Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Guide and Giveaways!


This year when searching for the little ones why not check out Playmobil's new Fairy Line, each set comes with unicorn, fairy, stickers and more. Collect all 4 sets. Check out the fun game online that you can watch your unicorn grow up by taking care of it. Check it out by clicking here. Check out all the other great items from Playmobil by clicking here.


This year surprise them with the best................chocolate Godiva! Godiva has a huge selection of fun Valentine's Day assortments.

Valentine's Day bear cute 6 inch stuffed honey colored bear with a red wrap which has a saying on it along with tag which you can write your own little personal message in. Bear is holding a assortment of chocolates for your sweetheart. Also so they never forget this Valentine's Day the bear has Godiva 2014 on its foot. Bear retails at $25.

Godiva Belgium 1926 Limited Edition Valentine Truffle Flight which is a box with 6 assorted truffles for truly a pleasant surprise in each bite. Flight box retails $16

Godiva 31% cacho milk chocolate strawberry bar. 3.5 oz of awesomeness! Great to add to any card. Retails at $3.99

Godiva Big Heart box simple to the point heart which says with love. The Godiva Big Heart comes with 15 pieces of wonderful chocolate white passion fruit truffles 2 solid milk heart chocolates, 2 dark heart chocolates and finally milk chocolate mousse truffles. Retails at $30

Smaller Tin Heart like the big box to the point with love adorable reusable tin. The smaller tin contains 14 pieces of chocolate 7 milk and 7 dark heart shaped chocolates yum.........Its just the right size to show you care. Retails at $15

Godiva Valentine's Day Message Truffles a cute twist on your normal sweet tarts. This is a bag 7.2oz assortment of milk and dark chocolate truffles which have creamy chocolate fillings in each one. The Valentine's Day Message bag would be a great compliment to flowers, card or sitting in a bowl for all to enjoy. 

Melt every milk chocolate lover's heart with a box of their favorite Valentine's Day candy. Godiva's assortment of smooth and silky milk chocolates includes classic milk chocolate GODIVA pieces and is finished with a romantic rose and ribbon embellishment. 22 pcs. (10.5 oz.). Retails at $36.

Build a Bear Dressy Darling Big Hearts Bear

This year for Valentine's Day why not surprise your child with a adorable one of a kind Build a Bear. This adorable bear is super soft and makes a great friend for child. You can get the Valentine's Day Bear at your nearest Build a Bear retail store. Personalize the Valentine's Day bear with a special message which your child can hear over & over again with a simple hug. Build a Bear is a great way to show your child you love them this Valentine's Day. Build a Bear has released 4 adorable friends, the bear shown, heart nose lion, a brown bear and a super cute pink heart elephant. Like Hello Kitty?  Check out Pink Hearts Hello Kitty which is great for the Hello Kitty fan for Valentine's Day. Find your local Build a Bear by clicking here. 
This Valentine's Day Bear retails at: $46.00

Valentine’s Day Hair Love
Perfect Your Style with Philip Kingsley

If you are gearing up for the most romantic night of the year, give your mane a healthy boost with Philip Kingsley.  Philip Kingsley styling products can help enhance any hair style to look sleek, chic and beautiful.  Whether it is a sophisticated up do or soft waves, make sure to use the Philip Kingsley Straight Hair, Curl Activator or Smooth Cream to achieve the perfect look for your Valentine’s Day rendezvous.

Philip Kingsley Straight Hair ($34)
  • Ideal for all hair types, this formula smoothes, straightens and controls hair
  • Protects hair against heat and UV rays
  • Contains vitamins, antioxidants and sunscreen to nourish and prolong the life of color treated hair
  • To use, apply sparingly to mid lengths and ends of damp hair and comb through

Philip Kingsley Curl Activator ($34)
  • Light, non sticky formula provides curl retention, hold and shine and will improve overall hair texture
  • Enhances, smoothes and separates curls, leaving hair infused with shine and defined waves
  • Gives medium hold for all hair types without the weight
  • To use, distribute evenly through damp hair and scrunch dry or leave to dry naturally

Philip Kingsley Smooth Cream ($34)
  • Ideal for all hair types, this formula smoothes, shines and protects the hair
  • Tames frizz, calms and defines waves and curls; leaving the hair shiny and under control
  • Contains sunscreen for UV protection and to extend the life of color treated hair
  • To use, apply a few drops between palms and apply to mid lengths and end of wet or dry hair

All Philip Kingsley products are all available at

Rest Easy with Kiss My Face
Kiss My Face Early to Bed and Early to Rise Shower Gels 

Kiss My Face Early To Bed Shower Gel ($10.95)
Forget the day and slip into the night with this shower gel that is time tested and included botanicals, clove, chamomile, jasmine, lavender, neroli and ylang ylang to relax, calm and soothe the skin.
·         Chamomile – calms and soothes the skin
·         Ylang Ylang – soothing for the body and mind
·         Olive Oil – superb moisturizer for all skin types

Kiss My Face Early To Rise Shower Gel ($10.95)
Forget the coffee; this is your warm up for the day ahead!  Hydrotherapy and aromatherapy work together to stimulate and invigorate with bay, basil, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen botanicals. 

·         Basil – stimulates skin circulation
·         Lemon – uplifting and refreshing for the skin
·         Olive Oil – superb moisturizer for all skin types

Kiss My Face products are available at Whole Foods and

Estēe Lauder

The holiday of love is almost upon us, and every lady should be prepared with luscious, pink, kissable lips!

This Valentine’s Day, The Estēe Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign ( is offering the Evelyn Lauder Dream Lip Collection  in support of The BCA Campaign’s mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research.

Our theme, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.,” serves to shift public focus from awareness to increased action. This year, we are expanding our campaign beyond October to work to defeat breast cancer throughout the year. We are bringing further awareness to the cause through our digital initiative where you can create a “Circle of Strength” and invite loved ones to rally around an action that advances us in the fight to end breast cancer (

What gift is better than a lipstick that gives back? Whether it’s for your girlfriend, best friend, sister or mom, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Lip Collection ($29.50; 20% to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ®) is perfect for any woman in your life!

Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection
This year’s lip-loving duo offers a pop of pink for your pout with Estée Lauder’s best-selling Pure Color Lipstick and new Pure Color Gloss. Full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Rubellite and limited-edition Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Hot Pink are featured in a stylish two-toned textured pink clutch with a classic Estée Lauder golden touch.
·         SIZE: Pure Color Lipstick, 0.13 oz./3.8 g Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss, 0.11 fl. oz. liq./3.1 ml SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $29.50
·         AMOUNT OF DONATION: Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
·         AVAILABLE AT:

Kids Headphones

These adorable Pink Hello Kitty headphones are perfect for listening to your favorite songs! Compatible with smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, etc. They provide volume control also. They are super soft and fit comfortably on the ears of your child. 
Can be purchased at Walmart and other retail stores. 
Retail at $19.99

Enter to win a TMNT Headphones and another winner will win a Barbie Headphones. Contest open to U.S. residents only, contest will end Feb 15th. 

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This Valentine's Day give your man the gift of a clean face and some well deserved pampering, with these great products from Boots No7.

·         Energising Hair & Body Wash – An all-over fragranced, multi-purpose wash that can be used on the body and hair.

·         Energising Face Wash – A gentle, oil-free cleansing wash that cleans and refreshes the skin without stripping its natural moisture.

·         Energising Face Scrub – A refreshing, deep cleansing facial scrub that helps reveal brighter looking skin.

·         Rapid Revival Eye Roll-on – A reviving, cooling and hydrating formula acts as an instant wakeup call sweeping away signs of tiredness and visibly improving dark circles and puffiness.  

·         Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturiser – A rich moisturizer that helps improve the appearance of deep lines while protecting the skin against the sun’s UV rays.

·         Protect & Perfect Intense Serum – A powerful serum that works to reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles.

You can pick up these great products at your local Walgreens or click here for the website which you will find even more great products which all retail for about $7.99. 

Mommy's Time Out Wine

Valentine's Day is a great time to bring out the wine! The Mommy's Time Out Wine is a great place to start with its Delicious Red and Pink wines perfect for the occasion.  These wines are delicate and fruity.  They come from some of the finest vineyards in Italy where the best grapes are vinified, resulting in a long lasting finish.  They are a great complement to food, or may be served as an aperitif. Can be purchased here.

Please Me Game

 Valentine's Day is a great day to learn more about your partner so what better way then the game of "PleaseMe", which is an adult board game that is unlike anything else on the market. It helps explore emotions and self discovery in any relationship in a non-threatening manner.

It can be the catalyst for healing a struggling marriage, or creating more communication and intimacy in even the most strongest of marriages or relationships.

This is an awesome and surprising gift for any boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife -- PleaseMe really is for anyone who wants to play. You can purchase the game here
Retails at $34.99

Enter to win a copy of the game. Must be 18 or older to win. Contest open to U.S. residents only, contest will end Feb 7th! 

Adlens Adjustables

How about the gift of vision this Valentine's Day! 
Adlens chic glasses provide instant prescription eyewear in seconds with the turn of a dial. If you are looking for something unique, innovative and quirky to include in your gift guide, look no further. There is really nothing else like them on the market!

Embodying the classic style of John Lennon, the Adlens John Lennon Collection enables wearers to set their own prescription and adjust each eye individually with intuitive dials that are easily removed once the self-prescription is set. These innovative shades also have a fashionable conscience. For every pair of glasses purchased from the John Lennon™ Collection, Adlens donates a pair ofglasses to someone on the developing world through Vision for a Nation as part of Adlens’ “Buy One, Give One” program. Rachael Ray loves these shades, and recently featured them on her show during a segment entitled “The Future of Medicine.”

Designed as the perfect spare pair, Adlens Adjustables offer continuously adjustable prescription eyewear through permanent miniature dials that allow wearers to adjust for near, intermediate, and distance vision correction. They can correct more than 90% of spherical refractive errors and cover prescriptions from -6.0 to +3.0 D, and each eye can be adjusted individually to insure a truly customized fit. This continuously adjustable design means a single pair can meet the vision needs of multiple wearers, and makes them perfect for a variety of uses including travel, computer work, outdoor activities, and managing fluctuating vision after eye surgery or resulting from diabetes. Kathie Lee and Hoda recently tried Adjustables out and called them “magical!”
Retail $59

Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000

This Valentine’s Day, instead of the usual box of chocolates, get something that will last them all year long – a healthy, beautiful smile. The Oral-B Deep Sweep is the perfect gift for your sweetheart that loves technology while taking care of their oral health. Deep Sweep removes up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush, and will make their brushing experience something to say “WOW” about.

Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush
with triple action deep cleaning technology and visual pressure sensor.

The Deep Sweep 1000 with triple action deep cleaning technology removes up to 100% more plaque*, even between teeth. This electric toothbrush features an innovative brush head design, Deep Sweep 1000 provides cleaner teeth and healthier gums.*

  • Unique brush head design with 3 cleaning zones
  • Superior plaque removal* plus helps prevent and reverse gingivitis
  • 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 sweeps per minute
  • Made by Oral-B, the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide
  • You can find the Oral-B Deep Sweep at most major retail stores.
  • Retails at $64

Win one! Win a Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000, contest open to U.S. residents only, contest will end Feb 6th!


Check out these newer products from Aveeno, they make a great gift for Valentine's Day. 

Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal, pomegranate and naturally exfoliating rice beads and walnut shells to leave skin feeling soft and smooth
Gently exfoliates to smooth away dull, dry skin to reveal softer, more radiant skin
Suggested retail price: $6.99 16 fl oz. bottle
Available: and at national food, drug and mass merchandisers

·         Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to lock in moisture that lasts throughout the day
·         Crafted with natural grapefruit and pomegranate for a fresh, energizing scent
·         Suggested retail price: $6.99 for 7 oz. tube
·         Available: and at national food, drug and mass merchandisers

Win a Bottle of POSITIVELY NOURISHING® SMOOTHING BODY WASH and ENERGIZING BODY LOTION. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest will end Feb 5th! 

Skinny Cow Chocolates!

What's one of the first things you think of when you hear the word Valentine's Day? I personally think CHOCOLATE. So what better a gift then the sweet goodness of Skinny Cow! Skinny Cow is a great tasting chocolate without the weight worry so you can eat and enjoy (no guilt) only 130 calories and 7g of fat. For the holiday check out Skinny Cow's Divine~filled~Chocolates. The Divine Chocolates have caramel or peanut butter. YUM!  Right now the Skinny Cow brand is running a giveaway until January 30th at !

SweetWorks Candies!

Are you gonna through a Valentine's Day Party or just wanna up the mood. Check out SweetWorks Candies for your Valentine's Day ideas! Valentine's Day is a great way to have yourself some special treats with SweetWorks candies! SweetWorks has all kinds of special fun festive colors to make your Valentine's Day be a hit. Throw a party with a over the top candy bar filled with some of your favorites. Check out SweetWorks by clicking here!

Win a SweetWorks Valentine's Day giveaway which includes
(1) 14oz. bag of Celebration by SweetWorks Bright Pink Sixlets
(1) 14oz. bag of Celebration by SweetWorks Red Sixlets
(1) 8oz. bag of Celebration by SweetWorks Shimmer Bright Pink Gumballs
(1) 8oz. bag of Celebration by SweetWorks Red Gumballs
(1) 5oz. jar of Celebration by SweetWorks Red/Shimmer White Pearls

Open to U.S, residents only, contest will end. Feb 4th!

Is Valentine's Day a day for you to say your sorry? Check out this site called which you can talk to a online expert for advice. has launched a “Love Coach” package – three one-on-one, private online sessions with one of a hand-picked team of certified, accredited life coaches and therapists who can help resolve tricky marriage issues and provide dating tips. The Relationship Care Package costs just $39 for three questions, and can be purchased at For those who want dating advice on-the-go, also has an iOS app.

And here’s another good reason to talk to a therapist online rather than your friends – 64 percent of 25-34 year olds have avoided a friend or family member because you were tired of listening to them talk about their relationship problems! (From a recent survey by Wakefield Research and

Enter to win a "Love Coach" package which is the 3 one on one sessions a $39 value! Must be 18 or older to enter, U.S. residents only. Contest will end Feb 1st! 


This Valentine's Day think out of the box. Buoy is a great fun gift that is both a great decor piece but also useful. With six bold colors, and endless ways to personalize for the perfect gift. What is a Buoy? Buoy is a chair/ottoman that swivels, turns, tilts, and moves up and down. It’s active sitting. It keeps our bodies active and our minds sharp. So go ahead, have a seat. Buoy is a moving experience. Measures Not-Extended: 17.25h x 18w<BR>Extended: 22.75h x 18w 

Retails $199.00

Barbaras Cookie Pies!

Nothing say I love you more then Barbara's Cookie Pies! Men will fall in love with this product, and it's unique — not something they see every day. Barbara's Hand-Made Cookie Pies are a great idea for Valentine's Day they really are a special surprise on their own. The size alone will have your man drooling : ) Barbara's Cookies are not limited to just the Cookie Pie but they also carry chocolate covered dried fruit, gourmet cookies, sheet cookies, and you can customize your order! Check out all the great cookie treats at
Retails $19.50

2 winners will be picked to win a Barbara's Cookie Pie! Contest open to U.S. residents only. Ends Feb 3rd!

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To better support both streaming and downloading on the go, just announced the release of updated versions of the company’s free iOS and Android apps. Featuring an intuitive new user interface, the newly released apps are available at Apple’s App Store for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads or at Google Play for Android devices. Members can use the apps to stream content on demand, choosing from tens of thousands of audio book titles likeThe Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight series as well as popular best-sellers such as Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman and Hidden Order, a thriller by Brad Thor.

Today, travelers and commuters often download audiobooks for listening during a road trip or on the way to work, but emerging technology is expanding access to streaming platforms on the go. A recent Consumer Reports article noted that “in-car electronics is the fastest-growing area of auto technology,” with sophisticated “infotainment centers” delivering access to an array of media platforms for drivers and passengers, including media streaming capabilities.

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