Archive for August 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It is always nice receiving feedback on a project you've particpated in. Recently I was invited to take the PepsiCo Women & Leadership survey. This was a very in depth, thought provoking survey and I was happy to lend my voice.
Here's a recent email I received from SheSpeaks, the company who asked me to participate:
Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in our recent PepsiCo Women & Leadership survey. As always, your feedback was incredibly helpful. We had an amazing response to this survey. It shows that female leadership is a hot topic!
What you said:
•71% of women believe that a woman will not win the presidency in 2012
•Most women think the greatest challenge to achieving leadership roles is the perception that women make less effective leaders
•Hillary Clinton was most frequently cited as the most inspirational female global leader, followed by Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey
•The majority of women have no preference between working for a male or female boss
•Women equally rank hard work and the ability to inspire as the most-needed leadership skills, as seen in the chart below
For more information, please visit the PepsiCo WIN site.
We look forward to offering you more opportunities to share your voice about products, services and the topics that are most important to you.
The SheSpeaks Team
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Reviva Labs The One " Health Food Store" brand used in over 1200 professional skin care salons.
A natural skin-care company who has introduced more skin-care firsts in the USA ( via health food stores) than many of the cosmetic giants.
I was first introduced to Reviva Labs through a wonderful Mom Blogger Community I'm a member of
Mom Says Aye. Amber, the owner has worked tirelessly to provide a blogger friendly community complete with an Opportunity page, where Reviva Labs had posted a request for product reviewers.
One quick trip to Reviva Labs website and I was signing up.
I was approved and asked to choose a product for review. Since I am a gardener and a lady who cleans without gloves a vast majority of the time, I was very interested in their hand cream and treatments.
When I saw that the dry hand treatment was a 3 product process, I contacted my
helpful Reviva Labs liaison to ask her which product I should choose. I was pleasantly surprised when she said, We'll send you all three so you can do a special "hand facial".
2 weeks later, I received 3 full sized products, a catalog, product information pages and a very nice letter
from my company liaison who also included a step by step guide on the hand facial. It's refreshing to have a company go above and beyond what is required of them.
Product 1: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Olive Oil & DMAE Hand & Body Lotion
My Take: I love this lotion! It is non-greasy, goes on nice and smooth, drys almost instantly ( a real plus on busy mornings). It has a pleasant almost fragrance free scent and it is non-irritating. I can use it right after shaving. In fact, I started using this with my self tanning gel and it makes application 100% easier.
Because this hand & body lotion works so well I think it is worth $ 14.00 for 8oz and I would buy this again!
Product 2: Green Papaya & Hydrogen Peroxide Mask
My Take: This product worked wonders on my hands when I did my "hand facial". It did as promised and exfoliated, conditioned and moisturized my hands.
This product has a nice, fruity scent that isn't overpowering. It's a little greasier than I like.
When trying this as a facial mask, I could not leave it on my face for the suggested 10-15 minutes. After 7 minutes, I started feeling a slightly uncomfortable itchy-tingling all over my face and washed it off. I had a couple of small bumps on my chin the next morning which may be because of the high moisturizing
properties of this product. I wouldn't buy it and/or use it in this summer months again, but I will use this product again in the winter months to see if that makes a difference.
Product 3: Pomegranate/Lactic Acid Peptide & Botanical Exfoliant
My Take: Any time a product says it can gently remove dead, dulling skin and impurities, I'm interested. This product is amazing! It did just what it claimed it would. Not only did my face feel super soft, but it felt really clean without feeling scrubbed to death. Oh, and this product worked wonders on my dry hands
during my "hand facial"! The only thing that could make this product any better is purely aesthetic. The color and fragrance are bland. This product is $19.00 for 2oz, so I would buy again with my hand & body lotion to save on shipping, Reviva Labs currently charges $ 8.00 postage and handling per order.
The take away: I liked working with this company and using their products. I would re- purchase 2 of the 3 products sent me . Visit Reviva Labs HERE for more information.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I happily joined this opportunity to review and promote a non-violent, safe online game for kids in the 6-12 year old range. It's perfect for the girls I thought, who are, as some of you already know 8 and 12.
Getting them to agree on a game or website, or video, or movie has grown trickier as they move further into tweenville. I was optimistic.
Ms. M - my 8 year old was thrilled, and Ms. T- my 12 year old was cautious at best. She was worried that if this game thrilled and 8 yr. old what could it possibly have for her?
More on that in a minute. :-)
About Time Island - From the Time Island Team
Time Island is a place of wonder and adventure. Your survival skills will be put to the test as you explore white beaches and lush jungles; tree-top terraces and dark underground caverns.
You will have to outsmart, out maneuver and outlast the troublesome green creatures that inhabit the island, known as the Goggs.
Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to stick together so you and your friends can create and join a tribe. Survival is always easier when you’re not alone. To survive you must also care for your cleanliness and hygiene, and keep your avatar well fed.
Most importantly, keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Around any bush and behind any rock, even in the giant trees and hidden in the darkest corners of the caves, you will discover countless games and activities.
To survive on Time Island is a challenge, but the fun is even greater!
Your Child's Safety
A safe, non-threatening virtual environment for your child is our top priority. Insofar as such, the virtual world and web site forums are supervised to protect against the use of bad language, inappropriate subject matter, cyber-bullying and otherwise predatory behavior.
Once a member is deemed harmful or unwilling to abide by the rules of behavior, the Time Island Team will immediately and permanently void the offending player’s membership and all Time Island privileges.
You and your child can take steps in order to help us provide a clean and safe environment. If your child is confronted with a player using offensive language or discussing inappropriate subject matter, you or your child can bring him to our attention. After a player is reported he or she will receive a warning e-mail. Following three reports against the same player that player will be removed from Time Island permanently.
Depending on the severity of the offense, a player may be removed after one warning or no warnings at all.
We suggest you discuss these issues of behavior with your child before he or she begins playing. Make sure they understand their own rights and obligations as well as those of other players.
We got our box full of goodies and Ms. M was, as previously mentioned, thrilled! Ms. T didn't bat an eyelash at the boxes arrival. Yeah, this type of reaction ( or lack there of), is becoming a staple for the 12 year old in my house. If it hints of little girl, she's not going near it.
Here's what it contained:
5 Time Island Wrist bands
5 Time Island Stickers
5 Time Island temp. tattoos
1 pair sunglasses
1 Time Island Backpack
The Review- My Take:
We visited timeisland.tv and the girls took turns setting up their accounts. I was pleased with the safety measures in place. I opted to have Ms. M sign up in "supreme safe chat mode". which is a mode where players can only send & receive pre-loaded, kid-friendly messages. If a message is offensive, it will not show up.
Ms. T however, being older used safe chat mode, where not only do you have the pre-loaded messages, players can type their own. There are filters to block bad messages, but they are not as strong.
It looked like a fun game to me and I enjoyed the tropical soundtrack being played while the girls "survived".
Ms. T's Take:
I think overall the game is a 6 1/2 out of 10. It's pretty fun, but because it's in Beta, I never saw another player or a Gogg, so it was a bit disappointing. Other 12-year olds may or may not enjoy it, but it will be MUCH BETTER when other people join up, so I think you should give it a try. I will keep playing, I'm Kalana on the game.
Ms. M's Take:
I think the game is good for kids ages 4 yrs. old thru 11 yrs. It was really, really fun, but like my sister, Ms. T, I wished for more people playing so we could have a tribe and I want to see a Gogg! I think you should give this game a try. I will keep playing.
P.S. I'm Stella on the game if you want to play or start a tribe.
To start playing visit Time Island!
Thanks for reading this review. Come back and comment your kiddies user id's and I'll let the girls know to log on and form a tribe.