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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Live, Laugh, Love: 100% Pure Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

Live, Laugh, Love: 100% Pure Cosmetics Review & Giveaway: Disclosure: I received these product/products mentioned on my blog free of charge for the purpose of this review my opinions are my own and...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Getting The Look -NYC Tri Eye Shadow

The HD Color Trio Eye Shadow delivers high-intensity color with a silky soft texture.  This light weight formula blends effortlessly for the ultimate smoky eye look.  This eye shadow palette has light reflecting properties that provide a dazzling sparkle and luminous appearance to your eye area.  It's infused with green tea extract and vitamins A and E.  It's currently available in 12 shades.. I received the colors Long Beach Sands.

The top color, is the highlighter.  As you can see it's a pale peach-beige. The middle color, is the all over lid.  It's more of a cocoa brown.  And finally the last color, is for the crease line.  To me, it's like a light coffee with creamer added to it.

Blending the three colors together, you can easily get the perfect smoky eye look in that beautiful brown vs the typical black and grays.

I applied them as instructed on one eyelid first to show you a comparison.

 No color

  One eyelid

  Both eyelids

The eye shadows are little dry and don't go on quite as smooth as I would like them to.  I had to apply a couple of times to get the color that I was looking for... However, the color really does last a long time!  This trio pallet comes with a little sponge applicator... And I do mean little!  I suppose if you were in a pinch and really needed to use a brush, you could use it but I personally used my own brush instead.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

**As always, the opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received, although I will sometimes accept and keep goods or services for review purposes. Posts may contain affiliate or referral links. Thank you for your support!**

Influenster - The Jolly VoxBox Review

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Influenster is great social community where people like you and I can give honest opinions about products, make recommendations, and do reviews!  Depending upon your expertise, you can get chosen for certain promotions, or VoxBoxes, full of goodies to try. I most recently received the Jolly VoxBox.

Here's what I received:

Puffs To Go Tissue Pack: $0.49
New York Color Trio Eye Shadow: $2.99
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer: $5.49-$5.99
SkinnyCow Divine Filled Chocolates: $3.99/box
Duck Tape Ducklings Mini Roll: $2.00-$3.00

First up is Puffs Plus Lotion tissues. These are the softest tissues I have ever used! They're great for on-the-go use.. throw em in your purse, back pocket, glove compartment.. wherever!  Then you will have them when you want them or need them.. or when someone else you're with has a tissue emergency!  These are better than the typical "to-go" brands of tissues in my opinion.. mainly because they have that aloe lotion and are sooo soft and are not harsh on your skin.


Second is the NYC New York Color Trio Eye Shadow.. I received 3 lovely shades of brown.. which compliment my brown eyes!  I love how pretty the eye shadow looks and how long lasting it is.  However, the color pigment itself is not as strong as I would like it.  It does take several applications for the color to really show, but the overall look of the eye shadows are great.

Next up is the Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in LUNA. This color is sort of a peachy-pink.  It's simply adorable and you lips are so shiny!!  I absolutely love how long it stays on your lips and how soft it makes them feel!  The lipstick finish is a little dry as well, but with a little moisturizing before hand and lip gloss on tip, I think the color looks great.

Next in the box.. I received, OMG, a FULL size box of Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates!!!  I am in LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE with this candy!!  And best of all, with only 130 calories per pouch, I don't  feel even the slightest bit guilty for indulging!  LOL!  This chocolate candy is so incredibly smooth, creamy and deliciously sweet.  I absolutely love chocolate but to have chocolate that’s low in calories and still tastes good is awesomesauce in my books!

Last in my box was the Ducklings Mini-Rolls Tape.  Now remember, this is a mini.. Aside from crafts, I'm not sure what you would use this for..  The tape is 0.75 in. by 180 in.  It still has the durability the Duck Tape brand is known for, but the glue on it isn't AS sticky as the large tape, which is a good thing in my opinion.  The pattern I received was bright and colorful but I personally didn't care for it and wouldn't have purchased this particular design myself.  I like a lot of the patterns I found online and I'm hoping they'll release more - like they have in their larger size!

Thanks for reading and I look forward to bringing you more reviews!

**As always, the opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received, although I will sometimes accept and keep goods or services for review purposes. Posts may contain affiliate or referral links. Thank you for your support!**

Monday, January 20, 2014

Color Dunes Giveaway

Color Dunes is synonymus with style, usability, quality and simplicity, but with a panache for colors! Colors that breathe the essence of contemporary lifestyle and expression in the simplest of patterns. Colors that naturally express instinct, mood and vivacity, to emphasize your desire to be perceived as yourself in every walk of your life . . . to read more about Color Dunes click here

Color Dunes offer quite a few collections like their Crossbody Bag that have really been a hit this past year or two. I just started getting into them myself. Cosmetic Pouches to put your make-up things in, and iPad Covers which are usually terrific for their protections. Tote bags for your every day needs and many more you'll just have to check for yourself at

iPad cover - Carry your iPad in style with this freshly colored trendy zigzag pattern with leather trims. An outside pocket adds to the convenience of carrying important papers and essential stationery. Wipeable lining makes the product durable. Choose from six beautiful colors.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mini In The Box Deals - 01/05/14

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Product Review - Bullet Designs

Recently, I won a giveaway from another blog, Live Laugh Love... and my prize was a set of gorgeous jewelry from the 40 Caliber Fire & Ice Collection from Bullet Designs

I wasn't sure if I would keep the collection for myself or share the pieces.  Since I'm disabled and have no fingers - I decided to split the three pieces up between my two sisters and myself.  I gifted the ring to my sister Mikie and the necklace will be going to my sister, Sue.  The earrings, I'll keep and wear! ;)

Each one came in their own individual gift boxes... Making it easy to store as well as to gift away.  They're absolutely amazing!  Beautifully designed, so very unique and high-quality craftsmanship!  And boy oh boy, do they shimmer and shine!  Stunning!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

1,000 Meal Giveaway - 50 chances to win

1,000 Meal Giveaway - 50 Chances to Win

It’s the New Year, and we’re bringing it in with a bang! We’re giving away 1,000 meals this month, and tons of other awesome prizes! Enter for your chance to win!

5 lucky winners will receive one month of free meals
20 winners will receive a free week of meals
25 winners will receive a $50 Diet-to-Go gift card

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Product Review - The Hype about Hipe

Hipe IVA-400

Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Retail: $99.99

What's all the hype about Hipe?  Well this lightweight, hanging, Bluetooth, waterproof, speaker packs some powerful sound!  It's easy-to-use and pairs up flawlessly with your devices.  I love the hanging capability vs some other waterproof Bluetooth speakers that you have to set down.  It's waterproof to IPx6 (sprayed water) so it's NOT submersible!

But don't let the fact that this is a shower speaker fool you into thinking that this is just for shower use!  It makes a great travel speaker for activities you enjoy outdoors... Take it on hikes, bike rides, walks, the beach, the pool, the park, BBQ's... possibilities are endless!

The sound quality is wonderful and even the incoming phone calls come in clear.  You can adjust the volume on your paired device and directly on the speaker itself!  The buttons on the control panel allow you to toggle songs, pause, answer the phone, adjust the volume and link Bluetooth to your devices.

Hipe features a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that is reported to last 25 hours on a full charge... which takes about 4 hours to charge from empty to full.  The LED indicator will turn green when charged.

So, if I could add one thing it would be some kind of screen to show you who is calling and the names of the songs you're toggling through - other than that, it's perfect!

-- Angel

 Speaker, cable, A/C adapter, instruction booklet
Waterproof backing
 On/Off switch & charging location


I received this product for evaluation and I promised to provide a fair and honest review


Stream audio and answer your phone . . . in the shower!

Hipe Waterproof Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker & Handsfree speakerphone For Streaming Audio and answering your Phone.

Works with all Bluetooth enabled devices. (Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio profile) Auto Pairing Feature: Pairs your device with the Hipe speaker automatically when it is in range of the speaker. Waterproof (Rated IPX6) Can withstand powerful water jets - Built in Echo cancellation and Noise suppression Rechargeable power bank inside, you can Recharge your music device from this Speaker Run time: up to 25 hours. (If the unit has not been used for more than 10days, please charge it before using)

This Hipe portable waterproof speaker will change the way you bathe and shower forever! You can now listen to crystal clear audio streaming from any Bluetooth enabled device to this portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker. In addition to enjoying your music or any streaming audio, phone calls can be answered from your portable waterproof speaker! Your Speaker will ring upon receiving an incoming phone call. Once the call is answered the streaming audio will fade out and when the phone call has ended the audio will resume playing on your shower speaker.

Speaker features a full control panel that lets you remotely Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, Forward-Next/Back-Previous and Receive/Reject phone calls. You can also remotely redial and access voice dialing (For phones with voice dialing feature)

Please be aware that although the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker was designed for use in wet locations and is rated IPX6 and can withstand water spray or even high pressure water jet, IT SHOULD NOT BE IMMERSED IN WATER.