Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Self Healthy Food Award Sweepstakes

250 winners will each receive 1 Earnest Eats Choco Peanut Butter Baked Whole Food Bar.
230 calories, 10 g fat per bar
To help muscles recover post-sweat, reach for a bar with at least 5 g protein. And if it tastes like a cookie, as this one does, even better. "It seems like a decadent treat," a snacker said.

Enter below for your chance to win!

Self Healthy Food Award Sweepstakes

Giveaway: Caldrea Palmarosa Wild Mint Petite Sink Set (Beauty Blitz)

Caldrea Palmarosa Wild Mint Petite Sink Set

Dress up your sink with this earth- and skin-friendly soap and hand lotion set. The hand soap is formulated with aloe vera, olive oil and essential oils to soften and hydrate while cleansing your skin. And make sure to nourish your hands with the scented lotion enriched with shea butter, aloe vera and glycerin to restore and moisturize your hands. The herbal scent is a blend of palmarosa oil sourced from a fragrant grass from India and other notes like mint, rose, sandalwood and jasmine. The refreshing scent is perfect for a kitchen sink or bathroom counter. Five lucky winners will receive their own sink set!

Enter to Win a Paula Deen Cookware Set! | Prevention

Come and get it, y'all. Paula Deen is serving up some fabulous prizes, exclusively for Prevention readers! Enter below for a chance to win: 
 A Paula Deen cookware set: A 12-piece cookware set that includes sauce pans, skillets, a stockpot and some essential cooking utensils. Each pot and pan comes with a speckled porcelain exterior that's not only attractive, it's super simple to clean. (1 reader will win)

A $100 gift certificate: You could win $100 to spend on a decadent dinner at Paula's Savannah restaurant, The Lady & Sons, or use the money at her online shop, pauladeenstore.com, where you can buy cookbooks, cookware, and all –things Deen.  (1 reader will win)

Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible: Learn the secrets to scrumptious Southern cuisine with Paula's famous recipes. Not all of them are bathed in butter: Paula shows you how to make her favorite dishes healthy. (10 readers  will win)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Win: Energizer Home Power Kit (worth $300)

Enter for your chance to win a Home Power Kit worth $300! One winner will randomly be selected each week, for eight weeks! Home Power Kit including: $100 Visa Gift Card, smoke alarm, Energizer® 6 LED Headlight, Glas Task Light, Glas Flameless Candle, Recharge™ Value Charger, Ultimate Lithium & MAX Batteries, Traditional Automatic nightlight. See official rules for full list.

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Review: Piggy Paint

I was excited when I found out about Piggy Paint last Tuesday. Piggy Paint is a nail polish company that makes natural, non-toxic and environmentally friendly nail products. Piggy Paint is safe for children and pregnant women, which is a huge plus for mommies. Their items are competitively prices ($8.99) and they have four lines of polish: Original Piggy Paint (ideal for kids), Project Earth (designed for teens and tweens), Refined (for adults) and Puppy Paint (for your pooch). They also have gift sets, including those with the colors of your favorite college sports team.

I love nail polish, and I like the idea that Piggy Paint products are natural and non-toxic, so I got two bottles of nail polish (Sea-quin and Candy Coated) and a bottle of nail polish remover. Shipping was really fast (especially for USPS delivery) and I surprisingly had my order by the end of the week.
First I used the Piggy Paint nail polish remover to take off my old nail polish and it worked pretty well. I had to do a little more scrubbing that I normally do with my nail polish remover, but it smelled nice and left my nails shiny. I actually really appreciate that Piggy Paint nail polish remover is  acetone free because my normal nail polish remover has been damaging my nails. Even if it does take a little more work to get nail polish off, I will continue to use this polish remover.

So I painted my finger nails with the Candy Coated paint (2 coats). The color was a little lighter and more metallic than I expected, but overall it is a pretty color. The big problem was that the paint started chipping off within a couple of days (as you can see in the picture). Perhaps an extra coat would help.
I used the Sea-quin polish for my toes and I absolutely love it. It is the perfect color for summer, and it reminds me of a day at the beach. Piggy Paint was right on with this color. One coat of paint was enough for a vibrant color, but I did end up using two. The paint hasn't chipped at all so far, and I am really pleased.
Overall I would recommend Piggy Paint, but I would suggest putting on an extra coat and a top coat to prevent chipping.