Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Swatches & Stuff - February 2016 + Giveaway

Hi friends,

These are the products I have tried during the month of February and thought deserved a mention.
I am also doing a giveaway - every other month - I hope you enjoy the products I have included in the February 2016 Giveaway!

Here is the full video:





Products mentioned:

1. It Hair Leave in conditioner I like this, it does not clump my hair or leave it in a greasy pile of mess I need to wash the following day. Nice scent, good bounce and a little goes a long way.

2. Alba Botanica Enzyme Even Advanced Scrub This is just as good as the Origins Enzyme scrub, matter of fact, I think I like it even better as it is thicker and therefore easier to apply. It really takes care of dull looking skin, I apply this scrub twice a week as part of my evening routine.

3. Weleda Rose Deodorant So, there are deodorants and there are antiperspirants. This is a deodorant meaning that if you sweat a lot or are very active, it may not be the best choice for you. I do not sweat, trust me on that one, so regardless of my activity level, this is just right for me. A few squirts under each armpit and I am ready for the day. It is entirely botanical, no chemicals there which is great on freshly shaven skin. This one is rose scented but there are others in the line.

4. Weleda Baby Calendula cream Technically, this is a baby body and face lotion. But it is so moisturizing that it turns to be a big go to hand cream in particular at bed time. I use it o both hands and feet and add a dab to my elbows. Getting ready for summer here with gorgeous - velvety soft feet!

5. Wet N Wild Perfect Gel Nail Polish in Stay Classy: This is a new line from Wet' Wild. Very inexpensive alternative to a gel manicure and guess what? The stuff actually stays on for a long time, Maybe not the 10 to 14 days they claim (unless of course you do absolutely nothing all day or wear gloves). The Stay Classy color is a beautiful mauve that is sure to enhance and lengthen your fingers.

6. Duri Nail Rejuvacote I stumbled upon this at Harmon's cosmetics the other day. It is a base, top and rejuvenating polish. You apply a new layer every day for 7 days then start over. I tell you, though it is not botanical or chemical free, this stuff is the best hardener I have tried. Bar none!

7. NYX Butt Naked Palette Shame on me for not spotting these before, I must live under a rock. This is a very good traveling palette, just add mascara ad lipstick and you are good to go. Nice selection of eye shadows, blushes and even contouring all for under $25.

8. Dr. Bronner's Hand Sanitizer A good alternative to the Pocket Bacs which leave my hands and cutilces very dry. Just spray and enjoy the wonderful scent of Lavender. It kills 99.9 % of bacteria.

9. Fox Mug by Tag The cutest mug EVER!

10. Cow Mug by Tag And its companion!


And now for the giveaway! Thank you all for your continued support of MGC  Youtube Channel and Blog. This month I have passed the 20k subscribers mark and it's kind of a big deal! Time to give back!



Here is what you could win (all products above were featured in my companion YouTube video)

Rules for the giveaway (just follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Giveaway widget below):

1. You have to be a subscriber to my YouTube Chanel
2. Like my Facebook Page
3. Leave a comment on this blog - Just say HI or ask a question

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Thank you so much for reading my blog and watching my YouTube videos! Share the love!
Sophia, NJ


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71 comments:

  1. Hey there thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  2. Hi. I love your videos especially because you talk and review things I can actually afford :)
    Love your honesty. Thanks!

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  3. Have watched your videos for over a year now and am still loving them just as much as when I first started watching!!! Just keep being you :)

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    1. Love your videos, Sophia. It is really refreshing to watch a real, down-to-earth person on YT. I always feel like you are talking to us all instead of at us. Great content and love your channel. Thanks!

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  4. Hi Sophia! Congrats on 20000! I love your channel! You amaze me with the DIYS you do!xoxo

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  5. Hi sophia. Love being a subscribers have been watching you since the beginning days....

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  6. Hi Sophia !!thanks for the giveaway and I love all your videos!

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  7. Hi, Sophia. Thanks for the giveaway! That palette is sweet! I agree about the mugs--they should be made in America. So cute though.

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  9. Love the videos and your energy. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope I entered correctly...lol!

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  10. Loved the video. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Loved the video. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. You always share such great products!!

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  13. Congrats on 20,000!!!Thanks for the giveaway!I'm Vicky from Greece!!

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  14. Another awesome giveaway! Thanks Sophia. That Fox mug is just the cutest :o)

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  15. Such a fun giveaway! You review products so well! So much information! Congratulations on hitting over 20,000!!!

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  16. Always love your enthusiasm and generosity!

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  17. I love your channel! You are such an inspiration.

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  18. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  19. What a great giveaway - love listening to reviews of products that are not always available in the UK. Lorna UK

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  20. What an amazing giveaway! I'm in for a chance to win :)

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  21. Hey Sophia, I am watching your videos now, quite a long time and I love them. I hope you are keep coming with them:) <3

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  22. Hello Sophia, here are greetings from Germany. I watched the most oft your videos in the last 20 days when i must stay in bed.

    This Givaway ist great. I love organic things. Sorry for my bad english ;-). See you soon

    Beatrix

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  23. Hi, I enter giveaway. thank you

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  24. Hi Sophia! I've been loving your channel for awhile now. It's so nice of you to always give back to your subscribers :)

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  25. Hi Sophia! Love watching all your videos. Keep 'em coming. Thanx for the chance to win that great giveaway.

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  26. Hi Sophia!! I usually see you over on You Tube but I came here to enter your give away !! As always, I enjoyed the video and appreciate your advice as I feel you are very honest and have really tried out the products . I trust your judgement!! Thank You, Luella

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  27. Congratulations on your 20,000 subscribers! I found your channel while searching for decluttering videos and I stuck around because I love your other videos as well. :-)

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  28. Great Giveaway Sophia! Love your personality and how honest you always are!

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  29. Awesome giveaway! Been watching your videos for a while. Love your organization and cleaning ones the most and bathroom reno!!!!

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  30. Hello Sofia! I am a new subscriber to your blog, FB & you-tube. I "found" you on you-tube, and you are one of my first tube peoples I watch & followed. I am new to you-tube, Haha. I like your facebook & you-tube channels as well. I guess I found you just in time, hooray, for a giveaway :)
    Thanks for the chance & I am so enjoying your "natural, normal (not you are boring, Far From iT)and I feel welcome in your home" blogger-You-tubers. Hope you get the idea you have a new fan :)

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  31. Loved the fox mug would be so cute at Christmas for a hot chocolate station !

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  32. Love your youtube channel Sophia! You're one of my very favorite youtubers. Thank you for the great videos and of course, for this giveaway opportunity!

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  33. Hi Sophia...just wanted to stop by and say keep up the good work, from one of your followers in Liverpool, UK! Tracey Haskayne :)

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  34. Really enjoy watching your videos!

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  35. Hi Sophia! My first comment isn't showing, so I hope this isn't a duplicate. I love how real you are, and you inspire me so much to get moving and get organized. Thanks and please, keep it up!

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  36. Hi Sophia, I follow your youtube channel & love watching your videos. They really motivate me to get rid of junk & clean more. I especially like your cooking videos & your DIY projects.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  37. Hi Sophia,
    I look forward to each of your videos! I am so encouraged by you! Thank you for the chance in this giveaway!
    Good luck everyone!

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  38. Hi Sophia-I love all your videos. You really inspire me. You are so real. Love how honest you are. Thank you for doing this giveaway.

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  39. EEE....Hi Sophia!!!! Tee hee :O)

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  40. Hi Sophia, I love your channel! This is also an amazingly generous giveaway! Hugs, Annie from Sweden

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  41. Hi, great prizes, thanks for the giveaway

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  42. Love your channel- you're an honest and awesome lady!

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  43. I am definitely going to have to try out the nail hardener!

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  44. Thanks for the videos and the chance at the giveaway!

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  45. Hi! Very nice prizes for the giveaway! Congrats on the subs!

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  46. Loved your channel for a long time now. I especially like the get ready with me's and DIY stuff you do. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway x

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  47. Love, love your videos. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway.

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  48. Hi! I am pleased that you liked my pictures of Easter decoration. I hope that my ideas inspired you enough and that your home will look beautiful during Easter. Greatings from Poland :)

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  49. Hi! Great items in your monthly favorites. Thank you for sharing and congrats on the 20k plus subscribers. 😄🎉👍🏻💅🏻

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  50. Thankyou for the giveaway!!!!

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  51. Hi Sophia, Love your videos!! Always looking forward to the next one! You are looking great!!

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway! <3

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  53. Hi from the UK xxx I enjoy all your videos you are so inspiring and a really down to earth person it's so refreshing x keep them coming xxx

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  54. Hi Sophia from Linda in Sweden! Congrats to 20000 subscribers! You're so worth it! <3

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