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Tuesday, September 30, 2014





Possible hint to my Halloween costume this year???

Maybe

You'll just have to wait and see...







Hey Readers! I just took a look at the clock and its officially October! This is my favorite time of the year as well as my favorite month. Time for jack o lanterns, haunted houses, cool nights, hoodies, beautiful falling leaves, bonfires, and so much more! I love Halloween and all the fun that comes from this time of year. 

So stay tuned for my Halloween makeup looks and videos that I'll be adding, as well as festive fall recipes. Because this is also my favorite season to cook up some delicious fall inspired dishes. Here are just a few of the recipes that are in store:

Pumpkin cheesecake,
Pumpkin pie,
Pumpkin & cream cheese roll,
caramel apples,
caramel popcorn balls,
homemade hot spiced cider,
pecan cheesecake,
and a few surprises to come

So stayed tuned readers because you're in for a real treat! I'm showing my subscribers some love :)


Naturalico Firming Cellulite Cream
For Cellulite Reduction and firmer, toned skin

If you're like me once you reach your thirties you start to notice things aren't as tight as they once were. Or for you ladies who have had children your stomach and abs may not look like they once did. I have yet to be blessed with children but I do have some cellulite in its early stages forming on the backs of my thighs. So like most of us I wanted to get this taken care of as best I could right away. 

I decided to give the Naturalico cellulite cream a try. Right away I noticed that unlike other cellulite creams this one has a pleasant fragrance. Its kind of like a citrus scent. The cream is also thick and not runny like some creams I have tried before. It goes on your skin smooth and rubs in without leaving behind a greasy mess. This cream contains caffeine which has been proven to help firm and tighten up the skin. Since I began using this twice a day on my thighs I have noticed the skin to be getting a lot firmer and the lines on my thighs are fading and disappearing. The skin feels tighter too but not overly tight to where it would be uncomfortable. This cream makes me want to put on the short shorts and the short skirts like I used to wear. It has made my legs look so much younger. Definitely give this stuff a try you won't be disappointed. 

Here is the Amazon link to order from:



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Wills General Super Hair Growth
Dietary Supplement
Hello friends are you interested in growing your hair long? If so then you'll want to know all about this. I decided about a year ago to grow my hair long. I was fed up with the bad haircuts and my facial structure doesn't look good with short hairstyles. So far my hair has been so slow to grow. I would have to say about 1/2 every 2 months. So getting long, lustrous hair has been quite the wait. 

So feeling frustrated I decided to give this hair growth supplement a try. Its very easy to take you just take 3 tablets (shown below) daily with a meal. The tablets are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals so they're good for your body as well. A bottle comes with 90 tablets so you get a 30 day supply. That's a pretty good value for the money.

After 2 weeks of daily use of this supplement I'm happy to report to you that my hair has grown probably half an inch. I color my hair a dark red color and I've taken a photo of my roots 2 weeks after dyeing my hair which is also the first day I began the supplement. As you can see my brown roots are really showing which is new hair growth.
I'm no doubt very pleased with this product and will continue using it. 

If you would like to try a bottle for yourself here is the link to Amazon for you to order:



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Safe & Effective 
Will's General Raspberry Ketones

Today I'm going to tell you about a safe and effective dietary supplement called Will's General Raspberry keytones. By taking this supplement and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect to lose weight. Lots of scientific studies have been done lately on the benefits of adding keytones to your diet to help you lose weight. Keytones are safe, healthy, contain no sugar,no starch, no yeast, and no artificial colors or preservatives. So they are an all natural product. Pictured below is what the capsules look like.
They are very easy to take just take 1 to 2 capsules 30 minutes before a meal. Or they can be taken 30 minutes before exercise. They help you burn more calories and control your appetite at meals.  I've been taking 3 to 4 capsules a day for almost 2 weeks now. I also drink lots of water, and eat healthy meals. Since beginning the raspberry keytones I have found that I am far less hungry between meals or late at night. Also I haven't experienced any negative side effects and there's no bitter or medicine like aftertaste after ingesting these. I know its early but in 10 days I have already lost 4 pounds. And I feel like I have a lot more energy. I now want to take walks after meals instead of heading straight for the couch. I think with continued use I could lose a few more pounds and itches. 

If you would like to try a botle for yourself here is the Amazon link:


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Chapstick Dual Ended Hydration Lock Renew & Moisturize #Put Your Lips First 
 
I received this product for free from Smiley 360 to review and talk about with my readers. This is a great little idea from Chapstick. A dual ended product that not only takes up less room in your bag but it has dual functions. One side is to renew your lips and the other is to moisturize your lips. 

I love Chapstick products they have always helped to repair my lips when they were chapped and reduce the chance of them getting chapped again. It also makes my lips really soft and protected. Chapstick dual ended is a must have for your lips in the winter especially when you live in a cold winter climate like I do. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crave Naturals Brow & Lash Kit
Ladies are you tired of your mascara always clumping and leaving your lashes looking a mess? Or those stubborn wild eyebrow hairs that just won't lay flat?  I know I am! Well I've found the solution with the Crave Brow & Lash kit. 
I'll let this handy little diagram tell you all about the kit. As you can see each tool is crafted to help you create beautiful eyebrows and lashes. I went ahead and took some before and after photos of my eyelashes with mascara on. The before photo shows how the mascara has clumped up my lashes and made them look really ugly. 
I then used the spoolie and eyelash comb on them and here's the ending result:
As you can now see there's a huge difference. My lashes are now looking longer, fuller, thicker, and much more spaced out over my entire lid. There are no more clumps and all the excess mascara has been combed away. The brow brush works great to comb and shape my eyebrow hairs that always seem to want to stick up in all different directions. And the angled brush on the Dual Ended Masterpiece helps to create really sharp lines when using it to apply eyeshadow. 

Right now fashion is all about creating really dramatic eyes with makeup. Pops of color, smokey eyes, and really long, thick lashes are all popular. To have these looks you need a good lash and brow kit to go along with your makeup. This kit will help you get the looks you see on celebrities and on the runway. 

I also made a video of me demonstrating how to use this kit that you can watch right here:
video


The Crave kit sells on Amazon for $15.88 right now but for an added bonus the company has given me permission to offer my readers a 25% off coupon code. That makes this kit a real value! Here are the instructions to get your kit at a discount:
1. Go to www.amazon.com
2. Search "eyebrow brush"
3. Add the eyebrow kit to your cart
4. In the box marked "Gift Cards or Promotional Codes" type QQMSRCOC. 
Then just click on Apply and you're all set!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Konjac Sponge: Body Sponge Review
I've searched and searched for a good body sponge for years and hadn't found one until now. Some are too rough on my skin or too large for my smaller hands. This My Konjac sponge is soft on my skin but still tough enough to clean and exfoliate my skin. And it fits perfectly in my small hands. It also creates a nice long lasting lather when combine with your favorite body wash. It gets in all the tight spaces and thoroughly cleans my oily, acne prone skin. 

Its manufactured to be biodegradable and the company is cruelty free so no animal testing. It is also vegan, hypoallergenic, and fragrance free. So its safe to use on sensitive skin. 

Here is a Amazon link for you to pick one up for yourself or as a gift:

As always I only recommend good, quality products to my readers that I truly believe in.
Puracy: Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash
Today I'm going to be telling you about an awesome product from a great company. And that is the Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash. The very first thing you notice is the refreshing citrus fragrance this soap has. It is light and not overly aggressive like some shampoos and body washes can be. This is especially important since this product is a baby shampoo. 

Here are some other great things about this product:
  • It is made in the USA 
  • Its cruelty free and Puracy products are not tested on animals.
  • It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non toxic, vegan, and pH balanced, and contains sea salt to purify skin.
  • Safe to use from head to toe daily.
It also contains No triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens, phosphates, SLS, MEA, DEA, TEA, petrolum based ingredients, animal by products, chlorine, dyes, or caustics.

I've used this shampoo & body wash on my own hair and body. It leaves my skin clean and soft with a light citrus scent. It left my hair feeling really clean, fresh and really soft. It was also gentle on my color treated hair. And just like all baby shampoos its gentle and tear free.  I also used it to bathe my pug with. Pugs have smooshed faces with lots of facial wrinkles and large bulging eyes and require a gentle, tear free shampoo.  He loves getting a bath with this shampoo because its not overly scented to irritate his nose. I love that it gets my little buddy really clean and very soft. 


This is really a great company to purchase products from as well because they donate to local families and children that are less fortunate. Helping out others I think really shows this company cares about their customers and making the world we live in a better place. 

Here is the link for you to order a bottle for you or as a gift:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L9J4SHM
Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Towels (3 Pack)

 

Like most of us I like having a clean kitchen. Dishes are washed and put away, the stove and counters are wiped clean, and everything is tidy. A good set of kitchen towels is an essential part of any clean kitchen. I've bought countless kitchen towels that either fell apart and/or they were rough and scratchy on my skin. These Luxe Home Essentials towels are nothing like those. They are soft and gentle on your skin while using them and on my glass surfaces like my stove. Yet the textured microfiber is strong enough to get my pots and pans clean. 

The size of these towels is pretty impressive as well. They are 15x25 inches so large enough for those big jobs. The clean white color looks clean and fresh in any decor. Stitching on these towels is impeccable so no worries about loose treads, fraying, or unraveling. I love using them to wash and dry my hands because the thirsty microfiber fabric soaks up the water on your hands right away. It also makes them really handy to grab when you have a sudden spill that needs soaked up fast. And when they need cleaning you just toss them in the machine on warm and dry on low to medium setting. No need for bleach, fabric softener, or an iron because these towels do not require any. 

If you're in search of some great kitchen towels please give these a try. They also make a nice holiday, housewarming, or hostess gift. Here is the Amazon link for you to order a set:


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel 



This is a great towel for when you're in a hurry or running late and you need to get your hair dried off fast. I have long thick straight hair that's about halfway down my back. On average it takes about 2 hours for my hair to dry. It ends up soaking my bath towel and the back of my shirt while its drying. Normal bath towels just can't get the water out of my hair fast enough. 

Then I tried this Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel and was really impressed with the results!  When you first receive the towel right away you notice how soft it is. Its like touching a cloud or putting your hand into a bag of cotton balls. So this towel is really gentle on your skin and hair. The quality of it is amazing too. The stitching all the way around it is really secure so there will be no fraying or loose ends. Definitely a quality towel! The size is pretty remarkable too as you can see from the photo above. It is laying almost the entire length of my queen sized bed.  So it is more than capable of drying all different lengths of hair.

 I decided to give it a try on my hair so after my shower I used it to wrap my hair up and twisted it into kind of a turban on top my head. The microfiber almost like grips your hair so the towel stays in place nicely. After about 5 minutes I took the towel out of my hair and twisted it around the ends of my hair a little. But that's all i had to do and my hair was over halfway dry already! It was still damp but it wasn't dripping water or wetting my shirt like with using a regular old body towel. I was able to style my hair with my straightening iron within 30 minutes of being in the shower. That's a HUGE improvement compared to it usually taking 2 hours for me to be able to style my hair! 

Another reason why I love this towel is that it's so easy to care for. You just throw it in the wash on warm and dry on medium.  No ironing, bleaching, or fabric softener needed. And it comes out the dry soft and ready to use over again. Easy right?
The holidays are right around the corner and this would make a great gift. Follow this link to order one for yourself or for someone as a gift:




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Monday, September 22, 2014

BruJoy : Cocktail Muddler
I bet you're wondering what is a cocktail muddler right? Well this handy little gadget is a must have for the chef and the bartender in your home. I find myself finding new uses for this little tool everyday. So far I've used it to break up and crush herbs and for fruit in smoothies and mixed drinks. The stainless steel handle not only makes this gadget sturdy but also a very attractive addition to your kitchen. The grooved nylon head easily breaks up and breaks down herb leaves, fruits, and sugar cubes. This tool is great for fresh mint in mojitos. I love to use it to crush fresh basil for my homemade spaghetti sauce. It makes the essence of the herb really come out and there's a huge taste difference that I love. 


If you would like to order one for yourself or as a gift please use the Amazon link here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MRKBYGK/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1411443820&sr=1&keywords=bru+joy+cocktail+muddler
ROVERBEATS T12 by ETEKCITY
Wireless Mobile Speaker


If you're like me you love music and you love your music to be loud! So don't let the sheer size of this speaker fool you because it is loud. Not only that but it delivers clear, clean sound with even some bass to it. It effortlessly syncs to all my Bluetooth devices such as smart phones, laptop & desktop computers, I-Pods, tvs, anything with Bluetooth. It also comes with an Auxiliary port and a cable so you can plug it into older devices too. I used the auxiliary cable and plugged it into my older boom box stereo and got a lot more sound from my old radio. It says it holds a 10 hour charge but I've been using it everyday for a week now a few hours each day and haven't needed to charge it yet. The battery in it is a 2200 mAH 3.7 volt lithium battery. The unit comes with an adapter to charge it with and it can be used while its charging. It also comes with a Micro USB cable. Roverbeats is offered in red as shown here and in grey so it can fit any decor. It also has controls featured on top the speaker that operate volume, pause, play, and changes the songs. There's also a blinking light that changes color on top the unit that helps you know when the speaker is on and ready and also when it successfully pairs with your device. 


Over the weekend I took this speaker to the park and paired it with my cell phone and listened to music while we enjoyed our time at the park. I've also paired it with my     I-Pod and used it to listen to music while I worked around the house. You can tuck your I-Pod in your pocket and roam freely around your home and be able to change songs and the volume from rooms away. I can't tell you how handy this little speaker is or how much I love it. I've been in the market for one of these for awhile now but didn't want to pay the high price that some are on the market for. This Roverbeats wireless mobile speaker is just as good if not better than some of the higher priced models on the market. It really surprised me in quality and sound. So if you're in the market for a small speaker with rich, clear sound than give the Roverbeats a try. Here is the Amazon link to pick one up for yourself:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3152C

TECHEF Omelet Pan Review
Have you ever made an omelet and halfway through cooking you try to flip it and its stuck to the bottom of the pan? By the time you get it unstuck from the pan it no longer resembles an omelet but more like scrambled eggs? I've been there many times. I love omelets but hate making them until I found this pan. It is so easy to use that you'll always end up with the perfect looking omelet that's restaurant quality. 

Here are just a few of the reasons why I love the TeChef Omelet pan. The pan comes from the DuPont Teflon® Select - Colour Collection and it makes a really pretty purple glow on my glass top stove. You can get a glimpse of it in the video here. Its PFOA, cadmium, and lead free so its safe to use for you and your family. The sloped design allows for easy flipping of omelets, sandwiches, pancakes, burgers, or whatever you decide to cook. The pan operates best at low or medium stove settings so no need to cook at higher dangerous temperatures that could harm you or burn your food. It evenly cooks to so no hot spots. Cleanup is a breeze! It can go right into the dishwasher or cleanup in the sink with soap and water. The Teflon coating doesn't allow food to stick so it just wipes clean. I have provided a short video of myself making an omelet that you can check out here: 

video

You just can't go wrong with one of these pans. Its small size is perfect for dorm rooms, campers, and small spaces like apartments. It doesn't take up a lot of room and its very versatile. Here are some helpful links for you to order one for yourself and to learn more:




I hope you enjoyed reading and watching :)




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Future Tattoo Inspiration 







Possible Halloween Costume?
I can't wait!! Halloween is my favorite holiday :)



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ozeri Green Earth Pan

Ozeri Green Earth Pan:
12" Frying Pan review
I received one of these about a week ago and right away I fell in love with this pan. In love with a pan you say? Yes! My old cookware everything stuck to, the pans took forever to heat up on the stove, they cooked uneven, and had hot spots. So when I received this new pan I was super excited to try it out and do a review on it. 

The very first thing I noticed about it when I unboxed it was how light it was. But don't get light confused with cheap. This pan is by no means cheap. It is made with a ceramic coating derived from nature which makes the coating nontoxic and harmful fume free. This is very important to me because I care about what my food touches and comes in contact with before me and my family put that food in our mouths. The pan is PTFE and PFOA free. It is induction stove safe as well. 

The silicone handle makes it very easy to grip and hold and it keeps the handle cool and safe for your hands as well. It also features a raised texture coating on the inside of the pan that creates air pockets. These help distribute heat under your food to enhance cooking. 

I decided to try it out by making some frozen cheeseburgers. I was able to fit 4 full size frozen burgers in the pan at once and still have room for the spatula to flip the burgers. I have a glass top stove and this pan worked beautifully on it and didn't damage the stove top. I found tat this pan heated up way faster than my old cookware. And it cooked all 4 burgers evenly and with no hot spots. Here's a few photos of my burgers.



As you can see this pan can sure cook up some tasty burgers and best of all everyone got a nice hot burger without having to wait. I also tried out the pan to make grilled cheese, fried some chicken breasts in it, and made a hamburger helper meal in it. Everything turned out great with no slicking to the bottom of the pan.

Cleanup was also a breeze. No long soaking needed. I just washed it either in the dishwasher or in the sink with hot soapy water and a wash cloth and it cleaned up super easy. Ozeri also includes with your pan a nice little green fabric cover that goes inside your pan for when you store it. This protects your pan from any scratches or other damages when its stored. I live in a small house and I struggle to find room for stuff so the pan cover will benefit me a bunch when I have to stack the pan with others. 


I love this pan and if you would like to try one out for yourself here is the link for you to purchase from Amazon: 

Body Merry: Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream
This stuff is amazing!!!
I had never tried a cellulite cream before but decided to try this one out. I have a few cellulite lines around my stomach and on the backs of my thighs. Lets face it I'm over 30 and my body isn't as tight and smooth as it was in my 20's. So like I said I decided to give this product a try. Its very easy to use you just rub a small amount into your skin after a shower. I did this twice a day and right away I could feel the product working. Within 2 or 3 days my skin felt tighter and firmer and the areas with the cellulite were beginning to be less noticeable. A week later of continuous use of the product and the lines and pits in my skin on my stomach and legs was almost unnoticeable.  I believe with more time the cellulite I have will be completely disappear. Also this cream has left my skin feeling really soft and smooth, with no negative side effects whatsoever.  Here's a photo of my side after one week of usage. As you can see my skin is smooth and cellulite is fading.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Vacay Water Enhancer

Vacay Water Enhancer
This has to be one of the best water enhancers I have tried. I tried the island lemonade flavor and it's very light and refreshing. You don't have the powdered drink bitter, chemical taste like a lot of the water enhancers have. The powder mixes up in water very easily so there's no hard chunks floating around in your drink. You only need to use 1/2 teaspoon so this stuff really goes a long way. 

This product is a all natural dietary supplement meant to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. Its effects are meant to calm your mind as well. It contains zero sugar and calories so its great for those of us watching our figures. 
If you would like to learn more or purchase some to try for yourself here is the link to the companies website:


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