Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Foxbrim Youthful Radiance Eye Cream


Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.

Though I am only twenty two, I have already noticed the signs of aging. You are probably thinking, yeah right! I have started to notice lines forming around my eyes, and thinning of the skin around them also. I also am starting to notice lines on my forehead. I am going to be cursed with wrinkles, like many of my family members. I am willing to give any product a try, especially an eye cream. 


I have tried Foxbrim products before, and I was satisfied, so I jumped on the chance to review on eye cream from them. Foxbrim's youthful radiance eye cream can also be used as an all over face moisturizer, so really you are getting two products for the price of one. It contains Vitamins C and E, as well as Aloe and Green Tea. It is also organic and Cruelty Free! 

One thing that I absolutely love about this product is that when you apply it, it is not sticky at all. That probably is one of my biggest pet peeves. I hate putting things on my face that leaves my skin feeling like I just put syrup on it. This applies easily, and goes on smoothly without leaving a sticky residue. When I first applied this, and seen it was a lotion type cream, I thought "Oh no, this is going to leave my face greasy." Surprisingly, it didn't. I put it on and patted it in around my eye region, and within minutes it was soaked in, leaving nothing but smooth, moisturized skin. 
I also love that this product can be worn under make-up, which is very important to me. Though I would let it sit on your skin for a few minutes to make sure it is completely absorbed before applying your foundation. 

There really wasn't anything I didn't like about this eye cream! It hit all of my major needs/wants in a product: Non sticky or greasy, Cruelty Free, and Organic! Plus with all the added vitamins, I feel like I am really helping out my skin, instead of just slathering it with chemicals! 

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Book Blast: Roxy Rogers Your Destiny is Calling

Roxy Rogers cover


About the Book

Title: Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling | Author: Emily Siskin-Toy | Illustrator: Brian C. Kr├╝mm | Publication Date: August 24, 2014 | Publisher: Three-Bug Books | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 6 to 9
Summary:

What happens when a young girl with a Hall of Fame baseball pedigree breaks the family mold and follows her dream to become a soul singer? "Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling", a picture book for ages 6 - 9, lets children see that their families will love them just the same when they pursue their true passions in life.

Everybody in Roxy's family--from her great-grandpa (played with Lou Gehrig), to her grandpa (played with Jackie Robinson), to her mother (super-star college softball player), to her father (was a Los Angeles Dodger), to her sister (won a Gold Medal for Team USA Softball, and so on)--famously played ball, and Roxy is next in line. The only problem is that Roxy dreams of singing soul music like her idol, Aretha Franklin!

A historical addendum provides information about the Hall of Fame baseball players who turn up in the book, as well as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul music. Additionally, a fun treasure hunt for clues about Roxy's true destiny runs throughout the book, giving readers an enhanced, interactive experience.


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The Early Buzz

"I just LOVED this little book. Empowering for young girls, and at the same time powerful for young boys... The illustrations are perfect for this book: fun and eye-grabbing, and I also love that it includes facts about popular icons like Aretha Franklin and Baseball legends. Well done! " ~ 5 Star Review, Mariana L., Amazon
"Roxie Rogers is an inspiring read for all ages, truly. It speaks to that little voice inside all of us telling us "come out" to the real you. The artwork brings the story to life, and the text is great for read-along or for young readers on their own." ~ 5 Star Review, Laura, Amazon
"I just read Roxy Rogers to my 5-year old daughter and we both loved the book! The story was fun and engaging filled with dynamic illustrations. Besides the great life messages woven into the story, I really like how the story reads. It is really nice to experience a children’s book that is not mind numbing in its repetitiveness (you know the type) with words that flow easily off the pages. " ~ 5 Star Review, Wendigo, Amazon

About the Author: Emily Siskin-Toy

Emily Siskin-ToyA U.C. Santa Cruz banana slug alum, Emily Siskin-Toy launched her writing career with posts at various film and television magazines in Los Angeles. After a break in the action to raise her daughter, Emily and her college sweetheart founded WOW! Music Studios, a successful children’s music instruction school in Mill Valley, California.

But just like the character in her book, Emily’s true passion was something entirely different; she always dreamed of writing children’s books. Inspiration was everywhere for Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling. While coaching her daughter’s youth softball and basketball teams, Emily eventually came to realize that the world of sports was a passion of hers, not her daughter’s, who really wanted, of course, to be a singer. The plot of the story was right in front of her, and the surrounding details would be cultivated from her lifetime of love for the rich history of Major League Baseball and her daughter’s love of music.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Blast: Lobo Goes To The Galapagos

Lobo Goes to the Galapagos by C. L. Murphy

About the Book

Title: Lobo Goes to the Galapagos (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) | Author: C.L. Murphy | Publication Date: August 27, 2014 | Publisher: Peanut Butter Prose | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7
Summary: Lobo returns in this adventure, sweeter and a bit salty this time. This lil' wolf pup finds that there's nothing like a little sea air to bring out the best in him and his unlikely tag-alongs. Take a trip to the Galapagos with Lobo and his right-hand raven, Roxy, as they help an injured, new feathered friend return home. Lobo faces some fears and witnesses the joy that comes from helping others in this "birds of a different feather DO flock together" tale.


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The Buzz

"Who knew geography and learning about animals could be this much fun? Lobo Goes to the Galapagos is my new favorite children's book and is highly recommended. " ~ Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
"While Ms, Murphy's uniquely whimsical and vibrant illustrative style is perfectly suited for the wild, tropical feel of this colorful book, and easily captures young readers' attention, there is also a subtle, quiet beauty to the storyline's overarching themes of friendship, trust, perseverance, and goodwill. Lobo's tenacious and giving spirit are delightfully captured in this fifth installment of puppy-fueled fun. In fact, it's sincerely so easy to fall in love with "Lovable" Lobo that I'd happily follow this well-meaning, big-hearted, wolf pup to the very ends of the earth!" ~ 5 Star Review, Indie Author Girl, Amazon
"What an adorable story! I read this to my nephew and he couldn't stop giggling at the silliness of Roxy as well as Lobo's cute friends Bobby, Sunny, Coconut and Sandra. The author was very clever in portraying a tale of friendship, adventure and excitement that is sure to enthuse young minds around the world." ~ 5 Star Review, Gina D., Amazon

About the Author: C.L. Murphy

C.L.MurphyWhile new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. Murphy (Cathy) has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children.

She feels that creating picture books is something that she was destined to do, after years of filing away so many ideas, while raising her two sons. She is a member of SCBWI.

She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband and menagerie. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. The inspiration for the Lovable Lobo character came from a wolf that she raised for over 14 years.

Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

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Review: Sheila G's Brownie Brittle

Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.


            




I had never heard of Brownie Brittle until recently. I thought it would be like a peanut brittle, almost like a candy. It wasn't, which I am perfectly okay with because I'm not a huge fan of peanut brittle. Sheila G's Brownie Brittle is actually more like a cookie. Either way, whatever you want to categorize it under, it's delicious.

Though I'm not usually a huge lover of crunchy non-gooey cookies, I cannot deny the fact that I love brownies. I opened the toffee flavored first, and much to my dismay, the bag disappeared. Ok, it didn't disappear... I ate it. All of it. In one day. It was that good. You get the flavor and chocolate goodness of a brownie, combined with the best part of the brownie... the crispy edges.

I was also able to try three other flavors, as well as the toffee:
- Mint Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
-Chocolate Chip

Though, the toffee was definitely my favorite flavor, the Mint chocolate was a very close second. This definitely will satisfy your sweet tooth and craving for chocolate!

I also think that these would be great in Stocking for Christmas time. I love getting snacks and candy in my stocking, and I definitely wouldn't be upset if Santa left me a bag of Brownie Brittle! This is perfect for adults and children, basically anyone who loves brownies!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Dollar Shave Club

Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.

 Many people have heard of Dollar Shave Club, I know I have, because my husband has been ordering from them for over a year. When he first heard of them on the radio, He came home and immediately placed an order. 

Before, he was paying about 16 dollars a MONTH for razor refills. He wasn't even getting a spectacular shave with them... they were just normal regular old razors. He started out getting the 2 Blade package. This come with the actual Razor, and FIVE refills. Each month they sent five more refills... and here is the best part, it was ONLY 1 DOLLAR! After a few months, he decided to switch it up a little bit, and ordered "The Executive" which is a 6 blade razor that comes with 4 refills each month. This also has a detail blade, for those hard to reach areas, or really straight lines. He loved this! He has recently switched back to "The Humble Twin". 
 I love all the money he saves by getting his shaving need through Dollar Shave Club! Though what I did not know about this company, is that they also offer 3 other products, as well as Razors:

- Shave Butter
- Post Shave
- One Wipe Charlies
My husband was very excited about the Post Shave, and I understand why. Sometimes when he shaves, his face gets so red and irritated! This is a light weight moisturizer that leaves little to no scent. This makes your skin so smooth! I will admit... I have tried this on my legs after shaving, and I don't even feel bad about it. It was amazing. 

When I opened the package, the first thing I seen was the Shave Butter. I tried this first, and almost didn't give it to my husband to try! This is a wonderful, luxurious cream that you use in place of shaving cream. Oh man, this was BY FAR my favorite product. This makes shaving so much easier, as it actually stays in place until you shave it off. This also contains vitamins, Golden Barley, and Pacific Sea Algae. 

The last product I received to review were the One Wipe Charlies. Everyone likes to feel fresh "down there", and these definitely do the job. They contain Aloe Vera and Chamomile, and have a very pleasant scent. The packaging says it all; You only need one! 


 Though Dollar Shave Club is marketed specifically towards men, I have seen a couple ads saying to "ditch the pink", referring to the ladies razors. I am definitely all for it. All of these products are great, and I would definitely consider signing up for a monthly subscription! My husband loves all of these products as well! He says they make shaving more bearable. 

This is a great subscription service, and one that will actually SAVE you money! 

Great for Men AND Women!

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Giveaway: My Little Pony Swag Pack





Who is excited for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks?  I know I am one Momma that will seeing this movie!  What's next best to seeing the movie?  Winning some SWAG!!!!



This swag pack include a copy of the movie theater poster, stickers and tattoos!  Enter the giveaway by using the Giveaway tool below!  Good Luck!



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How to Enter: Please use the Giveaway Tool below!

Prize: My Little Pony Swag Pack including a movie poster, stickers and tattoos.

Dates: Starts September 27, 2014 6:00 pm EST.  Winner will be chosen October 7, 2014 11:59 pm EST.


What a wonderful giveaway for your My Little Pony Lovers!


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: African Mango Cleanse


Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.

This is a product that I was intrigued by. I knew it probably wasn't a very bright idea for me personally to test out this product, so I had my mom try this out. She loves vitamins and natural medicines so I knew this would be a great product for her to help me review. 

The first thing that I noticed about this product is that the pills were rather large, which is pretty common for "cleanse" pills. These pills promise to:

- Significantly reduces appetite (prevents overeating) 
- Helps both men AND women burn fat 
- Burn fat without exercise using this proven natural supplement that has no side effects 
- Increase metabolism and energy 
- Raises "good" cholesterol, also known as HDL 


Though my mom only has been taking these pills for about a week, she said that she definitely has more energy than she had before. This did not give her any adverse side effects, which she was obviously glad about. 

Though, You will probably have to take this product long term in order to see weight loss. The week or two that she has been taking it she has only lost about a pound or two. 

She said that she would continue to take this product, because of the increase in energy. 

I also noticed that these pills don't have a "bad smell" like most vitamins and supplements. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: Ageless Derma Mineral Foundation


Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.

 Ageless Derma Mineral Foundation

Everyone knows that makeup is a huge passion of mine, so I get super excited. I was thrilled to be able to review Ageless Derma Mineral Foundation. I chose the shade "Barely There" because I am very fair skinned.

I had never tried mineral pressed powder before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I love the packaging on Ageless Derma products, and I love that the compact includes a mirror for those little touch ups. You also receive quite a generous amount, as the pan is quite large.

My first impressions of this product was that it was very silky. I loved the way it applied to my skin, though usually I prefer a more full coverage. This would be great over liquid foundation to set it for all day coverage.

One thing I didn't like, was the applicator that came with it. I usually have this problem with most applicators. I end up throwing them away. I think using the same pouf over and over again can become unsanitary, so I would rather use brushes. I also think you would get a much better application and finish using a face brush.

I love that Ageless Derma products are NOT tested on animals. This is very important to me, and when I can help it, I try not to buy products that are tested on Animals. This product also contains various vitamins and minerals to help out your skin!

I think this is a great product! This would be great for people who want a medium coverage foundation, or who want to set a liquid foundation.

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Review: Coloring Lulu


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Coloring Lulu Review


I was pretty excited to be reviewing this product, as I had been looking for an app that was similar to this. When you have younger children who like to "color" you tend to go through lots of coloring books and crayons. I thought this would be such a great item to keep them interested in using their imaginations.

My original plan was to give this to my nephews. They love to color, and they LOVE using anything that has to do with Technology. The packaging made this sound pretty simple, just download the app and you are good to go.

I did run into a problem here- I couldn't find the app when I searched for it on the Google Play Store. I had to go and type it into a google search and the link directed me to the app that I needed. It was not very complicated, but took more time than I would have liked.

In the app, You can scan the QR code at the top of the coloring pages to begin coloring that page digitally. Or, you have the option to take a picture of a partially colored page and edit and finish coloring in the app. Then you can share your work!

One thing I did notice when I was working with this app, is that it does "lag" a little bit, though it was not enough to deter me from the app. I still played around and finished coloring my picture. I'm a kid at heart, what can I say? I do not think younger children will be able to notice the lag that much.

One of my favorite features of this app, is that when you are coloring, you can choose different mediums: crayons, markers, erasers, etc. And the colors, though not that many, give you enough choices to create little "masterpieces".

I tried this app on to different devices: my smartphone- LG G2, and my tablet- Google Nextbook. This app was not compatible with the Nextbook, but we have other tablets to try this on also.


All in all, I thought this was a pretty good product. It will definitely be something to keep the little ones busy in the car, or even at home. They can still use their imaginations while being on technology. The Crayon stylus that comes with it is perfect for little or big hands. It is very easy to hold.

I can't wait for one of my nephews to come next week to try this out. I also think another child that I watch several times a week will also enjoy this product.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum


Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.





My mother swears by this serum. Every single day she uses Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Vitamin C Serum.

I personally prefer the Hyaluronic acid serum over the Vitamin C Serum. The texture is much more like a gel, so I think it is easier to apply. I also love that it does not make my skin sticky at all, and leaves my skin smooth and soft.

I put this on and let it dry before applying my makeup. My makeup then goes on much smoother.

I definitely prefer this Serum over the other that I have reviewed. I prefer the packaging more. I think with the dropper I can get every little bit out of the container versus a pump bottle.


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Review: Ozeri 3x Tower Fan

Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.

I was ecstatic when I was given the chance to review the Ozeri 3x Tower fan. We use fans all summer long, as well as our air conditioning because our house sits in direct sunlight with no shade in the summertime. Though I was able to review this fan towards the end of summer, I still use it almost daily.



My favorite feature of this fan is that you can control each fan individually. There are many different speed settings and different modes. It also has a timer, and it can oscillate. This fan is so extremely quiet, sometimes I forget I even have it on.

Recently I started making candles and usually I turn this on in the room I am making them in, because it tends to get hot in there. Also with the fan providing such a "smooth" breeze, if the air hits the top of the candle it does not ripple the wax while it is drying.

Another thing I have to talk about is how this fan looks. You all know that I am a fan of Ozeri products because they are so great looking. I would definitely buy anything from this brand because of the work the company does to make sure the products are attractive to your eye. Ozeri products are something I am glad to display in my home. They all look very modern. It even comes with a Remote. Some assembly is required, though it took me less than 5 minutes to put together.

Once again Ozeri hit it out of the ballpark.
10/10!

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: HealthyNow Colon Cleanse



Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.


My husband actually took and reviewed this product, and he had only good things to say about it. My husband always feels a little blah, and had always wanted to try a cleanse. This came at the perfect time.

The words "Colon Cleanse" scare me. So my husband, who had been asking to do a cleanse, took over this review for me. He took the pills as directed for about 3 days, and he said he had never felt better. This didn't give him uncomfortable stomach cramps, or make him feel sick, it just simply did what it was supposed to do.

He was very satisfied with this product, and he said he would continue to use it.

I did however notice that the pills were a big large, too large for me to take comfortably. My husband, Brian, though had no issues with this. 

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Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum


Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may differ.


I loved this product in particular... I have been using it daily, and I can definitely tell a difference in my skin. I asked my husband, but he couldn't tell, which is to be expected because he never notices anything. I feel that my skin is smoother and has brightened.

The only thing I did not like about the BellaFab skincare products, had nothing to do with the actual product. The labels drive me nuts. They seem sticky to me. Especially if your hands have any sort of moisture on them.

Nevertheless, I still love both of these products that I tried from BellaFab Skincare:
Hyaluronic Acid Serum


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review: Body Merry Cellulite Cream


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Body Merry Cellulite Cream

I thought that this made my skin tight and very smooth. The texture is a little weird, it's more of a gel, but that is to be expected as one of the first ingredients is Aloe. Another great product from Body Merry!

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