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Product Purchase, I Scored BIG Time

December 9, 2008

Hey everybody!

So, the holidays have kept me really busy, and I know I owe several reviews of lovely products which will be forthcoming. In the meantime, I had to share with you the awesome product SCORE I ordered this week courtesy of my new and lovely Avon Rep, Gloria Sutton!

You see I have had a BIG problem with Avon in the past. The problem was two fold, first it was addiction to their products and the biggest one was KEEPING a rep! Yep it is true, I had a lovely Avon rep years ago (you know who you are!) and lost her when she went on to other things in her life (really good things though). A girl can’t hold that against her rep can she? No! But in some small corner of my mind, I kept resisting Avon products and their siren call when I would see catalogs laying around various doctors offices and coffee shops. Thinking, I couldn’t lose another happy symbiotic relationship between me and my dealer errr I mean Avon rep.

That was until recently. I have been very blessed to have moved clear across the country to the arms of my new family (well newly met anyways). I received a very disturbing call the other day from Gloria (who shares the same birthday as me so you KNOW she’s got to be fab right?) mentioning my drug of choice…. I almost dropped the phone when she told me she was going to be emailing me her WEB addy on the Avon site so I could order my beloved products once again. Uh, not only that, but there was FREE SHIPPING involved in the deal.

Now, I suppose you are wondering what I ordered? What I am waiting for this very moment to hit my doorway….

Okay here’s the stash and believe me, reviews will be forthcoming!

Naturals Lip Balms in Vanilla and Peach for only .69 cents each!

Flavor Savers Lip Gloss in Cherry again only .69 cents!

Clearskin® Cleansing Pads I have been really wanting to try these and get some for my teenage son and who could pass it up for only $2.99 a jar.

PLANET SPA Mediterranean Olive Oil Conditioning Hair Mask $4.50

NATURALS Plum and Nectarine Moisturizing Milk $3.00

NATURALS Mandarin Jasmine Body Lotion $2.99

NATURALS Banana Coconut Milk Body Lotion $3.50

ULTRA COLOR RICH K Gold Lipstick one each of Golden Raisin and Golden Wine only $4.99 per tube!

NATURALS Tropical Tote only $2.99 this is SO cute!

Earth scented Body Butter by Mark – $12.00 it was the most expensive thing I purchased. I thought about the perfume, but wanted to check the scent first. I have been eyeballing it for awhile now, so what time than the present to try it.

I tossed in a few other goodies too, but I am NOT telling what they are in case prying eyes are reading and lest the holiday surprise be ruined.

MAN I miss my Avon. I am seriously loving the fact that I don’t have to wait for anything, there are no more forms to fill out, heck I don’t even have to see Glo, to get my goods. Not that I don’t love seeing her mind you, but when a girl needs a fix, she needs it NOW! They are coming right to my door for FREE with no hassle and before Christmas hits.

Admittedly I was a bit hesitant to use the Avon website at first because when I last tried it years ago it was a nightmare. Now it runs smooth as glass. Just register shop and check out. DUDE they even take Paypal now! Avon welcome to the 21st century and apparently to my Paypal account. LOL

Some of you may be wondering about the catalogs and samples, you can still get those if you like, old ways die hard in the world of beauty and Avon. You can go right here: http://gloriasutton.avonrepresentative.com/ and get register with Gloria, AND there is a code for FREE Shipping on any sized order. Yep, any sized! All you have to do is register with her and you are set! The main Avon says it is for orders of $30.00, but Gloria has an in, and she will hook you up!

Now, I have gone on and ON about my pending order, I would love to hear about your favorite Avon products, both current and from years gone by. I have so many wonderful memories about Avon products I want to share, but don’t have much time left for today. But my favorite product as a child were the solid perfume pendants. I thought those were the coolest thing since sliced bread. They impressed me so much that I can honestly say that Avon inspired me to make my own perfumes as an adult and start a business from it.

OH oh oh! I remember the other thing I loved! Those little mini lipstick tubes. OMG The samples? I loved them! Okay I am rambling. Hit me with your favorites, and be sure to tell Gloria I sent you to get some goodies. :) There is literally something there for everybody! Not just cosmetics and bath goodies! I was floored buy the selection and excellent pricing as well!

Happy Shopping!

E-Tailer Review: Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff

October 15, 2008

Website: http://lindsayscandles.com/index.html

Country: Canada

Blog: No

Newsletter: Yes, on the main page

US Shipping: Yes flat rate $12.99 free for orders over $100.00

International Shipping: Yes to the US only

Discounts: WSIMD readers Use the code weird to save 20% off your entire order. Expires 11/30/08.

Lindsay Green is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to bath and candle products. When I opened my box from Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff it was a wave of unbelievably scrumptious smells!

I have always loved her packaging, it is simple clear cut and cute. Everything is clearly labeled which I really like. My box had a soap, three wax melts and a lip balm.

I took these products on the RV with me when we moved across country, and have toted them a long way. The Orange Lip Balm was a savior on the road as we moved from one extreme temperature to another, plus the AC blowing in your face for 14 hours a day, did not leave my skin in great shape. I don’t know what I would have done without this balm. When Lindsay says orange, she means ORANGE. It tastes fresh squeezed and provides great moisturizing while leaving just a little shine behind. For $2.50 Canadian, you really can’t beat this Lip Balm.

The most amazing bar of soap kept us both going through those long days. The Wake Me Up Soap Bar did just that each morning at the KOA! It has pure essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon and wintergreen in it. It is all natural and provides just the right kick to get your day started right. This is one bar of soap that is on my must have list. The other bonus is that it doesn’t dry out my skin like other natural soaps I have tried in the past. So, an A+ to Lindsay!

Moving right along to my favorite addiction….Wax Melts! I actually burned these in the house the last few days right before we moved, and was super sad to see the last one go. The first one was Cinnamon Buns. WOW! It was strong and lasted all day (as in 24 hours) and filled the house up. Now this is a scent that is typically hit and miss with most e-tailers. Not so with Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff. It was dead on, and didn’t have any bizarre after scent. Next was the Warm Apple Pie melt. I am drooling thinking about that tart. It is on my MUST buy tart list. You can quote me when I say…It is so freaking good! Now, the Jamaica Me Crazy melt was intense. Very fruity/tropical. Again excellent scent throw that lasted into the next day. I would buy this one in bulk too. It was that yummy. The neat thing about these Wax Melts is you can actually get them color coordinated to your preference to match your rooms. LOL, how cool is that?

When it comes to service and quality, Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff simply cannot be beat. If you are balking at ordering from a Canadian company, do not hesitate, run to the border, cross and BUY people. If you don’t, you are missing out.

Product Review: Moody Bee Lip Balm

May 9, 2008

Website: http://moodybee.com/

Country: Canada

Blog: No

Newsletter: No

US Shipping: Yes

International Shipping: Yes, outside of US/Canada please inquire about shipping costs

Discounts: 20% off when you mention the Weirdstuffinmydesk.com Blog when you order.

Moody Bee Beeswax Lip Balm gets my lips in the mood! I am a lip balm snob on many levels. It really has become a kind of addiction for me. So, I was fairly skeptical when I saw this bright yellow tube show up in one of my sampler boxes several weeks ago. Yet, I grabbed it first before anything looking at anything else because the packaging was professional and extremely well presented. For a minute I thought it was a store bought Lip Balm (and you can buy these in stores) that was dropped in the box by accident. The label reads Vanilla & Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm. Folks, I have to tell you in all honesty, this is by far one of the best lip products I have ever tried. And that is saying something, as I have done damage to lip balm supplies around the globe. LOL

It is a perfect blend of peppermint and vanilla which thrills me. Peppermint and I are not friends, so it is great to have something I can enjoy on my lips. There is absolutely NO waxy feeling at all. This balm is all natural and even has a little hemp seed oil thrown in. It leaves my lips smooth, moist and totally kissable (my dogs love this stuff!). I was lucky enough to score a second tube, so now I have one on my keyboard with me as I type and one next to the bed at all times.

Even though this is a Canadian company, don’t let that deter you from getting a stash of your very own. They have a simple contact form where you send your order through and then they contact you for payment. Remember shipping is INCLUDED in the price you see on the website. If you live in Canada, they can be found at many different retailers listed here.

Moody Bee is a family owned and operated bee farm in South Surrey B.C. who not only makes a killer bee balm (ha ha), but honey as well.

Check them out, your lips will be SO glad you did!

This was a non sponsored thread, meaning that I used my own money to buy these products for review, and I have received no monetary gain from this post.

E-tailer Review: Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash

April 21, 2008

Website: http://bovinebubblesandhogwash.com

Blog: No

Newsletter: Yes, register for an account on website

Country: Canada

US Shipping: Yes

International Shipping: No

Discounts: 20% off of TWO orders for WSIMD readers use code: bovine. Expires 4/18/09. Good for regularly priced items only.

I receive a box of lovely goodies the other day from Canadian E-tailer Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash. I was excited to rip into that box, let me tell you. Everything was wrapped in tissue so they wouldn’t bang around on their long journey from Saskatchewan which earns them bonus points in my blog. There was a lovely hand written colorful card thanking me for trying their products. The personal touch really makes a difference to me. Inside the box were an array of bath and body products. The packaging is clean, simple and professional. This is a small family run business, but just because they are small, doesn’t mean the don’t offer a very large variety of products.

The first thing I glommed onto were the Smelly Little Wax Things there were three scents, Lemon Lush, Cranberry Mint Julep and Thai to the East. They are packaged in clamshell with 6 cubes to a box. I immediately popped Thai to the East into my USB tart burner here at my PC. Wow! This scent is very fresh and clean, but not cloying. I dig it and would purchase this in the future and get it in body products. It is not typical of a scent that I would normally choose, so this was an extra special for me. The throw is really good and lasts a long time. I popped one of these in my Wall Tart Burner yesterday morning and I can STILL smell it. The Lemon Lush smells like my all time favorite London Lemon Curd! Another keeper and definitely a throw winner. Now the Cranberry Mint Julep smells nice out of the box, but didn’t really have much throw in my burners. I have to really stuff my nose down into it to smell it. Maybe it needs more Fragrance? These are a soy paraffin blend, and they melted down quickly and efficiently.

There were two bars of soap, Satsuma and “Bean” There, Done That. The Bean bar is an awesome vanilla creation, that lathers well and has a nice clean feel after your hands are dried. The Satsuma didn’t really have much scent to me. Yet it has an incredible lather, and left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized after getting out of the shower. I LOVE the scent of Satsuma, so maybe if the soap gurus added some more scent I could fall in love with this bar. Not to worry, there are tons of different soaps to choose from on their site. The bars have nice beveled edges and are 4 oz each. Perfect hand size bars. I have small hands so this is a plus for me. I have my eye on the Ambra de Nepal, Vanilla Sandalwood and of course Thai to the East.

Next was the Udderly S”moo”th Lip “Smoo”cher in Pink Lemonade. In a word YUM in two more, get some. This stuff smells incredible, and leaves my lips s”mooo” chable. I am somewhat of a lip balm addict, so it is nice to have a new flavor in my stash. AND they are only $2.75 Candian!

Last but not least is the Udderly Smooth Heel ‘n Hands Hand and Body Cream in Vanilla Lavender scent. Some of you may know that I don’t like lavender overly much. That being said, in the name of science I gave this cream a whirl. I am SO glad I did! It isn’t over powering with the lavender which is a bonus. One of the best part of this cream is the texture. It is thick and smooth, yet is not greasy at all. It soaks into the dermal layer quickly leaving my skin soft and smooth. This is one product you should definitely get if you have dry hands and especially if you wash your hands a lot.

Bottom line, I would definitely purchase from this company in the future. The shipping was fast from Canada to the US, it took just a few days to get here. Remember if you are in the US, you are getting a slight discount because of the dollar conversion. If the shipping is less than what the cart calculates, they will refund the difference to you, which is really nice. So many companies don’t do this. This is just small selection of the large variety of products Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash offers. They have a cute looking kids line, perfumes, pedicure products heck they even have homemade jams!

This was a sample sponsored thread, meaning that the company outlined sent products for review, and I have received no monetary gain from this post.