Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Line

Purex sent me a sample from the newest purex crystals laundry enhancer line. The newest line is Purex crystals aromatherapy.  I am already a huge fan of the purex crystals line as you know from my previous reviews. I am really into aromatherapy so this was a huge excitement that Purex came out with a line for it. The scent I received to sample was the Energy scent. It has a citrus type scent and really adds a zing to your clothing. It sure does wake you up in the morning.
Check out the other scents which are well-being and Serenity as well. I really am interested in trying the serenity. I love these the fact that the scents are blended with essential oils.
This is a great addition to my current laundry routine. As you can see I am a huge Purex fan do to the great prices they offer as well as the value for their products. My laundry comes out smelling so fresh and my clothing is as clean as new. Look for the new line as well as your other favorite Purex products at your local supermarket and big box stores.
I received a bottle of Purex Crystals in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Citrus Lane November 2014 50% off Coupon plus Free Gift

This is an amazing coupon and value Citrus Lane is offering for the November 2014 box.
Click here and Use code: SANTAGIFT
This code will give you 50% off the November box and you will also get a gift valued at $19.95 which is a Santa Stocking by North American Bear Co. These stockings are so cute! Thsi expires Nov 15 so don't wait out to long! The above is a picture of one of my past Citrus Lane boxes. They sent out a box every month based on your child's age and they also send high quality items.

*** Also stay tuned to Mom's With Extra Cent's as we will try to publish high value Black Friday deals! 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

EVEN GLOW SERUM - 20% Vitamin C - Antioxidant Treatment Review

I was supplied a free bottle of Valentia Even Glow Serum in exchange for a review. I have been really into reviewing skin care products lately. As I get older I am realizing how important skin care is to your daily routine. I have become a huge fan of vitamin c over the months as you can see from my blog. That is why I choose to accept the review for the even glow serum. This is 20% vitamin c. The serum from valentia is a great antioxidant treatment that helps brighten and tone your face. It also boosts collagen production which is fantastic for your face especially as you age. I love that this product is paraben free as well as alcohol free. I always try to look for paraben free products and always makes me feel better about the quality of ingredients. This product also includes green tea extract.The serum is made for all skin types. My favorite part is how fast it absorbs on your skin. Read more about the product and brand here:
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I received a free product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. Picture supplied from Valentia.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blue Diamond Almond Honey Flavors

Blue Diamond sent me another wonderful flavor of almonds to tryout. This time the flavors were honey inspired. This was such a treat considering my family is big on honey. We use honey daily and consider it a very important and vital aspect to our health. The two flavors we tried out were honey roasted vanilla and honey roasted chipotle. Blue Diamond is raising awareness through their BEECause We Care campaign. They are donating to Honey Bee research. This is a big issue that I also like to spread awareness about since the honey bee population has been significantly reduced over the past couple of years. When a brand takes a stand on environmental issues I have a huge amount of respect for that brand. Here is a link to the Blue Diamond page discussing the BEECause We Care campaign. It is worth a read and has some really great information about honey bees and why they are so vital to the environment.  The flavors were delicious.
I served up the new flavors with an afternoon snack for the kids and husband. They were a great addition to a healthy and filling treat.  The kids loved them as they are huge fans of nuts. We discussed the importance of bees to while everyone enjoyed the snack. Check out the new flavors and make sure to spread awareness for the importance of honeybees.

Blue Diamond provided to samples of almonds to try in return for a blog post. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash Review and Giveaway #getnoticed

I received a complementary bottle of the new Dial Coconut Water Body Wash to review. I love coconut anything so this was sooo thrilling for me. I love the Dial brand and the new scent is such a wonderful addition.
The coconut water scent also features a splash of refreshing mango. Even my husband enjoyed the scent and he can be very hard to please with body washes. He always complains I buy scents that are too feminine. I love how this is a great product for both males and females. The scent is very light so it is good for people who do not like strong scents.This is the perfect family body wash. It is safe even for kids to use. I love how fresh and clean I feel when I step out of the shower after using the new Dial Coconut water. My skin feels so moisturized after using the new Dial Coconut body wash. The body wash includes moisturizers so that your skin will feel clean and become nourished at the same time.You will be able to find the new Dial coconut water body wash at your favorite local retailer now. I am running a giveaway so that one of my readers can try out the new Dial coconut body wash. I will be giving away a coupon for a free full sized bottle. Enter Below:

I received a free bottle of Dial coconut water body wash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

Monday, August 4, 2014

La Deessa Premium Anti Aging Elixir 20% Vitamin C Serum Review and Giveaway

I have tried out several vitamin c serums and have been very pleased with the results. As I get older I can see how important facial care really is. This serum is a little different is it is not 100% vitamin c.
The La Deessa Anti- Aging elixir is a mix of 20% vitamin c , botanical hyaluronic acid, organic aloe, and jajoba oil.  The formula is 98% natural and 72% organic. It is made in the USA. They also never test on animals! I like when a company has good ethics and has quality ingredients. This is a great mixture which really boots many anti aging properties. You will see results within a couple weeks of using. Your skin will have less wrinkles and fine lines. The bottle comes with n easy to use dropper so that you can easily apply and it is not messy at all. It goes on very smooth to your face. I have been using it at night after I wash my face. Then I put on my nightly moisturizer. You can also use it in the morning too.  This elixir is available on amazon and use promo code: LAD25OFF for an extra 25% off discount

La Deessa is offering one of my readers a chance to try this elixir  out. Simply enter the giveaway below!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Entertaining with Blue Diamond & Healthy Veggie Recipes

I received another great opportunity with Blue Diamond Almonds to create and share recipes for their whole almonds and Rosemary & black pepper almonds. I decided to pair each up with a delicious vegetable that makes for a great summer entertaining addition. To me summer means lots of fresh fruits and veggies. The recipes are very easy and simple ingredients needed. With a large family I like to eat healthy and simple recipes as I do not always have time to cook lengthy recipes.
The first creation I made was asparagus with Blue Diamond Rosemary & black pepper almonds as a topping.
All you need for this yummy summer recipes is some asparagus and blue diamond rosemary & black pepper almonds. So simple!! To create preheat your oven at 450 then arrange the asparagus on a baking tray. I spay the asparagus with a little olive oil before I add to the oven. Cook for about 15 minutes. Chop the rosemary & black pepper almonds with a  food processor while waiting for the asparagus to cook. When the asparagus is ready take out and sprinkle the rosemary & black pepper almonds on top. Also if wanted melt some butter to add on the top as well. The finished product!

 I will definitely say this is such a good healthy appetizer or a great side dish to a meal.
My second vegetable/almond combo is a great zucchini dish. Once again a simple ingredient easy to make dish.
For this recipe you just need Blue Diamond whole natural almonds, fresh zucchini, and you can do fresh tomatoes or use diced tomatoes in a can as I did. I sliced the zucchini into zucchini chips. On medium heat throw the zucchini in with the tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes. During this you can chop the blue diamond almonds. When the tomatoes and zucchini is done simple sprinkle the almonds on the top.
The finished dish, another great summertime recipe.These dishes were a hit with the family and even the kids loved to eat their vegetables this way!

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond. I received two free cans in exchange for a blog post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Monday, July 28, 2014

BabyLuxe Jersey Knit Sheet for Portable Crib/Pack'N Play Review

As a mom of five I am always looking for good baby gear solutions.When the opportunity arose to review a sheet for pack n plays I was more than happy to try it out. I use my pack and play everyday. A sheet is very important for preserving the pack n play and keeping it spotless. I also like that it helps provide some extra comfort since pack n plays tend to be a little hard. I think our cute little babies deserve some extra comfort!
This play yard sheet is made by especially for baby which is a toys r us brand and available at babies r us.  It is 100% jersey knit cotton. It feels very soft and I feel it is a great addition to add to the pack n play. Look at your local Babies R Us for specially for baby play yard sheets.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beauty Box 5 July 2014 Review

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty box subscription  that sends 5 samples to your door. The box is $12 a month if you do a month to month subscription. If you subscribe for longer you can get it as low as $10 a box which is a great deal.  They also have a shop as well that sells their featured brands and the products that are included in the boxes.
This is the July 2014 box. I was very happy about receiving it once I opened it. It included a full sized Revlon mascara.

 Mascara is my make up must have item so a full sized product was awesome and already made this box worth it's value. A coupon was included as well! I wear mascara everyday no matter what so this will be used plus I plan on redeeming the coupon.
I reviewed Argon oil a little while back for my blog and loved it. This is a new brand and I can't wait to try it out. Normally I am not a fan of foil packets but this is a large sized so I wasn't disappointed.
I love lip anything from chapstick to glosses to lip stick. This is By Body drench and it is called candy licious lips. This is another full sized item so this box was full of value!
I like the brand H20 since I have tried out so many of their products in many of my various subscription boxes I use.
This is a new brand to me  Simyskin. Its an anti aging eye serum. I love trying out new brand so I will be trying this tonight.
Overall i was very pleased with my box and felt it was a great value. The full sized item was great. If you want to check out Beauty box 5  click the banner below to sign up:
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Boxerfly Subscription Review and Discount

Boxerfly is a monthly mens underwear subscription. I am a slight subscription box addict and my husband deals pretty well with it lol. He always asks why there are not more boxes geared towards men. I know he would love getting more subscriptions in the mail if they had more manly  ones. When I saw this subscription I knew he would love it. Each month Boxerfly sends a premium quality brand boxer. They also have the option to do a sock add on for $9.90 a month. Plus if you do a 3 month or more sub you get your first pair of socks free. I did a month to month and skipped the socks although I may add them on in the future.
They ship from Sweden so it takes a couple weeks to receive your shipment since it's from Europe. This months boxer was from Frank Dandy.

My husband loved them and says they are very comfortable. I thought the design was a little out there but hubby liked it so that's all that matters. He wants to keep the sub so we'll see what comes next month! I knew he would slowly get hooked on boxes too! If you want to try or send your hubby a surprise sign up with my Boxerfly Link and you will save $15 off your first pair. They accept paypal which is a huge bonus. plus you can pause your subscription at any time if you needed too.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Sample Society Warehouse Sale Box Review and Giveaway

Recently BeautyBar released Sample Society's mystery boxes. Sample Society is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure magazine and BeautyBar. These were packs of 10 leftover subscription boxes. This was a great deal and I got 10 total boxes for under $40. I also went through ebates and got cash back so it was a huge score! The subscription is $15 a month for a regular subscription. It avaerages about five samples in each box. Some even full sized as you see below.This is my package at arrival!
Here are some pics of the boxes I got to get an idea of what sample society is like if your debating subscribing to sample society.
They come in really cute boxes that are great for storage or organizing.
They come with a mini magazine as well with makeup and skincare tips. There is also a card detailing all the samples plus it comes with a $15 off code for a full sized product of any item in the box.
This was one of the boxes in my shipment and I loved it. I am a huge fan of Butter London so this was such a hit of a box for me.
This is another box in my shipment which included another Butter London product. These were full sized so they retail for $15 each so I definitely got a great deal with the warehouse sale.
Love the quality brands they include. They are very high end and it's such a bonus to get the $15 coupon to redeem if I want to buy anything I like. Love the Flash facial!

Okay the fun part!!! Giveaway time!!! I saved a box just for one of my readers to win! It is unopened and still sealed so it will be a surprise of what you get in it. Enter Below:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Fun with Blue Diamond 4th of July Snack Style

I was given the opportunity to try out some yummy Blue Diamond almonds. As a member of blue diamond tastemakers I was given a sample of the Toasted Coconut almonds and  Blueberry almonds. I am a huge almond fan and love them as a quick snack and to bring to work as a pick me up during the day. The toasted coconut flavor was so delicious and goes perfect with some yummy coconut water!
This was my snack yesterday and it was a perfect summer treat! I think these are my favorite flavor of almonds I must say! They are also great for ice cream topping as well. What would you add it to?

I decided to get festive for my blueberry almonds. I figured I would make a cute 4th of July treat with the holiday coming up. I made a red,white and blue snack bar.
I used strawberries for the red,yogurt pretzels for the white, and a mixture of fresh blueberries with the Blue diamond blueberry almonds. This is a healthy and fun snack and very festive for the 4th of July. You can always swap out the colors if needed but this mixture is a hit with kids and adults! Check out #bluediamond almonds at your local grocery store. They have so many awesome flavors to try out there is one for everyone.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Free Beauty Box 5 Subscription Make Up Box Code Ends 6/30

Get your first Beauty Box 5 subscription box for free with code: FREE614
This code expires tomorrow
You can read my Beauty Box 5 review here

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adovia Facial Lift and Firm Serum with Dead Sea Minerals and Vitamin C Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I have become a huge Adovia fan after being able to test out their products complimentary. I love how their products are made with minerals from the dead sea. It such a spa experience every time I use one of their products. I was able to try out another fantastic product from them which is their facial lift and firm serum.

As I get older I am noticing my face is not as firm as it was in my younger years.As a mom I love having spa nights on Fridays. Basically I like to treat myself to some extra pampering. This is a wonder addition to my pampering except I have been using in daily as opposed to just FridaySpaday.
I love how my face feel so much tighter and firmer after using this product for over a week now. I think it is really a bonus that this lift serum includes vitamin c an important nutrient for your skin.
Adovia states these benefits for their mineral lift serum:
- Your face will have an Instant Lift and Anti Aging Effects on Your Face
- Delivers Anti Wrinkle Results Over Time that are noticeable
- Vitamin C - Also Contains a High Concentration of Vitamin C for Anti Wrinkle Antioxidant Skin Protection This is an essential product for healthy skin
- Dead Sea Salt - Formulated with a High Concentration of Dead Sea Minerals and Salt - 21 Minerals Essential for Skin Health and Beauty Love this ingredient just like being in a spa
 Moisturizer Delivers Deep Hydration and Nutrient Absorbtion that is not oily

This product is available below on amazon:

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Petbrosia Pet Food Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I am excited to announce another giveaway and review. Aside from being a mommy to five wonderful boys our family consists of a terrier mix dog and two brand new kittens. When I first learned about petbrosia I was really interested in the company.

 Petbrosia is an online dog and cat food company that makes customized pet food. I love the thought of customized pet food. Animals are like people in the sense that not everyone is the same and can eat the same things.Sadly most pet food companies do not realize this and only offer a couple choices of food options.With petbrosia you create a profile for your pet based on many factors such as breed, age, activity level, allergy info, gender, and body condition. Below I created a youtube video of what the selection process is like on petbrosia.

They use the information you provide to design a pet food just for your specific animal. After you get your profile set up and they pick your specific formula they ship the dog food right to your house. They also have an auto replenishment system so you can receive regular deliveries. They also update your profile as your dog ages to keep up with the most current nutrition needs of your animal. They state "We use only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, grown and raised by farmers across America. No corn, No wheat, No soy, and No by-products." As you learned from my video I love that the first ingredient was deboned chicken that was antibiotic free. I believe nutrition for animals is just as important as nutrition for humans. Check them out for yourself at They have a code for my readers to save $10 off your first order with code: BRL10
I am able to run a giveaway for a free 3 pound bag of their pet food to try out. Enter Below:

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Treasure Trooper June Contest Survey Website

Treasure Trooper is a survey and cash  back website. They pay you to take surveys,cash back shopping, and to try out offers. I have been a member for a few years. The best part about the website is the extra games they have and the contests. Every month they have a new contest everyone is eligible for. This month is 100% cash back on referral earnings. This is a great time to encourage friends and family to sign up as you will both earn big!! Check it out below.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

WooBamboo Kid's Eco Toothbrush Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. WooBamboo is a wonderful Eco friendly line of toothbrushes for both kids and adults. I knew right away this brand was awesome since it arrived in an Eco-friendly mailer. First impressions are always important and this small aspect showed me they really value being environmental friendly.
These toothbruses are organic, sustainable, and have biodegradeable handles. They are non-toxic,bpa-free and antimicrobial. They are very duable and the bristles are high quality for a great brush. It is amazing that over a billion toothbrushes are thrown away every year which most are probably plastic. I really try to stay away from plastic as much as possible. You can only imagine what kind of impact all this plastic and garbage has on the environment. If we all start and make small steps to help keep the planet healthy for our little ones and future generations the planet and mother nature can really thrive.
I received a package of the "sprout " line for the WooBamboo toothbrushes. My kids loved them. They were excited to know they are making a difference for the better by helping out the planet. They also felt like they had toothbrushes just like pirates did because of the awesome bamboo finish! I love how creative kids can be.The brushes work fantastic and give a really good crisp brushing. These are definitely a keeper and I will purchase these in the future.
You can check out their products at Aside from the amazing kids line they also carry two versions of adult line bamboo toothbrushes. They have standard size and slim sized.I am also hosting a giveaway for WooBamboo and one of my readers can win a package of two "sprout" bamboo toothbrushes. Enter Below:

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Influenster #GoVoxBox Review

I was picked for another Influenster VoxBox!!! I love getting Influenster VoxBoxes. The best part is they are FREE! Influenster is a website that you connect your social media accounts and earn badges for brands and lifestyle stages. The best part is getting picked to try out free voxboxes which are boxes filled with great brand named items. If you need an invite to sign up for influenster you can send me a message from my blog and I can send you one. It's worth it to sign up. Okay on to my #govoxbox
This box included so many items it was hard to fit them all in my picture. The box included a full sized box of Playtex sport tampons, blue diamond flavored almonds, muller Greek yogurt, aqua spa bath soak, 3 packets of next step mix, a protein shake mixer,profoot pedi-rock, and a profoot triad orthotic. These are all such useful practical items for me so I was thrilled. That's one of the great thinks about influenster is they match you up with boxes that are similar to your interests.
The first item is the blue diamond blueberry flavored almonds. I loved these a lot!!! I am a huge fan of almonds since they are a good go to snack. Almonds always fill me up and hold me over till my next meal. They are also loaded with the antioxidant vitamin e.

The second item is #MullerQuake Greek yogurt. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the store and saw the variety of flavors. They have so many combinations of favors with toppings. I used my free coupons for low fat vanilla yogurt with choco balls toppings. This was such a yummy delicious treat. I can't wait to try out some of their other flavors. This is perfect for breakfast,lunch or a pick me up snack. Check out #MullerQuaker at your local Walmart or grocery store.

The third item is playtex sport tampons. Obviously I can always use tampons so this was a practical useful item. I exercise about 5 days a week so this will be a good style to try out. I like the 360 degree protection if offers. That is great for long runs!

The fourth item is a bath soak. I got a lavender scent which is one of my favorite scents! Lavender helps you to relax and can be beneficial for helping you sleep. I will definitely use this after a long day at work and being a mommy.

The fifth item is a pedi-rock from #goprofoot. I am on my feet all day at work so I love anything that helps my feet feel better. I use pumice stones almost daily so this is a great alternative. My feet definitely feel softer and look great for summertime pedicures. I like how the pedi rock feels so much softer than a pumice stone but does the job just as well. This is great since it can be used wet or dry. I love how my feet feel after using the pedi-rock.

The sixth item is the #goprofoot triad orthotic. I have been using this for a couple days and love how much better my feet are feeling. This is neat since it is 3/4 length so that your feet can move more comfortably in your shoes. It really helps support my feet during my long work days in retail. These are staying in my sneakers for sure.

My last items were from the new vitamin shoppe nextstep line. The Next Step line has some great weight loss products. It included three different packets of next step shakes and an awesome shake mixer/drinker. I also got a $5 off coupon which I plan to use since the next step line is 25% off right now at Vitamin Shoppe. This came in just in time to lose a few lbs for the summer beach season! I received three different flavors and can't wait to try them all out.

Overall this was a great box and I loved all the items in it. If you want to get in one the influenster action send me a message with your email and I can send you an invite.

I received this box for free from influenster for review purposes. No other compensation was received.

Friday, May 23, 2014

La Beaute Vitamin C Serum Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was selected to try out another vitamin c serum. I have become a huge fan of vitamin c serums so this was a great opportunity I feel that after using vitamin c my skin looks so much brighter and fresher. As a mom of five I can often look tired but I really feel the vitamin c is working to help make me look awake!

Three things right off the bat that I love about the La Beaute vitamin c serum is that it is made in the USA,it is made from organic ingredients, and it is not tested on animals. Those are definitely traits I look for in beauty products I also love how the serum comes in a bottle with a dropper separately.. La Beaute says that their vitamin c serum restores and regenerates anti-oxidants, attacks free radicals and repairs unsightly blemishes. The vitamin c serum enhances collagen production which is a great benefit especially as you age. It really does tighten and firm your skin. I am still young but am getting to the point where my skin is starting to lose its firmness. The vitamin c serum is really helping. counteract that. You can purchase the serum on amazon below.
50% off Today Only: Best Pure VITAMIN C SERUM 20 w/ Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Amino Complex for the face *Topical Vitamin C anti-aging skin care serum is rich in antioxidants that repair, and renew the cells, for a more youthful, radiant glow *Vitamin C fights free radicals and enhances efficacy of sunscreen by protecting the face & skin from the damaging sun *Pure and organic, our Vitamin C brightening serum is simply the best *Enjoy the eBook on "Anti-Aging Naturally"

La Beaute is gladly offering one reader a full sized bottle of their own. I am hosting a giveaway for them and you can enter below.

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