Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sprint Answers All of Your Family's Needs

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Families love to stay in touch and the latest technology helps them accomplish that goal. But, how can we find one place that has something for everyone in the family? I was recently invited to an event hosted by Sprint ( where I got to check out all the latest and greatest devices and technology.

We all know Sprint, a brand with a proven vision for shaping the mobile provider space. Whether you are shopping for a new provider, a new device, accessories or the latest IPhone delivered right to your door, Sprint answers the call.

Sprint has several options to make it easy to select the best service plans, devices and accessories. Most of us have a Sprint store nearby and now it got even easier with Sprint's “store-within-a-store” concept at select RadioShack locations. The Sprint Store at RadioShack offers convenient locations where they can buy Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile products. 

I attended an informational event and launch to learn more about Sprint's new products and services as well as the new partnership with RadioShack. The event was held at the RadioShack in San Mateo, Calif., and I had the opportunity to meet with Sprint reps to find out more about the many great plans and services offered through Sprint. I took a few photos to show you how it looks inside the San Mateo RadioShack as well as the snazzy Sprint car parked outside of the store.
 One of the most exciting news that Sprint unveiled is its Sprint Direct 2 You service which brings the store experience to your home, office or any other location ...   whenever and wherever you want it. That's right, folks...a Sprint Direct 2 You car comes to you to help you choose a plan or a device and set it up while you wait. 

Why wait in line for the new IPhone release? Call Sprint Direct 2 You today to schedule an appointment

I also had the opportunity to test one of the hottest phones on the market -- LG G4, the next generation G series smartphone from LG. If you like taking selfies, you will love taking selfies on the LG 4G with its two cameras to capture your best moments.  LG G4 is the first smartphone from Sprint with a total of 24 megapixels of crisp photo clarity – a 16MP Rear-Facing camera and an 8MP Front-Facing selfie camera. The girls are having a ball playing with the LG 4G and I love its sleek design and amazing screen.

Grab the family and head out to check out all cool devices, plans to fit all needs, accessories and super helpful sales reps at your nearby Sprint store or check to see if your favorite RadioShack has a Sprint store inside. Click on the Sprint website to check out the online deals too. 
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Win a Gimbal's Party Trunk for a Sweet Classroom Celebration

There is still time to enter the Gimbal's Fine Candies Back to School Sweepstakes. The lucky winner will win a Gimbal's Party Trunk filled to delicious Gimbal's candies and party supplies to use in a classroom celebration.

The lucky winner of this year’s sweepstakes will win a Gimbal’s Party Trunk filled to the brim with Gimbal’s candies and party supplies to use in a classroom celebration run through September 30th, and anyone who enters will automatically receive 10 percent off their next online purchase.

The Gimbal’s Party Trunk is packed full of delicious allergen-free candies, decorations and other great items perfect for hosting a ‘sweet’ classroom celebration without all of the yucky high fructose corn syrup.

Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans are free of major allergens including gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy and egg, making them a safe treat for everyone in the classroom to enjoy. The candies are also made with real fruit juice and each package features a variety of 41 delicious, unique flavors.

To enter, visit and share in 50 words or less why your classroom should win the Party Trunk. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Partners with J.Mendel on Latest Goody-Filled Pouch

September is here and that means New York Fashion Week is here too! Time to step up your game with a goody-filled pouch designed by J. Mendel in collaboration with It's the perfect place to keep all of your fashion week must-haves., a division of, launched the exclusive "Matin" Vanity Pouch by renowned designer J. Mendel as a complimentary gift this fall. Customers will receive the product-filled faux leather pouch when they spend more than $125 while shopping at

The Matin is filled with 13 full and sample-size beauty items from your favorite beauty and skin care brands. These items alone have a retail value of $155. Some of the items you will find in the lovely Matin pouch are bareminerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm, Fusion Mini Mascara, Paula's Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment and Jenna Hip Nail Polish. It even has a $10 discount card on a future purchases at

Check out the J. Mendel Matin pouch by clicking on and start shopping today.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kids Love Australian Gold's Hello Kitty Sun Protection Products

By this time of summer, your kids have probably heard you say this summer mantra about a million times - "Come here and let's put on sunscreen." Surprise them with something new by applying a mom favorite ... Australian Gold'a Hello Kitty SPF 50 Lotion and Hello Kitty SPF 30 Lip Balm. 

My girls love anything Hello Kitty so this makes it much easier to protect them from the sun as we are swimming, playing at the beach or catching a day game at the ballpark.  They were so excited when Australian Gold sent a sample of Hello Kitty products for me to review.

Now it was time to put the products to the test. The Hello Kitty Lip Balm is keep in a prominent spot in my handbag to keep the girls protected and they love the yummy tangerine tango flavor. I love the fact that it is SPF 30 and the kids don't say "yuck" when I apply it. Australian Gold combines cutting edge sun care with skin caring ingredients like jojoba, sunflower seed oil, pomegranate and vitamin E.

The Hello Kitty SPF 50 lotion smells fruity and fragrant ... the scent is called Sweet Starfruit and the girls loved it. The cutting edge sunscreen protection is water resistant (80 minutes), PABA-free and UVA/UVB broad spectrum. These words are music to my ears. I was impressed how the lotion coats the skin and stay on after many cannon balls off the diving board.

The Hello Kitty Frozen Aloe Sun Cooling Spray came in handy for all of us (even dad) after a day at the beach. The spray instantly soothed our parched skin and provided cooling for about 30 minutes. The aloe formula moisturized our skin and minimized any blistering and peeling.

Don't forget that there is still plenty of summer left so please replenish your sunscreen by picking up Australian Gold's Hello Kitty sun protection products.  They are available at a drug store or online.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bring Pretzilla Soft Pretzel Buns and Bites to Your Next Barbecue

Change up your sandwich and bun routine with Pretzilla, a yummy soft pretzel that tastes amazing and also happens to be vegan, nut free and kosher! The kind folks at Pretzilla sent us a box of samples of these soft pretzel treats and buns and the kids couldn't wait to try them all.

The Pretzilla Bites were the perfect combination of soft and chewy and had that delicious pretzel taste that kids love. We dipped ours in a bit of almond butter and also with a spoon full of cheese spread. The Pretzilla Bites were the perfect thing to pack in a snack bag for our outing to the park.

We had a great time creating custom sliders with the Pretzilla Mini Buns and they were just the perfect size for our grilled sliders topped with mustard which complemented the soft pretzel bun.  We invited friends over for baseball and brats and they loved the Pretzilla Sausage Bun which was perfect with our variety of gourmet sausages for the grown ups and hot dogs for the kids.

The girls love it when I make ham and cheese paninis and the Pretzilla Burger Buns were toasty and delectable after a few minutes in our panini grill. All of the Pretzilla products stayed fresh and ready to eat even after a few days went by.

You can find Pretzilla products by shopping online and you will receive a fresh shipment from Pretzilla's . You can also find Pretzilla at a local retailer like Whole Foods. Click here for a list of stores that carry Pretzilla.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Manicube Brings High-Quality Service to Your Office

Working women are always looking for ways to make their lives easier while juggling work and family. Some days, it is nearly impossible to get away from the office to grab a sandwich or take a few moments for a manicure. That's where Manicube comes to the rescue.

Manicube is the premier in-office service designed to make working women’s lives easier by bringing high-quality 15- minute manicures to women at their place of work.

 Manicube partners with the HR managers of corporate clients to set up their plug and play weekly services designed to increase employee satisfaction and productivity.

The folks at Manicube invited me to an event at SoulCycle in San Francisco to see how the service works. I was impressed by choices of color that were available. Manicube offers 50-60 color options from Essie, OPI, Deborah Lippman, Zoya and CND Vinylux brands. I chose a simple pink CND Vinylux and the technician got to work on my Everyday Mani, which ranges in price from $12-$15. While I was getting pampered, I enjoyed catching up on the latest Hollywood gossip on the Ipad that was loaded with various magazines

Besides the Eveyday Mani, you have other options, such as the Long Weekend Mani ($16-$18), Men's Clean and Clip ($10-$12), or Pedi in a Pinch ($15-$18).

Manicube is not only exceptionally convenient, it’s exceptionally clean. All highly trained, licensed nail technicians abide by the strictest sanitary protocols and procedures. Files and buffers are single-use only and Manicube uses custom disposable metal nail implements, ensuring that every client gets a fresh set. Manicube is currently available in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Check out Manicube's awesome contest: request Manicube for your office and be entered to win a @SoulCycle session for you and nine of your colleagues. Tell you friends about #maniswithSOUL and click on for more details.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Debuts Trina Turk's Sunset Cosmetic Pouch

Hit the road this summer with a super cool Trina Trina bag filled with beauty goodies from The Sunset Cosmetic Pouch by famed designer Trina Turk is yours for free with a purchase of more than $100 at the popular online beauty retailer.

You will love the brightly clad pouch with a translucent window on the front as you are packing for a family-getaway, romantic weekend with someone special, or heading out to the pool or beach.  This TSA-friendly bag is perfect for toting beauty essentials in hand. 

The window is brilliant and the structured design allows the pouch to stand up straight in a perfect rectangle when the zipper is open.  

Each Sunset Cosmetic Pouch comes filled with 17 prestige beauty samples including skin care, beauty, personal care and fragrance.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $145. Some of my favorite samples were the bareMinerals 5-in-1 SPF15 in Barely Nude, Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Olive Basil Hand Therapy, MoltonB Pink Pepperpod Body Wash, and Murad Rapid Age Spot Pigment Lightening Serum. One of the girls helped herself to the Soap & Glory FACE SOAP AND CLARITY Face Wash.

Check out your favorite brands or try something new at Start shopping today before the Trina Turk Sunset Cosmetic Pouch is gone.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

StriVectin Launches Supersize Duo on QVC

Check out the great deals on QVC for your favorite StriVectin products. StriVectin just launched an amazing deal by supersizing your go-to skincare items -- the StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles  and the TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. The supersized bundle is available for just $129.96 (a $278 value). You don't have to be a math whiz to see that is a crazy deal. It's basically cheaper than just buy the 4.5 SD Advanced alone or like buying one and getting one free! 

The best-selling TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is a must-have for your beauty regimen. This high-performance neck cream is designed to help rebuild the elastin fiber architecture so critical to tightening and lifting the neck and d├ęcolletage area. It also improves resistance to gravity over time.  The surface of the skin is instantly hydrated, feeling tighter, smoother and more supple. You will be thrilled with the results!

The neck cream pairs well with the SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks.   The cream's revamped formula includes a potent combination of anti-aging technologies which yield visible skin transforming results. You will see results in just 15 days.

Click here to read more about the anti-aging technologies used in this dynamic duo that has made StriVectin so popular with consumers looking to improve their skin, diminish wrinkles, enhance skin texture, and maximize skin health. QVC offers a host of other StriVectin products that complement the neck cream and intensive concentrate for wrinkles.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Moms Love the Lela Rose Bag from introduced a gift with purchase that all moms will absolutely love, not just because the bag is from renowned designer Lela Rose, but also because it is filled with more than $185 worth of offerings from top beauty and skin care brands.

The Lela Rose embroidered clutch is the ideal bag because you can use it to store cosmetics and then it transitions to an elegant evening clutch. You will love the fun print and vintage feel of the gold snap-top closure.

Now, let's talk about what's inside the bag. It includes an amazing selection of 17 beauty samples including Origins Mega Bright Night Mask, L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, Paula's Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment and Alessandro Nail Polish to name a few. You can check out the full list on the website.

Customers will receive the product-filled  clutch when they spend more than $150 at and supplies are limited so order today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sprout's "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" An Interactive Adventure for Preschoolers

 "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" launched last month on Sprout and these adorable characters were quickly a big hit with many adoring fans (including a few in our household). If you and your preschoolers have not yet watched this new series, be sure to tune in this week for your chance to win a trip to Beaches among other fabulous prizes. But first, a bit more about the new show ...

“Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" follows the adventures of three best friends. Ruff-Ruff is  lovable, instinctive pup while Tweet is a cautious, thoughtful bird. My daughter adores Dave, an imaginative, quirky panda.  Grown ups will appreciate the technology the makes this show different than other preschool shows. To make it more interactive, viewers can download a free companion app, available on both iOS and Android. The companion app offers synced game play that allows preschoolers and their parents to enjoy an interactive experience with the show’s characters featuring multiple choice questions. The technology recognizes show sounds and seamlessly syncs to the content whenever the show is playing.  The app also features special games and activities which are unlocked the more kids play with the app. We found it is also just highly entertaining without the app too.

You can catch "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" at 11:00 am during The Sunny Side Up Show and at 7:00 pm during The Good Night Show. You can find out more about the show by visiting to see other viewing time as well as download  games and activities that the kids will love.

Now, back to the information on the "Pick and Play Sweepstakes" which ends on March 27.  Each Friday, viewers are encouraged to watch new “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave” episodes at 11am and then visit to answer a question from the show.   Good luck!                                        

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Win a Spa Vacation and Fitness Products - Winter Weight Challenge

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone with lots of celebrating and not enough time for exercise. Statistics show that Americans will gain between 5 to 10 pounds each holiday season and that many men and women put weight loss and exercise at the top of their list of resolutions.

Why not start 2015 by entering the Growing Naturals Winter Weight Challenge -- You can win a weekend getaway to luxurious destination spa Oaks at Ojai in California as well as other great fitness products such as Lululemon, Garmin and SpaFinder to name a few.

The Winter Weight Challenge website is chock full of recipes, advice and resources that will help you plan your challenge and achieve your goals. And, don't forget about the great prizes offered during the sweepstakes! Weekly prize winners are announced each Monday.

The Winter Weight Challenge is organized by Growing Naturals, a company that creates an wide array of food produced that are made from pure plant proteins and rice milk powders. I received a complimentary sample of brown rice protein powder. Like so many others, I try to keep healthy proteins a main part of our nutrition. The girls and I made delicious smoothies with the chocolate brown rice protein and we all loved the flavor when mixed with almond milk and a banana.The Growing Naturals website has so many wonderful recipes, like the Chocolate Protein Powder Pancake.

Take a moment for yourself today and enter the Winter Weight Challenge Sweepstakes ... it ends on January 31, 2015. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coco-Roons and KettlePop Are Lunch Box Favorites

Now that we are past "back-to-school" mania, what is working in the lunch boxes? Moms have had a chance to see what is working and what is not (and by not, I mean what comes home uneaten at the end of the day.

My girls have found two lunch box favorites: Coco-Roons and KettlePOP!

The Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls taste testing team (ages 10 and 4) was thrilled to get review samples from the folks at Wonderfully Raw, the company who makes Coco-Roons as well as a host of other delicious treats.  Coco-Roons are available in a bunch of taste-tempting choices, including Almond Strawberry PBJ,  Brownie, Apple Pie, Lemon Pie, Almond Strawberry, Vanilla Maple and Cacao Nib. We started with the Almond Strawberry PBJ and enjoyed every morsel of this yummy treat made with organic, raw almond butter instead of peanuts and organic strawberries. The girls loved that is was just the right amount of sweet and chewy too. Next we tried the Coco-Roon Brownie and we all agreed that it was just the right amount of chocolate. All of the Coco-Roons by Wonderfully Raw are certified organic, gluten-free, non-dairy and non-GMO. They get their natural sweetness from organic maple syrup and dried unsweetened coconut. You can find them at Whole Foods, Costco Stores or health food retailers near you. Or, you can order  directly from the Coco-Roon website by clicking here.

Next up, the taste testers went to work on sampling KettlePOP in two flavors: Kettle Corn and Sea Salt KettlePOP. First of all, some great news about KettlePOP -- the company uses organic and non-GMO corn. They work closely with farmers to ensure that only the highest quality corn goes into each bag. And, it infuses, never sprays, the popcorn with preservative-free flavorings (and you will definitely taste the difference!) and it hand-pops each kernel to perfection. And another awesome feature: zip top bags lock in the freshness if you don't eat it all at once.

The Sea Salt KettlePOP had just the right amount of salt, was thoroughly satisfying and happily devoured by the taste testing team. The girls also sampled the Kettle Corn which we all agreed was better than the kettle corn at our farmer's market. It had the perfect pairing of sweet and salt and stayed fresh and crunchy when we re-opened the bag a few days later. Besides Sea Salt and Kettle Corn, KettlePOP is also available in these flavors: cheese; caramel; kettle corn chocolate drizzles;  and caramel chocolate drizzles. You can order KettlePOP online or check the website to find a retailer near you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fight For Your Write with BIC

Moms across the country are breathing a sigh of relief as we prepare for the first day of school. I enjoy shopping for back-to-school items and there are so many great choices to arm your kids with all the best back-to-school products. I read about a campaign sponsored by BIC called "Fight For Your Write" which is a wants to show kids how great writing can really be and why we should help them with their handwriting skills

Writing is a critical learning tool for children and helps our kids become better readers, boosts their confident and sparks their creativity.  The "Fight For Your Write" website is filled with amazing data that will help you realize just how important handwriting is. Did you know that handwriting engages 14 different abilities or that experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting each day for students.

BIC was kind enough to send Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls a complimentary box filled with a variety of BIC products for the purpose of a review. When it arrived, I told the girls to watch me open the box because there would be some great new back-to-school items for them. They were absolutely thrilled and grabbed their favorite items and even my husband scored some new BIC Atlantis pens in black, blue and red. The little one practiced writing her name with her new BIC Kids Pencil Porte-mine, which has a raised yellow guiding line to help with proper finger placement.My older daughter grabbed the dry erase markers for her white board and X-tra-Shine Pencils for her backpack. And me -- I am loving my assortment of awesome BIC products, especially the 4 color ball pen metallic body pen.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Enter to Win - Stylishly Chic Ikat Infinity Scarf from J. Jill

Don't be fooled by all of the "Back to School" ads and articles ... there is still PLENTY of summer left! Like most moms, you should every moment left this summer and treat yourself to a "back to school" shopping trip to J. Jill.

Moms, we deserve a treat and J. Jill is helping us celebrate the final days of summer by giving our readers an opportunity to win a Pure Jill Ikat Dot Infinity Scarf ... the perfect accessory to throw on as you walk out the door to a Labor Day Party or Back-School-Coffee.Click here to get a closer look,

You've probably seen Ikat all over the place for the past few months. Ikat has become the "it" pattern, showing up everywhere from home furnishings to the runway. Ikat is one of the world's oldest traditions in textile decoration, traced back to 15th century South America. J. Jill's collection is themed around the concept of trail and adventure, featuring graphic ikat prints and block print details on everything from dresses to pants, fulfilling women's desire to be on trend but also comfortable and true to themselves.

While your out shopping for new backpacks, #2 pencils, and composition books, don't forget to treat yourself to something special at J. Jill. Click on the "What's New" section of the website to take a look at the latest as well as some of the summer favorites, such as the super comfortable Printed Linen Big Shirt, the Pure Jill Short Horn Necklace, or the Pure Jill Easy Pocket Dress.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kids Travel in Style with Stride Rite Shoes

Summer vacation plans often involve a visit to a theme park with the kids. They love to run around from ride to ride and we want them to wear safe and comfortable shoes so why not add a bit of style.  Stride Rite has been a long-time favorite of parents since these shoes are so well made, are really cute and last a really long time. The last thing we want is for cheap shoes to fall apart half-way through the day at the theme park (yes, this happened to me which prompted a visit to the park's gift shop to buy some overpriced flip flops).

The fine folks at Stride Rite asked me if I would like a few complimentary pairs of the new Stride Rite for Disney Wish Light collection for my four-year-old to try. I told her that the new shoes would  arrive in the mail and she told our various delivery people that she was waiting for hew new Disney princess shoes.

When the box arrived, she was so excited and she immediately slipped on her new Disney Wish Light shoes. She also said, "I can't wait to show my friends."  And, she proudly showed everyone else and demonstrated the light up feature that resulted in a lot of "wows"!

If your little one can't decide which Disney princess she likes the best, no problem. Stride Rite has Cinderella, Aurora, Rapunzel, Belle and Ariel.  The heart-shaped princess gem lights up with every step. 

If your kids are more of a Mickey or Minnie Mouse fan, check out the selection of Disney Baby Mickey or Minnie Mouse Soft Motion by Stride Rite.

With so many wonder choices at Stride Rite, your kids will definitely be traveling in style. Check out the Stride Rite website to shop for shoes for kids of all ages.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Win Free Wonder Bread or Buns for Your Summer BBQ

Summer is in full swing and that means barbecues, pool parties and plenty of gathering with family and friends. Summer celebrations usually involve standing over a hot grill waiting for a juicy hamburger and hot dog and the meal would not be complete without a fresh bun from Wonder Bread.

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls received a complimentary selection of Wonder Bread hamburger buns, hot dog buns and different styles of bread. When the box arrived, I opened it and the girls said, " Look, Wonder Bread" as they immediately recognized the iconic red, blue and yellow logo that we all recognize from our childhood.

The timing was perfect because we were on our way to a graduation party and I knew the the Wonder Bread would be the perfect addition to the barbecue. After we arrived, I put the buns on a plate and did a taste comparison with some of the other moms. We compared the Wonder Bread buns to another brand and Wonder Bread was the unanimous winner!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a coupon book from Wonder Bread (each coupon is for a free loaf or package of bread or buns). Good luck!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Snack Smarter with SHRED Pop Popcorn

Smart moms are always looking for smart snacks. They have to taste good, serve as a good bridge between meals, and stay under 150 calories. The whole family is always happy to find a yummy new snack and they were thrilled to munch on SHRED Pop Popcorn.

We received complimentary samples of Kettle and White Cheddar for review. First things first: how did they taste. I gathered the girls and we started with White Cheddar. They loved the light cheese flavor and SHRED Pop certainly satisfied their craving for something salty and crunchy. Next, we tried the Kettle and the best word to describe it is AMAZING! The perfect combination of sweet and salty and it is on our "buy it again" list.

Ready for some great news? These guilty-free snacks are only 100 calories a bag. SHRED Pop is made with non-GMO corn and all flavors are gluten-free and has no cholesterol or MSG. Snackers have their choice of Honey BBQ, Sea Salt, Kettle and White Cheddar and all are vegan with the exception on White Cheddar. It is also

SHRED Pop was developed by Dr. Ian Smith, author of the New York Times bestselling diet books, SHRED and Super Shred. Check out the website for to read more about the "Shred Revolution and find out more about Shred Pop.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Be Skinny Launches in U.S. - Try This New Appetite Suppressant

As swimsuit season approaches, I am on the lookout for ways curb my ever-present appetite. I was intrigued by a new product Be Skinny which contains satiereal saffron extract, an ingredient that Dr. Oz calls a "miracle appetite suppressant."

I received a complimentary pack of two bottles of Be Skinny for the purpose of a review and I was curious to see if it really works -- and how it would taste. The bottle is 2 ounces and has a fat-free pineapple cranberry flavor.

A bit about satiereal saffron: it is a 100% natural appetite suppressant. Rather than speed up your metabolism (and give you the jitters like so many other diet products), By Skinny addresses the psychology of snacking and has been clinically proven to decrease food intake in 100% of the subjects tested. It enhances the body's release of the mood-enhancing chemical, serotonin. Studies also showed a 55% decrease in snacking and 80% of the trial subjects losing weight with the use of up to 176ml of saffron extract daily.

Before trying Be Skinny, I read the directions which stated to take one to two bottles a day at 45 minutes to one hour before meals. I decided to try Be Skinny in the afternoon when I am most prone to snacking. I gave the bottle a good shake and  drank it slowly to see how it tastes. The pineapple-cranberry flavor was tangy and yummy.  Sure enough, it worked! My cravings were dramatically diminished and I didn't obsess about carb-filled snacks like I usually do.

Be Skinny saffron extract is available at Walgreen's and other discount drug stores as well as the Be Skinny Juice website.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Shop at to Get A Free Lela Rose Bag Filled with Samples

We all LOVE shopping for beauty products, right? And we especially love shopping for beauty products when you get an amazing gift with purchase. Check out the lovely product-filled floral clutch by Lela Rose on

This peony floral bag is filled with 18 beauty samples from some of the world's top beauty and skin care  brands such as as Oscar Blandi, Murad, Paula's Choice, Borghese, Urban Decay, Arcona, bareMinerals and more. Plus, the Lela Rose bag itself is the perfect place to store your favorite beauty brands.

The peony bag can be yours for free when you spend $150 or more on the wide array of beauty products and accessories. has all of your favorite brands. I truly enjoy perusing the extensive selection of skin care, make up, fragrance, bath and body, hair care, and accessories. The advice and trends section has some great tips, trends and the videos are super helpful. And remember, is not just for women ... it has a wonderful selection of products for the men in your life (dads and grads!).

Click here to start shopping at and enjoy all of the wonderful samples inside the peony bag by Lela Rose.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

VetIQ - Your One-Stop Shop for Health & Wellness Products

As a mommy of two darling girls, I love to spoil them with treats, but the family member that is most spoiled is our furry boy, Maximus, our big standard poodle. We are always on the look out for products that will keep him happy and healthy and that's where VetIQ comes in.

VetIQ has a great selection of quality medication and supplements for your pets at prices that you afford. We were sent a sample of VetIQ Minties, a mint-flavored dental bone that will help with bad breath, reduce plaque and tartar and help clean teeth. And, in our case, the Mintie bones kept Max occupied all afternoon as he enjoyed chewing and chewing. I didn't tell him that is was good for him! VetIQ offers other great treats for your four-legged friends: Hip and Joint Chews, Vitamin Chews, Skin and Coat Chews; Pill Treats and Breath Chews.

VetIQ also sent Max a sample of VetGuardPlus for Dogs, a vet recommended flea and tick protection formula. We have tried the other flea protection products and were anxious to put this product to the test.We carefully followed the directions and applied the VetGuard Plus and are very pleased with the results. The triple-action formula kills adult fleas and ticks and kills lice and mites for up to four weeks. It also kills flea eggs and larvae for up to four months. Anyone who has ever had to deal with a flea problem knows just how persistent these little predators can be and how unhappy it makes your pet. We liked the prices available for flea protection products on VetIQ. If you have a cat, check out VetGuardPlus for Cats.

If your dog requires prescription medication, check out the medications on VetIQ for treating heartworm and inflammation.

Check the VetIQ website for more information on affordable pet wellness and medication products. It also has a $1 off coupon ... click here for more information.

Disclosure:  The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.