Friday, April 11, 2014

Purex Crystals - Limited Edition - Review DIY and Giveaway

On the last episode of Purex Crystals, just kidding! 

I recently reviewed Purex Crystals and my giveaway was a HUGE success!

I'm back at it again, since I described how much I loved my complimentary sample of Purex Crystals from the Purex Insiders community in my last post, I thought I'd do something a little different, and who doesn't like different, right? RIGHT??!! Yes, I know you all love a little variety, they say it's the spice of life!

Let's get on with it shall we?

DIY - Linen Refresher Pouch 

I don't know about you, but I love when I can keep the "just out of the dryer" smell. It's that clean scent you can't normally keep on your clothes. Once you stuff it in the drawers and linen closets they take on other smells and scents. Not bad, but not that fresh detergent/softener smell. Here's where my DIY comes in:

What you'll need -
  • Sewing machine (Now, while you may do this by hand, which is TOTALLY okay, I happen to love to sew on my sewing machine)
  • Fabric (measuring at least 4" long
  • Pins
  • Purex Crystals in-wash fragrance booster (I used Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh)

Step 1 - You can cut your fabric into just about any size, but I recommend that it be at least 4" long. I only say this because, if not, the crystals will come out when you start sewing and removing the pins, anything smaller will be harder to sew. I cut my piece into a 6"x3" rectangle and ironed the edges to get a clean, smooth edge.

Step 2 - I took the absolutely, lovely smelling Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh and poured a little under half a cap (the cap comes with line indicators, so measuring will be a cinch!) I poured this amount because my little pouch couldn't hold that much! You can add as little or as much as you want.

Step 3 - Now you can tell how much you can get with less than half a cap, but the smell is just a fresh dose of laundry! I lined up the Purex Crystals within my ironed edges.

Step 4 - Fold your fabric in half, make sure you do it slowly as the crystals will shift to the outer edges and spill out!

Step 5 - Pin your fabric in place and remove pins as you sew along the edges.

Step 6 - I did a simple, straight stitch along the outer edges.

Step 7 - Trim any remaining threads and you're done!

You can place these anywhere you like, I had so many fabrics to choose from, but decided to just keep it simple.  What I like about them, is that you can definitely spruce up the pouches, add ribbon, buttons, appliques, I mean the possibilities are endless.  I'm currently working on a project, that includes a laundry gift basket and I'm using different fabrics in the same color and pattern scheme to create pouches.  You can place them in the sock drawers, in the linen closet, inside your hamper so that the smells of dirty clothes don't overpower the laundry room or wherever it is you store your hamper! 

I put it in my husbands "overflow" containers, this is where all his t-shirts and summer clothes are stored.

You can use Purex Crystals in so many ways, not only as an in-wash fragrance booster but in many other creative ways! 

Do you want to try out Purex's Limited Editions Crystals? Here's your chance!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

All New Purex Pet Detergent - Fresh Pet Review

As part of the Purex Insiders community, I get to try so many new products. New Fresh Pet Purex was no exception! 

Being a mom to two fur kids, they're not big on clothing, but they do have their favorite blankets. As all of us pet parents know, they can get stinky and dirty very quickly.

Enter into our lives Fresh Pet, detergent made especially for our furry pals. Excellent for removing dirt and grime and making those favorite pet blankets or clothes smell amazing!

Our dogs are very spoiled, so they definitely enjoyed the smells of their freshly washed blankets!

Purex Fresh Pet is new and will arrive to a store shelf near you! Be on the look out!

**Disclaimer: A complimentary bottle of Purex Fresh Pet was facilitated to me for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Old Spice - Smellcome To Manhood - Review & Giveaway

What's up!!? My name is Matthew, aka Matt and I'll be taking over this lady's blog, who I like to call Mom, to talk to you about Old Spice and some of their new products. I was already familiar with some of the products that Old Spice had out there, because my mom is a crazy coupon lady and she bought me a ton of stuff, and there were some scents that were pretty legit and other ones that I would probably use just to spray my friends with so they'd stink.

I know that other brands out there are pretty much forbidden at our house, cause I had a sleep over and my friends started spraying each other with them, and my mom said "No more ___ spraying, or else everybody has to go home" To be honest, the whole hallway smelled bad, so I kind of stood away from that brand.

Then my mom tells me that we're supposed to review Old Spice and I'm like, "why?" and she says "cause I said so" and well, here we are.

So, alright, let's start off with this crazy "Over the Top" briefcase I got in the mail. It's off the hook, I wasn't expecting all that, so a big shout out to Old Spice for making this happen!

Alright, now check it out. I got this pretty cool briefcase, inside there was a #SmellcometoManhood Certificate of Achievement, 3 Body Sprays, the movie that my dad says is epic "Over the Top" starring Sylvester Stallone, the Art of Manliness book, some duct tape, Old Spice ear buds, Old Spice Wood Flash drive and Old Spice Hair Styling Product.

I'm going to review one by one:

Old Spice Refresh Body Spray - Fiji Scent is pretty cool, it reminds me of the beach. Like summer. 

Old Spice Refresh Body Spray - Bear Glove, well first of all, you can't complain about the name, I mean, who doesn't want to have a bear glove, whatever that is! I use this one on a daily, and it doesn't stink up my entire classroom. Girls don't like that stuff.

Old Spice Refresh Body Spray - Swagger, I don't like the name, but I like the scent. I kinda hate when people say "Swag" or "Swagger" I'm just cool all the time.

Old Spice Putty - Forge, when I got this kit I had a mohawk, so I used some gel that kept it up for days. My mom used this one on my little brother because he kept his hair down, and it worked. It wasn't stiff and she could comb through it, she was happy, so I'm thinking it works good. I know it smells good.

#SmellComeToManhood Duct Tape - I made this awesome body spray holder, and yeah, you can make or fix anything with Duct Tape.

I made this Old Spice Refresh Body Spray utility belt, so any new recruit can carry it around and spray his friends.

You gotta remember not to over spray!

Follow the 4 steps above and you'll be fine. 

The Art of Manliness - Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man by Brett and Kate McKay - This eight chapter book has lessons for every man to learn. My favorite was when my dad and me laughed for hours about the proper way to "Hug your friends", find out in Chapter Two "The Friend": The Mechanics of the Man Hug (me and my dad laughed for a good 20 minutes, and then my mom made us practice it, and it wasn't that funny anymore). I'm keeping this one and passing it down to my little brothers.

Over the Top starring Sylvester Stallone - 

Hawk, Vegas and Arm Wrestling, trust me, that's all you need to know about this movie that was popular when my mom and dad were little. 

Old Spice Wood Flash Drive - That's top secret stuff, no gentlemen should speak of, so I guess you'll have to win our giveaway to find out. It's good stuff, I can guarantee you that.

Last but not least, my Certificate of Achievement. My mom is like those commercials when the mom's cry about their son's becoming men (shh..don't tell her she's creepy like them, then she'll start crying all over again.

My friends and I tried to put together a funny video for you, to show you how we #smellcometomanhood and how scent responsibly, but I got in trouble and my friends can't come over. I think she said it was okay to repost and tell my friends about the giveaway on my IG, we'll see how that goes. Guess, part of becoming a man is getting good grades (or that's what my mom said).

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A note from the blogger:

The #smellcometomanhood commercials are just how I feel, this is my "baby" my first born. This is how I remember him:

*Tear, Tear*

This is what he turned in to! Old Spice take a look what you've done, you've made a man right out of my son.

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*Disclaimer:  Double Duty Divas and Old Spice provided us with a complimentary Old Spice #Smellcometomanhood Kit for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this blog are 100% our own.*

Monday, March 17, 2014

Majestical Jewelry - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Majestical Jewelry is a site that provides you with amazing pieces of jewelry at an affordable price.

High quality, and beautifully put together these pieces can take your everyday outfit and elevate it with just a few key pieces. 

Majestical Jewelry has hundreds of pieces to choose from, bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and more.

I received a necklace and earring set that can dress up even a simple denim jean and tank top, you can take your outfit from drab to fan in seconds!

I'd like for one of my readers to experience the majestical beauty of Majestical Jewelry. Please enter below and experience the beauty if this exquisite set for yourself!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

JenJen House - The One Stop Shop for Prom Dresses

It's that time of year when young girls all across the country, start searching for the perfect Prom dress for Prom season.  Whether you stumbled upon this post by searching google or just by accident, it's definitely your lucky day because today I'm going to be talking all things PROM!

JenJen House is a website that sells and ships Special Occasion dresses, from bridal to cocktail dresses.  For today's post though, we'll be talking about Prom dresses! I remember my Prom like it was yesterday, it was so thrilling looking for that special dress, making sure I had the right shoes, the right bag and the perfect accessories. JenJen House is your one stop shop, because their site provides all the items you'll need to purchase to make it the perfect prom for you! 

Worried about not getting the correct size? JenJen House offers a great guide to show you, mom or friends how to measure correctly to ensure that you receive a dress that will fit like it was made just for you!

JenJen House also makes sure that your dress arrives in the best condition possible. 

JenJen House dresses come in sturdy cardboard boxes.

Let's start shopping shall we?

I've put together a few looks today using just several of the thousands of designs that JenJen House offers, a few are even from their recommended and new arrivals listing!

Recommended Styles

Look #1 "Pretty in Pink" includes items - Dress #018004880, Handbag #012011035, Earrings #011027292 and Shoes #087015254. You can achieve this entire look for just under $250.

Look #2 "Lady in Red" includes items - Dress #018004808, Handbag #012025490, Earrings #011029092 and Shoes #047018220. This entire look will wow everyone and think you spend thousands to achieve, but no one will know you really only spent under $200!

New Arrivals

Look #3 "Simply Black" using some great items from the new arrivals and some signature pieces are - Dress #016026274, Earrings #011038483, Handbag #012038382, Shoes #087015245 and a great accent piece for your waist and to make this dress a real show stopper is Waist Belt #015033792. This entire look will cost you, just under $300. Such an amazing deal!

And for our final look, Look #4 "Peaches and Cream" was created using some spectacular pieces from JenJen House in neutral shades.  The dress is stunning and is sure to dazzle! Items include - Dress #018026261, Handbag #012011038, Bracelet/Cuff #011033381, Earrings #011034745 and last, but certainly not least Shoes #087016473.

There are so many choices at JenJen House that you could literally sit for hours thinking of ways to dress up your next Prom Dress, yes, SIT, not drive from mall to mall, store to store searching. You can just sit back and relax in the comfort of your home and shop your heart out!  In addition to U.S. Shipping, they offer WorldWide Shipping to over 200 countries.

Why don't you head on over and start searching for your dream Prom Dress, accessories and shoes!

***Disclaimer:  This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. 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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”***

Monday, February 17, 2014

Eu Natural - Vibrance Vitamins for Hair Growth (for Thicker, Longer, and More Vibrant Hair) - Review

***Disclaimer:  EuNatural provided me through BrandBacker, a sample of Vibrance Pure Healthy Hair Formula, to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post and review are 100% my own.***

There are many products that I usually want to jump at the chance to try and test out, if they had a jumping contest I'd probably win, mainly because I'm super tall and highly competitive and more than likely, just because I can't fathom missing the opportunity to try a new product. This was no exception!

As I've worked with BrandBacker, I've made some great brand relationships. Due to the fact that most of the items I've received have seriously rocked! EuNatural's Vibrance Pure Healthy Hair Formula was no exception.