September 30, 2014

Majestic Bombay - Professional Stainless Steel Cuticle Pusher and Nail Cleaner Tool | Review






PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
This stainless steel manicure and pedicure tool combines our famous Pushy cuticle pusher at one end and with a convenient nail cleaner at the other end. Edges are buffed smooth to prevent catching the nail. Its textured body provides a secure grip.

MY THOUGHTS:
I am currently in the process of growing out my nails, and I have been wanting to find a good cuticle pusher that would help me keep my nails looking great, and improve the appearance of manicures. I have used plastic and wood cuticle pushers in the past, but I never really got the results I wanted. This cuticle pusher by Majestic Bombay was the very first stainless steel one that I have ever used, and I love it!

Using this is simple. Use the pusher side to push back your cuticles. Use the opposite end to clean under and around your nails.

I love that this is made from stainless steel, it gives me great results. The problem I had with wooden cuticle pushers was that they would last for maybe 4 uses before they were pretty much ready to be thrown away. Thus I'd have to keep buying more. With this one being made from stainless steel, I save money because I can keep reusing it over and over. It doesn't lose its form, or fall apart. Overall I am just happy with it!
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.

September 29, 2014

Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan is a non-stick food grade silicone muffin cupcake baking pan that is extremely easy to clean, safe to use in the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or freezer. It is heat resistant for up to 450°F.

--FDA Approved
--High Quality Construction
--Manufactured in Socially Compliant Facility

MY THOUGHTS:
I love to bake, but surprisingly in my collection, I didn't have a mini muffin pan. So when given the chance to try this out, I jumped at it!

When I got this in the mail, I followed the directions on use, and baked my first batch of mini cupcakes. I was expecting that this would be like other silicone products that I use in the kitchen, and that the cupcakes would just fall out with a simple touch. However that didn't happen. I did have to pull them out with a spoon. Whether that is a good or bad that depends on your preference. Either way my cupcakes came out of the oven looking perfect, and cooked evenly. One thing I was kinda surprised at was that cooking time didn't change. I kinda figured where these were mini, and also this being silicone (most of my silicone baking products give faster cook time) this one didn't. I baked my cupcakes at the normal sized cupcake time, and they came out perfectly. I cut the time in half originally, but the cupcakes were still quite doughy at that point. Again, I have never used a mini muffin pan, so this could be just a first timer thing. However I wanted to share my full experience! Also, every time I use this I have to use cooking spray. With all of my silicone baking products I only had to spray with oil once to "season" it, then I was good to go. I did find this kind of strange, but again, not a big complaint. Just be aware of this if you are looking for a pan where you don't have to use cooking spray. They do list this fully in the description, so it's not a hidden thing. But if you don't read that, you might be in for a surprise.

Cleaning this is super easy, rinse under hot water, wash with soap, rinse again and you're done. No need to scrub, or soak which is fantastic. I never seem to have muffin liners on hand when I want to make muffins or cupcakes, so silicone pans make it so you don't need them!

At the end of the day, I am happy with this muffin pan, and I will definitely be using it for the upcoming holiday season to make some mini treats!


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.

Solid Cordz 2 Pack 6' Extension Cords | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
PREMIUM 6 Foot Extension Cords by Solid Cordz®
Solid Cordz® 6 foot extension cable is the solution to your electronics and power equipment reaching problems. This sturdy and long-lasting 72-inch length extension wire can give your room a clean and organized look. The cable is thicker than the usual which houses a 16 AWG wire. The cables are fully rated for 125 volt/13 Amp applications.

How does PREMIUM 6 Foot Extension Cord work?
The purpose of the Premium 6 Foot Extension Cord is to make unreachable outlets accessible and at range at all times. With its bendable property, reaching power strips and outlets are easily made possible. Our product has easy grip ends which ensures no grounding problems and proven safe.

Our products are proven and tested for its top-quality: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed & CSA approved.

MY THOUGHTS:
I am very happy to have Solid Cordz in my home now, especially as the holidays loom near. I have a good amount of outdoor extension cords, which naturally I use for my outdoor decorations, etc. However lately I would have to use some of them inside during the holiday seasons just so I could set everything up in places where I wanted them. The problem was, the outdoor extension cords are way too long. I'd end up with a pile of cord just out on the floor, which didn't look to great. With these extension cords from Solid Cordz, I can place my decor where I want, have the cords reach the power outlets and not have a bundle of cord creating a eyesore!

I am currently in the process of getting my Halloween decor out around the house, and both cords are already in use! The cords seem to feel very sturdy and well made. They fit perfectly with my power cords, and stay snug on them, and do not easily pull apart. I also like that these come in a 2 pack set, great value for your money!

So what have I ran with these cords? AC window unit, indoor string lights, computer, tv, and currently as I said above, Halloween light up decorations. So I am getting quite a bit of use from them!

I am happy with these, and I know that over the next few months they will be getting even more use than normal!


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.

Crave Naturals Brow and Lash Kit | Review + Discount Code


MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely love this kit. I have quite a collection of makeup brushes, however I didn't have a eyebrow brush. Most of the time I would just use whatever brush I could find to do my brows. Since using this kit, my brows look a million times better!

The angled brush is the perfect width for brows. I use this with a brow powder, and it makes placing the product so easy, and you can manipulate the brush to create the illusion of eye brow hair. The brush is just overall fantastic. On the opposite end there is a spoolie. I like to use this in between swipes with the brush. I can brush out my brows, apply some product, and brush them out again. This gives my brows a very natural look, without taking away the product I just applied. It also softens them so they don't look harsh. Love it.



The next piece in the kit is the eye lash comb and brow brush. I use the eye lash brush after applying mascara and letting it dry. This will remove any clumps that your mascara may have left, and fans out your lashes to look fuller and just amazing! The brow brush I use more often when I am using an eyebrow wax. Once I apply the wax, I can use this brush to create a more natural look. Again, it's fantastic!

I really like this kit. It is a staple in my collection, and gets used daily. I love the packaging this comes in, if you need to travel, this is perfect! Place your brushes in the cylinder and they will be perfectly protected! 5 stars all around for this kit!


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*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

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September 27, 2014

BakeitFun Baking Mat | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
* This is a USA Half Size Baking Mat - 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm) - Custom designed cutted corners fits perfectly a 13"x18" pan.

* Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials - Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone

* BakeitFun Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings - Cook Nontoxic: Our mat is BPA free.

* Non-Stick surface eliminates the need to scrub - Keep your baking sheets always clean - Just rinse with warm water and air dry or dishwash, then roll it and store.

* Reusable mat with outstanding heat conductivity - Perfect to use in oven, microwave or freezer - Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees - Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat




MY THOUGHTS:
I love to bake, however I hate cleaning up the pans after I am done with my baking. Most of the time there is food stuck on, and I end up having to soak the pan for a couple of hours to safely clean it. I have seen many people using silicone baking mats, and always meant to get one, but I never got around to it. Thankfully I was able to review the BakeitFun Baking Mat and now know first hand what all the hype is about!

When I got this in the mail, I immediately had to try it out. I opened the box, and followed all instructions on what to do. I washed it by hand in hot soapy water, and tried it off with a paper towel. For the first use, I sprayed a thin layer of cooking spray on the mat, and baked some cookies. The great thing about this mat, is it has circular guides to show you were to place the cookies (or whatever you are making) so they don't over crowd each other. Popped it in the oven and 8 minutes later I had perfect golden brown chocolate chip cookies. I let them cool for 10 minutes, then just took them over to my cookie bowl, and held up the mat, and the cookies slid right off into the bowl. No spatula needed!

I have since used this for biscuits, pork tenderloin, chicken tenders, and french fries. You name it, I use this. I love how easy to use it is, and how it makes the clean up process a million times easier! I have had family come over and admire how amazing it works, and I am definitely going to be buying some of these as holiday gifts for the bakers in my life!

I give this BakeitFun Baking Mat a full 5 star rating. I love it, and love using it. I don't have a single negative thing to say about this product! This is a must buy!

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.

InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Our Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged strands into soft, shiny, healthy hair. Its restorative ingredients - such as Argan Oil, Japanese Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil & Vitamin B5 - work together to penetrate hair deep down and deliver ultimate nourishment and hydration to enhance texture and shine. This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors.

Key Active Ingredients:
+ Argan Oil
+ Amino Acid Complex
+ Coconut Oil
+ Shea Butter
+ Vitamin B5


MY THOUGHTS:
I color my hair a lighter shade of blonde every month, so my hair takes a beating. It is frizzy, and dry. I am honest enough to say that I pretty much neglect my hair when it comes to trying to help combat against all the trauma I put it through. Naturally when I was given the chance to try this Argan Oil Hair Mask, I jumped at it. I had nothing to lose!

The day I got this in the mail, I used it. I put this on my hair for 1 hour while I watched a tv show. It was thick in texture, so I didn't have any issue with product dripping off my hair, which was nice of course. The smell was fine, if you have used Argan Oil then you know the scent. After a hour, I rinsed it out, and my hair just felt super amazing. Soft, luxurious, shiny, just everything I'd want my hair to feel like! It was love! I am also keeping up with trimming my hair and getting rid of any split ends, and taking supplements formulated for hair growth. So between all 3 things, my hair is just getting all the TLC it has been begging for!

I have had this for about a month now, and I use it 2-3 times a week, and also a day before I color my hair, immediately after, and the day after I color my hair. My hair just appears to be in such better condition since adding this into my hair care routine. I have given some samples of this to family members to try out whom also have dry frizzy hair, and each loved it also.

If you are in the market for a product to help revive your dead blah hair, I give my full 5 star recommendation to try this one out by InstaNatural.


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.

September 26, 2014

Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap | Review





PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
  • - Adovia sulfur soap, is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea.
  • - Your skin's natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract.
  • - Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties
  • - This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth.
  • - Our sulfur soap has a 3% sulfur content.

MY THOUGHTS:
During various times of the month and year, my skin tends to become more oily in spots, and I notice that I always get more acne breakouts than normal. Because it only happens on various occasions I don't really have any sort of products I use to help clear it up. Until now!

Before I continue on though I must say that I don't have super acne prone skin. I have what you would label normal skin. Breakouts happen when they happen. Not regular or severe.

I have had this soap for about a month and saved using it until I noticed a breakout coming. I started washing my face with this soap immediately at the first side of a red bump, and I was surprised at the results over 3 days. Using this twice a day, morning and night, helped get rid of any acne that was coming. Within 3 days the redness subsided, was no longer sore to the touch, and wasn't raised. I also used this soap on a heat rash that I got around the bust area. Lets face it, heat plus bra straps rubbing on your skin can create a pretty sore rash. I washed with this, and in about 4 days time, the rash was completely gone.

The biggest surprise I had while using this is that it didn't dry my skin out. My skin can dry out so easily, I thought for sure that it would happen while using this. But it didn't. My skin remained soft use after use!

If you are in the market for something to help aid you in your acne or other skin issues, I'd recommend giving this a try!


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.

September 25, 2014

Hongar Farms Gourmet Foods Benissimo Flavored Oils | Review + Giveaway


I am very excited to bring this review to you. I love cooking with olive oil, so when I was given the chance to try out Hongar Farms Benissimo flavored oils, I couldn't wait! I was able to try out the Mediterranean Garlic flavor, and it was love at first taste! Before I dive in and tell you my thoughts, let me share with you some information about Hongar Farms.

COMPANY HISTORY:
The roots of Hongar Farms date back 450 years ago to a farm nestled in the Austrian Alps, just east of Salzburg. Only the highest quality herbs, spices, oils, vinegars, produce and meats were used in the kitchens of Hongar Farms, and they were carefully sourced to please regional royalty, wealthy traders, and landowners. While our roots date back many centuries, our current flavor-infused oils developed into today's flavors between the 19th and 20th centuries. These beloved, time-tested recipes are available in the Benissimo product line. 

Our products are 100% natural and contain up to 800 milligrams of omega-3 per serving. Producing a great tasting, healthy product is our highest priority, and our products contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or cholesterol.

MY THOUGHTS:
As I mentioned above I love using olive oil in cooking. I like to pair it up with meats and veggies, it adds a nice flavor to my dishes. However plain olive oil can come dull, and I find that I have to use many spices and seasonings with it. With the Benissimo flavored oils, they come already packed with flavor. 

I tried mine out with 3 separate dishes to see just how well the flavor of the oils would compliment my dish. The first dish I made was a pork tenderloin. I brushed some of the Benissimo Mediterranean Garlic oil on the top and bottom of the tenderloin, and placed it in the oven. The taste of the tenderloin when it came out was remarkable. It was so tender and moist, and had a very nice garlic and herb flavor. I was amazed by the flavor. I didn't need any other seasonings, or sauces to go with it. Next dish I made was steak tips. I always use olive oil to pan fry these in. I always add in some spices as well to give the steak tips a bit of a kick. This time around with my new oil, I just stuck to drizzling some of it in the pan, and cooked them in that alone. And again, the end flavor was amazing. Restaurant quality. My whole family enjoyed it. Now the final dish, I made some roasted potatoes, and drizzled them with the Benissimo oil. Baked them, and when they came out, the smell in my kitchen was amazing. Just like with the steak tips, the end result tasted like they were made in a restaurant. You can also find some amazing dinner recipes located in their recipe section of their website!



The added flavor the Hongar Farms Benissimo flavored oils give your dishes is amazing. Everything is perfectly complimented and restaurant quality dishes are so easy to achieve. Plus the price for these oils is unbeatable. If you purchase from their online store, they cost only $4.99 per bottle, discounted down from up to $8.99 retail. The bottles contain 8.1 fl ounces, so you get a very generous amount, making the value fantastic. The products that Hongar Farms sells is perfect for gift giving. From birthdays, holidays, to house warming gifts, you are sure to find something for that special person. At the unbeatable price you can even stock up on a few items, and keep them on hand for those last minute gifts! 

GIVEAWAY:
Hongar Farms Gourmet Foods is kindly offering to sponsor a giveaway, and giving one of my lucky readers a chance to try out their own bottle of Benissimo flavored oil! Please note that this giveaway is only open to USA residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Good luck!




*Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

September 24, 2014

+LIFEGUARD MINI 1 Portable Charger | Review



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
+LIFEGUARD MINI 1 is the best portable external battery available on the Market. This compact well designed product has a premium smart battery that will save your cell phone battery hundreads of times with rapid and full charges.
  
WHY +LIFEGUARD MINI 1?

  • SMART PLUG & PLAY SAMSUNG GRADE “A” CELL BATTERY.
  • REAL 3000mAh CAPACITY – GET YOUR DEVICE 100% CHARGED ON 1.5 TO 2.5 HOURS.
  • 5.91IN APPLE COMPATIBLE LIGHTNING CABLE PROVIDED FOR FREE! (LIMITED TIME OFFER).
  • THOUGH ALUMINIUM SHELL MAKES IT IMPACT RESISTANT.
  • CAN BE RECHARGED MORE THAN 800 TIMES.
  • CE, RoHS AND FCC CERTIFIED.
  • FREE 5.91IN APPLE LIGHTNING CABLE.

Buying the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 now you will get an $14.00 valued apple compatible lightning cable for FREE! It has the best size to charge your iPhone 5, 5C or 5S using the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1.
 
COMPATIBILITY
APPLE DEVICES:
iPhones: 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4.
iPods
ANDROID DEVICES:
HTC: Oce X, S, V/Sensation XE XL/EVO 4G/Radar 4G/Inspire 4G/ThunderBolt
SAMSUNG: Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 2 S2, Nexus, Galaxy Note, Focus S, Infuse
Google: Nexus 5, 4, Google Glass
Motorola: Droid Razr, Bionic, Atrix 2, Triumph.
Amazon: Fire Phone
Other cell phones, MP3. MP4, digital camera, and other with DC 5V input.
 
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery type: Lithium ion
Capavity: 3000mAh
Charging time (wall charger): Max 5h
Charging time (computer): Max 12h
Input: 5V, 0.8A
Output: 5V, 1A
Size: 3.8*1*0.9in
Weight: 3.45oz
 Life cycle: ~800 cycles
 
GUARANTEE
+LIFEGUARD’s confidence in the MINI 1 is backed by it’s 18-month money-back guarantee. Feel safe to buy the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 and enjoy your cell phone more than ever.



MY THOUGHTS:
This is definitely a must have in your home! I live in a area where power outages, especially in the winter, are quite normal. Therefore I always like to have as many forms of back up power as possible. Some how I never had any back ups for my cellphone, until now.

Using this is so simple and easy. I plugged it into the wall using a USB cord and a wall adapter that I have. About 5-6 hours later the device was fully charged. I let my cellphone battery run down to about 20%, and plugged it into this. And it worked, started charging my phone back up again immediately! The nice thing is that I don't have to be stationary while it is being charged. I literally can just plug my phone into this, and head out for the day, run errands, do whatever. The portable charger is very travel friendly. It fits perfectly in my purse which would be great if you want to use this while travelling or on vacation. Now while I am a Android user and don't have a use personally for the Apple compatible lightning cable, I keep it with my charger at all times because I never know when one of my Apple using friends might need a bit of a boost!





The packaging on this is very nice. Simple, clean and not bulky at all. The actual device itself is also very basic, user friendly, and a no frills sort of thing. I like that it has different color options as well, mine is in the silver color. It matches well with my cellphone.

I have been using mine for about a month now, and currently I have it charged up and I am keeping it as a reserve should I need it. I have not had any negative experiences while using this, and only have positive things to say about it. This is definitely something everyone should have on hand, its a great power reserve to keep your devices running!


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.

September 22, 2014

Gurin Professional Salon Model 1.25" Ceramic Flat Iron | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: 
Straighten, flip and curl your hair
Adjustable temperature from 240F to 450F (120C - 220C) to suit all hair types
Ceramic/tourmaline plates create a shinier, silkier finish in lesser time
1.25 inch plate width, wide enough for any hair length and hair types, yet narrow enough for bangs
Transform frizzy, dull hair into gorgeous straight, sleek locks


MY THOUGHTS:
For my daily use, I reach for my high end $100+ flat iron. It is great, but it's expensive. I've had it for a while, so it is getting up there in age, so I have been wanting to find a replacement for it should the day come when the ol' gal conks out on me. I have tried many flat irons under $50 and just never found them to deliver the results I want. However after using the Gurin, my thought's on that have changed drastically!

The packaging was nice, I love that it included a red satin pouch to put the flat iron in after use to keep it in good condition. It has a great range of heat, 140 degrees to 450 degrees, same as my high end flat iron. Nice on / off switch which my high end one does not have. So that's a bonus! The heat up time was a minute or less, I was super impressed by that! Once I used it on my hair, it didn't leave my hair feeling super hot and untouchable like my other flat iron does. It was straight without being fried. My hair felt soft, and manageable. None of that toasted yucky feeling that I tend to get when using heat on my hair. 

Overall I am loving the Gurin flat iron. It did exactly what I expect from a flat iron, and it sells at a great affordable price! I cannot help but give this 5 big stars because it held up wonderfully in comparison to a high end expensive flat iron!


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.

September 21, 2014

Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Drinking Straws | Review + Giveaway





PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Do you ever wonder what happens to the plastic that you throw in your trash? The majority ends up in landfills, never to be recycled or reused.

If you're concerned about the effect that plastic has on your body, or if you want to reduce your plastic footprint on the planet, then ECO AT HEART can help you start.


Extra wide 3/8" - perfect for those thick smoothies
Odorless & Tasteless
Reusable
5-pack - perfect for the whole family
An excellent gift idea
Free eBook included packed with 25 Smoothie recipes 
BPA Free - Dishwasher Safe
Store in the freezer to keep drinks chilled
18/8 Grade stainless steel - won't rust or bend
8.5" Long, highly polished and perfectly straight



MY THOUGHTS: Since these came in the mail, I have been using them non stop!

I like to make frappes and smoothies, but the only problem is regular plastic straws just don't work well with thick beverages. Half of the time your head feels like it is going to explode just trying to get a taste of a yummy frappe! With these stainless steel straws, thicker beverages are super easy to consume! Upon first use, I was unsure if there would be any metal taste when I drank my drink, however there was none! These straws are very durable, I know that these will last me for quite a long time.

These straws are stainless steel, so in cold beverages the straws do become quite cold. For this reason, DO NOT use these with hot beverages. I also wouldn't recommend letting children use these straws, as they are quite large, and could damage a tooth if not used properly. However for adults these are perfect!

Cleaning them is very easy. They come with a cleaning brush so you can easily wash away any beverage residue and keep your straws perfectly clean.

Overall I am a huge fan of these, and as I said I find myself using them all the time now! I no longer have to buy plastic straws, and create unnecessary waste. As someone who likes to go green when possible, these are fantastic!




GIVEAWAY BEGINS 9/23  AND ENDS 10/3.
Please note: One entry per person, the winners will be notified by email and will have 3 days to respond with their shipping details or we will re-draw if required.

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.

September 20, 2014

Glamour Dolls Makeup- Gloss Snob Collection | Review + Swatches




Earlier this week I stumbled upon Glamour Doll Makeup. I don't remember exactly how I came across them, but it was by random chance. I began scrolling through their website, and started to check out their makeup. The beautiful makeup caught my eye first naturally. Many vibrant colors. Rich and bold. Then the next thing that really caught my eye was the prices... amazingly affordable! I then clicked onto their About Us tab, just to find out more about the company. The woman behind Glamour Dolls Makeup is Jessica Romano, whom you may know from the Style Networks reality show Glam Fairy. How cool huh? Plus I also saw on this page that ALL of their products are cruelty free. After reading this, I was pleased to shop with Glamour Dolls Makeup. I love supporting my fellow woman in business, and to know that the products were cruelty free set me at ease. So the shopping began! I looked to see if any of their products were sold locally around my area in southern Maine / New Hampshire, but they weren't. So online shopping it was.. and I began!

Now, I am a makeup lover, however I always seem to neglect my lips. Don't ask why, I just don't often purchase many lip products. So I started looking through Glamour Dolls Makeup lip section. I was immediately drawn to the Gloss Snob section. I checked it out, and saw that the prices were unbeatable, $1.99 each! The colors looked so stunning and rich, I had to order one. However, I couldn't decide which color I might like best. So I did what every makeup lover dreams of doing... I bought the entire collection. The price was unbeatable so I was able to do it and not break the bank. Basically I got the whole collection for the price of 1 high end lip product! Also if you spend $20 or more, shipping is free!


The check out was easy, and I was happy to see they accepted PayPal. I use PayPal for a lot of online resources, so it made the whole process very simple. I was emailed immediately after with order confirmation. Then a few days later, a shipment confirmation. Within a few days I had my Gloss Snobs! They came in this hot pink bubble wrap mailer. Very cute! Inside there was a sweet note card from Jessica Romano (very sweet), a business card with all of the information for Glamour Dolls Makeup with a coupon code on the back, a cute sticker and finally the glosses wrapped in bubble wrap, with a cute pink tulle bow. Major style points right there! It felt like I was getting a gift from a friend!


I got the Gloss Snobs out, and immediately ran to the bathroom to start trying them out. The colors were beautiful, and the pigmentation was beyond words. You can honestly wear these alone, or if you wish, you could pair with a lipstick and have a super bold lip. The Gloss Snob's are rich and creamy in texture. Very opaque colors. No scent or flavor. They go on easy, however I do recommend using a lip brush with them for better placement. I was able to sheer them down by just using a tiny bit, or get the full color effect by using a normal amount on my lips. They were a bit sticky at first when applying, but within a minute of wearing, that sticky feeling was gone, and it had a very nice normal lipstick feel to my lips. Not your typical gloss feeling. The Gloss Snob's also aren't super shiny like many glosses. They have just enough to compliment your lips, unlike most other glosses that can make you look like you are a St. Bernard slobbering all over the place. 




I did some swatches for you to see. These were just 1 swipe each, on the back of my bare hand. No primers, lotions, powders, anything. Just skin. 


I honestly am beyond impressed with not only the Gloss Snob's but also the entire Glamour Dolls Makeup brand. They have surely won over a new customer right here! They have some amazing products on their website, and I cannot recommend them enough! 

Check them out, and comment on this blog telling me what you think! If you like what you see, follow them on social media and tell them CourtneyWithLove.com / @courtneywithluv sent you!

More places to find Glamour Dolls Makeup
Instagram: GlamourDollsMakeup
Pinterest: MyGlamourDolls


September 18, 2014

Ageless Derma Camoufleur Concealer | Review




PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer with Vitamin A, E and Apple Extracts.

Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup includes the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer that is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars or brown spots or port wine stains that distract from the skin’s beauty. This versatile mineral make up concealer provides a natural look that is long lasting and will also cover those dark circles beneath the eyes, so it is an anti aging makeup that will conceal those visible signs of aging.

PARABEN FREE- 100 % Pure Minerals- Great For Sensitive Skin- Broad Spectrum Sun Protection. Never tested on Animals.  Potent Antioxidants to prevent wrinkles. Made in USA.

Ageless Derma Mineral Makeup was featured at Emmy Award show in LA, see images of celebrities  from General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and Beautiful with Ageless Derma products at our Facebook page.


MY THOUGHTS: I have tried many concealers in my time, and I have never found one that would work well with my dry skin. Most tend to look cakey on me, and accentuate any dry patches I may have. I pretty much gave up on concealers. At first I was nervous to use this one since it is a mineral concealer. Most mineral types of makeup give me the most cakey looking skin possible. However this one was very creamy and it was so easy to blend into my skin. The redness I had from a breakout was covered very nicely. On bad spots I did use 2 layers of this to fully conceal. However I didn't have the slightest cakey look. My skin looked perfect. 

I got mine in the shade Fair. In my foundations I am usually classified as Light, however when I was looking at the shades available for this I did notice that they were a slight bit darker than what I might normally expect. So I did go with Fair and I am glad I did. It matched my skin perfectly! I think if you are someone who wears Porcelain or Ivory shades, the Fair might be too dark for you. 

Overall I am pretty happy with this concealer, and I find myself reaching for it quite often when I need some extra coverage. 

WOULD I BUY?: Yes, I would!


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