October 31, 2010

Domaine Ltd. fashion jewelry for the holidays! {giveaway}

I had the distinct pleasure to work with Domaine Ltd. fashion jewelry once before on a giveaway and I couldn't stop raving about their fabulous jewelry and especially their fabulous prices!! Just look at this gorgeous necklace I received to review:
I had so many compliments on this necklace. It is 60" of pure fashion! Gorgeous brushed silver beads on a silver chain that is long enough to wear long and swingy or doubled up for a layered look. So classy! And goes with just about anything. But best of all, the price is just $8.99. Can you believe it!! Amazing value!!

Here are a few more selections from Domaine that I just love -
Love Knot cuff bracelet - only $4.95!
Bold Mother of Pearl ring - only $4.95!
Subliminal Love earrings - only $2.95!
Teardrop Lariat necklace - only $4.99!
There are soooo many lovely jewelry items at Domaine Ltd. and priced to fill your jewelry box, not to break the bank!

So if someone were to tell you to choose one item from anything on the Domaine Ltd. website (except the Beadelle products), which one would you choose?

Is that your final answer? :)

Be sure, because that's exactly what you'll get if you're the winner in this giveaway!

~~GIVEAWAY~~

Domaine Ltd. is giving one lucky Shady Lady reader the jewelry piece of your choice from anything offered on their website (excluding the Beadelle series). Lucky you!! OPEN TO US AND CANADA!

Entering is easy. Please do the mandatory first step before doing the extra entries. Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you use the same username, name, and/or email address for each entry, or tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.

~~Mandatory~~
Visit the Domaine Ltd. website and tell me which piece you would choose if you win this giveaway (excluding the Beadelle series). Please choose an item not already mentioned in this review. And please don't copy from someone else's post! :)

Extra entries - please leave separate comments for each:
One extra entry if you follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. (see sidebar)
Be sure to leave a separate comment. Current followers qualify too.

One extra entry if you follow me on Twitter @tnshadylady. Leave your Twitter id.
Be sure to leave a separate comment. Current followers qualify too.

One extra entry if you friend me on Facebook.
Be sure to leave a separate comment. Current fans/friends/followers qualify also.

One extra entry if you like Domaine Ltd. on Facebook.

Giveaway closes midnight CST Saturday November 6, 2010. Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Remember to leave separate comments for each method of entry! This is the only way to be sure that you get all your entries.

Disclaimer: I was provided a sample from Domaine Ltd. gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Sarah!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

Date night at home with Wanchai Ferry & Macaroni Grill {giveaway}

It's always a treat to go out to dinner, don't you agree? I love great restaurant food! But it can be a hassle sometimes to get a babysitter, make sure there's nothing else on yours or your date's calendar, get ready and drive to the restaurant, then pay restaurant prices just for the chance to enjoy a great meal together.

Do you find these to be sometimes insurmountable obstacles?

Well, I have good news for you! I recently was given the chance to sample Wanchai Ferry and Romano's Macaroni Grill boxed dinners - yes, I said boxed dinners - and I was amazed at the retaurant quality of the finished product.
I used to be one of those who thought nothing delicious could come from a box. At least nothing even close to restaurant quality. But my eyes have been opened. You can get restaurant quality food from a box, if the name on that box is Wanchai Ferry or Romano's Macaroni Grill!

And so easy to make. Everything you need is included, except for the fresh ingredients required (chicken breasts, milk, butter, etc.). The preparation instructions are easy to follow and you will be amazed at your own results. Yes, you made this! The herbs and spices are perfection, the pasta and rice are quick to prepare, and the sauces are delectable. The finished product is one you will be proud to put on your table for even your most finicky eater.
If you haven't tried the boxed dinners from Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill, you owe it to yourself to check them out. Need a little incentive? You can get a coupon for $1.50 off two packages of Wanchai Ferry and/or Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits here.

Need more incentive? How about a box of each and a $25 Visa gift card?

Yeah, I thought that might get your attention. :)


~~GIVEAWAY~~
One lucky Shady Lady follower will win a box of Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken and a box of Romano's Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken along with a $25 Visa gift card! Lucky you!! This giveaway is open to US residents only please.

Entering is super easy. You must be a follower of Shady Lady on Blogger or Google Friend Connect and leave a comment below telling me whether or not you've tried either of these products, and if not which one sounds good to you, or if you've tried other Wanchai Ferry and/or Romano's Macaroni Grill boxed dinners, which varieties are your favorites. Current followers qualify also, so just tell me if you're already a follower.

Not a follower? It's not too late! Just click to follow on the Google Friend Connect gadget on the sidebar.

*One extra entry if you follow me on Twitter @tnshadylady Leave your Twitter id. Current followers qualify also.

*One extra entry if you friend me on Facebook. Current fans/friends/followers qualify also.

That's it! You can have a total of three entries into this giveaway if you do all three. But you only have to do the first one to qualify (be a follower and leave a comment about the boxed dinners). Please don't copy from someone else's post.

Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.

This is going to be a quickie giveaway to reward my regular followers. Giveaway closes midnight CST Wednesday November 3, 2010. Giveaway open to US residents only please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Remember to leave separate comments for each method of entry! This is the only way to be sure that you get all your entries.

Disclaimer: MyBlogSpark provided products and a gift card to facilitate my review. No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

Equip Them Well. Collect. Disinfect. Donate.



As fall sports kick into high gear, it's important to protect kids from communicable infections. Sports equipment is a prime breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria and virus, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA is a type of Staph bacteria found on the skin and in the nose that is resistant to antibiotics. More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly MRSA infections every year and in 2005, nearly 19,000 Americans died from MRSA infections. More deaths are linked to MRSA infections than AIDS.

There are two known types of MRSA. You may have heard of Healthcare-Associated (HA-MRSA), which occurs in hospitals and nursing homes, but a newer type of MRSA is Community-Associated (CA-MRSA), which has recently begun to spread in public settings like gyms, locker rooms, households and schools.

People can carry MRSA and not have any symptoms. These "carriers" can also transmit the bacteria to other people. MRSA can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact and by touching contaminated items. This is why it is crucial to take measures to help reduce the spread of MRSA using these practical steps.
  • Scrub up - Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds - the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice - or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
  • Wipe it down - Use a disinfecting bleach solution to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces. Make sure to use clean cloths to avoid spreading MRSA from one surface to another. (3/4 cup of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 gallon of water)
  • Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
  • Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items, like towels or razors, that come into contact with bare skin.
  • Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment.
MRSA, like other staph bacteria, can cause a skin infection such as pimples, rashes, abscesses, boils or what can look like a spider bite. These infections are usually warm, painful, red or swollen.

If you think that you or anyone in your family may have a MRSA infection, contact a licensed health care professional, especially if the infection is large, painful, warm to the touch, or does not heal by itself.

For more information on MRSA and steps you can take to help reduce the spread of the bacteria, download our STOP MRSA Now Playbook or a fact sheet.

This content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Visit The University of Chicago MRSA Research Center Web site for additional resources:
http://mrsa-research-center.bsd.uchicago.edu/.

October 24, 2010

Lotus Cleaning System...really cleans!! {giveaway}

I'm not the greatest housekeeper in the world, I fully admit that. It's not that I don't like a clean house, it's just that I have soooo many other things demanding my time that something's gotta give. And unfortunately it's housework.

That doesn't mean I live in a pigsty. "Clutter" and "filth" are different things. I can stand clutter, because it's just stuff I haven't had time to sort and put away yet. But filth? Nope. Can't abide filth.

So when the Lotus Cleaning System arrived on my doorstep, it was not a good time to jump right into housework. I had too many other things to do. By the time I got around to actually using the Lotus Cleaner, well, let's say my apartment was...eek!...bordering on filth.

Which just presented a challenge to the Lotus Cleaner.

And it stood up to the test brilliantly!

I started with the kitchen, because it needed the most attention. Setting up the Lotus cleaner is a breeze. There's a large booklet inside the box that walks you through every step, with pictures and easy to read clear instructions. I was very pleased with the amount of information included in the booklet. So many times, manufacturers just don't give you enough info, or it isn't presented in the clearest fashion. But the Lotus people are doing everything right, even down to the instruction manual!

Anyway I just did what the instructions told me to do, like installing the filter and running a cycle completely before using the cleaner. I guess this was to break in the filter. They also suggested using that water I just ran and water my plants with it. So I did. Nervously. Wasn't sure what kind of effect it would have, ya know?

Three days later, my plants look like they have a new lease on life!! Seriously!! New shoots, glossy leaves...must have really liked something about that water!

Okay, back to my kitchen... After running the first cycle and watering my plants, I prepared another bottle and tackled my refrigerator. It has one of those textured surfaces, the kind that may look clean but harbors dirt and germs and who knows what all in those little cracks. I used the sprayer and wiped with one of the enclosed cloths. Then I ran my hand over it. Okay. Fine. Feels clean. Then I ran my hand over an area I hadn't cleaned yet.

Oh my.

I could definitely feel the difference! Even though the surface of the refrigerator wasn't "filthy", there was still a layer of grime and grease that came off when I used the Lotus on it. I was amazed at how squeaky clean my refrigerator could be!

Next I moved on to the microwave. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm one of those that, even though I may neglect other housework, I want my microwave spic and span. I shudder to think of the germs and whatnot that a dirty microwave holds. And every time you use a dirty microwave, you run the risk of adding that "stuff" to your food that you're about to eat! So I'm kind of a fanatic about using a plate cover to prevent spatters, immediately rinsing the plate cover, and immediately wiping down the microwave after use. I wipe it down again everytime I do dishes. Just habit, I guess, but one I have no intention of breaking.

So I used the Lotus sprayer on what I thought was my clean microwave.

Wow!! I was astonished at the gunk and junk that came out of the tiny corners and nooks and crannies inside the microwave! Even with my diligence at keeping it clean, the Lotus got it even cleaner! I couldn't believe the stuff I was wiping out with the cloth. I feel better already about cooking and heating food in there, now that I have the Lotus!

Did you know that the Lotus system can also sanitize your fruits and vegetables? That's important, not only for the food you get at the supermarket but also the roadside stands. You don't know what kind of chemicals and pesticides and all that are coating the surfaces of your produce. But you can destroy all that bad stuff simply by putting the produce in the wash unit that comes along with the sprayer bottle in the Lotus sytem and letting it run through a cycle.

I'm sitting here writing this review and munching on an apple that I cleaned in the Lotus, and I can't tell you how good it feels to know that no nasty stuff is going into my body! The Lotus strips away germs, chemicals, and all that's left is the apple in its purest form. Doesn't your family deserve clean food? And don't you deserve the peace of mind from knowing that it is clean? Hey, did I mention you can even clean meat with the Lotus? And it's great for sanitizing pacifiers, toothbrushes, kitchen gadgets that are difficult to wash, and what about tweezers? Hairbrushes? Combs? Nail clippers? The possibilities are endless.

One thing I really like about the Lotus System is that it doesn't use steam to clean. You're not going to be steaming your apples or toothbrushes, or handling boiling hot water in the sprayer. No, the Lotus works with cold water. It's the patented process that makes it effective at cleaning and sanitizing.

I am simply amazed at the difference this little gadget is making in my home, not to mention how much better I feel about cleaning now. It's as if all the cleaning I've done up to this point has been superficial at best, even with all those nasty chemicals. The Lotus does it much better, more efficiently, more affordably, and definitely more environmentally-friendly. What more can you ask from a cleaning system?

Now the next thing on my list is to see how the Lotus sprayer performs in the bathroom. Judging by the refrigerator, I can't wait to see how squeaky clean it will make the shower door!
~~GIVEAWAY~~
Want to win a Lotus system? Then you're in luck! One lucky Shady Lady reader will win the same system I reviewed! Lucky you!! This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only please.

Entering is easy. Please do the mandatory first step before doing the extra entries. Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you use the same username, name, and/or email address for each entry, or tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.

~~Mandatory~~
Visit the Tersano website (makers of the Lotus system) and tell me something you learned about the Lotus. This step is required before extra entries will count. Please don't copy from someone else's post.

Extra entries - please leave separate comments for each:
*One extra entry if you follow my blog through Blogger or Google Friend Connect. (see sidebar) Current followers qualify also.

*One extra entry if you follow me on Twitter @tnshadylady Leave your Twitter id. Current followers qualify also.

*One extra entry if you friend me on Facebook. Current fans/friends/followers qualify also.

*DAILY ENTRY - Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet. Feel free to copy and paste:

#Giveaway #Win Lotus Home Cleaning System! Easiest way to clean your home! @tnshadylady @mytersano http://bit.ly/d7yxYz ends 11/3

*One extra entry if you follow with Networked Blogs. (see sidebar) Current followers qualify also.

*One extra entry if you like Tersano/Lotus on Facebook. Get an extra entry if you leave a comment that you entered to win the Lotus at Shady Lady (http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com)

*One entry each if you are a subscriber to my email updates and/or rss feed. (see sidebar) Tell me what email address and/or reader you use. Current subscribers qualify also.

*One extra entry if you follow Tersano/Lotus on Twitter.

*FIVE ENTRIES - Help me spread the word! Post this giveaway on your own blog or giveaway site or linky or other social networking site. Leave me a link so I can verify. Be sure to leave five separate comments.

*FIVE ENTRIES - Post my button on your blog. It doesn't have to be "above the fold", but it does have to be on your main page. Leave a link so I can verify. Be sure to leave five separate comments.

Giveaway closes midnight CST Wednesday November 3, 2010. Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Remember to leave separate comments for each method of entry! This is the only way to be sure that you get all your entries. And if you are already a subscriber or follower, you still get those entries! So be sure to get all the entries you are entitled to.

Disclaimer: I was provided a Lotus system gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Melissa!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

October 19, 2010

Hello My Name is Hope

If you've ever worked in an office, then no doubt you've heard the name "Quill". Quill is known for quality office products.

But Quill is also getting involved with the fight against breast cancer.

On Quill's Facebook page, you can grab a personalized HOPE sticker for your own page.
Quill.com is inviting all Facebook users to post and personalize virtual "Hello My Name is Hope" stickers on their profiles to honor both survivors and victims of the disease. The familiar "Hello My Name Is" stickers take on new meaning with personalized messages of hope and support shared across the Facebook community. For every sticker shared, Quill.com will donate $1 - up to $20,000 - to City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to research, treatment and education.

It's so easy to do. Just "like" Quill on Facebook and then create your own virtual Hello My Name is ____ sticker for your own Facebook profile. You can see mine here. And not only did I get to honor my mother Ruth (a breast cancer survivor) but I also helped donate $1 to City of Hope.
So don't delay... this is only good for the month of October. Do it today before you forget! Thanks!

October 17, 2010

Entrance to Health review

I don't know about you, but I'm constantly thinking about my health. Not that I'm unhealthy. I'm in good health generally. But I don't eat right, rarely get exercise, and just don't take care of myself like I should. Are you the same way?

I want to share with you a wonderful new website and some terrific new products designed to help you maintain or improve your health...and even lose weight! Yeah!! I could stand to lose *cough* a few *cough cough* pounds. For that matter, couldn't we all??

Entrance to Health is a new website featuring some fabulous health products that you really should go check out. They've got everything from weight management to boosting your immune system to heart health to neckwraps, spa bath salt, hand sanitizer, household cleaner, nasal spray and much much more.

As far as I can tell from their website, all the products are completely natural and not only good for you but good for the environment too. Yeah, I know, there are umpteen dozen "green" websites and more springing up every day. So what makes this one so special?

Two things: 1) They sent me some samples to try so I could see for myself the quality of the products. 2) The website is associated with Himalayan Salt Lamps.

You remember Himalayan Salt Lamps, don't you? I did a review a couple of months ago and gave one away to a lucky reader. Everyone went absolutely nuts over the salt lamps and it was one of the most successful giveaways I've held here at Shady Lady! After seeing the sheer beauty of these lamps for myself, I was enthralled. But after seeing how they actually work at cleaning the air by emitting negative ions, I am sold.

So when the fine folks at Himalayan Salt Lamps told me they were starting up a new website featuring natural health products, I was instantly intrigued. I knew they wouldn't steer me wrong.

And they didn't.

I received a packet of FIXX Meal Replacement Shake. FIXX is a hunger management system for appetite control and let me tell you IT WORKS! I'm always a little skeptical of products like this...well, I'm just skeptical by nature. That's why I never endorse anything on my blog that I haven't tried for myself.

The FIXX shake is easy to prepare. Just stir it into about 8 ounces of water, milk, juice, whatever you prefer. I used plain very cold filtered water. Because the water was so cold, the powder did have a little bit of trouble dissolving. I just kept stirring until it was dissolved to my satisfaction. Now, if you have a blender or a smoothie gadget, this shouldn't be a problem. I just used a glass and spoon and didn't pull out any kitchen appliances (my apartment kitchen is so tiny, space is at a premium and I never take anything out unless I'm going to use it in a major way). But rest assured it did dissolve in no time, and probably wouldn't have been a problem at all if the water I used hadn't been so cold.

Anyway, mixing it up is one thing. But how does it taste? That's important, right? Well, let me assure you, I was AMAZED at how delicious the FIXX shake is!! I mean really! I expected something rather pasty and artificial like you get with some big name meal replacement shakes (you know what I'm talking about). Not so with FIXX! It is delicious! There's a slightly chocolate-raspberry taste to it. It's sweet, and not at all artificial tasting. I literally said "WOW!" outloud after my first sip. :)
The back of the packet reads: "A complete meal replacement should be just that...COMPLETE! That's the lofty goal that we bring to you with FIXX from 03World. From a healthy pick-me-up to a sustained metabolism boost, this delicious shake makes it easy to start the day off right everyday. Weight management has never been easier to swallow."

I couldn't agree more! This is by far the best-tasting product of its kind I have ever tried. You can even use rice or soy milk, add ice, bananas, nuts, berries, you name it. Make it the way you like it. Or just drink it alone like I did. You won't be disappointed.

Here's the true test... I tried the FIXX meal replacement shake at about 2 pm in the afternoon. I had had a few cups of coffee off and on all morning, but hadn't eaten anything at all. I was starting to get hungry. Then I remembered the FIXX shake sample, so I decided to give it a try. Not only was it delicious, but it is now after 6 pm and I still haven't eaten a bite. And I'm not hungry.
So does it work? As far as being filling for a meal replacement and suppressing appetite, I'd have to say YES. So there you go. A delicious weight management product made with all natural ingredients and in an enviromentally sustainable fashion, and it actually does what it claims to do. I'd say that's worth a closer look, wouldn't you?

Click here for more info on FIXX Products

Besides the great tasting shake, they also make FORM appetite suppressant capsules and FILL bars for a snack attack. I'm definitely going to put these on my list! How rare it is to find products like this that not only taste great but actually work!
Check out the other great products at Entrance to Health. I was also sent a sample of the Legasea Azul drink mix which is an immune boosting energy drink - basically an all-in-one vitamin, energy, and immune system boosting drink. And a great fruity taste! This one I mixed with about 8 ounces of cold water as well, but it seemed to dissolve a little easier than the FIXX shake. The FIXX shake contains fiber, since it is a meal replacement, so I'm sure it was the fiber that took so long to mix. Legasea Azul drink mix has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of 14,800. ORAC is the value that measures antioxidant capacity. In other words, Azul is very high in antioxidants. Even cranberries don't come close! Check out the very interesting antioxidant comparison here.
There's a wealth of information at the Entrance to Health website. I urge you to find out more and give these products a try. I know you'll be as convinced as I am! And I trust them. That means a lot.

Sign up for their free newsletter! I believe there are great things coming from this company, including essential oils which I can't wait to see!

Chex Mix Snacks "Game Day" get-together

I wanted to share with you some pix of our Chex Mix Snacks "Game Day" get-together. I received a great package of goodies from MyGetTogether including three packages of Chex Mix, some coupons, football themed paper plates and napkins and a great HUGE snack bowl!

Take a look at what I got -

And here's how I set up a side "buffet" for my football guests -
Have to give a shout out to our MEMPHIS TIGERS!!!
Although the Tigers didn't win today  :(  we still had a great time watching the game together and eating great tasting Chex Mix! As you can see, my friends love to munch while they watch the game --
Since this group was mostly adults, they said they preferred the traditional Chex Mix to the new sweeter varieties. But as you can plainly see, there wasn't much of ANYTHING left after the game.  :)

All in all it was a terrific gettogether made even better by having great traditional and new Chex Mix! Thanks, MyGetTogether for providing the party goodies!

And don't forget to go enter The Ultimate Chex Mix Game Day Sweeps at their Facebook page!

Bloggy Blog Designs blog design giveaway

Bloggy Blog Designz is having a Giveaway!!! They are giving away all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20% off any purchase through the end of the month! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what's right for you.

The first 5 entrants will receive a $15 giftcard. The giveaway will close on October 23rd, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone!

October 13, 2010

Take a Milano Moment to help find a cure!

Pepperidge Farm is supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure during the month of October. When someone posts a personal Milano Moment on Milano's Facebook Page in October, Pepperidge Farm will donate $.50 per Moment up to $50,000.

This is a great way for you to help out and help find a cure for breast cancer! It only takes a moment - a Milano Moment - to post on the Milano Moment Facebook page. And by doing that, you're helping Pepperidge Farm donate to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign to find a cure for breast cancer.

Milano Moments are utterly delicious cookies from Pepperidge Farm. Each time you treat yourself to one, you're creating a special Milano Moment for yourself. Share those moments on their Facebook page and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you helped donate toward this worthy cause.

My father passed away back in May from kidney cancer. He was diagnosed with it last fall and six months later he was gone. It happens that fast. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, had a mastectomy, and is now cancer-free. But she's one of the lucky ones. Cancer in one form or another strikes all of us, whether it's family or friends or colleagues... or even total strangers. We need to find a cure, and we need to do it now.

By supporting each other and sharing our strength, we can work together to find the cure. You can help right now by sharing your Milano Moment. When you share a Milano Moment, you help the fight against breast cancer because for every Moment shared, Pepperidge Farm will donate $.50 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
It only takes a moment of your time. Do it now! Please!

October 10, 2010

9 Giveaways ending Wednesday night 10/13 - enter now! {giveaway}

If you're reading this before October 13, then you're in luck! I just posted NINE giveaways that all end this Wednesday night October 13! And the best part? NO HOOPS TO JUMP THROUGH!

That's right! Just leave a comment - as many comments as you like - until the end of the giveaway. Then I'll select a winner at random from the comments that were left.

It can't be any easier than that!

If you're already a subscriber or follower, then you're getting this message in plenty of time to enter these great giveaways. So if you're not a subscriber or follower, now's the time to jump onboard with Shady Lady! I've got more great giveaways to come and you don't want to miss a single one!

Giveaways ending Wednesday October 13th requiring only a comment:

Pedia-Lax fiber gummies

LipClear Lysine+

Canker Cover

OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch


Certain Dri solid antiperspirant

Anti Monkey Butt & Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder

Rohto Cool & Hydra eye drops set of both

Set of SoftLips 100% natural lip care

Stride Everyday panty

Wow!! That's a lot of great giveaways! And all you have to do to enter is leave a comment - and your email address, of course. I can't contact you if you win without an email address!

Feel free to pass it on to your friends and family. Everyone is welcome to enter. You do not have to be a subscriber or follower to enter. But to stay informed of future giveaways (some of which may have a 24-hour - or even shorter - entry period) then I urge you to sign up for email or rss feed so you'll get the announcements.

Thanks for being a loyal visitor to Shady Lady! You're all shady in my book! :)

STRIDE Everyday panty {giveaway}

Accidents happen. Our bodies undergo change due to age, stress, hormonal imbalance, etc. Now, women everywhere can relax a little when they laugh, cough, sneeze or run as a revolutionary new fashion staple hits stores. STRIDE Everyday has unveiled the first-ever underwear collection with patented technology built into the panty’s liner to offer discreet protection against accidental wetness and minor leakage.

The complete STRIDE Everyday line includes five stylish options - from a Seamless panty to a Lacy Thong - providing an array of choices for women who want the freedom, comfort, and confidence to wear their prettiest panties every day.
 
The machine-washable panties feature patented multi-layer fabric technology, designed to wick away and absorb up to an ounce of moisture, and naturally deodorize for a fresh feeling all day long. The inner liner is leakproof and breathable to protect the most stylish outfits from "accidents", whether it’s sweating during hot yoga, walking in the park, or wearing a slinky little black dress.

Stride Everyday President Wendy Spencer experienced "stress incontinence" after the birth of her child. Pantiliners weren't the solution for her - not to mention being environmentally unfriendly. Realizing that the ideal solution would be to build this protection into panties, the mission was born to design the patented fabric technology and permanently build it into the panty’s gusset. The patented technology is revolutionary in its super-absorbent ability to wick moisture from the top layer, absorb and deodorize...so you and your clothes stay dry.
 
"Research shows that most women will experience some sort of light leaks in their lifetime," explains Spencer. "Whether it’s a new mom looking for a cost-effective solution that helps her feel like a woman again, or an avid runner looking for comfortable protection while she’s on the treadmill, STRIDE Everyday offers a range of solutions for all kinds of women."

STRIDE Everyday panties, which are registered for Class One FDA clearance, are also environmentally-responsible and wallet friendly. Explains Spencer: "our research shows that STRIDE Everyday can save women more than $125 per year, compared to daily disposable pantiliner usage. They can also help reduce the billions of disposable pads and pantiliners sent to landfill every year."

Free of seams, waistband or leg elastic, the Seamless panty is STRIDE Everyday’s most popular offering, providing discreet protection - eliminating the need for both pantiliners and panty lines.

STRIDE Everyday panties range in price from $19.99 to $24.99
For more information on STRIDE Everyday, visit StrideEveryday.com.


~ GIVEAWAY ~
Win a pair of Stride Everyday panties! Just leave a comment below. Leave as many comments as you like, just say you want to win, or talk about incontinence and its effects, or tell about your experience with Stride Everyday if you've already tried it. Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway ends midnight Wednesday October 13. Winner will be chosen by using Random.org and notified by email. You must respond to the email with your name and mailing address within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

{Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of Stride Everyday. No other monetary consideration was involved.}



SoftLips are 100% natural! {giveaway}

If you're looking for an affordable, 100% natural lip care product, Softlips has a product for you! The new Softlips PURE 100% Natural line includes lip glosses, tinted lip balms, lip butter, and a lip polish. The premium products couple 100% natural ingredients with light pleasant flavors and are free from preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten.
Want some color without going overboard for the beach or those hot summer days? Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Gloss and Lip Tint are a perfect choice. Each provides hydrating, natural SPF15 for dry lips with zinc oxide while providing a natural glossy color with shine or sheer tinted color. The lip tint (suggested retail price of $3.99) and lip gloss (suggested retail price of $5.99) are available in three gorgeous shades- (Coral Charm, Natural Honesty, and Shell Pink).

For the nude lip look with a little shine, Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Butter is a great option. It goes on silky and leaves lips with a hint of shine while providing hydrating, natural SPF 15 protection with zinc oxide (suggested retail price of $5.99).

Dry, flaky lips are never pretty and often the end result after spending too much time in the sun or pool. Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Polish provides natural exfoliation for lips with organic coconut flakes and sugar and moisturizes, leaving lips looking healthy and smooth (suggested retail price of $5.99).

Softlips® PURE 100% Natural lip care products are available in the Naturals/Organic section at Target stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Softlips

~ GIVEAWAY ~
Win a set of the new Softlips PURE 100% Naturals lip care line! Just leave a comment below. Leave as many comments as you like, just say you want to win, or talk about dry lips, or offer tips on keeping lips healthy year-round, or tell about your experience with SoftLips if you've already tried it. Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway ends midnight Wednesday October 13. Winner will be chosen by using Random.org and notified by email. You must respond to the email with your name and mailing address within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

{Disclosure: I was provided with a sample set of SoftLips. No other monetary consideration was involved.}

Rohto Cooling Eye Drops {giveaway}

ROHTO® Cooling Eye Drops: The secret weapon of makeup artists to the stars (featured in the April 12 issue of US Weekly!), and a gift to sleep-deprived people everywhere, these drops are like beauty sleep in a bottle, so you don’t have to face the day looking red-eyed and scary!

ROHTO eye drops are the only eye relief products on the market that not only relieve dryness, redness and irritation, but also contain signature ingredients that enhance the sensation of relief and give a "kick" to tired eyes. ROHTO also happens to be the eye drop of choice for many endurance athletes, whose eyes are assaulted by the elements daily during training.

ROHTO® Cool: a general purpose eye drop that combines redness relief with a gentle cooling sensation

ROHTO® Hydra: The newest product offering, specifically formulated to lubricate and provide long-lasting moisture for dry, irritated eyes with the closest hydration to nature tears, while also providing the brand’s signature cooling "kick"

ROHTO® Ice: relieves redness while also soothing itch, irritation and burn with an intense cooling sensation

ROHTO® Arctic: revives strained, overworked eyes and relieves redness with a mild "pick me up" sensation

For ongoing product and giveaway info, look for Rohto on Facebook www.facebook.com/rohtoeyedrops.




~ GIVEAWAY ~

Win a set of Rohto® Hydra and Rohto® Cool!


Just leave a comment below. Leave as many comments as you like, just say you want to win, or talk about red eye relief, or offer tips on itchy allergy eye symptoms, or tell about your experience with Rohto if you've already tried it. Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway ends midnight Wednesday October 13. Winner will be chosen by using Random.org and notified by email. You must respond to the email with your name and mailing address within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

{Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Rohto. No other monetary consideration was involved.}

Anti Monkey Butt Powder {giveaway}

This product should win an award for most creative brand name. :)

Anti Monkey Butt Powder – Perfect for the active guy in your life...whether he takes part in physical hobbies or has a job that runs him around! Anti Monkey Butt Powder, invented by motocross riders, is designed to prevent and reduce friction and irritation that can result from excess sweat.

As you know, excessive sweat can cause irritation of the buttocks and inner thighs, also known as "monkey butt". Unlike other powders, Anti Monkey Butt has calamine and talc which gives it a cooling sensation instead of the burning that you might get from other powder products (anybody who has used those other powders will know what "the burning" is we are referring to!). Find out more at www.antimonkeybutt.com.
It’s got the cutest label and it’s a real product that has a huge following. There are more than 23,000 Anti Monkey Butt fans on their Facebook page alone!

Anti Monkey Butt also has a new lady friend – new Lady Anti Monkey Butt – which makes a great stocking stuffer for women, too. Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder delivers the same great results, but is made with calamine and cornstarch for a more silky texture. Perfect for frictional discomfort that women often experience when using exercise equipment, running, driving, cycling, bra straps/cleavage perspiration, pantyhose, or just walking.
Available in mass market retail nationwide, as well as via online retailers and at www.antimonkeybutt.com. Suggested retail price for Anti Monkey Butt® Powder is $5.95 for a 6-ounce bottle.

~ GIVEAWAY ~

Win a bottle of Anti Monkey Butt Powder AND a bottle of Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder! Just leave a comment below. Leave as many comments as you like, just say you want to win, or talk about keeping dry in stressful situations, or tell about your experience with Anti Monkey Butt Powder if you've already tried it. Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway ends midnight Wednesday October 13. Winner will be chosen by using Random.org and notified by email. You must respond to the email with your name and mailing address within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

{Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of Anti Monkey Butt Powder and Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder. No other monetary consideration was involved.}