Old Spice #Combos4Success – Smell Like a Guy from Head to Toes

Growing up, I remember my Dad using Old Spice. He even used a shaving brush to really get some great lather. When he would come home from work and scoop me up in his arms, that was my favorite time of day and I remember that smell!

Now that I’ve grown older, I still love the smell of Old Spice. I love guys that smell like guys! For me, a guy wearing worn-in jeans and smelling fresh and clean – that’s a perfect combination!

After all, some things just go better together: bacon and eggs, peanut butter and chocolate, swagger with shades. Now, Old Spice, the manliest men’s grooming brand in the universe is letting guys know that when they use the perfect combinations like Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner layered together, the result is an irresistible freshness from head to toes.



Speaking of “combinations”, Old Spice recently conducted a poll among 18-35 year old men to ask about some of their favorite combinations. Favorite beer accompaniment? Favorite food combo is you were stranded on a desert island? Best combo to relive your childhood?

Here’s an infographic with all of those and more:

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Old Spice has launched some new fun campaign spots featuring the Old Spice Mandroid. This one is my favorite!

In “Stairs,” the Old Spice mandroid suavely strolls up a flight of stairs at an expensive restaurant while professing his love for “human women.” After explaining that he uses Old Spice all over to smell like a “human man,” he takes just one wrong step and plummets over the railing and onto a couple’s table. Unphased, the robot-man continues to talk to the woman at the table, and gets an unlikely response!

This guy may be plastic and metal, he may have emarrassing computer wiring odors, but after showering with Old Spice and using their deodorant, he now smells like a man from head to toe.


You can also check out these other fun Old Spice mandroid videos:

Nightclub  and Soccer

And, you can get some awesome coupons good for Old Spice deodorant + body wash, plus other Old Spice products to make sure you’re covered from Head to Toes! The coupons expire on September 30, 2014 so don’t wait too long.

Also, check out the Old Spice website for more fun and information!

Connect with Old Spice:



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What are some of your favorite combos?

This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Win a prize package worth over $400 (including a Kindle and $100 Target gc) – Back To School Giveaway

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights


Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! It’s time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers – and their kids – we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!

One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students.

Here is what is included:

  • Kindle Fire HD 7″ Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner’s choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99)

Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway: The Details

  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
  • Open to residents in the continental US, 18 years or older.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Winner will have 24 Hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org.
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you agree to the above terms, then enter using the Giveaway Form below. Good Luck!!

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Good Luck!

Disclosure:  This blog did not receive compensation and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post may contain affiliate links. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of Failing Perfect (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Failing Perfect is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, andor any other social media. Please contact michelle@failingperfect.com with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. 

Simple Tips to Feeling Sexier – #CarefreeChallenge

Sexiness is not about being able to fit into a tiny bikini or having modelesque features. Sexiness is all about how you feel and how you think. It’s a whole being experience.

Here are some simple tips to help you feel sexier:

Wear your guy’s shirt.

guyshirt “I think there’s something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing underwear and her boyfriend’s shirt” - Calvin Klein

I agree.




Take some completely alone time! Whether it means shutting off the phones, computers, tvs and not answering the door or trading babysitting time with another Mom. Do what makes you feel free and pampered!

restDance naked! My favorite thing is to go out naked in the rain (this requires privacy of course and isn’t easily done!) But, you can still dance inside. Choose your favorite music or enjoy the silence.








Take a hot bubble bath with your favorite bath bombs and scents. Revel in the aromatherapy, the quiet and the peace. It’s a great chance to restore and revive.







Create an environment that stimulates the senses. Use candles, flowers, whatever gives you joy and uplifts your spirit.

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Get a massage! Either from your significant other or save up for one at the spa. You deserve it! A foot massage also will help with what ails you and give you an overall sense of well-being.






After a warm shower or bath, get out your favorite moisturizer. Slowly massage your arms, legs, feet, neck, hands. Enjoy the moment.

Try acupuncture or acupressure. Getting the energy flowing again can give you a renewed sense of vitality.

Take a yoga or pilates class. If you can’t find one,  there are lots of websites and dvds that can help. This will help put you in touch with your body and your entire being, which feels incredibly sexy. Exercise can do this as well!

Try out living in the moment! Stress can really take a toll on feeling sexy as we struggle through our daily routine and our mind is not at peace. By eliminating worrying about the past and anticipating problems in the future, we can enjoy the present and simply be. As all the great spiritual teachers have said, “Be here now.” It’s not always easy, but, it truly works! Ask yourself, “Is there anything wrong right in this present moment?”








Do it for yourself! Pamper yourself for you, not for anyone else. Get a manicure, paint your toenails, get a new hairstyle or add highlights. A small change can do wonders!







Wear sexy lingerie under your clothes, whether you’re in jeans and a t-shirt or a business suit!

Emulate your cat! Cats lounge, stretch, purr, do what they want, don’t care what others think, and are just naturally sensual beings!


Eat sexy food! Chocolate not only tastes amazing and feels silky on the tongue, but it also contains phenylethylamine  and serotonin, two natural feel-good substances which can provide the same reaction in the body as falling in love. Other sexy foods: Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, asparagus, and chiles. The capsaicin found in spicy foods can stimulate nerve endings and trigger endorphins.


Play with textures like  the creaminess of avocados and the lush softness of raspberries. raspberriesavocado

Slowly peel the leaves off of artichokes and dip in a creamy mixture of dijon and mayo till you get to the delicious heart.

Globe artichokeFocus on your best feature and enhance it. It’s not about what you don’t have, but what you do have. Do you love your feet? Paint your toes and buy a new pair of sandals.

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Confidence is sexy! Learn a new language. Take a roadtrip on your own. Accomplish one of your goals that you’ve been putting off or afraid to try.

Above all, sexiness is really not for any one else. It’s feeling comfortable in your own skin.

Make some new habits that enhance your life.

Conventional knowledge says that it takes about 30 days to form a habit.

Giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all aspects of your life. Carefree®  believes there’s no time like the present to begin a fresh, healthy habit and encourages you to try out the Carefree® Freshness Challenge and be rewarded with 30 days of fresh tips. You’ll learn about beauty and style, try out new ideas and get the chance to win awesome daily prizes. carefree

Each day from August 12 – September 10, 2014 that you visit the #CarefreeChallenge site,you’re entered to win the Grand Prize – $5,000 for a fresh new wardrobe as well as daily prizes! Kick off the challenge today, August 12, and check out wearing Carefree® Acti-Fresh Liners to help keep you feeling fresh, confident and carefree.



Visit the #CarefreeChallenge Sweeps! Keep it fresh and enter to win today’s daily prize – a $100 gift card for new lingerie to help you feel sexy and beautiful.



Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Carefree®, however all opinions are 100% my own.


Dove Advanced Care Sleeveless Summer Sweeps

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central  for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.




It’s August and, where I am, it’s still super hot. That means tank top weather and shorts and lots of skin showing! My favorite deodorant is Dove, so I’m really excited to try Dove Advanced Care with Nutrium Moisture. It not only can help you stay dry and odor-free for 48 hours, but, at the same time, it reduces irritation from shaving and gives you softer, smoother skin in just 3 days.

I also want to share The Sleeveless Summer Challenge with you!

Dove is challenging all women across the country to go sleeveless for a chance to win an amazing trip to New York City for Fashion Week and a VIP styling session with Hollywood stylist, Erin Walsh.

There are other wonderful prizes to be won as well, so check out Dove Advanced Care Deodorant and try it for yourself. Then, strike a pose and enter!

Win a Wild Oats Back to School box of Organic Goodness #Giveaway (3 winners!)

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Sponsored by Wild Oats and Hosted by Mom Does Reviews and a great group of bloggers!


Wild Oats= Affordable Organics!

I always look for organic food and snacks for my family, but it’s hard to find healthy lunches that are also affordable. It’s great when you find the perfect combination!

It’s also hard to believe that it’s already time to get the kids ready for back-to-school. Time to get this year off to a wonderful start with healthy back-to-school strategies featuring natural and eco-friendly essentials!

Did you know that Organic food DOESN’T have to be expensive?  It’s true!  Wild Oats products are affordable and you can find them at Walmart and Fresh and Easy.  Organic food isn’t just for an exclusive bunch of people; it’s for everyone!  You can make this school year the best ever by feeding your family Organic foods even in their lunchboxes!

Wild Oats Peanut Butter Quesadilla
Wild Oats offers a variety of products to make back-to-school easier and more affordable. One quick idea is to make a delicious peanut butter, honey and banana quesadilla for lunch. Simply take about three tablespoons of your favorite Wild Oats Marketplace Peanut Butter, spoon in a tablespoon of local honey, add some banana slices, spread on the inside of a whole wheat tortilla and fold in half. Your kids will love it!

The Giveaway:

THREE lucky winners will get a Wild Oats Back to School box of Organic Goodness! ($40+ arv each)

The giveaway is open to US only, 18+

The giveaway ends 8/18 at 1159p est

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Beauty Buzz! Save $1.50 on Clear products at Walmart!

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I love wearing my hair long except for one year in college when I went the punk route! That was fun but short-lived.

Because it is so long, my hair has a tendency to tangle. It also can get very dry in the wintertime and really needs a lot of moisturizing to keep it wavy and flowing, instead of ending up frizzy with split-ends. I take very good care of my hair and love to use my favorite shampoos and condiioners. However, the expensive ones really don’t fit my budget and that’s why I’m always on the lookout for reasonably priced products that also do a great job.

I’ve found that Clear is one of my favorites. I shampoo and condition often and it keeps my hair clean and volumized while moisturizing my scalp as well as my locks.

This is a great time to stock up because Clear is now on sale and you can save $1.50 when you buy any Clear product now at Walmart. Clear gently cleanses and nourishes your scalp leaving you with hair that’s 10x more resilient, strong and beautiful. Clear is the first and only hair care range with Nutrium 10 and it’s currently on rollback exclusively at Walmart for only $4.48.

Great shampoo and a great price! Get your click-to-print coupon for $1.50 off all Clear Scalp and Hair products at Walmart right here.

Here’s to beautiful healthy hair!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post sponsored by Global Influcence.

Win a $25 Gas Card and Fuel Up! #Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Summer Sweeping to Win Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

Fall may be around the corner, but the good news is that it’s still Summer! Still time to get some more fun in! Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 to help you stay cool and enjoy the season – so take your time and check them out! You have two weeks as this hop ends on August 15.

Here at Strange Daze Indeed, I’m always trying to think of prizes you will enjoy and that you can really use! My favorite prizes often are gift, food and gas cards. Filling up my tank always seems to drain my wallet, so here is some help! You can even take that road trip you were planning.



One lucky reader will win a $25 Gift Card to Speedway. Simply enter via Giveaway Tools below. There are no mandatory entries, however each one you do enter gives you more chances.

Thanks all for being such awesome blog readers and I will keep finding fun giveaways for you.

 Best of luck and Happy August!


So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, Strange Daze Indeed and the Summer Sweeping participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.





Win a Prize Package Worth Over $950 at the Summer Beachin’ Event! #Giveaway


Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin’ Event!!


Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $950!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $60
Frogglez – Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Anti-Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog – dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs – Beach Sheet – $49
Keystrokes By Kimberly - Aveeno Skin Care Kit – $50

So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin’ Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!




DIsclosure: Anderson’s Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.


Noseblind? Febreze can help! – #Win a prize pack for your home and a $60 Amex GC

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

 Are you noseblind? 

I knew about colorblindness and snowblindness, but, until recently, I never knew that you can also be noseblind!

what is noseblind?

noseblind [nohz-blihnd], noun;

The gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (even though their guests do).

Have you ever not wanted to visit someone’s home because of moldy, pet or stale odors? Have you ever skipped your Mom’s Group or Book Club because you just couldn’t handle the smell? Chances are the people who live there may be completely immune to the odor and have no idea why people don’t want to visit.

Even the door-to-door salesmen don’t want to come in!


Febreze recently sent me a kit and invited me to do a Noseblind test.

I invited two friends over for popcorn and a movie last weekend.  They had heard me talking about James Brolin in Labor Day and were curious to see the peach pie scene!


I invited them in and asked them if they would mind filling out some surveys.  The first was about any smells they noticed in my home.

Then I popped some buttered popcorn in the microwave and set it out on the table. I asked them to fill out another survey about smells.


We settled in with a pitcher of fresh-brewed iced-tea to watch the movie and, afterward, we all did another survey, a Noseblind Assessment.

Checking into the results, I found that my guests could still smell the Tilapia I had cooked earlier and it pretty much had taken over the entire living room (next to the kitchen). I was completely acclimated to it and didn’t even smell it anymore. Classic Noseblindness!

After the popcorn, the fish odor lessened, but now we also had the popcorn smell which lingered. Basically, odors, once released into your home can stay airborne or deposit on the soft surfaces which act like odor-magnets. Although you become nasally-challenged, your guests walking in from outside smell it immediately.


But, don’t despair, there is a solution for noseblindness!

Febreze contains a molecule called Cyclodextrin which traps and eleminates bad odors, leaving behind a pleasant scent. It does not just mask odors; it actually gets rid of them which is a blessing to me as I hate being embarrassed or putting my guests through an unpleasant experience when they come to visit.

Next, we used some of the Febreze products which I had received. My favorite of all was the Meadows and Rain Candle. It not only looked beautiful, but it freshened up my home as well.


I also really love the Meadows and Rain Air Effects spray.

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Learn more:

Visit the Febreze Noseblind site to read up, learn some tips and tricks and check out some fun videos.

Follow Febreze on Twitter.

Fan Febreze on Facebook.

Febreze has generously offered one of my readers a wonderful prize pack containing Febreze products. This includes Febreze Air Effects, Febreze Fabric Refresher, Febreze Noticeables with refill, and a Febreze Candle. You will also receive a $60 AMEX Gift Card. Super sweet!


Simply enter via Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to US residents 18+.

Hot Deal: Summer Escapes 14′ X 42” Metal Pool Set at KMart $199.99 (save $170)

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July is a wonderful month for #KmartSummerFun!

Right now, Kmart has a great deal for outdoor Summer fun with your family! Now through July 26th,  get 32% Off a Summer Escapes 14′ X 42” Metal Pool Set. Originally $369.99, now you can get it for only $249.99. Save $170.00. Plus it ships free!

In addition, when you purchase a pool from Kmart you can receive 10% off pool tools or pool chemicals with this exclusive coupon!

Now that we’re getting into the dog days of summer, how awesome would it be to have a pool in your own backyard at such a reasonable price. Cool off with your family and friends and enjoy summer to the max!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions expressed are my own.