Friday, May 31, 2013

I Love Summer Giveaway!



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Welcome to the I <3 Summer Giveaway
Sponsored By: Sweepstakes App
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What is Sweepstakes App?
It's a sweepstakes app, simple as that! Easy entries, like watching a 10 second sponsored video. Each time you watch it, you gain one entry.




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GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner) $100
SECOND PLACE: (13 Winners) to win any of these prizes below... Not is any order (winner's will be randomly selected for each prize).


☆ 2 sheets (winner's choice) of nail wraps ($30 value)
☆ Tote A Tablet (for iPad, Kindle, or tablet). $20 by: thirty one
☆ Ultimate Body Wrap (2 winners)
☆ cookie making kit, Mixing bowl, Mixing spoon, Oven mitt, Two pot holders, Two dish towels, Measuring cups, Measuring spoons, Cookie mix
☆ BBQ pizza pan (retail value $24)
☆ 2 mineral pigments Sponsor determines colors
☆ Box of Advocare Spark
☆ $75 gift certificate to A-Z Nutrients
☆ custom made Summer Fabric wrapped straw wreath embellished with fabric rosettes and buttons. retails at $29.00
☆ Any appliqué shirt size 6 mo-10 free shipping shirt value $19 plus $3 shipping so value $22
☆ A set of two rainbow patterned earring holders
☆ Timeless Wristlet Best Buds pattern br:thirty one


Dates to Remember: Giveaway Begins on 5/31/13 and Ends on 7/2/13
☆☆Grand Prize is Open WW to those 18+, must have a paypal account to be eligible, void where prohibited. All other prizes are US only, 18+, void where prohibited. Facebook, twitter and pinterest or any other social networking site is not affiliated with this giveaway. Please follow all directions in the giveaway tools widget below. Unable to follow directions as given will disqualify you from the giveaway.☆☆






Disclaimer: Whole Lotta Mama solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post. The Second Thought is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a Whole Lotta Mama event similar to this please contact events@wholelottamama.net.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

NeoCell ArthroPet Review and Giveaway!





I recently wrote an article about NeoCell and their great beauty and fitness supplements. Check out that review here to learn more about the company! NeoCell also makes great supplements for our furry friends! ArthroPet is great for older dogs who suffer from any type of health problem, or for dogs with joint, muscle, eye, or skin problems. This supplement comes in one-sixty count bottle of "wafers". The wafers are natural and safe for your pets and actually contain chicken cartilage. The chicken cartilage is a natural source of collagen type II, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, MSM, CMO and Manganese. 

The ArthroPet wafers are to be given in the morning, on an empty stomach. You must allow 20 minutes to pass before feeding your dog. One wafer is given to dogs under 50 lbs per day and two are given to dogs over 50 lbs per day. These supplements promote glossy, healthy coats and skin, healthy joints, better eye sight, and even heart health!



ArthroPet also contains:

Microcrystalline cellulose, natural chicken flavor and magnesium stearate, slica and stearic acid.
Contains no sucrose, starch, yeast, wheat, corn, cholesterol, fat or dairy products. 

I was so excited to try these supplements on my dog Icarus for several reasons. The most important is problem his joint problems. Although he is only 4 years old, the Pomeranian genes in him make him susceptible to certain conditions. We started to notice that some days he would shake as if he were having a seizure, but it was actually miniature muscle spasms and tremors. He suffers from a luxating patella, which is just a fancy term for a knee that pops out of joint. It can pop out at any time, but especially when he's jumping, running, or playing. I think that him being a little over-weight does not help with the stress on his joints. Either way, he is in a lot of pain when it does pop out, so we will try anything that can help prevent it. Another reason to try these supplements would be for healthier skin -- his skin is super sensitive and prone to all kinds of irritations.


I also think ArthroPet is good to give to your dog simply to PREVENT problems that come with age or with certain breeds. Heart health is always very important with any pet. When I gave ArthroPet to Icarus, he was not interested in ingesting it on his own. As you can see from the pictures, he sniffed and pawed at it, but he wouldn't eat it. I had to force feed it to him, rolled up in a piece of ham or turkey. I will keep giving the supplements to him, to see if the muscle spasms occur less frequently.


I like all the benefits of ArthroPet. The only problem I had with it is trying to schedule a time to take it. My dog is spoiled and always begging food off of someone in the house, or sneaking a treat that he buried the night before. I found it difficult to get him to a point where he had an empty stomach, or where he wouldn't eat for 20 minutes!  

Would you like to purchase ArthroPet for yourself?
Check out NeoCell's product locator to find a retail location near you! 

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One lucky reader will win their own bottle of ArthroPet to try out on their furry friends, courtesy of NeoCell! All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, 18 and over, unless you have permission from your parents. Please be honest when submitting Rafflecopter entries -- remember, I DO check all of your entries for verification, and I will throw them out if they are false. If the form has a spot for you to enter information, please provide me with the appropriate username, link, etc so that it is easier for me to verify your entries! I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize, that is the company's duty. I will contact the winner via email (so make sure to use one that you check) and you will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If you have any questions or if the Rafflecopter is not working properly, you can always contact me via Facebook or email (links on the sidebar). Good luck!!

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NeoCell Beauty Bursts and Radiance Serum Review and Giveaway!

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NeoCell is the NUMBER ONE company in the world providing collagen based products. Collagen is our body's most abundant structural protein found in connective tissue. It supports many areas of the body; most importantly, it is responsible for the strengthening of blood vessels and controlling skin elasticity. What might you experience if you lack collagen? Wrinkles, dry skin, brittle hair, damaged nails, etc. 

NeoCell provides high quality collagen-based supplements that can help restore this important protein. This company was founded by Al Quadri, a scientist who was having difficulty recovering from major heart surgery. His recovery, using collagen supplements, was the inspiration for NeoCell -- he wanted to help others achieve the same results. NeoCell's products are GMP (good manufacturing practice) certified. In 2012, NeoCell was named the winner of the "Best Supplements" Award by Better Nutrition Magazine.

I like that NeoCell is committed to their environment. In 2012, they won the "Responsible Packaging Award". All of their packaging is eco-friendly, and 100% Post Consumer Resin. This kind of packaging contributes to energy savings and a zero-waste future. They are also committed to giving back; they work with the company "Vitamin Angels", which helps save children's lives by providing essential nutrients. In 2011, NeoCell was able to donate $30,000 to this wonderful cause. I like to know these extra tid-bits when I consider purchasing items from a company -- it feels so nice to purchase from a supportive and conscious company.

 

What type of products does NeoCell have?


  • Hyaluronic Acid - for skin and joint hydration 
  • Pomegranate from the seed - antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
  • Resveratrol - antioxidant and immune health
  • Super Collagen™ - helps boost the body's collagen with powerful amino acids
  • Collagen Ultimate Sport Recovery 
  • Beauty Bursts - skin hydrator, rebuilder, and collagen enhancer
  • Fish Collagen
  • Collagen Radiance Serum - an antioxidant that helps nourish and rejuvenate skin
  • Keratin Hair Volumizer
  • Arthropet - a supplement for pets that helps with joint problems


I won a bottle of ArthroPet for my dog, Icarus, in a Rafflecopter giveaway on another blog. NeoCell was nice enough to offer me two MORE products for myself -- so I am going to provide you with a review of all three of them! I received Beauty Bursts in Super Fruit Punch flavor and the Collagen Radiance Serum.



The Beauty Bursts are soft, chewable dietary supplements. They are designed to rebuild, hydrate, and enhance your skin and nails with three essential ingredients: collagen type 1&3, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. They are lactose and gluten free with no artificial ingredients.

The Beauty Bursts also contain: Brown rice syrup, evaporated cane syrup, soy lecithin, palm oil and/or safflower oil, citric acid, natural fruit and vegetable color, natural flavors, glycerine, luo han guo (monk fruit).

Here is what NeoCell has to say about the benefits of 2,000 mg of Collagen type 1&3:


"Provides specific amino acids necessary to replenishing the body’s collagen supply. Helps minimize fine lines & wrinkles, and improves elasticity in the skin. Builds and supports bone matrix. Corrects weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds. Thickens fine hair, adds body and slows down hair loss. Repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; improves circulation; promotes wound healing. Glycine builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep."

I have been taking the Beauty Bursts for four days now. I am really excited because I feel like this is a regimen I can actually keep up with. I have purchased gummy vitamins and other supplements in the past, but I'll take one or two and then a few weeks will pass in between before I remember to start taking them again. These Beauty Bursts (at least the Super Fruit Punch variety) actually have a flavor which does not turn me off. They are not chalky and do not taste like medication! I will have to update you in a few weeks when I finish taking the supplements, but I am hoping that they can help strengthen my hair -- I straighten my hair every day because it is wavy and unruly, so sometimes the ends become split and damaged. I hope that my hair will be more resistant and shiny with the beauty bursts. I also have very low elasticity in my skin...I found this out several years ago when I visited the doctor. I am very prone to stretch marks, so I am always looking for preventative remedies. I hope that the collagen in the Beauty Bursts will help enhance elasticity and prevent future stretch marks. I also am very interested in weight loss (who isn't?!), so I thought that the fact that glycine helps to burn fat while you are sleeping was an interesting tidbit. I am even more motivated to continue taking the beauty bursts every night. So far I am very happy with this product!



NeoCell's Collagen Radiance Serum is specially designed to protect and rejuvenate skin while also increasing elasticity, firmness and hydration. This 1 oz serum uses time-release micro-capsules which can deeply penetrate the skin for lasting effects. It is a potent antioxidant which is paraben free and has quality ingredients. Besides collagen, it contains large amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as phospholipids with fatty acids.

 The Collagen Radiance Serum also contains: Water, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate, soluble collagen, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, butylene glycol, xanthan gum, tyrosine, proline, cysteine, zinc chloride, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, disodium EDTA.

This serum is super easy to use! All you do is squirt out a few drops and apply to the area in which you hope to increase elasticity once or twice a day. The bottle recommends applying it to your face and neck. I tried the serum on the stretch marks on my side in hopes that it will help heal or reduce them in the future. My mom applied the serum to her neck, where she has visible wrinkles and hopes to increase skin firmness.








 We both liked the fact that the serum is non-irritating, because we both have very sensitive skin. It does not have an overpowering, irritating fragrance. It also did not leave skin greasy, but feeling instead moist and hydrated. My mom said that within just a few days of applying it, she already thinks that she is feeling a difference in firmness. I probably won't be able to notice a difference right away in my stretch marks, but I will definitely keep you updated.

Want to learn more about NeoCell? Here are some places you can connect with them:


Want to try NeoCell products for yourself?

You can check their retail locator here to see where their products are available for purchase. 

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One lucky reader will get to try out two of the products that I received -- The Beauty Bursts and the Collagen Radiance Serum, courtesy of NeoCell. All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, 18 and over, unless you have permission from your parents. Please be honest when submitting Rafflecopter entries -- remember, I DO check all of your entries for verification, and I will throw them out if they are false. If the form has a spot for you to enter information, please provide me with the appropriate username, link, etc so that it is easier for me to verify your entries! I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize, that is the company's duty. I will contact the winner via email (so make sure to use one that you check) and you will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If you have any questions or if the Rafflecopter is not working properly, you can always contact me via Facebook or email (links on the sidebar). Good luck!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

IPad Giveaway Blogger Opp!




Bloggers sign up

Come and join us on this great giveaway.

July 29 to Aug. 19

We are giving away an iPad with Retina display 32GB color Black
 value $599.00

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has their own RC with their links.


Here are the details to sign up:

-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)


-Link/ or extra links $4.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $4.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00.


-Co-Host $20.00
The co-host get 2 host page.  
10 links on the RC.
No announcement require.

Please send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com as a gift.



I Love Summer Giveaway Days Blogger Opp!

Hosted by: Whole Lotta Mama

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Open to ALL with a blog!

You’re entitled to ONE FREE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER in exchange of:

1. Posting an announcement post. Grab the announcement post here.

2. Posting about the giveaway event. The HTML code will be provided.

3. Promoting the giveaway AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK.

OR...

Send $5.00 to media@wholelottamama.net as a gift if no announcement is done.

Want EXTRA Links? Send $2.00 each entra link you provide to media@wholelottamama.net as a gift.

Want to be a Co-Host? Send $10 to media@wholelottamama.net as a gift along with your blog URL. All who signs up to be a co-host will get a co-host spot! All co-hosts will have a no follow backlink and up to 10 links on the giveawaytools widget.

Sign-up closes on May 30, 2013. We are taking up to 50 bloggers only. SO SIGN UP NOW!

Start Date: May 31, 2013 12:01 AM EST

End Date: July 1, 2013 11:59 PM EST

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: (ALL Prizes are worth $20 or More!)

2 Sheets of Jamberry Nails

Tote a Tablet from Thirty One

Cookie Making Kit

BBQ Pizza Pan from Pampered Chef

2 Mineral Pigments by Younique

Box of Advocare Spark

$75 GC to A-Z Nutrients

2 Ultimate Body Wraps from It Works

Custom Made Summer Wreath

Any Appliqué Shirt size 6 mo-10mo

...MORE WILL BE ADDED THROUOUT THE MONTH, I will update date on my GROUP PAGE and by email.

Eligibility: US ONLY

FILL OUT YOUR INFO----> HERE!

If you are a vendor/sponsor please fill out THIS FORM!