Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review: mark. body care that cares

There are many, many brands of body care items out on the market, but not many are Fair Trade Certified™ . Products which are Fair Trade Certified™, promote fair prices, safe working conditions and funds for community development for the millions of farmers who grow and source products like Mexican honey, Indian white tea, Peruvian cocoa butter and Egyptian hibiscus. By using products that are Fair Trade Certified™, you help support the future of the planet and the people living in it.

I was recently given the opportunity to try and review four products by mark. Appropriately named "mark. body care that cares". Each product is fragrance free and allergy tested. I personally do not care for un-scented products. But for many that are sensitive to fragrances, these products will be ideal. The good thing about fragrance-free products, is that it won't interfere with your perfumes. I used the products for a little over a week before posting this review. The following products are all formulated with Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and antioxidants.

  • Do The Right Thing Smoothing Body Lotion SPF 15 with Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Honey, and Hibiscus - $12

  • I found the lotion to be light and soothing. It is easily absorbed and I LOVE that it contains sunscreen. Sunscreen is a daily must for me, I appreciate that this lotion leaves my skin hydrated but not oily. The lack of scent is the only thing that I do not like.

  • Fresh Approach Hydrating Body Cleanser with Fair Trade Certified™ Honey and White Tea - $10

  • I did not like this product as a body cleanser simply because it really does not lather up well. I used it as a facial cleanser though, and I loved it! It is light, gentle, and did not dry up my face. I also used it as a shave lotion, it worked well and did not clog up my razor.

  • The Big Fix 15-in-1 Big Benefits Balm with Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, and Vanilla - $10

  • Now this one, I absolutely LOVED! I used it on my heels & elbows. I also used it on my lips (after wiping it down!LOL) It also works well as a brow wax. All in one portable stick. Perfect for travel.

  • Relief Effort Total Comfort Body Creme with Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, and Chamomile - $14

  • This creme is wonderful as well. Again, no scent. It is thick but it is easily absorbed and keeps your skin hydrated. I live in sandals and my heels take a beating. After just 2 days of using this creme at night, my heels were smooth.

By choosing Fair Trade Certified™ products you are directly supporting a better life for farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship. Learn more at fairtradecertified.org

Try these products for yourself. Find the mark. body care that cares collection exclusively at meetmark.com. Use offer code BUYFT3 for $3 off any body care that cares product (no limit). That's $3 off each mark. body care that cares product that you buy.

**I am a BzzAgent . I was provided free products to review and provide an honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid for this review **

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The waiting game

Did I happen to mention that I was going to apply for the Disney World Moms Panel this year? More than once? Ad Nauseum?

Well, I applied on the very first day. Just in case. Three quick questions. The hardest part was keeping my answers at under 100 words per question! Of course, now I'm second guessing myself. Just like when I was in school and was the first person done with my test. I just answered from the heart. I guess since for the most part the questions were about my personal experience, I didn't find them difficult to answer. But then, I hear from other applicants about how long it took them to complete the application. That's when I started to worry.

So now we wait. Until November. Fortunately, I will have quite a bit to keep me entertained until then and keep my mind occupied. The competition is intense, and although I have high hopes, I know that I may be disappointed. They accept 20,000 applications each year! It's like the lottery! As with everything in life, hope for the best.

Pixie Dust is greatly appreciated!

Free Museum Day Sept. 25th

Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media. Participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket

You can get your Free ticket for you and one guest here

Check for museums near you here

Our local Zoo is included as well, so that is great for the little ones!


One Day Deals

I am a huge fan of Groupon! I love shopping and I love saving money, so it's a win-win situation. I especially love the Groupons for services like spas and salons. I have also purchased Groupons for attractions, both at home and for vacations. I am a proud Groupie!

I was watching Nightline last night, and they were talking about Groupon and its founder and CEO. Groupon has been around for 2 years and the CEO is now 29 years old! They started with 7 employees and now have over 500! It all comes down to the power of Social Media! Maybe some day, I will come up with some super cool idea and make some millions!

Now, I admit, I have bought coupons from Living Social , DealOn, & Dealtificate. Hands down, I have found the best deals on Groupon. I like that they have a discussion board for each deal and that you are able to ask questions before you buy. They actually answer too! I was considering purchasing a deal on Living Social, but the description was rather vague. I emailed them on Friday and I am still waiting for a response.

Remember that these are generally one day deals, so if you see it and like it, buy it. Check your city, you might find something that you can use! I know that I always do! :-))

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I like a good bargain as much as anyone. I have traveled with no frills carriers and have no qualms about paying for extras if I need them. I have gotten amazing deals on Spirit and that was even before they pioneered the dreaded baggage fees. Once the baggage fees came into effect, I figured that it was a small price to pay if I was paying a ridiculously low fare like $9 ( i have even gotten $1 & $2 fares in the past). My new favorite airline is Southwest Air, their fares include 2 FREE bags per person!

Now, when I pay several hundred $$$ to fly, plus a baggage fee, then it makes no sense. When it comes to "No Frills", I'm pretty easy going. BUT, I would LOVE to be able to fly like this:

Photo courtesy of Emirates Airlines

Unless I win the Powerball, that will never happen! :-((

I will just have to stick to my cheap no frills mode of transportation. Pay for my bags and possibly my choice of seat. Or not, because I don't have to pay for my bags with Southwest, booyah!

The point is, that if I can get a fabulous fare, I am willing to compromise.
But now, I have found the point at where I say "No freakin' way!" Let me introduce you to "Saddle Class". The seats are made by the Italian company Aviointeriors. They feature an arched cushion, similar in shape to a horse saddle, that supports the passenger in a semi-standing position, with his or her lap angled downward. So after a five hour flight, do you walk out bow legged? There is no way that I will pay to fly in saddle class, no matter how cheap. I hope that I don't have to eat my words. ;-) Moooooooo!

See for yourselves!

If video does not work, you can access here

So would you ever consider flying in Cattle Class??

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I want to be on "THE" panel!

I have been so busy finalizing our trip, that I have neglected my blog. We leave 2 weeks from Wednesday! I am also about to apply to be on the Disney Moms Panel TOMORROW! I have been thinking about doing this since the first opportunity arose. The only thing that held me back was, that although I am a mom, I am no longer a mom to "children". I'm a mom to adults. But my love for all things Disney trumped my apprehension. So I'm going for it.

So what exactly is involved? As I understand it, simply offering advice and answering questions from guests that are planning their trip. Not much different than what I do right now. I have been the "go to" person for all things Disney for many years now. I guess it helps that I LOVE to plan! So I can live vicariously through everyone else!

We'll see how that goes. I know that several thousand people apply each year. But I can dream. After all, a dream is a wish your heart makes. My heart is definitely wishing!

So I'll keep ya'll updated on that.

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