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Pollyanna Events – November 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: We all know wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful for everyone. This holiday season, take the time to gift the newly engaged couple in your life with the Pollyanna Planning Kit to help them plan their dream wedding on a budget! From a year-long timeline & seating charts to crucial tips and tricks,…

BioSilk Hair Products – October 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

BioSilk Volumizing Therapy fuses nourishing silk proteins with the volumizing elements of Hair Volume Complex and the strengthening power of rice proteins. These essential ingredients awaken the roots and build luscious body and shine without weighing down your locks. UV absorbers protect your hair from harmful rays. Sulfate and Paraben-Free. Silk in BioSilk Volumizing Therapy…

Bar Accessories for Her & Him – September 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

PRODUCT: Nod Products makes gift bags for beer and wine. A stylish alternative, the bags are the perfect way to dress up any bottle of wine or liquor. Fun and witty, these 2-in-1 gift bags include a set of silicone glass markers making any bachelorette party even more fun. Products are dishwasher safe and made…

IsABelt – September 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

PRODUCT: isABelt Ltd… founded in 2007 was the brainchild of partner and inventor Leslie Wilkins-Gaudio. Leslie came up with the idea of the isABelt while shopping for a pair of new low-rise jeans. As cute as the pants were, they would not stay up and you could see right down the back of her pants if…

Tizo Tinted Lip Protection – August 2018 Goodie Giveaway #4

PRODUCT: TIZO® Tinted Lip Protection is the ultimate lip protection without the use of chemical sunscreen filters. Using only Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, TIZO® Tinted Lip Protection reflects the sun away from one of the most sensitive areas, the lips. At SPF 45, TIZO® Tinted Lip Protection is one of the most protective lip…

DIY Bachelorette Party Lingerie Kit – August 2018 Goodie Giveaway #3

PRODUCT: Madalynne Intimates DIY Bachelorette Party Lingerie Kit “With today’s expectation of a travel packed itinerary of girls’ weekends, bachelorette parties are an easy and fast way to shatter your budget. If you’re the maid in charge of planning bridal shower – here’s an idea. Host it yourself! For less than $50 per bridesmaids, Madalynne’s…

Sunscreens for Him & Her – August 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

PRODUCTS: Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard. SPF 45. This oil-free, vitamin-enriched, water and sweat-resistant lotion offers superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and absorbs quickly without greasy or heavy residue. Won’t run or drip into eyes. Revision SkinCare Intellishade TruPhysical Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 45 sunscreen. This 5‐in‐1 anti‐aging moisturizer with 100% all‐mineral broad‐spectrum sunscreen SPF…

Epic Lash – August 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

PRODUCT: Epic Lash Lengthening & Curling Mascara. A jet-black mascara that lengthens, volumizes, curls and conditions lashes. Features a unique silicone double-sided comb wand for ultimate lift and curl. Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free. OUR REACTION: It is very pretty on the outside, super shiny hot pink with cool angle on the lid. This claims to lengthen…

Stick it to Pores – July 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

PRODUCT: Hard Candy Stick it to Pores is a lightweight primer stick which helps reduce the appearance of pores and absorb excess oil to give you a mattified finish. Formulated with oil-absorbing powders and sebum-fighting ingredients, this stick provides a flawless makeup application without clogging pores. OUR REACTION: The company only sent me one sample…

Society Socks – July 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

PRODUCT: Society Socks. These are for the guys. OUR REACTION: This company will donate a pair of socks to a homeless shelter for each pair sold. So if you are a guy who likes colorful, playful socks – check this company out. They was kind enough to send us a couple of samples and I’ve…

From The Spa – June 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: The From The Spa Tower which contains a Spa Candle, Spa Soak, Clarity Mask, Spa Scrub and Spa Butter. Sometimes, you need a spa day. But who has the time to actually go to their spa? With this Spa Tower, you can sit back, relax, and take care of yourself from the comforts of…

White Sands Liquid Texture – June 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: Liquid Texture Firm Hold is the “ultimate design tool” because it allows you to create and recreate any hair design imaginable. Liquid Texture has raised the bar for hair spray because it can be combed through and has incredible memory to provide long-lasting designs without regard to humidity. It is thermal intelligent, so the…

Wedding Guest Book – May 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Artifact Uprising sent us an I Love You and On This Day Guest Book. They make beautifully bound customized Wedding Photo Books, Albums, Save the Date Cards, Invitations, Thank You Cards, and Gifts & Prints. You send in photos and they include into these different products. Good for any occasion really, but great for the…

Zoya Bridal Bliss Nail Polishes – May 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

PRODUCT: Zoya Nail Polish has the Bridal Bliss collection of colors. Something Blue to delicate shimmers, they’ve got all the colors a blushing bride would like. Zoya Nail Polish is formulated without toxins. OUR REACTION: The colors are very nice, so we of course had to try out some. Goes on nice and smooth and…

smashbox cosmetics – April 2018 Goodie Giveaway #3

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Edit Eye Trio What it is: Professionally-curated eye shadow trios for a no-guesswork gaze in seconds. These ultra -portable palettes come in a range of wearable neutrals, color combos and finishes to easily create day-to-night looks. The super blendable, pigment-rich formulas were curated by Smashbox’s Pro Artists in a variety of shade…

Wedding Planning Notebook – April 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: You’ve been planning your wedding since you were 16, and now it’s finally happening. You want everything to be perfect, but you’re already starting to feel overwhelmed. With so many ideas running through your mind and details to plan, you need something to help keep it all straight. Lucky for you, Blue Sky Personalized…

The BroBasket – April 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: The Executive BroBasket This sure-fire hit contains: two BroBasket rocks glasses, one Premium Whiskey Stones set (9 stones & a lovely carrying pouch), two Godiva™ chocolate bars, two Godiva™ chocolate covered nuts, one reusable BroBasket crate, one 8 oz. stainless steel flask, one premium Spanish Cedar lined leather 3-4 cigar case, three nicaraguan cigars, one…

Jane Iredale Lip Fixation – March 2018 Goodie Giveaway #4

Product: Jane Iredale Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss in Content. Get double-beauty duty with two products in one. Each Lip Fixation boasts a lip stain and lip gloss in complementary colors. Our reaction: Jane Iredale was generous to send us more products to giveaway. I tried to find the color on their website “Content” but it…

Bridal Collection from ThirdLove

Intimates brand, ThirdLove, launched their first-ever Bridal Collection on March 15th.  The collection is comprised of 9 styles inclusive of their most popular silhouettes such as the 24/7™ Lace Balconette Bra and 24/7™ Classic Strapless bra. The color palette chosen for this collection was created with wedding dress hues in mind and include sea salt…

Mini Tea Can Favors – March 2018 Goodie Giveaway #3

Product: Personalized tea tin favor with your choice of tea inside from The Stationery Studio. Each tea sachet will brew up to 2 cups of tea. Teas are all natural and most of them are certified organic. Herbal blends are mixed from natural ingredients. Our reaction: I gave up coffee a couple of years ago…

Origami Owl Living Locket Necklace – March 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Origami Owl Custom Jewelry is well known for the Living Locket which you fill with charms personal to you. They also have lines of other custom jewelry including bracelets and earrings. Our reaction: This is not our first Origami Owl giveaway. We also did a MLB charm necklace about 18 months ago. I was…

Soap & Paper Factory – March 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Products: The three new scents of Muddled Peppermint, Vanilla Bourbon and Orange Bitter Pomegranate from Soap and Paper Factory. Deluxe Bath Bombs, Shea Butter Soap Bar and Boxed Hand Cream. The company started out making soap the old-fashioned way and has grown to include other natural products. THEIR MISSION: To formulate using the finest, most…

Personalized Napkins & Straw Tags – February 2018 Goodie Giveaway #3

Product: At ForYourParty.com, they carry a wide variety of customizable wedding products like—personalized wedding napkins, wedding gift tags, wedding coasters, dinner menus and wedding matches all in one order, all themed with your colors and personalized design. They have the FYP Customizer, which you can use one of their many beautiful designs or upload your…

Italian Rosé Wines – February 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2*

Product: In honor of Valentine’s Day and the ever-popular blush which has stood strong in wedding palettes, we’ve got some wine to give away. These lovely vintages are from Italy. From the best man’s speech to a slightly embarrassing toast from an over-imbibed uncle, the 2013 Rotari Brut Rosé (SRP $19.99) is the perfect pink…

Toast Pint Glass Cuff – February 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: The tech cover experts at Toast have applied their design skills to their favorite thing: beer! This is first non-tech product to be added to their roster: classic pint glasses wrapped in lux hand-stitched real leather. “Inspired beveraging” is a natural extension of Toast’s quest to create products that celebrate natural materials and elevate…

TimeWise Repair Mask – January 2018 Goodie Giveaway #3

Product: TimeWise Repair Lifting Bio-Cellulose Mask by Mary Kay. The flexible bio-cellulose material gives the mask a comfortable, face-hugging fit that keeps the skin in close contact with a complex beneficial ingredients during your 20 to 30 minutes of “me” time. Our reaction: We got 4 samples in the pack and I had to try out…

CHI Hair Care – January 2018 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: A scientifically formulated color maintenance system, Rose Hip Oil naturally moisturizes hair while keeping the cuticle closed and locking in hair color. Naturally high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture boosts color’s vibrancy and shine for long-lasting, salon-fresh color maintenance. Packaging: We were lucky enough to get all the…

Jane Iredale Contour Kit – January 2018 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit for face. New for the Winter 2018 Collection, it’s to create a sculpted look that’s ready to make headlines in three quick and super-easy steps: contour, blush and highlight. It comes in two palettes, warm and cool. Three matte shades, easily blendable. Natural, holistic skin care and makeup line.…

Dude, You’re Getting Married – December 2017 Goodie Giveaway #3

Product: John Pfeiffer writes from one dude to another, advice that will get you laughing about all involved with planning your wedding. Our reaction: You’ll find everything from the proposal to the wedding day and how to navigate it all with good humor and practical advice. Looking at some of the pricing on services was…

Downy Wrinkle Releaser – December 2017 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Downy Wrinkle Releaser which claims it is an:• Odor Eliminator • Fabric Refresher • Static Remover • Ironing Aid Our reaction: Downy was kind enough to send us their Wrinkle Release to test out. I was pretty skeptical, but after talking to a local bridal store owner, she says she uses it quite a…

Style Your Perfect Wedding – December 2017 Goodie Giveaway #1

We’re always on the lookout for sources of inspiration, and as a result, we take time to look at all kinds of wedding-related books. We check out DIY project books, cookbooks, guides for brides and grooms, and on and on. While most are well-written and offer good advice and ideas for couples preparing for their…

Solemates – November 2017 Goodie Giveaway #3

  Product: Solemates are heel protectors for high-heeled shoes. Left uncovered, heels will sink into grass or quickly become damaged because of bricks, cobblestones, grates or decks. Packaging: We were lucky enough to get 3 products – the original Solemates in 3 sizes, Blister Blocker, and a Wedding Rescue Kit which contains 17 nice items to…

GLO-Minerals Bridal Kit – November 2017 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Bridal Kit from Glo-Minerals. This elegant and feminine kit is perfect as a gift for a bridesmaid, bridal shower and a great touch up kit for any day! Packaging: Comes in a nice zippered makeup bag. Our Reaction: We only got one to giveaway but know that they produce quality products. Emma took a look inside…

Nubian Heritage – November 2017 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: Nubian Heritage. Products are cruelty-free and without sulfates, parabens, phtalates, petroleum, DEA, artificial fragrance or synthetic coloring. Packaging: Typical plastic bottles with nice silk-screened label. Staff Test: I received 2 products from Nubian Heritage to test out. Being out of body wash, I opted to try the Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver product. I…

Macaron for Hair – October 2017 Goodie Giveaway #4

Product: Milk & Sass. Part high-end hair detangler, part compact mirror, and completely calorie-free, this frizz-fighting, shine-inducing travel hairbrush is the wedding day essential every bride and bridesmaid ought to have stowed safely in their clutch. Not only is the Macaron for Hair sweetly shaped just like the treat for which it is named, but…

White Sands Gel-Us – October 2017 Goodie Giveaway #3

Product: White Sands Gel-Us. Gel-Us allows 100% of the entire product to work synergistically in styling and conditioning to provide hydration and shine unlike any gel out there. With hair now in a perfect moisture balance after using Gel-Us, each cuticle layer is closed to eliminate frizz, improve texture, repel moisture and provide volume. Packaging:…

Nexxus Frizz Defy – October 2017 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Nexxus Frizz Defy Shampoo & Conditioner. Benefits described are: Lightweight ingredients include Moroccan Argan Oil and Coconut Extract, Helps create smooth styles, Protects hair against dryness, Controls frizz all day. Staff Test: This was tested out by Julie, how has wavy often frizzy hair and also tortures it daily with a flat iron. She…

White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray – October 2017 Goodie Giveaway #1

Product: White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray. Used by stylists on Pretty Little Liars, The Young & The Restless and Dancing with Stars, this flexible finish spray, provides incredible hold, control and style memory. Infinity Finishing Spray is also ideal with any hot tool, allowing you to create and recreate with ease. Infinity even increases the…

Maggie Austen Cake, Artistry & Technique

A former ballerina, Maggie Austin turned to baking when an injury ended her dancing career—and has since become one of today’s most sought-after cake artists, serving celebrity clients and even royalty around the world. Her design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans who follow her work: ethereal frills, dreamy watercolors, lifelike sugar…

Cupcake Prosecco – September 2017 Goodie Giveaway #3*

Product: Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco from Italy. Crafted to delight the palate, Cupcake Prosecco is a refreshing bubbly with aromas of white peach, honeydew and grapefruit that lead to a toasted brioche finish. Packaging: Ours arrived in a 4-pack with a bright yellow label. The labels are adorable, the bottles looking like small wine bottles. Available…

Good Karmal – September 2017 Goodie Giveaway #2

Product: Good Karmal sent us their all-natural, creamy, Gluten-free, Kosher caramels. No artificial flavors, preservatives or colors are used. Shelf life is best within the first month. They can be refrigerated. Company mission statement says: Mahatma Gandhi said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Our mission is to sell…

Amborella Lollipops – September 2017 Goodie Giveaway #1

We were researching favors, especially those that can be consumed or are truly useful. Lo and behold, a couple of companies got in touch with some interesting new products. Also being on an organic kick lately, this first one was truly intriguing. Product: Amborella Organics creates lollipops that are far more creative than your average tootsie…

C2 California Clean

Product: When a pharmacist and scientist get together to create a skin care line, this is the amazing result. They developed a hydrating retexturing skincare system for your face that delivers results without compromising your health in just 3 easy steps. No parabens, no fragrance, no petroleum and no animal testing. Packaging: I did like…

Fragrance: Viva La Juicy

I don’t love all the Juicy Couture perfumes, but I really liked this one and has moved into the regular rotation. The combination of fruity and floral notes really resonated with me, since most of my favorite fragrances are one or the other. I’m a sucker for really pretty packaging, and this one was stunning,…

Gifts for the Guys – Bullets to Bandages

  For the bride and groom looking for perfect gift for their best man, groomsmen, father of the bride, and father of the groom — Why not give them a gift that is SUPER unique, very patriotic and gives back to those that have given so much — Bullets2Bandages products. Two military bomb tech veterans…

Bridal Day-Of Bag: Curate Bars

Hey Brides! Everyone knows they need an emergency day-of kit for the wedding. Our job is to help you outfit it! Lots of companies send products our way and we liked this one for a high-energy, natural snack to keep you going. Hard to find a time to eat a full meal, these bars will…

July Publisher Pick – Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

I get lots of emails from different companies with ideas for everything wedding, though mostly for the ladies. Once in a while a good one comes along for our grooms. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts, is just that, great gifts that will suit everyone. I am a beer geek from way back, so was delighted to see…

Nikki’s Magic Wand

I think all of us ladies have had times where we were down to the last little bit of foundation, concealer, lip gloss or other makeup when you know you want it out of there, but the regular applicator or shaking it around doesn’t get it loose. Especially on my more expensive foundations, I really…

Versace Yellow Diamond

Our second tester here at Sac Bride really loved this scent. She prefers the musky, warmer scents and this one is exactly that. With the Amber Wood and Musk in with distinctive scents of Neroli and Bergamot, it is definitely a rich perfume. Julie gives this a thumbs up! From Versace: Infinite beauty reflects itself…

Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs

We get a fair number of samples for fragrance and I added this one to my regular line-up since I love floral scents and this one does not disappoint. Light, lingering scent is luscious. And I love the bottle too. Pretty addition to my fragrance shelf. As described by Marc Jacobs: Flirtatious, charming, and sparkling…

The Wedding Planner & Organizer

Whether you are working with a professional bridal consultant or not, this is ideal for keeping you on track! We received this really great planner and organizer from “wedding planner to the stars” Mindy Weiss. I took this binder with me out to the Dream Wedding Show and it got rave reviews from the brides-to-be.…

Cellz+ Skin Care

Looking for a simple skin care system? I can’t say enough about the Cellz+ line of skin care products. Created by Regina Collins, a licensed esthetician and skin care expert from El Dorado Hills, these products were designed with simplicity in mind. It uses a color code system to let you know which products are…