Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ozeri Stone Earth Pan

If you have been following me long enough you know I like to cook. I have also mentioned before that most of my so called "non-stick" pans don't exactly hold up to that promise. So I was very excited to review another pan for y'all the Ozeri Stone Earth Pan.

The Stone earth pan looks like stone because it utilizes a natural stone-derived coating hence the name. The coating is from Germany and it achieves non-stick perfection without PFOA, a harmful chemical found in traditional pans.  It's also eco-friendly and delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures. 

Features a scratch-resistant stone-based coating that is super easy to clean. The interior is made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no harmful chemicals or trace metals. The handle is silicon and heat resistant which I love because there have been many times I picked up a hot pan and ouch!  

The pan is very nicely made and  let me tell you when I picked up this pan I was surprised how heavy it is. I will have to be extremely careful not to drop in on my foot. I also love that it came with a little protective sleeve for the inside because I use paper towels in my other pans.

The nonstick coating works great and is extremely easy to clean.  I am very happy with this pan and would recommend trying it. 
I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion expressed is all mine 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Luxe Pineapple

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I've told y'all before about Luxe Pineapple but it is so amazing I wanted to mention the site again.  If you have never heard of let me tell you about it. It is a site where you can get luxury haircare and high end make-up at drug store prices. I love that I can get high end products without paying the high prices. I know I like splurge sometimes but there are some things that I don't like to splurge on. Plus the less you pay for one item the more you can buy.

The site is super easy to navigate and they always have daily deals which are a little bit more of savings or special deal. Like for Easter time they had adult Easter eggs with a surprise inside. I thought that was super cute I should have ordered one when I first saw them because I went back and they were sold out.

If you haven't checked out Luxe Pineapple what are you waiting for? If you did check it out before they have updated the site and it's sleeker than ever. Just remember on inventory doesn't last forever so if you see something you love, grab it. On the other hand if you don't see something you love right now, they may get something must have tomorrow so check back often.

I was sent an Edward Bess compact rouge for lips and cheeks in Love Affair. It comes in a cream form so I use a sponge to apply. It's the color is perfect, pink with a slightly red tint and makes for a beautiful blush because it's not too dark it just gives a pretty glow to the cheeks.  It also feels super silky when I touch it but very light weight because I didn't feel it on my cheeks at all.

If you like LuxePineapple on FaceBook they are always having giveaways and contest so don't miss out and don't forget to follow them on Twitter  and Pinterest 

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Martial Art for Kids Review and giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

My children have always been interested in joining marital art plus I took martial arts and think they would benefit from classes. But with five children it's a little costlier than I expected. When I was chosen to review an online Martial art class from Udemy, I can't tell you how excited I was. All five of my children can do the lessons at a much lower cost.  Not to mention in the comfort of my home so no rushing  to classes and trying to fit that into my busy schedule.

The course comes with 14 lectures and is interactive so you or your children can chat with other members. The courses range in length but non are extremely long. They go over things like greetings salutes and stances. There is also a printable handbook that goes over etiquette and  terms.

The site is easy to navigate and once I signed up for the course it is accessed from my home page. The videos I watched have a clear picture quality and sound without glitches.  The courses are very informative and taught where children can easily understand. It gets them involved by making them imitate what is being taught. In a Martial Arts classroom setting they would also learn by doing so this is not only showing them but encouraging them to participate.

This course can be taken at your own pace and if your child wants to practice you can go over the same lesson as many times as needed. We have not finished the course only a few lessons but my children are having a lot of fun with this course. The only thing is now they are asking for uniforms and belts -- I'll have to skip the belt tying lesson.

Udemy is giving you a chance to win this course so you know I have to go over the rules
Entries will be accepted from 4/21/14 - 5/2/14

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

April's Stunner of the month

I have talked to y'all about a few subscription boxes from everything from makeup to healthy living products. I will stand by my statement that subscription boxes are so much fun to me because it's like getting a present every month. Most of the time even if I know exactly what I am getting once I open the box and touch everything it is so exciting.

Today I want to tell y'all about Stunner of the Month. With this monthly subscription box you can strut a new adorable pair of sunglasses every month for only $9.00. I love sunglasses and wear them daily because I don't like to be outside without them. But the problem is I misplace my sunglasses or break them a LOT.  For some strange reason I never think to have a backup so I go without sunglasses until I get to the store. This box is a dream for people like me.

I wasn't sure what kind of sunglasses to expect but I'm pretty flexible when it comes to my selection. I pick up a few pairs try them on if I like them and they look good I get them. It doesn't matter what color, size,  or shape I have worn them all.  I pulled out my pair of sunglasses as of of the cute little draw sting bag and thought they were very cute.

As you can see they are stylish and sort of funky with the big black rims and gold trim. The quality is exactly what you would expect if you went to the store and paid $9.00 for a pair of sunglasses. The box also came with a key chain eyeglass screwdriver one side Phillip and one side flat so you are prepared to repair any sunglasses/eyeglasses.

I think this is a super fun subscription box and for only $9/m it's extremely affordable. You can like Stunner of the Month on FaceBook and Follow them on Twitter for cool things like contest and pictures of other subscribers in their Stunners. 

I received a Stunner of the Month box in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion expressed is all mine. I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mally Beauty

I've been seeing Mally Beauty but never had the pleasure of trying it until recently. They agreed to work with me for a review and I was sent an EverColor Poreless Face Defender and a Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. I'm very excited to tell y'all about both of them.

Mally's EverColor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. It yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it last from morning to night. Face Defender gives you a flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. If you are like me you think wow but where do I fit this into my beauty routine? So I found a super cute video on the Mally site and what they have found is powder settles into your fine lines and pores and instead of covering them it in a sense accents them!! That's not why we wear make up is it? We never want to accent our flaws.

So Evercolor Poreless Face Defender comes in a compact with the most amazing application sponge. It is clear with a cream like consistency. To apply you dip the sponge and pat on. They recommend not rubbing because you may move your make up. I was so afraid to let go of my powder, it has been a part of my beauty routine for a very long time. But I threw caution to the wind and tried Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.

I know I've mentioned before my skin is oily and with this product I have experienced no oiliness. My face looked matte and finished just like i would have applied powder. It blends very well and being clear of course you don't see it. What I did notice is my pores didn't look as big. Normally I scream in the mirror because my pores look like craters. But with the FaceDefender they were not as noticeable. It feels like nothing on and it only cakes if you put too much in one area but that's easily corrected. Just blend a little more. My foundation lasted all day and I experienced no pealing or flaking. If you notice my makeup looks flawless. It's like I have no blemishes what so ever, which is NOT the case but it's nice to look like that. I give this product 2 thumbs up. It's one of those products you don't know you need until you try it.  Oh and the sponge is so soft and works so great if I can buy just the sponge I'm getting some.

I will admit I thought great another mascara but I am a huge mascara snob. I found one that I love and since then no others come close. So I was prepared to hate this mascara. I was pretty convinced it would not be for me but I tried it any way. When I pulled it out I thought it was incredibly cute in it's pink tube. So I opened the Mally Volumizing Mascara the brush is a normal shape and not extremely thick. I liked the shape and size because I could easily use it on my lower lashes. That is a really big deal because most of the time I use a separate mascara for my bottom lashes.

I applied the mascara by doing the wiggle technique, not the swiping. If you are not familiar with the wiggle let me explain, you take the brush and 'wiggle" it from side to side against the a lashes instead of going from the base of your lashes up. This is my go to technique and I find it helps achieve volume avoid clumping and sticking. I was very amazed at the amount of volume this mascara provided. The wow factor was there as well because it made my lashes bold and visible. Even the hubby complimented on it. It goes on easily and dries quickly between layers. This can be an everyday mascara or a dramatic look, night on the town mascara. It is very long lasting with no flaking or peeling. Despite being waterproof it removes easily without a messy residue. I give this mascara 2 thumbs up I love it. It works as well as my favorite which is saying a lot.

bare lashes

1 Coat

2 coats

Both of these products are on Mally's best selling list and I see why. I would recommend trying them and I will purchase them when I run out. I am very impressed with Mally Beauty and would like to try their other products.  Do you have a favorite Mally Beauty product or something you would love to try?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Can't wait to see more Mally Beauty like them on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest  

I received these product complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinions expressed is all mine. I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Snowberry Skin care

When I read about SnowBerry Skin care I knew I wanted to try it. It is skin care from New Zealand that was born of necessity. The founder and cosmetician Soraya Hendeis said she was simply unable to find skin care she felt she could trust.  I was so excited when I got a chance to review a few products for y'all.

Since she was unable to find the skin care she wanted for herself she set out to create something entirely new. She waned skin care that would make no compromises - not in functionality or safety, nor in the inclusion of optimum quantities of the finest bio active ingredients obtainable anywhere in the world. She was determined to create an uncomplicated system of natural beauty care that worked.

Based the website's recommendations for my oily/combination skin the chose the Nourishing Exfoliator, Instant Deep Cleanser, and Gentle Remineralising Toner. All of them have no lauryl sulphates, petrachemicals, propylene or butylene Glycals, valatile alcohols silicones, DEA or MEA ingredients. They are dermatologist tested and NOT tested on animals.

The Gentle Remineraliing toner is different from any toner I have used before. This one is a gel that lathers into a foam then you wash it off.  It lathers nicely and leave my face feeling clean with no sticky residue. I used it after my cleanser and just applied my moisturizer over it. It is a medium consistency with a light scent. I really like it and since it is a combination product that tones and cleanses at the same time.  Unless you have a heavy amount of make this product is all you need to cleanse your face so it's also a time saver!

The Instant Deep Cleanser, is you guessed it, a liquid facial soap.  It's a thin consistency and also has a light smell. It doesn't lather very much which is a little off putting to me. I associate lather with cleaning so in my mind my face is not getting clean. That is probably not true at all but that is my opinion. That being said, after use my face feel soft without any stickiness. It is recommended to use the Instant Deep Cleanser in the evening because it excels at removing makeup and the Remineralising toner in the morning.

The Nourishing Exfoliator is a very gentle exfoliating cream.   Of course being an exfoliator it has beads, the beads are very effect because you can feel them scrubbing yet they are gentle.  It works into a slight lather and the beds slowly dissolve the entire time it feels like it is moisturizing while exfoliating. It has a very pleasant light smell. I love this exfoliator it my favorite of the three.

There are lots of amazing products available on their site so go check them out. Like them on FaceBook for tips and new releases. Who knows maybe even a giveaway or two?

I received this products complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion is all mine. I only recommend products that I feel are good for my readers. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent Giveaway

I think it's safe to say from your comments most of us agree, laundry is no fun. It's actually hard work. Washing clothes is not hard but sorting and folding.  I want my children to pitch in so I ask them to put their clothes in the hampers but then all of my clothes are mixed. I have goods with every days and whites mixed in with everything  else. Luckily I have not had many white shirts pop up pink but I have seen striped shirts were the white strip turned a lighter shade of the opposite color after washing.  But we all know that bleeding is to be expected .

Until now - Purex is introducing their newest detergent - Purex No Sort with anti-color transfer technology. So what does that mean to you?  This is only the latest innovation in laundry and the anti-color transfer technology traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads leaving your clothes bright and clean.

You still have to be cautious and wash strongly colored fabrics or new clothes, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort.

Purex is giving away $1,000 and a year's supply of No Sort laundry detergent click here to enter.  But while you're here you can enter to win one of three bottles of Purex No Sort Laundry detergent.  That means I have to go over the rules so here they are:

Entries will be accepted from 4/14/14 - 4/28/14 

Good luck -- three lucky winners will be randomly chosen through the RaffleCopter. You MUST be following me on Twitter or GFC or like alwaysblabbing on FaceBook to be eligible to win. This giveaway is open to US residence only, I am very sorry. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing information. Please note if follow/like and unfollow/unlike after every giveaway you can be disqualified.

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I received a bottle of laundry detergent complimentary in exchange for this review.