Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photo Card Creations GIVEAWAY

There are many occasions where you have an opportunity to send out a card to loved ones & friends such as Baby shower invites,Birth announcements,Wedding Invites,Graduation cards,Holidays & more so why settle for regular boring store bought cards? A fun site called Photo Card Creations gives you the chance to create your own one of a kind cards you can choose from dozens of designs and layouts then you pick your font colors,add photos of your choice & edit what the cards say.

Photo Card Creations is a leading online retailer of custom photo cards, invitations & announcements for all occasions. Their cards have a simple, modern and elegant ‘look’. They have been printing photo greeting cards since 2001 so they know photos, cardstock & printing! All of their cards are printed on thick, 100 lb. cardstock. They offer a variety of card designs, cardstocks & use state of the art printing technology. Many of their Fine Art Cardstocks are hard to find elsewhere – such as their Watercolor Cards with Hand-torn Edge or their Panel Inset Cards.Photo Card Creations was started by Allison Thomas, a bride who couldn’t find nice wedding photo thank you cards for herself. So she decided to create her ‘own’ photo thank you cards & to create a custom photo card company that would cater to brides just like herself .Ordering is simple you just decide how many you would like,what type of paper you want it printed on & hit personalize it will give you a number of options for editing your own card.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Photo Card Creations for the Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift card to  Photo Card Creations

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Barefoot Executive Review

I used to read all of the time but as of lately it seems I have no time to sit down & relax let alone read though I did squeeze in some time to read The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Manual for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom, written by Carrie Wilkerson. As many of you know I make & sell Jewelry and accessories and then sell them online so I was hoping this would give me some tips on becoming more successful & perhaps give me a chance to take my hobby one step further.The Barefoot Executive offers the opportunity to live life on your terms with the financial freedom to do it.Carrie writes:

“When I started working at home in 1998, it was because we had adopted two toddlers and overnight, literally, I had become a mom. We had twenty-four to thirty-six hours to prepare. I was teaching high school at the time and really loved it, but this adoption adjusted my priorities instantly.I did not start my business because I had a big passion for what I was doing, because I was chasing a big idea, or because I wanted to make big money. I started my business because I refused to leave my children in the care of someone else. I didn’t want them to question who their mom was and, frankly, I still needed a paycheck. Period.”

The Barefoot Executive book is part motivational book, part “how to” for business,Which may just help you get the boost off the ground that you need.It is an easy,Interesting & fun book to read which offers a lot of supports and really helps the reader connect with the writer. The Barefoot Executive is designed to be helpful to anyone who wants to be their own boss,It isn’t for a specific any one field of work or job. The author asks lots of questions that will get you thinking about where you are now and where you would like your business to be,Which has proven to be very helpful & I plan to read this book again.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by  Living Your Moment! for the Review free of charge****

Monday, April 23, 2012

Scott's Liquid Gold Review

My computer monitor is very important to me not only because I use it for work,to edit photos,keep up with friends & more while on the computer but it was also a Christmas gift from my mother. When it comes to cleaning my computer monitor or TV screen I am picky about what I use so I always try a small "test" area first.


I was recently sent a package which contained a product called "Clean Screen" by a company called Scott's Liquid Gold. The kit comes with a 6.5 fl. oz bottle of spray which has No Alcohol & No Ammonia along with a microfiber cloth. The spray & cloth are easy and simple to use it produces no smell & dries right away I felt safe using this product on my computer monitor & TV screen without worrying about them becoming ruined or left with more streaks. The shipping was fast & I think the price is fantastic it is only $7.99 for a medium sized bottle which will last months maybe even the whole year. I have enjoyed using this product and look forward to using it more often.I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Simply Superheroes Review

My family & Friends know that I love Batman and I enjoy collecting Batman gear such as shirts,stickers,glasses,& more so when I found a website called Simply Superheroes I immediately fell in love with the website. Simply Superheroes offers Hundreds of Superhero themed items ranging from Batman to X-men.

I was recently sent a Batman Silicone Ice Tray to test out for a review. As soon as I received my package from Simply Superheroes I ripped the packaging open from excitement washed out the tray & then filled it with water to freeze and use in my drink. The water didn't take very long to freeze which is always a nice thing when it is hot out & you want ice in your drink. I do have to admit the tray was a little smaller than I had expected but I still love it and use it daily,I plan on buying the other Ice tray set from them as well. My favorite thing about Simply Superheroes is that the website is easy to search,the prices are great,the products are high quality,shipping is fast & they have very friendly customer service I will be buying many products from this website in the future.

Some of my favorite items from their website include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magnet,Transformers 3D Logo Belt Buckle,Transformers V-Neck Womens T-Shirt & many of their other products you should head over and check out everything they have to offer. Over all I loved my experience working with Simply Superheroes and have told everyone I know about this website. ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Simply Superheroes for the Review free of charge****

Boutique Cascades Review


 I like toys that have more than one purpose so when I came upon a site called Boutique Cascades who offers fun cardboard items I knew I wanted to test out their product. I was recently sent the Cardboard Cat Chalet & Children’s Cardboard Playhouse.

 Both products arrived in a very timely manner we received them a few days before Easter but decided to wait & put up the play house on Easter day as a little treat the "Easter Bunny" left. The house was easy & fast to put together it was up in less than five minutes. My daughter loves this play house it is small enough it fits in the house, yet it is also large enough you can fit 2-3 kids under the age of six along with a few pieces of children's play furniture such as a chair or tables. The front of the house has a little Plant Pot Shelf in which we placed a Solar powered dancing flower. Over the course of the last few weeks my daughter,her cousin & two friends have been slowly coloring all over the house with crayons & markers even though they have doodled a lot there is still plenty of extra space. The thing I like most about this little house is how open it is other cardboard houses are stuffy & have little or no windows for the children to peep out of this house has windows,sun holes in the roof,holes in the door,ect giving the children plenty of light & breathing room.

Next we put together the Cardboard Cat Chalet which was also easy to put together & offered plenty of room inside for a few kittens or 1-2 full sized cats. It comes with a number of accessories to hang from the cat house such as a set of antlers,a fish & other fun cat related items. My cat enjoys sleeping in this house from time to time so it does get a decent amount of use.Boutique Cascades also offers a number of other fun cardboard items such as a Children's Cardboard Table,Cardboard Cooler Boxes & more all at reasonable & affordable prices the best thing about these products is after you get your use out of them you can recycle them.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Boutique Cascades for the Review free of charge****

Chasing Treasure GIVEAWAY & Review

Even though my daughter doesn't have a large jewelry collection I wanted to find something special for her to keep what she does have in so when I received the chance to work with a company called Chasing Treasure who sells Jewelry Boxes I was more than happy to accept the offer.

For a recent review I received a Pink Jewelry Box for Girls with Ballet Dancer,This box features a twirling ballerina, ring holders and a large single drawer & measures 4 3/4" in length,8 5/8" in width and 4 3/4" in height. I think that this box is just the right size for a little girl & her jewelry collection,at this time until my daughter is a little older this jewelry box is kept up on the shelf so that she can enjoy it for years to come. I like the design & details on this box the colors go well together & the design is very girly but if a Ballet dancer isn't something your little girl is interested in they also offer a fairy musical jewelry box & a number of non musical jewelry boxes. The Pink Jewelry Box for Girls with Ballet Dancer offers plenty of room for jewelry & will hold a decent amount of jewelry keeping them safe & put away. Chasing Treasure also offers jewelry boxes for adults & teens both men and women,They offer them in a variety of colors & sizes so there is something for everyone. One of my personal favorite jewelry boxes from Chasing Treasure is the Black Jewelry Cabinet Armoire with Modern Details it would be perfect for my room & my forever growing collection of jewelry. If you are looking for something to go along with your jewelry box they also offer a small selection of jewelry & jewelry cleaner. Be sure to stop by to check out their Jewelry boxes for Women & their Girls jewelry boxes.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Chasing Treasure for the Review &Giveaway free of charge****

PRIZE ALERT: One lucky winner will win their own Pink Jewelry Box for Girls with Ballet Dancer.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Celsius GIVEAWAY & Review

It is time again for Fitness Friday! I can't believe it is friday already the days seem to be going by faster every day. Today I wanted to Introduce you to a company called "Celsius" Your ultimate fitness partner, How? Celsius helps you get fit and stay fit. Celsius is your partner whether you walk the dog or workout at the gym. Studies show that drinking a great tasting Celsius before you exercise may help you burn calories, raise metabolism and provide lasting energy to power you through your routine and beyond. For a recent review I received a small assortment of Celsius drinks to test out,You can see them below.

The first one I decided to try out was their Strawberry Kiwi flavor,It tasted great & similar to one of my favorite Iced teas.Their cans say it is best to drink this product fifteen minutes before a work out or physical activity so I did just that, I can't say that I felt I was burning more calories during my workout but I did notice some differences such as having to use the bathroom more frequently. Everyone experiences weight loss differently but I do think that these drinks could lend a hand in helping you reach your goal,I did feel more energized & ready to work out once I drank the can of Celsius.

I thought the drinks tasted good & tasted what the flavors were supposed to be,My fiance on the other hand didn't really like them which left more for me to use before my workout sessions.Celsius is loaded with vitamins and good-for-you ingredients, such as Green Tea with EGCG, Ginger, Calcium, Chromium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, all of which work together to raise metabolism resulting in a sustained calorie burn while keeping you energized.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Celsius for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One Lucky winner will receive A Celsius Cooler Bag that holds 6-8 cans of product,Celsius Sticks as well as a Celsius shirt.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

December Mega Makeup Giveaway Item List.

Want to know what is included in the Mega Makeup Giveaway? Below there is a full list with names and prices of each item included in this giveaway.All items are Brand New & Unused.

Grand Prize:

Julep Nail Polish "Claire" [Sky Blue] - $14
Julep Nail Polish "Blake" [Yellow] - $14
Julep Nail Polish "Sienna" [Shimmery gold] - $14
Julep Nail Polish "Gloria" [Coral orange crème] - $14
Julep Nail Polish "Viola" [Deepest dark purple crème] - $14
Julep Nail Polish "Eva" [Raspberry crème] - $14
Julep Pink Nail Glitter - $10
Julep Blue Nail Glitter - $10
Julep Essential Cuticle Oil - $18
Jean-Michelle Palette De Couleur Lip Color Collection - $20
Jean-Michelle Lip Couleur Liquide Mocha Glace - $15
Jean-Michelle Le Stylo Pour Levres Duo- Double Ended [Lip Liner] - $15
Eylue Reusable fake lashes - $12
Orglamix Mineral Eye shadow Passion Fruit [Red/Pink] - $8.50
Orglamix Mineral Eye shadow Cashmeire [Beige] - $8.50
Carmex everyday lip conditioner - $4
Bath & Body Works Twilight woods body spray 2oz - $3.50

TOTAL VALUE: $208.50

Second Place:

Julep Nail Polish "Claire" [Sky Blue] - $14
Justice Rhinestone Yoyo Lip Gloss in Bubble Gum - $10
Jean-Michelle Palette De Couleur Lip Color Collection - $20
Mia Mariu Hydrating Stick Gloss Beso [Pink] - $15
Eylue Reusable fake lashes - $12
Jean-Michelle Lip Couleur Liquide Mocha Glace - $15
Jean-Michelle Le Stylo Pour Levres Duo- Double Ended [Lip Liner] - $15
Orglamix Mineral Eye shadow Celadon [Green] - $12
Orglamix Mineral Eye shadow Cere Au Lait [Gold] - $8.50
Jenulence Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow: Shimmer Silver Dark - $6
Yes to carrots hand lotion - $3.99
Carmex Lip Balm - $2.99
Mattify Cosmetics Midnight Train eyeshadow - $6
Mattify Cosmetics Amethyst Moon eyeshadow - $6

TOTAL VALUE: $146.48

I would personally like to thank all of the sponsors who donated goods to make this giveaway possible & I would like to Thank all of the lovely bloggers who are helping co-host this giveaway with me! Burning Moon's Inside Advice will personally be shipping this prize out,Due to Shipping costs this giveaway is open to US residents only. Keep your eyes out for plenty of new giveaways and reviews on Burning Moon's Inside Advice. Don't forget to check out all of the hosts through the giveaway.

Easter Weekend

I hope that everyone had a fun & safe Easter weekend, I know we did! We had a very busy but fun weekend my daughter had a blast looking for the treats the Easter Bunny left. Since we were worried about our little Princess N. having too much candy most of the eggs were filled with stickers,stamps,Toy figured,& other fun goodies that didn't revolve around chocolate. Here are two pictures from our weekend:

 I am preparing for a very busy day tomorrow & Thankfully our truck doesn't need too much more work which will give me more time to spend updating my blog! Though I have a busy day tomorrow I am going to try my very best to provide you with some new giveaways.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


One of my favorite things to do when I am stressed out or feeling sore is to take a Nice long hot bath either with a bath bomb or bath salts depending on my mood. I recently had the opportunity to work with a company called the San Francisco Bath Salt Company who sent me one of their Sleep Lavender Bath Salts along with a small sample sized bath salt. What is the benefit of their Lavender bath salts? It is a therapeutic bath salt for relaxation and promoting a good night's sleep,It also soothes muscle aches and pains.

I spend anywhere from 5-9 hours a day on my feet when I am at my day job so the day this arrived I was ready to jump in the bath & test it out. The packaged arrived fast & came with a little sample bath salt of another scent which I found to be thoughtful & a great way to gain returning customers. The product itself has a nice purple tint to it which can be seen above,& It has a wonderful smell that fills the bathroom when I use it.So far I have only tried a little handful at a time which helps me relax after a hard day but I would also like to try their Therapy Bath & Shower Salt suggestions they have on their website,To achieve the Shower salt you Take a small handful and massage gently onto wet skin to exfoliate your skin. Or, sprinkle a small amount onto the shower floor to cleanse your feet while making your bathroom smell wonderful & that is saying something because I normally do not like the smell of Lavender. Putting on the shower floor sounds wonderful to me! If the man in your life is anything like my Husband he refuses to use girly scented bath salts but the San Francisco Bath Salt Company has a solution for that they carry a selection for men & a selection of children's bath salts so they have something for everyone & salts to help with various pains,skin issues,ect. I have enjoyed working with this company their bath salts are both useful & effective I plan on heading back to their store to try other scents once my Lavender bath salt is gone. Their customer service is friendly,Speedy with replies & their shipping is fast over all a great company with even better products! ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by San Francisco Bath Salt Company for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Foxgloves Review

When I was in middle school I had a small obsession with arm warmers/fingerless gloves now that I am older I generally only wear them during the winter to keep my arms warm but I still enjoy finding a good pair that fits properly,looks nice & protects my arms from the weather. I recently came across a site called FoxGloves which sells a wonderful assortment of Arm warmers & Gloves.Foxgloves are fun & simple handmade fingerless gloves, available in a variety of colors & patterns, fashioned from comfortable stretch fabrics.

For a Recent review I received a pair of Sailor Stripes the description from the website is fun & cheerful it is as follows "Classic black & white stripes, ever in style. Fabric is a soft & stretchy cotton knit. Hoist the mainsail! Cozy for those chilly nights out on the high seas, or just strolling the docks. Yo ho." Cute don't you think?  The gloves arrived fast & in good condition instead of coming bunched up they were on an arm shaped sturdy piece of thin card board to make sure the gloves keep their shape & keep shipping costs down. The gloves are stretchy,fit comfortably up past my elbow,& look great I didn't have any issue getting the fingerless gloves up past my elbow which is always a good thing. Though the cool weather has past here I look forward to wearing this during winter this year! Some of my other favorites from FoxGloves include: Spider Web,Pirate Skull & Crossbones & Ghost in a Blender each is unique in its own way. If your looking for something to spice up your outfit or just keep your arms warm head over to check out the great selection FoxGloves offers,If you would like to purchase any of her fingerless gloves you can mention that you heard about Foxgloves in the 'Add Special Instructions to the Seller' section & your Shipping fee will be refunded to you.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by FoxGloves for the Review free of charge****

Me4Kidz Review

It never fails every time I paint my nails my daughter asks me to paint hers as well, I am happy she would like me to paint her nails the only problem I have is that most nail polish bottles contain harsh chemicals not suitable  for children,The smell alone isn't something I want on my daughters small finger nails. When a company called Me4Kidz asked me to do a review of their nailbuddy I couldn't refuse.

My nailbuddy arrived in a shorter amount of time than I had expected which I was both very happy with & impressed. What is included in the nailbuddy? (2) kid-friendly nail files,(2) bottles of water-based, non-toxic nail polish,(1) bright colored nail brush,(1) nail buffer,(2) sheets of nail appliques – self stick,(1) Reusable & recycled carry anywhere case The day our nailbuddy arrived we opened it & went to work painting my daughters nails. Our experience went well the nail polish went on smoothly and had a nice color to it,there were no harsh smells from this nail polish which I appreciate. When I was a kid & even now as an adult when I try to use Nail appliques I run into a problem or two such as them sticking to the sheet,not showing up right,or not sticking like they should but the flower appliques that came in this kit were easy to apply,stick nicely to the nail & look great. The removal process was also easy just lift up a corner & the nail polish peels right off no nail polish remover needed. We both enjoy this kit & I would be more than happy to give similar kits away as Birthday presents,Easter gifts & more.

You may be familiar with the name Me4Kidz because they also offer a wide variety of "Buddy" containers & First aid kits such as the MediBag,Diaper bad Buddy,Smile Buddy & More. Their products are less expensive than I was expecting as well each "Buddy" kit is only $5.95 per kit, I plan on coming back to buy some of their other kits as well I know my daughter would love them just as much as the NailBuddy.Feel free to head over to their website to check out everything they have to offer.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Me4Kidz  for the Review free of charge****

ChildUp GIVEAWAY & Review

Every chance I get I try to find & buy fun educational products for my daughter who is three years old & is very interested in Learning,the world around her & wants to know everything she can. I recently worked with a company called ChildUp who sells two very unique Math flash card sets,Online parenting classes & game apps,For my recent review I was sent Teach Your Child to Count to 10 - Math & Logic 1 along with Teach Your Child to Count to 20 - Math & Logic 2. Since 2005, the ChildUp Team of early childhood development experts and dedicated parents is providing information and developing solutions and tools for parents who intend to raise successful, balanced, and happy children.

My daughter was very excited to receive each set & couldn't wait to use these. I wanted to use these in order so first I used set #1 the description from the website is as follows "Teach Your Child to Count to 10 - Math & Logic #1 is the first pack of ChildUp Early Learning Game Cards, a series of educational tools for parents, caregivers, and early teachers who intend to develop, by playing in an interactive way, the learning and intellectual skills of their children and to best prepare them for school and future academic excellence." I think that these cards are very well made & are noticeably different from other cards instead of having the same bug or animal on each card most are sorted for example on the "8" card it shows Four snakes & Four alligators which helps the child with addition. My daughter has a fun time playing with these cards we can play different games such as guessing the number based on how many animals are on the card,matching the cards up to the same number,putting them in order,counting forward & backward each set is a great way to spend time with your child while teaching them something valuable.Other card games my daughter would lose interest within the first few minutes but this keeps her entertained for much longer which is always an added bonus. The cards are for For boys & girls - from 1 to 5 years old I would recommend these cards to all parents who have toddlers,the cards arrived fast & the company was very friendly and fast at responding.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by ChildUp for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****


One lucky winner will receive Teach Your Child to Count to 10 - Math & Logic 1 along with Teach Your Child to Count to 20 - Math & Logic 2

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ezistock Co. GIVEAWAY & Review

One of my favorite things to buy is Incense,Candles,& Burners so when I stumbled upon the gorgeous Incense and candle sets that EZISTOCK carries I knew it was love at first site! Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ezistock Co., Ltd. connects gifted local artisans with a global audience of collectors, decorators, merchants and general consumers. They strive to preserve local artistic traditions and cultures, while advancing sustainability and fair labor practices.For a recent review I received a $50 gift card to use how my heart desired so I ordered: Incense and candle set, 'Relaxation',Incense and holder hanging set, 'Sweet Frangipani' [Which comes with two sets one in green & one in blue], Below you can see how pretty everything looks.

Each set not only looks great but they smell amazing I have been using a few small Incenses a day giving my house a nice calming smell.Each Incense burns slow & fills the room with which fragrance you choose you will only need one per room even if its a large room, I have been putting one in my living room & one in my bedroom which makes the whole house smell nice.As for the candles they have too much detail & look too pretty for me to want to burn so I will be adding them to my 'Zen' area, You can see how they look up-close with the picture I have provided below.

The items above may be quite stunning to the eyes but don't be fooled Incense and candle sets isn't all EZISTOCK offers you can find plenty of other items for the home & yourself, Items such as Jewelry,Paintings,Picture frames,Vases & more each gorgeous and unique in their own ways. Some of the other items from EZISTOCK I adore & would love to buy include Marcasite and garnet pendant necklace, 'Crimson Elegance' [Shown below],& Mango wood bowl, 'Butterfly Ballet' head over to their site and see for their treasures for yourself. The products were shipped fast,Packaged safely & wrapped beautifully,Customer service was very friendly & I have enjoyed my experience working with EZISTOCK and would work with them again.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may Linkvary from others.Products were Provided by EZISTOCK for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to EZISTOCK to use how you wish!

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