Thursday, August 7, 2014

Try Your Own Yummification! 5 Hour Energy $25 Gift Card and Prize Pack Giveaway!!

The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®
Being a mommy is hard work. Seriously. Before I became a SAHM, it's all I wanted to do. It looked like the cushiest job in the world, hanging out all day playing blocks and making snacks. Ha! Boy, things look different now that I am over here on this side of the fence. So, tell me, are there any of you guys who sometimes need a little boost in the energy department? I know I do! Sometimes, when I need a little boost in the morning, or later in the middle of the day, I choose 5-hour ENERGY®. For me, 5-hour ENERGY® is able to give me the boost that I need, without the crash that I get if I drink a soda or eat a candy bar. And when you are a mom that is go-go-going all the time, NOT having a crash is a big deal!
5-hour ENERGY® comes in a TON of different flavors, so there is always something to choose from based on your taste and mood! 5-hour ENERGY® shots have a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients, with zero sugar, zero carbs, zero herbal stimulants and 4 calories! A lot of people think that 5-hour ENERGY® shots have a ton of caffeine in them, but really, the amount is comparable to a cup of premium coffee.

We received an AMAZING pack of  5-hour ENERGY® shots to try out! There were more than pictured, but you guys have to understand, my hubby works 50 hours a week,and he is obsessed with these! So, some of them didn't even make it to the picture! However, we did have enough left over to try out some "yummifications"!! What are those, you ask? A yummification occurs when you mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with your favorite beverage! Check out the great 5-hour ENERGY® “Yummification” video contest, to enter the contest, visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!).

Sounds fun, right? Not only is it fun, you can win some great prizes!!!
One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:
Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)
Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)
To enter, visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form or “Like” the 5-hour ENERGY® page on Facebook at and follow the instructions to click the contest tab. Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.  No purchase necessary.  US residents only.  18 years and up.

We made a great yummification, and we called it "Nate's Lemony Surprise", because my 8 year old came up with it.. (No, he did not drink it, although he REALLY wanted to!). We mixed one lemon 5-hour ENERGY® shot with equal parts lemonade and lemon-lime soda. I was a little unsure of this combination, being as it came from an 8 year old, but it was surprisingly tasty!!! Definitely a little bit tart with a little bit of a "kick", but come on, it's called Lemony Surprise, so what do you expect??? :) We also made a second yummification, courtesy of my 4 year old! (Hey, if big brother got to create a drink, little brother had to get in on the action too!) This time, we mixed a diet, caffeine free cola with a strawberry 5-hour ENERGY® shot. The result was a yummy take on a cherry/berry flavored cola with a boost! It was pretty darn good too!

So there are our creations! Now, you guys, read the rules, and get busy making a creation of your own! It's fun, it gives you a yummy new drink, and you get a chance to win CASH!!! To celebrate this contest, the generous folks at 5-hour ENERGY®  are giving one of Flip Out Mama's lucky readers a chance to win a 5-hour ENERGY® variety pack that includes a $25 Visa gift card. Would you like to win? To enter please check out the 5-hour ENERGY®  “Yummification” contest. What would you mix with your 5-hour ENERGY®??? Comment below and let me know, and enter via the Rafflecopter!! Good luck!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Don't Forget The SPF! Coppertone Unveils Awesome New Products! #SPF #FunInTheSun #Review #Blogger #Coppertone

Summer is winding down, and it's easy to forget the importance of sun protection when we are not heading to the beach or at the pool every day. However, you have to remember to be diligent about protecting yourself and your family from the sun no matter what season it is, no matter what the weather is like. I am the first to admit that, like most of us, in my younger days, I was not very good about protecting my skin. I am a very pale gal, and a good 15 or 20 minutes in the sun without SPF, I burn like crazy. I have endured many sun burns, blisters, and even sun poisoning on a couple of occasions. Now that I am older, I realize how important it is to protect yourself from the sun, and I never let my boys or myself out of the house without sunscreen on!  

Coppertone is king when it comes to sun protection, and they have some amazing and innovative new products on the market to help us all stay safe! Here's the rundown: 

Coppertone Sport AccuSpray was developed to solve a common frustration – the cloud of spray people experience when using a spray sunscreen. The product has a new patented technology that creates a more targeted spray for less mess and waste. This one was a definite fave of my boys! I am super serious about sunscreen, but they hate wearing it. That is mostly because when I spray their old sunscreen, it goes everywhere! All over them, their face, their eyes, and the person standing behind them! This was a great improvement over sunscreens we have used in the past, and I really liked it! 

Coppertone ClearlySheer, which comes in two lines – Sunny Days and Beach & Pool – was created to provide women with a sunscreen that’s just for them. The brand new formulas are both incredibly lightweight and sheer so you’ll feel comfortable wearing them every day under your makeup or when you’re in the water. This is an amazing idea, and I am so glad that Coppertone came out with this line of products! I think that many women don't really think that they need an additional sunscreen beyond whatever is in their BB Cream or foundation. However, that is just not true! I love the Sunny Days line, I have been using it under my regular makeup every day, and there is no residue, no greasy build up! It's great! I really hope that this new line helps women to protect themselves from the sun every day, not just when they are on vacation! 

   Coppertone Kids Tear-Free Lotion: Specially formulated to protect and keep children’s skin soft and smooth. The ultra-gentle, tear free formula won’t sting or irritate eyes, perfect for summertime activities. Sometimes, I really just prefer to put lotion on my boys instead of a spray. Mostly when I know we are going to be in the sun for a long period of time, I just think that a lotion works better. This lotion is great, and it really is tear free. Believe me, I checked! :) 

 Coppertone WaterBABIES Pure &Simple Lotion: The #1 pediatrician-recommended product, specially formulated to provide broad spectrum protection for a baby’s delicate skin. The gentle, moisturizing formula is an essential for your water baby.   Ahhh, WaterBABIES... It's been four long years since I needed a special baby sunscreen... Waaaaaaaah. My babies are all grown up now, but I still love this lotion. It smells like babies to me, haha! I'm passing this one down to my niece so she can protect her little Water Baby! 

I really love Coppertone's products, and I am glad that my family is all set to continue to protect ourselves from the sun, even though now summer is winding down! It's just as important to use sun protection in the "off season" as well! The folks at Coppertone know this, and that is why they launched their 2nd year of their "Making The Sunscreen Grade" program. This is a fabulous program that educates parents, teachers, caregivers and camp counselors about sun protection so that they can set a good example for the kids in their care. This is a super program and I am really glad to see something like this being initiated by Coppertone. I think that if there had been a program like this around when I was in school, I might have paid more attention to sun protection, and saved my skin from a lot of burns! Definitely check out the details about this awesome program HERE!  Oh, and don't forget to join Coppertone on Twitter  and Facebook to stay up to date with all their latest products! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Celebrating a Summer Of Fun With PEEPS & Company! #PEEPSONALITY #Peeps #SummerFun #Food #Review #FoodBlogger

Thanks to Peeps & Company  for sponsoring this review. All opinions are my own. 

Guys. Summer is almost over. Can you believe that? I really do love Fall, I think it might be my favorite season (I'm fickle, I can't pick one!), but I am not ready to see summer go this year. We have been having so much fun this year, I'm just not ready for it to end! Just one small part of our summer fun this year has been checking out the awesome new PEEPS Minis from PEEPS & Company! Yep, that's right, your all time favorite Easter candy is shrunk, wrapped up, and delivered to you in three amazing flavors to eat all year round! What's not to love about that? The fine folks at PEEPS sent us an amazing Summer Fun Package to help us have a great summer and express some #PEEPSONALITY! 

Look at this fun package! Doesn't it just make you want to get out and DO something??!! First of all, we got to try out all three of the new PEEPS Minis flavors! There's Chocolate Creme, which was delish and perfect for those times when you just need a *little* bit of chocolate, sour watermelon, which the boys loved, and Strawberry Creme, which were so deliciously good, they didn't even make it into the picture! I am loving these new PEEPS Minis, and you will too! Guess why? Only 14 CALORIES PER PEEP! I am not kidding you right now! Each resealable bag of PEEPS Minis comes with 24 PEEPS inside, enough to keep you satisfied for quite a while! Oh, and they are gluten and fat free too! 

They are sooo yummy, and if you don't believe me, just look at these guys' faces: 

These two are definite candy experts, so if it passes their test, you can believe it's good stuff! We also got some great summer essentials in our PEEPS package, like a great PEEPS Signature Beach Towel, which is super soft and ADORABLE! WE also received a great PEEPS Signature Tote, which has been making the rounds with us to all of our pool trips and play dates this summer. Definitely a conversation starter! The PEEPS pail was a great addition for sand castle making, and in my house, dirt playing! The PEEPS tumbler has been perfect for me too, even though the boys are begging for it! Not happening, kiddos! 

Now, I know you guys are wondering where you can get all this adorable PEEPS branded merchandise, and not to worry, I have got you covered. Just visit the PEEPS & Company Summer Essentials website, and you'll be able to find all the cool PEEPS stuff that we got to check out, and more! We are really loving the PEEPS Minis here at our house, they are the perfect size (40% smaller than original PEEPS) to have a few and not be *completely* off the diet wagon, so that's a good thing! Go on, check them out, you are gonna love them too! I know that my family is pumped that now we can have PEEPS all year round! Woohoo!!! Make sure to check out PEEPS on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up to date on all the coolest products, and don't forget to express your own #PEEPSONALITY! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hot!! Summer Celebration Review and Giveaway From N Circle Entertainment! Ends 8/3/14! #PBSKids #NCircle #Kids #Review #Giveaway #Blogger

When you hear the name N Circle Entertainment, do you immediately recognize it? Chances are, you might not recognize the name, but you'll recognize their famous DVD titles! N Circle Entertainment is the company whose mission is to provide "Entertainment That Educates"! They are behind some of the most famous kid's educational titles out there, like Sid The Science Kid, Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That, Octonauts, The Wiggles, Word World, Mike The Knight, and more! They are getting us into the summer spirit with an amazing prize pack of TEN, count 'em, TEN DVD's, six of which are previously unreleased!

Look at this awesome assortment! This prize pack of DVDs is worth over $100!!! It includes some really great titles! Check them out below:

  • Sid the Science Kid: Now That’s Using Your Brain! 
    • Sid discovers that the brain controls all kinds of actions such as walking, thinking and breathing and wants to learn more about how it works. My boys love Sid, so this one was one of their very favorites! Especially my preschooler, he is really into all things science and I will hear him talking about things Sid says for weeks after watching an episode. This DVD was definitely one of their favorites and they have been watching it every night before bed! 
  • Octonauts: Calling All Sharks 
    • Join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookiecutter sharks, look after an injured Lemon shark and stop a Whitetip shark who is chasing the Gup-A! My big guy is to old for Octonauts now, but my preschooler is really into them still. He loves the Octopod especially and is always playing with his Octonauts figures that he got last year. 
  • Octonauts: Meet the Octonauts 
    • Join the Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! This one was another great one for my preschooler, obviously! He watches this DVD, then the other Octonauts one, and goes back and forth between the two. 

  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Let’s Go on an Adventure
    • When the Cat eats the last chocolate, Nick and Sally must fly to Coco-a-licious to restock their supply. But princess Lotta-Chocka's helpers are away. Join the Cat and the kids as they make chocolate today! Both of my boys love The Cat, but this one is one of my big kid's favorites! He just turned 8, so some may consider him too old for this show, but he has always been a big fan, and definitely loved this DVD. And, I love Martin Short, so I always make time to watch The Cat with my boys! 

  • The Wiggles: Hot Potatoes! The Best of the Wiggles
    • The beloved and wildly successful children’s entertainment group has finally released a collection of their most popular songs, including Big Red Car, Toot Toot Chugga Chugga, The Monkey Dance and much more.  Oh, The Wiggles. I tried to get my boys to watch this one with me, but neither one would go for it! Luckily, I have a younger nephew who is gonna love this one, and I am sure he is going to get a lot of use out of this DVD! The Wiggles are so happy and cheerful, they are great for little ones! 

  • WordWorld: Hide and Seek!
    • Join the WordFriends and play a game of Hide and Seek! In this special game, the friends have to hide behind WordThings that end in “ake." BUG builds a RAKE, and PIG builds a CAKE. But SHARK is so big that it s hard for him to find a good hiding place. WordWorld is by far one of my favorite shows for my preK boy. Seriously, this show has helped him to learn all of his letters and almost all of his letter sounds. He doesn't even know that he is learning, but he is indeed! This is a great DVD for any WordWorld fan! 

And those are only the brand new, never before released DVDs! This awesome prize pack from N-Circle includes the following: 

1.       Mike the Knight: Knight in Training 
2.       Octonauts: Meet the Octonauts!
3.       Octonauts: Calling All Sharks! 
4.       Sid the Science Kid: Backyard Campout
5.       Sid the Science Kid: Now That’s Using Your Brain
6.       Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic Goes Green
7.       The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Let’s Go on an Adventure 
8.       The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Ocean Commotion 
9.       WordWorld: Hide and Seek!

10.     The Wiggles: Hot Potatoes! The Best of the Wiggles 

What a great prize pack, don't you agree!? I love NCircle Entertainment and their amazing, educational-but-still fun, assortment of DVDs and television programs! Anytime that I can get my kids doing something educational, without fighting about it, or even realizing what they are doing is "learning", I am all for it! So, what do you guys think? Would you like to win one of these AMAZING DVD prize packs??? OF COURSE you would!!! 
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Must Have Monday: Carmex Lip And Skin Care Products! #Carmex #Blogger #Review #PR #BeautyBlogger

It's Monday again, and that means Must Have Monday here at Flip Out Mama! I am really excited about this week's feature, it is a brand that I have known and trusted for years! Carmex has been one of my favorite lip care brands since I was a teenager. Carmex's Original Tube Lip Balm was probably one of the first lip products I ever used, and there is no doubt that it is still my favorite after all these years! The tube is perfect for applying to lips, and this lip balm always does the trick, whether your lips are parched and thirsty from the hot summer sun, or cracked and dry from the winter cold. It's always the perfect solution, no wonder it is Carmex's best seller!

We also got a chance to try out the Carmex Strawberry Stick lip balm. I have never tried the stick version of Carmex before, and I was very impressed! The Strawberry Stick provides broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection and up to 80 minutes of water resistance. Plus, it smells great! This is a new favorite of mine, and I can't believe I waited so long to try it!

I am also slightly obsessed with the brand new Carmex Limited Edition Moisture Plus Lip Balms! How gorgeous are they:

Umm, yes please?! I haven't gotten to try these out yet, but I hope I get a chance to soon, because they are too adorable to pass up! Don't forget to check out Carmex and their awesome line of skin care products too! You know that these folks know how to take care of dry, chapped lips, so they have got to be pros and taking care of dry, chapped skin too! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook so you can stay up to date with their newest awesome products!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fun In The Sun (Safely!) With Jersey Shore Cosmetics #PR #Review #Blogger #BeautyBlogger #JerseyShore

As some of you know, my family has been trying to make a shift towards using more natural products. (Well, actually, I am trying, and everyone else is stuck doing it whether they want to or not, but y'all know what I mean!) When I first started, I was really only thinking about food and drinks, but as time has gone on, I have realized that there is a lot more to "living naturally" than just cutting out processed foods and drinking more water. 

A company that really gets that is Jersey Shore Cosmetics. The entire goal of Jersey Shore Cosmetics is to provide customers with products that are TRULY safe and free of petrochemicals. Both their Jersey Shore Kids and Jersey Sun lines are phthalate-free, cruely-free and free of petrochemicals. Jersey Kids and Jersey Shore Sun, Sans Tan organic sunscreens are top rated and recommended with a score of 1 on the Environmental Working Group's "Skin Deep" recommended sunscreens list. In short, they are a company that gets it. You shouldn't have to endure harsh chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients just to have a product that works. And now, you don't! 

Jersey Shore has a ton of great products for everyone in the family! For kids, the Jersey Kids line features Jersey Babies Eco Shield Protective Sun Barrier, which is safe for even the most sensitive baby skin. They also have Jersey Kids Petrochemical-free sunscreen, which is great for your older kids who are spending their summer days poolside. Jersey Kids sunscreens are different than other "natural" sunscreens on the market today. These are the real deal!  Jersey Kids sunscreens are formulated using non-nano zinc oxide and are petrohemical-free, non-toxic and baby safe.  Jersey Kids is 100% natural, organic and vegan. 

I don't know about you guys, but I am a super sucker when it comes to lip balms, and Jersey Shore Cosmetics has girls like us covered! They have several different lip conditioners that come in different sizes and flavors, depending on your preference. " Jersey Shore Sun Nutrient Dense Lip Conditioners are formulated using all natural, organic, Non-GMO and nutrient dense ingredients. Nothing artificial. No petrochemicals. Jersey Shore Sun lip conditioners are emollient, soothing and contain anti-aging nutrients. Gentle and emollient enough to use on other areas of the face. Softens fine lines. Great for cold weather sports!"

For us ladies who love our makeup, Jersey Shore Cosmetics makes sure that you can still look great while going natural too! Their line contains an All Natural Mineral Bronzer as well as a Vegan All Natural Mineral Mascara. I am also really excited about the Redder Than Red Vegan Lip and Cheek Rouge. Love that you can still get awesome makeup products while going natural! 
I am really loving Jersey Shore Cosmetics and their awesome all natural products! If you are interested in going natural, you should definitely take a look at Jersey Shore Cosmetics product lines! If you want to check out their website, click here to take a look at all of their great product offerings! Also, be sure to join them on Facebook  to stay up to date with all the latest deals and promotions! 


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