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Fresh Coat: China Glaze Fortune Teller + Kleancolor Black.....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

 Happy Halloween, to all!

Here's my Halloween NOTD:

1 coat of Kleancolor Black
2 coats of China Glaze Fortune Teller
1 of Seche Vite

Happy Halloween with Alize' Gold Passion Liqueur and "31st & Midnight"!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

 Its the Halloween weekend and I know the kids will be having alot of sugar-induced fun! But what about the adults?!?!

Here's a drink I call  "31st & Midnight" featuring Alize' Gold Passion Liqueur!
 What you will need:

-Alize' Gold Passion Liqueur
-Bolthouse Mango Lemonade or Lemonade of your choosing
-Red Grenadine
-Black and Orange Sprinkles
-a glass or  cup
-a shaker ( I used a styofoam cup to mix my ingrediates)
 1) I prepped my wine goblet with black and orange sprinkles by wetting the rim and dipping and rolling the rim of the glass around in the sprinkles....
 2) I poured about a half a cup of Bolthouse Mango Lemonade in the cup with some ice. I eyeballed all the ingrediates but if you a measurement person...a cup of lemonade will do!
 3) I eyeballed the Alize Gold Passion to my liking. I can take strong drink so the more...the merrier!!! LOL! ( its was probably a ounce and half/ a shot and 1/2)
 4) About two tablespoons of Grenadine to make the mixture orange.....
 5) Stir and strain.....
 And here's your "31st & Midnight"!
Yassssss!!!!

Happy Halloween Cuzins!!

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




Happy National Chocolate Day and Chocolate.com !!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010



October 28, 2010 is National Chocolate Day....so....

Happy Chocolate Day!!

I'm celebrating by introducing you all to Chocolate.com a website that features handmade, artisan, and gourmet chocolate gifts from world-class chocolate vendors. We bring together the chocolate chef and the gift buyer to form a unique marketplace.

Chocolate.com is based in Boston but works with local vendors in your area to bring you the best and freshest chocolate around.  So, when you order from Chocolate.com, your chocolate will come from a Chocolatier close to you. The website has an amazing array of products, from cakes, cookies, and types of chocolate( like kosher, vegan, gluten free).







I received my Chocolate Truffles from the The Secret Chocolatier in Charlotte NC ( I live a little over an hour away:)) Every thing came carefully packaged in ice packs and the chocolate was not disturbed by the shipping at all....

This 6-piece truffle sampler was DIVINE HAPPINESS!!! I love every creamy morsel. Every piece was a evenly sweet and gorgeously delightful...I literally wanted to hug the person who made these. LOL! Those six pieces were not enough! I was craving more. I would need a BIG box. Big Girls, Big Boxes.:)

Visit Chocolate.com right now to order chocolate goodies, especially for the holiday approaching where chocolate is the perfect gift. Right now, I'm going to celebrate National Chocolate Day with a Hershey's Chocolate Sundae Pie from Burger King because I've eaten ALL my truffles from Chocolate.com WAYYYY before October 28:).

Also Subscribe to their Newsletter and receive a $5 Gift Certificate!





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



Fresh Coat: Hard Candy Just Nails in Sky...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When I saw Hard Candy Just Nails in Sky in Wal-Mart, I was instantly mentally transported back to the day I discovered Sephora in SouthPark Mall in 1996 in Charlotte. I remember walking in there and instantly feeling like I found a home.lol!

I totally remember Hard Candy and Sky polish ( just like I remember buying Tony& Tina Body Glitter and Shower Gels, it was the 90s!! Woo-hoo!). It was always sold out, but I had a bottle that I barely used. Years later, I saw a old crusty bottle of it in a TJ Maxx but didnt buy it.

Check out the history behind Sky according to Hard Candy's Wikipedia page:


Hard Candy is an American cosmetics company, founded in 1995 by Iranian American sisters, Dineh and Pooneh Mohajer and Benjamin Einstein.
The company's first product was nail polish that Dineh mixed herself - a shade of baby blue named "Sky" to match her sandals. In that same year, actress Alicia Silverstone appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and, when asked about her pastel blue fingernails, replied, "It's 'Sky' by Hard Candy," causing an overnight explosion for the brand.[citation needed] A mere 18 months later the brand was quoted as generating $10 million a year in a Forbes ad featuring Dineh.



Thank God its back and it all places, Wal-Mart. I bought two bottles, well I bought the ONLY two bottles there.
 Pretty.!!! Great Formula...this is three coats plus a coat of Seche Vite.

I thought I had something close to color in it in L'Oreal High Tide but High Tide is a grey base and a silver micro shimmer whereas Sky is lighter with a iridescent shimmer.


Have you picked up Sky?




Lash Experiment: 16 weeks featuring TriLash......2 week Update....

Hey Everyone!

The beauty junkie in me has been dying to try a lash growth product but the ex-librarian assistant in me didnt wanna do the research to find out which one works the best. Combine that with my broke single mother-ness and you got no lash growth product yet. However, the Universe is loving me every once in a while and I have the chance to try TriLash for review!!

According the TriLash website:


TriLash is not a mascara or a lengthening effect makeup. TriLash is a revolutionary cosmeceutical scientific breakthrough that helps your body naturally create your very own longer thicker lashes with the advanced patent pending peptide active ingredients. Clinical tests and more importantly user experience has confirmed that TriLash’s key active ingredients work to deliver safe and drug-free results easily and effectively within as little as 2 weeks.

I will do my TriLash experiment like I did my Clinique Even Better Clinical Review and update the change in my lashes every 2 weeks for 16 weeks ( Since each lash cell matures individually, continued use of TriLash for up to 16 weeks is advised for best results.).




I will also not  give a full review of the product til the 16 weeks is up.:)


Lets get started!!

This photo of my lashes was taken the day that I started applying the serum. I have okay length lashes but they are not thick and I have some sparse places. I will take the picture after I wash my face at night so all the photos for this experiment will have mascara free, natural lashes.

*2 WEEKS UPDATE*

I see a slight change in length in some places. I'm not applying it to the lower lash line since I dont wear mascara on my lower lashes. Too much smudging for me:(

I think I'll take the growth experiment pictures like this one above....It shows the difference better...


See you in TWO more weeks for the FOUR weeks update!!


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: My Pumpkin Chocolate Sweet Treat featuring Cuppa Jane!.....

Monday, October 25, 2010

 Hi Everyone!!

I wanted to share a recipe I came up with that is a yummy and sweet coffee drink and comparable to Starbucks Pumpkin Latte that I heart so much!

Starbucks Pumpkin Latte will soon be gone ( I think they go the day after Thanksgiving) so I came up with this drink to satisfy my taste buds. The coffee I'm using is Cuppa Jane Pumpkin Harvest, which is also seasonal for their company. Here is what you will need:


-Cuppa Jane Pumpkin Harvest Coffee( grounded, brewed HOT Oww!)
-International Delight Coffee House Inspirations Breve Creme in Dark Chocolate Cream Creamer
-Reddi Whip Extra Creamy
-Sweetener of your choice( I like sugar, sugar, and more sugar:))
-A cute cup in put it all in!
 1) Brew Cuppa Jane Pumpkin Harvest. I'm using my new Bodum Coffee Press.
 2) Sweeten the hot coffee as you like and pour in as much creamer as you like and stir. I like creamy coffee like Grandma used to drink!
 3) Top it off with the Reddi Whip....

There's your yummy warm Fall drink! Enjoy! Visit Cuppa Jane on Facebook and Twitter!










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








A Trip To The County Fair featuring Envirosax and Eco Vessel!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yesterday, I packed up the boys and took them to the county fair. This fair has been coming to my hometown for over 100 years, including from the time I was a little girl. I knew that it would be full of action and my two busy bodies were super extra excited. I decided pack a easy bag: cash, my id, keys, and baby wipes....

I used my Envirosax reuable bag in Oasis to carry all the necessities. It was lightweight and definitely not as heavy as regular handbag which I didnt want to tote. I thought it would great for carrying any prizes the boys would win like stuffed animals or toys.

For myself, I want to make sure I wasn't thirsty and if you have ever been to the fair,you know the drink prices are outrageous. $3.00 for a bottle of water and Wal-Mart is across the street?!?! I think not! I used my Eco Vessel Stainless Steel Water Bottle and filled it with ice water. The Eco Vessel is very insulated, so my water kept ice cold the whole time.

And now for some fun!!

Here are the boys on the cars....the rode EVERY car ride. Boys.
Including the bumper cars....they rode this THREE times....

I was shocked to see this. I used to ride this as a child and teen....Its soooooo old!

Visit Envirosax and Eco Vessel on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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



Green Glam: Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

Wednesday, October 20, 2010



Rubbermaid has introduced a new mop, The Reveal Spray Mop, designed to save you money and clean your floors at the same time. I know that when I lived in old place, I was obsessed with Swiffers and the Swiffer mop because I had hardwood floors I couldn't keep clean to save my life! Its a great product but buying this refills became a little hard on the handbag.

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop has reusauble microfiber pads that are reusable and washable up to 100 times a pad. It also has refillable solution bottles were you can make or own solution to use instead of buying reusable solutions. Check out my demo video that I did on my mother's kitchen floor below!





 Rubbermaid also has products for home organization, closet storage, and for decluttering rooms at www.rubbermaid.com. They also have great organizing ideas, and some great recipes for cleaning. Check out their blog as well!

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


Free Lancome Genifique Samples on October 22, 2010!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last night I was going through my stack of unread magazines...for the WEEK and I came across this Lancome ad in this weeks US Weekly....

On Friday, October 22, 2010...Lancome will celebrate Genes Day by giving out FREE 7-Day samples of Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate. Just visit your local counter on that day to pick it up!





Also, if you purchase Genifique, $7 of the purchase price will go towards the support of research and treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Visit Lancome on Facebook for more info!



Three Ways To Use Coconut Oil featuring Tropical Traditions.....

Sunday, October 17, 2010



I'll admit, I can't stand the taste of Coconut but I enjoy the beauty benefits of Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil works well with my skin and hair and I wanted to share THREE ways I use Coconut Oil to for beauty!! The oil I use and will be featuring is Tropical Traditions Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil....


#1

-Use it to remove eye makeup. I put the oil in a squirt bottle that you can purchase at any beauty supply store, then I soak a tissue with the oil and remove my eye makeup. Its clearly the most gentle method I've used. Plus, it removes my mascara better than any remover I've used so far.


#2

-Use it to moisturize and thicken your lashes. After I have removed my make up then washed my face, I take a little bit, like a 1/2 a drop and apply it to my lashes. I only do this at night, so I won't disturb my mascara application for the day. I've noticed darker lashes and thickness in places that were sparse.


#3

-Of course use it for your hair!!! I add Coconut Oil to my Deep Conditioner,do pre-shampoo treatments with it and seal the moisture in my hair with a coat of it after I have moisturize my hair. Its such a multitasking product when you have dry, thick, tightly coiled natural tresses like mine.



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