Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{Holiday Love List} Last Minute Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers

Crossing the Heart of Africa is an amazing true story of Julian Smith. In this book he retraced the journey of legendary British explorer Ewart "The Leopard" Grogan, the first man to cross the length of Africa, in hopes of also winning the heart of the woman he loved.

In 1898, the dashing young British explorer Ewart “the Leopard” Grogan was in love. In order to prove his mettle to his beloved—and her aristocratic stepfather—he set out on a quest to become the first person to walk across Africa, “a feat hitherto thought by many explorers to be impossible” (New York Times, 1900).

In 2007, thirty-five-year-old American journalist Julian Smith faced a similar problem with his girlfriend of six years . . . and decided to address it in the same way Grogan had more than a hundred years before: he was going to retrace the Leopard’s 4,500-mile journey for love and glory through the lakes, volcanoes, savannas, and crowded modern cities of Africa.

I love how Smith is able to interweave both of these adventures into one story! I really enjoyed reading the story of these two explorers that traveled Africa to prove themselves! It's really amazing how each of these men returned home as changed men. A definite must read! We encourage you to check it out!

We were recently introduced to a brand new line of chic, comfort clothes! Noctis Ink, LLC is an up and coming casual wear company. Noctis is taking the fashion industry by storm, coming off its debut at Phoenix Fashion Week. According to its creators, these clothes are designed to take you from the grocery store to dinner out, all while you feel fantastic!

We received the adorable Women’s T-Shirts (Diamond Eyes Tee Collection) Owl Wreath Tee to review! It's such a cute and comfy shirt that I really enjoy wearing! We encourage you to check out this fun new site. The also have a Men's section!

Noctis’ motto is a twist on an old saying; if you feel good, you will look good!!

Thanks to Husky Tools we received 13-Piece Powertek™ Precision Cordless Screwdriver Set to review! And for only $9.88, this set is an awesome for all of the handy men on your shopping list!

This screwdriver set is easy to grip and offers a forward and reverse setting. It is ideal for using on Toys, Electronics, Eyeglasses, Hobbies, Crafts and so much more! It contains 12 Multiple Use Mini Bits with a Storage Case. It comes ready to use with 2 - AAA Batteries! And the best part is that it is Guaranteed Forever!!!

Recently, we were introduced to the newest product from Le Baby, the Le Baby Detangler. Just like the Le Baby Hair Gel we have reviewed in the past, the detangler is make with the gentlest ingredients and free of sulfates, parabens and all harsh chemicals. www.lebabyinc.com

I love that the bottle is small enough to carry in my purse. It is great for Ella's knotty and unmanageable hat hair. We have tried it on wet and dry hair and it works great either way!

Benefits & Features:
Hypoallergenic No harsh chemicals
Steady spritz to reach roots No sulfates
Not tested on animals Fragrance-free
Natural scented botanicals No parabens
Does not leave the hair oily

Not Just For Kids
Le Baby Detangler isn’t just for kids but anyone who suffers from easily irritated skin. The ingredients work together to conquer tangled hair.

We love Le Baby Detangler at our house and encourage you to check it out!

I love when I am introduced to new companys! Recently, I was introduced to Sibu Beauty, a relatively new line of premium sea buckthorn berry-based beauty and wellness products. Their entire line is 100% natural and is wheat, gluten, dairy and paraben free! The Sibu Beauty philosophy is beauty from the inside out and outside in and is best accomplished with their ingestible and topical products that contain Himalayan sea buckthorn berries which are loaded with over 190 bio-actives and Omegas 3, 6, 9 and the highly-elusive Omega 7 which is vital for skin, hair and nail health.

I have been using these product over the last week and I am thrilled with the results. We received the Sea buckthorn facial soap and Sea buckthorn facial cream
to review. I love the way this soap cleans, conditions, and moisturizes my skin. It lathers thick and rinses with ease to cleanse, detox and moisturize, and repair the skin while creating a protective barrier against UV rays!

The Sea buckthorn facial cream is 100% natural and works to preserves my healthy skin tone and texture! It also helps boost collagen production and creates the perfect barrier to moisturize, rejuvenate, repair and protect. I love that it is very light and non-greasy. This cream is made for daily use and I love the light citrus scent. Great products that you must check out!

Sibu offer 2 great gift sets for the holidays: Anti-Aging and Beauty and Wellness which are both available on their website http://www.sibubeauty.com/

These products are available, online, through their website, at GNC, Whole Foods, Sprouts and hundreds of specialty retailers throughout the US and Canada.

Sexy Bandz –Adult Rubber Band Bracelets Are Sweeping The Nation!

Why Should Kids Have All The Fun? These fun little bandz would make the perfect Stocking Stuffer for the special someone on your shopping list!

Silly Bandz, The rubber band bracelets that became one of the most exciting and biggest crazes with kids and teenagers nationwide this year are now available for adults! These hilarious rubber band bracelets maintain their shape while stretching to fit your wrist. Just remove the band and it returns to its comical design.

Each pack of Sexy Bandz, which retails for $4.99, contains 12 Sexy Bandz in the shape of different images and themes. Even more exciting, is that they glow in the dark!

This fun Make Your Own Chocolate Kit is all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly. With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone will enjoy making candy from scratch. I love how these kits are focused on the history behind and the origin of these candies.

Mixing elements of chemistry with world culture and history, this delicious Make Your Own Chocolate Kit contains everything you'll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate, including organic Costa Rican cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate. You also get some cacao beans-we thought you might like to taste a few! Adult supervision is recommended. This is such a great kit! The directions are really easy to follow, and everything is included. My kids loved reading about how chocolate is made and thought that the cacao beans that they sent were cool (you can take the skin off and taste them...they definitely need sugar...). The chocolate candy tastes great too!

We were sent samples of the products listed above for review!


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