Friday, April 29, 2011

{Scunci Bendini Clip}

We recently got a chance to try the Bendini Hair Clip by Scunci. I always love Scunci products and these hair clips are no exception.  Bendini Hair Clips are a round band with a comb like clip at one end. You slide the comb part into your hair, then bend the circle over to secure it into place.  I’ve always been hairstyling-challenged, but these clips are easy to use and very pretty. They really dress up a hairstyle and they hold really well.  You can see a video of how they work here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

{Auric Blends Giveaway}

I love having a variety of different scents that I can choose to wear depending on my mood; so I love finding great smelling perfumes that are affordable.  I was very excited to find Auric Blends perfume oils and solids. They carry a great line of perfume oils, solid perfumes, and incense that are handcrafted with a "combination of exotic, imported perfume ingredients from around the globe." I recently got the chance to try a few of their fragrances.

{Monkey Brains}

Have you ever noticed the lack of hair care products specifically for tweens? It seems that there are “no tears” baby products and products for grown ups with not much in between. Monkey Brains noticed this, and they have developed a new line of products for kids in the 8 to 14 age range.

Younger kids are getting interested in fun styles and looks to express their individuality. To help with this, Monkey Brains has two different gels, two different “glues”, a pomade, a hair refresher and a of course a shampoo and conditioner to help wash out the sticky stuff, lol.  And the products come in fun banana shaped containers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Rock Candy Life}

One of my favorite rooms in the house to redecorate is my bathroom. With a few new towels, some decor and an updated shower curtain I am loving the way my bathroom looks. I chose to redecorate around a really fun and modern shower curtain from Rock Candy Life. Their simple yet fun and bold designs really made it easy for me to get the look I wanted. I chose to use their Moroccan Luxe shower curtain in my larger bathroom and totally love the way it looks. The beautiful design is on a clear background and is a really unique design that compliments my bathroom perfectly. The style and the fact that they are biodegradable, 100% recyclable, chlorine- and PVC-free makes them even more stylish!

Monday, April 25, 2011

{Puddles Collection Giveaway}

When shopping for my kids I love to find fun fashionable places. Clothes being durable and affordable is always a must have for me. I have 3 kids and it seems like one of them always need something. From jeans to tops, and everything else were always shopping for the kids. From time to time they need something a little more formal and fancy. I have a great place to get that for not only my girls but my son as well. Puddles Collection is awesome because they also carry things for boys. They have a great selection that would be great for any occasion. I love that you can also add any needed accessories all in one place. No more making an extra stop just for tights or leggings. My daughter has their Josie dress. I love this dress. It is a fresh and fun dress with brightly colored butterflies all over it. The straps are 3 coordinating ribbons on both sides and makes this even more fun. The dress is great quality and really easy to care for. It came packaged beautifully and is a really great dress. It is very affordable at only $35.

Friday, April 22, 2011

{Smushees Footwear}

Grandoe’s (the maker of Smushees) motto is “think different” and their mission is to “enhance peoples’ comfort and enjoyment of life.” I recently go the opportunity to try a pair of their Sumushee’s flip flops and they live up to their motto and their mission. They are different than any flip flop I’ve worn before, they are definitely comfortable. 

Smushees contain polystyrene micro-beads to help them conform to your foot as you walk making them very comfortable. They are lightweight and very cushioned. They have an indoor/outdoor sole and are covered with a soft fabric.  They come in six fun summer colors: Hot Pink, Lemon, Grass, Turquoise, Black, and Tangerine.

{FRAAS wrap}

When I was out the other evening, I was noticing how popular scarves and wraps are becoming.  I think the reason that so many people are wearing them is that they make an outfit look chic and complete.

FRAAS has a great new line of lightweight linen, wool, and viscose scarves and wraps in beautiful colors for Spring and Summer.I got the opportunity to try one of their viscose wraps.  It’s very pretty, lightweight, and is super soft.  I love the feel of it! The wrap is light enough to wear in warm weather, but would also add a bit of warmth on a cooler evening.  It measures 24 x 80 inches.  Mine is a beautiful turquoise color, but they also come in camel, buttercup, apple, light pink, red, white, lavender, light blue, orange, and black.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

{Pepto Party Pack + $ 50 AMEX Card Giveaway}

For upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations, nothing says fiesta more than mariachi, maracas and mouth-watering mole! However, if overloaded nachos and spicy salsa verde leave you feeling less party-animal and more party-pooper, Pepto’s got you covered*!

For the millions of Americans who love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and festivities, this year, Pepto-Bismol has teamed up with Busy Philipps, actress of ABC’s hit comedy Cougar Town, to offer some fabulous ideas for the perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
1. Enlist your musician friend to play mariachi music at your party
2. Host a “Guac-off” in your office between coworkers who insist they have the best
3. Referee a Chihuahua race at your local dog park
4. Buy a handful of sombreros and teach your friends the Mexican hat dance
5. Keep the Pepto-Bismol on hand in case those extra nachos did you over
Starting tomorrow, you can also visit to see what Busy Philipps has planned for her favorite part of Cinco de Mayo – the Piñata Smash. Here, visitors can create their own variations, selecting the method of smash (ninja kick, anyone?), type of piñata and filling-of-choice (try the guacamole!).
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{Warner's "This is Not a Bra" }

I was not initially excited by the "This is Not a Bra" Full Coverage Underwire Bra from Warner's. When I saw it on the hanger, it had a somewhat bulky look to me. However, I had heard great things about how comfortable it is. The most important thing that I look for in a bra is comfort so I was willing to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! It is VERY comfortable and not at all bulky. (It even looks great under a tight t-shirt.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

{Simple Ways You Make Money With Your Blog/Social Networking}

There is so much information out there on making money while blogging or social networking. Providing great information for your readers that will actually be useful is so important. When I find a new way to monetize I always make sure I will be able to choose what to post. I think it is really important to post things that are relevant for our readers because after all it is you that I am communicating with. I have tried a few ways to monetize STM and decided to make a list of the ones that work for me. Each one works a bit different so be sure to familiarize yourself with each one. Do you know of anything else I should give a try? If so do leave me a comment.

{Pillow Pets Purple Fluffy Bunny Giveaway}

I cant think of a toy that my kids get more use out of then their Pillow Pets. I love that they are completely functional and all the fun of their favorite stuffed toy .They have been so much fun for my kids and a big comfort on family weekends in our motor-home.They love to show people how they turn from a animal to a pillow just like that. These are wonderful just around the house and are awesome at grandmas or the sitter.They are very unique and huggable. Did I mention how wonderfully soft they are? So soft, perfect for kids to cuddle and love. They secure easily with Velcro, just unfold them to make a one of a kind pillow they will love! We have many of the Pillow Pets and our newest one is Fluffy Bunny. A bright purple soft and fluffy bunny with adorable floppy ears. My kids will be so excited to add Fluffy Bunny in their collection. Fluffy Bunny would make a great gift this Easter. You can find their entire selection on their website.

{Karmin G3 Salon Pro Flat Iron Giveaway}

So most of you know from my posts that I totally have issues with my hair! It is very long and naturally curly. But i was not blessed with even nice textured curls. Mine are more like a kinda wavy poofy mess. One thing that I love to do is straighten my hair. It just seems like the more natural me minus the poof:) I have been on the hunt for a new fantastic straightener. I think the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Flat Iron is one of the Best Flat Iron and I  totally have fallen in love with this thing! There are so many wonderful features and its pretty:) You can buy your own here. I would also like to thank for provided this awesome giveaway!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

{Super Why! Humpty Dumpty and other Fairytales DVD}

My kids love Super Why. They love following the stories and finding letters throughout the show and solving problems. They have fun finding the super story answer. Each show teaches my kids letters, sounds, and so much more. My kids favorite character is Alpha Pig, he has spelling power, my son just loves it when he does the alphabet. We have the newest DVD available and the kids really have enjoyed playing it anytime they want. The DVD has the episodes that are based on some of my kids favorite fairytales. This DVD is available now and will be a favorite if your kids love Super Why!

{Dinosaur Train: Pteraodon Family World Tour Adventure DVD}

I have mentioned a few times how much my kids love PBS and Dinosaur Train. Well buddy and his family are back with a brand new DVD the Pteraodon Family World Tour Adventure. We were so excited to add this DVD to our collection. My kids love to watch the show and it is awesome that they can watch all their favorites on demand with the DVD. This one includes 8 episodes that my kids loved. They have so much fun learning while watching a fun show that also keeps them entertained. I even have learned a thing or two about dinosaurs and have a blast watching it with them. This is one kids show that my kids can watch anytime!