Thursday, August 14, 2014

{ Dial Coconut Waters with Tropical Mango Body Wash }

My family and I have always enjoyed going on vacation together to Florida, whether it be to Disney World, Panama Beach or Clearwater. This year however, we decided to go somewhere different. We chose to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My family has actually been to Myrtle Beach before, but it has been many years. This is my first time visiting here and I have really enjoyed our visit. We decided to stay in North Myrtle Beach, which is about ten minutes away from all the action, but we are close enough - ten minutes! - if we want to drive into the main part. Being right on the beach is fantastic and seeing the ocean as soon as you wake up is just wonderful. 

Now that I have gushed over loving the beach so much, I would love to tell you about the new Dial Coconut Water with Refreshing Mango body wash. When I received the Dial Coconut Water with Refreshing Mango body wash to review through Purex Insiders, I could not wait to try it out! I saved using it for when we left for our vacation because who would not want a coconut water with mango body wash experience while at the beach? The two scents are perfect for this! And just look at that photo of the beautiful waves rolling in for a picture perfect scene. I will definitely be reminiscing about it when I return to work in a little over a week!

Some people may not care what kind of body wash they use, or even think about what ingredients body washes have. However, if you are like me, there are several factors that I like for a body wash to have...the first one is it must not irritate my sensitive skin. As I have mentioned before on my blog, I have sensitive skin. I like when a product that I use caters to this and allows me to enjoy the product without it bothering my skin.  My skin gets irritated very easily, so I have to be careful about what I put on my skin. I had no issues with using this body wash and was pleased to find that I could use it without any problem.

See! I'm using the body wash but trying to conserve as much as I can so I can make it last ;) (I am also in love with the theme and decor of the place we are staying pretty!)

The second factor a body wash must have is moisturizing qualities. Not only do I not want a it to irritate my skin, but I also need a body wash that hydrates and moisturizes. No one wants itchy or rough skin after taking a nice bath or shower! Dial Coconut Water with Refreshing Mango contains moisturizers that leave your skin feeling wonderful. 

The third factor a body wash must have is that it must smell good and the scent must last long after you leave the bath. I have never been big on the taste of coconut, but I certainly do love the smell of it. I know as soon as I received the body wash, I tore into the box just so I could smell it! When you smell this body wash, you may or may not be instantly transported to a tropical island surrounded by coconut trees... ;) Dial Coconut Waters with Refreshing Mango leaves your skin smelling great and it stays on your skin for a good while!

I may be the only person who does this, but I always like to read the back of the bottles, whether it be shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. Something that I found interesting is that there was a fact about coconut water and it says "Coconut Water is found in young, green coconuts and known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration." Coconut water is definitely a great, natural ingredient for you and your body!

You never know what you may read! I really enjoyed the fun fact.

I would certainly recommend this body wash if you are looking for one that moisturizes and has an amazing scent. Dial Coconut Water with Refreshing Mango is going to definitely become a staple in our household because I really enjoyed it. I am happy that I was able to use a great body wash that has refreshing scents and moisturizing qualities! And our vacation to Myrtle Beach is not bad either.. ;) 

I received (1) bottle of Dial Coconut Waters with Refreshing Mango along with (3) coupons for (1) free bottle of Dial Coconut Waters with Refreshing Mango body wash to either give to friends or give out in a giveaway. I chose the former. While I received the body wash and coupons for free from Purex Insiders, all opinions are my own. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

{ Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen - 'Made with your skin in mind!' }

The official start of Summer 2014 is here and it is time to get outside and enjoy it! There is nothing like spending time with those you love doing something outside, such as going to a local water park or taking a vacation to the beach. My family and I just recently returned from a weekend getaway to Cincinnati, Ohio. It is under a two hour drive for us, so we have the nice getaway feel without being too far from home (we save those trips for Florida!). I was given the opportunity to try out the new Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen and what great timing it was - right before we were getting ready to leave for Cincinnati. I knew we would be spending at least one day outside, so I packed up my Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen to give it a go on our trip.

Our weekend trip took our family to spend a day, Friday, at the Newport Aquarium, which was a fantastic visit. It has been about ten years since I lasted visited there, so it was almost like it was a new experience for me. They have definitely built that area up around there and there are all kinds of shops and restaurants to check out. It is certainly worth a visit if you have never been to this area. My grandmother has never visited Newport Aquarium which I was shocked to learn! We knew we had some time to kill before we could check into our hotel, so this was a great opportunity to take a visit.

On Saturday, our family visited the Cincinnati Zoo. We had such gorgeous weather for this visit and everything worked out perfectly. This is where our Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen got its first work out! ;) We spent several hours out in the sun seeing this amazing zoo. And the Coppertone sunscreen held up so well. One of the many important features I look for in a sunscreen is how high the SPF is. Obviously, the higher the better. This sunscreen had an SPF of 50, so that was wonderful. It lasted the entire time of our visit and at no time did I feel like I had to constantly reapply the sunscreen to make sure I was staying protected from the sun. Applying this sunscreen is such a breeze as well. It absorbs extremely fast so you can spray it as your about to walk out the door and not have to worry about waiting for it to sink in.

Wasn't it just such a gorgeous day?

On Sunday, the last day of our trip, we went to see the Cincinnati Reds take on the Toronto Blue Jays! We all know how hot a baseball game in the middle of June can be, so my family and I were sure to load up when applying the sunscreen. Another great feature about these sunscreens is the scent. Some sunscreens can have an awful, overpowering scent that makes you feel like your swimming in sunscreen. But not with Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreens! The scents include fresh fruit and a tropical fruit and flower fragrance. I honestly could not get over how well these sunscreens were scented. Also, as I have mentioned in previous posts, I have sensitive skin. I did not have any sort of reaction to this sunscreen. As the title says, this sunscreen is made with your skin in mind and will not clog pores or cause breakouts (and if you were wondering....yes, the Reds won! The icing on the cake that was a perfect weekend).

My family and I had a really wonderful weekend trip to Cincinnati, Ohio and having Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen truly worked out well for our time spent in the sun. I highly recommend this sunscreen if you are looking for a fast absorbing, nicely scented and long lasting sunscreen. You won't have to constantly reapply and if you're spending time in the water, the sunscreen lasts eighty minutes! If you and your family are planning a trip for the weekend or a week long vacation somewhere, be sure to check out Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen because it will give you the protection you need and want from the sun!

I am a member of and received all items mentioned in this post for free. While I received all of these items for free, all opinions are my own. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

{ Four packages of Bounty paper towels for $3.82! }

One of the great things about being a couponer is having a stockpile at the ready for all the items you and your family use on a daily basis. Having a reasonable stockpile allows you to avoid the dreaded situation of running out of an item and going to the store to pay *GASP* full price! Paying full price just hurts too much - especially after you have been couponing for a while.

We are down to our last few rolls of paper towels, so I started looking out for a great deal to replenish my stockpile. This week, Rite Aid won the prize on having an AMAZING price on paper towels. Continue reading to find out how I scored four packages of brand name Bounty paper towels for only $3.82!

Here is the breakdown of what my purchase looked like. It is important to note that I had $13.00 in Up+ Rewards from a previous transaction, so not everyone will be able to repeat this transaction exactly. Some people may have more Up+ Rewards than I did making this an even better deal! The 12 roll packages were on sale for $9.99 and the single roll was on sale for $0.99. You were required to spend $30.00 on any P&G products and that total had to be reached BEFORE any coupons and sales tax, which is why I bought the single roll to get me over the $30.00 mark.

Three packages for $9.99 each = $29.97
One single role for $0.99 = $0.99
TOTAL: $30.96

Coupons used:
(4) $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkin from P&G (expires 4/30)
Store Rewards:
$15.00 in store rewards from a previous transaction

$30.96 - $1.00 - $13.00 = $16.96 + $1.86 tax (6% in Kentucky) = $18.82, which is what I paid out of pocket.

There was also a special reward on my receipt that allowed me to either get a free one year magazine subscription, or receive a $5.00 reward in the form of a check. I obviously chose the $5.00. ;) After you factor in the $10.00 store reward I received for purchasing $30.00 of P&G and the $5.00 reward I will receive, my total was technically only $3.82! That makes each package of paper towels only $0.96! My total would have been $48.86 had there been  no sale, coupons, store rewards or $5.00 reward check.

Be sure to check out the Rite Aid weekly ad for great deals on the items you may need to get to replenish your stockpile! 

If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact me!

All opinions and words written in this post are mine. I was not compensated in any way by Rite Aid or Proctor and Gamble to write this post. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

{ Tone Body Wash - Leaves your skin hydrated and smelling wonderful! }

I have always been the type of person to want to try out new products that come out - specifically beauty related products. Every time something new comes out on the market that interests me, I know there is most likely going to be a good value coupon that usually comes out about the same time, giving me the opportunity to either try it for free or at a great price. That way, if I buy it, try it out and do not end up liking it, I do not feel like I spent a fortune on something I only used once and did not like. However, this happens very rarely and more often than not I really enjoy the new products that I try. Such is the case with Tone Body Wash.

Tone Body Wash in 'Petal Soft' is a fantastic body wash in more ways than one. First off, I really like the packaging. The bottle is easy to pick up and hold in the shower, which may sound strange but I know it is an important feature to a lot of people. The lid snaps right open so you are not trying to finagle to get the bottle open. The design of the bottle is really pretty as well. Each scent of body wash has it's own color and design and I really like that.

The 'Petal Soft' scent body wash goes a long way - you only need a little bit to have your skin feeling wonderful and lightly scented. Another feature that I really liked about this body wash was that the scent stayed on my skin even after I left the shower. Many body washes do not do this, so this was a major bonus. I do not want to just smell the body wash when I am in the shower - I want to the scent to stay even when I am out! While the scent does last, it is not overpowering at the same time - also a major plus!

The 'Petal Soft' scent contains pink peony and rose oil with vitamin E, which contributes to my skin feeling soft and moisturized after I use it. It is hard not to think you are not at the spa because of it's hydrating qualities and wonderful scent. I have sensitive skin, so having a body wash that does not have an overpowering smell, yet still makes my skin feel good, is a must. Tone Body Wash in 'Petal Soft' definitely receives a ten out of ten from me!

I highly recommend that you give the Tone Body Wash line a try if you have not experienced it already. There are numerous scents to choose from - Vino Moisture (this one has crushed grapes (!), shea butter and vitamin E), Mango Splash, Oatmeal and Shea Butter and Ocean Therapy - just to name a few. It would be difficult to not find a scent you did not end up liking. 'What if I don't like body wash and prefer a bar of soap instead?' you may ask. Well, Tone has that covered! You can find all of these wonderful scents in a bar soap in addition to the body washes. Another plus for Tone!

If you do decide to try this body wash line out for the first time, or it is the current brand you use, or you have used it in the past, please let me know your thoughts. I am interested to hear about the other scents and if you had a spa experience like I did when I used Tone Body Wash!

I am a member of BzzAgent and received all items mentioned in this post for free. While I received all of these items for free, all opinions are my own.