Kushyfoot Spring Collection Giveaway – Ends 4/30

Kushyfoot Spring Collection

Samples provided.

It’s no secret how much I love Kushyfoot. I wear their socks constantly – they have become a must-have for my professional wardrobe, as their foot covers are truly a foot saver underneath my business shoes. From keeping my feet clean while walking through airport security, to keeping the back of my heels from being rubbed raw after a long day on my feet at press events, Kushyfoot are the cute and practical sock every business traveler needs. I’ve worn my favorite pair so much that they started to get a hole, so I had recently added “Kushyfoot” to my shopping list. So what better timing to find out about Kushyfoot’s new product line for Spring!

Kushyfoot New Products

The new Peep Toe and Lace Top Toe Covers are just thing for open toed shoes, while the Foot Cover with Cotton Sole is another great take on my classic “Business shoe” staple. Psst…I’m actually writing this from a train on my way to Seattle, and I’m wearing them as we speak!

Another staple for this business trip was the Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers, which have a pretty lace-style pattern. The Ultra Low Cut Foot Covers are also a popular product, although I personally tend to find them to be too tight for my feet.

I’m also really loving the Athletic Cushioned Foot Covers, which actually work great with my dress shoes because of the cut. They’re thick enough to be very comfy and give my feet padding during long days, without being too thick to fit inside my shoes. Love it!!

Also new is the Knee High With Cotton Sole, a sheer sock with a nice massaging sole. I accessorized it with a casual dress last weekend! I also really like the Sheer Anklet. My Spring wardrobe is off to a great start thanks to Kushyfoot!

Get the latest looks from Kushyfoot by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win the following products from Kushyfoot: Peep Toe Foot Covers, Lace Top Toe Covers, Athletic Cushioned Foot Covers, Ultra Low Cut Foot Covers, Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers, Foot Cover with Cotton Sole, Knee High With Cotton Sole, and Sheer Anklet. Substitutions unlikely, but may apply. Enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on April 30th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

ZENMED Reconstructive Skincare Set Giveaway – 3 Winners – Ends 11/30 – Worldwide

Gifts For Her

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

ZENMED

Samples provided.

Welcome to Contest Corner’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! And we’re kicking it off with a bang: THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will each receive a ZENMED Skincare Set worth $140 – and the giveaway is open worldwide (Some restrictions apply)!

I’m always looking for new and better skin care products, so I received a shipment from ZENMED with interest. ZENMED feature products for every skin type, from acne and Rosacea to dry/sensitive skin like mine. After mulling over their product line, I thought the following items looked like the best fit for me:

Oil-Free Day Lotion: This creamy moisturizer has a light, pleasant consistency and feels very refreshing on my skin. This lotion doesn’t contain SPF, so it’s great to put on for days when I don’t plan on leaving the house. Hey! I work at home! It happens! ;)

Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30: This product is a cousin to the first moisturizer, except that it contains SPF 30, so it has a thicker sunscreen consistency. I swear by SPF for any day when I am leaving the house, so this has been awesome – and at 2.5oz, it’s TSA-friendly, so it has traveled all over Oregon, California, Washington, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Utah with me for the past few months. I have spent days outside in the beating sun and not gotten a sunburn, so it has worked great for me in addition to being a moisturizer.

Omegaceramide+ Recovery Moisturizer: I was in need of a new night cream, so I thought I’d check out a jar of this as well. It has a nice, creamy consistency and goes on nicely – I have been using all of these products since June, and I’ve only had a good experience – no skin irritation or reactions, which is a great thing since I have such sensitive skin! Two thumbs up here – I’d definitely use these again. You are advised to avoid the eye area when applying the Recovery Moisturizer, but never fear: ZENMED has you covered with a great eye product as well!

ZENMED products

I just received a shipment of ZENMED’s Essential Eye Serum, and so far I love it! It’s meant to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles – my dark circles aren’t budging for anything, but I do think it gives the illusion of smoothing fine lines because it forms a thin, taut layer over the skin that smooths it out, without feeling at all uncomfortable; I feel great wearing it.

I also received a jar of CLEARPEEL, a weekly facial masque to be applied at nighttime for 2-3 minutes. It has a clear gel consistency with little microbeads that feel like exfoliating agents. I did my first treatment with this and it was easy to use and left my skin feeling taut after use. They do advise minimizing sun exposure after use, which is good advice anyway, but I’ll be sure to watch and make sure I don’t have any reactions from it.

Learn more about these and other products at ZENMED.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Giveaway Time!

THREE lucky winners will each win a ZENMED Reconstructive Skincare Set containing the following items:

Total prize ARV: $140.90! This giveaway is open worldwide to available shipping areas excluding Quebec, Canada. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open worldwide to available shipping areas excluding Quebec, Canada, 18+, and ends on November 30th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Winners outside the US are responsible for any customs and duty fees that may result from receiving a prize package mailed from the US as this is out of our control. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Always consult with your dermatologist regarding skin care.

Kushyfoot’s Fall 2014 Collection Giveaway – Ends 10/28

Kushyfoot's Fall 2014 Collection

Samples provided.

As we make our way into Autumn, it’s time to put away our summer clothes and pull out our warmer ensembles. To help you accessorize your Fall look, Kushyfoot is giving one Contest Corner reader a selection of their 2014 must-haves worth $50, so read on!

I’ve been a fan of Kushyfoot for a long time – I wear their dress socks ever single time I travel! So I always enjoy checking out their newest offerings. This year, Kushyfoot are branching out and offering shaping tights with a massaging sole, in both a standard opaque black and a cute ribbed/textured look. Both have a control top that offers some firm hold without being overly tight.

Modeling Kushyfoot

I paired one of my favorite black dresses with these tights and a pair of Flats to Go and I think it made for a nice ensemble!

I also received a nice assortment of dressy trouser socks and knee-highs, including Microfiber Crew Socks and Fishnet plus Flat Knit Opaque Knee Highs. I really liked all of these socks – cute and comfortable! The only thing in my package of goodies that didn’t quite work out for me was the Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers. The foot covers are my #1 favorite thing that Kushyfoot makes – I wear them constantly with my dress shoes for padding, and also to shield my feet while going through airport security – but the extreme low cut just don’t work for me; I find that they cut into my feet uncomfortably because of where they hit my heel. Bummer!

For more on Kushyfoot, visit Kushyfoot.com and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook!

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win the following set worth over $50:

Kushyfoot Shaper Tight
Updated Rib Pattern Tight
Fleece Trouser Socks
Trouser Fishnet and Classic Styles
Microfiber Crew Socks
Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers
Kushyfoot FLATS TO GO (Style will vary)

IMPORTANT: For this giveaway, the prizing is only available in these two sizes: Medium (5’0″ -5’8″ 115-165 lbs) and Large (5’2″-6’1″ 135-190 lbs).

Enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States, 18+, and ends on October 28th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Winners outside the US are responsible for any customs and duty fees that may result from receiving a prize package mailed from the US as this is out of our control. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

$25 Pink Blush e-Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 07/20

Pink Blush

Dresses provided for review.

Summer is here, which means it’s time to pull out your lighter clothes and dig out those fun summer dresses! If you’re looking for a few new pieces to wear during summer get-togethers, I have the perfect giveaway for you: One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $25 e-gift card to use at Pink Blush, so read on!

You know that I love girly dresses, so when I had the chance to pick out a few pieces from Pink Blush, I was absolutely spoiled for choice! There were so many fun, flirty little dresses to choose from that I had a very hard time picking. After opening about 50 FireFox tabs with potential choices, I narrowed it down to my favorite two. First up, we have the Peach Floral Print Chiffon Dress:

Peach Floral Print Chiffon Dress - front view

Peach Floral Print Chiffon Dress - side view

Peach Floral Print Chiffon Dress - back view

Peach Floral Print Chiffon Dress - side view

I am absolutely in love with this dress! It’s so cute, comfortable, and the perfect lightweight fabric for summer. It’s versatile enough to wear to the beach, for a girl’s movie night, or anywhere else that summer takes me! I’ve already taken it on the road with me once, when I flew to Montgomery, Alabama two weeks ago:

Wearing my Pink Blush dress in the Hank Williams Museum

Wearing my Pink Blush dress in the Hank Williams Museum

This was the perfect dress to wear while sightseeing – the breathable fabric kept me as cool as possible in the humidity, withstood the intermittent rain showers, and it was easy to pack in my carry-on without taking up a lot of space or wrinkling.

I was a little worried that this dress might be a bit too short, but it fit just right. I was advised that the size I chose – a large – might be a bit too big; there was a lot of room around the top half, which made me concerned that I should have gotten a medium, but it seems to have settled in as I’ve washed it (More on that below!) so I’d say it’s just about right now!

Next up, we have the Mint Green Floral Open Back Dress:

Mint Green Floral Open Back Dress - front view

Mint Green Floral Open Back Dress - side view

Mint Green Floral Open Back Dress - back view

This dress was the same size, but it fit a lot shorter than the pink dress – too short on me, so I put a pair of shorts under this dress whenever I wear it. I also wear an orange cami underneath the dress, because depending on how I move, you can see my bra strap through the open back (Which is a no-brainer with any open back dress) and the tank completely eradicates that.

Although the short length makes this dress less convenient than the pink one because I have to layer shorts under it, I still love it – the colors are fabulous and I think it’s really cute! I’ve worn this on day trips and out on the town last week when we went to our local bar to watch UFC 175. Both dresses have gotten compliments, and both will be going into my suitcase as I head down to San Jose later this month for BlogHer!

And now, a note on the washing – the tags say these dresses are to be washed by hand, but I have run them both through the washer and dryer several times. Try this at your own risk, etc. etc.; the dresses may wear out faster from machine washing, but it’s worth it to me for the convenience!

Giveaway Time!

One lucky reader will receive a $25 e-Gift Certificate to Pink Blush! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States, 18+, and ends on July 20th 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on July 21st, 2014 and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer Giveaway – 3 Winners – Ends 06/18 (US/CAN/England/Australia)

Beautiful Moisturizer

Products provided for review.

If you’re a beauty product junkie like me, you’re probably always searching for the latest and greatest products. Would you like to try out a new moisturizer in your morning routine? 3 lucky Contest Corner readers will win a bottle of Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer, so read on!

Moisturizer seems to be the beauty item that I switch out the most frequently. It’s one of the more important tools in my beauty arsenal, and yet I don’t seem to have just one that I stick to – I’m forever trying the newest creams and potions. Which is fun, but I realized recently that I seemed to have run low on day creams and had only an assortment of heavier night treatments, so I realized it was time to restock. It was right around this time that I got an email inviting me to try the Beautiful line of A.M. and P.M. moisturizers from Trusted Health Products, so after looking over the details in the email I thought this was good timing!

Beeb holding Beautiful Moisturizer

The bottles I received came customized with my name, which is why they bear the “Beautiful Beeb” label – hee hee! I must say, I had some hesitations upon receipt of the moisturizers. I had noticed after receiving the samples that the marketing was, in my opinion, a bit heavy-handed; I have been receiving emails since the shipment pertaining to the company’s products, usage, and such topics, and while I can unsubscribe and certainly don’t mind, I think a lot of customers would be turned off by that. I also have a very different take on the topic of “Toxins” and other such health claims made on their website.

Marketing critique aside, I think the moisturizers themselves are quite nice. They have a lovely, fresh citrus scent and seem to be gentle on my sensitive skin, which is important. I love that there are different products for both day and night, as that helps keep me on a routine. To use, you place one to two drops on your cheeks and gently rub over your face without rubbing in. I find application to be a little tricky – I think using a cotton ball, rather than my fingers, is the way to go. I’m still finding the sweet spot with how much to use – it can be tricky making sure that I get the right amount out of the bottle, and I do think I tend to get too much on, as the instructions mention that you shouldn’t be able to see any residue afterwards and I do usually see a sheen. I find it hard to cover the whole face without getting too much or rubbing it in. That being said, I like the overall fresh feel of the moisturizers and have been enjoying the addition to my routine as they’re pleasant to use.

The directions do warn that this can cause breakouts for some individuals, which made me a little nervous, especially due to the pure oil texture of the moisturizers; I find that oil-based moisturizers do tend to clog my pores. I’ve been using this for maybe 2 weeks now, and I am seeing some blemishes, although I have not yet determined whether that is due to the moisturizers themselves or other factors; I suspect it’s likely the moisturizers, but as anyone with sensitive skin knows, it can be something of a process of elimination determining what is causing what reaction. ;) It’s not bad enough for me to abandon the moisturizers yet, so I’m going to continue my test and post an update after I draw the winners of this giveaway!

If you’re interested in trying either Beautiful A.M. for women or You’re The Man A.M. for men, you can get a bottle for the cost of shipping and handling by following this link. They will also email you their reports when ordering through this offer. (Valued at $40) In addition, you can click here to “Like” Trusted Health Products on Facebook and receive $5 off your first order for doing so.

Giveaway Time!


THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will each win a bottle of Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer! This giveaway is open to residents of the US, Canada, England and Australia! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the United States, Canada, England, and Australia, 18+, and ends on June 18th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Winners outside the US are responsible for any customs and duty fees that may result from receiving a prize package mailed from the US as this is out of our control. Void where prohibited. Only one winner per household; previous winners of Beautiful products are disqualified. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review. This feature is provided for entertainment purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or medical condition.

Women’s Yoga Fitness Pants Giveaway – Ends 04/09

13Deals

Pants provided for review!

Recently, I was invited to check out 13Deals.com and select an item for review. 13Deals offer all kinds of items, from apparel to housewares to toys. With the weather warming up, I’ve been thinking how I need a few extra pairs of workout pants that I can wear for hikes and outdoor exercise, so I decided to try out a pair from their store. And one Contest Corner reader will win their own pair of Women’s Yoga Fitness Pants from 13Deals, so read on!

These Women’s Yoga Fitness Pants retail for $8.99 with free shipping and are currently available in medium and large; small and extra large are sold out. There was no sizing chart that I could find, so I decided to go with a large, since that seemed like a pretty safe bet. The color selection is random; I received black with a hot pink waistband – my favorite colors! I thought they looked really cute.

Yoga Fitness Pants

When I tried the pants on, I observed that the sizing definitely runs on the smaller side. The pants were very tight, especially around my calves and thighs, to the point where I wouldn’t really be able to flex enough to workout in them. They were comfortable enough to wear out and about under a dress, but the waistband was ill-fitting because of the pants being too small on me, so it slid down quickly. I wore these on four different occasions, and determined that they just slip down too much for me to be able to comfortably wear them, since I don’t want to have to pull my pants up constantly. They did, however, look very cute and I got compliments on how I looked in them:

Beeb wearing Women's Yoga Pants

I laundered these pants 4 times, washing on cold as directed. The fabric is a very thin Nylon/Spandex blend, and I noticed a lot of loose strings to cut off prior to the first wash. Because of the thin fabric and the fact that the size was just too small for me, two small holes ripped in the fabric where the waistband meets the pant. Obviously, tight pants are going to have the tendency to do that. ;) I think if I’d had an extra large, they would have worked out better.

The pros of these pants are the cute colors and low price; the cons are that the sizes run small and the fabric is thin. For more information, you can click here to visit the 13Deals product page.

Giveaway Time!

Want to try these pants for yourself? One winner will receive a pair of Women’s Yoga Fitness Pants in their choice of size:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the United States, 18+, and ends on April 9th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum & Cream Giveaway – Ends 09/15 – US/CAN

Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal

Mario Badescu provided me with product samples to test for this feature. This article is not intended to treat or prevent any skin condition.

If you’re looking for a nice new skin care set to try, check this out: One lucky reader will win a set of Peptide Renewal Serum and Cream from Mario Badescu, so read on!

I will turn 30 on the 25th of this month. Boy, does time fly! I’ve always been very conscious about taking good care of my skin, and even more concerned now that I am – gulp – getting older. So when I got an email about Mario Badescu’s new Peptide Renewal products, I thought I’d give them a try. I really like Mario Badescu, and even though these products are aimed at “Mature” skin, I figured I’d give them a try – if they didn’t work for me, at least I’d know my skin wasn’t yet “Mature”. ;)

This product duo consists of a Peptide Renewal Serum that you dab on to the face using the dropper top; you then follow this with the Peptide Renewal Cream. I was a little concerned that the Hyaluronic Acid might be too much for my sensitive skin, but it was fine; I guess I do have mature skin after all, since these products seemed to go well on my skin! I liked that these are specifically formulated with dry skin in mind. I’ve actually slathered the Peptide Renewal Cream on my hands a few times when they were feeling particularly dry, since it’s a thick, moisturizing cream and seemed to help them a little bit.

Peptides are a popular agent touted in skin care for anti-aging, as Mario Badescu talks about on their website. You all know how skeptical I am of anti-aging products, so I have a pretty high bar they have to meet. I don’t look any younger after my short time using these, but I do like them just as a moisturizer. Doing some independent research, I did find this study that was conducted by the Vincience Research Center that claims positive anti-aging results from use of collagen-like peptide gels – this is a more general study, not related to Mario Badescu – but I don’t know the background of the study, who funded it, or if other studies have been conducted verifying this; it’s definitely something I’d like to research further when I have the time to dig deeper into it.

Mario Badescu’s Peptide Renewal Serum retails for $45, while their Peptide Renewal Cream retails for $35; you can buy these and other items online at MarioBadescu.com.


Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win 1 bottle of Peptide Renewal Serum and 1 jar of Peptide Renewal Cream! Entry is easy via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada, 18+, and ends on September 15th 2013 at 11:00 PM PST. Canadian winners are responsible for any customs and duty fees that may result from receiving a prize package mailed from the US as this is out of our control. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. A sample was received to facilitate this review.

Summer Makeup Fun With BeautyEncounter.com

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August is going to be a jam-packed month for me, full of family gatherings, work events, and parties! Since I’m probably going to get Facebook-tagged in a million photos this summer, I’ve been thinking about how to get my makeup picture-perfect. I’m tired of watching my eyeliner smudge and smear – it takes so many touch-ups during the day and I often look like a wreck if I don’t get a chance to “Fix my face” halfway through. I just ordered a new primer last week in the hopes that I can stop my eye makeup from smearing all over during hot summer afternoons, and I just realized that I’m running low on hairspray and lipgloss too…looks like I’ll need to stock up soon!

If you’re also looking to replenish your beauty items, then you may be interested to check out a new-to-me site called BeautyEncounter.com, which offers personal care items with free shipping on orders over $60. They carry everything from makeup and skincare to hair products and discount perfume – they even carry the new fragrance by Adam Levine, which of course this Maroon 5 fan noticed right away. ;) They also have a section with beauty tips called “At The Counter”, which features posts on topics like creating smoky eye makeup and ideas on “Layering” fragrance with different products. I love matching my body wash to lotion so I’m all about layering with matching sets of scents!

How do you create your “Summer look”? Do you have any special events coming up this month?

Spa Pillow Case Kit from YouthPerfect Giveaway – Ends 06/30

YouthPerfect

If you’re a lover of beauty products AND seen-on-TV items like me, then this giveaway is for you! One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a Spa Pillow Case Kit from YouthPerfect, so read on!

I’ve been saying for years that I need to get a better pillowcase. I’ve read before that silk pillowcases can supposedly reduce the amount of wrinkles you get, and when I would press my face into my old pillowcase, I’d picture my skin folding and wrinkling from the pressure. ;) Well, silk pillowcases are a bit of a luxury item so I’ve never gotten around to purchasing one. So imagine my delight to learn of YouthPerfect, a company selling kits addressing this exact worry! YouthPerfect pillowcases are a synthetic material (Not silk), but it’s the same kind of idea. The Spa Pillow Case Kit which I received contained two pillowcases, three aromatherapy scents and diffusers, and a gel mask for the eyes.

The pillowcase is soft, shiny and slippery on one side with a flat, “Matte” texture on the back side, presumably to prevent the pillow from sliding. The pillow is very comfortable and I love finally having a “Special” pillowcase for my face now! One interesting side note – when you rub the material quickly, the static actually causes the appearance of a spark. I noticed this when I was adjusting the pillow and saw a flash in the dark! If you rub your hand over it quickly, you will see this effect.

The pillow also contains a pouch which you can use for optional aromatherapy. The kit comes with eucalyptus, lavender and vanilla scents – just put a drop from the bottle on one of the strips of paper included and tuck into the pouch. I haven’t used this much because I’m not huge on the idea of my pillow being scented (And I just plain forget!), but when I did try it I noticed how subtle and non-intrusive it was.

I also enjoyed the cooling eye gel mask, which is also lightly lavender scented. I put it into the fridge before using as directed, but it was so cold I had to take it off – I think next time I’ll let it “Warm up” for a minute before putting it on. I do love the cooling feeling of the gel and this will be awesome for the summertime heat.

So, does your pillow really affect the way you age and does YouthPerfect make any difference? I have to say, I appreciated that this company provided detailed information relating to their product and concept – click here to read their PDF file outlining the research/studies which they referenced while developing the product. I thought they did a good job of making a case for their pillow and referencing sources and concepts to back it up – most anti-aging products seem to be shrouded in hype with little attempt at fact-checking. I am not a doctor so I can’t make any guarantees about what this pillow will or will not do, nor have I done exhaustive fact-checking on what was referenced in their studies, but I’d encourage you to read the information and make up your own mind.

I’m a big fan of my new YouthPerfect pillowcases and I love the fun spa accessories that are included for extra pampering!

YouthPerfect’s Spa Pillow Case Kit is currently available for $19.95 plus $7.95 shipping and handling; there is also a $1.00 fee for ordering online. I don’t know if there are any additional packing fees – the shipping is the one thing you have to watch with “Seen on TV” products!


Giveaway Time!

Spa Pillow Case Kit

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a Spa Pillow Case Kit from YouthPerfect, containing 2 pillowcases, 3 aromatherapy scents (In vanilla, eucalyptus and lavender), 36 diffusion aromatherapy diffusion strips and 1 gel cooling eye mask. Entry is easy via the Rafflecopter form below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States, 18+, and ends on June 30th 2013 at 11:00 PM PST. We are sorry, but P.O. boxes and APO/FPO addresses are not eligible to win. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Pinterest. We hereby release Facebook and Pinterest of any liability. By entering this giveaway, you are releasing Facebook and Pinterest and understand that you are providing information to Contest Corner and the giveaway sponsor, not Facebook or Pinterest. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. A sample was received to facilitate this review. This article details our anecdotal experience with this product and is not intended to treat or prevent any medical condition.

StriMedix-SM Stretch Marks Cream Review

StriMedix-SM Stretch Marks Cream

Thanks to StriMedix-SM for providing a sample for review. Once again, I’m not a doctor, so this is merely a retelling of my own experience using this product and not intended to treat or prevent any condition.

Over the last few years, I have gotten some stretch marks on my chest due to fluctuating weight. I suppose there are worse things than having your bust get bigger, however I could really do without the stretch marks. ;) I have used special creams made for reducing the appearance of stretch marks before, and the marks did fade significantly over time; how much of that was due to the cream and how much of that would have happened on its own, I can’t know, however it most certainly did not hurt. So when I had the opportunity to try out a new product, StriMedix-SM Stretch Marks Cream, I was happy to give it a go. Now that I have achieved so many of my fitness goals, I really want to take good care of my skin as I settle into my “New” body, as it were.

StriMedix-SM says it is for stretch marks, scarring and striations. It retails for $49.99 and can be used with StriMedix Shield Spray, but I just tried the cream. It comes in an easy to dispense pump bottle, smells nice and has a moisturizing lotion quality to it – it would be nice just as a body lotion! The main issue I have with stretch mark creams is that I totally forget to use them. StriMedix-SM is meant to be applied twice daily, and I have a very hard time remembering to use it. I’m kind of a slacker when it comes to using body lotion daily anyway – I always put it on my hands but often forget to put any on the rest of my body – so it slips my mind easily. It’s really important for me to get into the habit of using lotions when I get out of the shower to moisturize my skin, so this is good incentive to start. According to the site, results should occur anywhere from 3-5 weeks to 2 months depending on the age of the stretch marks; I feel like it’s too soon to fairly say whether it will help or not, especially since I have only used it sporadically because of my scumbag brain. I’m going to keep using it and hopefully I will get a good routine in place over time!

Have you ever used a stretch mark cream?