Sunday, July 12, 2020

Dragon fruit refresher; Dunkin Donuts VS Starbucks


Currently both Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks are offering a Dragon fruit flavored tea for the summer season, I decided to test out both of them to see which one is the best. I wanted to share my thoughts with you, plus I am going to host a small giveaway for all you coffee/tea lovers out there. 

Dunkin:

Size: Large
Price: $2.79

Prior to heading out to try out this tea I had never tried a Dragon fruit tea so I wasn't quite sure what to expect flavor wise. I was pleasantly surprised by this drink, it has almost a sweet strawberry taste to it and it was a welcomed refreshment from the hot summer heat. The Dunkin Large holds quite a bit more than the largest cup offered by Starbucks, and is is cheaper.

Starbucks:

Size: Trenta
Cost: $5.25

After trying the Dunkin refresher, I knew that Starbucks was also offering one so later in the week I stopped by to pick one up. Looks wise the Starbucks drink is more appealing to the eye, the pink is brighter and they add actual pieces of dragon fruit to the drink, however that doesn't mean the drink is better! Flavor wise I thought they were pretty on par, however once I started getting to the last 25% of my drink I was pretty unhappy due to the amount of chunks of seeds and dragon fruit that were getting caught in my straw. They also offer one with lemonade which I think is better than just the dragon fruit refresher alone. 

So which is the winner? Since both were pretty similar to me in flavor, I'd choose Dunkin as my winner due to the price difference and the fact you get more for your dollar buying it from Dunkin. 

GIVEAWAY:
Over on my Instagram page I am going to be giving two lucky commenters a $5 gift card to either Starbucks or Dunkin (Winners choice!) so that you can try out this drink or another of your choice.
  
**This is not a sponsored post, it is just a quick fun little post/giveaway that I wanted to do. It is not affiliated with Dunkin or Starbucks. Prize will be handled by me and email directly to the winner.**

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ipsy June Bag Review!

Around my birthday in May I decided that I wanted to subscribe to Ipsy for a month just to see if I got lucky and found some new favorites, I ordered at the end of May so I ended up with the June Ipsy bag. I figured even if I ended up not wanting any of the items they sent I could add it to my next makeup giveaway. Today I am going to share with you what I thought about the bag I received, and want to note that this is not a paid or sponsored post, I paid for the month myself. So let's get to the review, is the Ipsy subscription Yay, Nay or Meh?

I personally think the subscription is Meh, It kind of seems that even if you fill out the surveys to your exact likes and dislikes you'll still end up with items you didn't want and that there isn't a large difference in the bags you receive versus what others receive. The subscription is $12 a month plus taxes so my total came out to just over $13 which isn't too bad. If you aren't familiar with Ipsy each month you'll receive a makeup bag along with five sample sized products that are "suited" to your likes/dislikes. 


The June bag included a cute marble makeup bag, which seems pretty sturdy and water proof. The five sample products I received were a Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, Glow for a cause "lip love flirt" lipbalm, LXMI "Nicotica Goddess Glow" hydrating illuminator, The Balm cosmetics eyeshadow in "Wall St." and a Hey Honey copper peel off mask. 


I do enjoy the roller lash mascara as it is a product I already use so I was happy to have another travel size of it since my other is a travel size as well and is close to being finished. I generally don't use a lot of blush/highlighter/illuminators so I am unsure if I will use the illuminator included. At least once a week I like using a mask or a peel so I look forward to using the one in this bag, it looks like it will be a neat one to use due to the color of the mask itself. I was a bit bummed to see a lip balm included as one of the five monthly items, it would be fine if it were an added freebie as a promotional thing for the company that would be great but it feels like an easy way not to include another makeup type product in the bag. Based off just the bag and the products I am not sure if I'd continue this subscription full time knowing some of the other subscriptions that are out there, however once in a while getting a bag just for fun isn't that bad and won't break the bank. 


As an added bonus though I received a Berry Burst fun sized palette for being a new subscriber which I was more excited to receive than the samples in my bag. The colors included in the palette look gorgeous and I can't wait to use it! If you end up continuing your subscription they send an email towards the end of the month where you can pick out one of your five items in your next bag. For the July bag I picked a Kat Von D eyeliner as my "choice" item. I wasn't originally sure if I wanted going to keep my subscription going another month, but they had a deal that I couldn't refuse. To try to keep subscribers the cancelation email gave me an option to give them a second chance and my next bag would "be on them". Perhaps it was just this month that I thought was Meh so I will give it one more month and see how I feel about July's bag. 

I will be using at least three of the items in this bag not including the palette and will be posting individual reviews of the items over on my Influenster account if you want to check that out. If you aren't familiar with Influenster it is a site where you can sign up to complete surveys which could qualify you to get free voxboxes with various goodies, no blog is needed in order to sign up. I've had a few friends sign up who aren't bloggers and they've received boxes. You can sign up Here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Personna Razors Review!


One of the things that most people have in common is that we all need to shave, whether it is an arm, a face or something else we all want a razor that provides a smooth shave and doesn't cause skin irritation. I was recently sent some Personna Razors to use and review. I was sent a Men's 5-blade razor system, a Women's 5-blade razor system and a set of women's disposable razors. 


Women's 5-blade razor system - The set comes with one handle and twelve cartridges which you can purchase for $19.95. Each cartridge has five ceramic-coated steel blades, and a Jojoba + Shea butter moisturizer strip. 


That all sounds good, but do they work well? Yes, they do work and help give a close shave however I wouldn't say they are more exceptional than other brands. I'd like to say my shave was completely nick free, but I can say that it was less than other brands. I've been using these blades for about a month now and only nicked myself once near my ankle, otherwise my shaves have been pretty smooth and I haven't had any issues with irritated skin. After each shave I suggest laying the razors down with the blades facing up otherwise the moisturizer strip can get a bit sticky and you'll have to pry it off of the shelf when you go to use it again. The cartridges are easy to replace and take less than a minute. 


Men's 5-blade razor system - Just like the women's razors this system comes with one handle and twelve cartridges for $19.95. The handle is really nice, it has a little weight to it while still being easy to use and guide around the skin. My husband seems to like these razors and hasn't complained about any issues aside from it not having a edge trimmer. When you are ready for a new razor head, the old one pops right off and a new one is simple to add. 


Women's disposable razors - The disposable razors come with nine for $14.95, they have the same type of blades and moistening strip as the razor system. The only difference is that the head of the disposable razors doesn't come off, it is just one solid razor. They also do a great job at giving me a silky smooth shave! Don't forget a good exfoliation before hand and some lotion after a shave will help keep your skin feeling and looking smooth. 

All of their products can be purchased on amazon or directly through their website and will arrive quickly! Their packaging looked great for gift giving though I think it is slightly bulky. 

Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Personna for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Popsonic faves and flops!


Popsonic sells a variety of self care products such as toothbrushes, skin exfoliators and more for both men and women. Looking around online you'll find mixed reviews on their products ranging from one star reviews to five star reviews, I recently tried out nine of their products and wanted to share my experience with you! So today I'll go over which products worked and which were simply flops. 


My favorite product from them that I tested out is the "Smoothie" which is a small round hair removal deceive that can be used to help remove peach fuzz and hair on the face. It runs off of one AAA battery which is included with the product, and it has a cap for when it is being stored. The device is light weight and essentially works like a nose hair trimmer, you click the button on and the round trimmer on the top will begin to move. I find it is best to use this device in a circular motion to get the closest and most even hair removal, I haven't experienced any hair pulling while using this product. The smoothie retails for $24.99

The "Spade" is also a great product, which is used to help cleanse your skin, massage and infuse your favorite skincare products. It has a duel use, one side has small silicone bristles which are used during cleansing while the vibrations help remove dead skin, dirt and oil. On the back side are a few wave shaped ridges that are intended to help massage and infuse your favorite lotions, serums and skincare products into your skin to help you achieve a healthy glow. The spade retails for $99.99

I'd have to say the Typhoon water flosser is a close tie to being my favorite alongside the Smoothie, and it is the product out of the eight that I use the most. I like that after the water flosser is charged I can use it as a cordless water flosser so I can use it at the bathroom sink or in the shower. It's charge holds for quite sometime, in fact after I charged it the first time I haven't had to recharge it yet and I use it quite frequently. I do wish it held a bit more water because it seems to empty out quickly, however refilling it is simple and doesn't take long. If you haven't used a water flosser it may take a use or two for your teeth to get used to it, you may experience slight bleeding in your gums (happens with regular flossing too) that will stop the more you use it. It comes with four different tips, so you can save the extras to replace old tips with or four different people can use this since each tip has a different colored band. The typhoon water flosser retails for $49.99



Up next is the Go Sonic Toothbrush which is a travel sized electric toothbrush. This one went to my husband to test out, he didn't like how small the toothbrush head was. Otherwise the electric toothbrush part of it works perfectly fine, and it has a nice cap to keep your toothbrush cleaner and make it easier to take it on trips. It is battery operated and the battery seems to last for a good amount of time.  This toothbrush comes in nineteen different colors, comes with one replacement brush head and retails for $19.99. 

Two of the products came as a duo, which are the lip exfoliator and the sugar lip scrub. I enjoyed the sugar lip scrub which helped leave my lips feeling soft and looking smooth, however I didn't like the lip exfoliator as would consider it a flop. It didn't really feel like it was doing anything aside from moving the sugar scrub back and forth, I had better results using the sugar scrub and just my finger.  Prior to trying out the sugar scrub on the exfoliator I had tried it by itself and still didn't notice any difference. The biggest issue I had with this was that the lip exfoliator was a pain in the butt to clean, the sugar scrub just wanted to stay stuck in-between the small silicone bristles and even using my fingers to scrub it made it take a bit to clean. The duo retails for $29.99 or you can buy the scrub by itself for $12.99

Second to last we have the Strawberry 3 in 1 Exfoliator, it has a section of silicone bristles to help cleanse and massage your face and a thin steel edge along the side to help exfoliate and remove dead skin. After washing you can turn use the steel edge at a 45 degree angle to help open pores and lift dead skin for removal of dirt and oils. I suggest using this while you are in the shower, the combination of the steam and the vibration from this product will give you the best results for removing dead skin, plus it makes it easier and more convenient to rinse it off. The steel edge comes with a protective cover and it also comes with a charging cord, the charging port can be a little difficult to find (it is located on the back side towards the middle of the product). This product retails for $79.99


The final two products I reviewed were the Zip compact razor for men (retails for $49.99) and the LED gooseneck mirror (retails for $39.99). I wasn't happy with either of these products because they simply didn't seem to work as advertised. The compact razor is a wet/dry razor that didn't seem to cut hair at all, whether it was dry hair or wet hair. My husband tested it out on his face and I tested it out on my arm, neither of us saw any difference in the area we used it on and we tried using it at different angles/using different amounts of pressure. If it would have worked properly it would have been nice to use during travel, however since it didn't work I tossed it out. The mirror had LED lights on it which are nice and help you properly see what you are doing, however I couldn't get the suction cup base to stick to anything in my bathroom no matter how many times I tried. I even tried getting the bottom of it slightly wet like you would when sticking a suction cup to the inside of the shower, however it still wouldn't hold and kept falling down/over. 

Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Popsonic for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Slimygloop Slimy Sand Review + Giveaway!


With how long many of us have been stuck inside with our kids, it can be difficult to keep them entertained the entire time which is where Horizon Group USA comes in handy. They crate a number of fun products to help keep you and your children busy and active. I recently joined their Influencer program and I am now a Giveaway Guru which means that when ever I review one of their products I get to give one to a lucky giveaway winner as well.


I was recently sent two containers of Slimygloop Slimy Sand in blue and pink. At first when I saw "Slimygloop" in the brands name, I was a bit hesitant because I know how messy slime can be so I had the kids play with this in the kitchen over the tile so if they did make a mess, it would be easier to clean up. I was happy to find that it isn't sticky like regular slime, instead it feels like soft squishy sand. 


This sand is so soft! Even I sat down to play with the sand for a while, it is a lot of fun and it can be stretched, squished, and molded. When you stretch it out, it reminds me a lot of cotton candy in look and close to it in texture as well. One of my favorite things to do with it was stretching it out, folding it onto itself, and repeating the process because it made it turn into a fluffy blob of sand that was neat to squish. 


Cleaning up after we were done playing was easy, I do want to note that if you ended up leaving any little bits behind or don't put the lid on properly the Slimy sand will dry out. I know you are thinking, "It is sand, so isn't it already dry?". This item has more of a putty than a sand so when the bit of moisture it has vanishes it will become a very fine sand that will easily track all over. Aside from it being fun to play with, one of my favorite things about it is that it is only $7.99 for a tub of 1.5lbs which is available over on amazon.


Now for the best part, Who wants to win a tub of blue sand plus a tub of pink sand? Fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter to win.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive 2 tubs of sand. 
This is open to US Residents only! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 07/03/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave me a comment letting me know another color you'd like to see this sand. 


Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Horizon Group USA for the giveaway + review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

February/March Creepy Crate Review!





I've been MIA for a little while and if you are wondering why, you can find out by checking out my facebook post. With the summer heat in full effect I am dreaming of Fall! It is one of my favorite times of the year because the weather is cooling down and all the stores start putting out all of their Halloween decorations. My home has a bit of a nerdy Addams family feel to it, there are lots of comic book, video game and Spooky themed decor up on our walls, and I've always been a fan of horror/thriller movies. So when I found a subscription crate called Creepy Crate I knew it was going to be a box worth looking into.



Creepy Crate is a True Crime/Horror subscription box that ships out on a bi-monthly basis. Each box could contain clothing, pins, accessories, house goods, books and more that is based on either a true crime such as the zodiac killer or on a horror movie such as Friday the 13th. You can purchase a three box subscription for $120 or a six box subscription for $240. 



Today I am going to be sharing the February/March 2020 box with you! You can spot the box as soon as it arrives on your porch because the box is adorned with spooky symbols like black cats, kitchen knives, etc. My box came packed with seven different products, I like that no two products were from the same horror theme. What was in the box? 




I received a book called Voices in the snow by Darcy Coates, A I <3 Derry T-shirt, A Zodiac Memo Book, A digital Ebook copy of "Sleep,My Child,Forever" by John Coston, A winged demon pin, A Undead horde keychain and a set of death dice. Sorry the cat isn't included in the box! My three favorite items from the box have to be the pin, dice and the memo book. As much as I love the pin though I have to figure out where I'd like to put it, I had it on my purse for a while but the back won't stay on securely and it slips right off (thankfully I didn't lose it when it fell off of my purse).

How cool are those death dice? Each side of the dice has little skulls carved into it that match the number correlated for that side. Some of the skulls are slightly different than the others but they are pretty uniform and I enjoy that they gave them a vintage/worn stain to make them look like actual bone. They are light weight, work well and would make a great addition to any D&D dice sets. The memo book seems to be well made and I think they did an excellent job on it, I was able to guess who it was in relation to as soon as I spotted it. I always like carrying a small notebook or notepad in my purse and this is the perfect size for carrying around with me. If you love Zombies, you'll love the zombie horde keychain which features a number of ghastly zombies to help brighten your rotten day. 







I enjoyed the fact that their T-shirt size chart is true to size, back quite some time ago when I was getting the Lootcrates the T-shirts were always significantly smaller than what the size chart was. So when picking out a shirt size I'd go with your normal size! I do however wish that the shirt included in this was black instead of white, as I typically don't wear anything that isn't black so I passed this shirt onto a friend of mine who will wear it. I haven't had a chance to read the book yet but it seems like it will be a fantastic read that I can't wait to dive into. 

Over all I really enjoyed this box, it had several fun products that are all useful and neat to have. Price wise each box comes out to about $40, for me that is a bit higher than what I'd typically pay for a subscription box but this was packed full of unique products I loved and don't think I would have found otherwise. 

Disclaimer- Creepy Crate provided a box for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Have you heard about CBD haircare? I love these products from Emera.


I've featured CBD lotions and gummies in the past but did you know you can also purchase hair care products that are infused with CBD? Emera hair care currently has six different hair care products all included with CBD to help your hair looks it's best. But how exactly does your hair benefit from having CBD in your hair care products? Here is a short description from the Emera website explaining why it is useful and how it helps "A non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant that naturally integrates with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help reduce common dry hair conditions. This rich source of Vitamins A, C, and E has powerful antioxidant properties that help protect hair from external factors and promotes overall healthy hair and scalp." As an added bonus their products are 100% Vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and they use recycled materials for their packaging. They are both PETA approved + Leaping Bunny certified.


I was recently sent three of their products to test out and review, I honestly wish I tried all six because I enjoy them so much. For my review I will be sharing the nourishing CBD reparative treatment, scalp therapy and nourishing serum.


First up is the Nourishing CBD Serum which comes in a 2oz bottle for $30. Out of the three products I reviewed this one is my favorite for a few reasons, the first being that it smells really good. I also enjoy the fact that the formula they use is just right which makes it easy to apply, it is light weight and doesn't leave my hair looking greasy or overly oily like I haven't washed it in several days. 2oz doesn't seem like a lot of product, but when it comes to this serum you don't need a lot of it to achieve the look you are wanting, I use maybe a dime size amount each time I use this. It helps control my hair frizz and it helps keep my hair feeling soft. I have noticed after using this that my hair doesn't look nearly as dry as it used to which is a huge bonus since it gets pretty dry here in Arizona which can be harsh on my hair. This serum has quickly become one of my favorite hair care products!


Next up is the Nourishing CBD Scalp Therapy which comes in a 2oz bottle for $30. There are two other very unique ingredients in this product aside from CBD and that is peppermint + menthol, which gives your scalp an almost instant tingly cool feeling which is quite nice (I bet it will be even nicer in summer!). Even after exiting the shower you can still feel the clean, cool sensation for a short period after use.

The formula isn't quite as thin as the serum however it still spreads well though it does take a bit more product to get the full effect you are looking for. It also has a calming scent to it which makes this the perfect product to use during your bedtime routine. My scalp felt clean and refreshed after using this, and it felt healthier for several days afterwards. I honestly don't think this product needs to be used on a daily basis, once a week to once every two weeks should be just right. The goal of this product is to help deeply condition, encourage new hair growth, while softening and strengthening your hair.


Last but not least I reviewed the Nourishing CBD Reparative Treatment which comes in a 5.1oz tube for $30. I really like this product however it is slightly thick so I have to use a decent amount to reach the desired effect so I wish the bottle was slightly bigger. This product aims to help repair and strengthen your hair, while hydrating and encouraging hair growth.

After you've cleaned and washed your hair this is applied to damp hair then rinsed out after 3-5 minutes, I like leaving it in for the whole five minutes while I finish washing before I get out of the shower. My hair has felt softer lately and frizz control has been great, but my hair is a beast so there isn't much that will help control 100% of the frizz. Each one of those products has the scent "Seagrass Mint" which has notes of Sun-drenched Ivy, Lily of the Valley and Peppermint that smells fantastic, I wish I had a few candles with the same scent.

If you want to try them out you can save 25% OFF your order using code luna25 during check out.


PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a Emera Sample box which contains samples of their Shampoo, Conditioner, Serum and Scalp therapy.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 03/29/2020


Giveaway entry question: Visit their product page and leave me a comment letting me know which product you'd like to test out the most! 

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Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Emera Haircare for the giveaway + review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

March Beauty & The Book Giveaway!


It is time for this month's Beauty & The Book giveaway and this month I have a surprise co-host which is the brand Bubbles & Books. Later this month I will also be hosting a review of Bubbles & Books, the post office mangled my box from them so they are sending me out a new one.

What is Bubbles & Books? They are a monthly subscription company that sends out a box that contains one book along with several bath goodies. So that means that this month's book will be a mystery! Instead of selecting a book to go with this month's giveaway you'll be getting the book in the Bubbles & Books box instead in the genre of your choice. Along with the Bubbles & Book box you'll also receive all of the goodies shown above that I have included as part of this giveaway. The items include nail strips, perfume, lotion, a face mask, a ELF cosmetics lip stick and a Urban Decay eye shadow.

If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona or surrounding areas I currently have a giveaway up for a four pack of tickets to Jurassic Quest coming later this month. For those of you with young children I am also hosting a giveaway for two copies of the book Timmy Failure Mistakes Were made which was recently turned into a Disney original movie. Also coming later this month I'll be hosting giveaways for CBD hair care products, Photo tiles home decor and more so keep an eye out for those as well.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! This giveaway is hosted by ME and is not associated with any of the brands mentioned above.

This giveaway ends on 04/05/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite movie was that is based off of a book. 

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Disclaimer-  Books & Bubbles is providing a box for the giveaway free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Craving Ribs? Check out Frasher's Smokehouse in Phoenix.


My husband and I are both fans of BBQ Ribs and we have looked around for restaurants near us that offer ribs, however we didn't have much luck finding a place that had ribs that we enjoyed. That was until now! This past Sunday my family drove over to visit a restaurant called Frasher's Smokehouse, which we came to realize we've driven past it dozens of times on our way to the zoo, we just never had the chance to stop in and check it out. They are located at 3222 East Indian School Road Phoenix,Arizona 85018. As soon as we popped out of our car we could smell the delicious smoked BBQ smell coming from the restaurant.


When you enter the restaurant you are greeted and they have a menu on full display or you could use a paper copy if you prefer (note, the paper copy doesn't have all of their food listed, I'd go with the signs behind the counter). You can place your order at the front, find a seat and they will deliver your food to your table or if you prefer to eat at home you can place your order to go. Along with their food selection they also have a full bar, the signature cocktail sounded pretty good however this time around we skipped ordering from the bar as we went in for a midday lunch. When we arrived there were a few other tables occupied otherwise we seem to have gotten in right before what seemed like the lunch rush. After looking at the menu and placing our order we were handed our cups and directed towards the drinks, they let us know that they had soda options but they also had a few house made options such as tea, lemonade and fruit punch. I am a big fan of lemonade so naturally that is what I choose, my husband and daughter decided to try the fruit punch and my son went with some soda.

I enjoyed the lemonade, it wasn't overly sweet but it wasn't bitter either it was just right, but once I tasted the fruit punch I was really blown away and the next time we visit that will be my go to drink.


So what did we end up ordering? My kids decided to try out their pepperoni pizza (which has been featured on the Food Network!), my husband selected the ribs with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and baked beans, I decided to go with the two meat combo of pulled pork and turkey with a side of coleslaw and green chili mac n cheese. We were also able to try their cornbread and the gooey butter cake. When I ordered the pulled pork I was asked if I'd like it with a bun or a side of toast, having the option to select the bread was nice.

It didn't take long until our freshly made pizza and order were delivered to the table. Before trying out the main courses we all tried some of the corn bread and Oh was it good! Their corn bread has a type of honey glaze on it which is delicious and really adds a kick to the cornbread. My husband is a big cornbread guy and he can be pretty critical when it comes to it but he didn't have anything negative to say about this cornbread.


My husband and I each shared a small piece of the pizza the kids ordered and can see why it was featured on the Food Network, it was delicious! The thin crust pizza was cooked just right and the way they added the toppings made it to where there wasn't any pepperonis falling off while you were trying to eat.

The ribs & pulled pork were so good and packed full of flavor! I was surprised at the quality of meat and that I didn't find any fatty pieces in my food. One of the biggest perks I found was that you decide on how much BBQ sauce you want on your food, they have a counter with bottles of BBQ sauce in three flavors that you can bring to your table and dispense as you please. The sweet was pretty tasty! The turkey was juicy and well cooked, tasty as it was I preferred the pulled pork.



How were the sides? My husband and I both tested out all four of the sides to see which we liked best out of what we choose. The clear winner was the garlic mashed potatoes, they were creamy and had just the right amount of garlic. The other three sides we were both one sided on, the baked beans had pulled pork in it which I thought added an extra element to it and an extra flavor kick however my husband didn't like the addition of the pulled pork. My husband doesn't like coleslaw in general so he wasn't a big fan, I thought the level of mayo was just right however I would have liked slightly more seasoning or flavor added to it, and the green chili mac and cheese had a light taste with a bit of a kick from the green chili but it wasn't overpowering.


Last but not lease was dessert, the gooey butter cake was pretty sweet. It was quite delicious, but we only each had two or three bites and saved the rest for later in the day. The gooey butter cake is a combination of yellow cake, cheesecake and a delicious sauce, if you stop in I highly suggest trying some in restaurant or take some home. The amount of food we received was enough to satisfy us for lunch and we had enough left over to take home for dinner. I think their prices are affordable especially with the amount of food you are given.

Customer service was excellent if we had any questions all we needed to do was ask, and the other customers were taken care of promptly as well. While we were eating we heard some of the regulars talking about which sides they had during their prior visit and which they wanted to order this time around. The restaurant itself has a cozy, welcoming feeling, although I found it a little dark (there are no windows along the sides or in the back) inside, but over all I enjoyed the atmosphere. The bathrooms were also quite clean and I thought the sink was really cute. On the way out of the bathroom I saw photos of Taylor Swift hanging up in the hallway from when she visited the restaurant, so if you are a fan of hers you can say you ate at the same place she did. All of us enjoyed Frasher's and we are planning on going back again for lunch.


Disclaimer- We were provided lunch by Frasher's Smokehouse for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Timmy Failure - Win a copy of the book!


Disney has recently turned the book "Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made" into a movie, which can be watched now over on the Disney+ app! In celebration of the new movie the books publisher has re-released the book with a new cover, I have received a copy of the book to read with my kids and I will be giving away two copies as well. Want to see a trailer for the new movie? You can watch it below:



This seems like a really cute family movie & book about a young boy who runs his own detective agency, we are looking forward to watching it on our next movie night. The book itself seems like one that both my daughter and son would be interested in reading, it is a chapter book but it is also packed with fun drawings, diary entries and more.

PRIZE ALERT:
Two lucky winners are each going to win a copy with the updated cover.

This is open to USA/Canadian Residents! (No P.O Boxes) Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 03/18/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave a comment letting me if you plan on watching this movie with your kids, or what your favorite part of the trailer is. 

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Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Candlewick Press for the giveaway + review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Jurassic Quest is coming to Phoenix & You can WIN Tickets!

Have you ever wanted to see a baby Dinosaur up close and personal? Well now you can!

Jurassic Quest is the most exciting, interactive, and jaw dropping dinosaur event that is traveling around North America! Jurassic Quest features over 100 dinosaurs, including some of our sky scraping classics, the Spinosaurus, Giganotosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Our newest addition to our exhibit, Ancient Oceans, includes some of the largest prehistoric marine creatures such as a 50 foot - long Megalodon that you can’t see anywhere else! Experience the opportunity to ride atop some of the largest creatures in history, or fuel your inner paleontologist and dig up real dinosaur fossils. Take a stroll through our dinosaur exhibit, partake in an endless amount of prehistoric activities, and experience our walking dinosaurs and baby dinosaurs that love to play and nibble on our guests!


Jurassic Quest is coming to the Phoenix Convention Center March 27th until March 29th. The event is $22 per adult, and children have two different ticket options - you can purchase a normal ticket for $22 or opt for the Kids VIP ticket for $36 which includes unlimited rides and activities.


My family and I are pretty excited to attend Jurassic Quest and see all of the life sized Dinosaurs, and we want to send one of you along with your family to Jurassic Quest to join in the fun for yourself. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to win the following:

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to win 2 Adult tickets + 2 Kids VIP tickets to the Phoenix,AZ Jurassic Quest event. Tickets are good for any of the three days.

This is open to Arizona Residents! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email! 

This giveaway ends on 03/16/2020


Giveaway entry question: Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite Dinosaur is!

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Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Jurassic Quest for the giveaway free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.