happy holiday

Wednesday, December 23, 2009






Found these cute embellishments on a rack while monthly shopping. I don't celebrate christmas but I always wanted to try wearing the santa hat, just for fun. And the reindeer antlers are so cute too, couldn't help myself trying it on ^o^


HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE !



Grab Your Bags! -- Bagnesia review & giveaway

Friday, December 18, 2009



Have you been using reusable bags instead of plastic bags? If not, then you SHOULD! Because plastic bags are not bio-degradable, they loaded landfills and plastic bags are light and can blow in the wind. They fly into trees and into wildlife habitat. Animals can consume these plastics and perish. So plastic bags are a deadly killer to wildlife. Over 100,000 marine animals are also killed each year from plastic bags. Sea turtles, water birds, and other creatures mistake them for food or become entangled in them. In some parts of the ocean, there are six pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton.


We surely don't want this!

I have been using reusable bags since a couple of months ago. But as much as I love using reusable bags I always seem to forget to bring them to the store. There are times when me and hubby went to the grocery store only to find that we forgot to bring the reusable bags! Or it could also happen like this: when I went out I usually bring one of the reusable bags i had and throw it to the bag I'm carrying that day because...well I'm kind of an impulsive buyer so i'll never know when I would impulsively stopped by at a store ^o^. Anyway, this will sometimes be a problem because I have a couple of bags which I use daily and when I change bags I usually forget to move the reusable bag from one bag to another.

And then one day I got contacted by Caprice Ericson from Bagnesia which offer me to try the Reusable Bags Reminder Kit. I thought it's brilliant! How many of us seems to have always forgotten to bring our reusable bags? I'm sure it happened to many of you my dear lovely readers... (or like Caprice called it: "reusable bag amnesia") ^o^

I love the name of the company: "Bagnesia". It was created by bestfriends Pam Eatrides and Caprice Ericson who like us sometimes forgot to bring their reusable bags. Check out the website, i like it. The design is cute and simple, and very user-friendly. Their Reusable Bag Reminder Kit comes with simple, effective products to help people remember their reusable bags every time they shop and it even comes with a high quality, stylish, washable bag that rolls up smaller than a cell phone. This I agree. I received the kit for review and I've noticed that the quality is unquestionable.



The Reusable Bags reminder Kit is a simple, effective reminders that work together with a great compact bag so you always remember to grab your reusable bags and take them into the store! Attractively packaged inside a Bagnesia storage pouch are: a Bagnesia reusable bag, a Mini clip, a Door hanger, a Steering wheel wrap.

I love the simple blue text on black background design. The reusable bag is the first thing I fall in love with. It's made from lightweight washable nylon yet very sturdy and could hold up to 40 lbs, water-resistant and (my favorite part) it has an elastic band attached to it so when rolled-up it would fit into small spaces such as my purse. I love that the band is elastic instead of a snap-on button. I love the shape of the bag too, i've tried it by taking it to a store near me and it could hold up many items equivalent to 2 or 3 plastic bags.

The interesting part is the reminder kit; it comes in the shape of a cute laminated door hanger and a flexible black neoprene steering wheel wrap with the words "Grab Your Bags" on each of them. When I first saw them i thought "this is what we need!" so there'll be no more reusable bag amnesia ;p



Hubby was as ecstatic as I am when he saw the kit. He also love the drawstring carrying pouch that the kit came with because we can put all of our reusable bags inside it so we only need to carry that one pouch. He also love the mini clip that came attached to the bag. That makes it even more easier to carry, we can clip it to our bag or even to our belt loops.

Aside from the reminder kit I also received their set of 4 Reusable Produce Bags which is also a big hit on their website. The Reusable Produce bags main function is to eliminate those annoying little throwaway plastic produce bags you get at the store. This is also the answer of our problem because not all companies who sell reusable bags also sell produce bags. But with Bagnesia, you get it all in one place. The reusable produce bags comes in a pretty green shade. You can weigh, wash and store your produce all in one convenient bag. Me and hubby love these produce bags, they're such a very useful addition to the reusable bags.



We think Bagnesia is a brilliant concept, their products comes in great quality and the Reusable Bags Reminder Kit is really useful! I attached the Door hanger reminder on my door knob so every time i go out I will see the reminder. I also put the pouch near my bags so every time I reached for my bag i would see the pouch and remember to bring the reusable bag with me. And if that doesn't enough hubby also put the steering wheel wrap on our vehicle to make sure we don't forget and left our reusable bags in the vehicle. And whenever I just want to drop by a store near our house for a couple of things I just bring the reusable bag and use the clip to attach it to my purse strap and bring nothing else :D



And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Caprice from Bagnesia has kindly offer to give a Free Reusable Bag Reminder Kit for one of you lucky TB readers!




Now Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Bagnesia, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post about something you learn from the website. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 28, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Yeah baby, this giveaway is open for WORLDWIDE !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 29, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^





Disclaimer:
I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary). Bagnesia gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my personal review.

Snack TAXI review & giveaway

Thursday, December 17, 2009




In order to save some money (we're savin' it to pay the bills and credit cards - gasp!) sometimes I packed lunch or dinner for my husband. He works in shift so sometimes i packed him lunch if he gets the morning shift or I packed him dinner if he works the late shift. He rides his motorcycle to work so a lunch box is not really convenient to him as he could only carry a medium backpack when riding his motorcycle and a lunch box is too bulky. So one of the option is to bring him something smaller like a ziplock bag with sandwiches or bread inside. But I actually hate to use ziplock bags because well...they're plastic. And i've been trying to cut plastic usage in my household in order to live in a more earth-friendly environment.

And then I came across Snack Taxi, a brilliant invention from Erin Kelly-Dill.
Snack Taxis are reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches. Erin invented snackTaxis in 2003 as a way to stem the tide of plastic ziplock bags that flowed from her house to the landfill when her 3 kids started school. She pack over 500 lunches every year and had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock bags. She then made snackTaxis to replace the use of plastic baggies.




I'm very thankful to be able to receive a set of SnackTaxis. And even more excited to learn that SnackTaxi were featured on Oprah! So that means this product is uber-cool, right?
I received a set of one sandwich sacks and one snack sacks. The presentation is great and the first thing I noticed is the quality of the fabric used. You can tell just by looking at it that the quality is really good. The craftsmanship is very neat and it has a clean look to it.
The exterior of a snackTAXI is comprised of 100% cotton. And then they are lined with a waterproof material that consists of nylon with a polyurethane coating. The nylon is free of heavy metals (including lead), phthalates, PBBs, and PBDEs.


Look at it, isn't it perfect for an earth-friendly gift or stocking stuffer option? ;p

Snack taxis are a great alternative to plastic bags. I have been using it to pack sandwiches and breads for hubby. I have also been in a short weekend holiday a couple of weeks back and the smaller size snack bag is really useful, I used it to pack our favorite snacks which is Chitato potato chips and Pringles so we can munch on it in the car during the trip. I even used it to sneak some crackers and chips when we went to the cinema to watch movies (here in my country you're not allowed to bring food or drinks from outside the cinema) but with the help of snackTaxis now I can bring my own snacks ^o^



SnackTAXI have many options of fabric patterns to choose from, and i mean MANY. There is a pattern for every one in your household. And they add new fabrics every month!
They also sell produce sacks, lunch sacks and cute napkins. They also offer discount if you buy in big volume (starting from 12 sacks and up).

Things I love about SnackTaxi are : They made of fabric instead of plastic, they are waterproof, they come in many cute designs, their size is perfect and the fact that they are easy to clean. If it gets dirty then you can just wash them. You can machine washed and dried them or simply rinsed with water and air dried. And as with anything that gets washed, they will last longer with hand washing and air drying, but they are quite durable any way you wash them!


SnackTAXI on Oprah


And now to the GIVEAWAY!
The very nice people at SnackTAXI has kindly offered a Free Set of SnackTAXIs (one Sandwich sacks and one Snack sacks - just like mine) to one of TB's readers!
They have many many fabric patterns to choose from, here are just a few examples of different fabrics to accommodate different tastes:






Now Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit SnackTAXI, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which fabric of the SnackTAXI is your favorite. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 27, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Yeah baby, this giveaway is open for WORLDWIDE !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 28, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^





Disclaimer:
I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary).
Snack TAXI gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my review and opinion on the products
.

Piggy Paint review & giveaway



A couple of weeks ago, around the end of last month, my niece was having her birthday. And what a good coincidence because that week I received a package from Piggy Paint to be reviewed! I've been reading all the rave about Piggy Paint on other blogs so I had to try it myself and see what's the rave is all about.

Piggy Paint is a non-toxic fingernail-polish design especially for little girls (and for grown-ups alike ;p). Their slogan, "Natural as Mud" is really true. Piggy Paint nail polish is a mixture of water and other natural ingredients. It is specially formulated from God's natural ingredients. There are no toxic chemicals, free of formaldehyde, toluene, phtalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone. So it's really SAFE for your little princesses.



So when my niece came to my house I gave her the nail polish set and asked her to play "nail painting" with me ^o^ When she saw the bottles she was smiling widely at the cute pink blushing piggy on the labels (well, I smiled widely too when I first saw the bottles ;p). I received one bottle of polish remover and one bottle of nail polish in Forever Fancy, which is a sparkly bright pink. We really love the color! It dries to a hard and durable finish and the deep pink color is not too bright nor it is too light, it's just perfect, it even has a little shine to it which I love :D


I explain to my cousin (which is my niece's mom) who at first a bit worried when I give the Piggy Paint nail polish to her daughter, she's afraid that it would make a mess and that it would contain chemicals just like ordinary nail polish. But I explained to her that Piggy Paint is not only Non-Toxic but it's also Hypo-allergenic and it's made of water-based formula. It even has low-odor! You know how annoying nail-polish odor are, it smells really "chemical" but don't worry, you won't find it in Piggy Paint.

The Polish Remover is also made from natural ingredients, no acetone and is hypoallergenic and biodegradable. It has no odor too! They even added Aloe-Vera and Vitamin E to it to supplement the natural oils that protect little one's nails and cuticles. The bottle also came with a special cap so that it won't spill easily if used by children.

And there's no time for any messiness too because it dries quickly. It only took 60 seconds of air dry. Unfortunately my niece is the very shy type of girl so she won't let me took any pictures of her wearing the nail polish, but I'm no shy (;p) so I took my fingernail's picture instead ^o^




So, my review is a success. I recommend this product to every mother out there who wants to "play girly" with their daughters. Why don't you give your little daughter some Piggy Paints nail polishes this holiday season? they have many fun vibrant colors to choose from. And they ship worldwide!


SWEET DEALS:
  • Piggy Paint offers 15% Off, exclusive to Tigerlily's Book readers. It could be used on anything from their website including Sale items! Here's the code: "TIGERLILY15L". This offer only valid until Feb 28, 2010 so buy your stocking stuffer and gifts there ;p
  • Another sweet deal : Spend over $25 and Domestic shipping is FREE!


And now to the GIVEAWAY!
The really nice people at Piggy Paint has offered a $15 Gift Certificate to give to one very lucky TB's readers! The nail polish cost less than $10 so you surely can get something with that gift code :D




Now Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Piggy Paint, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which product would you like to buy with your gift certificate (be specific). (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 27, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Dear my international readers, i'm really sorry because this time the giveaway is open for US ONLY !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 28, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^





I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Piggy Paint gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my personal review.

Pulse Yoga Review & Giveaway

Monday, December 14, 2009



I don't really like sports or work-out, except for YOGA. I've always love yoga! I took my first yoga class when I was in college and after that I just do yoga at home with the help of some yoga DVDs. I love doing yoga at home and I tried to get my family to do yoga too (well at least my brother is now a believer while hubby is still a bit hesitant). But with the pack of DVDs that I received from Pulse Yoga a couple of weeks ago I'm hoping that hubby will get to like yoga as well ;)

First of all, I love the concept of Pulse Yoga which combine basic yoga routines with free weights and micro-movements within yoga postures to define, sculpt and tone the upper body, abdominal and gluteus muscles.

Second of all, to know more about Pulse Yoga let's meet the founder Argie Tang and Co-founder Prisca Boris:
Argie
has taught over 15,000 yoga classes and has developed yoga programs for schools, corporations, hospitals and television. Argie became certified as a fitness instructor at The University of California, Los Angles and began applying yoga principles and postures to athletic training programs. She developed a fitness system called "Y4A" which she has taught to a range of athletes from the elite level Olympian to recreational weekend warrior.

While Prisca is an avid outdoorswoman, she began practicing yoga in 1993 to balance the effects of her rigorous sporting activities. In 1996, Prisca met Argie Tang and helped to launch the "Y4A" Fitness System. She conducts yoga classes in Vail and is an integral part of the Y4A Teacher Training Programs.

Now let's ask Argie Tang about Pulse Yoga:
Pulse Yoga is a result of my personal quest to find yoga routines that accomplish much more than other yoga styles. A few years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia. The doctor told me that I needed to do some sort of weight training program. I have never really liked working out in a gym, always preferring yoga, so I decided to incorporate free weights into my yoga routines. As a woman in my 50's, I also wanted more toning, strengthening and increased muscle definition. So, in addition to the free weights, I added micro movements that primarily target areas such as the gluteus muscles, abdominals, upper arms and lower back. These micro movements within the yoga postures are highly effective with results that are noticeable immediately.


With that in mind, I can't wait to try my DVD set! I received a pack of 4 DVDs from Pulse Yoga:
Pulse Yoga I (Basic)
Pulse Yoga II (Balance&Tone)
Pulse Yoga III (Stamina&Strength)
Pulse Yoga Express



So far, I've tried the Pulse Yoga I and the Pulse Yoga Express. I thought I want to really master the Pulse Yoga Basic first before I went to Pulse Yoga II. I love incorporating free weights into yoga postures because it would just add more benefits to our body. I love the easy and clear instructions from Argie and if you're a beginner at yoga and couldn't follow Argie's move then you could just follow Prisca's move which is less rigorous, perfect for beginner. I also love the background which is a very pretty beach (Punta Minta if I was not mistaken). Most of the postures are quite easy too so my hubby who is a beginner at yoga could follow too.

The Pulse Yoga I is a 60-minute work-out video that incorporates Pilates, weight training and yoga to build strength, stamina and power. You will enjoy it just like I did and at the end you will be sweating and feels so healthy and recharged. I like doing it in the morning as well as in the afternoon.

The Pulse Yoga Express is a 30-minute version, the postures ranging from easy to quite challenging but not too hard. You will absolutely feel refreshed afterward, but it won't took your breath out like if you did aerobics. This is great if you only have 30 minutes to work-out. I can't wait to try Pulse Yoga II & III to complete my work-out. I watched Pulse Yoga II DVD and I can't wait to try the balance & tone postures. I'm planning to do it this Wednesday ^__^

So if you're looking for a combined sports that would benefit your body more than a regular work-out why don't you try out Pulse Yoga? It's a great new concept and according to Argie, it is possible to combine completely different exercise philosophies to get the most out of your workout. Pulse Yoga website also sell yoga outfits such as yoga pants, tanks, etc..

SWEET DEALS:
SAVE $9.98 if you purchase PULSE YOGA DVD SET (Includes 3 volumes from the Pulse Yoga Series).


And now to the GIVEAWAY!
Prisca from Pulse Yoga has kindly offer one of TB readers a Free Pulse Yoga II DVD. Balance in motion are emphasized here by connecting standing balancing postures in order to master control over the body in any position.


Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Pulse Yoga, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which product would you like to try (be specific). (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 27, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Dear my international readers, i'm really sorry because this time the giveaway is open for US ONLY !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 28, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^



This giveaway is also featured on FreeGrechen.


I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Pulse Yoga gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my opinion on the products.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I apologize for not being able to post for a while because i was out of town for a short trip last weekend and then i got sick (the doctor said something about a virus infection) so i'm so sorry i won't be able to write posts for a couple of more days.

Winner's announcement would also be late, I'm really sorry guys, this is all i can write right now, because i'm still sick and is currently writing on my bed right now.

I hope I see you guys soon, wish me well ;)

Save Your World Review & Giveaway - CLOSED -

Thursday, December 3, 2009



Hey readers, how have you been doing? I hope you had a great time last holiday. Anyway, I'm really excited to tell you guys about this one company who I admire and adore! It's a very awesome company called Save Your World.

Save Your World is a team of family and friends who share intense passion and integrity for preserving the world's pristine natural resources. They are so committed to that mission they actually build a business around it
.
Their online store has a conservation mission which I think is such a great concept. They sell personal care products such as Shampoo, Soaps, Lip Balms, etc.. but they only have All-Natural and Organics products at their store.

"We are so committed to this mission that we are building a sustainable and transparent business around our conservation objectives.."


Save Your World are very dedicated to support their conservation mission, beside the fact that their products are all natural and organic the products are sourced in a fair-trade manner too, with premium quality ingredients. They also swear that no animal-by-products will ever be used and no testing on animals will ever be done. Raw materials will be biodegradable and packaging will be of recycled or recyclable materials. All of their products are paraben-free too! What more could you get? I love this company!


For a review they sent me some products which I absolutely love!

They sent me 2 of their lip balms, the Green Tea and The Grapefruit Mango. The lip balms are made with natural ingredients that are rich in moisturizing properties like coconut, safflower oil and mango butter, this formula includes antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C and E for added protection for your lips.
The Green Tea flavor is a mix of palmarosa, lemongrass, clary, basil, coriander fruit and caraway fruit which result in a subtle flavor which is perfect if you don't like flavored lip balm. While the Grapefruit Mango has a more sweet flavor to it because of the orange, grapefruit peel, mandarin orange, ginger root, and tangerine leaf mix. The flavor is fresh and sweet on my lips, it's been my everyday lip balm now.


Overall, I love the non-greasy formula and the flavor is not overwhelming too. It really moisturize and nourish my lips so well I no longer have dry un-attractive lips. Love it!

I was also sent a sample of their Shampoo and Conditioner. They have 4 great aromas which are: Oasis fruit, Regal Blossom, Pure mist and Rain Forest. I was sent the Rainforest. Of all the product samples they sent me, I love these stuffs the most! The shampoo and conditioner is not like my usual shampoo. Because of the natural ingredients and unique blend, the formula really replenish moisture leaving my hair squeaky clean! I think I never felt that squeaky clean with my usual shampoo, maybe because of all that chemical build-ups which are usually added in the common shampoo. With Save Your World Shampoo and Conditioner, my hair feels so healthy, it shines and it smells great too! I love smelling my hair because the smells really stays!
I like the rainforest scent, when I wash my hair the refreshing blend makes me feel like I'm really showering in the middle of a real rainforest. Okay, so maybe I exaggerate a little but I always have a big imagination so you better believe it :)
I really recommend this shampoo and conditioner. Too bad they only distribute their products in the USA for now. Because if only they cater to international buyers I would have bought the full bottles of this shampoo & conditioner right away :p

One more product that I got to sample is the Regal Blossom Body Lotion. It is packed with lots of moisturizing nutrients such as organic aloe-vera and organic "yerba-mate" which have more anti-oxidants than the famed green tea. Yerba-mate also has lots of nutrients which contribute to overall health benefits. Like all of their products above the body lotion also has a very nice scent, it's more of a sweet, light and subtle scent. No overwhelming scent that makes you cringe. The texture is easy to absorb too, it leaves my skin well-hydrated and silky. It prevent dryness and it leaves my skin smells fresh and clean.

The bottom line is: I love Save Your World products.
Not one product disappoint me.
You should try them too. I highly recommend them.



Do good while you shop:
Their first and ongoing conservation project is a partnership with "Conservation International" to help protect one of the most pristine 200.000 acre rain forests in South America. This project is the basis of their (AWESOME) pledge:

1 PRODUCT = 1 ACRE OF RAINFOREST SAVED FOR 1 YEAR

How bout that? I love companies that give back!
So if you buy one of their product that means you already save 1 acre of rainforest for 1 year! I think it's about time that we give back to our environment, don't you think so too?
They also offers Holiday Gifts right now, you might wanna buy your christmas presents there :D


WIN WIN WIN !
Save Your World has kindly offer one of TB lucky reader a Free Set of Lip Balms that consist of three lip balms from their Save Your Lips products.

Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Save Your World, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which product would you like to try (be specific). (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 18, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Dear my international readers, i'm really sorry because this time the giveaway is open for US ONLY !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 19, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^


This giveaway is also featured on FreeGrechen.



I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Save Your World gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my opinion on the products.

Hypnotransformations Review & Giveaway - CLOSED -

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I was amazed and quite intrigued when I browse etsy one day and found this unique store that offers Hypnosis CDs and Mp3s to Transform Your Life. The store called "Hypnotransformations". It was created by a certified Hypnotherapist named Kym Tolson.


I got curious and thought that my readers might also want to know about this store as well. I mean, come on who doesn't have a stress-related behavior these days? Like the hard-to-sleep aka insomnia like me? Or maybe a social phobia? Diabetics? anyone?

I know we all have our own problematic behavior so I think what Kym done here is just absolutely fabulous. She offers hypnosis sessions as a therapy to fix our bad behaviors and addictions whether it's insomnia or hard-to-relax or eating disorder, etc. I'm always fascinated by this kind of thing and have always wanted to try if it really could work. I know you wonder too but first let's meet Kym.

Kym Tolson is a Hypnotherapist approved by the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists as well as a Licensed Therapist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She utilizes hypnosis daily in her professional practice to affect positive changes in clients who are addicted to a variety of substances and behaviors.

From the store:
There are over 6,000 research studies that prove the effectiveness of hypnosis. Hypnosis has been proven to be extremely effective in significantly improving client behavior. All that is needed is a desire for positive change and the commitment to listen to the hypnosis session on a consistent basis.

Kym's hypnotherapy sessions are available as a CD or as an mp3 download. So I guess it's more like a private therapy session which you can easily do on the comfort of your home. So far, I like the idea.
The hypnosis sessions allow you to be hypnotized whenever you have a spare hour to spend. Each CD/mp3 is a recording of Kym's own voice with an added relaxing background music. The music is specifically orchestrated to induce the Theta brain wave state, which is optimal for the hypnosis to take effect. Her sessions guide you into a relaxing hypnotic state where your subconscious mind is able to receive the hypnotic suggestions. That is quite cool!


So I was very curious with the Sleep Soundly Hypnosis since I have had this bad insomnia thing since college (and I'm waaaaay beyond college-age now ;p) so I was at this stage where I would try anything to at least reduce my insomnia. Kym is so lovely and she kindly let me try her Sleep Soundly Hypnosis when I expresses my above problem.

And then the next day I received the MP3 version.

And that night I tried it on my CD player just before sleep time.

First, i was kinda doubtful whether listening to an MP3 could really makes me sleepy and I was a bit afraid too because I've never been to a hypnosis session before but I push PLAY anyway.

The MP3 combines guided imagery with deep relaxation techniques which is voiced by Kym. Her soft and low-key voice makes me calm and the serene music in the background feels like a breeze on my mind.

Unfortunately I have many disturbances that night. My neighbor was playing a loud music and it really interrupts my "session".
The webstore said "Always listen to your CD in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed". But apparently I couldn't have a quiet night that night so the first try was skeptical. But I listened to the MP3 anyway (although how hard I tried to concentrate on the MP3 the sound of the neighbor's music still creeping in) and I did got to sleep just before the MP3 ends. So I guess that's a good sign ;D

And so I tried it again 3 days later when I finally have a nice quiet night.

And it works! I found myself asleep much faster, even before the middle track. But I really don't keep track honestly as all I could remember was listening to Kym's voice with a relaxing background music that lulls me to sleep and then... i'm lost ^__^

And now the MP3 is on my Ipod, every time I listened it get me to fall asleep faster than the previous session so I was very satisfied and relieved because with this hypnosis technique I could finally beat my insomnia. I have great hope with this hypnosis session, I believe my insomnia would be cured entirely and I could sleep normal again. :D



So for those of you who have specific problematic behavior such as Anger management, Anxiety, Stress Management, Low Self-Esteem, Quit Smoking, Weight Loss or even Forgetting About Your Ex you could just head over to Kym's Hypnotransformations store at etsy, she offers a WIDE RANGE of topics and if your need is not on the website then she can personalize a custom session on CD to accommodate any need or goal. Isn't that nice?

SWEET DEALS:
Kym has kindly offer a Special Discount for my lovely readers. Get a 20% discount with code "tigerlily" as message to seller during the checkout process. Go take advantage of this discount, it's worth it.


WIN WIN WIN !
Kym has also kindly offer one of you lucky TB readers a Free Hypnosis MP3 Download of your choice ($20) from her collection. You can choose whichever hypnosis session you want as long as it's $20 or less. And there are lots to choose from :D


Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Kym's store Hypnotransformations, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post, which CD/MP3 would you choose if you win and why. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Sign up for Hypnotransformations mailing list at Kym's blog here. The signing-up is on the top right hand corner. (2 entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower of my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower please leave a comment telling me your id (must be a visible follower). (1 entry)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)



NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 3, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
This giveaway is open for worldwide !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 4, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^



I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Hypnotransformations gave me the product to be reviewed but it does not affect my opinion on the product.

Some Inspirations for you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I found this on ittybittybirdy's Flickr page, it's so cute and it's pastel hue !
One word: Ah-Mazing!!

It's a Candy Colored World for ME! by ittybittybirdy.
1. Lula-May, 2. Untitled, 3. ice-dream, 4. Entry into Dariannes baby book........., 5. Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum ad, 1960s, 6. Ich mag sie...., 7. Lauren's Room, 8. Siri Tollerod in Vogue Italia Aug 08 (Beauty) 2, 9. Candy Land, 10. Cupcake Carosel, 11. Vintage Koeda Grandparents House, 12. New Studio, 13. In the Land of Macaroon Cream Cakes~~~ 014, 14. The Spirit of Giving Giveaway!, 15. It's almost time,, 16. Annie the Birthday Mushroom, 17. Untitled, 18. ., 19. Aqua & Pink Crinoline Hazel Atlas, 20. My journal cover, 21. Mushroom House: Pink (side view), 22. hand washables, 23. Untitled, 24. Retro Mania! ~ Frosty O's & Flakes!, 25. Adorable Pony Necklace


This collage set was made by ittybittybirdy.
Ps: Don't forget to enter my currently running giveaways! You can find the links on the side bar or on top of the page.

Other Worldwide giveaways

In Shadows is having a giveaway. Get a free chance to win a 40$ gift certificate for www.beatblack.etsy.com, it's a really nice store with awesome products such as lungs necklace or spiderweb locket necklace, i've seen amazing stuffs there. Click here to enter the giveaway!

Charm Factory Review & Giveaway - CLOSED -

Friday, November 20, 2009


I have always wanted to wear a charm bracelet since I was a teenager (which is a looooooong time ago ;p). I've seen it in the magazines and the thought of having several charms on a single bracelet really impress me. Now there are many cute charms variety on the market but I don't think no one beats the variety of charms that are available at Charm Factory.

Charm Factory has many (I mean really a lot) charms and beads options to choose from that you can attached to a sterling silver bracelet or necklace. For example, they have Alphabet beads, Message beads to Engraved charms, Baby charms, Profession charms, Animal charms and even colorful crystal charms. And that's not all! There are still many options to choose from. So if you want to have a ballet theme, a fashion & shopping theme, or a mix of everything that resembles your life or your loved one you can have it custom-made at Charm Factory. For you who doesn't want the hassle they also have a ready-made collections that you can buy and ready to ship.

At Charm Factory, charm bracelets are great accessories that help people express a little - or a lot - of who they are! Because you can custom-made your bracelet by choosing which charms or beads that you want. Angie from Charm Factory has kindly offered me to choose 8 charms for a custom charm bracelet, so I chose charms that really express who I am and what I love. After a hard time of choosing the charms (because they have so many pretty charms!) I finally come to a conclusion and here are my choices:

  1. The Pink Breast Cancer Awareness is to tell people that I'm supporting this cause because my mother is a breast cancer survivor.
  2. The Fairy charm is....well, everyone who really knows me would have nodded if they see this charm because they know that I love fairies and magical stories.
  3. The Green Peridot is the birth stone for August. I've been wanting a birth stone accessory for some time so this is my first birth stone jewelry, yeay!
  4. The big silver heart with birth stone on it. As a girly girl I love the shape of heart and having an additional birthstone wouldn't hurt either ;p
  5. Initial charm adorned with cubic zirconias. What can I say? I'm a bling-bling girl ;p
  6. Chocoholic charm. Nuff said! ^o^
  7. Silver Cat charm because I loooove cats! They're the cutest animal on the planet (along with dogs and panda ;p)
  8. I love to Shop charm. I don't think this one needs explanation -lol
There you go...I think I concluded my life in that charm bracelet. It came with an elegant white box like this:

That would make a perfect gift for anyone. You couldn't beat that "WOW!" feeling when you first opened the box and saw your sparkling pretty bracelet inside with all those enticing charms beautifully attached. And you have no idea how I love to wear it everywhere because it screams out my personality and people would adore it. I really love the quality of the bracelet. Each charm comes with a sterling silver jump ring (silver ring) that it used to attach the charms to the bracelet and it include a toggle clasp and a chain extender. I also admire the craftsmanship of each charm and according to the website each charm is .925 sterling silver, nickel and lead free.





At Charm factory they're not only offer charm bracelets and necklaces but also the tools & supplies as well as jewelry components for the jewelry designer, the hobbyist or the gift giver who loves to go that extra special length to make a gift truly personal. They also have other options of jewelry such as the Affirmation necklace with message rings or the Alphabet beads that used to create your very own personalized name necklaces or bracelets.


And now...
to the GIVEAWAY!
One lucky TTT's reader will win a Charm Bracelet of their own with EIGHT charms of their choice!



Anyway, Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Charm Factory website and take a look around at the store, find 3 of your favorite charms and beads from the store that you'd like to be included in the bracelet if you won and then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :

  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (1 entry)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower of my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower please leave a comment telling me your id (must be a visible follower). (1 entry)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
  • Grab my badge and post it in your blog's side bar (find my badge at the upper side of the side bar, just copy the html provided and paste it in your blog), don't forget to give me the link. (3 entries)
  • Buy any of Charm Factory products and tell me what your name and what you bought (I will check it with Angie). (7 entries)


NOTE : For multiple entries please write in a separate comment box for each entry. Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 3, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
This Giveaway is open for Worldwide!
Winner will be announced here on Dec 4, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^


This giveaway is also featured on FreeGrechen.


I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Charm Factory gave me the product to be reviewed but it does not affect my opinion on the product.
 
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