Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bare English & Co. Lip Balm - New Flavor Launch and Set #Giveaway (2 Winners!) #Canada


With colder months on the horizon (don't get me started...) a lot of us are turning to skincare products that offer quality ingredients and extra moisture - with the cold tends to come dreadfully dry skin.  I always have several lip balm on hand to get me through the day, no matter what time of year it is.  So when I was given the opportunity to check out Bare English & Co. products I was pumped!  The balm boasts natural ingredients that are organic, fair trade and free of GMOs, as well as being Vegan and Cruelty Free!  What's more?  Bare English & Co. infuses each of their lip balms with tea, adding to its nutritional and healing value.

I LOVE this stuff.  With flavors like Vanilla Almond, Cucumber Melon and Cherry Berry there is something for everyone.  I gave one to each of my kids, who have been using them and enjoying them as much as I do.  The natural ingredients mean I can feel good about allowing my young ones to use it without worrying about what's going on their lips.  As for myself, I find balm perfectly moisturizing without being greasy or clumpy.  The packaging is great too.  It looks awesome, and the tubes are just the right size to slip in your pocket when you're running out the door.  It's my new go-to, and I will continue to purchase Bare English & Co. over other brands!   

Want to check it out for yourself?  Bare English & Co. lip balm is available at Shoppers Drugmart, London Drugs and Rexall, in addition to other retailers.

There are 5 new flavors launching this month!  Soon you'll be able to try out the following:

Juicy Peach (infused with white tea)
Mango Acai (green tea)
Lemon Meringue (white tea)
Sweet Peppermint (white tea)
Chai Tea Latte (rooibos tea) 


And lucky for you, I have 2 sets (2 winners) of the brand spankin' new Bare English & Co. Lip Balm flavors to give away.  These would make great stocking stuffers in a couple of months!  Contest is open to residents of CANADA.  Enter below.  

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Good Luck!



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Polo Park #Winnipeg Twitter Party Tomorrow - Join us to #StyleUp and Win!



Polo Park is celebrating the opening of the mall's recent expansion, Lou Lou Shops event, and a huge selection of new retailers opening with a #StyleUp twitter party!  There will be lots of fun chat, and some great prizes including $50 SHOP! CARD gift cards, good for use at Polo Park, Winnipeg.  

There will be some fantastic local featured guests, including yours truly (@born2bemom) and Nadine (@couponwinnipeg) from Save Money In Winnipeg

Will you join us?  No RSVP is required, just show up and be ready to Tweet!  The party begins tomorrow, October 14th, from 7pm - 8pm.  Follow along with the #StyleUp hashtag and let's have a great time! 

I hope to see you there!


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review - Fun For Kids of All Ages!



VTech has been a go-to brand for me for years. I remember in high school I was given this extremely cool looking VTech cordless phone for my bedroom (this was before cell phones were much of a "thing" because you know, I'm like old and stuff...)  I loved it!  It was small and cute, was this gorgeous translucent dark teal colour, had great features and even appeared in a few of my favourite teen movies at the time. 

When my kids were born, I began to look at VTech toys knowing they'd be of the same great quality and likely tons of fun, too!  I have not been disappointed yet.  We LOVE everything they have to offer.  The latest gadget to make its way into our home is the new VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch. 

I knew the watch would be neat, but it honestly exceeded my expectations!  My son LOVES it, and I won't lie, I have fun playing around with it too.  

About the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch
The VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch is the smartest watch for kids! Perfect for young photographers, this durable smartwatch makes it easy to take photos and record videos on the go. They can also use the touch screen to explore their creativity with fun photo effects, frames and filters. The watch helps kids learn how to tell time by letting them choose between digital and analog displays. They can also choose between more than 50 clock face designs. It also includes a timer and alarm with a variety of fun animations to choose from. A voice recorder lets kids record their voice and play with five voice-changing effects. The Smartwatch also includes four learning games with the ability to download more from Learning Lodge™ using the included micro USB cable, which can also be used to upload photos and videos as well as recharge the battery. The Kidizoom® Smartwatch is also splash proof, making it perfect for everyday play. (Splash and sweat proof. Do not submerge and not suitable for showering or bathing). More than just a watch, it’s the Kidizoom® Smartwatch. 


When my son first got the watch, he couldn't wait to wear it.  I set it up for him and let him go to town.  He loves the bright green colour, and how "grown up" he looks wearing a fancy watch!  This weekend he decided he wanted to wear the watch on our trip to the grocery store.  A few minutes into my stuffing veggies into the shopping cart, I realized he was video recording my every move!  He thought it was pretty hilarious. While the watch is age rated from 4-7 years, kids are pretty clever these days and the Little Man just turned 3 but he's got most features figured out.  My daughter just turned 6 and she enjoys the watch as well, but I find she tires of it a little faster and will move on to something else.  

I'm amazed at how sensitive the touch screen is.  Often times when toys are touch screen, you really have to press at the screen to get it working.  With the watch, the sensitivity is great and it only takes a gentle tap of the finger.  As well, the quality of the camera is surprisingly good.  The watch takes better photos than the two toy cameras my kids have to play with. 

Our verdict?  AMAZING toy!  It'd make a great gift for birthdays or Christmas.  Find out more about the VTech Kidizoom Watch and other VTech products here!

Happy Shopping ;)


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