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Tropical Traditions Hair Oil Winner

Tropical Traditions
The winner of a free bottle of Tropical Traditions Hair Oil is….Deborah!

Congratulations! I will be in contact with you shortly.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway I had a lot of fun and hope you did too!

I’ll see you Thursday for a review of a product that I think you need to avoid.

Tropical Traditions Hair Oil Giveaway and Review 4/17/12


Hi, everybody it’s time for a giveaway. I’ve been testing and trying Tropical Traditions Hair Oil lately. So I’ve got a review and a hair oil giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a bottle of hair oil. Yay!

Best of all it’s open to both the USA and Canada.

I’ve been wanting to try Tropical Traditions Shampoo and Hair Oil and when I got the chance to review the hair oil I also bought their unscented soap bar to try as my shampoo. So I’m actually going to be able to review how they work together on my hair. :)

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Well, I need to tell you that I struggle with greasy hair. Very oily hair that feels sticky if it goes to long, but a dry scalp. Go figure. So I’m always worried about trying oil. I tend to stick to Macadamia nut oil on my ends because I don’t usually need anything else oiled.

But Tropical Traditions said that their hair oil shouldn’t leave build up (or an oily feeling on my hair). Basically that I shouldn’t worry it would definitely wash out.

First I tried just putting it on my ends and generally it worked well. Except if I didn’t wash it out my hair could look a little stringy, but since they tell you to wash it out that wasn’t unexpected.

Then I decided to take a giant leap and do a scalp and hair treatment. Talk about major leap of faith here! I’d done a coconut oil scalp treatment before and though it did make my scalp feel really good it took several washes to get the oil out. But I did it, let it sit for about 30 minutes and then washed it out with only the Tropical Traditions soap bar (I skipped my usual white vinegar rinse).

I liked how soft my hair felt, but my hair did it’s usual thing when I’ve tried oil treatments. Pretty up front but an oily dirty look in the back. Yuck. It’s taken me several washes for it to get better, but I’m wondering if it’s the soap bar’s fault. My hair just doesn’t seem to do as well with it so I’ll keep trying the oil.

I love the quality of the oil and I’ve found that it works great on my face! Hopefully I’ll be able to get it to work better for my hair.

My Mom on the other hand has more trouble with frizz and putting one drop in her hand, rubbing her hands together, then lightly gliding her hands over her hair tames those little hairs that stand up.

So my final thought is even though I probably won’t buy the hair oil I really like it for my face, but I think it’s different for each person so enter the giveaway and see if it works for you!

Thank you to Tropical Traditions for letting me try and review their high quality hair oil!
Tropical Traditions
[title]Hair Oil Giveaway[/title]

This giveaway is open in the USA and Canada. The giveaway will end on 4/23/12 at 12pm Eastern Time.

The winner will be contacted by email and asked to provide their name, telephone number, email address, and shipping address which will then be sent to Tropical Traditions and they will send you a bottle of their hair oil. Tropical Traditions and I will not share this information with anyone.

To enter the giveaway:

  • (required) Leave a comment on this page and tell me that you’ve subscribed to Tropical Traditions email Sales newsletter: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm
  • (required) Tell me which scent is your favorite!

For bonus entries:

  • Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter @troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals and leave a comment saying you did.
  • Comment on (up to 3) one of my other posts then post a comment here telling me you did.

For great ideas on how to use coconut oil head over here!

If you order by clicking on the link below and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Special Price! – Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label – 2 pints – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

BottlesUp Giveaway Winner!

BottlesUp Glass Water Bottles
Hi everybody. I know I’m a day late in announcing the winner of the BottlesUP giveaway, I’ve just been really busy. And even though I wish everyone who entered could have won one the winner is…

Drum roll please.

Comment #24 – Tiffany A.

Congratulations Tiffany! I will be emailing you shortly to get your address so you can receive your glass water bottle.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and to BottleUp for hosting the giveaway.

Winner chosen with Random.org.

BottlesUp Glass Bottle – Mom’s Review

Okay, I told you my Mom’s review would be coming today and here it is. I asked her the following questions:
Green Glass water bottles
[faq]
[faq_question]What do you think of BottlesUp Glass Water Bottles?[/faq_question]
[faq_answer]I like them very much. They’re beautiful and make me smile.[/faq_answer]
[faq_question]What is your favorite feature?[/faq_question]
[faq_answer]The silicon grips and lids. It’s really hard to choose because of course I like glass, but I really like the silicon features.[/faq_answer]
[faq_question]What do you like least about them?[/faq_question]
[faq_answer]I was afraid it would be a little bit big or heavy. But it isn’t as bad I thought it would be. I use it a lot.[/faq_answer]
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My Mom and I also hope that BottlesUp will create other sizes of glass bottles and we look forward to using ours for a long time.

Do you have any questions you would like answered by my Mom and I about the glass water bottles? Leave your question below and we’ll try to answer it.

By the way head on over to my Review of the BottlesUp Glass Bottles and see how you can enter a giveaway to win one for yourself!

 

BottlesUp Glass Bottle Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is closed.

There are several of glass bottles out there on the market now and I’ve been interested in getting one so I started researching glass bottles.

I found all the glass bottle companies that I could, and narrowed it down to two companies that seemed to have good products. One I found at my local health food store, and there were several things I didn’t like about that it. My 2 biggest complaints being the wide mouth jar top and how big around it was, since I have small hands I just knew after picking it up that it just wouldn’t work for me.
Bottles Up Logo
Then I found BottlesUp. After watching this video I knew it was the one I wanted to try.

Laurel Herter is the creator of these glass bottles and she’s a glass artist, and in 2007 she decided to create these glass bottles after looking at plastic bottles and deciding by creating a glass one that she could avoid three things:

  • the health dangers of plastic
  • the volume of trash
  • the waste impact of plastic

The craftsmanship of these bottles is what drew me to them. I contacted BottlesUp and asked about the bottles and they sent me 2 bottles to review and have offered to give 1 bottle to one of you, my lovely readers!

Of course I’m excited.
BottlesUp Glass Water Bottles
The really neat thing is Laurel had already heard about the Weston A. Price Foundation – it truly is a small world isn’t it? Which makes my first company review all the more exciting and cool. So here’s my review:

When the bottles came the first thing that struck me was the neat packaging. BottlesUp doesn’t use any plastic in their packaging or bottles which further enforced their position on maintaining the lowest carbon footprint possible. Then when I got the boxes open I was blown away by how great the bottles are, but it wasn’t until I washed them out that I really got to see their beauty.

These bottles are a nice weight and come (for now) in 22 oz bottle, that actually will fit in our car cup holders – major plus! Also with the silicon bands around the bottle I’m not afraid of dropping it, and it fits nicely into my hand.

I really like the silicon lid and it has a water tight seal. Trust me on this one I actually filled it and shook it upside down. In the house. Probably not the brightest idea I’ve ever had, but the seal held so it was okay.

The only thing I didn’t care for was the size of the lip. It was a little big, but after using it for a day it doesn’t really bother me that much.

[title]All in all I think this bottle is a winner. And speaking of winners one of you lucky readers gets to win a BottlesUp Glass Water Bottle![/title]

Entering is simple:

  1. Your first and mandatory entry is to comment and tell me what your favorite feature is about this glass bottle.
  2. Comment on other articles and comment here telling me you did it for an extra entry (up to 2 times)
  3. Blog about this giveaway – make sure to mention BottlesUp, Gapalicious, the ending date and a link back to this post.

All the Important Stuff: The giveaway ends on the Sunday, December 11th at 12PM eastern time so make sure you get your entries in! I will be choosing a winner with Random Number Generator. If you are the winner I will contact you on December 12th to get your full name and address so BottlesUp can get your prize to you. Open to the USA only.

As a side note these bottles would be great as a Christmas Gift. Just saying.

Okay, that’s all ladies and gents have fun!

I’ll be posting my Mom’s review of them tomorrow (I gave her the extra one).
This post is linked to Fat Tuesdays, and Monday Mania.