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Friday, February 14, 2014

Is sharing about my newest 'Fling' Oversharing? #MusictoYourNose #MúsicaParaTuNariz

Gain Flings!, @Gain, #MusictoYourNose, #MusicaParaTuNariz
Photo Courtesy of Gain

My love of music, a popular New York City Hotel, a lingering fresh scent in the room.... All elements of my latest 'fling' and of course, I just had to share it all with YOU! 

Gain Flings!, @Gain, #MusictoYourNose, #MusicaParaTuNariz, Table Display Empire Hotel New York City
Photo Courtesy of Gain
OK so it's not quite as titillating as it sounds, but all of the elements are accurate! 

The Braxton Sisters, Braxton Family Values, Gain Flings!
Photo Credit: J.D. Anderson

The Braxton Sisters took over the rooftop of the Empire Hotel in New York City to help launch Gain Flings, and it was like an episode of Braxton Family Values come to life (ironically the event was being held on the same night their reality show 'Braxton Family Values' was debuting on WE TV)! Their personalities and playful sibling rivalry definitely took center stage.

The Braxton Sisters, Braxton Family Values, Gain Flings! at Empire Hotel New York City
Photo Credit: J.D. Anderson

But the 'man of the hour' was the new Gain Flings, the new single use detergent product by Procter and Gamble. If better cleaning power than Gain Liquid Detergent, an added Oxi Boost and the odor killing power of Febreze sound good to you, than you need to join me in having a 'laundry room Fling' with Gain Flings!

Photo Courtesy of Gain (With my online persona being #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ you know I love capturing shots of DJ's!)

Where Scent and Music Collide

Gain partnered with Dr. Alan Hirsch and Innerscope Research along with Gain Loyalists who they call 'Gainiacs', to see how their feelings for Gain Flings! scent measured up to their favorite pastime of listening to music. The study compared a person's emotional response to music with specific scent profiles like Gain Original and my personal favorite Moonlight Breeze - the reactions to the Gain Flings! scents proved that the scent of Gain is 'Music to your nose'.

YouTube Sensation, Andrew Garcia, Empire Hotel New York City, Gain Flings Event
YouTube Sensation, Andrew Garcia - Photo Courtesy of Gain

With scent and music being the major themes of the evening, there was also a live performance from YouTube Sensation, Andrew Garcia who sang covers of several popular songs!

Toni Braxton ended the evening by performing some of her hits including 'Another Sad Love Song', 'Breathe Again' and 'Unbreak My Heart' as well as a bit from her latest track 'Hurt You' her latest single with Babyface from their duet album 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' which hit the stores on February 4th (just in time for Valentine's Day!).

My Take:

In our gift bags was a Gain Fling pod to try and a copy of Tamar Braxton's release 'Love & War', music for my ears and my laundry! I am not totally sure my love of scent will ever outshine my love of music, but if anything can call itself 'Music to my nose' Gain Flings is it! I recently received a full size container and I'm having a Fling with my laundry! (I'm not going to say I love doing it, but this is giving me a very rewarding scent explosion!). Suggested retail is $4.49 for the 14 count and up to $21.99 for a 90 count tub.

Photo Courtesy of Gain

One of the biggest surprises was Toni Braxton jumping offstage and singing directly to members of the audience, I thought that was totally cool of her, and it actually took the crowd off guard!

Happy Valentine's Day Butterflies - Hope your day is more romantic than mine!

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FTC Disclosure: I have NOT been compensated to share my opinions on the film. I was however provided with Product Samples in the form of a gift bag for Editorial Consideration and passes to the advanced screening. However, all opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.

Monday, June 25, 2012

How do you Apple Mango Tango?

About a month before the official start of summer, I get a very rare disease, which I've officially named the 'travel itchies'. Sadly, I get this every year, and doctors can't seem to cure it and the only thing that works is getting away! The hectic pace of city living can be extremely tiring and the only thing that seems to center me is time at the beach. This time spent near the Ocean gives summer a scent for me, sometimes many scents combined. Once one of those scents hits my senses, I'm ready to pack my bags and go!

Being near the ocean or at the beach whether it's local or abroad brings up so many sensory memories for me, like eating fresh fruit, or enjoying a tropical beverage sometimes straight from a pineapple or a coconut and those smells are the ones that imprint the memory of favorite summer vacations straight to my heart!

One of my favorite vacation scent memories was a summer I spent in Puerto Rico. A friend who owns a large farm brought along fresh Mangos to the beach. They were ripe and fresh and just bursting with sweetness and scent. Anytime I smell Mango it takes me right back to that happy day. I can see myself sitting on the beach with Mango juice dripping down my arm, the sun warm on my back and the hint of a breeze.

But unfortunately a beach vacation isn't in my immediate future as things have been way to busy, but my senses were recently tickled by a great scent that I just had to share! Even the best travel goddess has to do Laundry sometime, and if you want to take a slice of vacation happiness and bring it home with you then I would highly recommend Gain Joyful Expressions Apple Mango Tango Laundry Detergent. I call it 'Vacation in a Bottle'.

What I call 'Vaction in a Bottle,' Gain calls Joyful Expressions Laundry Detergent, and they describe it as "A Superior and Uplifting Scent Experience" and I couldn't agree more. I am definitely going to go back and try out the other scents, especially 'Gain Butterfly Kiss' but for some reason after smelling the joyful expressions line, the Apple Mango Tango resonated with me most. It starts with that crisp smell of Apple, coupled with the sweetness of Mango and it just instantly takes me back to my favorite summer beach memory.

Not only does it smell great, but I like the way it cleans and how long the smell actually 'holds' to your clothes and lingers in the air!

Gain Apple Mango Tango Laundry Detergent

I put it to work immediately on a tough load, my favorite King Size Egyptian Cotton Blanket, which it left soft and smelling great!

Gain Apple Mango Tango Laundry Detergent after cleaning my King Sized Egyptian Cotton Blanket!

It was equally fantastic on clothes, leaving them pleasantly scented and soft to the touch! The only way I could be happier with it, is if it included a Merry Maid to do the Laundry for me! (LOL)

To learn more about Gain’s line of products and to see a full list of the anything but ordinary scents available, visit

Visit for updates on how to find your perfect match.

Butterfly what is your favorite Vacation Scent Memory?

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FTC Disclosure: No monetary compensation has been received in exchange for this post. I am participating in a campaign via the One2One Network and my participation does serve as an entry in a giveaway drawing that makes me eligible for a possible incentive.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gain “Sniff, Sniff, Hooray!” Review

I do not yet have a dishwashwer and will admit while I love to cook, and I love to eat, I'm not such a big fan of the dishes part of dinner time, or lunch time or breakfast time. . .well you get the picture!

There are lots of minuses to dishwashing by hand, the dreaded 'dishpan' hands if you don't wear gloves and having to expose to your hands to harsh detergents. And ladies as you probably already know by now, our neck and our hands reveals our age way more than our face actually does! SCARY STUFF!

I don't know about you, but I for one, have never had time to 'comparison shop' when it comes to dishwashing liquid. I have been pretty much used to getting the one that's cheapest. Let's face it when it comes to our shopping, some items we won't compromise with and others are not as important to have by specific brand but just by function and price.

Our friends at My Blog Spark recently sent me a Gain package, that included original scent Gain Dishwashing Liquid, 3 tshirts and 3 $5 Walmart Cards. The day the package arrived, I was sitting for my nieces and they grabbed the t-shirts! Tshirts that had Butterflies on them by the way! LOVE IT!!! It made me feel like they had me in mind when they developed this package! My nieces also laid claim to the walmart cards for snacks and a DVD, while that scored me cool auntie points, that left me without a giveaway item! So you are going to have to blame my nieces for this being a review instead of a review with giveaway as we normally do!

While I love when they come over, they know the rules are, they dirty a dish, they wash it! So after the movie we all set off to the kitchen so everyone could wash their popcorn bowls, and we all tried Gain for the first time. For them, they have a dishwasher, so they only end up washing dishes at my house! Which I think is a good thing for them to learn anyway, we all know electronics can sometimes go wonky. I have actually never tried Gain Dishwashing Liquid, although I am of course very familiar with the liquid laundry detergent. So for me the first thing that stood out was the scent, which I greatly enjoyed. The girls of course enjoyed 'dishwashing liquid bubbles' more than washing their popcorn bowls, but they too liked the scent and all the giggles and silliness made washing dishes so much more fun!

My take on Gain Dishwashing Liquid:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I love the scent!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I like that a little goes a long way, it really does cut the grease well!

I know I will actively seek out Gain, unlike before where I wasn't so concerned with brand, but price. That doesn't mean I won't stick to my budget, but I will be actively seeking it out when it's on sale and making sure to re-stock with Gain when I do run out!

For more information about the new Gain Dishwashing Liquids, visit or In addition, be sure to “Like” Gain on Facebook and follow Gain on Twitter! By the way, their twitter background has butterflies! Love it!!!!

The search for the Scents of America is on and now it's your turn to vote! Let your nose be heard!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding Gain are my own experiences. I was provided with product from P&G via MyBlogSpark to facilitate the review.