Sunday, February 9, 2014

How The Wrong Pair of Glasses Can Age You

This isn't me but it's a similar style of glasses
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and my generous fiance' decided he wanted me to have a brand new pair of glasses. I had in my possession a very old, old, scratched up pair that I could no longer see too well out of.

Now I always dread shopping for glasses because I have a hard time finding a pair that look somewhat decent on me. And of course when I do, they cost a small fortune!

So one day we went shopping and the salesperson went almost through a whole case of glasses before I found two that I was ok with. She knew her stuff (very important to have someone who knows what looks good and is honest with you). She suggested I walk over to a larger mirror that gave me a total full-body view. I tried on the first pair and you know what?  It didn't look as nice as I initially made me look quite a few years older. It literally dragged my features down and you know gravity doesn't need anymore help. I tried on the second pair and it was miraculous!  It lifted my features and made me look younger. 

Now we get down to the was expensive, so not wanting my fiance' to pay such a steep price, I asked if there was anything similar not in a designer name. No luck, but she was very nice and mentioned they had a Groupon deal that was great, I ended up finding one even better!  I guess I was meant to have that pair. And you you know the saying, 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

Friday, December 28, 2012

CoverGirl Blastflipstick

Have you heard about the new CoverGirl blastflipstick yet?

If you haven't, You may just want to march yourself on down 

to your local cosmetics isle and see what it's all about.  I was 

quite impressed by the colors. I just love having two shades 

of lipstick (three if you mix it) on hand in one convenient stick.

My favorite is vixen.

For more info check out the CoverGirl website

CoverGirl blastflipstick in vixen


The COVERGIRL blastflipstick isn't like anything you've ever seen. It's a double-ended lipstick, which, let's be honest, is awesome by itself, but there's even more to it than that. The blastflipstick has two shades — one soft, for day wear, and the other dazzling, for night. Wear separately or combine to create a shade that's all your own. It's your personal color palette, giving you endless pucker-up possibilities.

***Samples received courtesy of BzzAgent

I fell In love with this jeweled compact ($7.80). Great for applying lipstick on the go!

And if you're on the go and need to write a quick note. How cute is this?!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Unreal Giveaway

Have you looked at the ingredient list on some of your favorite candies lately? 

They tend to be about a mile long.

Ever wish you could find one that had real ingredients and not artificial coloring number this or that?

Look no further for I've discovered UNREAL 
Unreal 54-chocolates with peanuts (like peanut m&m's) 
Unreal 41-candy coated chocolates (like regular m&m's)
Unreal 8-chocolate caramel peanut nouget bar (like snickers)
Unreal 5-Chocolate caramel nouget bar
Unreal 77- Peanut butter cups

-No Artificials
-No Hydrogenated
-No corn syrups
-No preservatives
-No GMO's

You can find them at Staples, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Michaels, Top food and drug, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Food 4 Less, Bj's

I bought mine at Staples

I've tried the unreal 54, 41, 5, 8. I thought they were all very good! Different, but good. They don't taste or have the same coloring as other mainstream candies (because they use real food to color them, not artificial)

I liked that the Unreal 54 had more of a peanut flavor. It tasted real to me. Unreal 5 had a great chocolate taste.
Unreal 8 had such a wonderful taste..the kind you say yum on the first bite.

**Giving away a free unreal candy of your choice**
    Answer the questions below. 
    1.Which Unreal candy would you like to try? 
    2.Does this product appeal to you and why? 
    3. Bog, tweet, facebook for more entries  
    ***Giveaway ends October 14th***

* I was given coupons to try this product through Bzzagent, but that in no way influenced my review.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Beauty trends

According to People Stylewatch the 5 Makeup trends for Fall 2012 are...

1. Rosy cheeks- Pink Flush worn with natural low-key makeup. Wear with berry tinted lip balm

2.Wine red lips- You can wear it creamy or matte. Please pair it with a luminous, even toned skin, a bit of blush and mascara. Don't over-do the makeup!

3.Bold Eyeliner-Does this ever change? For a modern look on the cat eye, use black liner to create a squared off shape, a wispy exaggerated line or a triangular point.

4.Dark blue nails-Navy and Sapphire. Wear with short to meduim length nails shaped round or square-oval.

5. Earthy Shadow- Colors like taupe and brown. Wear with pinky beige lipstick and bronzer

**Giving away two neutrogena $2.00 off coupons (they have a great berry tinted lipbalm-right on trend) to the first two to comment on what is your favorite fall 2012 trend? 

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Gasp! How gorgeous is this dress?

Anne Hathaway in Valentino at the NYC ballet fall gala
Edwina dress $248
Honeycomb lace dress $288

Kelli Lace Maxi dress $700

side gathered cowineck $39.95

Monday, September 17, 2012

Glade Expression Giveaway!

Hey All!
I was gifted with Glade Expressions oil diffuser and fragrance mist through Bzz Agent.
I really like the product and that's why I decided to review and have a giveaway. So you can experience the wonderful scents. 
I was having guests over and didn't want the smell of dinner to linger, so I was really glad I had Glade expressions on hand to get the job done. The Pineapple & mangosteen scent makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean on vacation. I was a little nervous at first because the smell (of the oil diffuser) was really strong the first two days, but it stabilized after that. I kept it in the guest bathroom for that time and now I can bring it into the living room for guests to enjoy.
The fragrance mist is really awesome, giving you the exact amount of fresh scent you want with only one squeeze. I chose the cotton & italian mandarin scent. I LOVE it!  Smells so fresh and clean. Not like some that choke you with their fragrance.
Being the gifted hostess that you are, you know entertaining is all about presentation. Creating a welcoming space takes work, so having your home décor do double duty is, well, ingenious.
The Glade Expressions® Collection is inspired by art and designed to be left out on display. These authentic, easy-to-use home fragrance products release scents that open up note by note, filling your home with lightly layered fragrances and inviting life in. The breakthrough line includes two unique, refillable products:
Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a chic holder that blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that's always out and available. Simply squeeze to release a long-lasting, light mist of fragrance; then refill the holder with your favorite true-to-life scent.
The Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases authentic and exotic fragrances without having to plug it in or find batteries. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly - and is also refillable - making it an effective, stylish option for layering true-to-life fragrances in all of your living spaces.
With four inspiring fragrances to freshen your air, modern holders that complement your (already fabulous) decorating sense and the opportunity to refill scents at your convenience, why not invite the Glade Expressions® Collection into your home before the next round of guests? Your inner hostess knows this is a no-brainer.


Before you channel your inner hostess - filling the air with true-to-life fragrances and inviting life in - learn a bit more about the convenience and value the Glade Expressions® Collection offers.
Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist
  • The first refillable fragrance mist from Glade®
  • Squeeze-to-release a soft, light mist of true-to-life fragrance that lasts
  • Instantly enhances any room and eliminates odor
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® fragrance — so true-to-life, it's as if the ingredients are being cut open right next to you
  • With a removable label, the holder is artfully designed and chic enough to incorporate into any décor
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*
Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser
  • The best non-electric oil diffuser for living spaces, delivering 3x more fragrance**
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® scent — authentic, exotic ingredients like mangosteen and cardamom spice are unlike anything else in the fragrance aisle
  • Trendy holder (available in bamboo or white) matches home décor perfectly, allowing you to place true-to-life fragrance in any room
  • The intuitive snap-in-place setup makes the diffuser easy to assemble, refill and enjoy
  • The spill-free design fills living spaces with fragrance for 30 days
  • A wide and thin wick releases fragrance slowly, leaving you with consistent fragrance over time
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*


Visit to learn more about Glade Expressions® products and to explore all their scent collections. Be sure to share the link with friends!
*Visit to learn more about the Glade Expressions® Money-Back Guarantee.
**Vs. Glade® Solid Air Freshener


Ready to release lightly layered fragrances into your home? The unique, refillable Glade Expressions® Oil diffuser can found at most grocery stores and mass retailers. The stylish Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist can be found at most grocery stores and mass retailers, as well as in some drug stores


Are you ready to experience authentic and true-to-life fragrances? Exotic elements like mangosteen, cardamom spice and Italian mandarin are unlike anything you've discovered in the fragrance aisle. Once you experience scents this authentic, you and your nose will never look back.
Here's a rundown of the fragrances you're about to invite into your home, courtesy of Glade Expressions®:
Cotton & Italian Mandarin - Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood*
Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice - A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates
Lavender & Juniper Berry - Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home
Pineapple & Mangosteen - Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower
*Available in Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist only.

Glade Expressions Giveaway info:
(1) For one entry follow my blog
For an extra entry blog or twitter about the giveaway
Giveaway drawing will be October 8th
Please choose which you would prefer (oil diffuser or fragrance mist)
And answer the question:  What do you like your home to smell like?  
I personally love the smell of oranges or lemon (natural scents) 
and I love
my bedrooms to smell like fresh linens.