Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cars 2 Giveaway Winner

And the winner is.........

Send me your snail mail address and desired shirt size (Youth S,M,L,XL) and I'll send the information to the sponsor. Enjoy the prize pack!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I am in the midst of planning our trip to Europe and our Trans-Atlantic sailing. This trip is turning out to be a bit harder to plan. Being our very first trip across the pond, I am not only inexperienced but extremely nervous albeit excited. I will post back on our adventure and hopefully be able to share some tips and reviews.

In the meantime, feel free to check out my personal blog. Just type "Travel" under "Search My Blog" on the left sidebar.  I have several trip reports up on there. Including Hawaii & California. If your planning a trip and have any questions, feel free to ask. If I have an answer for you, I will be more than happy to share.

Happy Travels!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Review: TRESemmé® Color Revitalize

I have been coloring my hair for over 10 years. It all started when I spotted the first gray and I started to panic. I was not going to accept the grays! I started with reds and I LOVED the color. But red fades really fast. I couldn't afford keeping up with it. It would actually fade before the roots started to show. So I gravitated towards lightish auburn with blonde highlights.

I am a BzzAgent and I recently received samples of TRESemmé® Color Revitalize shampoo & conditioner. I figured, what better way to try it than by going back to red? So I did. After using both the shampoo and conditioner for 4 weeks, my color remained pretty much the same. It was still shiny and not as dull as it normally would be 4 weeks after coloring. After rinsing the shampoo off, my hair felt like a mass of knots but thankfully the conditioner de-tangled well and did not weigh down my hair. I did notice that although my hair did not feel weighed down, I did have a difficult time styling it. Even my curling iron did not give me the desired waves that I'm used to. Also, my hair did not feel as soft as I like.

All in all I would give the TRESemmé® Color Revitalize Shampoo & Conditioner 3 stars because it did maintain my hair color. It did, however, seem to make my hair less manageable. It is not sulfate-free which may be a concern for some. The price point is very reasonable.It is worth a try for those with color treated hair.

So, have you tried TRESemmé® Color Revitalize? What did you think about it?

**I was given a coupon/products for free from Opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid for this review***

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Two FREE Photo Collages!

From now through Saturday, June 18th, you can get 2 Free 8x10 Collage Prints from Walgreens Photo! Enter coupon code: 1FREEBIE at checkout.

To get your second FREE 8x10 Collage Print, text DAD to 21525 and sign up for Walgreens Special Offers Text Alerts today! You'll receive a second coupon code in your first text!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Disney/Pixar Cars 2 Giveaway & Freebies!! (closed)

Rev your engines as your favorite characters from Cars are back with Cars 2 racing into theatres everywhere on June 24th!

When star race car Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy)
head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage!

 Disney/Pixar always brings out the kid in me. Not only am I a Disney Parks fanatic, but I have not met a Disney flick that I did not like! I loved the first Cars movie. I enjoyed the drive through Route 66, especially Cozy Cone Motel which reminded me of our drive past the Wigwam Motel . Oh, and two words, "Tractor Tipping"!

I am really looking forward to seeing the new Cars 2 because I can't wait to see how the international cities are depicted. The animation in the original Cars movie was superb and I expect no less from Cars 2. Plus it's available in 3D! Are you as excited as I am? Let the race begin!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Cars 2, Disney is offering one lucky Just For You Reviews reader a Cars 2 Prize Pack! Which includes all of the following:
CARS 2 t-shirt in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL

 CARS 2 set of 3 bumper tickets

 CARS 2 temporary tattoo sheet (2 per winner)

 CARS 2 puzzle
How to Enter:
Main Entry:
Just leave me a comment below and tell me which is your favorite Cars character.

Optional Entries:
For additional entries do any or all of the following and be sure to leave me a separate comment for each :
Follow me on Twitter (Be sure to post your Twitter handle in your comment.)
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Tweet the following: "Win a @DisneyPixar Cars 2 kids prize pack from Just For You Reviews #Giveaway" ( Link to your tweet)

* Giveaway is open to U.S. & Canada residents.

* Last day to enter is June 28, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST . I will draw a winner using a random number generator. After notification, winner will have two days to respond or an alternate winner will be drawn.

In addition to giveaway, Disney/Pixar has created an awesome activity pack for kids. that you are free to share with your readers! These include Mazes, Soap Box Dragster Activities, T-shirt Designs, a Radiator Springs Play Set and much, much more!

All of these great family activities can be found here:

Save the Date: June 24,2011

**This is not a paid or sponsored post. Disney/Pixar kindly provided the prize pack for this giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine**

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Review: George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration™

In my house, Summer generally means cook outs and pool time. My husband has a fancy schmancy outdoor grill which he considers his baby and uses it quite often. But what happens when it rains? The BBQ is out in the open, so it usually means that we have to bring the stuff in and mess up my kitchen.  Because of this, I was so happy to receive the George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration™ Removable Plate Grill to try.

When I first opened the box, I was thrilled to see that the unit is sleek and black. The grill surface (72 is smaller than I expected though. The biggest plus is that it comes with removable grill plates! My old George Foreman Grill did not have removable plates, and clean up was a chore. I remember saying that they should invent something that could be removed. Well, now they did and I love it!

This is a spacious yet sleek 72" grill that offers easy clean up grilling for the whole family.

* 72 square inch grilling surface lets you cook for 4
* 2 dishwasher-safe removable grill plates for easy clean up
* Temperature indicator light indicates plates are at grilling temperature
* Integrated handle is ergonomic & compact
* George Tough™ Triple non-stick coating is durable & eliminates need for oil
* Patented sloped grill design knocks out the fat
* 1 ½" floating hinge works to accommodate thick cuts of meat
* Embedded heat elements provide consistent heat & rapid recovery time
* Dishwasher-safe removable plates with cool-touch handles for easy clean up
* 2 Plates included: 2 ribbed grill plates
* 2 drip trays catch run off liquids for no-mess clean up
* 2 spatulas are customized for grill

Knock Out the Fat™ new fat-reduction claim:
New results of independent testing show that the George Foreman Grill removes up to 42% of fat from quarter-pound burgers made with 80/20 ground chuck beef, translating to a reduction of approximately 89 calories per burger!

Learn more about the Knock Out the Fat™ claim

Of course, I put it to the test.
 What was in the box

 About to grill the burgers

 Look at all that nasty fat!

What I liked:

* The removal grill plates. Clean up was a breeze. So much easier than with my other GF Grill!
* The sleek design
* The amount of fat removed.

What can be improved:

* The grill surface. They say that you can cook for 4, I say 2 maybe 3.
* The cord is very short. Just a few more inches would be nice.

All in all, I liked George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration™ Removable Plate Grill. I will continue to use it like I did my old GF Grill. I love making chicken breasts and pressed sandwiches on the grill. Now I won't hesitate in using the grill just because I don't want to go through the hassle of cleaning it. I still have to clean it, but it's so much easier to do now.

This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman Grills who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for honest opinion.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Review: Perfective Ceuticals

Perfective Ceuticals is allied with renowned biochemists, medical specialists and doctors in developing the finest and most advanced anti-aging formulas to provide comprehensive solution targeting the aspects of aging.

Growth Factors are naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth and proliferation. They participate in skin rejuvenation at various levels such as stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin and promoting growth of keratinocytes, dermal fibroblasts and other cells with decreased prolific capacity due to aging. Medical studies indicate that Growth Factors are unparalleled in enhancing dynamic and rapid cell activity.

Perfective Ceuticals comprises holistic wisdom with cell biology technique to provide aging skin the most extensive compensation ever experienced in a skin care formulation. Famed Growth Factors, proven anti-aging ingredients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are included in our anti-aging creams and wrinkle treatments to reverse the ravages of time. Apply once in the morning before the sunscreen and at night after cleansing. Sleep on it and after 6 weeks you'll notice a smoother, plumper, younger complexion.

My Thoughts

I recently received samples of Perfective Ceuticals to review.  The following is my personal opinion, based on just under two weeks of use.  The products that I received included the Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth Factor ($128) & the Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor ($96) . The instructions suggest using them in tandem  2x per day.

Let me point out that I am fortunate enough not to have many noticeable wrinkles... yet. I do have a few lines on my forehead and tiny crows feet. Plus, I live in in South Florida where the humidity is the death of my hair but the salvation for my skin.

First of all, let me say that I LOVED the packaging of the products. They are pretty enough to display on your vanity and not thrown in a drawer.  Also, the serum comes in a pump which retracts and locks. This is great for traveling!

Although, the suggested use is 2x per day, I found the creme to be a bit heavy for me for daytime use. I used the serum in the morning & before bed. I only used the creme at night though. Just a few pumps of the serum was enough for my face, neck & décolletage. I would venture to guess that both products should last me 1 1/2-2 months of continuous use.

After just 2 weeks of use, I do find my skin feeling smoother & more toned. It also looks brighter and healthier. I did use the serum around my eyes and the baby crow's feet are less visible, which is great. Aside from the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), the ingredients include peptides and retinol  which are scientifically backed ingredients. I also love that it contains Emu oil because...well, I love Emu oil! One thing to point out,  is that these products do NOT contain sunscreen. Be sure to use your sunscreen after applying the products. If they could find a way to incorporate sunscreen into their formula the products would be just perfect.

Pricing is a bit high and can be prohibitive for some. But it may be worth it to invest in these Perfective Ceutical products instead of an arsenal of many different products with sub-par ingredients. You can also tweak your regimen to make the products last longer.

All in all, I was very pleased with the products.  I probably will be tempted to purchase in the future, simply because I like the way it makes my skin look and feel. I would also like to see how it works when the real wrinkles start to make an un-welcomed appearance. I will, however, be tweaking my own regimen. Maybe by using it every other day instead of every day. Unless I win the lotto of course!

This post was written for Family Review Network & Perfective Ceuticals who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.