Friday, April 30, 2010

Giveaway Friday!

It’s about time my new blog had it’s first giveaway, and what better day to announce it than Friday?! Thanks to the peeps at CSN Stores, one lucky reader will have the opportunity to treat yourself at one of their 200+ stores! If you’ve never shopped at CSN before, let me tell you – they carry just about everything…from tv stands, to home decor, and even swing sets! It’s like an online shopping mecca.

Just last month I purchased this Step2 swing set for my son from CSN. Not only did they have the lowest price, but also they were offering free tax & free shipping!

So here’s the giveaway…CSN is treating one winner to a $20 gift certificate towards any product at any of their stores. That’s free shopping money, people! Plus, {not all} but a ton of their products are free to ship! Bonus!

CSN Stores

Here’s how to win:

Leave me a comment telling me what you would treat yourself to if you were given free shopping money! C’mon, it’s always fun to day dream on Friday, right?!

Extra entries:

1 entry – Become a follower of my blog & comment letting me know! If you already are a follower, then leave a comment reminding me :)

2nd entry – Tweet this giveaway and leave a comment with the twitter link

3rd entry – Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my post…leave me a comment with the link.

*Please leave me your email address in your comments so that I can notify the winner.


Giveaway ends Wednesday May 5th {Cinco de Mayo!} @ noon {pst} and I will pick one luck winner…Good luck!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A+ to Plus White

I was at the dentist last month, and they had this enticing poster displayed in their lobby.

Once I regained my vision after being temporarily blinded, I thought…hmm I want my teeth that white. So I naively bopped up to the counter and asked if they had any “specials” on their Zoom whitening. Uh…apparently “specials” don’t exist for Zoom, and apparently they don’t read or care about my blog. Hmph.

So my dreams of blinding people with my sparking white smile quickly went down the drain. I went home and did a little research on at-home whitening kits.

I’m no stranger to the standard white strips, but in the past I have never been consistent with using them. I just feel like I throw money down the drain because I don’t like having those slimy, mushy, plastic strips on my teeth.

So I came across this:

Everywhere that I looked, this product popped us as the cheapest, most effective at-home whitening kit. I’m sure it doesn’t work as quickly as some of the more popular white strips, but all of the reviews I found raved over this stuff.

The best part? It costs under $10. I bought mine at Rite-Aid for just under $10 and Amazon has it listed under $7.  You really don’t have much to lose {except yellow teeth}.

You apply it with a Q-tip, for 5 minutes, twice a day for 2 weeks. I apply it just before I hop in the shower in the morning and at night. It keeps me distracted and I’m guaranteed to have it on for the recommend time length because I never take a shower shorter than 5 minutes long. After day 4, I saw a pretty big difference! After 8 days, I am amazed at how awesome this stuff works! My teeth are definitely much, MUCH, whiter. I’m only on day 9…I didn’t want to wait 14 days to blog about this because I saw results almost immediately {and also because I’m just impatient}.

After the first 2 weeks, you can continue to use it once a week as necessary. I’ve barely made a dent in my tube of gel, so this stuff is going to last awhile.

I go back to the dentist in 6 months and maybe they’ll comment on how white my teeth are. And maybe I’ll suggest they read my blog ;)