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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:


Follow Studio Gear Cosmetics on FacebookPinterestTwitter and Instagram.

  • 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.

All-ETT RFID Security Wallet

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

Founded in 1995, Allett is San Diego's premiere wallet manufacturer with products proudly made in the U.S. With the world's thinnest wallets, we strive to relieve the hassles and discomforts associated with carrying a bulky wallet.

Our thin wallets, made of SoftTech nylon, are perfect for men and women on the go. Dropped your wallet in a puddle on a hike? Simply lay it out to dry and count on a fast dry time, every time. Complete with an internal cross pattern stitch and moisture wicking coating, the thin nylon makes these wallets durable and water resistant.

Standard wallets are fat and difficult to fit into modern jacket and pants pockets. Using only a fraction of the material that goes into a traditional wallet, Allett strives to make a wallet that is stylish and functional at the same time.

Take a look at our leather wallet line for a classic look with a thin shape. We even offer a selection of EcoThin wallets created out of recycled plastic bottles. We save these bottles from entering landfills and use them to form a wallet that is truly sustainable.

In this modern day of radio frequency identity theft, select our RFID Security wallets. Created with alloy film within the wallet construction, Allett keeps your identity and credit card information free from prying eyes.

We even offer business card cases and coin purses for the discerning customer. At Allett, we want you to be comfortable while carrying your wallet and even sitting on it.  You should not walk around with a huge lump in your pocket just to carry basic identification, cash and credit cards. Keep your eye on style, and let Allett provide performance to go along with it. We can work together to provide necessary accessories while reducing strain on the local environment.

When I had the opportunity to review a wallet from All-ETT, I knew which one I wanted for my husband. (Yes, his is worn out and in desperate need of a replacement)

This is the Classic Leather RFID Security ID Wallet:
Because you just never know… The Identity Safe RFID Wallet provides security you can trust. Built to protect against the most tech-savvy thief; this wallet is lined with an alloy which blocks incoming radio frequencies. Created with style and comfort in mind, this wallet is wafer thin with a sleek Napa leather exterior.

The outside is made of top quality Napa leather and is super soft. Soft enough that if the wallet bends, the leather does not crack which is a big plus for my husband.

The wallet is lined with a thin RFID protective alloy which protects against credit card thieves and has a clear identity theftClear ID pocket. It has a divided cash pocket and will hold up to 14 credit cards.
The wallet is a mere 4” x 4” x ¼” in size and is made in San Diego.

This is a extremely nice wallet and I know my husband will love it! I love the fact that it has the built in RFID protective alloy so that I know our credit cards are safe!

Be sure to check out all the wallets All-ETT carries online and follow them on these social media channels:


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Buygreen.com Review

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
BuyGreen.com was founded in 2006 with the goal of becoming the premiere destination for green and eco-friendly products. We have created the broadest selection of green products for both the individual consumers and business buyers. We spend a lot of time picking products we like, have used ourselves, but maybe most importantly, reviewed through our proprietary Green Products Standards. Maybe our most important effort is our unwavering focus on superior customer service. BuyGreen.com is Your Trusted Source for Green Products.
All of the green products you need are available at BuyGreen.com. You will find the widest range of environmentally friendly product, including bamboo clothing, green home environmental products, natural organic products, biodegradable and compostable tableware and solar powered products, just to name a few. Commercial buyers and businesses also have a wide selection of products from environmentally friendly bags for retailers, recycled paper products, disposable foodware, green office supplies as examples. You can feel confiddent that when you by from us, you are buying the best quality products at very competitive prices, all reviewed and approved by our proprietary Green Products Standard.

The ReTAP Story - "ReTAP was initially influenced by reading about plastic islands in the oceans, consisting mainly of plastic bottles. With the UN climate meeting 2009 in Copenhagen (COP 15) closing in, we became more aware of the negative impact of bottled water on the environment.  We felt that something had to be done. So we set our minds on designing a bottle that is especially designed for drinking tap water. A year and many designs later in the summer of 2010, we released the ReTAP bottle, and we’re very proud of this eco-friendly and beautiful product.
Ten (10) Colors
 - Baby Blue
 - Black
 - Dark Blue
 - Green
 - Grey
 - Light Blue
 - Magenta
 - Orange
 - Red
 - Yellow
Three (3) Sizes:
 - Small: holds 10.2 ounces - Height is 6.1 inches and Diameter (max) 9.3 inches - Weight (with lid) is 6.5 ounces
 - Medium: holds 17 ounces - Height is 7.5 inches and Diameter (max) 9.7 inches - Weight (with lid) is 7.2 ounces
 - Large: holds 27 ounces - Height is 9 inches and Diameter (max) 11.2 inches - Weight (with lid) is 7.1 ounces
Borosilicate glass will not wear down over time, but calcium and magnesium in tap water can leave (unharmful!) off-white marks on the glass. If your dishwasher is not able to remove these marks, we have a few tips to make your ReTAP Bottle shine like never before.
Cleaning Tips:  One of the main features of the ReTAPp Bottles is that they are designed to keep your tap water clean - Glass cannot pollute your water, unlike plastic; The bottle is designed without edges where bacteria could grow; ReTAP Bottles can easily be cleaned in a dishwasher.
 - Wash your ReTAP Bottle and lid before use. 
 - Don't leave water in a ReTAP Bottle when it's not in use. It increases the change of calcium remains.
 - Rinse the ReTAP Bottle with tap water before refilling.
 - Use vinegar to remove calcium remains. You can use it pure and shake it around with a lid on the bottle or you can mix vinegar with water and leave it overnight.
 - If you clean the ReTAP bottle by hand: use a bottle brush. They are available in most shops with household appliances.
Lifetime Warranty:  Our bottles are made from borosilicate glass: a highly durable and qualitative material that lasts and withstands most impacts.  If your Retap Bottle accidentally breaks, take a picture of the broken glass and mail it to us at info@retap.dk together with a picture of your purchase receipt. We will send you a new bottle immediately.

I love the lid. It actually stays put and secure so no liquid falls out. I have dropped this bottle on the floor and it didn't break. It is lightweight and easy to drink out of. Felt more like a old time milk bottle instead of a glass.
If you are in the market for great eco-friendly products, then head on over and checkout Buygreen online! Don't forget to follow them on these social media channels:

Zimmiz let's you create a loveable friend right from your phone

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
Zimmiz are, essentially, a plush alien body with an opening leading to a pocket where your iPod Touch or iPhone can be inserted after downloading the Zimmiz app. Your iPhone or iPod Touch serves as the face of this fun creature and app runs continuously while the toy is being played with. While it may seem kind of strange that the app makes up a substantial amount of the toy’s playability, it allows the Zimmiz to be completely customizable and interactive, unlike any other app compatible toy on the market.

Designed for children ages 4 and up, Zimmiz can be customized to suit any preference. The app allows kids to change the color of Zimmiz eyes and skin as well as the shape of its nose, eyes, lips and signature birthmark. Zimmiz laugh when tickled, fall asleep when tired, blow bubbles with their  gum and even repeat what you say. Zimmiz can even read their special digital books to your child via the iPad. With over 300 in-app facial animations, its almost like Zimmiz have come to life. The plush Zimmiz body sports pose-able hands, arms, and antenna to allow for further customization.
Once I got the phone in and opened the app, I got to customize Zimmi the alien from his eye color to the shape of his nose. I began talking to it before I realized it didn’t respond to noise. I tapped his birthmark as instructed and he sneezed boogers all over the screen, which I then wiped off. Getting up from the couch and carrying Zimmi to my kids in the playroom coaxed all sorts of noise out of the little fella, including a request for a hug. The kids’ reactions to Zimmi was lukewarm.

Obviously Zimmi won’t accommodate an iPad, which is what my kids use to play apps.  The toy itself is kind of expensive at almost $25, and exclusively available on the creator’s website or at Build-A-Bear retail outlets.  I was successful in downloading the app on the iPad and it was just as interactive without the plush toy housing, and I wondered about the necessity of the toy itself.

Amaze-ing hats Dragon Review Giveaway

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

Welcome to Amaze-ing Hats! 
Here we create unique hats, custom-made to suit you!
Hats come in all range of prices, sizes, and colours! 
Customise your own hat!

When I stumbled across Amaze-ing Hats, initially through Etsy, I was captivated by the awesome  crochet skills of it's owner, Monique. Amaze-ing Hats makes a wide range of actual animal characters, in addition to an ever growing collection of Pokemon and comic based characters (Minecraft Creeper, Cookie Monster, Chain Chomp, Yoshi, and more). Some of the designs offer the option for a crochets companion 'tail' scarf (attached or non-attached), and special requests or alterations are always available.

I chose to have a small dragon created as I love dragons! The quality of the work is amazing and I love my new little friend!
Amaze-ing creations average $30 USD, shipping from the UK, with the more elaborate Yoshi like beanies upwards of $70. You can find Amaze-ing Hats online and on these social media channels:
She is running a giveaway on facebook so that you can win your very own Amaze-ing Hats creation!
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Greeting Card App for Mac by PearlMountain Technology

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Calling all Greeting Card App fans! PearlMountain Technology is currently featuring their Mac app Greeting Box this Easter holiday from April 17 to April 21, 2014!

Greeting Box by PearlMountain is a handy greeting card maker app for Mac. Easily personalize greeting cards with the app’s intuitive interface with lots of art resources and design features.
There are over 30 different templates to create distinctive greeting cards for any holiday and occasion, such as Halloween, birthdays, weddings, graduation, Thanksgiving, Easter — and of course Christmas and the New Year!

Just choose a template and create individualized greeting cards using pics from your photo library. Drag and drop your photos, then crop, move, resize, rotate, as you like and add clipart, text, and so on. Decorate your card with embellishments — it’s totally easy!

Key Features of the App are:
  • 110+ delicate templates for a quick creation. You will find the template theme covers almost every occasion throughout your life such as Easter, birthday, baby, wedding, anniversary, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine, etc.
  • Lots of decorations and customizing tools. You can make individualized greeting cards using personal photos and fine tune photos by cropping, resizing, rotating, moving, etc. It allows you to apply background, frame, mask, shadow, clipart and text, etc. Additionally, you are free to position all elements if you want.
  • Multiple export and share options. Greeting Box gives you the way to save a greeting card as image and send it via Email. If you want, you can print a card (also Half-Fold card) directly or save your work as project for further editing.

Greeting Box by Pearl Mountain is a handy greeting card maker app for Mac. Easily personalize greeting cards with the app’s intuitive interface with lots of art resources and design features.
There are over 30 different templates to create distinctive greeting cards for any holiday and occasion, such as Halloween, birthdays, weddings, graduation, Thanksgiving — and of course Christmas and the New Year!
Just choose a template and create individualized greeting cards using pics from your photo library. Drag and drop your photos, then crop, move, resize, rotate, as you like and add clipart, text, and so on. Decorate your card with embellishments — it’s totally easy!
Then, share your cards via e-mail or print and hand them out (supports half-fold printing).
Download Greeting Box free on the Mac App Store now.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/207135/easily-create-personalized-cards-on-your-mac-this-holiday-season-with-greeting-box/#ThQxtIU3pTWxqKzu.99
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Alone Yet Not Alone Book Review

**Disclaimer, I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review. All opinions are 10)% my own**


The Leininger family settled deep within America's new frontier, in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvannia. They were celebrating their blessings, their faith and a bountiful harvest when their family was torn apart by the Penn's Creek Massacre. When Barbara and Regina are carried away and separated by Allegheny warriors, both sisters rely on their faith in God's truth, even in their darkest hour. Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian war.

The Leninger family was counting their blessings of a bountiful harvest in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania in October, 1755.   Based on a true story, their family is one of those attacked in the Penn’s Creek Massacre.  Barbara and Regina, the two daughters, survived the attack but were captured by the American Indians that killed their father.  What follows next is the story of captivity that many women and children endured in the history of our young country.  They were not allowed to speak English, forced to learn the language of their captors.  Blonds, like Barbara, had their hair died and their skin tinted to fit into the Indian culture.  When they became old enough they were to be wives.

One of Barbara’s last memories of her family was singing a special hymn with their mother:

Alone yet not all alone am I
Though in this solitude so drear
I feel my Savior always nigh;
He comes the weary hours to cheer
I am with Him and He with me
I therefore cannot lonely be.
That hymn and their faith would sustain them through their captivity and play a very key role in their lives.  (No spoilers here)


“My first draft of Alone Yet Not Alone was written when I was nine years old.”  Author, Tracy Leininger Craven is the granddaughter of Barbara, the girl captured by the American Indians in 1755.  Her grandmother first told her the story as part of their family history.  Tracy loves  spending her free time in the great outdoors with her husband David and their three children.

I think Alone Yet Not Alone is directed to young adults but it’s a fascinating story that adults would enjoy as well.  I remember when I was younger and enjoyed stories just like this.  Unfortunately, now as an adult, I know the history of settlers versus Indians was anything but simple. If you are looking for an objective depiction of the French Indian War that presents all viewpoints, this book is not for you.  But if you are looking for a great story, this is it!
Alone Yet Not Alone (The Movie) Stars:  Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin and Clay Walker. 
To Connect with “Alone Yet Not Alone
Watch the Movie Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0TORpISk8 (Preview)

PicturesOnGold.com Silver Locket Mother's Day Review/Giveaway

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
PicturesonGold is a beautiful maker of Photo Jewelry!! I never even knew that you could put photos like this in jewelry. I remember having a locket with the super tiny photos you would put in when you ordered professional pictures. I think I actually still have one of my mom and siblings from way back when. This company has beautiful jewelry where you can build your own locket like this Sterling Silver Photo Heart Locket:

It comes in a gift box. No additional wrapping required, perfect to order and have directly sent to far away family members.

I chose to have mine engraved with the year on the back. You can have it engraved on the front or back of the locket or jewelry with your initials, word of affirmation, the date and much more. Personalize it to have meaning for generations to come.
I was indeed surprised with the quality of the photo in the locket. It looks fantastic and better than I could have imagined.

The Holiday Photo Pendants are a beautiful celebration of family this holiday season. Mom's, Grandma's, Aunts, BFF's firstly love jewelry, secondly love their family. This gift is the perfect one for them!

They will treasure it for a lifetime. Comes with an 18 inch box chain, ready to wear! Use Promo Code  MOM2014  to save 10% on all purchases made until May 9th!
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Pictures On Gold has offered one lucky reader their very own locket! USA only and enter through rafflecopter:
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Sole Rebel Shoes will have your feet walking naked

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

About soleRebels

SoleRebels is a revolutionary footwear company founded in 2004 by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu in her community of Zenabwork, Ethiopia.
soleRebels began as an idea: that the creation of shoes could be a platform for inspiration and hope. By crafting stylish and sustainable footwear that gives the person wearing them immense comfort and joy, we create great employment opportunities right in our own community, and give the often ignored a chance to engage in creative endeavors.
WTFO Fair Trade Certified Logo

Proud to be the ONLY WFTO FAIR TRADE footwear company on the planet!

Our ambition is nothing less than to continue to nurture soleRebels into a market leading global footwear brand, a deeply important first for a developing world country like Ethiopia, and a feat which holds the seeds of greater shared prosperity here.
Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to review 2 pairs of their shoes, and let me say "Me Likey"
The first pair are the tooTOOS fWESH:
Our standing challenge to our super talented artisans is simple: create tooTOOS so cool + comfy that it would make grown men + women weep like babies at the sight of it. Well ok not weep. But we said lets make it so COMFyyyy that people wearing would say this is fWESH [ thats soleRebels-ese for F R E S H ], and so awesome looking that people looking at it would say i WANT it. now whereupon they would proceed to forcibly remove the shoe from the foot of the person wearing it... so a few spins of cotton and many weaves on our looms later and the tooTOOS fWESH was born.
  • our magical artisan spun organic cottons make up this incredible shoe - INSIDE+OUT - allowing your foot to relax, breathe and get pampered with every step.. slip these on and as the interiors caress your feet with every step you will forever understand what it means when we say WALK NAKED! [ WARNING : you may need to explain to passersby thats its your feet making those sounds of blissed-out total pleasure and NOT you! yes. that kind of COMFORT But no worries - just send everyone you know our way and well get them into a pair of soleRebels. That way EVERYONES feet will be making weird and wonderful b l i s s e d - out total pleasure sounds so no one will notice your feets sounds any more! sneaky we are! ]
  • our famed outsole hand cut from recycled tires - you can still even see the tread - protects your feet and our precious planet. nice!
  • ships in our gorgeous CINCHSAK. hand crafted from the finest ABYSSINIAN organic cotton, the CINCHSAK is our cool + effective way to eliminate WASTEFUL shoe boxes!
  • fully hand crafted by us here at soleRebels, the planets ONLY WFTO certified fair trade footwear company so YOU can FEEL as good as you look!
  • a proud addition to our wonderful b*knd series - footwear thats good for vegans, veggies!
  • backed by our HAPPY SOLES GUARANTEE, the best footwear guarantee on the planet!!!
  • slip your feet inside. take a walk and never stop.!

The shoes have a rubber bottm (made me think of tires) and a thin sole. They are comfortable but it did find you may want to order one size bigger. These shoes do not have much of a stretch and seemed to fit snug on my feet.

Overall, I love these shoes and how they resemble Tom's shoes. They are easy to clean and made of canvas.

These are the HolEEEEE[ess]:

Rock these BAREFOOT with your favorite pants , shorts or whatever's and experience what it means to WALK NAKED ...
  • the supplest + smoothEST Abyssinian pure leather upper , is skillfully etch cut with vent openings and inter-crafted to create a dynamic dual TEXTURE body.
  • our magical artisan spun organic cottons line the interiors caressing your feet every step of the way. slip these on and you will forever understand what it means when we say WALK NAKED ! [ WARNING : you may need to explain to passersby that's its your feet making those sounds of blissed-out total pleasure and NOT you ! yes. that kind of COMFORT But no worries - just send everyone you know our way and we'll get them into a pair of soleRebels. That way EVERYONE'S feet will be making weird and wonderful b l i s s e d - out total pleasure sounds so no one will notice your feets sonds any more! sneaky we are!]
  • the super comfy float midsole is 360 degree trimmed abd BUZZ LINED , giving you a super profile + comfort + style - 'cuz we KNOW you all of the above from your shoes !
  • our famed outsole hand cut from recycled tires - you can still even see the tread - protects your feet and our precious planet. nice!
  • ships in our gorgeous CINCHSAK . hand crafted from the finest ABYSSINIAN organic cotton , the CINCHSAK is our cool + effective way to eliminate WASTEFUL shoe boxes!
  • fully hand crafted by us here at soleRebels , the planets 1st and ONLY WFTO fair trade footwear company so YOU can FEEL as good as you look!
  • fully backed by our HAPPY SOLES GUARANTEE , the best footwear guarantee on the planet!!!

You can see from the pictures that it has the same rubber sole as the other shoes. Which have given me good traction on a wet surface. Also, they have a thicker sole and is super comfortable. I love the color and they are definitely one of a kind!

walkNAKED is how people describe what it's like walking in a pair of soleRebels. It's how your soul and soles will feel when you walk in our super comfy footwear.

Be sure to check out soleRebels and all their shoes online and on these social media channels:
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/soleRebels
  • Twitter: twitter.com/soleRebels
Now, the great people at soleRebels has offered a pair of shoes to 2 lucky winners....Contest open to the US only and enter through rafflecopter below:

Thursday, April 17, 2014


**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
"INKtastic is a family owned print on demand company that was founded in 2007 by Alan Dail, Angie Smith-Dail and Joyce Dail with the goal of offering quality products at affordable prices."
INKtastic gave me the opportunity to design a 2 shirts (100% cotton) and I knew that this was going to be fun!!

The website is very easy to use. Everything is laid out in an organized way and with lots of choices. Once I selected the item that I wanted to design I was able to look through images, design my own text and even upload my own photos if I wanted! It was simple, fast and easy to make changes.

I decided to go with two images that were already in their image gallery so that I could see their quality. I chose a safety green shirt and a plain black shirt. Once I submitted my designs it was literally a matter of days before they arrived in my mailbox! Talk about fast!!

INKtastic specializes in personalized onesies, bibs, baby clothes, and custom T-shirts and apparel. To say there is something for everyone at this site is definitely an understatement!
Their company motto is simple:
"If we wouldn't buy it, we won't sell it."
They definitely stand behind this belief!
I was really pleased with the outcome. Both materials are very soft and good quality. The color of the material is nice and bright, yet the images are still very clear and vibrant.  I threw them both in the wash to see how they held up and they came out looking great.
I could not be more satisfied with these shirts, and the customer service I received while working with INKtastic. I will definitely be turning to them in the future, and they will come highly recommended to all of my friends and family!

Purchase It: Customize your own shirt or other apparel, or browse the wide variety of personalized items already in stock at Inktastic, and order yours today here!

Vamplets---Your little creature of the night

**Disclaimer, I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own**
I am always on the look out for toys that aren't your 'Ordinary' toy so when I came across a toy called Vamplets I fell in love. If Vamplets would have been around when I was a child, I would have owned the whole collection.
A Vamplet is a small Stuffed Vampire baby doll each are adorable in their own way! I received "Howliss the Werewolf Baby":



There was a tag describing Howliss to me:
"The sweetest most docile baby with a dangerous twist....This terrifyingly cute werewolfling will always keep you guessing, since at this age Howliss transforms without warning! You will never know when this sweet baby might turn into your worst nightmare."
It even comes with this cute letter that lets you know they take no responsibility for your adopting a Vamplet:
Here is a description of the Vamplets from their website "Are you brave enough to become the parent of a vampire baby, like Bella and Edward in Twilight: Breaking Dawn? We are looking for suitable human parents who would DARE to adopt one of our precious Vamplets! Our "human-friendly" shop is located here ready for you to browse (with caution) and become familiar with all the Undead creatures that dwell in this delightfully frightful world. If you think you have what it takes to care for your own immortal infant (and show the Cullens how it's done) then we encourage you to explore the Realm of Gloomvania at www.vamplets.com! You can stop by the Town Hall and print your Vamplet's Undead Certificate, then head to the Nursery where you can MEET each of the Vamplets up-close!"

I think that this baby werewolf is beyond adorable, I also received a Disappearing Bottle of Blood "If your vamplet gets hungry, you’ll want the Vamplets Disappearing Bottle of Blood to settle her tummy. Filled with red “blood” and capped with a black baby bottle nipple, this mysterious snack disappears as you feed it to your Vamplet! When it’s tipped back upright, the “blood” returns." I think both the baby bottle & vamplet would make a great gift for a child who likes things out of the Ordinary and different.
The Vamplets are well constructed I have looked this doll over & think that everything is well put together. Some of their collections are limited edition, like my Howliss, so you better grab them while you still can!
Be sure to check out Vamplets online and on these social media channels for your own baby creatures of the night: