Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Entertaining With Blue Diamond Almonds!

Summertime is here! 
Cookouts, boating, camping, outdoor festivals and our state fair is starting soon. Lots of family and friends to entertain this summer. Good thing I have some Blue Diamond Almonds on hand to keep them happy. 

Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds are a great source of protein to help keep everyone satisfied between mealtimes. They taste good right out of the container or add them to some popcorn, dried fruit (raisins, banana chips or dried pineapple) pieces, chocolate chips and make a snack mix. 

Blue Diamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds are a little bit spicy! I need a little cheese and crackers when I snack on them. I love them with cheese and crackers. I think they would be great mixed in with a salad, too. They are a little too spicy for me right out of the container, however, my friends loved them.

Disclaimer: I received a 6oz can of  Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds and a 6oz can of Blue Diamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds to try for free from Blue Diamond Tastemakers. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Makeup by One Direction ~ The Looks Collection & "Where We Are" Tour Concert Tickets At Gilette Stadium Foxborough, MA August 8, 2014 ~ Giveaway

Who wants a chance at winning the new LIMITED EDITION makeup collection tin by One Direction & 2 tickets to the August 8, 2014 concert at the Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA? Wow, doesn't that sound like fun? 

The Looks Collection:

Up All Night - The fun and flirty girl look.
Take Me Home - The girl-next-door look.
Midnight Memories - The rock n' roll girl look.

Makeup by One Direction Product Description:

A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style and uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectible packaging. Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of mischievousness. That is offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford. 

Up All Night
Midnight Memories

Giveaway Details:

Each winner will receive 2 tickets to the One Direction "Where We Are" Tour Concert at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for Friday, August 8, 2014, at 7:00pm. Transportation to/from the concert and lodging NOT included!
Winners will also receive 2 Makeup by One Direction limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsakes tin. Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage. The 2 makeup tins will be randomly from the 3 available collections.

You can find Makeup By One Direction on Facebook----> HERE!

Enter the giveaway-----> HERE or down below!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Markwin and Brandbacker, however, all opinions expressed are mine.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Makeup by One Direction Giveaway #thelookscollection

 I am so excited to be able to give my readers a sneak peek of a new make up collection that will be available in August. Let me introduce you to, Makeup by One Direction!

The Looks Collection!

"The Looks Collection" comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction's globe-conquering albums, "Up All Night," "Take Me Home" and the last chart topper, "Midnight Memories." Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n' roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations  to help show you how just how to get the perfect look. all your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own! 

Up All Night

Take Me Home

You can find Makeup by One Direction on Facebook------> HERE! 

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

U.S. Release Dates:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillard's - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

Now, who wants to win one of these LIMITED EDITION #makeupby1D collection tins?

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This contest is for U.S. & Canada only!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Markwins and BrandBacker, however, all opinions expressed here are mine.

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel Review

I recently got to try Adovia Mineral Eye Gel for the first time a few weeks ago. I was a little scared that an eye gel would be heavy or greasy on my skin. Keep reading to find out if it was.

Product Description By Adovia:

Formulated specifically for the gentle area around the eyes.
This light eye gel absorbs quickly into skin for deep hydration.
Dead Sea Salt delivers an immediate infusion of  Dead Sea Minerals.
Contains Vitamin C which delivers powerful antioxidants deep into skin cells.
Reduce puffiness under and around the eyes.
Makes eyes appear years younger and radiant!
Gets rid of dark circles under eyes.
Your eyes will look more youthful and refreshed. 
Our promise: Your eyes will look 10 years younger or your money back!

Now For What I Thought Of Adovia Mineral Eye Gel:

I liked how quickly it absorbed into my skin. It wasn't heavy or greasy at all! It was very light and a little bit goes a long way. This jar will last me for a long time. I am using it in the morning and at night before I go to bed. I think it has made the skin around my eyes look and feel softer than they were before starting the Adovia Eye Gel. It feels really relaxing to apply the eye gel around my eyes. The eye gel has no scent to it that I can tell which, I love! Sometimes I feel overloaded with all the different scents when I use multiple products.  I also, really like how it has plumped up my skin around my eyes. I will keep using the Adovia Mineral Eye Gel.

You can find Adovia Mineral Eye Gel at or Cleopatra's Choice.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 Steelmaster Products Review #shopletreviews

I received a great package from Steelmaster & the blogger program recently. It had three different products for me to try out and review.  

Steelemaster Tablet Stand is a great A frame stand for 7" to 10" tablets. It can be positioned for landscape or portrait viewing. The easel design doesn't interfere with the screen controls. It is angled just right for reading, gaming, watching movies or viewing pictures. The heavy-duty, steel construction is coated with chip-resistant and scratch-resistant finish. It also features a nonskid padded base that stays put without scratching your desk, coffee table or counter tops.

 MMF Soho Pen and Note Holder is a nice, sturdy note and pen holder that organizes your pens, pencils, note pads, papers or CDs. It has four compartments for pens and three slots for note pads or papers. It is made of steel and the powder-coat finish resists scratches and chips.

MMF Store-it Box in Red is a really nice sized locked storage container that is made of metal and has a scratch and chip resistant finish. It measures 7" x 7 1/2" x 7 3/8" which, is great for locking up jewelry, cash or small electronics. I decided to use my Red Store-it Box for keeping all of the cold medicines, pain relievers, vitamins and children's cough medicine locked up. I have a key on my key ring and now I know that any kids in the house can't get to the medicines without an adult helping them. I store it in my kitchen cabinet and it fits great on the shelf. 

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Disclaimer: I received products for free to try and review, however, all opinions expressed here are mine.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bi-silque MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner Review #ShopletReviews

I have so many appointments and family birthdays to remember each month, I have a hard time keeping track of all of them. I have dentist, doctor, veterinary appointments, family BBQs and our state fair is next month. That will fill up the Bi-silque MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner for a couple weeks! Thanks to the blogger program I got to try this 3-in-1 planner and I got my appointments all organized.

Bi-silque MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner Features:

  • Multitasking board works great for busy people.
  • Monthly calendar to keep track of your schedule.
  • Magnetic dry erase board offers a place to write notes, shopping lists, birthdays.
  • Cork section gives you a place to post appointment cards, shopping receipts or coupons.
  • Board width: 24" Board Height: 18".
  • Heavy duty mounting kit.

Now for what I think of the Bi-silque MasterVision Planner:

I love the erase board monthly calendar! I don't know how many times I have written an appointment on our paper calendar, then had to cross it out to write in a new date or time. I don't have to do that anymore! I just grab a napkin, wipe away the old day and time, then write on the new day and time. Super easy! 

I am always looking for stamps and now I have the perfect place for them, on the 3-in-1 magnetic section of the planner. The cork board section will soon be filled with appointment and business cards from our favorite local businesses. I will be adding my envelope of coupons onto the cork board section, too. I can't forget my coupons for my shopping trip.

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Disclaimer: I received products for free to try and review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Give Your Baby A Fresh Start With Purex & One Step Ahead ~ Sweestakes!

Who wants to win to win a year's supply of  Purex Baby Detergent & Purex Crystals? Oh, I forgot about the chance at winning a $1000. One Step Ahead gift certificate! How great would that be to win? I sure hope one of my readers will take a chance and enter to win. I would love to see one of you win this great sweepstakes! 

The sweepstakes ends July, 31, 2014 & is for the US only.
Purex has posted the terms and conditions.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

HSI Professional Leave-In Hair Treatment With Argan Oil Review

I love Summertime! 
My hair, however, does NOT love the heat and humidity that we have here in the Midwest. It is causing me nothing but grief. I have tried so many different hair products to try to tame my unruly and frizzy hair. I have shelves loaded with conditioners, sprays, gels, creams, foams, mousses and several leave-in conditioners. So, when I got the chance to try HSI Professional Leave-In with Argan Oil, I jumped on it and waited for it to arrive. 

I was a little scared to try an oil on my hair. I had memories of products that I had tried years ago and they weren't good ones. The products that I had used before left my hair greasy, flat and left a residue on my face from my long hair rubbing on it throughout the day. Yuck!

Product Description By HSI Professional:

Discover the Moroccan "liquid gold", the product  your hair needs for constant nourishment and incredible shine! The essential nutrients contained in this magic-in-a-bottle product are meant to give your hair a very healthy look, lots of  shine and  velvet smoothness. This is a leave-in conditioner which feels really light on your hair, without building up residue or  being greasy. 

HSI Professional recommends the use of  Argan Oil as an extra thermal protection before styling your hair with tools such as a flat iron, curling wand or a hair dryer. It is suitable for all hair types. It tames the frizz, gives a lovely scent to your hair and makes it soft and shiny!

Now for what I think of HSI Professional Argan Oil:

I used the Argan Oil for the first time, on my wet hair, before I used the blow dryer to dry it. I used just a little bit on the ends of my hair and then ran my fingers through the the rest of my hair. Then I dried it with the blow dryer. I wasn't trying to get my hair straight, just control the frizz and flyaway hairs. I liked the way my hair felt after using the HSI Professional Argan Oil before I dried it. It left my hair feeling soft and looking shiny....not greasy.

I also tried the Argan Oil on my freshly washed, conditioned and dried hair to see how it would work on my dry hair. I did my usual routine with my hair and at the end I spread a little bit of Argan Oil on my hands, then I scrunched my hair in my hands, while taking my hands down the length of my hair. Finally I put a little more oil on my hands and smoothed down any flyaway's that I saw. I was very happy with the way my hair looked after using the Argan Oil. I really liked that it didn't make my hair greasy or weighed down. A little bit of this leave-in hair treatment goes a long way. This bottle should last me awhile.

You can find HSI Professional Leave-In Hair Treatment With Argan Oil----> HERE!

It is available in two sizes:

  • 2 oz bottle - use this discount code: TBargan2 for 50% off the 2oz bottle.
  • 4 oz bottle - use this discount code: TBargan4 for 60% off the 4oz bottle.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ozeri 4x3 Motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Tri-Axis Technology

I recently got to tryout a 4x3 Motion Digital Pocket Pedometer with Tri-Axis technology by Ozeri. I have used other pedometers in the past and was really excited to see how this digital one would work. 

Product Features:

  • Ultra Slim Design: Fits in any pocket
  • New 3D Tri-Axis Sensor: Superior Accuracy in any position
  • Counts up to 1 million steps
  • Auto Sleep Mode
  • Tracks Distance, Speed & Calories Burned
  • 7-Day Memory
  • 3 Recording Modes: Today, Split & Total
  • Blue Backlight for Night Viewing
  • Sports Timer, Clock & Calendar
  • Split Screen Display for Multi-Data Views
  • Lithium Battery (Included)

Now For What I Think Of The 4x3 Motion Digital Pocket Pedometer:

This digital pedometer is ultra slim and fits into any pocket. It came with an adjustable armband and a strap. I had a hard time getting the strap onto the pedometer, so I just strapped on the armband and started my daily routine: vacuuming, laundry, taking the dogs out to play and doing the grocery shopping. I realized after a couple hours that I was competing with myself.....I HAD to add more steps! I love that I can put it into my pocket and it can keep track of my steps, even if it is upside down. The sports timer is a great feature that I will using in the future. It really did make me aware of how many steps that I took in a day. I can't wait to see how many steps I can get in by the end of the month. 

You can find the 4x3 Motion Digital Pocket Pedometer by Ozeri at 

I received the product mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saunders Products Review #ShopletReviews

 I received a great package from Saunders & the blogger program last week. I was very excited to see the products that were included.

Product Descriptions By Saunders:

 Saunders SlimMate Storage Clipboard:

  • Slim design minimizes bulk and easily fits into a backpack, briefcase or other tight spaces yet offers plenty of storage.
  • Smooth writing surface features premium, low-profile clip that holds up to 1/2" of  paper securely.
  • Proudly manufactured in America by people who are blind.

Saunders Recycled Memo Hardboard Clipboard:

  • Made in the USA and assembled in Mississippi by adults with disabilities.
  • Board is made with 100% Recycled and/or recovered materials.
  • Memo size clipboard fits paper up to 6 inches x 9 inches.
  • Strong low profile clip with rubber grips that hold 1/2" of paper securely.
  • It has a retractable hanging hole.

Saunders Color Glue UHU Stic: 

  • Rub-on adhesive forms a strong, long-lasting bond with just a single stroke.
  • Glue Stic applies smoothly with no clumps on paper, cardboard, photos or fabrics.
  • Lipstick-type applicator twists up for use and retracts for no-mess storage.
  • Acid-free, odor-free, photo safe and washable.
  • Non toxic.
  • Rubs on blue - dries clear.

UHU Glue N Style Pen .64 oz:

  • All purpose glue with fun and style.
  • Will not wrinkle paper.
  • Chisel tip for precise application, stays clean.
  • Washes out with cold water.
  • Quick drying.
  • Great for at school or home.

 Now for what I think of these Saunders Products: 

  I love the pink storage clipboard! It is great for storing pictures, scissors, pens, glue sticks and other supplies for when I do my scrapbook pages. It is easy to carry all my supplies inside and take with me in my backpack when I want to go to a friend's house and chat while we work on our scrapbook pages. The Glue Stic works great for putting embellisments (ribbon, bows) onto the scrapbook page. The Glue Style Pen is awesome for making lines and shapes that I can sprinkle glitter onto. The memo sized Recycled Clipboard makes it easy to keep track of  the supplies that I need to get at the craft store.

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Disclaimer: I received products for free to try and review, however, all opinions expressed here are mine.

Adovia Moisturizing Mineral Soap Review

I got another Adovia skin care product to try recently.....Adovia Moisturizing Mineral Soap! As soon as I opened the package I was loving the scent. It is crisp and clean, which I like a lot. I couldn't wait to try this mineral soap!

"Adovia's all natural Mineral soap contains a unique combination of Dead Sea minerals and trace elements derived from Dead Sea Salt." 

Product Description:

  • Infused with 100% Pure Dead Sea salts from the Dead Sea.
  • Dead sea salt contains 21 minerals key to skin, health and beauty.
  • Deeply moisturizing and hydrating soap great for Dry and Normal to Dry skin.
  • Dead Sea Minerals, essential to skin function, contained in the soap include Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc and more.

Now for what I think of Adovia Moisturizing Mineral Soap:

I love the scent! It smells nice and clean. It lathered well, rinsed off clean and didn't make my face red or shiny. It didn't leave any residue behind. My skin was soft and smooth after using the Adovia Moisturizing Mineral Soap. I will keep using this mineral soap.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.