Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lucas Oil Drag Boat World Finals in AZ!

***This is not a paid post, I will be receiving complimented tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions about this show are my own and may vary from others.****



It is finally getting cool enough out that out-door events sound like a good idea, because you won't be attacked by bugs and you won't  melt from the heat. Next month the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Drag Boat World Finals is heading to Arizona, and you don't want to miss out on all the fast action.



Here is all the information you need on this Event:

WHAT: 

As the granddaddy event for all boat racing, the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Drag Boat
World Finals brings together hundreds of boats from all over the country to Arizona
for the Season Finale. Three full days of side by side, 8000 horsepower racing action
that tops out faster than 260MPH on the liquid quarter-mile will include multiple
classes competing at the highest levels in professional boat motorsports. Top Fuel
Hydro, Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flat and Pro-Modified classes will provide a
“must see” show as they travel the length of a football field in just 3 seconds pushing
themselves to see who can cross the finish line first and win the title of World Final
Champion!


WHERE: 

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (formerly Firebird Lake)
Gate 3 – Spectator parking
Phone # 520-796-5601



WHEN: 

Nov 6-8, 2015
Gates open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Racing begins at 9 a.m. daily and continues through dusk


TICKETS: 

Available at the GATE Only
Friday GA is $20 with kids 12 & Under FREE with paid adult
Saturday GA is $30 with kids 12 & Under FREE with paid adult
Sunday GA is $25 with kids 12 & Under FREE with paid adult

Pit Access free to all ticketholders.

FOR ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO – visit www.lucasoildragboats.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MacDonald's Ranch 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 MacDonald's Ranch for the review free of charge.****



October means a month filled with Ghouls, Ghosts, Spooky decorations and Pumpkin patches! My kids love visiting Pumpkin patches and mazes because they have so many fun activities for families to do and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. This past Sunday my kids and I went to pick up my mother and we headed off to MacDonald's Ranch to spend the day and visit their Pumpkin patch. They are open October 1st to October 31st,2015 from 9AM to 6PM and admission is $10 per person Mon-Fri and $12 on the weekends.





One of the first things you notice as you walk in is that it is set to a Western theme, complete with a gold mine and a sheriffs office which gets the kids excited because it is something new that they don't get to experience every day. MacDonald's Ranch offers quite a bit for the kids to do, we couldn't decide what to do first so we decided to move in a circle to check everything out and see what there was to do. The first thing the kids wanted to do was visit the Petting zoo! if you wanted to feed the animals they had feed available for $3-$5 before you enter the gate. The first thing I noticed when we started into the petting zoo was how clean and well cared for the animals were, I've been to a lot of petting zoo's and I can tell you they aren't all nice, I've seen dirty animals, animals with sores and animals that just look plain nasty but this wasn't the case here. All of the animals look like they are tended to regularly, the goats were clean and pretty soft plus they were extra friendly not a single one tried to nip at our hands or clothing, even the pigs, sheep and donkey were all clean and well groomed, the kids had a lot of fun petting and seeing the different animals. Not only were the animals clean but all the games and activities offered were also kept clean, organized and well put together, there were no actual lines but all the kids were really good with taking turns at each game. All of the games around the Ranch are included in the price of the entrance fee, the only thing we paid extra for was the horse rides. The pumpkins and other goodies such as the delicious smelling kettle corn were extra as well, they also had food and drinks for anyone planning on spending a good chunk of their day at the ranch.





The ranch offers a variety of activities including Duck Races, Cow Milking, Conk the Crow, Shooting Gallery, Pedal Carts, Sack races, A hay maze and more which will keep you and your family engaged and entertained. The kids hay maze was fun and the hay stacks were short enough you could send your child in on their own and not have to worry about them getting lost like you would in a corn maze. You can take a wagon or a train for a short ride to their Pumpkin patch where they have pumpkins for sale and a wagon or train will pick you back up and bring you back to the Ranch. If you are hungry or thirsty by the time you come back they have food and drinks to purchase, the Kettle corn smelled heavenly. At the end of the day you can finish your trip off with a ride on a horse, two kids cost only $5 to ride which is a pretty good deal! Overall we enjoyed our time at the ranch, the parking lot was huge and offered plenty of parking, there were tons of people there enjoying the ranch with their kids and there wasn't a single un-happy face in the crowd. The staff were all friendly and helpful, I will be bringing my kids back next year! If you are in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area I recommend visiting MacDonald's Ranch located at 26540 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ look for the Horse and Pumpkin Patch sign located on the North-West side of Scottsdale Road. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream VS NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

I normally don't blog about the personal items I buy, but I usually really love the NYX cosmetics brand and was recently kind of bummed out when I purchased one of their products and wanted to share my experience with you here. I have really been in love with liquid lipsticks lately because I love the way they dry, the way they look and how long they last so I was excited to see that NYX has a few liquid lipstick options.

I originally found the NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick first and wanted to try three shades but couldn't find them in the stores near me, every time I went they were sold out. However I noticed they had another liquid lipstick which is their NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and decided to pick up a shade called Istanbul along with one called Copenhagen, I love how both shades look and they dried well. I was extra excited when I visited one of my local Ulta's on Friday because they finally had the Liquid Suede in Cookies & Cream that I had been looking for.

 



When I got home I went to try it out right away and found that it is the exact same color as the Sofe Matte Istanbul which was a big disappointment, not just because it was the same shade as the other one I bought but for three other reasons as well. 1.) The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has 0.23OZ per lip cream and the Suede only has 0.13OZ although the product packaging is much lager. 2.) The Suede comes with less product for a higher price, the Soft matte is $5.99 and the Suede us $6.99. 3.) The Soft matte smells like cupcakes and the suede has more of a waxy smell to it. As you can see in the photos above based on the packaging they look like two different colors with the cookies & cream being darker and also in a larger tube. Can you tell the different on my lips when I wear both of them at once? My bottom lip is the Cookies & Cream Liquid Suede, and the top is Istanbul sofe matte.

I would suggest checking out the matte lip cream line first because I have a feeling a few of the suede shades will be available in the soft matte and you will get more product that smells better!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

French Toast 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 French Toast for the review &giveaway free of charge.****
My daughter goes to a school that requires specific requirements for their uniforms, they must be a certain color, all shirts must have no more than three buttons down the front, no glitter or extra flare that might distract the children. We have a few schools in the area that require uniforms so you would think they would be readily in stock in some of the stores in the area, you would be wrong to think that though. It is a pain finding uniforms at local stores that match the requirements of my daughters school and don't break the bank to buy. I was very happy when I found a company called French Toast who specializes in uniforms for boys and girls.





For a product review I was sent two Long Sleeve Pique Polo's one in black and the other red, a 2-in-1 Pleated Dress in navy and a Short Sleeve Pique Polo in black. They arrived in a short amount of time and were packaged perfectly, each of the clothing items was folded neatly then wrapped in tissue paper to keep them pressed and looking wonderful when they arrive. My daughter was very excited to try them on especially the pleated dress because she likes the way it looks, everything fits well. 



 

All of the clothing is made from a non-itchy comfortable material that my daughter seems to like wearing. I haven't heard anything negative from my daughters school when she wears the shirts I received so I know they are in-deed part of her dress code for the school she attends. All of the colors are the same or very similar to the images on the French Toast website, some products may look slightly different in person for example the red long sleeved shirt shown above is slightly brighter in person. Their clothing is also quite affordable with dresses, shirts and more ranging from $8-$20 per item which I think it pretty good because even at Walmart I was paying more per shirt and pants for her school uniforms. I am over all very happy with this clothing company and I look forward to buying from them in the future when my daughter out grows her current set of uniforms.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive two tops and one bottom of your choice from their website.

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Freckled Fawn 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 Freckled Fawn for the review free of charge.****
I enjoy doing scrap-booking in my free time, one of my favorite things about scrap-booking is looking around and finding new paper, embellishments, stickers and more to use in my scrap books. I recently found a company called Freckled Fawn who sells a monthly embellishments subscription service that will deliver fun and exciting embellishments and more right to your door.





Each month you will receive an adorable zip-locked pencil bag that is stuffed with goods plus the bags are cute and re-usable which is a major plus in my opinion. I recently received the August & September boxes and I can honestly say I love them both. Shipping was speedy and customer service is friendly and welcoming. The subscription cost $22 a month for a subscription or $27 for a single purchase and the products you receive are well worth the price. I was surprised there were so many goodies stuffed into these bags, I couldn't wait to open them and see what was included.





I received a number of stickers, tape, embellishments and more in each bag and was happy to see so much stuffed into the bags they came in. You will get 9-12 items in each bag plus the bag, I have been re-using my bags as travel makeup bags because they are easy to clean and look cute. My favorite items out of the box are the Heart shaped tape, pearl stickers, the wooden chips shaped like pencils and the deco tape. I look forward to using all of the items in my scrapbooks and didn't find a single item in either of these bags that I didn't like, I think they did a wonderful job putting together a beautiful selection of products. Not only can you purchase a subscription but you can also shop for single products such as deco tape and more by visiting the shop on their site.

Savannah Bee 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 Savannah Bee for the review free of charge.****



When it comes to lotion I am rather picky and odd, most lotions I am alright on having on my legs and arms but if the formula is too greasy or too thick I can't stand having it on my hands. Speaking of lotion I recently received a  Honey Body Lotion in the scent Tupelo Honey by a company called Savannah Bee.



The shipping was speedy and the lotion arrived in perfect condition, I enjoy how the packaging looks the way they designed it is eye catching and elegant yet simple. Each tube of body lotions is 8fl OZ and it comes in five different scents which are as follows: Unscented, Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Lemongrass spearmint and Wild Blackberry and they retail for $12 a tube. I do enjoy the formula used for this lotion, it is creamy but not to thick and it spreads well a little goes a long way. However I wasn't crazy about the scent I received, it was an odd mixture of floral scents and something else I can't quite put my finger on if I bought the in a different scent I think it would be perfect. Savannah Bee also sells lip balms, body wash, hand soap and more. To see everything they offer please visit their website.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Treat Box Giveaway!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I've always enjoyed dressing up but most of all I love decoration, visiting fall festivals and going to haunted houses. In order to celebrate the holiday I want to giveaway a goodie bag to one lucky winner, they may not be Halloween themed but there are some pretty fun treats included in this grab bag. What is your favorite thing about Halloween?





Product List:

Urban Decay Primer Potion 0.06oz Mini
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette 
NYX Wonder pencil in Medium
NYX slim eye liner pencil in Black
Hask Keratin Protein Deep Conditioner
Benefit deluxe sample It's Potent Eye Cream (0.1 oz.)
Pure ICE nail polish
Sweet Fantasy ULTA body wash sample

Retail Value: $65

One lucky winner is going to win all of the goods pictured above! Use the raffle form below to enter the contest and don't forget to come back to claim your daily tweet entries.

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Cave Tools 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 Cave Tools for the review free of charge.****



It is finally getting cool enough out that we can start BBQing again without feeling like we're going to melt in front of the grill. One of my favorite things to make is Kabob Skewers but I don't make them that often because we have those wooden skewer stakes from the store which can splinter and who wants that in their food? I know I don't so I was excited to receive the chance to review the Kabob Skewers Rack by Cave Tools.





This Kabob Skewer Rack comes with a metal rack along with five metal kabob skewers, each skewer has a metal disk which helps push the food off the skewer while you are eating it so you can get every piece on it. The metal rack has a number of notches which make it to where there are multiple positions so your skewers are evenly cooked. The rack and skewers are dish washer safe and the whole thing is easy to store once you are done using it. When the rack is in use it helps not only cook the kabobs evenly but they never touch the grill which prevents them from burning and sticking. It was easy to put the meat and peppers/onion on the skewer and everything cooked perfectly, I also enjoyed the little metal disk to push the food off because then I didn't have to use my fingers, as an added bonus the skewers won't splinter like your traditional wood skewer plus they are re-usable.You can purchase a Kabob Skewer Rack on Amazon or on the Cave Tools website, feel free to use the following code for 15% Off: LHWJZQMZ the Kabob Rack.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eye Of Horus 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 Eye Of Horus for the review & giveaway free of charge.****



I can honestly say I highly enjoy makeup and finding new makeup products I love to add to my collection. I've tried dozens of brands and no two are exactly alike, sure some brands have eye shadows that are very similar in color to another but it is how the shadow applies that is what counts. I recently found a company called Eye Of Horus and was very intrigued by their brand and their products so I knew I had to look into it more. Their brand name caught my interest because I've always found the Egyptian makeup looks to be quite pretty, and their products look fantastic.





When I received my package I was impressed by how much thought went into packing everything, I have seen companies put tissue paper and ribbon in their packaging in the past but none of them had their name and logo printed onto them so I thought that was pretty neat. For my review I received the following products: A teal malachite goddess eye pencil, A bronze amulet goddess eye pencil, liquid define eye liner in black, mascara in black goddess, A dual brow pencil in perfect dynasty and a smokey eye goddess pencil. I am impressed with the design of the product packaging because it makes the products easy to store, as you can see from the mascara above the product packaging is unique and fun to look at. The mascara has one of my favorite types of mascara brushes when it comes to mascara products, I prefer the more spaced out plastic brushes verses the traditional close quarter fiber brushes. This mascara is fantastic it makes my eye lashes look longer with just one application and I don't have any issues with clumps which is what I look for in a mascara I can't stand when my eyelashes smoosh together. My second favorite product is the Teal pencil the coloring is fantastic and really pops, the application is smooth like butter and goes on evenly, I also really love the liquid define eye liner in black, it goes on bold, smooth and straight and it is long lasting in fact I love it enough I threw out the other two black liquid liners in my makeup collection because they were complete crap compared to this.

I wasn't as big of a fan of the brow pencil, mainly because it doesn't match the shade of my brows but I also seem to prefer powder eye brow fill in rather than pencil (don't ask why because even I'm not one hundred percent sure). The Bronze pencil is nice and goes well paired with black liner or even the teal, however I don't think I will use it as often as the Teal because I like the brighter color pop. The smokey eye goddess pencil is another one of their products that goes on smoothly and looks great plus the little sponge end to make it easier to blend and create a smokey eye is really soft and does it's job nicely. Over all I am very happy with this makeup brand and suggest you check out some of their other products they have quite a few other products I would love to try out. Their prices range from $25-$49 per product, I know not everyone likes the same makeup brands or the prices they sell their products for but to me these products are worth the price tag because they look great and are long lasting.





 PRIZE ALERT:

One lucky winner will receive a liquid define eye liner in black, mascara in black goddess, and a smokey eye goddess pencil. The products can be seen in the last photo pictured above. A $94.95 value.

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