Friday, January 27, 2017

The Bubbly Bee Company Bracelet Review & Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you a cute bee bracelet from The Bubbly Bee Company! As we all know, bees need our help. The Bubbly Bee Company is helping to save bee one bracelet at a time. Their mission is to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures. The Bubbly Bee Company donates 10% of each purchase to Greenpeace.

These cute bee bracelets are made with high quality materials and love. The elastic is latex-free and is made with gemstone beads. The Bubbly Bee Company makes these bracelets in 10 different colors. All bracelets have a cute bee bead.

 My Thoughts

As you all know, I love bees. My name, Melissa, means honeybee. When I saw these cute bracelets, I had to have one! The Bubbly Bee Company was sweet enough to send me 2 bracelets. One to review and one to giveaway! The materials used are definitely high quality. I wear my bracelet almost every day and it is still as strong as the day I got it. These bracelets are definitely made with love. I love this company and I love their jewelry. Grab a few bracelets today, have a beautiful, new piece of jewelry and help save the bees!

The Bubbly Bee Company's Bee Bracelets are available for purchase on Etsy. They make the best gifts!

SHOP || $15/each

Enter to win your very own Bee Bracelet from The Bubbly Bee Company! One winner will receive A Rowanberry colored bracelet. (pictured above) Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck! Contest ends 2/7.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CHoPstick Styler European Ceramic Curling Wand Review & Giveaway

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you the CHoPstick Styler European Ceramic Curling Wand. A curling wand that gives you corkscrew curls fast! This hair tool is professional quality and is very affordable. CHoPstick is the number one styling tool in the UK!

This best selling British curling wand has an extra skinny rectangular barrel so you can get the exact tight curls with a perfect grip. What's more, the wand has a very fast heat up time and a maximum temperature of 392°F/200°C for great results. It has a built-in On and Off switch with LED indicator and a built-in safety stand to protect the surfaces. The CHoPstick comes with a glove and instructions.

My Thoughts

I like the CHoPstick. I had a hard time at first figuring out the proper way to get my hair on the wand because my hair is so long. But, it really allows me to achieve ringlet curls. I have used several curling irons in the past and none of them worked nearly as good as the CHoPstick. The curls achieved from those other curlers never stayed. Mostly because my hair is so thin. But, this tool worked for on my thin hair. With the CHoPstick, the curls stay in all day. Even without hairspray. I was super happy with how my hair looked when done.

The CHoPstick is super light. The cord is long and swivels which allows for a lot of movement when you are using  the tool. It's slim design make it easy to store.

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I received the CHoPstick in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!


Win a Lee Stafford CHoPstick STYLER Ceramic Curling Wand #4
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fresh Wave's Odor Removing Products Review & Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Fresh Wave's Odor Removing Products! Fresh Wave products are tough on odors but gentle on the environment. Their natural odor removing products are safe to use in your home, car or office. They are safe to use around children and pets. With that being said, Fresh Wave's products contain no harsh chemicals, no synthetic fragrances or alcohol. Their products are also 100% Phthalate free. Fresh Wave products are available online as well as at Target!

Fresh Wave products are made from natural ingredients such as water and plant extracts from lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedar wood. Fresh Wave's Odor Removing products work to get rid of even the toughest odors. Even the nasty smell of a skunk! Yes, a skunk! Fresh Wave products work like a charm and get rid of skunk smells easily and safely. Another good thing about Fresh Wave products?? They work fast at eliminating those tough odors.

Fresh Wave had a whole line of awesome products. I got to try their Odor Removing Packs, Odor Removing Spray and their Odor Removing Gel. On top of these three products, Fresh Wave also offers Fresh Pods, a Laundry Booster, a Candle, Pet Shampoo and Vacuum Beads. Buy these products separately, or buy them in kits! These kits are available on

My Thoughts

I love Fresh Wave's Odor Removing products! The Packs are perfect for putting into your shoes, sock drawer, your car, etc. The Packs are filled with tiny beads. I put one of them into my car and my car smells fantastic every time I get into it. I placed the Pack under the driver seat, on the floor, and I have not had any problems with the Pack staining the carpet. The Gel is amazing. The container that it is in is portable so I can move it if need be. The container fits easily under my toilet or under my shoe rack. The Gel in the container disappears as it evaporates. One container will last about 30-60 days. One Fresh Wave Gel will be effective up to 200 square feet. The Spray is great for spraying my couches, shoes, laundry and stinky pet beds. I love the Spray as well because it freshens any stinky room quickly. I love the smell of Fresh Wave's products. They have such a pleasant, fresh scent to them. I also love the fact that their products are safe to use around kids and pets. My sons love to help me clean, so they enjoy the spray! :) If you need an awesome odor remover, that actually works, get some Fresh Wave!

I received Fresh Wave products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!


Enter to win a kit from Fresh Wave including their Gel, Spray and Packs! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email. US only. Prize will be fulfilled by Fresh Wave. :) Contest ends 2/6. Good Luck!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January Degusta Box USA Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you January's Degusta Box USA! This awesome subscription box is monthly. It contains 10-15 full-size surprise products each month. Products include snacks, spices, drinks, baking mixes, nuts, granola bars, sauces, etc. See what was inside January's box below!

So, what's inside January's Degusta Box?..

Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks are delicious. They are made with real fruit and are surrounded by creamy vanilla yogurt. Available in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry & Cherry. I got to sample the strawberry flavor. $2.99

Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Microwave Pop Corn let's you snack happy! Five cups of delicious popcorn equals only 100 calories! Jolly Time Popcorn is endorsed by Weight Watchers. Made with 100% whole grain. The popcorn is gluten-free and is made with non-GMO popcorn kernels. $3.49

ALO Refresh is an all-natural, lightly sweetened aloe vera beverage blended with cucumber and cantaloupe. This beverage is made with all-natural, Project Verified non-GMO ingredients. Contains straight-from-the-leaf aloe vera pulp and juice. ALO Refresh is gluten-free, fat free and contains no artificial flavors. $1.99

Cello Whisps is an award-winning snack made with 100% cheese. The hand-crafted cheese is baked into bite-sized crisps that can be used for snacking, appetizers or adding flavor and crunch to your favorite dishes. $3.99

McDonnells Korma is a creamy, coconut-flavored curry sauce mix that's created from a unique spice blend. Perfect for an easy and delicious Indian meal. $2.99

Prince of Peace Ginger Honey Crystals are the perfect blend of ginger and honey. Packaged in individual sachets, they dissolve instantly when added to water. Perfect for nausea and to improve digestion. $2.00

Go Organically Fruit Snacks are a tasty on-the-go snack perfect for kids of all aged. They are made with real fruit, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. $3.99

Entenmann's Little Bites Party Cakes are delicious, golden mini cakes with rainbow sprinkles. Perfectly Pre-portioned and portable, this is the perfect way to celebrate snacking! January's box contained one pouch of Little Bites. A 5 count box (4 muffins per pouch) is $4.69.

Hungry Jack Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix brings the family to the breakfast table. This seasonal mix is the perfect way to turn your breakfast into a breakFEAST. Just add water! $3.99

Live Smart Kids Bars are a healthy, delicious and fun snack that kids love. They are packed full of all-natural ingredients and are nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and vegan. These a the perfect snack bars for kiddos! $1.29

My Thoughts

January's box also contains coupons, an itemized list of everything that's inside and a recipe! Like I probably say every month, I LOVE getting this box. I enjoy trying new food products. Besides the Little Bites, everything else was new to me. I highly recommend the Cello Whisps, the pancake mix and the Welch's Fruit Snacks. Everything was good in the box, really, but these are my top 3. Subscribe today!

I received January's Degusta Box in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SUBSCRIBE  || $19.99/monthly

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Skout Backcountry's Raw Pumpkin Seeds Review & Giveaway

Welcome to A Sampling Bee. Today, I share with you Raw Pumpkin Seeds from Skout Backcountry. These raw, organic pumpkin seeds are the perfect snacks for road trips, hiking, going to the beach, etc. Skout Backcountry's Pumpkin Seeds are amazingly delicious and Pumpkin seeds are naturally dense in nutrients. Which makes them the perfect snack for the whole family!

Pumpkin Seeds are a super food that contain many benefits. They are high in protein, zinc, iron and magnesium. These pumpkin seeds are all natural, Vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. Skout Backcountry makes 3 awesome flavors: Pacific Sea Salt, Jalapeno Salsa & Black Pepper BBQ. All of the seasonings and flavors used are organic. No yucky stuff here! Just pure goodness!

My Thoughts

I love to eat pumpkin seeds. They're a healthy snack and my kids enjoy eating them, too! I was excited to try Skout Backcountry's because of the unique flavors they have. I mean.. Jalapeno Salsa and Black Pepper BBQ?! So yummy! The Pumpkin Seeds are crunchy. They're seasoned to perfection. Very lightly, not overbearing. The 2.5 ounce bag feeds 2 (if you want to share) and can be easily put into a pocket, purse, backpack or suitcase. I highly recommend Skout Backcountry's Pumpkin Seeds. Healthy and delicious!

I received samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SHOP || Sampler 3 pack $12

Enter to win a Sampler Pack of Skout Backcountry Pumpkin Seeds! One winner will receive 3 bags(one of each flavor) of pumpkin seeds. Winner will be chosen and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. If winner does not respond, I will choose another winner. Prize fulfilled by Skout Backcountry. (ARV $12) US only. Good luck!
Monday, January 16, 2017

Amsoil Arenacross at Royal Farms Arena- Baltimore, MD Jan.20-22

AMSOIL Arenacross Brings the Intensity to Baltimore
Tickets on-sale now for AMSOIL Arenacross at Royal Farms Arena [Baltimore, MD, October 21, 2016] Feld Entertainment® announced today that tickets for AMSOIL Arenacross, the most intense motocross racing on the planet, are now on sale. AMSOIL Arenacross events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15!
AMSOIL Arenacross is one of the most extreme racing environments in the world with
unparalleled levels of competition and a fully engaging environment for fans. These fearless and
highly talented athletes will compete on man-made dirt battlegrounds built inside the country’s
most well-known arenas for 19 nights of high-speed, high flying fierce racing competition.
The 2017 AMSOIL Arenacross season will consist of a 14-round battle for the coveted Ricky
Carmichael Cup. The championship will travel across 13 different states including new stops at
Portland, Oregon’s Moda Center on March 18, and Sacramento California’s Golden 1 Center on
April 1.
Friday, January 20th @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 21 @ 7 p.m. (Pit Party @ 5 p.m.)
Sunday, January 22 @ 12 p.m.
WHERE: Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: Ticket prices start as low as $15.
Tickets are on-sale now and available for purchase online at,
all Ticketmaster retail outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Royal
Farms Arena box office.
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Don't miss your chance to be a part of AMSOIL Arenacross's best-kept secret, the Monster
Energy Fueled Track Party! This is your exclusive opportunity to feel what AMSOIL Arenacross
and “Motocross, More Intense™" is all about by putting your feet on the same dirt battleground
where the sport's fearless athletes will lay it all on the line. Get an up-close look at the riders,
machines and obstacles used to soar through the air at unimaginable heights and speeds. Join
the Monster Girls and ACM-nominated DJ KO as they pump up the pre-race adrenaline, while
you compete in contests, win swag and get the night started in the most exciting way possible.