Monday, December 26, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse Facial Masque Review

I was a lucky girl this month! I received another great product to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program from Montagne Jeunesse recently. I love taking a few minutes for myself and that includes my facial care routine. Masks are a great way for me to rejuvenate my skin, especially in the colder months! I tried the Passion Peel Off Masque and it smelled heavenly. It really made my skin look and feel soft when I rinsed it off too. I love that they are never tested on animals too. I can't wait to pick a few up at my local ULTA that just opened down the way from my house. I will be stashing a few Montagne Jeunesse masques in my travel beauty bag as well. I need a pick me up when I am traveling for business which seems to happen a lot lately.

Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody! Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including: Cucumber Peel Off Passion Peel Off Dead Sea Mud Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Souffle Chocolate Mud

X Out for Clear Skin and Take Control of that Acne

It doesn't matter what age you are, everyone gets acne from time to time. Hormones, stress and just life bring on those unpleasant little bumps on our face called acne. I get them. You get them. They are no fun. You can cover them all you want but what you really need to do is use an effective medication to eradicate them. XOut is a new product that really helps to clear your skin from those pesky acne breakouts. The unique, one-step X Out™ Wash-In Treatment is formulated to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts, help banish existing pimples and help leave the skin feeling smooth and looking healthy. That is all we really want, right? Clear skin so we can look and feel our best at work, at school and out with our friends and family.

I was excited to try XOut just before the holiday craziness since my skin was having some issues with acne breakouts due to stress. I liked the way XOut cleaned my skin and left it soft. I noticed the acne slowly disappearing and sure enough my skin was clear by Christmas. I was happy that I didn't have to wrestle with all that cover up for the holiday family photos. Try XOut and see how it can help you feel more confident too.

X Out™ works to lift away the dirt and grime that can clog pores. The Wash-In Treatment also leaves behind powerful medicine to help keep pores clean. Learn more and purchase at X Out is sold as a 30-day supply and comes with a bonus Shine Control product to help you fight oil all day for $19.95. I was lucky to have received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Saves The Day

I had a Mentos Pure Fresh moment last week and my Mentos sure saved the day for me. I am always so conscious of looking professional and being professional as part of my career--an important part of that includes fresh breath. It sounds funny but as a sales professional this is SOOO important. Would you want to chat with someone that didn't have fresh breath?? Of course not! That is one of the reasons I always carry my Mentos Pure Fresh Gum with me everywhere. And I mean everywhere. You can ask anyone that knows me, they can always find gum if they can find me. My gum is faithfully stashed in my home, my purse, my car (secret stash!) just in case.

Last week I was so tired I stopped before an appointment to get a cup of coffee which I never do.  I always feel like midday coffee compromises fresh breath. I was so exhausted that I forgot about my ironclad rule and drank down that much needed cup of joe before I realized I had to meet with an important client in 1/2 hour. I barely had time to get there never mind run to the nearest drug store for a toothbrush and toothpaste! I remembered with a big sigh of relief my stash of Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in my purse and in my car (shhhh-don't tell the kidlet she will repossess my gum!) As soon as I arrived at the client's office I grabbed a piece of my gum and freshened my breath on the elevator-how convenient, right? While I waited for my client I could feel the freshness returning to my mouth. I was able to confidently have a discussion with my client and make an effective case for my products.

*I received a complimentary sample of Mentos Pure Fresh Gum in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox. This does not affect my opinion on the product and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

imPRESS Press-on Manicure By Broadway Plus free coupon for $1.00 off for Christmas or New Years are HOT!

This changes everything! I LOVE this adorable ImPRESS Press-On Manicure kit that I received courtesy of Influenster Look at how sweet those fingers look--and fast. A working mama's dream when she has to go to a Christmas or New Year's bash. Shhh--no one has to know you didn't spend a bundle on your manicure!

Who has the time anyway to go to the salon and wait for all that polish to dry?  Not me sister!

The imPRESS Press-on Manicure is easy to find at CVS or Walmart, Rite Aid or even Kmart. Try them yourself and save some time and money!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory. imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit impressonmanicure where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent & Sweepstakes!

New & Improved Formula
I was excited to hear that Purex is rolling out a new Purex Triple Action laundry detergent formula across the entire liquid laundry detergent line. It really does a great job of getting my clothes bright, white, and clean for a lot less than the more expensive brands out there!
Same Great Value

Purex understands that all of us have tighter and tighter budgets this year but we all still need to get our clothes clean. Purex Triple Action formula provides great value, clean clothes, bright whites at half the price of those expensive, fancy brands! I also love that Purex Triple Action laundry detergent is safe to use for all those HE washers. No worries there either.

I like that Purex Triple Action is available in a variety of delicious scents includ After The Rain, Linen and Lilies and even Unscented too for anyone with allergies. Something for everyone!

Leave a comment with your email address about how you think Purex Triple Action might help you get your clothes clean and bright in order to win a free coupon for Purex Triple Action!

Keep checking the Purex link here where soon you will be able to get your own free sample of Purex Triple Action to try for yourself as well! "Purex provided a free sample of their Triple Action laundry detergent so I could write a review and try it myself. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own."

Cindy F. is the winner of the sweeps!  Congrats to her.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get ready for action, adventure, and explosive entertainment like you´ve never seen it before! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in IMAX theatres.
Starting December 16th, a full five days before its North American premier, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theatres across the country. Join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will be right in the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the world´s tallest building; the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai, as this and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Don't forget to check out and "Like" the IMAX Facebook page!

Disclosure: Information was provided by IMAX through MyBlogSpark

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Extra Dessert Delights® gum 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway!

With all the opportunity for indulgence during the holiday season, it can be hard to stay in a healthy mindset. Although we shouldn't resist treating ourselves to some of our favorite seasonal confections, it's important to indulge wisely so we don't find ourselves in damage-control mode on January 1st! Extra® Gum knows that maintaining a fit lifestyle takes a little more willpower during this sugar-laden season, which is why they've launched their 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway!
Throughout the holiday season and as New Years' resolutions approach, Extra Dessert Delights® gum is the perfect ammo to have on hand as an easy alternative to high calorie snacks, and now they're offering even more ways to bring everyone a little more support during these crucial times. With the 120-Day Get Fit Giveaway, fitness buffs and gum chewers alike can enter once a day to win unique fitness-focused prizes that will help keep your New Years' resolutions on track. From now until March 29th, 2012, you can visit for daily prize giveaways and the chance to win the Grand Prize- a fitness adventure trip to Red Mountain Resort in Utah. Prizes change daily, so entrants should be sure to check back each day to see what the fun new prize will be.

"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Influenster-Test and Try Lots of Gifts and Goodies with VoxBoxes!

Have you heard of Influenster yet? If you are the kind of person who loves to try new products (food, snacks and beauty items for example) and share your results with friends and family, Influenster is for YOU!

According to their own site Influenster is:

“A community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds!”

It is not required to be a blogger to join Influenster. In order to qualify for projects you just need to be socially active in some way. That could mean Twitter, Facebook, Youtube or even Meet-Up groups. You share your opinions and experiences with the products Influenster sends you in VoxBoxes through your social channels.

It is super easy to join:

1. Sign up at
2. Unlock “badges” that tell Influenster just how influential you are. There are badges for
Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Moms, cat/dog lovers, Greenies, Brides-To-Be and many more.
3. Check out the products that some Influencers have already tested out on the Product Review
page. Some were through VoxBox experiences. If you see something you’re familiar with, w write a review! Share your personal
knowledge. Always be honest about your experiences!
4. Check in once frequently and see what’s new.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Smurfs on DVD is available for Christmas!!

I was so excited to hear that The Smurfs DVD is available NOW!

We saw The Smurfs movie in July and we LOVED it. All the favorite characters are back including: Clumsy, Grouchy, Jokey, Smurfette and of course Papa! The Evil wizard Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) chases the Smurfs out of their village through a portal landing. The poor Smurfs wind up in the middle of Central Park in NYC. What a surprise that none of the New Yorkers seem fazed at all by the little blue smurfs running amok.

They end up falling into a box after being chased by Gargamel. They and turn the life of two soon to be parents (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), completely upside down. They help the Smurfs work their way back to their world and build their own confidence about their future parenting skills. The Smurfs go crazy in FAO Schwartz, while constantly singing their little theme song "La La La La La La..." You will never forget that!

My little one loved The Smurfs movie so much that I will be buying the DVD this weekend. It would make a great Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gift for any child (or anyone who loves The Smurfs). If you are a Katy Perry fan don't forget that she is the voice of the female S

murfette too! I would love to know where Mama Smurf is though...maybe that will be answered in the next sequel.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crayola Holiday Giveway Sweepstakes Prize Pack!

I was so excited to receive a great new product pack of goodies from Crayola. Crayola recently came out with Crayola Story Studio, ColorStudio and Crayola iMarker. Crayola has gone high tech! Keep reading to learn more about the products and the exciting contest I have to win them!

Crayola has never let me down with terrific products for the kiddos. Sometimes the best gifts are more than presents. They’re ones that inspire hours of imagination. This holiday season, when you give Crayola, you can give your kids more than a present, you can give them wonder and adventure as they colorfully bring their original ideas and dreams to life.

Imagine your child morphing into a coloring book character and starring in a story with a Disney Princess or Spider-Man with Crayola Story Studio or turning an iPad into an interactive coloring book with the Crayola ColorStudio HD app and Crayola iMarker digital drawing tool. When kids unwrap one of these high-tech Crayola gifts this holiday, they’ll have fun, new ways to express all that inspires them!

For the child who craves action and adventure, Crayola Story Studio: Spider-Man lets kids upload a photo and transform themselves into a superhero that stars with Spider-Man in personalized comic book they create and color. A free access code inside the kit unlocks the Story Studio application at Kids can choose a super power, story-line, and one of six villains to battle alongside Spider-Man in their own web-slinging adventure. When they finish their story, they can save it, share it or print and color it. The kit includes paper, glossy cover sheets for printing comic book-style covers, binding strips and 15 Twistables® colored pencils to create three complete books.

For the child who loves fairytales and wonderment, Story Studio: Disney Princesses lets kids star in a fairytale with a Disney Princess. Crayola Story Studio™: Disney Princess lets kids create fairytales starring them and a Disney Princess! Kids upload a photo to transform themselves into a character, then create a story with their character and a Disney Princess! Story Studio includes everything kids need to create personalized storybooks and unlimited coloring pages – just print, color and bind the pages. They can choose storylines from Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, and Princess and the Frog. With the free on-line access code that comes inside, Pip-Squeaks® markers and glitter glue, blank sheets and binding strips, kids create three complete story books!

For the child who likes creative adventures, the Story Studio Adventure Maker: Cars 2 lets kids join the pages of a story with Lightning McQueen, Mator and the Cars 2 characters form Disney Pixar. The set includes 10 Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers, 3 Pip Squeak broad line markers, 2 Pip-Squeak glitter glue tubes, 30 story sheets, 6 glossy cover sheets and 3 comic binding strips to make three complete story books.

At $9.99 for each kit, Crayola Story Studio proves that high-tech doesn’t have to mean high cost!

Remember how cool it was to receive the Crayola 64 Box with the built-in sharper as a holiday gift when you were growing up? Just imagine how excited your kids will be to turn an iPad into an interactive coloring book using burnt sienna, carnation pink and a rainbow of Crayola colors from the Crayola digital 64 Box! The Crayola ColorStudio HD app and iMarker let kids’ imaginations run wild as they color moving, animated scenes that come alive with music, sound effects and hidden surprises. The app is free on iTunes App Store with the purchase of the iMarker for $29.99 at Toys R Us, Best Buy, the Apple Store and

Kids can select from 64 colors in the digital Crayola 64 Box and then use the iMarker to create the look of Crayola crayons, markers, paints and colored pencils as the stylus interacts with an iPad. The digital coloring pages respond with movement and sound as the pages come alive as kids color.

Animated images stop moving on the screen so kids can easily color them in without going outside of the lines, so objects look picture perfect when they start moving again. Tidy up your page with an eraser function or an “undo” arrow that removes larger areas of color.

In addition, kids can save their work in a gallery to be emailed, printed or uploaded to Facebook (mom’s account, and with her permission and help of course!), and also free draw, play interactive games and create their own customized coloring pages they can print and color off-line.

Recommended for children ages 3+, the Crayola iMarker includes, a set of AA batteries, and free download of the ColorStudio HD app.

“Disclosure: The Crayola High Tech Holiday prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.”

Here are some great links for crafts and creations to check out as well:
Crayola Holiday Gift Guide Website
Crayola on Facebook
Crayola on Twitter
StoryStudio on
Include links to Griffin Technology On-line Store
Griffin Technology on Facebook

Leave me a comment about how you can create with Crayola with an email address or website where you can be contacted in order to win. Next week I will announce the winner!

The winner’s prize pack will contain:
(1) Crayola Story Studio Comic Maker: Spider-Man
(1) Crayola Story Studio Fairy Tale Maker: Disney Princesses
(1) Crayola Story Studio Adventure Maker: Disney/Pixar Cars
(1) Crayola iMarker to use with the ColorStudio HD app for iPad
(1) Free download of the ColorStudio HD app

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WIN free Torani Syrups to warm up your coffee this fall!


Since 1925, family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in regular and sugar free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The sugar free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani Flavored Syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.

I just rediscovered Torani Syrups through They were kind enough to share some of their samples with me including the Peppermint and I had some fun checking out some drink recipes. I was excited to find out that I can also buy Torani Syrups on Amazon and at Walmart. I included one of my easy and yummy coffee recipes I found on the Torani website here at the bottom of this post. I love my new Peppermint Coffee-it helps me wake up in the morning!

Thanks to Torani and SheSpeaks I am offering a chance to win a free coupon for a FULL SIZE Torani syrup of your choice. Leave a comment (with a way to contact you via email) with a Torani recipe suggestion in order to be entered in the giveaway!

You might also want to see what others are saying about Torani too!

Peppermint Brewed Coffee

1 oz. Torani Peppermint syrup
8 oz. dark brewed coffee
In a glass or mug, add Torani Peppermint syrup to strong brewed coffee and stir gently.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jimmy Choo ICONS

Introducing ICONS, a capsule collection of shoes inspired by the most significant creations from the Jimmy Choo archives. Among them are the famous ‘Feather’ shoe immortalized by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City when she anguished, “I lost my Choo!”

Here are a few exclusive, never been seen before design sketches from ICONS, a capsule collection of shoes inspired by the most significant creations from the Jimmy Choo archives. These are two shoes that I absolutely ADORE. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Renuzit Fresh Accents Winter Berry and Festive Snow® Scents New for fall!

Renuzit Fresh Accents has some great new scents for fall and I love them both. Renuzit generously shared several coupons and a sneak peek at the two scents I get to share with you today. The opinions here are all my own though! Renuzit Fresh Accents Winter Berry and Festive Snow® fragrances are now available in stores.

I put the Winter Berry Fresh Accents in my hall closet where I keep the linens and the little one said, "Oh my gosh, that smells SOOO good Mommy!" It is nice to walk past the linen closet and keep smelling that fresh scent a week later. It is just strong enough and appears to be very long lasting!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nine West Witt Boot for the fall-absolutely adorable!!

I was lucky to get the inside scoop from the Vogue Influencer Network on all the new Nine West Boots for the fall--the great news is you can find them in the stores now!! The Witt Boot is the one I want to get. Take a peek...

“These boots are the perfect blend of slouch and structure. The wedge heel is perfect for walking around the city. I would wear this outfit shopping and it may even be flirty enough for a casual daytime date." Lindsay Calla, Saucy Glossie.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sneak Peek at the Lenovo IdeaPad® U300s designer Ultrabook™!

The Lenovo IdeaPad® U300s designer Ultrabook™ with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor made its debut at Fashion Night Out recently in NYC. This is a totally new concept notebook. Combining an immaculate, full-metal, super-slim design with long battery life and smart technologies, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is designed for the fashion-conscious customer who wants a cutting edge laptop without compromising on design. Available to buy in November!

As a Vogue Influencer, Lenevo gave me the exclusive opportunity to win one of three IdeaPad U300s before the much anticipated launch. I have my fingers crossed that I am one of the winners!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fun Fall Coffee and Dessert Recipes compliments of COFFEE-MATE!

Now that fall is on the way I really enjoy a nice, fresh cup of coffee in the afternoon to pick me up. COFFEE-MATE makes it easy and fun to add flavor to your coffee and even come up with some quick desserts as well. Check out my tips compliments of COFFEE-MATE!

Authentic Caramel Macchiato at Home
To make your Caramel Macchiato at home have a more true coffeehouse feel, try Caramel Macchiato flavored COFFEE-MATE® from the Café Collection. Add a touch of caramel syrup to the bottom of the cup before you pour the coffee. Heat and whip or froth the Coffee-mate before you add to the cup, and then top with a few chocolate shavings.

Extra Flavored Foam
Heat up your favorite Coffee-mate flavor, try Café Latte from the Café Collection, in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then whisk vigorously to make an absolutely delicious foam!

World Café Tip
Yemen coffee is still grown as it was 500 years ago, on terraces on the sides of semi-arid mountains and naturally dried. Because no chemicals are used in its production, it is truly organic.

Parisian Café Tip
If you want regular coffee in France, make sure to ask for Café American. If you just order Café, you will get espresso.

Vienna Coffee Tip
The Viennese add a bit of cinnamon to their typically stronger coffee to mellow out the bitterness. So if you ever buy a new type of coffee and find it to be too bitter for your liking, try this tip instead of tossing it and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Eastern Culture Tip
Asian cultures infuse their coffee with herbs to promote vitality. These types of drinks are not seen as energizers for the caffeine, but for the herbal additives.

Italian Treat Tip
For an Italian style dessert, add a shot of espresso (or coffee with Coffee-mate!) over your favorite flavor of gelato or ice cream. This is called affogato style.

How to Use Turkish Coffee Pot
First, a Turkish Coffee It looks like a copper-colored mini saucepan with a wide base and narrow opening. Brew the grounds with water on a stovetop, then strain out the grounds for a thick, fully-loaded coffee experience.

Cold Thai Coffee: Secret Ingredients
If sweet coffee is your thing, then Thailand is your place. Thai coffee has a touch of chicory, much like Parisian coffee, and it is usually sold cold, mixed with coconut milk and sugar. It is like dessert in a coffee cup.

Iced Coffee Tip
After you put ice in a glass and before pouring hot coffee over the ice,
place a metal spoon in the glass in order to prevent the cup from breaking!

Drip Brewing Tip
Always pour cold water in a drip brewer, never use hot water.

Coffee Serving Tip
Prepared coffee in a pot, sitting on the burner will be scalded very quickly, changing the taste dramatically. It’s a little known fact that most coffeehouses will pour the coffee out after it has been on the burner for only 20 minutes.

Keep Your Iced Coffee Strong
Use coffee ice cubes instead of putting ice cubes in your coffee. Brew a fresh pot of coffee, let cool to about room temperature and then pour some of the coffee into some ice trays and freeze. Now, when the cubes melt, your coffee will not become watered down.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread (coupons too!!) is yummy in Fall recipes!

Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread is a delicious new flavored butter just introduced by Land O Lakes. I love their butter and I decided to give it a whirl after receiving a free coupon from

I experimented with one of their recipes, Cinnamon Glazed Carrots. It came out really yummy and the whole family enjoyed it. Very easy to make also. I am thinking about another recipe they had on the website for Moroccan Chicken as well. Give it a try!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lancome Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara Makes L-O-N-G lashes!

As a member of the Vogue Influencers Network I recently received a complimentary tube of the new Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara. I was really excited because I have to say my lashes have not increased in volume or length over the years to say the least. I need ALL the help I can get!

You really get beautiful, flirtatious lashes with the new Lancôme Doll Lashes Mascara.. The brush is different too-it is a unique, cone-shaped brush to start. The mascara is a rich velvety formula which really gives volumized, extended and lifted lashes for that wide-eye doll-like look. The secret behind doll lashes is finally revealed! This is definitely Lancôme's most flirtatious lash look in my opinion.

I have used it for a few days so far and I have gotten several compliments on how I look. I think it makes me look more awake and fresh and it has been lasting all day long. Trust me, I work long days too!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sue Devitt "Golden Triangle" Eye Intensifier Pencil

I received a really unusual and gorgeous item recently from SUE DEVITT through

I was excited to try the Sue Devitt "Golden Triangle" Eye Intensifier Pencil because I love to freshen up my regular makeup colors from time to time. You can really add some pizzaz to your own eye color naturally with all the gorgeous shades, including Golden Triangle. It really does glides on very smoothly and easily. The Eye Intensifier Pencils contain Ceramides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, and Nylon-12 anti-aging ingredients. All these combined help to seal in moisture and prevent any creasing. It really lasts throughout the day too! You can blend it in or just pencil it on...I have done both and it looks nice either way!

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars (I know we all LOVE our dark chocolate!)

I was so excited this week when I received two NEW dark chocolate bars from Lindt Sprungli to sample. Lindt 70% Cocoa Almond Brittle and 70% Cocoa Nut Crunch bars were both in the box! I enjoyed both of them...very smooth, luxurious tastes each with their own twist. I was surprised because from the picture on the bar I thought they might have large pieces of nuts but, no...they were almost smooth. There were little, tiny pieces of almond brittle and nuts but so smooth and delicious. You really should check them out and treat yourself!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time Island Virtual Kids World

Time Island virtual world is a fun new online game for kids. It has a secure safe option to play so that kids and parents can feel comfortable.

Kids will like that Time Island is a place of wonder and adventure. The creators say that your survival skills will be put to the test as you explore gorgeous beaches and lush jungles. You move from there to tree-top terraces and dark underground caverns.

Your child will have to outsmart and outlast the Goggs-fantastical creatures that inhabit the island.

Kids have the option to join a tribe to help one another. They say that survival is always easier when you’re not alone. Kids learn they need to maintain good hygiene and they need to eat healthy food to stay strong.

Players have to look alive all the time to avoid peril! Bushes, rocks, giant trees and caves hold all kinds of craziness and peril to add to the excitement of the game.

It is an exciting and fun game that I know my kids are enjoying. Give it a try! To survive on Time Island is a challenge, but the fun is even greater

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fishful Thinking Empowers Kids!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish sponsors a useful site for parents and children called FISHFUL THINKING. It has some wonderful tips that really help children become empowered to think positively. It is based on 5 areas:

OPTIMISM: Focusing on the positive things in life.

EMOTIONAL AWARENESS: Expressing and controlling your feelings.

GOAL SETTING/HOPE: Finding ways to achieve your goals.

RESILIENCE: Coping with life's ups and downs.

EMPOWERMENT: Identifying and using your strengths and skills.

There are some useful tips and videos that I encourage everyone to investigate further.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream Challenge

My skin is looking fresher by the day with my daily use of the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream that I received through

I have been using it a few weeks now and definitely see a difference in my skin. I notice a little tingle when I apply it but my skin feels very comfortable. My skin looks fresh and renewed every morning too when I wake up and that is a feat in iteself for this busy working mom!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Diamancel Diamond Foot File Smoothes Your Feet for Summer!~

I recently received a complimentary Diamancel Diamond Foot File through Influenster as part of a VoxBox.

It is a incredible foot file. It is very well constructed and works like a charm to really smooth your feet. I find I need to work weekly to keep my feet smooth in between pedicures. The Diamancel Foot File really did the trick this week and made it alot easier to get my feet looking professional.

Diamancel recommends using it on dry feet. It is nice because the file is washable and can be cleaned with soap and water. I would definitely recommend it!

Revlon All Access for iPhone is here!

A first look at the Revlon All Access for iPhone. Revlon All Access brings you exclusive, daily beauty and fashion insights directly from Revlon All Access experts Gucci Westman, June Ambrose, Polly Blitzer, and Annabel Tollman. Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford

I just received a really nice kit from Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. Influenster was kind enough to send me a beauty VoxBox this month and I was so excited to see the Meaningful Beauty Complete Skincare Kit as part of it. Cindy designed a complete anti-aging skincare line designed to reduce fine lines while helping to rejuvenate the skin. The foundation of the skincare line is this special antioxidant complex that comes from a rare melon that grows in Southern France. Kind of interesting I know!

I have been using it for a week now with the Cleanser, Day Creme SPF 20, Anti-Aging Night Creme, Lifting Eye Creme and Firming Chest and Neck Creme. I also got a sample of the Deep Cleansing Masque, Glowing Serum and Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules. I loved the Masque! It seems to be gentle but my skin does look brighter and more fresh. I haven't seen a change in the fine lines but I will keep using it and let you know. You can check out more here directly on the Meaningful Beauty site.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream Challenge

I started using RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream recently. I was introduced to it through who generously provided me with free samples to check it out. I have been using it every night and I see that my skin has a nice glow every morning, even when I only get a few hours of sleep! My skin also looks smoother and fresher which is amazing considering my crazy lack of sleep. I would definitely recommend giving it a try!

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream contains an exclusive combination of retinol and an essential mineral complex that is clinically shown to visibly reduce even deep wrinkles, giving you years back to the look of your skin in just twelve weeks.*

(*On average, 10 years back to the look of your skin based on diminished appearance of wrinkles, after 12 weeks use in clinical testing. Results may vary. RoC® was over 4x more effective on under eye and forehead wrinkles than another leading brand, and even 7x more effective on crows feet.)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Glamamama's Goodies: Get in on the secret (and maybe WIN!) with Purex C...

Glamamama's Goodies: Get in on the secret (and maybe WIN!) with Purex C...: "Purex Complete Crystals Softener Introducing an entirely new softener. Purex Complete Crystals As a Purex Insider I got some new scoop on..."

Purex Complete with Zout is available now!

Purex sent me a great new product this week. I love their new Purex Complete with Zout. It is a detergent and pre-treater all in one. It works to get out stains--even the uh-oh ones like grass, chocolate and tomato sauce. The great part for me is that is also works in the HE washing machines as well as traidtional top loaders. Keep checking back because I will have a Purex Complete with Zout giveaway coming up soon...meanwhile, check out their website at Purex.

Don't forget about the Purex Complete Crystals GIVEAWAY. Leave me a comment under the previous posting about them to be eligible to win!

Longchamp has some gorgeous new bags for spring!

Check out the new bags from Longchamp for spring!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nutella MommyParties tonite plus a Nutella coupon for you too!

I am so excited about our Nutella Party tonight! MommyParties sent us these great giftbags full of Nutella samples, a tumbler mug, coupons a giant jar of Nutella and these adorable Nutella spreaders. We are going to share some healthy breakfast tips and trivia and I can't wait! There are so many teriffic reasons why moms like Nutella, here are just a few:

Nutella does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients.
Nutella has no artificial colors.
Nutella has no artificial preservatives.
Nutella tastes like chocolate (shhh! Don't tell the kids) although it is a hazelnut spread.
Nutella is a great sneaky way to get the kids to try a new kind of fruit or to down the whole wheat toast!
Every 13 oz jar of Nutella has more than 50 hazelnuts in it.

I put together a gorgeous platter of fresh strawberries, pineapples and sliced apples to dip into the Nutella for our party.

You can check out more at including a sweet coupon to give it a try.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Get in on the secret (and maybe WIN!) with Purex Complete Crystals!

Purex Complete Crystals Softener
Introducing an entirely new softener.

Purex Complete Crystals

As a Purex Insider I got some new scoop on a great new product that recently was introduced. It is called Purex Complete Crystals. They sent me a sample so I was able to try it too.

It smells great! So, What IS it?
Purex® Complete Crystals Softener is a tiny crystalized fabric softener that you add directly to your washing machine, in with your clothes and detergent at the beginning of every wash cycle to infuse fabrics with long lasting softness & freshness.

Why these crystals vs. traditional liquid fabric softener?
Purex® Complete Crystals Softener works differently than traditional oil-based softeners that coat fabrics with oily residue. It actually infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance while softening at the same time. In addition, since you add it directly with your laundry, this means no more waiting for the rinse cycle, no messy residual gunk in your washing machine, and no more stains from spilling liquid fabric softener.

HOW it works:
Purex® Complete Crystals Softener dissolves & penetrates fabrics to reduce fiber entanglement while smoothing frayed fibers creating a naturally soft feel.

Is it safe?
Yes! – it is safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites. Unlike other softeners, Purex Complete Crystals:

• Preserves the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
• Retains your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintains your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keeps your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners

The product won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family! It is also safe for use in both Standard and High Efficiency (HE) washers. Yippee for me too!

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in three fragrances:
Fresh Spring Waters, Lavender Blossom, and Tropical Splash.

I keep smelling my sleeves and just love how the scent has lasted! The clothes come out of the dryer just as soft as ever.

I can’t wait to try the other scents!

Purex is giving YOU the chance to try Purex® Complete Crystals Softener.

Post your thoughts about the new Purex Complete here with a contact email and you could be one of 2 winners. Purex has generously provided me with some free coupons to share!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

JanetFaye is the winner of the ShopRite contest!!!

Congratulations Janet! Janet is the winner from a draw using Be on the lookout for an email Janet, so we can get your information and $25 ShopRite giftcard out to you.

Stop back and keep checking, more good contests and posts to come in the coming weeks...

Monday, January 31, 2011

ShopRite Shop Once Give Twice! Plus win $25 to shop at ShopRite!!!

Make every season the "Season of Giving." Fill your heart, and grocery basket, with the warmth of a good deed to help you get through these cold winter months. With ShopRite´s "Shop Once. Give Twice." program, doing your part to help local participating schools through Box Tops for Education and donating to ShopRite´s Partners in Caring, a community-based, hunger fighting initiative that works to provide $2 million annually to charities that aid those in need, can be as simple as your everyday food shopping.

Now through September 30, 2011 visit to register your ShopRite Price Plus Card. Check back each month for participating products and great savings. When you purchase any 5 participating products on or before the end of the month using your ShopRite Price Plus Card, let the giving begin. With a qualifying purchase of 5 participating products you earn 5 Bonus Box Tops to be electronically added to your school, and $0.55 will be donated to the ShopRite Partners in Caring Fund. A few of the great items for February include some of your favorite products like, Cheerios, Wheaties, Nature´s Valley Granola Bars, Fiber One Bars, and Fruit by the Foot. The program does have some restrictions and limitations, and that the reader should visit to obtain all of the details about the program.

And if that´s not enough, be sure to enter the ShopRite "Shop Once. Give Twice." Sweepstakes* by filling out the form on for your chance to win one of 10 Grand Prizes of 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for the school of your choice! No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. You should go to for all the details about the sweepstakes, prizes, and instructions on how to enter with or without purchase.

MyBlogSpark, General Mills and ShopRite have generously provided me with a gift card, information plus an additional ShopRite gift card to give away!

To be entered in the contest to win a $25 gift card to ShopRite leave a comment with an email address regarding which of your favorite General Mills´ products you are excited to see featured in the "Shop Once. Give Twice." program at ShopRite.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Covergirl has some great new stuff for their 50th Anniversary!

Check out all the new stuff from Covergirl!!


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