Sunday, December 8, 2013

Crowdtap Sample and Share: Hershey's Chocolate Spread

 Do you love chocolate? Do you love Hershey's chocolate? Well, let me tell you about a new snack spread that Hershey's has come out with. It comes in three flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate with Almonds and Chocolate with Hazelnuts. It can be used as a spread on toast, waffles, fruit, crackers, pretzels or anything you love to pair chocolate with.

 I was sent a jar of the Chocolate flavor Hershey's spread through Crowdtap. I sampled the spread on saltine crackers and I shared the spread with my family and a few friends on some pretzels. The spread is smooth and creamy with a rich chocolate flavor. I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't have any kind of awful aftertaste. I love it!

 The Hershey's Chocolate spread on pretzels was a huge hit with family and friends. I liked it on saltine crackers, but when I tried it on the pretzels.....YUM! That is my new favorite snack now! I have to tell you I can (and did) eat it right out of the jar. It is that AWESOME! I can't wait to try the Chocolate with Almonds flavor! I will be looking for it in the grocery store the next time I am shopping. 

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Disclaimer: I received this product free to try. All opinions written here are mine.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Review & Giveaway

 Who is ready for a new review and an awesome giveaway? Purex has given me the chance to try a laundry bar that has been around for over 100 years. Wow!

 Let me tell you a little bit about the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar. It is a laundry bar and a stain remover that is formulated to remove tough stains such as: perspiration, dirt, grease and oily stains. Don't forget that nasty, dirty ring-around-the-collar stains that we all get. Yuck!

To be used to PRE-TREAT stains:

1) Wet the stain with a bit of water or dip the end of the laundry bar in to a bit of water then rub bar on the stain.
2) Wait one minute then wash laundry as normal.

1) Grate 1/16th into the washing machine along with your normal laundry detergent.
2) Wash clothes as you normally would.

 If you have a serious stain you can use a soft bristle brush to help the Fels-Naptha Bar really get in there to work on that stain. The bar also has a pleasant scent, which helps doing laundry feel like fun instead of like doing a chore.

 I tried the Fels-Naptha laundry bar as a pre-treater on one of my favorite winter robes. I dripped a chocolate fudge pop onto my robe. That will teach me to NOT eat and walk at the same time! I made a little mess. I just got the end of the laundry bar wet and then rubbed it on the stain....super easy! Then I put it into the washing machine with the rest of my load of laundry.

I think it did a great job at removing the stain! What do you think? I know I will continue to use this awesome laundry bar! So easy to use and doesn't take up much space in the laundry area. It is easy to find at my local grocery store or at several of our other local stores.

For more information on Purex and their products:
Purex sent me a Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar to try and they also sent along three free product coupons (for one Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar) for three of my readers. Yay! How awesome is that! I love a giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received this product free to try. The opinions written here are all mine. 

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SheSpeaks Review: Lancome DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Correcting Serum

 When the chance to try Lancome DreamTone Serum was offered to me by SheSpeaks I jumped on it! I couldn't wait for the package to get here. I hate to say it, but my skin is starting to show signs of aging. At forty-three years old I need to get some help. So let me tell you a little bit about Lancome DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Serum.

 Lancome DreamTone is the next generation of  dark spot reduction. It is formulated to help diminish dark spots, reduce redness, acne scars and help even skin tones. It is customized for your skin tone with three lightly tinted shades:

  • 1- Fair/Light: Dark Spots & Uneven Skin Tone
  • 2- Medium: Dark Spots, Uneven Skin Tone & Sallowness
  • 3- Dark: Dark Spots, Uneven Skin Tone, Acne & Blemish Marks

I choose Fair/Light because I have light skin and I am troubled by redness. My skin has become rough to the touch along with a few dark spots have also showed up. I started using Lancome DreamTone twice a day on my face. I use it under my moisturizer in the morning and at night. I have to say that I was amazed at how soft my skin felt after only a few days of use. I am also happy to report that it didn't make my skin feel tight, itchy or and blotchy.

 As I continued to use the Lancome DreamTone Serum I saw my skin start to have a healthy looking glow. I saw my dark spots lighten up a bit. I am still surprised at how soft my skin is now after using the serum. I have now discovered how nice it is when I apply makeup. It acts like a primer on my skin, so my makeup glides on and doesn't pull my skin when I apply it. Which is a great bonus! I will continue to use the Lancome DreamTone Serum and I will update you after I have been using it for a full eight weeks. I would give this product a four out of  five stars at this point in the trial period.

These are the results of global self-assessments of women of multiple ethnicities in an 8-week study. 72% reflects 8-weeks of use.*

The results:

74% saw glowing skin*

7 days:
70% noticed a more even skin tone*

4 weeks:
69% saw the appearance of dark spots reduced*

8 weeks:
78% saw color imperfections reduced*

 I have to say that the one thing that is a big disadvantage is the price ($98.) is a little high. However, it is a large bottle of product and you only need a little bit each time you apply it. So the bottle of Serum might last a long time. That will make the price more reasonable.

DreamTone is available for purchase at and nationwide department stores.

For more information about Lancome, visit: 
DreamTone Website:

Disclaimer: I was given this product from SheSpeaks/Lancome for free. The review and all opinions are mine.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Purex + Isotoner Sweepstakes

ISOTONER smarTouch gloves will keep your hands warm while you are texting or using your touchscreen device. Purex liquid laundry detergent will keep them clean and bright all Winter long.

Enter for your chance to win an iPad Mini or a $500 Isotoner shopping spree! Sweepstakes ends 12/02/2013

Enter here-------> Purex+ Isotoner Sweepstakes 

Purex has an awesome Facebook page, check it out here:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Puffs Fresh Faces Review And Giveaway

  I received a great surprise in the mail recently! I opened the box and these awesome products from Puffs Fresh Faces were waiting for me to try them. The timing was perfect because I was just getting over an awful cold and my nose needed a break from dry tissues. After several days of using dry tissues on my runny nose these wipes felt like silk on my sore nose. I tried the Fragrance Free Puffs Fresh Faces wipes first and they helped to soothe my sore, red nose!

Puffs Fresh Faces Fragrance Free 

 Puffs Fresh Faces are nose and face wipes with natural saline, aloe and vitamin E that clean, soothe and refresh. Of course they are alcohol FREE! Yay! They come in a variety of scents: Fragrance Free, Light Lavender, Fresh Scent and The Scent Of Vicks. They are available in 45 count or 15 count. The 45 count has a great pop-up top that keeps them from drying out and makes it easy to use and store them on my bathroom vanity. The 15 count has a resealable opening and that makes it perfect to keep in my bag so I will have them when I need them.

 In addition to using the wipes on your sore nose they work great to remove make-up. I have sensitive skin and a hard time finding products that clean without making my skin red and irritated, but these wipes did a great job! No redness, tightness or stinging. My face felt clean after I used the Light Lavender scented wipes and didn't have any residue left behind. These are great for anytime you need to freshen up a bit. I love them and will continue to use the wipes as a part of my beauty routine.

 For more information about Puffs Fresh Faces:

Puffs Fresh Faces has sent these product for me to try and are going to send one lucky follower of mine a box of 45 count (Fragrance Free or Light Lavender) and a pack of 15 count (Vicks Menthol, Fragrance Free, Light Lavender or Fresh Scent). How great its that? I love a giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received these products for the sole purpose of trying them out. No review was required and all opinions are my own. Ramblings Of A Country Homemaker is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize. I will redraw if it isn't claimed.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

TruMoo Halloween Sweepstakes

Head over to the TruMoo Facebook (<-----click here) page and enter the codes from under the caps and try your luck at winning A Hollywood vacation and get a $2.00 off coupon for any Goosebumps DVD! How great is that?
I am a BzzAgent and I got it free. All opinions are my own. Ends 10/31/2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Purex Ladies Home Journal Subscription Giveaway

Purex is having an awesome giveaway for a years subscription to Ladies Home Journal Magazine!

Enter here:

Giveaway ends Oct.31, 2013. Winners will be drawn and notified in early November 2013.

Purex has a great facebook page also, check it out here:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Remedy Advanced Skin Care Review And Giveaway

 I want to tell you about Remedy Advanced Skin Care products that I have recently discovered. I was given a selection of products to try and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like them. These are my opinions!

 First I tried the Lip Balm which smells awesome! It has a light citrus scent that lasted for a long time. It glides on and is not waxy at all. This Lip Balm made my lips soft and they stayed soft for hours without reapplying it. This is a petrolatum-free lip care.

 I tried the Remedy Phytoplex Nourishing Cream next, on my dry arms and hands. It is an everyday moisturizer that is great for everyone including babies. It is non-irritating and doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind. It made my skin feel soft and my really dry hands look much softer. Which is great!

Remedy With Phytoplex
Nourishing Skin Cream

The Remedy With Phytoplex Hydrating Gel Cleanser is a new favorite of mine! I have tried many different cleansers on my face over the years. Most of the time I end up with a red, itchy, irritated face after I try a new product, NOT this time! Yay! My face was clean, soft and no redness anywhere. This can be used as a shampoo and as a body wash as well. I only tried it as a facial cleanser, though. I will be trying it as a body wash soon.

 The last product I tried is a breathable yet water-resistant skin cream that is great for dry heels, feet and hands. It leaves a film on your skin that helps nourish and moisturize. I used it on my very dry and rough heels and feet. It absorbed quickly and didn't feel heavy or greasy on my feet. It soothed my dry, itchy feet!

Remedy With Phytoplex

 Remedy Advanced Skin Care has sent me these products to try and they are letting me have a giveaway! Two of you can win a set of the same products that I tried. How great is that? You can find Remedy Advanced Skin Care on Facebook and Twitter. Click on these links, they will take you to them! Maybe even tell them that I sent you! That would great!

Remedy Advanced Skin Care Set

Disclaimer: I received these products for the sole purpose of trying them out. No review was required and all opinions are my own. Ramblings Of A Country Homemaker is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Prevacid24 HR BzzAgent Review

 I have had problems with heartburn for awhile now and I have tried many different types of over the counter medicines to find some relief. This is the first time that I have taken a 24 hour medicine and I am happy that I did. It is much nicer to take one dose of medicine (one capsule) once a day than to have to take several doses of liquids or chewable medicines. I am satisfied with the relief that I got after taking the Prevacid24 HR and I will continue to use it as directed on the packaging. I am a BzzAgent and I got it free.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Our Buddies!

 These are our Border Collies who keep us busy and entertain us every day. They are six years old now and love to play frisbee, catch a tennis ball and play with their basketball. When we aren't outside in the backyard playing, you can bet that they are curled up on the couch for some snuggle time.



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream Swaggable Review

 I tried the Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream and was pleasantly surprised at how soft it made my hands feel. I wash my hands often so I tend to have very dry skin. This hand cream really helped them feel better and look better, too. I think they look younger looking now after using this product. The hand cream was non-greasy, absorbed in right away and has a wonderful scent.  I would buy this hand cream in the future. I also would recommend it if you are looking for a hand cream that has natural anti-aging and healing properties that leaves your hands soft, smooth and revived. I was given this product for free and this is my opinion.

Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Happenings!

I will be getting some new beauty products to try soon. I will be doing a review and a possible giveaway. This will be my very first official review. I am very excited to see what products I will be trying. I hope that you will check back soon to see what products I will be trying and maybe a giveaway. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Eukanuba BzzAgent Review

 I slowly switched a couple of our dogs over to the Eukanuba 3D DentaDefense dog food. They ate it right down. As they continued on the dog food I saw that their coats began to get shiny. Their teeth didn't change much, but they didn't get any worse either. So that is great. It is a little expensive when we have four dogs to feed. Overall I think it is a good dog food. Review written  Sunday, December 23, 2012. I got it free! 
  Disclaimer: I was sent this product for the sole purpose of doing a review. All opinions are my own.