour stick (who comes up with these names #LC116) & L’Oreal Extra-Intense liquid pencil eyeliner (brown)

#5 – 3 NIC’s Sticks, Paint & go nail lacquer by OPI (Stick with me, Indigo, go-go, & Text me)

To Enter:

Main entry:

Leave a comment telling me which prize you would love to win most! If you love more than 1, let me know your faves in order!  Be sure to leave a Twitter name or an email so I can contact you if you are a winner!!

Endless extras!

Comment or tweet to your hearts content for 48 hours!

leave a comment on ANY of my post, Wordless Wednesdays, Aloha Fridays, Reviews, About me, Bud, ANY! Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which you commented on.  You can also tweet anything about this giveaway or my blog for extra entries too! (just be sure to leave a comment with the link to your tweet!)

That’s it dolls! Super easy! and in 48 hours 5 of you will walk away with some very cool beauty prizes!

Good luck, have fun, and see you all in 48 hours!

*This giveaway starts now and will end at 12pm PST on Monday 9/5/11

**This giveaway is sponsored by me 🙂

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! 😉

For The Bubs: Disney Princess Pack & Creepy Crawlies Pack Giveaway!

Random Giveaway Time!

As many of you know, I luv having random giveaways as a way of giving back to my followers, readers, and wonderful Tweeties for their continued friendship & support. Today’s Giveaway is for the bubs, with 2 winners!

Disney Princess Pack includes:

 1 pair of socks (size 4-6) 1 stretch necklace, 2 stretch bracelets, 3 headbands, & 1 lip gloss

Perfect for the princess in your life!

Creepy Crawlies Pack includes:

 100 piece glow puzzle, 12 glow in the dark bugs, 1 Stinkers and Stingers book, 1 Slimy Slugs and Grubby Bugs book, & a pack of pop up stickers!

Great for the curious about bugs bub!

Mandatory Entry: (must be done first before extras)

Tell me which pack you would love to win and who you want to win it for.

extras: (leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Follow me on Twitter and leave me a comment with your Twitter name telling me you did or already do! (3 entries)

2. Follow me via Networked Blogs-right side bar (4 entries)

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, let me know that you did in a comment (3 entries)

4. Subscribe to my blog-top right sidebar (4 entries)

5. Refer a friend to this giveaway via Twitter & leave the link to your tweet in a comment (2 entries) if they enter and mention that you sent them give yourself 5 extra entries for each referral!

6. Like this post (3 entries)

7. Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post then come back and tell me that you did & which post it was! *1 comment per post (4 entries each)

8. Tweet about this giveaway – may be done up to 4 times a day (3 entries for each tweet) use the tweet below:

Yayness for random giveaways! Enter to #win a Disney Princess Pack or Creepy Crawlies Pack via @lifeonprint 2 winners! http://wp.me/pEXVk-ni

****Congrats to the winners!!! @Sparklezstars and @crypticmama!

That’s it! This giveaway starts now and ends Sunday June 5th at 11:59 pm (PT)

*This giveaway was sponsored by me. There will be 2 winners, 1 for each pack. Winners will be notified via Twitter or email within 24 hours of giveaway end time. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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