Monday, September 28, 2015

My Dream Product Box from Influenster

So Influenster told me that I can create my dream product list and that if I get enough likes I may get chosen to receive that box, with those products. Let's get real here if you tell me I got $100, and to use it wisely and there has to be at least 5 products, I'm going to do an AMAZING job.

So I'm asking you to do me a favor... Can you please go to this LINK and click like at the top right? I'd so appreciate it, and I really want to win this! I think you can relate, this box would be a perfect box full of must-haves, must try's and must-buys! All at an affordable price (I think at least).

So go check it out and click it for me? If you want to join Influenster (where I get all my cool stuff) you can click here and join.
Just a preview of my list/box!

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Don't Let IVF Ruin Your Relationship

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So you have made the decision to have a baby but have arrived at IVF to make your family dreams come true. Trying for a baby, whether naturally or through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), can have a major impact on your relationship, testing the bonds between even the strongest and longest relationships. How much will depend mostly on you as an individual, as well as you as a couple.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Let's Turn October Pink! #GlamuletPinkOctober

So you know October is literally right around the corner. And what happens every October? Besides Halloween, everything is turned PINK! It's breast cancer awareness month. I know a few people who have touched and affected by breast cancer. They are the strongest women I know. I hope that when I grow up I can be as strong and as badass as they are. So whenever I see the opportunity to bring breast cancer awareness, I will do my best to try! I even have a tattoo on my left wrist in support of breast cancer awareness. 

This is the time of year when companies try even harder to raise money for Breast Cancer treatments and finding a cure. The best way is when you can buy something super pretty, and know that part of your proceeds goes to aid in that. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celebrate Potty Training Success & Enter To Win A Potty Prize Kit!

I'm teaming up with Kandoo to share a fun way to celebrate the potty training process, plus a chance to win one of 50 Potty Training Prize Packs. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win one of 50 Potty Prize Kits from Kandoo! As every parent can attest, potty training can be a process. We're here to make your job easier. Follow these four tips for potty training success, and you'll be doing the potty dance in no time.
Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you're getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you're celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience.

Keep reading to learn more, and enter the giveaway!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: Mi Bella Reina 24K Collagen Gold Face Mask

So I've posted info about Mi Bella Reina before (check it out here). I got to try it a few months ago, but I forgot to post my experience about it! So I'm going to do it now :)

Mi Bella Reina, if you aren't familiar, is a beauty company that focuses on vegan and organic beauty products. Everything from cosmetics, skincare, nail polish, foot care, aromatherapy and spa products. All with vegan and organic in mind. Many people want products that are free of toxins and chemicals, if that's something you are passionate about, you'll enjoy this company's products.

Ideas For Spoiling Your Husband On His Birthday Without Breaking The Bank

If your husband’s birthday is on the way, it’s only natural that you want to spoil him. However, when it comes to treating him, you might have no idea where to start. This is especially true if you don’t have as much money to spend on him as you did in the past - once little ones come along, every penny counts.
Even if you can’t afford to give him a gift that’s as extravagant as you would have in the past, it doesn’t matter. You may not be able to spend hundreds on him, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spoil him rotten.
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Keep reading after the break!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Win A Laptop from Intel & Firestarter #UpgradeWithIntel

Sponsored content: This post is for my participation in the Firestarter Intel Program

Walmart has a large variety of laptops including the HP Flyer Red 15” Laptop, which is the one I really love. I want one myself! If it's time to upgrade your laptop, you can go to the Walmart website and check out all the laptops they have to offer. 

  • The HP Flyer Red 15" Laptop features:
  • an Intel Pentium N3540 processor
  • 4GB memory; 500GB hard drive
  • 15.6" HD BrightView WLED-backlit display
  • Webcam
  • SD card reader
  • WiFi. 

Enter now to win one for yourself! 

Click on the image below to open the Intel window
Select the contest tab
Then, in 250 characters or less, explain what a new laptop would mean to you top receive an entry.
One entry per email, per person.
The complete terms and conditions are found in the window.

There will be two more campaigns where you can enter to win, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter or follow me on social media so you'll know when to come back and enter.

Bloggers, if you are interested in posting about this opportunity make sure to sign up for Firestarter to receive your posting link! Use:

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mystery Shopping Scam: What To Look For

If you have been a follower for some time then you know that I am a mystery shopper. I am aware there are scams.  Here is one that I received at some point. I want to share the scams with you so you're aware.

Here is a screen shot of the scam I found in my Gmail.

Work at home scam
You can tell it's a scam in many ways. There are spelling errors.  The error in the word "Address" which shows as "A_ddress".  

Please know that NO mystery shopping company with email you without your expressed consent. You have to contact them first, or be on a website where they will contact you (such as Shadow Shopper). Also, they won't EVER pay you before you do work. They will never ask you to send them money. They will ask for a receipt or business card to verify the shop visit. Rarely does a shopping company pay you directly after the shop. Most of these companies are on a net 30, 45 or 60 (sometimes even 90!). Meaning they pay you 30-90 days after the shop has been completed. 

Feel free to find me on Facebook, and ask me any questions!

Have you received emails like these? Did you fall for any? Tell me your story and help others learn. Feel free to send a comment here, on my Facebook or send me an email and I can share your story.

Kids & Makeup: How Young is Too Young?

How young is too young to wear makeup? I've touchd on this subject before (see here), but its been brought up again and I wanted to delve a little deeper into it.

Depending on what you were taught, you may have started wearing makeup by the age of 12. Others had to wait till they were 16. Some before that. Its a different number for all of us women. I'd like to talk a bit about what my choices will be for my daughter.

Keep reading to hear my take, and I'd love to know what your thoughts are!

Monday, September 14, 2015

XSBoom - Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

There are so many bluetooth speakers on the market today. It can be hard to tell which ones are worth the money, and which aren't. Of course, you can pay $100 for a bluetooth speaker and it can be great, or it can be junk. Same goes for smaller speakers in the $30 to $50 price range.

So I'm going to tell you about the XSBoom speaker I received. Keep reading to see if its worth it.

Audiosharp AS1129 Headphones Review

I'm always leery about headphones that claim to do what expensive headphones can do. They never really stand up to the product. So I'm surprised to say that these headphones are quite decent. I'm actually surprised at the quality. For $30, it's still in the "affordable" price range, and is well worth it.

Keep reading to see what I think of these headphones.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wellness VoxBox from Influenster

I love getting boxes from Influenster. I've gotten quite a few since I've been a member. The majority of the stuff in the box is full size. Now, this isn't a subscription box. It's the opposite. You'll get full sized and sample items that fit around a theme. There are a variety of boxes out there all at the same time. So you won't get one every month, and you won't be in every box. When they think you're a match for an upcoming box, they'll send you a survey to ask about specifics, and then if you're chosen you'll find out shortly after.

This time, I received the Wellness Vox Box. Thanks to their YouTube channel, I was able to see what is inside this box before it came. I was super excited to try some of these!

The box included items from Attitude Living, Jergens, UrgentRx, Colgate, Olay and Yaye. Let me tell you a little bit about each brand, and of course my thoughts ;)

I've heard of some of these brands, while others I hadn't.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Using A Jump Rope to Work Out

I think many people don't think of jump rope as a way to work out. But in reality, it's a decent workout. Whether you jump for 5 or 15 minutes, you'll find that its the cardio you've been needing. Keep on reading to learn a little more about jumping rope, and the rope I recommend.

Children and Computer Safety

This is a sponsored post by a paid advertiser about computer safety and kids.

How many types of mice do your little kids know? Is it only Mickey or your computer mouse is
also included? Whatever your answers to these two questions are, I am sure you have realized
that in today’s digital world it is not practical to keep your kids off computers, however much
you worry about if it's safe or not. Everything has both upsides and downsides, including
technology. It is, therefore, important that you know how to maximize the benefits of using a
computer for both you and your children, while at the same time minimizing any harm that may
come out of this crucial modern technological tool.

Keep reading for tips!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Get A 500 SB Bonus When You Shop At Macy's for Force Friday

Macy's is unveiling their new Star Wars line, and Swagbucks is here to help you get more cash back into your pocket just for shopping there. When you shop at via Swagbucks Shop, you'll earn 6 SB per dollar now through Friday, Sept 11th. Plus, take advantage of more savings with 20% off.

But it gets better: Swagbucks members who make any Macy's purchases by Friday,
Sept 11th, will automatically be entered to win one of 23 awesome prizes:

  • (1) Grand Prize: $250* Gift Card
  • (1) Second Prize: $100* Gift Card
  • (1) Third Prize: $50 Gift* Card
  • (20) Runner Ups of $5* Gift Cards

Get cash back in your pocket when you shop at Macy's through Swagbucks Shop, and you could win even more! Not a member yet? Swagbucks is how I earn gift cards for various website (Amazon is my fave), and you could earn even more. Sign up here.
*All Prizes will be paid out in SB

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Swag Racer Team Challenge

Ok so I need to check my messages more often apparently!

There's a race going on Swagbucks right now that ends on September 4.  Here are the details!

First, please join my team! Click here.

Swagbucks is back with a brand new Team Challenge: Swag Racers! Whether you're more of a Swagstangs, SB Cobras, Survettes, or GTOffers, we've got the Swag Racer team for you!

Join a team today, and when you earn SB in Surveys, Search, Special Offers, Watch & on the Yowgo Apps, you'll also contribute points for your team! All members who 
participate and contribute at least 200 points to their team’s total will receive an exclusive Swag Up valued at a 50 SB rebate on their next Gift Card Purchase.  
But that’s not all… Each team, depending on which place you come will also receive a bonus! 1st
place: 25 SB 2nd place: 20 SB 3rd place: 15 SB 4th place: 10 SB. 

The Swag Racer Team Challenge ends at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT on September 4th.
All bonuses will be paid by 2pm PDT/5pm EDT on September 4th, 2015. You
will receive your Swag Up on September 14th and will expire on October 14th.

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Measurable Difference Eye Shadows

Meausurable Difference is a makeup company with a variety of products available. You may not have heard of them before now. I haven't either. But apparently they make Lashem, and that I've heard of. I've used one of the products from Lashem for the area around my eyes (an eye serum). I love it! It was in one of the beauty subscriptions I get. But apparently, they also carry makeup. So of course I'm excited to try it. 

Dress your eyes with this color rich eye shadow palette for any occasion. Create more definition by using a deep and darker tone in the eye–crease and at the outside corner. Make eyes look wider with a lighter colors on the lid and on the brow bone to make your eyes pop!

With the holidays coming up, these would make great gifts. Or you could simply show off your skill by creating a fabulous, and enviable look with these shades. Check out these three palettes from Measurable Difference. I prefer the top two. I don't think my skin tone and eyes would look good with the yellow of the third palette, however, the darker two shades on that one look worth trying.

To see the whole line of products and to learn more, click here 

Learn About the Brand
We aspire to help women of all ages and cultures feel beautiful… and uniquely special. Being interested in our customers, we've undergone major changes to bring them more than just products. We now have weekly newsletters and blog posts about beauty, tips, events, and deals, and forward moving social media engagement. This is where our new Blogger Outreach Program comes in, and why we're excited to partner with each of you!

Measurable Difference is available in countries all around the world at retailers including stores like,,, and Pharmasave in Canada, and other beauty supply stores around the world, as well as on

*this post is sponsored by Brandbacker. I received compensation or product in exchange for this post*

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Flexible Cutting Mats Review

I received these in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own!

I haven't talked about it a lot, but I went to culinary school right after high school. I ended up having to drop out little more than halfway through due to my back issues (which are now way worse), but that's another story. 

Because of my love of food and the kitchen, I love when I get to try out something for the kitchen. I have always had a larger cutting board in the kitchen, but that can get tiresome when I'm trying to just do something small. Or if you're short on counter space (like I am living in an apartment), a large cutting board just doesn't fit, so then you're all sorts of annoyed because of the space issue. 

That's me. I get frustrated and flustered. So when I got the chance to review these cutting mats, I jumped at it. I figure it couldn't hurt. 

They're amazing. 

These mats are so perfect for what I do. I cook for my family of four, but don't always need such a large cutting board as my bamboo board. I'm loving these cutting mats. I've trimmed chicken breasts on them, cut potatoes to bake, fruits, veggies, and I love it.

It's great when you're cutting items that you don't want to cross-contaminate (such as poultry and veggies, or even fruits!) so rather than needing to stop and clean the board, I can continue cutting on another board. It has really made my life just a little bit easier. 

Check them out below!

So tell me... Do you have mats like these? What do you like about them?

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Vegan & Organic Meal Delivery (+ discount)

I was sent product in exchange for my honest review

Many people are trying to eat a healthier diet, and with everyone having a busy lifestyle it can be hard to always cook healthy meals at home. Sure, you can go out to eat or order fast food, but that's time and gas wasted. If you're looking for a way to have healthy, nutritious, organic vegan food at home, then Fresh N Lean is the way to go.


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