Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Sparkle

Hey everyone!

2015 is almost officially here! Don’t head into the new year without looking your very best. Add glam and sparkle to your New Year’s look and stand out all night long with these beauty products below. A swipe of lipstick or a brush of eye shadow can add a whole new element to your overall look and make you feel your very best.

Keep your lips colorful and hydrated with Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks ($7.49) New and improved vitamin-enriched lipsticks leave your lips feeling drenched in moisture with intense color.

Make your eyes sparkle with Rimmel London ScandalEyes Shadow Paints ($5.49). Intensely metallic cream eye shadows that give you multidimensional color and shine. Let’s pull the plug on dull, subtle eyes. The water-proof and crease proof formula slides on as smoothly as paint comes in twelve hot metallic shades to get your eyes the striking looks of the season.

Keep your lips smooth and breath fresh with C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Spearmint ($7.50). This Spearmint-infused lip balm provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation. Lips stay moist and protected while Spearmint gives breath long-lasting freshness.  

Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to complete your look with OPI Nail Lacquer in Rollin’ in Cashmere ($9.50). This gold sparkle will get anyone’s attention. 


Note: I received the nail polish to try and feature for this post. I am not associated with any brands mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature these products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Make Your Eyes Sparkle This Season with VOLANTE Skincare

Hey everyone!

The holidays can leave you looking and feeling exhausted, with the stress of the season showing under your eyes. VOLANTÉ’s Transformative Eye Crème is specially formulated to reverse the signs of again and make your eyes look rested.

This indulgent formula contains 17% of the 7 VITAE Complex, a patent-pending blend of natural actives including a soothing blend of Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates and plumps the skin, while the peptides effectively treat the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet.

This supple and feather-light crème has been clinically proven to reduce dark circles. In clinical testing, 91% of women felt their eyes were instantly refreshed after just one application. Formulated for day and night use, this non-greasy crème is ideal under foundation, concealer and makeup. ($85, VolanteSkincare.com)

I received a sample of this eye cream to try out, and I can vouch that in the short time I've had it, my eyes look better! The dryness of my under eyes has reduced, and they look less tired because of that! I can't wait to see how my skin looks in a couple months.


Note: I received this product to try and feature and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature or review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Hey everyone!

We know what to get the stylish mother for Christmas, but what about the stylish father? Here’s our round up of the best gifts for Dad or that special man in your life!

 Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Bestsellers Gift Set, ($45, moltonbrown.com): Treat someone special with our antioxidant rich Black Peppercorn gift set, blended with Madagascan black peppercorn oil and vetiver. Pep up his daily routine with our iconic bestselling blend.

Burt’s Bees Natural Skincare for Men. Nature knows how to treat a man. Chock-full of clean, no-fuss, no-frills natural care products he doesn't even know he wants but won’t be able to live without. I received a sample of this line, and I must say that I will be purchasing more for the men in my life as gifts!

Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap, ($4, burtsbees.com): Intensely clean, our energizing and purifying soap is made from an all-natural vegetable soap base featuring Lemon, Orange and Petitgrain Oils to cleanse plus Rosemary Extract and Fir Oil to revive and invigorate your skin. 

Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash, ($8, burtsbees.com): Sure, chirping birds may work for some guys, but if you want nature’s most invigorating wake-up call for your skin, grab a bottle of our natural body wash. 

Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Cream, ($8, burtsbees.com): The perfect shave is within your reach thanks to this natural cream. 


Note: I received a sample of the Burt's Bees men line to try. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature these products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with Pillsbury Cookies!

Hey everyone!

Make the Holidays Pop! 

Nothing says the ‘holidays are here’ quite like warm baked cookies! This year, throw a special minty treat into your cookie jar with seasonal Pillsbury Ready to Bake™ Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. With a perfect mix of peppermint and chocolate these Pillsbury Ready to Bake™ Cookies are sure to be a holiday hit! In store for a limited time only, available at Publix.

Need to plan for a bake sale, cookie exchange or holiday party? Pillsbury’s Quick Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe makes it quick and easy to bake up this holiday classic.

Be on the lookout for exclusive savings on Pillsbury refrigerated cookies starting December 4, available at Publix!

Printable coupons available at www.ReadyPlanSave.com

These cookies were super fun and easy to make for my latest holiday party! All of my guests loved them so much, there were no leftovers, and many were telling me that they were going to go to the store and buy some for their own parties this season!


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Giving Guide

Hey everyone!

It's that time of the year again, where I share with you my annual Holiday Gift Giving Guide! This year is full of new treats to buy to pamper your family, friends, and yourself!

Burt's Bees Tint N' Shine $9.99

A Bit of Burt's Bees $4.99

Burt's Bees Tips & Toes Kit $12.99

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick 01 $5.49

OPI What's Your Point-settia $9.50

Marvis Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste $6.00

It Cosmetics The It Girl Set $39.50

It Cosmetics Limited Edition Holiday Naturally Pretty Matte Palette $42.00

Cargo Limited Edition Northern Lights Palette $39.00

OPI Nail Polish Kiss Me - Or Elf! $9.50

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray $11.00

Oscar Blandi Glossing Creme $12.00

Oscar Blandi Hair Serum $15.00


Note: I received these products to feature in my annual Gift Giving Guide. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature their products. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Introducing New Burt's Bees Lip Balm Flavors‏

Hey everyone,

Inspired by nature’s purest ingredients, Burt’s Bees has moisturized, nourished and hydrated your lips for over 30 years with the original Beeswax Lip Balm. Throughout the years, Burt’s Bees has been adding flavors varying from Coconut and Pear to Eucalyptus and it won’t stop now. Introducing Burt’s Bees newest Lip Balm flavors – Wild Cherry and Vanilla Bean.

Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm, (burtsbees.com, $3.30): Made with rich cherry oil—cold pressed from cherry seed kernels—this balm’s sweet, natural flavor with just a hint of tartness will invigorate your senses and pamper your lips.

Vanilla Bean Moisturizing Lip Balm, (burtsbees.com, $3.30): A luxuriously complex and comforting lip balm bursting with all-natural vanilla. Couple that with moisturizing Shea Butter and soothing Vitamin E, and you’ve got a true treat for happy lips.

I received both of these new flavors to try out, and I have to say they are true to their descriptions! Wild Cherry is perfect for those moments when you need a pick-me-up, and Vanilla Bean is great at soothing your lips during these cold winter months!


Note: I received these products to try and feature on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Publix Progresso Soups

Hey everyone!

Discover the Homemade Taste of Progresso!

With winter upon us, sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up with a warm cup of soup. Don’t have time to create your favorite soup from scratch? Progresso makes it easier and tastier than ever to get that home-style soup flavor. With tender chunks of white meat chicken and quality ingredients, Progresso soups taste like homemade.

Be on the lookout for exclusive savings on Progresso soups starting December 4!

Printable coupons available at www.ReadyPlanSave.com

I got to try out the Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup and the Traditional Creamy Roast Chicken Herb Dumpling Soup.  Both of these soups were absolutely delicious, and I plan to keep these stocked in my cupboards throughout the winter season for quick meals on the go!

My favorite way to eat these soups is while watching my favorite Christmas movie on the couch, with plenty of crackers!


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.