BagBlaze Review and Giveaway!!

BagBlaze has multiple stylish bags to choose from. They offer up to 70% off retail price. Every day BagBlaze has a Blazing deal that starts every day at 10am (PST) This deal will only last for 72 hours and one can get a handbag for under $39.95. BagBlaze offers a variety of handbags to suit everyone’s style. Some of the styles include totes, hobos, satchels, messenger bags, shoulder bags, and they even have wallets and IPad cases.

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I was very excited when I was given this opportunity to review one of their products. I love handbags of all styles. However, I always liked the tote style as they are very roomy and my regular size handbag is too small and I can never find anything in it. This particular style is called Alieva Damask Tote. This tote bag is adaptable and comes with an extra handle to attach and use as a shoulder bag. I am currently using this handbag as my makeup bag. I have a lot of makeup and using this tote makes it easy to organize and keep my cosmetics together.
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As you can see here there are 2 pockets that one can store accessories in. The ideas are endless on what you can use this tote for. For me personally I like to keep my blush and cosmetic palettes in the zipper portion. I store my other items in the regular portion of this tote. This handbag goes for market price of $87.00 one can pick this up for $39.95 that is a savings of 66%. How can you beat the deal for a cute tote like this? This tote comes in a variety of colors. Black, Brown, Fuchsia, Gray , and Purple. Check them out today and pick yourself up a cute handbag!

You are probably wondering exactly how to get a free handbag. You will get $5.00 for any regular priced item purchased. 50 bonus points = $5.00. There is no limit to the number of points you can earn. All their handbags are free shipping as well. Check them out today you may just find the handbag you are looking for. You can also try to win one as BagBlaze was kind enough to send me an extra handbag in the same color purple to give to one of our readers!

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Monkey Balm Review

Monkey Balm is an all-natural relief for troublesome skin conditions. This product has many ingredients. However, the main ingredient is Sea Buckthorn. I know they say this is perfect for children; however, I had to give this product a try on myself. I have battled eczema as a child and currently I have a patch on the side of my face. I decided to give this an attempt and see if this helps me. When I first applied it I noticed it was a little sticky but it did go on rather smooth. It did not leave my face feeling heavy or sticky all over. It does melt into the skin and act as a moisturizer. I just started using this and it so far has relieved the itching and looks improved. I am hoping this will help take it away.

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What is Sea Buckthorn?
From the website.
Sea Buckthorn is the main ingredient in Monkey Balm. This comes from a tiny orange berry in the Himalayas.  Sea Buckthorn contains Omega 3, 6, and 9 as well as the rare Omega 7. Omega 7 is a key building block to healthy human skin.  It works both from the inside out AND the outside in.  The naturally occurring Omega 7 in Monkey Balm is the “Ancient Chinese Secret” to healing skin conditions and making your Monkey’s skin baby soft – the way it should be.
 Monkey Balm ingredients

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  • Sea buckthorn fruit oil
  • Sea buckthorn puree
  • Cstor seed oil
  • Jojoba seed oil
  • Cocoa butter
  • Vitamin E
  • Beeswax
  • Squalene (plant source)

Sea Buckthorn Health Benefits include

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Soothing discomfort from numerous skin conditions
  • Helping to heal wounds and burns
  • Promoting healing of acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Hydration and moisturizing of the skin
  • Improvement of skin tone and texture

Interesting Facts About Sea buckthorn
  • Recommended by DR OZ as best natural cure for acne
  • Listed as the hottest super-fruit for 2011
  • One of the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit on Earth
  • Grows wild at 13,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas
  • 10 times more vitamin C than oranges
  • 8 times more vitamin E than almonds
  • Most abundant source of Omega 7 in the world

Now that you have all this information you can see that this product all around has great health benefits to your skin. My daughter came up to me today and asked me to put some on her bug bites. I did and it helped the itchiness of them and made the inflammation go down. This is a very good multi-purpose product for all different conditions. I wish this product was around when my younger son has bad eczema problems. What is wonderful about a product like this is that there are no steroids involved. When using steroids it can thin your skin out after too much use. I think everyone that has skin problems should try this out. Check out Monkey Balm today!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Laid Hair Care Review And Giveaway!!

I always have a hard time finding a decent shampoo and conditioner to use as my hair is processed and unmanageable at times. I live in Florida and the humidity makes my hair frizzy. Laid hair was kind enough to allow me to review one of their product lines.

About Laid Hair
Laid hair was developed by David L. Hensley JR. Laid  brand professional hair care is not just a brand, it’s a lifestyle. Their product systems utilize cutting edge technology to create professional looks without harmful ingredients. Lets take a look at some of their products that I got to try.

Shady Girl Shampoo is a color-safe shampoo so if you are like me that color your hair you will definitely want to give this a whirl! This product tames frizz, removes build-up, strengthens, creates smoothness, shines and keeps your color revitalized. This product contains PHEROTTRACTION™ —Laid Brands pheromone technology. In addition, Shady Girl Shampoo is paraben free, sulfate free,  and has SPF to keep your color radiant.
My View Of The Product
I loved this shampoo. This shampoo is a pump style which makes it easier to use. I noticed immediately the aroma of this shampoo and how beautiful it smelled. After I put it in my hair I noticed it was a little thick but if one adds a little bit of water to your hair once applied it helps work it in. Once my hair was dried I noticed such a difference in how my hair felt. It was so soft and full of life. If your hair needs help like mine did give this a try.
PHEROTTRACTION™ is a custom formulated pheromone blend for both women and men. Both utilize six unique pheromones that act synergistically to achieve the desired effects. AND, since hair has expanded surface area as compared to skin, adding PHEROTTRACTION ™ to hair care products allows the pheromones to work better and last longer.
LAID BRAND is the only professional grade hair care line to use this level of pheromone technology.
This Shady Girl Shampoo comes in 14oz size and retails for $29.00

Shady Girl conditioner is a color safe product that will remove frizz and detangle while adding softness, smoothness, and shine. Shady Girl condition has an intense menthol cooling system that will make your head tingle with excitement. I know it did to mine!
Shady Girl Conditioner contains natural and organic ingredients such as coconut oil, avocado, and olive oil that penetrates the hair to refuse protein loss and deliver nutrients and vitamins essential for hair growth, strength, and elasticity. In addition Shady Girl Conditioner is paraben and sulfate free.
My View Of The Product
This conditioner is great! Once you apply it leave it on for 3-4 minutes and then rinse out. Once I got out of the shower I immediately felt the cooling sensation on my head. My head tingled for about 15 minutes. My hair felt beautifying and clean. The aroma of this conditioner is a fresh and clean scent. If you want a rejuvenating experience try this out. One can purchase this in 14oz size for $29.00 at LaidBrand,com

Laid’s Mo Rockin’ Oil conditions, controls frizz, and creates immediate shiner while repairing damaged hair. In addition, the fragrance works with with PHEROTTRACTION™ Mo Rockin’ Oil is paraben and sulfate free.
My View Of The Product
Once my hair was dried I put a pea sized amount in my hands and rubbed my hands together to warm the oil up. Once warmed, I spread it evenly through my hair. I did end up using a little more to focus on my ends. I noticed this created a glossy shine and I also did not have frizz in my hair. Between using the Laid Shady Girl Shampoo and Conditioner along with the Mo Rockin’ Oil my hair felt healthy, shiny, and was brilliantly smooth.One can purchase this product from in 2oz size for $29.00
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Axe–Anarchy Review

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Review by Brent – Tricia’s Husband
During the summer, one can appreciate the difference between a quality deodorant product and those of sub-standard quality. The anarchy line of Axe consists of revitalizing shower gel, deodorant stick with anti-perspirant, 2 in 1 shampoo with conditioner, deodorant stick and body spray (for women too!).
While I did not have the chance to try the 2 in 1, I am fortunate enough to try the remainder of the line.

The fragrance of these products lines is unique to any other product I have smelled before. It could best be described as medium strength, with a mixture of fresh woods and fruit combined into one. My wife and I both enjoyed the smell provided by the men, and for women lines. 
Placing the fragrance to the side for a moment, the  main task of the product is to maintain the smell throughout the day no matter the situation. I can say the bar deodorants work extremely well in the hot days to keep the “funk” away. Utilizing the spray, it is best used as an after shot to accentuate. This assists with the remainder of the day. The revitalizing shower gel is a good consistency to allow for cleaning the body, while leaving the skin feel free of soap.


In addition to the Anarchy line, I had the opportunity to try the Sportsblast re-energizing shower gel and shampoo all in one product. The fragrance of this product is extremely mild, yet is pleasant. While the soap was a little too thick for my liking, allowing it to soap up with water a little longer does make it work well. This is could be a great product to take with you to a gym or for a weekend if you know you need to pack light, but will be showering as well.


Beyond the television and internet advertising, the Axe product line shows substance and true value to its consumers. I have had a great experience of this product performing much better than other brands that I have used previously. This is one product that the quality of the product exceeds the hyper of the advertising.
For more information, visit Axe at The Axe Effect, or you can purchase this product at almost any neighborhood grocery store, drug store, or department store!

Cosmetique Review and Giveaway!

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I received these products for a review. These products from Cosmetique’s brand line Cadette. 
Founded in 1974, Comsetique was the result of dedication and perseverance of its president, June Giugni. The success of Cosmetique follows the methodology and personal style of its president. The theory of providing products of high quality while providing a savings, convenience, and personalized service to all their customers. Cosmetique has a standard that says, “if a product isn’t good enough for us, it’s not good enough for our customers!” When you see these products you will know that the products live up to the standard.

This product is the Sheer Radiance Face Glow. One can blend this with their favorite moisturizer or foundation to give your skin a radiant glow! Use this product on your brow bones or cheeks to illuminate your natural beauty. I found this to work well. I used this with a moisturizer and noticed that it did not feel heavy on my face at all. I loved how it gave my skin a shimmering tone. This is definitely one I will be using again! You can purchase this product for $15.00 at Cosmetique 1oz size.
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This product is the Cadette Colorwave Liptint. Color Maritime Mocha
“Create a luscious pout with a hint of fun and flirty color. Packed with Vitamin A and Apricot Kernel Oil, this sheer, moisturizing formula glides on effortlessly for a soft and subtle shine”.(Cosmetique)
2012-07-18 22.jpgThis Liptint glides on and feels like a lipgloss but adds coverage like a lipstick. When I first saw Liptint all I could think at first was this will not do much. I was completely wrong because this definitely provides a nice lip color. It wears just like any normal lipstick or lipgloss one would need to re-apply after eating. It moisturized my lips as well and noticed they were soft after application. You can purchase this product for $10.00 at Cosmetique
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This is Cadette Colorwave Lipliner in Maritime Mocha.
This was a strange product for me to try as I never use lipliners! I typically do not think they do much for my lips and I often thought they looked tacky. Perhaps, I was just not using a decent product, or using it correctly. This product proved me all wrong. It slides on easy and is not noticeable once the application is on. I think it enhanced the lipliner nicely. I blended mine real close to my lips so it would not show a defined line. I will now always use lipliner with my liptint. You can purchase this product at Cosmetique for normally $8.00 but there is a sale right now for $6.00. 
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Wet n Wild Review!

Take a ride on the wild side with me while I introduce you to Wet n Wild!

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II received all four of these products to review. I am a big hoarder of cosmetics and I am delighted to share this with you. The first product I tried was the Perfect Pair Eye Wand. This product makes it very easy to match eyeshadow with eyeliner. Eyeshadow is on one side and a perfect pair of eyeliner is on the other. When you open the package you need to be careful as the cap is a little hard to pop off and my eyeshadow flew out! The eyeshadow was not secured well inside the tube. Packaging needs a little work. However, this eyeshadow is still lovely.
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The colors of the Perfect Pair Eye Wand are Java-Champagne which is used to create the perfect blend. Champagne, used for eyeshadow, has a pink hue with a slight bronze effect with a nice shimmer. It applies much like cream eyeshadow. I did not find the eyeshadow to be cakey and it did not crease on my eyelids.
2012-07-17 23.33.49On the top part is the Java eyeliner and the bottom is the Champagne eyeshadow. As you can see the Champagne looks pink and the Java has a nice chocolate brown. I really liked both of these two together. The eyeliner does not need to be sharpened you just twist and it rolls on up. The eyeliner is smooth like a crayon. Perfect Pair Eye Wand can be purchased at your local drugstore such as Walgreens or for $3.99. The colors available are Black-Slate, Smoke-Lilac, Java-Champagne, Bronze-Toast, Ying-Yang, and Blue-Sky. 
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This is the Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Don’t Steal My Thunder color trio. This trio is great for the sultry smokey eye. The silver has a sparkle and found I needed to augment more of this color to get the look I desired. I love silver eyeshadow and found this very appealing. The black applies real dark so my recommendation is not to use a lot of it and blend it well. Do not use your fingers to blend as it will not blend as well using fingers. I used the blending brush that is included with the palette. The white is pigmented with a blue tone. The white looks great when slightly brushed over the black. I found that these do not crease even without using a primer. One cannot beat the price for the quality.You can find this at your local drugstore  such as walgreens or online at  for $2.99.
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Color Icon Trio Don’t Steal My Thunder from top to bottom. Browbone – White, crease – Black, eyelid – Silver. There is a variety of color trios to choose from. Visit Wet n Wild to see all they have to offer.
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Now you can have the best of both worlds Eyeshadow and eyeliner in one!! This eyeshadow and eyeliner is so versatile that you can create multiple looks with this.
This is the Idol eyes crème shadow pencil in color Distress. This eyeshadow crème is highly pigmented in color and one can use this as a shadow or eyeliner. The texture is silky and smooth. I have used this as an eyeliner and eyeshadow. One can also layer colors to give a more intense look. I think a mineral eyeshadow over this would look amazing! I highly recommend this if you love crème eyeshadows like I do. Even if you do not like the crème eyeshadows you can use this just as eyeliner. I love multi-use cosmetics! One can find this online at for $1,99 The picture below is the Idol eyes crème shadow. As one can see the color is rich and vibrant. The colors available for this are Graphite, Distress, Techno, Envy, Electro, and Pixie.
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The next product I tried is the Mega Last Retractable Eyeliner in navy blue. This eyeliner provides a smooth smear free application. There is a smudger on the end to make it easy to achieve the look you desire. If you’re looking for an eyeliner that will wear for many hours this one will do the trick. I put this eyeliner on and 6 hours later it was still intact. It glides easily on the lower lash line. However, I do not use this for the upper lash line as I like a thicker eyeliner for that affect. One can purchase this eyeliner their local drugstore or for $1.99. The colors available for this eyeliner is Blackest Black, Black, Black Brown, Dark Brown, Charcoal, and Navy.

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Win A Hidden Treasures Candle!!!

A Treasure In Every Candle.
Hidden Treasure Candles are natural soy wax candles. They are made with special hemp wicks that burn clean. In every candle you will find a gold plated or silver pendant. You could end up finding the Ipad code or one of the grand prize diamond necklaces valued between $1,000 and $5,000.

One Winner will win the scent of their choice. I will have it shipped directly to the winner.
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Five Finger Tee Review

Don’t Put Your Five Fingers On My Tee!!

I received this shirt a week ago and once it arrived I had to put it on. I am a lover of T-shirts! I wear T-shirts all year round! The one I chose is Meh in Royal Blue. For those that do not know the slang term I will explain it. Meh originated on the Homer Simpson episode in 2001 in which Homer suggested a day trip with his children Bart and Lisa. They both replied “Meh” The dictionary defines Meh as an expression of boredom or indifference. Now on to what makes this T-shirt awesome!
All of Five Finger Tees are 100% preshrunk cotton with double-needle stitching throughout and and a seamless rib neck. All their shirts are professionally screen printed in the U.S.A. and not not use heat transfers or iron-ons.
Tees are available in many sizes and colors. There is many to choose from. There is funny, movie, music, animal, geek/nerd shirts and more!! I am sure there is a shirt for everyone!
Every day there is a daily steal! Daily steals are a specific shirt 1 day, 1 shirt $6.00. How can you beat that? I have to tell you that you do not have to worry about it being true to size. These shirts do come a little bigger. I am so glad they fit larger as I always loved my shirts on the big size! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Five Finger Tees and pick up yours today! Check out their Facebook page and twitter as well! If you join their newsletter you will receive updates, specials and more! Five Finger Tees

Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Batiste Dry Shampoo and Eylure Eyelashes Review

Batiste Dry Shampoo Are you on the go and do not have time to take a shower and wash your hair? There is a resolution for your hair problems! Try Batiste dry shampoo. This product is perfect if you need an in between shower solution. Batiste dry shampoo will give your hair texture and make your hair smell fresh and clean. One can use this product

  • Before school
  • Leaving the gym and hair sweaty
  • On the go and do not have time for shower
  • Camping
  • Overslept
  • Before work

. Four scents of Batiste dry shampoo are available for you to try. Aromas of this line including original, blush, fresh and tropical that will pleasure your senses. The original scent provides a fresh and clean sensation while the blush provides a floral scent with a hint of red hibiscus, peony, tuberose, and lily. Fresh provides a rainforest experience combing floral odors, wooden musk, and sandalwood base notes. Lastly, the tropical distributes a coconut smell provided by the exotics of the coconut. 2012-07-07 20.56.02 How does this product work and how to use. I never have tried a dry shampoo before. This was a first for me. I am a mother of four children so I cannot always get into the shower. I am glad I have lots of deodorant! I live in Florida so it is very hot and humid most days and my hair gets sweaty even after I shower. I am happy that there is a product out there for individuals like myself. To efficiently use this product you need to hold your hair up into sections and spray approximately 2-3 inches away at the root. I lifted my hair and sprayed underneath. I massaged the product into my roots and then used a brush to brush it through my hair. The product did not leave any tacky residue and made my hair feel clean. One can purchase Batiste dry shampoo at Ulta full size for $7.99.On the go size $3.99  Check out Eylure False Eyelashes I never thought I would try false eyelashes! I do not like anything to go near my eyes at all. I do not even like to put a simple eye drop in. When I received this product to try I had mild anxiety about putting them on. I opened the package up and read the directions and realized oh wow! I do not need to stick them under my lashes!! They go over my eyelashes!!! Yes, I actually thought I had to put them under. That tells you how much I know about false eyelashes. You can stop laughing at me now! I have to say these eyelashes were the easiest to apply. They make your lashes look natural, full and beautiful. I am going to be buying a bunch of these to keep on hand  About Eylure Eyelashes What makes these eyelashes so great is that they are for everyday use and not just for big events. You can wear them all day and they will look just as great at the end of the day. Eyelure has five different styles to choose from. If you are a beginner I highly recommend the Pre-Glued eyelashes as they already have the adhesive in place and give you extra adhesive to use when that one wears out. Adhesives are included in all Eyelure’s kits. The others available are

  • Naturalites – Lots of styles to chose from, with easy step-by-step instructions, so you can go from little lashes to lovely lashes in just a couple of easy steps
  • Naturalites Intense – These lashes are stronger, bolder, and longer!
  • Naturalites Double Lash- These eyelashes will give you fullness and texture. These lashes are for the daring type! Double on  up!!
  • Individual Lashes – Single flared pieces can be built up to gorgeous full lashes. These are brilliant for giving lashes a natural looking fullness where needed. Just a couple at the corners (and they are pretty easy to put on!) can give you a cut little flick or a full set applied across the lash line will give you amazing long lasting lashes!  Being individual, they allow for complete control over the thickness of desired lashes.  Individual Lashes grow out with the natural lash, can last for weeks and are the number one choice for many of the world’s top make-up artists.
  • Pre-Glued – These Lashes are perfect for the beginner, (like myself) These pre-glued lashes have adhesive already on them. They are easy to apply and come off just as easy.

eyelureeyelashes.jpg Here I am sporting my Eylure Eyelashes. My left eye has one on and my right does not. I never tried them before I am no expert! All these Eylure eyelashes can be purchased for a great price of $5.99. You can find them at Ulta,com. You can look at eylure’s products at Disclosure: I received these products for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for a review. Your opinion may vary from mine.