Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LG OLED TV from Best Buy makes a great gift for the whole family

 As the holidays quickly approach, it is time to start shopping if you haven't already.  It is also "hinting season" so everyone should be dropping hints of what they would like for Christmas.  I hear the kids hinting at things that they would just love to get for Christmas all the time.  I always try to do what I can to make their wishes come true.  I always make sure Santa brings one big family gift that we can all enjoy together.  This year, we remodeled our house so I have been looking for something in the entertainment department to add to our wish list.  We need a new TV for the living room so I thought that would be the perfect place to start since we all watch movies together.  I am passionate about finding the ultimate best products when shopping for electronics because I want the latest technology.  I want a smart TV that is less bulky than the old TV and provides a sharper picture.  I always turn to Best Buy when I am searching for electronics and I think I have found what I have been looking for. 

Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is pencil thin and only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point.  Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. 

Do you remember your first kiss?  Your baby's first steps?  Have you seen the majesty of a desert sunset?  Amazing memories that are unforgettable, right?  Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.  Believe me, you you have to see this picture!

Check out the features:
         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
        4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
         Super thin design
         Find content faster with webOS 
 Curved Screen
Magic Remote With Voice

Best Buy’s everyday price is $3,499.99 (save $500).
LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

 Learn more about LG OLED TV HERE.

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Find Movies & TV Shows You Already Love

This anthemic video from the film and television industry reminds us how Movies and TV shows bring us together. What we watch doesn't just entertain us, it inspires and moves us. It's the show that gave you the chills. The scene that left you crying from laughing so hard. The movie you watch when you are having a bad day. The things that drive you to be fearless. Make you get up and dance. The movie that makes you ask, "what would Ferris do?" Where the underdogs always come back on top. The storylines that redefine your own life experience. What we watch doesn't just entertain us. It changes us, helps us believe, and overcome any challenge life throws our way. This is the anthem that runs through the core of WhereToWatch. Visit the site and find the content you already love.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Spend Quality Time With Your Family With 2 New Fun Games From Haywire Group

WHAT?! You want me to spend time with my family?! That's stressful and painful and long hours of talking about Grandpa's latest ailment - how am I supposed to get through that?!
Hey, it doesn't have to be that bad. Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves - and not talking about Grandpa's foot fungus! The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game.

 DICEcapades is a card game, a dice game, a trivia game, an action game and well, it's just a game with about anything and everything in it, which is why it's perfect for everyone. You may find yourself in a staring contest, answering obscure trivia or balancing dice on your hand while standing on one foot - you never know what your turn will bring (hint: you might want to start working on your hand charades skills!). This game will definitely have you looking forward to spending time with your family and if it doesn't, give your friends a call for a game night, you can all escape your families together. DICEcapades isn't just the luck of the dice - it's also the smarts of the roller.
 Do your kids draw on themselves? Ask how old they need to be to get a tattoo? Are they just plain creative or want to be? If so, you need Bodydoodles The Tattoo Guessing Game, this popular game for kids will channel that creative energy in a fun safe drawing game where your body is the canvas. It's as easy as drawing a body card and a doodle card, picking the player you want to tattoo and drawing. Using the skin safe markers, a player draws the doodle on the chosen player while all the other players try to guess what is being drawn. Points are earned by the drawer and the guesser. Perfect for get-togethers with friends, sleepovers, birthday parties and anytime a child says, "Mom, I don't have anything to do."
For more exciting games from The Haywire Group - FREE Shipping through 12/31/2014, visit the Haywire Group website. Use promo code: FREESHIPPING50

Watch for my review on these two games that will be coming soon!

Disclosure:  This is a promotional post. I will be provided free items for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Enter the "Foresters Tech Timeout Sweepstakes" for a chance to win $100!

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Repair Your Hair With Framesi BY Masque (Review & Giveaway)

Framesi BY Masque is an intense treatment of rich, whole grain proteins with amino acids, that restructure and rebuild damaged hair.  It instantly repairs hair, leaving it with body, strength, and shine.  Thermal and UV protectants help in maintaining color, leaving the hair rich and vibrant.  It is also weightless and will not build up.

My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a tube of Framesi BY Masque.  If you follow my posts, you would know my hair is a disaster because of what I put it through.  The bottom was black then I decided to bleach it back to blonde a few weeks ago.  I also blow dry and flat-iron everyday now so it is very damaged.  While transitioning to blonde, I was doing professional deep conditioning treatments every other day to repair my hair.  They weren't doing much for my hair.  This product arrived and I started using it instead.  My hair totally changed the first time I used it.  My hair transformed into silky soft, manageable hair that was not dry and frizzy.  I can actually wash it and go without drying and flat-ironing it to tame it down.  It smells so good too!  I am completely impressed with what this product has done to my hair and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a hair makeover.  You can find BY Masque and other great products at the Beauty Care Choices website.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, & Youtube as well.


One lucky winner will receive a tube of Framesi BY Masque just like I reviewed.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. only.  Thank you for entering and good luck!  

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Get Great Sound Quality With the RoverBeats Bravo Headset From Etekcity (Review)

 Looking for a new headset to use with voice chat, telecommunications, or gaming? Problem solved! The RoverBeats Bravo headset from Etekcity offers clear audio playback and comfortable design to enhance your enjoyment of games, video chat, movies, and music, or increase your productivity in the office. Compatible with any computer and many devices with the 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and featuring an adjustable headband and microphone, the RoverBeats Bravo is ready for anything.

My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a RoverBeats Bravo headset by Etekcity.  I chose this item because my kids go through headphones like they are going out of style.  My daughter is especially hard on them and I know how.  Both kids have laptops that are always listening to music on or playing games on so I make them use headphones or earbuds.  It seems like every week, my daughter needs a new pair because she broke hers somehow.  Since we got the RoverBeats Bravo headset, she has had no problems.

The sound is clear and does not have static.  The ear cups are nicely padded so they don't hurt her ears when she is wearing earrings.  Even though they are a little big, she really likes them.  The cord is long enough that she can move around when it is plugged in.  It plugs into all of her devices, which is very nice!  She usually doesn't use the microphone feature but this is a nice option for my son who plays X-box a lot.  I might have to order another set for him.  I would definitely recommend this headset to any music lover or gamer.  It makes a great gift idea for only $17.99.  You can purchase it HERE on Amazon. 

Disclosure:  I was provided a free product for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Egyptian Cotton Towel Sets Make Great Gifts (Review)

The 3-piece Egyptian Cotton Towel Sets are a beautiful update to ANY bathroom, and will not fade in the washing machine! Available in multiple colors and sizes, these 100% Egyptian cotton towels can fit any need. 
Towel Set Includes:
One Bath Towel - 30"x55" 

One Hand Towel - 20"x30" 

One Face Towel - 13"x13" 

Color options: Black, Chocolate, Charcoal, Cream, Forest Green, Latte, Light Blue, Navy Blue, Plum, Purple, Red, Rust, Seafoam, Stone, Teal, Toast, Tea Rose, White

My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a Premium 3 piece Towel set by e Luxury Supply.  I chose black because it matches my animal print bathroom.  When the towels arrived, I couldn't believe how heavy the box was.  When I opened them, they were huge!  They are thick, heavy, and super soft.

Here is the hand towel on a regular towel rack.  It could almost be used as a bath towel because it is so big!  I am very picky about the towels and wash cloths I buy and have never seen any this thick, absorbent, and durable.  I have washed and dried these several times and they have not faded a bit.  I absolutely love this towel set and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great gift idea or an awesome towel set for them self.  You can purchase it on Amazon HERE.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Thicker, Fuller Hair With Sytem Hinoki (Review & Giveaway)

System Hinoki is a set of four haircare products, made in the USA, by Hayashi Worldwide, consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, leave in scalp conditioner, and leave in body booster. The products are meant to be used together regularly (during every hair/scalp cleansing) over the long-term to provide cleansing, healing, and nutrition to both hair and scalp.
Men and women, with any hair texture (curly, straight, thick, or fine), suffering from thinning hair, hair loss, slow-to-grow hair, or dandruff, will all benefit from using System Hinoki products on a regular basis.

My Review:

I had the chance to review System Hinoki over the last three months.  Before I started the system, my hair was very fine and thin.  As you can see above, I could twist all of it up to about the size of a pencil.  I was very excited to get started with these products!

The photo below is my hair on day 1.  I never realized how bad my hair actually was until I saw this picture.  It made me want to go get it all cut off because it looked so thin and straggly. I decided to wait and see how the products worked first.

After a couple weeks of using the Hinoki System, the black in my hair started to change to a reddish color.  I have never had this problem with other shampoos.  I decided to change my hair to all blonde so I could continue to use the products.  Here I am at one month and gradually going to blonde.

I had some issues at the beginning trying to find a balance with my hair being too oily with the leave-in conditioner and body-booster.  I learned that it only takes a tiny bit of each.  I also used a deep conditioner from the salon twice a week along with these products because my hair severely needed it because of the bleach.  Here I am at two months and badly needing a haircut.

Finally, I got a trim and my hair looks healthier.

At three months, my hair is definitely thicker and fuller!

I would say the Hinoki System worked for me and would highly recommend it to anyone with thinning hair.  Check out the website for more info on this product.


One lucky winner will receive a System Hinoki Set just like I reviewed.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. only.  Thank you for entering & good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was provided free products for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Excavate 3 Real Stones With The Gemstone Dig Kit (Review)

Any 6-12 year old will love this award-winning Gemstone Dig Kit  by Discover with Dr. Cool.  Excavate 3 real gemstone specimens with this incredible hands-on excavation kit. Buried within a gemstone-shaped digging brick, your treasure hunter will dig out a real amethyst crystal, a quartz crystal point and a tiger's eye specimen! This hands-on adventure science kit is a great way to start a rock and mineral collection and includes an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass. There’s also a wonderful full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can identify and learn about each gemstone. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles, and challenges to complete. This is a must-have gift for the rock hound or treasure hunter in your family!

My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a Gemstone Dig Kit.  I gave it to my eleven year old daughter, Savanna, who was thrilled to dig into it.  She has always had an interest in collecting rocks and is always looking for treasures so I knew this would be right up her alley.

The instructions were simple.  Use the tools to excavate three stones after you lay down newspaper.  She started chipping away at the large "gem" which was made of plaster of paris type of substance.  I see why they said to put newspaper down because it made a powdery mess all over.  She finally hit her first stone about halfway through.  After digging a little more, the second appeared.  The last one was harder to find since it was the smallest.  But, she finally found it.

After they were all rinsed off, we compared them to the photo on the kit.  The Quartz Crystal looked almost like the photo.  The Tiger's Eye was similar but the Amethyst was much smaller and lacked color.  I don't know if she broke it off somehow or if it was just like that.  She was happy with all of them anyways and thought they were all cool. 

She read about all of the stones in the Adventure Guide and did several activities in the Activity Book.  She even asked for another one of these kits for Christmas!  It took her about an hour to dig out all of the stones so I think it is well worth the price of $11.99.  She really enjoyed it.  I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone who has a child that has an interest in rocks.  Discover with Dr. Cool has several other dig kits as well.  Check out the website or follow them on Facebook, or Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Find the Perfect Gift Set From Old Factory Candles for Anyone (Review & Giveaway)

 Old Factory Candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. They are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances.  Everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

               Here the list of themes and their related fragrances:

 Fall Harvest           Happy Holidays            Winter Wonderland
Pumpkin Spice            Christmas Tree                      Hot Cocoa
   Cranberry                  Candy Cane                    Roasted Chestnut
Autumn Leaves             Gingerbread                          First Snow

   Romance               Fresh & Clean                   Spa Day
 Rose Petals
                Champagne                          Cucumber
Lemongrass               Olive Blossom                     Lemongrass          
Dark Chocolate           Fresh Linen                          Green Tea

                 Coffee Shop                Man Cave
  Sea Breeze              
Coffee Bean                       Straight Razor
Hawaiian Lei                Hazelnut                                Leather
  Awapuhi                     Chai Tea                              Mahogany

High as a Kite        New Born Baby                50 Shades 
                 Baby Powder                           Leather
                 Baby Shampoo                           Vanilla  
Bag O' Cookies          
First Blanket                     Jasmine Bubbles

 My Review:

I recently had the chance to review a set of Old Factory Candles of my choice.  I was given an Amazon code and asked to get the gift wrap option.  I chose the Fall Harvest Set because it had all the scents that I would normally buy for my home.  When it arrived, I was less than impressed with the gift wrapping.  Not to sound too harsh, but it looked like my kid wrapped it and put a cheap paper card on top.  Not to mention, it got beat up and scraped in the box that had inadequate packing inside.  Needless to say, I would not want to present it as a gift as it came and would not purchase Amazon gift wrapping for this item.

Now the candles, I can highly recommend!  They are each only two inches tall but they smell wonderful!  They seem to burn forever and fill the entire room full of scent.  Literally, within two minutes of lighting the first candle my whole living room was scented.  I have a big house so this was impressive.  When people come to my house when the Pumpkin Spice candle has been burning, they ask me if I am making a Pumpkin Pie.  I love all of the scents and would buy more.  They make great gift ideas as well.  


One lucky winner will receive their choice of an Old Factory Candle set just like I reviewed.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  This is open to U.S. only.  Thank you for entering & good luck!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Marich Premium Chocolates Has Great Gifts For Everyone

Marich is a second-generation California family business following a 60-year tradition of fine confectionary art.  Their premium chocolates are infused with quality, creativity, and diversity.  You will find the most delicious fresh fruits, fresh roasted nuts, and hand crafted toffees and caramels.

My Review:

I recently had the chance to review several items by Marich.  They sent me a lovely gift box with an assortment of their products in it.  Some aren't even available on the website yet!  Oh my goodness!  Caramels, almonds, mints, jelly beans, shortbread, and even a mix were in there!  Where do I start?  Well,  if you know me at all, you know I started with the caramels of course.
Here is what was included...

These aren't your average hard sticky caramel.  They were soft and smooth.  The shell was chocolatey with a light candy cane flavor.  They were simply amazing and could be very addicting.

Christmas Chocolate Almonds
These are amazing almonds enrobed in milk chocolate and a candy shell.  They tasted great but I thought the shell was a bit thick and a little hard to bite through.  It was worth it to get to the delight inside, though.

Peppermint Bark Shortbread
These are crispy shortbread bites coated in dark chocolate and peppermint bark.  The coating is a lot like the Candy Cane Caramels.  It is unique, not overpowering, and delicious.  I could get addicted to these, too.

These are all natural jelly beans.  I am not usually a big fan of jelly beans but these are really good!  The flavors are all great and I could easily get hooked on them.

These are soft creamy mints covered in dark chocolate and a candy shell.  Picture the little mints found at weddings.  Now soften them up, coat them in chocolate and candy coating.  That's what these taste like.  Yum!

Christmas Select Mix
 This is a festive mix of mellocremes, mints, Jordan Almonds, chocolates, & jellies.  Everything was great!  The mellocremes have a texture like candy corn but are different flavors.  Oddly, my kids didn't like them but I loved them.  The chocolates are amazing, melt in your mouth, milk chocolate balls wrapped in foil.  The jellies are are my least favorite of all.  They are an odd gummy coated with sprinkles.  I'm not a sprinkle fan or a gummy fan so that pretty much ended it for me.  The kids like them, though.  The mints and almonds are the same as above.  It is nice to have a mixture of several great items in one bag to keep the taste buds happy.

I would definitely recommend Marich to anyone looking for a great gift idea or for a sweet treat for themselves.  Check out the website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+.

Disclosure:  I was provided free products for review purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Make Your Own Projects With Rockwell Bladerunner X2 and Sonicrafter F30 (Review & Giveaway)

Rockwell is celebrating Halloween with the launch of the new Rockwell BladeRunner X2 
and Sonicrafter F30; a warp speed oscillating tool that's great for tackling all kinds of DIY 
projects, including carving pumpkins and making signs.
I was sent both of these awesome tools to create my own Halloween decor.  There is so much you can do with these!  After much contemplation, I decided to make this fabulous outdoor sign.  
 I started with a board, orange & black wood safe paint, and wood glue.  Then, I free-hand drew the letters on the board.  Stencils probably would have been better but I wanted a spooky look.

 Next, I set up the BladeRunner X2 and was ready to cut out the letters.  It was easy to set up and took very little time.  The letters took a little while to cut because of all the curves.  It was really fun to do though!  I used the bottom half of my board for the sign base and a small strip for a stake.

I laid everything out and painted them.  When they were dry, I painted the insides of the letters and glued everything with wood glue.  I have a decal machine so I made the zombies and skull out of vinyl to set it off.

Then, I placed it in front of my porch to greet all my guests.  I think if I can use power tools to make a sign like this, anyone can!  I would definitely recommend Rockwell tools to anyone who wants to make their own projects.  Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
More Info... 

Rockwell Sonicrafter F30
Before buying another oscillating tool check out Rockwell's new Sonicrafter F30.  This tool is fast, real fast – up to twice as fast as competing brands -- with an industry-breaking oscillating angle of 4°. 

 The 3.5 amp F30 and 4 amp F50 oscillating tools work harder, too. In fact, they can absorb 30 and 35 lbs. of force, respectively, before stalling out, while competitors drop out at 22 lbs. or less. 

The new Sonicrafter F30 is leaner, with a more tapered body.  Plus, it’s equipped with true Universal Fit to accept other brand's accessories without compromise. Hyperlock locks down accessories with one metric ton of force to eliminate blade slippage during cuts. 

The Rockwell Sonicrafter Sonicrafter F30 (RK5131K, $119) is available at Lowes or other select major retailers.  A hard case is included and features separate bulk storage areas for quick and easy access to the tool’s accessories. 

Rockwell BladeRunner X2

One of the most popular benchtop table saws to ever hit the market was the Rockwell® BladeRunner – the saw that cuts nearly everything, including wood, PVC, plastic, aluminum and ceramic tile, using standard T-shank jigsaw blades.  Now Rockwell has introduced its newest saw, the BladeRunner X2.

BladeRunner X2 accommodates longer and wider workpieces for ripping and crosscutting.  The new blade guard assembly also incorporates a splitter, which helps
keep straight cuts on track.  This saw has a lower profile of 6 ¾ in. high and weighs less than 15 lbs.

What distinguishes BladeRunner X2 from other benchtop saws is its blade.  Instead of a saw blade, it uses standard 4 in., T-shanked jigsaw blades, which are widely available through hardware stores and home centers. 

The innovative 3000 spm saw is powered by a 5.5-amp motor.  The saw’s cutting capacity is 1 ½ in. in wood; 1 ¼ in. in PVC; 3/8 in. in aluminum and ceramic tile, and  1/8 in. in mild steel. 

BladeRunner’s X2 base is impact resistant and constructed for durability.  It’s supported by four, non-marring rubber feet.  The body of the saw features dedicated miter gauge and rip fence storage.  

 One lucky winner will receive their choice of
(1) Rockwell BladeRunner X2 or (1) Rockwell Sonicrafter F30.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to U.S. Only.  Thank you for entering and good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was provided free products for promotional purposes and not compensated in any other way.  My thoughts are my own.