Saturday, October 14, 2017

LipSense Lip Colors #Review

Hey friends! I am jumping on real quick today to let you know about an awesome company I was able to review recently. Been a busy week with a vacation trip and back but wanted to share with you all about LipSense that I received from Red Gate Beauty. This is a wonderful new way to wear lip color that lasts!





I was sent two products, a moisturizing gloss and a long lasting liquid lip color. Now I have to tell you, I am not a big fan of the heavy lip glosses, I would prefer a light lip balm that I can apply a couple times a day. But after receiving this, I don't think I will go back to a balm again, other than during the winter when my lips often chap. This duo is pretty sweet and when combined together, they will last the whole day.





The liquid lip color I received in Luv It, and goes on first, and I will warn you, it tingles. When I first applied it, I was unsure if it was supposed to tingle like it did, but then I went on and found some helpful tips and realized it is common for them. The more I used it though, the less time it tingled when I put it on. So after a week or two, it really didn't tingle much at all. It is sticky, and goes on much different than a lip balm, but that is normal. The only thing I didn't care for was the scent, it is almost a chemical scent but quickly goes away. As you can see, the color is nice and light pink, and lasted the entire day.




Now the moisturizing gloss I requested an almost raspberry color called Bougainvillea and it is so pretty, but quite a bit brighter than what I am accustomed to. When it is combined together with the lip color though they work so nicely! And believe me, it makes my lips feel all smooth and moisturized. I am totally in love with them both!




READERS, YOU CAN RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT AT RED GATE BEAUTY BY USING THIS CODE- bloggymoms15




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 29, 2017

Help Support Breast Cancer Awareness with Feit Electric & Susan Komen #Giveaway

Today I am hosting a giveaway which I am very excited about. Many of us either have a relative, close friend, or co-worker who has had a brush with cancer. And since October is breast cancer awareness month, Feit Electric has teamed up with Susan G Komen and brought us a special light bulb in honor of those who have been touched in any way by breast cancer.


Feit Electric joined forces with Susan G. Komen to create the pink Susan G. Komen® LED light bulb. It is now available at Home Depot through October and Feit will donate $50,000 to Komen to support the fight, despite sales.





Pink Susan G. Komen Light bulb by Feit Electric
  • The pink dimmable bulb uses only 4.5 watts of electricity with an average life span of about 20,000 hours or 18.3 years at 3 hours a day, which makes it easy to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly without compromising performance or fun. Designed for indoor and outdoor installation, you will experience considerable energy savings in comparison to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Additional Feit Electric bulbs to include for winner (all released this year)
  • IntelliBulb is a simply smart LED lighting solution ideal for renters, consumers who are hesitant to adopt smart home tech as it doesn’t require additional hardware or apps to integrate into their home, or just want a simple DIY solution, and comes in five different solutions that each solve a specific problem/need a consumer has.
    • Dusk to Dawn
    • Switch to Dim
    • Color Choice
    • Motion Activated
    • Battery Backup
  • LED Original Vintage Glass Curved Filament bulbs come with a curved design filament that fills the glass with a swirl, knot or loop, offering an impeccable design and unique, but traditional look. Perfect for decorative and accent uses, they come in seven distinctive designs.
  • Clear Glass, Color Filament Bulbs turn home lighting into lighting expression with a beautiful, colorful instant bright glow through a clear glass housing. Designed for indoor and outdoor installation, these bulbs have more than 18 years of life and come in a variety of attractive color LED filaments to match your personality, including red, blue, orange, green, pink, yellow and purple. 



Now I received my own product for review, only going to show some quick pictures right now though because I wanted to get this posted by October 1st. So you will see a bit more later.



The winner of this giveaway will win a variety of the products listed above. The main feature is the pink Susan G Komen light bulb, but I have to admit, my personal favorite is the original vintage one shown above.



This pink light bulb is so beautiful! It glows pink and is so pretty when you actually use it. As you can see from the pictures, it can be really nice if you have a good lamp.




Is anyone interested in the gift basket they are giving away? This is US only. Giveaway will end 10/16, winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thanks for entering!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Love my Core Foam Prints! #Review

Today I have an amazing company I cannot wait to share with you all. When I first heard of the way their would be made, I was very unsure of how t would turn out and what the quality would be. But I have to say, I was extremely surprised and will definitely be purchasing in the future, probably for the holidays. Foam Core Prints offers a vast array of choices for all things printed. And for my review, I chose a canvas wrap, check it out below!



When this first arrived, we were so surprised! The clarity of the picture, like you are standing right there in front of them, and the quality of the canvas itself is amazing. I got this as a gift for a friend, and the look on his face when he saw it was priceless. He was so shocked and in love with it. Needless to say, it is now hanging in his youngest girls bedroom and she likes to point out who is in the picture and looks at it a lot.



I will tell you this, Foam Core Prints is an excellent company. The service is great and the shipping was super fast. If you are wanting prints of any kind for the holidays, they do amazing work!! Be sure to check them out and see what they have available to offer!





**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 22, 2017

18,21 Man Made Grooming Products for Men #Review & #Giveaway

Today I have a feature for the guys, or at least the women who have guys in their lives. And I think that would pretty much cover all, if not most, of my readers. And when I say for the guys, 18.21 Man Made is a company that makes unique grooming products for the men. Not only was I sent product for review, but I was also sent a kit for giveaway as well so be sure to read to the end.



18.21 Man Made is a Texas based business, owned and operated by Angel del Solar, Aston LaFon and David del Solar. We are three hardworking gent’s that share a passion for making premium, uncommon goods that gentlemen take pride in owning.






When I first received the package, we were all super excited to smell the products. I had told the men there was something coming in for them, but I hadn't told them exactly what, so when I opened the kit, there was a lot of surprise. Needless to say, once they smelled it? The shock was through the roof! See ladies and gents, these grooming supplies for the men, have the distinctive smell of whiskey. Yes, you read that right, the very strong and powerful scent dating back to the time of the Prohibition. And when I say strong, I mean strong.



The kit I received for review includes all their products, including the body wash/shampoo, pomade, paste, clay, and hair spray. We all gathered around the box to sniff and smell, opening up the different items to see what each one was, and also some trying to figure out what other scents we could define.




I just have to say, the scent of this is amazing! After he uses this in the bathroom, the smell is all over the house, not to mention when he layers the other products with the shampoo and body wash. He loved these and it has taken him some time to figure out which products to use when and how much to use, etc. He did have two little things he didn't care for, or wished they could change. The hair spray he much more prefers with just the spritz instead of the spray. I had to tell him how we ladies have to deal with that every day, but he is used to the spritz. The other thing is when he takes it to travel. It does not travel well at all and spilled in his luggage so the lid would be nice if it stayed closed better.



Now, for those of you wanting to get some of your own, I would definitely urge you to look at their website. This would be perfect for gifts! The holidays are coming up quickly, or a birthday gift. But, for those of you who want to take a chance on winning your own set, I was sent one to give away to one of my readers. It is the one shown below, not the full set like I was sent for review, but still includes the hair spray, shampoo/body wash and the paste.



Giveaway is US only as I will be shipping. Giveaway ends 10/6 and winner will be chosen via Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ButcherBox #Review with Recipe Installment 2 @butcherbox


For those of you who are seeing this post before the other, make sure to go back and read my first installment for ButcherBox. This place is amazing and I loved the box, or rather bag, of fresh grass-fed beef. Today I want to jump right into my review though with the recipes, etc.




For the pork chops I actually made them all, cooked one way and then did something completely different with them the next night. So the first night we marinated them and tossed them on the grill. Super tender, juicy and very tasty.




The taste was just great. So for the second night we sliced them up, put BBQ sauce on them and fried them on the stove. And if it could even be possible, they tasted even better.



The BBQ sauce almost turned into a glaze since we had them in a skillet, and slicing them just made them so tender.



The last recipe I am going to share today is what I made with the ground beef. And I would be hard pressed to decide on which I liked better, this or the Colorful Chicken Alfredo.

Beefy Pasta Bake


1 lb Ground Beef
dash of olive oil
Minced Garlic
Chopped onion
1 lb Rigatoni (I used large shell)
1 jar Garlic Alfredo Sauce
1 Jar Roasted Garlic Spaghetti
16 oz Mozzarella Cheese



I took the ground beef and cooked it with the minced garlic and chopped onion. You can also add plenty of herbs, I used an italian herb mixture. While the meat is cooking, fix the pasta as normal, and I added a dash of olive oil in the water.



When the ground beef is finished, drain and set to the side. After the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and put back in the pot. Add both jars of pasta sauce, yes it looks like a lot but it bakes up great.



Add the ground beef and mix all together.



Pour into a baking dish, you might need to use two of them because this makes a lot, and then cover liberally with the mozzarella cheese.



Bake at 350* until the cheese is melted, then serve with a garden salad and garlic toast.



All I can say is that after eating this for dinner, we pulled it out again later that evening as a snack, plus there was enough for leftovers the next day. It had so much good flavor, I can't even explain how much we enjoyed this. Like I said, hard pressed to pick between this one and the Colorful Chicken Alfredo.

So, I might be writing another post with more recipes after I cook some more, but wanted to share these ones right now. I have really enjoyed my shipment from ButcherBox, and this meat is the freshest I have ever tasted. Loved trying out new recipes and fixing all different things.

As always, be sure to check out ButcherBox on their social media channels and if you are wanting to order some grass-fed beef, delivered straight to your door, this is the place to go.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 8, 2017

AmiClubWear #Review

Wow, the week is off to a new start and I have to say, this week is cold! Okay, I know it isn't really cold, but definitely cooler than it has been. The windows are all open and the fresh air is going throughout the house. So while I am wanting to get outside and spend time in the outdoors, I am sitting here to tell you about this company that is new to me. And I was able to review a couple items so going to show them to you all.



Ami Clubwear is a company that sells so much I can't even begin to start telling you how hard a time it was to choose something for review. I finally narrowed it down to a few items and went from there. Believe me, I could spend hours browsing their site, and already have, not to mention the buying.



For my review, I chose three pieces of clothing and a piece of jewelry. Jewelry first, I received the Silver Triple Layered Anklet and this is a very nice anklet.





I actually have two different ones and this one is the one I go to for my fancier events, or a night out. As you can see from the pictures, it is three strands, layered where they fall just right, and it can be loose or tight.



I prefer mine where it sits right above my ankle bone, don't want it below. It has stood up well, worn it several times, and while my other one has actually come apart once or twice, this one is sturdy.



For my first article of clothing, I chose a Pink Floral Lace Robe. When I sleep at night, I wear either a full pajama set or a tank top. So when I have to go turn a light off, grab a drink, or come out of my bedroom in the morning, I will slip on this pretty pink robe.




It is light, easy to throw on, and I don't have to worry about changing shirts just to do something quick.


The second piece I chose is something that will not really be shown, more because it is a nightie, very nice to sleep in, but not great for pictures. But I do love it, and wear it a lot.



The last thing I got is one of my favorites. This Fuschia Diamond Bead Maxi Dress is gorgeous!I went with one size larger than I normally wear, and it fits me perfectly. I am actually trying to find a throw or wrap I can wear over it, especially with the cooler weather coming on, and I cannot find anything that specifically matches so I might end up with another color.



The detail on this is beautiful, not flashy, and will be a great dress to wear for a formal evening. And yes, I have to wear high heels with it or I will trip over it. The material is light and there is a small slip underneath that I was happy to see. I really wanted my other pictures to turn out and they just did not want to cooperate.


This is a company I was really impressed with. The prices are good, the products are a high quality and I have thoroughly liked every piece I got from them. So, whether you are wanting a bathing suit, a new dress, a pair of boots, or a piece of jewelry, be sure to check out Ami Clubwear, you just might find exactly what you are looking for and then some!




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Visit to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers! #ilovefreddys

Well, our weather has turned unexpectedly cool here, actually been able to turn off the air a bit and just leave the windows open. Talk about a nice way to save on money. One of the fun things about being a blogger and doing reviews, is that I am able to feature great restaurants such as this one here. How many of you have ever visited Freddy's? If you have never been, then you are sadly missing out on some of the best steakburgers and frozen custard around.


For my visit I was sent a gift card for the family to go eat. We all packed up in the rain, and headed out to get us a good meal, my mouth watering the instant we stepped inside. The aroma of grilling burgers and hot french fries makes for an amazing smell as you come in. Now Freddy's is a "fast food" restaurant, but their service is impeccable and the food, while a tad bit higher than a regular meal on the go place, is definitely worth paying the extra. And if you try anything, make sure to try their french fry sauce, it is out of this world!



For myself I tried the Chili Cheese Dog combo. Normally I eat their steakburger, but I wanted to taste something different. And let me tell you, the hot dog was fresh and all beef, it didn't have that terrible flavor some do.



Came out steaming and was great, yes, I even dipped it in the special fry sauce. The little one got a chicken basket kids meal, which she actually ate almost all of. This is not normal for her, but she really loved the sauce and dipped anything and everything in it that she could.



Now there was no way I was leaving without trying the Nutter Butter custard sandwich. I saw it on the menu board and it looked very tasty, though different. And yes, it was great! I loved the flavor of mixing the vanilla custard and the peanut butter taste.



If you are ever passing by one of these restaurants, or you are looking for a great burger, please stop by. Freddy's has an array of choices that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. It is worth going out of the way for, believe me.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a gift card in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 1, 2017

Legacy Shave Evolution Brush & Razor #Review #Shave

Well, a very breezy and windy day here today, but thankfully the rain has abated for now. Will have to see how long that lasts but happy for what we have. Today I want to introduce a company, mainly for the menfolk, but also applicable for the ladies. Legacy Shave is a brand you will all be wanting to check out, believe me.



Legacy Shave is known for their Evolution Brush, and when I first saw this, I knew I was going to love it. After all, how many of you have trouble trying to get the shaving cream spread out evenly? Hands raised all over right? Whether you are a man or woman, shaving cream can be one of the best things, or one of the worst. But not any more with the evolution brush. This attaches to your can of shaving cream, or shaving gel, and it allows you to use it just like normal, but the brush automatically distributes the cream and allows for a better shaving experience!



For the men, this really aids in removing your beard. It is perfect to help mix the gel or cream right into the hair, and I found, while using it on my legs, that it really helps you to use less product. Because it spreads it better than my hand, I was able to use a smaller amount than I normally would. So I am assuming it would be the same way for the guys.



Now for the razor, I received the Legacy Shave 5 Blade Razor for a friend. He said that compared to the razor he was previously using, this one was quite a bit heavier, and a much better quality. Which after feeling both razors in my hand? A definite difference. After using it for a bit, he is very impressed with the quality of it, the swivel capabilities and the nice close shave it gives.

Everyone remember, the holidays are quickly approaching. And what better gift than something practical like this that would make their day. Be sure to check out Legacy Shave and browse their shop, purchase for the holidays and enjoy the look on your guy's face when they see this.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**
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