Friday, July 29, 2011

Vocal Point - Downy Unstoppables

I joined Vocal Point awhile back and hadn't thought a whole lot about it. Not that I didn't want to, things have just been kind of crazy around here. My first interaction with them is kind of a case in point there...

Last month ZJ was in the hospital and we were getting ready to get discharged when Baba told me that I had a Downy sample waiting at home. My first thought was the samples that were hung at the door and lets just give it to Gido. I can't use softeners even if I wanted too. When he told me it was a full sized container I was a bit confused, and a little sad we wouldn't get to use it. I came home to find out that I was completely mistaken.

Vocal Point sent us a full sized sample of the new Downy Unstoppables in the Fresh scent. This isn't a softener, its a scent booster, so we decided to give it a shot.

Note: Yes free sample to review. No not being compensated for this. These are my opinions here.

I do actually like this product.

One of the complaints I've seen a lot about not using softeners is the missing scent. This definitely helps with that. On the other hand, if artificial scents bothers you this would not be a good idea. I'm somewhere in the middle on this one. I love the smell it leaves on our clothes, sheets and towels (I will not use it on the diapers lol). But, I get the biggest headaches when actually doing the wash with it. Think of almost to the point of migrain headache. I wouldn't blame that on this specific product because I get the same headaches just walking down the cleaner or freshener aisles at the store.


I mentioned the diapers earlier. I was a bit worried about how this would affect them even without using it in their wash at first. Softeners can leave film that can transfer and cause them to repel. What's to say this won't? My original plan was to feel the drum and see if it would need to be scrubbed off before washing the diapers... there was nothing there. I have had no issues since I started washing our other laundry with this product. I have also not noticed our drier having any residue on the lint trap... wasn't as worried about that since it goes in the water, but still.

I also like that you don't need to put a set amount in. You can shake as many or few of the beads into your wash as you want. I try to go light, both because of the headaches and because it makes it last longer. Its been a month or so now and we still have about a 1/4 of the bottle left.

I doubt we're actually going to buy more, but I'm glad we got to try it out. I do recommend it, esp for those who want the scent associated with softeners but would like to avoid them otherwise.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Savemore Weekend Deals 7/22-7/24



$18 for $40 or $27 for $60 Worth of Merchandise from Blanket America.
Shipping not included but voucher may be used towards it.
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For every blanket sold one is donated to Charity!!

$45 for $145 Worth Of Merchandise from NumeStyle.com.
Shipping not included.
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$25 for $50 towards exclusive pieces of the Tom Ford Collection
FREE SHIPPING!!
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Save More - Hot Deals 7/20

Today’s deal:
$15 for $30 Worth Of Personalized Pillowcases & Pillows. Shipping not included.
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Thursday 7/21

$16 for Two Boxes of Kids Clothes, Books, or Toys ($32 Value) FREE SHIPPING!!
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$20 for $40 Worth of Sanitizing Products from Violight.com. FREE SHIPPING!!
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Friday 7/21

$18 for $40 or $27 for $60 Worth of Merchandise from Blanket America.
Shipping not included but voucher may be used towards it.
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For every blanket sold one is donated to Charity!!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Diapers & Drivel - Amazon Giveaway

:-D Diapers & Drivel is giving away a 5 dollar Amazon card this week in honour of (possibly) finding out the gender of her baby. How exciting is that?!?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Save More - Hot Deals 7/18

Savemore Hot Deals running through tomorrow include:
$28 for 11x14 Custom Photo Canvas ($65 value) FREE SHIPPING!!
Or $37 for 16x20 ($89 value)

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$12 for $25 Worth of Movie Posters from MoviePosterShop.com (Shipping not included-$3.99 Standard)

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$12 for Four Aromatherapy Sticks ($28 value)(Shipping flat rate $2.49)
Or $16 for Six Aromatherapy Sticks

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Deals coming tomorrow include:

$25 for $60 Worth of Handcrafted Jewelry from Calinana.com (Shipping flat rate $5)
Or $30 for $76 Worth of Jewelry

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pretied Bandanna?

Awhile back I mentioned SaveMore? I was able to get a couple coupons to Cover Your Hair for free thanks to that deal, still very happy about that. I've only used one so far... I got me a pretied bandanna and a small bow clip for Kalila.

Here's the bandanna I got:


Cute right? I love the pattern, even if its a little more pink than I normally like.  I love how easy it goes on.  The material is stretchy and there's elastic in the back where its sewn.  Its great.  The only downside is the material doesn't like my hair very much (or vice versa) and I end up fighting with it the entire time its on. ZJ is great at pulling it off of me too. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use the other for another gift card for a tichel (partly because of that) but I do like these. I'll probably try another material next time though lol.

And while I'm thinking about it, I have to say (probably again) that I love this store. I ended up having a question during my order and they were very helpful. There's an im thing in the corner that makes it easy, in fact if they're on when you visit they'll prob pop up and ask you if you need any help. Its like actually going shopping lol. I like it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Save More

I don't use daily deal sites a lot.. but they can come in very handy. I found a new one today that I just love. SaveMore. Not only does it look like it has some great deals (I LOVE today's lol) but if you sign up now you get $10 added into your account. Which is great any way you look at it.. and if, say, you're interested in todays deal... it means instead of getting 54% off of a a $15 voucher to Cover Your Hair, you get one completely free! With $3 to spare. I don't know how much tomorrow's deal will be (or others) but I'm guessing that free $10 will go a long ways in whatever you choose. And if you refer people you can get another $10 per person... so there's a lot of potential at SaveMore.