Friday, December 15, 2017

Gift Guide: Hard Candy Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets {Review}

The Christmas holiday is just around the corner.  Here's something for the makeup enthusiast that is high quality and affordable. Hard Candy Cosmetics had recently launched an amazing Holiday 2017 collection and it's the perfect gift for any beauty lovers this Holiday season. I have seen Hard Candy Cosmetics only at Walmart and have tried some of them in the past and love it.

Hard Candy’s All Lit Up ($19.97 CAD)
Prep and set your holiday look with Hard Candy’s eye shadow primer, perfecting face primer, and setting spray.  My thoughts: This is a beautiful gift set with all the needs for perfect make up to complete your look. I love the natural shades that's great for daily wear.

Hard Candy’s Glow All The Way Baked Bronzer and Blush ($1.47 CAD)
Finish off your holiday look and enhance your natural beauty with these universally flattering baked powders.  My thoughts: The Tiki Baked Bronzor is a baked highlight and comes in a cute, round compact with a little domed shape. It is shimmery and is great for giving my cheeks some glow. I have light to medium skin tone and the powder is pretty close to my skin tone, but just a tad lighter. It's lightweight and I really like this product.

Hard Candy’s Seize The Sparkle Nail Polish Set ($4.97 CAD)
Coat your nails with these on-trend holiday shades. Wear these shades alone, or layer them together to amp up your holiday mani! My thoughts: These are pretty and I really like the sparkly colours.Whether you're going to a holiday party or out on a date, you can give your nails a little pop of color.

Hard Candy’s Fierce Effects Daring Lip Kit ($3.00 CAD)
Get ready to have perfect lips with this daring lip kit! Choose between the ultra-matte or ultra-shine glossy fierce effects lipstick shades to accentuate your lips. My thoughts: I like nice, neutral shades and not so dramatic or too bright. These are perfect for me.

Hard Candy’s Bath Oil Trio ($3.00 CAD)
Escape into your bath this holiday season! Delight and invigorate your senses with these bath oil trio that will leave you feeling totally relaxed! My thoughts: It's nice to be pampered in a relaxing bath once in a while.

Hard Candy’s Look Pro Mini Tins ($3.00 CAD)
These Look Pro Mini Eyeshadow Tins are the perfect size for storing in your favourite cosmetic bag, or taking them on the go for those mid-day touchups! My thoughts: Although the inside plastic is cheap, the tin case is cute! This is a glittery eyeshadow palette.  This is perfect for adding some holiday glam.

Hard Candy’s Look Pro Eye Contour Collection ($4.97 CAD)
Get ready to take your makeup technique to the next level, and transform your eyes with this ultimate eye contour kit. My thoughts: This has to be my favourite of them all. Again as mentioned, I love using neutral colours and this eyeshadow palette completes my look. I have been using it for brown smokey eyeshadow effects.

Hard Candy’s Lip Gloss Ornament ($3.00 CAD)
Give your lips a sheer kiss of delicious colour and shine for the sexiest pout with these flavoured glosses. It’s a grab and go makeup essential, and the perfect stocking stuffer! My thoughts: There's a little bit of shimmer in these creamy glosses. The nice, sweet scented gloss really got me. It's irresistable!

WHERE TO BUY: Again as mentioned, all Hard Candy Cosmetic products are available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.ca. You don't have to spend a lot of money on cosmetic products for same great quality.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pamper Your Skin With Palmer's New Coconut Oil Formula {Review}

I'm excited to share with you that Palmer's skin care recently released a new line with Coconut Oil Formula. Products range from sheet masks, firming lotion, oil, and creams. The great thing about Palmer's products is that they're made from natural and ethically sourced ingredients and free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs, and other harsh chemicals.

Three new products I had the opportunity to try are the Body Oil spray, Coconut Oil Body Lotion, and the Coconut Oil Body Cream. The light coconut scent is amazing. None of these products have any greasy feel and it absorbs quickly into the skin. This works great on my sensitive skin. My favourite is the body lotion because it's smooth and creamy.

Palmer’s new Coconut Oil Formula products drench your skin with decadently rich moisture for dewy, radiant skin that looks lit from within. These products contain ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï Oil, infused with Tiaré flower petals. Free of harsh chemicals and formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula products instantly boosts hydration and gives skin an overall healthy-looking glow.

· Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil deeply hydrates, rejuvenating and replenishing skin's moisture and radiance. Provides 24 hour moisture with Vitamin E.

· Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion contains high levels of naturally occurring fatty acids and proteins that are essential in keeping skin radiant and healthy looking.

· Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream is a rich formula that helps soften even the roughest skin.

Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) from the PR Firm/Company for my review in this post. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lip Smacker: Home for the Holidays

Dressed for the occasion, these friendly holiday theme Tsum Tsums are the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Choose Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Ariel, Elsa, Tinker Bell, Sally and/or Jack to join your holiday festivities.

If you like to go big for the holidays, surprise a friend with the Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum gift set (all-in-one Disney Colour Collections feature everything from lip balm to nail polish to a cute bag to carry everything in)!

or a limited edition Tsum Tsum Duo Gold Mickey and Rose Gold Minnie

For many more items from Lip Smacker products, visit www.lipsmacker.com.
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Learning Success Program {Review & Giveaway}

We've all struggled through school at some point and some of us probably paid for expensive tutoring or other ways to help succeed. I was recently introduced to Learning Success, an online learning program that could help your child by using simple strategies to solve problems. This is useful for children who are generally having difficulty in school.

The program is designed to help children with various learning difficulties or ensure that children without difficulties are developing all of the underlying learning skills up to their utmost potential.

The program also include learning disability testing for children who are showing symptoms of dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder, or other specific learning disabilities.

This program is great for parents who want to do fun activities with their children that ensure that the child is getting all of the developmental bases covered. In today's world this is important because children are spending less and less time on the developmental activities which ensure future learning.

Check out their blog for new updates: www.learningsuccessblog.com

MY THOUGHTS: I had tried some of the activities provided in this program with my son. Since this is completely new to us, we had a bit of confusion at first how to get started. The visuals (through videos) really helped. My son often has trouble focussing on his assignments at school. It is still early to tell how he is doing. So far I haven't had complaints from him or from his teachers about his class assignments. What we've been doing at home (from one of the advices through the free online screener is to have him listen to audio books and it helps him stay focussed a little bit better.

What I've learned is to accept the child has a learning challenge and focus on what can be done, instead of the negative.


Thanks to Learning Success, they are sponsoring a giveaway to ONE lucky reader a membership to access the Learning Success Program.

Contest is open worldwide, 18+ (ends January 5th, 2018 at 12:00am PST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. The winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

What's included in the Membership:
- Lessons added monthly for 12 months
- Customer forums for getting help from our staff, other parents, and general discussions on the subject of childhood development and learning
- Emails mailed daily. These emails contain further instructions for the lessons and are designed to keep you on track

Private Facebook group:
- currently in the process of adding new bonuses. These are in production and will be added in the coming weeks. They HAVE NOT been announced publicly.

New Bonuses (coming soon):
1. Advanced proprioceptive exercises. Designed to develop high levels of coordination and proprioception
2. At-home auditory processing program.
3. At-home visual processing program
4. Gross motor skills activities
5. Cross lateral brain balancing activities
6. At-home primal reflex integration program
7. Secret bonus #1 (You might like this for yourself)
8. Secret bonus #2

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary membership of the program for my review in this post. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

{First Look} Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. “Avengers: Infinity War” releases in theatres on May 4, 2018.

Website: http://www.marvel.com/avengers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarvelCanada/
Twitter: @MarvelEntCA

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

TRENDY PRO Talking Socks Giveaway

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE GIVEAWAY - Trendy Pro Talking Socks Giveaway

Welcome to the TRENDY PRO Talking Socks Giveaway!

THE BEST SOCKS are those that fit the need of the day whether it's to stand out, bring a smile or tell someone to bring Wine, Coffee or Chocolate. Socks can even tell whether you are feeling Naughty or Nice. This would make a very special Couple's Anniversary Gift or a nice Surprise for HER on any occasion. Socks can also tell Santa to relax, keep the gifts and bring wine instead. Why not when being naughty is so worth it?

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products. Host that put together this giveaway is Sweet Southern Savings

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

A Girl Rocks Life ~ A Rain Of Thought ~ All About My Deals ~ Bargnhtress ~ Deliciously Savvy ~ Easter Babe's Theory ~ Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views ~ Freebies Deals & Steals ~ Here We Go Again Ready ~ Java John Z's ~ Jerri1962sBlog ~ Lisa-Queen of Random ~ Living Simply ~ Michigan Saving and More ~ Missy's Views and Savings Clues ~ My Silly Little Gang ~ mom are we there yet ~ MyStyleSpot ~ Peyton's Momma ~ RedHeaded Patti ~ SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways ~ Simply Sherryl ~ Sweet Southern Savings ~ Tales From A Southern Mom ~ The Homespun Chics ~ Welcome To My Kitchen

Thank You, To All The Awesome Promoting Bloggers








TRENDY PRO TALKING SOCKS - WINEspiration 2-PACK____________________________________________________________


See the review of this prize on Sweet Southern Savings HERE.


FOUR (4) lucky winners will each ramdomly receive one of the packs mentioned above. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, 18+. Giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) December 13, 2017. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Enter below and Good Luck!

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TRENDY PRO Talking Socks Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Disclosure: Bloggers in this giveaway were not compensated and are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Gifts For Him: Martial Vivot’s Hair Products & Tools

We have a wonderful gift idea for the man in your life for this holiday season. Check out Martial Vivot’s line of hair products & tools. The full line includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Gel, Creme, Paste, Beard & Face Oil, and Beard Brush (which is perfect for dads, husbands and boyfriends). Best part of all is that the whole line is perfect for both men AND women — if your guy is willing to share! In case you haven't heard the most exciting news yet... the line is officially available on Sephora Canada's website (here).

The Martial Vivot grooming line is completely eco-friendly and formulated with all-natural, organic, plant-derived ingredients — including organic aloe vera base to hydrate and condition, pure plant oils of cannabis, organ and jojoba to restore and replenish, quinoa and bamboo amino acids to strengthen and repair, and pure essential oils of frankincense, rose geranium and bergamot to revitalize and balance.

 Martial Vivot’s Hair Products & Tools
 Martial Vivot’s Hair Products & Tools

Martial Vivot Shampoo - An energizing shampoo that balances sebum, promotes healthy hair growth, and densifies the hair. ($48 Cdn; 7.3 oz/ 215 mL)

Martial Vivot Conditioner - A nourishing and hydrating conditioner that densifies and strengthens the hair, while promoting healthy hair growth. ($50 Cdn; 7.3 oz/ 215 mL)

Martial Vivot Paste - Good for various hairtypes whether it is straight, wavy, curly, coiled, or tightly coiled. This hair paste adds body, volume, and hold without being stiff. ($38 Cdn; 2 oz/ 57 g)

Martial Vivot Beard & Face Oil - A beard and face oil that conditions and moisturizes, promotes healthy beard growth, improves shine and manageability, and protects and smooths. ($55 Cdn; 1 oz/ 30 mL)

Martial Vivot Crème - A styling crème that nourishes the hair while improving manageability. ($35 Cdn; 4.2 oz/ 125 mL)

Martial Vivot Gel - A non-drying styling gel that promotes healthy hair. This luxurious gel provides maximum hold to maintain style, adds sheen, nourishes, and moisturizes. It promotes healthy hair growth and inhibits graying. ($35 Cdn; 4.2 oz/ 125 mL)

Martial Vivot Natural Bristle Beard Brush - A beard brush handmade from natural bristle and wood that is designed to groom the beard without scratching the face. ($35 Cdn)

The Martial Vivot Grooming Line for Hair is an essential grooming tool for the modern, sophisticated, successful gentleman of today.

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