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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dole - Year of Sunshine Hawaii Giveaway Sweepstakes



Dole is having this fabulous grand prize giveaway for a trip to Waikiki, Hawaii and with a first prize of an Ultimate Smoothie Kit!  Have you entered yet?!  I have!  



Come check it out here:  http://www.dole.com/sunshine/win 
and see the giveaway details below.

Company:
Dole
Website:
Entry Frequency:
1x Daily
Eligibility:
21+ USA
Start Date:
03/02/15
End Date:
05/31/15
Notification Date:
06/01/15 via email – winner must respond within 5 days
Time Zone:
PT
Prizes: Grand Prize:
An 8-day trip for two to Waikiki, Hawaii, including airfare and a hotel stay at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel (ARV: $4,260)
Prizes: First Prize:
1st Prize: An Ultimate Smoothie Kit including a Shred Emulsifier Blender, Dole Smoothie Cups, Dole Penguin Magnets, 10 Dole Canned Pineapple Juice Coupons, and 10 Dole Frozen Fruit Bags Coupons (ARV: $250)


**Please note that Fabulous and Brunette is not responsible for or sponsoring this sweepstakes.  I was not financially compensated for this post. I am simply passing on the information.**

Lands' End - Swim Tee Challenge Sweepstakes


Lands’ End is having this awesome giveaway for cash and eGift Cards!  Have you entered yet?!  I have! 


Come check it out here: 
and see the giveaway details below.

Company:
Lands’ End
Website:
Entry Frequency:
1x Daily
Eligibility:
18+ USA (except Alabama and Nebraska 19 and Mississippi 21)
Start Date:
04/16/15
End Date:
05/21/15
Time Zone:
CDST
Prizes: Grand Prize:
A $1,000 Lands’ End eGift Card and $1,000 Cash (ARV: $2,000)
Prizes: Instant Win Prizes:
1st Prizes (30): A $50 Lands’ End eGift Card (ARV: $50)

2nd Prizes (60): A $25 Lands’ End eGift Card (ARV: $25)


**Please note that Fabulous and Brunette is not responsible for or sponsoring this sweepstakes.  I was not financially compensated for this post.  I am simply passing on the information.**

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator by Cute & Cuddly Pet Supplies Review


***I received this product for free using Tomoson.com.  However, my review, opinions, and thoughts are my own.  I only recommend products that I trust, personally use, and believe will be good for my readers***


 

Check out their Amazon page here:

Product Intro:

"Wouldn't It Be Nice To Finally Take Back Control Of Your Home? Having A Clean, Odor-Free Home Doesn't Have To Be Difficult Or Costly."

A Simple Solution To Keeping Your Home Clean And Odor-Free. You've GOT To Try This.

Having pets in your home has its benefits, but you've undoubtedly found out it also has its downfalls...like odor, stains, and even bacteria that leaves you feeling stressed and embarrassed when it comes time to come home and relax or entertain guests. You're in luck because we've created a 100% proven, safe, and effective product to remove stains, odors, and even fight off the bacteria to leave your home looking, smelling, and feeling fresh and odor-free! You don't want to miss this.

Give Yourself & Your Roommates/Guests What You've Been Waiting For. You Won't Be Disappointed.

Whether you're looking to get rid of the odor, want to remove some of those pesky stains, or just simply want to take a proactive approach at keeping up with your pet...this is for you. Even if you've tried other products (even other pet cleaners) but weren't happy with the results...you NEED to try ours!

Product Details:

WANT A FRESH, ODOR-FREE HOME? IT WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK! -Everyone wants an odor-free home, but with pets it seems impossible. We get it. That's why we created a 100% safe and proven product that WILL keep your home odor and stain free, guaranteed.

SICK OF HAVING SMELLY FURNITURE OR FLOORS? THIS IS YOUR ANSWER! -Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh smelling furniture and floors when you come home from work or entertain guests, without having to spend hours scrubbing and cleaning? Try it risk free.

BIO-ENZYMATIC ODOR & STAIN ELIMINATOR SAFELY TAKES BACK CONTROL OF YOUR HOME -Unless you want to try out dangerous chemicals, or do nothing and continue to deal with the odor and stains...Our proven odor & stain eliminator is your answer!

PERMANATELY REMOVE THE ODOR, LIFT THE STAINS, AND ENJOY YOUR HOME AGAIN! -For less than the cost of a movie, you can enjoy a clean and fresh home without the pain and hassle of traditional cleaning products! Take back control, try it today.

MUST READ: DON'T BUY A PET ODOR REMOVER WITHOUT SEEING THIS --> -Other products are cheaper in price because they're cheaper in quality! They're less effective & some even contain dangerous chemicals that can harm your pet. Ours is 100% safe.

My Review:

My oldest cat, Adrina, tends to occasionally have bathroom accidents when she can’t make it to the litter box in time.  I have multiple litter boxes to help her have more options to get there in time, but accidents still happen.  So I was very happy to be asked by Cute & Cuddly Pet Supplies to try their Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator.

I live in an apartment so when I moved in I had to pay a hefty security deposit plus a pet deposit.  I am a very clean person and obviously don’t trash my home.  However, with two cats my home tends to get dirty fast and I can definitely see my deposit return dwindling.  Thankfully, Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator by Cute & Cuddly Pet Supplies makes my carpets look like a pet never even lived in here.

I like how easy this product is to use.  I sprayed the stain with Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator by Cute & Cuddly Pet Supplies and let it soak for about 10-15 minutes as directed.  Then I used a clean white towel to soak up the excess water and another to remain over the stain.  I then came back and checked on it about 3-4 hours later and the stain was gone!

I like that this product works on both new and old stains.  I also really like that this product not only removes the stain it also eliminates the smell.

I really like that this product has a pleasant clean scent, not like most cleaning products that smell like bleach.

There are quite a few steps to using this product, but it really works – so it’s totally worth it!  I have experimented with the steps and have found that after letting the product soak in for 10-15 minutes, you can scrub the stain and it does come out just as well as letting it set covered for 3-4 hours. 

My girls have been curious about this product and have sniffed the area that I’ve sprayed.  I’m not sure if they’re checking out the scene of their accident or checking out the stain remover.  Regardless, the area has got more attention, but after a few good sniffs throughout the day, they seem to move on.

I really like that this product is 100% natural and has a non-toxic formula. Therefore, this product is safe to use around children and pets.

I will absolutely continue to use this product when stains occur.  I really like feeling safe using this product and not having to worry about my girls getting sick if they inhaled or licked the spray.  I would also recommend this product to fellow pet owners as this product, Bio-Enzymatic Odor & Stain Eliminator by Cute & Cuddly Pet Supplies truly works and helps keep your home clean and smelling fresh.

Be sure to place your order on their Amazon page here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty Review


***I received this product for free using Tomoson.com.  However, my review, opinions, and thoughts are my own.  I only recommend products that I trust, personally use, and believe will be good for my readers***


 

Check out their Amazon page here:

Product Intro:

Ready for the BEST oil used for massages, therapeutic recipes, skincare, Haircare AND essential oils?

Discover the new 100% pure and Natural Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil
Try it 100% risk free, besides a great product you will get the BEST customer Service, if you are not 100% satisfied we will give you a full refund and you keep the bottle.

Our oil is Liquid, Odorless, Colorless, Non Greasy & Non Staining.

It has so many wonderful uses, be sure to read our ebook on uses and benefits once you purchase! (sent to your email)

Here are some of the amazing benefits:

• Excellent on skin, fantastic natural moisturizer
• Can be mixed with other carriers and essential Oils
• Predominantly composed of saturated fatty acids
• Does not go rancid and has a very long shelf life

Here are some of the amazing uses:

• Apply after you get out of the shower/bath and pat dry.
• Great massage oil that can be mixed with other essential oils such as lavender and peppermint
• Tames Frizzy hair and also works as a great moisturizer
• Add some Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil with a few drops of Radha Argan Oil along with our essential oils - Radha Lavender Oil and/or Radha Peppermint oil to your hot bath and ENJOY!

100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee! If you're not completely satisfied, you can keep the bottle (it's on us) AND get a full refund. No questions asked.

Product Details:

PREMIUM FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL - Our oil is 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil - No Fillers. The Highest Quality carrier oil available on the market. Whether rubbed on the skin or hair it penetrates deeply, nourishes, moisturizes, and softens. 16 OUNCE BOTTLE

BEST CARRIER OIL for Massage, Therapeutic Recipes & Essential Oils. It also has natural antioxidant and disinfecting properties and does not clog pores. It is an extremely versatile oil that can be used for making anything from bug repellent to hair serum.

BENEFITS - Radha Beauty Fractionated coconut oil has many benefits over traditional coconut oil since it is highly purified. It primarily contains the fatty acids capric and caprylic acid. Since the majority of the impurities are removed, it is much more stable and has a longer shelf life. In addition, the oil is a very good for use in health products.

WORKS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our Guarantee: We back our products up with a LIFETIME hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Our #1 priority is to make sure our customers are completely happy.

ODORLESS, NON-GREASY & COLORLESS - This wonderful fractionated Oil is always Liquid, Odorless, Colorless, Non Greasy & Non Staining. In addition, Fractionated coconut oil is widely used in health products, lotions, hair care products and soaps. It is easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Since it is thinner than unrefined coconut oil, it is an excellent oil for use in massage. It is also very useful as a carrier oil in aromatherapy products. You can wipe your eye and face makeup off instantly with no residue left behind. In addition, it is odorless and tasteless and can withstand very high heat so it can be used in cooking.

My Review:

I am constantly battling dry skin on a regular basis.  Thankfully Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty has come to the rescue.

This product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty came in a large, 16 oz. clear, squeeze plastic bottle with a beautiful beach background label.  This bottle is huge and will definitely last me several months.

I like that this product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty is odorless, colorless, non-greasy, and non-staining.  Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty is a lightweight clear oil that is easy to use.  This product is not at all sticky, greasy, gooey, or slimy.

This product feels so good on my skin.  Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty goes on easily and quickly absorbs into my skin.  I love how soft and silky my skin feels after using Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty.

I love how well this product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty works.  My elbows are always so rough and dry.  I could apply lotion five times a day, every day, and my elbows would still not be smooth.  So I used this product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty every day on my elbows for two full weeks.  The results were impressive as my elbows were finally smooth and soft.  I couldn't believe the difference Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty has made on my skin.  This was also not a quick, temporary fix.  My elbows continued to heal and stay soft.

Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty has made my skin feel velvety smooth and silky.  This product has also given my skin a healthy glow that looks and feels amazing.
I love using this product after I shave my legs.  Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty Naturals prevents my legs from that post shave itch and reduces redness and razor bumps.  Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty locked in the moisture and kept my legs looking sleek and sexy.

I totally love how versatile this product is!  I have used this product as part of my daily skincare routine.  I have used this product for touchups and deep skin treatments.  I have used this product as massage oil and as an after shave oil.  I have also used this product to treat scars and stretch marks.  This product can be used for massages, aromatherapy, moisturizers, hair serums, soaps, bug repellent, first aid, shaving, cooking, and so much more!  Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to play around with all of this, but I am definitely excited to experiment with it and check out all the possibilities.

I liked that this product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty has no additives, no preservatives, no fillers, and is not tested on animals.  I really liked that this oil is safe for sensitive skin and doesn't cause acne breakouts or clog pores.

This product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty has made my skin and hair softer, smoother, silkier, and healthier.  I will absolutely continue to use this product as it is so versatile, easy to use, and has amazing benefits.  I would also recommend this product, Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty to everyone for the same reasons and as there are so many advantages to using this product.

Be sure to place your order on their Amazon page here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!


Today is Earth Day, the annual event meant to raise awareness about Mother Nature’s health and the efforts being made to protect it. Environmental groups in countries all over the world are gearing up to take their message of good stewardship to millions of people.

Earth Day events commemorate what is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 on college campuses across the U.S. and was the invention of Gaylord Nelson, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin whose idea for Earth Day was born out of watching the momentum of the student-led anti-war protests of the 1960s and his frustration with D.C. gridlock over enacting environmental protections. "It was a gamble," Nelson said of the movement. “But it worked."

It was Earth Day that largely led to the U.S. passing legislation such as the Clean Water Acts and to the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Here are some interesting and inspiring quotes I found related to Earth Day:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”
~ Mother Teresa

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”
~Bill Vaughan

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

“You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.”
~ Hal Borland

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
~ William Shakespeare

“After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.”
~ Pam Shaw

“As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.”
~ Rachel Carson

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
~ Rachel Carson

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
~ Henry David Thoreau

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake

"Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
~ Walt Whitman

"Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”
~ Walt Kelly

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”
~ Cree Indian proverb

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
~ David Letterman

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
~ Thomas Fuller

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.”
~ Gaylord Nelson

Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
~ Thomas Alva Edison

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated, as it is some ninety-three million miles away.”
~ Stephanie Mills

"Earth laughs in flowers."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
~ John Muir

"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty."
~ John Muir

“Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
~ John Muir

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
~ John Muir

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

"That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in."
~ Whoopi Goldberg

“For 200 years we've been conquering nature. Now we're beating it to death.”
~ Tom McMillan

“Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.”
~ Karle Wilson Baker

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
~ John James Audubon

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tzu

"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."
~ David Attenborough

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”
~ Evo Morales

“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”
~ Stephen Hawking

“Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?”
~ Groucho Marx

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.”
~ W. H. Auden

What are your plans for Earth Day?  Do you have any special family traditions for the holiday?

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Pure Peppermint Essential Oil by goPURE Naturals Review


***I received this product for free using Tomoson.com.  However, my review, opinions, and thoughts are my own.  I only recommend products that I trust, personally use, and believe will be good for my readers***

 


Check out their Amazon page here:

Product Intro:

HIGHEST POSSIBLE PURITY AND GRADE OF PEPPERMINT OIL - Our Peppermint Essential Oil is Grade A and Therapeutic Grade which Means You Are Getting the Most Pure and Highest Quality Peppermint Oil on the Market. We Invite You to Compare To Other Brands - You will NOT Be disappointed!

EXPERIENCE THE MANY BENEFITS OF PURE PEPPERMINT OIL - Peppermint Oil Has Many Therapeutic and Aromatherapy Benefits For Skin, Hair, General Wellbeing and Breathing.

NATURAL INSECT AND RODENT REPELLANT - In addition to the many health and beauty benefits Peppermint Oil also acts as a Natural and GREAT-SMELLING rodent, spider and bug repellant. Simply Place Drops of it around the house and say good bye to Spiders, Mice and Insects.

KEEP THE HOUSE, KITCHEN, AND OFFICE CLEAN AND FRESH: Peppermint oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic, a Natural Disinfectant That You Can Use in the Kitchen or Around The House.

100% - 1 YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Give goPURE Peppermint Essential Oil a Try Today and Experience it's many benefits. If you are Unhappy for ANY reason we will gladly give you a complete refund!

Product Details:

Each bottle contains 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade A cold-pressed peppermint essential oil. Ideal for treating a wide range of ailments and disorders, this peppermint oil is the purest oil available.

Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years. It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.

With a high concentration of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium, it is a highly effective treatment for digestive disorders. Administering peppermint oil is easy; simply place a couple drops in a glass of water, and then drink.

Peppermint oil has been proven to have a positive effect on the respiratory system. Whether it is used as a chest rub or is inhaled through a vaporizer, it quickly clears the respiratory tract and provides fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis and cold-related symptoms.

Pure peppermint oil can be used topically to relieve muscle pain, headaches or to simply give skin a vibrant, healthy glow. Its healing properties have been recognized for centuries, and it has been a staple in many medicine cabinets for generations.

With a pleasant scent and an abundance of applications, pure peppermint oil is one of the most widely used oils in the world. This versatile oil is useful in treating a wide range of issues pertaining to the body, health and mind.

The benefits of pure peppermint oil have been recognized since ancient times, and it has been used for thousands of years to treat a vast array or physical and mental health issues. The modern research of today has continued to prove what many societies have known for generations, showing that peppermint is one of nature’s most valuable and versatile herbal remedies.

Yielded from the fresh aerial parts of the peppermint plant, pure peppermint oil offers a high concentration of menthol and menthone. It also contains a vast number of health-promoting minerals and nutrients, including magnesium, folate, copper, potassium, calcium, copper and Vitamins A and C. Because of its pleasant smell and benefits, peppermint oil is commonly used in commercial soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.

When used topically, pure peppermint oil provides a cooling sensation, giving immediate soothing relief for sore muscles and joints. Additionally, its cooling properties make it effective is bringing down high fevers. Headache sufferers can experience relief by applying diluted peppermint oil directly to the forehead.

Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to help overcome the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Its refreshing, uplifting scent has been shown by modern research to stimulate multiple regions of the brain, yielding a profound and direct impact on the body, emotions and psyche.

Pure peppermint oil is commonly used to provide relief for internal problems. It has been shown to cure indigestion and promote hunger, and it is one of the simplest, most effective treatments for an upset stomach. Research has proven that it is an effective treatment for getting rid of excessive stomach gas, eliminating bloating and discomfort. Those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome can also find relief by taking pure peppermint oil daily. This oil can be used to naturally treat urinary tract infections, or to prevent a number of diseases by energizing the immune system. It promotes overall health by encouraging healthy blood flow, allowing the body to carry its nutrients to every cell. To treat digestive or other internal issues, simply stir a couple drops of the pure peppermint oil into a glass of water and drink.

Pure peppermint oil also benefits the respiratory system. It can clear the respiratory tract, providing relief from coughs, cold symptoms, asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis. To use for respiratory issues, use pure peppermint oil as a cold chest rub, or inhale it through a vaporizer.

Used topically, pure peppermint oil offers several benefits to the skin. It provides nourishment to the skin cells, encouraging cell regeneration to give you a healthy glow. Pure peppermint oil can also be massaged into the scalp to provide relief from the symptoms of dandruff.

With such a wide range of applications, it’s no wonder pure peppermint oil has been recognized has one of the world’s most widely used essential oils. From promoting skin health and a strong immune system, to providing relief from muscle aches and cold symptoms, pure peppermint oil is an essential staple in any medicine cabinet.

My Review:

This product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, comes in a large, amber colored glass bottle with a teal label.  This product comes with a black twist lid on the bottle.  However, a glass dropper is also included with this product.  I liked that this product offers both lid options for easy usage and travel purposes.  This product is huge and will definitely last me several months.

I really like that this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, has no additives, no preservatives, no fillers, and no added fragrance.  I also really like that there are no harsh chemicals and that this product is animal cruelty free.

This product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, is 100% pure therapeutic grade premium quality essential peppermint oil.  Since this product is 100% pure steam distilled oil there is a very important caution label that goes with using this product. goPURE suggests only using this product raw for aromatherapy usage.  For all other uses, carefully dilute with water or a carrier oil such as coconut, avocado, jojoba, grapeseed, sunflower, hazelnut, macadamia, olive, or almond oil prior to use.

Since there are so many uses for this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, I couldn't wait to get started exploring the possibilities.

I used this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, to make a home cleaning solution. I mixed the Peppermint Oil with Tea Tree Oil and water to make a disinfecting cleanser to apply to counter tops and tables.

I used this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, to help relieve a rash.  I mixed a few drops of Peppermint Oil with Coconut Oil and applied it directly to the rash.  This product helped reduce the inflammation and redness of the rash and helped it heal faster.

I used this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, to help reduce bad breath.  I mixed a few drops of Peppermint Oil with water and swished it like mouthwash.

I often suffer from headaches and migraines so I was excited to find a recipe with this product to help reduce and relieve them.  I mixed this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, with Lavender Oil, and Coconut Oil.  I then applied the mixture on to my forehead and massaged the oil around the temples.  I also applied the mixture on my neck.  This product significantly helped control my headaches and reduced the length and occurrence.

I also suffer from fatigue and drowsiness.  I mixed this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, with Lemon Oil, and Orange Oil.  I applied the mixture to the back of my neck and then inhaled the oil residue on my hands.  It was very invigorating and helped keep me awake and alert.

I used this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, to help relax.  I mixed a few drops of Peppermint Oil, Lavender Oil, and Epsom Salts into a foot bath to help relax tired feet.

I have used this product for decongestion by combining it with water and rubbing the mixture on my chest.  This product helped reduce my cold symptoms and helped me get a good night’s sleep.

I have used this product as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal first aid kit.  I mixed a few drops of Peppermint Oil with water and then I applied this product to an open cut to clean, sterilize, and disinfect.  This product helped the cut heal quickly, cleanly, and without scarring.

I have also used this product to help ease my back, neck, and shoulder pain.  I mixed ten drops of each of the following: Peppermint Oil, Lavender Oil, and Rosemary Oil. Then I added a carrier oil, Coconut Oil to the mixture.  The product felt cool and refreshing.  I did notice some immediate pain relief and less muscle tissue tightness.

There are probably over a hundred ways to incorporate this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil into your routine.

This truly is a Wow factor product!  This product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, can help combat nausea, zap headaches, relieve heartburn, stop itching, deter mice, cool a fever, prevent drowsiness, soothe a stomachache, freshen your breath, reduce muscle and joint pain, disinfect cuts, and so many more uses!

I love how this product has positively improved and impacted my life.  This product offers so many wonderful benefits and uses.  I would absolutely recommend this product, goPURE Naturals 100% Pure Peppermint Oil, to everyone as you are sure to find a reason to incorporate this product into your routine.  I will also continue to use this product on a regular basis.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Tax Day!


Happy Tax Day!  I know filing taxes can be quite stressful and exhausting.  Thankfully, the deadline is over and we can all stop thinking and worrying about taxes...well until next year!

To celebrate the tax day deadline I thought I would mention some awesome deals and freebies that are up for grabs to help you recover from tax season.  So whether you owed the government or scored a refund, be sure to take advantage of these fabulous deals, especially since many of these are only valid today!

**Please note that sometimes individual franchise owners choose not to participate in freebies and discounts so be sure and call ahead to avoid disappointment.**

Food Tax Day Deals:

On Wednesday & Thursday (April 15 and April 16), Barra Rossa is offering a lunch time special for $10.40 or the W2 special for $15. Barra Rossa is also offering 15% off regular priced food for CPAs with a business card.

Baskin Robbins  (https://www.baskinrobbins.com/)
Buy one ice cream scoop or swirl and get a second one of equal or lesser value for free with this printable coupon. Some restrictions (waffle cones) apply, now through 4/27.

Beef'O'Brady's  (http://www.beefobradys.com/)
Get 15 percent off your purchase on April 15.

Bonefish Grill  (https://www.bonefishgrill.com/)
Receive $10 off your purchase with coupon.  Offer valid through April 20.
Coupon link: https://www.bonefishgrill.com/specials/10-off-spring-gift

On April 15 only, buy one meal and get a second of equal or lesser value for free (including their new Slow Braised Pulled Pork meals).  This offer applies to dine-in and carry-out purchases and no coupon is required.  Limit three BOGOs per person, per visit.

Bruegger’s Bagels
Through April 15, claim a Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 ($3.50 deduction from regular price). This offer is only available to members of the Bruegger’s Bagels email club that have signed up for the program before April 9.

Burger King  (http://www.bk.com/)
Through April 19, buy one Whopper and get a second for free with coupon.

California Tortilla  (https://www.facebook.com/caltort)
Say “Taxes shmaxes” to your cashier to score free chips and queso with any purchase on April 15.

At select locations, Cinnabon is offering two-bit size cinnamon rolls from 6pm to 8pm.

Denny's  (www.dennys.com/)
Reward Members received an email this morning with a coupon for free entree with purchase of an entree and two beverages.  Offer valid through April 19.

Great American Cookies  (http://www.greatamericancookies.com/)
Free regular sugar cookie to every customer - no purchase required or additional fees.

Hard Rock Café  (http://www.hardrock.com/)
Guests can end Tax Day on a high note with free Local Legendary Burgers for those willing to take the stage and Sing for their Supper! This April 15, guests who visit select Hard Rock Cafe locations across the country and sing a song on the cafe stage will receive a free Local Legendary Burger.

Enjoy All You Can Wings all day on April 15th.

Free dinner for one child age 12 or younger with each adult meal between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. all month long.

Enjoy a free Red Velvet Cake with any 10pc. meal purchase on April 15th.

They will be offering FREE shaved ice on Wednesday, April 15th to communities nationwide. The frozen treat will help people everywhere CHILL out–guaranteeing there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season. Find the truck nearest you by tweeting at @KonaIce.

McCormick & Schmick’s  (http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/)
They will be extending Happy Hour throughout the evening on April 15th and for Landry’s Select Club members will receive a $10.40 refund on tickets over $75.

Receive a free slice of ice cream pizza from 3 pm to 7 pm.

McDonald's  (http://www.mcdonalds.com)
Big Macs and Quarter Pounders are buy one, get one for just $0.01 on April 15 at select McDonald's locations.

Olive Garden  (http://www.olivegarden.com/)
A buy one, take one deal gets customers two entrées from a select menu starting at just $12.99. Or you can claim a coupon good for $6 off a dinner for two.
Coupon link: http://www.olivegarden.com/coupons/coupon-personalization/dinner-for-two-for-less

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt  (http://www.orangeleafyogurt.com/)
To make the end of tax season a little sweeter, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer customers the opportunity to fill their cup for $4.15 on 4/15, through an offer to their Facebook fans. Customers can claim the offer by visiting the Orange Leaf Facebook Page starting April 14. The offer is redeemable in-store on April 15 only with proof of claim via smartphone or printed confirmation.

Outback Steakhouse  (http://www.outback.com/)
Use this coupon to get 15 percent off at checkout through May 3.
Coupon link: http://www.couponsherpa.com/printable-coupons/coupon/4099299/

MyPanera members can score one free cup of hot or iced coffee per day every day during the month of April. Present your MyPanera card to redeem your reward for a free freshly brewed coffee. Limit one free coffee per day. Cannot be redeemed for espresso beverages. Offer valid through 4/30.

Papa John’s  (http://www.papajohns.com/)
Score 40% Off Any Regular Price Pizza with code TAXCUT on April 15th.

Papa Murphy’s  (http://www.papamurphys.com/)
Get a 1-Topping Fresh Pan Pizza + Faves Pizza for just $10.40 on April 15th.

P.F. Chang's  (https://www.pfchangs.com/)
Is offering 15 percent off food purchases for dine-in or take-out. Alcohol and happy hour food are excluded.

Pizza Hut is celebrating Tax Day with a “Pizza Return.” Head over to pizzareturn.com for a chance to win Pizza Hut gift cards. Find more rules here.

RA Sushi Orlando  (http://www.rasushi.com/orlando)
Is giving its guests all day Happy Hour on April 15. Enjoy food and drink specials starting at $3.29.

On April 15, Schlotzsky’s will be giving away one free small The Original sandwich with the purchase of a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips.

Get your fix of half-price cheeseburgers all day on April 15.

Will have half price Irresistible Ribs Special (IRS). All day, on April 15, the country’s third-largest BBQ chain will be offering half price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs. “We’re inviting BBQ lovers to experience our favorite kind of tax relief: slow- smoked ribs,” said Sonny’s BBQ Chief Marketing Officer Dominic Losacco. “Our local Pitmasters are trained BBQ specialists who are working hard for you to get a truly smoking return that you can really sink your teeth into.”

Bring a reusable travel mug into your local Starbucks on April 15th, and get a free brewed coffee.

They will be hosting a Tax Day/Customer Appreciation Day and offer buy one, get one on foot long subs.

Taco Del Mar  (http://www.tacodelmar.com/)
Is giving away free tacos via a single-day coupon valid on April 15th.  Must sign up for club program to receive coupon.

Tony Roma’s is giving guests their Just Desserts. Guests who eat at a Tony Roma’s restaurant on Tax Day will receive a coupon for a free dessert valid at participating locations during the next visit. For members of Tony Roma’s Email Club, coupons for a free dessert will be emailed to guests, valid through April 29. Finally, the restaurant will be giving out free slices of Red Velvet Cake at various post office locations to last minute filers on April 15.

White Castle  (http://www.whitecastle.com/)
Is offering 15 percent off your order April 13-15.  No coupon needed.

Will be waiving sales tax on April 15th on purchases at participating locations.  No coupon needed.

Adult Beverages Tax Day Deals:

ESquared Hospitality  (http://www.e2hospitality.com/)
ESquared Hospitality is offering 50% off all alcoholic beverages including cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass/bottle) at local participating locations (BLT Steak New York, BLT Prime New York, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna, Horchata and BLT Steak White Plains) and national participating locations: (BLT Steak Charlotte (NC), The Florentine (Chicago), BLT Prime Doral (FL), BLT Steak Scottsdale (AZ), BLT Steak Waikiki (HI), BLT Steak DC (Washington, D.C.)

During nightly wine hour, in addition to the complimentary wine pours, Hotel Monaco in Portland will be offering up complimentary chair massages to help guests get rid of their post-filing stress. During wine hour, they will be serving up complimentary champagne (for those who want to toast their refund) or chocolate (for those who want to ‘eat’ away their sorrows due to a tax bill). Adjacent to the hotel, Red Star Tavern will sell specialty cocktails for $4.15. Any guest who wants to show proof (via a tax return or any sort of document) that they had to pay this year… the Hotel Monaco will buy them one of those cocktails.

Last Drop At the Hermosa’s  (http://www.lastdropbar.com/)
Last Drop at the Hermosa is offering two cocktails through tax day, Wednesday, April 15. Both were created by Spirit Guide Travis Nass. Choose from the 10-40 ($14) [Recipe: 2 oz Tequila Tapatio B110, 1 oz Liquor 43, 8 drops orange flower water. Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish: lemon peel] or the 10-40 EZ ($10.40) [Recipe: Shot of Tequila Tapatio B110. Served quick and neat.]

Tap for Taxes! Tax Day just got a lot more fun, because Pennyroyal has their hands on a deep, dark keg of Deschutes Brewery The Abyss Imperial Stout (http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brew/the-abyss).  Barrel aged for 6 months in Bourbon, Oregon Oak and Pinot Noir with hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors…it won’t last long! At $8 per beer, the keg will tap at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 in honor of Tax Day.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino  (https://www.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas)
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has several venues that are running “Tasty Tax Relief” specials from April 15 – 19. All-American Bar & Grille, Carnival World Buffet, Martorano’s, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub, VooDoo Steak and Hash House A Go Go will feature specials priced at $10.99 and $20.14, acting as an ode to the 1099 form for the 2014 tax year.

Rodney Strong  (www.rodneystrong.com)
Don’t you wish you could deduct wine as a business expense? Starting on April 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015, save 15% on all wines (except single-vineyard. Only valid at online. Use code TAXES at checkout.

The Living Room at Loretto (http://www.innatloretto.com/)
To take the edge off of filing taxes – or maybe to celebrate a large return – guests can head to The Living Room at Loretto in Santa Fe, NM for a Tax-Day inspired cocktail for $10.40. The Santa Fe IRS (Infused & Really Spicy) Margarita contains·Anejo Tequila, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Ancho Chile Infused liquor, Mezcal and Spicy Bloody Mary mix.

Whiskey Park will offer a specialty discounted Cucumber Margarita for $8.88 (reflective of the New York sales tax percentage).

Beauty and Spa Tax Day Deals:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa  (www.handandstone.com/)
Has a tax day deal called Relax the Tax. Customers can get a $39.95 massage or facial and additional discounts for members.

Is offering free massages through April 17 at participating locations. See its map or listing and call to make an appointment (or at Planet Fitness, just print and bring the coupon.)

Home and Office Tax Day Deals:

On April 15th, MyCorporation is offering a basic package for ½ the price in honor of tax day. That’s an LLC or Incorporation formation, regularly priced at $69, for half off. It’s a great excuse for potential entrepreneurs to get the ball rolling, make the jump, and form their small business.

Office Depot - Office Max  (http://www.officedepot.com)
Use coupon to receive up to 2 pounds of free shredding.  No minimum requirements.  Excludes shredding done while you wait.  Coupon is valid until 04/25/15.

Use coupon to receive up to 5 pounds of free shedding.  No purchase required.  Offer valid until 05/02/15.

Warner Music  (www.store.warnermusic.com)
Is running a “tax break” promotion. Fans can use the code TAXBREAK and receive 10% off online order.

Shopping Tax Day Deals:

A RetailMeNot-exclusive code, AVDRMN, gets shoppers 15 percent to 30 percent off purchases, with shoppers saving more as they spend more. Offer valid through April 30.

Ann Taylor  (www.anntaylor.com/)
Get 25 percent off full-price items with the coupon code ANNT3BE, good through April 30.

Babies"R"Us  (www.babiesrus.com)
Shoppers can use this coupon to get $8 off Pampers or Huggies value boxes of diapers, valid through April 30.

Barnes & Noble  (www.barnesandnoble.com/)
With taxes out of the way you might have time to catch up on your reading. If so, use coupon code X8W8L3A when shopping online to get 20 percent off a single item through May 1; exclusions apply.

Bon-Ton  (www.bonton.com/)
Use the first coupon to get $10 off when you spend $25 or more through April 21.  Use the second coupon to get $25 off when spending $75 or more through April 30.
Coupon link: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/bonton.com#print.6795008
Coupon link: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/bonton.com#print.6828746

Cabela's  (www.cabelas.com/)
Shoppers can save online only during the Cyberwalk Sale, which has sporting gear and outdoor equipment marked down up to 60 percent through April 15.  No coupon needed.

Carter's  (www.carters.com/)
Get 25 percent off purchases of $40 and up with code OKSP1514.

Chinese Laundry  (www.chineselaundry.com/)
Save $15 off when you spend $75 or more using promo code REFUND.  Offer valid in-stores and online.  Offer valid April 15 only.

Dress Barn  (www.dressbarn.com/)
Get 20 percent off a purchase by using promo code MMAR20 through April 21.

Express  (www.express.com/)
Use coupon code 9068 online or this coupon in store to get 15 percent off through April 30. Some exclusions apply.

Finish Line  (www.finishline.com/)
Through April 30, get $10 off purchases of $100 or more with coupon code APRIL10.

Foot Locker  (www.footlocker.com/)
Get 10 percent off when spending $50 or more online when you use code LKS10AFD through April 30.

Gap  (www.gap.com/)
Shoppers will get $25 of GapCash for every $50 spent through April 26 that can be redeemed May 13 through May 17.  No coupon needed.

Ghiradelli Chocolate Company  (http://www.ghirardelli.com/)
Take 20% off their Glitziest Gifts (gift baskets).  Offer valid April 15 only.  No coupon needed.

Isotoner  (http://www.totes-isotoner.com/)
Save 50% off all product online.  Offer valid April 15 only.  No coupon needed.

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company  (http://www.joffreys.com/coffee)
Receive 10.40% off your entire online order using promo code 1040.  Offer valid April 15 only.

Get 40 percent off an entire purchase through April 16 by presenting this coupon at checkout.
Coupon link: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/shopjustice.com?c=6820528

LivingSocial  (https://www.livingsocial.com/)
Save 15% off purchases with promo code TAXBREAK15.  Max discount is $20.  Additional restrictions may apply.  Offer valid April 15 only.

L.L.Bean  (www.llbean.com/)
Get a $10 gift card for every $50 spent through April 19.  No coupon needed.

Lane Bryant  (www.lanebryant.com/)
Save up to $75 with code APRILGCLB through April 22. Savings are tiered by purchase minimums; spending $75 yields a $25 discount, $150 gets you $50 off or $75 off $225.

KSL Deals  (http://www.ksl.com/deals)
Save an extra 15% off online purchases using promo code DOLLA$.  Offer valid April 15 only.

Mouth Foods, Inc,  (http://www.mouth.com/)
Receive $10.40 off all online orders using promo code TAXDAY15.  Offer valid April 15 only.

NBA Store  (www.nbastore.com/)
Get 15% off purchase of $75 or more and free shipping.  Use promo code THANKU15.  Offer valid April 15 only.  Offer valid for online purchases only.

Old Navy  (www.oldnavy.com/)
Get 30% off your online order using promo code TAXDAY.  Offer valid April 15 only.  Excludes Everyday Steals and Hot Deals.

The Shade Store  (https://www.theshadestore.com)
Take 15% off all orders online.  Offer valid through 4/23/15.  No coupon needed.

Stonewall Kitchen  (http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/)
Save 15% off your entire online order with promo code TAXDAY.  Offer valid today, April 15 only and for online purchases only.

Team Cocktail  (http://www.teamcocktail.com/collections/tax-day-sale)
All Keep Calm shirts and and logo trucker hats are only $7.  Offer valid April 15 only.  Men's and Women's sizes available.

Did I miss any?  Feel free to add in the comments section.  Will you be checking out these deals today?  Have you finished filing your taxes?  Or will you be filing for an extension?

**Please note that these specials are based on information passed along from companies and their representatives, as well as social media.  While I’ve made every effort to make sure that they’re accurate, I haven’t been by each location so I can’t vouch for all of them.  Remember, too, that many of these companies are franchises and may have different promotions or may not participate at all.  If you’re concerned, give a quick call – or tweet – before you show up.**