Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beejuvenate Hand and Body Cream Review & Giveaway



About Beejuvenate
Beejuvenate skin and body cream is an all natural skin cream made from the finest oils and butters.  With beeswax as its primary ingredient is is specially formulated to keep your skin moist and soft.  Because Beejuvenate doesn't have alcohol please give the oils and butters in Beejuvenate a few minutes to absorb into your skin.  The beeswax will then form a protective coating over your skin keeping it soft all day.  Cream up the lotion from the jar with the back of your finger nail.  A dab the size of a pea will usually be enough for your hands or feet.  A little bit goes a long way so don't over do it. 

My Experience
Beejuvinate cream makes my hands feel wonderful. A little does go a long way. It s made with beeswax so it is more solid than creamy, but it woks just as well. I used my fingernail to scrape a little off the top and rub it into my hands. It takes a little time for it to fully absorb, but the results are great. The scent I choose was Sleepy Hollow which reminded me of the holidays, and the scent lasts a long time. You can see their other scents here. It also contains SPF 15 to add a little protection to my skin. This would make a great gift! Overall, I love the scent and how well it keeps my hands soft.

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Giveaway
Enter to win a 2oz. jar of Beejuvenate Hand and Body Cream. Open to US residents 18+. Good luck!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Martian Dice Review & Giveaway



About Martian Dice
Martian Dice is a fun, fast-paced dice game that adults and kids both love. Abduct cows, chickens, and humans to run tests and determine who is actually in charge on earth. Your turn starts by rolling all 13 dice, and ends when you choose to stop and score points. Martian Dice has a wonderful and fun theme. You won't find any zombies in this dice game. 2+ players can play Martian Dice in 30 minutes.


Our Experience
Two of my sons were very excited to play Martian Dice. My oldest loves games. The first steps to playing were clear, but for some of the following dice rolls we had to keep referring to the directions. Like, could you take Death Rays and Cows on the same roll if you had already take Death Rays previously? We think the answer is no. The next time we played I needed to review the directions, but I misplaced them. I was able to look them up online, but it would be even more convenient if the were printed on the container.
My youngest wasn't able to follow the rules, but he wanted to have his turn too. I was able to make it a good learning experience by asking him to sort them into groups and then counting how many were in each group. In our family it's important that games can be modified so every can play. Even with Mr. C participating the game only took us about 20 minutes. Overall, after figuring out the intricacies of the rules, it's a fun game that builds good strategy skills.

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Enter to win the Martian Dice game. Open to US residents 18+. Winner must respond within 24 hours. Good luck!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The SMART Playbook Review



About The SMART Playbook
The SMART Playbook is every parents go-to solution to fix a growing problem in our tech-savvy generation– teaching them basic social skills and manners in this fast-paced digital world. Written in a relatable style and chock full of games, these activity books have been called the "perfect solution" by educators and parents. Five SMART topics to help kids succeed in life and stand out for all the RIGHT reasons: Social Skill Basics, Mealtime Manners, Art of Conversation, Restaurant Behavior and Technology Talk. How to gracefully play the game of life in this modern world.

Our Experience
As a parent I try to take the time to teach all the necessary skills to my boys, but this book has reminded me of some of the areas I have overlooked. I think that Mr. O, at eight years old, is at just the right age for this book. I think it could be done with younger kids with modifications. By learning these skills Mr. O will be setting a good example for his younger brothers. There are so many wonderful skills that I can't cover them all, but two of them that stood out were Telephone Smarts and Table Setting 101. At the end of each skill there are fun games and puzzles to reinforce what was learned.
Because we no longer have a home phone, Mr. O is rarely given the opportunity to answer calls. Talking about phone etiquette and letting him practice by calling a friend was a great. I'm also letting him answer a few more calls, knowing that he understands a greeting and how to take a message.
When I was a kid I know I learned how to properly set a table, but to be honest I had forgotten some of the placements. It was fun learning again with Mr. O. He has set the table several nights all by himself, and then his brothers insisted on helping. He is also gaining the important skill of being a patient teacher with his brothers, which can be very difficult at times. I am so proud of him and look forward to the rest of the skills he will be learning. Overall, this book is a great resource for parents looking for a fun way to teach basic life skills.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Double Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review



About Francois et Mimi Water Bottles
Water bottle features:
  • Double-wall Vacuum Insulation
  • Food-Grade Unbreakable 18/8 Stainless Steel
  • Ideal for Cold Drinks
  • Leak-proof, BPA-Free Flip Top

My Experience
The water bottles work very well. I like the 20 oz size. The lid screwed on easily and made a good seal. Also when the straw is down I didn't notice any leaks. This would be a bottle I would feel confident tossing into a bag without it needing to be upright all the time. The stainless steel is easy to clean and the outside finish is very durable. I haven't noticed any dents or scrapes after using it for several weeks. One of my bottles did develop a slight crack in the rubber straw. However, this is probably due to one of my children being too rough opposed to a manufacturing problem. It is still completely functional. With normal use I think it would be fine. Overall, I think these water bottles are great to use at home and on the go.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Insect Excavation Kit Review



About Discover with Dr. Cool Insect Excavation Kit
Excavate 3 genuine bug specimens just like a real paleontologist. They’re each buried inside a beetle-shaped digging block! Your young entomologist will uncover a real scorpion, spiny spider, and fortune beetle specimen. These insects have been perfectly preserved inside acrylic so that you can examine each of these incredible creatures from all sides. This hands-on science kit includes an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass. There’s also a full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can learn all about insects, arthropods, and arachnids. You’ll learn cool science facts about each of the creatures in this kit as well as general info about bugs. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, mazes, and puzzles to complete. Your kids will bug-out with this fascinating excavation project!



Our Experience
We had Mr. R help review the bug dig kit. He was a little apprehensive at first because we said it had real bugs, and he was worried that he might hurt them while digging them out. We assured him that they would be ok. He is almost six, so he needed a little more assistance than his older brother did doing the gem dig kit. Little brother, Mr. C, was there to help supervise too. He asked Daddy for help about half way through. Together they worked on digging for about an hour. The three specimens are amazing to look at, Mr. R liked the fortune beetle the best. Because he isn't reading by himself yet, we did the activity book together. I loved seeing him get excited to learn new things and to be hands on with the activity. I think this is a great way to introduce kids to science.  

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Gemstone Dig Kit Review



About Discover with Dr. Cool Gemstone Dig Kit
Excavate 3 real gemstone specimens with this incredible hands-on excavation kit. Buried within a gemstone-shaped digging brick, your treasure hunter will dig out a real amethyst crystal, a quartz crystal point and a tiger's eye specimen! This hands-on adventure science kit is a great way to start a rock and mineral collection and includes an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass. There’s also a wonderful full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can identify and learn about each gemstone. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles, and challenges to complete. This is a must-have gift for the rock hound or treasure hunter in your family!


Our Experience
My son had a lot of fun with this kit. At eight years old, Mr. O is at the perfect age for this kit. He was able to do it without a lot of supervision. We set him up and he was good to go. I thought it might take him a while to excavate the gems, but he was done in about 20 minutes. I think the gems were all close together so they were quick and easy to find. The gems were a good size and a lot of fun to examine. The activity book had good information and the puzzles were fun for him too. I felt it was a great way for him to spend the evening. Fun and education all wrapped together. 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Komax Mega Giveaway

Komax Mega Giveaway

by Digi Sales.

Hosted by:

NonPerfect Parenting & Stylish Momme: The Gift Guide Goddesses

$100 Amazon Gift Card + Komax Food Storage Containers 10 Winners In All!

Welcome to the Gift Guide Goddesses' Komax Biokips Mega Giveaway sponsored by Digi Sales.! We are very excited to bring you this awesome giveaway featuring a $100 Amazon Gift Card and Komax Biokips Food Storage Containers. Komax Biokips Storage Containers are BPA-Free and are 100% airtight and watertight, which means you can store your food and it won't leak, and your food will stay fresh longer. Komax Biokips Storage Containers are also safe to store in the freezer and the fridge and are safe to microwave and place in the dish washer.
One winner will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and 9 winners will each win one of each of the four sets of storage containers featured on our site. The cereal storage containers can either by bought as a single item or in a set of two. You can read about them below, check them out on Amazon, and even read what we have to say about Komaz Biokips' Storage Containers by reading our reviews and watching our videos!

Komax Biokips Lunch Boxes & Cereal Containers

   
Komax Biokips Lunch Boxes sold by Digi Sales. are excellent for storing food at home, taking lunch to school or work, and even when camping and traveling! It comes in a set of three and each box contains three removable trays. You can check out what Tre from NonPerfect Parenting has to say about this set by reading her review here.
Komax Biokips Cereal Containers are perfect for storing not only cereal, but chips and other snacks, as well as sugar, flour, and other such items! You can check out what Jessica from Stylish Momme has to say about this set by reading her review here.

Komax Biokips Food Storage Container & Ice Tray

Komax Biokips Food Storage Containers come in sets of 5, 7, and 9. The small food containers are great for storing baby food, yogurt, applesauce, and small snacks for on the go. You can check out what Jessica from Stylish Momme has to say about this set by reading her review here.
Komax Biokips Ice Cube Tray with a No Spill Lid is an excellent choice to keep your floors and freezer mess-free, plus, Komax Biokips' Ice Tray's are stackable, making for easy organization! You can check out what Tre from NonPerfect Parenting has to say about this set by reading her review here.

Giveaway Time!

To enter for your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or Komax Biokips Storage Containers, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. This giveaway will run from March 2 1PM CST through March 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18 and older. After the first mandatory entry, all entries are optional. Winning entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email so be sure to add info@giftguidegoddesses.com to your contact list so if you win, our e-mail won't end up in your spam box. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected. You may use only one Twitter account to enter.
1 winner will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and 9 winners will receive a prize pack containing Komax Biokips Cereal Containers, Ice Cube Tray, 5pc Storage Container Set, and Lunch Boxes.
Good Luck!
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