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A real mom of 4 reviewing various products & services with honesty & integrity. From natural beauty products to household items to groceries - the truth - so you can save dollars, time & sanity. No flames, no games, just a real mom reviewing.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

ChicWrap Giveaway Winner!

I'm happy to announce that
was selected by Rafflecopter as the winner in the
ChicWrap giveaway.

Yay Jennifer! I hope you love your ChicWrap as much as I do mine.
For all of you who didn't win, please do yourself a favor and order your own ChicWrap.
You will be glad you did.
There are 6 different designs to choose from, so go HERE and order today!
Thanks to everyone who entered.

Hang tight...we will have another giveaway VERY soon.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Easy Summer Face: Stila & Stainiac

For lots of us, summer means looking less made-up. We want to streamline our beauty routine, and we don't mind looking a bit more natural, even if we're not ready to go completely bare.
Just in time for my extended summer vacation in South Florida, I got several of my subscription beauty boxes. While they were all awesome, I'm going to focus on just one of those boxes for this post because it really helped me nicely achieve that less made-up look. My Birchbox contained several deluxe samples I was VERY excited to try out.
Photo: Birchbox
It had quite a few good things, but I was most excited to try:

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac


stila one step bronze

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Avoid this Peanut Butter! Yuck!

Many of you know that I eat low-carb and have for over 2 years now.
I lost from a size 13/14 at my highest to a size 7/8, which I've maintained for over a year and a half.
It's the way I eat now...and forever.
If you want to know more about the way I eat, check THIS POST for more info.
When I recently found this jar of peanut butter on the shelf at my local WalMart, I was excited.
Walden Farms Whipped Peanut Spread

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ChicWrap: Plastic Wrap Made GREAT. Seriously. Giveaway!

Would you let your younger kid tear off some plastic wrap?

Me neither. Those vicious serrated metal strips have claimed far too many victims.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mascaras: DiorShow Extase Mascara vs. Ulta Lengendary Lengths

After a forced blogging break due to bad internet connection, I'm finally back on the world wide web! Thank you AT&T for fixing the lines in the RV park and getting me connected again ;)

Recently I received Dior's DiorShow Extase Mascara in my May "Gossip Girl" Edition Birchbox.

I was really excited to get this sample because several readers have commented that it is their fave and worth the extra dough.
I decided to compare it to my new Ulta Legendary Lengths Mascara I picked up on super-sale at Ulta.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Suave Giveaway Winner!

I'm happy to announce the winner for the Suave Professionals Hair Products Gift Basket Giveaway, which was provided by Suave:

Margaret E. S.

Margaret has been contacted and has responded back, so she is our winner.
Her G +1 this post entry option was the randomly selected entry via Rafflecopter.
Congrats Margaret!
And thank you to everyone who participated.
I have another giveaway I will start very soon, so stick around ya'll!
Maybe YOU will be next.

Disclosure: I received a basket of products to review and was provided a basket of products to giveaway from Suave. Even so, my opinions are always my own and represent my honest assessment of the products provided.