Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Zim's MAX FREEZE for Muscle & Joint Rub Review and Giveaway

     I have been a fan of Zim's products since my first review.    The products have always worked and went on with relative ease and were non-greasy.  I can't tell you how many aches and pains that they have helped with.

     This time we got to do a review for Zim's MAX FREEZE Gel. 

Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel
Paraben & Sulfate Free!May effectively help relieve pain from:
  • Sore Muscles & Muscle Sprains
  • Back, Shoulder, Neck Pain
  • Painful Ankle, Knee, Hip & Elbow Joints
  • Muscular Strains
Greaseless, vanishing scent formula.
Organic ilex, aloe & arnica plus vitamin e and tea tree oil.

     I can tell you this, this product came at the right time!  My husband works in a field where he is climbing in and out of feed trucks, tractors and combines on a continuous basis and when he gets home from work he can barely move.   For a few days in a row, I applied this product to his neck and lower back, a couple of times a day and he said it really made a difference.  It helped with the soreness and the stiffness of being bounced around all day long.  

     It goes on smooth, and leaves no greasy feeling.  I do have to warn you though . . .when you are putting it on, it is cold.  Wicked cold.  Yell out cold.  But he continued to allow me to put it on him as it was making him feel better.  The relief lasted for a while before he was ready for more.  

     It does have a menthol smell to it, but it really isn't bad.  Just remember to wash your hands after using.  

     Product is for external use only and 12 and up.  Please see directions and warnings that are printed on the back of each of the products. 

     Husband gave the product and A.  He says he will continue to use it.

     If you are looking to purchase this product, it is available at Amazon, Walmart, Rite-Aid and more.  Just check out the Zim's website for where it is available in both the US & Canada.  

     Of course, thanks to the folks at Zim's you can enter right here on our blog for your chance to win your own tube of Zim's MAX FREEZE.  Just check out the rafflecopter entry form below and enter away.

Disclaimer:  We received a product, free of charge, for our honest review.  All words and opinions stated are our own (except for red quoted text).  

Now, onto the giveaway and rules.

Giveaway will end on July 7, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. est
Giveaway is open to residents of the US 18+
Please, only one entrant per household.
Sponsor is responsible for the shipment of prize.  Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive, though they are normally much quicker than that.
All entries will be verified.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Gumazing Gum Girl in Gum Luck Book Review

Disclaimer:  I received an advance Uncorrected Proof copy of this book, free of charge for our review on our blog.

Gabby Gomez is back for more gum-tastic adventures! This time she must face her first villain—but she isn’t alone. The second book in The Gumazing Gum Girl series, GUM LUCK (Disney-Hyperion | On Sale June 13, 2017) by Rhode Montijo, with Luke Reynolds, illustrated by Rhode Montijo, brings new characters and more gummy fun that will keep readers cheering for the world’s stickiest superhero.  With a gum-scented reversible cover and bold, bright illustrations, the bubbly Gum Girl is back in action.

Part of the Gumazing Gum Girl series.
180 pages
Ages 6 - 8
Grades 1 - 3


Review:  The kiddo is actually still reading this book and she loves it.  Which kiddo couldn't relate to being like Gabby Gomez?? When she chews gum, she turns into a super-stretchy, super-sticky superhero!  I think all of us would like to be able to that.  But Gabby being a good kid, promised her folks that she would never ever chew gum again, but then, a new villain shows up and Gabby and her friends must take him on.  Will she continue to chew gum and fight the good fight or will she stick to her word and never chew gum again??

You will have to read it to find out, we won't spoil the story.  

Oh and get this people!!!!! Your book, will have a gum scented reversible cover, how cool is that?? The kiddo, even though she hasn't finished this book yet, already wants us to get the book so she can experience the gum scent.  We will include a couple pictures from the book, but please be advised, this is an uncorrected and unfinished copy.  Your book will have bright, jump off the page illustrations, and don't forget the yummy gum scent!!!



Another winner from Disney Hyperion.  The kiddo thinks that this would make a good children's TV series.  

Please be sure to check out the first book in the series: The Gumazing Gum Girl: Chews Your Destiny.

Many thanks to Ms. Cassie McGinty and Disney Publishing Worldwide for letting us have the chance to enjoy the adventures of The Gumazing Girl.  We look forward to her next adventure.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Octonauts Calling All Sharks! DVD from NCircle Entertainement

Disclaimer: An a NCircle Entertainment Ambassador we received a copy of this DVD free of charge for our blog posting.  Picture and quoted text belong to NCircle Entertainment

Title: Octonauts Calling All Sharks!
Run Time: 70 Minutes

Do you have an Octonauts fan in your household? Then you might want to check this out and enter this giveaway.

Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookiecutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a Whitetip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!
Go on adventures with the Octonauts!!!!!

If you want to win your very own copy from NCircle Entertainment, then check out the rafflecopter entry form below.

Check out NCircle Entertainment on facebook to see what is coming next!

Open to residents of the US who are 18+
Please, only one entrant per household.
All entries will be verified to make sure you did task that you took credit for
Prize will be shipped out by NCircle Entertainment.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipment of prize, though they are much faster than that.
Giveaway will end on June 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. est. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to message.

Alisa Knows What to Do: Season 1 DVD from NCircle Entertainment

Disclaimer: As an NCircle Entertainment Ambassador, we received a copy of this DVD free of charge for our blog post.  Quoted text and picture belongs to NCircle Entertainment.

Title: Alisa Knows What To Do: Season 1
3 Disc Set
Release Date: 6/13/2017

Alisa Knows What to Do! is based on the extremely popular Russian science-fiction novels by famous Russian author Kir Bulychiov about a young girl from the future, Alisa Salazar. This animated series weaves a tale about the adventures of a group of teenagers living at the end of the 21st century. The world has changed yet the burning questions that occupied people at the beginning of the century are still pertinent today. Alisa and her friends not only battle evil and injustice but they are also concerned with global problems like the natural balance, both on the planet and in space.

We have just started watching this and are enjoying it and we think you will as well.  Watch Alisa and her friends take on the world.

Now you have a chance to win your own copy from NCircle Entertainment.  Just check out the rafflecopter entry form below and enter away.  Good luck!

Check them out on facebook to see what is coming up next!!

Open to residents of the US who are 18+
Please only one entrant per household.
All entries will be verified to make sure you did task that you took credit for.
Prize will be shipped out by NCircle Entertainment.  Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive prize, though they are really much quicker.
Giveaway will end on: June 26 at 11:59 p.m. est.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Urban Hymn DVD Review from Level 33 Entertaiment

Disclaimer:  We received an advanced copy of Urban Hymn for our review, free of charge.  All opinions stated herein, are our own.  

Urban Hymn was released to video on 5-12-17 and is a movie about a young lady that finds that the only way out of her troubled life is to find her voice.

Movie Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Written By: Nick Moorcroft
Produced by: Andrew Berg, Neil Chordia, John Sachs & Daniel Toland
NR: strong language/situations
114 minutes

Film is about Jamie (Letita Wright) who is encouraged by social worker Kate (Shirley Henderson) to keep singing to get away (escape) from the situation that she is in.  Of course, Jamie is torn between wanting to do that and her very possessive best friend: Leanne (Isabella Laughland).

The movie is a multiple award winner.

You can check them out on facebook.
Twitter Page: @Level33_ent

Our opinion:

We loved the acting, it was strong from pretty much all points. But after a while it seemed like it drifted into an afternoon school special, that was dealing with serious subject matter (riots/looting, fighting, etc). It did become predictable and wasn't a hard stretch to figure out what the ending was going to be, but even so, with the strong characters in the movie, who were quite believable, we did somewhat enjoy the movie and are glad that we had a chance to see it.

All and all, we would recommend seeing it, mainly based on the characters.  Put it on your "to watch" lists this summer.

Many thanks to Level 33 Entertainment for allowing us to preview the Urban Hymn DVD. Dick Aviator Golden Sunglasses Review

Disclaimer:  Lollipops n' Ladybugs received a pair of these prescription sunglasses free of charge for our honest review on our blog.  No monetary compensation changed hands, all opinions are our own. 

I had never thought of ordering my eyeglasses or any of my glasses frames through mail order.  I was always afraid that my prescription would be wrong, they wouldn't look good on me, they look good on site, but not when you get them,  to hard to return, etc.  But it seems like it is extremely easy to get it all correct when you order through

If you want to check out which pair we received, check them out Dick Aviator Golden.  As you see, they come in different sizes and different colors and are pretty sweet.

My husbands review: He loves how they look on him.  I think he was surprised at how nice they fit.  They are lightweight, so there is no pressure on his nose or on his ears and they stay in place.  He loves the polarized mirror coating lenses.  I was hoping to be able to check them out myself and wear them out, but he has snatched them up and is keeping them in his truck.

They were mailed safely in a box and come in there own protective case with a lens cloth.

Now some styling shots of the husband modeling his new prescription sunglasses.

As you can see, they fit him really well and look gosh darn good on him.

Have I peaked your interest about the quality and selection you can get from
Then head on over to their site and check out, which I am sure, what will be your next purchase.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at, they have offered our readers a coupon code for 50% off all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (does not apply to sales).  Just use code: GSHOT50 to get your discount.

Many thanks again to the wonderful folks at for partnering with us in this review.  We look forward to working again and again with them in the future.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NCircle Entertainment Thomas Edison's Secret Lab or The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Camping Post and Giveaway

If you are a fan of NCircle Entertainment shows, then you should probably check out this blog post and the giveaway that will be posted below.  Two winner's will win either a copy of The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Camping or Thomas Edison's Secret Lab It's Always Sharkest.

My kiddo loves science type shows and she loved this one and I think that your kids will as well.

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab: It's Always Sharkest
Release Date: 05/09/2017

"Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt. Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab.

Join Angie and friends as they learn and explore a variety of science topics from a shark's sense of smell to plants and pollinator's roles to radioactive decay to DNA and more!
While visiting one of Kent's relatives, the kids come up with a great idea for attracting more tourists to his restaurant - the only catch is that it also attracts a very big shark with very big teeth! What will the Secret Lab Kids do? Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and friends will show just how fun science can be!"
Who doesn't love The Cat In The Hat?? I grew up on it and now my kiddo is growing up on it as well. 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping!
Release Date: 05/16/2017

It's the first day of Summer Vacation and The Cat in the Hat whisks Nick, Sally and Fish off on the greatest great outdoor camping adventure ever! Our gang gets back to nature as they hike through the Fickle Fern Forest, camp out overnight, trek over Mt. Weewobble and canoe down the Tickle Drop River....just in time for Fish to meet up with his family for a grand reunion. Along for the ride are Little Cats A, B and C, who discover there's wonder in nature once their electronic devices are powered off!

Nick and Sally help keep the Little Cats out of trouble, while Fish tries to keep his jacket pressed and the mud out of his fancy fishbowl...all while getting up close to some of nature's most awesome sights, and learning how best to respect them. After being lulled to sleep under the stars by a chorus of animals, the morning brings fresh adventure with a spectacular race up Mt. Weewobble, complete with a cliffhanger ending! It's a slippery ride down the slope and into the Tickle Drop River, where a harrowing raft ride finally delivers them to the shores of Fish's family reunion.

The Cat in the Hat and his loveable Little Cat cousins, Nick, Sally, Fish and all his family, gather together in a great Suessian-style musical finale... in which Fish and the gang are celebrated as true adventurers. Everyone agrees it really has been the Greatest Great Outdoors Adventure ever!

Thanks to NCircle Entertainment, two of our readers have a chance to win one of the copies.  Which DVD that is won will be random.  First person that rafflecopter picks will win the Thomas Edison's Secret Lab DVD and the second person will win The Cat In The Hat DVD.

So, would you like to win??? Just check out the rules and the rafflecopter entry below and enter away.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: As an NCircle Entertainment Ambassador we received copies of these DVDs free of charge, all opinions expressed herein, are our own. Quoted text and pictures belong to NCircle Entertainment. 

Rules of Giveaway:

Open to residents of the US who are 18+
One entrant per household please.
All entries will be verified.
Sponsor ships out DVD, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize.
Giveaway will end on June 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. est.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond with address so it can be forwarded to sponsor.