Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Review & Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of MyBlogSpark and they have teamed up with Mary Kay for this fun review and giveaway opportunity.  I have received a Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Gift Pack that includes five shades of the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss for this review and one of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will receive the same gift pack that I have received.  Yay!

I love the new Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss because it adds moisture, shine and color to my lips!  The lip gloss comes in 14 amazing colors such as Cream and Sugar, Icicle, Mango Tango, Au Natural, Fancy Nancy, Pink Parfait, Pink Sateen, Pink Luster, Berry Tart, CafĂ© Au Lait, Rich Spice, Beach Bronze, Rock ‘n’ Red and Red Passion.  These brilliant colors will definitely add a pick me up to your makeup routine.  Regardless of your skin tone, the Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss is gloss is perfect for anyone who is looking for a boost of moisture with added color for their lips.  The best part is that the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss contains key ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Aloe Leaf Extract and Pomegranate Sterol.  These ingredients help to strengthen your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth lips and helps soften and calm the skin while helping you to look beautiful!

You may find out more about Mary Kay on their website, facebook and twitter.

Giveaway time:  One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a  Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Gift Pack that includes five shades of the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss.  Good Luck!
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Disclosure: The information, products and additional Mary Kay gift pack was provided by Mary Kay® through MyBlogSpark.

Brighten Up Your Home With Indoor Or Outdoor Lighting

We have lived in our current home for a little over 2 years now.  At first, it was hard for me to embrace our new house and to make it our home.  We had lived in our other house since our kids were born and we were leaving a lot of memories behind as we moved.  To help with our family transition, I have found that when we update a room or space, we are making it our own.  We are putting our personal touches to the home and we are proud of our accomplishments at the same time.

Some of our best talks are around our dining room table and I have been wanting to update that space for a while now.  It would be nice to replace the old chandalier with a new and updated light fixture.  I like the modern look of a flush ceiling light.  I would love something like this fabulous Searchlight Lighting with 5 swirled lights and classic antique brass for our dining room.  It is very pretty and it will not only add to the decor of our room but it will provide us with the lighting that we need.

Searchlight Lighting at Mail Order Lighting.

I would also love to update our living room with a few Tiffany Lamps.  This Tiffany Camillo lamp at Mail Order Lighting would be perfect for us.  It is a large size and the warm colors work well with our living room.  It would definitely brighten up our space in a stylish way!

Tiffany Camillo Lamp at Mail Order Lighting.

Have you been thinking of a remodel or update for your home?  If so then Mail Order Lighting may be for you!  Mail Order Lighting has both indoor and outdoor lighting that will help improve the space of your home.  Decorating and updating a new home can be fun.  I find that it is more affordable and rewarding if we do it a little bit at a time.  Do you have any tips for help making a new house a home?

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Dermagist Review

I can tell that the seasons are changing because my skin is changing too.  My skin seems to get drier and tends to crack slightly during the colder months.  This is why I am glad to have found Dermagist.  Dermagist offers high end quality skin care items that work well for many skin care needs such as acne prone skin, anti aging and wrinkle formula, and daily maintenance needs.

Over the past month, I have been using the Hydropeutic Body Lotion from Dermagist.  This body lotion goes on smoothly and it deeply hydrates my skin nicely.  I like that the Hydropeutic Body Lotion calms and soothes my skin as it helps to relieve any irritations that I may have.  The combinations of green and white tea along with the antioxidant properties in this lotion work well together and smell nice at the same time.

I have also been using the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream from Dermagist.  This hand cream is unique because it can renew the youthful appearance of my hands as it helps to heal cracks and dryness at the same time.  While my hands don't have age spots yet, they do have wrinkles and get cracked in the winter.  I am hoping that with continued use of the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream that I may eliminate the wrinkles and cracks all together as well as ward off age spots.

The Foot & Heel Revitalizng Cream is my last product to try from Dermagist.  This cream is great for severe to moderate dry feet and it works to help heal cracked heels.   As I use this cream on my feet, I can feel the Neem, Manuka and Karanja oil, Shea butter and Eucalyptus going to work.  The scent is calming and the lotion is cooling.  These two great properties work well together for tied feet after a long day.   

 You may find out more about Dermagist on their website and on facebook.

Disclosure:  I have received free product samples from Dermagist so that I may complete an honest review of their products.  All opinions are my own.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Keepsakes Make Great Gifts

The holidays are upon us and it is time for me to start thinking of gifts for loved ones.  I like to give gifts that are both personal and useful.  This is why I like to give photo gifts.  Photo gifts can be fun to create and they allow you to add your own personal touch to the item.

I find that photo books make a great gift for loved ones who live far away from me.  I like to create new photo books each year that include pictures of my family celebrating each different season and the milestones that we cross.  Photo books also allow my family to share the changes and growths that we have had through the year with those who may not live near us. 
Special valid through 21/10/12 at Jessops Photo.

Right now you can create your own photo book at Jessops Photo and save 1/3 off.  This promotional offer is valid until 21/10/2012.  You simply use the code BOOKTHIRD at the checkout.  Their prices start from £6 and they are available in 9 sizes that range from small to XXL.  Jessops Photo even gives you a choice of 6 cover styles for your photo book.  You may also choose from glossy paper, matt photo paper or glossy photo paper for your book.  These options will surely help you to create a memory album that is unique to your personality.

I like to create photo calendars for my family as well.  I find that personal calendars are a fun way to include family members who live far away in our daily lives.  With a photo calendar you can choose 12 different pictures for your gift.  With each turn of the new month, you will get a gentle reminder of someone who is close to you.  It is like a monthly smile and hello that makes the loved one seem that much closer.
Special valid through 21/12/12 at Jessops Photo.

Jessops Photo also has a sale on calendars now.  You may save 50% off all calenders by using the code CALENDAR50 at checkout.  This promotion offer is valid through 21/10/12.  I like that you may choose your start month on your photo calendar at Jessops Photo.  Each calendar has a special glossy finish to it.  Either way you go,  you can't go wrong with a photo gift.  It is a gift that gives all year long and brightens hearts along the way.

My disclosure may be found here.  All opinions are my own.     

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ChapStick Sport Ready Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Summer may be over but the sun's harmful rays are still out there.  This is why I am glad to have found ChapStick Sport Ready.  ChapStick Sport Ready has a broad spectrum spf30 built in which will help protect our lips from the sun's damaging UVA/UVB rays.  ChapStick Sport Ready is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes.    

I like the new ChapStick Sport Ready because it has a clip on the top lid.  This makes it very convenient to carry and not get lost.  Usually I just toss my ChapStick into my gym bag and it falls to the bottom of the bag.  Now I can clip the ChapStick Sport Ready onto my gym bag when I go to the gym and I don't have to dig for it.  This will definitely be a time and lip saver for me.

I will be clipping a ChapStick Sport Ready on to my wind breaker zipper too.  ChapStick will protect my lips from the drying effects of the wind and cold weather so I don't want to leave home without it.

I have also had a chance to try the ChapStick Moisturizer in Raspberry Creme.  It is made with 10 moisturizing ingredients and it has an spf of 15, Aloe and Vitamin E.  I like that the ChapStick Moisturizer Raspberry Creme has a fun fruity flavor that my kids and I will enjoy.  In the past I have had a hard time getting them to put on sun protection but I think that the Raspberry Creme flavor will entice them to try it.  

To find out more about ChapStick and their products, please visit their website or find them on their facebook page.

If you would like to win a ChapStick Sport Ready prize pack for yourself please fill out the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure:  "The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sueno Luxury Bed And Mattresses In The UK

Have you been looking for new bedroom furniture?  If so, then Sueno  may be for you.  They sell luxury beds and mattresses that will fit any decor or lifestyle. 

Sueno offers a price guarantee and free UK delivery on all orders.  I like shopping at Sueno because it is easy to find what you want quickly.  You can choose whether you want to shop for mattresses, beds, divans, beds, or other bedroom furniture on their home page.  Once you decide which category you wish to look at first, then you may narrow down your selection by style.

I am looking for a new bed and mattress for my son's room so I chose to look at the beds on sale.  I found a lovely double bed in the Bali Leather Ottoman Bed.  I like that this bed is reduced from £469.00 down to £369.00 and it includes the headboard.  It has dark chocolate bi-cast leather and it is made in the UK.  My favorite feature of this frame is that is has four times the storage of divan alternatives.  The unique, gas powered lift mechanism of this bed allows the area underneath the mattress base to be accessed for storage.  This extra storage space will definitely come in handy as my son grows older.  This storage could be used for his out of season clothes so that his closet is freed up for other needed items.
Bali Leather Ottoman Bed

While shopping on Sueno, I found a Posture Space Mattress to go with the bed of my choice.  This mattress is made by Sleepmode in the UK.  I like this firm polyester and cotton filled mattress because it is affordable and and it sounds durable.  The side handle bars will allow this mattress to be turned and rotated easily so that we get many years of good sleep on it.
Posture Space Mattress

My disclosure policy may be found here.  All opinions are my own.

My Fall Favorites With Arby's Grand Turkey Club

Fall is upon us and I am so ready for it!  I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees.  To me, fall is a great time for going outside and teaching the kids about Mother Nature too.  The kids get to run, play and exercise while having fun and we are spending good quality family time together as well.

Yesterday we went to the park to see how many outdoor changes we could find.  We made sure to take a tote bag along with us so that we could take our finds home with us.  We will be using the items from our nature hunt to make a table decoration and wreath for our front door.  We found many different colored leaves and types of nuts on the ground.  We also collected several sticks in different shapes and sizes along with a few pinecones to add to our collection.  Not only did we learn about nature but we will re-purposing the items as well!   

After our day of fun, we were hungry for dinner and I sure didn't want to cook so we took the family to Arby's.  I had been wanting to try their NEW Grand Turkey Club sandwich and I was not disappointed.  This is a large freshly sliced roasted turkey sandwich that is topped with melted Swiss cheese,  bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.  The best part is that it is served hot and on a toasted harvest wheat bun!  Arby's New Grand Turkey Club really has craveability!  I love the freshness of the sliced roasted turkey and the bacon and swiss cheese tops it off wonderfully.  Arby's Grand Turkey Club sandwich is definitely on my favorites list and I will be ordering it again soon. 

Football is another one of my fall favorites.  My son plays football for the 7th grade school team and my daughter is cheering for our 3rd and 4th grade football team this year too.  This Saturday our game will be out of town and the town happens to have an Arby's.  I may be trying another one of Arby's Turkey Roasters.  They have a Turkey Classic, Turkey 'n Chedder Classic and of course, The Grand Turkey Club.  Either way, I can't go wrong.  Plus I won't have to cook or clean up!

You may find out more about Arby's on their webpage, twitter and facebook.

Disclosure:   This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Arby’s blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.  

I have received a $20 gift card from Arby's so that I would try the Turkey Grand Club sandwich.   

Monday, October 15, 2012

Do You Have Cold Floors? Think World Rugs

Winter will be here before we know it and to me, this means cold mornings and even colder floors.  To help solve this problem, I have been looking for some area rugs for our home.  This is how I found out about World Rugs.   World Rugs carries a vast assortment of floor rugs.  They have round rugs, runners, modern and even traditional styled rugs.  They also carry rugs made from wool, skins and natural material too.  

Shopping at World Rugs is quick, easy and affordable.  If you know the color of rug you wish to purchase, then you may choose your color on the home page of the World Rugs website.  Once you choose the rug color then you may select a rug shape, price range, size or construction material.  These steps will help you to choose the perfect rug for your home.  If you are looking for a designer or luxurious rug, they have those too at World Rugs.

We have carpet in our bedrooms and living room but our entry way is ceramic tile.  I think that this nice Aura Cream rectangle shaped rug from World Rugs would work nicely in our entry way.  It is inviting and will dress up the area.  I also love the earth tone contemporary colours and designs of this wonderful shaggy rug.

120 x 170 - Aura - Cream - Rectangle Shaped Rug picture borrowed from website.



World Rugs also carries a variety of retro/funky rugs.  These patterns would work well in our kitchen which is a tan and olive green paint combination and we have hard wood, dark stained cabinets.  Our floors in the kitchen are a dark wood laminate and they get chilly in the morning.  A rug like this below would be a definite welcome in there.  Not only would it make the floor more bearable but it would lighten the room and add some joy to the space.

60 x 230 - Fusion - Cream - Runner Shaped Rug picture taken from World Rugs website.

Be sure to check out World Rugs if you are in the market for a new rug for your home.          

My disclosure policy may be found here.  All opinions are my own.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Do You Need A New Look? Try BuyWigs

Maybe you are looking to spice up your life a little bit or you could be looking for a new hair style, either way BuyWigs may have your answer.   BuyWigs is the largest independent wig supermarket on the internet.  They have hundreds of wigs for you to choose from.  They even hand pick and stock the leading wigs from manufacturers based on quality, range and value.

BuyWigs carries wigs and hair pieces that can help you to create a new look that you are sure to enjoy.  They carry wigs in each of these styles: the bob, human hair, long hair, medium length hair, novelty wigs, petite wigs, short hair and even synthetic wigs.  BuyWigs also carries many new collections from wig industry leaders such as Jon Renau, Natural Image, Racquel Welch and Ellen Wille Perucci as well.

My favorite wig from BuyWigs is from the Jon Renau Angel Wig Illusion Collection.  I love that it is flity and similar to my current hair style.  It is available in standard or mixed colors and the price is right as well.

Picture is from the BuyWigs website.

I like BuyWigs because it is easy to shop.  You simply choose the style of wig that you want on their home page and then you can narrow your choices down by the price that you are willing to pay.  Whether you are looking for a party wig for Halloween or a short styled wig for a more sophisticated look, BuyWigs is the place to shop.

Please see my disclosure.  All opinions are my own.       

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Update Your Look With iconeyewear

Have you been looking for a fun and stylish way to update your look?  If so, then iconeyewear may be able to help you out!  Iconeyewear has eye glasses for both men and women.  They carry readers, sun-readers, and even driving glasses.  They have a wide variety of glasses to choose from and they are both up to date and affordable.

I like shopping at iconeyewear because it is easy to find what you are looking for and the site loads quickly.  Once I was on the site,  I clicked on womens at the top of the page and then I was able to see the styles that they carry.  I was amazed by the selections that were available.  For women, they carry 15 styles that range from aviator and butterfly to wayfarer and wrapped.  You are surely to find a frame that suits your needs at iconeyewear.  

Did you know that they make sun-readers?  This is my first time to hear about sun-readers but I love this idea!  There have been so many times that I have taken a book to the park or pool and I have left my contacts at home.  A pair of sun-readers would be great to keep in my bag for times like this.  I would have both the sun protection and visual aid that I need.   

My favorite pair of sun-readers from iconeyewear are below.  These are great and will go with any outfit that I have on.  Plus they are the 2 in one product that I need.

Keyhole Round Reading Sunglasses Matte Tortoiseshell picture taken from website.

I also found a great pair of reading glasses that I would love to try out.  These look fun and comfortable.  I especially like that I can put in my prescription strength at iconeyewear and be assured that the readers that I order will fit my vision needs.

Star Detail Wayfarer Reading Glasses in Tort picture taken from website

My disclosure policy may be found here.   All opinions are my own.