Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anjolee: The Art of Jewelry- What Makes Anjolee different?

If you haven't heard of Anjolee Jewelry before, then you are really missing out! Founded in 1977, Anjolee is now known as one of the US's leading high-end jewelry manufacturers. They began selling to wholesalers, retailers and online websites. Then, in 2008, they launched their own website, allowing customers to purchase directly from Anjolee for the best possible prices. Anjolee is a family owned business, based out of San Diego County, California.

So what is it that makes Anjolee different than any other fine jewelry website?
They happen to have the only jewelry website that allows customers the ability to customize any jewelry design to his or her exact preferences, style and even budget. Customers can select the type of metal, carat size, and diamond or gemstone quality.


I was given the opportunity to customize a piece for myself and found that Anjolee really makes the process straightforward. For review purposes, I received their beautiful Lucky Four Diamond Pendant in sterling silver with cubic zirconia and garnet stones. The necklace is stunning and even arrived in a lovely wooden box. While my piece was created with cubic zirconia, Anjolee only sells high quality diamond jewelry. I absolutely love my necklace and cannot stop thinking about purchasing a pair of matching Lucky Blossom Gemstone Drop Earrings. They are on my wish list!


Anjolee's customization process is simple and easy to understand. If you are unsure about a step, there are question marks next to each one to ensure that you know exactly what they are referring to. They have an education section of their website dedicated to educating their customers on the entire process of picking out your diamond, general jewelry education and a buying guide.

Anjolee's Necklace and Pendant Page
The next time you are in the market for a diamond necklace, anniversary ring, wedding ring, bracelet or pair of earrings, be sure to check out Anjolee. With the ability to customize everything on their site, I am sure that they will have exactly what you are looking for! To keep up to date, be sure to follow Anjolee on both Facebook & Pinterest!


I received compensation in the form of a necklace in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Brave Beagle 100% Chicken Liver Gourmet Dog Treats Review

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I recently read an article online about there being traces of anti-freeze in Canine Carry Outs, a treat that I have been giving my dog for years. After doing a little research I learned that propylene glycol was the additive people were concerned about. While it is similar to anti-freeze, it is considerably safer and less toxic than the anti-freeze that you would put in your automobile, ethylene glycol.

However, the issue is, that while propylene glycol is considered safe in small doses in both humans and dogs, we tend to feed our dogs the same food on a daily basis. This continuously exposes them to the additive meant to preserve moisture and may or may not be harmful in the long run.
Now that I know that this unnecessary additive may be harmful to my dog, Roxy, why would I continue to feed her treats that contain it? I've decided to become more aware of exactly what I am feeding her and that is when I found Brave Beagle's 100% Chicken Liver Gourmet Dog Treats
These gourmet treats are made completely of freeze dried chicken liver. There are no additives, filler, grains, preservatives or hidden ingredients, so there is nothing to be afraid of. I feel confident that my pup is getting something that is healthy for her and will not cause her any problems. As you can see Roxy could not wait to try them out for herself!






While the package only weighs 8oz, there are approximately 240 treats in each bag and are only 4 calories each. It is recommended that a small dog get 2-4 treats daily and a larger dog can have 6-8, so one bag will last quite a while! They are made in the USA and Brave Beagle offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the treats. They are available exclusively for purchase on Amazon and since you have nothing to lose, go ahead and get a bag for your favorite pup!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pmea2d131c2a2c1b6b2956919af13a76c5

Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 Summer Spectacular Giveaway- Ends 6/23

A big MAHALO from Reviews by Clo to you

Reviews by Clo is having a super 2015 Summer Spectacular Giveaway!
Be sure to visit her site and leave a comment to get an extra entry.
One lucky winner will win a prize pack that consists of:
Fire Kindle HD 6
Transformers Blueray DVD
3-pack Sumbum SPF 30 Sumbum Beach Spray 
Purell pump 
Escape body wash, Candle
Popcorn Jell-o Mango tea Tazo passion tea
This awesome giveaway will begin Friday, May 22 and end Tuesday, June 23.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

LeliaSea Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream Review & Giveaway- Ends 6/1




I've used plenty of dead sea mud masks and sea salts before, but had never come across a dead sea lotion. LeliaSea Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream is based on the Dead Sea's black mud and salts. It combines minerals taken directly from the Dead Sea with herbal extracts, essential oils, and multivitamins.

Benefits of LeliaSea Hand Cream:

  • LeliaSea has been proven to nourish and protect your skin. Making your hands appear years younger and smoother
  • The unique properties of the Dead Sea Minerals and Vitamin E, will reduce skin damage caused by the sun, excessive dryness, and pollution.
  • This hand cream is non-greasy and easily absorbed, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated for long periods at a time
  • Provides relief for cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis

My Review:

This is a thicker lotion that is disperses nice and smooth. It has a slight pleasant smell, which is not overpowering. Since I have started using it, I have noticed that my hands have been soft and I have had no new instances of dried out skin! I think this lotion would be perfect for using during the winter to protect your skin from the weather. The minerals and multivitamins would be great for your hands. I love that the LeliaSea is an animal friendly company. Absolutely no products or compounds are derived from, or tested on, animals. They also make sure that all packaging is recyclable and environmentally friendly.
If you are interested in purchasing this product feel free to check out their Amazon listing. They have 2 different sizes to choose from.

Giveaway:

LelisaSea has been kind enough to provide me with one to giveaway to a reader, feel free to enter below! The giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will run through June 1st, 2015, 11:59PM EST. Once a winner is selected, I will contact them via Email and they will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add Polkadotpinks@gmail.com to your address book! Come back and enter daily!

Dead-Sea-Mineral Cream for Hands by LeliaSea



Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions. I am not responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Your information will be forwarded on to the sponsor and they will contact you with further details regarding prize fulfillment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pratico Kitchen- Pratipad Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holder Review


Pratipad Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders are the most versatile pot holders I ever have owned. After having the chance to test them out over the past few weeks, I know they will be used all the time in my house! The are perfect for getting hot casserole dishes out of the oven, and then can immediately be used as hot pads for when the dishes are placed on the table. Pratipad Silicone Pot Holders can easily be used for all your hot pad needs.

The honeycomb pattern offers a unique layer of protection. Because there's less surface area being exposed to the heat, the silicone pad does not get as hot from contact with your dishes and pots coming straight out of the oven. I love the vibrant purple color that is complemented with the gray. These will be much easier to clean than my old cloth ones, I cannot wait to toss them in the dishwasher when they get a little cruddy. As an added bonus, because they are made of silicone, they can also be used to open tough jars and lids. Pratipad multipurpose silicone pot holders are a must for every household! Be sure to check out the listing on Amazon HERE. For a set of two, I find these to be reasonably priced.

Product Details:

  • Multifunctional- Can be used as a pot holder, trivet, jar opener or anywhere you need extra grip or extreme heat or cold protection 
  • Each set comes with two silicone pratipads- 1 purple and 1 gray
  • Lightweight & Superior Heat Protection- The unique honeycomb pattern decreases weight & evenly distributes heat for better protection
  • Versatile- It can withstand extreme temperatures from -40°F to 446°F (-40°C to 230°C)
  • Easy to Maintain & Durable- Dishwasher safe & tested to withstand repeated twisting & bending 
  • Lifetime Warranty- You're protected by a non-hassle free replacement guarantee

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Perennial Essentials- Flexible Cutting Mat Review


The Perennial Essentials set of 4 flexible kitchen cutting boards is the perfect addition to my kitchen! Now that I have had the opportunity to use these, I don't know what I would do without them. They are smaller, measuring only a little bigger than a sheet of printer paper. This makes them ideal for those small jobs when you are only going to be chopping up one vegetable or fruit. Because they are so thin, they are easy to store in your kitchen drawer or even hang up on hooks with the cut out loop.


Each cutting board has a food icon in the corner and is color coated to prevent cross-contamination. There is a fish, meat, fruit and vegetable mat. They are easy to clean, I used a sponge with warm soapy water and any debris washed right off. Another benefit is that the mats are flexible and light. This makes it very easy to transfer food straight from the cutting board to the pan, which I love!















Cutting Mat Specifications:

  • Each mat measures 12 x 8 x 5/32 inches
  • Heatproof up to 110 degrees Celsius
  • Made with Dual 100% Polypropylene anti-penetrated layers. An ECO-friendly material with anti-slide properties, and "Wolverine" self healing & scar resistance
  • Food icons and measuring scale. 
  • It's non-toxic and safely made with Fuji Bactekiller protection mix from Japan 
  • Bendable for easy transfer of food. 
  • Environmentally friendly, made of TPE & PP. 
  • Complements large cutting board for efficient and food separation by category. 

They are available for purchase on Amazon HERE. I highly recommend these mats, as they lived up perfectly to my expectations. Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm30637ce29549ac951061fd211d43c3b0

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pura d'or Argan Oil Review


 
Pura d'or Pure uses Organic Argan Oil imported directly from South Western Morocco. It is cold pressed, unrefined, and has no added chemicals. This is a versatile oil that can be used for just about anything. It is USDA certified organic argan oil (100% pure) body, hair and face treatment. While the oil is imported from morocco, it is bottled right here in the U.S.

The recommended uses and benefits include:

  • Anti-aging 
  • Treat dry skin, eczema & psoriasis 
  • Reduce facial blemishes 
  • Reduce muscle pain 
  • Reduce the appearance of scars 
  • Effective moisturizer 
  • Non oily, non-greasy & deep penetration 
  • Reduce wrinkles 
  • Treat dark circles under eyes 
  • Mild anti-bacterial 
  • Treat dry, brittle, frizzy & damaged hair 
  • Protect from cold winds, pollutions & smoke 

My Review:

As you can see, there are really countless uses for Argan Oil, however, my personal favorite is for my hair. It can be a bit difficult to evenly spread out the oil when applying it. If you add too much, it leaves your hair looking greasy, and that is not the look anyone is going for! I have found that it works best for me to add one or two squirts of Pura d'or Pure Argan Oil to my hair gel and mix it together before applying.

When using the Argan Oil in addition to my regular hair routine, I have noticed that my hair looks healthier and more 'alive'. My hair is naturally curly and can be a pain to manage and keep tame. With the oil, my hair is smoother and much easier to brush and manage. Pura d'or Pure Argan Oil has become a must for my morning hair routine! If you give it a try,  I am sure that you will see these results as well!

Pura d'or Pure Argan Oil is available for purchase on Amazon and their website HERE. For more information on Pura d'or Pure check out their website http://www.purador.com/ and follow them on instagram: https://instagram.com/pura_dor/

They are currently hosting a giveaway and will be selecting 50 winners to receive a $75.99 gift set. Check out the giveaway HERE! It ends 5/27 11:59 PM EST. This would be a great chance to get your hands on Pura d'or Pure products!

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Power Tek Fire Talon Multi-tool Pocket Knife Review



If you are looking for a heavy duty multi-tool, the Power Tek Fire Talon is for you! Right out of the box, the first thing you will notice about it, is how heavy the tool is. It weighs in at 9.8oz and is 4 inches long. The Fire Talon is not made out of cheap, flimsy metal. It is made of black oxide stainless steel to ensure that it lasts.
Overall, I am very happy with this the Power Tek Fire Talon multi-tool. The knife and scissors are both very sharp and work well. The tool has rubber grips to ensure that you get a proper hold on it and it does not slip. It also comes with a pouch for safe keeping with an attached belt loop for easy access. Because of its weight, it may not be ideal to just keep in your pocket as a normal pocket knife. I think it would be more useful when going camping or when you do not have room to carry all of the tools that it combines into one.




 

 




 

 

What's included on the Fire Talon Multi-Tool

  • 2 strategically placed LED flashlights that give you full illumination
  • A 3-inch, self-locking, stainless steel 3Cr13 knife blade
  • Professional-grade scissors to make trimming and cutting a breeze
  • Easy-to-use wire strippers for electrical repairs
  • A built-in can opener to take the frustration out of camping trips! 
  • Phillips and Flathead screwdrivers tough enough to handle any task! 
  • Spring-loaded pliers to take the frustration out of installs and repairs! 
  • Sure-grip rubber handle inlays to give you full control, even in dark and rainy conditions! 
The Fire Talon Multi-Tool comes with a 1-yr warranty, so you know you will be protected if anything goes wrong. They are also offering a 30 day money back guarantee. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about potential Father's Day gifts and this might just be what he needs! You can check out more over at their Amazon listing.

 
Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Kinderfeets Balance Bike Giveaway- Ends 5/25

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  If you have a little one 2 or older the Kinderfeets Retro Balance Bike is for you! Kinderfeets Retro Balance Bike takes the place of training wheels. There are many colors and designs to choose from. You can read a full review here. cupcakebike   kinderfeetsall  
  One lucky reader will win a Kinderfeets Retro Balance Bike of their choice!   This giveaway is US only, 18 or older. Only one entrant per household. Giveaway ends on May 25 at 11:59 PM EST . Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond. If there is no response during that time a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck Everyone!!!
 
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May the Luck Be With You Giveaway Hop- Ends 5/25

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Welcome to the May the Luck Be With You Giveaway Hop
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Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to scroll down the whole list and visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! There will also be a twitter party on May 19th to go along with this hop with even more chances to win. RSVP for that by clicking here. Good Luck and Have Fun!

I will be giving away a great prize pack worth $34 ARV. It includes an EliveBuy 10000mAh Dual-Port Ultra-Thin Compact External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank and a Bahama Mama Hoo-Rag Bandana!

You can check out my review of Hoo-Rag here. It is essentially a versatile bandana. It can be warn countless ways- bandana, headband, beanie and neck gator to name a few. I love to take mine with when hiking!

The power bank has 10000mAh's of power and is capable of charging 2 devices at once. Essentially anything that can be charged with a USB can be charged with the EliveBuy charger. It has 4 LED lights to let you know how much power is left and flashs red to warn you that the battery needs charging. If you'd like to check it out- here is the Amazon listing.

Time for the giveaway! Please like my page on Facebook to show your support and stay up to date with future giveaways and reviews! Then be sure to Hop onto the other giveaways below! The giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will run through May 25th, 2015, 11:59 PM EST. Once a winner is selected, I will contact them via Email and they will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add Polkadotpinks@gmail.com to your address book! Come back and enter daily!


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion Review














About Adamia:

Adamia is a therapeutic repair lotion that is made in Australia. It contains Promega-7 from the infused macadamia oil. Because macadamia oil closely resembles the oils in our own skin, it offers exceptional absorption and hydration. Adamia is designed specifically for those with distressed and aging skin. It has been tested in senior living facilities and shown improvements in multiple areas such as skin tear incidence rates, skin integrity scores, reduced cost for facility related skin issues, and improvement in clinician assessment of skin quality.

Omega-7 is a monounsaturated fatty acid that blends in with the skins natural fatty acid composition. As the skin matures, omega-7  levels naturally drop. Most lotions rely on producing  a barrier to 'lock-in' moisture and prevent drying out of the skin. Adamia replenishes the skin's natural oils with the oils in the macadamia. In order to truly restore the skin and help start the process of healing, the oils must be replenished before locking in the moisture.

My Review:

I began using this lotion as winter was ending and warm weather was finally starting to appear. This year, winter seemed to drag on and on, leaving my skin dry and cracked. I have been applying Adamia twice daily and my skin has shown significant improvement. My hands now feel soft to the touch and there are no longer signs of distress. It non-greasy and fragrance free, however I do sense a slight cinnamon smell. I also started applying the lotion to my knees and elbows to keep them from drying out. It has really helped and I will continue to use Adamia to restore my skin's natural oils!




Adamia is dermatologist tested, fragrance free, non-allergenic, paraben free, cruelty free, petroleum free, and vegan friendly. I highly recommend this to anyone suffering from rough, dry or cracked skin. This will restore your skin and leave you feeling great.

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Apt 9 Purse Giveaway- Ends 6/1

This giveaway will be from Saturday May 9th. - Monday June 1st.




PRODUCT DETAILS

Carry your cash, keys, cards and phone in this Apt. 9 curb-chain handbag.

Product Features

  • Curb-chain accents

Product Details

  • 5"H x 8"W x 1 1/4"D
  • Drop down length: 22''
  • Crossbody strap
  • Zipper closure
  • Exterior: Snap slip pocket
  • Interior: 8 card slots, zip pocket & center divider
  • Faux leather
**Terms & Conditions: Promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.Giveaway open to US Only unless otherwise noted. Must be 13 years old or older. One winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. Winner will be notified by email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. The use of multiple email addresses, Twitter handles, or Facebook Profiles is not permitted and will result in termination of entry.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Skleer Skin Conditioning Gel Review & Giveaway! Ends 5/12



SKLEER is an all-in-one corrective skin gel. It was developed by an international medical and pharmaceutical research organization in South Africa, where it is manufactured. It is a doctor and dermatologist recommended product that assists with a number of skin conditions. SKLEER can assist with a number of skin conditions such as pimples & blackheads, itchy skin, dermatitis, eczema, dry skin, insect bites, skin rashes, burns, abrasions, hives, sunburn, age spots and more.

SKLEER is made of potent, power packed natural ingredients that help to reduce inflammation and infection. The full list of ingredients is: water, Alcohol Denat, Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Hydromane, Cardamom Oil, Caraway Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Glycerine, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, 2-Phenoxyethanol, and Sorbitan Mono Octanoate. It is also paraben free and not tested on animals
Overall, I really loved the texture and feel of SKLEER gel. I have used other skin gels in the past that left your skin sticky and feeling gross afterward. This one dried smooth in about 30 seconds. The fact that it is made of all natural ingredients and not tested on animals really makes this a product that I can get behind. SKLEER skin restoration gel is something that everyone should have in their home. It will be your new go to product for all types of skin ailments and issues.

SKLEER is available for purchase on www.skleer.com and also on Amazon. They offer a 100%, 30 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, so you should give it a shot!

Giveaway:

They have been kind enough to provide me with one to giveaway to a reader, feel free to enter below!
The giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will run through May 12th, 2015, 09:00 AM EST. Once a winner is selected, I will contact them via Email and they will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add Polkadotpinks@gmail.com to your address book! Come back and enter daily!
SKLEER Skin Conditioning Gel Giveaway
Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions. I am not responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Your information will be forwarded on to SKLEER and they will contact you with further details regarding prize fulfillment.

Hoo-rag Bandana Review



Your question is probably the same as mine was when I was first provided with the opportunity to review a Hoo-Rag. What is a 'Hoo-Rag'?! Well it is essentially a bandana that can be worn multiple ways and is much more versatile than a traditional square shaped bandana. The hoo-rag is a tube made of 100% polyester microfiber. It is soft to the touch and can stretch to fit around your head, but does not stretch length-wise. They are available in tons of patterns, and if you can't find one that you like, they even have customization available!
I was given the opportunity to review one of their new women's styles. It was tough to decide which one, but eventually I picked the Bahama Mama Hoo. This one makes me think of the beach and warm weather, I love the pattern! I wore mine as a headband while going for a hike. It was a little windy, and I was able to pull the hoo-rag over my ears to keep the wind out. This was great, and something I wouldn't have been able to do with a typical headband.

Feel free to check out their video below with all the great ways to wear your Hoo-rag! And be on the lookout for my giveaway coming Monday, for a chance to win one of your own!
 
They do have some Hoo-Rag's available for purchase on their Amazon store: Hoo-Rag on Amazon, but you should be sure to check out their main website, http://www.hoorag.com. Everyone needs to get their hands on a Hoo-rag! It is revolutionary headwear worn by hundreds and thousands of male and female outdoor enthusiasts and athletes all over the world!

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.