Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SmartSilk Pillow Giveaway

I was recently asked to do a product review of some pillows and to hold a giveaway.  Reviewing pillows sounded like a good idea to me.  Who doesn't like to successfully multitask - sleeping and doing a product review at the same time.  


Now these aren't just any pillows, as they are produced by SmartSilk, a Montreal-based company, that makes all natural bedding designed to protect us from dust mites.   In addition to making pillows, they also make mattress pads, duvets, pillow protectors - basically the whole shebang to keep us healthy and comfortable at night.




Does anyone else get a little grossed out at the thought that we have millions of creatures in our beds - now they may be microscopic, but they are creatures nevertheless.  There is only one creature I like to share my bed with (wink wink) and he is not microscopic.  Dust mites apparently love warm humid conditions and thrive on human skin flakes (ewww).   SmartSilk has very smartly developed bedding that is made with woven silk which is mold and mildew resistant as well as producing an environment that is naturally cool and inhospitable to dust mites.  SmartSilk bedding actually repels allergens and dust mites.  Score one for silk - zero for dust mites.




SmartSilk™ is the first all natural bedding to be certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Asthma Society of Canada and Asthma UK.



In addition to helping your allergies, the SmartSilk products are natural heat regulators. Do you ever wake up at night and have to flip your pillow over to find a cool spot?  Well these silk products help the air to circulate and wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable.   A true story:  Just after I was contacted to do a review about these products, I was at my art class and two of the women there were raving about how comfortable their silk duvets were for keeping them just the right temperature all night long.  I was intrigued.

I received the pillows last week and was pretty excited to try them out, but I had to wait until I could get some blog post pictures first.  
 


There were two pillows in the package (which you can see in the photo below) - one came fluffy and one was vacuum packed that instantly fluffed up when it was opened.  Watching the pillow inflate pretty much made my day. 



Doesn't silk bedding sound like it is made for a princess?   SmartSilk has created a woven core of pure fine silk to form a thick padding and then covered it all in soft comfortable 100% cotton.  The outer covering is quilted to keep the silk from moving or bunching.  The pillows felt wonderfully soft to the touch, but had some internal firmness and support - a perfect blend of oomph and squish.


I had to go out and buy two new pillowcases.  I just couldn't bring myself to put these beauties in some old faded, stained pillowcases.  They just took the bed to a whole new level, don't you think?



I had my lovely model pose with the pillows to show us just how comfortable they really are.



What do you think Juno?  Do the pillows keep you feeling cool and dry?



 Can you breathe more easily?


Why yes to all of the above thank you very much.   Anything else, cause I really need to get back to what I was doing.



Now as for what my husband and I thought of them - we loved them!  My husband likes a nice cool pillow, so he was happy.  And I like a soft pillow with a little internal fortitude to give my neck some support, so I was happy.  My husband commented that he loved their texture.  He is a feather pillow fan, so these felt comfortable for him.  If you like a stiff pillow you may find these too soft, but if you like a squishable pillow to rearrange to fit the contours of your head then these are your dream pillows.



Oh, my lovely assistant has one more piece of news - SmartSilk has generously agreed to give two of these pillows to my readers.  




Here's what you have to do to have your name entered into the pillow giveaway:
  • visit the SmartSilk website and let me know what percentage you get off for the Valentine's Day sale - and while you are there have a look around at the impressive testimonials and the way these products can help people with allergies, night sweats, and fibromyalgia
  • follow SmartSilk on Twitter or Facebook
  • be a follower of my blog
  • you get a second entry if you blog, tweet, or mention the giveaway on Facebook.
Leave me a comment to let me know you have done these things.  Also would you please make sure to leave your email address as I need a way to contact you if you are the winner.  It would be a pity if I had to re-draw a name, but that is what I will do if I cannot contact the winner in 24 hours.  This giveaway is open to Canadian and US only.

The giveaway ends on Tuesday, February 14th at 9:00 pm EST.  Isn't it perfect for a Valentine's giveaway - comfortable sleep for you and your mate ... oops, on second thought maybe that isn't what we are going for on Valentine's day.  Well you will still love them!
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29 comments:

  1. Oh, I don't want to be the first to comment. Number 1 never wins :( Oh well. It looks like I would get 25% off. I'm a pillow snob. I love the perfect cool, comfy, slightly squishy pillow so these sound great! Love the pictures with Juno. I like that floral bed cover too. It's so pretty!

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  2. Your fur baby is too cute! SmartSilk is offering 25% off. Great giveaway.

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  3. what an adorable assistant :) New blog follower via GFC Michele P., Smartsilk FB fan Michele Pineda, and you will get 25% discount during their current Valentine's Day sale.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  4. tweeted for another entry here: https://twitter.com/#!/micaela6955/status/167095719205945345

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  5. I'm a follower. Your model is lovely. :)

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  6. Awesome giveaway. I visited their website, what beautiful products they do have....everything looks so comfy! They are offering 25% off for Val Day. Diane

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  7. I am already a faithful follower, count me in for this awesome giveaway! Diane

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  8. I'd receive 25% off. I follow SmartSilk on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  9. Yeah! 25% off! :)

    Grace, in all truth & fairness, would you TRULY recommend these pillowsÉ ( My settings are stuck on the computer---I can`t use a question mark! ha! ) We are seriously wanting to buy new pillows, and this might be my answer to where to get some if they REALLY are that great. You let me know! We`d love to buy a new bed, but think it`s a bit pricey right now, so pillows might just be the way to start...:) Who knows though...maybe I will win!

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  10. 25%off.... Wow I would love any of the products, they all look great. I think that we would start off with the pillows as we sure could use new ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. I'm not sure how I missed this...I'd love to try these pillows. The discount is 25%. I think your model is adorable. :o)

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  12. Woohoo - 25% off for valentines! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  13. I follow them on twitter @CrazyItalian0
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  14. Wow...25% off! I would love to try these pillows out!

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  15. How did you know I needed new pillows? And with 25% off...sounds great! Thanks for introducing this company to me!

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  16. 25% off? Quite a deal! Thanks for the giveaway (and cute pictures, too!)

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  17. 25% off....Keeps your head and neck cool asthma & allergy friendly

    Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  18. I follow on Pintrest as "anash"
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  19. I follow on google connect as "anash"
    Thanks for this giveaway
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  20. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/168673683857096704

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. I blogged: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/02/sense-and-simplicity-smartsilk-pillow.html

    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  22. I follow them on twitter @anashct
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  23. rkvezerian@gmail.comFebruary 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Yes, I love the idea of this product. My menopausal body would adore these. With 25% off and a Canadian product, you can't loose!

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  24. 25% off. Never tried silk-filled bedding before! Would love to try a pair of new pillows.

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  25. I would love to try new pillows!

    mayhem (dot) mama@yahoo.com

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  26. I'm a follower!

    mayhem (dot) mama@yahoo.com

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