Friday, 19 December 2014

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil FACE ~ Review

The Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil FACE with vitamin E comes in a plain brown bottle with a eye dropper applicator cap. The reason it's in a brown tinted bottle is because it contains retinol which will break down when exposed to sunlight. It also contains 10 Pure Oils, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin C & Cetesomate-E Complex.

The oils help smooth fine lines & wrinkles while they moisturize your skin. The vitamin C & retinol help to improve and brighten tone & texture. The Cetesomate Complex helps deliver all of the essential vitamins & nutrients directly into the epidermal layer of the skin.

It's light weight & non greasy. It absorbs very quickly into your skin giving you a younger looking, firmer appearance. On top of all that, it's Hypoallergenic, Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free & Dermatologist Tested.

I have to comment on the fragrance. It's a Rosehip scent and quite honestly it reminds me of when I was a little girl playing in my Grandpa's rose garden. It's one of my favourite scents.

I am not a fan of the eye dropper applicator.
It does not hold the formula securely so if you aren't careful, it will drip all over the place. It only takes a couple of wasted drips before you smarten up & keep it positioned over the bottle or your hand. You only need a few drops for your skin which is wonderful. A little really does go a long way.

I didn't grow up knowing about moisturizing skin. My mom only ever washed her face with soap & water, she never used lotion of any kind, so this is new to me.  About a year ago, before my 39th birthday, I was told my skin was dry & that I needed to moisturize more. I started using hand cream thinking that would be enough. Hey it was more than I ever used before, so it had to be good.

I didn't notice any sort of improvement. I have been lucky by rarely having acne so I figured my skin was fine, even though I had more wrinkles & fine lines than other women my age have. That's why when I was offered the chance to do a review on the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil FACE, I was excited & eager to try it.

It's only been 2 weeks, but I can already see a difference.  My skin is softer & silkier & yes, even brighter looking. It's not oily looking by any means, which was a fear of mine considering that it's an oil. It also helps, I think, because I massage my face after applying it.  I put it on at night time and in the morning wash my face and go about my day.

I know this will be a constant staple on my dresser for the rest of my life. If you are looking for a new product to try, I strongly recommend you giving Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil FACE a try before you buy anything else.

For More information, check out Palmer's  on their WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.

I received these products complimentary for testing purposes

I have a few bottles of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil FACE to give away. I will giveaway ONE (1) bottle at a time. Please make sure you read the terms & conditions below & Follow ALL rules. 

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Contest open ONLY to Canadian residents.
We will be holding  giveaways between Dec 22, 2014 & December 31 2014.
Each contest will run as follows:
1 Dec 22 - Dec 24 at 11:59 PM
2 Dec 25 - Dec 27 at 11:59 PM
3 Dec 28 - Dec 30 at 11:59 PM

Prize is sent directly from the sponsor, CCF Canada is not responsible for lost or stolen prizes.
Winners will have 48 hours to reply to the email sent or a new winner will be drawn.
1 prize per household.

Keurig 2.0 400 series ~ Review

I was given the new Keurig 2.0 400 series to test & review for free. I was so excited because I have wanted one but never bought one because I did not know enough about them. I had seen the machines in various offices & stores, and heard about them from others. I had never tried it myself because, well to be honest, I was scared I would break it.

When I opened the box I was amazed to find that you can make either a single cup at a time or a whole carafe! The carafe they said holds about 4 cups of coffee depending on what size mug you use. They sent me 2 carafe k-cup pods & 3 single k-cup pods.

Immediately after doing the quick wash out ect hubby & I set it all up, it was super easy; just put it on the counter, slide the drip tray in front of the machine, fill the water reservoir & slide into place.

We followed the instructions & ran just hot water through first. Then we inserted the K-Cup pack & while reading step by step in the manual, proceeded to brew our first of many single servings of coffee!

About the only thing I don’t really like is the noise it makes when you make a cup of coffee. When it sucks the water up. It’s very loud & I thought at first something was wrong with the machine. Thankfully there wasn’t.

Keurig has also done something to attempt to counter the use of non-Keurig K-Cups in their brewers. They have made it so if it doesn’t have a special ring or a green dot on the K-Cup, the machine will give you an “oops” message and refuse to brew it.

They have a HUGE assortment of flavours  over 125 varieties and 20 brands & beverages you can choose from on the website. And once you become a member, you save a bit of money on items as well. On average you will be able to buy 24 k-cup box for under $18.00.

Now Keurig I have to say was awesome when it happened to me. You see I had been saving up all the sample K-Cups of coffee that various companies have sent out over the last 18 months. I planned on buying a machine one day, so why not. Unfortunately, not one of the packs would work in the Keurig 2.0. They ALL gave me the “Ooops” message. I was sad. Yet again, I followed directions & reached out to Keurig at the webpage they gave. A couple days later, I received a response & they made it all better. I don’t want to say how, because I can see ALOT of people taking advantage of it if it got spread around & in my opinion it isn’t fair to the company if that happened. I’m all for saving money, but not when it’s done illegally.

They tell you if you order from their website, which by the way, has really good prices compared to the stores, that ALL of the packs will be compatible with the 2.0 machines. However I needed some new coffee immediately because those 3 samples did not go far with 2 of us in the house. Luckily one of the stores close by was having a sale on the K-Cups. 12 for $5.99 (regular almost $10). So off we went. We bought 3 boxes thinking they would see us through a few days because we decided brewing the K-Cups would not be an every day occurrence.

So I eagerly opened up the Dulce de Leche and inserted it. Up comes the by now familiar “Ooops” message. Oh No…here we go again. Hubby’s Italian blend…got an “oops” too. My French Vanilla worked no problem! Yay…out of 36 new K-Cups, I get 12 I can use. Back to the website & report the new “Oops” again, they made it right.

What I love about the new Keurig 2.0 400 series is that we can each have a different flavour coffee. No worrying about what everyone else likes, no waste of dumping out a ½ a pot because no one wanted any more. I love that if we have guests, I can make a whole carafe, saving time & K-Cups.

It’s got a touch screen display that is easy to use, you can program it to turn on & off thereby saving power. You can select the different cup sizes & carafe sizes so you can have a strong or weaker cup of coffee at your leisure.

The only thing I don’t like as I said, is the noise it makes when it is brewing your beverage. It is pretty loud. That is the only drawback because I can not fault them for trying to ensure people are forced to purchase their brand of coffee. I mean would you go to Burger King & try to expect to order a Big Mac?

I can't stress how much I suggest if you are looking for a new coffee machine, that you give the Keurig 2.0 a try. 

For more information check out them out on their WEBPAGE or connect with them via TWITTER or FACEBOOK

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Monday, 15 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014


Enter now for a chance to win a new Mega Bloks prize every day, plus a chance to win the grand prize of all 12 sets for yourself and for the charity of your choice!
Enter only once. Your name will be included in every day's draw plus the draw for the GRAND PRIZE!
Day 1 (December 8): SpongeBob SquarePants Invisible Boatmobile Rescue
Day 2 (December 9): First Builders Safari
Day 3 (December 10): Hot Wheels 8-in-1 Super Race Set
Day 4 (December 11): All 3 Fairy Barbie sets (TreehouseGalaHideaway)
Day 5 (December 12): Jeep 3-in-1 Ride-on
Day 6 (December 13): Thomas & Friends Percy's Brave Tale
Day 7 (December 14): Hello Kitty Fun at the Fair
Day 8 (December 15): First Builders Build 'n Learn Table
Day 9 (December 16): Skylanders Cut Throat Carnival
Day 10 (December 17): SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Krab Attack
Day 11 (December 18): First Builders Fast Tracks Raceway
Day 12 (December 19): Barbie Build 'n Play Fab Mansion 

All 12 daily prizes for your family AND 12 more daily prizes to donate to the charity of your choice!

All entries must be received by Friday, December 19 by 11:59pm EST. 
This promotion is only available to residents of Canada or the United States.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Keurig Deals

Are you in the market for a New Keurig? Right now they are on sale at KEURIG.CA Ends Dec 12
Now when you buy a new Keurig 2.0 brewing system, you can add 1 Keurig 2.0 Brewer Accent, 1 box of K-Cups & 1 K-Cup Carousel to your cart for FREE! Click HERE to get this deal! Ends Dec 11 at 4:59 PM

Until Dec 25 at 4:59 PM save $10 on every 6 boxes of K-Cup packs Click HERE

 Get tips on how to set up a coffee Bar. Some neat ideas. Click HERE
Until Dec 31 get a free Carousel & Free Shipping with purchases over $45. Click HERE
 **Conditions apply, go to for full details.

"Your season to shine" ~ Contest

Find the Hidden Candy Cane Daily for a chance to WIN 1 of 4 Bosch dishwashers or one of 5 Secondary prizes

Prize: There is a total of four (4) Grand Prizes available to be won during the contest period. The grand prize will consist of one (1) - 24" Bar Handle Dishwasher 500 Series- Stainless steel, model SHX65T55UC

Secondary Prize
There are a total of five (5) Secondary Prizes available to be won during the contest period. Each week during the contest period, a random drawing will be held at the discretion of the Sponsor to determine a winner. Each Secondary Prize consists of one (1) TASSIMO Brewer, model TAS6515UC8

Ends Jan 10, 2015


To enter the MIRVISH’S DEAL‐A‐DAY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY, answer the multiple choice trivia question each day to be entered in the given day’s draw.
All entries must be received by 11:59pm each day during the contest period.
There will be 23 prizes awarded (1 for each day of the contest). Prizes will consist of
 1 x Top‐price subscriptions for two (2) to the Mirvish 2014‐15 main season and to the Off‐
Mirvish season
 4 x Tickets for two (2) to the opening night and after‐party of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
 2 x Tickets for two (2) to the opening night and after‐party of ONCE (2015)
 2 x Tickets for two (2) to the opening night and after‐party of BLITHE SPIRIT (2015)
 1 x Tickets for two (2) to the opening night and after‐party of TITANIC (2015)
 1 x Tickets for two (2) to the opening night and after‐party of NEWSIES (2015)
 1 x Flights for two (2) to London
 1 x Flights for two (2) to New York
 1 x Flights for two (2) to Las Vegas
 1 x Flights for two (2) to Los Angeles
 1 x Flights for two (2) to Tokyo
 1 x Weekend stays at the Sheraton Centre Toronto
 1 x Weekend stays Westin Harbour Castle
 1 x $500 gift certificate for use at any single Circus Academy activity from Zero Gravity Circus
 1 x $100 gift certificate to Kit Kat Restaurant
 2 x $100 Gift Certificates to Red Tomato
 1 x $100 gift certificate to Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar

Ends Dec 23

Win 1 of 5 FOREVER 21 Artist Eyeshadow Palette ~ Contest

Win 1 of 5 FOREVER 21 Artist Eyeshadow Palette
FOREVER 21 Eyeshadow Pallete features:
15 Shimmering shades
Applicator brush included

Ends Dec 11

Philips Game Face ~ Contest

Get your Game Face ready, because Philips wants to put you in front of 18 thousand cheering fans! Submit a photo of your well-groomed facial hair or clean shaven face for a chance to win tickets and your face on a Toronto Maple Leafs rinkboard. Three winners will be selected!

There are three (3) secondary prizes (“each a Secondary Prize”) available to be won, each consisting of:
• One (1) Toronto Maple Leafs signed jersey (size, style and player to be determined by MLSE, in its sole discretion); and
• One (1) Philips Shaver, Model – AT890/20
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Secondary Prize is three hundred dollars ($300.00 CAD).
GRAND PRIZE - There are three (3) grand prizes (each a “Grand Prize”) available to be won, each consisting of:
• One (1) pair of tickets to a 2014-2015 Toronto Maple Leafs regular season home game at Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St, Toronto ON) (the “Game”) (specific date and seat location to be determined by Contest Sponsors in their sole discretion);
• The Prize Winner’s (or Designated Rinkboard Participant- if the Prize Winner has submitted another individual’s photo as part of his/her Entry) photograph on a Philips Rinkboard during the Game; and
• One (1) Toronto Maple Leafs signed jersey (size, style and player to be determined by MLSE, in its sole discretion); and
• One (1) Philips Shaver, Model – AT890/20.
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is eight hundred dollars ($800.00 CAD).
Ends Dec 18 at 11:59 AM

TASSIMO Nice List ~ Contest

Enter to win A Tassimo T65 Home Brewer by BOSCH
Ends Dec 18