Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Enstrom's Candies (Review & Giveaway)

I'm not really a huge candy lover, but I do enjoy sweets. It has sort of come back to bite me, because my sweet son loves sweets just as much, if not more than I do. He constantly asks for a chocolate treat, and it's hard to say no to his, well- sweet face.

Enstrom's

I discovered a magnificent candy company about a month ago, Enstrom Candies. Enstrom Candies, is home of World Famous Almond Toffee and other fine confections including chocolate assortments, truffle assortments and turtles. They also have gift boxes, gift baskets and custom message sleeves to help send that perfect gift to that special person or group. There are several retail locations in Colorado where you can browse all of their wonderful products.

Enstrom Candies World Famous Toffee- arrived in this very lovely box.

We were sent a 1 lb box of Enstrom's World Famous Almond Toffee to taste test. I couldn't wait to try it! I love toffee! I think it's delicious just by itself, and I also love it baked into things like cookies and muffins, and love it in my ice cream, too! Our box of World Famous Almond Toffee arrived while I was out of town, and I left my hubby strict instructions not to eat any of it until I was able to come home and photograph what was sent. Well, when I got back from my trip, I noticed the box that it has arrived in was on my dining room table- empty. I was all set to accuse him of eating it all while I was away, but it turned out that he just put the smaller box of the toffee in the refrigerator, as 'keep refrigerated' was on the box. Oops. Wife fail moment.

Look at all of this toffee! How delicious does this look?!

After dinner, we opened up the toffee, and we were so delighted to find two 1/2 lb slabs of thick toffee, just waiting for us to devour it! Enstrom's Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee, is all natural, and is crafted from a blend of fresh California almonds, sweet cream butter and pure cane sugar. It's covered with a delicious layer of milk chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed almond. There are large, whole almond pieces throughout the toffee, itself.

Thick, delicious Almond Toffee from Enstom Candies. Don't you just want to grab this and take a bite?

We each broke off a small piece to taste, and were blown away by the sweet goodness of this toffee! Enstrom has every right to call their toffee 'world famous!' As I tasted the toffee, everything just melded together, like a beautiful symphony of flavors, all complimenting one another so nicely. The toffee and chocolate both just melted in my mouth, and I was left with a wonderful almond to crunch at the very end. My husband gave me 'oh, my gosh' eyes as he tried Enstrom's toffee, meaning he thought it was incredible. Balian enjoyed licking the toffee, and picking off the chocolate.

We've had a lot of traffic through our home since we received the toffee from Enstrom Candies, so we've been sharing it with a lot of family and friends. Everyone has loved it. My dad has asked for a tiny piece of it every time he's been to my home in the past three weeks. We've been taking tiny pieces, and trying to savor the toffee, because it's just so, so good! Now it's almost all gone, and we're going to have to order some for the holidays!

Along with their delicious toffee (available in a variety of flavors), Enstrom Candy also offers yummy gourmet chocolate goodies like...

Truffle Assortment


Peppermint Cookie Bark


Mini Turtles


Enstrom Candies has a wonderful selection of sugar free candy, as well as gift baskets, wedding favors and gift packs! A selection from Enstrom's would make a great gift for any occasion, and with the holidays coming, it's a great time to start thinking about gifts for co-workers, friends, teachers, etc!

We loved our Enstrom's experience, and can't wait to try some of their other fine confections! Enstrom Candies is first class candy at its very best, and is definitely worth trying!

Want It? Buy It!

You can find Enstrom Candies' entire selection of gourmet candy available for purchase through their website. Check the website for store locations in Colorado, if you're local! Be sure to connect with Enstrom Candies on Facebook, as well!


Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win their very own 1 lb. box of toffee from Enstrom Candies! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Remember- the first four entry fields on the Rafflecopter are MANDATORY entry fields. You MUST click to start the Rafflecopter, 'like' both MBP and Enstrom's on FB, and you MUST leave a comment on this post for your entries to count.

Special thanks to Enstrom Candies for allowing us this sweet experience, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned product free of charge for review purposes, directly from the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. Your experience may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment or delivery.





Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney's Secret of the Wings DVD Review

Look what recently showed up at our house...
 Disney's Secret of the Wings
"It's Tinker Bell Mommy"
 
About the Movie:
On October 23rd, 2012, The Walt Disney Studios unveiled an all-new, original full-length CG-animated feature film, “Secret of the Wings,” starring Tinker Bell, one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic characters, along with her fairy friends (Fawn, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist and Vidia) and introducing a sparkling new winter fairy, Periwinkle. Debuting on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital the film marks the first time ever Tinker Bell will fly on Disney Blu-ray 3D.
 
 
For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place.  “Secret of the Wings” takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.
 
A magical fairy adventure for the whole family, “Secret of the Wings” features a spectacular voice cast including Academy Award®-Winner Anjelica Huston (TV’s ‘Smash’), Timothy Dalton (TV’s ‘Chuck’, The Living Daylights), Lucy Liu (TV’s ‘Southland’, Charlie’s Angels), Raven-SymonĂ© (TV’s ‘That’s So Raven’), Megan Hilty (TV’s ‘Smash’), Pamela Adlon (TV’s ‘Californication’), Matt Lanter (TV’s ‘90210’), Debby Ryan (TV’s ‘Jesse’) and Mae Whitman (TV’s ‘Parenthood’), and introducing the sparkling new winter fairy, PERIWINKLE, voiced by Lucy Hale (TV’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’).  A DisneyToon Studios production, the film is directed by Peggy Holmes, co-directed by Bobs Gannaway, and produced by Michael Wigert. John Lasseter serves as Executive Producer.
 
Click here for a sneak peek

 
 Our Review of "Secret of the Wings":
*Spoiler Alert*
 
This movie was out of the package before I could even say go. Both Scarlett and surprisingly Beckett were super excited to watch this movie. They both had seen previews on the Disney channel and knew a little about it. This particular DVD set we received contained both Blu-Ray and regular DVD, along with a game and a 3D bonus discs.
 
I was pleased on how interested both kids were, there were both boy and girl fairies which kept both of them interested. Beckett laughed quite a few times when the boys did something silly and Scarlett loved seeing all the fairies flitting about. The story itself was very good and even heartwarming, Tinker Bell learns she has a sister, and watching them go through the movie together and the connecting with each other, even though is it supposed to be forbidden, gives it some excitement and holds your attention.
 

 
The animation and quality is very good as well. Disney has done an amazing job on creating such vast differences between the Winter Woods and Pixie Hollow and how Tinker Bell changes between the two separate worlds.
 
We have long been a fan of Disney movies at our house. I am glad that Tinker Bell has finally found a place in these movies. She is spunky, good natured, and fun and that makes her a good role model for younger girls. Her friends are also positive role models too. I think Disney's Secret of the Wings was a homerun in our house and will continued to be asked for again and again and again.


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Thanks!
~Steph~

Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned products, which I received directly from this sponsor for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. Mommy's Block Party and its team members are not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment- this is the understood responsibility of the giveaway sponsor.





 









 

Sweet Bottoms (Review & Giveaway)

Cloth diapering has been a addiction for me since I started.  I wish I had a money tree (as most of us do) just so I could buy more diapers.  If you're not familiar with “the new cloth diaper” it’s AMAZING.  They aren’t your mom’s old diaper,s that's for sure.  There are so many types; AIO, AI2, pockets, pre-folds, covers, fitted's and many more.  Sweet Bottoms sent me a package with a type I hadn’t used before the Grovia System AI2 (all in two).  



The Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms is considered a “hybrid” system.  That means it can use a reusable cloth insert or a disposable insert which makes it ideal for travel or for using with family or daycare who may not want to deal with storing dirty diapers.  


I was sent 2 shells, the outer part of the diaper which makes it a reusable one size cloth diaper.  That means it will generally fit a child from 8lb-35 simply by adjusting the snaps on the front of the diaper.


Robots          Bicycles

The backs of the shells from TheGrovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms..


These are the disposable inserts for The Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms


How does GroVia work?
GroVia is designed so that the outer shells may be used for multiple diaper changes. If the soaker pad is wet, simply snap in a fresh one and you are ready to go.  If the shell is wet, allow it to air dry and use for the next diaper change.  When your GroVia Shell is soiled or very saturated, start fresh with a new GroVia Shell.


Most GroVia System users will find that using 2-4 GroVia Shells are enough per day, although newborn babies may need more. 
(taken from the Sweet Bottoms website)





Now personally I think that the insert looks a little bit like something I was given when I left the hospital after having Cameron, but it does the job.  The really cool thing about The Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms is that its compact.  Anyone who uses cloth knows it can be a bit bulky.  With these you simply toss a few of the inserts and a extra shell or 2 in your diaper bag and you are on your way and it takes up no space at all.  No need to even bring your wet bag (what you put your dirty cloth diapers in).



Diaper bag with 3 cloth diapers, wipes and a wet bag



Diaper bag with 3 disposable inserts, 2 shells, wipes and wet bag much more room left over!


How does the one-size feature on my GroVia work?
GroVia will fit MOST babies from 8-35 lbs. The GroVia Shell features three sets of rise snaps that adjust to fit your baby. Our unique one-size Organic Soaker Pad fits from 8-35 lbs as well.

  1. Newborn/Small Infant Setting: Snap your GroVia Shell rise snaps on the lowest setting. Snap your soaker pad into the shell and simply flip the front of the soaker pad in towards baby. Fastened diaper on baby.
  2. Infant Setting: Snap your GroVia Shell rise snaps on the middle setting. Snap your soaker pad into the shell. Tuck the front of your soaker pad down, while pulling the front panel up and fasten on baby.
  3. Toddler Setting: Leave your GroVia Shell rise snaps unsnapped. Snap your soaker pad into the shell and fasten on baby.

           (taken from the Sweet Bottoms website)


Cameron 22lbs with chubby legs modeling The Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms (bicycle pattern).



Cameron modeling the robots pattern he wears his shells on the middle rise for infants


Just think of the ease of cloth diapering when you have the freedom to use The  Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms with either reuseable cloth inserts or disposable.  


Want it??? Buy it!!!
You can get it and so many other items from their website or on facebook.



Want it?? Win it!!!
One lucky reader will win their very own Grovia Weekender System from Sweet Bottoms (you will get to choose the pattern of the 2 outer shells).

Special thanks to Sweet Bottoms for allowing me to review this amazing set and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!
Good luck, and thanks!
~Erin~
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Pure Romance with Karen Marder (October Review & Giveaway)

MBP Spotlight Sponsor Karen Marder: Pure Romance

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Okay ladies, it's time to be truthful... I love my husband deeply, but lately, we have sort of been on opposite schedules... which has not been helpful to our love life. I wake up super early to work (yes- on the blog) when my hubby and son are still sleeping. When it reaches a decent hour, the boys are up, hubby is off to work, and the day truly begins for me- e-mails, phone calls, deliveries, updates, more blogging, and of course- my number one, and most important job... being mommy. At the end of the day, hubby usually comes home, but right now, he's gigging at night (he's a musician), so I barely see him. Our romance was super steady before B was born, and once we became parents, we realized that we just sort of had to sneak it in- which meant I was usually half asleep. Not my idea of a romantic night with my sweet husband.

Pure Romance

I recently shared with our fabulous MBP Spotlight Sponsor- Karen Marder, an Independent Consultant with Pure Romance, that I had really been getting into the Fifty Shades trilogy- and my husband and I both felt like it was starting to jump-start our long lost love life. The books, of course, have had my mind racing with thoughts of getting a little adventurous. Karen asked just how naughty we were willing to get with the reviews, and we both agreed that to keep our posts family-friendly, we have to be pretty selective about what we can and can't share with you. So, Karen offered up a couple of suggestions, and I decided to 'woman up,' and try a little something different.


Karen sent me a tube of Pure Romance's X Scream. X Scream is one of Pure Romance's enhancement creams, and is meant to be used by both men and women. These products are appropriate to use anytime, but more specifically if you're in a situation sort of like my hubby and me- you're stressed, tired, half asleep, have kids and have to sneak alone time in, etc.



X Scream by Pure Romance

We decided to give the X Scream in Vanilla Frosting a try. It's a non-sticky enhancer, and it's nice and tingly. You can use it pretty much anywhere, and it just heightens your senses... sort of makes you feel like there's an electric current running through every tiny touch. The taste is nice, too- very sweet, and just like my favorite frosting. For anyone who has been reading the Grey trilogy and has been wanting to try some sweet things with their partner- go for the X Scream, and forgo the ice cream!

Hubby and I both enjoyed testing this terrific product out, and would recommend it to any couples who are just looking to add a little spice to their love life. It seems like you're not getting a whole lot in the small 1 fl. oz. tube of product, but trust me- all you need is a tiny dab to get that 'zing' you may be longing for. A single tube can and should last for up to three months! This yummy, fun enhancer is also available in Cool Mint.

Click here for complete product information .


Me, at a White Elephant Christmas Swap Girl's Night last year. 
Yes- that's a pickle... just a yodeling pickle.

Our love lives are something that a lot of folks are just too bashful to talk about, but it's an important part of any healthy, loving relationship, and personal health, as well. Just doing little things like spending a few minutes alone together each day, or for me, reading the Grey trilogy, can reignite the flames of love in a marriage. My husband and I are so excited that we'll be celebrating out fifth wedding anniversary next month, and I can't wait for us to be able to have a weekend alone together. Guess what's getting packed in my weekender bag?

Karen's Pure Romance website is definitely worth checking out, as long as you're 18 or older. There are a lot of nice beauty products to check out, pretty lingerie, and lots of other exciting goodies, too! One of my best gal pals is getting married in the spring, and I just have to give her some kind of naughty gift- because she gave one to me, the night before my wedding! Pure Romance is designed to bring couples closer together through communication, and Karen has a lot of knowledge about Pure Romance's products, and how and why they could give your tired relationship a big boost!

Look at what else I'm tempted to try from Pure Romance...


Aura Massage Oil



Body Bling Brush




Sugar Polish




And did I mention the Grey Revolution Collection? Everything you picture from the books, can become a reality with these fun items, and a loving, trusted/trusting spouse!


PureRomanceby Karen

Check out Karen's Pure Romance website for all kinds of fun products to consider trying. If you have any questions about any of the products you see, feel free to contact Karen, She's more than willing to assist you. You can schedule a fun girl's night with Karen, and host your own Pure Romance Party! Thinking about a fun new way to enjoy time with your friends and make some extra money? Ask Karen about the exciting Pure Romance business opportunity! Be sure to connect with Pure Romance by Karen on Facebook, too!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win a tube of X Scream from Pure Romance by Karen! Wouldn't your hubby be surprised to find that in his Christmas stocking!? Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Karen Marder with Pure Romance for helping me add a little sugar and spice back into my love life, and for offering this exciting giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned product free of charge for review purposes, directly from the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. Your experience may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment or delivery.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Night Winners

We just love to bring a smile to so many deserving mommies and friends! We've got some winners to announce tonight. Check and see if you're one of them!

Congrats to...

KidUnique: #42- Erika A. W.
Inspired Inceptions: #737- Anne N.
Shutterfly: #2676- Gina H.
Rockin' Rider Brown Pony: #2416- Sherrie C.

You have all been e-mailed and have 48 hours to fill out our MBP Winner's Response form, and submit that back to us. We're super excited for you!

Didn't win this time? Forget about it! There are plenty more giveaways going on right now that are just as fabulous, so get in on those, while you still can! Plus, our Holiday Gift Guide is just days away from going live, and you know we have lots of giveaways in the works!

Don't forget to like us, follow us, tweet about us, pin to our boards, add us on Google + and all that good stuff. We don't want you to miss out on any great deals, giveaways or just plain cool stuff that we post. Locate our Social Media Bar at the top right of our homepage to connect with us through all of our channels!

Catch ya later...

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Personal or Family Health Scare? Why You Should Always Get a Second Opinion

A few years ago, when I was just a junior in college, my family went through one of the scariest times in our lives. My mother noticed a lump in her breast, and we encouraged her to go to her doctor to get it checked out. After meeting with her doctor, he recommended a specialist for her to see. It was a frightening experience to accompany both my mom and my dad to meet with the oncologist we were referred to. This was a doctor who was local to us, and was trusted by many in our community.

As we met with the doctor, we were looking at x-rays, and talking about the fact that my mom, in her mid-forties at the time, did in fact have breast cancer. Cancer sounds terrifying, and for those who are dealing with it, well- it is terrifying. I knew that I needed to be strong for my mom, my dad, and my younger sister- which is why I insisted on being present for every appointment possible. 

The doctor seemed pretty laid back about the situation, and insisted that nothing needed to happen immediately, and surgery wasn't out of the question, but it might not be necessary. We were sent home with a 'wait and see' approach from the doctor.

After talking with friends and family in the community, my mom was urged to get a second opinion. That's exactly what we did- and we went to one of the best hospitals in the country (located about an hour and a half to two hours north of where we live.). The oncologist we met with was very frank, and honest, which in a situation like this, is what a patient needs. My mother did have breast cancer, and it though it was detected early, it was still nothing to mess around with or to put on hold, as the other doctor suggested. When we were shown the advanced x-ray, there were spots everywhere, which led the doctor to pretty much insist on my mom needing a mastectomy, and for both myself and my sister to go through genetic testing.


The medical team that assisted us through this ordeal (which dragged on for more than a year) and put my mother through a mastectomy, plus lumpectomy, a second mastectomy (of the other breast), and reconstructive surgery, saved my mother's life. If we hadn't received that second opinion, we may have ended up needing to contact Medical solicitors to help our family with legal advice over medical negligence, because who knows what the other oncologist might have insisted on?

We were very lucky to have reliable family and friends encourage that second opinion. My beautiful mother has experienced the joy of both of her daughters getting married to wonderful guys, and and becoming a grandmother. With the continued guidance of her wonderful doctors, we know she'll be with us for a long time.

Have you or someone you love ever gone through a serious health scare?


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Toddlers and Printers Just Don't Mix

We tried our hardest. Really, we did. We tried to put everything out of our son's reach (you know, the things that we didn't want to wind up broken). Once you have a little one who is mobile, nothing is safe! My husband and I were in need of a new printer a few years back, when he was finishing up grad school. So, we saved a few bucks from our tax refund and invested in a pretty nice touch screen printer. It worked beautifully, until our curious toddler got his hands on it.

 It really couldn't be helped, as the computer equipment is usually kept locked in it media cabinet, out of his reach. However, one day when my hubby was printing off some music he had just finished scoring for a rehearsal, Balian reached down and saw the lighted screen, and became very excited. He hurriedly began pressing and mashing and bashing, and before either my husband or myself could grab him, the machine shut off. Our printer wouldn't come back on for days after that incident, no matter what we tried. Eventually, we gave in and called the tech support line, and they walked us through a few different things to try with our printer. It did finally turn back on, but we discovered that the 'off' touch button was damaged, and we were now unable to turn the printer off. We decided that we'd rather just have to leave it on all the time, than have no working printer at all. 

So, that's what we've been dealing with for about a year. Now that I'm working from home, though, I am printing a lot more. My husband is also taking more music gigs, which requires much more printing at home. We need a new printer that can keep up with our demands, so we're looking at purchasing the HP 4300n printer. It'll be great to have a printer that will print super quickly, and can handle a large volume at once! Now we'll just have to figure out where on earth to put it in our new home office area, so that little hands won't be tempted to touch it!

When was the last time you purchased a new printer?

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Minted (Site Review & $50.00 GC Giveaway)

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you're anything like me, you're not ready yet. There's so much to do, and on top of it all, you want to send out beautiful holiday cards, and probably haven't even ordered them yet.


No worries, because I am going to share with you one of the best sites online to find great holiday cards, photo cards, address labels, and more. Meet Minted. Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods. These folks are obsessed with quality, and they truly have the most gorgeous and cleverly designed paper products I have ever seen. Because they love quality, they use thick card stock, and not flimsy paper- so your printed orders can be kept and preserved to enjoy for a lifetime.

I have had a lot of fun just looking around and playing on the Minted website. There's so much to see! I love the wide assortment of photo cards, and also non-photo holiday cards. There are beautiful address labels, and plenty of stationery (I love collecting beautiful stationery!).

I was impressed by their collection of business cards, too. I need a new business card, so I decided to take a look and I had the hardest time selecting one, because there were so many 'out of the box' designs I would have loved to have to hand out to potential clients.


I ended up choosing the design pictured above. 'Hire me. I'm good with words,' just seemed too perfect for a blogger/freelance writer! I was even able to upload the Mommy's Block Party logo to the back of the card!

Minted has wedding invitations, bridal stationery, business supplies, mommy cards or calling cards, art prints, journals, gifts and more!

Look at some of the lovely designs available through Minted...

Animals Alphabet Children's Print


Eclectic Wedding Invitation


Merry Typography Christmas Card


Red Velvet Revelry Christmas Party Decor


You'll have to head to Minted.com to take a look at all of the gorgeous designs that await you! These are not your typical designs- these are not the types of stationery items that you're going to find at your local stationery store, or even at competitor's stores online. These are top quality designs that are one of a kind, and will leave a big smile on your face!

Want It? Buy It!

I can't wait to start my big list of favorites from Minted! Head over to their website and start browsing their designs- just in time before the holidays arrive! Connect with Minted on Facebook, and follow Minted on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest and greatest products and ideas from your friends at Minted! Minted is also on Pinterest, and they just opened up a fabulous contest! Create an inspiration board, and you just might win!


Want It? Win It!

One very lucky MBP reader will win their very own $50.00 gift code to use on Minted.com. Put it toward holiday cards, labels, give it as a gift to someone you know who might be getting married, etc...! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Mac and the Minted Team for allowing me to explore the Minted website, and share about it with our awesome readers, and a very special thank you for offering our community this wonderful giveaway!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I have not personally viewed any product from Minted in person. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. I have been compensated with a gift code to share my thoughts and host a giveaway. Your experience with Minted may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment or delivery.

Mary Kay Satin Hands (Review & Giveaway- Plus Video Review!)

MBP October Spotlight Sponsor Review

Hey all! Ondria here, bringing you another fabulous product review on behalf of our trusted Mary Kay Spotlight Sponsor, Maria Limperos. Maria is a busy mom, just like me... and maybe just like you? She works hard to run a successful business, while taking care of her beautiful children. If anyone knows the importance of 'mommy time,' it's Maria. Maria and I stay pretty connected through Facebook, and we often see each other's posts. I've recently been under a lot of stress- between a very unexpected loss of a close family member to a fun, but also stressful road trip, we've been on the go quite a bit, and in the rush of it all, I've sort of forgotten about taking care of myself.

Maria Limperos, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

Being the wonderful friend and consultant she is, Maria chose to send me the beautiful Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Gift Set for review, along with a couple of samples. I was so excited to hear that I would get to review the Satin Hands Set, because I was definitely in need of some pampering.

The Satin Hands Set arrived directly from Mary Kay, as Maria had ordered it for me. I love the boxes from Mary Kay! They are so cheery, and pink, and just make a girl feel good when opening it.

Isn't the box so pretty?


And on the inside- Hello, gorgeous!


Everything in my Mary Kay box was packaged with packing peanuts layering between the items, to keep it all safe during shipping. In my box, I received the Satin Hands Pampering Set, which came nicely packaged in its own Velcro closure bag, with handles- perfect for gift-giving! I also received a plastic bag containing two samples- a Time Wise product, and a new perfume sample, too! Momma's gotta look good and smell good, ya know?

Mary Kay info sheet, Satin Hands Set and samples...

I'd first been introduced to the Satin Hands collection by Mary Kay several years ago at a local Mary Kay party. I loved it way back then, but hadn't used it since! I couldn't wait to get over to the sink and pamper my poor hands!

My Satin Hands Pampering Set is in this beautiful bag!

The Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set is absolutely amazing. Maria sent me the peach fragrance set, which is a pleasant, light scent, and honestly- peach is one of those scents that is appropriate for every season. The Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set is also available fragrance free! The generous set includes the Satin Hands Hand Softener, Satin Hands Hand Scrub, and Satin Hands Hand Cream. This 3-product set comes in a beautiful gift bag.

To use the Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set, all you need is a minute or two, and a sink. Start with the Hand Softener. A little bit goes a long way with this, so use it sparingly! Smooth the hand softener over your hands, and enjoy as the silky product smooths your dry, tired hands, sealing in the moisture, and making them feel incredibly smooth. This step prepares your hands for step two. Next, gently rub a bit of the Hand Scrub over your hands (best to do this over the sink). The hand scrub both cleanses and exfoliates at the same time. This helps to remove dead, dry skin, revealing healthy-looking skin, and making your hands feel beautiful. Just run your hands under a little warm water, and then gently pat dry. For the third step, smooth some of the luxurious Mary Kay Satin Hands Hand Cream over your freshly pampered hands. This soft, silky hand cream will give you 24 hour protection, seal in moisture, and will last through several washes (which is great, because when you have little ones, you're washing hands and dishes all day!) 


My thoughts, and demo...

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Features of the Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set

Peach Satin Hands® Pampering Set is an easy, three-step system that helps keep hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered.

Delightful peach scent.
Makes a great gift.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Dermatologist-tested.
Also available in a fragrance-free formula.

This set would make a wonderful gift for...

The Holidays
Secret Santa
Bridal Shower
Birthday Gift
Get Well/Recovery
Thinking of You

Want It? Buy It!

You can find all of these wonderful products available for purchase through Maria's Mary Kay website! Take a good look around- because there are a lot of amazing products, waiting for you- from cosmetics to skincare! If you've been thinking about how you might be able to make a little extra money for the holidays, or if you'd just like to share Mary Kay with others, because you like to help people and make them look and feel their best, be sure to ask Maria about the Mary Kay opportunity! She would be more than happy to set up a time to share what Mary Kay means to her, and has done for her and her family! Mary Kay for the holidays? Why not! Make your wishlist, and book a Mary Kay party or girl's night! Maria is on Facebook, and would love for you to pop by her MK page for special offers, photos, and more!

Monthly offer for MBP readers: Maria is offering 20% off on all Body and Sun Care from Mary Kay.  This includes:  Satin Hands, Sun Care, Body Scrubs and Gels, Mint Bliss, Timewise SPF based products, Visibly Fit and Toning Lotion.  (Basically, everything under the SHOP then BODY and SUN link!)



Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win a Fragrance Free Mary Kay Satin Hands Mini Pampering Set! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Reminder- you MUST 'like' Maria's MK page on Facebook through Rafflecopter for your entry to qualify!

Special thanks to Maria Limperos with Mary Kay for allowing me to review yet another set of winning products from Mary Kay- which just confirms what I already knew- Mary Kay products are the best! And thanks also, for offering this wonderful giveaway to our readers, Maria!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above featured item directly from the sponsor for review purposes, free of charge. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment or shipment.