Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Indie Gift Box Giveaway~US Only~ Ends August 12/14

"Sparkle & Shine"  Indie Gift Box "Sparkle & Shine"
Indie Gift Box


Sponsor: Indie Gift Box

Host: Joan's 5 Star Reviews

Co Host: Brooke Blogs

Joan from Joan's 5 Star Reviews received the "Sparkle & Shine" Indie Gift Box to review. It was filled with awesome goodies from independent artisans hand picked by Indie Gifts. She absolutely loved the assortment which included Wine Charms, Bracelets, Earrings, and Nail Polish. Joan was impressed with the variety and the fun way this gift box was packaged. This is a really cool gift idea for yourself and others, purchasing 1 time or with a monthly subscription. Check out her review here!

How would you like your own unique Indie Gift Box? It won't be the one above but I bet it will be just as awesome!

Enter today and you could win an Indie Box of your own. As Joan says, it won't be the one above but its always nice to get a surprise isn't it?

Misc. Indie Gift Products Misc. Indie Gift Products

Entrants must be 18 or older and in continental U.S. Only. Winner will be chosen at random through giveaway tools and will be notified via email. Please add joanpenfold4@gmail.com to your safelist! Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.Giveaway will run from 7/29/14 - 8/12/14.

Enter below to win your own box. Good Luck to you.


Please note that the bloggers participating in this giveaway are not responsible for prize disposition and the sponsor is solely responsible for distributing prize to winner. This giveaway is not in any way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus or any other social media site. Any questions, email Joan at joanpenfold4@gmail.com
If you are a business wanting a review of a product/service please feel free to contact Joan's 5 Star Reviews at joanpenfold4@gmail.com. I would be happy to discuss how I can help your business grow!
Good luck to all entrants in the giveaway.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure Giveaway~US/CAN~Ends August 9/14

Do you remember playing the board game called Clue when you were a kid? I loved that game. I must say I was pretty good at guessing the villian too. Well the

has sent me the DVD called Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure. It made its DVD debut on July 15, 2014.
Six very different teenagers, Dimitri, Liz, Lucas, Agnes, Seamus and Whitney are all enjoying their everyday lives when they witness a dramatic incident. Unfairly accused of creating a hoax, they team up to find out the truth. Join the young sleuths as they work together discovering and decipering a succession of clues.

Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure features the beloved characters inspired by the world's most famous crime-solving board game, Clue. Follow six very different young sleuths as they embark on a mysterious adventure beyond their imaginations. As they work as a team to discover hidden treasures, decipher cryptic knowledge, and uncover a secret society, they learn they have more in common than they thought.

Written by Raven Metzner (Elektra, Daybreak, Six Degrees) and starting Sterling Beaumon (Lost) Sarah Desjardins (Endangered), Kendall amyre Ferguson, Ana Golja (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Stephan James (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Zach Mills (Super 8), Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure will have you on the edge of your seat until the final exciting reveal!

I can't wait to get in with my older grandson, who is 13, and play this game to see who will win. He isn't old enough I don't think to remember the board game of Clue but I know he will enjoy this DVD. There is also a Behind the Scenes of Clue bonus included. Running time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

One lucky person will win a copy of this DVD game and will have a lot of fun playing I am sure. Get your entries in today and you could be that lucky winner.

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Corps Starblaster Vehicle--Review

This past week I received a package from Hasbro and inside was a Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Corps Starblaster Vehicle . The movie Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theatres August 1/14 for you all to see. This Starblaster Vehicle is for ages 4 and up.

Product Description:

Blast into battle against interstellar evil with this sweet Nova Corps Starblaster vehicle! The included Nova Corps Pilot figure pilots it into the fight against the forces of evil. It can cruise in patrol mode, and when the dogfight is joined, the wings extend for battle mode! No enemy will stand against your vehicle when you upgrade it with the included battle gear! The Guardians of the Galaxy will always prevail when your Nova Corps Starblaster vehicle is in the fight!

Marvel products are produced by Hasbro under license from Marvel Characters B.V.
Includes vehicle, Nova Corps Pilot figure, projectile launcher and gear.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Adult assembly required. No tools needed.
© 2014 Marvel.
© 2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

The front part in yellow comes down and the action figure sits inside there. Whoops he kind of fell sideways on me.

My grandson will be receiving this Starblaster Vehicle at Christmas and I know he will love it. Till then it will be put away so he doesn't see it when he visits. Hasbro has more than this vehicle on their site. They also have many other toys and games your children would love. Check out the site and see for yourself. http://www.hasbro.com/en_CA/
If you want to see other action figures for the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy, go here http://www.hasbro.com/en_CA/shop/details.cfm?R=05EE0152-5056-9047-F54E-E4EEAEA7AB4C:en_CA
Don't forget to check out this too http://www.hasbro.com/en_CA/shop/details.cfm?R=05E7471F-5056-9047-F523-C81B11AACA86:en_CA It is the Guardians of the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask. The kids will love it.

These products are available for purchase at the following stores
Marvel at Real Canadian SuperStore ,Marvel at Target Canada, Marvel at Walmart, Marvel at ToysRUs, and Marvel at Atlantic Superstore.
Thank you to Hasbro!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Puracyn OTC Wound and Skin Care~Review

Recently I was sent a bottle of http://www.puracyn.com/ Puracyn OTC Wound and Skin Care. I tried it on my leg where I had surgery done a few years ago, but still have the scar and it itches like crazy. I scratch sometimes until my leg bleeds and I have worn holes in my jeans and pants from all the scratching I do. So I started using this solution on my leg and it has taken the itch away but not the scar. I am not running in any beauty contests so I don't really care about the scar. This is a clear solution that is sprayed onto the wound and you rub it in. Its not greasy and does dry quickly.
Puracyn OTC Wound and Skin Care with Preservatives
Proven to help clean abrasions and keeps the wound clean, is antibiotic-free and steroid-free.
Puracyn products contain sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid as preservatives to reduce/prevent growth of microorganisms within the products. The effect of these products in the wound bed have not been tested clinically.

Puracyn Overview
Microcyn Technology video is included on the site page for you to watch.

The Puracyn® based family of products involves a unique, patented electrochemical treatment of dilute saltwater. A pH neutral solution of hypochlorous acid, and its sodium salt, hypochlorite, is generated. The hypochlorous acid in Puracyn is similar to the natural hypochlorous acid produced by the human body.

Unlike standard electrochemical processes where the unstable nature of the product makes onsite generation necessary, Puracyn has good stability and therefore is available to the consumer in a variety of containers. This stability is a result of the unique solution chemistry imparted through the patented manufacturing system.

There are no known drug/treatment interactions or contraindications with Puracyn-based products. Testing has demonstrated the gel and liquid products to be non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic. Through additional testing, Puracyn-based liquid products have been found to have no oral toxicity, cause no ocular irritation and are non-genotoxic.

Puracyn-based hydrogel products contain over 95% water. Moisture supplied to the wound by these gels creates a moist wound environment that re-hydrates.

Puracyn Product Benefits

Non-toxic and non-irritating
Contains no steroids or antibiotics
Contains no alcohol, iodine or tea tree oil
Easily applied
No mixing or dilution required
No rinsing after use required
Reduces wound odors
Does not stain fabrics or carpet
Cleans wounds without harming healthy tissue
Used on patients with no adverse events

You can read some great testimonials from customers right here http://www.puracyn.com/media/customer-stories.php

If you have children you know they are always getting scrapes and cuts, so this solution would be just what you need to aid in their healing. Check it out today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scentsy Warmer & Bar Giveaway for July~CANADA ONLY~Ends Aug. 7/14

Can you believe we are almost at the end of July already? Where have the months gone up to now? Anyhow, if you are like me and have started your Christmas (Yes I know but it won't be long getting here) shopping already you could be the winner of this lovely warmer and bar set. I received the O Canada Scentsy warmer and the Vanilla Bean Buttercream Scentsy Bar. Let me tell you, one sniff of this bar and your mouth will be watering. Hubby says it smells like caramel to him and to me it smells like butterscotch. At any rate it smells wonderful.
This warmer has the white maple leaf on the top and you set your scent bar on that.

Plug your warmer in after you insert this bulb and then enjoy the smell that will drift through your home. Your visitors will be so jealous and will love sitting there just enjoying the scent.

Your Warmer and bar will come very well packaged and ready to use. You can use it for yourself or put it away as a Christmas gift for someone on your list.

I should mention also that I am NOT a Scentsy rep. I am just holding these giveaways for you all each month and if you are interested in buying more, the information is here for you. Take a look at all Scentsy
has to offer you.
Maybe you would like to host a Scentsy Party? If so, go here http://www.believewickless.com/host to find out more. If you think you might like to join Scentsy and give it a try, go here http://www.believewickless.com/join They also have different types of fundraisers and you can check that out here http://www.believewickless.com/fundraiser

So I want to say thank you once again to Anna for sponsoring this giveaway for you all and good luck to everyone.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sands Alive! Giveaway~Open to Canada Only~Ends Aug. 2/14

Have you ever heard of Sands Alive? Its an amazing toy that is one of the hottest of 2014 for kids. I received some of the Sands Alive and am putting it away for the grandchildren for Christmas. I can't wait to get in it and play with them. It such a squishy feeling, similar to the Play Dough we used to get but this is much better.

Consisting of sand and other natural ingredients, the only way to describe the feeling of this material is sublime!...

These natural, non toxic and organic ingredients create a compound agent that binds together to create an environment in which it is not physically possible for bacteria to grow!

Will Never Dry Out
Non Toxic
Bacteria Free
Soft To The Touch
Easy to Mold
Will Hold it Shape

With the Sands Alive you get this package as well as tools to work the sand with.

Take a look at this short video all about Sands Alive and see how much fun the kids will have with this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcTMrR6AFUc
I know your kids will have hours of fun playing with this and it won't dry out which is the nice thing about it among other things mentioned above.

General Information

Sands Alive! is available at your local independent toy store or can be found at the following national retailers:

Indigo Books and Music
Mastermind Toys...
Scholar Choice
Toy R Us
Showcase As Seen on TV Stores
Home Hardware
Calendar Club
The North West Company

One lucky person will win this package of Sands Alive so get your entries in today and good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Facebook Photo Contest—Win a Kidorable Ensemble‏ ~Wednesday, July 16 until Friday, August 1.

Show us how you Kidorable this Summer! On the beach, by the pool, at the zoo, or out on a rainy day? You can win a full Kidorable ensemble of your choice.

It's easy - just email a picture of a child you love sporting a Kidorable product to contest@kidorable.com. Your photo will be reviewed by our panel of professional artists. The winner's photo will be prominently featured on our Facebook page and website.

We will receive entries until Friday, August 1. The winner will be announced Monday, August 4 at noon CST.

Email us your photo to enter the contest today.
PS. Keep in mind the following when submitting your photos:
•Please limit your entry to a single photo. If we receive more than one photo, we'll just use the first one only.
•US or Canada shipping address required for contest eligibility.
•File size must be smaller than 1mb.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time Reversal Eye Cream-Open to US Only-Ends July 28/14 CLOSED

One thing I am very grateful for is that at my age, (which I am not going to disclose) I have been very lucky to inherit my mother's skin and no wrinkles or very few. I hardly ever wear makeup which I think aids in good skin when you are older and the only makeup my mother ever used was lipstick and a wee bit of powder on her cheeks.
So when I was asked if I would like to review this Time Reversal Eye Cream
from Skin Beautiful I readily agreed and said yes of course.

Firms & Fills with Peptides & Marine Filling Spheres™
• Fills in fine lines and "crepey skin" almost immediately
• Restores skin’s ability to remodel and repair itself for a more youthful appearance
• Reduces deep wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions


Marine Filling Spheres™ (Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen): Dehydrated collagen and glycosaminoglycans microspheres penetrate and swell 10 times their volume in the presence of water, immediately filling in fine lines and small wrinkles in as little as one hour. After remaining in the hollow of the fine lines and wrinkles, these microspheres are eventually degraded by enzymes and slowly release the water initially taken up, providing an ongoing resevoir of skin plumping and hydration.

Matrixyl 3000 ™ (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7): A synergistic blend of anti-aging peptides clinically found to stimulate collagen, reduce wrinkles and speed up the skin’s natural repair process.

Myoxinol ™ (Hibiscus ecculentis extract): A vegetable alternative to Botox®, Myoxinol™ is a patented complex of oligopeptides obtained from the seeds of Hibiscus esculentus (okra) Extract. Studies show these botanical peptides reduce muscle contractions for up to 24 hours and reduce wrinkles by 26% after only 3 weeks.
This is a horrible picture of my eye but hubby isn't that great at taking pictures. Anyhow this is before using the cream

And here is the after

You can see the change in just a few weeks of use. I will definitely keep using this cream.
Hyaluronic Acid: A major component of young, healthy skin, hyaluronic acid binds up to 1000 times its weight in moisture. Increases skin barrier function and collagen production, thereby boosting skin elasticity and smoothing and plumping fine lines and wrinkles for a younger looking appearance.

This eye cream came to me packaged with a very pretty mauve bow on it. To use the cream you apply it in the AM and the PM. You clean the skin aftr exfoliators and serums, buut prior to othr SBD creams. SBD is Skin Beautiful Dermaceuticals. Use your fingers to gently tap into the entire eye area and surrounding creases. Apply over Lighten Up Eye Serum for maximum anti-aging results. You don't need very much at all so a bottle will last you a long time.
This cream has been clinically proven ingredients to reverse the hands of time.

One lucky person is going to win a bottle of this very same serum that I received. So get those entries in today and good luck.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Spring Float Giveaway-Canada Only-Ends July 22/14

Recently I was sent the Spring Float from http://www.swimways.com If you have a pool or go to the beach this is something you will really enjoy. It is so easy to inflate and fold up to put away that it only takes minutes. There are many different kinds of floats such as the Spring Float, Floating Pool Chairs, Infant & Baby Pool Floats, Inflatable Pool Floats, Pool Floats for Dogs, and TerraSol Pool Furniture. You can check them all out here http://www.swimways.com
The Spring Float will unfold in three sections, and also fold back together the same way. You just hold it and fold. It is so simple a child can fold and unfold it. When its all unfolded and before its blown up this is what it looks like It really is a nice size float for an adult.

Fabric-covered inflatable pool floats from SwimWays

Indulge in total comfort - you deserve it! SwimWays Spring Float pool floats are the only fabric covered pool float with a patented inner spring. Within minutes you'll be luxuriating in soothing mesh that envelops your body. Available in dozens of styles and colors for adults, kids, babies, and even the family dog!
Instantly escape the hurry of everyday life with the original SwimWays Spring Float! Within minutes you'll be luxuriating in soothing mesh that envelops your body for the ultimate pool reclining experience.

Soft, soothing mesh hammock bed with oversized inflatable pillow.
Patented inner spring adds stability in the water.
Fabric-covered inflation for comfort and added durability.
Folds flat for storage and convenient portability in the included carry tote.
Outer ring and pillow inflates/deflates easily with Jet Valve Technology - no air pump required!
Weight capacity: For adults up to 250 lbs (113 kg).

Made in China

There are two short videos you can watch here http://www.swimways.com/spring-float-p-59.aspx

To inflate:

Remove valve cap and pull out stem to open.
Inflate 2 air chambers.
Immediately cover valve opening and press down firmly.
Replace valve cap.

To deflate and store:

Remove valve cap and pull out stem to release air. Deflate float before folding.
Hold float, as shown below, palms facing out. Bring your hands together in front of you.
Overlap your hands and float will automatically close into 3 small circles.

Product Care

Rinse with fresh water to remove salt and chlorine. Store out of direct sunlight.

WARNING: This is not a lifesaving device. Always keep children in sight within quick and easy reach when they are in the water with you. Open item slowly to avoid sudden movement. Not for use by children less than 15 years of age. Not for commercial use. Do not attempt to jump on item or hold small children while lying on the product.

One lucky person will win a Spring Float from Swimways. Enter today and good luck to everyone.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Punchline Board Game- US/CAN- Ends July 20/14 CLOSED

Hey everyone! Finally after 3 weeks, I have my computer back. I won't go into the whole dragged out story but to make a long story short, it cost me $176 for a software problem (so they said) and when I got my computer home, it was doing the same thing. So we went out and bought a new monitor after finding out that was the problem. So now its catch up time on the giveaways. So to begin I have a very interesting game for you and its for ages 8 and up. So enter today and you could win.

$ 29.99
The best party game in years!

We've all heard the phrase “Everybody’s a comedian.” You're about to find out how much truth there is to that claim.

Check it out here. http://www.punchlinegame.com/

The object of the game is to write jokes funny enough for the other players to vote for. Get the most laughs, and you’ll win the game!

This is the best party game since Apples to Apples™ and Beyond Balderdash™! Play with family, friends, and strangers. Play at home or at parties.
This game is a great ice-breaker, but it's just as fun to play with those that know you very well.
Everything you need to have fun is included!

125 cue cards in five categories
What's So Funny?
Bright Idea
Missing Pieces
Five tie-breaker photo cards
Five joke pads
Five pencils
Instructions for non-stop, hilarious fun!

Number of Players: 4-99
Recommended ages: 8 and up
Apples to Apples™ and Beyond Balderdash™ are both trademarks of Mattel®

About the Sponsor

We are a simple family: one dad, one mom, three boys, one girl, one cat. Mom educates the children at home while dad works as a computer programmer.

We were spending time with friends in 2006, when one of them wondered aloud "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a game that was like Jeopardy!® for jokes?"

We were inspired. We made a prototype. We added hundreds of clues. We refined the game. Eight years later, here it is for others to enjoy. We hope that when you play it with family, friends, and strangers, it brings you as much joy as it has brought us for years.