Hawaiian Tropic - 2009 Suncare Line

When I think of Hawaiian Tropic, I think of tanning oils and dark tans, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Hawaiian Tropic has a full line of suncare which includes high SPF products, sunless self tanning cremes, and even a baby & kids line.

Product Description:

Since 1969, Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care has been that brand that offers genuine luxurious, exotic sun care products that you can indulge in.

Each and every Hawaiian Tropic formula is infused with an exotic blend of natural flora and fruit extracts. Precious Island moisturizers like plumeria, mango, guava, passion flower and taro root offer unique anti-oxidant benefits and contribute to the Hawaiian Mix that is a key part of many Hawaiian Tropic products.

Hawaiian TropicsMy Review:

Thanks to Hawaiian Tropic, I was able to try out several of the new products in their 2009 suncare line. As I started looking at Hawaiian Tropic as a company, I was really impressed by all they had to offer. They have products that really do meet the needs of everyone.

While Hawaiian Tropic does have part of their suncare line devoted to tanning oils with lower SPF’s, the majority of their products showcase the importance of protection against the sun. The new Ozone Ultimate Continuous Spray Sunscreen, for example, has an SPF 80, and both the Baby Faces and Kids Sunblock have SPF 60+.

I was able to try out both the new Oil Free Sensitive Skin Continuous Spray Lotion (SPF 50) and the Island Radiance Medium-Dark Self Tanner. But I must confess to a new favorite - Hawaiian Tropic’s After Sun Body Butter.

Containing shea, cocoa and mango butter, the After Sun Body Butter is my new must-have for anyone who loves body butters. It’s not just for when you come in after the sun. It’s not just for hydrating skin to maintain a tan. It’s for anytime. You don’t even have to go near the outdoors to love this product. I’ve been using it daily since I received it, and find that it’s a luxurious treat after a bath or shower……perfect on tired feet.

What’s more is that you’ll find the Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Body Butter at most stores for less than $7.00. I’ve even found a $2.00 coupon to make it a sweeter deal. You can use the coupon on any Hawaiian product 3oz or larger (excluding trial size,lip and stick).

Hawaiian Tropic has  a new fan!

Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a new role as mommy–crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boo’s. You’ll find her helping families at A Frugal Friend, where she teaches others how to reduce their expenses through coupons, rebates, freebies and deals.

Debra

Reynolds Wrap Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum

July 15, 2009 by Gem  
Filed under electronics, entertainment, household, reviews & giveaways

reynoldsWhen it comes to aluminum foil, usually only one name comes to mind: Reynolds Wrap. So when they introduced Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil made from 100% Recycled Aluminum, I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

As more and more Americans look for simple ways to become more environmentally friendly, the kitchen truly is the easiest place to start.

With that in mind, Reynolds has introduced Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum – a versatile and economical tool to get the job done in the kitchen, and perfect for people looking for simple ways to show they care about the environment.

  • Food-safe foil made from a mix of pre and post consumer aluminum.
  • Strength and durability you’ve come to expect from Reynolds Wrap®.
  • Available in Standard and Heavy Duty strengths.
  • The packaging and core are made from 100% recovered paper and the inks used on the product packaging are water-based.

I was fortunate to receive a roll of Heavy Duty Reynolds Wrap Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum (ARV $2.99/35 square-foot roll). As expected, the Heavy Duty Recycled Foil felt thicker than the standard “regular” Reynolds Wrap Foil, which I normally use, and it also looked shinier, but it worked just as well as “regular” foil!

I used the Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil primarily to cover cooked meals, but I also often used it to bake. Most recently I used it to line a baking pan when I made lemon bars. Once my lemon bars were done, I simply lifted the entire sheet of foil off of the pan and placed it on a cutting board. The foil didn’t rip or break while transferring my lemon bars from the pan to the cutting board, and I was very happy that I didn’t need to wash the baking pan afterward!

I really couldn’t tell any difference between “regular” Reynolds Wrap Foil and “recycled” Reynolds Wrap Foil in terms of quality and durability, but it’s nice to know that the option is available for those of us who want a trusted brand in aluminum foil and want to help the environment at the same time.

Shop: You can purchase Reynolds Wrap Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum at various retailers nationwide.

Thank you to Reynolds Packaging Group for the providing the product(s) for review and/or giveaway.

Gem at Sage and Savvy

OFF! PowerPad Lamp & Lantern (Giveaway)

July 4, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under household, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #10: Judy Brittle
Congratulations!

Mosquitoes love Baby Bug. It doesn’t matter how many people are around, for some reason these pesky little creatures always seem to find their way to her. I feel so bad when I see her chubby little legs with red bites. That’s why we’ve always been big fans of OFF! Thanks to Family Review Network, our family had the opportunity to review their new PowerPad Lamp & Lantern.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

One tiny PowerPad® mat repels annoying mosquitoes from up to 15ft x 15ft – an average patio or deck. Compare that to just one sq. ft. from a citronella candle. Simply activate the pad by lighting the candle and enjoy proven protection from mosquitoes.

MY REVIEW

We don’t have a very big back yard so the OFF! PowerPad Lamp & Lantern protected my family no matter where they were outside. And let me tell you, it worked!

Basically, you remove the inner unit and place a candle onto the base. After lighting the candle, insert a repellent pad into the designated slot in the inner unit. Replace it into the base and snap in place. That’s it! Each candle + pad combo provides up to 4 full hours of protection. The heat from the candle activates the repellent pad, releasing proven protection from mosquitoes. In fact, there’s more repelling power in one little pad than 15 citronella buckets combined!

What I really liked about the PowerPad Lamp & Lantern is that not only does it look visually pleasing but I was also able to use it as a lantern by using the enclosed 4 foot pole. This gave me piece of mind because I knew it would be out of the reach of my children and pets.

So if you’re looking for a way to keep mosquitoes away from your family this summer, check out OFF! PowerPad Lamp & Lantern. Your family will thank you!

WIN IT!

OFF! has generously donated one PowerPad Lamp & Lantern to one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, July 12th why you’d like to win this. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
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  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to OFF! PowerPad Lamp & Lantern.
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

“This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and give away.”

Kailani

Keep Your Pictures Safe With Picture Keeper (Giveaway)

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #159: Michael
Congratulations!

I knew I had a lot of photos on my laptop but I didn’t realize just how many! I found out that my precious pictures are taking up 5.6 GB of my hard drive! To make matters worse, I don’t have them backed-up on a disk. I guess it just seems like such a hassle and all my other blogging duties always takes precedence. However, in the back of my mind I know that if anything happened to my hard drive I would be devastated to lose these memories. So when I had the opportunity to review Picture Keeper, I jumped at the chance.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Picture Keeper USB flash drive creates a backup of images simply by plugging it into a computer and clicking the “Start Backup” button. The device automatically finds and copies all images with jpeg/jpg extensions on the computer. Folders and subfolders are copied just as they are on the computer, making it easy to find files once they’ve been copied onto the Picture Keeper. Updating a backup is just as easy, because Picture Keeper only adds images that aren’t already on the backup.

MY REVIEW

This has got to be the easiest way to keep your photos safe and sound. There were no downloads, no registrations, no passwords. I just plugged the Picture Keeper into the USB port and clicked a button. Picture Keeper did the rest.

What I liked best about Picture Keeper is that when I used it again at a later date, it just uploaded the new pictures. There were no duplicates to deal with. I was also able to use this device on my home computer and added those photos on as well. And because this system is so easy to use, I know I will be more motivated to actually use it!

Now I have all my pictures in one safe place. Talk about piece of mind!

So, if you want a quick and easy way to save your precious memories and free up your hard disk space at the same time, check out Picture Keeper! They are available in 4GB, 8GB, and their popular 16GB sizes. And for a limited time, Picture Keeper is offering everyone a 10% discount on your order. Just use the code Blogger10 when checking out.

Coming Soon: Developers at Picture Keeper are working on an external hard drive version, which would be able to hold 100 to 300+GB. How cool is that?

WIN IT!

Picture Keeper has generously donated their product (4 GB or 8 GB) to one lucky winner! To enter:

  • Just stop by Picture Keeper before midnight, July 3rd and take the free tutorial to see what GB size you would need.
  • Then come back and mention in comments your results. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Picture Keeper.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

Kailani

Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner (Giveaway)

June 22, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under household, reviews & giveaways

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The winner is comment #49: Samantha
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If you look in my cabinet, I have a ton of cleaners . . . one for glass, one for wood, another for counters, etc. Not only can these products take up a lot of space but they can also add up in terms of cost. That’s why I was really interested in finding out more about Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Because today’s furniture is often composed of multiple surfaces, including wood, glass, stainless steel, granite, and integral electronics, dusting and cleaning can become a real hassle. Not anymore. Now, with this multi-surface cleaner from Pledge®, there’s a convenient way to safely remove dust, fingerprints, smudges and smears from these multiple surfaces in your home.

MY REVIEW

We received the Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner to review and found that it really did the job. There’s a lot of construction going on around our area so we always have dust traveling into the house. I knew that Pledge would do the job in getting rid of the dust but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it cleaned, too.

I used it on my mirrors and it cleaned without me having to wipe the spray off over and over again. It also left a great streak-free shine. What really surprised me was how well it also cleans electronics. I’m usually very cautious about what I use on my precious laptop and the Pledge did it’s job without any harsh chemicals. It left no waxy build-up and easily wiped off fingerprints and smudges. I love that I don’t need any more expensive cleaners just for computers!

So if you want to save money and space in your cabinet, check out Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner!

WIN IT!

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, June 30th what you would use Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner on. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Pledge.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

“This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and give away.”

Kailani

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