Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Zhu Zhu Pets Move to Video Games

Remember the post I did about Zhu Zhu Pets last year?  (At the time they were called Go GO pets).  Remember how the hamster ball broke and half and Wicked Awesome Engineer Dude contacted me to let me know they had revised the design and then sent me a new one that wouldn't keep falling apart?  Well, because the company thought enough about its consumers to address this problem, I am always happy to help them introduce new products. 

We all know that Zhu Zhu Pets have become quite the toy phenomenon the last few months, it only makes sense that they would extend their line of toys to include a video game, right? 

So if you are a Zhu Zhu Pets collector, you won’t want to miss this! Baxter, an exclusive Zhu Zhu Pets™ hamster baby, will come packaged as a Collector’s Edition with the initial release of the Zhu Zhu Pets™ video game for Nintendo DS™. This is a limited edition item, which will sell $29.99, and will only be available until the product sells out!  What do you get for your cash?  Zhu Zhu Pets fans get more than they could ever imagine - an amazing, adorable game and a rare Zhu Zhu Pets baby hamster that fits perfectly into the collection!

The video game, Zhu Zhu Pets for Nintendo DS, allows players to care for and play with their favorite toys virtually. Players can race their hamsters through different mazes to collect carrots, coins and new hamster friends and babies. It's an endlessly enjoyable game that lets you have fun with Zhu Zhu Pets anywhere! Perfect for road trips or long waits at the Dr.'s office where the real Zhu Zhu pets can't roam!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl Review and Giveaway

My first duty as a Soft Scrub Club Captain is to share information with you about how new Soft Scrub products work.  I received my first product last week and actually made a video showing how well it works, but am having a hard time getting it posted.  So as soon as I work out the bugs with that, I'll get the video on here. 

In the meantime, let me tell you a bit about Soft Scrub's new Total Bath and Bowl.  It's made to clean the entire bathroom, whcih means I don't have to lug around nine bottles of product to clean one room.  Me likee!!  It can clean tough tub rings and soap residue along with sinks, counters and toilets.

The bottle has some unique design features that allow you to use the product a few different ways.  First of all, you have the option of foam or spray.  I found that on tough, small jobs, like the toilet and my shower stall, the foam was great because it clings to the areas that I need it to work much longer than the spray would, giving Total Bath and Bowl more time to loosen the tough dirt and soap scum. 

There is a little tab that you flip over and snap into place to change from foam to spray.  Very easy and user friendly!   I used the spray on the jobs that had large areas to cover, like my countertops and bathroom sinks, as well as my big garden tub.  Both the foam and the spray do their job and my bathrooms were the cleanest they have been in awhile, without me having to spend hours really scrubbing! 

The other feature I loved about Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl is that the bottle is shaped so that you can flip it upside down and spray under the toilet rim.  I many years did it take for someone to finally figure that out?  Yay for Soft Scrub! And it actually works!

I used it on all of my bathrooms, which were really in need of some serious cleaning.  It worked really well on the tubs, sinks, showers and countertops, it even removed some of the hard water deposits from my glass shower door!  It tackled everything but the hard water deposits (we have extremely hard water here!) at the water line of my toilet bowls.  Unfortunately, it didn't make much of a dent in those, but nothing but a jack hammer or hours of pumice stone can really handle those bad boys!  But the rest of the bowl looks sparkling clean, which is saying a lot given the fact that I live in a house full of males with poor aim!

Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl really is an all in one bathroom cleaner that saved me A LOT of time and made cleaning my bathrooms very, very easy and I can honestly say I will purchase the product again when this bottle is gone.  I am looking forward to trying out the other Soft Scrub "Total" products as they hit the market.

Win a bottle of Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl for yourself! Leave a comment telling me what part of the bathroom you hate cleaning the most! Winner will be chosen using and I will send the winner a coupon for free Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl. If you want extra entries you know the drill: Twitter the contest or post it on Facebook and leave me a separate comment! Contest ends on February 5th, at 12 midnight Arizona Time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winner - Ecostore Gift Card!

Congrats to Heidi! And thanks to everyone who took the time to read the review and enter the giveaway!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Trident Layers Gum Review

I have been chewing Trident gum since I was a kid. That was a long, long time ago, which should tell you young people that Trident has been around for awhile. Which is good as far as businesses go. It means they must know what they are doing when it comes to gum, yes?
My "go to" flavor (when I didn't feel like experimenting) has always been the classic pink bubblegum, with cinammon being the backup, because that's what my Grandma always carried in her purse.

So when Trident asked me to review two new flavors, I was all over it, because frankly? I ready for something new when it comes to a favorite chew. So in return for this review, Trident sent me 2 packs of Trident Layers: Wild Strawberry & Tangy Citrus and Green Apple & Golden Pineapple.

First off, I just want to say, I love the way the gum is packaged now, with the neat little carrying cases. Much easier to find in a purse. When you remove the foil wrappers you can immediately smell the fruit and it looks like a little gum sandwich in your hand with the different colored layers! My boys thought that was awesome.
After tasting both flavors, I have to say I have become a fan of the green apple/pinapple combo, which is really surprising, because I am normally really into citrus and strawberry, seperately or together! I like the strawberry/citrus combo well enough and my boys really liked it too, we just all agreed that the green apple/pineapple combo had a stronger flavor that lasted longer.
I love the fact that the gum is sugarless, especially when the kids chew it. Actually, we don't really ever chew sugary gum. It would be nice to see Trident incorporate a natural sweetener like Truvia into the "Layers" line. I know some of their other gum products contain an all natural sweetener, not sure why this one is different, but with all the confusing information out there about artificial sweeteners, I would feel a lot better about my kids chewing this gum more often with that minor switch!

Having said that, both my packs are gone now, so Trident Layers was definitely a hit in my house. I'm interested to see what other flavor combos Trident will introduce! After trying new Trident layers I can say one thing for certain: I don't think I'll be going back to the pink bubblegum for a long time. I'm kinda diggin' on the new fruity layer flavors! They are fun to look at and they taste great.
You can try new Trident Layers yourself with this coupon for 75 cents off!