Mozaik Partyware: Entertain With Style - Review

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DISCLOSURE: I received a Mozaik Service for 8 Kit and a set of Mozaik Appetizer Forks from BzzAgent to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

I love to host parties.  I probably throw a party at least every couple months.  They can be stressful with trying to figure out the guest list, the menu, cleaning, timing when things need to go in the oven or the grill, etc.  After all that planning, the last thing you want to do is cheapen everything by breaking out the paper plates and disposable cutlery.  Yes, they're easy but they're not very stylish and often can be flimsy or thin.

Enter Mozaik's line of disposable partyware.  They offer a full line of products including plates, bowls, and platters in varying sizes, as well as cutlery and serving utensils. 

When I first opened the Service for 8 package, I was kind of surprised at the quality of the pieces included.  There were 8 10.25" round dinner plates, 8 7.5" round salad plates, 8 forks, 8 spoons and 8 knives.  The plates are made of a durable heavyweight plastic  They were white with a nice silver trim.  The cutlery is also made of heavyweight plastic, but they look like silver.

The little appetizer forks that came in my BzzKit were really cute.  They're 4 inches long and come in a pack of 48. 

Old Navy Beach Bum Accessories Party - Summer 2012 Line Review

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was selected by Crowdtap, as a member of the Old Navy Style Council, to host an in-store party to promote Old Navy's beach accessories.  Three friends and I were given a coupon for a free pair of flip flops, sunglasses, beach bag and beach towel.  All opinions are my own.

Summer's here and it's time to hit the beach and the pool!  Old Navy's Swim Central has everything you need to make a stylish splash!  They have a large selection of flip flops, from your basic solid colors to more fashionable ones with prints and embellishments.  They also have a line of beach towels, beach totes and sunglasses.

Thanks to Crowdtap, I was given coupons for myself and three other people to receive a free pair of flip flops, sunglasses, a beach bag and a beach towel.  I had originally planned on bringing my two sisters and my best friend, but because of scheduling issues and a delay in getting the coupons, I had to switch who I was bringing last minute.  I ended up going with my Mom, one of my sisters and my sister-in-law.  She had just had a baby less than a month ago and so I'm sure she was glad to get out of the house and have a break from the baby!

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Party

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was selected by Crowdtap to host a party to promote the release of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.  Hosts were sent a digital party kit that included decorating ideas, games and activity sheets.  All opinions are my own.

On the heels of being selected for a special advanced screening of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, I was also selected to host a party to help celebrate the release of the new movie.  Those selected were emailed a digital party kit that included:
  • A crack-a-lackin recipe for Marty's zebra cake
  • A classic game with a "mad" twist featuring Gloria
  • Decorations, masks and face paint ideas to get everyone into the Madagascar mood
  • Fun activities and games to keep the party movin'

Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion Review

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was selected by Smiley360 to try a mystery brand of lotion.  After trying it, I was sent a 3 fl oz bottle of Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion.  All opinions are my own.

I have really dry skin.  Especially on my legs.  They get really itchy too and sometimes I scratch them so hard, they bleed!  I'm always on the look out for new lotions that will help keep my legs moisturized and stop the itching.  I've already tried so many!  So, I was pretty interested in signing up for this Smiley360 mission to try out a new mystery lotion.

America's Next Top Wooliteer Party

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DISCLOSURE: I was selected to host a party to promote Woolite Extra Dark Care laundry detergent by and Woolite.  All opinions are my own.

Do you have a problem with your dark jeans losing their color?  Do your dark clothes start to fade and lose their color intensity over time?  Then you need to start washing with Woolite Extra Dark Care!  Woolite Extra Dark Care has a special formula that cleans and helps maintain the original color and intensity of your dark clothes.  It won't cause fading, shrinking or stretching and your dark clothes look like new for longer.

I have to admit, I've never used Woolite Extra Dark Care before I was selected to host this party.  But I have had the issue with my dark clothes fading and losing their color.  So I was pretty excited to give it a try and to help promote the brand among my friends and family.  None of them really used Woolite at all before the party.

McCormick Grill Mates Grill Ambassadors Party

Monday, June 4, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was selected by and McCormick Grill Mates to host a party to promote the Grill Mates brand.  All opinions are my own.

It's grilling season!  I don't know about you, but once the weather gets warm enough and it isn't raining, we are grilling our dinner.  Steak, chicken, burgers -- we are eating something grilled almost every night! 

So, I was super excited to be selected to host a grilling party for Crowdtap and McCormick Grill Mates!  I was familiar with the line of Grill Mates products but I've only tried one of their products, the Montreal Steak Seasoning.  We had a bottle of it in our spice drawer that we had bought a long time ago.   It was good but we hadn't used it in over a year, if not two!  [Later, I realized why we hadn't used it.... it was the 25% less sodium version, so not as good!]  I was really interested in trying out the other products that McCormick Grill Mates had.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Advance Screening

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I was chosen by and DreamWorks Animation to attend an advance screening of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.  The movie will be released nationwide on Friday, June 8th, but we were given the opportunity to see the movie about a week earlier at a special screening held on Saturday, June 2nd, at various locations around the country.

We were told we could bring one friend or family member with us to the screening.  Unfortunately, I have a 5 year old son and 7 year old daughter who both like the Madagascar movies!  It was so hard to try and choose which child to take!  I knew one of them would end up being so disappointed and crazy jealous of the other.

I was also picked by Crowdtap to host a Madagascar 3 party (I'll post about that once the party happens) and so the kids have had "Madagascar on the brain."  (Did you get that?  It's a line from Madagascar 2!)  I even bought a copy of both the first and second Madagascar movies to show at the party and the kids have been watching them over and over.  Plus, the trailers for the movie have been all over TV.  My kids have been quoting lines from the trailers and of course singing "Afro Circus!"