Award season is always highly anticipated and exciting at the beginning of the year and many of us can't wait to see who'll win the coveted album of the year at the Grammy's or Best Actor and Actress at the Oscars. But did you know that here in New York after counting the votes of 40,000 consumers, every February the most innovative products are celebrated & deemed the best of the best in categories such as: Food and Beverage, Health and Beauty, Personal care, Household products, Pet supplies, Pharmaceuticals, Small Appliances, and Electronics, etc. during the Product of the Year Awards?
This year was my third time attending the Product of the Year Awards and as always it was such a great time, and I totally enjoyed having my blogging boo Melissa of JustaBXmom to sit with me. All the company exec's and marketing team were dolled up and ready to party, it must be a great feeling to know that after all of their hard work to bring families like mine and yours quality products that we truly rave about them daily. Held at the Edison Ballroom and hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alumnae Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer, of course the night was all laughs as the comedians joked about feminine care products like the vaginal washes and wipes from Sweet Spots Lab.
A definite highlight of the evening for Melissa and I was sitting down to dine with the team that represented the Carmex brand, it was lovely chatting with the President Paul Woelbling who inherited the company from his grandfather. As a blogger we are introduced to products daily but it's always great to sit down with the people behind the brand to hear the background story as they convey their passion to bring people quality products. In our household Carmex is a go to for our oldest son CJ because he likes the classic version being plain and not too girly. He cringes at the ones that are overly scented or flavored (since the award show he has tried the winning colloidal oatmeal lip balm and it was a hit and helped with his cracked lips from being sick with the flu).
After the award show the hubby and I had the chance to unbox a selection of the 2017 Product of the year winners and did our first YouTube video to show them off to all of you! And guess what? After you've watched the video below you will have the chance to enter to win a variety of the awesome #POYUSA2017 products by entering the giveaway below.