Monday, February 24, 2014

Bubble And Geek 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 Bubble & Geek for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

  

I use a ton of lip balm & I am always on the hunt for more, I recently was sent my favorite lip balm I've ever tried. A wonderful etsy shop called Bubble and Geeks sells lip balms, candles, soaps and more in different scents, flavors, colors, ect. I was recently sent a small assortment box with some of the best products I've had in my possession in quite some time. I was sent a Butterbeer Scented Soy Candle in a tin, A ButterBeer flavored Lip Balm, and a Strawberry Cheesecake scented/flavored Tinted Lip Balm - "Rose".



Wowza I can not tell you how much I love the "Rose" Strawberry Cheesecake scented/flavored Tinted Lip Balm just by typing it on my blog. I am not a lip stick fan, I would love the color but I can't stand the texture, this tinted balm is the perfect solution it gives my lips a light rose color which looks wonderful. It isn't a bright red it just highlights your lips with a slightly more pink hue that what I/you would normally have making your lips look moisturized and pretty. I have been using this daily and a few times a day, it has kept my lips feeling and looking smooth and it smells divine. Can you guess where I will be buying my lip balms from now on? Yep Bubble & Geek is my go to store now. The Butterbeer scented candle smells how you would imagine Butterbeer would smell, it is a strong but non overwhelming scent that dances around your nose letting its delicious smell waft through the air.

In my opinion soy candles tend to burn longer and cleaner than a normal candle would, the candles are sold either in a tin or jar either way leaves you with a fun little organizer. Once the wax is gone simply clean out the jar or tin and use it to store coins, makeup brushes, ect anything you can think of placing inside of it. The Butterbeer lip balm I didn't try as I passed it on to someone else and I am 100% sure they wouldn't want a pre tested lip balm hahaha, but I have been told it works just as well as the Rose balm I have been using. I think all the prices are great for such high quality products, the lip balms are $5 each and the candles in a tin are $12 for an 8oz can, don't forget to check out their selection of melts,soaps and more you will be stuck in their shop looking around wondering which one to buy first.



Shipping was quite speedy, I live in Arizona which get pretty hot 95% of the year shipping speeds for things such as lip balms,candles and food items is important to me because the longer it is exposed to the elements the more likely it is to melt. Even during the middle of summer I could trust my products to arrive from Bubble and Geek without melting or having other issues due to their speedy customer service, shipment speed and great communication. If you haven't heard of them before you should head over to check out everything they have to offer you and your loved ones, their products would make great gifts any time of the year.



PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive 5 lip balms in their choice of flavor. Open to US Residents only, I promise to have more world wide giveaways soon. Please note Bubble & Geek does normally ship world wide so still feel free to browse their shop.

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#DisneySide @Home Celebration

****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 Disney Parks & MomSelect for the review free of charge.****



My #DisneySide Party, As many of you are aware I was selected to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration and was sent a big packaged which contained party decorations, party supplies, a few favors and other goodies. The theme I was sent was Mickey Mouse Club House which was easy to put together, I printed out coloring pages, put together goodie bags, made food, planned games and more my five year old was counting down the days to the party and would ask about it at least once every hour for a week. Saturday was party day! I spent the day decorating the house and putting together last minute preparations such as food, drinks, ect.




 

For the kids main meal we made Mickey Mouse shaped PB & J's using the cookie cutters we were provided by Disney, All of the children attending the party were between the ages of 1-8 most of them are picky eaters so they were all very excited to see PB & J's and many asked for them without being asked if they were even hungry. We also have fruit, cheese puffs, crackers, cake pops, cup cakes, and drinks for the party guests. We played Disney bingo, colored some Mickey Mouse, Sofia, and Jake coloring pages, and the kids ran around and have fun with bubbles, Mickey ears, Pin the ears on Mickey and more. The night ended with all the girls staying the night to watch Disney movies, all the kids had a blast!




 

Without Disney this party wouldn't have been possible, I would like to personally thank them for myself and for all of my party guests we had a wonderful and look forward to continuing with our love for all things Disney. I would also like to thank So Sweet Pops for donating the Disney shaped cake pops all the kids and adults loved them they couldn't get enough and were all asking where to get more. One of my favorite things about the party kit is the decorations are 100% Reusable I will be able to use them again for a future Birthday party or event which is always great considering I have two children who love Disney and Mickey Mouse.

** I was provided the kit for the party along with a suit case and luggage tag free of charge for participating in the #DisneySide @Home Celebrations from Disney Parks and MomSelect although I received the products free of charge all opinions are 100% true and my own. **

Friday, February 21, 2014

Preparing for the weekend

It has been one busy week here in the Burning Moon house hold & it isn't over yet, Today I am preparing everything for tomorrows #DisneySide party. As many of you know I was selected to be a host for a #DisneySide party to show off my Disney Side, I was sent The Mickey Mouse club house as my theme having a five year old daughter and a one year old son it is a perfect theme.



Disney provided me with the party basics for ten children including cups,plates,napkins,tattoos,stickers and decorations. Along with what I was sent I purchased some favor bags, favors, treats and other goodies, I was also sent two wonderful sponsor products Disney Cake pops by So Sweet Pops and some Dinosaur soaps by TLCforU yes I know dinosaurs aren't quite Disney but all the kids love Dino's.



Each favor bag for the kids contains toys,stickers,tattoos and snacks for them to take home after the party, Along with a favor bag the kids will each get a cake pop of their choice, a Mickey Mouse party head band, Mickey Bubbles and of course they get to participate in all the activities and enjoy the food provided. I have printed out some Disney labels for the bubbles, Kisses tags as you can see above, coloring pages and more I am looking forward to decorating tomorrow!

P.s

Excuse my ugly nail in the cake pop photo, I need to repaint my nails but have been too lazy to remove the old polish. Also the cake pops are individually wrapped I opened these four for review purposes and photos.

Influenster #JAdoreVoxBox

****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 Influenster for the review/testing purposes free of charge.****



I recently received my first review box from Influenster, The box I received was the #JAdoreVoxBox which is the Valentines box. Inside the box I found Boots Botanics Shine away ionic clay mask, A bag of Hershey's Kisses milk chocolates; Can you say Yum?, Frizz Ease 3-Day straight flat iron spray, KISS looks so natural lashes, some Red Rose Simply Indulgent tea samples, and a Vaseline mens spray lotion. I personally love all the products included in the box.



The first thing opened was of course the Hersheys Kisses, everyone in my family loves them we each had a couple and the rest I attached small Mickey Mouse images to for a Disney party I am hosting tomorrow extras were consumed by the kiddos. I was most excited about the KISS looks so natural lashes and the Frizz Ease 3-Day straight flat iron spray, I use a flat iron often and hate when I end up with poofy frizzy spots or ends this product works wonders to help prevent my hair from becoming frizzy driving me nuts. I don't wear false eyelashes often normally only on special occasions so I haven't used the KISS lashes yet but plan on using them on Sunday when I go to a local event with my family. Prior to receiving the J-Adore Vox Box I hadn't tried the Red Rose Tea brand nor had I heard of the Boots Botanics company so I enjoyed the chance to test out their products, the tea was quite tasty and I look forward to having more. When first testing the Boots Botanics Shine away ionic clay mask I figured it would come out as a thick paste, instead it came out a more watery consistency which lead to the product drying fast, evenly and making it easier to remove. The product left my face feeling fresh and clean. My fiance has been using the Vaseline mens spray lotion the last few days and generally seems to enjoy it as his hands aren't left with a grease or oil feeling from having to rub lotion in, this is a product he can use in a hurry after a show or before bed to help keep his skin looking its best. Thank you to Influenster for sending me the J-Adore Vox Box it has been a fun experience and I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Pieces by Polly 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 Pieces by Polly for the review &giveaway free of charge.****

                      

When I was younger I was a fan of Harry Potter, my fiance has be beat though he remembers and knows quite a bit more than I do. Recently for Valentines day I thought it would be neat to include a special Hogwarts acceptance letter with his Valentines gifts as just an extra small geeky little gift. I found a fun and exciting etsy shop called Pieces By Polly who offers Handmade Quilts & Harry Potter Fun. I recently received a small package from her which contained a Gryffindor Adult Scarf, A Hogwarts acceptance letter customized with my fiances personal information and a Hedwig Owl Post Pendant Necklace. Due to personal information being on the letter, Names, address, ect I won't be sharing a photo of the letter I received but will provide a photo from her store.



I love how authentic the letter looks, It has the slightly browned edges which gives it a rustic look has the Hogwarts logo and has a sticker "Wax Seal" to keep it closed. The letter was easy to customize with a bit of personal information about the person your sending it to, and was fun to watch my fiance open. The scarf looks fantastic and is soft as can be, it feels soft against the skin and is sure not to irritate your neck and fits snugly to keep you warm during those cold winter days, and the necklace is quite adorable it features a small owl carrying a letter. I Love the chain the necklace came on it is a 'snake chain' I find it pulls my hair less and doesn't become tangle easily like a link chain would the necklace is light weight and looks great. I think that all the products from Pieces by Polly are both adorable and fun functional gifts for your loved ones who love Harry Potter all at an affordable price. My packaged arrived quickly and was packaged well the scarf helped protect the letter and the necklace, customer service gets an A+ from me Polly is friendly,responds quickly and was a delight to work with. I don't think there is an age limit on liking Harry Potter or not so these products would be perfect for anyone no matter what age they may be.



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Thursday, February 20, 2014

JenJenHouse.com sponsored post

 

One of the most important activities during High School for most girls is Prom, High School can be stressful and it takes up a lot of time so who wants to worry about driving around looking for that perfect prom dress? A number of things could go wrong when shopping locally maybe they are all sold out, they don't have your size or a dress you like a better solution is to find a dress online. Having personally looked through their prom dress selection I would recommend JenJenHouse they have a huge selection.



JenJenHouse offers hundreds of dresses in various sizes,lengths,materials and colors. Take the hassle out of shopping at the mall for a dress by browsing the pages of dresses offered at JenJenHouse.com the site is easy to navigate and has plenty to offer. I wish I could have known about Jen Jen when I was attending my prom they have so many gorgeous dresses I would love to own. They even offer a few dresses under $100 which leaves you more money to spend on other things such as accessories. All of their prom dresses are Made to order, Whether you choose a standard size or custom measurements the dress is sure to fit it's best!



Some of my personal favorite dresses include the Ball-Gown Halter Floor-Length Organza Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins, Empire V-neck Sweep Train Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading, A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins and Empire Sweetheart Floor-Length Satin Prom Dress With Embroidered Sash Beading. The only trouble you will run into is which dress to pick you will want to buy them all. Prom will be here before you know it get a head start and being your dress hunting now before all the good ones are gone. Need a pair of matching shoes and accessories? JenJenHouse offers those as well.

Toopy & Binoo Review!

 **** Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Looking for a new fun and exciting show for your children? I would like to present you with a new animated series coming to the US called Toopy & Binoo. Toopy and Binoo™ is an animated series that follows the adventures of Toopy, a tall, funny and friendly mouse, and his best friend Binoo, a tiny, clever and lovable white cat. The series inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor. A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel.

 

 I had a wonderful opportunity of  receiving a Toopy & Binoo DVD to watch with my children. The Episodes are 5 minutes each and offer bright colorful imaging along with fun adventures and a ton of laughs. My kids are ages Five and One they both really enjoyed watching the show and had fun playing with the stuffed plushes. Talkative Toopy loves to chat about the duo’s fun adventures. Thoughtful Binoo keeps his lips zipped but gets his point across with playful gestures and actions. Little ones and their families laugh out loud as the charming and endearing friends explore their colorful, whimsical world. Binoo, always logical and perceptive, is the perfect sidekick for Toopy and his vivid imagination and spontaneous zest for life. The Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. 

My family enjoyes Toopy & Binoo and we hope your family will as well. Head over to their YouTube channel now to check out what the show has to offer for your children.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

eGardenStudio 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 eGardenStudio for the review free of charge.****

 

I live in an apartment that has two large windows in the living room which should let in quite a bit of light but instead there is a large tree that mostly covers both windows so we don't get as much light as we should which makes keeping plants alive in my apartment impossible. I have finally come into possession of an easy to care for indoor plant that won't die on me, I was recently sent an Air Plant in a Bubble from eGardenStudio a wonderful plant shop on etsy.



This air plant comes in a small glass orb vase with a diameter of about 3 inches, and three little feet at the bottom. The orb vase fits right into my hand and sits perfectly on my computer desk, as a bonus the opening of the vase is about the size of my finger tip which means my cat can't get into the vase to eat my plant as he is known to do. This plant is very low maintenance you simply need to spray it 1-2 times a week making sure there is no excess water hanging out in the vase, I have been turning mine upside down on a paper towel for a few minutes to make sure all the extra water if there is any drains out. It requires bright, indirect light, no direct sun is recommended. You can put them near a window at home, or put them in your office, since fluorescent office lighting also works well for them. Both the light watering and indirect light make this plant a perfect gift for someone who doesn't get a lot of light in their home or for an office to spruce it up a little. Looks wise I think this vase and small air plant are adorable it adds a little bit of nature into what ever space you place it in. The exact model I received retails for $16 plus shipping. 

 

Shipping wise the package arrived fast and was securely packaged to keep the glass and plant from being ruined during shipping, since there was no dirt or rocks in the vase I didn't have to worry about there being loose soil/dirt in the box. eGardenStudio ships world wide, depending on where you live and how your postal service is it may take a few weeks to receive your plant in you are outside of the US. After taking care of this plant for the last two weeks and seeing that it is still healthy and very much alive I would 100% purchase more plants from eGardenStudio not only for my home but for my work desk and friends as well. All the prices are very reasonable and range depending on the plant,vase size and any extras that may come with it. Customer service is wonderful and they are always friendly. Want to check out everything they have to offer including their color moss? Head over to their shop to view what they have in stock.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mosaic Shirts 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 Mosaic shirts for the review free of charge.****



 I always love getting new clothing especially when they fit comfortably, I recently found a shop on Etsy called Mosaic shirts that offers a wide variety of shirts from Movies, Anime series, Books & more. There are quite a few shirts I enjoy but the one I was drawn too most is their Studio Ghibli Inspired Screenprinted T-Shirt.



I received a light blue Totoro Inspired Screenprinted T-Shirt from Mosaic shirts for review purposes, the shirt arrived relatively fast and was packaged in a caring manner. The shirt fits well, is comfortable and is made from sturdy fabric.I think the design is quite adorable  and is quite unique I have never seen another like it. The shirt is made from cotton and is soft, the design is printed well and doesn't seem like it is going anywhere even after a few dozen washes. The shirts sell for $14-$18 each which I think is a great price for something hand made considering band T-shirts are $20-$45 for a single one and those are mass produced. Each one of their shirts has a large option of shirt colors and sizes all the designs come in either black or white depending on the color of the T-shirt you choose. Selection wise I think they offer a good selection of shirts to pick from there are a few I would personally buy for myself.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Success Creations 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 www.SuccessCreations.com for the review & giveaway free of charge.****




I love dressing up which is why Halloween is my favorite holiday and Comicon is my favorite event of the year, A big part of dressing up or being mysterious involves masks. There are many kinds of masks which give different effects you can look like an alien, or a mutant or simply wear an elegant black half face mask for a ball. I have received the chance to work with a terrific company called Success Creations who specializes in masquerade masks on a review and giveaway here on Burning Moon's Inside Advice.



For my review I was able to pick out a mask I liked, I choose the Poison Ivy mask. I was told they would also be including one mask of their choice for the review, I am always up for a surprise so I happily agreed and started to wonder which of their many attractive masks would be in the box. My packaged arrived quickly, upon opening it I found they not only sent one extra mask but two I squealed with delight. The Poison Ivy mask is perfect, the material used is vibrant green and shiny, the golden ivy leaves and gold glitter really stand out against the green. The mask also features several green gems and sparkly gold ribbon which holds the mask onto your head. I personally think this mask is perfect and No I am not saying it just for the review [If you have been a reader a while, You will know I am not afraid to state the things I dislike about products], After trying this mask on I told my fiance I thought this mask was made specifically for me. I have a small forehead and most masks leave too much space above my eyes near the brow area which can be quite uncomfortable at times, other masks sit wrong on my cheek bones this mask has the nose/forehead shaped more towards how the curves of a face actually work and it sits perfectly on my face.



The second mask was their Simone with side Peacock Feathers, this is a Luxury Black Laser Cut Metal Masquerade Bejeweled mask is adorned with crystal jewels. I have personally never had a metal mask in my collection so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the mask is light weight. All of the edges are rounded to prevent sharp edges which is always a plus no one wants to cut themselves on part of their costume. The peacock feather is rather large but matches nicely with the mask, I could see myself wearing this with my hair up in a bun or perhaps curls that are pinned back to allow the peacock feather room to sit. One of my favorite touches of this mask are the crystal jewels which line the brow and the rhinestone brooch accent give it a nice sparkle. This mask is secured with ribbon ties.



The third mask included in the package is the Fancy Masquerade - Black-White, which features a fun black and white pattern. If you are looking for something simple but eye catching this mask does the trick my fiance is more inclined to wear this mask as the shape and size says 'Male' to me more than female but it can be worn by anyone. The fabric used is smooth and soft to the touch, it secures with an elastic band. I had a little trouble with the elastic band being too big at first but it was easy to figure out how to tighten it up. Success Creations offers dozens of masks from blank white masks to over the top masks which start at just $0.65 up to $140. The Poison Ivy mask retails for $22.97, the Simone with side Peacock Feathers retails for $29.97 with ties or $34.97 on a stick, and the black and white Fancy Masquerade retails for $11.99 they are sure to have something for any occasion. Head over to their website to see what they have to offer you. Which one is your favorite?

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