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Product Review: Marshmallow Soap Company Review + Giveaway

When my soap from Marshmallow Soap Co arrived and I had scents like “Watermelon Lemonade” “Punch Party” and “Cantaloupe” I was slightly confused. I thought this soap was going to smell like marshmallows!  But, it turns out, it looks and feels like a marshmallow which is SO SO cool. (If you are stumped on gifts to get anyone, ever. This is probably the way to go. So awesome.)

www.MarshmallowSoapCo.com to view more flavors!

Marshmallow Soap is Eco Friendly, Cruelty Free, Vegetable Derived. It has No Paraben, Phthalate and Nitro Musk.  And even better – for every 2 soaps sold, Marshmallow Soap Company donates to Victims of Domestic Violence, Local Orphanages, and to Women, Men and Children affected by HIV/AIDS.

This Quarter Donations are being sent to: NCHS Community Case Management which you can visit on facebook and see our involvement with them. https://www.facebook.com/NCHSCCM

Each marshmallow creates a great lather – you can use just a piece of it and should have no problem working up enough lather for your whole body for your shower or bath.  They also smell good and for a while after I got out of the shower my arm smelled so good I kind of wanted to eat it.  They moisturize your skin and leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated for hours. It is great for all skin types – including children and sensitive skin and can help make bath-time (or just hand washing) fun!

If you properly let your Marshmallows dry (they do sell a drying rack at the site), the 1.5″ marshmallow can last as long as a standard bar of soap – if not longer!

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One lucky Concert Katie reader will win a standard 5″ tub of a single flavor.  The flavor will be picked at random.
Bloggers who have already reviewed this product can not enter.
If a prize is returned back to MSC as undelivered or unclaimed, it will not be resent unless the winner pays shipping.
If the prize is confirmed as delivered through the tracking number and the winner claims they have not received it, MSC will be unable to reship the prize.

 

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Book Review: Top 5 Lists of All Things Travel + Giveaway

top5Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The Top 5 Lists of All Things Travel is a book written by travel enthusiasts Kristine and Toni.  Between them they have visited 19 countries.  They love traveling and want to encourage it and they think making lists is fun (I agree, on both counts) so they combined them into one great book!  The book contains many lists with things to think about when booking vacations.  Where do you want to stay? What kind of amenities are you looking for? There’s even tips on how to save for your trip.  This always seems to be the question I get, but it’s always phrased in a rude “but how can you afford all that?” way. (Don’t worry about me and my finances, they are not your problem they are mine and in fact are not a problem at all.)

One of the things I disagreed with though is leaving the camera at home.  It does say “unless you are a photo buff” which I guess I am, but still.  The thought of people relying on their phones for photos when on vacation just doesn’t sit well with me. (Even though my last trip I had a brand new phone and did find myself using it just as much as my actual camera to “try it out”)  They do also list tips for taking great photos with your phone, but I’m still not sold on it. A lot of the tips I was also already doing, but there were certainly some things that I hadn’t thought about before included as well.

The book also has a list of other great resources if you want to do even more research after reading it.

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About the Book

Whether you are a travel newbie or a seasoned explorer, there is always something new to learn.

Kristine and Toni, co-founders of travel company, Journey Soulo, have visited 19 countries around the world and have collected tips, tricks and stories on each trip. The result? The Top 5 Things of All Things Travel — a book full of simple (and sometimes silly) lists that will help you plan and embark on your next trip.

Through this quick read you will:

• Discover fun places to stay that you may never have considered.
• Learn new ways to save for your next trip.
• Learn to avoid the pigeon **** pickpocket.
• Discover what this means: Wo kann ich Lederhosen in meiner Größe?
• Be inspired to plan your next trip now!

The Top 5 Things of All Things Travel also includes stories from fellow travelers, links to helpful websites and apps, and space for you to add your own lists (in the paperback version).

The Top 5 Things of All Things Travel provides you with a planning template to use whether you’re preparing for a trip to a neighboring state or a foreign country, traveling with a group or making a go of it solo. By the end of the book you’ll be ready to book the trip of your dreams!

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Product Review: Journey Soulo + Giveaway

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

Journey Soulo is a course from friends Kristine and Toni.  I recently had the chance to try out their online course – Travel with Confidence and Courage. Kristine and Toni are veterans to traveling alone so they share their tips and stories to help make you feel more at ease.  By the time your finish the course you will have more:

CONTROL because you identified the fears that have stopped you from traveling.

POWER because you analyzed those fears and released them of their power.

CONFIDENCE because you examined your comfort zone and took steps to expand it.

KNOWLEDGE because you learned how to leverage the resources around you.

COURAGE because you tackled your fears and found out they weren’t so scary after all.

The price for membership is $30.00 for the Travel With Courage & Confidence membership level.

The course is broken up into 8 sections:

Section 1 – Introduction
Section 2 – What’s Stopping You from Traveling?
Section 3 – Address Your Fears
Section 4 – Step Outside of your Comfort Zone
Section 5 – Overcome Your Travel Fears
Section 6 – Leverage your Resources
Section 7 – Envision Your Dream Trip
Section 8 – Celebrate

Each section has between 2 and 7 videos for you to watch as well as homework for you to use what you have learned from the videos to find out what your fears may be and properly address them.

Here’s a sample video:

Common Travel Fears from Journey Soulo on Vimeo.

 

I really liked the way the videos and sections were set up. It helped you overcome your fears and what it might cost you if you don’t.  While the homework could be challenging at times, it really made you take a look at yourself and what your fears are.  Could they be overcome?  How much would you miss out on if you don’t try to overcome them? What will you miss out if you don’t travel alone internationally?

Are you afraid to travel on your own internationally? Are you willing to overcome your fears?  ONE lucky ConcertKatie reader will receive enrollment in this course.

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Product Review: Bluetooth Shower Speaker Review + Giveaway

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

I’ve always wanted to listen to music in the shower, but have never had a way to.  Now that I have a Bluetooth Shower Speaker – that can change!  Putting my phone on the cabinets and listening to Pandora just doesn’t work that well when you have the fan on for ventilation and the water running!  Putting my phone on the cabinets listening to Pandora after it has been paired with a bluetooth shower speaker is an entirely different situation!

Wusic Tech Bluetooth Shower Speaker – this speaker is portable and waterproof. It connects wirelessly by Bluetooth with Apple Phones, Samsung, Laptop and Tablets. It has built in hands free speakerphone for Incoming and Outgoing Calls. Smooth Silicone Design with Suction Cup.

When your speaker arrives, charge it until the red light goes off.  Then hold the on button for about 6 seconds until the blue light and red light are alternately flashing.  At this point, the speaker should show up in the bluetooth area of your cell phone for pairing.  Pair them – and tada! Boybands coming out of the speaker from Pandora on your phone!

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The speaker comes with a nice big suction cup on the bottom so you can stick it easily in the shower.  Now you’re ready for a boyband dance party every shower that you can actually hear and hear well!

 

The speaker also can answer calls – so you don’t need to worry about fumbling with your phone in the shower and getting it wet! A $39.99 value – and ONE lucky ConcertKatie reader will receive one! Just enter the contest below.

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xBox One Giveaway

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June 2  To June 16 11:59pm EST.
 
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Product Review: Nature’s Guru Vanilla Chai Tea + Giveaway

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If your house is anything like my house – then you are all about the Chai Tea.  Recently I got the change to try out some Vanilla Chai Tea from Nature’s Guru and I have to say – I am hooked! It tastes great and is super easy to make – and best of all – natural.  Each box contains 10 powder packets that you pour into a cup and add hot water to it.  Stir & enjoy! It’s really so good and I’ve been getting over a sore throat so I’ve been happy to be able to have an “excuse” to drink lots and lots of it! (Not that you really need an excuse!)

Nature’s Guru instant vanilla chai produces a warm, invigorating feeling that has an energizing effect on your mind and body. We blend fresh black tea leaf and perfectly harmonize it with a robust bouquet of vanilla. Balanced with just the right sweetness, our instant chai delivers a robust experience that satisfies even the most discerning tea connoisseur. Nature’s guru instant vanilla chai is more than just a tea-it’s an indulgent sensory experience. By simply adding warm water to nature’s guru’s ready-to-mix special formulation, you unlock a rich nutty aroma and experience the best of vanilla chai in a quick, convenient way. Enjoy our specially formulated natural rich gourmet tea blend anywhere – at home, office, or while traveling on the go.

Nature’s Guru Vanilla Chai has zero trans-fat, zero saturated fat, zero cholesterol, is low in sodium, low in sugar, no preservatives and no artificial flavors. Ingredients: cane sugar, milk powder, black tea extract, vanilla extract powder.

You can get Nature’s Guru Vanilla Chai on Amazon for $5.99 for a box with 10 powder packets – OR you can enter our contest and get a box for free!  (Additionally, the product can also be found at Rainbow Grocery, Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market, Home Good, TJ Maxx, Roots Market, New Leaf Community Market, David’s Natural Market to name a few)

 

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Mother’s Day Giveaway

 
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KitchenAid KSM75SL 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer, Color silver
 
 
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Product Review: Lightload Towels

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

World Renowned Lightload Towels are the only beach towels that fit in your pocket! All our towels are survival tools. Use them for so much including a firestarter, face mas, insulation, diaper and more. The towels are soft against the skin and washable. Great for packing in small places and excellent for shedding weight.

While these towels have all sorts of fun uses, I opted to go for the boring one – using it for a towel when I got out of the shower. (In my defense, my next vacation where I would have loved to pack it isn’t until mid-May and I wanted to be able to offer a giveaway which has to be done before the end of April!)  While the instructions do say that getting the towel a little bit wet would help in puling it apart, I opted to not use any water as I didn’t want a wet towel when I got out of the water. Seemed counter productive to be using something wet when I was trying to dry myself off!

The towel is super light weight which made me wonder if it would really work, but it does! I dried me off just as well, if not better, than other beach towels I usually use.  I wasn’t sure that it would survive the washer / dryer, but it did! It came out even more soft than it already was and wasn’t ripped at all which was what I was expecting because it is so light!

 

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Product Review: Black Positivity Bracelet Set + Giveaway!

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

 

Attitude is a choice and posi+ivi+y is contagious! Pass along some positivity and have fun with this Alexa’s Angels Positivity Bracelet Set.

These bracelets were developed after a devastating tornado tore through the community of Windsor, CO which is where Alexa’s Angel is headquartered.  The bracelets were a hit right away, reminding people to keep a positive attitude and share hope with others to overcome tragedy. Their popularity has continued to grow as customers find inspiration in the product to connect with others in times of tragedy and during joyful occasions as well.  They are the perfect gift for friends and family of all ages – bringing people together by staying positive.

Positivity Bracelets are a reminder that “Attitude is a choice and positivity is contagious!”  Packaged as a set of 3, the card explains – keep 1 for yourself and share the others with loved ones, friends or even strangers! be positive! Pass it on!  (materials: rhodium and nylon – one size fits all) Bracelets come in a variety of colors – including team colors – a great way to support a good cause and build team spirit!

See them all at http://alexas-angels.com/product-category/collection/positivity/?orderby=price

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The front side of the bracelet’s central metal piece reads “posi+ivi+y” and the reverse side directs the wearer tohttp://www.shareyourpositivity.org, a website inviting the public to share inspirational stories, photos, and quotes. Here, you’ll find stories of life situations made easier by friends and family members that reached out to share some hope. Some bracelet wearers share that the product help them stay hopeful through difficult medical diagnoses and treatments, to share encouragement with loved ones going through difficult passages, and to enforce a transformation of their own attitude in daily living. Positivity lovers may subscribe at the site to receive notices when a new post is shared.

About Alexa’s Angels
Women have connected with Alexa’s Angels designs since 1995 when founder Beth Lang began selling her jewelry creations at art shows across the country. Since then, Beth and “her Angels” have grown Alexa’s Angels into a fashion-forward accessory company well-known for its creative and stylish designs. Each piece is thoughtfully designed to inspire heartfelt emotions. Wearable, giftable and meaningful, designs by Alexa’s Angels create connections and nurture a sense of well-being. Proud to be a company with a social conscience, the team at Alexa’s Angels is dedicated to creating, finding and supporting programs that benefit women.

One ConcertKatie reader will receive a set of bracelets from Alexa’s Angels – Enter below!

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Product Review: Slap Koozies + Giveaway!

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

The SlapKooler is an amazing synergy between 80’s style slap bracelets and beverage insulators, the SlapKooler features dual recoiling slap bands embedded in an insulating and protective neoprene core. The slap koozie beverage insulator is the slap bracelet … reinvented!

This is a really cool product and it took me back to when I was in first grade and slap bracelets were just about the GREATEST THING EVER.  And then they got banned from school because we’d just slap each other with them. (They were called SLAP bracelets, what were we supposed to be doing with them?)

This koozie is made with 2 slap bracelets inside and you can wear it on your wrist if you want, but it’s made to keep your drink beverage cool and it fits just about perfectly around a can.  I was a little hesitant at first that my can would slip out of its hold when I went to drink it, but it held on tight and strong and there were no worries.  And my soda stayed colder longer, so this will be a permanent addition to my work desk, for sure!

SlapKooler Product Features:

All SlapKoolers contain dual recoiling steel bands encased in 4mm thick Neoprene (wetsuit material) topped with polyester fabric for easy personalization. No sharp edges so they are extremely kid-safe and fun!

We can print anything on the SlapKoolers, including pictures or complex illustrations!

Safe, durable & fun slap koozies are both fun and functional toys made for everyday use, and the kids will love these! With the slap koozie, you get a perfect beverage insulator, slap bracelet, wrist band, and stress reliever.. the possibilities are endless! Proudly made in the USA!

One Lucky reader will win their own slap koozie – enter below!

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