Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Orkin Bed Bug Feud Game & Giveaway!

Orkin is back with #BedBugFeud, a fun game to test your bed bug knowledge and see if you are keeping a clean bed in 2015! 

Play the Bed Bug Feud game below to see if you can beat the clock to make the leaderboard! (I only got a score of 35, how did you do?)

If you didn't score so well on the Bed Bug Feud game, then you might want to read up on bed bugs on the handy infographic below:

If you do have a bed bug problem, remember to call Orkin. At Orkin, they use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about their pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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Thanks to the good people at Orkin and PartnersHub one lucky Glamour Girl Reviews reader will win a CleanRest Complete Pillow Encasement (ARV: $20)!

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*Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Book Review: Fierce Convictions The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior

Fierce Convictions The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior is a biography about one of the most important women in history that you haven't heard of. Hannah More affected every level of 18th-century British society. She helped end the slave trade, changed Britain's upper classes, and taught a nation how to read.

Quickly after beginning to read this book, I realized that it just wasn't for me. I decided to give up reading it half way through, which is something I very rarely do. The story never picks up for me, because everything is written in a very dry, unengaging way. I knew that this was a historical biography set in the 1800s, but I was hoping that the book would be written as a story and I could feel a personal connection with the characters, but that wasn't the case.

However, it seems like my opinion is in the minority, as this book seems to have gotten mainly positive reviews. I think if you are the type of person that enjoys reading history textbooks or if you're really interested in learning about Hannah More then this book may be for you. If you are looking for something fun and easy to read then look else where.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Review: It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

I love reading memoirs by fascinating, yet painfully relatable people, and It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell was no exception.

The story begins with her childhood, when Andie quickly realized that she could find comfort in eating. Her childhood was far from perfect, her parents would fight, her father was an alcoholic, and she would get teased in school because of her weight. As a child she was often lonely, and would sit in front of the tv while proceeding to eat bowl after bowl of cereal, until the box was empty. Eating healthy, and proportions were never a concern.

Then we journey into her teen and college years, and we see her starting to become comfortable with who she is. She learns that if you're funny, and kind of make fun of yourself, then no one else will. However, she still struggles with her body image and feels ashamed of her weight. She can't help but notice her own mother's silent disapproval over her growing body.

We follow her learning about dieting, and ideas of what eating healthy and exercising should be like. We see her trying to diet and lose weight, only to fail, and then try again. We see her go from struggling with obesity and an obsession with eating, to an obsession with counting calories and exercising fanatically.

Even though I have never been "overweight" and I don't have an eating disorder, I was able to relate to many aspects of her story. I can relate to the struggle of eating "healthy" when I really want to binge on junk foods. I can relate to how disheartening it can be when you aren't seeing any progress even though you are diligently following a diet and going to the gym. I can also relate to this story because it's about much more than weight loss, it's about a young woman's journey through life, growing up, and finding herself.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I would definitely recommend it, if you are interested in weight loss, dieting, or motivational/inspirational stories.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Fred Meyer Jewelers Giveaway - Win a $500 Gift Card!

Fred Meyer Jewelers is one of the leading jewelers in the United States, with over 300 stores nationwide. They offer an extensive variety of quality fine jewelry, including rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. They have jewelry for women, men, and kids. They have jewelry that feature diamonds, gemstones, crystals, charms, gold, pearls, silver, and more. Their jewelry makes the perfect gift for the special person in your life, whether they are your significant other, a friend, family member or even yourself.

If you love jewelry as much as I do, then you are going to love The Fred Meyer Jewelers: Real Gems Real Stories Giveaway! All you have to do is tell them the story behind your jewelry by tweeting #FMJRealGems http://bit.ly/1wgzE9H, for a chance to be featured in their national advertising and to win a $500 Gift Card! Full details on the contest can be found here.

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fred Meyer Jewelers, However all opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mineral Hygienics Review & 10% Off Coupon Code!

I have never given mineral makeup a chance before, but I have always wanted to. Mineral makeup is usually better for your skin, contains natural healthy ingredients, and give a more subtle natural look. The one thing that I was afraid of was that mineral foundation would not give me the coverage I need. However, I have heard nothing but good things about mineral makeup, so when I got the chance to try Mineral Hygienics I couldn't wait.

Some of the benefits of Mineral Hygienics:
  • Free of harmful fillers, stabilizers, dyes, perfumes, talc, and petro-chemicals that are often inundated in cosmetic products.
  • Rich in both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, a naturally occurring mineral that blocks harmful UVA and UVB sun rays to prevent sun induced skin damage.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and imperfections. 
  • Can cover a wide range of skin imperfections, even sun spots, rosacea and acne are able to be covered giving you a clean clear complexion. 
  • Never tests on animals.
  • Recommended by Doctors, Surgeons, and Dermatologists. 
  • They give back 75% to charity.

I received a Mineral Hygienics Starter Kit. It was packaged with care and arrived in an adorable pink organza bag. They even sent me a little treat to go along with my makeup.

The Started Kit came with two shades of foundation, a mineral enhancer, finishing powder, and a kabuki brush. The kit pretty much came with everything I would need for a basic face of makeup. I like that it comes with two shades of foundation, so I can mix them, as my skin gets darker. I think the packaging is really nice looking and simple. Each pot of makeup comes with a sifter on top, so you can easily use only the amount you need at a time. This not only prevents waste, but is also more hygienic. 

I got the foundations in Medium Light and Medium, the finishing powder in Silk Translucent, and the mineral enhancer in Warm Kiss.

I followed the makeup application tips on their website. Pouring each mineral powder onto the inside of the cap, and swirling the kabuki brush lightly around in it, and then applying it onto my face in a circular motion. The foundation comes first, then I use the mineral enhancer on my cheeks, and then finally I swirl the finishing powder around to bring all of the minerals together for a perfect airbrushed look.

I was pleasantly surprised with Mineral Hygienics. They actually cover very well, while still looking natural and non-cakey. I now realize the heavy liquid foundations that I usually wear were actually aging me by settling into my fine lines and pores, while the mineral foundations sit on top of my skin and give me a youthful glow. The shades of foundation I chose, Medium Light and Medium are perfect for me. The mineral enhancer in Warm Kiss is a great bronzer, that will be perfect for dusting on my face, shoulders, and chest during the summer for a sun-kissed look. The finishing powder completes the look, giving my skin a soft flawless airbrushed finish.

Overall, I am loving these products. They are great for every day use, and are my go-to choice for days I want to wear light makeup, such as when I am going to be spending time outdoors or exercising. They are long lasting, and affordable. Best of all, while wearing these I can rest assured that my skin isn't being clogged or affected by harmful chemicals.

If you are interested in purchasing anything from Mineral Hygienics, then you will want to use the coupon code GlamourGirl for 10% off your entire purchase!

*Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Save $5 on SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies!

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*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I will be receiving products to try for the exchange of this post and a future review, however, all opinions expressed here are mine.

Save 10% At Olde Westport Spice Company!

Online specialty Food Company stands the test of time - Spice Company creates custom spice blends, sesonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. 

The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops. Olde Westport's spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and vegetables. The company also invented dry soup mixes that are simple and easy to make including Antonio's Minestrone, Country-Style Creamy Potato, Chipotle Black Bean, Creamy Broccoli and Cheese, Kansas City Steak & Ale, Gold Coast Garlic Pasta Alfredo, Mesa Flats Chicken Enchilada, New Orleans Red Bean & Rice, Southwestern Tortilla, White Chili Soup and more. 

Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. is owned and operated by Bill and Judy Petersen, who along with their daughter, Ann Myers, also own and run a restaurant (Westport Grill) in Goodland featuring the products. Bill first custom created all of the spices and seasonings in the kitchen of his home. Today the company has a manufacturing facility where Bill still researches and develops new recipes and dishes for future products. For more information or to place an order, please visit www.oldewestportspice.com or call 1-800-537-6470. 

CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI SPICE BLEND - This championship spice has helped chili creators win 12 state and national championships throughout the years and all over the US! But what is most important to us about our Olde Westport Chili Spice Blend is that our customers love to use it in their chili whether it's for a national championship cook-off challenge or simply for their own family in their cozy kitchen on a cold winter's night. We've heard from countless customers that our attention to detail and quality is what makes this chili spice blend stand out above the competitors. We know you might put beans in your chili or maybe you add apples and sausage or perhaps you have a special recipe that is top secret but starts with thick-cut bacon... however you concoct your chili we hope you'll try our chili spice blend. 

GOLD COAST GARLIC SHAKE - Gold Coast Garlic Shake spice blend is truly one of those special blends of garlic, herbs and spices that our customers use in sour cream dips, sprinkle over steamed vegetables, fresh vegetables from your garden, garlic mashed potatoes or steak on the grill. There are more than 50 recipes in the Olde Westport Gold Coast Garlic Cookbook that will give you lots of ideas for quick simple meals with that high-end restaurant flavor. A garlic experience you will never forget. Check out the Olde Westport web site for a few recipes and placing orders.

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*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I will be receiving products to try for the exchange of this post and a future review, however, all opinions expressed here are mine.
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