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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ EcoMom LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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Noth­ing will moti­vate you more than to start liv­ing a greener life quite like par­ent­hood. Sud­denly the planet is no longer yours, it belongs to the lit­tle peo­ple, the ones who need to swim and climb trees and run through the grass just like you did.

If it’s not good enough for you or your baby, then it’s not good enough for the envi­ron­ment either. Eco­Mom, an Eco-Friendly Baby Prod­ucts com­pany, was founded to address the con­nec­tion between the health of our envi­ron­ment and the health of our chil­dren. Eco­Mom is com­mit­ted to mak­ing eco-conscious liv­ing easy, afford­able, and rewarding.

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Eco­Mom has an exten­sive selec­tion of eco-conscious prod­ucts and there is cer­tainly some­thing for every­one, even if you just want to try some­thing new, like a counter top com­post pail for your kitchen. Eco­Mom offers a vari­ety of eco-friendly baby prod­ucts includ­ing organic baby and tod­dler food, organic cot­ton cloth­ing, wood toys, green clean­ing prod­ucts, all nat­ural bath and body prod­ucts for mom and baby, and so much more!!

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Founded in August of 2008, Eco­Mom was cre­ated by moms, pro­fes­sion­als, and those who fall into both cat­e­gories. The goal was to cre­ate a resource where moms could shop for healthy, eco-friendly prod­ucts that would pro­mote well­be­ing in their chil­dren. Based out of Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia, Eco­Mom was founded by Bal­aji Gopinath and Jody Sher­man. Today, the Eco­Mom team has expanded to include many oth­ers along with a grow­ing com­mu­nity and large data­base of green prod­ucts for the family.

Par­ents that pre­fer to pur­chase envi­ron­men­tally friendly, health con­scious prod­ucts can appre­ci­ate Eco­Mom. The site is a large col­lec­tion of items that fall into these cat­e­gories, includ­ing edi­ble and non-edible mer­chan­dise. Many other online retail­ers offer some of the same prod­ucts; how­ever Eco­Mom brings them all together into one con­ve­nient shop­ping location.

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Eco­Mom sent me a fab­u­lous LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set in Cos­mic Stripes pat­tern and I totally love it!! I was wish­ing I had this won­der­ful insu­lated set with me while in Jamaica a few weeks ago, it sure would have come in handy!! They have a match­ing set of 3 reusable shop­ping totes that tuck neatly into a 4th insu­lated cooler bag. The LOVE Reusable Bags Chill Set is great because you not only have your reusable totes but also a cooler for meats, and frozen foods plus hot foods too, while you get all your errands run with­out spoilage of food.  The totes are machine wash­able and sturdy and hold up to 60lbs.  These totes stand alone for easy load­ing and unload­ing and are equipped with 3 mesh pock­ets for stor­age and a shoul­der strap for comfort!!

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Thanks to the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Eco­Mom, 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader has the chance to win a $25.00 e-certificate to spend how­ever they want at the Eco­Mom web­site!! SWEET!!

To Enter:

1)Head on over to Eco­Mom and tell me some­thing you would love to have from there!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

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Pur­chase any­thing from Eco­Mom for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on July 11th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Eco­Mom for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

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    Ash­ley
    June 12th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I would like to get the Episen­cial Fun Sum­mer Skin­care Kit

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Preston Cosmetics North American Hemp Co. Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Nat­ural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally-derived ingre­di­ents (such as herbs, roots, essen­tial oils and flow­ers) com­bined with nat­u­rally occur­ring car­rier agents, preser­v­a­tives, sur­fac­tants, humec­tants and emul­si­fiers (every­thing from nat­ural soap to oils to pure water). The clas­sic def­i­n­i­tion of nat­ural skin care is based on using botan­i­cally sourced ingre­di­ents cur­rently exist­ing in or formed by nature, with­out the use of syn­thetic chem­i­cals, and man­u­fac­tured in such a way to pre­serve the integrity of the ingredients.

As a result of this def­i­n­i­tion, many peo­ple who use nat­ural skin care prod­ucts, turn to Pre­ston Cos­met­ics for their all-natural cos­met­ics and envi­ron­men­tally friendly per­sonal care products.

Pre­ston Cos­met­ics cur­rently car­ries the ever pop­u­lar brand called “North Amer­i­can Hemp Co.” as to which all of these fan­tas­tic prod­ucts are cur­rently avail­able to pur­chase. High qual­ity cos­met­ics at unbe­liev­ably low prices!! North Amer­i­can Hemp Co. is the first all nat­ural per­sonal care prod­ucts made with cer­ti­fied organic hemp seed oil!

Pre­ston Cos­met­ics is thrilled to announce 2 won­der­ful brands launch­ing in the Spring/Summer of 2011 called “Hush” — the nat­ural evo­lu­tion of salon pro­fes­sional hair care, and “Boo Bam­boo” — Nature’s fastest grow­ing plant has been har­nessed into a col­lec­tion of hair prod­ucts that’s guar­enteed to make your hair strong and glo­ri­ously shiny in no time flat!!

In the Fall of 2011 be sure to watch for Pre­ston Cos­met­ics — prod­ucts that are renew­able, rare, exotic, and mirac­u­lous!! How exciting!!!

Cos­met­ics nowa­days are con­sid­ered for both men and women. Nat­ural and organic cos­met­ics are fast becom­ing a trend in the indus­try. “Going green” for the envi­ron­ment has influ­enced the lifestyle of many peo­ple includ­ing their choice of make up, cos­met­ics, and skin care products.

Ide­ally and in gen­eral, all-natural and organic cos­met­ics are not tested in ani­mals and they do not con­tain chem­i­cals. Con­stant use of chemical-based make up on the face or skin can be harm­ful. Nat­ural cos­met­ics con­tain plant oils and extracts, barks, spices and dif­fer­ent oils from flow­ers. Elim­i­na­tion of unnat­ural ele­ments from your face and body can improve your com­plex­ion and skin condition.

Organic cos­met­ics appear the same as chemically-based cos­met­ics. They also come in var­i­ous colours and can enhance a woman’s beauty. The advan­tages of using nat­ural make up include health­ier skin and bet­ter com­plex­ion. The dif­fer­ence will become notice­able as you con­tinue to use pure organic cos­met­ics. Do your own research and dis­cover the ben­e­fits of using nat­ural beauty prod­ucts for your face and body.

Pre­ston Cos­met­ics was extremely kind and gen­er­ous in send­ing me a huge box filled with fab­u­lous prod­ucts from North Amer­i­can Hemp Co.! I was ecsta­tic when it arrived and saw all of the great prod­ucts in that box!

Included was hemp hang­nail helper — hand & nail cream, linoleic line lift­ing face cream, area 369 hair serum, organic oil oasis scented body oil mist, smooth cleanse smooth­ing sham­poo, and smooth seal smooth­ing con­di­tioner, all in full size!!!!! Also included were many trial sized sam­ples of the sham­poo, con­di­tioner and area 369 hair serum to make trav­el­ling much eas­ier!! I was beyond impressed with the gen­er­ous amount they sent me to try, and the deliv­ery time and cus­tomer ser­vice skills were also outstanding!!

Hemp is one of the most ver­sa­tile plants known. It can be grown in most cli­mates, is drought resis­tant, requires lit­tle fer­tiliser, min­i­mal pes­ti­cides or her­bi­cides, and has a range of uses. The seeds can be used as food and fod­der, and can be processed to pro­duce hemp oil. The stalks pro­vide fibre for tex­tiles, cloth­ing, rope, paper and build­ing prod­ucts. The bulk of the woody stalks can be used for paper, ani­mal bed­ding, and plas­tics. The hemp plant bio­mass can be used to pro­duce fuel. Any­thing that trees/timber can be used to pro­duce, hemp can pro­duce and more, includ­ing house construction!!

I give Pre­ston Cos­met­ics a huge thumbs up, and defi­nately rec­om­mend them to everyone!

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Pre­ston Cos­met­ics have gra­ciously offered to give 1 VERY LUCKY Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win the exact same box chock full of items from North Amer­i­can Hemp Co. that I was sent to review! SWEET!!

To Enter:

1)Head on over to Pre­ston Cos­met­ics and tell me why you want to try their products!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

Fol­low @coolcanucks on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and Pre­ston Cos­met­ics! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet!

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Pur­chase any­thing from Pre­ston Cos­met­ics for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on March 15th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Pre­ston Cos­met­ics for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

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    Deb­bie C
    March 11th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I want to try their prod­ucts because they are made with Cer­ti­fied Organic Hemp Oil.

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ OtterBottle.ca Insulated Tote Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

You all pretty much know by now how much sav­ing the Envi­ron­ment means to me, and find­ing eco-friendly com­pa­nies is extremely impor­tant to me!

I was delight­fully over­whelmed when I stum­bled across all of the eco-friendly prod­ucts that OtterBottle.ca carries!!

We are now hear­ing it every where – the rea­sons to go eco-friendly, green prod­ucts, save the envi­ron­ment and recy­cle. But what does it all really mean and why do we need to become more eco friendly?

One obvi­ous rea­son is so that we can save our planet. Just think­ing about the enor­mous stash of plas­tic bot­tles that are thrown away every year which can­not dis­in­te­grate into the land.

Another big thing is Sav­ing ani­mals from extinc­tion! So many of the var­i­ous breeds of ani­mals and insects and all man­ner of liv­ing crea­tures are becom­ing threat­ened because of our habits.

And thirdly, Greener, envi­ron­men­tally friendly prod­ucts are much more kinder to our own health!

With that being said, Otter­Bot­tle is cer­tainly a Cana­dian Green com­pany who con­tributes greatly to the well being of our­selves, the envi­ron­ment, as well as the safety of our animals!

By recy­cling we can save energy, land space, money, and at the same time cre­at­ing new jobs, reduce air and water pol­lu­tion and keep our for­est green. Just a  lit­tle bit of everyone’s help can be a big thing!

By recy­cling, our home’s can be clean and we can reuse the same stuff again, and it can save us a lot of money each year.

By work­ing together, we can save our planet and keep it greener.

About Otter­Bot­tle, a blurb from their website:

“Since a very young age, Shan­non Andrukow has been a health enthu­si­ast and envi­ron­men­tal­ist keen on pre­serv­ing the planet for her fam­ily and future gen­er­a­tions. Advo­cat­ing the impor­tance of small steps to sav­ing the envi­ron­ment to friends and fam­ily (reduc­ing con­sumerism, reusing prod­ucts and avoid­ing per­ish­able ones, dri­ving less, recy­cling, turn­ing out lights, reduc­ing water use, seek­ing renew­able energy sources, encour­ag­ing green prod­ucts for the house­hold, buy­ing local, and so on), Andrukow has always prided her­self on her ded­i­ca­tion to help­ing Mother Earth.

After hav­ing kids, she became even more health-conscious and her inner-environmentalist emerged in full force.  Andrukow had been research­ing Bisphe­nol A (BPA) for a num­ber of years (long before Health Canada’s announce­ment to ban BPA) and after test­ing a cou­ple of “sus­tain­able” water bot­tles Shan­non found that she was not sat­is­fied with the look and per­for­mance of those bot­tles. Always a major pro­po­nent of reusable con­tain­ers, the options for a safe and styl­ish bot­tle at the time were extremely limited.

Shannon’s eco-chic diva sur­faced and she not only wanted to make a dif­fer­ence but she also wanted a bot­tle that spoke to her indi­vid­ual style.  Not to men­tion that she also wanted to pur­chase from a Cana­dian com­pany that sup­ported our envi­ron­ment – some­thing that was harder to do than she thought it would be!  There was no such com­pany out there, so she decided to make it her per­sonal mis­sion to cre­ate one.

She finally decided to cre­ate Otter­Bot­tle Inc. when she explored the idea with her hus­band and good friends.  Her close friend pro­vided her with the final nudge that she needed by encour­ag­ing her to pro­ceed with the thought of start­ing a com­pany that addressed all her concerns.

Andrukow devel­oped Otter­bot­tle Inc.– the name was born out of her desire to find a name that rep­re­sented some­thing pure, healthy and, of course, Cana­dian.  The otter, an ani­mal that lives in the water that we all need to pro­tect, was a per­fect fit.  What bet­ter than to have a com­pany name that is vir­tu­ally impos­si­ble to forget!

For Shan­non, found­ing Otter­Bot­tle Inc. has allowed her to do what she loves most in life; spend her days at home with her kids and make a dif­fer­ence for the earth that she wants to preserve.”

I was sent to review one of their won­der­ful new Insu­lated Tote Bags — no more using aim­less amount of plas­tic bags! They are intended to be reused repeat­edly to replace the use of hun­dreds of HDPE plas­tic bags.

Prac­ti­cal, Col­lapsi­ble, Com­pact and Reusable — Shop­ping and Reusable Insu­lated Tote Bags are styl­ishly durable and come in a vari­ety of colour­ful multi-patterns and designs.

I totally love mine and know that you will too! The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Otter­Bot­tle have gra­ciously offered to give 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win an Insu­lated Tote as well! SWEET!!

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

1) Head on over to Otter­Bot­tle and check out all of the fab­u­lous prod­ucts! Please let me know what you would love to own from there?

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

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Tweet this con­test! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

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Pur­chase from Otter­Bot­tle for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to Canada ONLY and expires on Jan­u­ary 15th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Otter­Bot­tle for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

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    Decem­ber 29th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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