Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I've been using the professional-caliber Clarisonic Skin Care System for a little over a year. I bought Clarisonic because I noticed that my local spa was using it for facials and I tend to get flaky, dry build-up and never feel like my skin is clean with just regular cleansing.
My first Clarisonic was the classic 2-speed Skin Care system. My daughter and I both use it and she uses the delicate brush head while I prefer the sensitive skin brush head, so we just switch them out so that we can both use it. All of the cleansers in the kit are gentle and I use them daily. I have really sensitive skin, so this is saying a lot. Here's my first Clarisonic:Like I said, I've had it for over a year and it's still going strong.
The rechargable Clarisonic Skin Care System was created by scientists, engineers and the primary inventor of the Sonicare® toothbrush.
NOW. When I heard that the Clarisonic folks had created The Clarisonic PLUS with Spot Therapy Brush, I got excited because I've always thought it would be nice to be able to use it on my body as well as my face, but the brushes with the original system weren't really made for that. The new Clarisonic PLUS has THREE speeds and when you switch the facial head out with the Spot Therapy Brush, the Clarisonic PLUS automatically shifts to "spot" mode for areas like the decollete, elbows, hands, arms & knees. Clarisonic is currently used by estheticians, doctors, dermatologists and leading spas.
My FAVORITE part about the Clarisonic and Clarisonic PLUS is that they are completely waterproof and can be used in the tub or shower. That was probably the biggest selling point for me when I was thinking about purchasing my first Clarisonic because I prefer to wash my face in the shower in the morning. It just leaves me feeling totally refreshed!
In addition to the original cleansers that come in the kit, including Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser, and Nourishing Care Cleanser, the Clarisonic PLUS Kit also includes a 2 oz. trial size of the Refining Skin Polish, which leaves your skin feeling really soft and silky. The kit also includes
- Cordless Clarisonic® PLUS with 3 speeds
- Universal charging cradle (100v - 240v AC; 50/60Hz)
- Sensitive face brush head & Spot Therapy brush head
- 6 times more makeup removal
- Leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother
- Cleanses so well that products absorb better
- Gentle enough for twice daily use
- Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
- Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Plus Spot Therapy for the body:
- Fewer dry patches
- Gentle exfoliation for softer, smoother skin
- Firmer skin with improved texture
- Great prep before applying self tanner
Clarisonic PLUS is available exclusively at Sephora and Clarisonic and retails for $225. If you factor in how much you'd pay for a monthly facial, you'll actually save money and time in the long run.
Clarisonic and Things Moms Like is giving away a Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Therapy to one lucky Things Moms Like reader!!
Here's how you can win your Clarisonic PLUS:
Initial Entry: Post a comment on why you want the Clarisonic Plus and who in your house would use it! -you must do this before completing bonus entries
Bonus Entries (one entry each)
- Follow Clarisonic on Twitter
- Tweet this Giveaway -you may Tweet this giveaway for a chance to win ONCE DAILY!
- Follow Things Moms Like on Twitter
- Follow my blog via RSS feed or Google Follow (right column)
- Grab my button and place it on your blog or website
You must create a new comment for each entry or your entries won't count.
Giveaway ends June 12th
Monday, May 18, 2009
Funky Green Machine is a really fun shopping site created by Carl and Rhana Kennedy, which promotes "green" and eco-friendly products that are also "Uncommon Cool" as their slogan suggests. I was pleased to see that they carry Kleen Kanteen, which is a stainless steel, reusable bottle--a great, BPA-free alternative to plastic water bottles. The 18 ounce Kleen Kanteen retails for $16.45 on their website. WELL worth the savings on your wallet, your health and the environment. They fit right into the cup holders in my car, too, which is a plus!Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE bags and totes. I collect bags and totes!
Funky Green Machine also has a full offering of skin care products for kids, moms and dads. I have my eye on this really YUMMY looking Mojito Mama Sugar Scrub!
Funky Green Machine.
Things Moms Like readers get free shipping on all orders over $25 through May 31st with the code welovethingsmomslike at the checkout.
Now...here's the best part! Funky Green Machine is giving a $50 E-Gift Certificate to one lucky Things Moms Like reader!
Here's what you do:
Initial Entry: Visit Funky Green Machine and comment here about what other items not shown in this feature you'd want to use your $50 E-Gift Certificate to buy.
1 Entry for each of the following:
- Follow Funky Green Machine on Twitter and TWEET this giveaway! You can Tweet once daily to increase your chances
- Join the Funky Green Machine's Facebook Page
- Subscribe to my blog via RSS or Google Reader
- Follow me on Twitter
- Grab my button and place it on your website or blog (right column)
You must create a separate blog post entry for each of the above that you do or your entries won't count.
Winner will be responsible for shipping, except orders over $100.
Giveaway Ends June 15th
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It seems like you can't find jeans these days that aren't low-rise. My daughter is always telling me to pull up my pants or pull down my shirt because my underwear are showing above my jeans! LOL Poor kid. Hip-Ts are such a smart idea! These t-shirt "panels" look cute because that layered look is in style and they don't add bulk because they're only worn around your hips. My daughter and I tried them.
The Hip-T is very stretchy, which is good because some of us have a little muffin top that needs disguising. They're 92% cotton and 8% spandex, which gives them a soft texture and that stretch you want.
The Hearts of Hardy design is really cute and very trendy! It looked really cute under a plain tee.
These really did stay put and didn't slip up or down. They really do just look like you're wearing another layer. They come in a variety of colors and designs, so you can get several and have a different one to wear every day!
You can also WIN your very own Hip-T here at Things Moms Like!
Initial Entry: Visit Hip-T and come back and tell us which Hip-T you want!
#1 Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this Giveaway. You can Tweet every day for an additional entry. Just come back here and post the link to your Tweet or your Twitter name
#2 Join my Facebook Group
#3 Add my button to your blog or website (right column)
#4 Subscribe to my blog via RSS or the Google Follow box in right column
Giveaway ends June 10th
Be sure to create a separate comment for each entry or they won't count!
Posted by Things Moms Like at 7:39 PM
Leisure Arts publishes and offers fabulous instructional crafting books and even has some great beginnger crafting kits like "The Art of Knitting 4 Kids" Starter Kit (shown below), which includes a 99-minute DVD which shows several different ways for kids 5 and up to knit.
My son likes this DVD because it's animated with pleasant narration, and he is also learning from little boy named Ryan (who I am not sure I will ever knit on the level of) how to knit. I'm a serious beginner and I actually learned a better technique for casting on from Ryan, so even adults will benefit from watching this with their kids. It starts with fun little projects and even takes them on a visit to The Alpaca Ranch to see where the yarn comes from.
Leisure Arts' Leisure Boutique has 15% off all Kids' Craft Kits as their weekly special right now, too!
This kit retails at The Leisure Boutique for $24.95, but you can enter to win it here!
Initial Entry: Visit The Leisure Boutique and take a look around and come back here to let us know about another crafting kit or line your kids would want to try
2 Bonus Entries if you sign up for their email newsletter on their Home Page
1 Bonus Entry if you follow Leisure Arts on Twitter
1 Bonus Entry if you are following me on Twitter (make sure to post your Twitter name) and Tweet this giveaway. You may Tweet this giveaway DAILY for more chances to win! Just post here when you do.
1 Bonus Entry if you Follow my Blog using RSS Feed or the Google Following in right column.
1 Bonus Entry if you "Grab my Button" and put it on your website/blog
Please be sure to create a new post for EACH of your entries or they won't count and I want you to win!!!
Giveaway ends 11:59pm on June 5th
Watch for several more awesome Leisure Arts Giveaways coming up in the coming weeks!
Posted by Things Moms Like at 8:17 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
My kids have had colds where they have had their noses wiped so much with dry tissue that they're just raw! You know that feeling because if you've had a bad cold, it's probably happened to you, too! It's the worst when you actually dread wiping or blowing your nose because it just plain hurts!!
Boogie Wipes have come up with the perfect solution for this! Boogie Wipes are made with saline to "unstick" the stubborn boogies, but they are also made with Chamomile, Vitamin E and Aloe to soothe their tender noses, moisturize and protect their skin.
What's REALLY COOL is Boogie Wipes come in 30-wipe packs for $3.99/pk and you can buy "Boogies on the Run" individually-wrapped wipes for $2.99/10 pk to carry in your purse, backpack or lunchbox.
You can even get a Boogie Wipes DIAPER CAKE, which would be the perfect gift for a baby shower, newborn gift or for anyone with a baby! The Diaper Cake includes 3-30-count packs of Boogie Wipes, 20 Individually Wrapped Boogie Wipes, 50 Diapers & 1 Plush Toy.
Boogie Wipes has partnered with Things Moms Like to give away ALL THREE Boogie Wipes scents to one lucky Things Moms Like reader.
Initial Entry: To enter this giveaway, please visit the Boogie Wipes Store Locator and come back here to tell us the closest store to you that carries Boogie Wipes.
After you complete your Initial Entry, you get one bonus entry for each of the following completed:
Follow Boogie Wipes on Twitter and Tweet this Giveaway. You may Tweet this Giveaway for one bonus entry EACH DAY!
Follow ThingsMomsLike on Twitter
Join the Things Moms Like Facebook Group
Grab my button and put it on your website/blog
THREE extra entries if you enter another of my giveaways!
Please be sure to create a comment post for EACH OF THE ABOVE that you've done or your extra entries won't count.
Giveaway ends June 5th @11:59pm
Moms love baby gear, cleaning products and all of those practical things, but we don't often shop just for ourselves. Next week will be "Just for Mom" week.
If you have products that you'd like featured on "Just for Mom" week, please fill out the PR form in the right column and specify that your item is "Just for Mom".
And moms...watch out! It's gonna be allll about you!