August 28, 2015

Jumbo Jawbreaker Pops on a Stick by Candy Buffet Store | Review




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  • 12 INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED JAWBREAKERS - Each 5.5" long lollipop comes individually wrapped around the jawbreaker portion to ensure safety and freshness.
  • JUMBO 1.75" DIAMETER JAWBREAKER - These Jawbreaker Suckers will keep you entertained for days!
  • 9 DIFFERENT LAYERS OF FRUITY FLAVOR - Each candy has 9 layers of different colors and flavors to enjoy throughout, all the way to the center.
  • GREAT FOR CANDY BUFFETS - With 11 different colors available, we have the color you are looking for to match your next candy buffet table!




MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the local candy shop and buying a Jawbreaker with my Grandpa. When I had the chance to try these, it was a trip down memory lane! I am in my late 20s, so it's probably been a good 10-15 years since I have had this type of treat. I forgot just how long they take to consume!

Unlike the Jawbreakers I had as a kid, these come in lollipop form which makes eating them a million times easier. Less mess! I have been enjoying one for the past few days and I am just now about half way done. I am now on the 4th color which is always exciting! I love getting down to see what the next color and flavor is! All of the flavors so far are quite nice, it's not a over powering fruit flavor, but just enough.

These are fantastic, and would be great for parties, showers, or just to have around the house! I highly recommend these!

August 25, 2015

Bocandy- Candy Subscription Box - August 2015

I am very excited to be bringing you my very first Bocandy unboxing! In case you are unfamiliar with Bocandy, they are a monthly candy subscription box that brings you treats from all over the world for you to sample! They currently offer 2 size boxes, half size and full size. The half size box contains 3-4 candies/snacks each month, and the full size box contains 6-9 candies/snacks each month. For this review, I will be showing you what you can find in the full size box!

I am a foodie, I love trying new things, especially from foreign cultures. I also have a sweet tooth, so this box seems like it was made just for me! Below I am sharing photos with you that I took while I was opening the box, and going through each item. Under neath each photo of the candies/snacks I will give you a description as well as my review of the item. Are you excited? Let's dig in!


Bocandy Monthly Candy Subscription Box as it arrived!


Sneak peek into the August box!


Information paper that gives prices and some details about the goodies inside!


All of the goodies inside this months box!


Damy Peanut Butter Candies from Mexico.
My Thoughts- These are SOO yummy! They sort of remind me of the inside of a Butterfinger, but with a more natural peanut butter taste. I am going to buy a bag of these!


Anise Hard Candies from Holland
My Thoughts- These have a tea and licorice type of flavor to them. I wasn't really a fan of these. I wouldn't buy these. 


Zotz Blue Raspberry Candies from Italy
My Thoughts- I like these. They have a strong blue raspberry flavor, that is a bit sour. Inside the candy fizzes and that creates a fun sensation in your mouth! I would buy these!

 ETI Crax Extra Herbs Stick Crackers from Turkey
My Thoughts- I really like these. They have a nice flavor of Italian herbs, some might describe it as a pizza flavor. These are so addictive to munch on! I would buy these!


Bopobeu from Bulgaria
My Thoughts- I really liked this candy bar. It is covered in a nice chocolate, and inside it has wafers, peanuts, and I'm honestly not sure what else. It is a very light candy bar and doesn't leave you with that heavy feeling. See the photo below for a photo of the candy bar unwrapped! I would buy this! 



Rowntrees Fruit Gums from United Kingdom
My Thoughts- I have a love / hate relationship with these. A few of the flavors are really yummy, while others not so much. The texture is unlike anything I've had before. They are nothing like gummy bears, nor are they anything like gum. These are something that I would have if given to me, but I probably wouldn't purchase. 


Meisan Soda Candy from Japan
My Thoughts- These are the strangest flavored things I have ever tried. Think of savory flavored pop rocks, and that's what these are. These just weren't for me, the flavor was just too strange for my liking! See photo below to see what they look like! I wouldn't buy these. 



Milkita Melon Milkshake Candies from Indonesia
My Thoughts- These have a nice, true melon flavor, with a slight creamy, milky flavor. These are quite nice and refreshing. I like these!


Choward's Guava from USA
My Thoughts- These have a really strong guava flavor. I don't like guava, so these were a miss for me. But if you like guava, you would probably love these!

So that is all of the goodies that were in the August 2015 box from Bocandy! I really enjoyed trying all these fun candies and snacks from different cultures and countries! This months box had a value of $21.50!

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August 24, 2015

Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup by Faces Beautiful | Review




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This Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup feels feather-light and silky-smooth, while providing ample coverage. The innovative "brush- on" applicator makes it so easy to apply and ensures that you're spreading the liquid foundation properly. No fingers or sponges needed. This air-tight tube with its attached brush makes it convenient to carry and gives you a water-resistant, all-day finish. The formula is actually so unique that your skin looks natural, yet better then naked. FACES Beautiful mineral makeup actually improves the texture of your skin and gives you a more flawless finish.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I use liquid makeup daily to help even out my skin, and give me a flawless face. I have been using this for over a month now and I have to say that I have some likes and dislikes about this. I like the foundation itself. It goes on the skin smoothly and is easy to blend and buff into my skin. It provides a light to medium coverage that can easily be built up to whatever coverage you need. It feels light on the skin, and doesn't cling to my dry patches. However, the brush on this just doesn't work for me. I like to use a fluffy kabuki brush to really blend my foundation in. I just squeeze the product out and place it on the back of my hand, and use my kabuki brush to apply it. I do have to set this foundation or else a few hours later it has completely melted off my face, which is a downer considering I have dry skin, so powder sometimes isn't my friend.

At the end of the day this is a really nice foundation. If the brush was gone I would love it even more!

August 18, 2015

New York City Sunset Canvas Print By Rising Waters Photography | Review



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Capture the magic of a New York City sunset with this unique and original, high quality canvas print. Known the world over, New York City has the most iconic skyline on the planet and features some of the best architecture ever created. The powerful and timeless architecture of the Empire State Building is joined by the newly completed One World Trade Center to create a stunning cityscape that has no parallel. This canvas print captures the spirit of New York City and is the perfect addition to a home or office space. At 12 inches tall by 16 inches wide it is the perfect size to be displayed on a bookshelf, hung in a bedroom, or proudly displayed in an office space. Add a piece of New York City to your home today by clicking the Add to Cart button and proceeding to checkout!

  • 12 inches (30.5 cm) Tall by 16 inches (40.6 cm) Wide by 3/4 inch (1.9 cm)Thick
  • High Quality 100% cotton canvas stretched over a real wooden frame. Metal hanging hook is already attached to the frame and the work is ready to hang right out of the box.
  • Printed using a high quality mirrored gallery wrap technique which extends the image all the way around the wooden frame. This creates an immersive 3-D effect and makes the print look great, even without adding an expensive additional frame.

MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I absolutely love the New York City skyline, it is one of my favorite views. I hung this piece up in my bedroom, and it looks beautiful. A nice crisp image of the skyline, with a nice shot of the new One World Trade Center, and other buildings in view. If you love New York City, or city skylines, then you will really appreciate this! I think this canvas would also look stunning in black and white.

The canvas itself is good quality. It has a easy hanging tab, so it hangs on your wall securely without being wobbly.

Overall this is a great print, and it looks fantastic hanging on my wall!



August 17, 2015

Pure Natural Miracles- Raw & Organic Cacao Nibs | Review + Giveaway





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Premium Peruvian Criollo Cacao Nibs from superior cocoa beans; exquisite chocolate aroma and taste, traditionally found in fine cacao; these natures sugar free chocolate chips have a strong, raw, dark chocolate flavor; best super-food for diabetics and anti aging.

100% USDA certified organic, vegan, raw, non roasted; free from pesticides and impurities; nutrient dense superfood, high in health promoting flavonoids, flavanols, zinc that supports acne and eczema, protein and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium which improves poor circulation and bone health and chromium which helps balance, control and lower blood sugar level and reduce appetite which is a solution for weight loss.

Highest Source of Antioxidants, including polyphenols which are good for teeth, helps prevent cavities and tooth decay, catechins and epicatechins; great food for cardiovascular health; Energy Enhancer, theobromine, a stimulant naturally present, maintains energy levels all throughout the day unlike the dreaded caffeine crash.

Versatile Kitchen Ingredient; Use in cookies, brownies, baked goods, candy and cake as an alternative to chocolate chips and reduce sugar intake; make your own healthy rx snacks or granola bars, blend in smoothies, shakes, desserts, ice cream, cereal, yogurt, drinks, green drink mixes or even sprinkle on salads and normal hot foods for a savory treat; use in cookbook recipes as you would use conventional chocolate chips.

Natural Source of Anandamine; great mood enhancer; calms anxiety, stress levels and makes you feel good; Rightously called a Miracle Supplement with antioxidant support; benefits for men, women, seniors and even kids; add to your morning routine or daily diet, for a jitter free energy boost; Also contains dietary fiber; manufacturer satisfaction guaranteed.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I love to bake, and I have seen a couple of "healthier" recipes using cocao nibs either in addition to chocolate chips, or in replace of chocolate chips. I have also seen them being used in yogurts and granola as a topping. I had no idea what they were, so I jumped on the chance to try some!

I love chocolate, and these are chocolate in its purest, rawest form. The nibs almost look like nut pieces, and they have quite a strong bitter chocolate flavor. If you are a fan of bitter dark chocolates, then you may enjoy eating these as is. If you like the more semi sweet or milk chocolates, then I suggest baking with these along with your normal chocolate. 

I have tried these raw, and they were a bit too bitter for me, so I ended up baking with them. I added some to my chocolate chip cookie batter, and the end result gave me a nice chocolate chip cookie with a hint of a bitter, raw chocolate flavor. 

I have even seen some people mentioning that they ground up the nibs, and mixed the powder into their coffee to give a bit of flavor. Others use them as dry rub on their meats. The uses seem to be endless! 

GIVEAWAY!!
GIVEAWAY RULES:
  1. This giveaway is only valid for the USA only. 
  2. You MUST have a Amazon.com account to enter.
  3. Giveaway ends August 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. 


August 12, 2015

Fisher Creek Candles - Handmade Fresh Coffee Classic Candle | Review




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Fisher Creek Candles is a small business owned by wife and mother of 3, Sarah. She started off making candles just as a hobby, and eventually turned that hobby into her own business. She wanted to create candles that were unlike any other type of candle you could buy. She wanted them to be long lasting without black smoke, fragrant, and available at an affordable price. She did a lot of research and testing and finally found just the right combination of ingredients that would make up Fisher Creek Candles. All of the candles are made at home by her, truly homemade candles! 


- ABOUT THE CANDLES -

All of the candles are made of a special bled of paraffin wax. The fragrance oils all contain essential oils. The wicks are a cotton, metal free wick. The combination of all of these special elements make Fisher Creek Candles very unique. When they are burned properly, following the directions that can be found on the label, they have no black smoke! Their candles are handmade and hand poured. They do not mass produce their candles, each is unique and individual! 



- MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW -

I love nothing more than burning a great smelling candle in the evening. It is so relaxing to me and can help create such a soothing atmosphere. I also love anything that is handmade, I find those things to be a million times better than anything you can find on a store shelf. So when I was introduced to Fisher Creek Candles, a company that makes handmade candles, I knew I was in for a treat! Today my review is going to be of the Fisher Creek Candles "Fresh Coffee" in the Classic Candle, 10 oz form. 

Okay, onto the good stuff! The candle arrived in the mail safely, it was very well protected during shipment. Everything arrived perfectly in one piece! When I opened the box, I could already smell the candle, a beautiful coffee scent. Inside there was a brochure for other products offered by Fisher Creek Candles, as well as a paper containing directions for proper use. 

Later that evening I decided to give the candle a try, and see how well it would work. I love a candle that will make my entire room smell like its scent. I lit the candle, and within 10 minutes my entire bedroom had the gorgeous scent of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It was intoxicating! I was almost craving a coffee at that moment! I let the candle burn for about 45 minutes, and then I blew it out. During the whole burning time, there was no black smoke at all. Since then I have used it, and by following the directions, there still has been no black smoke. It is fantastic!

Now I know most of you are not going to want to hear this, but the holiday season is slowly creeping us. A candle from Fisher Creek Candles would make a beautiful gift for someone in your life this holiday season! This candle would also be great as a birthday gift, or even a house warming present! 

I absolutely love Fisher Creek Candles. I appreciate the backstory, and I really love seeing another woman following her dreams, taking her hobby and turning it into a business. I enjoy supporting businesses like Sarahs, and truly give her company my seal of approval! 

August 07, 2015

Universal Magnetic Cell Phone Holder | Review




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  • BRILLIANT AND SAFE DESIGN - Designed to ensure safety of your phone, and provides a comfortable-to-use mounting position, while keeping the air vent unscratched by use of soft yet strong enough (to firmly hold the mount in place) rubber grips
  • EASY TO USE - Mounting and dismounting the cell phone is as easy as putting your phone on a table and picking it up
  • 360 DEGREE COMFORTABLE VIEWING ANGLES - Rotates 360 degrees for portrait and landscape
  • UNBEATABLE PERFORMANCE - Strong magnet holds your phone even on the bumpiest of the rides, so you can focus on driving without worrying about the phone
  • STYLISH AND ELEGANT - Doesn't compromise style and elegance on the cost of functionality; use of superior materials and sleek design makes it appear stand out from other regular mounts and it integrates very smoothly (as if part of the car) in your luxurious car

The Mobile Wise Magnetic Air Vent Cell Phone Mount is perfect for mounting your mobile phone safely and smartly in your car. 
Universal and Portable 
The magnetic mount can quickly & easily fit on vents of almost any car. It is compact and light, so you can carry it in your pocket. It can also be easily detached, meaning that you can use it not only in your car but in any other car with ease. 

Provides Excellent Mounting Position 
Using this magnetic mount, you can place your cell phone at a position where it is easy to use. Unlike other regular mounts, it doesn't block your view from the front glass and hence doesn't create a distraction during driving. 

Comfortable 360 Degree Viewing Angles 
Unlike other mounts, this mount can be rotated 360 degrees allowing you to position your smartphone for viewing in either portrait or landscape mode. 

Superior Material 
The strong magnet for mounting your product ensures that your valuable phone doesn't fall off even on the bumpiest of the rides. The rubber grip that clamps onto the air vent is soft enough to prevent any scratches on the surface of the air vent, yet strong enough to firmly hold onto the air vent. 

Your Mobile Still Remains Stylish 
The Mobile wise magnetic mount comes with ultra-thin plates (provides grip for the magnet) which can be mounted on the back of your cell phone case or cell phone, without affecting the appearance of your phone. Besides this, you can also slide the plate between your phone and the phone case so that they aren't visible at all. 


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

Like so many people I get phone calls, or make phone calls when I'm driving. I have a 2004 Chrysler that isn't equipped with the high tech technology of the new cars that have cellphone service built right in, so a cellphone holder is my best option. I have a HTC Desire phone, and it is a larger phone, the same size as a iPhone 6 Plus.

When this product arrived, the next day I decided to test it out on my way to work. I took off my cellphone cover, and inserted the metal piece that would stay between my phone and the case. I then tested to make sure that the magnetic piece worked with the actual holder before heading out to my car, and all was well. It seemed to have a strong hold, and everything was fine. I put the metal piece in the dead middle of my phone. I got out to my car, and I had the first problem. My air vents are the rolling kind, the whole vent can roll up or down. So I had to roll my vent all the way down so that it would stay. Once I got that all set, I put my phone onto the holder, and everything seemed fine. I started up a call, and backed out of my driveway. When I got to the end of my housing development road, I went to turn and take off, and my cellphone went flying down onto the floor. I pulled over, and picked up my phone, and attempted again. About a minute later, the same thing happened while I was driving straight down the road. Finally after 2 literally dropped calls, I gave up on using this device.

The next day I went shopping with a family member who has a iPhone 5C, and I decided to try it out on her phone, in her 2014 Ford car. It worked better with her phone. I think this isn't quite a universal cellphone holder, it seems to do better with regular sized cellphones. If you have a larger one like mine, the iPhone 6 Plus, or any other phone that is similar to that, from my experience, this probably won't work for you.

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.

August 04, 2015

Opal Pink White and Blue Swarovski Crystal Charm | Review




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  • Opals
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • 4.5cm Core
  • To Fit Pandora and Other 3mm Bracelets
  • 10mm x 8mm


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

I have a charm bracelet that I have recently been updating, and adding more charms to. I loved the look of this charm, and I added it onto my bracelet. It fit on my bracelet perfectly, not too tight, not too loose. The charm is covered in swarvoski crystals, most of them being white. There are a few random pink and blue crystals mixed in as well. Finally there are 3 larger crystals, 2 that are a pink opal color, and one that is a white opal color (I'm not sure if this pattern is the same with all the charms, or if it is randomly chosen). The crystals are very shiny and add a nice bling to my bracelet. The pops of color on it is nice as well!

For the cons, the charm has some beautiful pink and blue crystals on it, however they are awkwardly placed. I would have really liked if the colors were more strategically placed, perhaps with a different pattern. Overall though, it is a very nice, pretty charm! So far I have not experienced any crystals coming loose, nor were any missing upon arrival.


August 03, 2015

Sea Kelp Moisturizer by Be Natural Organics | Review




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DESCRIPTION
Our anti-aging cream repairs, nourishes and protects your skin, while restoring the natural glow of young, healthy skin. 

Specially formulated for powerful results, we combine Sea Kelp extract to protect against environmental toxins, Aspen bark extract in a base of Aloe Vera to create our anti-aging preservation system.

Our wax-free formula allows for deep absorption of fruit based glycolic and lactic acids, intensive amounts of antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, allantoin and Red Raspberry Seed Oil for natural sun protection. 

BENEFITS
Increased collagen and elastin production, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Reduction of skin damage caused by free radicals from sun exposure and pollutants.
Improved skin tone and discoloration of sun damaged skin.
Microscopic exfoliation that helps shed damaged surface cells, allowing healthy cells to emerge for glowing skin.

SKIN TYPE
Normal and combination.


MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:

As most of you know, I am very active in skincare. I believe that starting a good skincare routine when you are young will really pay off and benefit you when you are older. I am constantly on the the lookout for a great moisturizer. I have dry skin, so using a moisturizer is something I must do daily. I have a hard time finding moisturizers that truly hold up, and really help me deal with my dry skin. I have to say that over the past few weeks that I have been trying out the Be Natural Organics Sea Kelp Moisturizer, I have really been impressed. I use the product after my shower, and after I have lightly exfoliated my face. I take a bit on my finger tips and massage it into my skin. The formula of this is on the thicker side which I quite like. It is very easy to work into your skin, my skin soaks it right up! After it dries, there is no greasy, oily, or sticky feeling. It has a nice clean, herbal scent which I also enjoy. After it is dry, I then put on my makeup and I'm ready for the day. My skin stays so soft, and healthy looking. I am able to create a beautiful makeup application without having any icky dry patches. I find that when I don't wear makeup, my skin just looks so radiant, and soft. Perhaps I can build up my confidence and ditch the foundation all together! 

I absolutely love this moisturizer, and it has earned a spot in my daily skincare routine!

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