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Glam Grub: Village Tea Company....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coffee or Tea?

Both for me!! LOL!

I love coffee and I love tea, so trying out Village Tea Company was the perfect excuse to get 'tea wasted' for awhile.:)



My favorite out of the teas was Sweet Grace Vanilla Rooibos, a fragrant bit of heaven. The vanilla is perfect with the rooibos and perfect for any time of day. I added a bit of cream and sugar and it was divine. The full size teas come with 50 filter bags to craft you own tea bag. Perfect when I want my drink to be bit 'heavy'. The mobile teapot is fantastic for on the go. I haven't quite got the the loose tea and filter part right, though. I think I suppose to heat the water, put the loose tea in and then strain it through, I think. Its safe to say, I'm not Go-Go-Gadget Jamie! lol!


Visit Village Tea Company Online, Twitter and Facebook !!...

Jamie


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions



Fall Blog Sale...MAC,OPI,Essie,BeneFit, Urban Decay......

Sunday, August 29, 2010



***Shipping is only $2.00 for the entire purchase, doesn't include delivery confirmation..that's $.70 extra**

***PAY PAL ONLY...NO EXCEPTIONS*** ***US ONLY***

***email me at ruralglamour@yahoo.com, if you are interested ( included paypal email address PLEASE)***

***I will only "PEND" after I have paypal invoiced you for 24hrs***

The item(s) will be marked "SOLD" after payment is received

**Surprise Gift for every purchase(I love giving extras:))**



Prices have been slashed!!! 









Sephora Makeup Palette to Go in Warm Tones( used 1x)-$5.oo (SOLD)


NYX For Eye Color Brown Palette ( used 1x)-$3.00 (PEND)


Urban Decay Wallpaper Palette-used up to 4x, great condition!!-$10.00 (SOLD)


MAC Royal Assets:6 Cool Eyes( Medallion,Silverwear,Trophy Pink,Modern Heir,Shadowy Lady, Queen's Jewel)(used 2x)-$12.00 (SOLD)

MAC Seduction:6 Lip/Warm( used 4 times with a lipbrush)(Plastique,Lovely Like You,O, Scrumptious,Grand Illusion, Tea Pot)- $8.00 (SOLD)

OPI( used 1x) We'll Always Have Paris(sold), A Grape Fit(sold),Pampolona Purple(sold), Clubbin Til Sunrise(PEND), In My Back Pocket(PEND) $2.00 a piece 

MAC Naked Pigment(NEW)- $3.00

Seche Vite Base Coat( NEW) and Color Club (NEW)-$1.00 a piece

HIP Shadows(used 1x or twice) Selling as a LOT( ALL TOGETHER)-$8.00

Benefit Shimmer Powder( used 1x)-$3.00 a piece (SOLD)

Bare Escentuals Eye Quickie ( used 2X)-$1.00 a piece



Essie Polish( used 1x)- Marabou(sold), Beach Party(sold), FootLoose(sold) $2.00 a piece

Review and Giveaway: Joy of Soap!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If you like to be clean raise your hand!!! ( I can see youuuuu.....lol)

Well, If you like to be clean The Joy of Soap is where it is at! The Joy of Soap is a company that stands on their Green Practices and provides moisturizing, organic, natural soaps and other products. They are made of sustainable ingredients and fine craftsmanship.


I love naturally made soaps and have tried a few, but Joy of Soap soaps are impressive. Firs,t they solidly made. I've had natural soaps in the past that fall apart when you get them. They also are moisturizing which some natural soaps don't provide that extra softness.


I tried Lay Me Down Lavender and Two in the Shower Tea Tree. I like the natural, authentic scent of the lavender bar. I've used it for a month and it still has most of its original size, too....
Two in the Shower Tea Tree is great for problem body skin such as acne.I have shoulder and chest body acne and notice when I used this, it stayed away.:)


Now for the Giveaway!!!! Let's Go!!!

***WIN A $20 GC TO THE JOY OF SOAP (THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS)*****

Mandatory!!!!
You must be a follower of Rural Glamour via Google Friend Follower( check the side bar for details)

You must got to The Joy of Soap and tell me what want to try and tell me what it is in the comments


Extra Entries:

-Follow The Joy of Soap via Twitter
-Follow The Joy of Soap via Facebook
( Please leave in the comments if you do the Extra Entries. It will be checked for authenticity)

Contest ends September 15, 2010!

Giveaway Policy:

Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.

Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.

If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random number generator.


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Jamie


Green Glam: Seventh Generation....Part One...


I'll admit, as big a fashion junkie that I am, I wear the same clothing over and over. My palette of colors are basic: black, white, grey, and cream.This Fall ,I'll be throwing the demin back in ( wayyy too hot to wear jeans here this summer) .So, I like to take care my clothes and my kids' clothes, which where all the money for clothes goes!



The 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid got some of worst stains( like marker stains and dirty socks) clean despite the small amount you used for a full load. I'm so use to using so much detergent,I was nervous that things would not come clean with a small amount! They did. Same with the Chlorine Free Bleach.I believe in bleach for my and the kids' whites. Worked great!

The Fabric Softener is actually a paper sheet with the softener on it. Its very scented on the sheet but the scent doesn't stick to the clothes which I like. So if you are a' scented' fabric softener person, this would not be your product but on the other hand, the product is neat. After the clothes are dry the sheet comes out as a ball of paper that are compostable and great for the environment.

The Bathroom Tissue wasn't really any different that your basic bathroom tissue. I normally use the softest there is in bathroom tissue ( if you see what I'm saying;)lol) which also can be super thick and bad for your septic system. Even though the Bathroom Tissue is thin,it flushes fast and lessens the expected costs of sewer repairs. That's a good enough reason to use it!!


Check out Seventh Generation Online, Twitter, and Facebook! And COUPONS!!!!

And stay tuned for Part II ( especially for the ladies) when I review Seventh Generation feminine products!!!

Jamie

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions


Glam Grub: Yogavive....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Getting all my fruits and veggie intake for the day is hard work for me! I'm such a carb head...I honestly think that's what's keeping my weight so stagnant.

Yogavive Organic Popped and Baked Fuji Apple Chips are a great way to get your fruit in and have a tasty sweet dessert or snack. The small serving size of 0.35oz bag is equivalent to one fuji apple! The larger 1.76 ounce bag is equivalent to FIVE apples.

They come in flavors of Original, Caramel,Peach, Cinnamon and Strawberry. I love the Original washed down with fresh, cold water. They are crunchy and very fresh tasting.The boys enjoy these and even my mom likes them. We gifted my gluten allergic cousin with some and she automatically wanted more!

Visit Yogavive at http://www.yogavive.com/

You can buy them on Amazon, Whole Foods and STARBUCKS!!!


Also they are on Facebook and Twitter! ( they are always doing giveaways!)


Jamie

My Birthday Wishlist!

On September 23, I will be a gleeming 33, if its Lord's will!

I'm not afraid to speak my age. If anything I'm proud and blessed.I never, EVER imagined my life in my 30s, often didn't think I would make it. That's why my first birthday wish is to be alive with my family intact.

HOWEVER...I love gifts and to be showered with love. I dont have a significant other and none of my real close friends live by so my'celebrating' is limited. That's ok, though. Each year that passes, God shows me who's loyal and who's not on September 23. I smile when i think He is a God of restoration. You lose some and gain better.

That's my sermon for today! ***shouting music roll on the piano***

Now to the wishlist:

Huetiful Steamer



$100 GC ( at least) to Target

"vittles and dranks" and PF Changs

Whole Foods Store run

a Smart phone ( iPhone,Droid, Crackberry) ( this a LOOONNNG shot)






a new digital camera -Canon Power Shot SD1300

four new tires on the Corolla

Sephora Gift Card( so I can get my Sephora Insider Gift)


Custom Black blazer from eShakti

money:)

a cake...

some good sleep

Starbucks








a new handbag

Happiness:)


oh and Guerlain Ecrin 6 palette in Champs-Elysees






Winner of the Bee Mine Giveaway!!!


The Winner of the Bee Mine Giveaway is.....

TrinkyWiggy!!

Congratulations!!!

Please email me your four products (8 oz. products) and your address and Bee Mine will ship it to you:)

You have 48 hrs to email me or I will pick another winner.

Thank you all for entering!

Please enter the other Giveaways from Just Gano, Alight, and Orglamix..... Get Fab for the Fall!!!


Jamie

Glam Health: Aroma Home Snuggle Me....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

If you are like me and have the period FROM HELL every month....there is nothing like hot compress to keep you cramps in check. I probably keep ThermaCare Menstrual Heat Wraps in business the way I buy them. So I when I got the chance to review Aroma Home Snuggle Me Microwavable Hottie was Ready, Set, Go!

Aroma Home Snuggle Me is a natural flax seed filled compress that is scented with strawberry and vanilla. You heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds( max time: 1 minute) and you have instant warm bliss....
I found that the 30 seconds, not even the one minute, was hot enough for me. I put in at 2 minutes and it was warm-hot, which worked. It stayed pretty hot for about 2 hours, or at least I think. The three times I've used it, I've fallen asleep with it on! So soothing:) The scent is wonderful too but I could do without it. Maybe a Lavender scent would be more soothing....


Jamie


***This product was sent to me to review****



Weekly Goals: 8/23/2010...

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Forgot to do the goals and that's why I failed like a test on the first day of school. smh

Let's get a fresh start:

Weekly Goals:

1) No flip-flops
2) 1 yoga/2 cardio workout ( I might try to get 2 yoga workouts in...kinda don't like the instructor, but I can go the morning class instead)
3)wear my hair out once a week( new one: I need wear my hair out at least once a week, I'll try and see if I can do it, probably on Tuesday, which is wash day)
4) Wash hair on Tuesday
5) Deep Condition this week
6) Water at meals only (HARD...I'm sweet tea FIEND lol)


What are your weekly goals???

Jamie

Review: Hard Candy Cosmetics....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hi Everyone!!

I got some Hard Candy goodies to tell you about!

I remember Hard Candy when it was in Sephora and now its even more accessible at your local Wal-Mart. The good folks over at Hard Candy sent this goodies over for review to let's get started. I received:



Hard Candy Plexi Glass Glossy Lip Shine in Arm Candy- The formula is smooth but a tad bit sticky. Its also very sheer but the tiny bit of pink and pink glitter showed up well on me. I've been wearing the gloss alot!


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer in Light - was too light for me so I can't give you a honest assessment of it.



Hard Candy 1000 Lashes-Fiberized Lash Weave Mascara in Indigo Blue - The sheer look of the product on the wand is SCARY. It has all these little 'fibers' on it. I took shot at it and even though it thickened my lashes it didn't elongate them. However, I'm in love with colored mascaras these days! That's a trend worth talking about in makeup and beauty.



( Final Look with Lip Gloss in Arm Candy)

Jamie

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions


Video: Dollar Store Haul....



Jamie

Why I think an Energizer Smart Charger would make my life easier by Jamie!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Energizer Smart Charger would make life so much easier, you would not believe it! Lol! Between my digital camera, which only take the highest charged battery, my twin boys toys’ which always ALWAYS require batteries, and our main TV remote, which mysteriously is loses one battery a week, I’m the prime the candidate for the Energizer Smart Charger. The idea of putting old batteries in a device that will save me from buying the entire battery section at Wal-Mart after Christmas is wonderful idea! Thanks for the opportunity to express my need for Energizer Smart Charger!


Jamie

picture: http://www.jleighdesignz.com

***This post was written to qualify for a prize ***

***Update: I won!***



Go Green, Get Glam!: Review: Baggu....

Remembering to use a reuseable shopping bag requires effort and the memory of a Mensa member. LOL! No, but really, I have TONS of very sturdy, very cute reusable shopping bags that I totally forget to use all the time. Why? I can't call it, but I've found a easy solution in Baggu.


Baggu comes in great colors and is stored in a little pouch that you can just drop in your handbag. I put my Baggu( I got the Khaki color)in the outside pocket of my latest bag with my phone, so I know its there. I've used it over the last week or two to much success. Its holds a serious amount of grocery, which is my main issue with reusable shopping bags. I shop at the market, twice a week at the most and I always have a zillion plastic bags. I took my Baggu out at the Piggly Wiggly yesterday and that cashier filled her up! Felt good to be conscious.:)

I also used my Baggu at CVS. I put my Green Tag on the Baggu. :)

They also sell Baggu 3x, which is made for grocery shopping, too , Baby Baggu, for smaller shopping trips and produce bags, which is a must have for me now!


Visit the site and shop at www.Baggu.com, Twitter and Facebook!

pictures: www.amazon.com


***This product was given to me for review***


Review and Giveaway: Just Gano....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

If you follow or 'like' me on RGBL Facebook Page....you know I LOVE jewelry. I thank my Grandma and Mom for that. My Grandma was a woman of 'real' jewelry. She loved gold jewelry and pearls. My Mom likes costume jewelry, the fun stuff that doesn't cost of fortune and looks great with everything. My jewelry addiction is truly hereditary!


When I was given the opportunity to review Just Gano, I was, of course, excited. lol! Just Gano brings beautiful, affordable jewelry to your doorstep in monthly in three great options. You can choose Deb(7.95, 1 piece a month), Demi ( $21.95, 3 pieces a month) and Diva (39.95, 6 pieces a month). You create a wish list of your choosing from the amazing selection of high quality designer jewelry and each month you get sent your membership option. You know how I love monthly memberships of beauty products, so Just Gano was a done deal!

I choose Demi( three products a month) and was also sent a review piece. In addition to that, I got a sign up bonus piece of a crystal bracelet and ANOTHER silver tone bracelet just because I signed up on a Friday. There always great deals going on at Just Gano!



Review Piece: The Heirloom Crystal Stretch Bracelet- very comfortable to wear and versatile. I wore it one day because I wanted a pick me up. Looking down at my wrist sparkling was divine...
My wish list pieces...

The Fifth Avenue Bracelet- a beautiful vintage-like piece with rhinestones and pearls. Although I love this piece, I had a pearl missing in it. But being who I am( the Work It Out Queen) I turned it around so that the missing pearl area would not show and it was smooth sailing from then....
The Amethyst Romanitique- I love this seed bead necklace and can't wait to wear it in the Fall the most.




The Abstract Leaf Necklace: My favorite piece. It has that modern matte finish and perfect length.


Just Gano has no cancellation fees and no shipping fees. You can stop your monthly order at anytime but I doubt you want to!

****GIVEAWAY WIN YOUR CHOICE OF ONE PIECE OF JEWELRY FROM JUST GANO!****

**MANDATORY**

You must be a follower of Rural Glamour via Google Friend Follower( check the side bar for details)

You must got to Just Gano and piece your favorite piece and tell me what it is in the comments


Extra Entries:

-Follow Just Gano via Twitter
-Follow Just Gano via Facebook
( Please leave in the comments if you do the Extra Entries. It will be checked for authenticity)

Contest ends September 14, 2010!

Giveaway Policy:

Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.

Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.

If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random number generator.


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Jamie


Orglamix Organic Mineral Makeup Review & Giveaway***CLOSED***

Monday, August 16, 2010

"According to a recent survey: 98% of women who tried Orglamix said they’d recommend it to friends. The other 2% never like anything anyway. Try Orglamix risk-free. I guarantee you will l-o-v-e Orglamix; or your money back."

Can you say...What a cute start? I was given the opportunity to review Orglamix Organic Mineral Makeup, a company who specializes in a mineral makeup with zero synthetic ingredients. They sell foundation, eye colors, blushes, brushes. and more....

I choose three mineral colors from the Smokin' Haute Must Have Collection: Midnight, Obsidian, and Fig.....


Midnight is actually a flat black color with little specks of glitter. You can see them, but they won't show up on your lid.

Obsidian is a deep, navy blue shimmer.


Fig is a Fall must have...that deep lavender shimmer everyone showing up this season.

I loved the colors I chose!

Here are three days with my three Orglamix colors!:
Day One: All three colors to form a dramatic eye....hey, I wear dramatic eyes in the daytime!
Day Two: Just working with Fig on the lid. Pretty and simple wash of color...Fall, where art thou? lol!
Day Three: Midnight all over the lid and lower lid with a little Obsidian packed in on the top lid. Super-extra drama at 9 am. LOVE IT.

Overall:

I adored the colors. The formula is soft and applies very delicate to the eye lid. I've worked with loose eye shadows so I expected the fall out. The key to quelling alot of fall out is base and brush. Use a base ( whether its a cream eyeshadow or eye shadow base product) to make the product stick. Use a tight, flat, small ended brush to apply the product. Big fluffy brushes cause fall out havoc. Orglamix formula is very soft and fine so there was minimal fall out on my face. That's a sign of a good loose product:)

Now for the GOOD part!

****WIN YOUR CHOICE OF THREE ORGLAMIX PRODUCTS( FROM THE PURE ORGANIC MINERAL EYE,BLUSH,GLOW,FOUNDATION AND COLOR CORRECTOR)!!****

MANDATORY

You must be a follower of Rural Glamour Beauty +Lifestyle via Google Friend Follower( check the left side bar)

You must go to Orglamix Cosmetics and pick your three choices of what you wanna win and put them in your comment!

Contest ends September 6, 2010!


Follow Orglamix via Twitter,Facebook and their Blog!!!


Giveaway Policy:

Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.

Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.

If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random number generator.


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Jamie


Glamour Grub: Somersault Snack Co......




As a teenager, I was preoccupied by eating sunflower seeds...all the time. I mean the ones in the shell that you have to pop open with your teeth and eat, then spit out the shell. This hard to eat snack was usually washed down by a Fruit Punch Chek Soda, that you could buy at the long-gone Winn-Dixie for $.50.


Well, Somersault Snack Co. have taken me back about 15 years with their crunchy nuggets that are filled with toasted grains and.....sunflower seeds!!!( without the shell!)


Somersault Snack Co. Somersaults are all natural, 3g fiber, nut free and super tasty. If you are a product and you say your flavor is "Salty Pepper", it better be Salty Pepper to me. Somersault doesn't fail with the flavor. I liked SS Sea Salt, Salty Pepper and Santa Fe Salsa the best. The Chez Cocoa was yummy but I like chocolaty snacks REALLY chocolaty.:) ( addiction speaking)


Somersaults are the perfect "mindful munching"....the bag will be empty before you know it! Try them!

***I washed my SS nuggets down with Honest Tea Half Lemonade Half Tea Tea!***


Jamie

Facebook Sommersault Snack Co. HERE!!

***This product was sent to me to review****

Uh..Fall, Where are you? Fashion Cupcake: Eyeglasses

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I spent most of yesterday going thru my first set of Fall/September Issue magazines. I've recieved so far, People StyleWatch, Marie Claire and Elle. I was in heaven! Each year I make a wishlist of things a want to refresh my wardrobe. I definitely put eyeglasses on that list. I wear them and I like to change up even though my sight doesn't change.

I get my doctor to give a my prescription glasses' prescription and take it any where I want for new frames. Its that easy! I like being able to have that option.


Ordering glasses with your prescription on hand is easy. You can go to a great site like Glasses USA for all types or glasses and sunglasses. I have light sensitivity and plan on FINALLY investing in prescription sunglasses. Being cute and can't see, is not cute! lol!

Make sure you visit Glasses USA online for ordering glasses online. It will save you time and gas going from office to office to get your frames. They also have a Facebook "fan" page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlassesUSAcom/49239092526


For you new Fall Frames, Glasses USA is offering a discount code of 10% your purchase, just use the code MOMMY10 !!!



Jamie

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