Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thank Goodness It's Friday! Blog Hop Week 3




Welcome to Thank Goodness Its Friday! Our linky will open every Thursday night so you can join us for Thank Goodness Its Friday, also known as TGIF. Let’s make some new blogging friends and celebrate the end of a wonderful week!

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Would you like to be featured as our Guest Host for the TGIF blog hop? Just fill out this form by clicking here. We are promoting growing blogs with less than 500 followers.

To join us in the Thank Goodness Its Friday Blog Hop, follow these 3 easy steps!

#1 Follow your three hosts via GFC and leave them a comment on their blog to let them know you are following from the TGIF blog hop (if you already follow via GFC, follow on facebook, twitter, or networked blogs)





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#2 Follow our guest host, Jayda, from Two Children and a Migrane

Jayda is a stay-at-home mom during the day and then an out-of-the-home working mom by night.  Jayda and her husband have a double trouble 4 year-old girl and a 2 year-old girl, which keep them on their toes.  So, when life permits, she blogs about reviews, giveaways and everyday things in life that interest her and her followers.


#3 Add your blog to the linky

#4 Follow the 2 blogs directly above yours and leave a comment letting them know you are following from TGIF Blog Hop.

Then, please stop by as many blogs as you can.

We’d love it if you would place the button to the Blog Hop somewhere on your page, whether it’s on your sidebar, a “Blog Hops” page, or a separate post. Please help us support this blog hop!

Have fun and remember to stop by again next week!








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Product Review: MyClyns Germ Protection Spray





Anyone else addicted to hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes like I am? Currently I work in a school, and as soon as I get into my car I grab a wipe to clean my hands. I constantly wash my hands during the day and use hand sanitizer as well to keep those yucky germs away.

I was sent a product called MyClyns to review, which is a germ protection spray that is safe to spray directly in your face, including eyes, ears, nose, mouth and minor cuts and abrasions. The germ killing action reduces more than 60 pathogens by 99.9%. It contains no alcohol, is toxic free, and is non-burning. It is to be used after coming into contact with germs. For example, someone sneezes on you and you want to protect yourself from becoming ill. Maybe you are flying on an airplane and you would like to protect yourself from those germs that are being spread throughout the air which is recirculated over and over. There might be an annoying coworker who just doesn't want to take the day off, but is coughing and sneezing all over the place; MyClyns is the perfect solution to combat these germs.

This product has been available only to medical professionals and been used by police, fire fighters, corrections officers and healthcare workers for years. Union Springs Pharmaceuticals has now made the product available for consumers, at an affordable price as well.

I really like the design of the product. It fits right into a purse and won't spill everywhere. That's important to me because I carry a nice purse and I don't want to ruin it. That's one reason why I don't carry lotion or the bottles of hand sanitizer, because they always seem to explode in my purse!

I tried the MyClyns product for over a week and didn't feel that it actually protected me, because now I'm sick with something like a cold or the flu. My issue with this review is that I really don't know how well this product works because I obviously couldn't use it each and every time I went somewhere. I wasn't going to spray it when I was out to dinner celebrating our Anniversary. I did use it on a cut I had on my hand when going to Target and the grocery store. I'm unsure how I feel about MyClyns. I don't care for putting things in my eyes since I wear contacts, so I close my eyes when spraying the MyClyns solution. I'm also not an advocate for ingesting chemicals, and who knows what is really in this product, although it does contain a solution cleared by the FDA. I can't say I recommend this product, but it may be something you would like to try if you have young children and your family is frequently getting sick.

Buy It:
MyClyns Germ Protection Spray- $9.99
Available at most drug stores, supermarkets and other general merchandise stores. 
Information about the product and its availability can be found here



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product reviewgiveaway Disclosure.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Express Swimwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Anyone else around this country (and world- hello to my worldwide readers!) having nice weather like we've had in California the last few days? It's April, and that means its time to start thinking about swimwear and working on those bikini bodies. It's time for some new bikinis, or some cute one piece swim suits. Express has it all this season with their women's swimwear

 

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I'd love to wear this cute cover-up to the beach or even to walk down the street to our pool. I'm a big sunbather, although I do like my shade and sunscreen to keep this fair skin of mine cancer-free.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hoo Are You Tuesday- 4.5.11

I've been really bad at doing this meme each Tuesday. This week I finally remembered, but at 6:18 pm. Unfortunately the woman that runs Hoo Are You Tuesday was having computer issues this week and wasn't able to post the question for this week. Since I've missed so many in recent weeks, I decided I'd take last week's questions and just post them for my readers to enjoy and get to know a little bit more about me.




1. What is your favorite magazine?
Since I've started blogging, I've signed up for many free subscriptions for magazines. My mailbox is filled at the beginning and middle of each month, along with my table in my living room because we can't keep up with all of them. However, my top few favorites are Whole Living, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health (actually more interesting than the women's version) and Fitness. 

2. What color are your eyes?
They are blue; sometimes like the ocean and other times like the sky. 

3. Do you go to the dentist on a regular 6 month schedule or do you put it off?
I am on a regular 6 month schedule. Got to keep these pearly whites, white!

4. Do you use anything to make your house smell good?
Yes, and my neighbor Lisa has told me I need to do a blog post about this because it's so yummy. No dog smell in our house! It smells like cinnamon, with the occasional vanilla since I've been enjoying the Sugar. Sweet. Soy. tarts that I was sent to review. 

5. Do you have any pets?
Wow! Of course we do! There is Bentley the Yorkie and Bella the Miniature Schnauzer. See recent posts about Kona's Chips for some pics of them. 

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Rafflecopter Review Opportunity


For my fellow bloggers, there is a new software about to hit the markets to help us manage our giveaways that we host on our blogs called Rafflecopter. You will be able to check out the entries you receive, select a winner, and even make your giveaway easier to enter with a simple format. 

The company is looking for bloggers to test out the software in the coming few months and would then like feedback on how it works. I know I'm excited to test out this software because running giveaways can be hard work!

To make this product even more cool, Rafflecopter will be a free software that you will be able to use on your blog. No more additional software to purchase!

If you are interested in working with Rafflecopter for this review opportunity, send an email to greg@rafflecopter.com. 
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Royal Wedding: I've Seen It All


Anyone been following all this hoopla about the upcoming Royal Nuptials? Not I... except for the occasional article I see pop up my home page that interests me because it's too funny not to check out.

Yesterday I read about the stamps in New Zealand where Kate and William were detachable. I went searching for some other random items, and the best was this....
That, my friends, is sick. Why would you ever want a picture of someone on your refrigerator? And the Prince and soon to be Princess, nonetheless. At least put a picture of yourself and your significant other on there. 

Okay, I have a question for you. Who is going to order one of these? If you do, please take a picture and show me how it looks with your kitchen decor.

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Baubles and Dangles Jewelry Winner


Well, we have a winner! Congratulations to Michele P. She won the Baubles and Dangles jewelry giveaway and will get to select her choice of earrings. 

Enjoy those earrings, Michele! Check out Baubles and Dangles to purchase your own gorgeous set of earrings!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Sugar. Sweet. Soy


I'm a sucker for delicious smelling candles. My favorites are those that have sweet aromas like vanilla, sugar cookie, cinnamon, vanilla frosting, and chocolate cake. 

My nose couldn't have been happier when I received a package from Sugar. Sweet. Soy. I knew I would be satisfied with the scents because I could smell them before I evened opened up the package. I like my scents strong because otherwise the wax burns and the smell goes away too quickly. If the product was this strong already it would be perfect once I used it with my burner! 

However, these tarts are not candles. They are scented pieces of wax that are used with a burner to allow the aroma to fill your room, similar to what a candle does. These tarts have no wick in them, thus the difference between a tart and a candle. To burn these, you may use a traditional oil burner that uses a tea light underneath to burn the tarts, or to rid your home of the dangers of candles, purchase a tart burner that uses electricity and a lightbulb to heat the wax. 

The Honey Vanilla Love Dust came in a clamshell package and included 6 pieces to use. I've gotten at least 12+ hours of fragrance out of each piece since it was so fragrant. For those eco-conscious users, after the wax stops giving off fragrance, pour the wax into a container or back into the clamshell package and add fragrance (like oil) to it and it can be reused again. Very cost conscious as well!




If you have a preference for the clamshell package with 6 breakaway pieces or the single tarts, you can choose any of the many scents to have them made in. Such personalization at Sugar. Sweet. Soy.

The tarts were so cute and came packaged nicely. I shared one with my mom since she came over and was curious since we had both not used these tarts before. She gave her own review, "This block of fragrance is yummy! I put it in my melting pot and it's burning evenly. My kitchen smells like red velvet cake. The aroma is beginning to linger into the rest of the house making me want a big slice of cake. Thank you!" 

These would make a great gift for a friend, a thank you gift for a teacher, an upcoming Mother's Day present, or a "just because" gift. 




Buy It: 
Single Soy Wax Pack Breakaway Tarts- $4.00
Single Soy Tart for Warmers and Wax Burners- $1.25

***Readers of Becca's Perspective have a special coupon offer valid now until 4/19/2011. Mention Becca's Perspective BOGO at checkout, and you will receive a Buy One, Get One Free Offer. This offer is valid on all products except for the 6 pack Mix and Match Soy Tarts and Secret Scent Surprise Grab Bag. 

Win It: One (1) Winner Will Win an Assortment of Soy Tarts and Packs from Sugar. Sweet. Soy.  (Value of $10)

Giveaway Ends 4/19/2011
at 12:00 am
Open to US Only- 18+
Winner will be selected using random.org. Winner must respond by email within 48 hours of receiving email. If winner does not respond to contact email, he or she will forfeit this prize and a new winner will be selected and notified.
This is not necessarily what the winner will receive. This
is just a sample of products from Sugar. Sweet. Soy.


Mandatory Entry: Visit Sugar. Sweet. Soy. and leave a comment below with your favorite scent that is offered. 

Extra Entries:
1. Follow Becca's Perspective on Facebook +2 entries
2. Follow Sugar. Sweet. Soy. on Facebook +2 entries
3. Follow Shannon's Blog Eat Pray Love Live via GFC +3 entries 
4. Subscribe to Becca's Perspective via Email +5 entries
5. Subscribe to Becca's Perspective via RSS +3 entries
6. Follow Becca's Perspective on Twitter +2 entries
7. Tweet about this giveaway "I entered to win Sugar. Sweet. Soy. tarts from @bexperspective #giveaway http://bit.ly/eRVKIv" +1 entry per tweet (once per day)
8. Enter one of my other giveaways and let me know which ones you entered (you can do this of one or all of them) +2 entries per giveaway
9. Make a purchase at Sugar. Sweet. Soy. and leave a comment with what you purchased. +10 entries


Disclaimer: I received this product for review. However, the above opinions are my own and I only recommend products that I believe in. 
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Magnificent Monday! Week 3




Welcome to Magnificent Monday! Our linky will open every Sunday night so you can join us for a Magnificent Monday. Let’s try to make the beginning of the week a bit better by finding some great new blogs and making some new blogging friends!

To join us in Magnificent Monday, follow these 3 easy steps!

#1 Follow your hosts

Becca’s Perspective
Ins & Outs

#2 Add your blog to the linky

#3 Follow the 2 blogs directly above yours

Please stop by as many blogs as you can. It also helps if you leave a comment on the blogs that you visit so they can stop by yours and say hello.

We’d love it if you would place the linky to the Blog Hop somewhere on your page, whether its on your sidebar, a “Blog Hops” page, or a separate post. Please help us support this blog hop!





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