Thursday, December 22, 2016

TV Mood Lighting Review

This product was something new to me, and I just had to try it. The product is easy to install. It simple plugs into the usb port on your television. It consists of a long thin gel strip with LED lights inside. The back of the strip is lined with a Perl off paper which is covering the adhesive backing. You simply peel off the strip and stick the lights around the perimeter on the back of your tv. Be sure to let the tiny receiver hang down below your tv, so you can use the included remote. You can cut the strand depending on the size of your tv.

The lights are very bright, but can be dimmed to your preference with the remote. The remote works great and has so many options. You have a choice of 16 solid colors, a flashing, fading, or strobe effect with multiple colors. The remote is easy to figure out. This is great not only for your every day use but the flashing settings make it fun for a party. The lights are said to eliminate eye strain when you're watching tv in the dark. They use very little energy, and they create a great effect. I really love this product. It's simple and creates something unique and aesthetically pleasing. If you'd like to get this set for your tv, you can find it Amazon Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Magnetic Spice Rack Review

I was really excited to get to try this magnetic spice rack. This is a simple but sleek looking silver spice rack. It has several magnetic jars that attach to it. Each jar has a clear window so you can see what's inside. This is great to place on your countertop and hold your most commonly used spices.

The jars are easy to open and fill. The rack doesn't take up much space on your countertop. The horizontal  design makes it stylish and practical. It makes a great gift item for the holidays, housewarming, or a great gift anytime for you favorite cook. It's very durable l e, and makes my life so easy. I love having the spices I need close by. You can find this rack on Amazon Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Beginnings Giveaway Hop

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Sterline Sonic Power Toothbrush Review

This toothbrush is a great gift item for the holiday. It's a useful gift for anyone on your list. This sonic power toothbrush comes with its own charging base and 3 extra brush heads. The toothbrush has 3 settings, easily controlled by the touch of a button. You can choose from soft, massage, or soft mode. The brush produces 31,000 brush strokes per minute giving you a powerful cleaning.

The brush is equipped with an automatic 2 minute timer, so you get the full cleaning time your dentist recommends. It even has a 30 second interval timer to help you clearance section of your mouth equally. The battery charge lasts a long time, but you can keep the base plugged in right on your countertop. It's easy to use. The bristles are gentle and it works great. It has great power. This toothbrush has it all. If you want to get one of these great brushes, you can find it on Amazon  Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kitchen Utensil Set Review

If you need a housewarming gift, keep reading. This 6 piece utensil set from Chefs Limited has it all. Each of the 6 kitchen utensils are made of strong hard plastic that's durable and strong.
The set includes a spaghetti server, a slotted spoon, a soup ladle, a flat edge angled flipper spatula, a potato masher,and a whisk. They all work very well. The set even comes with a spinning stand that holds them all. The stand is also made of plastic. It's easy to put together, but the stand seems just a little bit cheaply made, but it does work, and spins easily.This would make a great starter set for a kid going out on their own. The utensils are built to last. The set has everything you need. It's great. You can find this set on Amazon Here.

 I received this set for free for my honest unbiased review.

Bouchard Chocolates Review

I was lucky enough to get to try a box of delicious pralines from Bouchard Chocolates.The chocolates come in a nice box, tied with a beautiful bow. They are the perfect gift for the Christmas season. This is great for anyone on your list. If you don't know what to get someone, this is it. Who doesn't love chocolate? Each of the chocolates in this box have a unique delicious filling.

There's something for everyone. They are all decorated beautifully. Each has a unique shape and design. There isn't a bad one in the bunch. The gift tag attached tells you the flavor of each of these chocolates. They are made with quality Belgian chocolate. I enjoyed each and every one. My favorite was a white chocolate coconut flavor. You can find these chocolates at Target for the holiday season. Gift them or keep them for yourself. You'll love them. I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Doodletopia Faries by Christopher Hart Review

I love to draw, weather it's drawing from life or fantasy. It's relaxing, fun and inspiring. I love to practice honing my creative instrument. I was excited to try this fun book by Christopher Hart, Doodletopia Fairies.Christopher Hart is a best-selling author of drawing and cartooning books.He's sold over 6 million copies.This book is great for anyone from kids and teens to adults. It's fun and cute. It would make a great gift idea, especially if you know someone who loves fairies. The book is focused on learning to draw cute whimsical cartoon fairies. The author makes the process simple, so you can be a beginner artist, and catch on easily. The first thing you learn is to draw the heads and faces. The process is broken down for you in steps and shapes. It's very simple.

 It shows you male and female fairies.Then it gives you  started shapes and let's you finish them and make them your own. They show you how to draw them from different views and in several different styles. It even has separate sections for learning hairstyles, ears and antennae. The next section moves on to bodies. Again, it's broken down step by step and from several views. Again you get male and female bodies. There's another wonderful section about clothing and accessories. These are broken down into great styles like sporty, formal, and woodland. There's a focus on hats and tiaras, and as in every section,, aces for you to draw. There's a whole section on wings and flying poses. It has many different fun styles.There's even a section about giving the fairies personality, for instance, hopeless romantic and wicked. You also learn about giving your fairies a touch of magic, with wands, and magic powers. There are even musical instruments.The last chapter focuses on drawing fairy dwellings. There are some great tree houses, castles and More. This book is so much fun. Your kids will love it but so will you. There are lots of helpful tips, spaces to draw and easy instructions, making this whimsical, interactive book, a great way to spend your time, relax and have a little fun. I really enjoyed it.  To find out more, or get this book for yourself or for a gift, you can check out this Link.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Set Review

If you have a little girl who loves to watch you put on makeup, this is the perfect gift for her. Christmas is right around the corner, and we are all looking for that perfect gift. This set is so adorable. It comes in a well made, sturdy makeup bag, with lots of cute details. It's pink and brown striped with a cute sparkly logo on the front that says, Little Cosmetics. It has a zippered top with a cute little suede fringe pull.

The back is mesh so you can see inside. With the bag, you get a full set of makeup, including 4 makeup brushes with sparkly pink handles, an eyeshadow compact with 4 colors  in pinks and purples,  a powder compact with a mirror , a pink blush compact,a pink roller ball lip gloss,  and a sparkly pink lip gloss compact. All of the pieces are realistic looking and , the makeup itself has a soft realistic look to it. Your little one can put on her make believe makeup without a mess. It's a very pretty girly set that's very well made. It's a perfect gift item for your girly girl. I love this set. It's so sweet. You can find it on Amazon Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Mermaids Skirt Review

I recently got to review a little mermaids,Ariel, wig, that was really fun, so I had plans  to be Ariel for Halloween. I saw this mermaid tail style skirt and thought it would be perfect. The skirt is very comfortable. It has an elastic waist that makes it fit a bit better, because I believe the size runs a bit small.

The material of the skirt is a stretch polyester type material. The print is a metallic shimmery blue with a black mermaid tail scale pattern. It's a short flowy skater type skirt that is flattering on any body type. It's made well. It's quick and simple to put on. I got this to go perfectly for a mermaid costume but you could easily wear this skirt to a club. It's fun and flashy. It's a sexy, and flirty style. It's really cute. I'm glad I got to try it out. You can find this skirt on Amazon Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Angel Wings Review

I love getting new additions to my costume closet. I love Halloween, and these wings are perfect, for a dark fairy or dark angel look. They are very well made, of jet black feathers. The feathers are beautiful and have a pretty shimmer to them.These are very convincing.

 They are comfortable to wear. They look amazing with the costumes I mentioned or you can get creative. They are very versatile, but also very beautiful and unique.They are a great this to have in your costume closet for an impromptu costume. They are of great quality. I had so much fun playing with these. They are a great size. Make your costume special and unique with these wings . You can find these on Amazon   Here.    

I rec lived this product for free for my honest unbiased review

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Botanical Lip gloss Review

I've never tried an organic lip gloss before, but any chance I get to use natural products, I take it. I was very happy with the quality of the gloss.  The packaging and applicator is like your typical lip gloss. 
The color was soft and shimmery. It was a really nice color. It was great for a natural look, day or night. It stays on nicely for hours. It makes my lips feel hydrated and I love that it's packed with great natural ingredients. It has a nice soft scent. It can be used alone or on top of a lipstick and it looks great either way. The glosses come in several pretty colors. They are very soft and are a great product to add to your makeup bag. I love mine. 

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mindfulness: A Journal

I am a huge fan misguided journals. They invite you to learn about yourself, which I'm always doing. I've heard a lot about mindfulness, but never really knew exactly what it was. This journal is a great way to discover mindfulness and how it can help you. This journal has tons of amazing prompts that let you get to know yourself, be in the moment, and be a calm centered person. These prompts are a about positivity, and self exploration. The author prefaced the journal by telling you to approach it in any way that suits you, at your own pace, in any order. Just the approach gives you a feeling of freedom and calm. 

I love the idea behind the journal. I suffer from anxiety and this book is a great tool for staying centered and at ease. I think anyone could benefit from the exercises in this book. Everyone needs a little self exploration and peace in their lives. 
The author of Mindfulness: A Journal, Catherine Price is an award winning journalist. She's had her work published in many publications, including The New York Times, and O: The Oprah Magazine. I would highly  recommend starting your journey to mindfulness with this beautiful journal. You can learn more about the book and author, and pick up a copy for yourself Here.

I received book for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Posture Corrector Review

Good Posture is not something I'm always great about, but not having good posture can cause back problems, and I have my fair share. This product helps to correct your posture. It's very simple to use. It's completely adjustable to fit comfortably, which it does. It sits  in just the right place on your back to make you naturally adjust your posture.

 It's very well made with cushioned straps that go around your arms. This is a nice simple design, but it definitely can help anyone who has back pain due to bad posture.It gets your body used to being in the correct position. It provides support. It's a gentle way to correct your posture.I wear it around the house all the time. This is a great way to help your back pain. You can find this product on AMAZON  Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Anjou Essential Oil Set Review

I've recently been reading a lot about the healing properties of essential oils. I've bought a few books  and an essential oil diffuser. I've tried a few different oils . I really like the idea of using natural essential oils to treat many ailments. When I saw this essential oil gift set I thought it would be a great gift to get some one started with using essential oils. This set comes with 5  10 ml bottles of essential oil lavender,  lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree and sweet orange scents. They all come beautifully packaged in a nice box, making it a perfect gift. These scents are some of the most frequently used essential oils. They all have great benefits. Lavender has great stress relief and relaxation properties. Lemongrass also has calming effects and purifiers and refreshes the air. Peppermint stimulates your senses and clears your mind. Eucalyptus clears your respiratory system and relieves pain. Tea tree is a great antifungal and helps to make skin supple.Sweet Orange is mood enhancing. Just a few drops of the oil is all it takes in a diffuser. They are very concentrated. You must be careful not to dump too much oil from the bottles. It doesn't come out just one drop at a time. The scent fills your whole room within minutes. You can also use these in diffuser necklaces or even directly on your skin. If you mix them with a carrier oil you can create a lovely scented massage oil to soothe many ailments. They are all natural and they all smell amazing. My favorite is the lemongrass. I also like to use the lavender before bed to relax me. These are potent. They are very nice quality. They are packaged just right to make a perfect gift. I would recommend this set to anyone who wants to get into essential oils, or anyone who needs a gift for someone who loves to scent their home or likes natural remedies. You can get this set on Amazon Here.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Magic Town Princess Dress Review

I was really happy to receive this adorable girls princess dress from Magic Town on Amazon. This is an adorable dress for playing dress up, Halloween or even a dance outfit.  It's in a pretty soft pink color. The top is made from a velvety super soft material. It has sweet puffy sleeves. The skirt is poofy and made from layers of pink tulle. The tulle is sprinkled with little white hearts. It's belted with a satin bow.

This is perfect for any little girl who loves dress up and being a princess. The skirt is very full. It's perfect for twirling. The bottom edge is feathery which makes it look even more beautiful. The top is very soft.It's made in one piece, and it's easy to put on at any age. It comes in an array of sizes.It fits snug at the top and flares out at the waist.  It's made very well.  This is such a cute dress and perfect for any little girl.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Howlin' for Giveaways Hop

Welcome to the Howlin' for Giveaways Giveaway Hop presented by The Hopping Bloggers!
Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win - so enter them all! GOOD LUCK!
Start here and enter to win a great surprise gift package worth $50. Then continue on to the linky below to enter to win lots more prizes from some other great bloggers. Good Luck!

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My First Play by Sephora Box: Unboxing

Hey there lovely readers. I'm so excited to do my first unboxing for my new Play by Sephora box. I am a big Sephora fan. The store is like a playground for makeup addicts like me. I love trying new products. This subscription box is just $10 a month.  If you're not familiar with Sephora, here's what you need to know.
1. You can try on everything in the store before you buy it
2. They have a great return policy, even if you've tried the product.
3. Yes, it's expensive, but the products are excellent. You won't find them in a drug store.
4. You earn reward points with every purpose and can redeem them for free gifts when you sign up to be a beauty insider. You also get a free gift on your birthday.
5. They have free in store makeup lessons and mini makeovers.

Now that I've got your attention.lets dig into my October Play! box. I can hardly contain my excitement!

The box comes in true Sephora style with their trademark black and white stripes.
Inside you get a fold out  guide to all of the products. Attached to it is a card that you can bring into the store, to get 50 extra reward points, and a personalized tutorial for your products.

When you open up your guide. There is a description of each product, with cute illustrations. They tell you how to use it, what the ingredients are, and why it's cool. This is so helpful. You can also get exclusive info if you download the Play app.

All of the products came in an adorable canvas drawstring bag. 
This is great for storage or travel. 

And finally, drum roll please...........
The products.

The first thing I pulled out of the bag was Pharmacy Skin Dew. This is a hydrating mist and setting spray. You can use it to hydrate your skin before makeup, in between steps or after as a setting spray. It smells minty kind of like tea tree oil. I tried it on top of my makeup. It's refreshing. It does spray out quite a bit. I patted it into my skin. It gives it kind of a dewy appearancevwhich is nice. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky. It absorbs right away . This is a decent size sample.

The second product was the Smashbox, Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in a shade called Driver's Seat. This is in an almost brick red or dark terracotta color. It's nice. I love smashbox products. They always have fun names and great products. When this lipstick says always on, it's because once you put this on it doesn't move. I switched it on my wrist and then let it dry. 

It takes some hard rubbing to make it move. I love that. It will stay all day. It has a great matte finish. You get a good sized sample.

Next, I pulled out Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Scent and Shine Coconut Oil. This is great for girls with curly hair like me. It's an oil that you can pull through wet or dry hair, that adds shine and hydrates. This smells Devine. To me it's like a vanilla cupcake. It was a decent size sample because it only takes a few drops. The smell alone is enough to make me use this, but I'm excited to see the hydrating and Shine. 

Next we have the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. This is made to resurface dull skin and give you a rAdiant complexion. I use serum often, so this was a cool one. I like the light clean fresh scent. It has a silky gel texture that left my skin feeling so soft. 

Next we have the Estee Edit by Estee Lauder. This is a flash photo gloss, designed to make your teeth look whiter in photos. It's a high shine gloss with a blue undertone to make your teeth look white.

. It has a nice scent to it. It's a thicker formula. You can't see the blue looks clear but it is very shiny. I don't know if it makes my teeth look whiter but it's a very pretty gloss. I don't know you tell me?

The final item is the Silent St.  Fragrance by Derek Lam , which is part of his 10 Crosby collection. This comes in a typical sample size sprayer but one thing I love is that the sprayer sprayed the finest mist, not like your usual bottle that sprays way to much. It's perfect. A little goes a long way. This is a soft musk scent. I'm not sure it's for me, but it is very pretty soft and floral. 

Overall I was very happy with my October Play! Box.I 'll liked all of the products. The sample sizes were good. The bag was cute and there was lots of information. It's well worth $10. I think that the sandbox lipstick is probably that much alone. My only thought is that because I love Sephora so much for makeup, I would have liked to see more makeup products, but I'm excited to use all of the products more. I can't wait to see what's in next month's box. If you are interested in subscribing to Play! By Sephora you can get on the waiting list Here.

Thanks for reading !!!  xoxo

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it's time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills and huge amounts of sugary sweets. But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog it's also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith's Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event.

Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops. All shops are offering Gift Cards or your choice of item(s) so there will be something for everyone. You'll find lots of unique, handcrafted and custom designs to choose from.

Visit the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog daily during the giveaway for the Halloween Movie Marathon. Test your movie knowledge with the Guess the Movie Game. Then try to solve the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, if you dare! Each event will get you daily entries in the giveaway plus a special giveaway for the Scavenger Hunt. Find full details for these events HERE.

I love scary movies, from classics, which are a Halloween tradition, to newer even scarier movies. I don't think I could ever pick a favorite. I've always loved the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. 
They are some of the first horror movies I watched. They are a little cheesier now, but still fun to watch.  One, a bit more recent  movie, I can remember really freaking me out was 13 ghosts. There's lots of frightening things in that one. 
I remember a few parts in that movie that stuck with me for a Halloween is such a fun time of the year. 
I invite you to leave me a comment with your favorite scary movie. 

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The giveaway runs October 18th - November 1st and is open worldwide to anyone 18+. 1 winner will win the Prize Pack and 1 winner will win the Scavenger Hunt Prize Pack. Laughing Vixen Lounge is responsible for all giveaway details. Click HERE for full details.

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