Sunday, November 30, 2014

Aurorae Sport Yoga Towel Review

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I received Aurorae's Slip Free Yoga Mat sized Towel. Great for Hot/Active Yoga. Eco Safe, Hygienic, Super Absorbent Multi-purpose Lush Micro-fiber material. Sport Size 30" x 20", Long Mat Size 72"x24", 9 New Beautiful Colors that will Match/Coordinate with our Mats. 2 Year Full Guarantee, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received a blue towel.

I wanted to review the towel because my old yoga towel was not slip free, which was not good for me when I did mid to high intensity exercises.

The towel is made from a lush, terry-cloth like material, which feels wonderful to touch. I fell asleep on the yoga mat a few times. The yoga mat towel is so comfortable.

The mat did move some but not as much as my former yoga mat towel.

You can purchase the yoga mat towel in a variety of colors on Amazon. You can purchase a sport towel or a yoga towel. The towels are prime-eligible. Prices vary.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

#Markwins #MakeUpByOneDirection Limited Edition #thelookscollection tins Review and Giveaway (Brandbacker)



I received The One Direction Limited Edition Make-Up Tins, in exchange for honest review from #Markwins/Brandbacker.





















My Review

I loved the darker colors in the eye shadows: the purples, greys, and browns. My mother asked for the lighter colors, while my niece grabbed a whole tin. You can use #thelookscollection to create a variety of looks. Experiment with different eye, lips, and nails to see what works best for you. 


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I also liked the dark red lip gloss and the lip gloss top coat, which adds a layer of glitter to your lips. One Direction also has mascaras, eye shadows, glosses, and varnishes in other collections, I have reviewed. 

The brushes were also easy to use. 

About the Product

#Markwins created 5 limited edition #makeupby1D tins, one for each band member. The tins include eye shadows, eye pencil, lip gloss, lip gloss top coat, and nail varnish. The kits have the same make-up, no matter which band member you choose. #Thelookscollection contains the following:

Eye Shadows:

Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:

I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:

Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:

Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:

Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes


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You also get the brushes for the eye shadow and lip gloss.


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The sets are available at Sears USA, Kmart, Target, and Walmart Canada.


Giveaway:


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#Markwins #Makeupby1d #thelookscollection kits Review and Giveaway





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I received One Direction Make-Up Kits, in exchange for honest review from Markwins/Brandbacker. I received 3 hair/lash mascaras, lip glosses, nail varnishes, and glitter tubs.

My Review

I loved the different colors of mascaras and nail varnishes. I also loved the lip glosses and mini glitter tubs (keep out of reach from toddlers. Es

About the Products

ELECTROGLAM MASCARA

Electro Glam Mascara gives a new look to your hair or eyes. The colors are bold. You can add as little or a lot to create the look needed.  The colors include: 

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow

LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS

Liquilights Glow Gloss gives your lips a shine, while also illuminating under UV black light after dark. The glow gloss contains natural oils and vitamin E to keep lips soft and moisturized. You can combine the glow gloss with other #OneDirection make-up, such as mascara and eye shadows to create a customized look. Maybe you want to add a glitter top coat too. The colors include:

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange 
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow 
Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange

ROCK ME NAIL KIT

The Rock Me Nail Kit contains Neon UV Reactive Nail varnish and UV reactive glitter nail tubs, which glows under UV light. Your nails will pop, whether it's day or night. You can dip your nails into the tubs or sprinkle across your nails. The colors include:

Nail Varnish:

Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:

Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star-- UV holo glitter

You can purchase the make up at Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, and Lord and Taylor.

Giveaway

Enter to win #makeupby1D


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Toolani Cheap International Phone Calls (Sponsored Post)

This is a sponsored post. I will be entered into a drawing for a prize for participation.



Toolani is a new website/app, which allows you to call people internationally. I wish I had this service when I went to the Bahamas in August. My phone did not work, but my laptop could connect wirelessly around the island. I did not bring it off the boat because I did not want to carry with me, along with my kids and their bags. I did have my phone, which had international calling, which did not work in Nassau or Paradise Island.

On the Island, I was not able to contact my mother or niece to meet up anywhere, so the family was on two different excursions.

With Toolani, You dial people overseas using a local number. You can use Toolani Flex, which uses one local number to call all your international contacts. Toolani Flex is best if you have many foreign phone numbers.



You also have Toolani Direct, which uses a different number for each of your international contacts. You get a different local number for each contact.

You can dial numbers from the website or from the app (available on Android and iOS)

It is free to sign up. Rates for usage do apply (calls and SMS messages).

Petunia Skincare Revitalizing Eye Serum Product Review (Tomoson)

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I received Petunia Skincare's Revitalizing Eye Serum, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I used the eye serum to help eliminate dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. I am an insomniac with kids. Some days, I may get 2-3 hours or less of sleep.

I use a dab of cream around my eyes, either in the morning or at night, or both. The cream is lightweight and is not heavy on the skin.

The serum is on sale for black friday. The serum is prime eligible

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Petunia Skincare Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review (Tomoson)

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I received Petunia SkinCare Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid Serum, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

The product contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. The product helps add nutrients to your skin, while also moisturizing your face

I used the serum to help hydrate and  moisturize my face, especially after dealing with the Texas heat. I also love the dispenser to help dispense a little at a time. Using too much is heavy on the skin.
The serum is on sale right now for Black Friday. The serum is prime-eligible.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Giant and the Dwarf by Dov Yanai Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read THE GIANT and THE DWARF, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Dov Yanai

The story is about a brother and sister. The brother is tall and no one notices him, when he passes by. His sister, on the other hand, is small and people stared at her or was scared of her. She was different and knew it.

The Giant was his sister's protector. He would confront people and stare at them back. Both the brother and sister have their issues, but they also both need each other to survive.

The book was a quick read. I finished it in one sitting. Yanai did a good job writing the book.

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle format only.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gluten Free Cookbook for Slow Cookers Review (Third Voice)

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I read The Gluten-Free Cookbook for Slow Cookers: A Delicious Variety of Easy Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal, in exchange for honest review from Third Voice. I wanted to read the book because my nephew is allergic to gluten, and a vegetarian. Cooking for him, when he visits, is hard work.

I wanted to find recipes, the nephew can eat when he visits on the weekends

I liked how the book is hyperlinked so I can jump to pages needed. I also can bookmark recipes needed either on the kindle app or my kindle. One of the first recipes, which stood out, was the vegetarian lasagna. I never thought about making lasagna in the crock pot.

I also liked how the book included dietary restrictions at the top of each page. I can see what the restrictions are and modify as needed for whoever I am cooking for.

Normally, I cook rice and beans in the crock pot, or maybe a pot of chili, the book gives me new options on how to cook for my family.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Offer from Pearl Mountain Technology (Sponsored Post)

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Save 65% off CollageIT Pro. From Now until November 30, you can take part in the special offer..

CollageIt Pro allows you to take your photos and create a collage on Windows and Mac. The software comes with plenty of layouts and templates, not to mention you can save your collages in multiple formats.

The software is regularly 29.90 and now on sale for 9.90.








Instanatural Stretch Mark Cream Review (Tomoson)

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I received Instanatural's Stretch Mark Cream, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received Instanatural stretch mark cream in exchange for honest review. I wanted to review the product to help with stretch marks on my belly, arms, thighs, and lower back. I have noticed some reduction in stretch marks on my arm and belly, since using the product. Definitely will continue to use

The cream contains Vitamin C, Mango Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Rosehip Oil.

The cream also has a light scent and absorbs quickly.

You can purchase the stretch mark cream and other Instanatural's Products on Amazon. The products are prime-eligible.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Suddora Patriotic Head and Wrist Sweat Bands Product Review (Tomoson)

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I received  Suddora Stripes Head Sweatband and Striped Wrist Sweatband (2), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I used the sweat bands while working out or just walking around the block.

The bands are thick and soft enough, but I don't recommend wearing them for too long, especially if you have sensitive skin. After about 20-30 minutes, the bands started to feel uncomfortable and started to itch. I try to keep most of my workouts under 20, but I went too long that day. Other than that, I have not had any issues with the products.

I continue to use them, especially now the El Frio has blown into Texas, bringing bursts of coldness into my home lol.

You can purchase the Patriotic bands and other bands in various colors and styles on Suddora's Amazon page.  The bands come individually wrapped. The bands are not prime-eligible

Patriotic Sweat Wrist Bands

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Publicist by Christina George Book Review (iRead Book Tour)

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I read The Publicist, in exchange for honest review from iRead Book Tours. I received an audio copy of the book.

About the Book:

Behind every book, there’s always more to the story.

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t always sell (at all) and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Enter the star Editor, MacDermott Ellis. Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author, now as forgotten as yesterday’s news; and his nephew Nick, who wants to sweep Kate away from New York for another coast, California.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, the over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week”, she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

Author's Bio:

Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn't. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.

My Review

I loved listening to the book. I tried to Chromecast it to play on the tv, while cleaning, but Silverlight didn't like me. So, I turned off the tv and listened from the computer. 

Kate is a publicist, who helps upcoming authors with their books. In the first scene, she is helping one, hysterical author, keep from jumping off a ledge. Kate also has a crush on an editor at work (Mac), who is married, but is cheating. 

I think the scene, which grabbed me the most, was when George focused on Mac's wife miscarriage, 20 or so years ago. I really felt for his wife, since I had a miscarriage before. The wife withdrew and moved into a separate room. She also has not been intimate with her husband since. 

Then, you have Grace, Kate's good friend, who tries to keep Kate on the straight and narrow, especially from falling for Mac.

The book flowed well from one chapter to the next. I was on chapter 11 within a few hours. I also loved the scene, where Bernie, a low grade editor, forgets to order enough books for a book signing, Kate is helping promote. When Kate arrives at the book signing to set-up, she learns Bernie only ordered 20 books, when 200 people have arrived to see the authors. 

Kate is not trying to fail because she has a hot book, she was promised to help promote, which will help jumpstart her career. No more hysterical authors to keep from jumping. or authors crying over a bad review (which I know the feeling)

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Giveaway

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The book is available in Paperback, Kindle,  and Audiobook format. The book is also available on Audible

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nature Health D-Gas Natural, Anti-Gas Product Review (Tomoson)

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I received Nature Health D-Gas Natural Anti-Gas, Digestive Aid and Gas Relief, 60 Count in exchange for honest review. D-Gas is an natural digestive aid product. The product is also 100% vegan.

I was not sure what to expect when applying for this product, but I am happy to say, the product works too well. The product helps relieve gas and keeps your digestive system regular. I take 2-3 capsules before I go to bed at night. The first night, I felt regular for 3 days before taking another set. After taking the pills, the medicine worked immediately for gas. I also noticed an increase in bowel movements. I do recommend using a stool softener. Your body will be regular but doesn't mean it will make your bowels move easy. After taking the pills on a daily basis, I definitely been making frequent bathroom trips, every few hours. You also will be gassy on a regular basis.

You can purchase the product on Amazon in either 60 or 120 capsules. The pills are not prime-eligible

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FoxMind Time in a box Sponsored Post (US Family Guide)

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FoxMind has created a unique gifts for families. The Time in a Box was created by psychologist and writer, Rute Moreira, as a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan the future, and think about the past.
David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child's feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives."

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you'll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger's face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you'll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

"Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured," Capon said.

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Daniels Crazy Chocco Party by Lisabeth Protherough #BookReview (Tomoson)

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I read Daniel's Crazy Chocco Party, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Lisabeth Portherough and illustrated by Jon Burgess. I received a paperback book.

The book appears to a part of a marketing campaign for a website, which is currently down.

The book is about Daniel, who loves chocolate. For his birthday, Daniel has a chocolate party with the works: chocolate invitations and party games, all involve chocolate. One of the games was passing a bar of chocolate down the line, from friend to friend. Daniel was a happy chocoholic .

The book was a quick read. I also loved Burgess's illustrations. I read the book to my great niece and son to teach them a few new words.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

#FoxBrim Youth Radiance Eye Cream #ProductReview (Tomoson)

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I received Fox Brim Eye Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. No other compensation was provided.

I wanted to review the cream for it's vitamins: The Vitamin C, Vitamin C, not to mention the Aloe, which helps soothes. The cream also helps moisturize around my eyes.

The trick is to use very little. Too much and it can feel heavy. My son figured out how to take the dispenser off and I been learning to use little since I don't have the cap or dispenser. Without the cap, I have to keep the cream covered or it will dry out.



The cream has a light scent. The cream also can be used as a facial moisturizer. I have used the cream on both my eyes and face.

You can purchase the cream on Amazon. The cream is prime-eligible. The cream is also currently on sale for under $20.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.