Sunday, February 24

Save1 meal for someone in need while shopping for things you already buy online! Coupons, and promotional codes too!


I absolutely believe in the concept behind Save1.com.  The majority of us already shop online for most of our major purchases because of some type of discount promotion.  Save1.com has thousands of coupons, and special promotional offers from stores  that I bet you already purchase from.

Did you know about Save1.com? 

I'm just learning about them too, and from now on they will be one of my first go to sites for promotional discounts.  Who doesn't like to save? AND! Give back!

What makes Save1.com different from the others, is, they give back.  For every purchase, they provide a meal for a hungry child.  I don't know about you, but that makes me feel like I did make a difference. It really is that easy to make a difference!

It's as easy as going to the website, finding the stores you shop at already, and then seeing what promotional offers are listed.

For example, My 2 year old out grew his beloved Shark Bath Towel Hoody.  I searched for Kmart on Save1 since they are right down the street.  I chose the in store pick-up, which means, no shipping fee!  I helped supply a meal for someone in need, and I bought the towel for Sy for $13.00.  I was completely satisfied with this transaction.

This is a sponsored post,  It does not change how I feel about the concept behind Save1.  I wish I knew about this company in November/December when I was Christmas shopping.  Now I do, and so do you! 


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May your next online purchase make a positive difference!

You can also talk to Save1 directly on Facebook, to help fight child hunger, and reach their goal of 100,000 meals fed.

Saturday, February 23

$200.00 Paypal or Visa GiftCard from Tophatter Giveaway!



We’ve just discovered an addictive new auction site called Tophatter, where buyers bid for sellers’ unique goods in fast-paced virtual auction rooms. From crafts and DIY projects, to antiques, jewelry, home d├ęcor and much more, there’s no limit to what you can discover on Tophatter.

With live auctions every day, sellers get to showcase their wares from around the world to a community of thousands of buyers, and answer questions via chat as the clock ticks down. Each lot sells in an average of two minutes, so buyers must bid quickly!

Tophatter’s auctions become interactive live events where buyers and sellers can hang out, chat, and win. Led by the esteemed Sir Wendell Wattington and his animated family, Tophatter auctions keep the fun rolling in.

Also, for readers of Life According To GreenVics, Tophatter wants to give you $10 off your first $11 purchase!

One winner will receive $200 via Paypal or Visa Gift Card {winner's choice}!

Giveaway ends March 9th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Friday, February 22

Violent Lips Review.


Violent lips makes temporary lip tattoos.  I had so much fun trying to cut down the temp tattoo lips to fit my size.  I messed up the first one (my bad.) But I knew exactly where, and how to place the second one.  Luckily each pack comes with three. What I am wearing in the picture is called Honey Dew.  It's part of the Glitteratti Collection.  Can you tell I like the color green? 


Applying the lips are as easy as cutting it down to fit,  you then peel off the plastic film, and line up on your lips.  The glitter side down.  Then you wet the outside where the white paper is (Yep, just like temporary tattoos.) But these have a special vitamin formula.  

I think Violent lips pretty awesome.   The dual toned look makes it unique.  I'm saving my last one for Saint Patties Day.  

I received these samples for free for my honest opinion.  As you can see! I did wear them, and I think they are unique.

Wednesday, February 20

From my friends at Cascadian Farm!


Love this! This is a box I received today from my Friends at Cascadian Farms! Lifefactory Glass Reusable Bottle, PeopleTowels "B.Y.O. Towels to save trees!", Seventh Generation dish soap, and Neutrogena Naturals, eMeals, Bento-Ware Laptop Lunchables. Loving the Eco-Friendly, Organic love!

Tuesday, February 19

Glee Gum Do It Yourself Candy Kit Giveaway!


These kits are fun, and educational! You can see my reviews for the Do It Yourself Chocolate Kit, and the  Do It Yourself Sea Weed Gummies Kit.  I haven't tried the Do It Yourself Chewing Gum Kit yet, but I bet it's as equally great if not better than the other two. I do enjoy Glee Gum.  My favorite flavors they make are the Cinnamon, and Spearmint Not only are the kits made with natural ingredients, they also tell a history about the ingredients used.

One lucky follower will have the chance to win a kit of their choice.  These are great for upcoming holidays, birthdays, home schooling(there are Educators Guides), and just because you feel like a treat days.

This is the Chocolate Kit I used to make some delicious dark chocolate cups with blueberries, and walnuts. You can add whatever extras you enjoy, or just leave them chocolate. I bet even natural peanutbutter, with oatmeal, and coconut would be a sweet treat. Really the possibilities are endless.



The Sea Weed Gummies kit was really fun to use. You can take any item you deem cool enough to impress into the starch to get your mold for the Gummies. I used an old star teether of the babies. I also just poured the extra onto a plate to let set up, and used scissors to cut out shapes, and his name.


Giveaway is open to the U.S. Only.  Begins 2/20/13 12:01AM Est, Ends 3/05/13 12:01 Est. Winner is chosen at random Via RaffleCopter. If winner does not respond back within 72 hours another winner will be chosen at random via RaffleCopter. Prize Est Retail Value: $13.95. Prize is mailed directly from the sponsor. Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you agree to these terms you may enter! Thanks, and good luck.



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Eco Store USA Bathroom Cleaner Giveaway!

Enter to win the same Glass Cleaner, All Purpose Spray, and Toilet Cleaner I reviewed in my Cleaning with Eco Store USA in the bathroom review!  Retail Value of combined products: $9.95.  All products are chemical, eco-friendly formulas.  Safe around pets, babies, and YOU.

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Giveaway is open to the U.S. Only, Begins 2/20/13 12:01AM Est, Ends 3/06/13 12:01AM Est.  Prize Pack is mailed directly from the sponsor.  Life According to GreenVics is not responsible for prize shipment.  Winner is chosen at random Via Rafflecopter.  Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email, if no response is made, another winner will be chosen at random by rafflecopter.  By entering you agree to this! Thank you, and good luck!

Healthy Surprise Box Giveaway!

Healthy Surprise boxes are monthly subscription boxes that come with a variety of snacks. I loved mine, and the wonderful people over at Healthy Surprise would like to offer one lucky follower a chance to win their own Starter Box.  These boxes are packed full of natural full size items that would cost a lot more than what the price is for the monthly subscription.  Your box may be different from mine but believe me, you will not be disappointed.  The Starter box is $33.00/month on HealthySurprise.com.


Don't forget to check out my Healthy Surprise Box Review, and to give Healthy Surprise some love.

Giveaway begins 2/19/2013 12:01AM Est, Ends 3/05/2013 12:01AM Est.  Winner is chosen at random via rafflecopter.  Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email, if no response is made, another winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter. Prize is mailed directly from sponsor.  Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  U.S. Only! If you agree to these terms, please enter below!


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Monday, February 18

HBL Hair Care Hydrating System Review & Giveaway


Hair care is very important to me.  Not only do I like when my hair is smooth, and shiny but also when its hydrated.  I've been washing my hair with HBL Hydrating System the last few weeks  The shampoo, and conditioner, and hair masque all have a clean smell.  The shampoo lathers nicely.  The conditioner also had a nice thick consistency to it.  The hair masque was just perfect,  What I enjoyed most about the masque, was the thickness, and convenience of the little comb into to use while in the shower.  What makes this system even better is that it is paraben, sulfate, gluten, and allergn free.  


HBL Hair Care Hydrating System Includes:
  • HBL Hydrating Shampoo
  • HBL Hydrating Conditioner
  • HBL Hair Masque


This will be the fourth time I have grown my hair out and donated over 10+ inches to Locks Of Love.  I don't dye my hair, or use any harsh irons, or treatments on it.  Finding a rare gem like HBL Hydrating Hair System really means a lot to me, and knowing that does hydrate, and keep my strands beautiful. I thought the product worked wonderfully!

I received these items for free to review.  Opinions are my own, and may defer from yours!

If you are interested in HBL Hair Care System you can find them online, twitter, and facebook.

Here is your chance to win the same hydrating hair care system I'm using! Retail Value $62.90. U.S. Residents Only.  Giveaway begins 2/18/2013 12:01AM Est. Ends 3/04/2013 12:01AM Est.  Winner will be chosen at random via RaffleCopter.  Once winning email has been sent, winner has 72 hours to respond, or prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen at random.  Prize is mailed directly from sponsor, and Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you agree to these terms, you can enter below! Good luck.


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Thursday, February 14

Happy Valentines Day! Hope its full of Glee!

Glee Gum is not just all natural gum, but they also have Do It Yourself Candy Kits.  I loved the Sea Weed Gummies (You can read my review here.) And, now I just tried the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit


The Chocolate can either be doubled boiled, or microwaved.  I microwaved mine in a glass pyrex bowl.  I have a two year old, I  really don't have time, well mostly the patience to clean and use the double boiler.  Plus the only double boiler I have, I use for making soap.  

Making the chocolate in the microwave is as easy as melting down a pack of organic cocoa butter. I then added the cocoa powder, and sugar to the melted butter.  I also added a little bit of Vanilla to take away from the dark chocolates bitterness.  Once that was mixed, I checked the temp of the chocolate with the indicator stick before I added the starter crystals, stirred again before scooping into the candy wrappers.


I added blueberries in the middle of my dark chocolate treats, and put Walnuts on top too. Really you can add whatever you want. I think next time I want to add a little bit of oat meal, and some sugared coconut. The blueberries, and walnut are more for my husband. Tho Sy, and I loved the dark chocolate too!


See how easy the directions are? It really is an easy, delicious treat. There is even a side of the box that is educational about how Aztec Legend says Quetzalcoatl brought the cocoa tree from paradise to earth. ;

Glee added a few whole cocoa beans, I don't think I have ever had a whole cocoa bean.  So that was pretty cool! The texture reminded me of a coffee bean.

You can check Glee Gum out online, or give the Glee Guy some love on facebook, and twitter.  They really are a great company with all natural treats (If you've never tried their candy kits, or gum.. You really should! they make all flavors imaginable in the gum, even with sugar free.)

I received these items for free to review.  Opinions are my own and may defer from yours.


Wednesday, February 13

StarLooks January 2013 Monthly Subscription Box Review



Review by Life According To GreenVics




"Wake up, Grab a brush and put on a little make up."


January's Starbox is one of my favorites.  What a better way to start the new year with a beautiful metallic green "fancy" diamond line pencil, brown liner, Abby Rose bracelet, and "cuty peach" blush.  I've been vying to try a Starlooks brush, and this month had a 858 - Soft Small Dome Fluff Brush. Green is my favorite color so I am loving the metallic like fancy eye pencil, and the bracelet.  


If you don't know what Starlooks is, it's a monthly subscription box that retails for $15.00, but has over 3-4 full size items that are worth x4 what the monthly cost is for subscribing.  

I'm always on the prowl for great make up.  I'm not one to follow trends, or what's the best high-end product out there.  I just like to try different things, and monthly boxes like Starlooks makes it easy for people like myself, that would never try certain colors, and products.   I just recently started wearing make up in my 30's, and I'm starting to enjoy it more.  I always tell people being a mommy blog is not a dirty word,  we like make-up too, and want to feel beautiful.   I really believe if you are in a slump, and just don't feel like even going out, sometimes just sitting at home and trying different make-up helps to feel better.   It made me feel better today.

You can also check out my past Starlooks Starbox reviews to see how far I've come.  


You can check Starlooks out at Starlooks.com

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Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter.

I received this makeup for free for my honest review.  

The "I Love Me" Giveaway Presented by: Beautiful Incentives


The "I Love Me" Giveaway

This "I Love Me" Giveaway is a great way to enter to win products, and gift cards to pamper ones self.  

Saturday, February 9

Shari's Berries Cheese Cake Trio With The Half Dozen Strawberries Review

Disclaimer: I received Product for Free to Facilitate a review. All Opinions are my own.

Shari's Berries has a huge variety of different sweet treats, I tried the cheese cake trio with the half dozen swizzled strawberries.  Let me just tell you that it was extremely easy to order.  As soon as I ordered I received two confirmation emails in my mailbox.  


The strawberries, and cheesecakes boxes were just as beautiful as the sweet treats inside. They are sent over night with ice packs to make sure they are fresh.

The strawberries were huge, and sweet.



Really wish I had bought the full dozen! 


The cheesecake trios come in 3" varieties of Rocky Road, NY Style, and White Chocolate.  I am a huge fan of cheese cake so this was an absolute treat for me.  I cut each in squares, and ate them through out the week.  


Even my little man was excited for the huge berries cooler with the treats inside.  Shari's Berries isn't just berries, they have all kinds of gourmet treats.  

My experience was a positive one.  My order came fast, and shipping was reasonable for being delivered when I wanted it.  Also if you are going to order, there are always special promotions.  Try RetailMeNot, and do a search for Shari's Berries.  You can order now and still receive by Valentines!  

I received a gift card in exchange for my honest, open, opinion.  Pictures, and opinion are my own. 

Sjaaks Organic Chocolate Review.

Sjaaks Organic Chocolate is a company that I am such a fan of now. I recently sampled the Chocolate Nuts & Chews Assortment, Eli's Earth bars, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. My whole family enjoyed every single item. The chocolate melts in your mouth, and knowing that it's made from Organic Fair Trade Chocolate, and Vegan made me not feel bad allowing my Toddler a splurge here, and there. My favorite were the Chews, then the Coconut & Almond Candy bar. My 2 year olds favorite were the Vegan Peanut Butter Bite sized Cups.


Sjaaks Chocolate Nuts & Chews Assortment is made with Gourmet Organic Chocolate. Not only is it a cute 9 chew assortment, it's also very delicious. This would be a great any time, just because gift to someone. Retails for $9.95,  they also sell different assortments like mint, and truffles. Check Sjaaks out.


Eli's Earth bars are extremely delicious. The thing I noticed, and liked the most about these bars were they are not overly sugary. They are just the right amount of sweetness. Also, the bars are certified organic, and 5% goes to charity. Delicious, and giving! Now that's sweet. Retails for $2.29/bar.

Sjaaks has candy for everyday, holidays, or even to buy in bulk for corporate events. I am a fan of variety, and they have that, along with good, organic chocolate. I think we all deserve a treat now, and again.

Don't forget to check Sjaaks out on their website, & facebook.

I received these products for to sample for review.  My opinions are my own, and may defer from yours. 


Friday, February 8

$225.00 Prize Package Lugz Valentines Giveaway For Him!

Lugz Valentine's Day Giveaway For Him!



Let Lugz help you surprise the man in your life with this special gift especially for him.

Wednesday, February 6

Cleaning with Eco Store USA in the bathroom.


I just know you all want to see my toilet.. Haha.  This week has been horrible.  Everyone in my house is sick with a stomach virus, and my 2 year old has ear infections in both ears, along with the stomach virus.  He's on medicine, and is doing a lot better.  I just feel like the house is dirty, so it's almost midnight, the baby is sleeping.. and I am cleaning.

First item from my Ambassador Kit for Eco Store USA I wanted to use was the Non-Toxic Toilet Cleaner (Retails $3.00.)  I thought the way the nozzle bends made it convenient, and easy to squeeze around the hard to reach ledge under the rim of the bowl.  It did do a great job at that.  Another thing that made this product great was the odor, or should I say lack of odor.  There is no chemical smell, because there are no toxic chemicals in the toilet cleaner.

I liked the results of the cleaner.  I thought it made the toilet shine, and I really liked that I was not light headed from chemicals.  I don't care how much ventilation, and if the bathroom fan is on I still get light headed from the other chemicals by being so close to them, and the toilet.



I figured why stop cleaning now? Might as well clean the bathroom sinks, and the glass. For that I used Eco Store USA Non-Toxic All Purpose Spray Cleaner (Retails $3.95,) & Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner (Retails $3.00.)  The Spray cleaner has a citrus scent which is nice.  I love that smell.  The glass cleaner has a Vinegar smell, but it is not strong at all, and does not linger.


Cleaning is one of those things I know it has to be done, but it doesn't mean I have to like doing it, these products made it a less tedious task just by not having an overpowering smell.  Yes, it's fantastic they are non-toxic, and the fumes wont harm you as well.

I received these products for free for being an Eco Store USA Brand Ambassador. You can apply to be part of the movement against nasty chemicals too.

Purex Crystals for Baby Review & Giveaway



I found the new Purex Crystals for baby pretty awesome.   The smell is not overpowering.  Its a little on the sweet side.  Which is not a bad thing.  The clothes, and his blanket came out  soft, with a fresh sweet scent. I really like that it is even safe for sleepwear. The top lip is the measuring cup.  You take the top off, and flip open the container itself and pour the crystals in.  It's easy to pour, and there are three lines on the top to use to measure the crystals out in.

One lucky follower will win 3 coupons for Free Purex Crystals for Baby! U.S. Residents Only.  Giveaway begins 2/6/2013, and Ends 2/13/2013.  Winner will be chosen at random via RaffleCopter.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!

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Here is another chance to win from the Purex Sweepstakes!


I received this product for free for being a Purex Insider.  I was not told what to say, or do.  My opinion may defer from yours! But, it is still honest, and my own.