Birthday Bash Makeup Giveaway!

Every year on or near my Birthday I like to do something special, not just for myself but for someone else which for the last few years has been a fun blog giveaway and this year is no different. Although my birthday is still two weeks away (May 6th) I wanted to get this giveaway up and get the ball rolling ahead of time. What will I be doing for my birthday? My mom is awesome and agreed to take my kids for the entire day + night the day after my birthday so my fiance and I can play our new video game BattleBorn which comes out May 3rd and is from the creators of Borderlands one of my absolute favorite games. We will also be doing to see Captain America then my fiance is going to cook stuffed shells for me and I am going to make chocolate covered strawberries. Hanging out at home playing video games and going to the movies might not be everyone's cup of tea but I am pretty excited for my birthday. To celebrate with all of you I wanted to share one of my favorite things with you, I love makeup so what is a better birthday giveaway than giving away some makeup goods to two lucky winners? I have put together two fun little makeup bags to giveaway here on my blog.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the makeup bag shown above, this bag includes a Manna Beauty priming gloss stain (Retail $24), A SETA eyeliner brush (Retail $16), A Sephora eyeliner (Retail $6), a MICA Beauty black gel eyeliner (Retail $35), A Clinique quickliner eyeliner (Retail $16.50), a few sample eyeshadows, a hand gel and a pair of earrings (hypo-allergenic). The total for this prize is $105

One lucky runner up will receive the makeup bag and goodies shown above, this bag includes a NYX lip liner, a ULTA lipgloss, A Guerlain mascara sample, A Laura Geller foundation sample, A pair of earrings and some eyeshadow + finishing veil samples. Prize is worth about $20.

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. 

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 is one thing you like to do on your Birthday & Which item shown above are you most excited to have the chance to win?

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Toy State 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 Toy State for the review free of charge.****

My son loves almost anything cars, especially bigger cars that zoom around the house or on their own via a wireless controller so we were pretty happy when we were offered the chance to do a review with a company called Toy State. Toy State sells a number of toys in the following lines: Hot Wheels, Road Rippers, WWE, Gear Heads, Nikko R/C, CAT & James Bond 007.

For the review we received a pretty neat car called a Flipping Fury by Hot Wheels. This car features a different car on each side of it's body, one side is blue and looks like a fighter jet and the other side looks like a red race car. When you hit the middle button the engine starts up and the car takes off, it will go forward first then it will stop and start heading backwards. When it hits something hard enough or just right it will flip itself over to the other side and keep going. I was going to take a video of this car in action but this car is pretty fast and crazy so it is hard to follow along with as a video. My kids love this car and think it is a lot of fun because not only is it fast and fun but it also has four different music buttons that play different tunes. Toy State products can be purchased from Target, Amazon, Toys R Us, K-mart and Walmart. This car is sturdy and can take bashing into things no problem so if your child is normally a little rough with their toys then this car would be perfect for them.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona is now Open!

**** This is not a paid post, This is a promotional post in exchange for tickets to the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Arizona. All content on this page was provided by checking out the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center website along with the photos for the post. **** 

If you are in the Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa/Scottsdale, Arizona area or the areas surrounding them then you are in for a big treat! The grand opening of Arizona's new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is now officially open, they had their grand opening this morning and it will now be open to the public. 

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will feature two LEGO® rides, a 4D Cinema and play areas when it opens, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. Tickets are just $22 each or you can buy an annual pass for $65 (for a single person, a family pass for four is $240) which includes twelve months unlimited access to the discovery center,10% discount on LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona birthday parties,20% discount on purchases in our CafĂ©,10% discount on your favorite LEGO® sets in the LEGOLAND®Discovery Center Arizona Shop & More. 

This attraction is geared towards children 3-10 years old, Adults are not permitted without a child accompanying them but they will host special adult nights for the adults who love Lego Bricks. The rides that will be available are Merlin's Apprentice Ride & The Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. There is also a 4D Cinema, several play areas and even a cafe where you can sit down to enjoy lunch, don't forgot to check out the gift shop on your way out.

April Nail Goodies Giveaway!

It is time again for another fun beauty giveaway! This time it is for some fun nail goodies from one of my favorite brands, Trust Fund Beauty. I love their polish because not only does it look fantastic but the formula they use is just right, even if you are an amateur nail painter like me you can still get a smooth finish.

I love this brand so much I wanted to give two of my readers the chance to win some of their nail polish. There will be one grand prize winner who will receive three large bottles of polish in the colors 90's Throwback which is a black and white confetti polish, Man Crush Candy which is a purple polish with slight pink tones to it and Bougie Behavior which is a hot pink glitter polish, they will also receive their choice of the two makeup bags shown above. There will also be a runner up who will receive two travel sized bottles of polish in the colors I Had it First which is a nude and Sex Tape which is a barbie pink color and they will also receive the makeup bag the grand prize winner doesn't select.

1 Grand prize winner will get three full sized polishes + a makeup bag
1 Runner up will get two travel sized polishes + a makeup bag

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. 

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 of the polishes above are you most excited to try?

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Robots-4-U Summer Camp!

*** This is a sponsored post, I have not been to this robotics camp this is simply a promotion post getting the word out about Robots-4-U and their fun summer camp. I did receive compensation for this post.***

Summer is an exciting time for kids because there is no school which means they get to sleep in and play all day, but sometimes that can get a little boring doing the same thing every day. Robots-4-U offers a fun and exciting week long summer camp to spice up your kids summer, this program is for kids ages 7-14 All of their locations offer half day programs with morning (9-11:30) or afternoon sessions (12:30-3) so you are able to choose which suits your schedule better.

All campers will start at beginner level with the option to progress through seven increasingly difficult levels.  These range from building simple structures and pre-programmed robots to programmable robots which include metal skeletons and advanced components. This program is offered to residents in:

Arizona - Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tuscon& many more
Alabama - Vestavia Hills
California - San Francisco, Los Angeles, & Long Beach
Colorado - Denver, Thornton, Greenwood Village, Wheat Ridge & Lakewood
Florida - Orlando, St. Petersburg & Tampa
Georgia - Kennesaw, Smyrna, Atlanta, Decatur, & Buford
Illinois - Chicago, Naperville, Tinley Park & many more
Minnesota - St. Cloud, Cambridge, Forest Lake & many more
Oklahoma - Oklahoma & Tulsa
Texas - Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, MidCities, & Austin

How much does this week long summer camp cost? It is $299.95 for half day sessions,
however you can use the code PHOUSF01 to receive 55% off of the summer camp cost meaning it will only be $134.97 and will give your child the experience of a life time.


Pacifica nail polish 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 Pacifica for the review free of charge.****

I recently received a fun little surprise in the mail, about a week ago I went to go check my mail as I do everyday and found a cute little box with my blog name on it. I wasn't expecting anything that small so I was curious as to what it was, when I got inside my house I opened it up and was pleasantly surprised to find a Pacifica Beauty nail polish trio. I really like how the tissue paper they used to package this trio looks like the design the use on the bottle neck of the polish and the packaging it comes in.

I wasn't expecting this so I was already quite giddy to receive something so unexpected in the mail but I was also shocked in a good way because I've tried Pacifica makeup products in the past (their eyeshadow) and enjoyed it but I didn't know they made polish. The set I received is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, it came with two shades of blue and a gray. The gray is called Star Dust Memories, the darker blue is called Midnight Rambler and the lighter blue is called Super Fox. I absolutely love the shade Super Fox which is shown in the left hand photo above and as the polka dots on the second set of nails, once it dries it goes from an aqua marine color to a emerald turquoise depending on the lighting. The Midnight Rambler is lovely as well, as you can see from the photo on the right above it is a pretty deep shade of blue both blues shown above are one coat which is nice because the consistency of this polish is just right. The Star Dust Memories doesn't come out as it appears in the bottle unless you add on a few coats because it is more of a sheer gray with sparkles. Their polish sells for $9 a bottle, with this trio I would say the blues are worth it but I probably wouldn't buy the gray for that price since the polish doesn't have as much pigment or thick/smoothness to it.

IPSY Bag + Goodies Giveaway!

I have a lot of makeup lovers who visit my blog and I know a lot of you are Itching for a new giveaway to be posted so let's get to it! When I am traveling or even just out and about one of my most important things I carry with me is my makeup bag, and not just so I can carry my makeup because I don't do my makeup everyday but because I also put handy little things like Lip balm, hand wipes, etc in it. Since I carry so many little things in my purse a sturdy makeup bag or travel bag is important so this giveaway is going to be for a thick and sturdy makeup bag along with some beauty goods to get your bag started.

The bag you will win is a golden makeup brand which is from a IPSY subscription box. Inside of the bag you see above you will receive a Wet N Wild black eye liner pencil, a Wet N Wild Ultimate Expressions eye shadow palette in Fantasy Island which features shades of blue, brown and a light pink. Also included is a Bee Naturals queen bee pepper keeper eye balm, a Ulta Sweet Fantasy vanilla caramel sily smooth body lotion, a Ulta lip gloss, and a Wet N Wild Balm Stain in Rico Mauve. Plus you never know what other goodies or samples might end up in this bag, you could get more makeup samples, a bottle of nail polish or maybe even a new pair of earrings (hypo-allergenic of course).

Want to win this bag? This giveaway is open World Wide and you can enter by using the rafflecopter below. This prize is being provided by me, please allow 2-6 weeks for your prize to ship and arrive depending on your geographical location.

Mandatory Entry: Leave a blog comment letting me know which product included you would most like to win.

You MUST complete the mandatory entry in order to be entered properly, failure to do so will result in all entries being void. Want a higher chance of winning? Feel free to complete the daily entries to rack up your entry count.

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