Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Haunted Knoll Borderlands 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 The Haunted Knoll for the review & giveaway Free of charge.****

For those who enjoy cosplaying Comicon is less than a year away which means it is time to buckle down and start planning your costumes. I am very excited to announce I have a special giveaway for all of the Borderlands fans out there who are wanting Borderlands gear for Cosplaying,Halloween or just for their collection. I recently did a review for A Kreig Mask & A Borderlands Psycho Mask Ornament by The Haunted Knoll who makes professional Borderlands masks which are Pre Painted and also sells face blank "Do it Yourself" kits.



The Haunted Knoll would like to offer one Burning Moon's Inside Advice readers a Kreig Mask Kit of their own, The kit comes with the mask, straps, foam cushions for inside the mask, The side pieces and Instructions on which paints would be best and other suggestions from the seller.The price of each mask blank is $145 before you are shocked at the price please think about the work and supplies that goes into each piece, If you were to do this on your own you would have to buy the supplies, have the time to make the mold and have enough supplies to do a practice run or two to get it right. Buying it from a seller means you will get a better quality product. I have spoken with the shops owner Will have he is very helpful,quick to answer and is as friendly as could be.



You would be crazy to pass up on this great opportunity, Know someone who loves Borderlands? Pass on the link to the giveaway. Don't forget to check out The Haunted Knoll on Esty!

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SinfulColors Holiday Polish!

 ****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 SinfulColors for the review  Free of charge.****

I have to admit I was never big into nail polish, I was a nail bitter and couldn't stand having polish on because it would either look ugly or chip off and stick to my teeth. Thankfully I have outgrown my nail biting habits, It took me a bit to start liking nail polish but now I love painting my nails and doing various designs. Every Holiday I try to paint my nails in colors or a theme for that holiday or holiday season, This winter I was able to received four new polishes from the SinfulColors Mirror Metallics nail polish Holiday 2013 edition.The line includes the following colors

Pine Away: A glittery X-mas tree green
Red Eye: A sprinkle of crimson by candlelight
Purple Heart: A royal rush of rich purple
Gold Medal: A golden, glimmery goddess
Blue Steel: A brilliant blue gush of gift-wrap
Triple Platinum: A light shade of lilac tinted with tinsel  
Simply Silver: A sparkling ornamental shade of silver (not shown)




For a review I received Blue Steel, Purple Heart, Pine Away & Red Eye which can be seen in the collection line above. My favorite out of the four is the Blue Steel it is caught between a royal blue and a matte blue for those of you who like Dr. Who it reminds me of a Tardis blue. Testing out the polish I found they were all very true to the color shown through the bottle, both the green and the purple needed a second coat to not appear see through but the red and blue came out perfect. My personal Opinion on the colors? I enjoy them I could use a little more glitter in them to say "Holidays" but I overall like the colors picked for each bottle, using the SinfulColors Mirror Metallics nail polish Holiday 2013 edition line the possibilities for Christmas Nails are Endless you can do Christmas lights, Snow men, Tiny trees and more using these colors.



My daughter loves these colors I had to paint her nails before I was able to paint my own, My daughter is still younger so some polishes I am wary about using because of the scent. The Sinfulcolors polish doesn't have a strong scent like others do, it dried quickly and last for 1-2 weeks depending on what you do with your hands during the days. The best part? They only cost $1.99 each they are being sold exclusively at Walgreens so hurry and get a few bottles before they are gone. I will be personally keeping my eye out for Gold Metal & Simply Silver. Which of the line above is most appealing to you?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

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 & giveaway Free of charge.****


My husband & I are huge gamers we enjoy collecting gamer related goods and attended our first Comicon this year. Comicon is a huge event to many people, those who dress up spend countless hours preparing the perfect costume but there isn't always enough time to get every detail or every piece made because we all know life gets busy. When a moment calls for a bit of help with a costume piece that is where sellers such as The Haunted Knoll come in as the knight in shinning Armour. A cherished video game between my husband & I is Borderlands we have spent hours upon hours playing Borderlands #2 together and have grown quite fond of our game characters. We have decided that for this upcoming comicon we would like to go as our Borderlands characters, having two small children and each having a full time job we know we won't have enough time to hand make every detail of our costumes. My husband will be going as Kreig a big part of his costume is the mask that he wears, We both lack the space to make molds and cast them, I have searched around and found some less than satisfactory masks until I would The Haunted Knoll.




The Haunted Knoll sells both pre-painted and Un painted masks which can be used for cosplaying needs. I received the amazing chance to work with them on a review to share with all of you here and my friends in the cosplaying community. The Haunted Knoll's products can be used for Halloween,Comicon or collection needs, I personally prefer the blank masks because it allows you the freedom to still customized your characters mask to how ever you want it, In the game there are dozens of color schemes so this gives you the chance to pick the colors or outfit you like best. Not only does the Haunted Knoll sell mask blanks but they make the most B.A Borderlands ornaments I have seen I was beyond excited to find one waiting for me in my review package and I am more than honored to have it hanging on my tree. For a product review I received a Kreig mask blank kit to create and paint on my own.



Shipping was lightning fast I couldn't wait to get it inside and open it up, Once I opened the package I was very happy to find the box was a recycled package used from previous supplies. With how many boxes and packages are used I am always happy to find when companies recycle products such as boxes,packing peanuts or other similar products. I was only expecting to find the Kreig mask kit in my package so when I opened it up and found a Psycho Christmas ornament as well I let out a happy and exited squeal. It was pleasant to find all of the assorted parts to the mask packages in separate bags to both protect the mask and make it easier to keep track of everything that goes with the mask. The mask is wonderful it isn't heavy but it isn't so light that it will break at the flick of a wrist, The mask fits well and will hold up for some time to come. The mask is made with attention to detail and with a passion in the heart you can tell the great amount of time and love that went into this product to provide You the customer with the best product possible. Included in the package was a "How To Guide" which is very helpful it tells you how to attach the straps, add on the side face pieces and which paints would be best to use for your mask to make it look it's best.



The Borderlands Psycho Mask Ornament is well made and is sturdy enough to last for many years to come, The ornament is about the size of your hand so it can be shown off. Keeping in mind that Each piece and handmade they vary slightly from one another,I was very pleased to find mine had more blue in the eyes than shown on the website because Blue is my favorite color. The owner Will did a spectacular job with the paint job every detail is perfect and it looks as if I had just plucked the mask from the game. What is my favorite part of the kit? Everything from the packaging to the mask was perfect I couldn't have asked for anything better. The price of each mask blank is $145 before you are shocked at the price please think about the work and supplies that goes into each piece, If you were to do this on your own you would have to buy the supplies, have the time to make the mold and have enough supplies to do a practice run or two to get it right. Buying it from a seller means you will get a better quality product. I have spoken with the shops owner Will have he is very helpful,quick to answer and is as friendly as could be. I currently do not have images of the mask painted as it will take some time so I will post an update once everything is finished, Please head over to The Haunted Knoll and check out the other Borderlands products will has to offer.

8Bitmetal Etsy 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 items mentioned have been provided by 8bitmetal for the Review free of charge****


There are two important factors I look for when purchasing a Christmas gift the first is that it suits the likes and personality of the person I am getting it for and second is that the item isn't something you could run to the corner store and get. A big theme among my family and friends are gamer items but it can be hard to find high quality items that are in a fair price range. I recently came upon a etsy shop called 8bitmetal who is known for their amazing Zelda bottle openers, as soon as I set my eyes upon the bottle opener I knew exactly who to give it to. I was lucky enough to received a chance to work with 8bitmetal on a review & giveaway of their Zelda bottle opener.



Here is a description from the 8bitmetal etsy shop "A drink to the past. This is no ordinary bottle opener. Each bottle opener is hand finished and unique, guaranteeing no two bottle openers will look exactly alike. The sword also makes an excellent point to puncture cans for shot-gunning beers. It is made out of 10 gauge steel so that it won't bend or break (unless you take a hammer to it or try to bend it on purpose, don't be a dick) and coated in acrylic enamel to prevent rust. Also a quick note about the reds/blues the colors will vary, not all of them will look like the ones in the pictures, some will have more gold color shine through or purples, but then again that just adds to the uniqueness of each bottle opener."



The bottle opener arrived quite fast and I was happily surprised to find the bottle opener was on the heavy side which is wonderful for being able to open those tricky bottles from time to time. The design is spectacular and holds up well which is great because my SO and his group of friends is known for breaking things while intoxicated. The bottle opener itself can be used as a display case if desired it is beautifully handcrafted and would make a wonderful conversation starter piece for any Zelda or video game lover. The bottle opener is safe to handle there are no sharp edges or point you can easily cut yourself on. Each Zelda bottle opener sells for $20 plus shipping and handling, I think this is a more than fair price for a one of a kind handmade piece. This bottle opener comes in four different shades/color; Copper, Bronzed, Blues & Red, then finally the Metal. I received the Bronzed which is pictured above, You can see where the bottle opener lip is but looking at it straight on you wouldn't be able to tell this was a bottle opener which leads to my statement of being able to use it as a display piece.Want to purchase one for yourself or for another Zelda lover? Head over to visit the 8bitmetal etsy shop.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stainless Charms Review & Giveaway!


Are you ready for another Etsy shop feature? I would like to present you Stainless Charms where you can find all your Laser cut Stainless Steel Key-chains, Charms, Christmas Ornaments, zipper pulls and earrings needs. Stainless Charms is based out of Tacoma, WA. I was first attracted to their store because of a cute Stainless Steel Penguin Stick Figure Keychain along with their Little Whale Sea Creature Stainless Steel Keychain Charm. I was recently able to chat with the shop owner Mark B. I was lucky enough to receive a chance to do a product review & giveaway here on Burning Moon's Inside Advice. The first thing I have to say is that Mark has very speedy since Thanksgiving was last week I expected the package to arrive later this week Wednesday at the latest but it arrived on Friday I was stunned and impressed.
 
I received the Stainless Steel Penguins Heart Charm Keychain Ornament, Stainless Steel Penguin Stick Figure Keychain, Old School Ice Skate Stainless Steel Key Chain Charm, Little Cupcake Stainless Steel dangly Earrings & Little Octopus Stainless Steel dangly Sea Creature Earrings. The first thing I noticed aside from everything being adorable was that everything is very high quality and made with care. The charms are light weight and very sturdy, I think the Stainless Charms would make wonderful stocking stuffers for Christmas this year they have a large range of products to choose from. Price wise I think everything is very fairly prices for being made from steel and handmade that bundles with the great quality and the fast shipping I would say that is a steal.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MariaPalitO Etsy Shop Giveaway!



It is less than a week before December is here for everyone who hasn't started their Holiday shopping now is the time. One of my favorite places to find unique one of a kind gifts that are sure to be a hit is Etsy you can always bet on finding something perfect for your loved one. I recently found a wonderful & attractive etsy store called MariaPalitO who sells felt Christmas ornaments, die cuts, digital toy patterns & more. My personal favorite item from their shop are the felt ornaments they are all quite adorable and made with love. Looking through her shop I noticed several products I would be interesting in purchasing including the elmo cake toppers,penguin cake toppers, Christmas ornaments & Minnie Mouse diecuts. I have seen dozens of etsy shops and hundreds of handmade products & I can tell you no two shops are the same I love her shop because the photos are crisp and clear letting you see exactly what you will be receiving after your purchase. The products themselves look well made, designed well and absolutely adorable.

 
 
 


MariaPalitO would like to host a contest for all of my lovely readers, She is offering two lucky winners each a stuffed plush which are all designed and created by her. More info and photos is below. First up is a baby felt penguin, The penguin is made using Eco-friendly felt from recycled post-costumer plastic bottles so you can be rest assured that your little ones are safe playing with this plush penguin. Materials: Felt, Ecofriendly Felt, Ribbon, Care And Love. This penguin sells for $22.



The next plush is an Ornament that wants you to join in with his Reindeer games, It is the adorable Rudolph Red Nose Reindeer. The Reindeer is made using Eco-friendly felt from recycled post-costumer plastic bottles and is designed by the store owner. Materials: Felt, Cotton, Fabric, Eco Friendly Felt, Ribbon, Love, Care. This ornament sells for $12 in her etsy shop.



This giveaway is open to US Residents only, There will be two winners one will receive the penguin the other will receive the Reindeer.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rugs-Direct.com 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 product mentioned in the post has been provided by Rugs-Direct.com for the Review free of charge****

Having two children under the age of five & a cat ultimately means that the carpet is going to get dirty in one form or another sometime down the road, living in an apartment with tan carpets isn't a plus because you can clearly see juice,mud & dirt stains. I was trying to come up with ways to help save the carpet a little while still having a nice carpet,My solution? Rugs Direct, A rug not only looks nice but helps spare your carpet from a few stains it may wind up getting.

I was recently able to do a review for Rugs-Direct.com my rug of choice was their "Space Explorer" rug by Joy Carpets I received a 12' x 8' carpet to put into my children's bed room. The carpet has a number of brightly colored eye catching planets and starts, the rug itself is beautiful. When the rug arrived I was very excited to get it set up in my kids room, for the rugs size it was fairly light to carry by myself, after moving some of my daughters belongings from her room such as the dresser,bed,ect I put the carpet into place. The carpet unrolled very easy and was simple to put into place, all objects have the small "curl" after they have been rolled up for a long period of time to get rid of this I simply placed a heavy objects on all the corners for an hour so that there wouldn't be any edges sticking up.



The carpet covers up 98% of the space in my daughters room which is perfect because the large furniture covers the rest, I have to say that the photo of the carpet on their website does Not do this carpet justice it is much brighter in person. Above you can see the website photo on the right and my personal photo on the left as you can see the carpet is a lot brighter in person, This carpet looks great & feels great on your feet. I have to admit I am a bit jealous of my kids new bedroom carpet. Are you looking for a new rug or carpet for your home? Rugs-Direct.com offers a wide selection of rug styles,colors and sizes for your everyday needs to your holiday needs. Rugs-Direct.com has fast shipping & friendly customer service they were a pleasure to work with before you head over to any other rug retailer I suggest you check out Rugs-Direct.com first for beautiful pieces and lovely prices,but why stop at rugs? Rugs-Direct.com also sells furniture,pillows,window blinds & art work.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Loot Crate 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 Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Loot Crate for the Review & giveaway free of charge****

It's that time again! Loot Crate time, Last month I absolutely LOVED the Loot Crate package I received. What was in last months Loot Crate? I received a Donatello Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Funko Pop,Teenage Mutant Ninja Storm Trooper Magnet, A Simpsons key chain and an assortment of other great goodies.  Each month on the 19th Loot Crate sends out the box for that month giving you two and a half weeks to sign up before they send out the box for that month,Each box costs $13.37 + S/H or you can sign up for more than one month at a time to get a discount. As the 19th of this month draws closer every month I become overly excited wondering what could be in my next box, A video game? A Geeky new T-shirt? The possibilities are endless.



The theme of this months Loot Crate  was "Survive" the package contained: A Ewoking Dead shirt which features several Zombie E-woks which I think is beyond adorable, Zombie Temporary tattoos,The Zombie Survival Guide Book,A Zombie Hunter ID badge,A "Love your guts card" which features a zombie holding its own insides the inside of the card says "Your brains are nice too!",A Gummi creepy candy & a set of 8-Bit Zombie Buttons to use how you please. My favorite item out of this months Loot Crate? The Ewoking Dead shirt because it is sheer geektastic and is right up my alley. My least favorite item has to be the gummy candy just because the way certain gummi candies are made taste a little off. If you are a fan of Star Wars I 150% think you should sign up for this crate I myself have received two crates with Star Wars themed items and I have seen a few others with them as well so this would be perfect. Want to see everything that was in Octobers box? Click to view photos. I can not wait to see what is in Novembers box.





Every month they have a photo contest where the winner receives a special Loot crate & they also raffle off one Mega Loot Crate which has $200+ worth of goodies.I personally think that Loot Crate would make a great gift for any comic, video game, or cartoon lover in your family. If you want to see images of everything in the box you can check them out here. You can sign up for just a one time box or you can sign up for 6 months to a years worth of boxes & you can use the code “LunaMoon10” you will receive 10% off of your purchase price. What do you think might be in Next months box?

PICTURED BELOW IS LAST MONTHS BOX:


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BH Cosmetics 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 Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by BH Cosmetics for the Review free of charge****




When it comes to makeup I find myself drawn to bright colors when looking for new products to buy, One of my favorite cosmetics companies is BHCosmetics who offers a wide variety of bright colors. I recently received the chance to work with them on a product review of their BH Hollywood palette. The first thing you notice about this palette is how it opens instead of being one big compartment that opens it has three makeup compartments & a nice big mirror. The compartments are held together with magnets that keep them snug in place, I like that I had fold the two sides down over the middle & use just the mirror.



Description:
Have you always wanted to look like an A-list celebrity? BH's Hollywood palette has you covered with red-carpet reds to limelight greens that are sure to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary! This makeup palette includes 16 eye shadows and 4 blushes and comes in a compact magnetic paper palette. Now you can create celebrity looks at home or on-the-go! I enjoy the assortment of colors they offer in this small easy to carry palette this is something I can take with me in my purse in case of a makeup emergency. Looking for a fast Halloween makeup? Got it.



Used above is: Blue,Green & Orange. I have enjoyed using this product and look forward to using it more often! The colors are bright,long lasting and look great. This product can be purchased for $6 through their website.  I haven't been disappointed by anything I've received from BH and look forward to having more of their products in my collection. Want to see everything they offer? Head over to BH Cosmetics to see their line of cosmetics and brushes ALL of their products are priced at surprising prices for how amazing their makeup is it is sure to fit into anyone's budget.. Want to keep update on all of their upcoming products? Feel free to"Like" them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, & Follow their boards on Pintrest.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Baby Bee Haven 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 Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Baby Bee Haven for the Review & giveaway free of charge****



When going to events such as the Zoo my infant spends a lot of time being pushed around in his stroller so I want him to be as comfortable as possible. I find that most strollers aren't very comfy for long stroller rides there is no cushion to the seats it is normally just a piece of fabric and a set of straps, Who wants to be stuck in that all day? I recently found out about a product called Cush 'N Go a memory foam stroller cushion by Baby Bee Haven. Baby Bee Haven currently has SIX different reversible patterns you can choose from. For a recent review I received the Chocolate Cars design, One side is dark brown which is quite soft and the other side is dark blue with a cars design. High-quality memory foam conforms to infant's head, decreasing resistance and the risk of flat-head syndrome, It is recommended by medical professionals, it is Compatible with most stroller harness systems, Machine washable & measures (WDH): 13.4" x 1" x 29".




I found that the Cush 'N Go is quite soft and squishy, even my very picky cat tried to claim this for himself so when it is not in use in the stroller I have to hide it from the cat. As long as you know how to undo the straps from your stroller this is easy to place onto the stroller, You could place it in the stroller without doing the straps but I wouldn't suggest that because then you wouldn't be able to strap your child in. Take the extra few moments to properly secure the Cush 'N Go onto the stroller it will make your child & you a lot happier. This fit into our stroller perfectly,my son enjoys this and it keeps him happy which makes me happy because it makes long trips that much better. Another product I like from Baby Bee Haven that I would like to try is their Swingin Smart Swing Seat Cover which fits over those round baby swings at the park or playground, which is perfect because you don't know who or what has touched that swing. I used to wipe down the swing with baby wipes before placing my daughter in when she was younger the wipes would be black from all the muck, so the swing cover would work out 100% better because the swing is fully covered and the cover is machine washable.



The prices of the items are a little bit more than I would have expected the Cush 'N Go is $44 & the Swing cover is $40, but in the end it is totally worth the cost. The only thing we noticed that was a bit of a pain is it makes it harder to fold up the stroller when we are ready to go aside from that we love the Cush 'N Go.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Del Monte 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 Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Del Monte for the Review & giveaway free of charge****

My kids are big fans of squeezable fruit pouches, We were recently asked to do a review & giveaway for the new Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers. We were sent a very nicely packaged set of squeezers which included the following flavors: Peach-Mango,Blueberry,Apple Cinnamon,Mixed Berry & Strawberry. We use these in many different ways we eat them at home with meals,eat them when we are on the go,we make fruit pop sickle cubes from them & I mix then into my sons infant cereal instead of milk.



Above you can see how bright & attractive their product is, If I didn't know about it before I received an email from them I would have still picked this up at the store based on the packaging. Taste wise they taste delicious our favorite was the Peach-Mango you could tell right away just by smelling the wonderful aroma that it was going to taste just as great. My four year old daughter is pretty picky about food but even she enjoyed these her favorite was the Apple Cinnamon because she loves apple sauce and said this tasted similar just sweeter. My almost nine month old loves any kind of fresh fruit so he loved all of them, He eats these by himself or in his morning cereal.




My favorite thing about the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers is that you can take them on the go to the zoo,park,work where ever you need a fast and easy snack. I usually don't have enough time to pack a lunch for work in the mornings & I don't want to waste my money on junk food from the cafe at work so these squeezers are the perfect solution. Base off of what we have tasted,smelled & seen when it comes to these Squeezers I will be buying this product again & suggest that you look for them at your local store along with the other great Del Monte products.



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