Smile Brilliant! Review & Giveaway

There are so many ways to get whiter teeth these days: whitening strips, pens, dentist visits, and the list goes on. I need something that will work but won’t cost a small fortune. I think I have found the answer with Smile Brilliant! This is a great service that offers customizable trays and whitening gel to give you a whiter and brighter smile without breaking the bank.

smile brilliant kit

I was sent a Smile Brilliant! kit to try for myself. It included: 3 sets of catalyst and base paste, 3 desensitizing syringes, 3 whitening syringes, and 2 trays. I just followed the directions to make my own teeth molds, one for the upper set and one for the lower set. It even came with an extra set of molding paste in case you mess up. It was really easy to make my molds and took no time at all. I then put my molds in a prepaid envelope that was included in the kit and sent it to their dental labs so they could make my very own whitening trays to fit me perfectly.

The Smile Brilliant! system is really fast! I received my finished trays in only a few days. They also kept me updated every step of the way via email so I knew when they should arrive. Once I got them, I tried them on and they fit great. Now for the fun part, trying out the gel. Each syringe contains enough gel to do three applications. I used the desensitizing gel first for about 30-40 minutes and then put in the whitening gel for about an hour each time. It says you can leave the gel on for up to 3 hours or more but that was way too long for me and my teeth starting getting sensitive.

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I used 2 full syringes, which is 6 applications, over about a week and a half. I skipped some days when I just didn’t have time to whiten. So far so good! I can really tell a difference in my teeth. It does seem like the bottom of my teeth got whiter then the rest in the picture but it really isn’t that bad when you are looking at them at a normal distance. I will keep whitening maybe once a week with the last syringe.

I like that the Smile Brilliant! system is easy to use and you can do it whenever you want, no dentist appointments! Prices start around $120 so it is affordable too. But most importantly, you see results with this system! I can’t say that about the whitening strips I have used in the past. Check out Smile Brilliant! for more info and testimonials to see if this might work for you.

Smile Brilliant! is being kind enough to offer one of my readers their very own kit to try out themselves. Just fill out the form below. This is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a kit for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. 

21 Bundles Review & Coupon Code

21 Bundles is another monthly subscription box just for babies and expectant mothers. They offer boxes tailored to your stage of pregnancy or baby’s age month. Each box contains only natural and organic products so you know everything will be safe for you and your little one. Each box is $39.99 per month and it is a great way to try out new products.

It was very easy to sign up and I entered my baby’s birth date. I was a little disappointed when I was sent a 6 month box instead of a 7 month box. I know I entered her birthday correctly but they sent the wrong month box. Inside my box were full sized products along with a few samples of sunscreen and baby lotion to try out as well.

21 bundles box

 

Here is the list of what I received:

  • Babo SPF Stick
  • Dapple Toy and Surface Area wipes
  • Mambino Calming Baby Oil
  • Under the Nile burp cloth
  • Under the Nile bear lovey
  • Weleda Diaper Care
  • 6 month sticker

My favorites are the burp cloth and SPF stick. I love that the SPF stick is easy to apply on her face and ears and it isn’t slippery at all. The burp cloth is very soft and I love the size. It seems like a lot of burp clothes are rather small; she does make a lot of messes! My baby doesn’t really care for the lovey that much, she is much more interested in the tag on the side. I love the toy wipes, they come in handy when she drops her teethers and toys on the floor.

I like the products and the fact that they are all full sized. I also like that they are all organic and natural for my baby. I think this is a really neat way to try out new things and see what you love and what works out for your baby. I’m not sure if it is worth $39.99 every month but it is a neat gift idea. You can get a box from the time you are pregnant, all the way up until your baby turns 1, hence 21 months. Check out 21 Bundles and see if this is something that will work for you or someone you know that is expecting. Plus, you  use the code ‘FRUGALGINGER‘ to receive 20% off your first bundle when ordering the month to month plan.

Disclosure: I received a box for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

CafePress Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I love CafePress! I have ordered a couple T-shirts from them in the past and they are always great quality, not to mention hilarious. CafePress is more then just T-shirts though. They have everything you could ever want personalized: drinkware, apparel, baby gear, stationary, shower curtains, laptop skins, and the list goes on. This is a great place to get unique gifts that anyone would love.

I decided to pick out a really cute beach towel for a review. I only have one beach towel so I really needed this. I was surprised out how many designs there were to choose from so it took a while to narrow it down. I finally decided to go with the Purple Blue Damask Chevron Personalized Beach Towel. I love the colors; they are so pretty and vibrant.

Cafe Press personalized beach towel

When I received the towel and showed it to my fiance, the first thing he said was “That is so you”. It is perfect. I’m tall and I love the length of the towel; it is 30″ x 62″. The towel isn’t very thick and plush but it is the softest towel I have ever felt in my life. It is very absorbent and dries very quickly. It is perfect to take to the beach or the pool because it is light weight and easily folds into a bag.

I am very happy with my adorable beach towel and the price wasn’t too bad either, it is $29.99. I highly recommend ordering from CafePress, I haven’t been disappointed yet. I look forward to ordering many more things from them in the future. Now, one of  my readers will get the chance to order whatever their heart desires when they win a $25 gift card to CafePress! This is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.

Contest Canceled. Never heard back from sponsor.

Disclosure: I received a product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

The Beachin’ Event Giveaway!

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin’ Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800! That will really make your summer over the top. Good luck to all of my readers, let me know if you win!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $
Frogglez – Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog – dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs – Beach Sheet – $49
So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin’ Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
DIsclosure: Anderson’s Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

Febreze #Noseblind Test & $60 AMEX Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas andFebreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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You may have seen the new Febreze commercials on TV that introduce you to being Noseblind. What is Noseblind? It is a real thing that happens to the olfactory system. Basically, you get used to the odors in your home and car and you can’t really smell them anymore. But your guests can. That’s not good when you host a party or have friends over. I decided to host a movie night to try out the Noseblind theory for myself.

Febreze #Noseblind

I had a few friends over for a movie night complete with popcorn. We each took a survey once they got here about what was the predominant smell and how strong it was. I had just finished dinner so that was the predominant smell…sausage and potatoes, yum! We then popped some popcorn and took another survey, of course the strong smell was the popcorn. Then we watched The Amazing Spiderman and ate all of that yummy popcorn.

After the movie we took another survey and basically didn’t smell the popcorn anymore. I didn’t smell anything out of the ordinary but they smelled dog and baby smell. I have gotten noseblind to these smells! They said it wasn’t too strong but it was noticeable. Then we put the Febreze products to the test. We used the Febreze Fabric Refresher on the couch and chair, we sprayed the room with Febreze Air Effects, and lit the Febreze Candle. We gave it a few minutes and took the final survey and agreed the room smelled much better. Like a fresh meadow. I noticed after they left that there weren’t any remnants of the popcorn or dinner smell. The Febreze got rid of the odors and didn’t just mask them with a nice smell.

I learned a lot from taking part in the Febreze Noseblind test. One of the things is that I need to use Febreze more often! With a baby and 2 dogs I’m sure my house can get a little smelly but I just don’t notice the smells as much anymore. I don’t want to have a smelly home and turn off my guests so I will make sure to use Febreze products, especially the Fabric Refresher on my couch and beds. I love the scents of Febreze, there is something for every season.

You can check out the Febreze Noseblind site for more info including the science behind it all. You can also find Febreze on Facebook and Twitter. They are even offering one of my readers the same Febreze prize pack I received and a $60 AMEX gift card!! This is exciting! The giveaway is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.

Winner: Becky P.

Daddy’s Health & Skincare Review and Giveaway

Daddy's Health & Skincare

I have worked with  Daddy&  Co. on several reviews and I am always impressed with their products. They have a brand new Daddy’s Health & Skincare line on their site. These items aren’t just for Daddy’s, they are for Mom and baby too! I had to give them a try with my little helper.

The new Daddy’s Health & Skincare line includes Baby lotion, Baby bubble bath, and Baby shampoo & body wash. They come in 8 oz. bottles for $12.95. The bottles are a nice size and a little goes a long way. They come in two different scents: calming lavender and fragrance free. I will give anything a try that will get her calm before bedtime, so I chose to review the calming lavender.

I gave Aria a bath and used the shampoo & body wash first. I love the fragrance; it smells so clean and fresh. I also like that it lathers up really easily and gets her squeaky clean. It doesn’t dry out her skin either. I then tried the lotion and it also smells divine. It made her skin silky smooth. Do be careful because it takes a while to get absorbed into your skin so your hands are very slick afterwards. I went to clean up the living room and almost dropped a coffee mug all over the floor because my hands were so slippery.

She is a little too young for a bubble bath right now so I will be trying that out for myself….whenever I get the time to actually have a bubble bath. Right now it is quick showers for me :) . I love that the Daddy’s Health & Skincare items are made in the USA. They are also Paraben & Sulfate free, free of dyes, and hypoallergenic so you can feel good about using them on your little baby.

Now, one of my readers will get to win their own set of Daddy’s Health & Skincare items. This is open to US only. Just fill out the form below.

Winner: Theresa Z.

Disclosure: I received product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

Check out Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck + $25 Visa GC Giveaway

I have some exciting news for all you dog owners! Milo’s Kitchen is going to have their Treat Trucks come to a city near you. You can have a lot of fun with your fur babies and family. They will be offering samples of their new line of treats, family portrait photos, giveaways, and much more. If you are going to be in the Charlotte, NC area like me you can check them out on the following dates:

  • August 1st - Charlotte, NC, Fetching Meadows Dog Park
  •   August 2nd - Charlotte, NC, Mark Twain Dog Park
  •   August 3rd – Charlotte, NC, Lucky Dog Park

If you are located elsewhere be sure to check out all the cities that the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Trucks will be stopping by here. It sounds like it is going to be so much fun!

sadie        Obi

I was sent a sample pack of the Milo’s Kitchen dog treats for my dogs to try out. Let’s just say they were a hit! We were sent the Steak Grillers Recipe, Chicken Grillers Recipe, and Grilled Burger Bites. I let them try the Grilled Burger Bites to begin with. They are really cute and look like mini burgers. Sadie and Obi couldn’t wait for me to get them out of the bag. I gave them 2 each and they were gone in seconds! Needless to say, they loved them and were begging for more. The pictures aren’t that great because they were so fast snatching them out of my hand!

The treats are the perfect size for both of my dogs and they actually smelled pretty good too ( don’t worry, I didn’t eat any). I like that the treats are made in the U.S.A. with real chicken or beef as the #1 ingredient, and no artificial flavors and colors. My dogs love them and I feel good giving them a treat that makes them happy. Make sure you check out Milo’s Kitchen for the full line of treats and to check the dates for the Treat Trucks.

milo's kitchen sample pack

Milo’s Kitchen is being so nice that they are going to offer the same sample pack I received to one of my readers! The gift pack will include three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, and a $25 VISA gift card. This is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.

Winner: Brian E.

Disclosure: The Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen®. All opinions are my own. 

I See Me! Personalized Baby Book Review

One of my favorite books growing up was a personalized one I used to have. I still remember that it featured my name and the story was all about me and my friends as mermaids. Personalized books weren’t around a lot when I was growing up but now there are several companies that offer them and I wanted to get one for my little girl. I found the site I See Me! and they have some of the cutest personalized books and products I have seen. I had to give them a try.

Hello World Personalized Book

I ordered the personalized baby book called “Hello World!”. This is the perfect first book for your baby. It was very easy to make. I just supplied my daughter’s name, birth date, birth weight, birth place, mine and her dad’s name, and a photo. It came within a week after I ordered it and I am so pleased with how it turned out.

It is a very durable board book with 20 pages and it has bright colors which she loves. When I read it to her she always grabs the pages and helps me turn them. It is the perfect size for her to grab a hold of. The story is really cute and it is such a great keepsake. I will cherish this book long after she has outgrown it. I think it is the perfect gift for new parents.

Personalized book

My favorite part of the book is the page with the stork. It has her birth weight, height, and on the tag it has mine and my fiance’s name as to who it should be delivered to. Is that not the cutest?! I really can’t say enough good things about this book and at $29.95 it is worth every penny in my opinion. I love that I was able to personalize the dedication on the first page as well.

I will be purchasing from I See Me! in the future. They have a lot of different products for all occasions. You can get lunchboxes, puzzles, coloring books, placemats, stickers, and growth charts. They have some really cute products you should check out. Plus, when you sign up for their email list you can save 10% off your order! You can find I See Me! on social media too:

Also, check out the Summer Reading Sweepstakes!! Grand prize gets a $250 Visa Gift Card and 5 Personalized Books!! 25 Runners Up get a personalized coloring book. Ends 8/31. 
Disclosure: I received a book for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.