Thursday, December 29, 2011

Want to Win a Luminess Air?

Luminess Air  is having a giveaway on their Facebook page. Like their page and have 6 of your friends do the same and say that you sent them. It's that easy! They are giving away 12 systems! If your friend wins you do too! 22 hours left. I would love it if any of Kristy's Place Reviews & Giveaways sent you. Here is what Luminess Air posted on their Facebook page:

ARE YOU GOING TO BECOME OUR NEXT LUMINESS AIRBRUSH WINNER? Good evening Luminess Fans!! 12 Lucky winners will receive 2 airbrush makeup systems EACH! One for you, one for your BEST FRIEND! --winners will be announced in 22 Hours!!! Get EVERYONE you know to visit and mention that YOU sent them (minimum 6)! AND make sure your friends hit the LIKE LUMINESS button! -- The countdown to selecting the winners has already begun and YOU COULD BE ONE OF OUR DOZEN WINNERS SELECTED TOMORROW!!!!! Have all of your friends visit and mention that you sent them, IT REALLY IS THAT EASY!!! -LOVE & BLESSINGS from the Luminess facebook team!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Souffle Review #Influenster Holiday Voxbox

The Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Souffle Masque was another item I received in my Influenster Holiday Voxbox. It was one of the products I was most excited to try as I love facial masks. I was not disappointed.

 The Strawberry Souffle masque smelled yummy, and had little exfoliants in it. Super simple to apply and remove. I have somewhat sensitive skin and the Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Souffle masque did not cause any irritation. My skin felt really soft after I removed the mask and also seemed to be glowing. Priced between $1.25-$2.25 Montagne Jeunesse Masques are definitely worth seeking out and purchasing. Next time I head out to CVS or Walmart I will be looking out for these. I was just out a week or two ago and picked up a mud mask from another company only to put it back after finding out that it was 6 bucks! I see on their website that they have a Chocolate Mud Masque, that is right up my alley. I love the smell of chocolate and I also really love a good mud masque. There are many masques to choose from:
  • Cucumber Peel Off
  • Passion Peel Off
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Strawberry Souffle
  • Chocolate Mud
  • And many more!
 The Montagne Jeunesse Masques can be purchased at Walmart, CVS, Ulta, Kroger and many other retailers across the US. Montagne Jeunesse are vegetarian approved, paraben free and never tested on animals. Why waste money at an expensive spa, when you can bring the spa home with Montagne Jeunesse? To learn all the different products Montagne Jeunesse has to offer you can head to their website:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mally Beauty Review & Giveaway!

A few months back I did a review for New Beauty's TestTube. The Stand out product for me hands down was the Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner. I got my start reviewing beauty products exclusively. I have used many eyeliners that are labeled waterproof. While most will withstand a little bit of water, heaven forbid you get it wet then dare to touch it. The others would always start running if exposed to more than a fine mist of water. So when I tried the Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner I was amazed, this baby isn't going anywhere! No matter how much water or rubbing you do! I couldn't even get it off with soap and water alone. For the first time, I needed an actual eye makeup remover to get the eyeliner off. As a woman whose eyes are constantly watering the Mally Beauty Eyeliner was a savior. Sadly, I used my eyeliner down and it needed to be sharpened. I used a cheap pencil sharpener and well my eyeliner looked like it'd been through a dull wood chipper. Oh, I was so sad. I couldn't save it. Never again. Only the finest sharpener for my Mally pencils. The Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner retails for $15. Which is pricey for an eyeliner but it is well worth it. That's $15 well spent.

 After trying Mally's Evercolor Eyeliner I knew I was gonna love her makeup line and I just had to got my greedy little hands on more Mally Beauty products. Before I get into the amazing products I get to review. Let's talk a little about Mally Roncal. Mally has been doing makeup on celebrity's for years. She knows her stuff and she is all about sharing tips and tricks she uses on her celebrity's clients to all her Mallynista's, (Mallynistas are Mally's fans and Mally Beauty lovers). You really couldn't ask for someone more knowledgeable and experienced to be making and designing cosmetics.

 So in the vein of eye products I got to sample the Eye Amplifying Eyeshadow Duo in Stone and Deep Plum. There are two different duo sets. One made to enhance brown and hazel eyes which is the Stone and Deep Plum that I received and a duo set made to enhance blue and green eyes in the colors Glitzy and Pretty Penny. When Mally says that these eyeshadows are going to amplify your eyes she means it. I have to be honest and say that I have never been a fan of my own dark brown eyes, but with the Deep Plum, I felt my eyes were beautiful. They really did pop. These eyeshadow sticks are really creamy and do not tug on my eyelids at all. As with the eyeliners, I really love that once these baby's are given a chance to set they are not going to budge until you want them too. The Eye Amplifying Shadow Liners can be bought exclusively from QVC and retail for $35.

 The Eyeshadow Base is the next product I got to sample. Eyeshadow Base in another product that I have tried a lot of and rarely have success with. The reason for that is I have a lovely purple birthmark on my right eyelid that if not covered up looks as if I have a black eye.  Not only is it not the prettiest thing it also makes my eyeshadow look uneven. In makeup symmetry is important. I love that it took the littlest amount of product to completely cover my birthmark, leaving both my eyes with the same base color and my eyeshadow lasted all day and didn't crease at all.   Mally Beauty's Eyeshadow Base can be purchased on Mally's website and retails for $18.

 I'm loving the single products I received, but I think the real stars are the sets, kits and palettes. You definitely get a really great value. I got to try out Mally's More Perfect Palette. This palette comes with everything you need for your entire face. Just put on your foundation and The More Perfect Palette will help you achieve any look your going for. This palette includes 6 eyeshadows in: Mally’s Glow, Browlight, Natural, Shimmering Taupe, Broadway Bronze and Nolita Navy. Two Blushes in Mally's Look & Romantic. Eyeshadow Base and Luminizer. Lipgloss in Blossom and three great brushes. Not to mention that it comes with a great little booklet with 3 easy looks and some great tips and tricks. The eyeshadow's and blushes are really velvety in texture, very pigmented and buildable. The lipgloss is a gorgeous color and lasts a long time without being sticky at all.  I've had such a great time trying different looks with this palette. I love the long wear time. I did a little research and found that each product bought separately would be 160+ Value! The Mally Beauty More Perfect Palette retails for only $65, and can be found on the Mally Beauty website.

 Lastly, Is the Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Brow Shaping Kit. I have always had really sparse eye brows. I would love for my brows to be thicker. If the skinny high arched brows were still in style I'd be set.  Sadly, they are not. I've tried other brow pencils and I never like them as they don't look natural and with the summer heat they usually start to travel. This kit doesn't include one of those types of brow pencils. It comes in 3 colors, Taupe, Medium Brown, and Sable. In it is: the brow pencil, and a brow powder duo, one side to set the pencil and soften the look a bit and the other side is as Mally says to give the brows that extra, "umph".  As with other Mally Beauty eye products, Once applied there is nothing that's going to take it off, except eye makeup remover. I love that! I have oily skin on top of living in an area that get's really hot. I love that I will no longer have to worry about my makeup sliding off. The 24/7 Brow Shaping Professional Kit retails for $35 and can be found on the Mally Beauty Website here.

 If you can't tell. I am now included in the ranks of other "Mallynistas". I'm loving everything that I got to sample and I can't wait to try out some other products.  My only complaint? You can't buy Mally Beauty in any stores. I wish I could head out to a store and try out products. Another thing I would like to mention is that there is a video demo showing you how to use every one of Mally's products, and for an average skilled makeup applier I find these demos really helpful! Not to mention Mally Roncal is not only funny but personable. You can't help but liking her.  You can find Mally Beauty on Facebook and on their website here.

  Alright, now time for the Giveaway.... Mally Beauty has been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for Kristy's Place Reviews & Giveaways followers. What will you get if you win? The Mally Beauty 24/7 Brow Shaping Professional Kit!! ($35 Value)   
 As always please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, and Good Luck! It's a great prize!  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Want Free Products? Smiley360

A while back I wrote a short blog about some of the ways I receive free products to review. One of those ways is through a website called Smiley360. You just sign up and complete the first mission which is just a sharing mission that asks you to share Smiley360 on Facebook or Twitter. Then they will start offering you missions where they send you free products to try out and review. I just received a free glass Pyrex pan with coupons for free Pam Cooking Spray, Coupons for free Hunt's Products, and a Pam Spatula, to try out. Did I mention it was totally free? My latest mission is for Redbox, I get free Redbox rentals and all they ask is that I take a survey after the Mission is over! I love it, and I know you will too!
They are also currently giving away two Ipad 2's! Here is the Link:

AXE Excite Prize Pack Winner's Announcement!!!

Congratulations to our 3 winners Anji, Michelle, and Patricia!! A Special thank you to AXE for sponsoring such a great giveaway! Thank you to everyone whom entered, and be on the lookout for new giveaways coming soon!

imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review

 I received the imPress Press-on Manicure nails in my Influenster Voxbox and while I thought they looked cute, I wasn't so sure about them. I mean we all remember the old press on nails. You know the ones that always popped right off as soon as you tried to go about your regular everyday activities. I put the imPress Press-on Nails this morning following the simple directions and started to gingerly go about my morning routine. I soon started to just do things normally, soon realizing that these baby's weren't about to pop right off. I did everything I normally do including showering and washing my hands several times. Yep, they stayed on. That being said I wouldn't recommend soaking your hands in water or anything as that would most likely make them come off. It's now 7PM, and I just took them off. I put them on about 8AM this morning, not one of them was close to coming off. I took them off simply because  I wasn't crazy about the design (Space Cadet) on them. I have to say I'm amazed and truly impressed, I never thought press-on nails could  be this strong or this easy to use.

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

imPress Press-on Manicure Nails can be found at most mass retailers, and drugstores. The solid nails retail for $5.99 and the prints are sold for $7.99. They are sold 24 in a pack  and I will be on the look out for them at my local stores. I really love the imPress Press-on Nails and after looking at all 36 colors and designs I can't wait to try more. You can check them out for yourself here

*I received  this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program*

Thursday, December 15, 2011

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine Review

The NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine was one of the products that received in my Influenster Holiday Voxbox. I'm so glad it was in there because while I've seen NYC products around I haven't used any of their products since I was in High School. I have to say that its lip gloss has greatly improved. My shade is in Nude York City. I love it, it definitely is more pigmented than I expected it to be, and it is a super high shine gloss. While the packaging claims that it is not sticky, it is slightly sticky. Though not anywhere near as sticky as other high shine glosses. It smells and tastes like sweet vanilla, and has a long Doe foot aplicator. Here is what NYC says about it:

Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway!

A beauty-editor favorite is Liquid Lipshine ($2.49). It has pure pigments that created a 3-D gloss effect. Vitamin E provides shine and a moisturizing feel. The formula is non-sticky, super shiny & soft. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias

 The NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine retails for $2.49, and can be purchased at most mass retailers, drug stores and grocers nation-wide. You can also check out other NYC products on their website I like this lip gloss so much the next time I'm out I will be purchasing more NYC products.

* I received this product complimentary through Influenster's Voxbox program*

Juiceology Review

I was given the opportunity to sample two of Juiceology's delicious and all-natural juices. Juiceology is the first and only all-natural juice with fresh whole grain extracts and 20% DV fiber. I have to say, I was a little apprehensive about trying Juiceology. While I love fresh fruit, I usually don't find fruit drinks tauted as being healthy taste good, and reading that the nutrients in the extracts in Juiceology come from oats, barley, and brown rice. Whole grains in a fruit juice?  So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Peach Mango was REALLY good. I shared it with my 3yr old whom really enjoyed it too. While I tried the second juice I was sent which was Blueberry Acai, I didn't like it. Mind you, I don't like Blueberry's in general so I'm not the best judge of taste for this one. My son really enjoyed the Blueberry Acai though. There are many benefits to drinking Juiceology:

While I'm glad I got to sample Juiceology, I'm thoroughly disappointed to find that if I wanted to purchase any I'd have to travel 3 hours to LA. These juices are so good and I love how great they are for my body and general health. Currently, Juiceology can be purchased in Southern California stores Ralphs, Gelson's, and Bristol Farms. If you reside in Southern California and you would like to know if Juiceology in carried in your area you can find out here. Luckily, they are expanding across the US and will be available in other states soon. Juiceology retails for $2.99. To stay on top of when Juiceology will be available in your area you can "LIKE" their Facebook page for updates. Pure Juiceology on Facebook

*I was sent a sample of Juiceology  for review consideration. I was not paid for this review. All Opinions are my own and 100% honest*

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Influenster Holiday Voxbox Opening

 If you are not familiar with Influenster it is a website that offers you free products to try out. Yep, 100% free! I have been a member of Influenster for 6 months and have already received to boxes filled with free products! I love it! So much fun and all you have to do is sign up and do simple surveys to earn badges. I have badges simply for being a mommy, and others for being a dog owner and another for being a cat owner. Easy breezy. I just recieved my Holiday Voxbox today and I'm so excited to share its contents with you. Here is what was in my box:

  • imPress Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails
  • Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap 2 bars(smells so good)
  • Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask in Strawberry Souffle
  • New York Color Liquid Shine in Nude York City
  • Mentos Pure Fresh Gum
  • LaraBar
 I can't wait to try these products and share them with you. I highly recomend signing up for Influenster. I have had so much fun trying out the products I get sent. To sign up for Influenster head here:

Headline Shirts Winner Announcement!!

Congratulations to Holly S.!! She is the winner of the Headline Shirts Giveaway! 

 Thank you to all whom entered. More giveaways to come.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Win a Huge Prize Pack From Pepto Bismal and Mommy Living the Life of Riley!!

Mommy Living the Life of Riley has teamed up with Pepto Bismal to give away an awesome prize pack that includes an Ipod Shuffle, Toshiba HD Camcorder, an Itunes GC, an Tripoli server from Crate & Barrel and all the Pepto you'll need to get you and your family through the Holidays! Enter Here

Friday, December 09, 2011

Sparkling Reviews: FALALALA Giveaways.

A fellow blogger Sparkling Reviews is giving away some great prizes for Christmas. Here's what Sparkling Reviews say about FALALALA Giveaways:
"What's a FALALALA giveaways you ask? Well you see I love the Christmas season, so in the month of December I will be having FALALALA giveaways in the spirit of Christmas... all you need to do is enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below. Come back daily for a new awesome giveaway! I will give a hint on Twitter at 6pm and on each giveaway, as to what the next item might be! Both hints will be different from each other. If you guess it correctly in the comment section, you will get 100 extra entries in that giveaway!"
Head over and check em' out!

Current Giveaways Ending Soon

Here are the current giveaways that are ending soon. Really great prizes be sure to get your entries in. 

AXE Excite Prize Pack (3 Winners) Ends 12/16

Headline Shirts Giveaway Ends  12/14 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Dancing Deer Baking CO. #Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that something special to offer guests at a Holiday party? I have the perfect company to fulfill that. It's Dancing Deer Baking CO, gourmet brownies, cookies, squares, cakes and cookies. Dancing Deer Baking CO makes all-natural, certified kosher goods from scratch. Dancing Deer Baking CO's Chocolate Chunk Brownies were just voted America's Best Brownie in a "brownie blind taste test" in a national consumer survey.

I recieved an Brownie Sampler which contained Dancing Deer's Caramel Pecan, Chocolate Chunk, and Peanut Butter Brownies. I have to tell you hands down Dancing Deer Baking CO makes the best brownies I have ever had. I kid you not, these brownies are amazing! So moist and delicious. You can taste that they are made from scratch and with only the best ingredients. They are all so good that I can't decide which is my favorite. I love Chocolate, but I hate it when something is too sweet. I didn't have a problem with any of these brownies being overly sweet. They are just the right richness, you can taste all the ingredients. I think I may be addicted, but I'm happy to report that several of my local health food stores carry Dancing Deer Baking CO so I will never have to go without again, and I look forward to trying there cookies, and other products.

  You can find which of your local stores carry Dancing Deer Baking CO here "Stores" Can't find a store near you to try out the deliciousness for yourself? Have no fear you can purchase Dancing Deer Baking CO products directly from their website Dancing Deer Baking CO.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

New Scunci Linziclip Review #Holiday Gift Guide

I'm sure we are all familiar with the old Scunci claw hair clips, "butterfly" clips as I've always called them. Although convinient, they aren't they prettiest. I have fine hair and have never been able to get the old Scunci to hold my hair for very long no matter what size I used.

 With the new Linziclip not only is it pretty but it very securely holds my hair in whatever style I have it in. Not to mention it is very comfortable and doesn't hurt should I put my head back on a seat. I love these and I'm excited I can finally use clips. What makes the Linziclips improved over the original Scunci Claw clips? They have hidden springs, with a flat back for comfort and a sleek cylinder exterior.

 The Scunci Linziclip comes in Mini, Midi, and Maxi sizes. With prices ranging from $3.99 to $5.99, You can find Scunci Linziclips at most drugstores, and most mass retailers nationwide. These make great stocking stuffers. For more information on the Linziclip and other Scunci products check them out on Facebook.

*FTC: I was sent a sample of the Scunci Linziclip for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

Monday, December 05, 2011 Review #Holiday Gift Guide

 I was given the opportunity to review on of I love Gift Baskets because they can be given to ANYBODY, and has a very large selection of gift baskets to fit every budget, every style and every need all year round. Among some of their great varieties of baskets they have seafood, organic, steak, wine, gluten free, coffee and tea, fruit, cheesecake, chocolate, and that isn't even half of the featured products. You can also order based on the recipient, grandparents, for her, for him, and some of the best gift baskets for children I have ever seen. You can also order themed baskets for every possible occasion there is.  Prices range for under $25 to $125+. There are so many amazing gift baskets in every price range.

  I got to review the Classic Christmas Gift Basket. Shipping was fast, the basket was beautiful and the products inside are delicious. The Classic Christmas Gift Basket retails for $59.99 and shipping on all baskets varies depending on when you want your basket shipped. Planning at least a week in advance is going to save you in shipping costs. The Classic basket is loaded with 10 goodies:
· Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers - 9.25 oz. - This ultra-luxurious candy crunch is made by covering gourmet popcorn and pecans in a rich, smooth caramel glaze.
· Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J&M Foods - 6 oz. - Made with only the finest of natural ingredients, these cookies will satisfy even the most discerning chocoholic.
· Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods - 6 oz. - These extraordinary pretzels are the perfect unsalted snack!
· Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip - 7.8 oz. - This gourmet raspberry honey mustard dip adds a flavorful zing to pretzels, and goes especially well with the East Shore Specialty Foods Dipping Pretzels that we have included in our Gift Baskets for Christmas.
· Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie's - 7 oz. – Only the finest peanuts, flavored with salt, these gourmet snacks are just as Mother Nature intended.
· Signature Dark Chocolate Bar by Lake Champlain - 3 oz. - This decadent and complex dark chocolate bar will satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning chocolate lover.
· Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company - 10 oz. - This flavorful peanut crunch is made with only top of the line gourmet peanuts, brown sugar, and “AA” grade butter. Taste them and you will understand that the best ingredients create the best peanut crunch!
· Metropolitan Trail Mix by - 4 oz. - Our proprietary blend of nuts and dried fruit is a delicious and surprisingly healthy snack.
· Parmesan Artichoke & Garlic Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Company - 1.5 oz. - These crumbly biscuits will melt in your mouth leaving a trail of flavor to be savored.
· Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich - 2.3 oz. - These indulgent gourmet chocolate covered cherries are one of the favorite snacks in our line of Holiday Gift Baskets.
 I loved everything in this basket. It is all so good, and has introduced me to some great companies.

I am very impressed with the presentation and quality of I also really love how they have really great baskets for $24.99. You can get the Christmas Mini Gift Basket for $24.99, and be just as proud to give it to someone as you would one of the larger higher priced baskets. Great company, great baskets. I highly recommend, I promise you will find the perfect basket for anyone, and everyone on your list. 

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Diamond Candles Looking For Bloggers!!

Yes, you read that right. Diamond Candles is looking for bloggers to review their candles! I love Diamond Candles. Each candle contains a ring worth $10-$100-$500-$5000. They smell amazing and the excitement of the waiting to see what kind of ring you find in your candle is so fun. I have had 5 Diamond Candles all together, and I have never been disappointed. They make great gifts too. For more information about Diamond Candles and how you can receive Diamond Candles to review and giveaway on your blog head over to Whole Lotta Mama. Go, Go, Go, open to the first 100 only!!!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes Winners Announcement!!

Congrats to  Michele B Winner of the Evening Soothe and Columba Lisa Smith Winner of the Morning Refresh!!! Thank you to everyone whom entered. Their are other great giveaways going on now so be sure to enter.

Axe Excite Review & Giveaway #Holiday Gift Guide

  AXE has a new scent, its Excite and it smells amazing. AXE describes it as a "seductive blend of coconut, hazelnut, and caramel that evolve into a sexy lingering aroma." It's also described as "woody" I'm terrible at describing scents but I do know I LOVE this one.

  If your not familiar with AXE they make body spray, deodorant, anti-perspirant, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling products for men, in many great smelling scents. AXE products are very reasonably priced at $3.99 for Shower gel and $4.99 for body spray, deodorant, anti-perspirant and shampoo. AXE can be found at most mass retailers and most grocery stores.

AXE also makes a great gift and they have several different options for gift giving. The picture above can be found at Walmart for $15. The one pictured below is another that can be found at Walmart for $20 and includes 7 free music downloads.
 The set pictured below can be found at Target for $9.99 and not only does it include Excite but it also has AXE's other new scent Anarchy.

  There are so many great gift options from AXE out for the holiday season. You can also purchase products separately as stocking stuffer's. Check out AXE on Facebook.

Want to win the AXE Excite products pictured below? Enter using the Rafflecopter form. 3 lucky winners!! 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Beauty Mint Review

 From the same company that makes Style Mint, and JewelMint now comes Beauty Mint. Beauty Mint is a collaboration between Jessica Simpson and Nerida Joy whom has been a skin expert for over thirty years. Much like Style and Jewel Mint, Beauty Mint is a monthly service that delivers personalized skin care to your door every month. When you begin you take a short survey about your skin type, and your environment. Mine is 3•9•6. You can choose between the Comprehensive 4 Piece System that costs $39.99 +$4.95SH and the Advanced 5 Piece System that costs $49.99 W/free shipping.
I received the Comprehensive 4 piece system which for me included the Essential Cleanser with Aloe, Ultra Replenishing Serum, Strengthening Hydrator w/SPF and Renewing Moisturizer.

  The Essential Cleanser with Aloe left my skin feeling really soft, but there were a few things I didn't like. First, is that I have to wash my face twice to completely remove makeup, especially eye makeup. Secondly, this cleanser is quite thin. While it requires little product, it can come out fast because it is on the runny side. Third, I have oily acne prone skin and I need a product that helps to prevent breakouts and this cleanser just didn't deliver on that.

  Next up is the Ultra Replenishing Serum with Marine Complex. This is my favorite of the bunch. I have seen a small improvement in fine lines(I've only used for about two weeks) and have noticed a slightly glowy complexion. The one draw back of this serum is that it feels sticky when first applied and takes some time for that stickiness to subside.

  With the Strengthening Hydrator w/SPF I'd say it definitely hydrates but too much for me. I have really oily skin and I need only a little hydration. I can't really say how well the SPF works as I don't spend much time in the sun.

 Last but certainly not least is the Renewing Moisturizer. I really like this moisturizer it has Elastin in it to help skin look young. I love how lightweight it is and it has great anti-aging benefits.

 The Verdict? For me this particular system was not that great. In the survey it asked if I had oily skin and I said yes, So why would I be given so many products that are moisturizing and hydrating? I felt like my skin was being over loaded and I broke out. I feel this particular regimen would be better suited for someone with normal to dry skin. If I could purchase the Renewing Moisturizer and Ultra Replenishing Serum separately  I definitely would.  All is not lost though. If you feel like the products were just not right for you have a full 30 days to send them back and get a full refund even if the bottles are empty or you can call and speak to a representative that will help you select different products that might be better suited to your skin.
You can go to Beauty Mint and get your personalized skin care system here: BEAUTY MINT

*FTC: I was sent samples of Beauty Mint free for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and 100% Honest.*

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Headline Shirts Review and Giveaway!

 Do you like funny, clever and just plain fun shirts? Me too! Headline Shirts are right up my alley. I had trouble picking out just one for review. In the end I was stuck between two, I kid you not I was on the website going back and forth between the two for over an hour! Indecisive much? I finally decided on the Marie Antoinette  VIVA LA CAKE shirt. I've actually been fascinated by the life of Marie Antoinette and am well aware that while most people know the quote "Let them eat cake"  they have no idea that she actually never said it. She was a victim of the tabloids of her time. That ultimately lead to her downfall in the opinion of her subjects and eventually her death. That's why I chose this shirt, a woman famous for a quote she didn't utter and her decadence. A decadence that was actually encouraged in the French Court to show position over other women of court. Whether you believe she was frivolous and decadent or not she is undeniably a pop culture figure. In the words of Headline Shirts: "In conclusion, don't viva la revolucion. Viva la cake!" While I find Headline Shirts to be funny and clever most of them are actually thought provoking. I found with my Marie Antoinette shirt it sparked a great conversation.

 Alright enough history, let's get into the quality of Headline Shirts. I love mine, it's super soft and I love the cut. The women's shirts are actually cut for women not just an unflattering square cut shirt. I also really enjoyed all the clever quips I found in the shirts label. Made for a good chuckle when I went to wash it.
 Headline Shirts is an Eco-Friendly company using Eco-Friendly Discharge Ink and shipped in a 100% biodegradable package. You can purchase your own Headline Shirts here and they're currently on sale for only $14! My only complaint....I want more shirts! Keep up the great work Headline Shirts. If you sign up for their newsletter you get $5 off!! So what are you waiting for? Head over and get yours now, "keep the local baboons employed." LOL.
Want to win one? Well it's your lucky day. Enter Below!

*I was sent a T-Shirt free from Headline Shirts for consideration. All opinions are 100% my own and honest. I was not paid for this review. Giveaway sponsored by Headline Shirts*

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lakeshore Learning GC Winner Announcement!!

Thank you to everyone whom entered and Congratulations to Kimberly!! 
Be on the look out for some great new giveaways coming this week 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sigma Makeup Worldwide FREE SHIPPING for Black Friday!!

 Hey all! I just want to share that for Black Friday Sigma will be having free shipping worldwide. What a deal. Sigma brushes are in my opinion some of the very best and they are synonymous with quality. This Friday is a great time to make a purchase with them. On my wishlist? The Synthetic Essential Kit. I have been pining away for this kit.
The offer is valid from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on Friday November 25th. Enter the FREE shipping code "BF2011" at checkout starting at 9:00 am on November 25th. What are you waiting for? Head over to Sigma!  Oh, I almost forgot you always get a free gift when you purchase $30 or more on the Sigma Website. :)

eos New Holiday Lip Balm Collection Review #Holiday Gift Guide

 eos or Evolution of Smooth has been a staple in my shower for a while now. I love their shaving cream. My favorites being Lavender Jasmine, and Vanilla Bliss. They smell amazing are free of Phthalate's and Paraben's and enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Natural Aloe and Oats. Not to mention very inexpensive, I find them to be priced lower then more mainstream shave creams. eos not only makes shave creams, but they also make hand lotions, body lotions, & lip balms.  I have seen the other eos products in ads and all over Youtube but I can never find them at any of the local stores I shop in. Turns out all I had to do was head over to eos' website where I can find exactly what stores carry eos and what products they have in stock! Yeah, so I was shopping at the wrong stores. Well I wish I had done that months ago, I would have already been enjoying the Lip Balm Spheres.

 I've finally gotten to try the Lip Balm Sphere's and I have not been disappointed. I got to try the New eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection which includes, Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint and Limited Edition Passion Fruit. These little egg shaped lip balms have kept my lips super moisturized and actually improved the softness of my lips, not to mention they smell and taste great. These lip balms are 100% natural and 95% organic. Here's what eos says about their lip balms:

  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Shea butter & vitamin E
  • Smoothes on clear
  • New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
  • Twist-off top
  • Gluten-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Petrolatum-free
  • Phthalate-free
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

 The eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection would make a great gift for a co-worker, teacher, in a gift basket or as a stocking stuffer. I personally love these as a stocking stuffer, and would also include these in a gift basket with other eos products.The eos Holiday Lip Balm Collection retails for $8.99. You can find eos in most mass retailers and drugstores. Head to to find out exactly what stores in your area carry eos.

*I was sent the New Holiday Lip Balm Collection from eos free for consideration. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and 100% Honest. I am not affiliated with eos.*

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scentsy Giveaway Sponsored By Beauty n' Scents with EdieAnne!!! WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

The results are in, a big Congratulations to Matt Farrell!! Congrats on your win. Thank you to everyone whom entered. A special thanks to Beauty n' Scents with EdieAnne!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peter Pauper Press, Book of Me Giveaway Winner Announcement

   Congratulations to Deanna BoocockYou are the winner of The Book of Me: A Do it Yourself Memoir! Thank you to all whom entered! Don't forget to enter the giveaways that are still going on and be on the look out for future giveaways.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Goody Double Wear Review

   I have a long history with Goody hair ties. I have worn one on my wrist single day since I was 12, maybe 11...Let's say the sixth grade. It's always been about the convenience of having one right there when I needed it. So for about 15 yrs I have had a Goody hair tie on my wrist and never thought twice about it. I mean there was a hair tie in my hair or around my wrist during most of the biggest moments of my life. One was there when I graduated, and even when I gave birth to my son. It just became a habit, that was just apart of my everyday. I only take them off when I shower, even then I have been known to forget. I never thought about it until recently when I started making Youtube videos. I'd notice it when I was editing my video's and think "next time I have to remember to take it off. It looks terrible." Needless to say I still forget. Well, it seems Goody and I are on the same page. I was flipping through Cosmo and there it was. An ad for Goody's new Double Wear hair ties. Cute hair ties that look more like bracelets then hair ties. (cue the singing Angels) LOL.

  So you know I had to contact Goody about these great new hair ties, "Ponytailers" as Goody calls them. They agreed to send me some samples and some for you too(more on that later). You get 3 ponytailers for $5.99 They are so cute and come in 3 different designs. You can also buy them in silver or gold. When I first saw them I was reminded of the old ponytailers with the metal, you know before they became "ouchless" and the pain of having my hair ripped out. I'm happy to report that after several days I have not had one hair pulled from the Double Wear ponytailers. Not only do they look cute on my wrist but in my hair as well. I've also since spotted Goody Headwraps that double as Necklaces. Score! Thank you Goody for reading my mind and knowing that I was in need of something better looking and more on the sophisticated side.

 You can find Goody's new Double Wear ponytailers at most major retailers. You can also find them in a flash giveaway on my Facebook or Twitter. So be on the look out! These make great stocking stuffer's too.
*I was provided Samples of Goody's Double Wear Ponytailers free for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.*

Sunday, November 20, 2011

VB Featured Member of the Week!!

  I want to say thank you to all the wonderful ladies that have stopped by today and congratulated me on being a featured member this week. I am truly honored. VB and its amazing members have taught me so much about blogging and gaining readership. Not to mention that it's member's all care and want to help one another. I'm truly proud to be a member of this community. I will do my absolute best to get back to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment. I look forward to reading your blogs and getting to know everyone. :) I would also like to add that I am in great company.

Giveaways Ending Soon...

There are some great giveaways here at Kristy's Place that will be ending soon. Don't forget to get your entries in. Good Luck!
Peter Pauper: Book of Me Giveaway (Ends 11/22)

Scentsy Giveaway Sponsored By Beauty & Scents With EdieAnne(Ends 11/23)

Lakeshore Learning Store $25 GC Giveaway(Ends 11/28)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes Review & Giveaway!!

So, a little over a week ago I received a Target Beauty Bag in the mail. One of the things in the bag was a 5 towelette sample of Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes in Evening Soothe. I tend to alternate between baby wipes and different brands of makeup removing wipes. I always use some kind of wipe to remove most of my makeup before I wash my face. On most nights I end up using two of whatever wipe I happen to be using that night. Well imagine my surprise when I decide to use my sample of Pond's Cleansing Towelettes Evening Calm, and I only needed one towelette and my face was so clean! It even completely removed my Mally Beauty Evercolor Eyeliner which is somewhat of a pain to remove normally. I mean my face was CLEAN and there was no residue left by the towelette. Another plus? It smells so good. With Chamomile and White Tea it's designed to help you relax at the end of the day.  I'm in love with these Towelettes. I have found my go to cleansing towelettes. No more switching back and forth between brands and definitely no more baby wipes!  So here is what Pond's say's about their towelettes:

• Morning Refresh Towelettes, with microbeads,
polish away dullness to reveal fresh, glowing skin
• With sparkling Citrus and Cucumber scents
• Resealable label helps towelettes stay wet
• Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

• Evening SootheTM Towelettes gently clean
away traces of dirt and make-up, even waterproof mascara
• With relaxing Chamomile and White Tea
• Resealable label helps towelettes stay wet
• Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

• Original All Day Clean Towelettes are more effective
at removing make-up and impurities than other leading towelettes
• With Triple Antioxidant Complex and Vitamin E
• Unique diamond textured cloths allow for a deep clean without leaving residue behind
• Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
All products currently available. SRP: $4.99 (30/pack)
You can find Pond's products at most major retailers. You can find more info on Pond's Website. I love the Pond's Towelettes so much that I wanted to share. I contacted Pond's and asked if they would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway. Pond's response? They'd love too! So this giveaway is going to be a little different. I have learned that some of my readers only have internet on their phones and can never enter Rafflecopter giveaways. So this time to enter all you have to do is be a follower on Kristy's Place Reviews and Giveaways via Google Friend Connect AND/OR be a subscriber on my Youtube Channel. That is one entry each. Leave a comment for each separate entry and let me know what your GFC and Youtube names are as well as your email address so I can contact you if you win.
2 Winners! One winner will win a pack of Pond's Evening Soothe Towelettes and One winner will win a pack of Pond's Morning Refresh Towelettes!
Rules/How to Enter:
  1. 18yrs or older
  2. Open to residents of the US
  3. Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment with your GFC name.
  4. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and leave a comment with your Youtube user name.
  5. Giveaway ends Dec. 2, 2011. Winners will be chosen using
*Giveaway Sponsored by Pond's. I was not paid for this review and giveaway.* 

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    SCENTsational Soaps Review

     I have been a fan of SCENTsational Soaps creator Sarah and her son Chad's Youtube videos for quite sometime. I just love watching Sarah talk about her soaps. She really takes pride in her soaps and takes care to research all her ingredients and common skin ailments. She is very knowledgeable about ingredients in  her soaps and what skin issues they can help with. Not only that but she takes the time to answer your questions.
      For three years I have been on the hunt for soaps and lotions that helped heal and soothe my son's eczema. It has been an uphill battle. No matter what I tried or what his pediatrician recommended or prescribed there was always something wrong with everything I tried. I can't even tell you how much money I've spent in the process of trying to find products that work. While there have been one or two products that were effective they were expensive and I just couldn't afford them. I was watching one of Sarah and Chad's Youtube video's about their Propolis Soap, and I just knew I had to try it on my son's eczema. 

      Sarah from SCENTsational soaps was kind enough to send me a bar of her Propolis Soap $6, Propolis Cool Mint Body Butter $10, the Propolis Healing Salve $12 and many samples. The Propolis products are amazing. They have done what I was starting to think was impossible. I have been using the Propolis products for my son's eczema for about two weeks now and the difference it has made is truly amazing. His rashes are barely visible, no longer red, and he's not itching. I love the Propolis Cool Mint Body Butter, it is the only lotion that I've used for my son that he hasn't told me stings his skin. That is such a relief, not only is it working but it's not causing my little guy discomfort when its applied. This lotion is thick, but doesn't leave that sticky feeling you sometimes get with body butters, and I need only a small amount on my son's entire body. The recent change in weather has caused him to be a little dry so the salve has come in handy on patches of dry skin. The Propolis products are part of SCENTsational Soaps HoneyBee line. 
      Sarah sent me soooo many samples of her other soaps. SCENTsational Soaps makes; Body Butters,Body Lotions, Body Scrubs, Deodorants, Vegan, Cupcake Soaps (custom order), Goat Milk Soaps, Old Fashioned Soaps, Organic Glycerin Soaps, Shea Butter Soaps, Whipped Parfait Soaps, HoneyBee Soaps (Essential Oil), HoneyBee Naturals, HoneyBee Soap Loaves, Lip Balms.  All these soaps and lotions, come in pretty much every scent you could ever want in a soap. Since I was sent so many sample I haven't gotten to use all of them so I will go through the ones that I have used. 

      The first soap that I used is one of the Goat's Milk Soaps Believe in Lavender scent. I picked it out first because it smell just like lavender. Not like Lavender soap, but like you are literally outside and you just put your nose to a lavender flower. It smell so good. I have been using it has a hand soap in my bathroom and I love it. It lathers very well into a creamy lather. Believe also comes in Blueberry scented. Other than its amazing smell and great moisturizing properties $1 of each bar sold goes to IDEAS Research which supports the research of Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome. The Believe soaps are $5.

      The next soap I tried loved and have used up was a sample of the Lime Margarita Whipped Parfait Soap. This soap is another really authentic smelling soap. It smells just guessed it a lime margarita. The whipped soap was so rich and lathered to well. I love it. As with SCENTsational Soaps body butter, when using the whipped parfait soap i only needed the smallest amount of product to create a rich lather and wash my entire body. I literally just dipped my finger into the jar and got a tiny amount out everyday. The little sample jar lasted me 8 days. The whipped soaps come in a large variety of scents. Next up for me to try? The Pumpkin Spice scent, yummy! The Whipped Parfait Soaps are $10 for 8oz. 

     The last soap that I have been and still am using is the Midnight Safari with Activated Charcoal and Kaolin Clay. I have been using this sample just for my face, and it has made a SERIOUS difference in my skin! My face is less oily, my acne has improved and well I just love it. I never, ever thought this soap would work as well or improve my skin as much as it has. Not because I don't trust Sarah but because nothing ever works. That is, until now. I love, love it. It has the richest, thickest lather of all the soaps I've tried so far and at only $6, it is $6 less than the cleanser I was using before. You can find it HERE. 
      SCENTsational Soaps are just that, sensational soaps. I highly recommend these soaps you will not regret your purchase and will most likely be going back to purchase more. For even more info on the soaps mentioned in this blog post and to see all the samples I received please watch the video. I will do full reviews as I use the soaps. :) Check them out here:

    *I was sent products and samples from SCENTsational Soaps free for review purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I was not paid for this review.*