Monday, August 6, 2012

Review : Dr.Beckmann Color and Dirt Collector Sheets

A few weeks ago, I applied to be a product tester for Dr.Beckmann Colour and Dirt Collector sheets through their StainTalk Canada Facebook page... and was choosen to try them out! :) I was excited because I enjoy reviewing products and because I never sort through our clothes when I do laundry. As a result, I've had to throw away a few of my favourite tank tops due to them becoming dull and stained after being washed with mixed colours.. These Colour and Dirt Collector Sheets are made from a special ultra-absorbent material that traps loose colour & dirt so it doesn't end up on your clothes. PERFECT! Sounds like just what I need! :) Fast Forward to a week ago.. I received the sample in the mail,which came with two sheets and a coupon for $1.00 off. I couldn't wait to try these colour and dirt collector sheets out! 

Envelope opened - What was inside:
2 Colour and Dirt Collector sheets
$1.00 off coupon & instructions on how-to use
A thank you note, product testing instructions with an invitation to fill out a survey to win a $200 gift card

I read through the instructions and also noted that there is an important warning about washing NEW coloured items separately first as they could be excessive amounts of colour bleed and it also recommends to use two sheets for heavily dyed garments.. The clothes I was washing are not new or heavily dyed, so I used one sheet.

The samples I received, both nice, clean and WHITE.

 Following the instructions, I loaded the washing machine with my usual mix of coloured clothes - there was a couple of white shirts, some red shirts, and the rest of the clothing was blue, black, green and grey..Added some laundry detergent (Purex), and then put the Colour and Dirt Collector sheet in the wash with the clothes... I couldn't wait for the wash to finish, I really wanted see how much colour and dirt this sheet could collect! When the wash was finished, The first shirt I pulled out which was the white tank top, was still WHITE and looked brighter than it did going in which really surprised me.. The rest of the clothes looked nice and clean, no new stains or anything.. no clothing came out dull looking or ruined in any way, which makes me happy :)

The result of the sheet astounded me. I'm not even kidding. It came out dark and dingy looking, clearly it worked! I was definitely impressed seeing the dirt and excess colour on the sheet as opposed to on my clothes!
This was the result I seen : 

up close and personal...yucky dirt and excess colours

I see a big difference between the clean, unused sheet and the used one! Impressive!
I highly recommend the Dr.Beckmann Colour and Dirt Collector sheets to anybody who washes mixed clothes in the laundry and is tired of seeing the results of that on their clothing, this product keeps those excess colours and dirt from ruining your clothes! They are not expensive, and they can be found at the following stores : 


Also, in addition to being able to test and review this amazing product by Dr.Beckmann, anyone that applied to become a product tester(whether they were picked or not) was entered into their Bright & Easy Sweepstakes, where we all had the chance to win a new, third-generation iPad!! You all could imagine MY shock and absolute excitement over an email I received from StainTalk Canada that stated I won the Bright & Easy Sweepstakes..the iPad!! :D I still am amazed, not only did I get to try out and learn more about the Dr.Beckmann Colour and Dirt Collector sheets, but I also won an iPad just for entering to try these sheets out! Amazing!!! 

A huge Thank-You to Dr.Beckmann & StainTalk Canada - Powered by Dr.Beckmann for choosing me to test your product, I will be buying these at my local Metro as often as I need them, and thank you as well as hosting this amazing sweepstakes, I am so happy that I am going to be the proud owner of an iPad! :)

*Note: I was not compensated for this review, nor did winning an iPad in their sweepstakes influence my review. I am really, truly impressed by the Colour and Dirt Collector sheets and am sharing my honest review and opinion on the product*


Win a Dymo LabelManager 160

Tasha from The Life Of A Canadian Angel is hosting a giveaway for a Dymo LabelManager 160 (ARV - $50.00). Ends Aug 08th 2012!

To enter, go read her awesome review on the Dymo LabelManager 160, there you will find the Rafflecopter form:
The Life Of A Canadian Angel - Dymo LabelManager 160 Giveaway 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

$500 Children's Place Gift Card

Open until August 24th, Rafflecopter entry - Enter for a chance to win a $500 Children's Place Gift Card! Open to Canada and U.S - many entries so far, but still you won't even have a shot at winning this if you don't ENTER! What parent wouldn't want to win a $500 gift card to The Children's Place?! They have great clothes for kids! Good Luck to All!! :)

Enter HERE : Sober Julie - Rafflecopter Form

Amazon Kindle Giveaway

Casino Mate is hosting a giveaway for an Amazon Kindle 3G for one lucky entrant each month! 


Friday, July 6, 2012

Current Blog Giveaways for Canadians July 2012

Current Blog Giveaways for Canadians : 

Find these great giveaways over at Feisty, Frugal, and Fabulous!

Prize: $50 Pizza Hut Gift Card 
Contest Style: Rafflecopter Entry
Start/End: Ends July 10th, 2012 
Rules: Canadian addresses only 

Enter Here: $50.00 GC to Pizza Hut

Prize: Kardashian Kolor Pretty Petities Sophisti-cuties (4Pk Nail Polish)
Contest Style: Rafflecopter Entry
Start/End: Ends July 7th 2012
Rules: Canadian addresses only

Enter Here: Kardashian Kolor Pretty Petities 

Prize: LEGO SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Undersea Party Building Playset
Contest Style: Rafflecopter Entry
Start/End: Ends July 17th 2012
Rules: Canadian addresses only

Enter Here: LEGO SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Undersea Party Building Playset


Sunday, July 1, 2012


To all of my fellow Canucks, I wish you a safe & happy Canada Day weekend!!! Don't forget to wear sunscreen and keep yourself and your loved ones hydrated! :P

For my fellow GTA peeps, here is a list of where you can go watch fireworks tonight! and what's open and closed tomorrow! *copied from Citytv website, thank you!*
  • Ashbridges Bay Park (Coxwell Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto): After 9:30 p.m.
  • Canada’s Wonderland (Major MacKenzie Drive and Highway 400, Vaughan): 10 p.m, weather permitting.
  • Downsview Park(Sheppard Avenue and Keele Street): A half-hour fireworks show starts at dusk.
  • Powerade Centre (Kennedy Road and Highway 407, Brampton): Fireworks follow a free event that runs from noon until 10 p.m.
  • Richmond Green Park (Elgin Mills Road and Leslie Street, Richmond Hill): Fireworks at 10 p.m., following a free day-long event.
  • Mississauga’ Celebration Square (across from Square One shopping mall): Fireworks follow a free day of events.
  • Bronte Harbour’s Heritage Waterfront Park (Lakeshore and Bronte roads, Oakville) Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. follow a free day of events. 
  • City of Barrie’s Canada Day celebration (Kempenfelt Bay): Firework start at 10 p.m. following a free day of events at Heritage Park at the waterfront.

What’s open and closed on Monday, July 2:


•    LCBO and beer stores *Most LCBO stores will be open on Sunday, July 1.
•    Government offices
•    Libraries 
•    Banks will be closed
•    No garbage pickup
•    No mail delivery


•    TTC will run on a holiday schedule
•    GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
•    Eaton Centre, Vaughan Mills, Square One Shopping Centre, Bramalea City Centre and Cookstown Outlet Mall 
•    Tourist sites: Toronto Zoo, ROM, Ontario Science Centre and Canada's Wonderland


Friday, June 29, 2012

SmartSilk™ Pillows from!

For great reviews and giveaways, check out! Always some great giveaways going on, and they are Rafflecopter, which many people I've heard from prefer to enter contests this way, it's so easy!

Want to win 2 luxury SmartSilk™  pillows?? Enter here : CoolCanucks Blog contest - SmartSilk Pillows
Open to Canada & U.S only - Ends July 26th 2012 - winner must respond within 48hrs after giveaway ends.

Good Luck!

Win an Amazon Kindle from APCodes

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  1. Maximum 1 set of entries per person.
  2. This promotion is valid from 1 – 30 June 2012.
  3. Social media accounts must be valid and in use (spambots/fake accounts will be automatically disqualified.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Energizer & Crayola - Free Their Imagination Contest

Enter once an hour, every hour until October 1st! 
* I won an 8pk of markers tonight, the boys will be excited to get them! :)* - Win #1 - June 28th

Can win once per day, to a total of 10 times throughout the contest period. AWESOME! :) I love winning things for my boys, especially products we love 

Contest Dates: Begins June 25, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on October 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Be on the lookout, there are also bonus codes for extra entries, you can get by visiting various blogs or opting in for email updates. 

*Reposted from the How to Play tab* Bonus PINs will be posted on the following sites. We're not going to tell you exactly where, or exactly when, but keep an eye out and you'll find some!>>

Enter Here: Free Their Imagination Contest - Energizer Canada & Crayola - Ends Oct 1st - Enter Hourly


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions Review

A special "thanks" to BzzAgent for providing me with the opportunity to try the new Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions line, in particular, the Burt's Bees sensitive facial cleaner & daily moisturizing cream. As a BzzAgent, I get to try out some great products, learn about them and share information on! I love being a BzzAgent! I was so excited when I got the package in the mail, I have never tried Burt's Bees and needless to say, I am impressed!!!

My Opinion: 5/5 Stars - Three days into using both products daily, I already notice my skin feels more moisturized and soft... My sensitive face is not being irritated by these products at all, and it leaves my face feeling fresh, clean and smooth. I have very sensitive skin, and am happy to announce I've had NO problems with either redness, no irritation = a happy, beautiful, clean, fresh face :)

This particular Burt's Bees line contains 99% natural ingredients, and have been specially selected to ensure gentle & effective cleansing, moisturizing...all without causing skin irritations or redness - this is a great thing, and more the reason I am happy to share my opinions on Burt's Bees. I have tried many-a-cleansers, many-a-moisturizers and have finally found something that doesn't cause irritation on my face! 

Facts about Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions for sensitive skin line:
  • fragrance-free/hypo-allergenic
  • dermatologist tested/allergy tested
  • 99% natural ingredients
  • Found at Shopper's Drug Mart & Walmart nationwide 
  • naturally gentle & skin friendly for daily use
  • Contains Cotton Extract to soften & shield potential skin irritants such as harsh soaps and cleansers
The Burt's Bees line is affordable with products under $25 which is even better news...great skin doesn't have to cost you lots of money! :)

Also, something I feel is totally important to mention, Burt's Bees does not test their products on animals! :)

Check out Burt's Bees website :
Show them some "like" love on Facebook : Burt's Bees Canada

If you are interested in learning more about or signing up for BzzAgent, I highly recommend you do! 
BzzAgent website :
BzzAgent on Facebook : BzzAgent


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Giveaway: $25.00 Tim Hortons Gift Card

NOW CLOSED - Congratulations to Caroline W! Winner picked via Random.Org

Want to Win a $25.00 Tim Hortons Gift Card?! Winner will be announced January 24th 2012! Good Luck Everyone! Open to Canada only!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Saturday, January 14, 2012

big things in 2012

It's been awhile, but that's life. At least mine anyways :) I do this blogging the best I can, and I am and will always be thankful for the people who appreciate and/or are able to enjoy what I "put out there" so to speak.. whether it is contest links, or pics, or stories about my family life - Thank You :)

Now that it's the new year, I have some hopes & goals...which is amazing for me, as I have always seemed to struggle with "what to do with myself in life".. One of my goals I have is based towards this blog, I really hope to go farther with it as I know I am fully capable, it's just a matter of getting things more organized. Plus, I have some giveaways lined up and so, with that being said, I hope you will look forward to more Corie's Fab Finds this year as much as I am!!!!!!!!!! :)

x's and o's !!