Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blogging and the City - BlogHer 2010: New Products, Softlips & a Giveaway (CLOSED)

Me & Dr. Jean Layton in Times Square in New York during my walk in the BlogHer 5K
If you read my first post on the BlogHer 2010 conference in New York, then you will remember I mentioned that one of the great parts of the BlogHer conference is that bloggers are able to connect with lots of great companies. Companies were everywhre at Blogher - in the exhibition hall, in private suites, and in adjacent hotels.  So, I left the beautiful Manhattan Hilton hotel for a few hours to walk directly across the street to the historic Warwick New York Hotel to meet with a few companies at the Mom Select Suite and view some of their newest products. Sweet!!!

Babysitting with the Nintendo Wii
After signing in, I just wondered around to see what caught my eye.  One on the most interesting products was a new Nintendo Wii game called Babysitting Mama.  Now I have a ten year old boy who would kill me for even looking at a Wii game with such a girly name, but this game was unlike anything I had seen before.  The game comes with a soft baby doll.  The Wii remote goes into the doll and then all the actions on the doll are transferred to the screen - burping, swaddling, feeding - you get the idea.  I don't know if this game will replace the traditional baby doll, but it was interesting to see.

Zhu Zhu Pets Battling for control
In June, my son and his peeps were part of a Zhu Zhu pets party where they played the Zhu Zhu Pets Nintendo DS game and learned the Zhu Zhu pets dance.  Well, Zhu Zhu pets were in the house at Blogher - and I mean every type of Zhu Zhu pets available.  I got my son a Zu Zu from the Zhu Zhu-Wild Bunch collection. And there was even a Kung Zhu Pets Giant Battle Arena Playset on hand for the wild furry pets to duke it out and see who comes out on top.  It was like watching a cage fight between Zhu Zhu pets.  What kid would not like that?

We Moms deserve Pampering Too!
One of the last companies that I met with was Softlips.  I already knew a lot about Softlips since I have reviewed their Softlips 100% Natural care line products and conducted a Softlips 100% Natural product line giveaway back in June.  I loved seeing the Softlips line of products at BlogHer because we moms deserve a little pampering too!

The Softlips 100% Natural line is affordable with all the products ranging from $3.99 to $5.99 each.  The new Softlips PURE 100% Natural line includes lip glosses, tinted lip balms, lip butter, and a lip polish. The premium products couple 100% natural ingredients with light pleasant flavors and are free from preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten.  The lip glosses come in cool shades of Coral Charm, Natural Honesty, and Shell Pink.

I love the Softlips PURE 100% Natural line so I was looking forward to again trying out some of their products at Blogher.  But even I was pleasantly shocked by my conversation with the Softlips representative, which went something like this:

Me: My readers LOVED the Softlips 100% Natural line giveaway and you will not believe how excited the winner was to get the entire set of Softlips 100% Natural products for his wife!

Softlips: Great!I love it! Then you have to do another giveaway!

Me: Come again?

Softlips: Yes! Let's do another giveaway!

Me: Sweet!!!

One FREEISMYLIFE reader will win a set of the new Softlips PURE 100% Naturals lip care line (retail value $42). The set includes 3 lip glosses, 3 tinted lip balms, a lip butter, and a lip polish. Yummy!


-Fill out the information in the form below.

-One entry per person please.

- The contest ends on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

-The winner will be selected by random number generation.

-The winner will be contacted by email on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. If a winner does not respond with 24 hours of the email being sent, another winner will be chosen. Contest fulfillment will be provided by Softlips.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following Softlips on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following FREEISMYLIFE on Twitter.

Good Luck!




Click here to read all the posts from BlogHer10.

Disclosure: I was given the entire line of Softlips® PURE 100% Natural lip care products by Softlips. I was also given the Zu Zu Zhu Zhu-Wild Bunch pet courtesy of Zhu Zhu Pets.
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