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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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Have You Found YOUR Red Lipstick for Fall?

All over the fashion and beauty blogosphere, it rings out...
this year, fall is all about
Some of my purple for Fall!
 Just as with spring, "they" have chosen to put forth colors I can embrace.
Had "they" chosen chartreuse...well, I don't think so.
But red...and purple? Oh yeah. I can so-go-there!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dinner Done Easy! Progresso Prize Pack Giveaway

I like to cook. I do NOT like to plan meals.
I feel like it's a constant battle of trying to figure out:
  • what's not too expensive
  • what will not take too much effort to prepare
  • what have we not eaten a million times already
  • what's lower carb/fits our way of eating
  • what will not take too much time to prepare
  • what will taste great
ALL at the same time?????
I'm excited that Progresso has created "Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce" because it helps out with this.
As I started to make my weekly menu and grocery list, I chose 2 recipes that incorporate Progresso Recipe Starters. Well, at least that was 2 of 7 meals done!
One recipe I chose was from the recipe booklet they sent me in my review package (you have the chance to win your own, BTW).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Reality Foundation with Anti-Oxidants, Not So Great?

My latest Total Beauty Collection arrived recently and in it was a deluxe sample of Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation (Skintone 3).
I was excited to try out this foundation that (according to their website, alisonraffaele.com):

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sam's Club Gift Card Winner!

A big congratulations to
Ashley J

Her "Easy entry for all Sam's Club fans on Facebook" entry was the randomly chosen winner.

A big "Thank You" to MyBlogSpark, Sam's Club and General Mills for supplying this wonderful prize package.

If you didn't win, no worries...
there's always another giveaway just around the corner
here at The Real Mom Review.

Next up: Progresso Recipe Starters Giveaway!

I know I get tired of trying to figure out "What's for Dinner?"! Do you?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

$22.50 Lip Balm? Is Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Worth It?

A couple of months back I stopped in at Sephora for my Beauty Insider Birthday Perk. I was totally excited to get this year's perk, a duo of mini Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments.
One is Rose (a lovely pink tinted shade), and the other is sans color...just plain, clear lip treatment (balm).
The Pros: