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Friday, June 29, 2012


Monave mineral make up is made in Baltimore,MD buy a women owned and operated company. Monave offers extremely high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price to the retailer and wholesle customers.

Each and every ingredient is hand picked for its quality and products are made for well women: long wearing, natural looking, easy to use, and totally weightless. there are no irritants, animal by-products, dyes or preservatives. But the best part is, when you wear Monave, you look like yourself only better.

I have ultra sensitive skin and am always on the lookout for sensitive skin makeup. that is why I am super excited to try Monave. When I wear make up, I don't like to look like I'm wearing much. I love neutral colors. Monave sent me a few of there products to test out. First was there natural lip gloss. A warm brown with a hint of coppers and gold shimmers in it. Not so much my color. I am more of a peach. But thats fine :). The lip gloss goes on smoothly not to thick.A nice gloss. A great look overall. For day or night. I love that I only counted 8, yes 8 ingredients and one of them being coconut oil!

Second, I reviewed there powder.1 g, Color, Ashlie. Just my shade, very light. I like there powder. I put it on top of my foundation and it looked great. It made my skin feel flawless and smooth.

Last product I reviewed is there blush. color # 216.Loved there color once more. It had a dark pinkish hint to it. Went on smoothly. I did make me feel better. I like the fact that I didn't look or feel like I had to much make up on.

Monave also sales there make up brushes. I did not recieve any in my review but am thinking about purchings a few to help me put on my make up.

I was very pleased with Monave make up I would recomend it to all you moms!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless wednesday

Headline Shirts

Headline Shirts is a great online T-Shirt company that provides shirts to make life a little more enjoyable. All of their shirts have a fun edge to them with themes ranging from innocent children tees to horror buff faves! No matter who you are there is something for everyone! They even have accessories!

My boyfriend and I had a blast looking on there site to choose a Tee to review. Here are our some of our favs!

Funny huh?
I loved there tees! They are a great fit and very comfy!
They are also:
• Made in San Francisco
• 60/40 xtra-soft cotton/poly
• Eco-Friendly Discharge Ink
• Ships in 48 hours

Want to buy a Headline Shirt click here and browse around!


Mandtory entry:
1.follow my blog
2.Click here and tell me which shirt you'd pick if you won

Extra entrys:
3.follow Headline Tee's on Facebook
4.Friend me on FAcebook
5.Wright a post about this giveaway on Facebook and tag me in it
6.Grab my button

Giveaway will end July 6, 2012 noon  ct.time

Monday, June 25, 2012

As a mom I can use all the extra help. Some times I just simply don't have time to wash my hair everyday. Anyone with me? i try I really do. So when I heard about Bastie dry shampoo I was super excited. What is Batiste you ask? Besides being my new favorite product in the morning, it makes your hair look and feel not dirty and greasy.

How to you apply?
Special formula penetrate the hair shaft to absorb oil and product buildup, leaving your hair looking clean and feeling fantastic without a drop of water.

So simple.

The smell was pleasent. Fresh they named it.Nice and clean. They also offer other scents. You want to make sure you rub in the shampoo well or it will leave a white residue in your hair.

Batiste will even give you instant volume!!

Throw it in your purse, gym bag or tote.

Conscious Box GIVEAWAY

What is Conscious Box?

Conscious Box is basically a green goodie box, filled with natural and eco-friendly products! The mission of the company is to help people discover ethical, honest, eco-minded businesses and new products that may make their lives a little better.
  • Products are handpicked from businesses who care about sustainability, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
  • Emphasis on smaller businesses vs. large corporations.
  • Includes natural, organic, Fair Trade, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free etc...
  • Most products are sample sized although some are pretty generous for samples.
  • Packaging is 100% post consumer recycled cardboard.
  • The company is mindful of the impact of shipping and uses as few resources as possible.
Want to Win a Conscious Box!


1.follow my blog
2.Like Conscious Box on Facebook

Good luck

Giveaway ends Monday July 2nd 12:00 noon ct

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Newman's Own Organic

We've all done it. Feed our children some not so healthy snacks. I feel bad sometimes.  I look on the back of the package and think what did I just feed her?! I always find myself saying "What is that?" Even though I would eat it, I'd still ponder why companies would put things in foods when consumers have no clue what they really are.

I have a great company that is all organic and all there food is GOOD for you!

Newman's Own Organics!

About Newman's Own Organics:Newman's Own Organics: The Second Generation was started by Paul Newman's daughter, Nell Newman and her business partner Peter Meehan in 1993. The two of them knew there was a market for organic foods, but didn't realize how quickly the demand for their products would grow. In early 2001, Newman's Own Organics became an independent company. By this time, the company was producing several organic products including; Pretzels, Coffee, Tea, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Organic Dried Fruit, and Pet Food.
"Great tasting products that happen to be organic" became their slogan, which they still stand by today. Now their line has grown even bigger by producing even more organic products including; Cookies, Mints, Licorice, Pop Corn, and, with Nell's love for chocolate, Organic Chocolate Bars and Cups. Newman's Own Organics' products meet all of the requirements of the USDA's National Organic Program.
My family and I got the chance to review a wide variety of there snacks!

I am SO impressed with this selection of snacks! Everything is delicious and I feel so much better letting my daughter go to town on cookies. OK, maybe not to town... but she has been munching away for the past few days.

It's hard to say what our favorite is but my boyfriend liked the fig bars, I liked the chocolate chip cookies and the kids LOVED the sour licorice! The bags even came with a resealable tape tab.

Click here to find a store that carries Newnan's Own Organics

Monday, June 18, 2012

HBL review and giveaway

More than just another beauty product, HBL is a completely new experience for Health • Beauty • Life. All HBL products are pH balanced and stable to mimic the body’s natural symmetry and are specifically formulated using the highest quality ingredients to offer healthier results for all hair types.

Without the use of harsh sulfates, parabens, DEA’s, TEA’s and a whole laundry list of potentially harmful ingredients commonly found in mass marketed hair care products, HBL is gentle on hair and skin yet offers uncompromised performance. The light, virtually allergen-free fragrance is set to strict European standards and features a crisp, clean scent that spans uniformly throughout the entire line.

The HBL line consists of 13 premium hair care products that offer gentle, color-safe cleansing, conditioning and styling solutions for every hair type.

One of the first things people notice about you is your hair! My hair type is wavy and I have alot of split ends. I have such a hard time finding hair products that will help my hair. But, I think I found one! HBL hair care send me 3 items to review.

1.Hydrating Shampoo
2.Hydrating Conditioner
3. Style and Straight

The shampoo and conditioner are for daily use, and work great for my hair. The shampoo gently cleanses, and leaves my hair clean but not feeling stripped. It's a very rich, creamy shampoo that easily lathers up. The conditioner distributes nicely, and only requires a small amount. My hair comes out soft and smooth, but not greasy or weighed down. It's the perfectly balanced system so my hair gets cleansed, moisturized and protected without any build-up or oily look/feel!
 If you're looking for a simple 1-step way to get your hair in good health, this is what I would recommend! Of course, it works even better when combined with an HBL Shampoo/Conditioner system :)
(pH 5.0-6.0) Creates straight, smooth, frizz-free styles effortlessly, while still allowing you to flip, curl and style all in one product.
This lightweight cream contains Panthenol, which thickens and moisturizes strands while Guar naturally softens hair and scalp. Glycerin works as a humectant, absorbing moisture from the air to keep hair moist.The style and straight has a pleasant smell. I used a small amount in my hand and worked it threw my hair then blow dried my hair. Once products was worked into my hair my hair was super smooth! I loved it! It is my favorite!

"HBL products are pH balanced and stable to work with your body’s natural Acid Mantel Balance, one of your body’s first lines of defense! Additionally, a high pH opens the hair cuticle allowing color to fall out during the shampooing process while a low pH keeps the cuticle closed so color stays in during the shampoo process. All HBL shampoos have a pH between 4.5 and 5.5.

Parabens are used as preservatives and may possibly be linked to various potential health issues. HBL formulas use a healthier alternative to parabens for product preservation."

For more information about HBL, please visit

HBL is giving 1 lucky winner will win the same set of products I reviewed!

Here's how to enter:

1.follow my blog..
2.Go to HBL Hair Care and tell me another product you would also love to try or something else you learned from their website in another comment

1.friend me on Facebook
2.Like HBL on Facebook
3.Follow HBL on Twitter
4.Share this giveaway on your blog and leave the link
5.Share this giveaway on your Facebook and tag me
6.Leave a comment on a previous post

Giveaway ends July 2, 2012 12:00 central time!

Good luck! =)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kenzie Noelle Designs

Ok, I have to brag a little bit. How cute is my little one is this outfit by Kenzie Noelle Designs!
He he he ;D

Kenzie Noelle Designs is a fabulous Etsy and Facebook page where you can find high end clothing and accessories for both you and your kiddos but with out the high end price! Her prices are very reasonable!

I had the pleasure of reviewing a skirt and head band from Kenzie Noelle Designs. A black and white chevron print. This skirt is 100% cotton. Very breathable. Perfect for summer. Elastic waist for perfect fit. Also,Professionally serged for lasting wear!!

Her headband was the same chevron print with a cute lil' dark pink rose. I tied it at the base of my daughter's head. I was worried that it would slip but it didn't!

She also offers chevron print in other colors and with or with out a rose sewn on.

I would recomend checking out her facebook page and etsy!

Just look at some other cute items she has to offer:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

kiddie kid couture

Kiddie kid boutique
A little behind the boutique:

Current turn around time is 5-7 bows 10-14 custom painted items:
Hi I am Erika and the creator behind Kiddie Kids Boutique. I am a mom to an 8 yo daughter, Ari (Arianna) She was my inspiration behind creating custom kids clothing and accessories though she is a complete tomboy now! I specialize in custom orders such as handpainting a whole outfit of your child's favorite character and if they are a little girl making that made to match bow! Browse my albums for just some of the items I have created and remember I specialize in customs so just let me know what you want created and I'll whip it up! I have an admin on the page. Her name is Erin. So her or I will answer any questions you have :)

Please Message me from my home page or email me at for all orders. Or post on my wall saying you commented on a certain photo. I dont always photo notifications and dont want to miss on your posting.

Here is a guideline on some of my work:
Pricing will be as follows and pertains to the custom boutique bows that you see all over my page as they are my speciality :) I of course can pretty much tackle anything and other designs could be less or more
Small layered boutique $6
medium layered boutique $8
large layered boutique $10
OTT (over the top) $13
If you order set of the same bows (piggies) save $2
I have alligator clips or French barrettes as well as many centers such as rhinestones, resins, buttons, Bottlecaps and more. These are all covered in your bow design. I can add marabou, bling, tulle, mini bows, ric rac, loops you name it to the bow. Up to 2 items are covered in pricing above such as bling, marabou and center. Each additional item is $.50.
I can also add the bow to a crochet, cotton or fabric headband for $1 or to a satin for $2.00.
I use all types of ribbon in my work from grosgrain, satin, double ruffle, organza, ricrac, glitter etc.
Most my customers trust my design work and give me a theme and let me go from there but if u have a specific look just let me know.
Custom Nagorie Pad headbands on FOE (Fold Over Elastic) $13 or on Satin headband $15. These includes a rhinestone or pearl Centerpiece. I can also add Satin roses for an additional cost.

Erika HAND made this beautiful Hello Kitty top. Yes, HAND MADE. it looks like a print. She is so talented. It says "i heart nerds" i didn't see one flaw. Along with the top I also go to review her matching bow and flip flops!

The bow and flip flops had coordinating ribbon. They had 3 different ribbons. 1.hello kitty I heart nerds 2. Black with white polka dots and 3rd black with red polka dots. Super cute. The bow has a matching Hello Kitty center. Hello Kitty is wearing black rimmed glasses. The bow was placed on a French clip  my choice. The bow was the perfect size. Not to big, not to small.

The black flip flops are from Old Navy. Great quality flip flops. The ribbon was tied on the thong part. A few fell of here and there but I just tied them back on.

I paired this outfit with a jean skirt and it looked perfect. My daughter got sooooo many compliments on it!

So if your looking for a gift or something unique check here out!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vintage Couture Inc. Giveaway and review

Vintage Couture is a children's designer clothing company with apparel and gifts for infants, girls, boys and even Mom. In early 2010, we shifted our business model from retail stores to direct-to-the consumer. Our custom-made fabrics and exclusive line of boutique-style apparel is offered through Independent Fashion Stylists who sell online and at in-home Trunk Shows. We offer a flexible, work-from-home, business opportunity for women.

Vintage Couture, Inc. is committed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and their goal of finding a cure for this awful disease. A percentage of profits from the sales of Vintage Couture clothing are donated to JDRF. In addition, at every opportunity, either product collateral or interviews of Vintage Couture celebrity spokesperson Trista Sutter, we are raising awareness of this disease and the need for others to get involved in finding a cure.

I love reviewing companys with a purpose!! It makes me want to buy from them even more! I'm so happy that Vintage Coture is helping out the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! But tht is not all they do ;D They sale amazinly cute outfits!

I loved loved loved looking at all there amazing outfits! I have a some kind of  weakness for adorable-affordable clothes for kids.  Just take a look at what they have to offer your kiddos-tweens!

                                                                  Artistic Rose
                                                                  Two-Piece Set
                                                                 $60.00 - $64.00

                                                                       Artistic Rose
                                              Doll Dress Yes Doll Dres** Match your kiddos doll too

                                                                Paisley Parade
$52.00 - $56.00 

Beautiful aren't they? My daughter got the pleasure of reviewing this outfit:

                                                                  Jagged Edge
                                                                Two Piece Set
                                                               $60.00 - $64.00

A fun and playful zigzag crochet lace inspired by creative pastel colors mixed with charcoal grey. Stripes are a hot summer trend, and here they compliment this collection to create the perfect fashionable combination. Colors include: Calm Coral, Lively Lime and Cheeky Charcoal.

This A-line swing top is a soft mix of woven and knit cotton fabrics. Washable black and grey chiffon flowers are on the front bodice. Fitted, striped, knit, cropped leggings have an adjustable waist.

We had a family reunion to go to and I thought it was perfect for pictures! It was nice and breathable material so she wasn't hot outside.  Vintage Couture Inc. is a unique children's clothing company with clothing for infants, girls (up to size 14) and boys (up to size 16) and even moms! They also carry coordinating 18" doll clothing, headbands, hairbow's and diaper bags. They are a direct sales company, which means that women all over the US can join their team and sell their products; thus creating their "own business" and earning an income while having fun!

Do you want to win your own outfit from Vintage Couture Inc.?? Well, here's your chance!! Just follow these steps!


8.!/_vintagecouture!/_vintagecouture FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kids Safty Bands

My worst fear as a mother is that my children would be kid naped or lost. (Among other things) God forbid. That is why I'm so excited to tell all you moms about Kid Safty BandsKids Safty Bands! It's a wrist band with your child's initials and phone number to you!

A Kid Safety Band is the pioneering silicone wristband designed for children and other dependents. Parents customize their Kid Safety Band with the initials of their child along with their contact number(s). If your child wanders off, any law enforcement officer or good samaritan, can quickly identify the child's information and call you immediately!
You can also place your child's allergies and or medical conditions.

Why Kid Safety Bands?

Your Childs Safety
. The goal of Kid Safety Bands is to help quickly reunite lost children with their families. If you ever become separated from your child, a mere five minutes can feel like an hour. With all the stress you and your child are experiencing, time is of the essence! That is why you need a Kid Safety Band, so your child will be reunited with you as soon as possible!
Parents: Leverage the power of silicone wristbands popularity to keep your children safe!

They offer sizes X small (fits most 3-5) and Small (fits most 5-8)

A piece of mind that is only $8.00 a bracelet with free shipping!

Why do you need a Kid Safety Band?We live in an unpredictable world. As parents, we have to be more vigilant and leery of strangers. Even then, kids wander; it's their nature. It only takes a few seconds and they're gone. It's estimated in the US, that 2100 kids under the age of 18 go missing everyday. That's staggering!
Parents must do everything they can to try and keep their kids safe. A Kid Safety Band is very economical, and can make the difference in helping missing kids by providing essential contact information to authorities.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Real Kids Shades

The best thing

for babies’ eyes since Gerber invented mashed carrots.Protect their skin with sunblock. Protect their eyes with 100% UVA/UVB blocking Real Kids Shades. Carrots are great for babies’ eyes but they can’t do that.

We all know it's important to put on sunscreen on our kiddos before leaving the house but often we forget to portect there precious eyes from the sun. Real Kids Shades got you covered!
All Real Kids Shades are third-party tested to provide 100% UVA/UVB protection as measured by the strictest American, European, and Australian governing bodies. They’re CPSIA compliant, CE certified, and FDA approved are lead-free with no bisphenol A or phthalates. Oh, and they’re really cute.
My kiddos all got to review 1 of Real Kids Shades. My daughter got a light pink pair, Flex.
What's so great about these:

  • Rubberized frames, so kids can’t snap them in two. Bendable is good.
  • Small but important differences: Sleek boy shapes and bigger, Jackie-O style girl shapes.
  • Every pair comes with a removable neoprene strap.(My strap unfortmetly broke. The stitching came undone) I loved them but loved them more knowing that they will protect her eyes! She loves to wear them!!! They come in a plastic pouch that has a clip. I like the clip. You can clip it on the belt loops or purses.
The Real Kids Shades are designed for all children 12 and under and come in a wide assortment of shatterproof frames and lenses with either adjustable neoprene bands, rubber flex or matte metallic finishes. Several of the styles can be fitted with prescription lenses. Real Kids Shades offer 100% UV protection, as measured by the strictest American, European and Australian governing bodies and are Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliant, CE Certified and FDA Approved for protecting children’s eyes against dangerous exposure to UV-A and UV-B rays. Real Kids Shades are approved by the Melanoma International Foundation and meets with the sunglasses recommendations of Prevent Blindness America. Suggested retail prices start at $14.99 to $19.99. For more information and store location, visit

I would recommend Real Kids Shades for any weather and any activity! There durable and long lasting!

Here is a pic of Charlotte wearing her Flex Real Kids Shades

The Mommy Hook

I'm all about making life easier.for instance I dread taking in the groceries from the car. Lugging in 10-20 plastic bags is not a easy task. What would make this easier you ask? The Mommy Hook!
The Mommy Hook is the perfect stroller hanger. It's built to last,versatile and fits most stroller handles. The Mommy Hook is made from durable heavy-duty alinum- it won't break like cheap plastic hangers. It is specially designed so it will not slide. Just snap it to your stroller or shopping cart and your ready to roll.
The Mommy Hook holds:
Diaper bags
Shopping bags
Camera bags
Athletic accessories
And lots lots more!
The Mommy Hook also has a nice soft handel. I think its a staple in a moms purses.