Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Isle of Eden Review and Giveaway

I'm a huge fan of yummy smelling bath products-the amount of scrubs, bath salts, shower gels, bubble bath, lotions, potions and other girlie stuff I've collected is obscene. Naturally when I had the opportunity to try out some products from Isle of Eden, I jumped at the chance! I was intrigued by the website-the scent descriptions are so detailed which is rare-usually there's a lot of guesswork involved when ordering anything with fragrances online.

After much deliberation I finally settled on the Whipped Body Scrub, which I particularly love because you can layer several scents on top of each other so that as you scoop it out, you get a unique customized scent. When I opened it up it was dusted with a layer of shimmer and smelled incredible! The scents I layered were Hawaiian Sugar Creme (a delicious sweet coconut) and Blood Orange Sunset (blood orange blended with pineapple creme and mango mousse cake)..they work so amazingly well together!

I also picked up the Body Glow (made of sunflower and shea oil-no mineral oil!) which has a top that dispenses the perfect amount, avoiding a greasy mess. Just a few drops made my skin super soft after my shower, and it smelled so good. The "Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me" scent made me laugh at the title, but I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of this scent-a sweet cotton candy base with candied red apple and sugar dusted funnel cake-I actually smell each note in this one which was really nice. The Dazzle Glow is lovely as well-it's the Body Glow only with added shimmer to give your skin that pretty sheen. I've been hooked on all of them since they arrived!

Alexa was so sweet and easy to work with, she personally makes each product by hand and you can tell how much care she puts into each item. She kindly kept me updated on the status of my order and couldn't have been nicer. She has several products available where the profits go to various charities, such as the Dream Catchers Scrubs to help abused and neglected children and the Baby Harp Seal Scrubs to help save adorable seal pups-I'm all about getting soft skin AND helping out a great cause! Plus right now they are offering free shipping-you can't beat that!

Take a look at the website and read some of the unique, complex fragrances available here~
Isle of Eden

Alexa has generous offered to give one of my readers a $15 voucher to Isle of Eden (they have free shipping offers quite often so you can get a really great deal!), just leave a comment here telling me what Isle of Eden fragrance you'd like to try!

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Disclaimer: I received the mentioned products at no charge from Isle of Eden in order to give an honest review, no other compensation was received. 

Franklin Township Holiday Lights

I thought the Franklin Township Holiday Lights (Carbon County,PA) were really pretty!

Pup Light Review

I was pretty excited when I was asked to review the Pup Light, an adjustable dog collar with three attached LED lights. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a total night owl, and I often end up walking my dog later at night when it's sometimes difficult for cars to see you when you're crossing the road. I was really impressed with how much light this little thing gives off (it makes dogs visible for up to a mile away!) , and it was nice to have my hands free now that I don't have to bring along a flashlight. I could see perfectly even in areas without streets lights, and we even came across a skunk on the other side of a bush that we wouldn't have otherwise seen-that alone sold me! It's very stretchy and slips over my dog's collar so easily that I also found it useful to put around her neck before she goes outside at night so that I can find her quickly.

It's a little loose because she was so curious about it while I was taking it out of the box, I had to let her quick try it on :-)

The Pup Light is water resistant for rainy days and has a "fur guard" to ensure that the light is never blocked even for dogs with long, shaggy hair. You can read about more great features and where to buy a Pup Light of your own at Pup Lights.

It gives off a really large halo of light!

PupLight™ patented design features:

  • Three ultra-bright LED lights that illuminate up to 200 ft.
  • Rugged, water resistant construction
  • Easy-on, elastic collar for comfort
Small 1.5" High x 2"Wide
Lightweight 2.5 Ounces
Bright & Long Lasting 3 Ultra-Bright White LED's illuminates up to 200ft. in front of your dog & 70ft. to the side

Your dog is visible from 3 blocks away & 1.5 blocks from behind

Light shines brightly for over 150 hours.

Rim keeps light from shining in your dog's eyes
Durable Made of Polycarbonate Plastic and Nylon
Water Resistant Resistant to rain and splashing
Easy of Use Worn below existing collar. Simply slip over your dog's head or snap it on with its slide release buckles
Adjustable Adjustable light should be set so brightest light shines 5 to 15 feet in front of your dog
Collar Attachment Keeps hair away from light

Keeps light low beneath your dog's head
Replaceable Batteries Uses AAA batteries

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Testing out my Canon SX210 at the Quakertown Farmer's Market!

The giant tortoise walking around the store

Waterdogs! How cute are these things?

A curious red and white Oscar fish

Tiny Blue Lobster

Huge Gar