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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.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Skinny Jane Weight Loss & Nutrition for Women, plus Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you want to jump start your weight loss, Skinny Jane may be what you're looking for. I'm not big into shakes and specialty "diet" items...I eat low carb and most of what I eat is "whole foods", things I prepare myself from scratch. But, I do recognize that many people need "help" dieting, especially in the beginning, when they're trying to adjust.
Maybe they don't have time to fix a healthy breakfast. Or maybe you are on the go and prefer to drink a quick breakfast drink. Sometimes you just have to do what works, even if it is just for a little while. I realize this. As long as it isn't sugar-laden, I'm game to at least try it out.
So Skinny Jane sent me 4 flavors of their shakes to sample: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate and Banana. They also sent me their "Burn" and "Cleanse" pills.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

CoverGirl Bombshell Line Review & $100 Walmart GC Giveaway

Have you tried the new COVERGIRL Bombshell line?
They offer:
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast™ Mascara
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow by LashBlast
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Have you tried spaghetti squash?
It's kind of sweet in flavor (like sweet potatoes) when left plain, but when added to other savory foods, it takes on a savory quality.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Comparing Beauty Box Subscriptions: Glossybox, Ipsy & Birchbox

I love Beauty Box subscriptions.
Since I am a Beauty Product Junkie, it's the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Every month I get the joy of being surprised with some new, unique products that are typically right up my alley.

Granted, there are also quite a few "flops", but for me, the good generally far outweighs the bad.
First, here's a breakdown:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Runner's Mace Review...or "How I protect myself from aggressive dogs & evil people"

One of the things I encountered early on in my habit of running several times a week?
Aggressive dogs.
I live rural, which I mostly love, but for some reason, many people who live rurally don't understand that even in the county there IS a Leash Law.
They also seem to not realize that dogs are naturally territorial and protective. Hence, when someone (kid, adult, whomever) is walking or running on the public roadway, that dog is going to go nuts.
Sometimes they try to chase, growl, bite and attack pedestrians.
The answer I got when I asked veteran runners what I should do? Get runner's mace.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Flashes ($23) vs. Ulta Legendary Lengths ($10 or less)

I'm a fan of Ulta's inexpensive
Legendary Lengths Mascara.
I've reviewed it before against an expensive mascara:
This time, I'm putting it up against Tarte's Lights, Camera, Flashes.