Monday, February 28, 2011

TheraBreath Review & Giveaway - 2 Winners!! {Ends 3/15}

I'm very excited to announce my very first review and giveaway! Recently, I had the opportunity to review 3 products from TheraBreath, the #1 selling premium oral care brand. TheraBreath has been featured on Good Morning America, The Early Show & The View.
The first product that I reviewed was the Original TheraBreath Fresh Breath Toothpaste which is one of their best sellers. The toothpaste is rather unique in that it is colorless and does not foam up like traditional drug store toothpaste. I found this a little odd at first but have since gotten used to it and now it doesn't bother me. The taste is as minty as a toothpaste should be, but is subtle. It does not cause any burning sensations like other toothpastes can. After brushing my teeth, tongue, cheeks and palate, I feel that my whole mouth is very clean and fresh. It has a spearamint taste to it but is not overpowering, it's just the right amount of mint. One of the things I like about TheraBreath toothpaste, is it reverses dry mouth. You may not know this about me but I suffer from back and neck problems and some of the medicines that I take cause severe dry mouth. Now that I have used this toothpaste I no longer have a problem with dry mouth which is great. My husband also tried this toothpaste and wasn't as happy with it because it is not as flavorful as the drug store toothpaste and it doesn't foam up when you brush. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it.
The second product I tried was the Original TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, also a best seller. The rinse is very refreshing with a peppermint taste. The smell in the bottle is strong, but not while gargling or rinsing with it. Only after you finish can you taste the minty flavor of peppermint. This mouthwash has no alcohol and does not burn your mouth which is great in my book. It also works to reverse the effects of dry mouth. In addition, it comes with a convenient measurement cup on the top of the bottle so you know you are using the right amount of mouthwash every time. Once I used this mouthwash, I felt confident that my mouth was free of bad breath germs and that it smelled great too. I really like using this mouthwash. My husband also tried it and I noticed a big difference in his breath. He really liked the peppermint taste and minty fresh feeling.
The third product that I tried was one of their new products, TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Fresh Breath Lozenges in Mandarin Mint flavor. I have to say that this along with the mouthwash were definitely my favorites. The mints are conveniently packaged individually so you can stash a few in your pocket, purse or lunch box for work. They taste great and the minty flavor lasts quite a while. I really didn't taste mandarin, but only tasted the peppermint flavor which was very refreshing. The mints are a good size, not too big, but not too small either. My husband was really pleased with those aspects as well. Another great thing, which I love, is that they too help with dry mouth like the other products.

Since I've been using TheraBreath, I've had more confidence in my breath being fresh all day long and have not not had any problems with dry mouth! We've all had an embarrassing incident or two of bad breath, but now with TheraBreath you won't have to worry.


You can purchase TheraBreath products online at or at national retailers like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart & Target just to name a few.


TheraBreath has generously offered 2 lucky followers (1) Original TheraBreath Fresh Breath Toothpaste and (1) Original TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse! That way you can experience the whole package!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 15, 2011 at 11:59 CST. The winner will be selected using and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my initial email with their mailing information or another winner will be selected.


Each valid comment left on this posting will be considered an entry. Each comment MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS within it. If the winning entry does not have an email address included another winner will be selected. Each action completed will require a comment to be left. For example: If you follow me on Google Friend Connect, worth 5 entries, please leave 5 separate comments (including your email address) to count as your mandatory entry. Each type of entry or action will have the amount of entries it counts as following it in parenthesis. This will be the amount of comments you will be able to submit for that action.

  • You must follow Misty's Thoughts Too via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) and leave user name in comment (5 entries)


Good Luck Beauties :)

Disclaimer: I received the above products for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own and do not reflect that of any company. No compensation was received for my review.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stila Cosmetics Light Up The World Contest / Giveaway

Here's a great contest/giveaway on facebook that I just found by Stila Cosmetics, one of my favorite brands! Its super easy to enter. All you have to do is share your story and a photo of what lights up your world for a chance to win. Here are the prizes:

Grand Prize
grand prize (1):
- the entire stila summer 2011 collection (16 new items) before they launch
- valued at $366

2nd Prize
second place (5):
- two items (winner’s choice) from the stila summer 2011 collection
- value will vary

Contest Instructions
steal the show with your ethereal glow. stila introduces a collection of wearable makeup must-haves to brighten up your spring beauty routine. enter the stila “light up the world” sweepstakes for your chance to win the entire stila summer collection before it launches. simply share your story and photo of what light’s up your world for your chance to win.

Contest Ends
February 28, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (PST) (sorry gals for the late notice)

Click here or on the image above to get your entries in!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pürminerals Pür Essentials Exclusive Value Kit + 20% Off With Skin care Purchase {This Weekend Only}

This weekend only! Create your own look - Get everything you need for a simply gorgeous anytime look and SAVE 60%! Available for a limited time only, the Pür Essentials Kit includes your choice of our award-winning 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup, plus five other Pür bestsellers, for ONLY $50 ($123.50 value). But hurry—this offer ends {2.27.11}!

Pür Essentials Kit includes:
  • 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (you choose the shade)
  • Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Nealite Sunset
  • Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Crystal Peach
  • Universal Marble Powder in Spice
  • Triple Impact Mascara
  • Retractable Chisel Brush
Plus save 20% off with any skin care purchase. Enter code SKIN at checkout. This last chance offer ends {2.26.11} Click here or the image above to start shopping!

Friday Facebook Hops & Other Blog Hops!

Happy Friday everyone! I'm in dire need of Facebook followers as well as GFC, Twitter, NetworkedBlogs and Feed Subscriptions so if you follow me in any of these medias or all of them leave me a comment so I can return the favor :)

Here are some Facebook Hops Today:

Here are some other great blog hops today:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Huge Multiple Blog Design Giveaway!!

In need of a new design? Enter to win a CUSTOM design from NINE different AMAZING designers! There will be nine winners chosen at random. Make sure to hurry over to April Showers Blog Design to enter. This giveaway ends tonight!

The Prizes

$75 Package from A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design

$135 Package from Ritzy Design Studio

$35 Pre-Made Template by Miss Evil Kitty

$65 Blog Design Package by Deluxe Designs

$70 (Blogger) or $150 (Wordpress) Package from Bloggy Blog Designs

$30 Pre-Made Template from Adori Graphics

$50 Package from Zany Dezines

$65 Package from Eight Days Designs


$125 Package from Grey Bloom Designs

Priti NYC 15% Off Sale {Ends 2/28}!

Priti NYC is having a special sale for their Dark Shade Collection! Now through February 28, 2011 you can get 15% off select nail polishes. No coupon code is needed, markdowns have been applied via the site. They have some great colors marked down to around $10.50 each or if you look at the clearance section you can find some great steals around $6.50 to $7.99 each. They have a section for kits which have some markdowns as well. Click here to start shopping!

Here's a little bit about Priti NYC Nail Polishes and why they are a great product:
Priti NYC polishes are all completely non-toxic and made without toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB) and formaldehyde- all known carcinogenic ingredients. The luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy. They are also completely safe for use on children and moms-to-be. Available in over 100 different shades including metallics, mattes, bright neons, rich darks, classic nudes, and everything in between, limited color selection due to ecological restraints has officially become a thing of the past. They are also Cruelty Free and 100% Vegan!

Enter To Win A Biolage Hydratherapie Gift Basket

Click here to enter to win one of 200 special edition Biolage hydratherapie gift baskets valued at $62. Thanks Sweet Deals.

Here is a great Twitter Hop for today:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Won An Advertising Giveaway! Plus How You Can Win Free Advertising & A $55 Eden Fantasy's Gift Code Giveaway!

I've been excited all month about winning this giveaway and it just occurred to me that I should share it with you all so you could enter this month's free advertising giveaway! I won a feature post about my blog on Survey Junkie along with having my blog button at the top of her home page for this entire month! Here is what she said in the feature posting:

"Misty's Thoughts Too's is a fun, upbeat and colorful blog where you can find giveaways, free stuff, beauty, skin care, tanning, product reviews and more....A little bit of everything all in one spot. Love that.. I'm lovin she has a tanning section. I visit and follow tons of blogs and sometimes we all have the same stuff or similar things so I like to find new blogs with different content available. 
I had never heard of the new Australian Gold 2011 JWOWW Bronzer until I visited Misty's blog so I just have to try that now. It sounds Amazing! I don't tan as often as I used to but when I do I always use a bronzer to speed up the process and if anyone from the Jersey Shore recommends it, or uses it you know it's good. Make sure you stop by and visit Misty and say hello."

 That's pretty cool huh! Click here for the original post. Now on to the fun part....Survey Junkie is offering another giveaway for free advertising for the month of March plus some other goodies.

What you will receive:
  1. $55.00 Gift Code to Eden Fantasys
  2. 125 x 125 button Month of March ( you provide button )
  3. Tweet a week for the month of March ( 4 tweets of your choice )
Plus you can snag some bonus entries if you follow me on GFC, follow me on twitter & "like" me on facebook. This is a great giveaway but hurry because it ends {2/24} at 11:59 est. Click here to get your entries in.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Designer Skin LUMINARY 25X Black Label Private Reserve Bronzer Tanning Lotion Free Giveaway

If you tanned in a tanning salon last year you may have heard about Designer Skin Luminary 25X Bronzer Tanning Lotion. It was one of the hottest bronzing tanning lotions on the market with top sales. Luminary is by far one of my favorite tanning lotions and it truly does work wonders for your tan, no matter what skin tone you start with. Check out my review of Luminary. Here is your chance to get a free 13.5 oz bottle of Luminary 25X Black Label Private Reserve Bronzer Tanning Lotion! Read on for product details and how to enter the giveaway.

Product Description:  Ascend to the highest bronzing peak and illuminate those around you in the glistening aura of dark tanning perfection.  Luminary™ 25 (XXV) Black Label Private Reserve™ distinctively combines superior ingredients with stellar bronzers to take you on a journey beyond the outer limits of the bronzing spectrum. Bask in the therapeutic L.E.D.™ Complex that captures the power of light, infusing skin with vital restorative properties to enhance a rich, glowing tan.  Finally…unmatched skincare meets unparalleled color that will have you reaching for the stars…
  • Premium 25X Black Label Private Reserve™ boldly goes where no tan has gone before to optimize your bronzing capacity
  • Magical Solar Silicone Emulsion sustains deep color with hydration and feels simply ethereal on your skin
  • Revolutionary L.E.D.™ Complex works as a multifunctional system to help combat free radical aggressors and boost skin’s overall tone, elasticity and appearance
  • Soft Celestial Stardust provides perfect dimension and luminosity to the skin
To get your hands on this awesome tanning lotion and enter the giveaway, click here. Be sure to hurry because this giveaway ends tonight {2/21} at 11:59 PM Central Time!

My Stupid Computer! I'm About To Throw It Out The Window!

I'm pulling my hair out because my computer has been coming up with the blue screen of death all weekend. I haven't been able to do any postings because of it. This is so darn frustrating! My hubby has been working his tail off trying to fix it which he was finally able to today, YAY! Only thing is now I've missed posting all the sales that I wanted to do. So, sorry for not being able to post anything all weekend :( I'll try to get caught up today. Hopefully you had a better weekend than I did!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday & Awww Cute Puppy Day!

TGIF!! The last couple of weeks have been super uber busy for me. I was sick a few days which put me behind especially on following people back so if you are a new follower within the last week please be assured that I will follow you back within the next few days, promise :) 

A lot of exciting things have been happening too. I've won a few giveaways which I will share with you in future postings. Also, I have been working hard on getting together 6 upcoming reviews along with 2 great giveaways, so far, which will be my first company sponsored reviews and giveaways so I'm extremely excited! Make sure to subscribe to my newsletter, "like" me on facebook & follow me on twitter so you won't miss out on these upcoming posts! 

Now on to the good stuff...

Awww Cute Puppy Day!

Well, I have gotten my quota of puppy kisses already today, which was met probably around 8 am, lol. Our little Princess Abby is now 4 months old weighing in at a whopping 6 lbs! She has now had all her shots so we are looking forward to enrolling her in puppy school, taking her to the beauty salon, and helping her make new friends :) 
This morning we went out for a walk, played and ate breakfast. She had a full belly and was just chillin' by the time I took this picture. Isn't she just the cutest puppy ever :)

A couple of weeks ago it was a winter wonderland here and all Princess Abby wanted to do was play in the snow! We got about 6 plus inches so when she stepped in the snow we almost lost her, lol! Here are some cute pictures of her having fun. 


She was rockin' her cute pink ski coat and the pink booties that I showed y'all a couple of weeks ago, although you can't see them because her little paws are buried deep in snow!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop

Thanks for joining You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop hosted by A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design. If you are a new follower to my blog then leave a comment and I will follow back. Be sure to follow me via Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter, NetworkedBlogs and Subscribe by email or RSS so you don't miss out on any great postings! Please let me know which networks you follow me on and I will return the favor :)

A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

The only rule to this blog hop is to please post the Blog Hop Button (above) somewhere on your blog.

If you're new to Blog Hops then here is a simple introduction:
Blog Hops are a good way to mingle, meet new blogs, and build your followers. Add your blog to the linky below. Stop by and visit as many other blogs as you like on the linky. Leave them a comment telling them you are a new follower, then ask them to stop by and visit you back.

Happy Blogging ;)

Some other great blog hops:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Twitter Hops

Shining 2 Save Twitter Hop:

The Frugal Free Gal Twitter Hop:

Just click on the images to join in on the fun! 
Happy tweeting :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day To My Lovely Followers!

Monday Blog Hops

Welcome To Making Friends Monday Blog Hop 2/14/11
This Blog Hop is hosted by
Living on Love and Cents, The Thrifty Things, Reviewed By Mom, and Coupons are Great.
This week's spotlight is Crystal from 3 Princes and a Princess 2 . This blog is #5 on the linky this week. Stop by and tell her hello! Here are a few things she wanted to share.
I am Crystal SAHM of four, hence the blog title 3 Princes and a Princess 2. I love to blog about the family and show off pics as most Mom's do. I also love to share with my readers the very best in products from baby gear to tween, adult and even pet supplies. I started blogging a year ago this May after I left my job as a drug store manager and needed to fill some of my free time. I am now an addict! Besides my four "mostly" wonderful children ;) I am a wife of going on eleven years and a proud Mom to a 2 year old boxer and an 8 week old American Bulldog, Boss. Life and blogging can get pretty crazy but I wouldn't trade a thing!  

Would you like to be our spotlight? Follow these rules and leave a comment! We will randomly choose one blog to be spotlighted! Then you will be added to our linky!
Will it be you?

1. Follow the Making Friends Monday Hosts publicly (Listed as # 1-4) We WILL follow you Back! LEAVE A COMMENT so we can follow you back!
2. Grab our Making Friends Monday button and include it in a post on your blog. Grab our linky code to for even more followers!
3. Start hopping and remember following back is appreciated!

Other great Monday Hops:
Just Married with Coupons The Things We Find Inside

REMINDER: Free Allure Stuff / Giveaways for February

February 14: L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes. This mascara contains a double-wiper system that removes excess mascara. Long and short flexible bristles add length and volume. The first 1,000 Allure Readers to sign up at noon EST will win.

February 15: L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse Permanent Conditioning Haircolor Kit.  Creating a thick, drip-free froth, this kit will transform your dull locks from one to three shades in just 25 to 30 minutes. Win the shade of your choice. The first 500 Allure readers to sign up at noon EST will win.

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No Purchase is necessary. Click here to enter each day.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award! My Very First Award! Wow!

I'm just tickled pink to have received my very first blog award! If you can't tell, I'm jumping up and down while doing a happy dance :) A huge thank you and big hug goes out to Jessica at My World Made By Hand for selecting lil' ole' me for this awesome award! Be sure to check out her blog. She has some pretty great stuff there.

There are rules to accepting this award and here they are:
  • Thank and link back to the person(s) who awarded you with this award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

So, now that I have thanked Jessica at My World Made By Hand, I'll get on with the other items. 

A few things you may not know about me are:

1. I have been married to the most wonderful husband in the whole wide world for 8 years now. His name is Chris and he is the most kind, generous, and thoughtful man you'll ever meet (of course I'm a tad bias). He does an awesome job taking care of me, he is starting to become more romantic and even helps out with the cooking and cleaning! He is just too good to me!
2. I am an identical twin. We look pretty much the same except my sister is 2 inches taller than me. I love her to death and we have always been best friends. And to answer your question, we did switch with each other in school once. We ended up getting found out because both of us wrote the same name on our school work! We never did it again...we were good girls, not now but back then we were :)
3. I am a proud Mommy to our new puppy, Princess Abby. She is a Shichon, a Shih-Tzu/Bichon designer breed. We got Princess Abby to help me heal from the loss of my Golden Retriever, Precious who was my best friend that we lost almost 2 years ago. Princess Abby has helped me in ways I never thought possible and I am glad to say that I am beginning to heal. She gives me a bazillion kisses everyday which I love! She is 4 months old today and weighs 6 lbs now. She will only weigh 10-11 lbs when she is full grown which is the perfect size for me right now.
4. You may not know this but I suffer from depression as well as fibromyalgia. I have had both conditions for quite some time and am getting better each day but sometimes they keep me down in the dumps and that keeps me away from my blog and doing the things I enjoy. I hope y'all will be patient with me because of this.
5. You may not have guessed this but my favorite color is pink! Not that I have a ton of pink on my blog so I bet you wouldn't have known it :)

6. This last August for my birthday I decided to do a VersaSpa spray tan. It was the first time I had done the VersaSpa and if you don't know what it is I'll explain. It's a spray tanning unit that you get into and it sprays you 4 times. For each spray you have to do a specific position like facing the sprayer, turning to the right, turning to the left and with your back to the sprayer. So I jumped in the unit and when the voice guide told me to turn the the right, I didn't hear it clearly so I got sprayed on my front for 2 sprays! So I didn't get my back at all. Once it finished, I had to jump out buck naked to get the associate to reset the machine so I could get my back sprayed twice to match my front. Then when I stepped out, dripping with solution, I slipped and landed hard on my left heel. The mat wasn't where it should have been so I almost fell flat on my butt but caught myself before I could hit the floor. Turns out I actually BROKE MY HEEL! It's so embarrassing! Breaking my foot while doing a freakin' spray tan! Ya, Happy B-Day to me! I had to wear this huge cast for 8 weeks!
7. Lastly, I have a hard time coding my blog. My hubby helps out a lot because I just can't seem to understand the HTML code. So if my blog seems out of sorts its because I can't figure it out!
    Now that I've shared 7 things about me, it's time to get to the blogs that I would like to nominate for the Stylish Blogger Award. After much consideration, I have chosen these wonderful blogs:
    1. Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie
    2. Lavender Cove
    3. Welcome to the Good Life
    4. Day 2 Day Living
    5. Stella & Dot by Lynn Danchuk
    6. Thrifty Mama B
    7. Yesterday on Tuesday
    8. Survey Junkie
    9. The Makeup Divas
    10. The Frugal Free Gal
    11. All That Glitters Girly Fashion Trends
    12. Posh on a Budget
    13. Crystal Jigsaw
    14. Frugal Invitation
    15. Adventures in Estrogen
    These are all great blogs so be sure to check them out! I really hope they all accept this award from me!

      Free Sunbed Tanning This Weekend at Palm Beach Tan!

      Free Silver Level Sunbed Tanning from February 11th - 14th only (no purchase necessary)! Just in time for Valentine's Day! Also, if you buy 1 Sunless session you get 1 free. Plus receive 25% off premium tanning & skincare products by Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, & California Tan. Also, if you bring a friend you'll get a month of Silver Level Tanning for just $10 each. (new customers only) Click here to find a Palm Beach Tan near you. Click on the above image, if they require you to print out the coupon. I know I'll be there this weekend to get my glow on, will you?

      Free Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner and Style-Prep Smoother!

      Print the above coupon for a free Aveda Sample Pack. The sample pack contains Smooth Infusion Shampoo 10ml, Conditioner 10ml, and Style-Prep Smoother 10ml. **One per customer. While supplies last. Go to a participating location in the U.S. or Canada to redeem. Click here to find an Aveda location near you. You may also get your samples online with a purchase of more than $30 plus free shipping by using code SMOOTH at checkout. Just click here to shop online. Thanks The Frugal Free Gal!

      Here is where I'll be at today. Be sure and check out these great hops! If you are a new follower, make sure to leave me a comment so I can return the favor. Also be sure to subscribe to my newsletter (right sidebar) so you won't miss any deals! If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, Facebook & Networked Blogs (right sidebar) I would greatly appreciate it and am more than happy to return the favor. Just leave me a comment with your info!
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      Tuesday, February 8, 2011

      My New Button Is Now Up For Grabs!! Grab Me...Pretty Please!!

      Finally, finally.....I have added my button to my blog with some help from my hubby. It took a little bit to figure out but we finally got it up and posted. Hope you all like it and hope you all will grab it too :-)


      Here are a few hops I'll be at today. If you are new to my blog, please make sure to follow me on GFC, Twitter, Facebook & Networked Blogs. The links are all located on my right sidebar. I even got a new Twitter button!! Be sure to leave me a comment, with your blog address, and that you are a new follower so I can follow you back :)
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