Giveaway: Keep Clothing Smelling Nice: Purex Crystals ScentSplash Laundry Freshener Review

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What Is It
Ready for the newest type of fragrance-enhancing liquid to hit your laundry machine? You’ve already known about Purex Crystals from Purex. They were little crystals that could be placed into the washing machine to add extra boosts of fragrance to your laundry. Now available are Purex Crystal ScentSplash. It’s the same scented addition that you’ve come to love from Crystals – except in liquid format!

Safe for all types of fabrics, this liquid fragrance enhancer can be used alongside your favorite Liquid Fabric Softener. Standard loads use a recommended half capfull of the liquid, but you can use as little or as much as you’d like. ScentSplash is safe for regular and high-efficient (HE) washing machines, and it can even be used safely on children’s sleepwear.

Purex Crystal ScentSplash is available in 18 ounce bottles, and it’s available in three scents: Fresh Spring Water, Fresh Lavender Blossom, and Fresh Mountain Breeze.

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My Opinion
I was impressed by how well the Purex Crystal ScentSplash ended up working. First off, it definitely doesn’t feel like the “crystals” that you’re probably used to. In fact, it doesn’t really feel like a lot of the other liquid fabric scented products that I’ve used in the past. It has a much thicker consistency to it. It still pours out pretty easily, but it doesn’t have a runny, water-like texture like most laundry detergents do.

Secondly, it does a pretty good job of scenting my laundry. It doesn’t seem to take a lot to scent my laundry (which is probably good because the container doesn’t seem that large), but if you use more, it does seem to produce a stronger scent. I can still smell the scent on my clothing after I take it out of the dryer. After wearing it for an hour or so, though, I can’t smell it anymore. This actually works out well for me. It’s a nice, pleasing scent to actually put on my clothing, but it doesn’t interfere with any scents or perfumes that I plan on wearing that day. It’s win-win!

I haven’t had the chance to try all of the different scents, but I really loved Fresh Lavender Blossom. I’ve been looking for these in stores, but I haven’t seen them around Iowa quite yet. I’m sure I’ll be seeing them soon!

Buy It
The Purex Crystal ScentSplash Liquid Fabric Scent can be purchased anywhere that Purex products are sold. For most of us, that means at pretty much any brick-and-mortar retailer!

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WIN IT:

Purex has generously offered to send a Coupon for Free Purex ScentSplash Laundry Freshener to TWO lucky winners! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on May 5th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: $250 Starbucks Giftcard!

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I kinda love Starbucks. How about you? My favorite is a Java Chip Light drink, but I have to admit I’ve been more of a Caribou Coffee believer as of late. I know I’d still love to win $250 to Starbucks, though. How about you?

Prize: $250 Starbucks Gift Card

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Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/8 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Trying Out New Products with Influenster’s #XOVoxBox

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m one of those people that loves trying out all sorts of new products. Whether I have to find each product, one-by-one, or whether I can subscribe to an awesome “box” service, both definitely appeal to me. There’s something about the guess of “what if I love it?” that keeps me trying out new things. I like to blame my parents for instilling that one in me. They were always the first to want to try new tech or new food when they saw it on the store shelves.

This month’s Influenster #XOVoxbox box came with all sorts of surprises of its own. Curious? Here’s what was in it and how much I loved it:

Tide Pods with Febreze:
I honestly can’t believe how much I’ve fallen in love with the “detergent pak” movement. Whether it be for my laundry or my dishes, it really makes everything a lot easier. These Tide laundry detergent packs have the Febreze scent enhancer built right in. They did a fantastic job of cleaning my laundry, and my clothing came out of the washer with a gentle scent. I couldn’t smell most of the scent after placing it into the dryer, but my clothes definitely felt clean. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase the Tide Pods with Febreze instead of the standard Tide Pods, but if they were the same price, I’d pick them up instead. I liked the burst of freshness as I transferred my clothing to the dryer. I’m sure the scent would probably stick around if I air-dried my clothing as well. I should give that a try.

Skinfix Hand Repair Cream:
A lot of my DIY projects and moving apartments partnered with the harsh winter has my hands looking kinda beat up. They aren’t nearly as soft as I prefer them. The Skinfix Hand Repair Cream has been great for fixing that. It goes on pretty thinly, and it leaves my skin feeling pretty soft in the mornings (I apply it at night). It does feel a bit oily, though, so I find that I don’t like to apply it unless I’m sure it has time to absorb into my skin before I’m touching other things. Seems to be softening up my hands the more I use it, though. I can’t ask for much more!

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Colgate Optic White Toothbrush and Toothpaste:
I haven’t had this long into to for-sure claim that it whitens teeth, but it seems to be helping. Not only does it leave his mouth feeling pretty clean, but he says that it has an interesting sensation compared to normal toothpastes as well. We haven’t had a chance to try out the Built-in Whitening Pen, but that’s hopefully on the to-do list for the next couple days. He does say that he wishes the mint flavor wasn’t quite so strong, though. It seems like it’s stronger than in some of the other mint toothpastes that he’s used.

Adore Me Lingerie:
This is a neat little lingerie service. Every month, you get to pick out a set of lingerie to have shipped right to you. They have some pretty beautiful choices (honestly!), and the lingerie fit really true-to-size. I love the idea of it, but I hate being tied into a membership club like this. You have to make a purchase decision or “opt out” within the first week of every month, or it will automatically make a purchase and turn it into Adore Me credit onto your account. Not only that, but if you want to cancel your account, you have to call in. There’s no simple way to cancel it through the online membership portal. I like their lingerie, but I’m not sure I’ll be a member much longer.

John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection:
I haven’t tried very many John Frieda products, so this was a new adventure for me. I wasn’t expecting the very strong and minty smell that the shampoo and conditioner had. I suppose the “Beach Blonde” name made me think that it’d have more of a tropical scent to it. It left my hair feeling pretty soft and very clean and light, though. I’m saving some of the bottle to see if it does any better at cleaning my hair after swimming in a chlorinated pool; I could definitely use a shampoo for that.

Disclaimer: Influenster provided free samples of all of the aforementioned items. All opinions stated on this post are my own after using the items.

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Giveaway: Help Choose the New Ring Pop Flavor and Win a Ring Pop Goodie Bag!

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I know I grew up on Ring Pops – did you? When my sister and I were younger, it was probably my favorite candy to pester my parents to buy at the checkout line. As I’ve gotten older, my love for lollipops has died down a bit, but I still have a lot of good memories over the Ring Pop candies.

Bazooka Candy Brands, the maker of Ring Pop, is actually gearing up to add a brand new flavor to their Ring Pop line-up! Offering Facebook fans a choice, they’re currently choosing between Cherry Cola, Fruit Punch, and Lemon Lime. If you’re 13 or older and live in the US, you can currently vote for your preferred flavor by visiting the Ring Pop Facebook page.

Ready to vote? You can vote until May 4th. The winning flavor is going to arrive on store shelves this Fall, and it’s going to be available for a limited time. Past winners have included cherry limeade, strawberry lemonade, and raspberry lemonade. I think the flavors this year are sounding much, much more delicious!

Do you or your kids love Ring Pops as much as most people do? Come enter to win some of your own!

WIN IT:

Bazooka Joe has generously offered to send a Ring Pop Goodie Bag to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on May 2nd at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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