Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash for a smoother, more radiant look every day @neostrata #gotitfree #NeostrataFoamingWash #neostrata #glycolicacid



The eternal problem of how to get your face clean plus to balance how to squeeze in anti-aging creams, lotions and serums. I recently tried out a new cleansing option that really works well and prepares my skin for all my night time rituals with those creams and serums. So, NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash has been a cult favorite for many ladies for years. There are a few reasons why you might want to consider this wash too. NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is a potent, pH-balanced facial cleanser first of all. It is formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid which work synergistically to smooth skin texture and unclog congested pores. Those are two features that I love. I know clean and smooth skin is the best start to any regimen. Now, this is a cleanser that is recommended for experienced Glycolic Acid users. It is a super combo that really works effectively too. It is a soap free wash too.  NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash actually prepares skin for optimal benefits of whatever regimen you use for daily maintenance.



This wash has a multitude of benefits for women and men of any age too. Remember, this potent cleanser is recommended for experienced Glycolic Acid users who are ready to get the best results possible for their skin. Now, the reality is that it is most effective when it is used as part of a complete anti-aging regimen. You can't forget to use your creams, lotions or serums because you are missing a huge piece of the puzzle if you do! NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash targets your pores and encourages cell renewal every single time you use it. After you wash with this powerful cleanser, you have skin that’s prepared for optimal benefits of any skin care regimen. It's interesting, Exuviance, the manufacturer of  NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash shared that many women once they have tried it never want to go back to standard face washes again. I am not surprised, I think I will be one of those people. This cleanser is amazing. My skin looks so much fresher and more radiant since I started using it.

It is really simple to use NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash. All I do is follow the easy instructions. Twice a day, pump a moderate amount of foam into your hands. Apply to wet skin and cover entire area. Rinse with water. All done. After I wash, I apply my normal skin care products and always use SPF 30 during the day. It is critical to protect the skin and prevent further damage.

The NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash has two key ingredients: Glycolic Acid and Lactobionic Acid. The product is recommended for: Experienced AHA users looking to step up their skin care regimens. It comes in a generous sized bottle that lasts for a long time. You don't need to use a lot so it goes a long way. You can find the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash 3.4 fl oz for $40 at NeoStrata.comNeoStrata

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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Silk® Protein Nutmilk is a healthy new beverage that is delicious any time! @crowdtap #Tasteslikebetter #sponsored


Silk really does #Tasteslikebetter. This Nutmilk is healthier and has tons of protein to keep you going but it tastes great too. Silk® Protein Nutmilk contains the goodness of almonds and creaminess of cashews and gives you a healthy alternative to standard milk.  Silk® Protein Nutmilk is yummy over cereal, in smoothies, as part of a favorite recipe or poured right into a tall glass and served chilled. It is super nutritious and entergizing too. It packs 10 grams of soy-free protein per serving that is from 100% peas! I know it sounds kind of funny, but it tastes great. This is a must-try-and-buy drink that is yummy on its own or blended into a cocktail or healthy smoothie. Add ice or drink it chilled. Homemade healthy muffins and fruit make it a mini-meal. Any way you like it, Silk® Protein Nutmilk is delicious.





You can find it in the refrigerated dairy section by the milk or nut milks section of your favorite store. I like to make smoothies with it too. I add some protein powder and blended frozen banana and shake it up for some powerful energy before the gym! This is a delicious beverage that I would buy on a regular basis to add some variety and flavor to my drinks and smoothies. 

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, April 1, 2017

Beauty Box 5 March 2017 Lash Bash @beautybox5 #beautybox5 #prestigecosmetics #bellapierre #mannakadar #mannababe #sweepbeauty #sponsored

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 March Lash Bash box this week.  The March theme is all about the eyes and lashes.  Don't forget to squeeze in some extra time for those eyes especially with spring on the way. The eyes have it every time. 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 all kinds of treats for my eyes 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 Prestige Cosmetics True Metals Eyeshadow. I am always looking for something fresh to light up my eyes and this one is a pretty color that really looks just a tiny bit dramatic in a good way. Perfect for spring. Do you love color that lets you do it your own way too? You will like this color that lets you apply it wet or dry for two different looks. You know I love love love my double duty cosmetics so this one is a winner.  It has a bit of a metallic finish and the bright color adds just the right amount of drama and pop to my eyes. This pretty color looks great on most any any skin tone. You can apply it with your fingers or a flat brush for a more finished look. It is a perfect size to pop in your purse or travel bag for on the go fresh looks anytime day or night.  Retail $9.75




BellaPierre Cosmetic Glitter is the perfect way to add a some insta sparkle to your skin, eyelids, hair, lips and even your bubble bath. You can add a mixing medium and apply this fun glitter or you can apply it directly to the skin. It contains extra fine grains which are ideal for adding a special sparkle to your look without worry about irritation. For a special look, you can apply this cosmetic glitter over the metallic eyeshadow for a super dramatic look that is perfect for evenings or clubbing. I love the layered look and it lets you be so creative too. Retail $15.00.



Manna Kadar Lash Primer is a is just what you need to get those lashes bulked up and naturally looking longer even before the mascara goes on. You can use it solo for a more natural look as well. This lash primer is a clear base coat that naturally lengthens lashes. It has a creamy formula that is filled with proteins drench lashes and hair follicles in hydrating moisture. This natural formula also serves to prevent mascara from flaking. This is a great base for any mascara and gives you a running start for beautiful lashes.  Retail $24.00.
  



Sweep Lash Helper is a great match to the Sweep Lashes just below! If you want an easy way to help you get all those lashes placed just perfectly on your lash line this handy lash helper is what you need to get. It really makes it a cinch to give yourself ultra full lashes anytime you want. All you do is place the lash in the head of the tool, tilt your chin up a bit for an easier view and apply. All done. Repeat as needed until you have the full lashes you desire. Head out to that great new club or that trendy restaurant and bat your pretty eyelashes to your heart's desire. Retail $9.99



The final product is the Sweep Lashes. The Elisa Lash is just gorgeous and makes you feel like a real celebrity without breaking the bank. These super full but natural looking lashes let your make your eyes shine for your next big date or event. These lashes are easy to apply and even easier when you pick up the Sweep Lash Helper. If you always wanted to try falsies, this is the way to go. It really is easy. Just measure lashes to your lash line and trim to size. Apply adhesive to the lash band and wait 30-45 seconds, just until the glue is tacky. Quickly place the lashes right above the natural lashes and you are a superstar.   Retail $15.00 for a set of 5

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 through winter and right into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 right now 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, March 26, 2017

BLK-Tech Solid Brass Mailbox or Door Number plus a discount #iMustech #sponsored




This is an easy way to add elegance and make your home easy to find for friends, family and visitors. This BLK-Tech® metal golden number comes in 2 packs for each mailbox number (also great as a door number). It is reasonably priced and well constructed too. It feels substantial when you pick it up and looks elegant. 
 
The BLK-Tech address number is actually constructed from solid eco-friendly brass with a steel mold. The company only uses high standard brass in the production of their mail box numbers. They have a pleasing esthetic and a nice shape. The company has shared that they are extremely durable and made to withstand the harshest conditions. That will be great because we get a lot of snow and ice here. They have a luxurious glossy finish that is the result of hand polishing too. 

 
The brass adhesive solid home number is 2-3/4 inch height and 1/2 inch thickness. The solid number is appropriate for many uses including a mailbox, house, address, door, hotel and even vehicle usage. 



This door number is so easy to install. No nails or screws are necessary just a hammer. BLK-Tech® solid brass door numbers can be installed by anyone in a matter of minutes. Each number comes with a high quality adhesive sticker itself that is easy to stick to any kind of door, mailbox, stucco, wood and more.


You can find this great Solid Brass Mailbox Number set right on Amazon for easy shopping anytime. You can use this discount code for 10% off 9X7FM3LS

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, March 18, 2017

GERmanikure glass manicure stick with leather case is a great way toDIY at home #GERmanikure



I am a big manicure kind of girl. I prefer DIY since I know exactly what I am doing and I can set aside any worries about how sanitary one salon or another might be. Tools are the key. You must ensure you have a quality set of tools. I have used manicure stones before but they can be challenging to clean. This tool is glass and I find it too be an upgrade from the stone.


I found a new one recently from GERmanikure. This is a luxury quality glass manicure stick that comes with leather case for storage. You can use it at home, on the go or it will slip into your vanity case or purse for travel. It is a great all around tool to keep your nails looking great.

I like that you can use this tool wet or dry. It has a slanted side that gently pushes cuticle and makes the nail actually look longer. It has a pencil tip on the other end which is ideal for exfoliating dead cuticle cells while taking away the risk of cuts or injury. This is so easy to care for too. Just rinse this glass tool with water to clean. It has a permanent texture that the manufacturer tells me will never wear off. The tool has many other uses as well. You can use for nail decoration, re-positioning, post-polish cleanup, hangnail filing, callus smoothing and more.

You can find this great manicure tool right on Amazon 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." 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Join the Social Insiders Blogger Group and receive complimentary products to test and share with readers and followers @socialinsiders #sponsored

Are you an avid blogger?  Social Insiders has recently expanded and done a complete refresh. It is now rebranded as Social Insiders. They are looking for devoted bloggers to learn more about their products and share their experiences with readers via their blogs and social networks.  Purex Insiders is a fun blogger group.  I have been a member for a number of years now and really enjoy it. The group members are great and we have some insightful discussions on the site.  Social Insiders has some fantastic products that I have become more familiar with and many which have now become household staples.  I always share my own opinions about the products and provide my personal experiences via my blog and extensive social network.
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Bloggers who meet the following guidelines usually are the best fit for this kind of program:


  • blogs about savings, product reviews and giveaways
  • enjoys using social media
  • blogs about family friendly content
Social Insiders is innovative and is constantly working to develop new products to help consumers.  If you are interesting in joining this blogger group you can find out more by clicking on the link below. It is a wonderful way to increase your readership on your blog as well as introduce more people to the terrific products that Social Insiders has to offer. 

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Generation Good Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Detergent Sample @seventhgen #sponsored

Disclosure: I received samples of Seventh Generation Free + Clear Laundry Detergent for free. 

I recently received a packet in the mail with three Seventh Generation Free+ Clear laundry detergent samples to try and share with a friend. I was excited to try Seventh Generation Free + Clear laundry detergent and the samples I received made it easy. I tried the laundry detergent in my household for 2 loads. It worked well for the white and colored clothes. They smelled just clean without fragrance or chemicals. My clothes came out clean and fresh and there was no residue or scent. My hubby was so happy he asked me to add it onto our weekly shopping list. He is a scent-free just of a guy. These are great if you prefer unscented detergent or have allergies.





Do you or someone in your family prefer clean clothes without any kind of scent? Sometimes scent can be quite irritating to skin. In the winter, we are so much more susceptible to itchy, dry skin and even eczema. It can be very annoying and bothersome. Detergents like this excellent option from Seventh Generation really help us out for a few reasons.This Plant-based formula is tough on stains without fragrances, dyes or artificial brighteners.  It gets our dirtiest dirties all fresh and clean from the Ultimate Frisbee sweats to my icky fitness camp gym clothes. Think about it. Now you can get a clean you can trust that is made for sensitive skin. 
The best part about this sampling is that I was able to share my third packet with a friend. My neighbor Lyn was excited to try this since she always does wash on the weekend. Her son has super sensitive skin and she reported that he liked the way his laundry came out and no itchy skin. All set, next week we will pick up a bottle. Try it and let me know what you think.
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."

French"s Dijon Mustard can be used so many ways. @crowdtap #sponsored



French’s® Dijon Mustard is a classic condiment which is a must have in my house. I was happy to try it recently through Crowdtap. You can use this delicious condiment in so many ways to make a simple dish a little bit more special. French’s® Dijon Mustard has these amazing bold spices blended with Chardonnay. It is hard to explain but I really enjoy it. It is a great mustard that is a step up from the standard yellow mustartd. I use it for quick salad dressings. French"s Dijon makes my homemade vinaigrette sing. I really like the flavor of  Dijon Mustard, and I use it so many different ways including on my chicken or fish.


I like the sophisticated flavor of French’s® Dijon Mustard, versus the standard yellow mustard. I can use it in viniagrettes and in recipes to add flavor without calories. A viniagrette is a cinch to pull together. Blend a little French’s® Dijon Mustard with some vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and shake well. Add to your salad and enjoy.


Made French's Party Deviled Eggs with  French’s Dijon Mustard for a snack for my tween too. 

French’s Dijon features the great taste of real Chardonnay, but their recipe is crafted without fillers or thickeners. Check the label for yourself It’s my go-to gourmet mustard because it adds a touch of sophisitication and creativity to my recipes. French’s® Dijon Mustard even makes the average sandwich become something special. Pick up a bottle and try it for yourself. 

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.

Voortman Wafers are delicious and great on their own or used in delectable desserts! #VoortmanBakery #gotitfree #chickadvisor @chickadvisor


I recently had an opportunity to try several varieties of cookies from a brand that I had seen in the store but had not tried before. I didn't realize Voortman has been in the baking business since the 1950's. That is a long time. If you take a peek at their website, you can see a timeline of how the company has evolved and grown.  It is clear that they understand what consumers want and they have added cookies to their line over the years and made changes to remain successful. Recently, Voortman has been diligently working to keep the same flavorful bakery goods but tweaking their recipes to remove artificial flavors, colors and high-fructose corn syrup among other things. More than ever, Voortman cookies have a lot of good things going for them starting with the ingredients. I was excited to try four of the new recipes and I was impressed with the ingredient list.

The first cookie I tried was actually a wafer. Voortman Vanilla Wafers are a great snack or are ideal to use in recipes or sweet creations.  These are yummy, and delicious with a cup of coffee or tea as well. These cookies are delicious for a few reasons. They have a dual texture that combines crunchy and crispy with smooth and creamy. Who doesn't love that combination?? My husband and tween also loved the texture of the smooth cream blended with the crunchy wafers. Each bite was so satisfying that I found one or two cookies did the trick for me. I also find these delectable wafers delicious in simple dessert recipes like ice cream sundaes or homemade ice cream. One favorite is to blend a frozen banana with a stick blender and add a Voortman Vanilla Wafer or two for a delicious flavor and texture.


I decided to try the second cookie that was also a wafer and then move on to the other varieties. Voortman Strawberry Banana Wafers are a great snack for the kids after school with a side of strawberries and sliced bananas. My daughter actually went bananas when I set this out for her after school yesterday. Her eyes lit up when she tasted the crunchy smooth texture of the wafers. I tried one two and they are good! These are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon for the grownups like me too.  These cookies are delicious because they actually have a dual texture that combines crunchy and crispy with smooth and creamy. Just heavenly.  The flavor is very subtle too. You can enjoy these on their own or you can even get creative with desserts. I make my own "ice cream" by blending a frozen banana with a stick blender. It is satisfying and less calories versus regular ice cream.  Add a Voortman Strawberry Banana Wafer or two for a special flavor and texture and enjoy! 

I had to go for the classic one next. Voortman Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have a classic flavor and crunchy texture that is delicious. We tried them recently for the first time this week and I can't believe how good they are. They are not too sweet but have a great blend of oatmeal and chocolate flavor. There are just enough chips too. I don't like when the chocolate flavor is overwhelming so I found them to be a good blend.  My tween and husband also enjoyed them with a glass of milk. They are a good dunking cookie if that is your way to enjoy your treat as well.


Voortman Coconut Cookies are a simple cookie that is light and has a fresh flavor. These are perfect for a coconut lover. I enjoy coconut and I like a lighter cookie so these were a winner for me. They are not too large so one or two is the perfect end to a busy day for me. The coconut flavor is not overwhelming, but just enough to be satisfying. My tween is not a huge coconut fan but she really likes the Voortman wafers. I love to bake and I think these would be good as part of a recipe for a coconut cake or loaf bread. 

I was really happy to see that Voortman is responding to the interests of the customer. Many of us really enjoy a sweet treat here and there but we try to avoid some of the artificial stuff when possible. It is wonderful that Voortman is so responsive and is taking steps to make their products more enjoyable for everyone.  The next time you are shopping, take a peek at their brand and pick one up to share. I hear the blueberry wafers are delicious too!

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Simple Solutions by ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Community #bakingsodahacks #BakingSodaDoesThat #ad #freesample

Disclosure:  I received this product for free. 

Join now! I just became a member of this great community.  Once you are in you can receive more opportunities to participate, including valuable tip-sharing discussions for the many uses of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and maybe simplest. I love how baking soda is a green way to clean and use around the house safely. The Simple Solutions by ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda community has some great ideas like the ones here. Take a peek and let me know what you think! Lots of great baking soda hacks that really work well and save money. Baking soda is a green way to clean too.

You can join the community and get the skinny on everything new from A+H too. Here is your unique link to join the Simple Solutions Baking Soda Community!
 

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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Simple Solutions by ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Community #BakingSodaDoesThat #ad

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Make your own romantic candleholder #ChickfilamomsDIY

I was a mom on a mission. I really wanted to do something a little special for Valentine's Day. We always go out a day or two after a Valentine's Day to avoid the mobs so we make a special dinner at home every year. My daughter is a tween now so I really needed some creative ideas to step up my game and make it fun for all of usl. The timing was perfect and I realized I had the secret weapons to create a romantic table setting with a candle holder. What were my secret weapons, I know you are eager to know. Well, I had some ideas about a soup container and some tissue roses.

I had been thinking, thinking, thinking for a few weeks now about how I could upcycle a soup container from my Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup. The soup was perfect for a busy day when I was rushing to get from client to client but I had a little task at hand. As a Chick-fil-A mom, I wanted to be a creative mama and come up with a way to reuse and re-purpose my Chick-fil-A soup container. 

This was super easy and as you can see the project came out so pretty. You can make it in minutes and this pretty candle holder is perfect for any romantic date night at home. It is a great project even if you have small tots because the fabric rose petals are easy for adults or kids to handle. You could use different colors like pink, purple or red or mix and match to create the decor look you desire. All you need is a simple or sparkly battery powered tealight candle, a clean Chick-fil-A soup container and fabric rose petals from the craft or dollar store. Arrange the candle in the center and add the rose petals in your desired pattern. Turn on your tea light when you are ready for romance and enjoy!

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, February 19, 2017

Beauty Box 5 February 2017 Put Your Best Kiss Forward @beautybox5 #sosusancosmetics #jeanpierrecosmetics #tintbeauty #styleessentials #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 February Put Your Best Kiss Forward box this week.  The February theme is all about the lips.  Don't forget to squeeze in just a little touch of pampering for those lips especially with Valentine's Day almost here. 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 So Susan Colour Hybrid. I am always looking for a pop of color for my cheeks and something bright for my lips and this one does it all. Yes, it works as a lip color and as a cheek color or blush. If you love a bit of a flirty flush, you are going to enjoy this dual cream-mousse pigment that works just as well for your lips as it does for your cheeks. What could be better than a double duty cosmetic like this one in a bright compact tube? It is a space saver in my makeup bag and is ideal for travel or on the go. This pretty color looks great on pretty much any skin tone and adds a bit of fullness to the lips too.  You only need a little bit to add some color to your cheeks or you can dot a bit on the center of your lips and blend outward to brighten up your day. This product is easy to use too.  Retail $17.50



Style Essentials Pur-Lisse Pur-Lip Glow is the perfect way to add a bit of lightly tinted shine to your lips. I need something to keep my lips moisturized but I need color so this is a winner for me especially in the winter. I tend towards dry lips especially in the cold weather so it can be challenging because I also need some color on my lips. This moisturizing balm is great for those times when I just want a bit of color. Some days I am just not looking for anything bright but I love that I can swipe on moisture and a bit of natural looking color and shine. Another option for this moisturizing balm is to layer it on top of a matte color to add a bit more shine. Either way it feels great on my lips and looks pretty even by itself.  Retail $4.00.


Tint Beauty Unicorn Liner is a great match to the Unicorn Lip below! These come in tons of beautiful colors that run the rainbow from brights to muted neutrals. This slim liner makes it easy to outline and define your lips with the creamy formula. It glides across your lips smoothly and makes a great base for the Tint Beauty Unicorn Lippie. Use this as your base and add the ultra-pigmented color from Tint Beauty and your beautiful color will stay on all night long.  Retail $7.00.
  


Tint Beauty Unicorn Lippie is a great match to the Unicorn Liner shown above! The liner and ultra-pigmented, matte liquid lippie comes in oodles of gorgeous colors that are perfect for any occasion. You can go super bright or keep in low key with muted neutrals. The Unicorn Lippie Collection glides on easily over your lined or even unlined lips. It was formulated to last for hours and it really does. You can eat, drink and enjoy your day or evening. This smooth gloss glides across your lips smoothly and stays even better when you pair it with the Unicorn Liner. Retail $9.00.



The final product is the Jean Pierre Cosmetics Pink Moisturizing Lip Mask. Now you can splurge just a tiny little bit and feel like a real celebrity without breaking the bank. These adorable lip masks come in a set of 5 and let you prep like star for your next big date or event. These moisturizing masks are filled with collagen, vitamins and minerals to help prep your pretty pout. They are super easy to use too. You just place on clean and dry lips then smooth onto the skin. You can relax for 15 minutes while your lips absorb all that goodness. Once your remove them, you can gently rub in the remaining moisture.   Retail $5.00

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 through winter and right into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 right now 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!










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