Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Laventel Review and Giveaway

 I have recently gotten the chance to work with Annie at Laventel she has this awesome Etsy store that focuses on bath and body products from Scrubs, to Bath Salts and much more. You can find out more by going to her website Laventel but here is a brief overview of what she offers with her Natural Products.

 All Laventel products are 100% vegan
Absolutely no animal testing!
No palm oil is used in any of our products.  We support sustainable, responsible harvesting of ingredients that do not destroy natural habitat.
All ingredients are either therapeutic grade or organic.
All containers used are recyclable and reusable.

When I received these items they were beautifully packed for shipping in a cute take out container. Wrapped in cute papers, with stickers and twine like ties

I got sent a bunch of sample bath salts, which I have to say I FULLY enjoyed yes a cap ridden word there. I enjoyed the Radiant Robos one the most, which had this soft rose and grapefruit scent. I also received this wonderful lemon scented one fully enjoyable and left my skin feeling silk and soft after the bath. I would recommend this company.

Laventel has so graciously sent a Cosy Rosy Gift Set for one of our luck readers. This includes a combination of Radiant Rooibos; 8 oz. Body Soak & Scrub, and Cozy Rosy 4 oz. Body Butter.

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Cafe Press Giveaway

So have you ever heard of CafePress?  CafePress is a really cool website that has a variety of items. T-Shirts, Pillows, Bags, Wall Art, Drinkware, Stationary, Stickers, Greeting Cards and Custom Items.

I am a huge fan of companies that have lots of choices and Cafepress doesn't disappoint.. they have a ton of categories and if that doesn't suit your needs you can create your own. Now, it can't get better than that.

Some of my favorite items from Cafepress are

This Big Bang Theory Throw Pillow  my kids like to sit in my spot..as soon as I get up so whats better than a You're In My Spot pillow.

These Stackable Coffee Cups, which with lack of cabinet space makes things much much easier. Not to mentions there brightly colored so that they can help be a cheery pick me up in the mornings.

And certainly not least... this awesome heart canvas print which is a take of the mockingjay pin from Hunger Games. Which I just find to be absolutely Gorgeous.

Now to the fun part!!! Cafe Press has offered you wonderful people a chance at a $25.00 Gift Certificate. So without futher reading.... The Rafflecopter your waiting for!

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sweet Pickle Glass Review and Giveaway

     My dad loves smoking flavored tobacco... The issue is flavored tobacco is loose and there are two ways to smoke it, roll it in wrappers or use a pipe. My dad doesn't like wrappers so he opts for the pipe route. Now most pipes that you buy look much like the old stereotype.. boring and lifeless. That is until Sweet Pickle Glass!

     Nick is the stores owner and glass creator. He is a genius at what he does, he makes creations out of glass that are nothing short of art. You can get a pipe from Nick in just about any color combination, and he also has some awesome creations, that don't look like pipes at all!
     Yes! That is a Yoda Pipe! Unbelievably realistic, with amazing detail!

     You can't imagine having a better shopping experience than you will with Sweet Pickle Glass. Nick is knowledgeable and more than happy to answer any questions you may have about his glass creations. He is friendly and professional. 

     When you receive your pipe it is packaged extremely well, making sure that nothing bad happens to it on its journey from Sweet Pickle Glass to your front door. When you open the box, its like Christmas! It is packaged so nicely its like receiving a gift.

     I received the Sherlock Pipe to review. It is distinguished and beautiful. The colors are vibrant and eye catching. Plus an aspect that my father liked was that the shape made it so when lighting the pipe he didn't burn his nose (he has a large nose! lol). 

Sweet Pickle Glass wanted to make sure that you had the opportunity to try one of their glass creations! One lucky winner will win a Sherlock Pipe in the same colors as above! Just fill out the form below to enter!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Great Gift Idea - Candy Box Cuties & Giveaway

I recently got to work with Candy Box Cuties which is an adorable company that makes Custom Gift boxes. I received this gift box in a very professionally wrapped package, from the get go you can tell how much pride she takes in her items. Literally looking good enough to eat.  Here are a few pictures to show you what I am talking about.

It is a nice quality thick box which is decorating on the inside as well not leaving out a touch of the detail. The top is a bit heavy due to everything on it.. However, well worth it for the special look. The box I got happened to have a Dum Dum pop on it... and talk about the detail and realistic look to that. I had to actually touch it to see if it was real. 

 They offer great pricing for specialty gift boxes.  What better way to round off your gift than to give it in one of these boxes?

Candy Box Cuties has so graciously offered one of our amazing followers a chance at a Gift box of there choice from there Etsy Site. Please be sure to check out this amazing Etsy store to finish off your next gift giving experience whether its a Birthday, Baby Shower, Anniversary or wedding Candy Box Cuties will have you covered.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Moody Sisters Organic Skincare Review & Givaway

I have recently gotten the chance to work with the girls Jess and Whitney from Moody Sisters Organic Skincare. These two have an amazing line or products, Truly who cant use skincare products.

And to those still looking for an amazing idea for your significant other, friend, girlfriend, grandmother or children for Valentines day... please be sure to check out there entire line of amazing organic products. This is a fantastic spa/body care line that you wont lose on. 

I was sent a jar of there Intense moisturizing creme. My family all has there different skin issues. However, my older son and myself have eczema, mine is more of a severe seasonal type of version and still have not found anything that helps, this includes prescription cremes, however on the rest of my dry skin this Intense moisurizing creme does an amazing job. its got this very light scent doesnt leave that awful greasy feeling after some lotions do.

 My oldest son, has some patches on his face.. .this creme takes 2 days at the most to help it clear up. which saves him from scratching at his face. Which is great, as we live in Maine and have some pretty crazy winters.

Recently my youngest child started walking and this also works amazing on his knees where hes spent so much time crawling. I highly recomend this company as they offer safe organic ingredients and fantastic quality items.

The girls at Moody Sisters have nicely offered us a chance to giveaway an item to our amazing followers here at Sparkling Star Reviews. 

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