Toe Juice/Hogwash #Giveaway (8/15) US&CAN

07 August 2012

I'd never heard of Toe Juice or Hogwash before I was contacted to do a review and giveaway. In fact, the names sounded funny to me and I had no clue what I was in store for. Well, little did I know these were creative names for a great hand sanitizer and skin refresher with dermavine.

Background & Info

Toe Juice can be used for anything from excema to Athlete's Foot. Not only can you use Toe Juice on your feet, it is also great for underarms, hands, legs and groin. Now you're probably thinking, what is dermavine? It's a blend of plant-based extracts that promote beautiful skin. Toe Juice also contains willow bark, lemon peel, and Cinnamonum extracts. Here's a little Toe Juice history:

In 1970, Royce Garner, a high school science teacher in Boise, Idaho, produced his first batch of Toe
Juice. His endeavor began when his infant son had flaking, dry, cracked feet. The many lotions and
creams were ineffective and messy. So Royce did some research, went to his lab, and came out with a
revolutionary new product. Not only did it fix and prevent further complications with his son's feet, but
over the years many friends, family, and acquaintances have benefited from the strength of Royce's Toe
Juice. Those who benefited from the fast drying liquid, often encouraged Royce to take it public.

Watch this video to learn a little more about how Toe Juice is made.

Hogwash is a hand sanitizer. It differs from other hand sanitizers because it does not leave your hands completely dried out. Instead it promotes soft, healthy skin.

You can purchase Toe Juice here or in stores like Walgreens, Bed, Bath & Beyond or Jewel-Osco. See the complete store list here.

See Kara's Deals and Steals' full review here.


Now for the giveaway. Toe Juice is giving away a combo pack of products to one lucky reader!

Prize package includes:

1 - 2 oz. bottle of Hogwash
1 - 1 oz. bottle of Toe Juice
1 - 8 oz. bottle of Hogwash
1 - 4.6 oz. bottle of Toe Juice

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada and will run from August 8-August 15. Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Kara's Deals and Steals was provided a free product to review from Toe Juice. My Chaotic Ramblings is not responsible for prize shipment.

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 Last season their 7 contestants lost over 100 pounds in 7 weeks! Win, Lose, or Blog is a Big Loser inspired weight loss challenge for the blogging world. Health & Fitness are my passions in life and I hope this competition will inspire others to lead healthier lifes too! 

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What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor #review

Title: What I Didn't Say
Author: Keary Taylor
Series: none
Publisher: CreateSpace
Date: April 30th 2012
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781475156454
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: What I Didn't Say

Summary from Goodreads:

What I Didn't Say Keary taylor

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

My Thoughts:

I really wanted to give this book 5 stars for just the plot alone, but there was a little too much unbelievable in there for me.

The first thing that really caught my attention was this line " On an island this size, with its whopping 5,000 residents, there are no secrets."
I've always dreamed of living in a very small town, where everyone knows you and you know everyone else. I think that it would be awesome to have that close knit feeling with your community. But more to the reason I can barely give this book 4 stars.
Jake is a senior in high school, he's football player, but not like all the top jocks from other books. He has his friends, and is secretly (to most anyway) in love with Samantha Shay; the smartest girl in the school. Jake and his buddies go to a party after the homecoming game and of course there is drinking; what teen story isn't complete without some? Things take a turn for the worse as Jake and his buddies Rain and Carter get in the car to take Jake to tell Sam that he is in love with her. Alcohol and not paying attention to the road causes the boys to be in an accident. Jake ends up in the hospital after having a t-post(I had to look that one up) go in one side of his neck and out the other. The bad news? His vocal chords were too damaged and they had to be removed. Jake struggles with not being able to talk, and having to communicate by writing everything in a notebook that he carries with him.
After being released to go back to school, Jake's schedule is rearranged and he ends up in more classes with Sam and in an Independent Study class (ASL) with just him and her. The two form a tentative friendship, him still in love with her, and you can see that she is starting to feel something for him. Now here comes the unbelievable part for me. Turns out Sam's mom passed away the summer before she started senior year. No one on the island knew and Sam has been living on her own in a motor home since August. Now, how in the world in a small,remember 5,000, community does Sam get away with this? Sam tells Jake the whole story and throughout the book Jake helps her anyway that he can, sneaking food and other things from his house, working to be able to buy her new clothes.
I love that the book is told from Jake's POV, but there are some things said by Jake that I really don't see an almost 18 year old saying. It's almost like he was written as a girl and then it was changed. The romance between Sam and Jake slowly blossoms and while they do have their ups and downs, things always work out in the end.

My Rating:

Tasty Tuesday~ Food to drool over #2

Welcome back to the second week of Tasty Tuesday!! I've got some great goodies for you all this week!!

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Dating Games by Kimberly Gold

Dating Games by Kimberly Gold
Dating Games by Kimberly Gold
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Published July 16th 2012

Scarlett Harper’s glamorous visions of life as a personal assistant on an investment bank’s trade floor, aren’t quite working out the way she’d hoped. Where were the marriage proposals from rich hedge-fund bankers, and tickets to the front row at London’s Fashion Week?

Newly-single and armed only with advice from well-meaning friends, Scarlett is thrust into the unfamiliar Singles Scene as she attempts to navigate through a minefield of disastrous dates with men who aren’t all they seem, steamy liaisons on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini, and extravagant parties in opulent English country manors.

Will she ever meet her Mr Right and more importantly, will she ever fit into those size ten jeans again?

Follow the ups and downs of the dating game with Scarlett and her best friends, as they encounter hostile ex-wives, militant gym instructors, and eccentric relatives, helped along the way by copious amounts of wine and large bars of chocolate.

Author Bio:
I am a passionate writer and I love reading. My favourite genres are thrillers, chick-lit, historical romances, and contemporary fiction.

I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, and have lived in South Africa, England, and Australia.

The experiences I've had through-out my travels, and the friends I've made along the way, have greatly influenced my writing.

I've worked on investment bank trade floors in London and Sydney, which has provided me with insightful in-depth knowledge of the banking world, and the intricate nature of office relationships. This has provided the basis for my debut novel, Dating Games.

I can't wait to get my copy!! You can purchase your own copy on Amazon in either Paperback or Kindle