Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Hoppin' Eve Giveaway Hop (Ends 1/2) U.S. (closed)

Get ready for 2012 by entering to win tons of prizes! The "New Year's Hoppin' Eve" Giveaway Event is hosted by Matter of Cents and Our Family World. More than 100 blogs have joined together to give their readers several chances to win! Swagbucks is also sponsoring a Kindle Fire as the Grand Prize! Will luck be on your side when the Winners are chosen? You can't win if you don't enter. Good luck!

Swagbucks.com is the online rewards community that works, rewarding people for all of the things they're already doing online - search, games, watching videos, shopping, surveys and more! The Swag Bucks earned by users have helped purchase everything from diapers to video games - it's easy, it's rewarding, and it's 100% free!

Now on to the prizes I will be offering.  I have 2 prize packs for my U.S. readers (sorry, international readers).  Both packages are worth $50, and mostly are company-sponsored.


My first package will be a Smart & Sexy $50 "Surprise" Prize Package.  Smart & Sexy will be hand-picking a prize package for the winner based on the size that the winner sends to them.  This prize package will be worth $50.  

I am not sure if you are familiar with Smart & Sexy.  Some time ago, I won a prize package in a giveaway.  I got a beautiful lacy pair of pink panties and a gray, lacy bra.  Both have been staples in my lingerie collections for those days that I just don't feel sexy or feminine.  Nothing like a well-fitting, lacy pair of panties or a bra to pick up your spirits as a woman!  

Recently, I was fortunate enough to get to have another pack sent to me as a reviewer.  I was sent a really neat bra/panty set.  It was a turquoise lightly padded bra with a matching skirted thong.  I absolutely love the skirted thong--so frilly and feminine.  I was concerned that it would not be very flattering or comfortable, but thankfully, it was both!

I highly recommend this company to all women.  I am a single mother quickly approaching her 40's, and it is the perfect time in life to wear clothes that make me feel attractive and sexy.  And Smart & Sexy fits the bill!  Being dressed in feminine lingerie can only help you feel like a woman!


My second prize package comprises a few different things.  So be sure to read the entire review so you will know what is included!

First up is SMMCosmetics.  I was unfamiliar with this company until I happened upon a deal site.  It was at the beginning of the school year, and I knew I needed some new make-up.  The price was good, so I figured I would go ahead and get it.  I have preferred mineral make-up for some time now.

I was absolutely blown away when I began to use their products.  The first kit I got was the Beyond Beautiful 8-piece gift pack.  Once I began to use the foundation, I was surprised to see it disappear into my skin!  My skin looked absolutely radiant.  Those who know me best know that I am not generally loyal to make-up companies.  I have struggled to find make-up I really like.  I can tell you that I have used their make-ups, I have practically thrown all my others away!  I never used bronzer until I tried theirs.  Their finishing veil powder is the most amazing powder I have ever used!

Since ordering with them the first time, I have place two other orders (one just came in, and I have tried nothing in it yet).  I am so spoiled that I want to get rid of any make-up that is not SMM!  

They have been nice enough to offer one of my U.S. readers a $20 gift code to their shop!  Trust me, you will love their special deals as well as their products.

To this package, I will be adding Stopain® Cold Extra Strength Spray.  This is a product that I was contacted about trying, and I was so happy to discover that Stopain had more than just the normal "rub-on" type.  The spray-on sounded quite intriguing to me.

I know what some of you may be thinking.  How is is that a woman my age would be using a product that is made for those suffering from arthritis?  Well, I have had back pain off and on for years.  In fact, during my pregnancy with my daughter, my sciatic got really bad.  While losing weight did help, I have to still admit that my body is getting older and has aches and pains,  I have tried a lot of products for the pain.  In fact, I have been known to practically live on ibuprofen sometimes.  Sometimes back pain almost cripples me, and it all I can do not to cry out.

The most exciting thing about this product is that I do not have to rub it on with my hands!  In fact, I can spray it on at any angle.  I generally spray it on with the bottle turned upside down, and it still sprays well.  Not only that, but Stopain works!  When I first spray it on, it is rather cold, but it is also instantly soothing.  It has menthol, and I normally only have to use it once or twice a day.  If I wake up with pain, it works, and I get a wonderful night's sleep when I use it at night.  I have sometimes woken up with back pain before I began using this product, and it meant I had to get up and take some ibuprofen.

So if you have any kind of ongoing pain that bothers you, Stopain is the product for you!

This package is not done yet, my friends.  I will be adding a Brinker's Restaurant $10 gift card  which is good for On the Border, Chili's Macaroni, and Maggiano's.

And last, but not least, a nice stack of books--most in gently used condition.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado  (somewhat more worn than the others, but really good!)
Little Book Devotions Attitude
Little Book Devotions Obedience
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas (one of my all-time favorites)
Vienna Prelude by Bodie and Brock Theone (one of the finest historical fiction books about WWII written)


So are you as worn out as I am?  This is probably the biggest giveaway/review post I have ever done.  If you are still with me, please enter on the rafflecopter form below.  If you have any issues, please leave a comment on this post.  I know sometimes things don't always go right.

Also, I forgot to mention.  You can win more than once--one person could conceivably win both prize packs.  And the first winner will get first choice of prize packs.  Second winner gets the one left over unless it is not wanted.  Thanks!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note that Matter of Cents, "New Year's Hoppin' Eve" or the "New Year's Hoppin' Eve" bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.


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