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Back to school Roundup & Youtube Giveaway

Monday, September 08, 2014 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

Today Halfstack Editor-in-chief: Jen Lezan brings you a back to school round up of functional items that are sure to help you out throughout the school year! We are also running a great back to school care pack giveaway! To enter make sure you subscribe to Halfstack’s youtube channel, follow us on twitter @Halfstackmag and then leave a comment on this video telling us what you are excited about this upcoming year, why you deserve to win and leave us a way to get ahold of you – email preferred!

1 lucky winner will be chosen at random on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 (entries closed at 10PM Sunday) and announced Monday Sept. 15, 2014 at 10AM. Only open to US Entrants, sorry!

This round up includes items featured from the following brands:

Love Reusable Bags:
Halfstack is featuring their latest givebacksack – designed by artist Chris Gwantley – for every stash it tote sold that features Chris’ design, 1 stash it tote is given to a student in need through the Kinde Project! It’s a great opportunity to do some good with your school shopping this year. As an educator and an avid advocate for education – this is a wonderful program that I truly support. Check it out here: - Kinde Project: The Fije Kinde Project sends teams of educators to develop early childhood education throughout the villages of the Fiji Islands. One by one, they have already established close to 70 kindes, impacted over 1500 children and trained over 200 teachers.

Bauli Croissants: This is a great on the go morning snack that goes perfect with tea! It was a bit different from your typical croissant as it had more of a bread consistency and wasn’t as flaky, but that keeps the mess at bay and went well with something warm to drink in the morning. It’s a very rich food, so I wouldn’t suggest eating them every day, but a good once a week snack!

Vitamin Bubbles: – These are the perfect vitamins for those of us who hate swallowing vitamins in pill form! Each vitamin batch goes rigorous testing, are made in the USA including right here in Chicago. They are an edible softgel shell that encases a liquid core of vitamins that are absorbed 88% more effectively than a traditional pill! The particular flavor showcased in the video is the acai-blueberry for hair/nails/skin.

Energems: - Tasty chocolate bites with a dose of caffeine and B12 vitamins! A waaaay better alternative to your typical Redbull and Monster drinks. You control how much you eat and it gives you a quick boost of energy!

The Better Chip: These are a great alternative to typical grocery store chip brands. They are NON-GMO, vegan friendly and made with simple ingredients and whole vegetables. These are super flavorful and hearty so they are great for dips and are filling for a snack. They are the perfect addition to a lunch on the go!

Adidas Body Spray:A A step up from your typical body sprays. This deodorizing body spray is a perfect addition to your gym bag. It is a bit strong, so a small amount goes a long way, but keeps you feeling fresh for up to 24 hours. You can pick it up at walmart:

Belli Facial Wash: “Picky for a purpose” This is a great brand for those of you with sensitive skin! Belli is ensures their products are allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and paraben preservatives.

Belli® delivers trusted skin care solutions that pamper and protect without known harmful chemicals. The particular wash I was using was the anti-blemish facial wash with green tea and cucumber. Belli is also running a giveaway and they are offering our readers a special promo code:

Visit the Belli website: to enjoy 30% savings sitewide on Belli Skincare products with promo code (BDAYBASH30). Enter daily to win exciting sponsored product giveaways from prestige mom and baby brands. Participating brands include Healthy Mama, Pretty Pushers, Guava Family, Birds & Bees Teas, Angelcare, Swaddle Designs and Sticky Bellies.

Each day a different prize and/or gift certificate will be featured from a variety of brands. On the final two days of the event (September 22nd and 23rd), there will be registration for a Grand Prize Package which features prizes from all of the Belli Birthday Bash event sponsors. One lucky winner will take home the Grand Prize package valued at over $1,200 in products.

Giveaway Back to school Care Package Includes:
The stash it tote with - H20 Sea Lavender Bath set: Body wash and moisturizer. You can check them out– H20 is a brand dedicated to creating products that infuse the skin changing power of the ocean and marine life such as algae and seaweed.

Sugar Cosmetics: We featured the Sugar Magic Super Plush Fiber Mascara! This is perfect to build up long voluminous lashes! The sugar stackable makeup wand is the perfect size to throw in your bag and have makeup accessible to you all day – it keeps the routine simple by including mini versions of your fave lip colors, eye shadows and highlighters/blush! You can also pick up the shine spray and keep it in your gym bag as well. All available here:
Have a great week readers!!
Jen Lezan

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