Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Easter Floral Centerpiece With Candy

Want to create a colorful Easter centerpiece for around $25?

Here's what you'll need:
  1.  Candy from Rite Aid (I used Peanut M&M's in Easter colors, but you can use jellybeans or any candy you chose. The candy was 2 for $5, and I bought 4 bags)
  2.  A glass vase ($4 Dollar General)
  3.  Flowers ($9 from a local flower shop)
  4.  A clear plastic cup ($1 for a dozen at Dollar General)
  5.  Optional: I used some decorative ribbon that I already had. 
Step 1:
Separate your candy by color, and place one cup inside of glass vase.
Step 2:
Add the candy to the vase by layering the colors. Hold the cup in the center of the vase as your pour so the candy is evenly dispersed around the outside of the cup.
 (Trim flowers to desired height)

Step 3:
Add water to the cup, and carefully add flowers.
I also tied a decorative bow around the vase.

That's it! Easy-peasy!

Thanks to the good people at Rite Aid, I am able to give away a $25 Rite Aid Gift Card to one lucky reader so he/she can make their own centerpiece. Yay!

Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over.
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This post is sponsored by Rite Aid, however the opinions and views expressed in this post are purely my own.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jackpot Candles Review And Giveaway!

I recently was able to review a Jackpot Candle
Jackpot Candles are 100% soy candles with surprise jewelry inside. You can choose a necklace, earrings or a ring (and even choose your ring size) when ordering. 
I picked the Banana Nut Bread Candle. I also chose a ring in a size 6.
I love the smell of something yummy baking in the oven, so this is perfect for my kitchen.
The smell fills the room, but isn't too strong.
Here is the description for the Banana Nut Bread candle:
Warm up your home and warm your heart with the comforting scent of fresh from the oven baked banana bread. Subtle undertones of banana and sweet baked goods, evoke your senses and create a welcoming feel to any home.
  • 100% Premium Natural Soy
  • Burns for 80 to 100 Hours
  • 100% Made in the USA
  • Infused with Essential Oils
  • Surprise Jewelry Item in Each Candle
Check out my video below where I reveal what kind of ring I got and also how you can WIN your very own Jackpot Candle!

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Open to US residents ages 18 and over.
I am not responsible for prize delivery.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Challenge

My daughter has been begging me to do the Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Challenge for months and months. 
I finally picked up a 2 pack on Amazon.

The basics of Bean Boozled is that there are 10 regular flavored Jelly Belly beans and 10 gross Jelly Belly Beans...and you can't tell which is which.
You spin the spinner and you all grab the jelly bean that the arrow lands on.
Will it be Peach or Barf? Stinky Socks or Tutti Fruitti?
See what happens when we play Jelly Belly Bean Boozled!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sola Candle Works Timber Candle Review And Giveaway!

Sola Candle Works LLC is a family owned and operated business based in New Jersey.
After several years of testing, they created the perfect candle formulation for beautifully fragrant, high quality and very unique candles.
Sola candles are all hand poured in small batches and carefully packaged in simple, but elegant signature style, right here in the USA. 

I was able to review their Timber Candle in the scent Chestnuts & Brown Sugar, and let me tell you, this candle smells ah-mazing! The scent of brown sugar, maple and vanilla quickly fill my entire home, and I am in love with the look of this candle. It's rustic, yet elegant, all at the same time. 
The Timber Candle comes in the single wick 6.5 oz., and  double wick 24 oz. sizes, and are designed to look like real tree bark on the outside of the candle.
The candle is poured into a heavy glass interior.

You can choose from seven different signature scents for this candle.

They have 8 different styles to choose from and all are beautiful.

They also offer a selection of luxury personal care items:

So make sure you check out Sola Candles Works and pick up one of their fabulous candles.

Thanks to Sola Candle Works, I am able to give away a 24oz. Timber Candle in your choice of scent!
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Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How I Style My Inverted Or Stacked Bob - Asymmetrical Bob

So many of you have requested a tutorial on how I style my everyday hair. 
I hope this helps those who were asking and thanks for watching!

Products used in this video:

Style Sexy Hair Blow It Up Volumizing Gel Foam
TIGI Bead Head After Party (didn't use in this video, but prefer)
Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish 5-Action Hair Elixir
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
Big Sexy Hair Get Layered
Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty
Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Harder

Tools used:
paddle brush
round brush
blow dryer (NUME)
flat iron (optional)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Crystal Wash 2.0 Is Seriously The Next Big Thing!

With people becoming more aware of how their personal care items are exposing them to harmful chemicals, perfumes, and dyes, it seems like a no-brainer to have a way to do laundry that is safe, easy and effective. This is where Crystal Wash comes into play. Crystal Wash is completely sensitive skin friendly, non-toxic, gentle on your clothes, doesn't fade colors, and eco friendly.

Crystal Wash uses all natural Bio Ceramics with antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties that create hydrogen peroxide to kill orders, and germs. By raising the pH level of the water, the water molecules become smaller so it lifts dirt and soils from your clothing for a deep cleaning effect.

The best thing of all is that Crystal Wash retails for $50 and is good for 1,000 loads of laundry. The average cost of laundry detergent for doing 1,000 loads of laundry would cost you around $300, 6 times that of Crystal Wash. The only maintenance needed for Crystal Wash is to recharge them every 30 loads or so, by placing them in the sun for the afternoon - it's that easy.

Starting today, Crystal Wash is campaigning to turn the technology of doing laundry on it's head. Imagine if you got alerts about how clean your clothes were getting, when the load was complete, when it's time to recharge your Crystal Wash, and when it's time to order more.

Check out the Crystal Wash 2.0 KickStarter campaign page and video for more info. HERE

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hey, It's Tire Safety Month!

  1.  You may have remembered when I partnered with Cooper Tire
    last May, where I learned the importance of a good tire. See that post HERE.

    Checking your tires before you travel this winter is of the utmost importance, and it's pretty simple to do.

    The White House announced that Dec. 9-Jan. 9 is Tire Safety Month, an initiative supported by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, all of its tire manufacturer members and others. The initiative is designed to help educate motorists about the importance of tire maintenance to promote safety and better fuel economy.

“We’re excited that tire maintenance has received attention from the highest level in the federal government,” said Dan Zielinski, RMA senior vice president, public affairs. “Too many motorists ignore even this simple, basic maintenance task that means so much to helping ensure vehicle safety for our families.”
RMA recommends simple steps for motorists to Be Tire Smart when checking tire pressure:

  • Check tire pressure monthly and before long trips.
  • Use the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure found on a label on the driver’s
    door or owner’s manual.
  • Check tires when cold – before you drive. Driving causes tires to warm which increases
    inflation pressure temporarily.
    RMA also recommends that motorists inspect tire tread for damage and sufficient depth. Worn out tires are dangerous, especially in wet, wintry weather. A simple and inexpensive test can determine whether tires should be replaced.

  • Take a penny and turn it upside down so Lincoln’s head points down.
  • Insert penny into tread groove.
  • If all of Lincoln’s head is exposed, the tire must be replaced because it’s been worn down to
    2/32nds of an inch or less.
    Zielinski said, “Checking tire pressure and tread depth each month will take just a few minutes. These fast, easy tire care tips will help travelers get to their destination safely and enjoy the holidays with family and loved ones.” 

    Here are some startling statistics: 

    Tire Safety Statistics:
    Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Tire Pressure/Tread Depth Survey (2014)
    • 69% of vehicles have at least one under inflated tire.
    • 17% of vehicles have at least one tire under inflated by at least 8 pounds per square inch (psi).
    • 12% of vehicles have at least one bald tire

    Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Online Survey (2013)
    • 83% of US motorists do not properly check tire pressure.
    • 40% of drivers do not know that tires should be checked “cold” before driving.
    • 48% of drivers know where to find the correct inflation pressure for their vehicle.
    • 52% of drivers wrongly believe that the correct pressure is listed on the tire sidewall.
    • 52% of drivers do not know how to tell if their tires are bald.
    So don't be a statistic....put season-appropriate tires on your vehicle, and check your tires before each trip. It very well could save your life.