Why I Love Five Star® for Back to School

Summer is coming to an end and it is time for back to school.  Nothing says back to school like Five Star and Mead.  Check out this HUGE backpack.  It is the Five Star BIGMOUTH backpack.  This backpack has room for all your school supplies and books.

  • Dual zippers for easy open and close. Handle on the top to hang backpack in locker.
  • Patent-pending main compartment opens wide to quickly and easily find supplies
  • Padded front panel provides extra protection for tablets or other digital devices
  • Super big main compartment can hold textbooks, binders, notebooks and more
  • Interior pockets provide convenient storage for smaller items to keep pens, pencils and more easily accessible
  • Side, exterior pocket is perfect for holding a water bottle
  • Padded backpack back and straps provide better support when carrying heavy loads. Adjustable for comfort
  • Backpack overall dimensions: 13" x 18" x 8"
  • can hold textbooks, binders, notebooks and more
  • Interior pockets provide convenient storage for smaller items to keep pens, pencils and more easily accessible
  • Side, exterior pocket is perfect for holding a water bottle
  • Padded backpack back and straps provide better support when carrying heavy loads. Adjustable for comfort
  • Backpack overall dimensions: 13" x 18" x 8"

Now something to put in that backpack, this cool new Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®.

Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®

FlLASTS ALL YEAR. GUARANTEED! Acts like a notebook. Works like a binder. Patented TechLock® ring won't break or misalign.  Rings open easily to add and remove paper and dividers, like a binder.  Durable plastic covers fold over and to lie flat, like a notebook.  Binder + Notebook + Filler paper all in one!

  • Patented TechLock® ring won't break or misalign
  • Rings open easily to add paper and dividers (like a binder) 
  • Durable plastic cover folds over to lie flat (like a notebook)
  • Includes: NotePocket® dividers, NoteProtector® dividers and 8.5” x 11" paper (college and quad ruled)
  • 6 color options
Available: 1", 1.5", 1" with Customizable Cover

I love that this binder is very durable.  Kids are rough are school supplies and there are some cheaply made binders out there. You KNOW when you have purchased a Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®, you have the VERY BEST product out there.,  Testimonials on the website speak very highly of this binder and it's durability.  One thing I dislike is having to replace a binder 6 weeks into the school year.  But, I know when my kids have a Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®m they have the best!

Five Star will be sending one lucky winner this backpack along with a  Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder® and other Five Star back to school items. Enter the Rafflecopter below.


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Many thanks to LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht for hosting this giveaway hop.  Make sure to visit the other sites listed below and enter the awesome giveaways. LeahSay's View, Planet Weidknecht, and the hop bloggers are not responsible for your prize or shipment of said prize.




Soothing #LittleWins #Giveaway


 Sometimes, motherhood can be downright exhausting! Between juggling errands, nursing, and feedings on little to no sleep, just finding 10 minutes to shower could be considered a little win to a new mom. Little Remedies® is on a mission to help moms celebrate the Little Wins they experience each day with their #LittleWins Challenge, which gives entrants the chance to win amazing prize packages valued at $350! How do you enter? Just follow Little Remedies® on Facebook and Instagram then respond to the #LittleWins prompts with your own your own mealtime, mommy time, or multitasking victories to enter. Official rules can be found HERE. Today I'm partnering with a few of my favorite bloggers to bring you a very special #LittleWins giveaway on our blogs. One lucky person is going to win a Soothing Prize Package for their little one that includes:
  • Little Remedies® Gripe Water
  • Little Remedies® Gas Relief Drops
  • Little Remedies® Advanced Colic Relief
  • Cloud B Sleep Sheep
  • mamaRoo Baby Swing
If you'd like to enter, use the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!
Founded by a pharmacist and father, the Little Remedies® brand provides products with safe and reliable formulas to support the health and well-being of infants and children. We formulate our full line of products to ensure they do not contain any artificial flavors, artificial colors or parabens and are created with the very specific needs of babies in mind. Little Remedies®. Everything they need. Nothing they don’t. Disclosure: Little Remedies® is responsible for prize fulfillment. The color of the mamaRoo received may be different from the one pictured above. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook or Instagram. For questions about this giveaway please email Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy - thriftyniftymommy@yahoo.com.

Win Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones


Are headphones on your back to school supply list?  Or does your family just need a new pair?  You can win this awesome pair of headphones in this newest giveaway.



One lucky reader will win their own pair of Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones, thanks to Aftershokz! AVR $129.99
Open to US and Canada
Ends 8/2/2016 11:59 PM EST
Rules: This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. US/CAN only. Daily Deals From a Nerd Mom and all bloggers involved are not responsible for prize shipment. AfterShokz is in charge of that.

Olfactory Delights with Fragrance Outlet


As a lover of all things beauty related, a gorgeous scent is an absolute must to top off every look. I have a small arsenal of "go to" scents that are cheaper and more common,  but I do like to keep a selection of more expensive, less common perfumes for special occasions or a day when I'm feeling exceptionally good about how I look. A nice perfume just has a way of making you feel a little extra put together and lovely.

Big Boppy GiveawayEnds 7/31

Welcome to the Big Boppy Giveaway
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About the Big Boppy Giveaway

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Enter to win this awesome Boppy Prize Package which is valued at $103.00 This giveaway will run from 7/17 - 7/31 (at 11:59PM EST) You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the US to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: We reserve the right to make revisions, to cancel, or suspend this contest for any reason. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org ) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. Mom Blog Society (and any other blog participating) is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

#Win Tiger Balm Pain Relief


Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Sports Rub and Pain Relieving Patch
Sponsor: Tiger Balm
Host: Parenting Healthy

Tiger Balm pain relieving products roots go back to the 1870's. Aw Chu Kin was an herbalist that left his job in the Emperor's Court to move and open up a little medicine shop where he made his own ointments. Today it is still in stores and in different topical options for fast and effective healing.

Read more see all the products at Parenting Healthy's: Tiger Balm Pain Relief review.



Tiger Balm is safe and very effective and with a history of over 100 years and available to millions of people in over 100 countries, it is proven. Visit http://www.tigerbalm.com/us to learn more.

The Giveaway

5 lucky readers will be sent a Tiger Balm product. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 7/31. Good luck!

Krystal/Tabasco Prize Pack



Krystal Company has recently formed a partnership to make my love of everything spicy, sizzle and burn, with a Southern collaboration that will get everyone talking!

For a limited time only (through until August 7th), you can savor a Tabasco sauce infused CHEESE when you get "Fired-Up" on any signature Krystal item! 

In light of this explosive combination, which I know many of you are going to enjoy, we are hosting a sponsored giveaway for a chance to win a smokin' hot prize pack to celebrate! 


There will be ONE winner, who will receive:

  • A Commemorative kit filled with a variety pack of Tabasco 
  • A Tabasco caddy
  • Krystal salt and pepper shakers
  • A Krystal koozie 
  • Coupons to try a limited hot menu item, too!

This giveaway is for residents of the U.S.A only, will end on 7/20 and winners notified by end of day. Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize else their prize is forfeit and a new winner chosen. This manner of prize giving is time saving and efficient for our sponsors and helps us wrap up giveaways in a timely manner. Please sign up with a genuine email address as we will contact you via email if you win. We do not sell, trade or use your email address for anything else, ever. 

That's it! Good luck, and keep it hot, while you enjoy the heat! 


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July 2016 ipsy Glam Bag Review


It's that time of the month again, ipsy Glam Bag time!


For any new readers or those unaware, the ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly beauty subscription service. You pay $10 a month, or $110 a year (basically you get one bag free for paying up front for a year) and once a month a package comes straight to your mailbox that contains a cute little makeup bag and five full size, or deluxe size sample beauty products. It's a great way to try out new products and build your makeup collection for a cheap price.

ipsy has a survey on their site where you can tailor your box to your likes and wants. Every month they have around 35 to 40 different items that go into the bags, and the survey helps them to customize the five items in your bag to suit you. You can further customize your future bags by reviewing your bag items on the ipsy website. While the bag might be the same for everyone, the contents are different.

The theme for the July 2016 Glam Bag, is ''Hot Summer Nights''.

This month's bag has a silver holographic "sand" background with a field of peachy pink umbrellas casting dark blue shadows and one dark pink umbrella with the ipsy logo. I am totally digging the silver holo bag, and the umbrellas remind me of Resident Evil and I'm liking that. The zipper is the same peachy pink as the umbrellas, but the piece of fabric surrounding it is dark blue, so it carries on that peachy pink/dark blue shadow theme, which is super cute.

On to the contents!


Vasanti Professional Eyeshadow Brush- Full Size- $21.00

This brush has fairly stiff, tapered, soft bristles. I really like it for highlighting below my eyebrow. The stiff, tapered bristles are perfect for making a nice sharp line for highlight to help keep it out of your brows. I think this could also make a nice clean up concealer brush for around the lips and under the brows.


Eva Nye Get Glossed Hair Serum- Sample Size- $4.50

This is an argan oil and keravis protein serum that is supposed to make hair 3X stronger while protecting hair from heat styling, taming frizz and fly-aways, and adding shine. I've mentioned before that I don't use very many products on my hair. I don't even heat style. I do on rare occasion use something to tame frizz, which is the extent of my hair product use. I don't like the way most serums weigh hair down and make it look oily. This serum didn't do that at all. It's super silky and smooth and has a light vanilla scent. I actually like this more than my current serum.


em Michelle Phan Dramatic Volume Mascara- Full Size- $16.00

Yeah, "dramatic volume" is definitely not a lie. I had an OMG moment after putting this on. I was floored by how much volume I got from a single coat.


Yeah, it's pretty messy and I didn't comb through them... I really didn't plan on taking a photo until after I saw how good it was. I had to take it off to get the ''without'' photo. Seriously though, is that volume or what? This is good mascara, and it's a FULL SIZED tube. I'm loving this.


Skyne Iceland The Antidote Cooling Day Lotion- Sample Size- $12.85

This is a lightweight moisturizer with Icelandic Kelp that helps to revitalize and fight inflammation, and white willow bark which helps to prevent breakouts and congestion in the skin. I've used it for the last two days, and my skin feels like velvet. It is really light, and perfect for these hot months to keep the skin cool and refreshed. I'm not giving up my anti-aging moisturizers anytime soon, but I think this will be great to use after exfoliating masks.


Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer- Sample Size- $3.79

Too Faced Primed and Poreless is one of my favorite primers. I was pretty excited to try this considering my experience with P&P. I was kind of disappointed. As a moisturizer, this is awesome. The coconut water and probiotic based ingredients do an excellent job of hydrating the skin and making it look more refreshed and vibrant. It did not however, make my makeup sit any better or look any smoother, which is what you expect from a primer. It did help extend the wear time of my foundation, and kept it in place, so it does have some good primer qualities. I'll probably use this in conjunction with another primer, probably one that has a tendency to dry my skin.

This month's bag has a value of $58.14, and has one full size product and a brush which is always nice. I wasn't the happiest to get another hair product, since I specifically have it marked that I don't want hair products and this is the 3rd month out of 4 months that I have gotten one. Luckily I really like this month's hair serum, so I'm going to overlook it this time. I really liked this month's bag. I definitely got my $10 worth this month.

In case you missed it, you can read my June Glame Bag review HERE. Or maybe you are suffering from puffy eyes, in which case you should check out my Exuviance Eye Serum Review. Be sure to come back in a few days to check out my first Birchbox review!

truMedic InstaShiatsu Back/Neck Massager Giveaway

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 Welcome to the truMedic InstaShiatsu Back/Neck Massager Giveaway. If you haven't read my review you can do so here.
One winner will receive one of these wonderful truMedic InstaShiatsu Massagers. On sale ARV $139.97
Giveaway will go from 7/14-7/29 12:00am EST
You must be 18 years or older to enter and a resident of the US
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Enter on the form below and Good Luck!
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Complete Campus Pak Giveaway

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It is almost time for back to school and college.  This prize would be great for a dorm room! Welcome to the Complete Campus Pak Giveaway! If you haven't read my review you can do so here.
This giveaway will run from 7/14-7/29 12:00am est
Winner must be 18yrs+, US Only
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1 Winner will receive: 2 extra-long flat sheets 2 extra-long fitted sheets 2 standard pillowcases 2 extra-fluffy machine washable pillows 1 extra-long reversible comforter 1 extra-soft fleece throw 1 extra-long quilted mattress pad 1 extra-long egg crate pad 1 extra-long thermal cotton blanket 2 all-cotton bath towels 2 matching cotton hand towels 2 matching cotton wash cloths 2 oversized bath sheets 1 pop-open hamper 1 underbed storage solutions 1 bedside buddy Enter on the widget below and Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: We reserve the right to make revisions, to cancel, or suspend this contest for any reason. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. Night Helper Blog (and any other blog participating) is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.