No-Tie Elastic Shoelaces Giveaway

I’m partnering up with Lemon Hero to give away a pair of no-tie elastic shoelaces to TWO lucky Sweetly Surreal Life readers.  Enter to win at the bottom of this post!

 These shoelaces are super easy to install in any pair of sneakers or hiking boots, and they make taking your shoes on and off a breeze.  Once you install them, they’ll keep your shoes on securely but won’t pinch your feet.  These laces are thicker than other brands of no-tie laces, and the plastic bits that secure the laces are very high quality.  They’re nice for hiking shoes, water shoes, or winter boots because they are waterproof.  I love that they come in eight different colors, so you can be sure one will match with your fave pair of shoes.

Here is a photo the before (top) and after (bottom) with these laces.  Once I put the new laces on both of my shoes, I wore them on two international flights.  I’ve taken two place trips a year since I was a small child, and I have to say my #1 rule of air travel is to always wear sneakers because you never know when you’ll have to run. These laces make my shoes super comfy, which is important because my feet get a little bloated when flying all day.  Also, they were easy to get into and out of, so going through the security checkpoint was a breeze! I didn’t even have to sit down to put my shoes back on.

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These laces are also great for:

  • People who need to get out the door in a hurry
  • Kids who haven’t learned to tie shoes yet
  • Special needs folks or seniors with pain or trouble tying or untying knots
  • Really anyone!

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Click below to enter here through Sept 25, 2015 because we will be drawing two winners who will each receive one pair of No-Tie Elastic Shoelaces in the color of their choice.
No-Tie Elastic Shoelaces Giveaway (two winners!)

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**I received this product in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  To read more reviews or to buy, please visit the sponsor’s page at the above links*

Beauty Infusion GIVEAWAY and Review

I think everyone has wished that healthy things to eat tasted like candy.  If you try Neocell’s beauty supplements, your wish might come true!  I tried out NeoCell’s Beauty Bursts and not only are they formulated to help nurture skin and nails, they taste yummy too.

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The Beauty Bursts are gourmet collagen soft chews. This beauty supplement contains Collagen Types 1 & 3 (to rebuild your skin), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate the skin), and vitamin c (to build up your collagen).

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The flavor I tried was super fruit punch, and they tasted pretty good.  They are a little tart, but I actually like that.  The consistency is a lot like Starburst candy.  The package shows them as being bright red, but mine looked more orange.  I contacted the manufacturer and they couldn’t give any explanation, but seemed to say that the color variation was normal.

beauty bursts

I also got NeoCell’s Beauty Infusion in tangerine twist.  It’s a drink powder that has the same ingredients as the soft chews but it also has some added beauty extras, like biotin (to help grow strong hair and nails) and alpha lipoic acid (to protect from free radicals).  If you’re not into using it as a drink, they have a recipe on their blog that can tell you how to turn it into jello!  That sounds like a lot of fun.  Imagine taking your vitamins in a jello shot every morning (without alcohol, of course)!

If you want to get started on this new beauty routine right away, NeoCell has $1.50 or $2 off printable coupons on their facebook page.  You can find the their products at CVS and GNC stores!

NeoCell has nicely offered to sponsor a giveaway at Sweetly Surreal Life of one package of Beauty Bursts and a one month’s supply of Beauty Infusion beauty supplements.  That’s an over $50 value!  Enter using the gleam app below through June 23, 2015.beauty infusion prize pack giveaway
Beauty Infusion Prize Pack (ARV $54.94)

I hope you enjoy these tasty vitamins as much as I did!  Treat yourself to a soft chew after dinner and you won’t even need dessert!

Want to learn more about NeoCell?

**I received this product in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  To read more reviews or to buy, please visit the sponsor’s page **

Doggie iD Review and GIVEAWAY!

doggie id personalized pet tagPets are furry family members, and I know I would do whatever it takes to keep mine safe!  That’s why I was excited to link up with Doggie ID to review their personalized pet tag, and even more excited when they offered to give one away to a Sweetly Surreal Life reader!

See the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway!
These are not your average dog tags.  They look like mini state driver’s licences, but for dogs.  Their website is very easy to use to create your dog’s tag, and they do all the designing for you.  You just pick your state, enter your dog’s name, and add your phone number and address if you like.  I put something in all the fields it offered, including the extra phone number, because if my dog gets lost I would want people to have a few ways to contact me.  If you like, you can upload a photo of your dog too.  The hardest part about ordering for me was just picking out which photo of Dora I should upload!  When it arrived, it came with two different ways to attach it to her collar, but both of them hung too low so I used the small ring I already had.

doggie id, pet id tag

Things I like about the Doggie ID personalized dog tag:

  • It has a lifetime guarantee, so if it somehow gets bent or scratched up they will replace it.  Also it has a money-back return policy.
  • Weather resistant so you don’t have to worry about when your pup is splashing in puddles.
  • Manufactured and designed in the USA.
  • You can pay by credit card or paypal (I am always so irritated when businesses don’t take paypal!).
  • Tag size works for small or large breeds- it is 1.75”x 1.75”.
  • They look pretty stylish.

Here are some photos of Dora wearing her new Doggie Id tag.  She’s gotten many compliments on it already!

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Dora with doggieid

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Since they are so nice, we’re giving one away!  You can use it for your own pooch or make one for your favorite dog lover. Enter in the rafflecopter here through July 6th, 2015:
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**I received this product at no cost in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  To buy, see the sponsor’s webpage here: http://www.doggieid.com**doggie id pet tag Free Giveaway Directory

Enjoying Tea Tasting Sampler Review

As I have mentioned before, I’m a big tea fanatic!  I was able to review these teas as well as offer a giveaway for a tea sampler box like the one I received- check back in a few days to enter the giveaway!

I was so happy when this box showed up in my mailbox. This is the sampler of 6 different types of tea from Enjoying Tea.  The tins came in this pretty, compact box.  If you check out the website, you can see that there many (20+) different sampler packs, as well as larger packages of tea to choose from.  This sampler would be a great idea so you can try out some teas before getting a big bag the flavor you’re interested in.  I think it would also make a nice gift.  There is really a sampler box for any taste!

tea sampler box

tea sampler tins
Here is a photo of all the flavors I got to try in my sampler box!

I tried out all the following flavors:

The tins were so cute- the perfect size for trying out a few cups to decide which flavors you like best.

tea sampler tin

This is the Jasmine Green tea.  So beautiful!  It tasted great too.enjoying tea

I tried out the Vanilla Rooibos first, and I loved it!  Very smooth and nutty with a little sweetness.  It had whole almond slices in it and pretty yellow leaves.  It ended up being my favorite.rooibos tea

The tea sampler came with a little card that outlines how much of each type of tea you should put in your tea holder and how long to let it steep.  This was very helpful because you may be trying types of teas you’ve never had before!

enjoying tea tea cup

Mmmm, so relaxing!

Check back for the giveaway for a similar box from  Enjoying Tea this week!

**I received this product in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  To buy, go to the sponsor’s page: www.enjoyingtea.com **

My Konjac Sponge (Facial Sponge Review)


I’m always on the lookout for new natural and organic bath and beauty products, so the My Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge seemed worth a try to me.

I hadn’t heard of this type of facial sponge before.  The konjac sponge is actually made of a natural material and originated in Japan, where it has been used for 1000+ years.  It is made of the fibers of a type of potato/yam plant, which has vitamins and minerals in it too.  This konjac sponge is made of 100% vegan food grade plant materials and filtered water- so it is compostable!  I got the Bamboo Charcoal variety of the sponge, which is for removing acne and extra oils on the skin.  My Konjac also has 8 other varieties of the sponge, which can help with dry skin, sensitive skin, or can be used on the whole body or for babies…
my konjac sponge package

 

 

This brand of konjac sponge is nice because there are no preservatives, coloring,  or chemicals used in the process of creating them.  In fact, the sponge works so that you don’t even have to use any cleanser or other products with it (but if you do, use less than the regular amount because it will foam up!).

hanging konjac sponge

 

When I tried it, I couldn’t believe how soft it is!  I tried to capture it in a picture but found there is no way to do that- it always looks like a pumice stone in the photos.  But it is far from it!  I have never felt a sponge that is so soft.  Though it felt delicate, it stood up to multiple washings (the package says to replace it every 3 months).  It is good at exfoliating, but it is very gentle so I think it’d be perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.  It left my skin feeling clean and smooth, and quick and easy to use before bedtime.  I would love to try the large size to use on my whole body!  So far I’m loving it- I will have to see after a few weeks if I notice any improvements in my skin!

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**I received this product in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  For more reviews or to buy, see the product here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1M0XCG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1**

Review: Dead Sea Mud Mask


I was happy when I got a chance to try the Dead Sea Mud Mask because I love natural products. This mud mask is a detoxifying and rejuvenating mask.  It’s only ingredients are dead sea mud and grapeseed oil, so it is truly natural and pure.

When I opened it up, it lived up to its name! It looks like pure, cool mud. The smell is luckily not unpleasant like mud- it smelled earthy, but it didn’t have a smell at all while putting it on.  I thought it looked a little bit like chocolate mousse…

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Review: Natural Hot Chocolate K-Cups from Black Bear Market

Have you ever tried hot chocolate k-cups?  When I bought my Keurig brewer, it came with some regular and dark hot chocolate k-cups.  They were sickeningly sweet!  My family just couldn’t drink them.  On looking at their ingredients, I saw they were full of chemical additives and artificial colors and flavors.  When I found out that Black Bear Market’s hot chocolate was all-natural, I had to try it out myself.

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To give you some background info, Black Bear Market is a family owned and run business.  You’re supporting an American small business when you order from them…

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