Thursday, February 13, 2020

CDB lotion from Liberty Lotion Review + Giveaway!


By now you've heard of CBD products at least once, there are a number of products on the market made using this all natural ingredient that helps with various issues. I recently received some CBD lotions to try out from a company called Liberty Lotion who also carries lip balms and even oils for pets.

Want to know a bit more info on CDB? Here is some info from the Liberty Lotion website, "CBD is a substance found in a variety of plants and other sources, usually deprived from hemp. Scientific studies have indicated that CBD has shown great promise for relief and appears to also aid the body in it's natural regulation".


For my review I received a Infinity Lotion which contains 675 mg of CBD, along with a Limitless Lotion which is CBD free but it mimics similar benefits. Before getting into the review it is important to note that this is note a cure all, and I do not suggest using it on open wounds. Prior to use I was given a tip that to get the most out of the product that when applying instead of rubbing it in until it is gone, you should instead apply a thin layer and allow your skin to absorb the lotion.

For the last week or so my shoulder has been bugging me a bit as I slept on it wrong which can cause me to toss and turn a bit while I sleep. I decided to use this lotion on my shoulder last night to see if it would help. I was surprised that it did help ease the pain of my shoulder allowing me to have a better nights rest, and today my shoulder/neck pain doesn't feel nearly as bad as it has the last few days. I still have a bit of a knot in my shoulder but between a little message and with some help from this lotion it should feel completely better soon. This product can also be used on sore muscles, and bruises however at the moment I don't have either of those so I can not verify how effective they are with both issues. I think this lotion would be great to help relieve muscles after working out or after a hard day of work. I am excited to use this product more in the future.

I do have two things to be slightly nitpicky about, the constancy is a bit thinner than I thought so when you go to pump it sometimes the lotion tends to splatter. I'd keep your hand cupped when pumping out some of the lotion, or perhaps use a spray top vs the pump that is currently on the bottle. My second small thing is I am completely on the fence about whether I do or do not like the smell of the product, It has a bit of an earthy smell to it while also being slightly citric in scent.


Giveaway:
One lucky winner is going to win a 4.5oz bottle of Liberty Lotion with 225mg CBD (Retail value $79.99) + a Liberty Lip Balm (Retail value $3.99)

This is open to US Residents! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 03/07/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave a comment letting me know what you'd like to use these products to help you with.

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Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Liberty Lotion for the giveaway free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Some of our favorite CMOP spots!


As part of the Playfluencer team at the Children's Museum Of Phoenix, I write a blog post each month featuring different areas, events or programs at the Museum. This month I wanted to highlight a few of our favorite things and spots at the museum.


The first stop on our trip is always the giant play structure when you first enter the museum. It is large enough for adults to fit in, but I want the kids to explore so they are free to play in it on their own. The play structure runs all the way to the top floor of the museum, and it has lots of different areas you can visit. Oddly one of my favorite parts about the play structure is a boat they have that has a bunch of legs/feet with different socks on sticking out from it, I also love the flying bathtub. You can see the bathtub in a photo on the post I made of 10 Reasons why you should buy a CMOP season pass.



My oldest is too big for this year now and my youngest is starting to get to that point, but they have a section with a "car wash" where the kids can ride a bike along a set path through a car wash. The whole area is really cute, and well done. There are lots of bikes in a few different sizes so your child is sure to have a lot of fun in this spot.


The reading spots! There are a few different reading nooks and spots to stop to enjoy a good book. They have this really cute mushroom shaped reading spot on the second floor near the fort building area. They have a small selection of books in the room, and more books in different areas of the museum. Upstairs is a small library area that has more seating and cushions to relaxing.


Okay so technically this next spot isn't a favorite spot for us, but I am sharing it because I love that they have the space for those who wish to use it. On the top floor near the library tucked away in a corner that is normally not as noisy as the rest of the museum, there is a nursing corner. The corner is a small room with a chair, table, etc and a curtain to pull across if you are in need of a spot to nurse your baby.


Puzzles, games and interactive spots. Through out the entire museum you'll find dozens of spots that are interactive along the hallways. You'll find musical instruments to play, a look and find spot, fake food carts and more. There is so much to do you'll want to spend more than a day here really enjoying everything.

Check back again next month and I will explore more of the museum with you! There is so much to see and do, I can't fit it all onto one post.

Disclaimer- I am part of the PLAYfluenster team at the museum and I was provided a year membership by the Children's Museum of Phoenix for a monthly review, free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Friday, February 7, 2020

February Beauty & The Book Giveaway!

This is always one of my favorite posts to get up because it combines two of my favorite things - Reading & Makeup/Beauty Products. I know many of you share similar interests as well which makes putting this giveaway together even more exciting. Since Valentines day is this month I decided to pick up some goodies that fit the general theme of the colors associated with the holiday.


Firstly let me apologize that there is a price sticker on the book, I thought the book would fit in well for this months prize pack and buying one without a sticker on the cover wasn't possible.

What is included in this months prize pack? You will get:

The book "Thoughtful" in paperback, two Cherry blossom bathbombs, Vanilla Raspberry foot scrub, Hand lotion, Apple Spalife facemask, a white eyeliner, a Wet n wild makeup brush, purple nail polish, two adorable phone charms, ELF eye primer, ELF blush/bronzer, NYX lipstick and a NYX foil palette.


Also if you haven't entered my Galentines giveaway that ends on the 15th, you should head over to enter one of two pamper prize packs.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! This giveaway is hosted by ME and is not associated with any of the brands mentioned above.

This giveaway ends on 02/28/2020


Giveaway entry question: To fit with the holiday theme Leave a blog comment telling me what your favorite candy is!

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lugz Sneakers for Men!


Usually when I think of Lugz, I think of boots and I know it is the same for many others but did you know they make sneakers as well? I was recently looking through their shoe selection and I was pleasantly surprised at the different styles and colors of sneakers they offer. My husband has been in need of a new good pair of sneakers so we decided to go with the Men's Typhoon Oxford Sneaker in Black/Red along with the color scheme we selected this shoe is available in four other colors.


The Typhoon sneakers have a chunky rubber sole that helps keep your feet protected from the elements and the shoes themselves appear to be made of leather. The shoes look like they would weigh a lot, but they are actually a lot lighter than you'd expect so they are easy to move around in.


My husband and I don't really like the way the shoes from Lugz are laced so we usually unlace them and lace them back up to how we like them, which is an easy task to do. I like that they include a little loop on the shoe to help hold the shoe tongue in place while putting on your shoes and walking.


The shoes offer plenty of arch support along with ankle support thanks to a cushioned insole and a thick cushion around where your ankle is. They are great for all day use, and look great for an everyday look and the all black shoe could even be used with a more formal attire. The stitching is just right and nothing looks out of place, they are extremely well made shoes that are sure to last through many years of wear. You can pick up a pair from Lugz for $59.99 along with dozens of other styles and colors!

Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Lugz for the Review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely
my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Be My Galentines Pamper Pack Giveaway!

I am a fan of the show Parks & Recreation, in one of the episodes the main character Leslie Knope host what she calls a Galentines breakfast for her gal pals the day before Valentines day. She gives each of them a gift, they spend time together chatting and catching up. I thought it was a great idea and so did hundreds of other people so now a lot of people celebrate Galentines day. Galentine's Day, is a nonofficial holiday, is celebrated as a day for "ladies celebrating ladies." it is celebrated on February 13th.



I enjoy sending a card and a little gift to my best friend and this year I decided to celebrate with a giveaway here on my blog as well! I have a set of really cute treat bags that I've been holding onto for quite some time, I bought them several years ago at Target and I didn't know what to do with any of them until now. I've put together two small goodie gift bags!


Each gift bag includes a number of "Treat Yo Self" goodies including pampering goods, nail polish, makeup and of course chocolate, because how can it be Galentines/Valentines without chocolate? Both bags are slightly different so I will be labeling them as Pack 1 & Pack 2 below, If you have a preference of which one you'd prefer please include it in your mandatory blog comment entry. Now let's get onto the goods:


Prize Pack One includes:

A Bolero Beverly Hills facial mask, a nose mask (helps with black heads), Cherry Blossom bath salts, Hot Pink gel nail polish, dark blue glitter polish, NYX lipstick, a blue fabric hair tie, two ceramedx lotion samples, a lip balm, a travel lotion, a Hershey's chocolate bar & a packet of Caramel hot coco.


Prize Pack Two includes:

A Bolero Beverly Hills facial mask, a nose mask (helps with black heads), Sweet Clementine bath salts, shimmery orange mermaid nail polish, purple glitter polish, NYX lipstick, a black fabric hair tie, two ceramedx lotion samples, a lip balm, a travel lotion, a Hershey's chocolate bar & a packet of Chocolate supreme hot coco.

Each prize pack should make for a nice relaxing self care night. Speaking of giveaways if you haven't seen the January Beauty & The Book Giveaway yet you should head over and check it out, you could win a brand new book and a set of makeup! It ends on Feb 7th and the new February Beauty & The Book Giveaway will be up soon as well.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! This giveaway is hosted by ME and is not associated with any of the brands mentioned above. Giveaway winners are announced on Facebook so please like my page to see the winner announcements! 

This giveaway ends on 02/15/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave me a blog comment telling me your favorite way to treat/pamper yourself. Also include which prize pack you'd like if you have a preference.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Spring Reading Bundle Giveaway from Candlewick Press!


We always encourage our children to read whether school is in for the year or not, and I am very happy that both of my children willingly grab a book and sit down to read when they have a day off school. Spring break is coming up quickly and I wanted to host a giveaway for a set of books that would make great reads during the time off! Both of these books are recommended for ages 10+ and all four books are hardcover.


By Kate DiCamillo
Hardcover with box Retail value $54.99

Each book follows along with the story of a young woman and how all three of them intertwine. The books go over the topics of family and social issues. The first book of the trilogy was a National Book Award Finalist! All three books have adventure, life changing events and moments you are sure to remember. The cover art is also stunning, I love how they captured the face of each character.


By Anna Sewell
Hardcover; Retail Value $24.99

Originally released in 1877 this novel has been brought new life with over 50+  beautiful illustrations throughout the book.

This book is not only about the life of a young black colt, but the book is written in his perspective. When I was in middle school I read a book series that had a similar perspective, and it was actually pretty interesting. Black Beauty will take you on a journey from the time he is fairly young into adulthood, you'll read about his adventures, his feelings and more.

This is open to US Residents! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 02/09/2020, Total Retail Value: $79.98


Giveaway entry question: Leave a comment letting me know another activity you enjoy engaging in during breaks from school. 

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Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Candlewick Press for the giveaway free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Learn new projects with the Sew What Box!

I am able to stitch by hand but I have always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine so I can sew faster. My daughter has also recently shown an interest in learning how to sew and we decided we will try to learn together. When I came across the "Sew What Box" it  was the perfect match for us. What is the Sew What Box? It is a monthly subscription box that sends you a sewing project to do each month, it includes the materials needed (fabrics, string, needles, pins) and information on where you can find their video tutorials to watch.


We received a box with a baby blanket inside! It came with two different types of fabrics, black thread, pins, and a needle to help us create our project. Having an online tutorial is perfect for people who want to learn from home, don't like dealing with instructors or just don't have the time to attend an entire class.


We were very excited to get this going however we have to put the complete project on hold, our sewing machine is a bit old and it decided it didn't want to work during our project, so we have someone who is going to see if they can fix it, otherwise we will get a new one. However we've had this box for a little while so I want to get the review done for them. I like that they included everything you need, I honestly wasn't expecting them to include the needle needed as well.

The fabrics included are perfect for a baby blanket, they included a section of soft white mink blanket and a smaller section of floral pattern to go in the middle of the baby blanket. The only thing I would change about it is if they had an option to choose girly or boyish cloths, or include a small section of two different cloths. A friend of ours is having a baby boy, and isn't looking for a floral pattern so I think when I get our sewing machine fixed up I will swap out the floral pattern material for a different one. The tutorial that they provide is extremely easy to follow along with, even starters like us are able to following along without any issues and it is a great way to learn along the way. You won't end up using the entire spoon of thread, and the needle/pins are able to be reused so you can add them to your sewing kit.

How much does it cost? The Sew What Box is $35 a month, and each month will have a different project. They offer duffel bags, baby blankets, aprons and more so you can learn different techniques.

Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by The Sew What Box for the Review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.