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



I am always interested in trying new beauty products normally I come across the normal eye shadow, blush, lip stick ect so I am excited to say I have found a product that is completely new to me. A company called MIYU Beauty sells a hydrating spray and beauty tea, and yes you read that right tea as in the beverage. They currently offer two lines which are the Hydrate Mi and De-Stress Mi lines both have their own unique flavors and have a beauty tea to pair up with the mist. This revolutionary beauty essence fuses the freshness of a facial mist with the rich nutrients of a serum, while imparting instant hydration to the skin.



For review purposes I received a Hydrate Mi Beatuy Essence and a sample of the Hydrate Mi Beauty Tea. The Essence is a mist or spray that you use at any time during the day, I find it helps wake me up in the morning because it has a very lovely scent but at night it also helps me sleep again because of the smell so it is a win-win. It has a scent made from green rooibos, goji berries, rose petals and snow pear essence how ever to me all I smell is the rose petals with a hint of the snow pear which is quite captivating. The tea is made from A light and fruity blend of green rooibos, goji berries, rose petals and snow pear essence and smells just as lovely as the essence mist does. The tea comes in little sachet and are prepared just how you would prepare any tea with some boiled water, it has a fruit yet tropical flavor to it.  Picture above are the Hydrate Mi Beauty Essence and De-Stress Mi Beauty Tea.

The package from MIYU arrived in a very timely manner and was well packaged to ensure it arrived in perfect condition. I personally love the packaging they choose for their products, they are delicate and strong at the same time and give off a small vintage feel to the way they are designed. My skin feels great after each use of the Hydrate Mi Beauty Essence and it is a product I would consider using again, Price wise it may not be something for everyone's day to day budget but I think it would be a great and beneficial product to splurge on as the bottles last for quite some time. A 2.7 FL OZ bottle is $32 depending on how often you use the product I would say the bottle will last 1-4 months.



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Geek Fire Labs Review!

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What does a summer in Arizona mean to me? It means dry skin, chapped lips and temperatures that can make you feel like your an ice cream cone melting which means I use a lot of lip balm and lotion to keep my skin in good condition during the summer months. I enjoy uniquely scented and flavors lip balms so when I came across a etsy shop called Geek Fire Labs and started reading the assorted balms they offered I knew I had to try them.



With so many options to choose from it was hard to decide which balm I wanted to try, after clicking around for a while I decided on the Harley Quinn Poison & Ivy Inspired Lip Balm. My package arrived in a timely manner and even had three extra balms included which was quite sweet and I was excited to have them in my balm collection which I am sure won't last long once the summer heat hits and I use them all. The Harley Quinn inspired balm is called "Hey Mistah J" and Smells like warm red velvet cake with smooth, white vanilla frosting it actually does smell how Red Velvet cake does after baking it is a delectable scent. Ivy's Poison smells like a crisp, green apple dipped in ooey-gooey caramel I use this one all of the time! It reminds me of those caramel apple lollipops that you get at Halloween. Each balm comes sealed and ready for use I personally love these balms and have told quite a few people about them, they don't leave your lips with an oily or waxy feeling which I absolutely can not stand in most balms. Head over to Geek Fire Labs and take a look at all of the balms they have to offer you!


Beech-Nut Review!

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My son is a year old and still has baby food from time to time depending on his mood, although he doesn't always enjoy the flavors the baby food comes in. I was recently invited to join a Beech-Nut campaign to review their new line of real food for babies. The slogan is "This is not baby food, This is Real food for babies" I received a cute wooden box with four of the flavors and a small USB drive.



My son really seemed to enjoy the Beech-Nut food for babies his favorite from the four was the Just Honeycrisp Apples which smelled delicious even to me some baby foods I can't stand the smell of but these all have a lovely scent. The only one he didn't seem to like is the Just Spinach, Zucchini & Peas as he has never been a fan of any of the three flavors but I am sure he will grow used to them over time. The jars are just right for a child of an older age since they eat more and the jars are the perfect shape to get all of the food out of without a hassle.



Along with food in jars the new line from Beech-Nut also offers Cereals, Pouches and Classic foods in a variety of flavors, sizes and stages for each development stage your child goes through. I plan on purchasing some of the pouches because they are convenient and almost mess free my kids both love using them. Head over to check out their new selection today to see what they have to offer for you and your child.
Just Honeycrisp Apples
Just Honeycrisp Apples

HoneyBaked Review & Giveaway!

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It is officially April 1st which means Easter is on it's way, and yes my family is already asking what we are doing, who's house were gathering at and wanting to know what we are eating. A great solution to our 'What should we eat?' question is HoneyBaked who sells delicious meats, sides and desserts for your holiday or every day needs. I recently participated in a HoneyBaked campaign in which I received a gift card to try out some of the foods from my local HoneyBaked, since I've never had their food I was excited to try it. We visited our local HoneyBaked located at 4635 East Cactus Road Phoenix,Arizona 85032 and was served by a nice employee by the name of Kasha.



I was surprised to find that not only did HoneyBaked offer a number of cooked meats and frozen items but they also had a Cafe where they served salads,sandwiches and more. I was unsure what to purchase so my fiance and I walked around looking at everything for a few minutes before deciding what to buy. The girl who was working offered a few friendly suggestions and let us know which she liked the best from what she has tried along with some helpful tips on how to serve the Turkey/Ham. I know they are most popular for their Honey Baked Ham but I am sorry to say we didn't purchase the Ham, shocking I know instead we went with the roasted Turkey which is coated with the same sweet, crunchy glaze as HoneyBaked’s signature Ham. We also picked up the following sides: Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Sweet Potato souffle, Potato Au Gratin and for dessert we got the Cinnamon Apples and a cheese cake sampler the total came to $84.26 not bad for everything we put together for a meal. Once everything was purchased we set out for my mothers house where I told my family to meet for dinner so we could try everything as a family, Two of the sides and a dessert needed to be placed in the oven and we also used the oven to heat up the Turkey.



 Once everything was done cooking it smelled so good in the Kitchen everyone couldn't wait to dig in even the Easter bunny couldn't wait to get his fill of the food. Now comes the time for the Good, the Bad and the Bloated: The food review. The Turkey did wonderful with being reheated in the oven the hard honey coating melted slightly in the oven keeping the Turkey moist and tender, it was the best Turkey I've had in quite some time. The next favorite that everyone commented on was the Sweet Potato souffle which even my brother who hates sweet potatos loved and went back for a second helping, the Baked Beans were pretty scrumptious as well and you can see from the photos above it hard large chunks of bacon and not the flimsy fake bacon you find in a lot of processed or frozen products but wholesome thick bacon made in house. The two things that weren't really liked as much was the  Potato Au Gratin and macaroni salad, Why? The main comment on the macaroni salad was that there was too much mayo and the seasoning tasted off, as for the Potato Au Gratin it took quite some time to cook and didn't have a great taste or consistency other wise everyone loved the meal.



We were quite pleased how everything turned out even my beyond picky five year old had some Turkey and rolls with us and my one year old ate what ever we gave him happily enjoy the meal as well. Shortly after  everyone let their stomachs settle we had some Cinnamon Apples and assorted cheese cake, everyone felt bloated, full and happy after everything was said and done the kind of happy full you get when eating Thanksgiving dinner. The meal we purchased fed Seven adults and two children for $85 is a great deal for a good wholesome meal plus dessert we have all agreed that this Thanksgiving we are taking the easy and delicious road and purchasing from HoneyBaked again. The evening ended up with all of us sitting on the porch enjoying a nice sunset on full tummies. Since Thanksgiving is still a long ways off why not take advantage of the Easter sales and try some of their food this upcoming holiday? Don't forget to check out the coupons they are currently offering for your Easter Dinner needs.

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The Haunted Knoll 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 The Haunted Knoll for the review free of charge.****

     

My fiance & I are huge fans of the video game Borderlands, We have been playing it for almost two years now and still find entertainment in it which is easy to do when they are still releasing new content for it. We also enjoy Comicon so it isn't a surprise that I am always on the look out for makers of Cosplay materials that are both high quality, easy on the wallet and look good. If you have been a reader of my blog for at least the last two to three months you will have seen past reviews from a company called The Haunted Knoll. I am happy to announce that the owner Will has come out with a new Borderlands mask for your cosplaying needs.



I would like to introduce you to the new Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask that comes with real leather stitching. The first thing I always notice about the masks Will makes is how clean they are, I have never had an issue with there being extra plaster material, sharp or rough edges everything has always been perfect. He really goes the extra mile to keep his customers happy, my favorite thing aside from the great designs is that he puts a liner on the inside of the mask which is smooth and already finished for you. The mask kit comes with 1 Unpainted mask,9 lengths of 1mm Leather Cord lacing,1 mouth fan accessory piece (optional install),Black Tulle for covering the eyes sockets and
Foam padding for inside the mask all for just $55 plus shipping that is a steal.



You can purchase the mask in either white or black depending on your painting needs. Will suggests painting the mask before adding the stitching which I agree with you don't want to end up ruining the leather by painting it a color you didn't want on it. Keep in mind this mask is stylized as a more "real-life" version of the mask, and not intended as an exact replication of the game artwork I add this because I know some cosplyers like things 100% like the actual character but to me these makes are cutting it really close to the real thing which is wonderful. Want to see more Borderlands cosplay items? Head over and check out The Haunted Knoll they have a great selection and professional grade products this is in my opinion the best shop to get your Borderlands needs from.

Minky Chic Review

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 I typically do a ton of laundry generally between 1-2 loads a day sometimes more depending on how Messy my kids felt like being the day before. Lately we have been quite busy and haven't spent much time at home which has lead to a little laundry back up meaning my toddlers blankets didn't get washed either, which is why I am happy I keep extras. One of the extra blankets I keep on hand is from a company called Minky Chic who sells toddler blankets and throws are all handmade in the U.S.A.

 

When purchasing a blanket you are first able to browse through the selection of available fabrics they offer selections for both boys and girls, I received a Latte Camo Chocolate Satin Back Minky Baby Blanket for my son. I was looking for a blanket that would completely cover my son as he is large for his age he is 14 months old and generally wears a size 2T so I asked the owner about the size before agreeing to the review, I was told that the blanket was quite large and that a four year old would still be dragging it around. I was curious and wanted to test this theory, I find it works well for car travel and will be used for a year or two for my son it works well so I wanted to test out the four year old theory on my daughter who just recently turned five although she is quite petite for her age. The blanket can be wrapped around her once and goes from her ankles to her mid torso so I would say it wasn't quite as big as I assumed but it is still a pretty good size. The blanket has one slinky satin side which is great for keeping cool since I find it doesn't collect much heat, the other side is made from minky camouflage fabric on the front for those unfamiliar with Mink fabrics they are quite soft but not as slippery as satin material. It does well through the wash so far I haven't had any issues with it. We drive a lot and since I work early [6am] we leave while it is still chilly out, we have been leaving this blanket in our car for the car rides,it is the perfect thing to tuck around him while he is in his car seat and the blanket is small enough it can be folded up and stores easily. The blankets start out at $22 for a travel blanket and $50 for a toddler blanket.

Fresh Frog Tees Giveaway & Review

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My little guy isn't quite so 'little' he may only be a year old but he wears a 2T-3T in clothing and he is still growing at a fast pace. Thankfully he has begun to slow down a little so I have been keeping my eyes open for cute shirts to put him in, during my search I found a etsy store called Fresh Frog Tees who sells an assortment of children's T-shirts. All of the designs are Hip, Unique and Attractive this is another one of those stores that you will spend quite a bit of time in trying to figure out exactly which shirt you would like to buy. As a bonus not only are the designs wonderful but you have the option of getting the shirt customized with your child's name or a date.



Having owned a Etsy shop of my own in the past I am never surprised to receive a product from a purchase or a review that is just placed into the package without wrapping, so when I come across a store that goes the extra mile [Note some shops can't afford this starting out so it isn't a big deal to me] I want people to know about it. The shirt came in its very own plastic bag which is perfect for keeping the material safe both during shipping or during gifting. The shirt is made from high quality 100% cotton fabric which is both soft and comfortable. I have run into T-shirt designs that become hard or stiff either from washing or from the material being too thick I didn't experience that with this shirt the logo is flexible yet sturdy.



Along with fast shipping, great products and packaging but they also offer wonderful customer service, if you have any questions or need a custom order they are there for you and respond in a very timely manner. Their sites suggest purchasing a shirt that is one size larger than you are intending to buy because the shirts run a little small, I agree with the statement and wanted to include it here as well for anyone wanting to place an order. Like a design and want it in an adult size? They have a number of Adult sized shirts or you can request a custom shirt.



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