Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Rebel Heart"

Artist - Madonna

Product type - CD

Genre - Pop/Dance

Where to buy - ITUNES

Madonnas 13th studio album has songs that she says represents two sides of her: the Renegade and the Romantic. Featuring artists such as Nicki Minaj, Nas, Kanye West and More.

I will admit that I have never been a huge Madonna fan. With the exception of "Frozen" I have never given her much thought. Rebel Heart however has slightly changed my perception.

The songs on this album are a mix of upbeat melodies and ballad-types with few differences in between. Some of the songs are quite explicit and suggestive (Holy Water) and while catchy, I rather disliked the Lyrics. Some lyrics however where insighful and the songs quite good. 

I would say my favorite songs were "Illuminati" for the dancey uobeat quality of it. "Joan of arc" and "Rebel Heart" had good stories and "Ghost town" was just bitter sweet and it resonated with me. Although thise are only a few i really got into I am going to keep listening to others because I am sure I am not giving the CD enough listen time and I would really like to enjoy more songs.

Check out one of the songs in the following video!

Want to learn more? Here are some helpful links:

Madonna Official Site 

I participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gortons Tilapia Fish Sticks

Maker - Gortons

Product type - Food/Freezer

Where to Buy - Official Gortons Site

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Be sure to join the Smart and Crunchy sweepstakes, look at recipes, download a coupon and more at Smartandcrunchy.com


Gortons has been a household name for many families for many, many years.  Did you know though that the new Gortons smart and crunchy products are full of good nutrients like zinc and iron and vitamins A, B, and D? They are never fried and breaded with panko to give them a lighter, heathier crunch that everyone can enjoy. 

Full of flakey good for you fish.

I chose to get the fish sticks with my coupon (you have a chance to win some below!) and I was impressed with them. Not only were they super simple to make but also very crunchy and delicious. The panko breading is super light and really gives you a great snap when you bite into it. The fish inside is white, flaky and does not have a super oceany taste like some fish sticks do. The fish to breading ratio was spot on, not one stick felt like it could have used more fish instead of breading. I did not have any condiments, however, they were just as good without ketchup, tartar sauce, bbq sauce or whatever you may desire. These fish sticks really melted in my mouth and if i had to say one negative it would have to be with the box, i would have liked my sticks in a plastic bag as well as the box rather than just in the box itself.


Here is yout chance to win a Gortons prize pack including:

2 free full sized coupons for any Gortons smart and crunchy entree

1 child and 1 adult Gortons apron

1 Gortons mascot plush "Smarty Crunchman"


Note - I recieved this product in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Christmas Cookie Dog Body Mist

Maker - Sunshine Jack

Product Type - Pet

Where to buy - Amazon

Price - $9.98

 BEST NEW AMAZON PET CARE PRODUCTS - Natural botanical pet spray scents combined for a delicious Christmas cookie scent 

BEST NATURAL INGREDIENTS - Premium grade natural oils condition skin & coat 

BEST PRODUCTS MADE BY AWARD-WINNING PET CARE PROFESSIONALS - Detergent-Free, Aeresol-Free, Eco-Friendly. PLUS - FREE eco-friendly grocery tote with an order of 2 or more Sunshine Jack products. Click on the Sunshine Jack General Store link to add the tote to your cart then type in code XUR7DZDM at checkout. 

BEST VALUE PRODUCT - Also great for freshening up pet bedding when you want to give your pet a delicious place to sleep! 

ECO-FRIENDLY - SAFE, GENTLE & DETERGENT FREE - Smells delicious all year long! Use as often as desired.

Panda is not an overly stinky dog, however some days she could use a freshening up. This dog body mist is great for that. We love that it is cruelty free, made in the U.S and natural.

The mist itself is light and comes out enough that you are not saturating your pup with product. Even so after i sprayed I rubbed it in. Panda was not thrilled having it on and rubbed into the blankets for a few seconds but she smells fantastic! It is VERY vanilla scented, so if you enjoy that scent you will love this 

I saw no side effects or ill effects from this and Pandas fur is soft and shiny besides smelling like holiday heaven. 

Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Blogger Sample Pack

Maker - Littlestuff4u
Etsy Shop / Official Site

Products - Makeup/Bath and Body

Price - Varies

Pure Mineral Makeup & Natural Skin Care Products. Dream Cream Mineral Foundation. Pure Mineral Makeup with No Fillers, No Bismuth, No Talc.. NO Itchy Skin! Custom Foundation created to match your skin tones.

Littlestuff4u offers a nice variety of bath and body items. I recieved the blogger sampler pack in exchange fir my honest review. It consisted of three eye shadows, a perfume roller ball and a body lotion sample.

First the perfume. It is in the scent Angel and it is a very womanly scent. Powdery and floral but staying light. The scent can be overpowering if you use too much but I like it even though it is something I would never have picked for myself. The roller ball itself is awesome, it is metal so you get a good amount of product with little effort and i can see this sample lasting a very long time because of this. 

The lotion is also really nice. It goes on smoothly and is not too thin to be watery. It. Is creamy, absorbs quickly, and keeps my skin silky. The scent I received was Lemon Cake and it is true to scent! It is very lemony on application then when it dries you can smell the vanilla and frosting and it all lends to a sweet bakery scent that I know many will love. Myself, I enjoy floral/outdoors and clean scents more but I do like this one occasionaly. 

The eyeshadows I got are lovly. They are three shades I woul not initially be drawn to being more warm tones of pinks and brown but i used them anyways (as seen in a below picture) i used the colors soft cashmere (brown) and love potion (light purple) with cotton candy (pink) in the inner corners and brow highlight. The shadows go on smoothly and the color payoff is bright and clean looking. They lasted hours without creasing and i had minimal fallout onto my face from loose pigments. 

Tired face but Loving the shadows!

I highly recommend giving littlestuff4u a chance if you like indie makeup. Samples start at only $1

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Invitamin body lotion and shave gel

Maker - Invitamin Official Site

Product Type - Beauty/Body

Price - Varies

Invitamin offers a variety of Natural bath and body items including soaps, toothbrushes, lotions and more.

I usually stick with etsy and my known indie brands of body care but I had the chance to get these items discounted in exchange for an honest review, so I gave them a shot.

Firstly, being all natural is a plus. I hate all the chemicals that companies put into thier products so when I find natural choices I go with them more often than not. Invatamin body lotion is silky and smooths my skin wonderfully! It has a lemony smell to it, quite powerful but not quite lemon pledge. It absorbs into the skin quickly and the smell mellows out, it is non-greasy and after a few hours I do not smell the lemon but a nice herbal scent. 

The shave gel I got on a whim. I do not usually use gels to shave but just my bar soap. I have changed that thought process after using this! It has a orange smell that i like and it does not foam up like other shave gels. It stays a gel and you really do not need to use much. It makes shaving smooth and effortless. My legs afterwards were silky and soft, i used the lotion after and the combination of them us wonderful and a citrus explosion! (In a good way) 

If you like natural products I would really rrecommend you try Invitamin for your needs, they are priced right and the products are great.

Want to try some items at a discount? Just add the ones you want to your Invitamin cart and use this code: URG90discount  Active until the end of May 2015!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cute Monkey Tea Infuser

Maker - Leafholic

Product Type - Kitchen/Food & Drink/Accessory

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $9.97

Enjoy A Better Tea Experience With The Tea-Ready Indicating Monkey Tea Infuser! The Only Tea Steeper In The Market That Lets You Know When Your Tea Is Optimal To Drink.

 Our Monkey Tea Infuser Provides You With The Following Benefits:

 - BPA Free and Safe to use. Our infuser is made of the same material used in the production of baby feeding bottles.
- Long Lasting Durability. The use of high quality materials makes our product more durable and heat deformation free.
- Beautiful Design. It is designed to make it easy to use, clean and display.
- Wide Selection Of Colors.

It is just so cute!  This is perfect to hold one cups worth of loose leaf tea. This is made with silicone so it is easy to clean and safe for boiling water, it will not melt or get super hot like a metal ball. The little monkey holds onto your tea cup while its bottom half brews your tea. Filling the cup too much with water though may have him tipping over a bit so be careful. 

It is more pink in better light!

The BEST part about this though is that when he gets hot his face changes colors! They come in three different varieties: Red, Yellow or Pink. Mine is pink (i may have to get the other two colors as well) and I love how adorable it is when it changes, it looks like my monkey is blushing! The face goes back to brown when it cools down and it is a nice indicator of when your tea is ready to drink and when it is cool enough that maybe you want to make another cup haha.

Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

KUKPO Manual Can Opener

Maker - KUKPO

Product Type - Home/Kitchen/Appliance

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $19.95

Tired of your low quality can opener that does not function properly, no matter how hard you try? Are you looking for the perfect gift for your elderly parents or an arthritis or parkinson patient? Looking forward to buy an efficient and durable tin opener for a low price? There is only one solution to all the above issues - the KUKPO manual can opener!

 The KUKPO can opener is a high quality product made using pure stainless steel in state-of-the-art factories. The can opener makes yours life easy as it opens all sizes of tins ranging from tiny to large in seconds. All you have to do is to place the cutting disk on the tin and turn the movable handle. Then the top of the tin would come off in seconds leaving a smooth edge behind. Put a stop to bleeding fingers and frustration instantly with this efficient KUKPO can opener. Once used, you could easily clean the can opener with water and mild detergents, if necessary. It will not rust due to any reason; use this quality product throughout your lifetime.

So many times you get a manual can opener and it either breaks within the first week or hurts your fingers so badly you cant use it. The KUKPO can opener is a sturdy piece of kitchen equipment that I have yet to see have any problems with it nor does it hurt my hands when I use it.

The opener handles are round and large (but not so large a kid can't use it) and offer great grip. The part you crank is also well made and turns easily, no getting stuck and the wheel that cuts the can has not stopped on me. It goes quickly and cleanly through cans of all sizes (tuna to beans..) and I have yet t have it slip out of my grip.

The opener is stylish but simple and is fool proof in how to use it. Just put it on your can and turn the crank! It has loops on the end of the handles to hang if you want and a top popper for beer or soda. The only thing I can say is that sometimes it also cuts around the outside of the can and you may get just a little string of paper but that can be easily thrown away. Super easy to clean if you get it dirty as well.

Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2 in 1 Pest Control and Repeller

Maker - Genie Best

Product Type - Home/Pest Control

Where to Buy - Official Site

Price - $34.97

Our mission is to provide safe and superior indoor pest repellent without dangerous chemicals for your home & office use. See fast and substantial results in 1-3 weeks. 


 * Uses the latest pest control and pest offense technology - Emits powerful frequencies/waves and electrical pulses at random time intervals (they are harmless to humans and pets). These electronic sounds pound the ear drums of the small offensive critters and drive them away. 

 HOW OUR DEVICES STAND OUT * Our Pest Repellers alter the existing electrical field in your home or workplace. They give out non-toxic, negative-ion force through your existing wiring and gets rid of pests and rodents from their hiding places. * Its unique "pause and resume" feature alters the frequencies regularly. Your pests cannot get accustomed to them and will LEAVE YOUR HOME FOR GOOD! 


* Kids and Pets Friendly 
 * Absolutely No Maintenance - Just Plug In 
 * Unlimited use - no need for refills 
 * One pest repeller covers approximately 2,000 feet (3-4 times more powerful than other models)
 * Practical built-in night light (on/off) Operation Red light - Power On | Green light - Technology On | Yellow light - Technology Pause (alternate sound waves) Low buzz sound undetectable to most users except those who are very sensitive to sound. It is normal for pests to become more active when they try to escape

I have a new apartment, I have been in here for approximately three months and I had noticed that I would be sucking up about 3-5 stinkbugs every other day or so and it got very annoying. So when I was offered to review this item in exchange for using it and giving my opinion I was very excited.

I plugged this into my wall that is directly next to where the bugs show up since it is my window (Please disregard that in the picture I have it upside down.. I have moments). For some reason they love it there, I guess because it is also where the heat register is and it is easy in and out for them. Well, I plugged it in, and waited.

Like it says on the sheet you get, the bugs may come out more because of the newness of the electric waves and such.. I did not notice any more than usual, but I did notice less than usual. I was only sucking up one or two in a 4 day span. This was MUCH better than before! You hear nothing with this, and it can also double as a night light. This did not affect my dog in any way, she didn't go near it or seem bothered by it so it is safe for pups ears. I do not have mice (i like mice anyways..) or critters of that sort but I do hope that this keep spiders away as well as the stinkbugs, since spiders are FAR worse than stinkbugs! 

Want 30% off your own 2 in 1 Pest control device? The maker is offering up a coupon code until March 31st or until they are sold out. All you need to do is add the product to your cart (this code works on multiple devices) and use the code PPP30OFF. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pink Dog Booties

Maker - ColorfulHouse

Product Type - Dog/Clothing

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $16.99

  • Leopard design pet snow boots for winter 
  • Made of suede material, filled with warm sherpa 
  • Size S measures approx 1.8x1.4 Inches; Good for small dogs 
  • Available in two colors: brown, pink 
  • Package Content : 4 x Dog Shoes;

Anyone who has a dog knows that snow is terrible for their paws. Not only is it cold but some longer haired dogs can get it stuck in clumps around their pads and it can be very damaging. Ice is also slippery and your poor pup could slip and break something if they are not careful.

These boots are perfect for keeping your dogs feet warm and dry and slip free. The super cute leopard design is also a plus. These come in sizes Small to Extra Large and in two lovely colors: Pink and Brown, there are four booties in each package. These slip over your dogs feet easily and tighten gently around the leg with Velcro. If you have a finicky pup you may have to hold them in your lap to get them on and then Velcro them tight but really it is super easy and should take you too long to do unless your dog is really energetic or really hates their paws touched.

I could only get my dog Panda in two of these before she got annoyed with me taking video and pictures. I had to Velcro it almost all the way around since she has tiny paws so for a really small dog (teacup or a Yorkshire Terrier) I would say that these may not fit, but you could always try! These are very well made, super soft and plush outside and in. If you get them on and your dog does walk a little drunkenly do not panic, they do need to get used to them and are not in any pain, only a little discomfort (like humans breaking in new shoes) Panda got used to these pretty quickly and it was very fun watching her walk around in them, they pop right off when its time to put them away and there are no ill effects from the dogs wearing them. I really enjoy these booties and I can see Panda wearing them whenever it happens to snow here or get icy.  

Note - I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, March 20, 2015

One Cup Coffee Brewer

Maker - MoYo Naturals Labs

Product Type - Kitchen/Food/Appliance

Where to buy - Amazon

Price - $9.99

Made in the USA and BPA Free! Dishwasher safe. No more paper filters or elaborate machines needed with Brew a Cups no mess built in easy to clean filter. The precursor to the modern automatic drip coffeemaker, the pour-over system was invented in 1908 and is still viewed by many coffee aficionados as the best way to make great coffee. No matter where you are -- at the office, at home, even camping in the great outdoors -- Brew a Cup of Coffee is the easy to make coffee maker when you want convenience and premium tasting coffee. The Brew a Cup of coffee is non electric way to brew in a minute for one. Simply place the coffee in the filter. Brew a Cup then fits over your mug as you pour in hot water for a rich robust cup of Joe. You'll get a cup of coffee with a bold flavor that Brew a Cup fans say is better than the coffeemaker.

Sometimes you really do not want to have to make a full pot of coffee, whether you just want a single up or you have a guest and do not want to brew a full pot for them or if you have a special blend that you want to save and savor this one cup brewer is a gift from the coffee gods.

This is incredibly simple to use. Just put your preferred coffee grinds into the bottom part (it comes off easily from the top) and replace the top. Put the whole device on top of your mug or cup and then just add boiling water. There are instructions on the bottom of the brewer as well. I used two types of grind: fine and coarse, both worked equally well with this with minimal ground loss. You will get some grounds straying out of the brewer but it is not much if you do not shake it 

The whole process after you put in the boiling water takes about one and a half to two minutes to brew, super quick (i think even quicker than a Keurig or very close to it) The brewer is also extremely easy to clean, just shake out the wet grinds into your garbage and run the device under hot water and soap. It is dishwasher safe as well and takes up very little room in your cupboard. I have actually been using this more than my large 12 cup coffee pot since I received it. I highly recommend this if you are a coffee lover, want a fast way to brew one cup at a time or want a quick fix for a guest.

Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review.

Forever Young Pencil Skirt

Maker - Forever Young

Product Type - Woman's Clothing

Where to buy - Amazon

Price - $14.99

A beautiful, sophisticated pencil skirt for when you want to dress to impress! Modest, perfect for those moments where you want to be seen and not just heard. If ever there was a time to judge a "book by its cover", this skirt would ensure your first place on the bestsellers list.

I do not hate this and yet, I do not love this either. I chose to get this in black (there are MANY colors to choose from) and while yes, it is true to color and a lovely deep black it is NOT true to size. Rather, it fits snugly since there are NO zippers or buttons, its not even elasticated. You will want to go up a size since it is always easier to take in than to let out. 

The feel of this is nice, its not super soft but it is not scratchy either, I would say it is a mi of comfort and just a bit rough. I am 5'0" and this comes to mid calf on me and is quite difficult to walk in and does not leave much room for moving your legs since there is also no slit. I would recommend if you are crafty or know someone who is that you make some alterations: If you are short you may need to hem this or if you want a slit you can try your hand at cutting and sewing one. I do not know how often I will wear this since I do need to alter it but once I do it may be a part of a nice corporate goth look for myself.

Note - I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Advanced hair repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Maker - Arvazallia

Product Type - Beauty/Hair

Where to Buy - Amazon Storefront

Price - $17.99 each

Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair Moisturizing Shampoo and Repair Daily Conditioner are Members of the Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair System. These products are specially formulated to work in combination to Restore, Strengthen, and Revitalize hair that is dry or that has been damaged or weakened by heat styling, chemical processing, or coloring.

 The advanced proprietary formulas, which are infused with both the highest quality cosmetic grade Argan oil and Macadamia oil, nourishes hair with essential nutrients while fortifying and strengthening each strand of hair by sealing dents and divots found in dry and damaged hair. This promotes natural hair growth and improves the texture, elasticity, and manageability of your hair giving it a beautiful healthy look and a luminous shine.

Firstly, I have never seen such a skinny shampoo bottle! There is as much in this as there would be in a shorter more squat bottle but it is just odd. Off that topic, this shampoo (and conditioner not shown) is fantastic. 

The smell of this is like what you would find in a high end salon, that spa quality smell that just says 'clean' and 'professional' The formula is not thick but its not runny either and feels nice going onto my scalp. The lather is adequate for the shampoo and you do not need to use much. I have very fair and thin hair and i find a quarter sized amount works just fine. The conditioner leaves my hair shiny and highly moisturized. The feel of the conditioner is also nice and I need to use even less of that than the shampoo to make my hair soft and silky. 

I am not sure that this made m hair grow more, it is quite difficult for my hair to grow longer than it is and for it to be full looking but this did give a bit of volume and healthy feel/look. The argon oil mask pictured above is also nice, i use it once a week and it elivers enough moisture that i really do not need to use conditioner every time i shampoo, which is a great bonus. 

Note - I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jackpot Candles

What is it? 

Jackpot Candles feature fantastic scented soy candles (100% Natural and made in the US) that contain a hidden gem inside worth anywhere from $15 to $5000. You an choose to get a necklace, ring (in your specified size) or a pair of earrings. The candle itself is a joy, with scent that lasts for hours and hours of burn time. The added bonus of a mystery accessory and an on-site appraisal of it is the really fun part!

I received a Jackpot candle to review and I chose a ring in mine as well as the scent Caramel Coffee Latte. There were quite a few different scents to choose from and I had a hard time picking. Did I want blueberry muffin? Cooling Cucumber Melon? Or maybe something off the wall like Valentine candy hearts? Being a coffee addict though I had to try the latte scent (Haha.) The candle itself is quite tall and a great size for the price you pay and for how long it lasts. I had mine burning for about 6-8 hours and I barely made a dent in it! 

The smell of this was AMAZING! It was spot on caramel coffee scented and made my apartment smell wonderful. It never got overpowering and it never lost its scent either. The flame did get a little high for my liking at once point but it eventually went down after awhile. 

After the 6-8 hours I could not stand it any longer and I grabbed a pair of tweezers and dug into the melted wax. My prize was just under the label and so it was easy to grab when the wax was melted enough. Now, I have gotten some candles like this before and it has always been such a hassle to wiggle the jewelry out. Not this candle though! The aluminum foil wrapped ring slid out easily and it was just a quick wash ob of my tweezers and the foil and it was ready to be revealed.

What is inside?!

So When I opened up the aluminum I saw a small ring shaped plastic baggie.. got to love the protection! I wiped it off with a hot wash cloth and gently opened it (I did not want wax on my new ring!) and shook the ring out. I was in shock As I said I have gotten these types of candles before and I was usually disappointed with the rings I have gotten, they would be too gaudy, too costume looking. This was NOT.

Look how pretty that is! It is so simple and real looking. (Value was $19) the silver part has not faded and I have worn this daily since I got it a week ago. The red is dark like a ruby and the design is just elegant. I was very, very happy to get such a gorgeous ring and so well made too, no loose gem here! 

If you want your own Jackpot Candle you can check them out HERE and as a nice offer you get $5 off your first order for signing up with their emails. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Avia 100% All Natural Lip Balms

Maker - Avia Skincare

Product Type - Beauty'Health/Lips

Where to Buy - Amazon

Price - $10.97

Are you looking for a smooth natural lip balm that also tastes great? Do you love the idea of soft, moisturized lips, but don't want to coat them in heavy unnatural chemicals? You've come to the right place! Avia Skincare Beeswax Lip Balm is what you have been searching for. Our all natural lip balm tastes great and feels wonderful. They are made from 100% natural ingredients. NO PETROLEUM. NO GMOs. You will love the delicious flavors and find yourself looking for reasons to put on more. The good news is...you can use them as often as you like! They come in a package of 4, which means that you will have lots of fun trying them out. Why not give your lips a treat? Such a simple way to brighten up your day.

I love lip balm. I love NATURAL lip balm. Avia brings that with their four pack of natural lip balms made with beeswax and 100% natural ingredients. It is paraben free, no petrolium and no GMO which is a hot topic in todays media. These are safe to lick and are safe in case your dog gets a hold of one. These are made in the USA and are cruelty free (YES!) and Vegan.

All of these are free of artificial colorants and thus are creamy white and go on as such. The feel of them is amazing and they add a good amount of moisture to your lips. There is some shine to them so you also get a bit of healthy looking wetness to your lips as well. These last a while before you need to reapply (unless you keep licking it off!) These use the standard twist bottom to push the product up and down (why mess with a good thing?) and the caps are secure. 

These comes in four flavors that you are sure to like (though Honey was my least favorite) My favorite was pink lemonaide, it is tangy but sweet and really smells like the sugary drink and tastes really good too. Double Mint is also great and is perfect for reading your lips for kisses or close talks. Frosted Pear is lovely as well and smells like vanilla and pears with a touch of herbal (to me at least) and was my third favorite. They are all tasty and smell terrific.

Note - I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Charter-Inc Emori Makeup

Products - Makeup, phone accessories, wallets and more

Where to buy - Amazon Storefront

Price - Varies

I was given the opportunity to review a large amount of makeup in exchange for my honest opinion. The makeup is all very well packaged and I was overwhelmed at first, there was just so much beauty goodness!  I did have tons of fun playing with it all and I will go about reviewing each item with pictures to match.

Nail Polish

I received a bunch of polishes. one of them being these double ended polishes that had a polish on each end and came in a nice pack of  6 (12 total) and are metallic. One of my polishes (the purple) was a bit gloppy, for lack of a better term and went on a bit more difficult than the other polishes which were perfect and you really only need one coat. One of the polishes was also a overcoat with gold sparkles, the sparkles were round and big so you could see them well and had a bit of glitter in it as well, it was very pretty on top of the metallic barbie color. Shown is Metallic black and Metallic blue.


You can never have too much right? Firstly I got regular black mascara. What makes it special? You ask.. well, the tips of it are all varied! There are super skinny tips, some really fat ones and some in weird shapes (as shown) The color and formula are great, they volumize well and the black really shows up well and they are super fun to try out different brush heads and see how they work with your lashes. 

Next I got colored mascara. Being a purist I only use black but I did highlight the tips of my lashes with some of these, though not super bright these added a bit of charm and color to my lashes and was nice to have a complimentary color to my shadows. These come in a variety of colors. from top to bottom: Charcoal, blue, purple, green, black. I would have loved for a pink or red but these are just lovely!

The last mascaras I  got are my favorite. These are more of a glitter and add so much fun to your look. It does not BLING out your eyelashes but it adds a subtle sparkle depending on how much you put on. This comes in 10 fun colors and they are really easy to use, the wand is skinny and packs a lot of glitter onto it. I recommend using this on top of the black mascara from earlier. 

Eye Primer

This is a base to go on under your eye shadow To prep them for the color that will go on. This is a semi-clear gel that only takes a little bit to cover your eyelid and absorbs quickly. This will last you quite a long time! It worked very well and kept my eye shadow on for hours upon hours (i used it to go to a con and my shadow was still perfect afterwards) It also gave my eye shadow a bit of color pop and made it a bit brighter than if I ran it dry on my lids. 

Eye Shadow

Now this is my favorite part.. SHADOWS! I love shadows, I adore shadows and these are just.. AMAZING. All the formulas on these are silky, smooth and super pearly/sparkly but not overly so. They can be worn for day or night and work well with the sponge applicators you got in the palette or with a brush. I got three palettes but only shot two (the ones  used for the look i will post) The third one is THIS and I must say it is one of the prettiest and well put together pallets I have seen. The clasp is wonderful and the colors are great! All pallets come with sponges and have built in mirrors.

Now these shadows are 'diamond' shadows. They are sparkly like diamonds but not glittery. These colors are silky and go on smooth. In my pictures I used the light dove/white, the darker grey and put the purple over it to create a little color. The color really popped IRL and stayed on all day. I loved it. I think the ONLY bad thing i can say about Emori shadows is the smell. They have a very powdery smell that is a tad offensive to my nose. Below you an see the look i created wit these, there are thousands of looks you could possibly do and these will last you a while. 

All in all I really loved all the makeup I received from Charter-Inc and I do think they are a great company going in the right direction!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Liquid Chalk Markers

Maker - Angel Chalk

Product Type - Art/Children/Home

Where to buy - Amazon

Price - $18.98

Are you tired of that dull and boring chalk? Are you sick and tired of the regular chalk that makes a lot of dust and hurts your health? Your solution is here.

Angel Chalk has 10 super bright neon colors water based, easy to clean up with a wipe cloth without the mess of others. -Angel Chalk is designed to work fantastic on most NON-POROUS surfaces as described before. - Each marker pen has 8 grams of high quality ink with a unique reversible nib, chisel and bullet tip that will allow you to make incredible creations!

 - Angel Chalk is NonToxic and Eco-Friendly conforms to ASTM-D4236 EN71-3, xylene free, odor free, long lasting and tips don´t dry-out.
- Always test the surface in a small area before use

 How to use the markers: 

 1. Shake well with cap on and up-wright remove cap.
 2. Press tip on a flat surface for a few seconds until tip fills with ink
 3. Recap tightly after use and store in horizontal position. Place the cap carefully to ensure you don´t damage the marker tip

These are all kinds of fun! Angel markers are liquid chalk, so you do not want to use them on a porous surface or chalk board but they are perfect for mirrors and windows. The instructions are easy to read and follow and the colors are varied and you can create many hours of fun and many pictures with these. 

With a little practice my friend and I created two pictures on my windows and combined them afterwards into one window overlapping and created a 3D effect. The markers did take a little to get used to and admittedly looks far better with darkness behind it than with light but we had a blast and it ate up quite a few hours of talk and music and was extremely relaxing 

Our Masterpiece

As with anything artistic you have to clean up afterwards. Cleaning the chalk markers off the window was a breeze with just a rag and water (or paper towels since these do stain rags) and just dry it afterwards, or leave it to dry if you want. However, I recommend staying int he middle of the window/mirror and not the outside edges unless you want to SCRUB! I got some of this on my walls and window sill and it took forever to get it off, and some of it is still on, I just got tired of scrubbing. So be careful! Other than that I can say that these were way too much fun and I can't wait to use them again! 

Note - I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Waist Trimmer Belt

Maker - Actervate

Product Type - Fitness 

Where to buy - Amazon

Price - $19.95

Actervate waist trimmer belt - 3 in one weight loss solution. LIKE A MINI SAUNA SUIT For effective, focused water weight loss and body sculpting.

The 3 in 1 - trimmer, slimmer and sweat belt, gives lumber support needed for a safe workout. Achieve a better healthier body. Focused heat build-up, increased blood flow and heat retention in your core waist region during exercise.

This heat generation in your core promotes weight loss by increased sweating and water weight loss during exercise routines. There is no miracle weight loss formula, device or food group - weight loss is a combination of diet, exercise and Actervate waist trimmer belt, no one device or food can be given the glory when it comes to weight loss or body sculpting. It is a combination of all 3 working together to gets results.

 Supports your lower back with even compression and flexibility and Fits most waist sizes up to 42 inches •  Belt width dimension is 8 inches Focused core heat retention for a more effective workout routine •  3 in one trimmer, slimmer and sweat belt Comfortable soft and flexible Light Weight for a better Fit • 100% latex-free neoprene •  Hand washable in soapy warm water

Want to amp up your workout comfortably? Want to add a bit more sweat to your routine and possibly burn more calories faster? The Actervate waist trimmer belt is an attractive and easy way to do so!

Guys you may not enjoy that it is bright pink (I don't even enjoy bright pink) however it is much different from the regular black belts you see these days and thus I enjoyed the color for simple uniqueness. 

The belt is soft to the touch and attaches to itself with Velcro for ease of use. It fits up to a 42 waist and wraps snugly around your body if you want it to or looser. I put this as tight as i could around my abdomen and I was very comfortable. It did shift a bit when i started my workout but it quickly got into a good place and I did not have to adjust it. It is well made and great quality. 

I used this for my 20 minute workout where i was using my own body weight against me and i could feel the sweat after a few minutes, something that I would not feel without the belt. I definitely felt that it made me work a bit harder and sweat  a lot more! While I can't count my calories while working out so I do not know if I burned more or not (I do hope so!) I will continue to use this belt because I felt like I had and feeling good is a big part of keeping up a workout routine.

Note - I received this item in exchange for an honest review. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Scented Owl Creations is an Indie bath company that sells bath bombs, scrubs, lotions and more. The prices are excellent and the products very high quality.

I will be reviewing the bath bombs since that is what I bought this time. I will be doing a review for the body butter at a later date. 

Pretty right? Her packaging is simple (she will change that soon I am told) but effective. and her business card is very cute. 

Now some of you may wonder: What IS a bath bomb? Well, a bath bomb is a scented ball of fun and happiness that once put into water (your bath) it fizzes up and releases the scent and sometimes color to make your bath more relaxing and enjoyable. Some bombs are small like these and are 'mini' sized, some bombs are HUGE and you can break them into smaller parts for more use. 

What I really like about these are the size, they are mini bombs but they pack a ton of power! They are well put together so that they do not drop powder everywhere when you open the wrapping. Some may drop a bit though due to weather or mistreatment by postman. 

Size comparison to my hand

When I put this is the bat it immediately fizzed and started to release the aroma of "sexy beast" a masculine fragrance that I loved. The water did not change color but the scent was very strong for such a tiny bomb. If you have a large tub you may need to use two but I leave that up to your decision. This was highly moisturizing and made my skin feel silky soft afterwards. You may see some oil on the top of your water, do not worry, that is normal and it is good for your skin. 

Fizz! Fizz! (disregard my cracked tub)

It is so fun to watch them dissolve! The scent also lingers the next day, at least it did in my tub. My whole bathroom smelled fabulous and I wanted to just stay in there forever. 
Scented Owl Creations has a varied Scent List that is sure to have something on it for everyone. I got ten different scents and I must say I love them all, especially Amazingly Grace, Mulled Cider and Strawberry Shortcake! YUM!

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