Thursday, 21 February 2013

Stonz Children's Rain Boots Review! Get Splashing!!

As Spring FINALLY approaches, we're headed for those delightful luke warm showers as we move away from the cold, breezy snow filled Winter! A few weeks to go yet, I know, but there is nothing like being prepared - especially if you have a child who loves to be out jumping in those puddles when they arrive!

My daughter, who is 2, loves to be out in the Spring rain and puddles have brought all of our children joy over the years, shortly followed by sadness over the state of their shoes when they're finished as most shoes are not made to run through water or soak up all of that rain and inevitably you're left with a soggy wet mess on your feet, which takes an age to dry (unless you want to throw them in the tumble drier at the risk of shrinking them or ruining them completely).

However! For just $35.99 there is a PERFECT solution waiting for all of your children and it is just a click away! RAIN BOOTS from STONZ!

I was lucky enough to get to see a pair of these NEW rain boots this week as they arrived at my door and swiftly made their way to my happy little daughter's feet! They fit her perfect and look fabulous in a bright and fabulous Pink/Black color combination with the Stonz logo on each side!

These boots are great quality and easy to put on little wiggly feet!! My daughter refused to take them off the first day she got them and just wore them around the entire house AND out to a Dr appointment!! She adores them and they suit her personality! They're not too heavy for her little legs and they ARE great in puddles (of which we've had a few lately) and when helping outside!!

So what are the credentials, which make these boots so wonderful?! Well! They are 100% natural rubber, free of PVC, Phthalate, Lead and Formaldehyd, tear resistant (while remaining flexible and cozy) AND they have a quick dry cotton liner to minimize any of that soggy, wet mess you'd get out in the rain with your regular shoes!!  

Overall I am extremely impressed with these rain boots and my daughter adores them so much that she wants to put them on her feet on a daily basis and she is happy and content when she is able to put them on herself ,  which is something she can't yet do with her regular shoes!

If you would like to find out more about this cute little pair of rain boots (and accessories like rain boot liners) then you can find them over at the Stonz website, which can be found by clicking HERE! Check out their 4 available colors and let me know what you think! I know you're going to love them! We sure do!

Keep on splashing!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a pair of rain boots for the sake of this review, which has not influenced my opinion, which is always 100% honest and true. Your opinions may differ from my own. Thank you.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Teething Bling Review and Pendent Giveaway!! - Ends 2/27!

As any of you mom's will know, and many of you expectant mothers will find out, wearing jewelry when you have a young baby is something that is near on impossible unless you want it to end up in their mouths, chewed, pulled on and possibly mangled or broken in the process!

It is a well known fact that children love to grab at just about anything within range and of course mom's necklace is one of those easy targets and so big, pretty necklaces are usually off the menu until the children are a little bit older!

But not anymore! Now comes Teething Bling from Smart Mom, which brings you a selection of pretty colored necklaces, which are eye catching enough to be worn by mom and are safe enough to chew on for baby!

As it happens, I had the chance to see and try out one of these necklaces for myself and I have to say they are very light, durable and pretty all at he same time and are small enough for any baby and still big enough for a 2 year old little girl of mine who is currently breaking through some of her front teeth! Perfect for the ache and pain, perfect distraction and just the right amount of pizzazz for me!

What I love about this line is that they come in so many different varieties and styles that as an individual you can choose your own style and compliment the look, color and feel you like, whether it be with a signature pendent, triangle pendent, patterned or even beaded [among others] - there is really something for everyone!

The real beauty of these is that they provide a dual purpose and an actual usability, which comes in very handy as your children grab, pull and teethe! Smart and affordable, with just one or two of them at home, you always have something on hand for your child to chew on and you always look great in the process!

Goodbye boring neckline, hello Teething Bling!!

If you'd like to know more about Teething Bling and the styles and prices they offer, take a look on over at their website HERE! Let me know what you find - and what you think of these little gems! I think they're great!



The wonderful folk over at are giving one of you lovely readers the chance to win a pendent all of your own!! All you have to do to enter is to head on over to their website and leave me a comment letting me know which one of their pendants you might like if you were to win!

For a bonus entry, follow me on Twitter here and tweet about the giveaway! Leave SEPARATE COMMENTS for each of these for your bonuses to count!!


Winner chosen after giveaway ends at 12pm 2/27/13 and will have 48 hours to respond to email - please remember to leave your email with your comments or a way to contact you, thank you!

That it all there is to it!! Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!!!

Disclaimer: I was given one Teething Bling necklace in order to do this review. I have given my honest opinion, which may differ from your own. Thank you. 

Flat Iron Experts Babyliss Nano Titanium & Ryton Flat Iron Review!

It is no secret that my hair is big and quite frizzy when dry, but also quite curly if left to dry naturally! Of course, the quick fix for this is to throw in some mousse and let it dry with those waves and curls for a natural look but the majority of the time I prefer it straight and so, for me, flat irons are an essential part of my routine whenever I wear my hair down! 

It has been a while though, since I purchased a new flat iron for my hair and, I confess, I do tend to head straight for the cheaper irons when I want to buy more!

Perhaps not the best of solutions (spending less), as sometimes spending more now can bring better quality and longevity in a product, I decided to take a gander at he products available at Flat Iron Experts, which are considerably higher in price but OH SO much better quality! 

As it turns out, Flat Iron Experts have a HUGE array of fabulous items to choose from when it comes to hair and they offered to let me try out one of their products! I was unawares of the product that I would be receiving but I received the 'Babyliss Nano Titanium, Ceramic and Ryton Flat Iron (1 inch)' and I am over the moon!!

You might think that 'Babyliss Nano Titanium, Ceramic and Ryton Flat Iron (1 inch)' is a little bit of a mouthful, and it is! BUT it is a mouthful that makes a person want to burst into a great big smile and dance around their living room like something out of a hair commercial when they've gotten their hands on one! Yes, be ready to dance!!

Now, I do have an ongoing love for Babyliss and my very first ever hairdryer purchase when I was [much] younger was, in fact, a small Babyliss dryer! It never let me down and lasted for years and I always thought highly of the brand even though I have tried many others since and will try many others in the future - they have shined with the times and exceptionally so with this wonderful iron! 

With 3 heat settings at the flick of a switch, the 'Babyliss Nano Titanium, Ceramic and Ryton Flat Iron (1 inch)' wastes absolutely no time getting hot and is ready for use right off the bat! My previous iron would take what seemed like an eternity to warm up and so already I was thoroughly impressed! 

The iron stays consistently warm on whichever level you choose and there are no buttons to accidentally knock it off or cool down while doing your hair, which is a problem I have encountered on a couple of previous irons or curlers, which were within a lower price bracket! 

The iron comes with a generous amount of power chord, which gives motion and control over the hair with plenty of room to make all of the much needed grand gestures and contortionist style movements needed to get to the difficult parts of my crazy head of hair and I found that this iron did a fabulous job! 

The 1 inch across is more than sufficient for my hair and easy to grip and not at all stressful on my hand! The iron glided though my hair and turned it from frizzy to smooth and shiny with just one pass over but I went over it twice just to make sure I didn't miss a spot at the back! 

The results are wonderful and to show you what I mean, there is a shot of my hair dried naturally without the straighteners, (above, right) and then after use of the  'Babyliss Nano Titanium, Ceramic and Ryton Flat Iron' (Left).

The difference a flat iron makes is incredible! Usually I would blow dry my hair and use my low-end straighteners and still have fluffy, puffy, frizzy hair but with these my hair is sleek  smooth and shiny - just fabulous! You couldn't ask for a better result!

Overall I am giving these a great big YES to buy or not to buy - absolutely! They might be a little pricier than you're used to but I am telling you that you get what you pay for and these have made my hair regime shorter, more enjoyable and with a more desirable outcome! 

Thank you Flat Iron Experts! You have shown me the light! Great big thumbs up!!

To find out more about this and other available irons for all of your needs, please take a look on over at and let me know what takes your fancy! There's is something for everyone, enjoy!!

Disclaimer: I received a free set of flar irons from Flat Iron Experts for the sake of this review. The provision of those irons did not influence me in any way with regards to my opinion, which is always 100% honest and my own. Your opinion may differ from mine. Please use flat irons responsibly and keep away from youngsters! Thank you!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hot Trenz Review & $15 GiftCard Giveaway - Ends 2/24!

Review brought to you by Becca from Manic Mama of 2!

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I love earrings and when I was given the opportunity  to try out some unique styles from Hot Trendz, I was elated! They are not just your average, run of the mill earring shop. They offer variety and that's exactly what I picked. The owner is very nice and easy to work with and the prices are amazing. You can get a pair of earrings for 4 dollars! Of course, there are one that are 16 dollars, but quality is never left out of the equation no matter what the price of the earring. I picked out a simple pair of earrings at the beginning because I admit, I was a little hesitant.

These bow earrings are cute as a button and would be perfect for just a little bit of "bling" without all the buck. My hubs loved these when I showed them to him. He said that it would be perfect for a cute date night outfit when I wanted a little extra sparkle.

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Then I decided to get a little bit more out of my comfort zone. I didn't know how these would look on me because I have such a petite frame but out of the three this pair is my favorite. I like that it could be dressed up or dressed down depending on how you wanted to approach it. They are not very heavy and actually feel like they are feathers. So light! I was shocked! Definitely may be getting different colors of these in the future.
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For the last pair, I went drastic. I pulled my hair back so that you could see the length on these. They are longer than my hair and so I would not wear them right now, but when my hair gets longer I will definitely be rocking these. They are not as light as the previous pair, but they also don't make me want to go screaming to the hills that my ears are on fire. They could be worn for a fun upbeat look. The colors are cool and natural, so they could go with almost everything.

Overall, I am very pleased with the different styles that I was offered to choose from Hot Trendz and if you have a little bit of diva in you then these earrings are perfect. Check them out on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Tell them Becca sent you over!

If you want to have a look around their site, you can find them at


Manic Mama of 2 and Hot Trendz are giving you the change to win a fabulous $15 gift card to pick out some goodies of your own! All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is to enter the the giveaway in the rafflecopter below!! The Giveaway will run from 2/17 at 9 AM until 2/24 at 11:59 PM. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Manic Mama of 2 was given the chance to review these products and give her own opinion. This opinion may differ from that of your own. Regarding the giveaway: Neither Mom's Gone Bronson or Manic Mama of 2 is not responsible for fulfillment of prize. Thank you!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day Mini Event, Over at The Rosy Snail! ENDS TONIGHT!

Valentine's day is finally upon us and whether you are single and looking or married and in it for the long haul, love is something we can all identify with, want and cherish, whether it be with our partner or the love of our child or parents! Valentine's day is about remembering those important to you and close to the heart and having fun and good times, without the pressure or craziness that might come along with it! 

Valentine's Day is also about remembering YOU and taking a moment out of the day to focus on something you want...and why not make that a GIVEAWAY FRENZY!

Well, right now you CAN treat YOURSELF, over at The Rosy Snail, where there is currently a wonderful VALENTINE'S DAY MINI EVENT that you just don't want to miss that is ending at midnight with winners selected shortly there after on the 15th!!

With a plethora of fabulous, sexy, cute and useable items up for grabs, The Rosy Snail has you hooked up and you'll have a blast entering each and every one of these giveaways - of which there are "a few" *wink wink*....

You could win a $50 credit to,  Lovestruck by Vera Wang, A Fashionista Harakjuku Hugs Panda and Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub - among MANY MANY MORE!

Just head on over and ENTER HERE right now, and get clicking!!

GOOD LUCK!! I hope you get lucky!!


Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with this giveaway or responsible for the prize fulfillment. Please see The Rosy Snail for more details! Thank you!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Shari's Berries Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Cake Pop Review!

This past weekend was my daughters birthday and as a treat, instead of a big birthday cake, I ordered a dozen chocolate covered gourmet strawberries from Shari's Berries along with 3 ladybug cake pops!

I had never ordered from Shari's Berries before and so I didn't know quite what to expect when a glorious giant box turned up at my door, right on time, as requested!

We opened up the box to discover two smaller boxes - one containing the strawberries and the other the ladybug cake pops and my daughter became terribly excited! Some of her favourite fruits are strawberries and of course every child loves a little chocolate (in moderation!).

My initial impression of the strawberries was that they looked delicious and tempting! There were several darker chocolate covered, white and drizzled chocolate covered and a nutty chocolate covered set making up the dozen and Once bitten into they are crunchy (chocolate), soft (strawberries) and succulent (the whole deal!) leaving you with a mouth full of happiness!

The ladybug cake pops look just as tasty and you almost don't want to bite into one because they're so incredibly cute! Once you do start to devour one though, you really cant stop! They are filled with a soft, delicate and almost liquid like chocolate that just melts in your mouth and makes you smile!

My daughter absolutely loved her ladybug pop and managed to eat the whole thing, which really surprised me because they're so rich and filling that I almost struggled with mine!

Overall the presentation of both the berries and the cake pops was pleasant and as I would expect from a company delivering quality straight to your door!

If you're interested in trying these chocolate covered strawberries or ladybug pops, you can find them over at Shari's Berries by clicking HERE and searching their site! You may also find other delights and gifts that take your fancy - especially as Valentines day is upon us and it is NEVER too late to get a delivery!!

 Whether it be a birthday, special occassion or just a sweet indulgent treat for yourself, Shari's Berries has a little bit of what you like no matter what you might prefer! Check them out today and let me know what you find!! Tried them before? I'd love to know your opinions!! We certainly enjoyed ours!

Thank you Shari's Berries!!

Disclaimer: Shari's Berries provided me with a gift code in order to be able to place an order for the berries and pops mentioned in this post. I was not otherwise compensated for this review and was in no way swayed in my opinion by the provision of product. All opinions are my own and honest, your views and tastes may differ from mine! Thank you!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Turning 2!

It was my daughters birthday yesterday and she turned 2! I don't know where those 2 years went but they sure were fun!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Post Office To Cut Saturday Mail Delivery!

The post office has just announced that it will be cutting its Saturday postal service  as of August 2013!

Mostly, the move comes due to the post office being in a little financial crisis since email took over from "snail mail" and since other delivery companies have grown and come into their own over the vast many years!

The move to cut services will save the post office a significant amount of money but will this be a detrimental move in the long run as more people switch to other delivery companies, knowing that perhaps their mail might get there over the weekend?

No one really knows how this will  determine the future of mail delivery BUT the post office has said that it will still have a package delivery service on Saturdays, so that may help with the big stuff, but how does this make you feel about your mail?

Is the postal service on its way out? Are we going to email more than we ever have or switch to a different mail system, fax more (because we know that is on the decline since email) and deliver locally more ourselves!? Who knows! I would like to know how you feel about the lack of a Saturday mail slot and if you think it really makes any difference at all!?

Give me your thoughts!

Disclaimer: I am not associated with the post office and opinions/thoughts are my own, thanks. 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Giant Microbes Review and Valentine Giveaway!

Giant Microbes Review and Valentine Giveaway!

Presented by: Beautiful Incentives

Giant microbes is a fun, creative site that sells diseases and germs as stuffed animals! If you're a nerd enough like me, you appreciate picking fun at the worst things in existence. If we can't beat em, we may as well find humor in them.

Do you know anyone who has a few brain cells missing?  Well, why not donate a brain cell or two? Let's be honest, I don't think any one of us doesn't need a few back.

Virus Attack!
These aren't just any brain cells. They are the kind that are cute and soft and cuddle-able  Ok, so this won't make you brighter, but it will make you and your kids laugh and by golly, that COULD end up making them smarter. If you teach them with stuffed animals it might go in one ear and stay put. Inviting the FUN back into fundamental learning is what these fellas and gals do. I can see middle and high school science class being a lot more fun with these in the mix.

The other microbe I received was the Kissing disease, or rather the Virus that causes it, EBV. As cute as this sweetheart is, like most cute things, she has a dangerous side. Well, not that dangerous, but if you get close enough, you will get her temporary disease, popularly called mono or "The Kissing Disease" This would be such a cute little gift for someone suffering mono. You could give them a little laugh in a less than happy time or while kicking it's butt, they can literally kick it's butt.

                                                                                                FINAL VERDICT?

Giant Microbes are a creative and fun way to teach your children science, they make great gag jokes, and are just cute to look at. The round ones like EBV, would also make a great ball to play catch with. 

You can get these cuddlies in 3 different styles, A petri dish of 3 mini sized ones, a squeezable talking version, or the one you see here.  They have every popularly known microbe available and cute little animation versions of a lot of them and I can see collecting these getting addictive!

You can also follow their:

Would you like to WIN some GIANT Microbes of your very own? Well, you can! Just enter this FUNdimental Giveaway for your chance at winning not one or two or even 3, but a whole special Valentines case of over 4 microbes! Your choice of the "Heart warming" or "Heart Burned" themed heart box. The Heart Warming includes Miss kissing disease that I reviewed!  Check them both out here. Don't miss out on this hilarious gag gift for yourself or someone you just want to make laugh! - Aren't they just ADORABLE?  

To win, just enter the form below! GOOD LUCK!!

Protect Young Eyes With Sunglasses From 'Real Kids Shades' - Review!

I don't know how many of you are aware (because I certainly was not until recently) that many pairs of children's sunglasses sold across the globe are manufactured and sold as toys rather than actual protective headgear

This means that, while our children look fabulous and we think we're protecting our children's delicate vision during the brighter days, we may actually be doing then more harm than good, or not doing anything at all! And this is where Real Kids Shades come to our rescue!

Real Kids Shades eliminates any uncertainty of the level of protection given to our children with their 100% UVA/UVB blocking, polycarbonate lenses, which are also shatterproof AND impact resistant, which is a HUGE must for the longevity of your child's glasses! They also LOOK fabulous too! 

Real Kids Shades are manufactured with children in mind and made so that they are comfortable, practical and stylish all at the same time and my children certainly gave them the big thumbs up this past weekend when trying theirs on! 

My step son, who is 9, received a pair of Extreme Convertible Sunglasses in "red", which retail for $39.99 and offer Xylex® frames and Revo lenses and convertible arms, which can be used to wear as regular sunglasses or removed and replaced with a secure head band for security and stability using a quick clip system, which is perfect for impending soccer matches as the weather improves!

The glasses fit well and feel comfortable and did not slip or fall from my step son's face! He adores the color, but they do also come in white, blue and silver if red is not quite your thing! They look stunning and are both kid and parent approved in our house, with very little persuasion at all! They're great! To top them off, they also come with a little black case, which houses the spare arms or band and keeps these glasses in pristine condition when not being worn! Very nice, very smart and well received by us all! 

My daughter, who turns 2 next week, also received her new pair of glasses in "purples hearts", which can be found on the Real Kids Shades website for a $14.99 retail price and are the cutest little things I have ever seen! 

Offering the same fundamental protection for her eyes as her brothers glasses, these little cuties come with a patterned frame so that she looks and feels pretty and wants to wear them, and a purple band that extends around the back to hold them in place on her head without her little fingers constantly pulling them off! The lack of arms on these means no metal hinges or anything that she can pull apart and she receives the same great protection, while looking quite the picture herself! No fuss and no hassle at all - I can't even count how many pairs of glasses we lost last year because they kept falling off or being pulled off, but this should eliminate that for her for sure! 

I love these glasses, I love the styles and I love the effort that has gone in to making them stylish and wearable for children! They are fabulous value and wonderful protection and I would recommend them without a second thought! 

If you would like to know more about Real Kids Shades and better understand the reasons for why it is just so important to buy quality sunglasses for your children, then head on over to their website, which can be found HERE - you won't be disappointed that you did! 

Disclaimer: I was provided with 2 pairs of sunglasses for the sake of this review but was not otherwise compensated for my views, which are 100% honest and my own! Your opinions may differ! Thanks! 

Corset Chick Plus Size Corset Review AND Giveaway! (Ends 2/11)

Every year, as Valentines day approaches, people scramble left, right and center to secure that perfect gift for their loved ones and regularly have no idea where to start, what to buy, what not to offend him or her with and how to make the right statement without seeming too over the top, while others like to go full throttle and ham it up, buy it up and dress it up and THIS, my friends, is where Corset Chick might come in handy for all of you adventurous types out there!

Corset Chick is a company that specializes in fabulous corsets, corset dresses and sets, which include plus sized corsets, ONE of which I am going to share with you today!

This black, elegant corset, which I am wearing over a dress for a casual night-out look, can be worn in so many different ways that the options are limitless. As a size 1x to 2x in clothing, I am delighted to see these in my size as they accentuate my natural curve, which happens to be hourglass and shapely in all the right places!

Being a family friendly blog, I of course won't be showing this corset in its sexier glory, which can be achieved by wearing with little to nothing underneath and cinched to give you that alluring look that many partners go for, and thus presenting yourself as THE gift this Valentines (OR any other time of the year for that matter!) and wowing the folk around you!

Corsets can be FUN as well as sexy and they can bring confidence to some women who might have a little bubble of fat that they'd like to bring in a little for a specific look! You can wear an old dress that might be otherwise unflattering and VOILA, the corset over the top brings an instant outline, renewed look and total confidence!! This can also be achieved with use over a shirt or floaty top or when paired with a long, flowy skirt perhaps! Whatever makes YOU feel good!

Don't think that Corsets are all for the bedroom, because they're not at all! They can be utilized for anything and dressed up or down as you please so don't feel as though your body isn't right for one or that you might not pull it off because I feel as though it just takes you finding that ONE great corset that suits you and your look that just makes you take a step back and adore!

If you want to find out more about these corsets and see if there might be one that interests you, you can take a look over at Corset Chick to see which one takes your interest! If you're not sure, perhaps ask your partner for some input and see what he or she might like on you! Big or small, thin or curvy, everyone can rock a corset!

BUT WAIT! You could WIN ONE! - The good folk over at Corset Chick would like to graciously offer one of our lucky readers the chance to win a beautiful corset from their site up to a total value of $30 (of which there are many to choose!)  and have it shipped right to your door!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is reside in the U.S.A, be over the age of 18 AND hop on down to the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post, to snag all of your entries!

So what are you waiting for!? GOOD LUCK and stay pretty!!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a corset for the sake of this review, but I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and the provision of the corset did not, in any way, change my opinion of the corset itself or the company. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. Your opinions may vary. Thank you!

Heely's Skate Shoes Review!

This week I received a pair of fabulous HEELYS in the mail and I have to say, they are SO MUCH FUN!

In case you have never heard of them before, Heelys are regular shoes with a compartment on the bottom, which houses a single wheel [on each shoe] and allows the wearer to skate!

Not only do children or teens get to have fun in these little gems but they are manufactured up to a size 12 in men's shoes and thus make some fabulous adult fun too! Fantastic for the whole family and gets you up and active together, which I feel is very important in this day and age, where most family life centers more around technology and less on getting up and moving!!

The colors on these particular pair of Heelys are bright orange and grey with a hint of black and they secure tightly with long, tough laces. They were easy to put on and comfortable to wear and very easy to walk in without the wheel, which pops out with the tool that comes provided with the skates for your own convenience and is covered with a secure flat cover so you're no left with a huge gap in your shoe!

Walking in Heelys WITH the wheel is a little trickier but the whole point is to skate and that can takes a little getting used to. Once you find your balance and a little rhythm it is actually quite easy!

Of course, I am a big kid at heart and I admit I will be keeping these for myself, but I have to say that I have had a lot of "OH MAN! I want those!" comments from my teen son and his friends, who just ADORE them! Unfortunately my son, who is 16 and 6 feet tall is also a size 13 shoe and so doesn't fit into Heelys' current sizes but who knows what the future will bring!

If you like what you see and want to find out more about the Heelys collection, which is vast and colorful, then you can find them on Twitter, Facebook and, of course, where you can find the pair featured in this review for $74.99!

What are you waiting for?! Check out some fun today - and remember! Stay safe and wear protective clothing for your own peace of mind!


Disclaimer: I was provided with a pair of Heelys for the sake of this review, but I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and the provision of the shoes did not, in any way, change my opinion of the shoes themselves or the company. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. Your opinions may vary. Thank you!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global! Review!

I have had the absolute pleasure to try out a set of Yves Rocher's newest items from its vast line of creams, cosmetics and bath and body goodies over the last month and I have to say "WOW!"...

Their newest product, Anti-Age Global is a great new complete anti-age care line, which I have been able to try as a day cream, night cream AND an under eye cream to seal this fabulous deal and I AM noticing some slight results already!

As I approach my mid thirties, I certainly do notice some of those lines and wrinkles creeping in to my skin and so I am always looking out for the latest new product to keep those at bay and I am always worried that my "11's" [the lines starting to appear on my forehead from squinting all the time] might one day just make themselves at home and stay!! I would certainly love that day to be later rather than sooner though and the Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-Age Care line is my latest buddy in the war on those wrinkles!

I have been applying the morning cream after cleansing in the morning and after applying the under eye cream! I have been applying the eye cream again at night followed by the night cream!

Both the day and night creams feel so rich and creamy and not at all sticky, which is an incredible bonus for me as I never feel good if I stick to everything I come in contact with or if I feel greasy! This has been a huge factor in my WANT to use this product more and to pick it up every day since it arrived at my door!

Easy to apply, and just a little at a time needed, the cream flows on smooth and leaves my skin feeling soft to the touch and radiant! I am not at all scared to sleep in this cream at night and apply the night cream before bed with no expectations of it ending up caked on my pillow - it didn't happen and doesn't happen - it soaks right into the skin! Wonderful!

The eye cream dabs on and helps to reduce fine lines and puffiness alongside dark circles, which I do tend to have a problem with as I am up late most nights and rarely get enough sleep to rest my eyes as perhaps they should be! I have noticed a slight improvement in my dark circles and I do FEEL soothed when I apply the cream! I don't know if that is the cream itself or the thought that I am doing something good for my skin that allows me to feel that way, but either way, it works for me!

I will continue using this product until each pot is depleted and will definitely consider buying more when I have seen the end results! For now, I am very happy with these products and very, very likely to purchase them again!

Younger looking skin is something we all strive for and hope to keep a hold of and for me, I really love these non-greasy, smooth, pleasantly scented products for this need and have nothing but praise for them, even down to the quantity of the product and its ease to stack and store! Perfect!

If you are interested in finding out more about the Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-Age Care line then hop on over to their website and check it out HERE, where you will be able to find the Anti-Age Global Day Cream for just $33.00, the Anti-Age Global Night Cream for just $33.00 AND the Anti-Aging Eye Care Cream for just $23.00!! These prices are all with a % off at the Yves Rocher website and are current as of 2/3/13 and may be subject to change!

What are you waiting for!? Check out the Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-Age Care line NOW! and let me know how you feel!


Disclaimer: I was provided with products in order to write this review but was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own, honest personal opinions and yours may differ from mine! Thank you! 

ENJOY Moisture Plus Trio Hair Care Review AND Giveaway! (Ends 2/11/13)

***This review is brought to you by Mom's Gone Bronson, with the support of some of The Nexus Girls, namely: SparklecoreManic Mama of 2, Jennifers World Reviews and Jess Talks Family Fun!  - THANK YOU!***

So, what's the scoop?

For the past couple of weeks now I have been using ENJOY Moisture Plus Trio hair care products, which consist of:
  • ENJOY Hydrating Shampoo
  • ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner
  • ENJOY Hair Mask 
The moisture replenishing trio is designed to quench your hair's thirst and I can honestly say it really does work! 

Sulphate-free and color locking, used several times a week with the mask a little less often, my hair has started to show healthy, shiny, smooth improvement! 

I have the biggest head of hair that gets extremely frizzy and dry and so it is a must for me to have to use a shampoo and conditioner for moisture! Many don't work but I was happy [after the time spent using these] with my results. 

The scent of this product can be a little overpowering if you use a little too much and it will linger if you don't wash it out thoroughly, but once you have found the perfect amount to use for your specific head of hair it works like a charm!! 

Retailing for $68.02 for the entire set, the Enjoy Moisture Plus Trio does not leave build up and won't sit heavy in your hair! It combs through very well and leaves hair soft and manageable! My hair does feel smooth and soft and looks fabulous even when left to dry naturally for a slight wave without the frizz! 

If you would like to know more about his salon quality product, take a look on over at and click on "Salon Locator" for a retail location near you!

BUT WAIT! You could win a set of Enjoy Moisture Plus Trio courtesy of the good folk over at Enjoy Professional Hair Care who would like to offer ONE of our lucky readers the chance to win a set for themselves! 

That's right! With the support of The Nexus Girls, we bring you this Enjoy Professional Hair Care giveaway right to your fingertips!! 

All you have to do to be able to win is to follow the steps on the rafflecopter and like all of the blogs promoting this giveaway! There are plenty of entries to be had and a bonus! SO What are you waiting for!? 


Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson received samples of each product for the sake of her review but none of the bloggers involved were monetarily or otherwise compensated for this review and giveaway opportunity  All involvement in reviews are honest, trustworthy and real! Thank you! 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Winner of the Layton Double Dog Diner is...

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The Aquatopia Memory Foam Nap Mat WINNER is...

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The Mommy Hook - Review and Giveaway! (Ends 2/10/2013)

When I was very little, back when we had no car and I still lived with my father, we used to go grocery shopping on foot and regularly used to have to carry back far too many bags than our hands would happily hold! At the time, my dad taught me a great little trick for carrying those bags home without having them cut into our fingers and it worked like a charm - twigs, sticks or rolled up paper!

My dad would pick up a thick stick or roll up a piece of paper so that it was thick and flat and put the bag/s over it to stop them from cutting in to the skin! It wasn't always easy to find a stick or a random piece of paper in the middle of a grocery store though and we would usually have to pick one up on the way home or think ahead and take something with us, but the principle was there and the idea was a great one that I rarely use these days because we either grocery shop with a car OR I have a stroller with me to throw things under!

Now, when I do shop alone, on foot and take along the stroller, there are many times when I run out of space in the basket or I have items I want to keep from getting broken and have to carry. Sometimes I literally tie bags on to the handle and have to fight to get them off when I get home and no stick is ever going to help with that! SO! Imagine how I felt this past week when I discovered a fantastic little gadget called The Mommy Hook, which does everything it can to save your hands from being torn up and from your stroller becoming a bag tie! Let me tell you how it works!

The Mommy Hook, seen here, is great for strollers and carts and clips right on to your handle enabling you to be able to hang all of those bags and accessories that do not fit over your handle or into your basket. It is durable, easy to use, will not slide and holds whatever the weight allowance is of your stroller or cart!

Moving shopping bags from the stroller (or cart) to the car or into the home could not be easier either with The Mommy Hook - you simply push the clip in, unhook and carry the hook, with bags, to their destination! It is cushioned and won't hurt or bother your hands and you could, in fact, use the hook alone to carry home a couple of bags of groceries while remaining quite stylish! A huge step forward from my days of sticks and rolled up papers!

I tested this out yesterday, as a matter of fact, on a run to the store with some accessories that I had to keep upright in a bag! I clipped on The Mommy Hook in about 2 seconds and slipped on my bag! It was SO easy!!

By the time I got to my destination, the bag was still where it was when I left the house and nothing inside had moved around enough to bother it and the hook had not slipped, as promised! I was very impressed and I didn't have to push the stroller with 1 hand while carrying the bag with the other - it was pain free, stress free and wonderful!!

A great little gadget, which is a must-have for all parents, this simple-yet-fabulous device is going to save you a lot of messing around and put a huge smile on your face - the bonus for me is, my particular hook matches the color of my stroller (which is lime green) and it really looks as though it was meant to be there! The hooks also come in a blue, raspberry red and black colors so there really is a little something for everyone!

If you would like to know more about Mom, Dad and Baby and The Mommy Hook then hop on over and take a look at their website, which you will find HERE and their Pinterest pages HERE! It might also interest you to know that they are current advocates of pet adoption and rescue, which is a fabulous cause and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about bringing a pet into their lives to consider adoption first! Just take at look at this cute little guy from The Mommy Hook's Valentine shoot... Adorable! (Photograph Courtesy of Mom, Dad and Baby).

But WAIT! There's MORE! You could WIN a Mommy Hook of your very own! 

That's right! The kind people over at Mom, Dad and Baby are giving one of our lucky readers the chance to win one of their Mommy Hooks for themselves! I have it right here, in black, right in front of me ready to go to the winner! Could that be YOU!?

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is to fill out the rafflecopter and leave me a comment! You may do any or all of the entries listed but if you don't comment, you will not be eligible to win!

This is such a great gadget and you're going to LOVE it!! What are you waiting for? GOOD LUCK!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a Mommy Hook for the sake of this review but I was not monetarily or otherwise compensated and the provision of the hook did not influence my opinion, which is always 100% honest and my own! Thank you!