Pleasant Pits Giveaway Winners!

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Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

So the my giveaway closed last night at midnight (EST), and I assigned everyone who entered a number as they entered, and this morning I used a random number generator to select my three winners:

They are: Carolyn Saastad, Snazzynsweet (Michelle) and My Lip Addiction (Cat). Since they are all on InstaGram, I’m going to tag them on there as well. Please send me your mailing address via email, or dm me on IG.

Thanks to all who entered – I wish that I could send everyone a prize!

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Disclosure: Giveaway items provided by Pleasant Pits, giveaway hosted by me using a random number generator.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant Review & Giveaway

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

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When Kimia, the owner of Pleasant Pits, reached out via InstaGram, she asked me if I would like to try their Unscented Natural Deodorant and since I only use natural deodorants, of course I said yes! Pleasant Pits is an Ontario based company. [info in italics taken from the Pleasant Pits website]

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

In the past few years, we have become increasingly conscious about our health and the environment. And we’re constantly looking for alternatives to products that are scientifically proven to harm our bodies and/or the planet; especially, those which are used everyday, like soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Much to our surprise, we realized that there is no natural deodorant available in Canada that checks all the boxes, yet delivers a smooth and delightful texture. So we decided to make one, and we believe we’ve nailed it.

Our goal is to deliver quality products that allow for a healthy & sustainable lifestyle. And we’re already working on products beyond deodorants.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

Let’s take a look at the Unscented Natural Deodorant:

A long-lasting odor protection deodorant that checks all the boxes:

 Aluminium-free
 Paraben-free
 Plastic-free
 Cruelty-free (vegan)
 Baking soda-free
 Fragrance-free

Ingredients: Organic coconut MCT oil, Arrowroot powder, Magnesium hydroxide, Mango butter, Candelilla wax, Organic coconut oil, Diatomaceous earth, Cetyl alcohol, Avocado oil

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

As always, both myself and the Mister have tested out this baking-soda free natural deodorant – just to see how it works for two different body chemistries. I have to say that this is the smoothest natural deodorant, it applies so easily with no dragging or tugging. It feels moisturizing on the skin. I also love the plastic free packaging, it is sturdy and easy to use – just push up the deodorant from the bottom!

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

This baking soda free formula actually works! Really well! It doesn’t crap out on me, even after my sweaty cardio workout! Even the Mister found that it kept him from stinking during the recent heat wave that we are having here in Montreal. So far it is the longest wearing and most effective baking soda free natural deodorant that I’ve ever used!

Pleasant Pits gifted me three deodorants to give away to my readers, so here’s my rules: 1. Must be subscribed to my blog (I will check), 2. Must be Canadian (sorry international readers, I will do a giveaway for you another time), and 3. Please comment with what province you live in. The giveaway will close on midnight EST, on July 7th, and I will select three winners via random number generator, and announce it on the 8th.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was PR gifted to me. However my opinion is always very much my own.

And The Winner Is…

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I used a random number generator to choose the winner of my GummiBand Giveaway:

The winner of two packs of GummiBand Hair Cords is…

GummiBand Giveaway Winner

 

PrettyRuffLife – please email me so I can get your prize promo code for you!

Thanks to all who entered! I wish that I was able to give you all a prize 🙂

I’ll be back on Friday with a facial cleanser review.

Disclosure: Giveaway prize provided by GummiBand. The choice to host this giveaway is entirely my own. If I did not like the product, I would not host the giveaway!

 

Reminder – GummiBand Canadian Giveaway!

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Just a reminder that my GummiBand Giveaway for my Canadian followers closes tonight at midnight (eastern standard time), so if you are planning on entering, please go to the original post for the giveaway details and rules to enter (here). The winner will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday, December 20th) – good luck to all who enter!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

 

Weekly Recap Dec 11th to 17th

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Just a little recap of this past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up!

Monday, December 11th – The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Review

The Ordinary Reversatrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%

Wednesday, December 13th – The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Review

TheOrdinary AA2 3

Friday, December 15th – GummiBand Giveaway (Canadian)

GummiBand

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Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

GummiBand Giveaway (Canadian)

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you will remember that I’ve recently tested out and reviewed the hair cords from GummiBand, a Canadian company (review is here). I’ve been using them all the time since receiving my package, and am often wearing one on my wrist in case of hair emergencies.

GummiBand

Well, the lovely folks from GummiBand offered giveaway prize for my Canadian followers (can be following via WordPress or via email subscription).

GummiBand

Details / Rules:

1. The winner will receive a discount code for two packs of GummiBands in their choice of colours, redeemable through their website, and shipped directly to the winner.

2. The giveaway will be open from Friday, December 15th (today) until midnight (EST) Tuesday, December 19th, and I will announce the winner on the morning of the 20th. I will select the winner via a random number generator. The winner must provide their mailing address within 48 hours of winning, [and if not, another winner will be selected].

3. The winner must have a Canadian mailing address. In order to enter, you must be following my blog either via WordPress, or email subscription (I will be checking every entry).

4. If you are entering, please comment with the following: “Oh Canada, I’m in it to win it!”

Thanks for reading, and good luck to all who enter!

Disclosure: Giveaway prize provided by GummiBand, but the choice to host the giveaway is entirely my own decision – if I didn’t like the company or the product, I would not host this giveaway.

Reminder – Giveaway Extended to Dec 5th

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Just a reminder that my giveaway with Smile Brilliant is still open – they were kind enough to extend the giveaway until December 5th, so do please enter, details below are taken from my original blog post review – you can read it here.
The folks at Smile Brilliant have kindly given me a promo code for my readers as well as a giveaway prize for a $139 credit towards a whitening kit!
Promo code for $15  off: abrashattitude15
The Giveaway is open until December 5th. Please enter through the link.
This giveaway is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents. Good luck!
Disclosure: PR sample, giveaway and promo code. However, my opinion is very much my own!

Weekly Recap Nov 13th to 19th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, November 13th – Easy Home Whitening for Sensitive Teeth with Smile Brilliant (and Giveaway) *PR sample, promo code and giveaway link*

Wednesday, November 15th – The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Review

Friday, November 17th – Shamanuti Pumpkin Enzyme Facial Masque Review

Things and stuff:

It is a snowy and wet Sunday morning here in Montreal. I’m so not ready for winter!

I made a Thai inspired soup this morning in my InstantPot and my entire place smells like lemongrass and ginger. Yuuuuuuum!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All products disclosed in original reviews. My opinion is always my own whether the post involves a PR sample or something that I paid for myself.

Easy Home Whitening for Sensitive Teeth with Smile Brilliant

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I was contacted by the online marketing team from Smile Brilliant to see if I was interested in testing out their customized at-home teeth whitening system in exchange for my honest review, which I was because I drink coffee, tea (and red wine in the colder months) – all of which can cause tooth staining.

I’ve tried dental whitening strips in the past, and found them to be uncomfortable and annoying to use because they kept sliding off, irritated my gums and did not whiten evenly. At the dentist whitening is out of my price range at $500+.

After being asked a few questions about my teeth (dental health, sensitivity etc) my Smile Brilliant Kit arrived in the mail.

The Kit:
Smile Brilliant
My Smile Brilliant kit arrived and in it are the things you need to make your dental impressions, and syringes of the whitening and desensitizing gels. As well, there is a mailer to send your dental impression back to the lab.
[If you are in the US, you will receive a postage paid return envelope, if you are outside of the US, you have to pay your return postage. That being said, the postage for the kit and the custom trays is free for domestic shipping and is $29 for international shipping.]

Making the dental impressions:
Not going to lie, I was initially scared removing the dental impression trays, for two seconds I was sure that my teeth were going to come out with it. Totally didn’t happen. It is actually quite easy to do – and the kit comes with step by step instructions. Once the dental impressions have been made, you just pop them into the mailing envelope and send it to them. The Smile Brilliant Lab then makes the custom dental trays from your impressions.
Smile Brilliant
The whitening process:
Floss and brush teeth with only water (do not use toothpaste because the fluoride in it will act as a barrier and slow the whitening process). Whiten for 1-3 hours. Start with shorter sessions and work your way up to leaving your trays on longer as your teeth are comfortable (especially if teeth are sensitive). Brush teeth with toothpaste as normal. Rinse the whitening gel from trays with cool water and fully dry them (a Q- tip works well). Apply desensitizing gel to trays for 15 to 20 minutes. Simply swish the excess desensitizing gel and spit. This should leave a thin layer of the desensitizing gel on your teeth. Each syringe has enough gel for 3-4 applications (one application = both top and bottom mouthpieces). [info taken from the Smile Brilliant FAQ]
Smile Brilliant
My experience:
I started the whitening process on October 11th – usually while watching a movie or reading before bedtime. The custom dental trays are surprisingly comfortable to wear and stay in place.
 Smile Brilliant
Because I have sensitive teeth, it was recommended that I start with a 45 minute whitening followed by 20 minutes with the desensitization gel, and skip a day in between to gauge my sensitivity. Since my sensitivity was very minimal, I increased my whitening time to 1 hour on October 15th , and started whitening daily after that point for a total of 8 sessions.
 The below photo shows my level of staining before and the level of whitening I achieved after just 8 sessions! I’m going to save the rest of my syringes for a “touch up” in a few months.
Before (top) and after (bottom):
Smile Brilliant Before and After Results
I found it difficult to judge the amount of gel to use at first, so I marked the syringes with a sharpie into four sections as each syringe has enough gel for 3 to 4 applications. This made it easier for applying the gel evenly into the dental trays.
I think that this is a great method for at home dental whitening. And price-wise it is so much more affordable than dental office whitening – the kits range in price from $129 to $159 USD Non-Sensitive, and from $139 to $179 USD for Sensitive kits. The kits vary in price based on the level of staining and number of whitening (+desensitizing) syringes.
Feel free to ask me any questions about my experience.
Smile Brilliant
Giveaway!
The folks at Smile Brilliant have kindly given me a promo code for my readers as well as a giveaway prize for a $139 credit towards a whitening kit!
Promo code for $15  off: abrashattitude15
The Giveaway is open for two weeks. Enter through the link. This giveaway is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents. Good luck!
Disclosure: PR sample and promo code. However, my opinion is very much my own!