Sunday, 11 November 2012

November Reviews, Discounts and Giveaways

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*** This Giveaway is now Closed. Please see below for the lucky Winners! ***

Its getting so close to Christmas now and I can literally smell it all around me.

The decorations are up in the shops, the ads are playing on TV and I have been busy busy planning our family's Christmas.

Hands down it is my favourite time of the year. Seriously what's not to love? The air is just filled with magic and excitement and a certain buzz that just doesn't really exist at any other time through the year.

So I have some goodies to share with you again. These are some of the products that have been sent to me over the past month to try and review and the companies have kindly offered up Giveaways for you guys too.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas I will have a number of giveaways popping up here and there as there are some products that I think are perfect for this time of the year. If there is a product that I have used and loved, I get all excited and want you to get a chance to try some of them too. So keep your eye out at the bottom of posts to see if there is any giveaways happening.

OK enough of my rambling. Let's get started with this months Reviews, Discounts and Giveaways as I have a whole stack of awesome goodies to share with you and Giveaway this month.


The Rainbow Colouring Bag
My little animal lover Sam just adored this concept. A really durable and strong padded carry bag with a comfy shoulder strap, just perfect to carry all those essential items like iPods, walkie talkies and snacks. You know all the essentials a little explorer needs to have on hand. Sounds good? Well the best bit is the kids get to colour it in themselves!



The Rainbow Colouring Bag from EUREKA Concepts comes with its own pens and even better yet, if your little perfectionist stuffs it up or just gets sick of the way he or she has coloured it in, you just wash it and they can start all over again.

I am a HUGE fan of this one as it kept the kids amused whilst I was able to sit down with a cuppa and a Mag. Totally floats my boat.

The Rainbow Colouring Bag retails for $29.99 through EUREKA Concepts and it is the perfect sack filler for Christmas. This fabulous company also has a Facebook Page so you can stay up to date with all their latest products.




The lovely people from Eureka Concepts gave me an extra bag so I have a Rainbow Colouring Bag to Giveaway so one lucky child could find one of these under the tree this year.

Just leave me a comment telling me why you would love to win this for your child. Easy Peasy Japanesy!




A Very Method Christmas

I cannot rave about the Method Products enough. I have a major crush on ALL their ranges, hence why I am proud to call myself a Method Angel. My little OCD clean freak heart loves that I can co-ordinate my cleaning products with my home decor. Ha ha obsessive much? I know, but I am so not ashamed to admit it.

Imagine how excited I was when I received a parcel in the post with some of the new Limited Edition Method Christmas range to I can totally Christmasfy my kitchen sink!. Love Love Love.

The gorgeous Christmas range come in two fragrances Candy Cane (red) and Frosted Fir (green) and both scents just evoke that feeling of Christmas. These retail for $12.99 over at the Method Website.



My fabulous friends at Method have 2 prizes to giveaway. One set of Candy Cane Hand Wash and Dish Soap and one set of Frosted Fir Hand Soap and Dish Soap.

All you need to do is make sure you Follow Method on Facebook and then leave me a comment telling me why you want to win a Hand Wash and Dish Soap Set for your home.




A Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker 


Summer screams ice cream, frozen yoghurts and sorbets. They are the perfect summer evening treat and I love that you can make them yourself and know EXACTLY what is going into them.

With the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker from Kitchenware Direct you can make up to 1 and 1/2 litres of your favourite frozen treat like sorbets, or ice cream or frozen yoghurt and you can do it in under 20 minutes. Helloooo midnight snack!

This machine is soooo easy to use, even my kids were churning out the most crazy concoctions. If you are a dessert lover you can save yourself an absolute fortune by having one of these beauties in your home.

These ice cream makers normal retail for $119.00 at Kitchenware Direct but they are on sale for just $99.00 buckeroos at the moment.



The fabulous Brad from Kitchenware Direct has once again come through with the goods and is giving one of you guys the chance to win one of these Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers and you can pick any of the gorgeous summer colours from above.

To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is make sure you are following Kitchenware Direct on Facebook and then leave us a comment telling me why you want to win a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.



$100 Red Balloon Voucher from BabySteals



Now you all know I am an Online Shopping Freak and I would have loved a site like this to alert me to some amazing deals when my boys were babes.

BabySteals are launching their new website on the 13th November and it is a site where their mission is to help you guys save money on the baby items you both need and want.


BabySteals is a daily deals website for expecting mums and soon-to-be dads, their friends and their families. With up to 80% off baby clothes, toys, nappies, maternity wear, strollers and more, it is THE place to get great deals on baby and pregnancy products. 

Babies are expensive little munchkins and BabySteal's, mission is to help you source all your baby needs, and to do it at a fraction of the cost! Each day, they will feature a single baby item, ranging from bottles and nappies to food and clothing, at deeply discounted prices. 



To celebrate its upcoming launch on November 13, BabySteals is giving away a $100 Red Balloon Gift Voucher to one lucky reader.

To have a chance at winning this voucher all you need to do is like the Babysteals Facebook page here and tell me why you would like to win this voucher. Babysteals can also be found on Twitter here.


An Eco-wise SAKitToMe Bag 




I love having an extra bag that fits into my handbag so that I can whip it out to carry those spur of the moment purchases or some last minute on the fly groceries. I hate using the plastic bags from supermarkets as they are just awful for the environment, don't hold much and they tear so easily so my jar of gorgeous smoked olives end up smashed all over the sidewalk...... mmmm smoked Olives!

These Hawaiian print SAKitToMe Eco-wise shopping bags come in a gorgeous range of summer inspired prints. They fold up neatly into a little sack that fits perfectly in your handbag. I don't know about you but I am thinking that a grocery shop would be so much more summery and stylish if I was bring home all my groceries in these fabulous bags.

I have the blue Hibiscus print bag and it carries quite the load. When folded up it is a petite little 10 x 4.5 cms but when you open that baby up, it is 50 x 42 cms in size. That's a whole lot of Mangoes you can fit in there.

Envirotrend have a whole range of eco-friendly designer shopping bags from sacks to backpacks and there is a design to suit everyone, even a kids range.

You can check out the full range at the Envirotrends website here.



I have an extra SAKitToMe bag to giveaway to one lucky winner and all you need to do is tell me what you would carry home from the shops in it?




CURIOSITY Fashion UV Protective Sun Shirt



I am the first to admit that I have not been very sun smart myself in the past, but when it comes to my kids I am pedantic with a capital P. They are slathered in cream and rashies and decked out in hats and sunnies.

don't want them to miss out on all the fabulousness that comes with living in Australia with its beautiful beaches and sun, but I want them to be sun smart and protect themselves.

Curiosity Fashion is an Australian brand  that design and produce a gorgeous range of stylish, high quality and UV protective kids wear. The label caters for kids (both boys and girls) of all ages, and they design shirts, t'shirts, dresses, pants and even jumpers all in their unique UV protective fabric.

The clothes are totally cute and great quality (my words) and awesome and radical (my kid's words) and there is a design to suit everyone.

My Flynn has been wearing his shirt in the pool - it dries super quick and wears really well. I honestly thought that something of this quality and concept would be really pricey, but at $39.95 for the shirt Flynn is wearing above, I was impressed. 

Piece of mind at a very small price, so I say it would totally be money well spent!



The wonderful people at Curiosity Fashion want to give 2 readers the chance to try their products for yourselves, so they are giving away one boy's UV Shirt and one girl's UV Shirt valued at $39.95 each.



All you need to do is like Curiosity Fashion on Facebook Here and leave me a message telling me who you would like to win one of these for.



So there you have some of the fabulous products I have reviewed this month. If you are interested in having your product reviewed and possibly included in next month's CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Reviews Discounts and Giveaways post, please just send me an email to lifelovehiccups@optusnet.com.au.


Terms and Conditions
Competitions are open to Australian residents only
This is a Game of Skill and the winners will be chosen for their most creative answers.
The Competition is open now and closes at 7pm Sunday 25/11/12. 

The winners will be announced on this post right here on my blog and will have 5 days to contact me to claim their prize. If the winner does not make contact me the prize will be redrawn and a new winner notified by email.



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS

THE RAINBOW BAG
Kerry Santillo

METHOD PRIZE PACK 1
Angie Barbour
METHOD PRIZE PACK 2
Mrs Mudcake

CUISINEART ICECREAM MAKER
Kylie D

CURIOSITY UV SHIRT 1
Fiona Arthur
CURIOSITY UV SHIRT 2
Bronwyn Ferry

BABY STEALS RED BALLOON VOUCHER
Danya Banya

SAKitToMe Bag
JenR

Can you all please email me at lifelovehiccups@optusnet.com.au within the next 5 days to claim your prizes and enoy!

A Huge Thank you to all the wonderful companies involved in this months, Reviews, Discounts and Giveaways.