Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers Prize Pack Giveaway!

Marvel Studios' The Avengers hits theaters May 4th.
In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Marvel's The Avengers, Marvel is giving away an awesome prize pack! 
 The Prize Pack Includes: 

 - MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL

- MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons

- MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dollar General Comes to California

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a new couponer, I have heard so much about the great deals at the Dollar General. Along with offering low prices, the Dollar General accepts manufacturers coupons as well as releasing their own. Until recently I’ve never been able to enjoy the deals I was reading about as I didn’t have a local Dollar General. I no longer have to feel left out of the savings loop, because Dollar General is now in California. Needless to say I was really excited when I learned that not only was the Dollar General coming to my area (Bakersfield, CA) but we were getting two stores!  Whoo-hoo!
 This was my first trip into the brand new Dollar General in Bakersfield. I had no idea what to expect but I’m happy to say that it exceeded my expectations. It was very clean and organized. I was initially thinking that I might find a lot of no name brand items, but was happy to see mostly name brands that I recognized and at a great discount. The discount was normally of a dollar or more and very few items were priced the same as other stores.  The Dollar General located closest to my home carries just about everything you need all in one trip and I mean everything. Dollar General has stuff for home, home cleaning products, baby care, toiletries, toys, pet care, cosmetics, and food. Food wise I found just about everything including refrigerated/frozen items like milk, eggs, cheese, lunchmeat and frozen pizzas. The only thing they didn’t have were meats. Some Dollar General Stores have full Markets were you can purchase all your groceries. While we have one of the Dollar General Markets in Bakersfield I didn’t go to that particular store. You can find your closest Dollar General Market here: The layout reminded me very much of a Drugstore, just without the pharmacy and with more variety and products.
 After walking around the Dollar General several times and just checking everything out.  I made my way back into the cosmetics section (I can never help myself!) and picked up a bottle of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Blue It for $2.50, Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes for $8.00 and a bottle of Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask for only $3.00 which I have been looking for, forever! I’m not the only one who walked out with goodies. My 3 yr old found a few things that he like as well, I liked them too as they were really inexpensive. He picked up a Bow and Arrow Play set for $2.00 and two coloring books for $1 apiece.  We walked out with several goodies for each of us and spent less than $20. Win! And that wasn’t even with coupons¸ can’t wait to go back next time armed with my coupons for some major savings.
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 Dollar General has a commitment to literacy. Helping members of the community learn to read, speak English and receive their GED’s.
"Dollar General's commitment to literacy is an integral part of the company's culture. In fact, Dollar General's co-founder, J. L. Turner, was functionally illiterate when he started the company.

Dollar General believes learning to read, receiving your GED or learning the English language is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away—the one gift that last lifetime."

 I will definitely be going back to the Dollar General very soon.  Be sure to “Like” Dollar General Facebook as well as signing up on  Dollar General website for their emails and text message alerts for the latest deals.   Find Dollar General in California.
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Nature's Sleep Terry Slippers w/Memory Foam Review

 I am a person whom hates and I mean hates not having shoes on. Even in the house I need shoes of some sort or I'm not comfortable. The only time I go without shoes of course is when I'm sleeping. This is a relatively new thing for me, up until about 3 yrs ago, I was the complete opposite. I hated shoes. Any who, Since I feel the need to have something on my feet at almost all times, house shoes aka slippers are  something I go through quite often. The reason being is that I've never splurged for a nice pair, and instead opted for slippers from Target and Walmart. They never last long and are not usually comfortable for very long, loosing the cushion after only a couple days. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to do a review for Nature's Sleep Slippers.

 Nature's Sleep offers Slippers made from the same memory foam as their mattresses. Yep, they are THAT comfortable. Their are two styles. Closed Toe and Opened Toe, and they come in a variety of different colors. I opted for the closed toe in tan. I've been wearing them constantly for about a week now and they are still just as comfortable as the day I first put them on. I love the soft memory foam and that the foam offers support for the arches of my feet that normally aren't supported with slippers. Another great thing about the Nature's Sleep Slippers are the thermoplastic rubber soles, which means I can actually wear them outside if need be and not worry about them getting wet. As well as them being able to withstand a lot more wear.

 Here's what Nature's Sleep says about their Slippers:
Plush comfort and luxury with every step.  Indoors or out, these closed-toe slippers offer the perfect balance of softness and support in thanks to the visco-elastic memory foam inner sole, which cradles and contours to your feet while absorbing pressure and impact.
  • S, M, L, XL
  • Upper/inner sole 80% cotton/20% polyester; lining 100% polyester; thermoplastic rubber bottom
 I am loving my slippers and until recently I have to be honest and say that I didn't know that Nature's Sleep offered Slippers. I only knew them as a mattress company. Ever growing and finding new ways to make us all more comfortable. Maybe they'll make a memory foam couch next?...On second thought I hope they don't do that. Then I'd never get off it!

 The Nature's Sleep Closed Toe Terry Slipper's are $30 and can be purchased on their website. Nature's Sleep Mattresses and other products can be purchased all over the US in many Mattress Retailers and Sleep Shops or of course on their website Also Like them on Facebook to be alerted to all their sales and deals. Groupon usually has great deals for Nature's Sleep as well.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scentsy's April Warmer and Scent of the Month

This post is incredibly late but there is still time to purchase Scentsy's April Warmer and Scent of the Month. April's picks just happen to be my new favorites, and I'm not just saying that because I want to increase sales(although that would be nice*wink*) The Mother's Day Warmer is so gorgeous, and the scent is amazing! It's one of the lighter Scentsy scents but I find it perfect for my bedroom. Now I just hope that the scent eventually makes it into the perfume and body mist fragrance selection. 

 APRIL WARMER | Mother’s Day
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Mother’s Day with Cerise for a sweet gift Mom won’t soon forget.

  The April Mother's Day Warmer and Cerise Scent products are all 10% off for the month of April. Purchase them and other Scentsy products on my personal website.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Harvey Prince Ageless Review & Giveaway!

 I remember the first time I ever heard of Harvey Prince. It was a small ad in the corner of a Cosmopolitan magazine. It was for their perfume Eau Flirt. I was intrigued by a perfume "that flirts for you". I wanted to know more about this perfume that is clinically proven to attract men. Turns out... it's true, and it smells really good.  I love it, definitely a heavier perfume for night. Good thing they made Eau Fling a lighter more "playful" version of Eau Flirt. It's next on my list along with Eau De Creme.

 What I love about Harvey Prince is not only do their fragrances smell amazing, they are all created with certain purposes in mind, and with scientific research behind them. For instance Eau Flirt was made to attract men, it's been scientifically proven that "notes of pumpkin pie and lavender, have been shown to evoke a more passionate response in men than any other smell." The same can be said of their perfume Ageless, "inspired by scientific discoveries and clinical trials, this fragrance defies your skins natural age-revealing scent".
"Inspired by scientific research and crafted with love, Ageless by Harvey Prince defies your skin’s natural age-revealing scent. Its notes are an inviting blend of pink grapefruit, pomegranate, luscious mango, with a dry down of jasmine and natural musk.

Here's the secret: Ageless is inspired by recent studies conducted by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, which find pink grapefruit and mango to be the olfactory antidote to aging. The fragrant notes disguise the familiar scent of age, caused by the breakdown of particular fatty acids in your skin.

Women from around the world are loving Ageless; based on their testimonials and our own trials, Ageless makes you feel and smell 8-12 years younger.

Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Mango, Jasmine, Tuberose, YlangYlang, Sandalwood.
Style: Fresh. Sensual. Luminous."

Ageless is a really great scent. I have been wearing it for about a week now and I love it. It smells fresh and perfect for Spring. When you first spray it you immediately smell the pink grapefruit and other fruity and floral scents in it. What I love the most are the dry notes that stick around longer. After an hour of wear I really start getting to the dry notes of warm vanilla, and soft musk still with a hint of the florals. I have gotten so many compliments on how good I smell. While I can't speak for the anti-age part of this perfume, I can tell you it smells amazing.

 Harvey Prince perfumes use only high quality and eco-friendly ingredients. I really love how Harvey Prince came about:
 "It began with a rebellious idea: boutique-quality scents should not be overwhelming, overpriced, and filled with toxic chemicals. Then came the inspiration: our mother, who loves honest products that feel and smell great. One Mother's Day, we crafted a scent that captured her effortless and radiant aura. The result: Ageless, the first of our signature fragrances to take on the industry's usual cosmetics-counter fare.

We take great pride in using only the finest ingredients for each note in every scent, with no toxic chemicals still found in many commonly used perfumes. We draw on the expertise of leading dermatologists, doctors, scientists and scent experts to create fragrances with a purpose, each with its own inspired scent and story."
 Harvey Prince offers several different sizes of all their perfumes, with prices ranging from $21 to $98. Check them all out here:

Harvey Prince is giving away a bottle of their Ageless Anti-Age Perfume to a lucky Kristy's Place reader!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nature's Brilliance by Sue

 Nature's Brilliance by Sue's products never fail to impress me, and the Jojoba Lip Gloss-Glaze is no exception. I chose the newest shade in the line which is Sweetheart. A gorgeous shade of pink that I'd liken to a cross between Cerise and Magenta. While it is called a gloss-glaze this product packs quite a good amount of color, and offers a beautiful shine without being sticky at all.

 One of the big selling points for me is that Nature's Brilliance by Sue makes all natural products and I can pronounce and recognize all the ingredients listed. I like this. No weird chemical names that I can't pronounce and have no idea what they are. Have you ever looked up the ingredients in your everyday cosmetics? What you find might surprise you. Here are the ingredients in the Sweetheart Lipgloss-glaze:
  • Certified Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Castor Seed Oil
  • 100% Pure Vegetable Glycerin
  • Lecithin (Vegetable Source)
  • Natural Vitamin E
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract
  •  Beeswax
  •  Carnauba Wax
  • Allantoin
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Mica
  • Iron Oxide
Easily identifiable right? Thank you Sue!  The Lipgloss-glaze comes in 9 different shades and retails for $6.00. You can find it here: Lipgloss-glaze

 I mentioned to Sue that I love the Mineral Blush in Pink Sunset that I was sent in my last review, and she sent me another Mineral Blush to try out.  This time she sent along the shade Pink Mystique, a more sheer pale pink. The quality is just as fabulous but I am seriously addicted to my Pink Sunset Mineral Blush it is my most worn blush and even after 8 months I still have quite a bit of product left. Nature's Brilliance Mineral Blushes come in loose pigment form with a sifter cap, and are seriously pigmented. With 24 shades to choose from there is a color to suit everyone. Sue's Mineral Blushes retail for $7.00 and can be found here: Mineral Blush.

 You can check out my previous review for Nature's Brilliance by Sue here:

*The products mentioned in this post were gifted to me by Nature's Brilliance by Sue for the purposes of this review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own and 100% Honest*

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blanc to Noir The Cheapest Place to Get NYX Cosmetics!

*Update 8/2/2013: It has come to my attention that while the Blanc to Noir website is still up, operating, and taking orders they have failed to send out any orders placed to customers and are not answering phone calls or emails.*
 I have searched everywhere, to find a place to get NYX Cosmetics at a good discount. Until recently I didn't even have a local place to buy NYX. Being on Youtube I have seen Youtuber's rave about other online stores that offer the cheapest NYX. Well I beg to differ, after searching and comparing prices I have come to find a great online store called Blanc to Noir that offers NYX cosmetics at a considerably lower price then their competitors. I was so excited to find Blanc to Noir because while NYX isn't considered "high end" makeup it's also not as easily accessible as "drugstore" cosmetics especially if you don't have an Ulta Store in your area.  Ulta just recently came to my area but, I've found that even with shipping I save money by buying my NYX products from Blanc to Noir rather than driving down to my local ULTA. Now that is awesome! 

 Here's a breakdown of what I got and what it cost's on the NYX website:
  • NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Foundation: $6.38 (NYX Price $7.50)
  • NYX Powder Blush: $5.50 (NYX Price $6.00)
  • NYX Pin Up Tease Boudoir Mascara: $5.10 (NYX Price $6.00)
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: $5.10 (NYX Price $6.00)
                                        Total: $21.68
 Shipping for First Class USPS for this $3.14. Shipping prices vary depending on how fast you would like to receive your order and where you live. Blanc to Noir ships internationally.

 Along with NYX Blanc to Noir sells FaceFront Cosmetics, True Religion, Diesel, and Levis. They also sell Sigma! You can get a Sigma Brush Kit for 29% Off! I don't know of anywhere else that you can purchase authentic Sigma for such a good discount. Next time I purchase Sigma brushes it will be from Blanc to Noir. 

If you love a good deal, I highly recommend you check them out on their website here: find them on Facebook as well

*I was sent the products in this post for the purposes of  this review. All opinions are my own, and 100% honest. I was not paid for this review*

Thursday, April 05, 2012

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 During the Holiday's I did a review for's Classic Christmas Basket. Which included some really great and absolutely delicious goodies. Little did I know that they also offer baked goods. Such as Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, Cookies, Whoopie Pies and Brownies! Yum! I was lucky enough to get to try one of each flavor of's Brownies. They have 6 different brownie varieties and they are so good. All were rich, and super moist. All individually wrapped to preserve freshness. My absolute favorite was the Cheesecake Brownie which was a brownie topped with a generous layer of delicious cheesecake. Ah-may-zing! I'd also like to mention that some of them were edge pieces which is great because the edge brownie pieces are my favorite. I've never seen a company do that before and you really get a more homemade feel.  I didn't eat them all to myself, I had 3 helpers and nobody had anything bad to say. These would make a great gift.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

March Eco-Emi

 If you've been reading my blog for awhile you may already be familiar with Eco-Emi. I used to write up a blog post every month for the lastest Eco-Emi Box. I loved my boxes. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my subscription do to money issues. Then a whole new group of monthly subscription services came out and I tried those. I found myself wishing that I had just stuck to Eco-Emi. With Eco-Emi you are getting what you pay for and more. As well as really great customer service. I REALLY, REALLY MISSED IT! I tried to re-subscribe only to find that there is a waiting list. :( It's ok though because I was approved for a review. Which means I can get my fix and be able to hold off a little longer. LOL.

 Eco-Emi is a Eco-Friendly, Green and Vegan monthly lifestyle subscription service. Rather than just getting cosmetic and beauty samples, you get a mix of food, household, cleaning, health and wellness.  It being a lifestyle box is great for me because I get to try a little bit of everything and helps introduce me to great Green Companies. I personally find the world of Green and Eco-Friendly products extremely overwhelming. Has helped so much, and I've found some products and companies that I had been passing up before and use everyday now. The cost of Eco-Emi is $15 monthly for residents of the US and $30 monthly for International residents.  Payments are easy and secure through Paypal.

 So let's get into what was in the March Eco-Emi Box which is to help you get ready for Spring!

  • Revitalize Shampoo & Conditioner by Greenbody Greenplanet 8oz $24
  • Vegan Mineral Eye Shadows & Vegan Gel Eyeliner by The All Natural Face Eyeshadow $3.50 Gel Eyeliner $5.75 ( I love these! Smooth, & Buildable eyeshadows. The gel liner is jet black and matte)
  • Raw Vegan Bar by Bella 20ct $19.80 (I received the Chocolate flavor. It's not for me. Tastes more like dates then anything else)
  • Pomegranate Gum by Vitacare $1.69
  • Toothbrush by Vitacare $3.39
  • Lip Tint by Badger $6.50
  • Pear Tree Specialty Liquid Soap by Old Post Road Oils(Vegan) $7
  • Incense by Auromere Ayurvedic multiple scents sample pack. $6.95 (haven't tried these but I've never met an Auromere Ayurvedic product I didn't like) 
Marches Eco-Emi was great and I am totally satisfied with it. I cannot wait till my turn comes up on the waiting list. If your interested in receiving an Eco-Emi you can Join here.  Check out Eco-Emi on Facebook too! 

*I was sent the March Eco-Emi box free for the purposes of this blog post. All opinions are my own and I was not paid for this review*