ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: 6/10/12 - 6/17/12

Thursday, June 14, 2012

sibu Beauty Review

When I learned that I would be reviewing for sibu Beauty, I was thrilled! Sibu Beauty sells skin care products that are made from the Himalayan sea buckthorn berry, or the "beauty berry". This "magic" berry contains over 190 bioactive compounds that restore, revitalize, and protect youthful beauty.

For review, I was sent the Sea Buckthorn Repair & Protect. It is a nourishing facial cream for all skin types. 

Every time I get out of the shower, or wash my face, it feels really tight and dry. I've been that was since I was in elementary school. I've tried many different creams on my face. Some didn't help while others made my face greasy. I am surprised how much I like the Repair & Protect!

The cream had left my face feeling moisturized and refreshed. It has a citrus smell to it. It also didn't leave my face feeling greasy. Last weekend I got a little bit of sun. I put the cream on that evening and the next day I didn't even feel like I had been in the sun! That's a huge plus for me!

Here are some benefits from using Repair & Protect:

  • Promotes tissue recovery and healing
  • Rejuvenates sun damaged skin
  • Protects against environmental stress
  • Preserves healthy skin tone and texture
  • Boosts collagen production

Those are all things that my skin needs! I have fair skin and freckles, so anything that helps with what the sun does to me, is my best friend. Since I've been using the cream, my face looks and feels so much better. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to improve their facial skin!

Please take a moment and visit sibu Beauty an all their pages and follow to stay up to date with their latest!

Disclosure Statement: sibu Beauty provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife this review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Potty Cover Review & Giveaway

If there is one thing I hate, it's public bathrooms! I will avoid them at all costs. To me, there is nothing clean about them. If I do have to go, I "hover"! Yuck! I can hold it if I have to go, but my kids are a different story! Every time we go into the store, my 7 year old automatically HAS to go! There is nothing I can do but take him and tell him not to touch anything!

I had the delightful opportunity to review the Potty Cover! The Potty Cover is a disposable cover you put over the toilet to protect your little one from whatever is lurking on the potty.

Yes, I know most public bathrooms have toilet seat covers that you can use. Do you really think a little kid can get up on that thing without it sliding around? Even if they can, you know their hands are touching the edges and their feet and clothes are touching the bowl! With the Potty Cover, all those worries are gone! It has an extra large flap in the front to cover the bowl and flaps on the side to keep those little hands off the edges!

The Potty Cover is made with soft non-woven fabric on the top, coated with a layer of plastic on the bottom.  Plus, it is double layered. Ahh, gives me peace of mind! There are also no adhesive strips to fiddle with! The design makes it stay in place with ease!

Each cover comes in it's own tiny bag, which makes it perfect to carry in your purse! Since I have received them, I have had one in my purse at all time! Each bag comes with 6 covers! That will "cover" 6 trips to the store! At only $5.99 a pack, that's a great deal! That's $1 every time you use one! Considering the other option of going without one, I think $1 is amazing!

You can buy the Potty Cover at Amazon, Ebay, buybuy Baby, and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

Now you have a chance to win a pack of Potty Covers! Good luck!

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

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Coupons!

Here are some new coupons for y'all! Enjoy!

Save $1.00 on TWO Big G Cereals Cheerios - Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios

Save $1.00 on TWO Big G Cereals - Chex, Fiber One, Total, Wheaties, Oatmeal Crisp

Save $1.00 on THREE Big G Cereals

Save $0.50 on EIGHT Yoplait
$5.00 off Centrum ProNutrients Supplement
    $5.00 off on any size NasalCrom allergy product
      $1.00 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement
        $1.00 off any Citracal
          $1.00 off on any Bayer Advanced Aspirin product
            $2.00 off Phillips' Colon Health Product
              $1.00 off ANY NEO-SYNEPHRINE PRODUCT
                $1.00 off one Campho-Phenique Product
                  $1.00 Off any One A Day Multivitamin product
                    $2.00 off on ANY Midol 20 ct. or larger
                      $2.00 off on any Aleve-D product
                        $1.00 off any Flintstones™ Multivitamin Product
                          $2.00 off On Any Aleve 80ct or larger 
                            $3.00 off City Slickers on Blu-ray
                              $3.00 off Valkyrie on Blu-ray
                                $3.00 off Predator on Blu-ray
                                  $3.00 off Alien Anthology on Blu-ray
                                    $3.00 off Die Hard Collection on Blu-ray
                                      $3.00 off Man on Fire on Blu-ray
                                        $3.00 off John Wayne Film Collection on dvd
                                          $3.00 off X-Men Trilogy on Blu-ray
                                            $2.00 off ONE Konsyl Senna Prompt Laxative
                                              $1.50 off any ONE PF Chang's Appetizers
                                                $3.00 off Off the purchase of (1) Whey Protein

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                                                Pagan Cellar Jewelry Review & Giveaway

                                                Back in 2010, I did a review for Pagan Cellar Jewelry. It is such a cute little shop that I emailed Bill, the owner, and asked if I could review for him again! I was thrilled when he wanted to! I knew I was going to have some super cute earrings coming my way to share with y'all!

                                                To my surprise, he actually sent me THREE pairs of earrings! Now, I can coordinate a lot more outfits with his beautiful earrings!

                                                Here is the first set I was sent to review! Aren't they fabulous!? I was getting compliments from my girlfriends as i was opening the package! I didn't even have them on yet! They are pink pearl with little silver hearts! When I wear them, I can't even tell they are there!

                                                Here is the second pair. I am originally from Texas and a huge UT fan! These will go PERFECT with my UT shirts! Love it!

                                                This is the third pair I received. I love them! I'm not used to wearing bigger earrings, but when I tried them on, I didn't want to take them off! They looked lovely with my skin tone and hair color! They weren't very heavy either!

                                                Bill mainly focuses on vintage jewelry although he still does his hand made pieces. He does all eras and especially adores rings and cameos. That is the reason you will see lots of rings in his shop!

                                                Bill has completely revamped his whole shop! He has much better pictures than he did two years ago. Plus, his inventory has grown! It's great to see someone being so successful! And the prices show! So affordable for the beautiful pieces! Ranging from $5-$250!

                                                Once again, Bill is giving away a pair of his hand made earrings to one of my lucky readers! If you win, just give him a color and he will take it from there! I'm sure whatever he sends will be fabulous!

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                                                EBONY Parent Sweepstakes- Win a picnic basket!

                                                Summer is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors with your family and friends! Enter now to WIN this functional and stylish picnic cooler. The Sutherland European Quartet Picnic Cooler is compact in size, but includes everything you'll need for picnic service for 4. It also includes a blanket with waterproof backing – just fill it with your favorite foods and you're ready to go! Don't miss your chance to win – enter now!

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                                                Sonos Wireless HiFi - Father's Day Promo!

                                                This Father's Day, give the gift of floorboard rattling, heart thumping HiFi sound to a Dad who rocks. Sonos has you covered with an one week promotion at Target stores nationwide, and you even get a little something back!
                                                • Now through June 16th, shoppers can receive a $30 Target gift card when they purchase a Play:3 Sonos wireless HiFi system and a $40 Target gift card when they purchase a Play:5 Sonos wireless HiFi system. 
                                                • Hear every song you have and discover more with access to over 100,000 free radio stations and shows worldwide. 
                                                • Sonos connects directly to the Internet, so you can blast a universe of music in every corner of your home.
                                                • Control from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet - works with Android, iPhone, iPad, and Sonos controller

                                                Compact, all-in-one Sonos player with 3 integrated speakers and 3 digital amps for big HiFi sound. Available in Black or White ($299)
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                                                I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and I'm eligible for a prize drawing.

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                                                Monday, June 11, 2012

                                                EatSmart Review & Giveaway

                                                As you all know, my hubs is in the military. That means that he has to pass weigh-ins. He is constantly checking on his weight. The only problem with that is that he has to wait until he got to work to check his weight because we don't have a scale here at home.

                                                Thankfully, I was sent a digital bathroom scale from EatSmart for review! It is one of the nicest scales I have seen! The scale we used to have here at home (before it broke!) you had to tap it to turn it on and then sit there and wait for it to turn on. With this scale all you have to do is step on and you are good to go!

                                                It has a large 3.5" LCD screen with blue back light so it is very simple to read. There is nothing worse than looking down and not being able to see the screen or not being able to read what it says! There are 4 high precision sensors for accurate readings! In the military, one pound can make a BIG difference!

                                                I love that the top of it is glass, tempered glass to be exact. It's large too. I know that because my husbands huge feet fit on it! There is also no fiddling you have to do with it. It is auto calibrating and turns itself off!

                                                Lastly, the scale comes with a body tape measure! My husband can either pass with taping or by weigh. He always tries to do both and keeps an eye on both. The tape we had was for my sewing machine! Now he has one to keep next to the scale!
                                                It's your turn! Enter today to win this digital bathroom scale! Also, check out the EatSmart blog!

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                                                Disclosure Statement: EatSmart provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife a product for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. The Life OF A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner. 

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                                                New Coupons

                                                Here are some NEW coupons for y'all!

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                                                Zinio - Free Mini-Subscription + $5.00 Credit

                                                Register For Zinio and get a Free Mini Magazine Subscription, plus on their First Purchase of a subscription they get a $5.00 credit within 5 days! (They will automatically get a $5 in an email within 5 days after they make their first purchase)
                                                Can Choose from the following Mini-Subscriptions (Note these could change)

                                                • 3 issues Food Network
                                                • 3 Issues Spin
                                                • 3 issues Nylon
                                                • 2 issues Shape
                                                • 2 issues Esquire
                                                • 2 Issues Mens Fitness
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                                                Automobile 12 issues $11.99 so with the $5.00 credit after purchase its like getting it for only $6.99!

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                                                Famous Footwear 20% Off

                                                Need some new shoes for summer!? Print this coupon and get 20% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear now!

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                                                CreditSesame - Win $250 Plus Free Credit Score!

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                                                Ouch Pouch Review & Discount Code

                                                Have you ever been out somewhere doing something with you children and then BAM one of them trips and falls? Then it's the end of the world as they know it. You search through your purse, diaper bag, stroller, glove box, and can't find anything to help! Yeah, I have done that too. Thankfully I found an awesome product to help out with that! It's called an Ouch Pouch!

                                                Ouch Pouches are cute little pouches that you can store all your emergency needs in for when you're on the go. They are made by hand by Karen over at PillowSewCute. She has even gotten them patented!

                                                The pouches come in a few different sizes so that they will fit wherever you need them. I got a medium sized pouch to perfectly fit into the glove box of my truck! A neat feature the Ouch Pouch has is a see through front! Being able to see what's inside and what you are grabbing is a time saver. When little ones are hurt, time is crucial!

                                                Karen sells LOTS of different patterns too! I had such a hard time picking a pattern for review. I eventually chose a fabric with monkey's on it for my 6 year old who loves monkey's!

                                                Karen doesn't just sell Ouch Pouches, she also makes Epi Pen Cases. You know how much you need those to be handy! You can also get the pouches and pen cases with clips. That way you can attached them whatever you want to always have it handy!

                                                Karen has a few different specials going on right now in her shop! Save 15% on your entire order with the code NOBOOBOOS1! Also, if you buy 3 regularly prices pouches, you get one small pouch for free! That's a deal! AND for my lovely readers, you get a special discount! Use coupon code USCG20 and save 20%! Sounds great doesn't it!

                                                Head on over to PillowSewCute and start ordering your Ouch Pouches! Don't forget to "favorite" her shop and your favorite item in her shop!

                                                Disclosure Statement: PillowSewCute provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife a product for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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                                                Sunday, June 10, 2012

                                                Free Trial Pair Of Contacts!

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                                                Crazy For Bargains Fun Sleepwear Review & Giveaway

                                                Pajama's are an every night ritual at our house for my little ones. It always goes, potty, jammies, bed. My boys can sometimes be very picky when it comes to what they will be wearing to bed. Last night when I showed them that they were going to be wearing their new pajamas from Crazy For Bargains Fun Sleepwear, they were so excited!

                                                I was sent 2 sets to review (actually them come together). Batman and Superman! What little boy doesn't want to be a superhero!? I got them in a size 8 and they fit both my 6 and 7 year old. That made me happy because there was no fighting!

                                                The pajamas were wonderful! Very soft. I was afraid that they were going to get hot since it's spring, and not cold outside. Luckily, the material makes them the perfect temperature. Not too hot and not too cold. That makes my life easier! Overall I am very satisfied with the products and would most certainly buy more pajamas from them!

                                                Crazy For Bargains sells sleepwear for the whole family. Men, women, boys and girls! Not to mention that they also sell robes and slippers too! All your sleepwear needs are met at one place! You can't beat the prices either! Very affordable! Why don't you go BUY some yourself!?

                                                One lucky reader is going to win their choice of sleepwear, robe, or slippers up to $25 value! Sounds good doesn't is!?

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                                                Disclosure Statement: provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife this review & giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. The Life OF A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner.

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