Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hair Swirls 1 Giveway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Hair Swirls 1 for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
When getting ready for a special occasion your outfit isn't complete until your hair is brushed and neat, during certain events your hair can really give your outfit an extra boost. I generally like to put on a headband or some kind of clip just to give myself a "completed" look when I am going to special events such as weddings and similar events. I've been looking around for new and fun hair accessory ideas which is when I came across an etsy shop called Hair Swirls 1 who sells a large line of striking hair swirls. What is a hair swirl? Hair swirls are a swirl shaped metal hair accessory with a charm on top, to wear them you simply twist them into your hair counter clock wise and to remove them you turn them clock wise.

Shop owner Debbie Drew Miller has been making Hair Swirls for the last eighteen years and you can tell she has put a lot of time, thought and effort into perfecting her hair swirls along with making sure her customers are happy. 





Hair Swirls are easy to use and they add an extra sparkle to your hair, the nice thing about hair swirls is it takes only about thirty seconds to place these in your hair or remove them so you can use them even in a hurry and are worried you might be late for your event.I can get them into my daughter's hair without any issue but I have found I need more practice with my own hair, I have pretty thin hair so if I am wearing just a pony tail and want to add a few of these in I have to adjust it a few times to make sure none of the metal is not showing, for some reason they just don't like my hair but I have a feeling it is just me that is the issue. I like the ease of placing these into my daughters hair, she has not complained once that these have pulled her hair or sit uncomfortable on her head plus they are removed easily which is great for kids who don't like to sit still for long. Each swirl has a little cushion on the end to protect your head from the end of the metal swirl. Each swirl is light weight so you won't even notice they are in your hair until someone compliments you on them. I like that Hair Swirls 1 sells a large assortment of swirls for every occasion even St. Patrick's day because then you can color coordinate if you want to wear these as an every day accessory! You can buy a set of hair swirls for $9.99-$15.99 depending on color and style. Shipping was speedy and everything was packaged well to prevent the swirls from breaking, they seem like they would be delicate but they actually seem and feel pretty sturdy.




Hair Swirls 1 also sells Bridal garter belts, picks for your bouquet, cuff links and more so be sure to stop by and see what shop owner Deborah has in store for you.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky reader is going to win a set of Hair swirls of their choice (Up to a $15 value).

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a blog comment letting me know another product you like from Hair Swirls 1.


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Sew For Sanity Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by I Sew For Sanity for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
I Sew For Sanity is a cheerful Etsy shop that creates scarves, tooth fairy pillows, and more. This shop is ran by shop owner Holly who is quite polite, and speedy when it comes to both communication and mailing out customer purchases. One of the things I like most about her shop is the scarf section, she sells adorable infinity scarves in a variety of fun patterns but the one that caught my eye the most was the listing with the Hogwarts House pride scarves. For my review I received a Ravenclaw scarf which Holly said is actually the most popular house out of the four, that was a little surprising to me because I always figured Gryffindor would be the most popular. Ravenclaw being the most popular is perfectly fine with me though because when it comes down to character traits I strongly believe I would be a Ravenclaw.





This is an infinity scarf but it should be noted that they are not created to be worn as two loops, it is made to be worn as a singular loop as shown in the photos. The second "loop" is there to hide the embroidery. The fabric material this is made from is slightly stretchy which is nice for when you want to position it in just the right way you can fold it or let it out a little like I did in the photo above so you could see the house crest. The scarves come in two different lengths regular which is 35" and long which is 40" for my review I selected the regular length. This scarf is comfortable to wear, it doesn't sit too tightly around your neck but it also helps to keep you warm. It is light enough that you can wear it on a day where it isn't necessarily the coldest day and not overheat from wearing it, it makes me wish it didn't shoot up to 85+ degrees where I am so I could wear it more. The scarf is made from a lightweight cotton jersey knit material which is soft, breathable, non-itchy and easy to wash. The embroidery is perfect there isn't a stitch out of place and the crest lays flat against the scarf so it flows naturally with the material, upon arrival I also noticed there was no smell to the fabric which is nice because the way some clothing type items get bagged in plastic gives them a chemical smell and this scarf did not have that. I am quite happy with this scarf and I look forward to wearing it often. Each house scarf sells for $15 for a regular size and $17 for long, which is well worth the price.



I also adore the tooth fairy pillows Holly sells they are perfect for storing those teeth that fall out so the tooth fairy can easily keep track of the teeth she collects. 

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky reader is going to win their own Ravenclaw house scarf!  (Size Regular)

This is open to US residents only! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a blog comment letting me know another product you like from
I Sew For Sanity.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Grim Sweetness Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Grim Sweetness for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
Harry Potter played a big role in my childhood, The first time I was introduced to the book series was when my third grade teacher started reading the first book to us as a class. After that I became hooked and waited for each book to hit shelves so I could dive deeper into the realm of Harry Potter and the magic that awaited. Now twenty years after that book was released I still love the series as both a book and movie series, my children love it as much as I do now as well so it is still a big influence on my home. I love collecting trinkets, figures, and other assorted objects inspired by my favorite books, movies, TV shows and video games so when I found Grim Sweetness on Etsy and saw the amazing Harry Potter inspired items she makes and sells I immediately fell in love with her shop and I know my fellow Harry Potter fans will as well.





Grim Sweetness sells an assortment of magical potion props some of which are color changing. For review I received a color changing Polyjuice Potion and Severus Snape's Veritaserum which is also a color changing potion. Each potion is handmade and a lot of small details go into each bottle bringing it life and making you feel as if you really did buy it in Diagon Alley. The Polyjuice stands at 4 1/2" tall and the Vertiaserum is 7 1/2" tall, both are in glass bottles and have a bit of weight to them. The Polyjuice has been sitting still for a bit it appears teal with copper flecks, but once shaken it changes to a deep teal with red-copper metallic swirls that spin around inside of the bottle. After you have given it a good shake the color doesn't disappear right away instead it swirls for a bit then once it stops it looks like a cloud floating around inside of the bottle. I found that the Polyjuice bottle made it a bit more difficult to give it a good shake/swirl to get the color moving around the bottle but the Vertiaserum bottle was perfect and is my favorite out of the two. The Vertiaserum is clear when it has been standing still, and when shaken it turns to a  swirling iridescent white cloud which is quite mesmerizing.



Both bottles come with a handmade label, a dangle charm, and it is sealed with jute twine and wax seals. Other potions she sells glow in the dark and others are potions for your collection, they range in price from $11-$18 which I fully feel is a great price. The price isn't low enough that the seller is out when it comes to supply costs and it also isn't high enough that you are shelling out an arm and a leg to have something that reminds you of your favorite fandom. Keep in mind these potions are for display purposes only, I would not suggest ingesting this. Shipping was quick and everything was wrapped up to keep in protected during shipping so everything arrived in one piece. The next product I would want to collect from her shop is the Floo powder it looks so authentic and almost makes you think you could really use it. Stop by Grim Sweetness to see what's in store for you!

Want to see these bottles these bottles swirling? Stop by my Instagram page to catch a video of two of these bottles over the next few days!

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a Polyjuice Color Changing Potion to start their own potions collection.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please visit Grim Sweetness and leave me a comment letting me know another Potion you enjoy. 


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Little Black Cat Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Little Black Cat for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

Ever since I was little I've always been a big book worm, I love physical books that I can hold in my hand because of the weight, the smell and the wonderful memories I have from past books. Having a physical book means needing a book mark, I can't stand folding over the corner of the page because it ruins the page so I like using bookmarks that won't ruin the book. I've recently found a bit of extra time to start reading again but realize I don't have a decent book mark, I've just been using business cards or anything I can get my hands on. I no longer have to use what ever flat object is around me as a book mark any longer thanks to an Etsy shop called Little Black Cat.





The bookmark I received has two of my favorite things, Harry Potter and Groot, this bookmark is making me even more anxious to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because of baby Groot.This book mark is a lot of fun and it is thick enough that it has a little bit of weight to it so that it stays in the book but it isn't thick enough that it will leave a dent in your book. The color of the book mark looks great and I think the baby Groot is beyond adorable, this bookmark makes me smile every time I see it. Shipping was quick and the bookmark was in an adorable little packaging with a thank you note and a business card which I thought was a great touch.  This book mark sells for $3.87 each which I think is worth it because it feels like a book mark that will last you a long time, not only because of how it is made but because it is plastic instead of paper it won't get ruined if it ever gets wet. Little Black Cat not only sells "My Patronus is" book marks but they also sell movie reel clip bookmarks.



PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner will receive a "My Patronus is" book mark of their choice. Your choices are; Pikachu, Baby Groot, Chocobo, Wookie, T-Rex, R2D2, BB-8, Totoro, Ewok or Zombie.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Which Patronus will you choose? 


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fable Fox Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Fable Fox for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
 Disney•Pixar's Up is a wonderful animated feature that takes you on an emotional journey and makes you feel connected with the characters during the progression of the story. During this movie Ellie gives Carl a little grape soda bottle pin when she invites him to be part of her explorer club, He wears this throughout the entire film. When their journey wraps up Carl gives Russell the pin as "the highest honor he can bestow" which is a really heart felt moment. If you are a Disney or Pixar collector and like to collect things from the movies this is something you should definitely have in your collection. I recently found a great Etsy shop called Fable Fox that creates high quality replicas of the Ellie badge and they've agreed to let me host a review and giveaway here on my blog.


For my review I was sent one of the Ellie badges and I am quite pleased with it. The base is a light weight silver bottle cap which has had a grape soda label placed onto it with a clear plastic seal on top. The bottle cap appears to be brand new and used for the purpose of crafting it does not appear to be used in any form. The bottle cap is punctured through both sides to allow the safety pin through so you can pin it to a purse, lanyard, shirt, etc. The pin is actually quite easy to pin onto different accessories and it looks great I think it fits in nicely with my Disney collectable pins.





I like that the badge arrived on a little backing that had the quote from UP along with a bunch of balloons in the background, and it arrived in a little bubble mailer to keep it protected. I've seen several different small shops selling similar badges but just based off color wise this is my personal favorite because the badge is a deep purple like in the movie verses some of the lighter versions other shops sell. Shipping was speedy and communication speeds are great.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive an Ellie badge for their own collection and will also receive one to give to someone else.

This is open to US residents only! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a blog comment letting me know bout a special trip or journey you've been on. You can include just a location or talk about what you did. 


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Panda Q Stationery Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Panda Q Stationery for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
One of the things I like most about stationary is that it comes in a large assortment of deigns that fits all of you personal interests and it is a lot of fun to collect. I absolutely adore Kawaii stationary so you can imagine my excitement when I found Panda Q Stationery on Etsy. Panda Q Stationery sells a large assortment of pens, flake stickers,washi tape,note pads and lots more all at affordable prices.





I received the lovely chance to work with Panda Q Stationery on a review and a giveaway! For my review I received a cute blank note book, a bag of flake stickers and an ink pen. The notebook is interesting, it is cartoon is style so it looks like the smaller book opens but really it is one big book, and it doesn't have any cardboard backing along the spine. The notebook seems sturdy enough but I probably wouldn't suggest it for heavy usage projects instead just to jot notes in or doodle in due to the way the spine is, the notebook came with a cute paper ruler (no measurements included, this is to help line the paper if needed). The pen writes very well, it is smooth and it keeps the lettering small which is perfect for my weekly reminder binder so this pen has actually been moved to my purse so I can use it on a daily basis. The flake stickers were pretty cute, the backings are easy to get off and the coloring is great. Customer service is friendly and replies to messages quickly, shipping was speedy and everything was packaged in bubble wrap to keep it safe during transit. There are so many cute products in this shop that I know I am going to get myself into trouble come pay day because I want more of these pens for my reminder binder. Stop by their shop for weekly specials and deals, the current special is milk pens for $1 each.





PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a prize package with the same items I received for review with an extra surprise gift included.

This is open to US residents only! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

Giveaway winner will be announced on the Panda Q Stationery Instagram first then after 24 hours I will announce it on my Facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a blog comment letting me know another product you like from
Panda Q Stationery.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Dream Drop Bath Bombs Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Dream Drop Bath Bombs for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

Aside from the ingredients the number on thing that draws me to a bath bomb is the scent, now seeing as how they haven't invented a device yet to let you smell through the computer screen sometimes you have to take a chance and buy a product even if you aren't certain it will smell the way you want it to. I like bath bombs that not only scent your bath water but leave you smelling like the amazing bath bomb as well and Dream Drop Bath Bombs did exactly that with their out of this world bath bombs. For my recent review I was sent four bath bombs to test out, one was a Pokeball in the scent "Lilly of the valley", a Totoro in the scent "Harvest Spice", a Galaxy in the scent "Dream" and a Anti-Valentine glitter heart in the scent "Love spell". The heart I am saving as part of a spa goodie pack that I will be putting together for a giveaway so the actual review for that item won't be included here, but I can tell you it smells beautiful.





I personally tested out the Galaxy bath bomb, the scent is modeled after the gap fragrance and it smells quite lovely. The bath bomb is made from all vegan cruelty free products including baby oil, coconut oil, shea butter and more so I do have to note that this made make you bath water a little slippery as well as your skin, if you do not like the silky smoothness you can rinse off before getting out of the bath. I like that they do not include corn starch in their bath bombs which can lead to yeast infections if you take multiple baths a week using products containing it.This bath bomb is large enough to fill the entire palm of my hand so it takes a little time to fully dissolve into the tub, I would place this into your bath when it is about a quarter of the way full. During my bath I could feel the oils working their way into my skin and moisturizing it and I can tell it was working because it helped clean some of the dead skin off my body, when I was ready to get out I simply rinsed off the excess oils and went about getting dressed as normal. I was left with silky smooth skin that is both soft and cool to the touch and my skin smells fragrant. My kids tested out the Pokeball and Totoro bath bombs, each one has a small toy inside that goes with the Fandom the bath bomb is modeled after. Both my kids loved their bath bomb and the bath bombs smelled divine, my absolute favorite was the Harvest Spice it reminded me of a freshly baked pumpkin roll. These bath bombs sell for $5 each and ship quickly, they were packed just right to keep them safe during travel. If I could change one thing it would be to have the list of ingredients included on either the bag containing the bath bomb or on a small card along with the bath bomb for gifting purposes. Want to see the Galaxy bath bomb in action? Stop by my Instagram page and check out the video I posted.


PRIZE ALERT:
One of my readers is going to win a six pack of assorted bath bombs. This will include a few of the surprise bombs that have toys inside. Shop owner will select which bombs you will receive but you may include any scents you dislike.

This is open to US residents only! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a blog comment letting me know another bath bomb or scent you like from
Dream Drop Bath Bombs.

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