Monday, March 27, 2017

Pampering Spa Gift Set Giveaway!

There are a lot of things in life that can bring you stress so it is nice to have a way to unwind and relax at the end of a stressful day. For me it can be a number of things, it could be sitting on the sofa and reading for a little while or relaxing in a hot bubble bath. Seeing as how relaxing in a nice hot bath with bubbles and some bath salts is one of my favorite ways to relax and pamper myself a little I wanted to put together a little Spa box for one of you to use to relax and let melt the stress of the day away.
This spa set includes Seven bath bombs, The mermaid bomb is by Neptunes Garden & The heart shaped bath bomb is by Dream Drop Bath Bombs. This gift set also includes a Cherry scented candle (which I was tempted to keep for myself because it smells so nice, but I bought an extra), a nail care kit, Pedi tool, a facemask and a bag of bath salts made by a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/SkinSafariBotanicals" rel="nofollow">Skin Safari Botanicals
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Thinking Gallery 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 Thinking Gallery for the review free of charge.****
I am a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl so I am always on the look out for cute and comfortable t-shirts I can wear not only around the house but also when I am out. Thinking Gallery on Etsy offers and sells a wide assortment of cotton based t-shirts that are quite soft and comfortable to wear. For a review I recently receive their Ravenclaw Quidditch long sleeve t-shirt which is cotton + polyester.



To me it seems like the shirt runs slightly on the small size, but it could just be me I have a large chest that typically likes eating clothing so that could be the reason for it being slightly tight. Even with it being slightly too tight it is extremely comfortable to wear and is a shirt you could not only wear during the day but it would also make a fantastic night shirt because of how comfortable it is. The cut and shape of the neck line is great, it doesn't ride up too high and it also doesn't plummet down into your cleavage.



This shirt has a small tag on the inside of the shirt near where your hips would be otherwise it is tag-less which is nice because it is always irritating having a tag rubbing on the back of your neck in the wrong way. The sleeves are also great, they aren't form fitting and the material is pretty soft and breathable. A spot or two on the inside could have been cleaned up a little better in the machine it was made on but it can happen so it isn't a big fault with the shirt and it wouldn't stop me from purchasing another shirt from the same company. The logo sits completely flat and doesn't stick to itself or the shirt which is great for after it has been washed! It also arrived scent free, once in a while when I receive shirts in the mail they smell like plastic but that wasn't the case with this shirt which I am happy about because it meant I was able to wear this shirt right away. The only thing I might change about these shirts is I would offer the option of being a different position on the team for those who may not want to be a Keeper.  This shirt sells for $18 and is one of the many designs The Thinking Gallery offers including Nightmare Before Christmas shirts and more.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Geek Nest 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 Geek Nest for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
I purchase and use candles quite often, I love how they make the house smell verses how sprays and burning incense work because sprays and incense can leave mist and smoke in the air which can sometimes be over whelming and make it to where you feel like you can't breathe. Candles on the other hand don't leave that kind of a musk in the air instead they leave a light and airy aroma. I recently came across an Etsy shop called Geek Nest that creates book inspired candles. First let me start by saying how cute is their shop logo? I love candles, books and birds so their logo is perfect to me. I was recently sent two candles to review, one is to be kept for the review and the second was for the giveaway. Since both smell so good I couldn't decide which I wanted to keep so I let my kids pick their favorite of the two and the other will be used for a giveaway here on my blog. Everything came wrapped up in some purple tissue paper and the tins include the shop logo which I thought was a nice touch.





I received "Under the Sea" which is an Ariel inspired candle which smells like sea salt &driftwood and is a gorgeous teal colored wax, and "Upside Down" that is inspired by the Netflix series Stranger things and is a mint,licorice, and moss scented candle. Each candle is in a small round tin and has a burning time of eighteen hours, the wax is made from 75% soy and 25% paraffin wax. Both candles smell savory and charming, I have to admit at first the combination of mint,licorice, and moss threw me off I wasn't sure how it was going to smell and I was surprised to notice that is smelled a bit sweet yet woodsy at the exact same time. The Under the Sea kind of reminds me of how it smells after a good rain fall, it is calming and relaxing and is the reason my children decided this is the one we were going to keep. The containers are nice because even after burning for a few hours the tin didn't get hot to the touch so I was able to move it from one room into another. The wick itself catches quickly when lighting the candle and it holds a solid flame the entire time it is burning, the wax melts evenly and is quite aromatic without being overwhelming.



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Friday, March 24, 2017

Coloring Notebook Giveaway & Review!

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I am a big note taker, I write down appointment information, shopping lists, I write down what I buy during the week to keep track of finances and more so I need a book that is sturdy enough to stand being opened and closed several times. I recently received a package in the mail that contained a unique journal from a company called Coloring Notebook. What is a Coloring Notebook? It is a hard cover journal that not only contains lined journal paper but it also has intricate coloring pages for you to enjoy and use to unwind.





Each notebook retails for $21.95 which seems a bit pricey for a coloring book but this is far from your ordinary coloring book. I really like the fact that this journal/notebook is hard cover, has a elastic closure, includes an attached bookmark and has a pocket in the back for any important papers, cash,etc. The books come in three different paper types which are blank, lined or grid for my review I received the lined notebook. This notebook comes with 176 pages printed on smooth thick paper, fifty of the pages are coloring pages.I also like that this notebook fits into my purse perfectly because it only measures 5.83" x 8.27" so I can take it with me where ever I go including work that way when I have a little free time I can pull out a few colored ink pens and doodle on one of the pages.



All of the coloring pages are highly detailed and will take you quite some time to fully complete due to how many small areas there is to fill in on each page. Some of the coloring pages are single pages and others will cover the page on both side of the book. The nice thing about this is you do not have to color in everything from start to finish you can color it in how you like and use the bookmark to keep track of what page you are on. I really like this notebook and I am sure it will prove useful for many months to come. I have not used any markers in this notebook as of yet but regular ink pens and gel pens go on smoothly without smearing or bleeding through the page. Shipping was extremely quick for a product that was shipped from overseas and it was well packaged.

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Parragon Review!

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My kids love doing all kinds of activities whether it is hands on or in a book if it keeps their minds active and engaged they are happy as can be. When our latest Bookbuddies box from Parragon arrived the kids were ecstatic because every book in this month's box was an activity book. This box arrived just in time because the day after it came was the day we left for our California vacation which meant a long drive so these books came in handy. Want to know what was in our bookbuddy box? The names of all the books we received are below along with mini reviews.





Lots of Dots for Little Hands by Start Little Learn Big -  This is a dot-to-dot connect the dots activity book for ages four to five, but I think a three year old would do well with this also. The thing I like most about this activity book is that it comes with a dry erase marker so your child can do each page over and over again instead of it being a one and done book. None of the numbers go up too high which is nice for kids who can only count to five or to ten. My four year old loves this book and was pretty excited being able to complete each page.

Doodle and Draw Everything by Start Little Learn Big - This is a large activity book with over 150 pages of activities to complete, the age range for this is listed as six to eight. Each activity in this book is half finished and will instruct your child to finish the photo whether it is adding balloons, finishing a dress pattern or adding food to a plate this book is a lot of fun. My four year old son has a lot of fun with this book, he isn't able to read the instructions yet so he asks me to let him know what to do otherwise he does everything all on is own and has a wonderful time completing each page.

Red,Yellow,Blue Sticker and Draw by Start Little Learn Big - My four year old is obsessed with stickers, he likes putting them on his clothing and has a poster board he collects them on in his room so this book was perfect for him because it included over 150 small and large stickers for him to use. This book also includes a number of color and activity pages which are fun and easy for small kids to accomplish. This book is recommended for kids three to six.



The Lion King by Disney - This is a hard cover Disney book that features Simba from The Lion King along with his father. "Simba wants to be a brave king just like his father, but he doesn't expect to inherit the throne of Pride Rock so soon. With the help of his new friends will Simba claim his rightful place in the Circle of Life?" this book has thirty two pages that are sharp, colorful and highly detailed. This book has a little weight to it and is a wonderful addition to any book collection.

Beauty and the Beast collectors tin by Disney - This metal tin comes with a thirty two page paperbook, two twenty-four page activity books, one black and white poster to be colored, a sheet of stickers, and four felt pens. I love Beauty and the Beast so not only was my daughter excited about this set but so was I. I like that the tin can be used as a carrying case/storage case or you can use it to store a number of other things. Everything included in the tin was well made and my daughter has a lot of fun with this set.

All of these can be purchased for less than $10 each, some are listed for less than $5.

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).

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Sew For Sanity Review & Giveaway!

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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)

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