Thursday, March 31, 2011

Announcing the Winner of the SkinMD Lotion Giveaway!

Congratulations to comment #88- cinderella10383  on winning the SkinMD Lotion giveaway!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Review and Giveaway of Maybelline's Super Stay 24 Lipcolor- ends 4/1 CLOSED

   I am a big lipstick wearer. I wear it all day, every day. The only part I don't like about it is the fact that I have to reapply about every hour. I don't know if it's my lips or the brands I use, but it's usually all worn off in an hour. Even if I am just sitting working on my computer.

   I recently had the chance to review several shades of Maybelline's new Super Stay 24 2 Step Lipcolor. I was a little leery when I received my sample packet from BzzAgent .  I have tried all the other "stay on" lipsticks in the past and they didn't work. They were drying and always caked up after a few hours and looked terrible. Now I have finally found something that actually does what it says it does!


   I have used this lipstick every day for about a week now. Every time I followed the directions on the box. Apply the color, wait 2 minutes for it to dry then apply the gloss. Most days it really stayed on all day even through eating several meals. I did have to reapply the gloss several times though, but that is expected. That wears off. Some days I still had it on the next morning.

   Overall I was VERY impressed! A few times after eating I did notice it had worn off enough that I had to reapply the color. The instructions state to remove with an oil based make up remover. I assumed that beacuse I had eaten something greasy that it started wearing it off.  Even so, twice a day is better than twice an hour.  I will definitely be buying more as soon as I run out of what I've got. They have a lot of great colors. You can check them all out here on Maybelline's website.

   I received 4 tubes in my kit and one of them I have not tried. The color looks nice but is too bold for me. If I was still in my partying days I would probably wear it out at night. I thought I would give it away. The color is Everlasting Wine. It's a burgundy reddish color.

GIVEAWAY- One winner will receive a tube of Maybelline's Super Stay 24 2-Step Lipcolor in Everlasting Wine.


Details- Giveaway ends on April 1, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in your comments or have it on your profile. Open only to residents of the US age 18 and over.

Mandatory First Entry- Follow me on Twitter. Leave your twitter name. I will verify and disqualify winner if they are not following.

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. I am holding this open for only a few days with limited bonus entries just to keep the entries low. Good luck.

1 entry- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook.

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS

Disclosure- I am a BzzAgent and received free samples to review. Check them out to become a BzzAgent yourself. Photos were taken from the Maybelline website.

Announcement of $20 Walmart Gift Card Winner!

Congratulations to comment # 455 Pauline15 on winning the $20 Walmart Gift Card!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Announcing the Winners of Country Bob's Sauce!

Congratulations to the two winners of the Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Comment #32  rj7777 and comment #41 bettycd were the winners!  Congratulations!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Announcement of Dr. Katz Oral Solution Winner!

Congratulations to comment # 61 A.C. Cabrera on winning the Dr. Katz Oral Solution for Dogs and Cats!





Friday, March 18, 2011

Review and Giveaway of SkinMD Natural Lotion - ends 3/30- CLOSED

Like most people, I have a problem with dry skin in the winter. I had read so many great reviews about Skin MD Natural and was excited to try it when they contacted me to do a review. According the SkinMD website, this lotion forms a shield on the outer layer of the skin to keep the moisture in-

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion was formulated after years of research into how the skin functions. It was found that the primary function of the outer layer of skin is to prevent irritants from penetrating into the body. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a new type of skin care product that becomes part of the outer layer of skin to restore this natural function. It helps damaged skin by preventing moisture-robbing irritants from entering its deeper layers and helps reduce moisture loss.

It is also all natural. There is no fragrances, dyes, parabens or petrochemicals and is hypo-allergenic. According to their website-

Ninety-three percent of the ingredients in Skin MD Natural are all natural and/or plant-based natural ingredients. The balance are food grade or medical grade products that are on the Food & Drug Administration's most safe list.

 The first thing you will notice about this lotion is that it is thinner than most. You really only need a pea size amount to cover a large area. It also dries very quickly. I mean a few seconds! I have been using it on my hands legs and arms for about 10 days now. My results are mixed. I usually put lotion all over my body after the shower. Usually by the end of the day (especially in winter) my legs and arms are all dry and scaly. Since I have been using SkinMD this has not happened. My legs and arms are still soft and scale free at bedtime. I really like this!

 My hands were a different story. They say to use it every few hours until you get to the moisturized level you want then once or twice a day. I have been applying it several times a day and haven't seen a difference yet. I am still applying it several times a day. I have read it working wonders for so many people so I know it works. My legs and arms have defintely improved.  Maybe it just doesn't work the same on all parts for everyone.

Something I really like about SkinMD is that they are Eco Friendly, Cruelty Free and Vegan. It is also manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing. To buy SkinMD or read more about it click here. You can also win a free full sized bottle by entering below.

GIVEAWAY- One winner will receive a full size bottle of SkinMD Natural lotion. An $18.00 value.
Details- Giveaway ends on March 30, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in at least your mandatory comment. Open to residents of the US or Canada age 18 and over. Sponsor ir responsible for shipping prize.

Mandatory First Entry- Visit the SkinMD site and come back and tell me something you learned about this lotion. Be sure to leave your email.

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. I will verifty entries and disqualify any that are not following.

2 entries-  Follow The Giveaway Angel on Twitter. Leave your twitter name.

2 entries- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook Leave your name.

1 entry- Follow SkinMD Natural on Twitter  Leave me your Twitter name

1 entry- Follow SkinMD Natural on Facebook Leave me your name

1 entry- Follow me on Networked Blogs

1 entry- Follow me on Google Friends Connect

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway. One entry per day. enter to win #SkinMD  #giveaway @giveawayangel http://bit.ly/eUQC9f

1 entry- Enter another one of my giveaways. See all my giveaways here.

Disclaimer: I received a bottle of SkinMD Natural for review. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I did not receive any monitary compensation.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Please everyone, follow the rules so you don't get disqualified.

   I recently have had to delete a bunch of entries for my giveaways because of people not following the rules or reading the entry requirements. Depending on the sponsor, every giveaway has a different mandatory entry requirement. If you don't complete the mandatory entry correctly, I will have to delete all other entries.


   I have also had some people  putting in entries with no contact information. I had drawn someone as a winner and had to go back and redraw because they used a "handle" in all posts and did not leave their real name or email. I had no idea who they were or how to contact them. I will require an email address in all mandatory entries from now on.


   I have also noticed a few people using the same email for several accounts. It lets them put in a bunch of entries and that's not really fair to everyone else. From now on, only 1 email per "handle." I will disqualify entries if I see one person putting in a bunch of comments under different handles. Please be fair to everyone else.

     I have a few exciting giveaways coming up soon! Thanks for your cooperation!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Review & Giveaway - ends 3/22- CLOSED

When I heard that Country Bob's was looking for Bloggers to review their sauce, I knew I had to give it a try. I am always looking for different sauces to try to spice up my dishes a bit. This sauce sounded great because it's an All Purpose Sauce. It's very versatile and can be used on beef, chicken, fish, vegetables and much more. It's also gluten free. Al Malekovic, one of the owners of Country's Bobs, was nice enough to send me two bottles for my review.

I first used it to make burgers. I mixed some into the beef then poured some on top when done cooking. The sauce is thinner than BBQ sauce. More like a steak sauce.  It's sweet but also tangy. It was a little more tangy than I was expecting, but not overpowering. This was the regular sauce I tried. They also have a spicy version and I would have to imagine that it would be VERY spicy. Overall I really liked it.

A few days later I used it to make meatloaf. I was sent a brochure with my sauces and there was a recipe for meatloaf on it. It was a little different than how I usually make it so I thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did! My husband and I thought it tasted great! The sauce gave it a nice tangy flavor. YUMMY! I will definitely be making that again. If you go to Country Bob's website you can find the meatloaf recipe as well as 70 other recipes. Maybe you can find something new to make for dinner.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. I'm planning on using it on chicken this weekend and can't wait!

Anyone who visits Country Bob's website can get a coupon for a free bottle of sauce to try. Just make sure it is carried in your area. You can also enter here to win 2 free bottles.

The Giveaway- Two people will win 2 bottles each of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce!



Details- Giveaway ends on March 22, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winners will be chosen by random.org. Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in your comments or have it on your profile. Open only to residents of the US age 18 and over. Sponsor is responsible to ship prize to winner.

Mandatory First Entry- Visit The Country Bob's website and take a look around at all their tasty sauces and seasonings. Come back and comment on what you would like to use sauce on and leave your email.

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

1 entry- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook

1 entry- follow @giveawayangel on Twitter

1 entry- Like Country Bob's on Facebook

1- entry Follow Country Bob's on Twitter

1 entry- Follow me on Networked Blogs

1 entry- Follow me on Google Friends Connect

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway. One entry per day. Tweet this:  Enter to #win @CountryBobs All Purpose Sauce @giveawayangel  #giveaway ends 3/22 http://bit.ly/efywZA

Disclosure: I was sent two bottles of sauce for review. This did not effect my own honest review. No monetary compensation was given. Photo was taken from Country Bob's website.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

$20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway- ends 3/24- CLOSED

Are you a Walmart shopper? Want to to win a $20 gift card? I am giving away one gift card to a lucky follower. Good luck!
GIVEAWAY- A $20 Gift Card to Walmart!

Details- Giveaway ends on March 24, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in your comments or have it on your profile. Open only to residents of the US age 18 and over.


Mandatory First Entry- Follow @giveawayangel on Twitter  Come back and comment telling me you are following. Be SURE to leave your twitter name and your email. I will verify and disqualify winner if they are not following.

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.


2 entries- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook

1 entry- Follow me on Networked Blogs

1 entry- Follow me on Google Friends Connect

1 entry- Enter another one of my giveaways

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway. One entry per day. #win a #Walmart gift card from @giveawayangel


Disclosure: I purchased this gift card myself for one lucky follower.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Winner of Burt's Bees Giveaway Announced!

Congratulations to 'Susan 1215' who made comment #219 for winning the Burt's Bees giveaway. You have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Review & Giveaway of Dr. Katz Oral Solution for Dogs & Cats- ends 3/19 CLOSED

Like many people, we consider our two Pomeranians our children. We love them like crazy and spoil them rotten. Kodiak (Kodi) is on the left and Abbie, the right. Both were shelter rescues. They are major lapdogs and always in our faces. Unfortunately we have to deal with dragon breath most of the time. Especially from Kodi. When I heard about Dr. Katz Fresh Breath Oral Solution Rinse, I knew I had to give it a try. I contacted TheraBreath and they were nice enough to send me a bottle to review.

According to the instructions, the rinse can either be added to their water bowl or sprayed in their mouth or both. I have been spraying in their mouths for the past few days. They have no problem with this as it I don't notice any smell at all to it and I think they think it's water. After just a few days, I have to say we really notice a difference. My husband just got back from a business trip and of course they were all over him welcoming him home. One of the first things he said was "wow, their breath barely smells." It's true, the odor has gone down drastically. It's not completely gone, but it's only been a few days. I also have not added it to the water yet. I'm sure that once they are getting it both ways, their breath will no longer be an issue. Thanks Dr. Katz! Visit the TheraBreath website at http://www.therabreath.com/ to buy your own and check out all the products for humans that they offer. You can also win a bottle from The Giveaway Angel.

A little about the Oral Solution from the TheraBreath website-

Does Fido's breath smell a little poochy? This oral rinse will stop smelly pet breath at its source. Building upon decades of experience in treating halitosis in humans, Dr. Katz developed this oxygenating solution specifically for pets. Use twice a day to not only knock out bad breath but also drastically improve your dogs overall oral care health. Dr. Katz for Dogs and Cats is recognized by a panel of Veterinary Oral Care experts to effectively reduce plaque and tartar in animals.

How To Use This Product-
Just add 2 caps full to a bowl of pet's water. Put into a squeeze or spray bottle and apply directly to teeth, gums, and tongue. This solution can also be used for cats - just add it to your cat's water bowl.


GIVEAWAY- One lucky reader will win a full size bolltle of Dr. Katz Fresh Breath Oral Solution for Dogs and Cats ($9.00 value).




Details- Giveaway ends on March 19, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in your comments or have it on your profile. Open only to residents of the US age 18 and over.

Mandatory First Entry- Like TheraBreath on Facebook .  Come back here and leave a comment that you liked TheraBreath on FB with your facebook name. I will verify and disqualify winner if they are not following.

Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

2 entries- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook

2 entries- Follow @giveawayangel on Twitter

1 entry- Follow TheraBreath on Twitter

1 entry- Enter another one of my giveaways.

1 entry- Follow me on Networked Blogs

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway. One entry per day.  Enter to win #Dr. Katz oral pet rinse #giveaway @giveawayangel http://bit.ly/hStBSo

1 entry- Follow me on Google Friends Connect


Disclosure:  I was sent a bottle of rinse to review. I was not compensated in any other way. The views and opinions on this blog are my own and may differ from yours. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Announcement of the $25 Babies R Us Gift Card Winner!

Congratulations to comment #99 Katie. You have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond!

Interesting article on banned foods

I have been reading lately about how so many things are banned in other countries and are legally sold here. It's scary! Here is an interesting article regarding some foods and additives that are banned in Europe but not in the US.  Gives you something to think about.     http://bit.ly/2rcFfV

Giveaway Scout

I've just joined Giveaway Scout. It's a great site to find the best giveaways on the internet. Check it out at http://www.giveawayscout.com/

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Salon Grafix's 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray Giveaway - ends 3/13- CLOSED

Do you use heated styling tools on your hair such as a curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer or hot rollers? If so, all these may damage your hair causing dryness, breakage, split ends and be the cause of many bad hair days. Well here comes Salon Grafix to the rescue! They have a fantastic new innovative conditioning spray called 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray.

This is the first product on the market which protects hair up to 450 degrees of styling heat. It's easy to use and suitable for all hair types. Just spray the 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray evenly throughout your hair and then style as usual. This fabulous new formula is a necessity when trying to protect your hair from the extreme heat of styling appliances. It significantly minimizes damage caused by hot irons that can reach up to 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit. The spray will provide conditioning and bodying effects as well as improve shine and better manageability, even in 90 degree humidity.

To top all this off, the spray is really affordable, retailing for only $7.49. You can purchase it at all CVS and Rite-Aid locations nationwide.

Salon Grafix has been around since 1983 and is the leader in high-quality and affordable hair care products. Visit their site to learn about all their fabulous products. http://www.salongrafix.com/

Giveaway- One lucky reader will win a bottle of Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray.

Details- Giveaway ends on March 13, 2011 at 9 pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please make SURE you leave your email in your comments or have it on your profile. Open only to residents of the US age 18 and over. Salon Grafix is responsible to send the prize.

Mandatory First Entry- Like Salon Grafix on Facebook and write on their wall telling them that The Giveaway Angel sent you. Come back and leave a comment here with your Facebook name and email. I will verify and disqualify winner if they are not following.


Bonus Entries (after mandatory entry) Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

2 entries- follow me on Twitter

2 entries- Like The Giveaway Angel on Facebook

1 entry- Follow me on Networked Blogs

1 entry- Subscribe to my feed via e-mail or RSS.

1 entry- Follow me on Google Friends Connect

1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway. One entry per day. I entered to win Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Spray Protect @giveawayangel http://bit.ly/hamwOj

Disclosure: Thank you Salon Grafix for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given this opportunity through my membership with The Product Review Place.  I am not being compensated to do this giveaway.  The sponsor of this giveaway will mail the prize directly to the winner.