Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review and Giveaway: GreenSmart Backpack $110.00 value!

People, Product, Planet
About Them:
GreenSmart is 100% dedicated to making the world greener and smarter every day. Our mission is accomplished through the eco-friendly materials in our bags and through our eco- and people-friendly manufacturing processes. We embrace supply-chain-wide social responsibility and eco-conscious concepts in everything we do. Our continued pursuit of small positive actions every day, in design, manufacturing and distribution, result in big long-term changes toward better products and a better environment. It's this mindset in product design and in eco-consciousness that has set us apart since 1995.
 My Thoughts:
GreenSmart was gracious enough to let me do a review and giveaway for them. They sent me a wonderful backpack. I needed a new one for so this was perfect timing
The backpack is made of 100% recycled material. I'm all about doing my share to help make our planet "greener".
The process: Plastic Bottles to Backpacks

I choose to review the Mandrill Backpack in Black.  It has a generous amount of space in each compartment and is made with strong weather proof material.
The backpack has padded straps make it comfortable to wear. It also has lots of side and smaller pocket areas to hold your cell phone, wallet or keys.
I also love that GreenSmart puts a small badge on the bag telling you how many bottles it took to make this backpack.

GreenSmart has also been gracious enough to host a giveaway and offer one of my readers a backpack of there choice in any color and size a $110.00 value!!! 

The giveaway is open to all in the US.

One winner will be chosen randomly using random.org. I will notify the winner via email, you will have 2 days to respond with your info. After the 2 days is up and no response, a new winner will be chosen.

Here are the rules for the giveaway:
Number 1 is mandatory to enter the giveaway!

The giveaway ends Wednesday Jan. 26th 2011 at Midnight!

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2. Visit the GreenSmart website and tell me which product you would love to have (one entry = 1 comment)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review: Aurorae Yoga Mat and No-Slip Rosin Bag

About them:
Aurorae offers the best yoga mats in illuminating colors with a focal point icon. We have extra long yoga mats and extra thick yoga mats as well as yoga bags, and yoga accessories. Combine this with our great customer service provided and you get the best of both worlds. Aurorae yoga company offers the best quality and services available on the internet and Amazon. This is why we have the best reviewed and the number one top rated products on Amazon.com.
My Thoughts:
I regularly do Pilate's and Yoga classes at our local gym. I had always used the foam mats the gym provided for everybody. I could never find a mat that was long enough and thick enough so when you roll back on the mat is doesn't feel like you are rolling on the wood flooring.
Not the case with the Aurorae Yoga Mats. They were gracious enough to send me a thick  squishy pink one. I totally love it! The mat stays put on the slippery hard wood floor. Its extra long so you have plenty of room to lay back. Its also thick enough so i don't have to put a second one underneath it for extra cushion. I absolutely love the color! Its a soft pastel pink, with a little bubble texture for grip.
Aurorae Yoga also sent me a Rosin Bag. The rosin bag works great!
Just toss it lightly in your hands and you can dab it on your feet as well for a little extra grip and to keep you hands and feet from getting sweaty and slippery.
This mat is great for all floor exercises like Yoga, Pilate's or stretching.
The mats come in all different shapes and sizes so i encourage you to visit there site and pick out the one that would work best for your needs. You can visit there website here.