June 28, 2013

Escape Monthly Giveaway

Oh man would I love a relaxing vacation.  As a mom who works full time I don't get that much time to myself and when I do I never want to spend any money.  I know I'm not alone here!  I think that I have found a way to compromise.  What if I told you that you could get away for as little as $50. . .

Let me introduce to you Escape Monthly. 

Life is stressful, and it's hard to schedule the time we all need to relax. But what if you got a care package in the mail every month, designed specifically to help you break away?

We're Escape Monthly: a destination-inspired box full of luxury products to help you relax and renew. Every month, we curate high-quality products to help you slip into bliss—from spa & beauty products, to gourmet snacks & gift certificates. We also give a lucky member a vacation to the destination!

Laurel Likes It Escape Monthly

Each month, you'll receive the following:

  • Full-Size Luxury Products
  • Travel Guides & Secret Tips
  • Special Offers for Resorts, Spas, & Travel
  • An assortment of cultural icons and masterpieces
  • All the tools you need to relax, unwind, and pamper!
  • The Opportunity to win Vacation for 2 to the Destination of the Month, just for being a member!

Not only do I have an exclusive coupon "YOURESCAPE"—worth 20% off (for life!), I have the opportunity for you to win a free Escape Monthly Box!

Good Luck!!

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June 27, 2013

Kiwi Crate 1...2...free promo and contest!

1-2-Free! Save on a monthly subscription to Kiwi Crate ››

I just connected with this great company, Kiwi Crate.  They are a monthly delivery service for kids to get hands-on with art, science, crafts, imaginative play and more!  I will be reviewing one of their boxes in the future but I didn't want to wait until then to share this opportunity with you!  I think this is a perfect way to start the summer and have something fun for your children to look forward to getting in the mail!

As busy moms, we know how hard it is to come up with fun hands-on activities to do with your kids, let alone get the materials!  Kiwi Crate is designed to spark kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with hand-selected and kid-tested projects and materials.  We created Kiwi Crate because we want to make it fun and easy to spend “healthy,” delightful time building, exploring and creating together.

A little about Kiwi Crate

Kiwi Crate's award-winning, monthly subscription service makes a wonderful gift for kids ages 3-7. For less than $20 per month, your little one will receive multiple arts, crafts, and science activities – delivered right to your door. (gift options)
Recently featured in InStyle, Parenting Magazine, and US Weekly, Kiwi Crate has also been awarded Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products of 2012, Parent’s Choice 2012 Gold Award, and an Oppenheim Gold Seal Best Toy Award. Kiwi Crate is already a celebrity favorite, and is sure to delight the little ones in your life, as well!

I would jump on this deal now because you only have until July 1st!  This would be a great birthday gift for "the kid who has everything" or even a graduation from kindergarten!  I know that $19.95 is within my budget for sure.
1-2-Free! Save on a new monthly subscription to Kiwi Crate

They are also teamed up with Sprout and holding a contest.  Click here to win a Sprout Family Challenge activity basket and a 6-month subscription to Kiwi Crate!

Kiwi Crate offers a range of subscription levels, all shipped for free:
Monthly Subscription - $19.95 a month
3 Month Gift - $59
6 Month Gift - $110
12 Month Gift - $220
Connect to Kiwi Crate on Facebook here and stay up to date on new products!

June 21, 2013

VEET® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit Review

Laurel likes it veet easy wax
I was lucky enough to get another product recently from Influenster.  I received a Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll On Kit.  I have used wax strips in the past and expected to have the same or similar outcome with this.  I was wrong!  This process required more time and patience, however, I think it had a better result.

What was in the box?
  • 1 Electrical Warmer with Base
  • 1 Leg & Body Roll-On Refill
  • 24 Hair Removal Strips
  • 4 Perfect Finish Wipes
Laurel likes it veet easy wax
The first strip
Laurel likes it veet easy wax
Second time with more wax
The instructions are not that great so hopefully this will help someone out there trying to figure it out!  It took a few times to get the hang of it but once I did it was quick.  It did take a while for the wax to heat up but as long as you plan ahead that is not a problem.  I just simply plugged it in under my living room end table, did some laundry and other things around the house and then came back to it.  The temperature of the wax was perfect.  It was not nearly as hot as the wax at the salon but warm enough to spread easily.  I found that I needed to smooth the strip a few times with my hand before pulling it off.  I didn't leave the strip on that long, maybe 10 seconds or so.  I was able to use the same strip over and over again which was nice. I just used it until the wax started to seep through the other side and was making my fingers sticky.  I found that I needed a few passes of wax to get a good enough coating to grab the hair.  The first strip I did didn't pull out all the hair so the next strip I applied more wax and had much better luck.

The finishing wipes were great too.  They removed the extra wax easily and smelled really nice.  I must also say that I have had my legs waxed at the salon as well and this had the same results, if not better.  You can buy the Veet Easy Wax system at Amazon for $29.97 and the refill cartridges for $9.97.

Overall, I think this is a good product.  If you take the time to tweak your process I think you will have results similar to mine.  A lot of reviews complain about it taking a long time to heat up, being messy, not having enough strips, and not pulling out all the hair.  I feel that I took all of those reviews and figured out a way to overcome all of them!
*disclaimer: I received these product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes. However, all opinions are my own and I will always be honest, good or bad.*
laurel likes it influenster

June 14, 2013

Spicy Subscription Deluxe Box Review

So here is my long anticipated review of a Spicy Subscription Box.  I have to admit this is not an easy review for me to write.  I am generally a pretty modest person when it comes to my personal life.  The items I received are as follows:
  • Pleasure Lickz Vibrating Tongue Simulator
  • Chocolate Fantasy Body Topping
  • Comfortably Numb Oral Sex Mints
  • Moist Personal Lubricant
  • Neon Luv Touch Mini Mite
  • Crazy Girl Body Lotion sample
  • Pink Indulgence Creme Lubricant sample.

The box came as promised discreetly packaged so my neighbors would have no idea what I was pulling out of my mailbox. The box inside was cute and filled to the brim with all of the goodies. 

I must say I was quite impressed with the variety of the products as well as the size of them

The first items I tried were the Comfortably Numb Mints, Moist Personal Lubricant and the Chocolate Fantasy Body Topping.

The Mints were not all that impressive. The suggestion is to take 2 mints but I decided to just try the one first. It tasted good and had a nice texture. I definitely had a numbing sensation similar to a sore throat lozenge. I believe that the desired effect was there however I would plan in advance because it did take a little longer than expected to dissolve.

The Moist Personal Lubricant is great. It is clear and a little bit goes a long way. I like that it is a pump bottle so which makes it easier to dispense. It doesn't have any scent which is also nice, just enhances.

The Chocolate Fantasy Body Topping is what really surprised me. It really tasted just like chocolate syrup you would put on icecream or in milk! I wouldn't suggest getting too crazy with this unless you plan on changing the sheets and jumping right into the shower because it is pretty sticky.

I just tried the Crazy Girl Body Lotion and I LOVE IT!!!  I received the "Wanna Be Dazzling" in Pink Cupcake.  It smells just like funfetti cake and leaves the cutest hint of shimmer on your skin.  It was very creamy and absorbed quickly.  I can see myself getting more of this for sure!

This is the perfect way to try out new items in the privacy of your own home and not spend a whole lot of money. I tend to get very giggly when it comes to bedroom talk (even still at 31 years old!) so this is great for me.

Here is the link again if you want to get your very own Spicy Subscription. You can get your first box free with code "1stfree" and if you want to receive an additional 5% off your subscription make sure you enter "laurellikesit" at checkout!
Laurel Likes It Spicy Subscription

*I received the products above free for review purposes, however I always give my honest opinion good or bad.*

June 13, 2013


So our annual camping trip is coming up!  Yay!  We will be camping at a new location this year with another family and we are all very excited.  We have been going camping with them every year for the past few years now and everyone has a great time.  This year is different though because our friends have a baby!  We are borrowing my in-laws pop-up camper to make things a little easier and give us some better sleeping arrangements.  I have never been to this new destination so I am really looking forward to it.  I will be sure to post some pictures and probably review the experience as a whole.

So tell me, are you going on vacation this summer?

Here are some pictures from our trip to Lake George last year.