Tuesday, July 31, 2012

And the winners are...ArtistryBeauty and Dry Idea

• Winner of Artistry giveaway

Lilyana Cruz said... 38

tweet

https://twitter.com/lilyanacruz/status/229019681791561728

July 27, 2012 8:06 PM



• Winner of (1) Dry Idea

Carmen Ortiz said... 18

http://twitter.com/carmen0571/status/228919639508398081 barcarel(at)yahoo(dot)com

July 27, 2012 1:28 PM

Congratulations.  You have 24 hours to claim your prize. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Target~Newest Shaun White Apparel Boardshorts Collection

My son Matt received some new swim trunks from the newest Shaun White Apparel boardshorts collection. The collection is designed by Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Shaun White and his brother, Jesse.  Don't we all have the Olympic fever!  Go USA!  And my son just thinks it is so cool to have these shorts.  Hello moms, Shaun White!!  Perfect for the skater or rocker teen in your life.  And they have UPF 50+ Sun Protection.  These are his favorite article of clothing.







They are available exclusively at Target. The shorts are very cool and so teenager approved. They represent a unique blend of Shaun White’s style, inspired by music, art, and years of travel experiences. Currently priced at $17. Available for boys between 4 and 18.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample product was received to review.  These are our honest opinions. 












Sunday, July 29, 2012

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN~Magical Moments App & Sweepstakes

When Timothy Green unexpectedly shows up in Stanleyville, he changes the lives of the people he meets forever. Inspired by that, Disney has created an application (http://di.sn/MagicalMoments) that allows fans of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN to upload and share photos of magical moments from their own lives. When a photo is submitted, it becomes a part of our Magical Moments Photo Collage: 

In addition, the application is hosting a sweepstakes where users can enter to win the grand prize - a Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer! 25 first-place winners will receive a promo card for a photo book from Shutterfly!

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kit de Diversion Veraniega~The Odd Life of Timothy Green














***Divulgacion-No recibe compensacion.  Esto es no mas para su informacion.

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN Summer Fun Kit

Disney Invites you to the most magical movie of the summer with THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN opening in August 15th.



***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Friday, July 27, 2012

DISNEY LANZA LA COLECTA DE CALCETINES DE“THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN”


Un programa para recolectar calcetines nuevos para familias necesitadas que comenzó el 9 de julio.

 The Walt Disney Studios anunció hoy que han llegado a un acuerdo con Hanes, que está colaborando con la Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), para lanzar la colecta de calcetines de “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” a partir del 23 de julio de 2012, destinada a proveer calcetines nuevos a las familias necesitadas en todo Estados Unidos. Se le pide a la gente que lleve pares nuevos de calcetines a All Saints Catholic Church 215 East Tenth Street Houston, TX 77008 entre el 23 de julio y el 3 de septiembre de 2012. También pueden dejar los calcetines en los cines Carmike y Marcus de su localidad. Hanes se comprometió a igualar el número de donaciones hasta llegar a los 10.000 pares. AGRM los distribuirá entre las familias a las que ayudan. Para más información sobre la colecta de calcetines de “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, visita la página de Facebook del film: https://www.facebook.com/OddLifeMovie    

***Divulgacion-No recibi compensacion.  Esto es no mas para su informacion.

DISNEY LAUNCHES “THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN” SOCK DRIVE

Program to Collect New Socks for Needy Families Kicked Off on July 23rd   

Houston, TX   – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that they worked with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), to launch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive on July 18, 2012, aimed at providing new socks for families in need across the U.S. People are asked to take new pairs of socks to All Saints Catholic Church 215 East Tenth Street Houston, TX 77008 between July 23 and September 3, 2012. Besides the community locations, people may also drop off socks at Carmike and Marcus theaters in their communities. Hanes will be standing by to match donations up to 10,000 pairs of socks. AGRM will distribute the socks to the families they aid.  For more details about “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive, please visit the film’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OddLifeMovie

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday~Baby vs Ham



Obviously Ham wins this one!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Top Tips to Tackle Parenthood

You know it has been 13 years since I had a little one around and it kinda does come back to you and it kinda doesn't.  I feel like a first time parent all over again.  Everyone gives you advice of how to do things, and what will happen but nothing really prepares you.  Abd even with experience, every baby is different.  But I have some tips to maybe help you along the way and make things easier on you:
1)  It Takes 2-Team Work.  From the beginning, my husband and I have tackle the messes together.  Whether it is support, an extra hand, or a back up, he is always there. 
2)  Tag Your It-Take Turns.  You are the Mommy and he is the Daddy.  Tag him in every now and again.  You need a break.  No matter how small the break is, take it.  You deserve it.
3)  Laugh It Off-Poop happens, that is me saying it in a nice way with nice words.  You will laugh about it later, why not laugh now.  My husband and I have had some moments.  I just bust out laughing with tears rolling down my eyes from laughing so hard. 
4)  Their Babies Poop Does Too Smell-Those keeping up with the Joneses need not keep up with them.  We aren't perfect.  Just be you.
5)  It Takes A Village-Allow friends and family to help.  If they are asking to help, let them.  And even if they don't volunteer, ask them.  They won't know you need help unless you tell them.  Especially is you have been doing #4 and everyone thinks you are perfect.
6)  Wake Up And Smell The Poop-Enjoy every moment.  Kids grow up so fast.  You don't want to miss it, because it will pass you by.  I love smelling my kids when they are babies.  That baby powder smell.  I like watching them as they discover their world.  And am there to hold them as their adventures begin.


Huggies is introducing new and improved products designed to withstand the real life challenges of parenting:
•Huggies Snug

•Dry Diapers and Huggies Wipes
Parents are encouraged to try the new and improved Huggies Diapers and Wipes by putting Huggies to the test on Facebook! Parents can go to the Huggies Latino Facebook Page to share stories about Huggies for a chance to win a fully-stocked Huggies diaper bag.

Poncho de Anda and Lina Amashta are putting Huggies to the test during life’s stresses and messes. http://bit.ly/OzLr0c

***Disclosure-This is a compensated post.  All opinions expressed are my own.





Thankful and Blessed

Have you had one of those years when you ask yourself, "Where has the time gone?"  Well yeah, I had one of those years.  After going through what I went through at the end of last year, I am especially THANKFUL to be able to celebrate my 34th birthday. 

Recap-I had a high risk pregnancy.  At 35 weeks, I had to deliver my baby by c-section.  Once there, my baby swallowed too much fluid and would not cry. They finally got her air ways cleared but was taken straight to the NICU.  They closed me up, and we thought everything was fine, until I started hemorrhaging.  The bleeding would not stop.  My room was filled with doctors and nurses.  Hours later, the bleeding had been controlled, I was getting blood tranfusions, and my baby was still having a hard time breathing.  5 days later, we were both in good condition and were released from the hospital. 
I looked on the internet just recently (by the way, I am no doctor, I am not trying to freak anyone, all information was found all over the internet) and found this information:
515,000 women die giving birth every year
540 during c-section and it is increasing due to c-sections
90 secs-every 90 secs a woman dies around the world

I suffered from PostPartum Hemorrhage which is the leading cause of Maternal Mortality. (When a woman dies within 2 hours of giving birth)

Heck what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger, right?

Back to my THANKFULNESS! Here are 15 random things:
1)   Thankful to be alive and able to see another day!
2)   Blessed with a great family, and friends.
3)   Lucky that I have a job.
4)   Priviledged to have a car and a house.
5)   Delighted to have met you!
6)   Proud to be a mother of 2.
7)   Adapting to the changes life brings.
8)   Wishful for what's to come.
9)   Disgusted with the events happening in this world.
10) Afraid for my kid's future.
11) Joyous about the present.
12) Excited about a trip.
13) Grateful for my wonderful husband.
14) Fortunate for good in laws.

and last but not least, Happy! Just plain HAPPY!

If today happens to be your birthday too~Happy Birthday!

for everyone else, Have a Great Day!  I know you have at least one thing to be thankful for today!

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Evenflo Bebek Trainer Cup Review


New Evenflo Bebek trainer cup recommended for 4 months+.  It promotes smooth transition from bottle to cup.  It has a soft spout that is gentle on teeth and gums.  The unique handles make it easy to hold from any angle.  And it is expertly designed not to leak.

My thoughts-I like this cup.  It has 3 handles.  I like the third handle because I can use that one to help Lil Bit learn how to hold her cup while she holds the other 2 handles.  It does not leak.  Lil Bit has been using it and right now her first teeth are coming in.  She loves her new cup.  It is her perfect size.  And I like that it is dishwasher safe.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample product provided for review.  This product has been Lil Bit tested and Independentmami approved.

MadDogGear.com Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***

Coleman has just launched a new line of school backpacks called Mad Dog Gear.  The new backpacks are aimed at elementary- and middle-school-aged children.  The backpacks have plenty of great organization features inside, and the “deluxe” models include a laptop sleeve for up to 15” computers.  These backpacks are being sold exclusively at Coleman's new MadDogGear.com site this year.

Skater Backpack Features:


-Great storage and organization with binder size compartments
-Skateboard carry straps
-Pack Capacity: 25L/1525 cu. in.
-Front stash pocket for fast access
-Mesh water bottle pocket
-Reflective accents for visibility
-Durable, padded grab handle


My thoughts-The best feature I love from this backpack is the reflectors on the backpack and on the straps.  Day or Night they actually reflect.  You will love the reflectors too, if your kids walk to and from school.
Matt's thoughts-He really likes the backpack.  He said the straps offer alot of support on his shoulders.  His school doesn't have lockers so they have to carry everything in their backpacks.  He likes that it has a pocket for his water bottle he takes for soccer practice. 

Giveaway-1 Lucky Reader will win this packback

How to enter:

1)  Be a follower. (1 entry)
2)  Facebook share. (1 entry)
3)  Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet/per day)

Enter to #win a Coleman MadDogGear.com #backpack #backtoschool @independentmami #giveaway 8/15 http://tinyurl.com/cl4ahfz

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample provided for review.  These are our honest opinions.  This product has been Matt tested and Independentmami approved.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Oz The Great and Powerful coming March 2013

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. “Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

FUN SIZE coming in October

Chequa el nuevo tráiler de la película FUN SIZE, la cual es protagonizada por Victoria Justice (cuya madre es Puertorriqueña. ¡El filme es súper divertido y se estrenará en Estados Unidos el 26 de octubre, justo a tiempo para Halloween!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph coming in November

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy.  He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.  Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

 “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

The Three Stooges Fun Activity Sheets


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Friday, July 20, 2012

SAFETY YOU CAN SEE: BRITAX LAUNCHES G3 CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS

Newly updated BRITAX G3 convertible car seats are taking their place at the top of every new parent’s must-have list. All five models provide safety features that are visible and clearly labeled. Select models also offer a newly introduced safety technology and some provide an added convenience feature.


Knowing that accidents can come from any angle, BRITAX designs seats with innovative safety technologies to provide the child with 360 degrees of protection. And now parents can see for themselves! Look for the new BRITAX HUGS™ with SafeCell Technology®, side impact protection, base with SafeCell Technology®, energy absorbing Versa-Tether®, and integrated steel bars. The ADVOCATE® 70-G3, PAVILION® 70-G3 and BOULEVARD® 70-G3 feature new BRITAX HUGS™ Chest Pads with SafeCell Technology®. These chest pads are affixed to the back of the car seat shell to ensure that they are properly positioned on the buckled child. SafeCell padding on the chest pads, identified by a honeycomb design, is engineered to compress to manage energy and create best-in-class resistance to the forward movement of a child in the event of a crash.

All of the newly updated BRITAX convertible car seats continue to offer revolutionary safety features that are easy to see. For instance, all seats have a rigid shell with deep side walls that are lined with energy-absorbing foam to provide side impact protection. The ADVOCATE 70-G3, PAVILION 70-G3 and BOULEVARD 70-G3 offer a second layer of protection with energy-absorbing foam in the True Side Impact Protection head restraint that keeps the head, neck and spine aligned. Finally, the ADVOCATE 70-G3 includes Side Impact Cushion Technology®, a third layer of protection, with black energy-absorbing cushions on the child seat’s exterior to reduce side impact energy by diverting 45 percent of the crash forces away from the seated child. These cushions also provide extra protection for the adjacent passenger.

Additional visible features can be found on all updated BRITAX convertible car seats. Check inside the open-style base for honeycomb-shaped SafeCell Technology®, designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat. Look on the outside of the seat for integrated steel bars that strengthen the seat’s connection to the vehicle and reduce forward movement. Also, all the enhanced models have new labeling to identify BRITAX’s Energy Absorbing Versa-Tether. The patented 2-point top tether with staged-release webbing anchors the top of the car seat to the vehicle and slows forward movement, reducing crash forces. These features, along with the side impact technologies, provide 360-degree protection for the child occupant.

In addition to the innovative safety features, BRITAX has designed a new convenience feature. The EZ-Buckle System keeps the buckle in a convenient, easy-to-reach forward position, making boarding a child faster and simpler. It can be found on the ADVOCATE 70-G3, PAVILION 70-G3 and BOULEVARD 70-G3 as well as the MARATHONTM 70-G3.

BRITAX ADVOCATE 70-G3, PAVILION 70-G3, BOULEVARD 70-G3 and MARATHON 70-G3 convertible car seats can be used rear facing up to 40 pounds and forward facing up to 70 pounds. The ROUNDABOUT 55 can be used rear facing up to 40 pounds and forward facing up to 55 pounds.

The newly enhanced line is now available at the same price points as the previous BRITAX convertible car seat models: BRITAX ADVOCATE 70-G3 (MSRP: $379.99), PAVILION 70-G3 (MSRP: $339.99), BOULEVARD 70-G3 (MSRP: $319.99), MARATHON 70-G3 (MSRP: $289.99) and ROUNDABOUT 55 (MSRP: $199.99). For more information about BRITAX Child Safety, Inc., visit www.BRITAXusa.com, or find BRITAX on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
About BRITAX Child Safety Inc.
BRITAX manufactures and markets a full line of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories. Since its founding in Britain in 1939, the company has established itself as a trusted juvenile products brand, known for a commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, top-quality and intuitively designed products.
In 2011 BRITAX acquired BOB Trailers, Inc. This addition reflects the company’s commitment to offering a full line of strollers to meet the modern family’s lifestyle needs. BRITAX and BOB offer versatility and a lifespan beyond one child.

BRITAX USA is located in Charlotte, N.C., and employs more than 200 people. For more information, visit www.BRITAXusa.com.

***Disclosure-This is a sponsored post as a Britax Latina Advisory Board Member and Blogger.  As always, all opinions, ideas, and stories stated are my own.

Leslie Grace with Olay, Pantene, & COVERGIRL


For last night’s show at #PremiosJuventud 2012, upcoming artist, Leslie Grace (Dominicana) performed her first single “Will You Still Love Me ,” which mixes the rhythms of bachata with a flavor of the 60s. She wanted her look to resemble a diva from 60s but at the same time, looking modern, youthful and natural for these youth awards.

 These tips are being shared on behalf of her makeup artist and stylist, Annexie:
Face
· First, I applied Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer to prep her skin and give her a soft and fresh look. Then, I applied Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush under her eyes to minimized dark circles. Then, I used a little of Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in light medium 215 because it provides great coverage! I love it for day and night!
· Then I used COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless foundation 255 Soft Honey. Afterwards, I applied COVERGIRL Cheekers Blush in Plumberry Glow 140 to her cheek bones to add a soft rosy glow to her already beautiful and tan skin tone. I finished the face with COVERGIRL Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder to reduce the brightness of the skin and have her camera ready.

· For more tips from Olay visit www.OlayParaTi.com.
Eyes
· I used Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Blossom 257 on her crease to brighten her eye color. This color looks fantastic on her! For her lashes, I used LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Very Black 800 because I wanted to achieve a intense, bright eye. This mascara provides great volume and made her lashes look longer.
Lips
· I finished the look with a nude lip color using COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipcolor in Delish 255 to give her a neutral tone and this way I made emphasis on her 60s eyes.
· Make sure to follow @COVERGIRL on Twitter for more beauty tips. www.twitter.com/covergirl
Hair
· She decided to go with a pony tail that she was going to transform in an updo hair style to achieve that 60s look during her performance so I gave her a finishing touch. I liberally sprayed Pantene Anti-Humidity Hairspray all over her hair to help her keep the style in place all night.
· Pantene shares more info for Latinas in specific at www.MiPantene.com.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Artistry Time Defiance UV Defense SPF 50 Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***

Benefits-


Exclusive Balanced Brightening Complex reduces the melanin pigmentation that causes dark spots, age spots, redness, and discoloration by 86%.*

Protects skin against even the highest levels of sun exposure to deflect UVB/UVA rays and environmental assaults.

Helps attract and hold moisture so skin feels comfortable throughout the day with humectants and emollients.

Absorbs instantly and can be used after any ARTISTRY® moisturizer.

Creates the perfect base for makeup with an ultra-lightweight, water-resistant formula.

El Protector Solar TIME DEFIANCE con FPS 50 de Amway también ofrece otra ventaja: su fórmula ultra-liviana se absorbe al instante, lo que significa que no deja residuos, independientemente del tono de piel.

My thoughts-I love Artistry products.  I like how it smells.  It is great on the face and neck.  I like that it is oil free.  I use it under my makeup and reapply as needed later during the day as I touch up my make up.  It was not tested on animals, all testing was done on humans.

Giveaway~ (1 lucky reader will win the Artistry Time Defiance UV Defense SPF 50 and the antiwrinkle firming serum, a product that was launched last March

How to enter:

1)  Facebook Share (1 entry/per share-must, leave link)
2)  Comment on any non-giveaway post dated after July 5. (1 entry/per comment)
3)  Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet/per day)

Enter to #win @ArtistryBeauty Time Defiance UV Defense SPF 50 @independentmami #giveaway ends 7/31 http://tinyurl.com/c5a5mzp



4) Enter any of my other giveaways for (1) bonus entry.

This giveaway ends 7/31/12 @ 8am.  1 winner will be randomly selected.  US only.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Must leave you email in the comment.  Good Luck.

***Disclosure-Sample product provided for review.  These are my honest opinions.

Join the Boob-olution




Did you know August is National Breastfeeding Month?
Mark your calendar. August 15 is now officially Public Display of Breastfeeding (PDB) day! Nurse your baby out in the open. Let everyone see that you're proud to be a breastfeeding mama! Moms everywhere will be doing it!

I just took the challenge.  I breastfeed my Lil Bit.  I normally find a Nursing Room or place I can hide from the "people".  Sometimes my Lil Bit has to wait to eat because I feel weird about pulling out my booby in public.  But I just took the challenge, will you join me.

August 15, I pledge to pull out my booby and breastfeed my Lil Bit in public....erkkkk...If I can do it, so can you!!  Let's do it together.



Kidz Bop 22 Review


My thoughts-Kidz Bop is a family favorite.  We love listening to music.  What I really do not like is not knowing what the songs say or some songs are not kid appropiate.  But with Kidz Bop you do not have to worry about that.  My son who is 13 loves singing along to this cd.  It is the lastest songs out there now.  My favorite is Payphone.  This is a great for roadtrips!! Family singalongs!



Remember to pick up your copy of KIDZ BOP 22 today! Also don’t forget to check out this KIDZ BOP Kids this summer, opening up for Ethan Bortnick on the “It’s All About Music” Tour!!!!

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample product was received to review.  These are my honest opinions.

Cold-EEZE Review

Air conditioning and travel are at an all time high during the summer months. Did you know they may actually increase your chances of catching a summer cold?


Cold-EEZE, the leading over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic cold remedy that is clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by nearly half. Cold-EEZE Oral Spray and lozenges contain the effective active ingredient, zinc gluconate that shortens the cold instead of simply treating symptoms, allowing you to enjoy your summer cold free!

Cold-EEZE products are available in a variety of flavors from cherry to mint frost and can be found at all major retailers, including, Rite Aid, CVS, Kroger and Safeway.
 
My thoughts-Anything that can help me beat a cold is awesome, especially because I have a little one who I do not want to get sick.  I like the Cold-EEZE asy to take.  I like that is helps you get better, sooner.  I really like that it is over-the-counter.  I like that it is avaiilable in mint frost. 
 
***Disclosure-I received sample product to review.  These are my honest opinions.

Add a Little Flavor to Your Summer with Pepsi NEXT

Pepsi NEXT, the only cola with 60 percent less sugar and real Pepsi taste, is launching limited-time-only varieties of Pepsi NEXT hoping to add a little flavor to your summer. 

New flavors: Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango.

My thoughts-We all liked the new flavors.  I poured some in clear cups and told my husband and son to come and taste a new soda.  The Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla taste like a float.  It was yummy!!

These new flavors were just released and will only be available for a limited time.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample product was received to review.  These are my honest opinions.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dry Idea Giveaway***CLOSED***

Roll With It!Regular, Unscented and Powder Fresh Roll-On (2.5 and 3.25oz.)


Silicone-based formulation - our secret to dry

This formulation puts the “Dry” in Dry Idea® antiperspirants. It contains no water – for a drier application. And it’s time-released for longer-lasting odor protection and fragrance.
INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Pentachlorohydrex, GLY (16.3%). Other Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance, Zea Mays

Giveaway~1 Dry Idea

How to enter:

1)  Easy, just leave a comment that you want to win. (1 entry)
2)  Tweet.  (1entry/per tweet/per day)

Enter to #win Dry Idea #giveaway @independentmami ends 7/31 http://tinyurl.com/7aq4bw7
3)  Comment on any non-giveaway post dated after July 6. (1 entry/per comment/per post)

This giveaway ends on  July 31 at 8 am. 1 winner will be randomly selected.  US only.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Good luck.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample product was received to review.  All opinions are my own.