Thursday, December 1, 2016

Beauty Box 5 November 2016 @beautybox5 #briogeo #mannakadar #neutrogena #peonyskin #peonycosmetics #beautybox5

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.

I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little special products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.

Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand and created their great beauty sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. 

Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms and even a savvy fashionista Gramma to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you. Good skin care and the joy of beauty has no age limit!  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.

Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.

Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.

I just received the November Cozy box this week.  The November theme is all all about being warm and cozy but still staying beautiful in your own special way. In between cooking your turkey and baking your pumpkin pies, squeeze in just a little touch of pampering for your skin and hair. Beauty Box 5 always has all the tools and tricks to help you look pretty from your head to your toes.  Okay, but just how do you get your hair, lips, eyes and nails looking just so? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about taking care of yourself.  They show you just how to style your hair and eliminate the frizzies. They give you the tools to freshen up your nails super fast and glam them up with hot winter colors.  Just as often they tuck in moisturizers and even a gentle wash for the face or body. This month the focus is on the skin and hair. Beauty Box 5 is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.  Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this month's sweet sea blue box:

As always, my box was filled with of lovely goodies that I could not wait to try. There were treats for my hands, face and body tucked in there this month.  There were several special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever I go-or even if I stay home.  Even if I am home or staying local, I will still be looking good with all my goodies stashed in my bag.

The first item in this box is a Manna Kadar Lip Locked Stain in Shae. This one is a winner when you think about lip care. I really need moisture and color but I don't have time to reapply all day long. This is something different too since it has a primer, stain and a lip gloss all wrapped up in one little bottle.  I love the size since it fits into the smallest of my holiday purses too. This innovative lip product really lasts all day long even after a big turkey dinner and a few glasses of wine.  Retail $24.00

Our friends at Beauty Box 5 added something great to this month's box when they included just the kind of brush that we all need.  Beauty Box 5 Cut That Crease Angle Brush is the perfect companion to the dow trio included in this box. You can use this great brush with any product that you like too but it is just a great fit with any kind of cream or powder shadow. It is the perfect size and has the ideal angle to gently dust on shadow and apply it precisely where you want it. It is super comfortable in my hands and makes blending and shading a cinch. Retail $10.

Briogeo Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is just the thing I need to renew my hair this time of year.  The chilly weather always makes my hair so dry.  I love that this formula helps me get my hair back to business! The mask repairs damage and breakage from hot tools or over-washing. One of the things I love about this hair mask is that it has no sulfates, parabens, silicones, artificial colors or fragrances. If your skin is sensitive, this would be a great option to try. It is super easy to use too...just massage in hair from the ends up after shampooing. Relax and leave it in for 10 minutes then rinse it out and enjoy pretty hair again.  Retail $36.00

Winter is the time for vacations and getaways but it can be challenge to be good with packing your cosmetics and ways to remove them. Who wants to tote a giant bottle of makeup remover? Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes have it all covered. You can even buy two so that you can keep one at home to get off your makeup fast and get cozy with a movie or a special someone.  I like the gentle but effective formula that is built into these super soft towelettes. They really get all the makeup off easily with no rubbing or irritation. Would you believe they even work on waterproof eyeliner? These are appropriate for sensitive skin as well. This will be a fave for fall and winter and all year long.  Retail $6.49.

The final product is the Peony Shadow Trio in Gilded. This is an easy way to get a beautiful look in no time. The bronze shades are perfect for the fall and winter and add a warm look to any outfit. I adore how bronze is a great neutral that adds some sparkle. The shades are highly pigmented, super smooth and formulated to last all day long.  You can wear one of the shades by itself for a fresh day look or all three for a look with dimension for an evening out. The color options are fantastic and you can customize a look for your special evening. Retail $17.95

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab for all four seasons.
After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the good tips and great products!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer is a wonderful base for beautiful skin @studiogearcosmetics #SGearCosmetics #sponsored #studiogearcosmetics

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I wish I knew about face primers 10 or 20 years ago but I don't think they existed. Face primers are such an amazing makeup tool that you really need to consider if you have not tried one before. The quality varies along with the ingredients. The objective of any face primer is to essentially to prepare the skin in a similar way as a painter primes a canvas. As I mentioned, I have used face primers before and I was interested in trying this new one from Studio Gear Cosmetics. It is called Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer. This novel face primer is more than just your average silicone product though and I was pretty impressed with the results.

PRIME OBJECTIVE is a silicone based face primer that gently retouches and visually diminishes imperfections in the surface texture of the skin. The ingredients actually diffuse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles temporarily and it really works. PRIME OBJECTIVE contains a sustained release liposome system fortified with retinol that can help support cell turnover too.  It also contains a milk protein complex Bifida ferment Lysate and Lactose to help balance and protect the skin from everyday environmental stresses. The “skin perfecting” effect of this state-of-the-art formula is further enhanced with special optical diffusers. So you get all the benefits of the face primer plus a whole lot more. My skin looked great before I even put on my CC cream. Prime Objective has the added benefit of being Paraben-Free and Fragrance-Free. The other ingredients include Bifida ferment Lysate, Lactose, Pro-Biobalance, Retinol and anti-oxidants.

StudioGear has been crafting professional quality beauty and makeup products for years. If you haven't tried a face primer, this is a great time to make the leap. StudioGear makes all kind of makeup looks a cinch with easy to use tutorials too. Check out StudioGear Youtube Makeup tutorials for application tips and see how easy it is to create special looks for any kind of event.

A little history about  Studio Gear Cosmetics first. They have been around more than 15 years.    Studio Gear Cosmetics is a luxury cosmetics brand featuring a full collection of professional makeup brushes, complexion formulas, and an endless selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.  They have been in my makeup bag for years too...I remember when they first launched. This is a line created true to the concept that every woman deserves professional, high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price.

Studio Gear has it all too. You can find everything from great makeup brushes to high quality makeup like the Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer. Ladies from all over the United States are using Studio Gear brushes to enhance their makeup application and express their creativity with precision and quality. Every woman deserves high quality cosmetics at a great price. They have unbelievable tools and makeup to help you achieve every look from basic to advanced techniques. 

All their makeup is very high quality and reasonably priced. The Studio Gear color palette is vibrant and original - the colors are true, pure and absolutely precise. The simplicity and quality in the eye shadows and lipsticks provide staple colors for any look, whether it be timeless or trend. You would be surprised. Personally, I love the convenience of online shopping and Studio Gear makes it easy. 

Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer will leave your skin glowing and your makeup will set better too. I love the ingredients and how they work to keep my skin looking great all day long. You can find all their great beauty and cosmetics including the Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer right on their website for easy shopping anytime.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

AMY GRANT TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS plus a giveaway #TennesseeChristmas #flyby @flybypromotions #giveaway #sponsored

I was so excited to hear about the new Amy Grant Christmas CD. I remember listening to her years ago and her music was always wonderful. This is her first new CD in almost 20 years. Can you believe it has been that long? There is nothing like this season and music like this to get me in the holiday mood. Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas is a wonderful gift idea for a friend or family member too. 

Meanwhile, in the spirit of the season, Amy Grant is crafting a seasonal compilation video of her fans that she is planning on sharing via social media. You can be part of it too! Upload any fun videos you have or hurry up and start filming. You can share videos surprising loved ones and family for the holidays to social media using the special hashtag #TNChristmasSurprise

You can buy Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas right online and make gift giving easy, don't forget to get an extra one for you to keep as well. You can hear one of the wonderful songs on this CD, "To Be Together" on Youtube here and get a little peek of the music right now. 

Don't forget to enter to win my giveaway for one copy of the Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas below. Good luck!

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jif® Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread

Jif® Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread

Jif® Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread Is a delicious option to spread on toast, bagels or crackers. I enjoy dipping my apples in this yummy spread or slathering it on a banana. Any which way you try it, it tastes delicious. Jif® Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread has a great consistency and is easy to spread. I like that the flavors are natural which is a good step in the right direction for Jif.

My daughter and I got creative this week with Jif and put together some fun but simple snacks and recipes. The whole family likes the smooth texture of Jif and how easy it is to incorporate into all kinds of meals, snacks, recipes and especially lunch. Jif makes it easy to put together some fun snacks for the kids that give them energy and encourage healthy eating. Add Jif to celery sticks and top with dried cranberries or raisins. Blend Jif with ice, Greek yogurt, strawberries and a dash of cinnamon for a healthy, fast breakfast on the go. The ideas are endless!

We made a yummy Jif Power Parfait. We blended Jif with Greek yogurt and layered it with strawberries and homemade granola. It looks pretty and tastes super yummy. This is a great recipe that you can prep ahead and have a healthy, energizing snack ready when you need it. Let me know some of your yummy recipe ideas!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.