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Shredz Snowboarding Action Figures – Review and Giveaway

shredz snow toysWhen winter lasts 11 months like here in Wisconsin (okay, I may be exaggerating a bit), you need to find lots of fun things to do in the snow.  I was sent a set of Shredz snowboarding action figures for LJ to try out.  The set includes two snowboarding action figure characters, a ramp to create awesome jumps and a tool that helps you pack down the snow to make a smooth track.  i call the action figures “characters” because they come with cards that let you know their name and other facts about them – kind of like a baseball card.

We ran into a few challenges courtesy of Mother Nature when we went to try them out. First we didn’t have any snow at all. Then we got snow but the temps dipped down into the subzero category and made it impossible to have any kind of fun outside.  Finally, we had a nice snowfall AND decent temps, so LJ set out to take his Shredz for a test drive.  I could go on and on trying to describe them, but I figured a video shows what they are all about the best.

How much would your kids love Shredz?? I have another Shredz pack to give away!

The winner will get two snowboarding action figures, a Shredz track maker, and a Shredz big air jump.  Be sure to enter below using our super easy entry form – and good luck!

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I was given a Shrez pack to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.


Dove New Body Wash Review – The Truth Revealed #DoveTruth

winter skin dry soap washI have always been a scent person. I like to have things around me smell nice and often choose the things I buy based on how they smell – laundry detergent, soaps, candles…you name it.  I had been buying my body wash from a store that specialized in body (and things like that) solely because I really liked the smell of their products.

I guess this was okay when I was younger, but lately it had started to become an issue.  Now that I no longer a teenager, I have to be really conscious of how products affect the moisture level of my skin.  In the cold Wisconsin winters, this becomes an even bigger issue.  I was starting to notice that my skin was feeling tight and dry and often kind of itchy – no fun at all!!

When I began as a Dove Ambassador, I was excited to try their new body wash since I had recently fallen in love with their shampoo and conditioner and noticed a huge difference in my hair once I started using it.  The body wash did not disappoint!  Right away (as in after only one use), I noticed that my skin felt better.  That annoying itch was gone.  After I had been using it for a little over a week, I noticed that I could actually see a difference in my skin. (Here’s where I wish I had taken a “before” picture!! But I’m not going to stop using it just for the sake of proof!)  My shins especially showed the greatest improvement.  I even ditched my shave cream and started using the Dove Body Wash – no more post shaving stinging and itching.

The best thing that I discovered was that I loved the smell of the Dove Body Wash.  It comes in a variety of fun “flavors” but even the dove productstraditional scent is just so fresh and clean that I fell in love with it. I also got to try out the unscented sensitive skin variety which was a perfect fit with my 8 year old son.

I guess the biggest testament to whether I like a product or not is whether I will go out and buy more once my free samples have run out. I can say that I have already stocked up on more Dove Body Wash as I don’t want to get caught for even one day with an empty bottle! Plus there are so many fun scents and varieties to try.

To learn more, be sure to visit Dove’s Facebook page!

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dove and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.