Saturday, 31 August 2013

Amazon Subscribe and Save Deals & Fillers 8/31/13

If you love to get a good deal then (like me) you probably already shop on Amazon! You may have Prime or Amazon Mom and you might be mildly addicted to Subscribe and Save!!

With Subscribe and Save items you can save 5% on your order and have it shipped to your door at increments of every 1 to 6 months! Shipping if free on Subscribe and Save items AND if you subscribe to more than 5 in a month then you qualify for a 15% discount on your entire order instead of just the 5% you would get on 1!

When ordering on Subscribe and Save there are often times when you want to find a "filler" item to boost your shipments up to the 5 you need without A. spending a ton of extra cash and B. spending hours trawling around Amazon trying to find said items!

Well! I have found a couple for you this morning after spending a $20 gift card over there yesterday and here are those "fillers" as they stand today (8/31/13) but subject to change at any moment:

Fels Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover, 5.5 Ounce

YES! It is a bar of soap, but it is only 93 cents after your 15% discount kicks in and so if you only have a buck left on a gift card or need to boost your Subscribe and Save items, then this is for you! 

Again, it is FLOSS! But EVERYONE needs floss and this is only 85 cents right now after your 15% discount for Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 S&S items in your order for the month!). You'll be hard pressed to find it in the store for the same price and so this actually turns out to be a good deal, too! 

Again, it might seen like it is "just DISH SOAP" but we can all use dish soap and so adding this as one of your 5 items is a smart choice and the cost is the same as in store - and in some cases a little cheaper! This will set you back just $1.18 after your 15% discount kicks in and is a great, usable "filler" for your S&S!

You really can get a lot for around about $20, when you use S&S!

Just yesterday I had a $20 gift code for Amazon, which I won on one of the interactive online communities I am part of and I wanted to get as much bang for my buck as I could, without having to worry about spending cash out of pocket! I had an 89 cent balance before I added the card and so a $20.89 balance to use to buy everything you see listed in this post! 

I had 29 cents left when all was said and done and so it was JUST over $20 for EVERYTHING including ALL of the "filler" items above and ALL of the regular items below, totaling 7 USEFUL items for the money - shipped straight to my door!

Here are some of those current deals, which could change at any moment, so if you want to pick them up, I would grab them as soon as you can! 

List Price: $7.99
Current Sale Price: $5.47
Price AFTER Subscribe & Save 15% Discount [for having 5 orders in your shipment]: $4.65

List Price: $3.59 
Current Sale Price: $2.97
Price AFTER Subscribe & Save 15% Discount [for having 5 orders in your shipment]: $2.52

List Price: $5.28 
Current Sale Price: $5.28 
Price AFTER Subscribe & Save 15% Discount [for having 5 orders in your shipment]: $4.49

List Price: $7.99. 
Current Sale Price: $6.79 
Price AFTER Subscribe & Save 15% Discount [for having 5 orders in your shipment]: $5.77

Are you as crazy for Amazon as I am!? Do you see some great deals, steals and "fillers" out there right now? Why not let us know and we will pass them along!

Happy Shopping!! 


Disclaimer: I do not get anything for clicks on ANY links in this post. I am not associated with Amazon.com for monetary gain - I just like to share a god deal! Any deal may expire at ANY time! If you notice a deal price has changed, do feel free to let me know! Subsequently, if you see a BETTER deal, let me know about those, too! I do love your feedback and interaction! Thank you!! 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

WarmZe Portable Bottle Warmer Review!



As a mother who has seen a lot of fun gadgets in my time, I come across many very useful ones and many cute ones! On rare occasions I also come across very cute AND useful ones melded into one and the WarmZe portable bottle warmer is one of those creations!

A simple, yet effective idea, WarmZes come with a cover for your bottle to make it look pretty and a wrap to warm the bottle to a suitable temperature for baby to drink without having to use a hot pan, microwave or even magic!!

You simply take one of your individual wraps and open them up! They react with the air around them and heat to a temperature that slowly allows your bottle
to warm! You strap this to your bottle and cover them with your bottle cover - mine being one with cute little owls - and let it do its thing! It is THAT simple!

These are so easy to use and last up to 12 hours! When you're done, you can dispose of them and move on to the next one when you're stuck for a way to warm your bottle on the go, when you're in a power outage or whenever you feel the need - they really are versatile, save on electricity and do the job right!

I am very impressed with these, they look so cute and work smart and soundly and I would definitely recommend you give them a try!!

For more information on the WarmZe, you should check out their website, which you can find HERE! 

Have you had experience with these already!? I would LOVE to know!

For me, they are a definite win!

Enjoy!



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.

Bamboosa Baby Gift Set Review! PLUS! WIN a Swaddle Blanket! Ends Sept 10th, 2013


As a mother of 2 boys already, I have had many years of shopping for boring jeans, tops, socks and all the rest of it! Our third child decided to give us some fun as a girl and I must say I have loved the break I've had with the pink and frilly stuff instead!! HOWEVER! This baby, due in just a few weeks, is going to be ANOTHER boy and so here we go again, back to the boring old boys clothes...or is it!?

Clearly I seem to find it hard to get into the boy thing seeing as I've "been there, done that", but FEAR NOT mama's of boys, I have found something SO adorable that you just can't help but swoon - and (the best part is) this little outfit is made from soft and huggable, sustainable BAMBOO!

Yes! You heard me correctly, and if you have seen any of my previous posts relating to bamboo, you will know just how excited I am every time I talk about this resource! You can make a lot from bamboo and there are many benefits to gain from it! While it is a fairly new process, which can only get better, it is going in the right direction and I just can't get enough!

To fuel my current obsession with bamboo clothing, I received in the mail this week a gift set from Bamboosa, which is a fabulous company that I would love to bring to your attention!

Using bamboo from china, which is imported to the states, Bamboosa is a "Made in America" company, which keeps Americans on the pay roll and produces quality, organic and better-for-the-environment clothes and accessories, which are just cute, soft, adorable and perfect for all!

Comprising of a top, bottoms, hat and blanket in the most delightful turquoise-blue color (my favorite!) with adorable little turtles patterned on the front of the top and the leg of the pant! The hat is block color and the blanket matches oh-so-delightfully and I can NOT wait to be able to put this on our new bundle of joy! 

The outfit is soft to the touch, and the quality is evident and the price is perfect at just $40 for the entire set, available in Infant or Toddler sizes, which you can find HERE if you would like to know more!

Now, here is where it gets really exciting! As if I'm not already gushing enough! Bamboosa have a brand new Swaddle Blanket and they would LOVE for one of you to WIN IT!

Available in 5 different shades, the 42x42 blanket, made from 70% Viscose from Organic Bamboo and 30% Organic Cotton, features sweet little panda bears made to melt your heart!

Valued at $26.00, this blanket would make a wonderful gift for any baby and you are going to LOVE it! To view the blanket, color alternatives and availability, you can head on over HERE to find out more!

To be in with a chance of WINNING a Baby Swaddle Blanket of your very own, all you have to do is to enter via the Rafflecopter form BELOW! You can enter as many options as you like, or as few and nothing is mandatory! However! The more you do, the more chance you have of winning, and we all know how much we LOVE to win!!

SO! What are you waiting for! Head on down and enter the giveaway, which is live NOW and ends on Sept 10th, 2013 with ONE WINNER!

GOOD LUCK! - MGB.

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Entrants must be in the U.S and over 18 years of age, or have parents permission to enter! The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of giveaway end and MUST respond to the winning email within 48 hours to claim their prize so PLEASE enter with a valid email address! If no response has been received within 48 hours then a new winner will be chosen until we have a confirmed response! 

Mom's Gone Bronson is NOT responsible for the fulfillment of this prize, which is being provided by, and with thanks to, Bamboosa!

Disclaimer: I received the turtles outfit for the integrity of this review and was not otherwise compensated or influenced for my opinions, which are honest and my own. Your opinions may vary. Thank you! 


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

25 days to go!!

25 days to go!! That is all! I can't believe it is coming around SO quickly!

The car seat is installed (correctly), the crib is set up and all of the rooms are organized and ready to go!

The ONLY thing I really need to do now is to PACK A HOSPITAL BAG!

I am TERRIBLE with packing the bag! I have gone from over-packing when I had my son to just not wanting to pack a bag at all with this one!!

I had my son in a hospital in England, though and I had to pack one of just about everything I would need because the birth was at the expense of the NHS (National Health Service) and so I had to remember to pack everything from diapers and wipes to undies and pads and all the in-betweens with creams and what not! I packed EVERYTHING and took a sports bag and I don't recall using everything I packed but I was confident that I had everything covered!

I gave birth to my son on a Friday night and stayed in hospital on a ward with 5 other mothers until Sunday Morning when they allowed me to go home! I had enough clothes to last the few days, even though I spent them in pajamas! I had enough bath soaps etc to get through the couple of days, too - and baby products, diapers, wipes, towels and accessories, you name it, it was in my bag!

Then came my daughter, born 14 years later, at a hospital in the U.S. - This time around, I had medical insurance and was paying for this out of my pocket and I wasn't sure what to expect and so I packed like before with a TON of goodies that I thought I might need and headed off to the hospital when the time came!

I gave birth to my daughter in the middle of the week and only spent 24 hours in the hospital instead of the couple of days that I had spent with my son! I was provided with towels and blankets and diapers, creams, wipes, gift bags, soaps and shower gels, lip balm and even a little wash puff! I had all the pads, mesh knickers, sprays and comforts that you might need after birth without having to bring it in myself, either!

I took in far too many items for my daughter to wear - they ended up dressing her in a cute little hospital wrap, blanket and hat, which was something too cute to change and they even let me keep that hat and a second one when I left for home!

I didn't need to worry about socks or slippers as they provided those too! They provided a phone, TV, mini fridge, sleeper sofa for my husband and all the amenities of a hotel except for the fact that you're in a hospital bed in your own room instead of a big cozy double! Heck, I even had a spa like shower on-suit and that was GLORIOUS!

I think I used maybe 2 items in my bag that day I was in the hospital and one of those was my camera and the other was probably my hair brush! I didn't need to get dressed until I went home because they had nice, big, comfy gowns that weren't going to show your butt crack at the back and they had the slippers as I said before so I wasn't going to skid around anywhere trying to get to a from the baby or the bathroom - which, lets face it, is about as far as you feel like going when you've just given birth and are laden with stitches!

My insurance covers most of my maternity care and the birth is no exception. Apart from a bit of a hefty co-pay it is all inclusive and so anything I use gets put on the bill and covered! The hospital provides you with anything you open or start to use and you get a rather large pack of diapers for your troubles, too!

This time around, my hospital bag is most likely going to include the following, just in case you were wondering:


  • Insurance card and details for the hubs to reel off if he needs to, while checking in! 
  • Camera to capture a few cute pics of the newbie! 
  • Clothes to wear home for me, and for the baby - but lets face it, the clothes you go in with are going to fit perfectly fine and so you really won't have to worry TOO much if you were to forget a spare set! 
  • Hair brush and hair bands, just in case I need to put my hair up - where it will probably stay for the duration of the hospital stay there after! 


I suppose I will pack a couple of diapers "just in case" and baby socks and mittens, but nothing much more! I won't worry too much about creams, wipes and all that stuff when I know what the hospital provides now - I am birthing in the same one as before and so I know what to expect.

I really don't think I'll need much else, but I know most people are going to be gasping at the oh-so short list wondering how I might get through it, but actually I will probably come home from the hospital with 3 times more than I turn up with if my last stay was anything to go by, and I am not worried at all!

Worst comes to the worst, the hubs can grab anything extra that I might need - but truly, I probably won't need anything other than a couple of hours sleep and a trip back home to my kids to keep me sane!

Where do you stand on hospital bags? Are you a take-all-including-the-kitchen-sink type or a who-knows-maybe-i'll-just-take-my-phone type!? Either way, I would LOVE to hear from you!!

Roll on the next few weeks!!


Monday, 26 August 2013

Back to School!

The kids here went back to school this morning and my body is taking it HARD! Not because I don't do mornings but because with just a few weeks left to go with this pregnancy I am getting little sleep at night and so the 6am wake up call was a little crazy to say the least! 

My son got up, showered, ate and left ON TIME so that is always a bonus and I am glad we made it to the first day unscathed! Hopefully by the time he gets home he'll know what is happening in school a little more than he did when he left though cause our school district is terrible and don't seem to want to share much with you unless you're there doing it! *sigh*

I can't wait to move, I will not be putting any of my other kids in this system here, it is just too ridiculous! 

My daughter is taking a nap on the couch as the early morning wasn't too popular with her body clock this morning either, and the hubs is sleeping off a mad few days of crazy messed up work hours and so by tonight/tomorrow morning, we should at least all be on the same page!!! 

Roll on, Fall! I welcome you with open arms and hope you bring with you some cooler fun, visits and happy babies! 

Anyone going back to school this week! Good luck!! May the force be with you! 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Limited Supply Mystery Box Blow Out and Giveaway!!!

SO!! Tell me!! Do you like a mystery?! Do you like MYSTERY EARRING BOXES?!!! WELL! WE ARE GIVING ONE AWAY BELOW!
GET YOUR CHANCE TO FIND A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. *You KNOW you want to!!*
YOU CAN PURCHASE A MYSTERY BOX FOR $20 (after code: diamond) AND RECEIVE A PAIR OF EARRINGS VALUED FROM $20-$250.
YOU MIGHT THEN BE THE LUCKY PERSON TO GET $250 DIAMOND STUDS FOR ONLY $20 (after code: diamond).
JUST ADD ONE, TWO, OR MORE TO YOUR CART, CHECKOUT, AND YOUR MYSTERY BOX WILL BE ON ITS WAY. WHO KNOWS, YOU COULD FIND THE $250 DIAMOND STUDS.
DISCLAIMER: NOT ALL EARRINGS ARE DIAMONDS. Odds are 1 in 25.
The BEST part to this is that there are ONLY 25 boxes, Making your odds REALLY good! MUCH better than Mega-Bucks! Last round of giveaways with the Mystery Ring boxes...one of our associates members won a DIAMOND RING!! Worth $500!  
A special deal with has been set up with www.trendsetfashions.com and this is IT...there are NO MORE of these Mystery Earrings boxes....ONE is being given away in the FREE contest below - the remaining 24 are being sold with the exclusive discount code: diamond. 
You can't lose either way as you enter below (again, for free) or buy a box at trendsetfashions.com because the MINIMUM VALUE is $25 and so you are at LEAST $5 ahead right from the start! 
Whatever we all get, before they're all gone, it is in the hands of fate and someone, somewhere is going to be laughing all the way to the jewelry box!!
Happy tapping!

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Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for this giveaway or promotion, you are not obliged to spend a single penny, buy a mystery box or enter the giveaway! You may do so at your own discretion. Thank you!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

TODAY ONLY! Deals at Toys 'R' Us!

If you are looking for gifts for Christmas already, or perhaps you have a lot of birthdays between now and then or a little one on the way - then head on over to Toys R Us TODAY ONLY *August 21st* to snag some deals that will rock your socks!

Bottles for almost half price, Sully from Monsters Inc/Monsters University for JUST $20! A super little wooden train set for JUST $20 and more!

Check out this cut out from the email I received:


Call ahead to your store and see if the items you want are in stock and available on this sale!! 

Let me know if you pick up any bargains!! 

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Toys R Us and am not being compensated in ANY way for this post. 
Thank you!

Monday, 19 August 2013

FREE Snapple K-Cups Sampler Pack!

FREE Snapple K-Cups OR Coupon!

Get it while it lasts, over at Facebook!

CLICK HERE FOR YOURS!

Enjoy!

35 weeks and a couple of days...

I am now 35 weeks and 2 days pregnant with out 4th child - 3rd boy - and we're about ready to make this happen!!

I have had everything from swelling to pelvic displacement and everything in between this go around, but I am sure happy to see the finish line out there somewhere...SOON!

I do not expect to make it to my due date of Sept 21st, but you never know!!

Here's lookin' at YOU kid!


Kick of your Monday with these FREEBIES!

Totally FREE samples and packs, no credit card required and no shipping!


Free 1 month's supply of Origins GinZing eye cream! (pick up in store!) HERE

Free Pristine skin care sample! HERE

Free sample of BOSS, for men! HERE

Free sample of Oblige body lotion! HERE

Free Super Foods For Life drink sample! HERE

Free Rage nutritional support sample! HERE

Free Beech-Nut welcome kit for toddlers! HERE

Free Safety Latch Starter Kit to secure your cabinets from little fingers! HERE

If you spot any more, let me know!!



Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these companies and get nothing in return for clicks or links, thank you! 

Fantasies of Fall Giveaway! Ends 9/3/2013!





There is no sign of the Florida heat coming to a close, but Autumn is marching our way and I can't wait. This blazing heat will not stop me from fantasizing about the cooler weather and I am working myself and you up for a new season - full of style!



As such, I am excited to let you know that I have had the absolute pleasure of pairing up with 3 great companies and some amazing bloggers to offer you this awesome giveaway event, which you are going to LOVE! 

I'd like to give a special thank you to my co-hosts Carmen's Coupon Blog and Confessions of a Messy Mamma. Please take the time to check them out. They have tons of deals, humor and adorable stories. I adore their sites and I know you will too! 

There will be a total of 6 winners for this giveaway. Yes, SIX!! 

So without further ado, let the Fantasies of Fall begin! 

1. 3 Winners will win a $50 Gift Card to purchase a snazzy new piece from 24/7 frenzy. 



See the review here.

2. 2 Winners will get 1 of these absolutely beautiful necklaces from Baroni Designs!

$108 Value! 

$61 Value!

See the review here.

3. And to top it all off, 1 winner will receive the lovely Madeleine Mono cosmetics Set from Cosmetique! A $47.50 Value! 




See the review here

Enter in the Rafflecopter entry form Below!

Nothing [except for comments] is mandatory, at all! BUT! Your chances of winning are elevated by each entry participation! 

Please note: This is open to occupants of the U.S. Only! The winner, once notified, must reply within 48 hours of prize notification to claim said prize or else their prize will become forfeit and another winner chosen! These rules are very simple, and there is little more to it! SO! What are you waiting for!?

 GOOD LUCK!!
-MGB


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Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson was not compensated for this post, nor are they responsible for prize fulfillment! All views are those of the original author and reviews can be found through Beautiful Incentives! Your views may differ! Thank you!






Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sunoco Go Cups = 49 Cent Refills!

If you have a Sunoco near by you might want to pick up one of their "Go Cups", while they have them on sale for 99 cents! You will be able to use these cups up until December 31st for 49 cent refills when you use one and so your 99 cents will pay you back on the first fill!!

Get one now, before they're gone!

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with Sunoco or this promotion, I just love a great deal! Thanks!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature - Review!

I know you LOVE the Yves Rocher product reviews I post here as much as I do and I have another for you, right NOW!

This time I bring you the new shades from Couleurs Nature! 

I absolutely LOVE this range, and I know I say this all the time, but I really do! With creamy eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner,  lip gloss and nail lacquer you can have the perfect look in no time!

I had a slew of items to test for this review and I want to start by sharing the cream eye shadow with you! All of the colors are shimmery, shiny, bright, magnificent and waterproof for up to 12 hours and they really work their magic!

You can pick up the Ultra Long-lasting cream eye shadow (with illuminating Horse Chestnut bark extract) in Fresh Blue, Mauve Blue, Plumb, Mauve, Turquoise, Nude, Mercury, Dark Brown and Bronze!

I love the nude, which makes for a great light effect and the fresh blue which really sparkles around the eyes above and under! I do not dislike any of these shimmers and just can't get enough of them! They apply easily almost like a lip gloss but for your eyelids and they blend with a whip of a fingertip or brush!

You can highlight your eye shadow with a waterproof eyeliner in Hot Brown or Tangy Green - Tangy Green being my choice, with intense color packed with protective Chamomile Extract and a creamy texture to die for! These flow on like water and stay on with ease! Both complimenting ALL of the cream eye shadows in whichever combination you choose to use and to suit just about everybody's eye color!

Not finished with your look?! Then have no fear! You can top of your eyes with the Waterproof 360 Length Mascara, with Almond protein to help with protection of those lashes! This is available in black, which really finishes you off with a nice, even edge!

You don't have to stop with those eyes, either! Sexy Pulp Volume Gloss in Clear Coral will have your lips moisturized and ready to shine in no time and with it is a very light red hue is not at all over powering and give you a healthy glow! I paired the gloss with my basic, light, look for a clear, fresh finish to the light, liquid eyes for a natural look!

You can pop a hot color on those nails of yours, too, with colors like Hot Orange, Mauve Blue, Copper and Pearl! I didn't get to try those, but from what I see they look VERY complimentary to the set and I would love to hear from you if you have had the chance to pick one of these up already!?

I do not think I will ever get enough of Yves Rocher, especially with many of their products containing raw, natural, organic or botanical elements running parallel with long-lasting wear and comfort!

All of these new colors and textures are available NOW and you can check them out at the Yves Rocher website (so pop on over and explore) HERE!

You can also feel free to check out Yves Rocher on their Facebook and send some love their way! They certainly appreciate your interest as much as I do!! You never know what you might find!!

Enjoy!!

Disclaimer: I was provided with several products to test for this review but I was not monetarily compensated. My view has not been swayed by the products provided - all products were tested and views my own! Your views may differ! Thank you! 




Fall is coming...

It seems like just yesterday I was having my son, who is now 16 and about to turn 17!! I can't quite believe that in 34 days he hits his 17th birthday and in 35 days I hit my due date for my husband and I's 4th child!!!

I never saw myself sitting here with a great husband, 4 kids, a dog and a bunch of fabulous reptiles back when I was 16 but here I am, at 33 and about to turn 34 just 2 weeks after my due date!! It really is going to be a heck of a couple of weeks coming up at the end of September as we roll into October!!

The bonus is, my mother is visiting on Sept 26th, so even better! I haven't seen her in person for years due to distance and cost and so it should be a LOT of fun!!

I never like to say goodbye to summer, but bring on fall!


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Newman's Own Organics WINNER...

WE HAVE A WINNER FOR OUR NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANIC GIVEAWAY!!!! 

The winner is...

RISA G. 

CONGRATULATIONS!! 

Please check your email for prize confirmation details!! You have 48 hours to respond! 

Thank you!! 

FOR SALE!

I currently have a painting for sale called "Don't Talk, Crow!" - the painting is acrylics on canvas board, measures 18x14 inches and is $35 with just a couple of bucks shipping - will ship worldwide, ask me for a quote!

This is one of a kind and will remain copyright of the artist, may be used for future prints, will never be sold the same way again.

Signed on the back.

Please message me via my contact form, or leave me a contact email on this post and I will get back to you!

Thank you!


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sigh!

Severe swelling in my feet and pelvic pressure is pretty much keeping me off the internet right now, it sucks! I only have 38 days left now, though!

Monday, 12 August 2013

FREE BREAKFAST with Stripes and Xtramart!

If you have a Stripes AND and Xtramart near-by this morning, then you're set for a FREE breakfast!!

YUM!


You can head on over HERE and print off your coupon for a FREE breakfast taco at Stripes!
(Valid today and tomorrow, 13th!)...

THEN!


Head on over HERE and print off TWO more yummy coupons! One for your FREE (any size) coffee (Valid Aug 12 AND Aug 26th ONLY) and one for your FREE Honey Bun (Valid until Aug 15th!) - Just like XtraMart on Facebook and then head on over to their "Free Stuff" section to get your coupons! 

ALSO you may like to know that XtraMart has FREE COFFEE on the 1st of the month, so keep an eye out for that, too!! :) 

Nom nom nom!! 

ENJOY! 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Last Day for FREE nail polish at CVS!

Today is the last day to grab your FREE nail polish at CVS!

They are $4.99, buy 1, get $3 back in extrabucks! Use the $2/1 coupon available in previous inserts and you score these totally FREE - you can do this up to 6 times so it is a GREAT time to stock up on nail polish!

Enjoy!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Freebies!

Lots of freebies popping up today! Head on over to our Facebook page and check out some goodies! You can find us by clicking the Facebook link at the top right of our blog OR by clicking HERE!


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Has anyone seen my marbles? I think i've lost them...

I really hope the next few weeks fly by! I only just realized it was August already so that is a start! I think my brain has finally turned to complete mush and the inability to sleep through an entire night without having to wake up and pee 10 times is hampering my take on just about everything!

I have around about 6.5 weeks to go and I am not even packed up for the hospital or anything! I really should get my skates on, so to speak!! This baby will be here before I know it!


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

ZZzz - So Tired!

I have a review coming for you for some Yves Rocher products that you are going to LOVE!

I did, however, have a shot this morning at the Dr's office and I am so sleepy now! I will try and get it to you all VERY SOON! You're going to love these ones!


Monday, 5 August 2013

The New Dr...

In case you have been living under a rock this weekend - a rock with internet so you can see this - then you should like to know that PETER CAPALDI is the new Dr. Who!

I am personally THRILLED with this choice! It is about time they went back to the older gents and away from the young, hip and trendy Dr's that they've pushed out in the last few years and HOPEFULLY step back into the shoes of old where by the Dr was more distinguished and the companion was just a companion and not some weird lover-that-never-was!

I look forward to next season! Bring it on!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Baby Comfy Nose Nasal Aspirator Review!

I have a neat little gizmo here that any mum would quite like to see in her baby goods, called the Baby Comfy Nose!

This simple, yet very effective "tool" for aspiration of the nasal passages in new babies who are unable to expel any yuckiness on their own!

Traditionally you might use a rounded hand-held sucker to clear the passages, but these are a little annoying to use and a bother to clean, but with the Baby Comfy Nose you can see clearly when your baby's nose is clean, when the apparatus is clean and without all the fuss!

It is going to sound a little gross to some of you, but I promise this works without any ill effects and your baby is going to experience a hygienic cleanse of the nose [which is quick and safe] with use of your own suction!

You simply pop a little folded tissue in the "bulb" as a filter and place up to the childs nose and use the other end to suck on the aspirator to cleanse. The tube is long and there is no trouble with anything reaching your mouth as the tissue is there as a catch all in the bulb!

These are so handy to have around and definitely worth a try! I would recommend them over the basic, squeezy, hand-held rubber styles any day!

If you are interested in finding out more about the Baby Comfy Nose, then why not head on over and check them out at: http://www.babycomfynose.com/, where you will find a great instructional video and be able to purchase one for yourself in either pink, white or blue!

What are you waiting for!? Head on over and let me know what you think!




Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions are my own. 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. Thank you!

Who IS Who!? (Dr. Who!)

I must admit, I am quite excited about the reveal of the new Dr. Who!

I have watched it since I was a youngster, with my dad, and it has always been a staple in our house and each Dr. always seems to be a wrong fit until you see them in action and you know it is bound to be good!

I would LOVE to see Sean Bean as the new Dr. but somehow I don't see that happening with him being such a big actor these days, but I do wish they would give us a bit of an older, wiser, fun Dr. this time around!

Who is Who?! - We'll find out TONIGHT!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

7 or so weeks to go!

At this point in my pregnancy I am starting to feel a little like a beached whale! My feel are incredibly swollen and the baby does nothing but move around all day and night - which of course isn't a bad thing, so it is perfectly fine by me!

Just 7 or so weeks to go and it is party time in my house! New baby, our boys birthdays (all in the same week) and my mother visiting AND then my birthday! I can't wait!!

It will also be extremely nice to have my body back! Thank you! I don't mind quite so much though, this is our last child and so I will try and enjoy the last few weeks and then get back to me!

I hope you're all having a FABULOUS weekend!!

xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

NuNAAT Brazilian Keratin Product Review!


Over the past several weeks I have given up my "regular" shampoo and conditioner and switched it out for NuNAAT's Brazilian Keratin line!

The range includes:

  • Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Shampoo
  • Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Conditioner
  • Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask
  • Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor
  • Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine

I was a little overwhelmed at first as using so many products but wanted to give this a true test and so threw myself in at the deep end from day one [all of the signs for a good experience were there from the start] and I was ready to go! 

But before I talk about my experience, I want to let you know that all of the products in this rage are meant to work with all hair types to repair cuticle damage, strengthen hair, restore shine, reduce frizz and volume and to protect your hair from the elements. It should also be noted that there are no formaldehyde or sodium chloride elements in these any of these products and there for they are a little easier on your health, too!

Again, before I get started, I should say that my hair is long - well past shoulder length - and thick! My hair is also wavey AND frizzy and so there is no getting around the fact that I do need to do a lot with it to make it look the way you might imagine seeing it sitting pretty there a-top of my head throughout the year and many changing seasons!

I first took to the shampoo and conditioner as I usually would and just switched out the regular brand I had on hand at the time and washed as per usual. The entire line is designed for daily use and so these became my new daily shower weapon of choice alongside a treatment once a week of the intensive hair mask instead of the regular conditioner!

The hair mask was just a delight, I have to say! It really worked wonders on my hair and scalp and it wasn't messy or awkward to apply either! I just shampooed as usual but applied the hair mask after rinsing and left it for a little while before washing it through! 

As I mentioned before, I have crazy hair and usually end up having to get it straightened to keep it looking nice and sleek! To aid in the straightening process I switched out my regular sprays for the leave-in constructor, which is a very light liquid applied after washing and towel drying but before blow drying or straightening! The reconstructor penetrates the hair and is sealed in when straightening! 

The reconstructor is made for regular use and can be applied each time you style for the desired effect, which can be finished off with the ultra-shine serum, which you can apply to wet or dry hair to give your hair a layer of protection from the elements, and which I have found useful when used during the hot, sticky summer months to keep my hair from losing that styled look and reverting back to a ball of frizz!! 

I have to admit that I was skeptical as to whether these would work for my hair as I have used products with Keratin in them before and have been left with dry, unmanageable hair, which has lead me away from that particular store-purchased brand that I shall not mention, but which I had hear had worked very well for others and so I do know that what sounds great for one might not always be right for me! 

HOWEVER! Overall, these particular Brazilian Keratin products from NuNAAT work superbly together for my hair and I have been left with soft, smooth and manageable hair that [for once] has not been afraid of the summer!! They also smell great and do not leave a sticky residue either!

As a complete set I have been nothing but impressed and it isn't too easy to impress me with hair products and so when you see me tell you it works for me, I mean it - and with a happy dance to boot! I would encourage you to try them as a range rather than one or two items at a time for the full benefits you may get on your hair and I would LOVE to hear from you if you have had any previous success with similar products or with NuNAAT themselves!! 

If you would like to find out more about these products in particular, and about NuNAAT, you can head on over to their website and find them, HERE and then head on over to Twitter and follow them with the hash tag @nunaat! For a complete range of Nunaat products, you can surf their site, and also interact with them on Facebook, which for your convenience you can also find HERE!

I have adored my experience with these products and hope to try more in the future! I hope you do, too! 

Enjoy! 

Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson was not monetarily compensated for this review but did receive the products mentioned for the integrity of this review. All opinions are open, honest and the writers own and your opinions and experiences may differ! Thank you! 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway!


A couple of weekends ago we had a party for my husband's 33rd birthday, which means for around about 6 weeks he is the same age as me until I hit my birthday in October and once again claim my place on the elder throne!

Every year, when I throw this get-together, I lay out a few trays of snacks and goodies for people to help themselves to and let them go to town! This year was no exception and in among those goodies were some sweet treats from Newman's Own Organics!

Starting out as a division of Newman's Own, Newman's Own Organics became a company of its own in 2001 - and with many delicious, organic products from Licorice to Fig Newman's it is easy to see why they are easily one of my personal favorite places to pick up snacks and treats!!

The lovely folk over at Newman's Own Organics were actually nice enough to send us over a ridiculous amount of goodies to try out through out household and I have to say I am surprised they lasted as long as they did, or even made it to our party!!

There were several flavors of Newnan-O's cookies, which were FANTASTIC with milk and once the packets were opened did NOT last a very long time! The Fig Newman's were also a huge hit and, again, didn't last too long on the table and the chocolate cups - filled with raspberry, peanut butter, caramel or peppermint creme made it all of about 10 minutes out of the box!!

The taste of quality in each of these products was evident and more-ish doesn't even start to cover how the entire family felt about them! My mother LOVES licorice and my son loves all of the chocolates and cookies! My 2 year old's favorite are the alphabet cookies and I have to say that my favorite was the extra dark chocolate bar, which (I admit) no one else got a look-in on, at all!

The only issue we had with any of the products was that some did go soft quite quickly due to the extreme heat this summer, but this is because they are all natural and lack preservatives that might otherwise make some of your other treats last forever! This is not a bad thing as I prefer the nature of each one of these products and with a little air conditioning and careful re-sealing of the packages and use of good containers, you are good to go!!

Each of these products (as pictured) go delightfully with a hot cup of tea or coffee and you can't eat just the one [unless you have super will-power] but with treats as good as these you will devour them with a smile!!

Each of us here in our household just ADORED this review and we know you will love these too!! Head on over to their website and see what they have to offer right now! AND see what they have to offer your pets are they do pet food and treats, too!!

AND THERE IS MORE!

That's right! The good folk over at Newman's Own Organics would like to offer ONE of our readers the chance to win a selection of 4 of the items we here at Mom's Gone Bronson we able to try!! I have mulled it over for a week or so and have decided that some of the yummiest items we would love you to dig into are the: Dried Apricots, which are DELICIOUS! Newman-O's Sandwich Cookies, Alphabet Cookies AND Newman's Own Pretzel Thins! 

To be in with a chance of winning these goodies from Newman's Own Organics, all you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below! Entries are open to the U.S only and if you are under 18 please get your parent to enter on your behalf! The prize will be fulfilled by, and shipped directly from Newman's Own Organics. Mom's Gone Bronson is responsible for this prize!

Giveaway starts August 1st, 20013 and ends on August 15th, 2013! The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of giveaway end and if you are chosen as our winner you will have 48 hours to claim your prize before a new winner is chosen in your place! Any question pertaining to this giveaway, please contact me via our contact form at the top of our page!

Thank you so much for entering our giveaways!! GOOD LUCK, and ENJOY!!

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Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson received products for the integrity of this review and all thoughts and opinions are honest and their own. Your thoughts may differ. Prize fulfillment stands with Newman's Own Organics and not Mom's Gone Bronson. Thank you! 

Prime Vapor Alpine Chill E-Cigarette Review!

I know i brought you a review last week on how to roll your own cigarettes for a fraction of the cost of buying packs from the store, but what about those of you who wish to smoke inside, at a bar [or restaurant] that no longer allows for public smoking? And what about those of you who want to kick-start a journey to giving up smoking for all together, and for good?! WELL...

For you guys, I have THIS! An E-Cigarette from Prime Vapor!

Many of you, by now, might be quite familiar with the term E-Cigarette, which is basically an electronic cigarette! The E-Cigarettes from Prime Vapor are 2 part mechanisms, which consist of the cigarette and the flavor, which are available in a simple, sleek design, allowing you to feel as though you have, in-hand, a regular cigarette that is perhaps just a little heavier than the real thing!

Available in various strengths, without the smoke and free of [over 4,800] compounds you might find inside a regular cigarette, these E-Cigarettes really are a new way to smoke in a world that is slowly disallowing smoking in many public places! They are acceptable in non-smoking establishments because they do no harm to anybody else around you and our tester just recently took one on a trip to Florida with her and was very satisfied with being able to smoke while at the airport! 

The E-Cig's that we had to try out here for this review, were sent with Alpine Chill flavor, which is suited to those who prefer to smoke menthol tobacco and, although the taste is not too dissimilar to that of a regular cigarette, it is also  "lighter and cleaner" in the opinion of our reviewer! 

One of the fabulous benefits of using an E-Cigarette from Prime Vapor is that, as I previously mentioned, you can use them with various levels of nicotine! The levels currently available are: 

  • 36mg - Ultra High
  • 24mg - High
  • 12mg - Low
  • 0mg - Non-Nicotine

This is a fabulous range for those of you who are thinking of giving up smoking as you could use the Prime Vapor E-Cigarette to taper your smoking habits from an Ultra-High, 36 mg of nicotine right through the High, Low and down to the Zero-Nicotine range available and slowly ween yourself off of cigarettes all together without having to give up the feeling or habit of picking up the cigarettes you are used to! 

Not only does the E-Cigarette here come with varying levels of nicotine, they also come with MANY different flavors, which can help to encourage you to smoke less tobacco-type cartridges and slowly lead you away from the idea of tobacco in the first place! You can literally "smoke" your favorite regular tobacco flavors (such as menthol) OR opt for a gourmet flavor in the form of Tiramisu, Butter Rum or Cinnamon Apple Crumble!! If that doesn't sound better than a nicotine patch, I don't know what does! 

We were all [smokers and non-smokers alike] quite impressed with the idea of the E-Cigarettes over at Mom's Gone Bronson and our tester was especially pleased with her experience! On look and feel alone we have rated these E-cigs as a 9/10 and a 9/10 on flavor, use and versatility with having been able to use them while travelling on a short vacation! 

They definitely do keep the need for regular cigarettes at bay, the cost will vary based on the amount you generally smoke in one day and on how deeply you inhale etc, but it could be as much as a 50% drop in the out of pocket expenses when using an E-Cigarette as apposed to regular packs of cigarettes in one day!  

To see if these E-Cigarettes from Prime Vapor are for you, just head on over to their FAQ pages on their website [found HERE] to find out more! 

You can also discover more about Prime Vapor by visiting their Facebook Page; HERE! OR by keeping up with them on Twitter; HERE

Have you had any past experience with E-Vapor Cigarettes?! What did you think of them and would you think of swapping them out for the real thing!? I would LOVE to hear from you!! 

Please enjoy responsibly! - MGB!

Disclaimer: Mom's Gone Bronson was provided with items for the sake of this review and the thoughts and opinions of this review are those of the team involved with Mom's Gone Bronson. Opinions are open, honest and each party's own and yours may differ! We realize that every person has their own right to smoke or not to smoke and we bring you this review without prejudiced or judgement to either side. Thank you!