Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Letters Art (Review & Giveaway- CLOSED)



  
I love photographic art! Josh and I have black and whites all over our apartment. I enjoy photographic art so much I even took photography classes in high school and college so I could make my own. I shoot mostly landscapes and found objects but you can get incredibly creative with that. Brandy Johnston and her husband are prime examples! They make a product that I have been interested in for a long time and have always wanted to own but never treated myself to! Letter art.
So pretty!
I found Brandy’s business, Letters Art, while searching etsy for some cute decorations for our apartment. She was really nice and incredibly willing to work with us here at MBP.

They can spell any name!
Brandy and her husband make letter art using pictures of found objects and landscapes that look like letters. They own their own framing shop and both share the passion of photography. They have had photographs featured in the magazine Birds and Blooms, on The Weather Channel, in the Peoria Journal Star, the Pekin Times, and many more publications.  

I just love our new wall art!
Brandy from was kind enough to send me an 8 x 10 Family Name Letter Art Print. As soon as I received the photo, I framed it and hung it in our dining room. I was originally going to hang it in our bedroom, but I loved it so much I wanted to put it where everyone could see it. We’ve gotten quite a few compliments on it and we’ve only had it a couple weeks.

Brandy and her husband will work with you to make a piece of personalized art for everyone to enjoy. 
  
Baby announcements 

I love their religious art 
Letters Art provides a plethora of photographs to pick from for each letter. This is just the E section!


Want it? Buy it!
From baby showers, to weddings, to just because, Letters Art has something for you. Please make sure you check them out on facebooketsy, and their website


Want it? Win it!

One lucky MBP followers will get their own 8 X 10 Family Name Letter Art Print from
Brandy Johnston at Letters Art. Please use the easy entry form below to enter for a chance to win. 
Good Luck!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cake Pop winners!

Congrats to the four winners of the Angel Cake Pop giveaway!
 Erin D. 
Jennifer V.
Amanda H. and 
Nicole B.



Congratulations to all of our winners! 
You have all been e-mailed and have 48 hours to respond to claim your prizes! 
A special thank you to our giveaway sponsors, too!

Didn't win this time? Don't worry! We have lots of other great giveaways going on right now! Just head over to our Giveaways tab on FB or check our right hand sidebar on our homepage to find them all in one place! We'll have new giveaways beginning over the weekend and more to come next week! Keep on reading our posts and entering our giveaways- you just might be our next WINNER!

~Jess~

Monday Recipe Share: Week Five

It's week five of our Monday Recipe Share! Be sure to check back every Monday morning for a new recipe to incorporate into your weekly meal plan!

This yummy recipe is intended to be made in the Celebrating Home Bean Pot. For more information about Celebrating Home and their beautiful Bean Pot collection, please contact me! I would love to tell you why I love my Bean Pots, and why I think every mom, cook or even non-cook needs to have one!

-Ondria

Bean Pot Sausage and Peppers

4 Sweet Italian Sausages, sliced
1 Jar of tomato sauce of your choice (or make your own sauce, like I do!)
2 Green Peppers, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (I like Vidalia for the sweetness), thinly sliced.
Optional: Hoagie rolls (Italian bread) and Mozzarella cheese
 
In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. Add peppers and onions. Saute until onions and peppers are soft- do not brown.
 
In your bean pot, cover the base with tomato sauce. Place sausage slices into the bean pot, add onions and peppers. Top with remaining sauce, and stir together until all of the sausage and veggies are coated with sauce. Cover with lid. Place into a 350 oven for 25 minutes, or until sausage pieces are warmed through.
 
If you'd like, remove the bean pot from the oven and sprinkle desired amount of mozzarella cheese over the mixture. Replace lid to allow the cheese to melt for about five minutes.
 To serve, eat as is, or spoon into hoagie rolls.
 
(Recipe courtesy of Ondria Witt- inspired by her Uncle Dan, who makes the best sausage and peppers ever! Look for this recipe in our Celebrating Home Meal, Moments and Memories Cookbook!)

 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scentsy-Janice Tarquin

~Part of our Valentine's Day Feature~

Growing up we were never allowed to have fragranced anything in our house. My mom was and still is allergic to most any perfume, candles, lotions, deodorants, basically everything that smells nice. I got very familiar with not wearing anything scented.

Once I got to college, I tried out different fragrances and perfumes, but never fell in love with one particular smell. I am still like that today, I do wear perfumes once in awhile, usually on a date with my husband or if we are going someplace nice, but I don't have a "go-to" perfume.

That was, until just recently, thanks to Janice Tarquin. Janice is an Independent Scentsy Consultant and she has introduced me to a whole line of Scentsy products, I never even knew existed.

Janice Tarquin- Independent Scentsy Consultant

A bit about Scentsy:
Scentsy began in 2004 and is headquartered in Idaho. They currently have more than 150,000 Independent Sales Consultants in different parts of the world. For the last two years, Scentsy has ranked in the top 100 companies in Inc. Magazine's elite list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the U.S. Scentsy is also in the Global 100 list of the top direct selling companies in the world.

A bit about Janice:
Janice was introduced to Scentsy fairly recently and after learning more about them, knew she wanted to share the products with others. Her favorite Scentsy scents are the Coffee Tree Scentsy Bar, Toasted Caramel Sugar Scentsy Bar, and Spiced Grapefruit Scentsy Bar.

Janice was very excited to work with Mommy's Block Party and promote a Scentsy product for our Valentine's Day feature.  She chose a product from Scentsy's fine fragrance line. I am always so excited when I open the mailbox and find a MBP package waiting for me, I usually can't even wait to get inside to open it up. Plus this was from Scentsy, so I couldn't wait to smell it either!

Here is my Scentsy fine fragrance product...it arrived safely secured in bubble wrap-fun!

Inside the bubble wrap was this really shiny package of wonderfulness...Love Story Solid Perfume
Can I tell you this, the packaging alone is flashy and fun, I couldn't even wait to see what more was in store.

I lifted the silver top off to reveal a second package that contained the actual perfume stick. The black and red on this package really pop and the whole thing just shouts Valentines and Love. 
 
 

Once I got to the perfume stick, I immediately could smell something I knew I was going to enjoy. Love Story is made with pink jasmine, amber, and dark chocolate scents.
You can also get the Love Story scent in a Scentsy Bar, Brick, Room Spray, Scent Circle, and Fragrance Foam.  I am a huge fan of the Love Story scent and will be checking these out.

It is a very light, feminine, romantic scent that is not overpowering and just perfect for date night or even everyday.  I like to dab a bit on a few of my pulse points, wrist area and ear/neck area, and it lasts most of the day. It is subtle enough that I am not overwhelmed by it, but is is enough to catch someones attention. I have even let my 2 year old put a bit on her wrists when she is getting ready with me. Her opinion "that smell good Mommy".  My husband described it as nice and girly. As a man of few words, I guess that is his endorsement. So thumbs up from all of us!

I also appreciate the ease of Scentsy's Solid Fragrance line. I know getting ready in the morning can be hectic, especially it seems on preschool mornings. I can quickly open the lid, twist, and dab a bit on. It is also nice and portable, perfect for travelers or busy moms on the go. It is not overly large and can easily fit in a purse, diaper bag, on even just to keep in the car.

Scentsy has created a really great product line with their Solid Fragrances. Currently there are 5 scents available, Enchanted Mist, Love Story, My Wish, Satin Sheets, and Simply Irresistable. The Solid Fragrances were also featured in AOL's 2011 Best Products. Way to go!

Want It? Buy It!
Looking for a gift for Valentine's Day? Need an Independent Scentsy Consultant? Janice Tarquin is your lady! Check out her Scentsy site here, find her on Facebook, or send her an email. She is super friendly to work with and would love to help you out!

Want It? Win It!
Two lucky MBP followers will get their own Scentsy Love Story Solid Perfume Stick from Janice Tarquin. Please use the easy entry form below to enter for a chance to win. Remember, if you make a purchase from Janice while the giveaway is going on, you can earn an additional 25 entries to win, just comment on what you purchased. Good Luck!

Many thanks to Janice Tarquin for providing us with the wonderfully scented Love Story Solid Perfume Stick, what a great Valentine's treat for all of us!

Thanks and Good Luck to All
~Steph~

Disclosure: Other than the product I was sent directly, I was not compensated to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and your experience may differ.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Coldwater Canyon Provisions Review


Coldwater Canyon Provisions
W/ Rondo Mieczkowski

Attention ladies, have your Valentine read this review with you!

We all love flowers, and chocolates, and jewelry but for Valentines Day this year let's shake it up ladies. How about asking for breakfast in bed? I can’t think of a better way to be spoiled than lying in bed, turning on a great daytime TV show, and having my hubby bring me a home cooked breakfast!

I totally sold myself on the idea of breakfast in bed, but did I sell you on the idea too? If so, I have the perfect suggestion to make your Valentines Breakfast one to remember! May I suggest Coldwater Canyon Provisions Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. I am beyond serious when I say this jam is incredibly delicious!
Rondo Mieczkowski, the man behind the jam, is a great guy! He sent me my own jar of his award winning strawberry rhubarb jam.

Where oh, where is that jam of mine?
Nothings going to hurt this jar. 
I found it!
Just look at that color!

Its so good you can eat it by itself. 
This is one of those moments that I wish smell-o-vision was invented because I can type until my fingers fall off and you won’t even come close to understanding how great the jam smelled! I dug in and wow! Coldwater Canyon Provisions Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is sweet, tart, and oh so yummy. I put it on biscuits,

It's a miracle! I baked biscuits and didn't burn them!
I tried it on PB&J (one of my favorite lunches), and ate it all by itself.  My favorite way was on the PB&J. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about the jar in my fridge!

Whether you decide to do breakfast in bed with Coldwater Canyon Provisions Strawberry Rhubarb Jam or not, I hope you check out Rondo's store on Etsy and try one of his great looking treats. If strawberry rhubarb jam just isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Rondo from Coldwater Canyon Provisions makes many different jams, as well as pickles and spiced crab apples. Bon appetite!
Sweet and sour pickles
Spiced crab apples

Want it? Win it!
2 lucky winners will get to sample some Coldwater Canyon Provisions jam for themselves! Just use the easy entry form below.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Winner-A Teddy Bear Tale

Congrats to Katrina T!

You are the winner of a signed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale by Nick Davis.

You have been sent an email and now have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize.

CONGRATS!!

eBeanstalk.com Review

I am always on the hunt for educational toys and books for Balian. Going on sixteen months of age, he's definitely into exploring... everything! Since I stay home with him all day, I try to bring in different types of play to further his learning, speech and development. Balian has a lot of fun toys, but I do still like to keep my eye out for things that will really help him grow and learn.



I was recently introduced to eBeanstalk, a website dedicated to connecting parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers with the best expert-selected learning toys, books and tools available. As I began exploring eBeanstalk, I was completely impressed by their website. The eBeanstalk homepage is wonderfully organized, and incredibly user-friendly. All of their shopping options are categorized by type of toy or book, brand, etc. You can also shop by age... and I mean, really shop by age! eBeanstalk breaks ages down into quarters, so that every three months, there are new recommendations for your little ones! eBeanstalk offers a fantastic Grow and Learn Gift Series, as well! Select your price and option to send a new gift (pre-selected by eBeanstalk) every three months! Talk about stress-free gift giving! eBeanstalk also features an excellent breakdown of developmental milestones by age. I truly love and appreciate that they make this information so easy to find for us parents! I am happy to see that Balian is right on track, if not a little bit advanced for his age. With this helpful chart, I can know for certain that Balian is where he needs to be, developmentally. eBeanstalk even has an expert team of specialists, who help parents and grandparents by answering questions and offering their expert advice and opinions on child development.


Little Shopper Playset

As I browsed, I was so excited to see their selection of top selling toys for 1 year olds! I came across so many toys that I would love for Balian to have, simply because I know how much he would enjoy them! He's really into stacking, sorting, building, etc, and eBeanstalk has an incredible selection of toys with vivid colors, fun shapes and textures that would encourage educational play. Balian is especially growing curious about items found in the kitchen, and loves to sit on the floor and 'cook' while mommy cooks, so I thought that the Little Shopper Playset would be perfect for him. He knows how to say 'apple' and 'banana,' which are included in this plush playset, and I think he would just have a ball with it!


A, B, C & 1, 2, 3 Penguin Pal

Along with learning words, and how things work, Balian is starting to recognize letters. One of his favorite television shows is all about putting letters together to make sounds and form words. I love that he's interested in words, but I need to be able to teach him the alphabet without having to turn to a television program. Thankfully, eBeanstalk has a complete selection of alphabet toys that I can turn to for help! They carry award-winning toys that help children learn their A-B-C's from early on! From stacking, sorting and matching toys to toys with lights and sound, the teaching aid possibilities are endless! I am particularly fond of the A, B, C & 1, 2, 3 Penguin Pal, and am adding it to my wishlist for Balian. He would flip for this learning toy! He loves penguins, has almost mastered saying 'penguin,' and would love to spend part of his day learning and playing with this adorable pal! I can't wait to get him and watch Balian learn and grow with the help of his new penguin friend!

 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

I also love to look for new books, because Balian loves to read! Sometimes I think he'd rather look at his books than play with his toys, and what mom would complain about that? Since he's so into his books, I try to bring new books in every few weeks. He and I both love Eric Carle books, and eBeanstalk carries the top Eric Carle books on their site! Their team of experts reviews each book carefully, and they select only the very best books based on design, safety, play value, etc! I love knowing that I can find such an excellent, and expertly chosen selection of our favorite books on the eBeanstalk website. Be sure to check them out! Personally, I can't wait to add 10 Little Rubber Ducks to our collection of books. Balian is learning to count, and this would be a wonderful aid for us, as it is age appropriate.

I am so happy to have found eBeanstalk. I'll be encouraging Balian's grandparents to visit their site and to check out their Grandparents Discount! I'll also be letting all of my other mommy friends and family members know about this wonderful site, so that they'll have lots of wonderful suggestions and options at their fingertips for their own children, or for Balian, when it comes time for gift-giving! I've already got a wishlist a mile long, but that's okay! As Balian reaches new developmental milestones, I'll know where to find the next best toys and books to further his development.

~Ondria~

Disclosure: I received a gift certificate from eBeanstalk in exchange for posting my honest opinions in a review of their website. Your experience may differ.

Miche Bag Review & Giveaway

Part of our Winter Wonderland Feature

I don't have a lot of closet space in my cute little craftsman cottage. My clothes and accessories live in a built-in wardrobe, which is actually located in Balian's room. I have storage in the wardrobe, housing many, many purses and handbags. I have so many handbags that I actually forget about most of them. Many of them are designer bags, expensive- and they haven't seen the light of day since before Balian was born. As a mom, I've got to be honest in saying that I have zero time to change my purse. I used to change purses daily- always matching a different purse to my outfits... I sometimes changed purses twice a day- it just depended on what I was wearing. Those days are long gone, and the need for a roomy, functional, practical and stylish handbag has arrived.


This is where my friend Maureen Daniels comes in. Maureen is a consultant with a very cool direct sales company- Miche. Miche features just what you might be guessing it... handbags! I know what you're thinking... a home party plan company that sells handbags? Oh, yes- and these aren't your momma's handbags, either! These are the coolest, prettiest handbags available! I can tell you this because Maureen offered to send me my very own Miche Bag to review. I was completed floored by her offer! I get the opportunity to review lots of neat things, but this is my first experience with reviewing a purse! Maureen directed me to her Miche Bag website and asked me to take a look at the styles of bags they offer. She wanted me to select a size that would suit my needs, since I would be using it. I spent a lot of time looking around, because I am pretty new to Miche and wanted to explore. I found that the larger style (Prima) looked more like a bag I was likely to carry- since I bring the whole world with me every time I leave the house. Maureen selected my bag and had it shipped right to my door within just a few days.

My Miche Bag has arrived!

My new Miche Bag arrived in a really cute box, and I couldn't wait to see which Miche Bag Maureen sent to me. Here's what was waiting for me...

 My Miche Bag all wrapped up...

I removed the wrapped items from the box. There was the actual handbag lining, the shell and a set of straps. The neat thing about Miche is that you start with a base bag, which honestly, you could use all by itself, and it would be a perfectly wonderful bag. Once you've selected the size of the bag that will work best for you, you can then select shells- the outer layer of the bag. The Miche Bag base simply fits right into the shell... and stays fastened together by magnetic strips along the top of each- the lining and the shell. How cool is that?

 Here's how to create your own unique Miche Bag! Easy as 1-2-3!

Next, you'll want to choose a shell to go over the base. There are thirty-eight shells available for the Prima base, alone! There are styles to suit everyone! I am really more of a classic handbag kinda gal. I don't like loud colors, and I'm not into funky or bold prints... I'm just not a risk-taker! Miche's got me covered, though! There are so many beautiful, classic and classy styles of shells to choose from. Maureen chose to send me the Katheryn Shell for my Prima base. She and I have never met, but I feel like she must know me, because she sent the exact shell that I would have chosen for myself! The Katheryn Shell is beautiful! It features a rich chocolate brown faux leather, and classic pleats around the bag, as well as rivets for added flair! This bag is me, simply said. It's a color and style and size that I love, and the best part is that I can use this shell year-round, and it will never go out of style!

Check out the components of a Miche Bag...

 Inside lining or base (Prima) in standard black...


 Outer shell... absolutely beautiful (Katheryn shown here)!


 Here's what my new Miche Bag looks like when it's all put together!


My Prima Miche Bag is like a dream come true! I don't have to spend countless weekends looking around for the perfect handbag, anymore! There is so much room inside of this bag, too! I have enough room to tote around emergency diapers and wipes, a toy or two, all the usual things like keys, wallet, make up, cell phone, grocery lists and more! There are several pockets- a large pocket to hold little things (this is where I put my make up and hair pins, etc), and small pockets on the opposite site, which are perfect spots for my phone, lip gloss and a pen!


Here's the inside of my Miche Bag...

Larger pocket, zips closed...


Smaller pockets to hold all of my devices, and so on...

Now, the Prima Base for a Miche Bag obviously isn't everyone's style. There are smaller and more medium sized bases available, as well. Check out all five base styles right here. With so many shells available, you could literally change your purse every day, without really having to change your purse! You just simply change the shell! No more dumping everything out of your purse to swap it out for another one! Love, love, love that about Miche! The shells are all so beautiful, and there are a lot of colors, patterns and even textures to choose from! It's hard to play favorites with the Miche Shells, because I just like them all so much, but if I had to narrow it down, these would be at the top of my list...

Kali- perfect for the summertime! I have some jewelry that would look so good with this! I can just see myself in a stark white blouse or sundress, carrying this bag! Hot!

Lucy- a versatile style and pattern for warmer or cooler months! This would go nicely with a lot of things hanging in my closet!


Rosalyn- You almost can't tell, but this is a beautiful, sophisticated plumb color that I would love to tote around in the fall and winter!

I am definitely loving and enjoying my Miche Bag, and I am going to make sure my hubby and the rest of my fam have my Miche Bag wish list on hand for holidays, birthdays, etc! I wish Maureen lived closer to me, because I totally want to have a Miche Party! This would be a super fun way to get the girls together to talk about the latest fashion trends. I've not switched back to any of my other handbags since receiving my Miche Bag from Maureen. I take it everywhere, and I feel classy and special (I don't think Miche has hit Salisbury, NC yet!). I've received a lot (and I do mean a lot) of compliments on my Miche Bag, and have had several gals ask me where I got it. And of course, when I tell them about the bag, I have to show them how cool it is and what it does... and I also tell them to get over to my blog and read all about it so they can shop with Maureen! I am also loving the fact that Miche is totally affordable! Think about what you may spend on a typical designer bag, and then compare it to the prices of the Miche Bases and Shells. The choice is obvious!

Here I am, mom rockin' my new Miche Bag!

Miche also has lots of other great products! There are many different handles and carabiners, specialty bags, charmers, organizers, and even wallets and coin purses available through Miche! I totally need the purse organizer, and the closet organizer... and may not need, but definitely want a charmer or two to add a little sass to my Miche Bag!

Miche Charmer

I think that every woman (wife, mom or not), deserves a Miche. Seriously, girls- I absolutely recommend that you go to Maureen's website and explore Miche! Having a Miche bag will change your life! It will save you steps, and that will save you time. With Maureen's assistance, you'll be rockin' your new Miche Bag in no time! Any time you're ready for a new look, Maureen will be standing by, ready to assist you, or you can just simply shop her website, whenever you like! These bags would make great gifts for teens, college-aged girls, and adults. Moms will love these Miche Bags, and so will everyone else! Give your honey a little hint that you might like a Miche Bag for Valentine's Day, your birthday, or just because!

Want It? Buy It!

Head on over to Maureen's Miche website and start building your perfect bag today! If you need any help at all, just contact Maureen. She is just the sweetest person ever and she'd love to help you! Also, be sure to sign up for Maureen's Miche Newsletter here to get exclusive offers and discounts! You'll be glad you did! Want free Miche? Schedule your party with Maureen today!

Miche Bag pictured here does not reflect the actual giveaway item.

Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win their very own Miche Bag! For real! Just use our simple entry form and get to all of the required fields for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Maureen Daniels of Miche for introducing me to this wonderful company, for allowing me to try Miche out, and for sponsoring this seriously awesome giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, everyone!

~Ondria~


Disclosure: Other than the above featured Miche Bag, which I was sent directly from the mentioned representative, I was not compensated to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.


V3


V3 Weight Management Complex 
w/Karla Harms


I know I'm not a mommy yet, but keeping up with 14 kids, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week has taught me that mommies need all the energy they can get to keep up with their little ones. Eating well, sleeping 8 hours a night, and exercising are three great ways to get more energy. But what do you do when you don’t have that time for yourself? V3 by Voyager Health Technologies could be your answer.


 V3 promises to naturally give mommies that energy they desperately need, while helping them keep their weight in check.  V3 is a weight loss supplement that uses only natural ingredients like cocoa powder and kelp (yes, seaweed) to give you that extra boost.



 V3 consultant Karla Harms was great to work with and uses  V3 daily. She has already lost 30lbs! YOU GO GIRL! Karla sent me a 6 day sample of  V3. While I didn’t lose any weight, I was pleased to find that I had more energy on the days I took the supplements than on the days I didn’t. Now, this wasn’t enough energy to go run a marathon or anything but by the end of the day I wasn’t wishing my desk was a bed instead of an endless wasteland of books, papers, and permission slips. I even made it through the grocery store after school without wanting to crawl into the cart and take a nap, that’s saying a lot.  Don’t just take my word for it though, check out all the testimonies on http://voyagerhealth.com/testimonials/ .

Want It? Buy It!
Interested in V3Head over and check them out!  You can also check them out on Facebook


Want It? Win It!
One of our lucky MBP readers will win their own sample of V3. Use our easy entry form below to enter for a chance to win this great prize. Please be sure to enter all mandatory fields to be eligible to win. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lemongrass Spa Review and Giveaway

Part of our Valentine's Day Feature

My kind of night sort of goes like this...
Ah, the house is quiet! I am all alone and I've done my Pilates, had dinner and now it's time to for some good old fashioned relaxing! What am I going to do? Why, head into the bedroom, the bathroom and back to bedroom again, because those are where my moments of utter relaxation occur... and that's also where my favorite new spa products just happen to be!

When I was contacted by Mylah Stanton about reviewing some products from Lemongrass Spa, I couldn't turn her down! I hardly ever get any time to myself. The fact that I am alone in my own house at this very moment is like a dream come true. I have to take my little moments when I can get them, and the truth is- I cherish every single second! I know it sounds selfish, but after a long day of diaper changes, milk spills, Cheerio pick ups, stumbling over toys, several loads of laundry, cooking, cleaning, blogging, putting in hours of work volunteering for church, and just being a mommy and wife, I need those moments!



I had actually never heard of Lemongrass Spa before being introduced to their products by Mylah. She told me that there were some things I just had to try, and she was super excited about sending me some samples. Within just a few days of getting the ball rolling, I had a nice package from the UPS man at my door, straight from Lemongrass Spa! I ripped into it, of course- like a kid on Christmas morning (my husband is worse with my packages- trust me!). I was excited to see that Mylah chose to send me a  nice little travel set of trial sized products from Lemongrass Spa. In a cute little clear plastic pouch, I received Eternal Bliss Body Silk, Pink Grapefruit Body Polish, Oatmeal Milk & Honey Soap, and a Pink Shimmer Lip Balm.

Here are some pics I snapped of the products Mylah chose to send me...

 Info about Lemongrass and the products just waiting for me to try them!


Don't these look amazing? 
Lip Shimmer, Body Polish, Body Silk and Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap!


Eternal Bliss Body Silk...

I decided to try the Eternal Bliss Body Silk first. This amazing body lotion really does make your skin feel as though it's wrapped in silk. It has a tiny little hint of fragrance, which is nice. I don't like it when my lotions are too perfume-y. The Body Silk itself is very light. It covers and hydrates well, but it isn't thick, nor is it watery. I've used this first thing in the morning, before bedtime, right after a workout, and it just makes my skin come back to life after looking dull and tired. It gives my skin a nice little glow, and definitely makes it feel super soft and smooth. The Body Silk is filled with lots of great stuff for your skin like vitamin E, and avocado oil. It's also lightly scented with yummy pomegranate extract!

Pink Shimmer Lip Balm...

Next, I wanted to try the Pink Shimmer lip balm. I have to be honest here, I used to have a really terrible addiction to lip balms. I know it sounds silly, but it was a serious problem for me. I was re-applying lip balm every fifteen minutes, all day long. My lips got too used to the lip balm, and just craved more and more moisture. It has taken me YEARS to get to a place where I don't need to put lip balm on at all, so I am very selective about what goes onto my lips. The Pink Shimmer looked too cute not to try, so I twisted off the cap and lightly brushed some of the balm across my lips. The balm is nice and light, and includes a blend of coconut oil, apricot kernal oil, cocoa butter and a hint of stevia, which gives it a yummy taste! This a a great balm for every day use- it protects your lips from the elements (wind, etc...) and it tastes great! It's a nice sheer balm, which enhances the natural color of your lips. I have been carrying this Pink Shimmer lip balm around with me in my purse and using it daily since I received it. You can buy the balm alone, or you can buy an entire set of four different balms. There are other flavors available, too! Can't wait to try those!

 Pink Grapefruit Body Polish...

Next up, I wanted to try the Pink Grapefruit Body Polish... so I headed to the powder room and used it in the shower. I had just shaved my legs, and decided to go ahead and 'polish' my legs with the Lemongrass Spa Body Polish. I unscrewed the cap to the body polish and my senses were immediately awakened with the scent of the grapefruit fragrance. The grapefruit fragrance is combined with sugar, almond oil and honey. It's a fantastic product to use when you want to exfoliate stubborn skin areas like your feet and elbows. I sort of like being able to 'seal' my skin after shaving my legs, and the Pink Grapefruit Body Polish was just the thing to do it! Let me tell you- it smoothed right into my skin and melted away. My thirsty skin just soaked that oil right up! The body polish left my skin feel smooth, and it also added a nice, lively shine to my skin... and most of us use lotions to achieve this look (especially in the spring and summer months). I don't need to look anywhere else for a better sugar scrub- I am in love! There are lots of other body polishes available, too- choose from scents like Lemon Sorbet, Pomegranate, Tangerine and many more!

 Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap...

While in the shower, I also used the Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap. I so love this soap. I have used it in place of my favorite body wash, and I may never turn back! Most soaps and body washes that I have used have all left my skin feeling lack-luster and dry afterward... but this soap is totally different! The oatmeal milk and honey soap both moisturizes and exfoliates at the same time. It's like a smooth and delicate buffer for my skin that drips milk and honey to soak into the skin, while the oatmeal gently lifts away dead skin. I even used this soap to wash my face with, just to see what would happen, and my skin looked and felt healthier than it had in ages!

Lemongrass Spa offers lots of wonderful products that I can't wait to try. Who wouldn't love knowing that all of their products are 97-100% all natural, and handmade in the Colorado Rockies! I love that their products are affordable, too! That means I can try more than just one product at a time! They have a line of products designed for all skin types, which is great for me and my oily skin! Check out some of the products that are on my shopping list...

 Facial Cleansing Gel...


Clarifying Facial Mist...


Baby Pampering Gift Set...


Medium Mineral Make Up...

Lemongrass Spa has everything! Seriously, I could spend all day looking on Mylah's website, making a list of things that I want to try. I love that they offer skincare, make up, haircare, products for babies, products for men, spa products, gift sets and more! If there are any guys reading this, do your lady a huge favor and shop with Mylah this Valentine's Day! Chances are, she won't even know about Lemongrass Spa's products, and she'll be totally thrilled and surprised by your gift! Gals, since Lemongrass Spa offers products for guys, this would be an equally wonderful way for you to do your Valentine's Day shopping! Don't forget Lemongrass Spa for birthdays, baby or bridal showers, housewarming gifts, Easter baskets, etc! Why not plan a fun get together with the girls? Mylah can help you plan a fun evening in with Lemongrass Spa that's sure to be a big hit! If you're looking for new income opportunities, ask Mylah how you can get started with Lemongrass Spa! They have a wonderful ground floor opportunity, and a wonderful hostess plan, as well!


Want It? Buy It!

You can purchase all of the above featured products from Lemongrass Spa and many, many more by simply going to Mylah's Lemongrass Spa website! Be prepared to spend a little time looking at all they have to offer! Need some assistance? Just contact Mylah! She is very sweet, offers excellent customer service and she would be more than happy to help you!


Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win a trial size Lemongrass Spa Lotion & Body Polish Duo (in Tangerine)! Just use our super easy entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Mylah S. for introducing me to Lemongrass Spa and allowing me to try these four amazing products, as well as sponsoring this great giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, everyone!

~Ondria~

Disclosure: Other than the above featured products that I received directly from this representative, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.