Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wordologies {Review & Giveaway}

It's always great to have a place to write down thoughts, doodle, or reflect. That's what keeps the creative juices flowing through the brain. Wordologies gave me the chance to experience one of their products and I happy to share my thoughts with you!

About Wordologies:
The Wordologies messages energize. They nudge the mind toward focus. They remind those who see them to be mindful of health and well-being. That’s the gentlest, easiest first step to personal empowerment that we can imagine. Helping guide people to a stronger mind-body connection—and ultimately better well-being—is the mission that moves us.
There’s no rulebook to life, but each Wordologies message is a tap on the shoulder saying:
Be positive. Eliminate self-criticism. You choose your feelings and actions. Come alive. You’re worth it!
We hope fervently that these messages, paired with practical objects, provide an easy way to work mindfulness and inspiration into every day.
I love the company focus! Keeping a positive attitude and mindset can do so much for your life. At times life is stressful and Wordologies helps you focus on what's important.

Another reason why I love this company:

We believe empowering women creates the change we want to see in the world. And so we’re proud to be an alliance partner with Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s health and well-being by offering business and job skills training to women in conflict-ridden nations.
Women for Women International believes that providing women a way to earn a living is the beginning of a powerful cycle of change that fights abuse, poverty and marginalization. The organization brings education and resources to women who have been affected by violence and war to enable them “to go from victim to survivor to active citizen.”
Since its creation, Women for Women International has given hope to more than 299,000 female survivors of war through its year-long program of direct aid, rights education, job skill training and small business development.
We’re glad to offer a portion of the proceeds from every online sale to Women for Women International. One woman at a time, let’s support female survivors of war all over the world—to become self-sufficient, to become aware of their rights, and to rebuild their lives.
Visit www.womenforwomen.org to learn more.

Helping women around the world in becoming more successful and confident, rock on! 
What I got to Review:
I got to review the Journal Trio. 



The package comes in a set of three. Each journal with its own action: tranquility, mindfulness  and contentment. Each contains 40 pages and is made from 100% recycled paper. The coolest part about this trio is each journal has a different type of paper in it,   lined, black, and graph paper.


I know that from my blank tranquility paper I will be using this for my doodle book. Whenever I am stressed, I enjoy doodling to take my mind off things (hence become tranquil).
For my mindfulness book I will be writting down things that make me happy/reasons why I'm blessed.
Any ideas what to write in my contentment journal?  
These journals are the perfect size to fit in a bag/purse and are quite durable.

Now for the giveaway:
Wordologies has kindly offered to give one of my readers their very own journal trio. Just fill out the rafflecopter below!
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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Lumnique Winner!




Thank you for everyone who participated in the Lumnique giveaway! 497 entries, new readers, and followers...thanks everyone!!! :)


Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  

Congrats to Mary Q.


Don't forget about all the other great giveaways I have going on right now!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Soda Stream {Review}


Soda and sparkling water tastes great but it can be not eco-friendly. I hate when I see plastic soda cans in the trash and not recycled. While at first might not see all the earth friendly benefits of this machine, they are there. I'm going to tell you why I love my soda stream and how I feel I am doing my part to help our environment while satisfying my taste buds.

Soda Stream Values:


Our vision is based on the following principles:
  • Consumers: Producing quality products and services that match consumers' needs and lifestyles; empowering them with freedom to choose and simplicity of use.
  • Partnerships: Cooperating with top distributors, retailers and vendors who share our values and goals.
  • Environment: Cultivating awareness and championing solutions that involve using tap water and fewer plastic bottles, while building a growing user base that is actively reducing the environmental footprint everyday.
  • Innovation: Enhancing consumer experience with Home Carbonation Systems through commitment to ongoing development of state-of-the-art products and services.




When I received my Soda Stream in the mail I was so excited to open the box and discovered this new machine. I had seen and heard about this machine but have never experienced for myself. After taking it out of the box it was a very easy step up. It took less than 3 minutes to get the Soda Stream ready. Once I read the instructions in was only a matter of time before I tried the product. The first flavors I tried when lemon lime, orange, and cola. At first I didn't know if it would taste like the product I get at the store. I'll tell you honestly, it did. If I did a blind taste test I don't know if I would be able to pick which was Soda Stream or the major soda brand. The only downside was it seemed like there was less fizz in my drink the next day. That's nothing major though because the 1 liter is usually done by that day. 




Choose a flavor!
Regular     Diet     Kool Aid    Country Time     Crystal Light     MyWater     Sparkling Naturals     Energy Drinks     Sparkling Teas

The benefits I have found using my Soda Stream...
-No carrying heavy bottles from the store to my house.
-No worry of wasting plastic bottles (You could save 2,000 bottles a year in your household).
-No bottle deposits needed. 
-As fizzy as you want it to be.
-Save money in the long run (Only 25 cents per litter of sparkling water).
-Reduces my carbon footprint!
-An endless amount of flavors and variety (Over 60 flavors and counting). 
-Have great tasting soda or sparkling water in seconds.


Check out and connect with Soda Stream:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Want one for yourself? Use the code FREEFIZZ to get free shipping on all home soda makers.

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Happy Saturday Everyone


Happy Saturday everyone! It was so beautiful out today, I had to take an adventure. It was a wonderful day to:

Breathe fresh,cool, crisp air
Connect with nature
Be blessed
Appreciate life

Million Dollar Tan {Review}






After what seems like a winter that lasted forever the sun and warmth is finally here. I absolutely love Spring. It's when all the cute clothes come out. The only downside is the lack of tan I have when the Winter ends. I look pasty and without a glow. When Million Dollar Tan told me I could review one of their products I jumped on the chance to try their sunless tanner. While I love a nice glow, I refuse to use tanning beds. 

More about the company:

Million Dollar Tan's creator Lindsay Dickhout spent years 

searching for the perfect sunless tan. 

Naturally ill-fated with pasty skin, Lindsay, like most of her friends, 

were always in search of 

the perfect tan. Knowing they didn't want to help wrinkles develop 

quicker, tanning beds and baking 

in the sun were not options they were willing to consider. After 

years of research and testing, Tan 

Icon was born and Million Dollar Tan's single tanning solution. This 

one tanning solution was revolutionary. When they are not talking 

tanning, the Million Dollar Team is talking about giving back. In 

2007, Lindsay started a non-profit organization to help homeless 

children in Orange County. A portion of their profits are donated to 

this great cause. For more information on The Happiness Project, 

visit www.HelpOCKids.org.



What I got to review:

Tan Icon Sunless Tanning Spray





I got to review the Million Dollar Tan, Tan Icon. It works on all skin types and you apply as little or as much as you like. My skin is very fair so I sprayed a little product on. What I liked about this product is that it didn't have a smell to it like most sunless tanners do. However, the product did come out streaky for me. Which was a bummer! :(  I'm hoping to use it again but mix the tanner with lotion to see if that helps to make it even. 



To apply just...
1)Spritz you body with the Tan Icon.
2) Use the blending brush to even out the product on your skin.
3) The tan will develop within 6 to 8 hours.

This to remember when use Tan Icon....
- Don't over saturate dry areas (hands, feet, elbows, knees, etc.)
- Don't shower or sweat within the developing time (I applied mine before bed).
- Your Tan Icon can be added to your favorite moisturizer for touch up or face application.



Million Dollar Tan

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Libre {Review & Giveaway}


Who is Libre?
Libre tea glasses are brought to you by Energetic Marketing – we are committed to sustainable people and planet practices, excellent customer service and engaging tea moments for all to enjoy and relax with. 
My journey began in 2006  when I visited China and enjoyed many tea tastings. I traveled to many gardens and temples and loved all the opportunities for tea moments.
Tea, for me, is symbolic of an ancient ritual celebrating the secular as sacred. It is a space to take a breath, reconnect with oneself and the world. It is a time to stop — to enjoy life, people and the planet and remember the joys that life has to offer.


What I got to review and what I thought:
The Libre Original is a unique and inspired tea gift  - the Libre glass ’n poly Original has a health-conscious glass interior for fresh taste and a durable polycarbonate exterior for ‘on the go’ practicality. The fine stainless steel tea filter is surrounded by BPA free polypropylene as is the lid interior. Can be used 2 ways to brew and travel with loose leaf tea. Easy to fit in packs, purses and car cup holders

I love my Libre glass! I have been using it everyday for the past 2 weeks. Don't worry...I have washed it several times. This glass makes drinking loose leaf tea so easy and convenient. When I'm not in the mood for tea, this is great for water and coffee as well. Another thing I enjoy about this glass is the top. The design is beautiful and detailed. It makes as a great touch to the container. The Libre Original is certainly durable and I look forward to using it for year to come. :)


 I use my Libre every morning. I put tea and coffee in it!



I love the cap design on my glass.


Now for the giveaway:
Libre has kindly offered to give one of my wonderful readers a Libre tea glass of their own. Just fill out the rafflecopter below and you are one step closer to winning.


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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

22 Days {Review}



I truly do enjoy finding companies that can offer me healthy products for the mind, body, and spirit. 22 Days is just that. They offer products that you can feel great about eating! When I was given the chance to try some of their products I couldn't say no.

About 22 Days:
As a vegan, world -renowned exercise physiologist Marco Borges 

was always in search of the perfect nutrition for optimum wellness. 

He found that the options were limited to provide his clients with 

the types of foods they needed to perform at their best. Unwilling to 

settle for what was available on the market, Marco sought out to 

formulate nutrition-packed vegan options for people who are trying 

to transform their lives, bodies and habits.

Did you know?:
Psychologists have discovered that it takes 21 days to make or 

break a habit. We applied this principal to helping people live a 

healthier, more energetic and productive life and created the 

22Days Challenge. Our goal is to help everyone get to the 22nd 

Day- and achieve a major breakthrough. At 22Days, we are 

committed to providing the nutrition and the tools to help make a 

positive and healthy difference everyday- replacing hunger with a 

healthy habit.

What they believe:
22 Days nutritional products inspire through taste, attitude, and a 

global conscience. The belief is that foods made of the best 

ingredients should satisfy not only the body, but also the spirit. We 

believe that the right attitude and approach to healthy living can 

positively affect the world.

What I got to review:
22 Days gave me a neat package of protein powders, protein bars, and energy bars. The first one I ate was the Daily Mocha Mantra and it was delicious. I felt like I was eating a candy bar! It was sweet and had a light but full taste to it. The bar is full of protein and kept me full till lunch. The best part was the great feeling I had from eating the bar. 
Some great aspects of the products are...
-organic
-gluten free
-vegan
-No GMO

And a fun fact. One of Jillian Michaels' (from Biggest Loser) favorite snacks is from 22 Days. Her favorite flavor is mine as well. We have great taste :)
 “These bars taste amazing! Mocha Mantra is my favorite flavor,” add Michaels.




Check out more from 22 Days:
-Twitter

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

PaperWallet {Review}


I found a new company (well to me) and they make some pretty unique and interesting wallets. Not only are they eco-friendly, they let you explore the world of young and fresh artists. The company I'm talking about is Paper Wallet.

What is Paper Wallet all about?:
We are a bunch of young artists and creative entrepreneurs, and in 2007 our team set out to create the most comfortable wallet in the world: Thin. Expandable. Durable. Eco-friendly. A wallet that holds all of your stuff and fits nicely in whatever pocket you choose. That's what we were going for.
But making the perfect wallet simply wasn’t enough, so set out to find the some of the worlds most exciting artists to give the wallets fresh designs and to bring new life to the most basic accessory. We have collaborated with artists from over 15 countries around the world and we want to keep that growing.

The artwork you see on these wallets can make anyone's wallet awesome, but we also get a little window into who these artists are, what makes them tick, we get to share in their personality whenever we take out our wallets. That is what makes us tick. The best part of our job is finding new artists with something to say, and something to share.

About the artist and wallet I reviewed:

I received the H paper wallet. What I like about this product is it's eco-friendly, a neat conversation piece, and seems to be very durable for a wallet made of paper. I think this would make a great gift for anyone who appreciates art.




This wall can hold:
-2 credit cards
-2 business cards
-cash
-odds and ends in the 2 side pockets

What makes this piece stand out:
-water proof
-tear resistant
-expandable
-comfortable

 About the Artist:

Hadrien Delpeuch Hadrien Degay Delpeuch aka H is a French graphic designer born in 1987, living and working in Paris, in love with paper, typography and vectors. Starting as a street artist and studying graphic design, his work is a questioning about representation, with geometrical shapes and strange typography where visibility is not the goal of the minimalistic illustrations. It is the fusion of digital art and traditional printed graphic design. 


Check out more from PaperWallet:
Website
Facebook
Twitter 

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Easy Canvas Prints {Review & Giveaway}


I absolutely love taking photos and capturing memories. It's always fun to look back at a moment that brings positive emotions and feelings. Typically when taking pictures we print on photo paper but why not on canvas. Easy Canvas Prints is just that...easy! I just received my canvas in the mail and was so excited to see how it came out. Now I'm going to share this great company with you. :)


Who is Easy Canvas Prints?:



Easy Canvas Prints is an easy to use canvas creator that turns 

your memory into a masterpiece.At Easy Canvas Prints, we are 

passionate about providing our customers with top quality 

canvas products. Using our custom canvas designer, you can 

easily turn your very own photo into a stunning work of art! 

Your canvas is custom-printed and assembled by hand in the 

United States and then shipped with care directly to you. If 

your custom canvas isn’t absolutely perfect, call us and we'll 

make it right. Our team of canvas experts is dedicated to 

making sure your experience is the best. 


Another reason why I love Easy Canvas Prints:

Giving back is just part of who we are at Easy Canvas Prints™. As a project of BuildASign.com, we have a strong foundation of community involvement, and we're excited about the direct impact we can make on non-profit organizations across the country through Canvas for a Cause. By ordering through Canvas for a Cause, a percentage of the retail value of your order will be donated to the non-profit partner of your choice.
Follow Easy Canvas Prints on Twitter and Facebook to get involved with Canvas for a Cause!
Pretty awesome, right? :)
My experience with Easy Canvas Prints:

My photo canvas came out amazing! Once I took it out of the packaging I wanted to hang it up in our living room. The canvas looked exactly like it did when I viewed it online. The colors look vibrant and true to the original photo that was taken as well. Another great thing, it was very quick to receive my canvas in the mail and customer service was there every step of the way. Something you don't always see nowadays. 


I have had such a great experience with this company and I know if you order a print you'll feel the same.





Now for the giveaway:


Easy Canvas Prints is kindly offering one of my super cool readers a chance to own a masterpiece of their own. The winner can choose:



-A Free 8"x10" Canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints 
-$50 gift card for car magnets at MagnetsOnTheCheap
-$40 gift card for a vinyl banners from BannersOnTheCheap 
-$30 gift card for cheap signs at SignsOnTheCheap

Must be a US address (*excluding Hawaii and Alaska due to shipping costs).

Good Luck! 


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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine. 

NaturOli Winner!




Thank you for everyone who participated in the Cafe Press giveaway! 529 entries, new readers, and followers...thanks everyone!!! :)


Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  

Congrats to Samantha K.


Don't forget about all the other great giveaways I have going on right now!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuna Squish {Review & Giveaway}


I love tuna but I HATE the water it comes in. It smells and at times stops me from making tuna sandwiches in the morning. I feel like I need to scrub my hands to get the tuna water away! Am I the only person like this? Well probably not because there is a product on the market that is specifically made from this reason. If you are like me then you should get a Tuna Squish!! 


What is Tuna Squish?

We are tuna lovers. Tuna sandwiches, tuna salad, tuna pasta, tuna crostini or raw tuna…you name it; we love it. Not only do we love tuna for the delicious taste, the health benefits of consuming tuna are indisputable making it a top pick for healthy eaters, athletes or people looking for a boost in brain power. So we got to thinking…with all the tastiness and health benefits why are more people not enjoying tuna? We found the answer in four words:Tuna is a mess!
It’s common knowledge, preparing canned tuna is messy, smelly, leaves your hands sore and stinky from ferociously squeezing all of the unwanted juice or oil out of the can…not to mention the potential injury from digging that sharp lid out of the can with a fork or your fingers. Instead of accepting this as the end-all to tuna consumption we made it a mission to not deter from enjoying our favorite tuna dishes but rather find a solution to never touch tuna again.
After hours of research and testing, a simple, cost-effective way to eliminate the muss and fuss of tuna was born: The Tuna Squish.  With the use of the Tuna Squish the dream of not touching your tuna is now a reality.
When you use the Tuna Squish stinky hands and cut fingers are now replaced with the pure and personal enjoyment of consuming lots and lots of tuna dishes.
Simple. Easy. Delicious.
So whether you are a tuna lover, a healthy eater, an athlete or a brainiac you can rest assured, with the Tuna Squish you will never have to touch your tuna again.
How it works:
The Tuna Squish let's you open canned tuna without smelling like one! It's a handheld can press that drains the liquid, removes and ejects the lid from canned tuna (and other cans) with minimal human contact. Never touch your tuna! 




What I thought of the product:
The product works as well as they say it does. Once I used the can opener it was easy to just put the can in the Tuna Squish and squeeze all the juice into the sink. Once the can comes out the lid stays and just with one press of a fin the lid comes off. The tuna was dry and no mushy product! This will most certainly be used  in our kitchen. I give this kitchen gadget two thumbs up...my cat would too but he doesn't have thumbs. :)


Now for the giveaway:

Tuna Squish will be offering one of my lucky readers the chance to own a tuna squish of their own. Pretty cool huh? Good luck!

 1) Following my blog (right hand side).
 2) "Like" Tuna Squish on Facebook.
 3) Follow Tuna Squish on Twitter.
 4) Follow Creative Me on Twitter.
  5) "Like" Creative Me on Facebook.

 That's a total of 5 entries into the giveaway!

The contest will run for 2 weeks (till May 8th)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Open to U.S.
The winner will be chosen via Random.org
All entries will be verified. :)
Winner will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours another winner will be chosen. 


Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cafe Press Winner!




Thank you for everyone who participated in the Cafe Press giveaway! 680 entries, new readers, and followers...awesome!!! :)



Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  

Congrats to Kelley H.! 

Don't forget about all the other great giveaways I have going on right now!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Seabuck Wonders Winner!




Thank you for everyone who participated in the Seabuck Wonders giveaway! 715 entries, new readers, and followers...thank you everyone!!! :)



Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  

Congrats to Mary Q! 

Don't forget about all the other great giveaways I have going on right now!