Archives for January 16, 2015

Suntegrity Skincare is a Must-Have for Moms! A Beauty Must-Have!


I am thrilled to tell you about Suntegrity Skincare! Living in sunny SoCal, I am out in the sun quite often and am always happy to learn about skincare products containing sunscreen.   The founder of Suntegrity Skincare is  Tricia Trimble.  The line-up includes her non-chemical mineral sunscreens, BB creams with tint, and self-tanners.  Tricia lost her mother very young to skin cancer and you can read her journey here to putting her heart into launching her business: .

I was lucky to receive samples and I really like them!  Their 5-in-1 Natural Self-Tanner even has a unique ingredient – sugar beets! Now, that is something quite  unique!  My favorite though is the 5 In 1 Natural Moisturizer Face Sunscreen. It is tinted and for all skin types. I love that it isn’t greasy! It is available in a variety of shades from Light-Deep Bronze. These really are a Beauty Must-Have if you live near the beach! (and, even if you don’t!) They are a Must-have for anyone who is outdoors!

Their Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen and Primer, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 was awarded “2013 Allure Best of Beauty Award.”
Suntegrity Skincare offers skin protection from all the elements year round. This natural mineral sunscreen offers 20% non-nano size zinc-oxide formulations to obtain safe Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection. Suntegrity uses several organic ingredients in their formulation including: Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Cucumber Extract, Green Tea Extract and Pomegranate Oil. Suntegrity is FREE of harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, sulfates, nanoparticles and chemical UV absorbers. It’s non-greasy, uncoated zinc oxide for therapeutic broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen formula is easy to apply, loaded with antioxidants for healthy protection all year round and has a light uplifting citrus scent. TSA Friendly. Made in the USA.

Choose from Sunscreens, BB Creams, Tints and more.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this review. Photo Credit: Suntegrity Skincare.

Celebrate National Popcorn Day this Monday! Don't miss out on Gaslamp Popcorn upcoming Giveaway! "I want @GaslampPopcorn!" You could win popcorn for a Year!


I love popcorn! I really do! Gaslamp Popcorn has quickly become one of my favorites! You may remember my reviewing their holiday flavors. Their popcorn is so good that I really can’t pick a favorite flavor! I did recently receive some more samples though and I think their Kettle Corn is one of my favorites! It’s just the right amount of sweet and salty!

What is I told you that you could win a Whole Year of this yummy popcorn? Well…you can! Simply post on Gaslamp social media sites with “I want @GaslampPopcorn!” and you will be entered to win! Now, how cool is that? Keep reading! I will share their social media sites with you soon!

Here are a few fun facts:

o Unpopped kernels are called “old maids” or “spinsters.”
o On average, a kernel will pop when it reaches a temperature of 347 degress
Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
o Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. That’s
enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times!
o According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s largest popcorn
ball measured 12 feet in diameter and required 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000
pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup, and 400 gallons of water to create.
o Christopher Columbus allegedly introduced popcorn to the Europeans in the late
15th century.
o When popped, popcorn kernels can reach a height of 3 feet

Here’s one of my favorite recipes: (Courtesy of Gaslamp Popcorn!)


Forget the burnt marshmallows, our S’mores Popcorn recipe is so tasty your family will want to sing around the campfire. Start with Gaslamp Kettle Corn Popcorn and end with sticky sweet success.

  • 1 bag Gaslamp Kettle Corn Popcorn
  • 64 mini marshmallows or 8 big ones
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • One sleeve graham crackers
  • 2 chocolate candy bars, chopped



Place popcorn in a bowl. Combine the marshmallows, brown sugar and butter and melt in the microwave. Make sure to stir every 20-30 seconds so everything melts and combines smoothly. Pour over popcorn. Mix in the graham crackers and chocolate and enjoy!

Visit their website here.

Now, don’t forget to enter to win a Year of Popcorn!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature.


Gorton’s is a Must-Buy for a healthier New Year! Gorton's Realistic Resolution Challenge with SparkPeople makes staying on track much easier! Giveaway Opportunity!

Gorton's Blogger Giveaway

It’s a New Year and I am trying hard to keep those New Year resolutions! With the help of Gorton’s and the 30-Day Realistic Resolution Challenge with SparkPeople, it is even easier!  Besides, I love Gorton’s!  I signed up for the challenge and love how easy and user friendly it is! I am tracking my exercise daily and eating healthier. I received coupons to purchase Gorton’s Grilled & Simple Bake products and they are a hit! I love the Grilled Salmon and the Grilled Tilapia. They both taste wonderful and only 80-90 calories each.  I’m quite impressed with how fresh they both taste!

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I also received an insulated Tote Bag, The SparkPeople Cook Book, The Spark Book by SparkPeople founder, CEO and Motivation Expert, Chris Downie, and the SparkPeople 28-Day Boot Camp Workout DVD. I love the different recipes in the Cook Book! The Crunchy Chicken Salad is really good and so are the Chiles Rellenos!  And, of course there are some really delicious fish recipes like the Maple-Glazed Roasted Salmon and the Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa…yum!

You can sign up for the 30-Day Realistic Resolution Challenge too! Simply go to and sign up!

Here’s a discount coupon for you from Gorton’s too! Simply go to

You can also enter the Gorton’s Eat Smarter Sweepstakes!

Like/Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and reach out to us using hashtag #RealisticResolution.

We have also teamed up with Gorton’s for a Giveaway! The giveaway is  for one (1) lucky winner to receive a package similar to the one I received! It will  include 2 full-value product coupons, an insulated tote, the SparkPeople cookbook, the Spark book and the SparkPeople Boot Camp DVD! Deadline to enter is January 23, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via


Self Disclosure: I received free products from Gorton’s as mentioned above to facilitate this review/giveaway but any opinions expressed are my own.

The Best Oatmeal Dog Shampoo For Dry Itchy Skin by OmegaPet Organics


Love this shampoo! It really seems to help my dog with her itchy skin and leaves his fur shiny and soft. I like that it seems to moisturize and my dog isn’t scratching as often. This is a Must-buy for dogs with itchy or dry skin. I give it 5 stars! I really like that is is made from All Natural ingredients and leaves my dog’s coat shiny.

You can find it on


More info:

• Quickly Reduces Itchiness & Dry Skin
• Patent Protected Formula
• Softer and Shinier Coat in Minutes
• All Natural ingredients mean no adverse reactions
• Proudly Made in the USA

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample in exchange for an unbiased review via Tomoson promotion.

2 StartWrite 6.0 Handwriting Worksheet Software Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for a great way to teach your child Handwriting? 2 StartWrite 6.0 Handwriting Worksheet Software is great!  I like that this program is so user friendly! Basically, all you have to do is type, print and have your child practice. It is so easy to create handwriting practice sheets and I like that you are able to completely customize them. It is also bilingual which makes this a fun and easy way for my son to learn Spanish.  I have tried a variety of different software programs and this is one of my favorites! I also recommend this program for homeschooling.

Here’s more on how it works:

I love that there is clip-art but my favorite thing is that you can also use your own picture!

To learn more, check out the website!

We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win this program. Simply leave a comment below telling us why you would hope to win! Deadline to enter is 1/23/2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via

Self Disclosure: I received a free download of this software via a Tomoson promotion in exchange for an unbiased review.