Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Booby Trap Corset Giveaway

My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream is celebrating her 2 year blog-o-versary this week! To celebrate, she's holding a giveaway event for a custom, made-to-measure corset from Booby Trapp Corsets in England! Here is her review on the one she received!
I have a million corsets. It's kind of like an obsession. I don't even remember how it happened, but one day I stumbled across this Facebook page (if you clicked the link, make sure to like the page and tell her 'My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream' sent you!), and I fell in love. Then I realized... I have all these corsets sitting around, but I don't LOVE any of them. There's some sort of issue with each one, whether it be ill-fitting, not very good quality, no modesty panel (the fabric panel that is behind the laces), etc. And while they were cute, none really gave me that figure I was looking for. I messaged the company, and asked about doing a review of one, just to see what the difference, if any, there really was when a corset was handmade, and made custom to your measurements. It was totally by surprise that she agreed, and even said she'd do a giveaway for one as well!
Some of the styles available from Booby Trapp Corsets
Then came the painstaking part. I had to decide what I wanted! She has a TON of options as far as cut, style, and fabrics:
This isn't even all of the options. She gets in all kinds of fabric all the time, and some, she only has enough to do ONE corset in. So you'd be the only person in the whole world with a corset of that fabric!
I sent her my measurements, and picked the shape of the corset I wanted from the site. I was worried though, because I picked a longer style (The Renaissance), and I'm only five feet tall, and I was worried it would be too long. But... it was no problem. Since each corset is handmade, she just used the style I wanted, and shortened it up a bit! Then came the wait... she had to make it, and it had to ship all the way from England. I was thrilled when she sent me pictures when it was all done, but it did NOT do the corset justice at all!
You guys, I can not even BELIEVE the quality of this thing. First, it has real steel boning in it, which means that it is sturdy. Then, the fabric is NOTHING like the ones you get from lingerie stores. This is much more elegant. The satin is like the fabric you would see on an expensive wedding dress. You can even tell just by holding it that it isn't cheaply made. It's heavy, just like a well made dress, and you know it's going to do the job. Being handmade, you'd expect to see a loose thread here or there. I inspected it thoroughly and couldn't find a SINGLE one. I even pulled at the seams to see how sturdy it was and it didn't budge. In the pic above, on the bottom row, check out the third picture. That is the inside of the corset. That band is on both sides of the corset, right at your natural waistline, and it really helps to give you that corset figure you are looking for. Don't believe me? This is what it looks like on me totally unlaced:
Here is what it looks like totally laced up:
Huge difference, right? And it was so much more comfortable than the cheap corsets too. I could also tell a huge difference in what it did for my waist and cleavage, compared to the cheap ones. One cool thing is the way they lace up. Instead of the lacing going all the way from the top to the bottom, they meet in the middle. This way, you can tighten it up from the top, and the bottom separately, ensuring that your fit is going to be perfect. She also sent me (as a surprise) an underbust corset to try out as well. I was a little nervous, because I had never worn one, and didn't really know what to think. I learned one thing really quick though: It's a lot easier to get an underbust corset REALLY tight (thank you hubby).
I think the nicest thing about corsets, besides the fact that they can make any figure look gorgeous, is that they are so universal when it comes to fashion. They can easily be dressed up or down to accommodate for any occasion.
Ladies, if you love corsets as much as I do, I am urging you to save up to buy a corset from Booby Trapp Corsets. If I could trade in the whole collection of corsets I have and only have a couple corsets from Booby Trapp Corsets instead, I would do it in a heartbeat. For the cost of a couple of the cheap ones, you can have an amazing one. One of you isn't going to have to wait until you can save up though, because Booby Trapp Corsets is giving one of you a chance to win one! The giveaway starts today, and will end on October 2, 2012, at 11:59 PM. The lucky winner will get to customize their very own made-to-order (or 'bespoke', as they call it overseas) corset! It's super easy to enter, and all entries will be verified before a winner is announced! If you don't see the rafflecopter form below, just refresh the page!
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Queens with Q's highly reccommends that you enter this giveaway!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday Inserts for 9/23/12

Smartsource 9/23
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Tooth Tunes toothbrush (12/31/12)
Bissell $1/1 portable machine formula or pet formula (11/30/12)
Cheerios $.50/1 box (regular) (11/3/12)
Ecotrin $1/1 (12/31/12)
General Mills $.50/2 4.5oz+ Bugles, Chex Mix, Pillsbury Baguette Chips or Gardetto’s Snack Mix bags (11/17/12)
Gevalia $1.50/1 coffee 12oz bag (10/23/12)
Glade $.55/1 premium room spray 9.7oz (11/3/12)
Glade $1.50/2 4oz jar or Scented Oil candles product (11/3/12)
Glade $1/1 Scented Oil twin refill or $1/2 single refills (11/3/12)
Glade $2/2 Fall Collection products (11/3/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Cream 6.5oz or smaller excluding trial (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Foot Cream (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Intensive Healing Hand Cream (11/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 Lotion 13oz+ ets (11/30/12)
Hartz $1/1 Crunch’n Clean dog treat (10/31/12)
Hartz $1/1 Oinkies or Hearty Stuffers (10/31/12)
Heinz $.50/1 mayonnaise (11/18/12)
Heinz $.50/2 homestyle beans (11/18/12)
Hershey’s $1/3 Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags 9-22oz (10/13/12)
ICAPS $3/1 eye vitamin and mineral product (11/30/12)
KC Masterpiece $.50/1 barbecue sauce 28oz+ or marinade 16oz+ (11/25/12)
Kingsford $2 off meat wyb charcoal 8.3lb+ or Match Light 6.3lb+ (11/25/12)
Marzetti $2/1 refrigerated salad dressing (11/18/12)
NasalCrom $1/1 (12/31/12)
Nytol/Compoz/Sominex $.35/1 (12/31/12)
One A Day $2/1 adult multivitamin product (10/31/12)
Percogesic/Stanback $.35/1 24ct+ on Stanback (12/31/12)
Pledge B1G1 free multi surface product; 9.7oz aerosol, trigger and wipes up to $4.99 (11/4/12)
Sargento $.75/1 natural cheese snacks (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $.75/1 All Purpose Cleaner with Fantastik (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/1 One Step toilet bowl cleaner starter kit or $2/2 One Step toilet bowl cleaner refills (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 bathroom cleaning products (11/4/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 toilet cleaning products (11/4/12)
Shout $1/2 products ets (11/4/12)
Sunbelt Bakery $.55/1 family pack dnd (11/30/12)
Systane $1.50/1 product (11/30/12)
Tom’s of Maine $1/1 deodorant or bar soap (11/17/12)
Tom’s of Maine $1/1 Naturally Dry Antiperspirant (11/17/12)
Tom’s of Maine $1/1 toothpaste, mouthwash or floss ets (11/17/12)
Tyson $.75/1 Grilled & Ready chicken (12/31/12)
Wholly Guacamole $1/1 (10/31/12)
Windex $.55/1 multi-surface product (11/4/12)
Windex $1/2 glass cleaner products (11/4/12)
Yoplait $.75/1 Light yogurt with granola (11/17/12)
Ziploc $.55/1 Perfect Portions bags (11/3/12)
Ziploc $1/2 bags (11/3/12)
Ziploc $1/2 Slider bags (11/3/12)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mama Belly, Nipple Soother, Diaper Balm, & Sun Natural

Welcome to the THinc Balm Baby Giveaway event Hosted by This Mom Said What and sponsored By THinc Balm Baby!
THinc Balm Baby is an awesome online store that sells natural, organic, vegan products that are also packaged in eco-friendly containers. They sell in categories of Natural Skin & Body, Soap, Baby, Pregnancy & Nursing, and RAW Essensial Oils. A Quick look at THinc Balm Baby's products for the giveaway...the Mama Belly for moisturizing growing pregnant bellies. Nipple Soother for a mama's breast feeding needs. Diaper Balm for babies bottoms, also great for cloth diaper use. Sun Natural great natural product for sun protection for the kids! Make sure to check out the THinc Balm Baby website! Keep connected with THinc Balm Baby by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook. And for more information join their mailing list. Make sure to visit This Mom Said What for her THinc Balm Baby Review! Giveaway Hello Everyone, I hope you take the time to enter this AWESOME giveway! Being new to the Blogging & Giveaway world, I hope I am able to extract a few new fans for myself! Good luck with your entry!
One of my lucky followers will get a chance to win all products I reviewed [1] Mama Belly, [1] Nipple Soother, [1] Diaper Balm, & [1] Sun Natural! This giveaway is open to US, Canada, and International residents and 18 years of age and older. Ends Tuesday, September 18th, 2012. Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Queens with Q's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Goodies, Goodies and More Goodies Giveaway!

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From M2M Photography by Cary Linkswiler

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Likes, Likes and MORE LIKES

You read it correctly.........As the owner of a fan page. you want to see your fan count rise, and rise, and keep lets reward you for sharing my is a simple contest........LETS GET THEM NUMBERS UP! 

I heart the Dollar Tree

6 Colgate tooth brushes Triple Action used 6 $.40/1 and paid $.60 each
5 Olay Single Bath Bars used 5 $1/1 and they were FREE
6 Cottonelle Wipes TRAVEL (Q said excludes trial and the box they were in said TRAVEL) used 6 $.50/1 and they were $.50 each
5 GUM soft tooth picks used 5 $.50/1 and paid $.50 each
3 Comet Bath Spray (I didn't know if this one would work, but it was on the list) used 3 $.75/1 and paid $.25 each
3 Comet Powder (same for working) used 3 $.75/1 and paid $.25 each
6 Palmolive Dish Liquid used 6 $25.1 and paid $.75 each
4 Damp Rid used 4 $1.00/1 and they were FREE

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Krogers & Family Dollar Shoppin Trip

Krogers (2 Transactions)

Transaction One
4 Pks Bic Pens on sale $.89 each--used 2 $1/2 Q's (Paid $.44 each)
5 Renuzit Chocolate (YUMMY) $1.49 --used 5 $.50/1 Q's that doubled to $1.00/1 (Paid $.49 each)
11 Carefree Panty Liners priced $1.09--used 11 $.50/1 Q's that doubled to $1.00/1 (Paid $.09 each)

Total Before Savings: $30.95
Total Savings: $25.20
Total OOP: $5.75

Transaction Two:

1 12 Pk Natural Light $8.19 (NO COUPONS 8*()
8 Turkey Hill Sweet Tea On sale $.89 E--used 4 $1/2 (Paid $.49 each)
2 Anytizer Chicken Wings on sale for $7.39 each--used 2 $1/1 (Paid $6.39 each)
1 Renuzit Chocolate $1.49--used 1 $.50/1 Q that doubled to $1.oo (Paid $.49)
8 Hefty Storage Bags on sale $.99 e--used 4 $1/2 Qs (Paid $.50 e)
5 Carefree Panty Liners at $1.09 e--used 5 $.50/1 that doubled to $1---(Paid $.09 e)
10 BIC pens on sale $.89 e---used 5 $1/2 Q's (Paid $.44 e)
3 Raid Ant Gel on Clearance for $3.19--used 3 $1/1 Q's (Paid $2.19 e)
6 Soft Soap on Sale $1.49 e ---used 6 $.35/1 that doubled to $.70 (Paid $,79 each)
1 Clorox Cleaner $3.99 (NO COUPON)
1 Swifter Duster at $2.50 ---used 1 $1/1 Swifter (Paid $2.50)

Total Before Savings: $133.83
Total Savings: $79.00
Total OOP: $54.83

Family Dollar:

2 Snausages $1.00 Each used 2 $1/1 Printable (Made them FREE)
3 Speed Stick @ $1.75 each used 3 $1.00/1 (Made them $.75 each)
3 Speedstick @ $1.00 each---used 3 $1.00/1 (Made them FREE)

Total Before Savings: $11.00
Total Savings: $9.00
Total OOP: $2.76