Build–A-Bear Workshop Review and Giveaway!

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Holiday Gift Guide Selection 2012
Build-A-Bear Workshop is one of the places that are fun for kids. Where can you go and stuff your own animal? Make its heart beat? Sew it up?, put a song in it?, give it a big hug and love it forever!? BUILD-A-BEAR! I am ecstatic to show you the items that are available this holiday season and the two I had the honor of reviewing. I just love stuffed animals and think they are the cutest! Who doesn’t like stuffed animals? My kids have quite a few stuffed animals and even though two of my children are older they still sleep with them at night! (Do not tell them I told you).

Build-A-Bear has a new line this season of holiday gifts that families and friends are sure to love. They have a large variety of cute clothes and items to accessorize your new furry friend. Keep reading and see what Build-A-Bear has to offer this holiday season.
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These two furry friends are the two I had the pleasure of reviewing. These new lines of festive gifts that are offered through Build-A-Bear have sweetly scented accessories to match your furry friend. First furry friend I want to show you that is back by popular demand
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   Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ($23)
When I took Rudolph out of the box I was amazed at how adorable he was. You can purchase Rudolph for ($23) and dress him in a holiday red snowflake cape ($6), Rudolph slippers ($6.50), and a bell collar ($4)
The cape is soft and has cute snowflakes and  candy cane trim. In addition, it has a velco closure system for easy removal of the cape. Around Rudolph’s Neck is a pretty bell collar. On his feet is Rudolph slippers that go on and off easy.
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If you squeeze Rudolph’s ear his nose will light up and blink. When I first took Rudolph out of the package I pressed his ear and nothing happened. I looked all around his body for a switch or some kind of device to turn him on. I could not find anything. I was so upset and thought Rudolph was broken! I emailed them and they told me it was near his tummy. On the bottom of Rudolph’s tummy is a small Velcro closure that you have to open. Inside his tummy is a box that needs to be switched on for the nose to light up. The Velcro is hidden very well and that is why I did not see it before.
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Gingerbread Hello Kitty
For the first time ever Build-A-Bear Workshop is introducing you to Gingerbread Hello Kitty. This Gingerbread Hello Kitty ($23)  will bring lots of love to your home. She is dressed in a red sequin faux-fur dress ($12.50), white faux-fur trim purse with bow ($5), red heels ($7.50), and a gingerbread scented cookie. This will make the perfect gift for someone special.
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Build-A-Bear has so many different friends to choose from. Rudolph’s friend Clarice has a light up heart and wears a stripes & dots dress ($8.50), red bell collar ($4), and red glitter flats ($7.50).
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This adorable Bear is from the Sweet Treat Collection. Limited Edition Merry Mint Pup ($20) dressed in a stripes & dots dress ($8.50), red & white striped flats ($7.50), red & white candy stripe bows ($2.50), and stripes & dots leash and collar ($5) comes with a mint-scented bone. Complete this tail-wagging gift with a red & white pet bed ($12)
Any selection you choose is sure to warm the heart of the one that receives it. Build-A-Bear wants to give back this holiday season since holidays are not all about receiving. Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate one dollar from the sale of each WWF® Amur Leopard ($25) to the World Wildlife Fund to protect endangered animals and their habitats.
Build-A-Bear is giving Tricia’s Treasures readers a chance to win a furry friend of their own. Pink Flurry Teddy Enter below and do the required entries or you will be disqualified. Good luck!!!
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Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 4:00pm EST (12/06/12) and end at 4:00pm EST (12/13/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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… Disclosure: I received this item 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.

Starlooks StarBox Review

If you have never heard of Starlooks keep on reading and I will tell you all about this wonderful subscription box that you do not want to miss out on. I have been receiving Starlooks Starbox for several months and it is one of the best beauty subscription boxes that I have ever come across. Let’s get down to business and take a look at this great box!

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After I receive my shipping confirmation that my box is on the way, every day I am eager to check the mail to see if my box has arrived. When it arrived I get that giddy feeling that you get when you get excited about something. I rip open my package and forget to take a photo every time with the lovely bow they attach. Next time I promise I will take a photo! This month’s box has leopard print which I love. Starlooks must have known I love animal prints.
Starlooks StarBox is a monthly beauty subscription program that offers 3-4 full size products in each box. For a low cost of $15.00 a month you will receive at least $30.00-$35.00 worth of products and some months it is worth more! You can purchase past Starbox’s on their website. However, if you do not want to skip a month you will want to subscribe to make sure you do not miss out on a great deal. Now it is time for the unveiling of this awesome box.
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This month was Starlooks very first semi-customizable edition which I thought was pretty cool! We got to choose between light, medium, and dark. I did not know what to expect with each color scheme but knowing Starlooks I knew it had to be amazing.
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Starlooks Customizable Palette
This came with a mix of matte and shimmers to create a variety of different looks. First let me mention to you that some people received their box this month with the eyeshadows smashed. Starlooks is replacing them for people that had that issue. Starlooks wants their customers to be able to switch out their eyeshadows therefore; they do not use glue to adhere the pans to the case. With that said, Starlooks is doing everything possible to ensure this does not happen in the future. Sometimes mishaps happen and we have to learn from it. Starlooks recognizes this and will rectify the situation.
The colors I received in this are from top to bottom. Hint of Rust, Midnight in Mongolia, Coffee Bean, and Void Echo.
This month Starlooks is talking about the “Prime Look” If you do not know what Prime Look is, it is the base makeup everyone needs to create a flawless look before any color is applied. Starlooks believes that with the perfect prime look it will bring your best facial features out making your skin glow and looking flawless.
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I applied the top right color (Midnight in Mongolia) over the lid to use as a base. I then applied Coffee Bean in the crease of my eyelid. I used the top left (Hint of Rust) under the brow to highlight and you can also use this on your lid as well. Lastly, I put Void Echo in the corner of my eye to create the perfect corner. These eyeshadow pans can be found on Starlooks and are $9.00 for each color.
My Verdict
I love these neutral colors. I love bold colors. However, after using this set I really love the neutral color look. I really liked how it was a mix of shimmer and matte. Sparkly shimmers have always been a favorite of mine and thanks to Starlooks I now love a mix of both kinds. Sometimes we need to try things before we really know if we like it or not.
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For the lips this is a tendergloss which is lipstick and lip gloss combined. This was also catered to my skin tone. This tendergloss is silky and smooth. I never felt a lip product go on so smooth and feel so silky. The feeling I had when I was applying it was like taking smooth butter and rubbing it over your lips. It is hard to describe but it felt like it was melting into my skin. It is very nourishing to your lips. The color is called pearl and I love the color with my skin tone. One of my favorites! This Tendergloss retails for $11.00 on Starlooks.
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This is the extra surprise this month. When I opened my box and saw this I did not have any clue what it was. I thought to myself what the heck is this device? Oh neat, something to torture my kids with or my husband! Well, I decided to read the back of the card to learn what this device is really used for. This is for helping you create the perfect eye! No more smudging your mascara over your eyes or face by using this 3-in-1 mascara guide/applicator. The teeth on the end can be used to comb your eyelashes and the other for your eyebrows. I have not tried this device yet. However, I will to see what it is like.
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Do not forget Decembers box is going to be a $99 fifteen shade pro eyeshadow palette!!! They are offering pre-orders for December StarBox and this is for subscribers only!! Subscribe now to get your box reserved!! You do not want to miss this chance on an amazing palette!!! You can gift it or keep it for yourself.
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Lastly, every box comes with a Mystic Quartz. These Mystic Quartzes give energy and are great for decorating with so you can save them or make things with them.
My Overall Verdict
I am very happy with my StarBox this month. This box came to a total worth without the device $47.00 that is way over the $15.00 that one would pay for this box. Each box is completely worth spending $15.00 for. You cannot go down to your local drugstore and buy this quality makeup for this price. Check them out today and subscribe! Go to their Facebook page and tell them I sent you. They love to know that our reviews made a difference in your purchasing decisions. I hope you enjoyed seeing my box as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.
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Disclosure: Disclosure: I received this item 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.
 

LAQA&CO Cosmetics Gift Box Giveaway!!

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Holiday Giveaway!!
LAQA&CO Cosmetics is giving not one but TWO gift boxes away to two of Tricia’s Treasures readers!! I am so excited to be able to share this with you especially around the holiday time. This would make the perfect gift for that someone special in your life. If you want it just for yourself that is fine too! Now let’s get this started and show you what we are giving away!
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These Giftboxes contain Pimpin & Mudpie Nail Pen, Fairyblood Fat Lip Pencil and Remover pads.
Each box retails for $53.95

                                        JAMIE SERAT & JENNIFER HENRY!!!!!!!
                                                           Congratulations!!!!!

Visit their site at Laqaandco.com
Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 10:00pm EST (11/27/12) and end at 10:00pm EST (12/12/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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Limited Edition Vintage Caboodles Review and Giveaway!

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I can remember my first Caboodle. I used mine for lip glosses, Wet n Wild cosmetics, and Aqua net hair spray!  If you had a Caboodle or always wanted a Caboodle, take a walk down memory lane and check out the My First Love Vintage Caboodle. This Vintage Caboodle comes in a peach and cream color.

I had the wonderful opportunity to review the limited edition My First Love Vintage Caboodle.
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To celebrate Caboodles 25th birthday Caboodles has launched its limited edition vintage collection case of the original 1987 Caboodle. The seed was planted when Vanna White was featured in People magazine in 1986 using a tackle box as a cosmetic organizer. Shortly after, Caboodles brand was born and launched with its first Caboodle. If you want to purchase this nostalgic iconic piece you can purchase exclusively through the Caboodles customer care number (800.226.9868) and  Facebook fan page. Retro cases are $25.00 each + Shipping. While supplies last.
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                           Cabodles logo in the bottom right corner.
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The front of the Caboodle drops down exposing the two drawers that you can pull out and put your goodies in.
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This is the bottom drawer where you can store your cosmetic brushes or lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner, and more. The drawers pull out easy and slide back in with ease.
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Open the top of the Caboodle and you have a deep storage space for all your items. This Caboodle is great if your traveling or on the go.
Caboodles offers cases such as their Grande Train cases, Petite, Train cases, Specialty cases, IT Bags, Miniatures, Classic cases, and Crystal clear trays.
Do not wait till last minute to try and purchase this Caboodle. This particular Caboodle will only last a short while. I posted the information above and will post again here. Caboodles customer care number (800.226.9868)  Check out their Facebook page. You can also check out their website at Caboodles.com
Caboodles is offering one Tricia’s Treasures reader to win the My First Love Vintage Caboodle. I rocked it out with my Caboodle now one of you can too. Enter below!
Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 10:00am EST (11/27/12) and end at 10:00am EST (12/08/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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Disclosure: I received this item 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.

safeHands Sanitizer Giveaway!

Holiday Gift Guide Selection 2012

 

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I had the opportunity to review safeHands and safeSquirts hand sanitizer. You can read my full review Here. During the winter months more illnesses tend to arrive and to ward off these pesky germs one should be hand washing. As you know typical hand sanitizer can be very drying on the skin as they have alcohol in them. With safeHands and safeSquirts you do not have to worry about it drying out your skin as there is no alcohol in these  products. I have been using them since October and love them! This wonderful company has sent me  a box of the same that I reviewed to giveaway to one of my readers. Enter below and good luck!!!!

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Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 10:00am EST (11/24/12) and end at 10:00am EST (12/05/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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Gift Baskets Plus

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Gift Baskets Plus offers many types of gift baskets for many occasions. If you have a love for chocolate there is wonderful baskets filled with chocolate to curb your sweet tooth. Gift Basket Plus has been creating gift baskets since 1998. Gift Baskets Plus is always striving to please their customers and now offer more categories to choose from such as Pet baskets, Fruit, Wine, Coffee and Tea, Kosher, Candy, Cookie, Cheese and Meat, and many more!  
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Gift Baskets Plus wants to offer Tricia’s Treasures readers 15% off their order. Enter the code 15off in checkout and your order will be underway. Giftbasketsplus.com

Auric Blends Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift Guide Selection 2012
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Auric Blends offers a variety of products such as Perfumes, Incense, and Henna body art. Offering 40 scents there is something to appease everyone. I received four different
perfume oils to try and they are some of my favorite scents
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These perfume roll ons are 1/3 oz. and are oil based. The fragrances on their website range from fruity, floral, musk, oriental, and fresh. Auric Blends offers samples on their website for purchase so that you can try them before you buy a full size perfume. They range in all different prices, so you may want to take a look.
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                                        Desert Night
A sandalwood rose composition accented by muguet, jasmine and soft oriental nuances of musk, woods and amber.
This perfume smells invigorating. You can smell all the scents combined in this fragrance. The sweet smell of muguet (floral) and the sandalwood rose has an earthy spicy aroma. The musk, woods, and amber compliment this perfume nicely and it is sure to be a smell loved by many.
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An ambery, musky composition consisting of oriental spices, exotic florals, musk, amber, sensual woods and mosses.
My  Verdict
I do not smell any of the tones that are in this perfume. I thought this perfume smelled like oranges and had more citrus notes. I asked several people to smell this perfume and did not tell them what scents were in it and they all said citrus. I really like this perfume as I love the smell of oranges.
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A fruity, tropical blend of sweet coconut and exotic mango.  Fresh, summery and fun.
My Verdict
The sweet smell of coconut will make you feel like your on the tropical island in paradise. This perfume has subtle notes of mango and a stronger scent of coconut. Lovely scent that I have enjoyed using many times.
This one I am about to show you is my favorite. Saving the best for last! This is one of their popular scents and I definitely can see why.
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Seductive and soft, this fragrance blends musk with soft floral notes and powder.
This perfume has a warm soft comforting smell. Nice combination of musk, floral and powder. In addition, this lasted  through the day and did not need to re-apply  You do not need a lot as the smell is on the stronger side.
My Overall Verdict
After experiencing these perfumes for the first time I have to say I am pleasantly surprised how much I liked them. I typically do not wear a lot of perfume but I find myself wearing them more and more. I love with the roll on oils you can apply as much or as little as you want. I have found these oils to last a long time. I have used them all several times, trying them on over and over to smell them to make sure I get an accurate smell, and they still look brand new. Check our Auric Blends for your perfume needs. These perfumes and Auric Blends are listed in Tricia’s Treasures holiday guide this year because we thought this perfume was great for the holiday season. Use them as stocking stuffers or as a gift to family and friends.
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Want to win some Auric Blends perfume? There will be 3 winners!!! Each winner selected will be able to select 1 scent from the roll on oil selection!
Please do mandatory entries to enter. If you do not do mandatory entries all other entries will be forfeited. Good luck!!!!
Each one has been notified, You have 48 hours to write me back or new winner(s) will be chosen.
Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 12:00Pm EST (11/19/12) and end at 12:00Pm EST (12/07/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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… Disclosure: I received this item 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.

Jewelry Candle Giveaway

Giveaway sponsored by Elitemama

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in all natural soy candles.

Inside of all the candles there is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. You could find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings. You never know what you will get inside of your candle, but you will always find a gorgeous piece of jewelry =)
Jewelry Candles are made with 100% natural soy and premium quality fragrances are used so they all smell great. The candles are huge! They are 21 oz and have a burn time anywhere from 110 hours to 150 hours so you get a lot of bang and fragrance for your buck. Each candle is hand poured with love from Louisville, Kentucky.
 
Elitemama’s Review:
The best part about the Fall season is the beautiful smells. The smell of the leaves fill the air as they hit the ground and the air becomes crisp. Fall is the perfect season to have your scented candles going. The joy of filling your house with fall scents gives you a warm feeling inside. Well, for me it does =)
The candle I received for review was the Pumpkin Spice candle.

The Pumpkin Spice candle smells amazing! When I had opened the candle for the first time, the smell right away reminded me of pumpkin pie. My husband loves the smell of the candle. The smell traveled from one room to another leaving a heavenly pumpkin smell lingering in the house. There times where I had walked outside, stepped back in the house and I could smell the candle. The candle is not over-powering, pungent, or harsh. It gives your senses the illusion that you are actually making some pumpkin pie.

Well, after about 2 hours or so, the goodies started become visible in the candle.
The corner picture on the top left shows you the ring wrapped in the plastic baggie. I tried getting a picture of the foil showing through the wax when it was in the candle, but my phone was being weird, lol. Anyways, once I removed the ring from the little baggie, I rinsed the ring off because it was covered in wax. There was no issue cleaning it because the wax was still moist so it was easy to maintain.
Once the ring was cleaned, it was beautiful! As you can see from the pictures above, it has a blue gem in the center and then there is a leaf like design on the side. The gem, depending on the lighting and how you look at it can either look blue, black or purple. The details on the side like I said looks like a leaf and when you look closely at it, you can see little diamonds in it. It is a gorgeous ring!
 
Giveaway:
There will be two winners! One winner will receive a mystery Jewelry Candle and the second winner will receive a mystery jewel from Jewelry Candles. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway begins 11/18 and ends 12/2. Open to the United States only.
 
 

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