Monday, October 28, 2013

Final Hours of the Scentsy Monster Monday Sale!! 75% OFF!

They JUST now added some NEW items for the Monster Sale!! SCENTSY up TO 60 & 75% OFF!!! You at least need to go and see what's on SALE. You will be amazed with the prices!!! This is the LAST CHANCE to be part of the OCTOBER SALE!!! GO GO GO!!!!! Sale ends @11:59 PST Oct. 28. Don't Miss it!

Monday, October 07, 2013

75% Off Scentsy! Monster Mondays!

I can't believe the deals! Get 75% Off Select items EVERY Monday in October, with Scentsy's Monster Mondays!

Have you been wanting to try Scentsy? Need Christmas gifts? Shop this sale before it's gone. Shop Now!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Scentsy's October Scent and Warmer of the Month!

 It's been 3 months, but I'm back in the Scentsy game. I'm so excited. I always love the Scentsy Holiday catalog filled with festive warmers and scents. This month's warmer and scent are perfect for October. Allow me to introduce to you our October Warmer of the Month, Scarecrow. The scent of the month is Cider Mill.
Make a friend from the fields! Scarecrow features a lovable face with button eyes, patchwork details, and a removable brick-red hat that conceals the warmer’s dish. A twine “necklace” and autumn flower add extra personality. $35.00 $31.50 Save 10% October only. 

 Cider Mill brings together fresh apples, crushed pumpkin, and simmering spices for a cozy autumn treat. $5.00 $4.50 Save 10% October Only.

Wanting to make this fellow your friend? Please order from my online relaunch party here; Kristy's ReLaunch Party

Questions? Interested in hosting a party and earning rewards? Please don't hesitate to contact me. Contact Me

Friday, October 04, 2013

Get Ready for Halloween with Costume Discounters!

*Product mentioned in this post was sent for review*


 Have you started thinking about what you or your children are going to be for Halloween? I love Halloween so much I start planning in September, sometimes even before that. My go to site for Halloween has over the past two years become Costume Discounters. Their selection is HUGE and they are always adding more costumes. As a matter of fact their costume selection is so large and varied that it took my son and myself an hour to finally narrow down and choose a costume. I have yet to be disappointed in the service I receive from Costume Discounters, prices are great, shipping is always fast and costume quality is superior.

This year we chose the U.S. Army Ranger costume which is officially licensed by the U.S. Army. I'm very impressed with the detail of this 7 piece costume. The materials are strong which is great because I know he is going to continue to want to play in it long after Halloween has passed.

"If your child wants to dress up as a true American hero next Halloween, then this U.S. Army Ranger Deluxe Costume is the perfect choice for you. With this outfit, you get everything you need to transform your little guy or gal into a brave and bold soldier who risks his or her own life to serve our country and protect our freedoms. It features a digi-camoflauge t-shirt, a matching camo U.S. Army vest, a matching pair of camo pants with attached pouches, tan knee pads, and a matching camo Army helmet. You can also add on some accessories that are sold separately, such as a pair of black Army boots, a toy rifle, or even a little American flag to show even more patriotism."
 Whether your looking for costumes for yourself, your children, significant other or anyone else, has what your looking for. Save and extra 20% on costumes $20+ when you use the code FUN20.

 Be sure to Like and Follow Costume Discounter's on their Facebook and Google+ for all the latest deals and costumes.

Pretty in Pink! Blush for a Cause with Blush Box

BlushBox has teamed up with Susan G. Komen® Austin to raise funds and education for local breast cancer awareness and support. Throughout the month of October, the sexy subscription service will offer its customers a “Pretty in Pink” box that is filled with a specially curated collection of pink-themed surprises to indulge the sexy side of life.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. BlushBox is proud to help make a positive impact on those who are fighting breast cancer by partnering with Komen Austin, who raises money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support in Central Texas. 25 percent of proceeds from each Pretty in Pink box will be donated directly to Komen Austin.
The Pretty in Pink collection was inspired by a few breast cancer Sexy Survivors who not only contributed to the curation of the box, but also contributed their thoughts on what makes them feel sexy.

“Having breast cancer taught me a lot of things about myself, but the one that stuck the most was to never forget that despite it all, I’m still classy, sassy, and sexy,” said one survivor. Another survivor said, “It is amazing the strength we find when we dig deep and trust in ourselves.”
BlushBox is dedicated to helping women embrace their sexy side in a classy, fun and stylish way. They do so by delivering a quarterly BlushBox filled with fashionable intimates, bedroom accessories and beauty products that are guaranteed to make women feel sexy and beautiful.
BlushBox for Breast Cancer
For more information on the Pretty in Pink Box, visit                     

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Did you know that at any point, one to three percent of children in elementary school may have head lice? During an outbreak, that number may be as high as 25 percent. As the school year begins, turn to for tools and tips on finding, treating, and talking about lice. The Headfirst! Expert panel has the information to arm all parents should they have to battle head lice!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

BlushBox An Adult Themed Subscription Service

Press Sample

  I love a good subscription service and I am always on the hunt for new ones. In my latest hunt I found an adult themed (my first) quarterly subscription service, called BlushBox. BlushBox is a subscription service “dedicated to helping women embrace your(sic) sexy side in a classy, fun and stylish way”, that sends out seasonally curated boxes four times a year.  Their goal being to help women feel sexy, confident and empowered.  Included in boxes are; Intimates, bedroom accessories, and beauty products that are specially curated to “indulge your sexy side” with handpicked selections from trusted brands.  

  My BlushBox arrived in a very discreet plain white box. Once you open that very plain box, a very pretty surprise awaits you; BlushBox has some of the best presentation I have seen yet.  The theme of this season’s box is Heat Up Your Summer with BlushBox. So let us get into the items included in this season’s box! 

  • Turquoise Trio: Scoop-Neck Camisole, Low-Rise Thong & Headband by Mad Mac
  • Bcute Classic Personal Massager by B Swish 
  • Sea & H20 Natural Personal Lubricant Packets by Sliquid
  • Travel Sized Firming Body Bronzer by Booty Parlor
  • Nicaraguan Handmade Bracelet & The Handcrafted Hope Initiative
  • Beach Bag Treats for Summer Sexy Bodies from LUNA 
Approximate Total Value: $150+

  Before I get into the price of the BlushBox subscription service, I would like to make special mention of the included Nicaraguan handmade bracelet from The Handcrafted Hope Initiative. 100% profit of the sale of these bracelets goes right back to the women who made them. Women of the “La Chureca”, one of South America’s largest trash dumps have survived for many generations by collecting and selling trash. With the help of nonprofits, a group of Nicaraguan women formed a jewelry cooperative to help them create a sustainable source of income. “Selling jewelry has allowed these women to have more control over their own lives, enabling them to better provide for their children and avoid dangerous means of income such as prostitution, which is prevalent in the area.” Stylish and it is helping empower fellow women. I love it!

  So how much does it cost? You can choose  the Full Size Qaurterly Box which is $99, or you can choose to pay for a full year at once for $344, which is a $52 dollar savings. Don’t think the regular BlushBox is for you? BlushBox also offers the Mini Subscription for $49.99 a quarter or $199 paid in full for the year, where you may not get one or two of the full size products.  You can sign up at anytime and receive that quarter’s box. 

  If a subscription isn’t for you BlushBox also offers several themed boxes that you can order at anytime without a subscription and in varying price ranges. Themes such as several bridal themed boxes, like the Lingerie ShowerThe Bachelorette, Blushing Bride and several other. My favorites of the theme boxes are The Pin Up and The Bachelorette.  

 Whether you want to feel sexy for yourself or add a little spice in the bedroom with your partner Blushbox is a great and discreet way to get the latest on trend lingerie, beauty, & bedroom accessories. Check out BlushBox!

*FTC: I received a sample BlushBox free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I was not paid for this review*

Thursday, May 09, 2013

BA STAR Cosmetics

 #1 with Cheerleaders, Dancers, Competitors & Trend Setters.

 BA STAR Cosmetics specializes in many products such as High Drama Pressed Eyeshadows, Glitter & Glue, Mascara, Eyeliner, Blush, bronzer and more. Complete your makeup kit with BA Star Cosmetics. 

 Along with cosmetics BA STAR offers headbands, lanyards, and face & body stickers.  

 I was sent a free sample of BA STARS Natural Palette and have to say that I was impressed with the pigmentation when swatched, however when applied to my lids with a brush the color pay off was only so-so. The lightest color was on the chalky side and had some fall out.  I wore the shadows over a shadow base and found that only a few minutes after applying there was some creasing. BA STAR Palettes retail for $8.75. 

Notice the Creasing?

 What I really want to mention are the awesome fundraising options. If your team/sqaud/troupe are looking for fundraising options I recommend checking out BA STAR. 


*I was sent a free sample of the BA STAR Natural Palette. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I was not paid for this review.*

Monday, April 22, 2013

Crayola is Celebrating it's 110th Birthday with an Adventure!

Crayola is celebrating it's 110th birthday, and the original 8 colors want you to help them celebrate.

"To celebrate their 110th birthday, our 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!
How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW our crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color, and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayloa Experience this coming May, 2013!"

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!

*Information for this post provided by Crayola. I was not paid for this post*

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mally Beauty Spring/Summer Essentials

Press Sample
By now some of you may know about my love of Mally Beauty products(or just Mally Roncal in general). If I've got makeup on, I have at least one Mally Beauty product on. Don't know who Mally Roncal is? Well, get with it! Just kidding. Mally Roncal was doing makeup professionally for 15 years before she started developing cosmetics, she knows her stuff, and is still glamming up celebrities on the regular. I bet if you've picked up a magazine you've seen some of Mally's work. Beyonce, anyone? How about J.Lo, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna? Mally has made them all as she says, "GORGOIS". You may have even seen her work on Beyonce at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.  Anyhoo, I was checking out her latest products on QVC and decided I would share my Spring/Summer Essentials. All were chosen with heat in mind. So here goes...

Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation SPF 15
 "Look instantly younger with this smoothing, protecting foundation. With antiaging ingredients and SPF 15, the innovative, oil-free liquid formula glides on velvety-smooth to help protect skin and diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines. You'll look like you're cast in a soft, diffused light." Comes in 5 shades.

*Tip*  Can settle into fine lines and wrinkles if you fail to really blend it out. This BB Cream can be used alone or under foundation to even skin tone and mattify the skin. Great lightweight formula which is rare in a BB Cream. 

Diamond Un-Powder 
  "What is it: Diamond Un-Powder is not like traditional powders--it's an Un-Powder that spreads evenly across your skin, allowing natural light to bounce across the skin's surface while diffusing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

 *Tip* I if you like a fuller coverage apply this over the Mally Face Defender BB Cream with a powder brush. Or you can wear this alone and apply it with the included sponge. 

Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer
   "This is Mally's special way of getting a natural sun-kissed look. It uses three powders--a tanning powder for allover color, a shimmer to highlight, and a beautiful sun shade that's designed to make your cheeks radiant like a day at the beach."

I haven't personally used this product but I imagine it is the bronzing equivalent of her Shimmer, Shape & Glow which I LOVE.

Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner
 "Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner has a long-wearing formula that contains nourishing and conditioning ingredients yet is gentle enough to use on your inner rims. It offers excellent payoff and coverage and is easily blendable shortly after application. Smudge-proof and set in 30 seconds. A sharpener is not needed--just twist the barrel." 

*Tip* If you want to smudge this out a little work somewhat fast before it fully dries, otherwise this eyeliner ain't budging without makeup remover. Great for watery eyes. 

Volumizing Waterproof Mascara
  "This Volumizing Waterproof Mascara has a unique formula that helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost...oh, and did we mention it's waterproof?!"

Mally Evercolor Melted Lipstick
  "Evercolor Melted Lipsticks are not traditional lipsticks, nor are they lip gloss. This hybrid formula provides the best of both worlds to give you the lips you've always dreamed of, all with the added benefit of soothing and caring for your lips. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, aloe, avocado, and olive oil, they help protect and condition your lips."

*Tip* Ok, not so much a tip but the Melted Lipsticks are designed to leave a stain which is awesome when you don't have time to reapply. Works especially well with the darker shades. I've been rocking Mauve constantly. Also really great at hydrating and healing chapped or dry lips. 

 All theses products can be found on not all have made their way to yet.

What are some of your Spring/Summer essentials? 

*I was sent press samples of the Melted Lipstick and the Face Defender BB Cream. Other Items mentioned I bought myself or are on my wishlist. I was not paid to mention these products and all opinions are my own* 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New eos Lip Balm in Lemon Drop now with SPF

Warm weather is almost here and it’s time to show some skin. While you’ve got your body covered, it’s easy to forget about your lips! Thankfully, this bright and easy-to-find pool bag essential from eos will help you beat the heat and protect your pout from harmful rays.

eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Lemon Drop
Can a lip balm make you smile? We think so. That's why we invented this one. Pamper your lips while you protect them from the sun with this eos Lemon
Drop with SPF 15 that’s naturally flavored and PABA-free. Packed with natural conditioning oils and antioxidant rich vitamin E, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. Now with 80 minutes of water-resistant protection, what’s not to love?
Price: $3.29
Availability:Target, Walmart, Walgreens

Have you seen this around yet? I have yet to spot it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Schick Hydro Silk Review from BzzAgent

Press Sample

So What's the Bzz about Schick HYDRO Silk?
"If everything in life served as many purposes as the Schick Hydro Silk® razor, ladies would have fewer boyfriends and a lot more closet space. (And not just because they like to stuff unused boyfriends in their spare closets.) With so much to highlight about this versatile razor, here's a quick look at what might interest your girlfriends most:
  • Each cartridge is filled with Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum that's infused with marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates longer than any other razor*
  • 5 Curve-Sensing blades move independently from each other to deliver an incredibly smooth, efficient shave and blade guards help protect skin from irritation(fewer strokes helps reduce irritation!)
  • Contoured oval cartridges allow for a closer shave around hard-to-reach places like ankles, knees and underarms
  • An ergonomic, soft touch handle with rubber grips provides ultimate control while shaving
  • Schick Hydro Silk® razors are stocked at grocery stores, drug stores and mass retailers; the Starter Kit sells for an average retail price of $9.49, while 4-packs of refill cartridges retail for around $15.11
*Moisturizes for up to two hours after shaving.
For best results, apply your favorite shaving cream, gel or foam when using the Schick Hydro Silk® razor"
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So What Do I Think? 

  Whelp, I think this would be a fantastic razor if it weren't for the main selling point which is the moisturizing serum, which I have come to call slime. The serum is so thick and slimy it actually creates a barrier between the 5 blades, and the skin.   Which doesn't allow for a close shave at all. I have to go over the same area so many times that once out of the shower, I still have stubble and razor burn. Ugh!

 I thought that maybe after using the razor for awhile the slime (serum) would eventually start going away. Nope, that slime is still going strong after 2 weeks! Now, normally I would think that still having the serum after so long would be a really great thing, but not in this case it is just too thick and defeats the purpose of the whole razor. I mean 5 curve sensing blades and they aren't even being allowed to do their job!
 If Schick would lessen what I feel is an extreme amount of slimy thick serum, I think this would be a really fantastic razor, with the 5 curve sensing blades, ergonomic handle, contoured oval cartridges, and shower hanger. But, being as how the razor struggles to give a close shave it just isn't worth the $10 price tag, not to mention the refill cartridges are a whopping $15 bucks. Yikes! I'll stick with my Schick Quattro, Thank you.

*I received a Schick Hydro Silk Razor for free as a member of All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I was not paid for this review.*

Monday, February 11, 2013

L'OREAL Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Review

Image courtesy of Loreal

 There are so many BB creams out there today. Just a year ago the only place you could pick up a BB cream was in a department store or on the internet from an authentic Asian company, and even then I found the variety overwhelming, as well as expensive. So I was happy when drugstore lines started to come out with them, and then quickly disappointed to find that most are just glorified or repackaged and renamed tinted moisturizers.  I was given the opportunity to review L'OREAL's new  Magic Skin Beautifier BB cream, as a member of SheSpeaks.

 What is a BB Cream you ask?
 "BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. "Huff Post Style Canada
What does L'OREAL say about the Magic Skin Beautifier BB:
 "This product gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits. With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smoothes, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization."

 I chose the shade Light. There are 4 shades to choose from and I should have chosen the lightest shade. Here's why; When you first squeeze out the BB cream it is a white watery liquid with little grey specks. L'OREAL says those little grey specks are beads that once rubbed into the skin burst and "self adjust".  I do not agree with the "self adjust" part. The Light shade ended up being about two shades darker than what I would consider light. So I recommend finding the shade that you would normally use and then purchasing the next shade below and that should be your perfect color match.

 Contrary to some other BB creams I've tried, I find that this product actually does offer some coverage. It's a sheer coverage but It does a really great job at evening out my skin tone, and makes me feel it's enough coverage to just but some of this on and head out the door.  This surprised me, because I had thought that there was no way this watery formula was gonna do anything in the way of coverage.  Speaking of it's consistency this is something I have really appreciated. While others are thick and feel heavy on your face the Magic Skin Beautifier is very light and I have actually forgotten I put some on. It's very comfortable on the skin, and gives the effect of not having any makeup on at all, but having much better skin than you may naturally have. The Magic Skin Beautifier BB is not porportaded to have sun screen in it but states on the package that it may contain Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxides (light reflectors used as an aid to reflect sun from skin)  so be sure to put your regular sunscreen on beforehand. 
Before and After

I love the Magic Skin Beautifier so much that it has become a daily part of my routine. Some days I wear nothing but this BB cream and others when I want more coverage, I use it as a primer under my regular foundation.

 The L'OREAL Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream comes in 1.0 FL OZ and retails for $10.95, it can be purchased and mass drug and food retailers nationwide. For more information you can head over to L'OREAL's website.

*I received a sample of this product free for the purpose of a review from Shespeaks and Loreal Paris. All opinions are my own and 100% honest*