Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Marshalls: $25 Giveaway-WINNER ANNOUNCED

Earlier today, I went to TJ Maxx. I had an awesome time with my BFF, shopping for Fall Fashions. We ended up buying an awesome dress for Stacey's daughter.

I was also sent a gift card to Marshall's. Rather than buying myself something, I thought I would give it away to my reader's! I'm going to run this giveaway for one week!

*It will end at 9pm PST on Tuesday, November 3rd.

*So comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Marshall's.
*Please only comment once.
*Please leave me a way to contact you. I need an e-mail address to reach you.
*If I cannot get a hold of my winner by Thursday, November 5th, I will re-pick the winner.
*I will pick using random.org.

***Tell me what you are looking for wardrobe wise for Fall. What would you buy with the $25? Would it be something for you, your family, the kids, or a gift?

WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!! I've picked the winner using random.org!

Kidazy, I will be contacting you for your information. Thank you to everyone who entered my contest. Check back soon as I will be doing many more reviews and giveaways in the future.

Disclosure: I was a sent a gift card in order to review Fall Fashions with Marshall's. I've chosen to giveaway the gift card to a reader!

TJ Maxx: Fall Fashions

I was given the opportunity to do a review of Fall Fashions at TJ Maxx. I went there with my best friend, Stacey, today. We both like stylish clothing, but we are also on budgets. We have champagne taste, but we are on a soda budget. It was amazing how many things we found that we loved. We looked through every section at the store. We even found some goodies for the kiddos. I did a whrrl story and it is embedded below. Feel free to flip through it.

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We ended up buying Stacey's daughter an awesome Christmas dress. It was $29.99. Perfection!

Disclosure: I was offered a $25 gift card to experience some brand-name shopping for less. I ended up spending more than the $25, because I'm a consumer and love shopping. Though, there were many many things, I wanted under the $25 price range.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review: New Kodak Photo Gallery

Did you know that November 1st, the day after Halloween is the busiest photo upload day of the year?

I didn't either. I attended a webinar last week for the preview of the NEW Kodak Gallery with Jill Zarin, from the Real Housewives of New York. Kodak re-developed and re-vamped their already awesome website with some new features.

We were able to view some of Kodak's New Products online and their Gallery interactively. We watched the webinar, listened to the conversation via phone, and also participated on Twitter using the hashtag #NewKodakGallery.

What's New?
*Faster Creation
*Up to 3x Faster Image Upload
*Drag and Drop Photo Sharing
*Rich, Customizable Slideshow
*Premium and Professional Print Options
*Hundreds of Fresh Designs and Layouts

I've used the Kodak Gallery for years. I love that you can do products online and get them delivered to your house. You can also have them sent to other addresses as gifts. I have even picked up prints that I ordered online at local stores.

Did you know that you can view your Kodak Gallery on your iPhone?

And the best part? 4x6 prints are only 9 Cents!!!

(The 9 cent print price does not apply to same-day pick-up)

Disclaimer: This post was a review of Kodak's New Gallery Launch. I participated in an online conference call to learn more about their products and website. The photos were provided by Kodak. I was not paid to do this post. I'm an avid fan of photography and love hearing about new products.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Review

<span class=I was recently asked to do a review for a new product, Vaseline Sheer Infusion. We are all always anxious to try out new lotion in the Angry Household. My husband has issues with having very dry hands. I also have issues with dryness, because I wear gloves while working, and wash my hands several times a day.

<span class=What is Vaseline Sheer Infusion, and how does it work?

The stratum corneum is our protective surface skin barrier and is made up of multiple layers – the top, the core and deep down. For years, the lotion industry has been challenged with developing a moisturizer that is effective at delivering more moisture to each layer of the skin, while also delivering a great sensory benefit. After extensive research, the R&D team at Unilever has discovered a breakthrough in moisturizing technology that enables a lotion to deliver moisture to all layers of the stratum corneum (surface skin). Introducing new Vaseline® Sheer Infusion™ with Stratys-3™, the most powerful, patented moisturizing complex on the market** (launching late September 2009), that combines three ingredients that infuse and suspend moisture across the multiple layers of skin.* The result is unprecedented hydration** leading to better, more healthy moisturized skin and an unmatched silky skin feel. Clinical studies show that more hydration leads to improved skin softness, smoothness and quicker elimination of dry skin. Vaseline Sheer Infusion delivers two times more moisture than leading body lotions and is the only lotion that can infuse and suspend superior moisture** into each layer of the stratum corneum (surface skin) – the top, the core and deep down. The skin’s cells are at different stages as they move up through each of these layers. To perform optimally, skin cells need moisture at each layer for a distinct reason (see below chart). The revolutionary patented technology of Stratys-3 enables Vaseline Sheer Infusion to deliver moisture to all these layers by combining three powerful ingredients - Glycerol Quat (GQ), glycerin, and Hydroxy Ethyl Urea (HEU) – each designed to work at a specific layer of skin.

I received three bottles of Vaseline Sheer Infusion, in the different varieties: Botanical Blend, Vitamin Burst, and Mineral Renewal. I kept them on my kitchen counter for a few days. I tried them along with my parents, and Angry Husband.

I used the lotion after washing my hands, or when I noticed that they were very dry. My mom said that she liked the lotion and that it had a nice smell to it. Angry Husband and I both liked the lotion. We use Vaseline lotion in our home as a staple. We have a huge container in our Master Bathroom. We noticed at first that it appeared to be a bit oily/silky on our skin, but after a few minutes it soaked in and was perfect. I also noticed that it lasted a lot longer than our traditional lotions that we've used. Angry Husband's favorite formula was the "vitamin burst", but he said that it smelled a bit girly. He didn't mind too much because it worked. I found that the smells to the products were pretty neutral to me. I didn't chose one over the other.

Would I buy this lotion?

Yes, I would definitely buy this lotion. I have tried several brands and types of lotion for my household. My husband needs more than a "basic" lotion for his hands. He has issues with cracking and peeling. He noted that this lotion kept his hands soft, after using it for a few days.

All Vaseline Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 lotions can be used daily and will be available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide beginning late September 2009 in both a 6.8 oz bottle and 13.5 oz pump size. Log on to http://www.vaselinesheerinfusion.com/ for more information.

You can print out a $1.50 off coupon http://www.vaselinesheerinfusion.com/ also.

Disclosure: I was sent (3) bottles of this product for a review. I received no compensation other than the product to try out.
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