Tsue ~ That's What She Said: February 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pamper with Treats ~ Smiley Cookie Review & Giveaway

So often I feel like I need two more hands and two more days in the week...

So, I am always on the lookout for ideas and products that save me time!  


While I do love baking and cooking for my family, I enjoy it most when I can commit time to create in the kitchen at a leisurely pace.  


My least favorite baking is for the dreaded plea at 8pm, "Mom!  I need to take cookies to school tomorrow!". (groan)

Even when my little darlings' memories don't inexplicably fail them and they sweetly give me a bit more notice, I often still need a helping hand.

I'm so glad I've been introduced to Smiley Cookies!


From heart shaped Valentine's Cookies to Cookie Gift Baskets, I can lean on them via a quick click of the mouse!

Need a quick treat for a school party?

Happy Blooms Birthday Basket



Smiley Cookie has a cookie collection that will put a smile on their faces!
Smiling Joe Gift Basket
Looking for something different to celebrate a birthday, promotion or special event?  

Smiley Cookies caters to all ages, with treats for every sweet tooth.




Congrats or good luck to the team in order?
Looking for treats to to match your occasion's color theme?

City of Champions Gift Basket






Smiley Cookie lets you pick the shapes and colors that will match your event or theme so you can celebrate in sweet style!

Create Your Own
My family enjoyed an opportunity to test Smiley Cookie heart shaped Valentine Cookies.  I was very interested to experience the quality and taste, never having ordered baked goods online.  I should also mention, many moons ago, I managed two specialty bakery shops while in college.



When I say "my family enjoyed", I should clarify:
My family gobbled them up!  Big thumbs up from the testing crew!

Valentine's Cookies


I was personally left with one cookie.  Not crumbs and a cookie.  The cookies actually transported very nicely and arrived in an adorable box, in addition to the regular packaging.

I found my Valentine cookie to be delicious and fresh; the frosting quite tasty.
(if you've ever tried a pre-packaged sweet treat and found the frosting less than palatable, you'll appreciate this).  While not a soft cookie, the firmness was just right.  Although not quite the same flavor as the Pennsylvania-Dutch cut out cookies I make at home, quite similar.

Bottom line:
Smiley Milk Chocolate Cookies
If you need cookies for an event or occasion, Smiley Cookies are a fun, customizable alternative to home made!



***GIVEAWAY***
Smiley Cookie has generously offered my readers a chance to win one dozen Smiley Cookies!  Yum!  To enter this giveaway, you must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar).  This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will end on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at midnight, EST.  The winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I move on to a runner up.  Please leave your email address in your entry comments if it is not available via your comment name.

***MANDATORY ENTRY***
You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter this giveaway.  To enter, please visit the Smiley Cookie website and then leave a comment here, letting me know a product you'd love to buy and who you would give it to.

***BONUS ENTRIES***
* "Like" Smiley Cookie on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name, 3 entries

* Tell Smiley Cookie your favorite product on their facebook wall, leave a comment sharing the same with me, as well as your facebook name, 3 entries.

* Sign up for email updates from Smiley Cookie, leave a comment with the applicable name, 3 entries.

* Follow Smiley Cookie on Twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name, 3 entries

* Follow That's What She Said (tsue1136) on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name, 3 entries.

* Tweet about this giveaway.  Please include direct link to giveaway, as well as @tsue1136 and @smileycookie in your tweet.  Leave a link to your tweet in a comment.  Limit of one tweet per hour.  3 entries per tweet.

* Subscribe to That's What She Said via email or RSS feed, leave comment with applicable name, 3 entries per method.

* Enter any of my other active Pamper Your Valentine giveaways, leave a comment letting me know which.  5 entries per additional giveaway.

* Share this giveaway in some fashion, whether by blogging, posting to your facebook, stumbling, posting on giveaway linky - anything goes.  Leave a comment with a link to your sharing so I can find it.  3 entries per method.

* Tell me in a comment about your favorite kind of cookie, a happy memory about making cookies as a child or a cookie horror story, 3 entries.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  
Congratulations to Lynda, comment #115, courtesy of Random.org!

I was provided with a dozen Smiley Cookie Valentine's Cookies to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and my own.  Information and images taken from various Smiley Cookie websites.  Prize for this giveaway and shipping of prize courtesy of Smiley Cookie.  Image of cookies on baking tray courtesy of Suat Eman.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pamper Your Tresses with Conair Infiniti You Curl ~ Review & Giveaway

Valentine Gifts For Her

I've used Conair products for a very long time.   From quality brushes in the latest colors to my cherished hot roller set.   (I won't tell you how old I was when I received the hot rollers, but it was a loooong time ago and despite not being shiny and cutting edge anymore, they still works great!)

The teen diva and I have fairly long hair (mid back) and it's quite fine but we have lots of it.  

Translate:  We have straight covered!

True to our nature, however, we love to push the laws of natural hair growth and love to glam it up with curls.  And don't we just feel fabulous when we accomplish this challenging feat!

The key is to have the right tools, along with sheer determination and patience!

Qualtiy Hair Tools

Rated as a Good Housekeeping top 10 beauty products of 2010, the Conair Infiniti You Curl curling iron is a great place to start!  The You Curl was also recognized as a beauty award winner by Wedding~The Knot.

With the innovative shape and Tourmaline Ceramic technology, the Infiniti You Curl makes easy and fast work of your mission to achieve gorgeous curls!  
"Instant Style with no clip ~ simply wrap".

Boasting a powerful ceramic heater (heats up to 400 degrees!) you'll experience: 
  • More protection
  • Reduces frizz
  • Helps eliminate static
  • No damaging hot spots
Conair you Curl









I will admit that it did take a little time to adjust to the You Curl wrap & curl system, but the online video was very helpful.

After a bit of trial and odd curl, we were off like professionals and achieved gorgeously curled tresses!  Now using the Infiniti You Curl is like second nature.



Of course, we availed ourselves to all the resources available at www.conairyoucurl.com which helped tremendously, like these expert tips:
  • For tight curls wrap small sections of hair tightly and hold for a few seconds
  • For looser curls wrap wider sections of hair
  • For today's look, don't wind hair all the way – leave a few inches straight at the roots

Conair You Curl Curling iron




While you are admiring the Infiniti You Curl, you should certainly take a moment to peak at some of the other fabulous offerings from Conair.

Attractive brushes to tame your tresses, with the latest in technology...
quality hair brushes
Anti Static Brush Collection

Conair Hair Brushes
Tourmaline Ceramic Brush Collection













Quality Hair Tools
Infiniti Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic Cord Reel Hot Rollers
 (Just for the record, my hot roller set looks nothing like this swanky, hi-tech model!  I truly think I heard a small "sigh" coming from inside the master bath vanity when I clicked on this link!)

Don't wait!  Send your Valentine this link to the Conair Online Store so he can get the Infiniti You Curl for you for Valentine's Day!

Hair Tool giveaway
Stop on over to the Conair Loves My Hair Valentine's Sweepstakes on Conair's Facebook and enter for a chance to win something wonderful to pamper your hair!




***GIVEAWAY***
Conair is generously offering my readers a chance to win their own Infiniti You Curl!  You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter this giveaway.  This giveaway will conclude on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at midnight, EST and is open to residents of the US, 18+.  The winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I move on to a runner up.  Please leave you email address in your comment, unless it is available via your comment name, so I may contact you if you are the winner.

***MANDATORY ENTRY***
To enter this giveaway, you must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter.  To enter, please "like" Conair on facebook and leave a comment here with your facebook name.

***BONUS ENTRIES***
* Leave a comment on the Conair Facebook wall telling them what your favorite Infiniti product is and why, then leave a comment here sharing the same with me, along with your facebook name, 3 entries.

* Follow Conair_Hair on twitter and leave a comment with your twitter name, 3 entries.

*Follow That's What She Said (tsue1136) on twitter and leave a comment with your twitter name, 3 entries.

* Tweet about this giveaway with a direct link back here.  Please use @Conair_Hair and @tsue1136 in your tweet.  Leave a comment with the link to your tweet.  Limit of one tweet per hour, 3 entries per tweet.

* Subscribe to That's What She Said via email or RSS feed (mid right sidebar) and leave a comment with your applicable name.  3 entries per method.

* Share this giveaway with a direct link to it in some other fashion, whether it be by blogging, posting on your facebook wall, stumbling, posting on a giveaway linky, anything goes.  Leave a comment with a link to your sharing so I can find it.  5 entries per method.

* Enter any of my other active Pamper Your Valentine giveaways.  Leave a comment letting me know which.  5 entries per additional giveaway.

* Tell me in a comment something you love about your hair or something about your hair that drives you crazy!  3 entries.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  
Congrats to Ashley Elaine, comment #54, courtesy of Random.org. 

I was provided with an Infiniti You Curl curling iron to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and my own.  Images and information taken from various Conair websites.  Conair is supplying the prize for this giveaway and is responsible for shipping. 

Pamper Your Valentine ~ Collection of Giveaways & Reviews


Orglamix, Valentine Gift Guide
Orglamix Pure Mineral Color
Are you ready for some well-deserved, likely long over-due pampering?  Let me hear you say, "Ooooh, yes!, " ladies!




No more hand-held vacuums, cookware or other quite useful but thoroughly non-romantic gifts for V-day!  Am I right?










The wait is over!  Explore the wonderful collection below to find a phenomenal group of offerings, perfect for pampering the Valentine ~ you!   Hand pick a luxurious or decadent gift, or simply send him HERE!  

While you're exploring, don't forget to enter the giveaways for your chance to pamper yourself!

pure mineral makeup gifts
Orglamix Coloricious Pure Mineral Color Review & Giveaway













Dear Readers:  This extensive collection is in the midst of full publication.  Once published, you'll find a link adjacent to each sponsor that will take you directly to their feature.  No link yet, not to worry.  Check back in the next 24-48 hours and you'll find it!  I'll be tweeting out updates to the collection that you can follow here!
Valentine Gifts For Her
David Tishbi Eco-Friendly Jewelry ~ Pushing Fabulous




Valentine Gifts For Her
Barbar Hair Tools Review & Giveaway
Valentines Gifts For Her
Rhi's Bits and Beads Simple Elegance Gift Certificate Giveaway
Valentine Gifts For Them
Goodnight Sweetheart ~ Couple's Edition Giveaway
Valentine Gifts For Her
Bodycology 6 Piece Gift Set Giveaway
Valentine Gifts For Her, Valentine Gifts For Him, Wedding Bands






Easy, Quick Valentine Gifts
Be My Valentine Gift Basket ($49.99)
Valentine Gifts For Her
Conair Infiniti You Curl Curling Iron
Beauty Valentine Gifts For her
Valentines Cookies, Valentine Gifts For Kids
Smiley Cookies
Valentine Gifts For Her,
Valentine Gifts For Couples














This blog is PR Friendly and does review items for sponsors, sometimes receiving products from sponsors for the purposes of exploring to create the features.  All opinions expressed about the products are honest and my own.  For specific disclosures, see specific features.  Images above taken from various sponsor sites.

Pampering Gifts from Gourmet Gift Baskets ~ Review & Giveaway

Gourmet Gift Baskets
Be My Valentine Gift Basket







Has your Valentine ever surprised you by sending a gift to you at work, or even at home?  



  We secretly just love that, don't we!

Be it flowers or treats for taste buds or body, nothing quite compares to that knock on the door or the delivery person coming right to your desk!

If your Valentine hasn't quite caught on yet, make it easy on him and send him the link to 
Gourmet Gift Baskets, Valentines Gifts
Fresh Memories
Gourmet Gift Baskets!  He'll find a pampering basket for any budget, with options to satisfy anyone's fancy!

From blossoms sure to delight...


easy order gifts for Valentine's Day
Gourmet Cheesecake Sampler





to cheesecake, decadent and rich...






Gourmet gift baskets
Hand Dipped Artisan Truffles

from chocolate delights...





to relaxing and luxurious spa treats...
Easy Gifts For Women
Premium Spa Collection









Valentine's Gifts For Her
Let Your Body Do The Talking


from naughty and daring...









Champagne Gift Baskets
Evening of Indulgence



to oh, so nice...









You can find your heart's desire at Gourmet Gift Baskets!

Shop with ease, by occasion, holiday or price, just to name a few of the categories!

I had opportunity to explore a scrumptious basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets ~ 
the Be My Valentine Basket ~ simply brimming with chocolate delights!  Did I feel a little guilty getting into all those goodies...only for a minute!  I read a wonderful article on the benefits of the right chocolate at the Gourmet Gift Basket blog, Chocolate Should and Can Be Part of Your Daily Diet.  I also enlisted the testing assistance of the whole family!
Quick Valentine's Gifts

While all the chocolate treats were delicious, everyone had their own favorite selection.
My husband loves dark chocolate, and predictably, his favorite was the Lake Champion Dark Chocolate Bar.  My son loved the Dolcetta Chocolate Wafer Petites, with their fudge like center, surrounded with a light, crisp wafer.  Chocolate Covered Cherries, sweet and tart by Marich were quickly spoken for by my daughter.  My personal favorite were the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sticks by Sweet Co, so delicious!

Although not selected as "personal favorites", the Be My Valentine Basket also included other luscious treats that were enjoyed by all: English Toffee Singles, Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom Nut Confection, Peanut Roll and Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee!

Whatever the occasion, you can find a basket or gift perfect for your needs from 
Gourmet Gift Baskets!  
Valentine's Gifts For Him
Fishing ~ Caught The Big One



Valentine's Gifts For Him
Around The World Beer Bucket


Ladies will want to peruse the Gifts for Him section;  you'll be impressed by the wide selection!







Running a bit behind?  No worries!  Gourmet Gift Baskets has a selection of Same Day Gifts to keep you out of the dog house!

***GIVEAWAY***
 Gourmet Gift Baskets is generously offering my readers a chance to win a Be My Valentine Gift Basket, ($49.99)!  You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter this giveaway.  The giveaway will conclude on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6am EST.  The winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond before I move on to a runner up.  Please leave your email address in your comments, if it is not available via your comment name, so I may contact you if you are the winner.  The prize is being supplied by Gourmet Gift Baskets and they are responsible for shipping.

***MANDATORY ENTRY***
You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter this giveaway.  To enter, please "like" Gourmet Gift Baskets on Facebook, leave a comment telling them your favorite gift basket, then leave a comment here with your facebook name and also sharing with me your favorite gift basket.

***BONUS ENTRIES***
* Follow Gourmet Gift Baskets via their RSS feed or email, leave a comment with your applicable name, 5 entries per method.

* Subscribe to That's What She Said via RSS feed or email (mid right sidebar), leave a comment with your applicable name, 5 entries per method.

* Follow Gourmet Gift Baskets on Twitter, leave comment with your twitter name, 5 entries.

* Follow That's What She Said (tsue1136) on Twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name, 5 entries.

* Tweet about this giveaway with a direct link back here.  Please include @tsue1136 and @gmtgiftbaskets in you tweet.  Leave a link to your tweet in your comment.  Limit of one tweet per hour.  5 entries per tweet.

* Share about this giveaway in some other fashion, whether by posting on your facebook, blogging, stumbling, posting on a giveaway linky, anything goes!  Leave a comment with a link to your sharing so I can find it.  Handy share button at the bottom of this post.  5 entries per method.

* Enter any of my other active Pamper Your Valentine Giveaways.  Leave a comment letting me know which you entered.  5 entries per additional giveaway.

* Put my button (mid right sidebar) on your blog and leave a comment with a direct link so I can find it.  5 entries.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  
Congratulations to Susan1215, comment #374, courtesy of Random.org!

I was provided with a Be My Valentine gift basket to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions expressed above are both honest and my own.  Images and information taken from various Gourmet Gift Basket sites.  Gourmet Gift Baskets is supplying the prize for this giveaway and is responsible for shipping.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pampering with Bodycology ~ Review & Giveaway



fresh shower, clean water, bodycology
 Do you have a "going out on the town" favorite routine?  

I do!  






Since those long ago teenage days, I love getting ready for a special night out.  What better time to pamper yourself, treating your body and mind to special care and walking out feeling and looking your best!


From a long, luxurious, stress-relieving bath to a spritz of my favorite scent just before walking out the door, the "me" time I grant myself is such a treat!

Scents of BodycologyIt all starts with having the right pampering products, like the pampering offerings from Bodycology!  From bath to door, Bodycology has just what you need, in a aromatic array of special scents!

Start out with the Bodycology Shower Gel & Foaming Bath, made with honey and aloe vera to pamper and condition your skin.  You can choose from 10 scents, finding just the right one to suit your mood and personality!

Want a fabulously rich and gloriously scented bath product for everyday?

scents of bodycology 

Bodycology Body Washes will satisfy, with a line of specialized products formulated to give your skin what its craving:  Hydrating, Nourishing, Deep Cleansing, Refreshing, Skin Softening or Ultra Rich!


For a special night out, you'll want to ensure that your skin is silky and touchable;  Bodycology has your skin covered!


scents of bodycology
Try Bodycology's  Hand & Body Lotion, made with quality ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter, infused with vitamins E & C,   and you'll see a difference in your skin's touchability!  Available in eight scents, including some classics like White Gardenia and Sweet Pea, as well as delicious combination scents, Berry Pear and Vanilla Cupcake.

scents of bodycolgoyBodycology also offers a daily rejuvenating Body Cream line, perfect for all over, but especially effective on your rough, dry areas!




bodycology scentsNo night out would be complete without personalizing your style with your favorite scent!  Bodycology offers tantalizing scents, enhanced with aloe vera, at affordable prices!  Choose from eight exquisite scents, from the Bodycology collection of body mists!


I was given an opportunity to pamper myself with a wonderful collection of Bodycology products.  The Sweet Pea Shower Gel & Foaming Bath was wonderful! The scent ~ divine!  My skin ~ silky smooth!  

In the frigid Michigan weather, my skin was thirsting for hydration and I found both the Coconut Lime Body Cream and White Gardenia Hand & Body Lotion to be rich and satisfying.  

affordable bath and body products 













As predicted, my teen diva, also a lover of all things pampering and scentful, has been looking for an opportunity to sneak my Bodycology products off to her lair.  Not to worry, Bodycology's affordable line is a perfect way to treat her for Valentine's Day, with a variety of products and scents!

Wondering what is  your personal bodycology?  Take the Bodycology Quiz and find out!

bodycology body products, bodycology bath products














***GIVEAWAY***
Bodycology is generously offering my readers a chance to win a Bodycology 6 Piece Gift Set!
You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect to enter this giveaway.
The giveaway will conclude on Sunday, March 6th at midnight, EST and is open to residents of the US & Canada, 18+.  The winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I move on to a runner up.  Please leave your email address in your comment, if it is not available via your comment name, so I may contact you if you are the winner.  Bodycology is supplying the prize for this giveaway and is responsible for shipping.


***MANDATORY ENTRY***
You must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar) to be eligible to enter this giveaway.  To enter, please visit the Bodycology website and then tell me here in a comment which is your favorite product and scent any why.

***BONUS ENTRIES***
* "Like" Bodycology on Facebook, leave a comment here with your facebook name,
3 entries

* Visit the My Bodycology website and tell me in a comment something you learned there,
 2 entries

* Take the What's My Bodycology Quiz and tell me in a comment what the result was, 
2 entries

* Follow Bodycology on Twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name,  2 entries

* Find out where you can purchase Bodycology locally, and share it in a comment here, 2 entries.

* Follow That's What She Said (tsue1136) on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name, 2 entries.

* Tweet about this giveaway with a direct link back to it.  Please include @tsue1136 and @mybodycology in your tweet.   Leave a comment with the link to your tweet.  
Limit of one tweet per hour, 2 entries per tweet.

* Follow That's What She Said via email subscription or RSS feed (mid right sidebar), 3 entries for each method. 

* Share this giveaway in some fashion with a direct link back here, whether it be by blogging, posting on facebook, stumbling, posting to a giveaway linky, any sharing goes!... leave a direct link to your sharing, 5 entries per method.  Handy share button at the bottom of this post. 

* Enter any of my other active Pamper Your Valentine giveaways, leave a comment letting me know which, 3 entries per additional giveaway.

* Comment on a non giveaway post, leave a comment letting me know which, 2 entries per additional post.

* Tell me about your "going out" routine or something else you do to pamper yourself, 3 entries.

This giveaway is closed.  
Congratulations to Melissa R, comment #644, courtesy of Random.org! 


I was provided with Bodycology products to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions expressed above are both honest and my own.  Images and information taken from various Bodycology websites.
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