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Bioken Enfanti Tea Tree Duo {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Ahh, its good to be back from vacation!  I hope everyone’s holidays were full of cheer, and that everyone got what they wanted :).  Was it a little crazy with everyone home on Christmas Break?  I can only imagine the tinge of sadness when the kids go back to school after such a fantastic holiday, but also there must be some relief in being able to put the house back together and maybe even fit in a nap!  After all the crazy festivities, its time for just a little ‘me time’, don’t you agree?
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My “me time” involves long showers and a slew of beauty products.  You know, my favorite lotions, creams, nail polish, etc.  Added to my list of favorite products is the Bioken Enfanti Tea Tree Duo.  This is a shampoo and conditioner fit for the season.  The soothing qualities it possesses are designed to provide relief from itching and flaking, key issues for lots of us in this dry winter weather.
unnamedThe aromatherapy qualities in both of these products are breathtaking–strong and crisp, and it makes the whole shower experience kind of like a visit to the spa.  There are high concentrates of tea tree oil that embody antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.  The shampoo promotes hair growth and tackles scalp conditions like dandruff and psoriasis while soothing the skin.  It cools and refreshes while fighting hair loss and promotes regrowth.  Sounds magical, huh!
The shampoo is meant to be left on hair for 1-2 minutes before rinsing, and then follow up with the conditioner, leaving it on for a few minutes to really experience the full effects.  The conditioner contains Nettle that provides a protective coating, strengthening the hair shaft and repairing chemically damaged strands.
Again, I think this is the perfect duo to use all winter long.  Add to these amazing properties that it is color-safe and sulfate-free, and there’s no reason to go back to your old shampoo or conditioner.
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I’ve immediately noticed the difference between this shampoo/conditioner and what I was using previously.  My hair feels silkier for longer, and the amount of hair loss in the shower is significantly less.  I love the very smooth texture it creates that lasts even a day or two after washing.
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The Enfanti Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner are each available in 8oz and 32 oz sizes for $18 and $38.  Bioken is a U.S. based company established in 2003.
These products can be purchased at: www.biokenusa.com

One lucky winner will receive this duo, for a retail value of $36!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Jan 17th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Enjoy Haircare {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I had a good friend once tell me her analogy of standing in lines in heaven to pick up traits and features for Earth.  I’ve mentioned before that I did not stand in the “Good Hair” line in heaven.  When we were all choosing what line to stand in and get our talents and strengths for Earth, I spent my time waiting in a few other lines and maybe I never reached the front of this one.   My hair is SO very thin and fine and it has a rough time recouping after every pregnancy.  Instead of masking my thin hair with accessories and volume-illusion styling, I’ve decided to attack at the roots, literally.  I really believe that an obvious difference is noticeable when someone uses professional hair care, specifically the premiere line of products from ENJOY Professional Hair Care.
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ENJOY products remain at the forefront of hair care technology and consumer demand, and will change based on the needs of the hairdressers and salons’ needs.  They carry an impressive line of intense hair products, hair color, and flat irons.  I’m sure you can read, but here we have ENJOY’s Clarifying Spray, Hair Mask, and Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil.  I really love ENJOY’s look.  Their labeling is very crisp, clean, and attractive in appearance.
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And Super Hold Hair Spray, Texture Spray, and Volumizing Dry Shampoo.  I would love to try ALL of these.  I was super excited to be able to try out a trio of products!
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Below is the Fine & Thinning System, which contains Volumizing Shampoo, Conditioner and Stimulator.  This trio is specially formulated to rejuvenate and revitalize, and is excellent with fine and thinning hair.  These bottles are so TALL!  Definitely salon-style, and a good amount of substance in them.  I’ve been using all three products every time I wash my hair for the past several weeks, and even after the first use, I’ve noticed a huge difference, and I’m really impressed!
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The shampoo has a very minty smell to it, probably due to the peppermint and tea tree oil, and it is shimmery sage in color.  It forms an almost instantly thick foam, and it feels like a thorough wash.  The conditioner is an even stronger mint (probably again from the peppermint oil and menthol), and creamy aqua green in color.  It contains thickening agents and stimulating botanicals and oils that provide increased circulation.  You leave it in your hair for 2-5 minutes for the full effect, and you’ll feel a nice deep tingle.  Then with towel-dried hair, you apply the stimulator as a daily leave-in scalp treatment.  Get this: ingredients within bind water and nutrients in the cell, and deliver vital ingredients for hair growth.  It promotes an increased blood flow to the surface of the scalp while refined avocado extract reduces the production of DHT and seborrhea, both causes of hair loss.  I really like that the stimulator comes in a pump so I don’t have to guess how much to use, or how much is going to come out if I pour it.  Again, more effective tingle associated with it.  This little guy is available in finer salons in a 7 fl. oz. size for $43.96.  These products really give your scalp an aromatherapy treat that reminds me of a visit to a high-end spa.IMG_4075

RESULTS:  I’m in love!  Even my tossled towel-tried-but-still-damp hair looks lifted at the roots and feels thicker and more volumized, with great texture and an awesome smell!  Over the last few weeks, I’ve been noticing a great body lift straight out of the shower that on its own is better than using other shampoos and styling products.  I think it creates a fabulous foundation to start styling with.  I’ve been happy with the styling I’ve been able to do with it, and the strong healthy look it creates.  I’ve noticed very minimal hair loss in the shower–much less than usual.  These are intense products!  Very strong, very effective, color-safe, and can be used on all hair types.

For where to buy, see salon locator at: www.enjoyhaircare.com

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One winner is going to receive this same trio of awesome products!  Volumizing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner and Stimulator, for a retail value of $62.90!!  You’ll LOVE what it does to your hair!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 23rd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Enjoy Hair Care, but all opinions are strictly my own

Just Hatched 4 Babies {Review}

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When I was pregnant with my first son, my mom wanted to throw a baby shower for me from our extended family.  By that point, we really had everything that we needed as far as clothes and gear was concerned, so I asked if she would throw us a “Johnson and Johnson” baby shower.  (Get it?  Johnson and Johnson, because that’s our last name??)  My extended family gave products that would be used for bathtime and bedtime, and I kid you not when I say that we had shampoo, lotion, body wash, baby powder, etc. stocked for the next two years.  It was amazing!  just-hatched-logo

  I was introduced to Just Hatched 4 Babies products when I was reading through Parents magazine a couple of months ago, and more than anything, I loved the packaging.  The simplicity of the lines and colors caught my eye, and all of the pieces together creates an amazing look with different colors, sizes, and shapes while also blending together in one piece.

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“Being moms ourselves here at Just Hatched, we know how important products of integrity are – especially when babies are involved. Every parent simply wants the best for their kids – and at an affordable price! All of our products are hypoallergenic and clinically tested. Just Hatched products are also Gluten-free and Sulfate/Paraben/Phthalate Free – which means, “No Yucky Stuff Inside!”

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I was sent the entire line of these Just Hatched 4 Babies products, and I love all of them!  The scent is light, and I especially love the pump on the shampoo, lotion, and body wash which makes it easy to use with one hand while you’re doing something with another.

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I also love the trial/travel packets that were so easy to take with us on the plane last month for our vacation, and I can see lots of use for them as we try to clean up from playing at the beach and the pool this summer.

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The cost of these products is incredibly reasonable, with no price higher than $3.99 — along with the coupon code, there’s no reason to not try out the Just Hatched 4 Babies products!  🙂

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**This post was sponsored by Just Hatched 4 Babies, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Boogie Wipes / Pampers Kandoo {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Just before we went on our vacation to the Midwest (complete with two flights each way, driving another three hours each way in a rental car, and a jam-packed week seeing family and visiting the sites), I caught a horrible cold.  I had this same type of cold last year, but I swear that the virus mutated (can it do that?) and became a monster version this year that lasted about three weeks.  I, thankfully, was over the worst of it before we left, but, of course, my little boys had to catch it just days before we left.

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One of my favorite make-my-life-as-a-mommy-just-a-little-easier products is Boogie Wipes.  I couldn’t imagine how they would be any better from a regular wipe or from a soft, fluffy, dry tissue, but these things are amazing, and I’ve been hooked since a friend let me use one when my first son was just a year old.  The scent is subtle (though they now make a fun grape scent as well!), and I’ve found that holding it balled up in my hand for just a couple of seconds takes away the cold when I go to wipe.

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Since then, I’ve discovered a great line-up of products from Boogie Wipes, who recently partnered with Pampers Kandoo to bring more great personal hygiene products that appeal to a younger audience.  They offer hair care, hand sanitizer, hair detangler, bubble bath, and (my four-year-old’s personal favorite!) flushable wipes.

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Here’s what’s new at with Boogie Wipes and Pampers Kandoo:

NEW BOOGIE WIPES! Our new 45 count packs of FRESH scent Boogie Wipes are now available at Target stores nationwide!  Our 90 count canisters are available now in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs.  And look for our newest product – Boogie Blasters – in a 12 count pack of Boogie Berry scented wipes, available at Walmart and Kroeger stores!  We also have a new 10 count pack (Fresh and Grape) available at most major retailers in the US and Canada!

COMING SOON! Cotton Candy scented Boogie Blasters.  Boogie Mist – saline mist with a twist!  Snot Your Average Kid contest winners to be featured on our 90 count Canisters, which will also include a 90 count Simply Unscented canister – coming Spring 2013!

TEACHER KITS: Perfect for classroom boogies!  This kit contains 2 – 90 count canisters (1 Grape, 1 Fresh), 2 – 30 count packs (Grape, Fresh), 1 classroom poster, 50 samples, and 50 Boogie coupons.  It is available, exclusively, for schools, daycares, and professional facilities.  For purchase information please visit:  LittleBusyBodies.com .

 Boogie Wipes and Pampers Kandoo are offering products for our Dandy readers!  Enter below to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 27th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Boogie Wipes and Pampers Kandoo, but all opinions are strictly my own.

School of Wash {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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The smell of a clean baby is irresistible!  As soon as my boys get out of the tub, I can’t help smelling their hair and sneaking hugs and completely smothering their clean bodies with kisses.  Now combine this with one of my other favorite things: peanut butter.  Bear with me, ok?

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School of Wash makes custom designed, safe, and fun bath products for kids, and they carry over 245 different scents!  I know, right!  Think of your favorite smell, or your child’s favorite sweets, and I bet School of Wash carries that scent.

Now which one, which one…

Well, I am crazy about peanut butter, and I thought, wouldn’t be awesome if my kids smelled like peanut butter cookies, haha!

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I picked out School of Wash’s Handmade Super Foaming Bubble Bath in their Peanut Butter Cookies scent, and bathing the kids just went up on my list of things I already enjoy doing.  This stuff makes some serious bubbles.  One tiny capful makes enough bubbles to fill the tub, and I notice that they stick around longer than typical bubble bath.  These natural bath products are paraben-free and with no added colors, so they are even more safe for kids.  Look at all these bubbles from one tiny capful!!

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Besides super foaming bubble bath, School of Wash carries all sorts of bath and body products like handmade whipped pumice foot scrub, handmade dry shampoo, bath whip, lip gloss, roll-on and spritz perfumes, etc. and all available in those 245 scents!  Some of my favorites: angel food cake, barber shoppe, buttermint, candy frosting, chocolate covered strawberries, root beer float, rose vanilla, fruit loops, lemon lime soda, kettle corn, waffle cone, and the list goes on and on…yummy!

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What is even more fantastic about all these handmade bath products are the products for MEN and for PETS!  Pet perfume.  Really, go check them out.  Everyone in the family can smell like your favorite things!

One winner will get to choose a bubble bath in your scent of choice!  Good luck choosing!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Sat, March 16th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by School of Wash, but all opinions are strictly my own

Reflections Hair Care {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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My hair used to be thick and shiny without any help at all.  I could use any sort of shampoo, conditioner, styling aid, any or all of the above, and it always had lots of volume and was healthy.

Until I had my boys.

And, I tell you, it’s been an uphill battle for the past four years.  Four months after I had my first son, I had clumps of hair falling out, about an inch all around the edges of my hairline.  Putting it into a ponytail looked horrible because it looked like someone had shaved all around the outside edges.  I thought it would be better after getting pregnant again (and it did), but then it all fell out again.  At least it was more evenly distributed this time…

I was happy to receive these Hydrating products from Reflections Hair Care to review, especially now that it’s winter time and my brittle hair was breaking off and causing lots of flyaways.

I liked the feel of the shampoo and especially loved the smell that made me feel like I was in a spa or salon to get pampered.  I’m a wash-my-hair-every-couple-of-days-thanks-to-dry-shampoo kind of girl, so my shampoo has quite a job to do.  The conditioner wasn’t as creamy as I was used to, and I didn’t notice an incredibly soft feel to it after rinsing it off in the shower.  I did notice, however, that the hair seemed to have more strength to it after towel-drying and that it didn’t have as much frizziness.

I loved the Volume Gel (and so does my husband!), and the Thermal Protecting Spray is a must for me since I use my incredibly hot Chi flat iron daily and my blow dryer 3-4 times a week.

Reflections Hair Care also offers a Tea Tree line

and an Awapuhi line, both comparable to top of the line salon products at affordable prices.

 Reflections Hair Care is giving away one value pack (winner’s choice of line) to a Dandy Reader!

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**This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

**The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Saturday, December 15th, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Reflections Hair Care, but all opinions are strictly my own

Batiste Dry Shampoo {Review}

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Let’s face it, some days its hard to fit in a shower with little kids at home!  There are only so many precious minutes when the baby is sleeping and the toddler is entertained at the same time.  Some days a shower is just not gonna happen, sister.  You can see why I was instantly intrigued when a friend told me about how effective dry shampoo can be, and that I should find some.  I started looking and came across Batiste Dry Shampoo.  Oooh, what lovely canisters, right?

I was pretty darn excited to try out Batiste Dry Shampoo.  First of all, look at all these different scents!  One of each, please!   I purposely skipped a hair-washing so that I could see just what Batiste could do, and I was so pleasantly satisfied!  The special formula absorbs oil, dirt, and product build-up and can work on all hair types.

First of all, there is certainly some power in these pressurized bottles.  The Lace scent was dreamy, and not an overpowering baby powder smell, like I thought it would be.  I just fingered it through my roots like the directions said, and was so pleased!  It looked washed, smelled great, and what surprised me most is that it FELT clean.  I also love how beautifully vintage it looks at my vanity.  Very impressive, Batiste.  Very impressive.  Next, I want to try their “Brit” scent!

Click HERE to find out where you can buy some of your own!

*This posting was sponsored by Batiste, but all opinions are strictly my own

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