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Monday, July 29, 2013

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway!


Dog Days of Summer

$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
7/29 - 8/19

Hosted by: One Punky Mama

Co-Hosted by: Java John Z's

One lucky winner will win (1) $200 Amazon Gift Code

- US Only
- Ages 18+

- Date July 29 12:01am to August 19 11:59pm
- All entries are optional



Disclosure: The Elements of Review is not responsible for prize. If you have any question please send an email to  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries, but if the winner task is a task you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Julep Maven Subscription Box Review


I subscribe with Julep to receive their Monthly Maven Box.  For the month of June I received a box that contained  their Elixir Moroccan Argan Oil and Rock Star Hand Creme along with some delicious taffy;-)

I love the products!  The oil can be used on the skin, hair and cuticles. I've been using the oil for the past few weeks.  It makes my hair very soft.  I enjoy massaging it into my scalp.  On my skin it blends in quickly,  It's not sticky, doesn't leave any residue, hydrates my skin and gives me a glow.  It's organic and doesn't have any scent to it. The Elixir Moroccan Argan Oil contains Vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.  It's non-irritating and non-allergenic.

The Rock Star Hand Creme is wonderful.  It absorbs quickly into the skin and it has a light floral scent that's heavenly. My hands are still hydrated after I wash them.  The Rock Star Hand Creme has no parabens and is sulfate-free.  It has shea butter, glycerin, coconut oil and Vitamin E.

You can sign up for your own Monthly Maven Box at!  You can also find out more about Julep on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Well Wisdom Vital Whey Protein Powder Review

I use protein powder almost every day.  I like to put it in my post workout smoothies.  The great people at Well Wisdom sent me a free jar of their Vital Whey Protein in Vanilla.  They also sent me packets of the Cocoa and the Natural.  I really liked the taste. The vanilla is my favorite.  It has a creamy texture to it. It mixes well, easy to digest and had no unpleasant aftertaste.  I have had no side effects with this product.


Protein Frosty

Vital Whey contains Proserum a native whey protein concentrate.  It provides all of the essential amino acids and improves muscles strength.  It is GMO-free, hormone-free and is derived from cows that graze year-round on pesticide-free, chemical-free natural grass pastures.  Vital Whey has 15 grams of protein and only 80 calories per serving.  I feel really good using this product.  I know I'm not putting a bunch of chemicals in my body,


Not only did I use this in my post workout smoothies, but I made a  protein frosty with it.  I used it in my oatmeal. It's very versatile. Find out more about Well Wisdom products at


Disclaimer: Well Wisdom provided me with free samples of Vital Whey Protein Powder. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Results may vary. The opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fresh Produce Sportswear

Standing Ovation Cardigan in Black

Summer is finally here!  If you're like me you are looking in your closet and feeling kind of blah.  Now is the time to freshen up your wardrobe with some Fresh Produce!  Fresh Produce Sportswear has everything you will need to liven up your wardrobe and accessories.  The lovely people at Fresh Produce were kind enough to send me an item from their collection to try on and review.

Standing Ovation Cardigan in Tropical Punch

I received the Standing Ovation Cardigan in black.  It's gorgeous!  I love the way the material feels against my skin.  It's made from viscose a type of rayon and linen.  No dry cleaning required.  It's machine washable and tumble dry low.  It kept me comfortable in a cool restaurant while out to dinner with my husband.  And the best thing yet, it's made in the USA!

Fresh Produce Clothing

This cardigan is very versatile.  You can wear it to work, when you go out for the evening or even to the beach.  I like wearing it over a top and slacks.  I think wearing it over a maxi-dress would look cute also.  I'm so happy to have this item of clothing in my wardrobe.  It's flattering for all shapes and sizes.

Check out Fresh Produce Sportwear on at for their weekly sales and on  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and their blog

Disclaimer: Fresh Produce Sportswear  provided me with a free item of clothing to review.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions are my own.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last Minute 4th of July Sales From!

Happy Independence Day America! Check out these last minute 4th of July sales from Lauren Lang &!

What is Find&Save? 
Whether you’re making a list of items to buy or just looking to see what’s on sale, Find&Save is your window to local savings. On Find&Save, you can easily flip through all the latest sales in your area and keep track of what you need, and want, before you get to the store. Join Find&Save today to share, follow and participate with a community of like-minded shoppers via web, mobile and tablet at

This week we celebrate the independence of our beautiful country! As we’re heading into the holiday we’re here to make sure you have everything you need – grills, outdoor essentials, that American Flag t-shirt, you name it. Take a look at some of the hottest sales this week on Find&Save.
Swimwear: Cool off in style! Find savings on swimwear for the whole family now at Macy’s. What’s your go-to swimsuit style?
Grills: You can’t host a proper BBQ without the right equipment. Save now at Sears on gas and charcoal grills. While you’re shopping, take advantage of the sale prices and pick up proper grilling utensils. If you’re channeling your inner “pitmaster,” stop by Walmart and pick up a smoker and wood chips. Definite crowd pleasers!
Groceries: Piggy-backing on the grill purchase, you’re going to need to purchase some grocery items. Smart & Final, Target and Meijer have pork ribs, hot dogs, buns and more on sale. You can also score deals on your favorite refreshments for both young and old, 21+ that is.
Outdoor Essentials: Treat your guests to a comfy seating area, all while giving your outdoor space an upgrade. Head to Sears to pick up a new patio dining or conversation set, like this one by Garden Oasis. Don’t forget the citronella candles to keep those bugs away!
BBQ Attire: This year don’t default to your red, white, blue or all of the above pieces in your closet. If you’re looking for a fun and fresh new look, stop by Macy’s to pick up a dress that will flatter your mood and figure (Macy’s, dresses), save up to 50% off. And don’t forget something for you guy – head to Target and grab some shorts to pair with a cozy, cotton tee (they come in red, white & blue!).
To see all of the holiday sale items head to Find&Save. Have a Happy 4th of July, shoppers!