Saturday, January 21, 2017

Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo Review

I went to dinner with my sister a little while ago and the first thing I noticed was her eyebrows. Of course me being who I am, I blurted out, "Did you do your eyebrows?!" and her being her, "Yeah, want me to show you?"

While I didn't have her show me, I did start thinking about my eyebrows. They're half blonde and slightly sparse. In some lighting it, and usually pictures, it doesn't look like I even have eyebrows. Well, I wanted to change that, especially after seeing how good my sister's eyebrows looked.

I went to Rite Aid and started perusing the makeup aisle. Under a sign saying 40% off, I found Maybelline Brow Define in Blonde.
One side is like an eyeliner and the other end is a soft sponge containing filler powder. It's super easy to use, I'm a total novice when it comes to makeup and didn't mess it up, all you do is:

Step 1. Define and set eyebrows with the defining wax pencil using short and light strokes.
Step 2. Fill in with the powder along the natural brow contour.

And bam, you're done and your eyebrows look great. Below are head shots showing before and after of what my eyebrows looked like. I HIGHLY recommend grabbing a Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo pencil if you have eyebrow issues like me.

                                                     Before                                    After

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Cozy VoxBox

 I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEE Influenster, I mean what's not to love about getting free stuff, right?

The newest box that Influenster sent me, free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions, was the Cozy VoxBox.

Inside of it was:
  • A coupon for free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream
    • Easy to use, less mess, but with the same great taste
  • A coupon for free Country Crock Spread
    • A delicious spread, great for baking or just putting on toast
  • Info about Ebates
    • AH-MA-ZING program, get cash back for shopping online (within 6 years I've earned over $700 cash back!)
  • Simple Makeup Wipes 
    • Simply wipe off the days mask and start fresh
  • Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay Colour
    • Lip color that stays, with a balm to keep your lips hydrated
  •  2 Pilot Frixion Clicker Pens
    • OMG these are AMAZING pens, they freaking ERASE, and well!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Decorative scroll 3 Tier Spice Rack Review

I bought this decorative spice rack from Amazon at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review.

My opinion is that it's okay, I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars:

It's about an inch too wide to mount on the side of my cabinet and I have a tiled back splash, so I don't have anywhere to mount it.

The main reason for the 3 star review is that the bottom tiers are only good for small and medium spice containers, which I only have about 5 of, all my other spices are in the tall bottles.

So if you choose to buy it, make sure you measure the space you'll put it in, and stick to small and medium containers.

Sub-Note: It may work better for cosmetics then spices, I'm going to put it in my bathroom as an alternative.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nestle Splash Vox Box #NestleSplashofFun

I received the Nestle Splash Vox Box from Influenster, in it I received:
-A bottle of Mandarin Orange Nestle Splash
-An Inflatable beach ball
-A Straw

My opinion of the beverage Nestle Splash Mandarin Orange is that in general I like it, it has a nice mild flavor, definitely not overwhelming, but for me it has a slight burn/scratchy feeling going down, I don't know if I have a sensitivity to one of the ingredients or what, but I haven't seen anyone else post about it.

Personally I won't be switching my Arnold Palmer Half and Half ice tea, since I'm obviously sensitive to something in it. I would recommend it though, if you don't like drinking plain water, it's also a healthier alternative to other beverages, with it having zero calories and carbs.

I received my Nestlé Splash products complimentary from Influenster and am entering the Brand Challenge for a chance to win a prize

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Project Mc2 Camryn's Remote Control Hoverboard with Doll Review

Project Mc2 Camryn's Remote Control Hoverboard with Doll
  • Get ready to speed around with Camryn Coyle and her super cool hover board, just like in the Netflix Original Series, Project Mc2!
  • Included are: helmet, 2 elbow pads, 2 knee pads, doll, and hover board with remote
  • Hover board is controlled by a remote control and can speed forwards, backwards and spin 360 degrees
  • Hover board fits any Project Mc2 doll

This is a very cute and fun toy for an older child (I'd say between 6 and 10?). The doll is very pretty, and dressed well, I loved the hair color (purplish, red). There are lights on the hover board which turn on when you use it.

I like that this toy actually works like it's supposed to, there is a removable stand that connects the doll to the hover board so that she remains stable and there is also a smaller 3rd wheel in the front so that it doesn't flop forward. To use the hover board, you switch the power on the hover board and remote and you push the buttons on the remote to move it forward, backwards, and to turn left or right.

This is a very fun toy and I would definitely recommend it.

Things to note: The hover board comes with batteries (3 AAA), but the remote doesn't (2 AAA) and it's a pain in the butt to take out of the box.

I received this toy free of charge in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Review and Giveaway


The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment!
In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

BarkBox Review

I have an almost 1 year old Pitbull mix and he's a chewer...I mean like bad, toys last MAYBE an hour around here. So, I thought I'd give BarkBox a try, see if I could find a toy that would last. While I really liked the idea of this subscription service it wasn't for us.

With BarkBox you get toys and treats for your lovable pet, you can choose what size your dog is, so you get the perfect products, if you like the items you received you can go back through their site and order more.

When you sign up using my referral link you get a free month box with subscription purchase. My free box came with
Slobbery SunflowersDingo the ScarecrowTrachea ChewNana's Natural Chicken JerkyDonuts Fried Dough Bites
My dog LOVED the treats, he destroyed the scarecrow in an hour, but surprisingly the flowers, which could be separated lasted a few weeks, he looked so cute carrying around flowers.

My second box came with:
Panda's Pocket KnifeDucky CharmsHalf Pig EarBungee Buddy Bear Pup Stream Snacks
Once again he loved the treats, but the toys were done within a day.

Subscription rates: 1 month is $29, 6 months it's $24 per month, the 12 month subscription is $20 per month, I chose the 1 year subscription and used a prepaid card that only had $30 on it. I know a little shady, but I didn't want to spend almost $30 on something my dog either wouldn't like or would destroy in a day, which is what happened. You can cancel your subscription at anytime, but if you choose the 1 year plan for the cheaper rate, it will charge you every month for a year even if you cancel, unless you use a prepaid card that had a limited amount on it.

My opinion of this box is good, I liked it, I just wish they had more durable toys. I would recommend it to dog owners, as long as they don't have destructive chewers like me.

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