Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rainwater Botanicals is back with high quality, natural ingredients [giveaway]

More than eight months ago I partnered with Rainwater Botanicals for a mud mask giveaway and it was a success! People love mud mask, including myself. This time we're doing something a little different.

I recently had the privilege of trying intensive repair cream and pumpkin facial mask from Sara at her Etsy shop, Rainwater Botanicals.

As she states on her profile, Sara takes pride in using the highest quality, natural ingredients and offering products to customers at affordable prices. She takes great care in choosing packaging that is functional and recyclable whenever possible. Products are paraben free, phthalate free (including packaging), and sulfate free.


My wife is a huge fan of the intensive repair cream! She raves about the cream as the best she's ever tried for face and body. It's a natural cream that absorbs into the skin leaving no greasy residue behind, hydrating the skin to soften and smooth.

As for the scent, I can confirm the cream smells nice - pretty light and will eventually disappear completely. My wife likes to apply the cream before going to bed and the scent gives the bedroom a pleasant scent. I'm sensitive to most fragrances, but this doesn't bother me.


And then there's the pumpkin facial mask, a mask to rejuvenate the face and really any part of the body. Let me warn you though, this is not for those who have sensitive skin! If your skin can handle it, you'll like that pumpkin contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients that can help reverse the signs of aging.

And Sara has plenty of other cool stuff in the Rainwater Botanicals shop, so check it out and browse around.

So who wants to win something?! Sara is graciously offering a jar of repair cream and a jar of pumpkin mask to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. She also has a code GIVEAWAYGUY for 10% off orders via her shop or site, expiring 11/30.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Friday, October 23, 2015

Crochet guitar strap from YesteryearsGirl [review]

If you play a guitar of some kind then you're probably gonna need a strap at some point. Consider a crocheted strap for something soft and easy on your shoulder, and YesteryearsGirl has got you covered. If you need a special order you can ask!

I recently got my hands on a nice crochet guitar strap from Grace and her YesteryearsGirl Etsy shop and I love it. Mine is in sage green, which isn't listed in the shop at the moment, but here's a pink strap currently listed. There's another one in purple too.

Strap fits even a large body (bass guitar).

The strap goes for just $12, which won't break the bank and is a pretty good deal in comparison to prices on straps in most stores. Anything more than $20 for a basic strap makes me cringe. YesteryearsGirl's crochet straps also makes a nice gift for the upcoming holidays.

As I mentioned, the strap is nice and soft, gentle on my shoulder, and I haven't had any trouble using it with my acoustic bass guitar. As you can see above, the body of my guitar is really big (and heavy), but the strap easily stays attached to the end pins and gets around my body too.

Oh, I should mention I'm 6'5," so you don't need to worry about about fit. While 46 inches from end to end, the crocheted yarn is stretchy and will hold up nicely far beyond 46 inches.

Crocheted by hand in a smoke-free home with acrylic yarn.

Grace's goal is to provide you with a quality item and experience for an affordable price, so check out the shop.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Exotic wood picks from Clefstache [review]

If you play a guitar of some kind you've probably gone through your fair share of various picks. Well consider a wood pick for lasting durability, and Clefstache will supply you some.

I recently got my hands on some awesome exotic wood picks from Clefstache on Etsy (handmade in the U.S.) and I'm not sure if I can ever go back to plastic. Clefstache's picks typically come in sets of six for just $10, which won't break the bank. The set also makes a nice gift for the upcoming holidays.

Wood pick having no trouble on the big acoustic bass strings.

As I mentioned, wood picks are durable and these guys haven't had any trouble on the hefty strings of my acoustic bass guitar. The sound is much more lively as opposed to playing finger style. I think you'll find these picks lend a wide range of unique tones to your playing.

Designed for many hours of playtime on acoustic guitars, the picks will last even longer on an electric. I don't have an electric yet, but someday when my wife gives me the green light you bet I will.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the pick can be snapped in your hands if you bend it. Strumming and plucking on the strings is A-OK, but if you try to bend the pick it will likely break. I know this because I did it by accident - oops.

A few shapes and sizes of Clefstache's wood picks.

Clefstache has picks made from all types of wood, including Amazakoue, Cocobolo, Yellowheart, Che-Chen, Marblewood, and Ebony. I've never even heard of half of these, but I love the colors and textures. With a rustic interior in my house, this kind of thing is right up my alley.

Clefstache has plenty of wood designs and even some wood earrings in the shop, so check it out.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shady Rays classic style sunglasses [giveaway]

Summer is over, but the sun is still shining. How about some sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection and classic style?

With durability and classic style, you'll find the perfect pair at Shady Rays. From their signature series to the classic aviator series, there’s a lot to like.

While the overall selection won't blow you away in size, there really isn't a pair I don't like. Shady Rays are also affordable and won't break the bank, which is important in order to be competitive in the eye wear market.


My wife and I typically like the wayfarer style, as most people do, and we're fans of Shady Rays' classic clear sunglasses in deep brown. This particular pair has a very durable frame with 100% UVA/UVB blocking shatterproof grey lenses.

And they are sharp! They sit comfortably, fit even large heads like mine (hey, I've got a big brain), and they're stylin'.


Furthermore, you can get a free replacement if your sunglasses are lost or broken for any reason. Any reason at all. You just need to pay a few dollars for shipping, which is a great deal if you ask me. So browse the Shady Rays shop and check out the designs.

Now... who wants a pair?! The folks at Shady Rays have been gracious enough to offer up a pair of sunglasses of your choice to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Halloween is coming. Light up the night with Lunar Bands [giveaway]

Last week I posted a Lunar Bands review and now we're back with a giveaway!

Lunar Bands can be wrapped around your wrist, arm, ankle, etc., designed to free up your hands and shine brightly with static and blinking settings. These bands are ideally meant for night owls, but anyone can use them. From hiking and biking, to festivals and raves, Lunar Bands have lit up events all over the country.

Lunar Bands wristie and standard size band
Armband in green; wristie in blue

When turned on, the bands are bright! It's impossible to not be seen by cars or whoever else. They'll see you coming for sure. Not only is it great for walking and running, but also biking (strap the armband around your ankle - it works great). Oh, and there are two blinking modes too. Again, impossible not to be seen.

My wife even suggested this would be a great idea for trick-or-treating, which is just around the corner!

So who wants to win a band?! The folks at Lunar Bands have been gracious enough to offer up a band to two lucky Giveaway Guy readers.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Clean more efficiently with e-cloth [giveaway]

Have you cleaned your car lately? And what about the inside? Well if you're in a cold weather climate during the winter months, don't delay because it won't be fun cleaning the car when it's freezing out!

To make things easy for you, e-cloth sells chemical free cleaning. They were also featured in the May issue of Real Simple and rated Best of the Best in three separate categories.

Choose to clean differently by cleaning better with less effort - less effort sounds good to me! And you'll make your home (and car) safer by eliminating toxic chemicals.

ecloth.com

I recently got to try the interior car cleaning kit (pictured above) and had success with it. No smears or anything! e-cloths are different than most cloths I've seen and they give a chemical-free clean with just water. That's it, only water. No soap or special solution.

Look at all the dust and crap on my dashboard. I should be ashamed.

Included in the kit are two e-cloths - one glass & chrome cloth and one general purpose cloth. If you take care of these bad boys they should last for years.

So look at all the dust and crap that's sitting on my car's dashboard in the picture above. Gross, right? I took the orange general purpose cloth and gave it a couple wipe downs. Still some little pieces of dust left, so I sprayed the cloth with the water bottle a few times and gave the dashboard a final wipe down. The result is below.

Spotless. Practically looks new.

The gray cloth for glass and chrome I used for my side view mirrors that had water spots and stuff all over them. Spotless. I just sprayed the mirror and wiped it a few times with the cloth. Done.

The way the e-cloths work is they're made of millions of tiny fibers that pick up dirt which normal cloths just leave behind. The fibers pick everything up so your surface is clean and polished with no chemical residue left behind.

I love this simple car cleaning kit and plan to clean my wife's car before the winter weather becomes a pain. I know we'll save quite a bit of money by not using paper towels and chemical sprays.

Now... who wants to win something?! The folks at e-cloth have been gracious enough to offer up an interior car cleaning kit to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

$25 Amazon gift card giveaway (thanks to fantasy baseball!)

A couple weeks ago fantasy baseball ended and I ended up "in the money" yet again. Fantasy sports is one of my passions. So thanks to winnings from fantasy baseball, I've got something to pass on to you!

The more often I win things (not just in fantasy), the more often I can offer things on my blog. Follow me on Twitter too (@StaticSeth).

I love seeing this tweet show up in my feed every year.



I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. The giveaway is available to everyone worldwide.

I also have a handful of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already.

Amazon.com logo

Enter the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Treat your cat to a Purr-Packs gift box! [review]

My cat, Jasper, had his birthday a couple weeks ago and he finally got his present. He got his paws on a box full of cat goodies from Purr-Packs.

Purr-Packs specializes in discovering and sharing new and innovative products for customers. Their subscription packs are available in a variety of sizes and plans, allowing us (and the cats) to explore new products. The way I see it, sometimes getting to the store on a regular basis can be a hassle.

Why not order a gift box to be sent to your pet?! You can order three different sizes, and each box is hand-packed with the best quality cat treats and toys, which of course are different every month. The popular teaser pack is a good one to start with.

Purr Packs gift box for cats
Jasper inspecting the Purr-Pack box that arrived for him.

The Purr-Packs team is all about cats, their human families, and the joys of shared experiences. They focus their energies on promoting cat health and happiness, from toys to grooming aids, plus information sharing, owner support, and adoption efforts.

Jasper was really interested in the box before I even opened it, and I'm guessing he could smell the cat nip-laden toys that were inside. After I opened the box, he started pawing through all the goodies (toys, treats, even the black stuffing) and was in the zone. You just don't mess with a cat and their cat nip. The thing he loved most was the small, purple mouse, probably the least valuable thing. Go figure.

Purr Packs gift box items for cats
Jasper and all the items in the Purr-Packs teaser pack. Talk about value.

Needless to say, Jasper digs his Purr-Pack. Was that a pets pun? You get an incredible amount of value with the box and I think this is a great gift idea for cats for your friends. I will definitely have Purr-Packs on my mind when I need to shop for a friend. Check 'em out!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saravena Chai - the spice tea of India [giveaway]

Forget all that pumpkin-flavored stuff for the moment. It's Chai season - the perfect time with cool weather arriving. Dried leaves and tea, not really a coincidence. I'm a fan of all kinds of tea, and I drink it at home, at work, and on the go.

Saravena is a small, family owned tea company that focuses on offering premium Teas and beneficial Tisanes. They also offer tea ware that is functional and contemporary, like the iced tea maker we gave away last May.

Herbal Chai & regular Chai

I got my cold hands on some spicy Chai tea, and the tea is available in multiple artisan blends (also caffeine-free herbal Chai). It brings essences of spice to the tips of your taste buds before following up with a rich finish.

You'll be able to enjoy hints of ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom (what the heck is cardamom?), and you can drink it traditionally or infused. And whether iced or hot (I prefer hot), Chai tea is ideal for any time of day. If there are leaves on the ground outside, it's time for Chai.

Furthermore, Saravena also offers many, many bagged and loose leaf teas and I previously had the pleasure of trying the jasmine tea and English breakfast tea. Good stuff. Did you know that tea is the world's most consumed beverage? Have some in the morning or afternoon to stay energized, or pair with dessert for an evening treat.

The tea comes in a really nice canister, which could be great as a gift. I imagine my wife will be saving these when the tea is gone... If you like tea and other healthy beverages, there's a lot of cool stuff in the Saravena shop to check out.


So who wants to win something?! The folks at Saravena have been gracious enough to offer up a Chai prize package to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader:

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Socks for every occasion - Socksmith [review]

Winter is coming. Not only have I been shopping for slippers, but I like to invest my money in new, comfy socks. If your feet don't feel comfortable, you don't feel comfortable.

Then along came Socksmith last month. They've been in the sock business for 27 years, so needless to say they probably know what they're doing. With all these years talking to customers, they know what sock designs people want.

Avocado crew socks
My wife modeling the avocado crew socks.

Socksmith has created an artisan brand with a West Coast point of view. With “no boring socks” as their motto, they've designed a collection of men’s and women’s novelty socks & knee-highs, as well as an everyday line of fun, relaxed comfort socks.

We love avocado at our house, so why not wear some avocado socks too? Pictured above are the avocado crew socks, sure to have you thinking, "Holy guacamole are my feet cozy!" The socks are made of cotton, nylon, and spandex, and are perfect for lounging around or perhaps harvesting avocados if you're lucky enough to have an avocado tree.

Check out their entire collection of men's and women's - they have plenty to be proud of and many fun designs.

Business monkey socks design
Monkey business socks

The stitching is quality, and Socksmith socks are some of the most comfortable socks I own. My wife agrees. Consider spicing up your business attire with some monkey business socks.

Business monkey socks design
This monkey is all business. Staplers and paper clips too.

Socksmith is constantly adding to their line with out-of-the-box ideas. You can find them in hundreds of stores nationwide.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Light up your night with Lunar Bands [review]

In my family, we like to go on walks, sometimes at night. We typically bring small flashlights so we can easily be seen by cars. I'm not a fan of carrying things though.

Enter Lunar Bands.

A Lunar Band can be wrapped around your wrist, arm, ankle, etc., designed to free up your hands and shine brightly with static and blinking settings. These bands are ideally meant for night owls, but anyone can use them. From hiking and biking, to festivals and raves, Lunar Bands have lit up events all over the country.

As a brand, they're putting all profit back into perfecting the design, so they clearly care about what they're doing. They read and personally respond to every piece of feedback they receive, including the email I sent them. If you're reading this, Josh, thank you.

Lunar Bands wristie and standard size band
Armband in green; wristie in blue

I recently got my hands (or should I say arms and wrists?) on a wristie and armband, which are both perfect for evening strolls.

When turned on, the bands are bright! It's impossible to not be seen by cars or whoever else. They'll see you coming for sure. Not only is it great for walking and running, but also biking (strap the armband around your ankle - it works great). Oh, and there are two blinking modes too. Again, impossible not to be seen.

Not turned on - armband in green; wristie in blue

My wife even suggested this would be a great idea for trick-or-treating, which is just around the corner by the way! Check out the video below for more visuals and then check out the Lunar Bands shop. The battery lasts for 100+ hours, which is pretty sweet.


If you want to win a band for yourself, stick around! In about a week the folks at Lunar Bands will be offering up a band to TWO lucky Giveaway Guy readers. Subscribe to my blog so you don't miss the announcement!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Apple crumble cup made by Butterfly Vegan Bakery [giveaway]

It's apple season and Butterfly Vegan Bakery is back again. In the last blog post with BVB, we ran a crumble cup giveaway and it was a success. Now we're doing another giveaway for the new, seasonal apple crumble.

I like to treat myself to vegan desserts and you should too! As I've blogged many times before, here are a few physical benefits of vegan foods:
  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Healthy skin
I was sent a scrumptious vegan apple crumble cup from Parvaneh at her Etsy shop, Butterfly Desserts. As she states on her profile, her name means butterfly! She has a passion for eating and making healthy food - especially desserts.


Who doesn't like fruit crisp desserts? They're delicious. I can polish off one of these apple crumble cups in just minutes! It reminds me of the days in grade school when apple crisp was the dessert - it was one of my favorites.

Believe Parvaneh when she says the cups are a market favorite. The crumble is made with organic fruits, red walnuts, and sweetened only with coconut sugar.

There are other flavors available as well, like blackberry. The blackberry crumble cups in particular are made from blackberries freshly-picked at the Collins Farm in Davis, CA, just a few miles away from the Butterfly Vegan Bakery.


All of Butterfly Desserts' products are made with unrefined sugars like coconut sugar and are SOY FREE. They are also super low-fat and low calorie.

All packaging is biodegradable or recyclable. Even the clear bags used for packaging smaller items (like the muffins I previously blogged about) are made with corn starch - not plastic! That's right, the bags are made with corn starch.

Parvaneh has plenty of other cool stuff in her shop, so check it out.

Butterfly Vegan Bakery logo

So who wants to win a dessert?! Parvaneh is graciously offering a vegan apple crumble cup to one Giveaway Guy reader. Allergy note: contains wheat, almonds, and walnuts.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FREYRS designer sunglasses [giveaway]

I like choice. Don't you? I like being able to sort and filter through items while shopping online.

And with one of the largest and most eclectic lineups of designer sunglasses on the web, you'll find the perfect pair at FREYRS. From vintage, cat eye sunglasses to classic aviators, there’s something for every face-shape.

Gold Retro Nerdy Wayfarer Sunglasses model

Not only is there a huge selection (more than one thousand models), but FREYRS is also affordable, which is important in order to be competitive in the eye wear market.

I challenge you to tell me there isn't a single pair you like. Tons of options, and all models are ready for shipping the same day!

My wife and I like the wayfarer style, and she's a much better model of the retro nerdy wayfarer sunglasses than I am. This particular pair of designer style wayfarers come in either gold or silver frames. And they are sharp! They sit comfortably, fit even large heads like mine (hey, I've got a big brain), and they're stylin'.

Gold Retro Nerdy Wayfarer Sunglasses

Furthermore, to ensure your eyes are protected, all FREYRS eye wear comes with 99% - 100% UV protection, as standard. Customer satisfaction is their number one priority and they're only satisfied once they know you’re happy. So browse the FREYRS collection and check out the new arrivals of designer style sunglasses.

Now... who wants a pair?! The folks at FREYRS have been gracious enough to offer up a pair of sunglasses of your choice to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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