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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother of Dragons by Cutie Monter (ETSY)

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 
 
Cute, Monstrous, Handmade Accessories, Body Products, Neon, Faux fur, rainbow, bright, alternative, nerdy, geeky, fantasy, indie

Handmade cute for the girl who likes her cute a little bright, a little crazy, and a little monstrous. Accessories, Jewelry, and Bath and Body products with a touch of individuality.
 
I noticed cutie monster on etsy while researching perfume. I know I am a little bit of a geek, so the Game of Thrones perfume intrigued me. She offered to send me a sample of the perfume:
 
 
 
This sample size perfume is Mother of Dragon: A sensual, mysterious blend of dragon's blood and fire with notes of sweetgrass, blood orange, and feminine rose.
 
I love that they samples come in a gold bag and it is a mini-sprayer. The scent is hard to describe as it does have a strong dragon's blood. You can smell a little bit of the rose but the main scent is the dragon's blood. I love the scent but it is a acquired taste.
 
Cutie Monster makes scents that revolve around the Game of Thrones and I can not wait to smell them. The bottles they come in a gorgeous too!
 
Check out Cutie Monster on Etsy and on Facebook

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zuza Compression Therapy Socks

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 
 
 What Is Lunatik

Lunatik Athletiks is an athletic apparel company created with the extreme athlete in mind. The dictionary definition itself identifies a "lunatik" as being "wildly or giddily foolish, insane, and is characterized by eccentricity", all of which have also been used to describe particular athletes. Endurance and extreme athletes are often referred to as being crazy, insane or a "lunatik" for enduring the dedication, focus, training, sacrifice, and pain associated with their particular athletic endeavours . Lunatik Athletiks hopes to support these athletes reach their athletik goals and lifelong dreams by providing the highest quality athletic apparel.

Lunatik Athletiks thrives on the passion, focus, and determination of the athletik ethusiast. We are inspired by the athletic culture, the "buzz", the sensational fulfillment associated with athletic and sporting event participation. It is our hope that we can encourage more individuals to participate in any type of sport or activity by providing our athletes with an avenue to express their thrill-seeking, sport crazed identities through our high quality performance gear with extreme funky, functional personailty.

Our graduated compression stockings are manufactured in conformity with ISO 9001, ISO13485, CE, FDA and GMP graded facilities with recognizable quality assurance certificates and seals. The importance and functionality of compression socks have only just been recently discovered in the athletic and sporting world. Compression socks have been used for many years in the medical field to assist and speed recovery.

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a pair of their Zuza True Graduated Compression Therapy:




Our graduate compression socks are CE, FDA and GMP certified for quality assurance. Features include; 20-30mm-Hg of compression, improved athletic performance and endurance by reducing muscle vibration, graduated compression reduces the build up of lactic acid, helps the muscle recover faster, provides relief from feeling tired and aching legs, improves blood circulation, prevents injuries. In addition to performance technology, our compression sock come in rockin' styles and colours. Just an added feature to contribute to your running efficacy.

First, I love the colors! The bright colors and geometric designs rock! I do exercise but I was in the market for some socks to help improve the blood flow to my legs. I sit at a computer for 8 hours a day and that can really wear on your legs. For the past two weeks, I have been wearing these compression socks after my jogs. I really did notice a significant drop in leg soreness. I even put the socks on while working on the computer. I wore them discreetly under my jeans as I went about my day! They worked like a charm!

Check out their website for the full display of fun sock colors, designs, and range of other apparel.

Ps.  I’m thinking this will make a perfect “stocking stuffer” for the athlete in your life.

Crashlings---Aliens you want to crash into your home

**Disclaimer, I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

 
For Spring 2014, Wicked Cool Toys is galaxtatic to launch Crashlings, a proprietary, TV promoted boys’ collectible product line of Mutant Meteors from Outer Space! 

Crashlings are one-inch collectible figures that are packed and travel inside a rubber-flex meteor.  Each meteor has the power to blast over 5 feet into the air! Series 1 includes over 155 Crashlings to collect with special rares, ultra rares and retired editions.

Crashlings come in five different breeds  (Aliens, Insects, Underwater, Dinosaurs, and Monsters), and kids will be skyrocketed into another dimension as they collect them all! The Crashlings comprehensive product line is expected to launch in Spring 2014 with a variety of figure packs, play sets, and a space ship.


 
Crashlings include National TV Campaigns which will run throughout 2014 where Crashlings will be riding high and creating mischief in every new galaxy. Ages 5+

Recently, I had the chance to check out these new Crashlings first-hand!
 

The above picture is of a 4-pack from series 1. It tells you which of the 5 breeds you are getting and you get to see two of them immediately. The 4-pack run $5.99  but you know 2 of the 4 Crashlings you will receive. They also have a 10 pack that will cost $9.99


These are the single Crashlings that cost $1.99 each. The label with tell you what breed your Crashlings is but doesn't give you a sneak peek. You can see the little creature that came out of our blue meteor. It has one eye and what appears to be a snorkel. They are cute!


The Meteor Missile Ship is one of the accessories they have come out with for the creatures. It retails for $12.99 and comes with 2 Crashlings. The ship is actually neat!


It has a front compartment where you can put 2 of your creatures. The bottle of the ship has wheels so you can roll it around. Now, you see that red circle in the center, its a launch pad. All you got to do is place your creature on top then push the big yellow platform! Now, they are also coming out with a
Catapult City Playset which will cost $19.99.
 
The Crashlings are sure to be a favorite collectible for kids and adults alike!

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Matilda Jane an unpredictable clothing company (and adorable)

**Disclaimer, I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Matilda Jane Clothing's designs are youthful. Playful. And expressive. Our whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. Remember when your grandpa let you pick your own flavor of ice cream for the first time? That's what being a Matilda Jane girl is all about. Lucky for you, gals of all ages and sizes can join the fun! Matilda Jane Clothing is available in girls, tweens and adults. Flavors for all!


First, let me say I love the little green mesh bags that each piece comes in. This is perfect for me being I can't keep my kids clothes folded. You could always put each item back in their bag and in the drawer!

The MJC collections are one-of-a-kind. The pieces are made to mix and match and they can grow with your child. This year’s dress is next year’s tunic when paired with pants or leggings! My daughter loves the lively patterns, creative details and ruffles-how she adores anything with ruffles! I appreciate that the clothing perfectly combines cute and trendy with mom-approved age appropriate styles. That is hard to find!


Sweetheart Ruffled Leggings ($36.00)
Your little love will be hearing from secret admirers left and right in the deep coral Sweetheart Leggings! Perfect for bringing out the warm tones in any ensemble, these super-soft leggings will simply capture her heart (and yours, too!). *Please note that these leggings hit at the ankle.

The leggings are super soft and have a good bit of stretch. I like how if my daughter wants them a little bit higher she can pull the legs up.


Cloudy Puffer Tee ($32.00)
Clean, pure and simple, the cloudy puffer tee is the perfect match for your little dreamer. Made of the softest cotton around, this perfect-fit top is sure to put a smile on anyone's face! *Please note that this top has 3/4-length sleeves.

This is a very versatile top being it can be used with anything. It is extremely soft and I love how the sleeves puff out!


The Love Bug Knot Top: ($44.00)
Your little ladybug is sure to be head over heels for this fresh-from-the-garden creation. Red flutter sleeves and dainty eyelet lace trim make this green and cerulean beauty simply unforgettable.  
I love how the top uses knots instead of buttons to stay in place. The strawberries on the Knot Top go perfect with the little heart pants. It is a little big on my daughter but she will grow into this and look just as cute as she does now.
 
Make sure you follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Vimeo to stay up to date on all of the latest MJC news!
 
Now for something almost too exciting… Matilda Jane Company is offering one very lucky reader a $50 Gift Card! So go ahead, take a look around MJC and start your wish list now!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Starbars are Organic Raw Superfood Bar to help your brain and libido

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Starbars™ gourmet raw superfood bars were founded in 2010 by Ericka LaPresle-Freer. After trying the raw food diet herself, Ericka noticed both visible and sustainable energy results. Every Starbars™ recipe starts with a powerful combination of raw, organic, whole food ingredients. From Brain Bars packed with peppermint and cacao, which stimulate brain function, to Detox Bars full of raw, organic ingredients. Starbars™ are the only organic clean food, fruit based bars that are RAW,  free from fillers, and use healthy sweeteners like agave. Whether you are looking to rebuild your diet from the ground up, or simply seeking a natural energy boost Starbars™ is the snack for you.Starbars™ superfood natural energy bars are good for you, good for the planet and tailor made to recharge, refuel and regenerate your body. Featured Starbars™: BEAUTY, BRAIN, DETOX, LIBIDO, and SKINNY.


The Libido Bar raw organic food bar is comprised of the superfoods, cacao and maca. This gluten free food bar is sure to increase energy, endurance, physical strength, enhances mood and libido. Maca is a great way to remineralize the body and naturally supports hormonal balance.

The bars are dark in color and very soft. They break easy. It really tasted like a chocolate covered raisin but more chocolate to my palette.

 
An invigorating combination of cacao, peppermint and supergreen foods full of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids make up this raw organic food bar. Stimulates mental alertness, promotes clarity, preserves memory and increases brain power.
 
I tasted the chocolate taste but it has a power mint smell. Which, I am not much of a minty person but my mother seems to like these bars.
 
See more Starbars at http://www.starbars.com/ or purchase Starbars on Amazon or on their website!
 
Be sure to checkout Starbars on these social media channels:

Rapid Ramen Cooker makes perfect nookles in half the time

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Rapid Ramen is the world’s fastest and easiest way to cook ramen noodles. It is a square shaped microwavable bowl designed in the same dimension of a block of ramen noodles. The patented reservoir design circulates the water providing perfect heat distribution, cooking ramen to perfection in only 4 minutes. CEO and creator of the Rapid Ramen Cooker, Chris Johnson has teamed up with Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban to really make cooking ramen faster and easier.

This is easy to use. You just place the ramen noodles in the Rapid Ramen Cooker, add water to fill line, and microwave. It has two heat resistant handles for when you pull it out of the microwave. The ramen noodles cook perfectly just the way you like them in minutes. The Rapid Ramen Cooker only uses 1 cup of water instead of 2 cups on the stove.  This allows you to only use half the pack of seasoning significantly reducing the sodium.

 
The Rapid Ramen Cooker cooks Ramen in 4 minutes in the microwave and you don't have to fuss with boiling water again! 
 
I love that you can use it to eat out of! No more dirty pots and dirty bowls!
The Rapid Ramen Cooker is made from BPA free sturdy plastic which makes it both reusable and microwave safe. 
 
The dimensions are  7.5"L x 5.25"W x 2.15"D.
 
This method is SO much more convenient and the cooker is so easy to clean, and doesn't leave by any staining or smell. The cooker isn't hot to the touch when you take it out of the microwave either.
 
What makes me even more excited is that they employ people with disabilities to get the product shipped.  I have a son with down syndrome and to see someone who employs the disabled gets a A+ in my book!
 
You can purchase the Rapid Ramen Cooker from their website here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ivanabitch Flavored Vodka

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

About Us

Ivanabitch® Vodka is like no other vodka in the World, and that’s just how we like it. We’re not for those who sit in the back of the room or hide behind the scenes. Nope. We’re for those who embrace their uniqueness and live for conquering the moment, and doing so with an attitude that says, “This is who I am.”

Our vodka comes with attitude and our drinkers come with even more; and when put together, well that’s when things really get interesting. Always keep your attitude in check and drink responsibly.


I drink on occasion and when I do, I want something strong and sweet. Yes, I know there is always beer but that will quickly give me heartburn. So, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review Ivanabitch Flavored Vodka. (I mean with a name like that who could say no?)


Ivanabitch Vodka comes from the Netherlands and is formulated using all-natural flavorings.  They are 70 proof and five times distilled and then filtered over active charcoal.  They are the first company to come out with a tobacco flavored vodka and it comes in both regular or menthol.
In addition to traditional vodka and the 2 new tobacco flavors, Ivanabitch also comes in these great flavors:
  • Cherry
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Coconut
  • Blackberry
  • Peach
  • Vanilla
  • Red Berry
  • Whipped Cream
  • Dutch Apple
I received a bottle of Whipped Cream Vodka and the Cherry Vodka. These are really good, I mean REALLY good!  The flavors are very strong and super smooth.  You could seriously chill it and just drink it as a shot because it is that sweet and smooth. I will admit I drank more than my fair share of the Cherry Cola!

Here are some of my favorite recipes with Ivanabitch:

Orange Creamsicle:
2 oz Ivanabitch Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz of Orange soda
One scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt
Combine all ingredients, mix, and serve in a glass, no rocks.

Ultimate Cherry Cola:
2 oz Ivanabitch Cherry Vodka
4 oz of Cola
Pour over rocks, stir, garnish with a cherry and enjoy.

You can purchase Ivanabitch at Walgreens, ABC Liquors, and other liquor stores near you.  (store locator)

Make sure you “Like” Ivanabitch on Facebook and Follow Ivanabitch on Twitter to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

Blowhookah.com provides ultra premium flavored e-liquid

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

As the top hookah selection around the United States, Blow Hookah provides ultra premium flavored e-liquid. Blow Hookah has the limited edition tools for the ultimate vaporized hookah experience. Blow Hookah delivers quality innovations of cigarettes from pens to the flavored e-liquids that include blueberry, piƱa colada, and mocha coffee. Blow Hookah has a variety of pens that fit all users and allows easy accessibility everywhere you go.


I received 4 different flavors of V Smoke from Blow Hookah to try. From left to right: Frosted Cinnamon Bun, Pink Lemonade, Watermelon Breeze and Purple Haze.  I have tried the frosted cinnamon bun and it taste great! To give you an idea, if you know what a cinnamon bun candle smells like from Bath & Body works, that is how it taste!  I wanted to try the Purple Haze because it is a relaxation blend with melatonin but sadly the bottle leaked all over the package :( (But side note, it smells fruity)

The V Smoke E-liquid comes in 0, 10,18, 24, and 36 nicotine strengths. Also, they retail for $9.99


I received 2 (one pink and one clear) T2 Blow Tank's. 
The T2 Tank is 2.4ML and comes standard on the Blow One and the EZ Pen. It comes in a variety of colors – Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Clear and Smoke -  and makes a perfect standard replacement for your E-Pen. At the low price of $9.99, you can also stock up on T2 tanks and fill each one with a different flavor of E-Liquid so you can always have you favorite flavors on hand.

 
I also received a Blowone:
The BLOW One is great choice for anyone with a preference for E-Liquid. This pocket size pen is designed specifically with transportation and affordability in mind.
 
With 7 colors to choose from – including Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and Black – you’ll find exactly what you need to fit your preference.
 
The BLOW One comes standard with a T2 tank, which also comes in 7 colors for even more customization options.
 
The compact size makes the BLOW One a perfect choice for E-Pen users on the go, and with our most affordable price, it’ll be hard to pass up such a great bargain.


 The last item I received, I am already using! It's like they knew my style :)  This is the BlowDazzle:
The BLOW Dazzle is great choice for anyone with a preference for E-Liquid. Built with the same technology as the EZ Pen, the BLOW Dazzle brings a whole new appeal to the EZ Pen line.
 
The BLOW Dazzle comes in 3 colors - including Purple, Pink, and White – but offers a cool new style. The battery is decorated with dazzling rhinestones to give it a sexy look.
 
The BLOW Dazzle Pen comes standard with a T2 tank, which comes in 7 colors for more customization options.
 
With a sexy look and ready-to-use simplicity, the BLOW Dazzle is the perfect diamond in the rough for users who want to show some flash.
 
The BLOW Dazzle retails for $49.99 but is worth it not just for the bling factor, but the accessories that come with it. It includes a wall charger, a usb charger, T2 blow tank, and a lanyard.
 
I am trying to quit smoking and this is going to help! I love that Blowhookah.com offers a vast variety so that I can change up daily. Plus, the fact I can decrease my level of nicotine each time :)
 
Check out Blowhookah.com online and on these social media channels:


 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cult Cosmetics Blackbox

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
 

Introducing BLACKBOX by CULT. With BLACKBOX, every month you’ll receive the latest nail colors and looks... along with tips, tools and occasional bonuses every month. We never test on animals, we ship fast, and because we don’t spend millions a month on TV ads, we can give you a better quality product at only a fraction of the cost.


When you first open the box, there is your invoice and all these dark blue wormies! (or as I refer to them anyway)


Each item is wrapped safely in bubble wrap to ensure the products are not damaged when shipped to you. (A lot of these subscription box companies don't take the time to do this)

What It Is: Monthly nail art subscription; receive one new kit per month.
The Cost: $19.99/month
Ships To: US ($5) and Canada ($8) – free shipping over $40

This month, I received the “Mad About Malibu” box – I didn’t pick this, but I think it was a new release.


Avalon by Cult ($12) – I love love LOVE this!  This is a really pretty coral, but it’s a bit more muted than most – I would describe it as a baby pink coral, if that makes sense.  It’s supposedly inspired by the Hollywood DJ techno scene

PCH by Cult ($12) – This is inspired by “the perfect day of an ocean-side drive up the PCH” – I used my brilliant reasoning powers and deduced PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway.  This is a green/teal shimmer, and I really like this one as well.
 


Eye Shadow Palette by BH Cosmetics ($6.95) – I like that they included a makeup item, and a palette at that! This palette has 16 eye shadows and 4 face powders – the shadows are a little “crazier” than what I normally wear (which is super boring brown/tan/beige), but if I figured out some ways to wear this I think it would be fun to branch out!



 But, once I did a swatch of each color, I realized that only the blues were bright. So, I can see me utilizing this whole palette this summer.

 
A look at the open palette and the 4 face powders – there’s also a mirror on the open flap, but I couldn’t get a good picture of the whole thing without it snapping shut on me.
 
I am a newbie when it comes to subscription boxes, but I am a nail polish junkie. I loved how smooth the Cult polish went on my nails and took only one coat. This is a great box and the palette was a added bonus!
 
Now, if you want your own BlackBox by Cult, just click this link here and you can get 50% off your first BlackBox! What a steal!!

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

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Brandbacker sent me this Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream to review and I am so excited because I have been wanting to try a CC cream forever!
 
About the Product
Founded by industry veterans Steve Rohr and John Avolio, Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigous cosmetics brand featuring a full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionalizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Since 1996, Studio Gear has been on set at hundreds of professional photo shoots, in the beauty departments of Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Dillard’s, HSN and ULTA, and also in the everyday woman’s makeup bag. This is a line created true to the concept that every woman deserves professional, high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price.

Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.
Key Benefits:
  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients
  • Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention
  • Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application
This CC cream is offered in three colors: Linen, Natural & Wheat:

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  • Included: One deluxe sample of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream in Natural.
  • Retail Price: $34.00
  • Discount Code: 10% Off with code: SGCC
  • Availability: On the Studio Gear website or on Ulta.com

To be honest with you, my first impression  is that I didn’t expect it to come out of the bottle looking gray. It’s a color matching formula so looks are deceiving. This was my first experience with anything color matching, but as soon as I put it on for the first time, I could see the color start to change.

The product went on smooth and felt very light. But it doesn’t have great coverage. Basically, this product only served as a moisturizer replacement in my routine. I almost wish they would just call this a tinted moisturizer and not try to capitalize on the “CC Cream” popularity.



 
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