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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Aurora World Crinkle Friends Review & Giveaway!!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

 

 

Aurora World is best known for it’s exten­sive quan­ti­ties of much loved children’s plush toys for boys and girls. Aurora World is the lead­ing sup­plier of afford­able, high qual­ity plush toys and gifts.

Plush toys are well loved by kids of almost all ages. Babies have their favorite plush toys and so do teenagers!

I know that I cer­tainly had my favorite grow­ing up, and I am sure that you also remem­ber your favorite! After find­ing Aurora World while surf­ing the net one day, I desired to know more about them!

Aurora World recently intro­ducted a line up of awe­some toys that are called Crin­kle Friends and are meant to stim­u­late the senses and grab an infant’s atten­tion at first glance with their bright, vivid colours!

The Crin­kle Friends are extremely edu­ca­tional and are designed to assist in help­ing your child learn at a very early age.

 

 

 

 

Crin­kle Friends include TOUCAN, PIG, CRINKLE FRIEND-CROAKER, TIMMY, ALLIGATOR, CRAB, and HEDGEHOG. They are all so adorable and aid in edu­cat­ing your child with inter­est­ing sounds and colours for end­less hours of stim­u­la­tion and fun!

I was ecsta­tic to have been cho­sen to review the alli­ga­tor. The alli­ga­tor is just the right size for baby’s mouth! The Crin­kle Friends were made just for baby. It’s a colour­ful and super soft alli­ga­tor that your baby will love to “Crin­kle”, “Rat­tle” and “Squeak”!

Aurora World Inc. knows that devel­op­men­tal skills mixed with com­fort is what we want our babies to have! Crin­kle Friends are hug­gable stuffed toys made from soft mate­ri­als and helps baby with devel­op­men­tal skills which is phenomenal!

 

 

 

 

 

All of the awe­some sounds that this Alli­ga­tor Crin­kle Friend makes are cre­ated to excite a baby’s curios­ity, and they really do! The alligator’s back makes a crin­kling sound, when you squeeze the nose, it squeaks, and if you shake the Alli­ga­tor, it rat­tles. The dif­fer­ent sounds are sure to awaken any baby’s audi­tory senses, and will keep them busy for a long time.

The Crin­kle Friends also make excel­lent bed­time bud­dies as they are so soft and huggable!

 

 

Crin­kle Friends are rec­om­mended for chil­dren ages 6 months and up and are priced very rea­son­ably. They can be pur­chase at retail out­lets or online at the Aurora shop. They are bright and absolutely delight­ful to babies and toddlers.

Aurora World get’s a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend them to everyone!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win one Crin­kle Friend of choice! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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Simplify Your Life with Erica Ehm and BIC Velocity Bold! ($100 Giveaway!!)

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Study Reveals Cana­di­ans Choose the Power of the Pen to Help Orga­nize Hec­tic Lifestyles

BIC Inc. part­ners with multi-faceted mom, Erica Ehm to offer tips and advice on how to sim­plify our lives with hand­writ­ten notes and doable to-do lists

Life is busy.  Work. Gro­cery Shop­ping.  Errands.  House­hold chores.  More errands. Add a child or two and life gets even busier.  Some­times, there’s the need to take a moment, grab a pen and paper, and write a to-do list!

Reliance on tech­nol­ogy for many every­day tasks is at an all-time high, yet a recent national study of adults by BIC, con­ducted by Cana­dian Omnibus, reveals that 85% of Cana­di­ans most often hand­write notes or lists to stay orga­nized.  A global leader and dis­trib­u­tor of ball­point pens, BIC has part­nered with founder/publisher of yummymummyclub.ca, Erica Ehm, to help pro­vide sound advice on how to orga­nize our lives with effec­tive hand-written notes and to-do lists.

“From my own expe­ri­ence, I face multi-tasking chal­lenges every day, so I under­stand all too well the impor­tance of hand­writ­ing notes and lists to help sim­plify my life,” says Erica Ehm, an author, actress, jour­nal­ist, busi­ness­woman, mom and wife who jug­gles it all.  “No doubt tech­nol­ogy is impor­tant – but the fact remains that when you write some­thing down such as a to-do list, you seem to get it done!  This leads to a hap­pier more pro­duc­tive and less stress­ful lifestyle within both the work place and home.”

 

How to Make Your To-Do List Doable

Do you often feel over­whelmed by the amount of work or chores you have to do or do you some­times just for­get to do some­thing impor­tant?  All of these are symp­toms of not keep­ing a proper “to-do list.” There’s no bet­ter feel­ing than check­ing some­thing off your list — Fin­ished! Com­plete! Mis­sion Accom­plished!   To ensure your to-do list guides you through your day, Erica has these time-saving tips!

  • Set aside 10 to 15 min­utes before you go to bed or as soon as you wake up in the morn­ing to jot a to-do list for the day;
  • Keep your list short (under 20 items) and ensure it is on one page and can be car­ried with you wher­ever you go;
  • Try assign­ing tasks to hourly slots, even if exact tim­ing isn’t crucial;
  • Fig­ure out when you are most pro­duc­tive and alert. Sched­ule the more demand­ing tasks dur­ing these times;
  • Sched­ule an easy job after a dif­fi­cult one or a long task after a short one to keep your­self stimulated.
  • Use spe­cific, active verbs when you tell your­self to do some­thing and include as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble (i.e. Phone the den­tist at 555‑1235 to book an appoint­ment the first week of October)
  • Keep a pen and pad of paper by your bed at night.  Write down any ideas or tasks you think of thru the night so you can clear your mind and have a rest­ful, worry-free sleep.
  • Log your com­pleted tasks and revel in your own productivity!

“The process of putting pen to paper for impor­tant notes and lists makes it a per­sonal com­mit­ment and helps retain the tasks more firmly in our minds,” says Erica. “I also believe a person’s hand-writing is expres­sive and very spe­cial and I love receiv­ing hand writ­ten lists and notes from my chil­dren.  Know­ing they took the time to hand­write a note or card for me is very inti­mate and shows thought and care.  Those take pride of place in my office!”

Cana­di­ans Want Hand­writ­ten Praise!

The study also revealed many Cana­di­ans pre­fer to receive a hand­writ­ten note of praise or thanks from each of the fol­low­ing peo­ple com­pared to an email – espe­cially from our family!

Hand­writ­ten Note vs. Email

  • From our Spouse/Partner 64% 7%
  • From our daughter/son 54% 9%
  • From a Fam­ily Mem­ber 49% 17%
  • From a Close Friend 44% 20%
  • From our Boss 37% 25%

Reduce emails and con­nect with fam­ily & friends by send­ing them hand­writ­ten notes, birth­day cards and thank you notes through­out the year.  Include a hand­writ­ten note in your husband’s suit­case before a busi­ness trip and your child’s lunch­box or overnight bag for their first sleep­over.  The sim­ple act of writ­ing a note of thanks and appre­ci­a­tion speaks volumes!

Make a Smooth Tran­si­tion Back to School and Work!

The sur­vey also indi­cates that 90% of Cana­di­ans feel writ­ing smooth­ness and over­all qual­ity are impor­tant fea­tures when using a pen to hand­write a note.  Hand­writ­ing should be smooth and pol­ished and a good qual­ity writ­ing instru­ment is key!  To help Cana­di­ans make a smooth tran­si­tion back to school and work after a lazy, warm sum­mer sea­son, BIC offers the Smoothest Pen in the Uni­verse™ — the Veloc­ity® Bold ball pen.

This retractable pen fea­tures the Easy-Glide Sys­tem® — BIC’s exclu­sive ink tech­nol­ogy, for smoother writ­ing and a more vivid line. Its moulded rub­ber grip and 1.6 mm bold point gives the user writ­ing con­trol when putting pen to an impor­tant con­tract or exam with a more bold, vivid line of ink. Veloc­ity Bold ball pens are avail­able at major retail­ers. Manufacturer’s sug­gested retail price is $4.49 for a pack­age of four.

I received some for review and I love them so much!! I love the way they feel in my hand while writ­ing, the glide so smooth and do not smear, and they come in a gor­geous array of colours!!

About BIC Inc.

BIC Inc. (Canada) is a sub­sidiary of BIC Cor­po­ra­tion (www.bicworld.com), a lead­ing dis­trib­u­tor of sta­tionery prod­ucts, lighters and shavers.  Since it’s found­ing more than 50 years ago, BIC has hon­ored the tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing high-quality, afford­able prod­ucts to con­sumers every­where.  Through this unwa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion, BIC has become one of the most rec­og­nized brands in the world.

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

Win It

Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a $100 give­away fea­tur­ing a vari­ety of BIC Sta­tionery items! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Dog Trots Globe — To Paris & Provence (Hardcover book) Review & Giveaway!!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

 

 

This is the story of Chula, a Shet­land Sheep­dog who trav­els to France, from Cal­i­for­nia, at the grand old age of nine. It chron­i­cles her adven­tures from Provence, to Paris, and back home again. There is even a handy hints and tips for trav­el­ling on an aero­plane with a dog which is extremely help­ful!! This book was writ­ten about Chula’s point of view when travelling.

As a pet owner, I could really appre­ci­ate the humor­ous slant that the dog’s per­spec­tive gives.

Dog Trots Globe – To Paris & Provence does what every travel book aspires to: it con­vinces a reader who has never vis­ited a place to want to go and evokes mem­o­ries in those who have already been there. Toss in over 150 col­or­ful pho­tographs and a beau­ti­ful Shet­land Sheep­dog and you have an enchant­ing travel book!!

 

 

 

 

Author Sherry Long is not at all unfa­mil­iar to Pet travel. 8 years ago she started trav­el­ing across coun­try with her then 9-month-old Sheltie, Chula, get­ting her accus­tomed to and com­fort­able with the new expe­ri­ences that occur on a daily basis while trav­el­ing with your prescious dog, your best friend!

As over­seas travel with dogs appears to be sprout­ing wings (thank­fully), Sherry has come out with a book on her expe­ri­ence trav­el­ing to and in France – or should I say her dog Chula has? I per­son­ally detest leav­ing my dogs at home when I am off trav­el­ing, and yearn for them every sin­gle day that I am with­out them!! Dog Trots Globe is one dog’s view on the won­ders of the mar­kets, the fields and the sausages of Provence and the some­what less joie de vivre expe­ri­ence of Paris due to lim­its on where you can take your dog. Dogs are not allowed to expe­ri­ence art at the Lou­vre, but most restau­rants will allow them to dine inside if you ask prior to vis­it­ing!! :)

 

 

 

 

 

Chula endured a bit of a walk on the wild side, boldly snatch­ing a baguette from a shopper’s bag as the deli­cious aroma must have been too tempt­ing! Every day was a new adven­ture – even the scary one in the South of France involv­ing thou­sands of ani­mals Chula had never seen before, and that was a bit much for her accord­ing to Sherry, but Chula gamely con­quered her fears when she met these crea­tures later in the countryside!

 

 

 

 

 

This book is not dull or bor­ing, that’s for sure!! Pack with the most excel­lent adven­tures, I rec­om­mend that every­one own a copy!!

You can find this phe­nom­e­nal book called Dog Trots Globe at Ama­zon and iTunes in book, e-book or enhanced e-book for­mats. The research and exten­sive infor­ma­tion on pet travel to France and the prepa­ra­tion that involves is at the publisher’s site.

 

 

Now retired, Sherry Long founded and directed The Hampton-Brown Com­pany, a ” lead­ing pub­lisher of lan­guage and lit­er­acy mate­ri­als” K-12.  She served as CEO for National Geo­graphic School Pub­lish­ing after National Geo­graphic bought the com­pany in 2006.

 

 

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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.

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Ecover Natural Cleaning Products Review & Giveaway!!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

 

 

As many of you know already, I am a huge fan of try­ing to coax every­body that I know to live a greener life. Going green is not as hard as one thinks, it can be done very eas­ily. Less waste, less cost, and less of leav­ing a foot­print on mother earth. I find all of this very impor­tant, as should you.

Recy­cling is an action you must take right now and a vital one con­sid­er­ing we are cur­rently using our planet’s resources faster than they can be renewed. Today, tonight and tomor­row recy­cling is an ongo­ing aware­ness to improve our abil­ity to sus­tain life on Earth. Your role in recy­cling can be as small or large as you want it to be. Most things can be recy­cled today, even with our present pro­cess­ing systems.

 

 

 

 

For some, it can be hard to imag­ine a world with­out plas­tic – espe­cially plas­tic bags.

 

The cons of using plas­tic bags are so over­whelm­ing I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pol­lu­tion prob­lem, their light­weight design allows them to blow away eas­ily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so peo­ple don’t think about how they dis­pose of them. They are made from petro­leum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biode­grade, instead they break­down and are mis­taken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine ani­mals which is fatal. They are found every­where and many ani­mals become fatally entangled.

They are not biodegrad­able, so they will per­sist pretty much for­ever, wher­ever they end up. Land­fills if we are lucky, but because of their wide­spread use and their abil­ity to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clog­ging the stom­achs of a vari­ety of ani­mals, most famously sea tur­tles look­ing for jellyfish.

The recy­cling of plas­tic bags, while prefer­able to other dis­posal meth­ods, is not cost-effective. Plas­tic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the bil­lions that have been pro­duced since then have caused immea­sur­able dam­age to the envi­ron­ment and to wildlife.

With that in mind, I was ecsta­tic to find ECOVER while surf­ing the web who have already taken these steps toward a more happy and greener world!

 

 

 

 

 

About ECOVER:

 

 

 

Mis­sion

 

Our mis­sion state­ment is“Making a Healthy and Sus­tain­able Lifestyle Easy”.

 

Healthy

Healthy liv­ing is one of the most impor­tant ways that peo­ple can improve their lives and we feel proud to con­tribute to that. We only offer non-toxic prod­ucts that are safe and kind to human health.

Lifestyle

We believe that all peo­ple have a choice to live a way of life or style of liv­ing that reflects their atti­tudes and val­ues. For peo­ple who lean towards a healthy and sus­tain­able way of liv­ing, our goal and mis­sion is to help them dis­cover their jour­ney and make it eas­ier for them to live and main­tain this lifestyle.

Easy

At Ecover, we under­stand that lead­ing a sus­tain­able lifestyle requires peo­ple to act, be informed and make more deci­sions than ever – and this isn’t always easy. That is why for every­thing we do we have you in mind, mak­ing sure we offer qual­ity prod­ucts with an attrac­tive design, rea­son­ably priced, con­ve­nient to use and easy to find. Every day, we’re com­mit­ted to mak­ing inno­v­a­tive, fun and smart prod­ucts that are bet­ter for you, your fam­ily and the world we live in.

 

 

 

 

 

I was sent a huge assort­ment of Ecover prod­ucts from the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Ecover! These phe­nom­e­nal prod­ucts con­tain nat­ural ingre­di­ents and smell so awe­some! They clean just like any other prod­uct, but do not con­tain the harm­ful chem­i­cals that is used in a lot of other clean­ing products.

Their lineup of nat­ural clean­ing prod­ucts are exten­sive! Choose from Liq­uid laun­dry deter­gent, Ecover Toi­let Bowl Cleaner, Dish­wash­ing Liq­uid, Ecover dish­wash­ing tablets, Ecover Toi­let Bowl Cleaner, All Pur­pose Cleaner, Bath­room Cleaner, Glass and Sur­face Cleaner, Floor Soap, Cream Scrub, Limescale Remover, Hand Soap, Auto­matic Dish­washer Pow­der, Rinse Aid, Laun­dry Liq­uid 2.5X Con­cen­trate ZERO, Fab­ric Soft­ener ‚Stain Remover ‚Laun­dry Bleach, Laun­dry Liq­uid, Laun­dry Liq­uid 2.5X Con­cen­trate Sunny Day and Del­i­cate Wash!

 

 

 

 

You can fol­low the Ecover blog by click­ing here, and you can pur­chase these excel­lent nat­ural clean­ing prod­ucts by click­ing here to find the store near­est you. You may even want to join thou­sands of peo­ple by sign­ing up for their awe­some newslet­ter where Ecover keeps you informed about all sorts of fun news, activ­i­ties and fun events!

 

 

Ecover prod­ucts totally exceeded my expec­ta­tions, and def­i­nitely gets a huge thumbs up from CoolCanucks!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some Ecover Nat­ural Clean­ing Prod­ucts as well! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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CoolCanucks Review of Fan­tasy Jew­elry Box!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

 

 

 

One word for this gor­geous jew­elry! STUNNING!!

I have com­pleted a lot of reviews of Fan­tasy Jew­elry Box in the past, and their jew­elry is sim­ply amaz­ing! With low, extremely unbeat­able prices, one should not choose any­where else for their stun­ning jewelry!

I have never in my life seen such an exten­sive array of jew­elry! Choose from men’s & women’s col­lec­tions, all neatly cat­e­go­rized on the left to make shop­ping at Fan­tasy Jew­elry Box a com­plete snap!

 

 

 

 

 

“FantasyJewelryBox.com is one of the lead­ing online celebrity and designer inspired imi­taion cz ster­ling sil­ver jew­elry retail­ers. Although cz cubic zir­co­nia ster­ling sil­ver replica jew­elry is our spe­cialty, we are also a lead­ing online ster­ling sil­ver cz jew­elry retailer for replica celebrity rings, fake engage­ment rings and faux wed­ding sets.

Our ster­ling sil­ver cubic zir­co­nia cz jew­elry col­lec­tions pri­mar­ily con­sists of high end gen­uine .925 Ster­ling Sil­ver with high-quality cubic zir­co­nia stones. We also proudly carry gold jew­elry col­lec­tions as well as fash­ion jew­elry and cos­tume jew­elry for our more budget-friendly shop­pers. Our cubic zir­co­nia jew­elry prices gen­er­ally range from $10.00 to $500.00 so it is easy to see why our afford­able ster­ling sil­ver jew­elry col­lec­tions are so pop­u­lar! Whether you are a finan­cially strug­gling col­lege stu­dent or a suc­cess­ful, wealthy woman who enjoys a good deal, our col­lec­tions are per­fect for you!

Although we spe­cial­ize in women’s cubic zir­co­nia cz jew­elry, our grow­ing men’s stain­less steel and tita­nium col­lec­tion is quite pop­u­lar! We believe this is due to our com­pet­i­tive, sub­stan­tially lower prices that is rare in today’s jew­elry mar­ket for men. Of course, that state­ment can be said for all the ster­ling sil­ver jew­elry within our col­lec­tions! Our famous slo­gan says it all: “FantasyJewelryBox.com is Afford­able Jew­elry for Expen­sive Tastes!”

Shop Fan­tasy Jew­elry Box with com­plete con­fi­dence! We proudly stand behind our ster­ling sil­ver cubic zir­co­nia cz jew­elry with our risk-free guar­an­tee to assure that you are a happy, life­long customer!”

 

 

 

 

I was sent a gor­geous Allison’s Fine Blue Sap­phire Emer­ald Shape Engage­ment Ring, and I love it so much!! The com­pli­ments received when wear­ing this daz­zling expen­sive look­ing ring were aston­ish­ing!! It’s hon­estly breath-taking!

 

 

 

 

925 Ster­ling Silver

  • Rhodium Elec­tro­plated
  • High Qual­ity Cubic Zirconia
  • Emer­ald Shape Stone, Round Stones
  • Sap­phire Blue Stones, Clear Stones
  • 12mm Face Height
  • 3mm Band Width
  • Prong Set­ting, Inlaid Setting
  • 3.75 Carat Cen­ter Stone, 4 Total Carat Weight

 

 

Sim­ply breath­tak­ing!! I give a huge Kudos to Fan­tasy Jew­elry Box for their very gor­geous jew­elry, and rec­om­mend them to everyone!!

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CoolCanucks Review of Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls Book!!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

 

 

 

When you’re tired of your look or when you real­ize that you’ve had the same hair and makeup styles since high school, it’s time for a makeover. If you were always labeled the ‘nice girl’ type, you can spend thou­sands of dol­lars to have a pro­fes­sional styl­ist help you with a dif­fer­ent type of makeover to attract the hot sexy men, but there’s no need to spend that kind of money! You can do your own ‘naughty’ makeover at home and spend very lit­tle money in the process thanks to this excel­lent book enti­tled “Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls” writ­ten by Dim­itri James!

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are a full time mommy, or mar­ried with or with­out chil­dren, or even fly­ing solo … every girl deserves to look and feel sexy no mat­ter what. You may ask your­self: “Sex appeal? What is that?? How do you acheive this with­out look­ing trashy?

Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls was writ­ten by a pro­fes­sional makeup artist named Dim­itri James, who is also the cre­ator of Skinn Cos­met­ics! What’s really phe­nom­e­nal about this book is that it teaches one how to dress a lit­tle classier in dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions whether at home, trav­el­ing, or even at a club or bar and gives you many dif­fer­ent options. Dim­itri instructs us on how to use makeup,  wear cloth­ing, how to use body lan­guage and even includes which colours you should use accord­ing to your hair and skin!  Although this may take a lit­tle work to get your mind set changed, you get pointed in the right direc­tion. This book teaches you how to become more sexy and more con­fi­dent, period!

 

 

 

 

This is def­i­nitely a great how-to guide for any woman to have on hand, espe­cially those who don’t have a nat­ural fash­ion sense. Look­ing great and hav­ing the sex appeal helps with one’s self esteem and assists you in get­ting noticed. The book explains how so many times the nice girls in our world are over­looked for jobs, by men, and even in social sit­u­a­tions which is sad but very true.

 

 

 

 

 

This book is a great self-help book, and I rec­om­mend that every woman own a copy!

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.

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ J&D Beauty Products Wet Brush Review & Giveaway!!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

 

 

I am always in search of prod­ucts on the mar­ket that would be ben­e­fi­cial to me and was ecsta­tic to find J&D Beauty Prod­ucts on the net!

When it comes to hair brushes, I am pretty picky. Did you know that using the right brush will make your hair  look health­ier, shinier, and cre­ate and hold your style bet­ter? Believe me, there really is a method to the mad­ness behind all of the dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes of brushes you see in all kinds of stores. If you’ve always wanted to achieve a sleek, salon qual­ity hair­style but never took the time to learn about hair tools, you can now dis­cover what a qual­ity hair­brush can really do for you. Your brush truly does make a dif­fer­ence in how your hair looks and feels!

 

 

 

 

J&D Beauty Prod­ucts sent me one of their famous “Wet Brush” Hair Brushes and they are the absolute BEST Hair Brushes that I have ever used in my entire life! These phe­nom­e­nal Hair Brushes get ulti­mate brag­ging rights from CoolCanucks!!

The Wet Brushes are known world­wide for their dura­bil­ity and effec­tive­ness. These brushes can be used for every­thing – cre­at­ing curls, straight­en­ing curls, set­ting bangs, cre­at­ing vol­ume, etc…

 

 

 

 

There is so much that goes into hav­ing the per­fect hair…and brushes are no place to skimp if you want the per­fect look.

 

 

 

J&D Beauty Prod­ucts has the per­fect brush for you to achieve that look!!

 

 

Super soft Intel­liFlex™ bris­tles.
• Detan­gle hair with ease.
• Works great on wet or dry hair.
• Per­fect for men, women & kids.
• For thick, curly or straight hair.
• Great for hair exten­sions & wigs.

 

 

 

The Wet Brush is absolutely awe­some and scores a HUGE thumbs up from CoolCanucks!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win 1 of 5 Wet Brushes {5 win­ners of 1 brush each.}!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Back to School with Naked Binder Review & Giveaway!!

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

 

 

 

As most of you know, I am all about green com­pa­nies and eco-friendly prod­ucts, and Naked Binder is cer­tainly no excep­tion. Naked Binder is a com­pany com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing durable, very high qual­ity and use­ful prod­ucts that leave less of a foot­print on the earth.  They believe that long life, strength and beauty go hand-in-hand in the fight against an ugly, cheap, dis­pos­able soci­ety.  Naked Binder is con­stantly work­ing to improve their prod­ucts and processes, look­ing for ways to cut down on waste and pack­ag­ing.  All of Naked Binder prod­ucts are either recy­cled or recy­clable which is phenomenal!

 

I recently received an assort­ment of Naked Binders to review. I noticed right off the bat that these binders were much stur­dier than the vinyl binders that we nor­mally pur­chase for school use. They also sport a very pretty array of colours on the spines so you can colour coor­di­nate your projects or pick a spe­cific colour to blend into your decor!

 

 

• 100% recy­cled board, 97% post-consumer waste
• com­pletely recy­clable
• acid neu­tral board
• no plas­tic, vinyl or toxic chemicals

 

Using eco-friendly prod­ucts help con­serve nat­ural resources, such as; wood, elec­tric­ity, water and oil. Biodegrad­able and recy­clable prod­ucts will also cut back on waste that goes to land­fills and helps pre­vent pol­lu­tion from leach­ing into the ecosys­tem. Recy­cling helps pre­serve the envi­ron­ment and sup­ports the economy.

To make the biggest impact with eco-friendly prod­ucts you should both buy eco-friendly/recycled prod­ucts and reduce, reuse and recy­cle the prod­ucts you buy.

 

 

 

 

 

Using prod­ucts made from recy­cled mate­ri­als such as what these binders are made of, reduces the impact on the envi­ron­ment in a few ways. In the exam­ple of paper, less trees are being cut down. The num­ber of chem­i­cals used in the pro­duc­tion of new paper is reduced. Land-fill sites have been spared at least the amount of paper that was recy­cled! What a bril­liant way to par­take in liv­ing an eco-friendly lifestyle! Naked Binder is an Eco-friendly option for school sup­plies that kids or par­ents already buy but with­out all the vinyl and PVC. They are 100% recy­clable, 100% recy­cled, 100% PCW and FCS cer­ti­fied. Along with being green­their binders are also strong enough, for even the rough­est kids, to make it through the year with one binder. They were tested by flex­ing them over 250,000 times with­out fail, that is equiv­a­lent to using the binder 20 times a day for over 30+ years with­out it break­ing. They also go one step fur­therby being a mem­ber of the 1% for the Planet pro­gram. Being a mem­ber means 1% of their sales go to envi­ron­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions around the world.

 

About Naked Binder:

 

“Started in 2008, Naked Binder emerged hav­ing mul­ti­ple goals: sus­tain­abil­ity, great design, pre­serv­ing wilder­ness we love and giv­ing back to edu­ca­tion that helped us get here.

We designed the strongest, most sus­tain­able 3-ring binders avail­able — cut­ting waste in man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­cess­ing and travel.  We make our binders, fold­ers and tabs in Des Moines, IA in the US of A out of FSC cer­ti­fied, 100% post-consumer waste binders board, 100% cot­ton cloth, a few FSC cer­ti­fied papers and metal rings.  No plas­tics, vinyls or toxins.

We designed our 3-ring binders to look so good you won’t want to get rid of them.  We have every­thing you might need to impress a client, store your taxes or dec­o­rate your office.

Naked Binder donates to sup­port wilder­ness areas and schools around the US. Learn­ing to think and space to think in are impor­tant for a bet­ter world.
• 1” ring holds 170 sheets of paper”

 

I give Naked Binder a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend that you try these out for your­self! They are per­fect for all of your back to school needs that is very quickly approaching!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a misc assort­ment of Naked Binder prod­ucts!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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EdenFantasys.com ~ because we all need to be Pampered!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

 

 

As many women can relate, it’s so nice to be able to pam­per your­self at home and achiev­ing the salon look with­out pay­ing the hefty salon prices! After a very long day of run­ning around non-stop doing errands, or sim­ply chas­ing after your scream­ing cry­ing chil­dren … we all need time to our­selves just to relax, unwind, and free our­selves of stress. The best way to do so is to pour your­self a nice hot bub­ble­bath and choose some amaz­ing bath prod­ucts such as Milk made nour­ish­ing bath and shower bub­bles in a pleas­ant light aroma of vanilla and rasp­berry along with some awe­some Venus aro­matic bath salts in a pineapple/tangerine fra­grance! Move on over Cal­gon! You’re a thing of the past!

 

 

 

 

 

For a deeper sense of relax­ation, why not light some phe­nom­e­nal stress reliev­ing mas­sage can­dles and spread them out around your tub such as the Amorous mas­sage can­dle in the relax­ing Orchid scent and break free from every­thing and every­one while enjoy­ing your own lit­tle spe­cial and well deserved alone time!!

 

 

 

After that salon treat­ment in the pri­vacy of your own home, dry your­self off and be sure to lather your­self with some fan­tas­tic body butter’s like the Flirty lit­tle secret body but­ter with pheromones or the Whipped body creme in the Fra­grance of Grapefruit/Honeysuckle! You will def­i­nitely feel like a mil­lion bucks!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to shop online at my favorite store, EdenFantasys.com

At Eden­Fan­ta­sys you will find the best of the best Beauty and Body prod­ucts out there today! Be sure to check out their exten­sive array of prod­ucts avail­able, you won’t be sorry!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Sharpie Canada ~ Sharpie Brush markers Review & Giveaway!!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

 

 

 

Grow­ing up, we used noth­ing but Sharpie when per­tain­ing to writ­ing prod­ucts. I always enjoyed colour­ing and draw­ing, and had so much fun cre­at­ing my own spe­cial lit­tle things on paper as they crossed my mind. One could say that I was often in my own lit­tle dream land, but it was a happy place, and didn’t want to leave it.

Sharpie is num­ber 1 in my books. I love the way they feel in my hand while I am writ­ing and/or draw­ing. They glide so smoothly on the paper, and never seem to be “blotchy” or smear unlike a lot of other writ­ing utensils.

Inter­est­ingly enough, I read an extremely awe­some arti­cle on the world wide web the other day, and it had listed the 10 most cre­ative uses for Sharpies!

I will list them right here:

 

1. Dec­o­rate ceramic tiles.

2. Be cre­ative with old encyclopedias.

3. Dec­o­rate your lap­top cover.

4. Dec­o­rate walls (but get your landlord’s per­mis­sion first if you are renting).

5. Dec­o­rate your car and guitar.

6. Tie-dye a t-shirt.

7. Cre­ate designs on wood.

8. Do art on sty­ro­foam cups.

9. Dec­o­rate a mug.

10. Turn milk car­tons into vases for fake flowers.

 

How bril­liant! I am sure there is at least one cre­ative use that you would love to try! These ideas are also great for peo­ple of all ages!!

 

 

 

 

Let’s
Get Expressive

Sharpie’s New Back to School Style

 
“Self expres­sion is all about demon­strat­ing per­son­al­ity and feel­ings through cre­ative­ac­tiv­ity.  Kids love it.  Teens are amaz­ing at it. They cravein­di­vid­u­al­ity and often express it through their school projects, style and cloth­ing.  Let’s face it… self expres­sion is fun!”

 

Brush
It Bold

 

“The new Sharpie® Brush Tip marker uses the famous bold per­ma­nent Sharpie ink but with a new brush tip that cre­ates fine lines, bold strokes and shad­ing all with a sin­gle marker!  They’re per­fect for express­ing cre­ative flareon tra­di­tional sur­faces like posters and note­books and on a wide vari­ety of irreg­u­lar sur­faces – hel­mets, skate­boards, bicy­cles, signs, and so much more.” 

 

 

 

 

It’s no doubt that Sharpie is the high­est rated and most pop­u­lar mark­ers in the world. I hap­pened to have the oppor­tu­nity to review these new Sharpie Brush mark­ers and they cer­tainly did not dis­ap­point just as I expected. They come in an exten­sive array of gor­geous colours, and I was sent 3 pack­ages con­tain­ing 8 brush mark­ers in black, berry, blue, light blue, orange, pink, pur­ple and green. I also received a cool ceramic mug with even more mark­ers in that, called a “Cup of Colour”.

With these brush mark­ers, one can cre­ate fine lines, bold strokes, and even shading!!

 

One Tip. Plenty of Tricks.

 

 

  • Cre­ate fine lines, bold strokes and
    shading
  • Con­trol the width of your lines — thick or
    thin — with the pres­sure of your hand
  • Make your ideas per­ma­nent on almost any
    surface
  • Cre­ate with brightly col­ored, fade– and
    water-resistant ink
  • Quick-drying ink AP cer­ti­fied non­toxic
    formula
  • 12 assorted col­ors to make your mark­ing
    unique

 

 

 

Sharpie Brush mark­ers get’s a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I hon­estly rec­om­mend them to every­one out there!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Sharpie Marker’s Prize Pkg!! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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