Friday, July 2, 2010
Well, this is a yummy post dealing with one of my favorite brands for baking - Duncan Hines! I recently made some good cupcakes using Duncan Hines with my boyfriend! We bought their Strawberry cake mix and used their Whipped Fluffy White Frosting. We simply baked the cupcakes according to the box’s directions, let them cool, and added the frosting! That was super easy! Here is a picture of some of the yumminess!
Then, my boyfriend had the great idea to add slices of real strawberries to the cupcakes! Granted, it may not look like one of those pretty cupcakes on tv or in a bakery. However, they were really really good! The strawberries on top added some moisture, texture, and color to the cupcake!
I also want to tell my readers about an exciting contest from Duncan Hines! It’s the Red Carpet Cupcake Challenge! Simply submit your best cupcake recipe with a photo and you will have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles! Your cupcakes maybe presented to stars going to the Emmy Awards and you may get a ticket to the pre-Emmy Fans in the Stands! If you think you have some awesome cupcakes, be sure to enter the contest! You have until July 21st to submit your recipe. There will then be a voting phase until July 28th! So, all of my readers may go and vote for your favorite, even if you don’t submit an entry! This voting narrows the crowd down to the top 10 and then a judging committee will pick the winner! You can find more info about this lovely contest at the link above! If you do enter, please let me know! : )
Also, I know that many people are getting together for the 4th of July this weekend and maybe baking. So, I wanted to point out a great recipe on the Duncan Hines website! How about a great Flag Cake that has some blueberries and strawberries? Doesn’t this look awesome? I didn’t try it, but I think it looks great!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!
Disclaimer: I did receive 3 coupons for Duncan Hines products for this post. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thanks to my Lucky Alpha Shopper status, I received some wonderful new products from Aveeno! I got the Positively Nourishing Hydrating Body Wash and the Positively Nourishing 24-hour Ultra Hydrating Whipped Souffle! Both products are of that high quality we have all come to expect from Aveeno with their ultra-moisturizing properties. As part of the Active Naturals of Aveeno, both products contain oats, soy, shiitake, and feverfew! These new products provide 24 hour moisturizing benefits while being refreshing and calming.
The Body Wash is creamy and goes on nicely. It smells really nice and creates a whole shower experience that is truly relaxing and wonderful! It’s nice to take a couple of minutes from my day, apply it and smell it. It has a calming effect that is great for a night shower! It has shea butter and fig in it which makes my skin feel really nice and hydrated. It leaves my skin feeling better and smoother.
The Souffle is like a lotion, but better. You apply it as you would a normal body moisturizer, but it works better. You notice the difference in this souffle when you first touch it. It’s thicker, yet creamier than a regular lotion. It also comes in a container, not a pump bottle. This souffle is packed with natural shea and cocoa butters to give skin a pick me up that is ultra moisturizing! It also has antioxidants that makes skin look younger! The souffle makes skin soft and smooth, not greasy like many lotions or other products like this. It doesn’t feel oily either. I like how the scent is nice and not over-powering. It smells natural and beautiful. It would be nice before bed to get you relaxed.
Both products have made my skin nice and soft. I really like them. Then again, it’s Aveeno. I mean I’ve never tried an Aveeno product that I didn’t like. I use Aveeno regularly on my legs because of it’s moisturizing benefits. Thanks Aveeno and Lucky!
Disclaimer: I received some body wash and souffle for free for review purposes. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.
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