Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Gel Cleaner – Review & Giveaway!

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As a Purex Insider, I received the NEW Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Gel for review.  The NEW Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover features:

  • No Harsh Fumes or Overspray
  • Spray Gel that Clings to Stains
  • Cleans Tile, Grout, Showers & More

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The New Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel is a unique spray gel that is tough on stays and is gentle on surfaces.  It’s thick gel clings to bathroom surfaces to penetrate and remove tough stains… without  those harsh fumes or overspray.  This stain remover is absolutely perfect for cleaning tile, grout, tubs, showers, along with most other surfaces in the bathroom.

I tried the Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel in our upstairs bathroom – which needed a good cleaning anyway.  I  sprayed the ‘problem areas’ of the tub surround (tile) and the tub itself (porcelain), and noticed that the gel stayed where I sprayed it!  I let it sit for a minute, then I scrubbed the walls and tub down with warm  water. Wow!  I was thoroughly impressed with how well it got rid of the spots of mildew, dirt, and gunk, leaving my tub/shower area sparkly clean!

I really like how New Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel really CLEANS well, and quickly too.  And I am enamored that it’s a gel in a spray bottle, with great clinging power!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Three (3) of my readers will win a coupon valid any one (1) Soft Scrub product of their choice! This giveaway will end June 17th, 11:59 PM EST.  Winners will be notified by email and will be posted on HW&K.  The Winners will have 48 hours from time of notification/posting of winner’s names to respond before another will be drawn.

Entering the Giveaway is super easy!

  1. Like Soft Scrub on Facebook.  Leave me a comment letting me know you did this (Mandatory).
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@crimmylynn)  Leave me a comment  letting me know you did this and your twitter @handle.
  3. Leave me a comment and let me know which what Soft Scrub Product you would get if you were one of the lucky winners.
Disclosure:  I received this product free of charge as a Purex Insider in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was  given.  All opinions are my own.

Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash – Review & Giveaway

 

As a Purex Insider, I received a bottle of Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash for review.  For 65 years, the Dial brand has been developing trusted personal care products for clean, healthy skin.  Dial is excited to announce its announce it’s entry into the kids’ personal care segment with NEW Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash that offers age-appropriate variants developed to address the specific skin needs of children.

As you know, I don’t have any children, but I am “Aunt Crimmy” to all my friends’ kids, and my sister-in-law just adopted a baby.  So, I am around lots of kids, all of whom just love bathtime!!! 

Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash comes two types:

  1. AGE 2+: Peachy Clean – Developed with dermatologists, this ultra-gentle, tear-free formula cares for tender skin and hair, with hypo-allergenic clean that’s peachy keen.
  2. AGES 6+:  Watery Melon & Berry Cool – Getting clean is good, clean fun, thanks to a mild formula developed with pediatric dermatologists to be tear-free and hypo-allergenic for kids’ perfect skin!

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I received the Peachy Clean Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash, and tried it on my friend’s 36 month-old toddler.  Dial Kids Peachy Clean Body + Hair Wash is:

  • Specially formalized for children aged 2 to 5
  • Is a 2-in-1 formula combination of shampoo and body wash, making for one speedy step!
  • Tear Free
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • pH Balanced
  • Has no Artificial Dyes or Added Parabens 

She loved the all the bubbles that Dial Kids Peachy Clean Body + Hair Wash created in water after we were all done giving her a bath.  We all loved the scent of the Wash – during the wash while we bathed her, and afterwards she her skin kept just a little bit of the fragrance on it, and her skin was very soft as well.  The Wash worked well on her hair, but we still used a conditioner after using the Wash, as we typically do.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Three (3) of my readers will will win a coupon valid any one (1) Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash of their choice! This giveaway will end June 15th, 11:59 PM EST.  Winners will be notified by email and will be posted on HW&K.  The Winners will have 48 hours from time of notification/posting of winner’s names to respond before another will be drawn.

Entering the Giveaway is super easy!

  1. Like Dial on Facebook.  Leave me a comment letting me know you did this (Mandatory).
  2. Like Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook.  Leave me a comment  letting me know you did this.
  3. Leave me a comment and let me know which Dial Kids Body +Hair Wash you would get if you won.
Disclosure:  I received this product free of charge as a Purex Insider in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was  given.  All opinions are my own.

The Blog Workshop – Where Blogging Meets Business

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The Blog Workshop is great learning community for bloggers and vloggers (like you and me!).  

The Blog Workshop is “Where Blogging Meets Business.”

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The Blog Workshop provides information to take their blog/vlogs to the next level!  Through the The Blog Workshop Community, where members can discuss a multitude of topics, to educational workshops, and annual conferences, The Blog Workshop is helping to bridge the gap between bloggers and influencers, brands, PR Pros, and much, much more!  

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A very important part of The Blog Workshop is the The Blog Workshop University.  Their mission is to facilitate the learning of bloggers/vloggers so they can become the the forces in the blogging industry, arming bloggerpreneurs and blogging scholars with the knowledge  and skills to better serve brands and sponsors.

Check out The Blog Workshop’s upcoming  Surviving S.E.O. Workshop, on June 26th, 8-9pm est.  S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimization) is an ever evolving, so learning and keeping up with current trends can be quite difficult.  The Surviving S.E.O. Workshop, led by Dan Morris, will discuss descriptions, categories,  tags, plugins, keyword research, content structure  for effective S.E.O, and much more! 

Oscillo by Boiron, A Naturally Savvy Product Review

Oscillo short for Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic alternative medicine used to relieve influenza-like symptoms.  Oscillo is manufactured by the French company Boiron (the sole manufacturer), however there are similar preparations.  Oscillo is us used in over 50 countries, including the US, but has been in production in France for over 65 years.

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As a Naturally Savvy Blogger, I was given the chance to try Oscillo by Boiron - and I would like to share my experiences with you.OscilloAdult6dose

This spring, with the crazy weather, it seems like everyone has been sick with something… even the people that never get sick!  Not just the run of the mill allergies, and miserable sinus infections (hello!), but colds, ear infections, even cases of the flu wiping out entire families – in May! Crazy!

Above and beyond taking precautions to stay healthy – washing hands, taking vitamins, getting sleep, exercising regularly, eating well... of course you can still get sick. 

When you feel the first signs that you are getting sick – body aches, fatigue, headache, fever, etc., try Oscillio.  Its  a homeopathic (all natural) remedy that helps to reduce the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms – helping you not get as sick, and get better sooner, without drug interactions or any side effects.  It’s non-drowsy (think about those cold medicine side effects…)

When I received my sample from Naturally Savvy of Oscillo, I was just coming down with the symptoms of a cold, on top of a sinus infection that I was already fighting.  Oscillo comes vial containing in quick dissolving pellets. The pellets do not need water to dissolve, and the small vial makes it easy for travel.  Within a day, the symptoms of the cold had pretty much resolved themselves.  I still had a slight cough, but the body aches that had started, went away, as did the scratchy throat.

To find out more about Oscillococcinum and other great homeopathic remedies Bioron makes, visit their website, Bioron USA.

Disclosure:  I was provided a sample from Naturally Savvy and Bioron USA for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

Crowdtap Old Navy Activewear Sample & Share Review

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As an active member of Crowdtap, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to be a part of the Old Navy Style Council and receive two vouchers for a Free Old Navy Activewear Top and Bottom – one for me and one for a friend  I have been an active member of Crowdtap for a few years now – the surveys and activities are fun, as are the rewards, and I like that my input is valued by the Crowdtap Team.  And the best part is when you complete some activities, a donation goes to the charity of your choice (mine is Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation).  

Interested in joining Crowdtap?  Check it out HERE!

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Going to Old Navy and checking out the Activewear Line was great!  I loved just about all the Activewear products, it was so difficult to choose just one top and bottom for each of us.  I was very impressed with the cleanliness, how orderly and stocked the store was!  Especially the Activewear section!  See these great photos I took below!

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The Old Navy Activewear Line has line has lots of vibrant colors, but we decided to keep it pretty tame…

I decided to get  a magenta compression tank and black yoga pants with a magenta waist band… And my friend decided to get a grey long sleeve running top and black shorts (not necessarily to be worn together I think!)…

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We had a great time shopping, spending quality time together, and of course, getting some Old Navy Activewear so we have no excuse not to exercise on a regular basis!

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Label Lessons eBook Review

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As a Naturally Savvy Blogger, I had the opportunity to review the eBook Label Lessons:  Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart. The eBook is is 31 pages long, so its a user-friendly, quick read, that is full of great information. I have found myself going back to the eBook and using it a reference guide, as it gives so much imperative information about not only food, but also supplements and personal care items too.

Label Lessons teaches regular people, like you and I how to properly read product labels.  It also contains information on how to cleanup your diet and eliminate some of the worst offenders, and eat healthier.  It compares labels you with national labels you are familiar with and tells you which ones are actually the healthy ones.  It provides healthier alternatives and why you should choose them.

Get your FREE eBook copy:  Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart

Naturally Savvy will donate $1.00 for every share of the eBook via the link above to the Holistic Moms Network.  Label Lessons also provides downloadable coupons for all the healthy products featured in the eBook, and you will have a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to the Natural Products Store of your choice.  Note that the coupons and donations close June 22, 2013.

The Press Release for Label Lessons:

Helping consumers better navigate the aisles of their supermarkets for healthy food alternatives to mainstream products.  Label Lessons takes the conversation further, looking at supplements and personal care items as well as food, and how to understand product labels.

“My passion as a mother of three is teaching people how to read food labels so they can make the healthiest choices for their families,” says Donsky, adding, “many of us don’t know how to properly read food labels or how to cut through the marketing claims and understand every ingredient in the products they’re purchasing.  Label Lessons aims to help us make better purchasing decisions.”

The book will be accompanied by a series of Naturally Savvy alternagraphics, distributed through social media, which compare products in key categories, giving consumers healthy alternatives to popular mainstream products such as breakfast cereals and spreads, breakfast and snack food, as well as feminine hygiene products and vitamins.

The eBook is free to download. “This information is really important; more than one-third of US and Canadian children are obese.  We simply have to get this out there to as many families as possible, so we decided to make the book free to download,” says Donsky.  For every time Label Lessons is shared, Naturally Savvy will donate one dollar to the organization Holistic Moms Network (up to $10,000), which has a unique mission aimed at teaching parents how to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.

Disclosure: Naturally Savvy provided a eBook download to me for free (as it is for everyone who would like to download it) for review purposes.  I received no compensation for this review. All opinions are my own and was in no way influenced by Naturally Savvy nor was I obligated to provide a positive review.

pur-Absorb Iron Supplement Product Review

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Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia in which a person’s blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues.  As the name implies, iron deficient anemia is caused by insufficient iron – without iron the body cannot create hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that allows them to carry oxygen.

Symptoms of iron deficient anemia include shortness of breath, feeling fatigue, a general lack of energy, and a decreased ability to concentrate.

Personally, I have struggled with iron deficient anemia since my late teens.  When I was first diagnosed, I put on a regimen of iron pills.  They work to counteract the anemia, however, the side effects are not pleasant – constipation, bloating, and heavier periods to name a few.  I stopped taking them after a while and instead enriched my diet with food high in iron: dark leafy greens, red meat, enriched grains, raisins, and beans.  That has only helped so much.

As a Naturally Savvy Blogger, I was introduced to a different kind of iron supplement – pur-Absorb – and I would like to share it with you.

pur-Absorb is unique to the iron supplement market for many reasons:  pur-Absorb is a 100% naturally occurring iron-rich spring water that has an over lower dose of iron than conventional iron supplements, and has high absorption rate of over 40% (conventional iron supplements average 18%).  pur-Absorb has been scientifically shown to contain a type of iron that our bodies readily absorb with little difficulty.  pur-Absorb comes straight from the Trefriw Wells Spa in the Snowdonia Mountain Range in North Wales, United Kingdom.

Each packet contains 5 mg of naturally-occurring elemental iron, in a mineral spring water form which is packaged right at the source (after filtration).  For over two hundred years, this iron-rich water has been bottled and used as a natural iron supplement.

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You can take pur-Absorb straight from the packet, or by diluting the packet in water, adding to orange, apple, pineapple, or tomato juice (grape juice is not recommended).  Also, you should not take it with milk, as it reduces absorption by up to 50%.

I first tried pur-Absorb right out of the packet.  I wasn’t the most pleasant drink (shot) in the world, but it was definitely tolerable.  The next day I tried the packet mixed in cold water, and I could hardly tell the pur-Absorb was in the water at all (I partly attribute this to the coldness of the water).

The recommended way to take pur-Absorb is with orange juice.  I don’t care for orange juice, but I love light apple juice, so that’s what I tried next.  With the juice, I could not tell the pur-Absorb was mixed into the juice at all.

I’ve been using pur-Absorb foroticed about two weeks, and I have had no gastro-intestinal side effects.  I have also noticed that I feel less fatigued and have more energy.  Although I have not had my iron levels tested, I am confident they have risen.

To learn more about pur-Absorb, visit their website and see if this iron supplement would be appropriate for you too!  You can find pur-Absorb Iron Supplements at drugstores, and you can also purchase it online on through Nelsons Natural World.  A 28-count box has a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Disclosure:  I was provided a sample from Naturally Savvy and pur-Absorb for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  As this is a supplement, please discuss any changes to your supplement program with your healthcare provider before starting to use it, for health safety reasons.