Friday, December 9, 2016

TomBoxes 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 TomBoxes for the review free of charge.****

Sometimes starting your period can add extra stress to an already stressful and hectic week and it makes you just want to break down and cry, but thankfully their is a very helpful and wonderful company called TomBoxes who wants to help you out each month. TomBoxes stands for "Time of the Month boxes" and it is aimed to provide you with not only pads or tampons but also with extra goodies to help brighten your day. Each box will receive a mixture of makeup, jewelry and some kind of candy and they have a option where you can double up on the makeup and jewelry you'll receive.




I really like that you are able to select from several different pad/tampon brands including Tampax, Always & more so you can be sure you will get a product you will use. The box I received had a box of Playtex sport tampons which are a great product! I received the double up box which means I received more jewelry & makeup than what comes in the basic monthly box. The items in my box that are included in the basic boxes are a "Have hope" silver bangle (Retail $10)  which looks great, it is simple and inspirational, California mango extreme creme travel size (Retail $2), Iris belle cherry plum matte lipstick (Retail $10), Fran Wilson Professional Quality pumice sponge (retail $4) & Pumpkin caramels from The Little Red Hen. The Iris Belle lipstick is a lovely shade and is right up my alley so I was happy to see it included in this box. I didn't really like the caramels the pumpkin flavor was a little overwhelming but that is just my personal opinion I am not a huge fan of pumpkin spice.

















The products that were included and aren't in the basic box but are in the "Double up" box were as follows; Turqoise Arrow Dangle Earrings (Retail $11), Iris Belle coral red liquid matte lipstick (Retail $10), Hikari eye shadow in bone (Retail $13) and Be A Bombshell eye crayon in angel eyes (Retail $5). The Be A Bombshell eye crayon is perfect because you can use it as a base under your eye shadow and it glides on smoothly and evenly helping you create the perfect eye shadow base. The earrings are a lovely color and they are also light weight so they won't weigh on your ear lobes. I also love the color of the eye shadow they sent. I am over all very happy with this box and think it is the perfect subscription box for all women out there. Basic boxes start at $16 a month which is a great deal, the month's box I received included $26 worth of product not including the candy or the tampons, and a double up box is $6 more than the basic and the box I received had an extra $39 worth of products so it is 100% worth the price. They also have an additional option where they will include a 4pack of Venus razor blades for an additional $12 a month.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Socks and I 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 Socks and I for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
If you were to look in my sock drawer you would probably think I am addicted to colorful socks, I have an entire drawer stuffed to the brim with nothing but tons of different socks. I just can't seem to help myself, even though I know I don't need more socks when I see fun socks I want to get them so when I was offered a chance to review a sock subscription service called Socks and I, I couldn't say no!





I recently received two boxes from them each had four pairs of socks all in various designs, thicknesses and lengths. Both boxes were a lot of fun to open and really hold some great surprises, I like that the first box I opened not only had socks that were bright,wild and out there but they also have a more neutral sock that isn't as bright as the rest. Many of the socks included remind me of Booth from the TV show Bones because he enjoys wearing funky and colorful socks as well. All of the socks I was sent I would consider more to be winter socks than summer socks because they are longer and some of them are pretty thick which has been perfect for the dropping temperatures. All the socks were packed with care and wrapped in tissue paper, I like their simple and effective packaging shown in the photos.




I only had an issue with one pair of these socks and it is the pair of socks you see on the top section of the photos on the right above and that was only because the sock seemed a little small and I really had to work to get it onto my foot. I do wear a size 9 in women's which can be considered a big foot but normally I don't have too many issues with socks. Aside from that single pair of socks which I still squeeze my foot into them anyways because I like them so much everything fit wonderfully and they help keep my toes nice and warm during the cold mornings and cold nights. All of the socks are extremely well made and everything is packed up with care and love before being sent out to you monthly. They offer three different subscription boxes the first is the "Easy does it" box which is $10.99 and comes with 1 pair of socks, second is the "Now We're talking" which is $15.99 and bumps you up to two pairs of socks or you can get crazy and go for the "Heavy Footed" box which sends you four pairs of socks for $20.99 and shipping is included in those prices. Socks and I are very accommodating, if you are unhappy with the subscription it is free to cancel your subscription at any time, and if you only dislike one pair of socks in your box they allow you to send it back for an exchange. Their sock size chart is as follows;

Low to Mid Calf Length (Men's and Women's): 10-13 (US)
Women's Knee High: 9-11 (US)
Women's Over the Knee: 9-11 (US)

PRIZE ALERT:
Socks and I would like to offer 1 Men's Heavy Footed Box (1 month) & 1 Women's Heavy Footed Box (1 month) to two lucky readers! 


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Influenster CozyVox Box 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 Influenster for the review free of charge.****

Every so often I receive the chance to participate in a box called VoxBox by Influenster where you will out a survey to see if you qualify and if you do they send you a box of samples to talk about on your social media channels. I was recently accepted into the Cozy VoxBox and it has been one of my favorites!


















 I received a Maybelline New York super stay 24 color lip stain in "Keep up the flame", I generally don't like wearing dark red lip sticks or stains but I really like this shade. This lip stain is a two step process first you should apply the color to smooth clean and dry lips then let it sit for about two minutes so it has time to dry. Once the color is dry you add on a second coat that is clear which not only locks the color into place but it also gives your lips a little shine. This really stands up to the no smear, no re-apply test I was able to eat and drink as normal all day long and I didn't have any color transfer so I didn't need to re-apply the stain it simply looked it's best all day. The packaging suggests using a oil based makeup remover to get the stain off but I was able to get it off with just warm water and a hand towel. I also received a coupon for a tub of Country Crock original butter, it came just at the right time because I was almost out of butter and Country Crock is my favorite brand to buy. It came with a #Makeityours cookie recipe to use the butter in but it was close to my moms birthday when this arrived so instead I used it in baking a cheesecake for my mom since it goes in the crust. I also added some chocolate strawberries on top for her to eat before the cake.



One of my personal favorite items in the box are the two Pilot FriXion Clicker pens that write so smoothly I almost wonder if they are made out of butter! I have been using the red one while filling out my holiday cards, the pen is made well and doesn't make my hand hurt after a long period of use which is nice when you are filling out more than thirty holiday cards. As an added bonus the pens are able to be erased so don't fear making a mistake because you can fix it! Next up in the box was a coupon for a free Daisy squeeze sour cream, before receiving this coupon I didn't realize Daisy sour cream came in a squeeze pouch. The purpose is to make it easier when making tacos, burritos, etc so you can squeeze it on without any issues. My fiance wasn't a huge fan of this product, I think it tastes the same but it needs to be mixed up a little after being squeezed out otherwise you will just have one thick line of sour cream. Last but not least I was sent a small pouch of Simple cleansing facial wipes. These wipes work well, my skin is sensitive and will break out the next morning if I use a product it doesn't like the day before but I don't have that issue with these wipes. They smell lovely, and they don't leave your face feeling oily or greasy instead it leaves you feeling clean and cooled off.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Knock Knock Reivew & 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 Knock Knock for the review & giveaway free of charge.****


Knock Knock, Who's there? It's Knock Knock and all of their fantastic and fun products. I love looking for stocking stuffers and small gifts that are not only practical but fun and Knock Knock has a large selection of paper products that suits both of those items on my check list. I am very excited to have been offer the opportunity to work with them on not only a review but a giveaway as well.  After looking through their website I had a hard time deciding on what I might want to review but finally settled on What I Love About Spending the Holidays with You Fill in the Love Journal, A Year of Fortunes & The List Lover’s Notepad Set.





The List Lover's Notepad Set comes with two notepad lists, one is a five day week worth of spaces with an extra space for "next week" so you can list appointments, meetings and more. The other notepad includes enough room for tasks, errands, correspondence and notes with a check mark box for the first three items listed. Each notepad comes with more than 59 sheets and the sheets are thick enough that even if you write on them with a sharpie felt tip marker it won't run through to the next page.


I will be filling out the What I Love About Spending the Holidays with You Fill in the Love Journal to place into my fiances stocking. I think it will be a loving and thoughtful gift for any of your loved ones. It includes things like "You helped teach me about the meaning of ____" and "___ always reminds me of you" it has 50 blank lines you need to fill in, the book is pocket sized so it can fit into a purse or into your back pocket.The A Year of Fortunes is also a lot of fun, it has one fortune for every day of the year from January 1st until December 31st. You can either keep the fortunes inside of the book or you can tear them out if you want to keep that day's to hold onto. My fiance gave me a good idea of just per-tearing all of them out and putting them into a mason jar so I can reach in and grab a random one each day without cheating and looking at the fortunes for the rest of the week. Both journals are extremely well made and pretty sturdy.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner will receive the same prize pack I received.

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 Giveaway entry question: What is another product on their website you would like to own?


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NeoCell 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 NeoCell for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

Neocell sells a line of beauty products meant to work from within, what does this mean? Neocell creates a number of health and beauty products packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and more to help your body work it's best. For a recent review I received a bag of Beauty Bursts soft chews in chocolate mint & Beauty infusion cranberry splash.





The beauty bursts offer Collagen Type 1 & 3 For Firm, Smooth Skin & Strong Hair & Nails along with Hyaluronic Acid For Skin Hydration & Renewal and Vitamin C. It is all packed into one small daily chocolate mint square that you can eat when ever you please during the day, I found mine to be slightly hard almost like a now and later which I didn't necessarily like because the mint flavor was a little overwhelming and the texture of the square made it to where I had to keep chewing and chewing before I was able to swallow it. I may put this in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften it up or perhaps add it into your coffee as a sweetener. I like the powdered cranberry burst a lot better because I love cranberries and this little powder packs a lot of punch into one scoop, in a single scoop you will get 6,000 MG of NeoCell collagen Type 1 & 3 for firm, smooth skin &strong hair & nails,50 MG of Hyaluronic Acid for skin hydration & renewal,3,000 MCG of Biotin for support of strong hair & nail growth,Alpha Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C for protection from free radical damage & enhancement of collagen formation. Both products are easy on the stomach and don't leave me feeling like I will be sick which is a plus because sometimes my stomach can be pretty picky. My nails get pretty brittle in the winter and can break easily so I am looking forward to seeing more results from using these products.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a $50 Neocell Gift Card

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: What might you buy with your gift card?


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brush Buddies 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 for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

When it comes to stocking stuffers I like to try and find useful and practical products to put in the stocking that are also fun because I don't think it should be just candy. One of the items that will be in my kids stocking this year will be new toothbrushes that light up & play music to make brushing fun.





Brush Buddies sells an assortment of fun dental hygiene products including tooth brushes, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and more. The products they sell range in price from $1.50 to $22.50 for a gift pack. I really like that they try to include new trends such as Kung Fu Panda and Shopkins into their products because it gets kids excited about brushing their teeth. Some of their toothbrushes light up and others sing, both will stay on for  the recommended amount of time for brushing your teeth.

The products I received are well made and they all work as they should when it comes to the sound and lights working, the brush part itself looks to be in good condition as well. The packaging is easy to get opened so you won't have to worry about having to cut the toothbrush out of it's pack. My kids love brushes like this so I know they will be very excited to find these in their stockings! The shipping from Brush Buddies was quick and my experience with their customer service was quite pleasant. They have a lot of fun products you should head over and check out.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive this Shopkins prize pack!

This is open to US & Canadian 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!

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 Giveaway entry question: What is another product you would want to own from Brush Buddies?


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November Parragon Book Buddies Program Reivew!

****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 PaRragon for the review & free of charge.****

My kids and I are all very excited because we were recently approved for the PaRragon Book Buddies program which is a blogger review program that sends a handful of books each month for us to check out and review. Not only does PaRragon sell an assortment of books but they also offer activity sets, and more all at affordable prices and they have a huge selection of books to select from.





The November box came with two holiday books and an assortment of Disney's Moana products. The two holiday books I received were The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen. Both books are beautifully done, the pictures are crisp and the colors are vibrant the imagery will really pull you in and make you want to look at every little detail on each page. It is well bound and seems like a pretty sturdy book, the cover sleeve is removable so you can decide whether you want to keep in on the book or not.





The Disney's Moana products I received are making me extra excited to go see the movie because of all the adorable characters pictured in these books. I received the following books and activity sets: Moana Born to Voyage, Moana Spirit of Adventure, Moana Ocean Explorers, Moana Choose Your Destiny, Moana Adventurer Activities & a Moana Happy Tin. The thing I love most about all of these books is almost all of them come with something extra for the kids whether it is stickers, temp tattoo's or pencil toppers there is something neat included inside each book. Each book not only comes with either stickers or other goods but it also comes with a free digital book download and activities you can fill in. I am very pleased with this selection of books and it gave my kids added excitement towards going to see Moana in theaters. This book selection is great for kids from ages 3+ my son loves all the stickers and the giant activity pad. This book set will make the perfect gift this holiday season for any Disney lover on your holiday shopping list.