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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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Boodle Box Giveaway! Plus Sneak Peek of the June 2014 Boodle Box

Okay, I love subbies!
(Also know as subscription services)
I love the joy of getting a little gift each month...the surprise, the discovery, the fun of opening something. Don't you remember how much you loved getting mail as a kid?
Well, just imagine how much fun it is for the little girl (or tween or teenage girl) in your life to get her own subbie!
My girls are so excited to preview the June Boodle Box

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Massive Beauty Giveaway...5 Sets of Prizes!

"Cleaning Out My Beauty Stash" Giveaway!
Sometimes, a Product Junkie just looks at all her stuff she's been saving up and says,
"That's enough! It has to go NOW!"
That's where I'm at.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Low Carb Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie more healthy? Yep!
One of my fave comfort foods, and I figured out how to make it low carb.
I like it, the hubby likes it, and the kiddos like it.
Hope you will try it and like it, too!
It has a few steps, but it isn't really hard.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

5 S's for a Successful Shorts Season

Here are 5 S's
to help you have a more successful
Spring & Summer Shorts Season:
1.) Shave Cream.
Affordable great shave cream for women
Shorts show skin. Best if it's not hairy skin!
I've tried lots of shaving creams, foams, gels, lotions, etc. We are all different, but I've found that I truly like shave lotions/creams best.
They provide close, comfortable shaves, while moisturizing the skin better than most of the others. I like EOS and Skintimate, but Skintimate edges out EOS thanks to the packaging (EOS, as a pump, will end up leaving you with a lot of cream at the bottom that won't pump out, while Skintimate, being upside-down and a squeeze-type, will completely empty out with no problems).
2.) Shaving Razor.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Boodle Box: A Subscription Service for Teens & Tweens

I love my subscription services!
I currently receive 3: Birchbox, Glossybox & Ipsy Glambag.
My girls, ages 6 & 9 love watching me open my subscriptions and have often said that they would like to get their own subscription, too.
Recently, while perusing Instagram, I saw just the thing to fit the need:
The Boodle Box!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CK One Mascara vs. CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara

If you're a regular reader, you know I'm obsessed with mascara.
I buy and try so many.
I've found some I really like (like Tarte's Lights, Camera, Flashes, reviewed HERE or Ulta's inexpensive Legendary Lengths, reviewed HERE ). Yet, I still keep buying and looking. Hence, "obsession".
The latest indulgence of my obsession involves another High-End vs. Drugstore comparison.
The competitors:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 2014 Glossybox Unboxing

My April Glossybox arrived today (yes, MAY 1st!).
At first I was a little bummed out when I opened it.
I just wasn't immediately thrilled with the collection.
However, after I started swatching & trying out the products, I had to upgrade my opinion.
bellapierre gloss, ciate polish, la splash primer, caldrea body wash, aqua spa body creme