Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flat Top Mineral Makeup Brush #Review

Hey everyone! I recently got a cool product to review for you. I would like to tell you some more about it. It is the Flat Top Mineral Makeup Brush and it is from the company: Bellizima Rose.

Here is some product info:

  • Premium Flat Top Makeup Brush Helps You Master Your Makeup Technique And Lets You Flawlessly Apply Loose Or Pressed Mineral Powders. The Flat Top Shape Allows For A Full, Even Coverage During Each And Every Application.
  • The Best Makeup Brush You Can Use This Summer To Apply Mineral Makeup And Get That Light, Beautiful, Airbrushed, Natural Look.
  • When Used To Apply Your Mineral Makeup Our Flat Top Brush Does An Amazing Job Concealing The Appearance Of Fine Lines And Wrinkles, Blotchiness, And Improves The Appearance Of The Skin.
  • Super Dense, High Quality, Soft As A Baby's Bum Bristles, Will Not Shed As You Apply Your Makeup. Unique Design Picks Up Stronger Amounts Of Mineral Powder, Avoiding Fallout And Giving Your Powder Longer Life.

My Take on the product 

I received the brush a couple of weeks ago. And was all set to test this out. But, like with a lot of products I get - especially ones that have to do with makeup - my daughter took it over! Lol.

But believe it or not - as a teenager who loves makeup - she actually knows a lot about makeup and applying makeup. So I asked her what she thinks about the makeup brush.

She said the flat top brush was  - number one really soft! It is gentle on your face and will not scratch your face like some other brushes.

It also is very wide and is great for applying powder to your whole face - she said. Also the flat top shape gives you even coverage. 

My daughter and I really recommend this makeup brush to you. It is great for all your loose and mineral powder makeup applications!

You can: 

Purchase the:
Flat Top Mineral Makeup Brush on

Disclosure: I received above product for free for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Easy Ideas for Organizing your Craft Clutter

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Enjoying arts and crafts projects in your home is a great way to relax, spend time with family, or create meaningful gifts for loved ones. Unfortunately, we all know that clutter can quickly accumulate. If left uncontrolled, this could quickly overwhelm entire rooms of the home and ruin your crafting fun. Here are a few tricks for keeping your clutter under control.  

Use Paper Towel Holders

Storing ribbons and tape rolls on empty paper towel holders not only frees up drawer and counter space, but makes your supplies easier to see and access. No need to spend time re-rolling all those slippery ribbon rolls.

Ribbon Scraps on Notecards

Have extra ribbon without a spool or scraps from other projects?  Use cardstock or notecards by simply wrapping the ribbon around the cards and securing with a pin or piece of tape.  Store the cards in a drawer where you can see all the types and colors at a glance. It’s an easy way to tell your grosgrain ribbon from your offrays, and so on!

Color-coded Pegboards

Make a grid pattern (or whatever shapes work best for you) on a pegboard using electrical tape. Put newspaper underneat the board and color your shapes with acrylic paint. For extra points, draw the outline of each craft tool that will be hanging with black marker. Hang up your board and enjoy uncluttered organization!

Glitter Salt & Pepper Shaker

Find clear salt and pepper shakers of all sizes at your local dollar stores, thrift stores, or flea markets.  Fill them with your favorite glitters, and you have an attractive and easy way to store a craft favorite.

Mason Jar Storage

For supplies that can’t seem to find a home, use Mason jars.  Simply cover the lids in chalkboard paint and label with whatever baubles you have, e.g., rubber bands, beads, even googly eyes!  Store the jars in a small basket and use the tops to find what you need.

Odds & Ends in Muffin Tins and Ice Trays

For smaller bits in smaller amounts, use a simple ice tray or muffin tin. You can find them at inexpensive discount stores. Stack them in a cabinet for a painfree way to keep track of those pesky odds and ends.

Next time you find yourself sitting in a crowded craft room, just look around and get creative! The solution to your clutter could be closer than you think.

This article comes from The Ribbon Retreat, an online store who specializes in fabric and ribbon products for homemade projects.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Family Time at Virginia Beach

If you recall, I mentioned recently that my sister came to visit. She was here for a week. And one of the things we did was go to Virginia Beach. (Except my son didn't come)

(Sheryl, Amanda, me)

If you take a consecutive row of pics now +Google+  will make a motion GIF:

(sis, daughter, me)

My husband and I:


We had a fun day at the beach. The waves there are a little rough. My husband is the only one who braved it past his knees.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hi guys, I want to tell you more about Beamly. In the hopes that I can convince you to join me on the site/app. Ha-ha just kidding no pressure. But you may be interested in some of this information.

Beamly is the social and content network for TV.

Beamly brings together cutting-edge technology and the creative energy of stars, programme-makers, superfans and journalists to create the ultimate destination for TV lovers.

It's fun. It's addictive. And best of all, it's totally free on iOS, Android and the web.

And Beamly just got even easier to use with a new look. Even though I have the android app. I like to use Beamly more right on the web using my laptop. Now there's a new personalized feed, discover, games and new guide. Before I couldn't see some of the things on the web like my notifications but now I can. And the feed looks a lot better. I can see if someone comments on my posts now right on my feed.

Speaking of quizzes - there are some new fun quizzes now on Beamly. There is a games section. My son and I were having fun this morning testing our knowledge on some TV quizzes. We thought we knew Friends but we didn't do so well on that one. Above is the pic I got after I only got 4 out of 12 right!  There was also a Grey's Anatomy quiz I thought I would do good on but didn't! LOL

So I have told you a lot of different things about Beamly in the past few months and I hope that you will join it too!

Beamly is THE 24/7 social and content network for TV and TV fans. Join me today in TV conversations and get the latest juice and gossip about your favorite shows!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beamly. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent #Review

I received a product called Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent to review. This is a unique product and I would like to tell you some more information about it.

Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry detergent is made by the company Green Virgin Products.


my review:

Contrary to my previously stating I don't post much in the month of July, here is a new review - ha-ha.

I have been testing out this product for about 2 weeks or more - and I really like it. I just squirt 1-3 pump fulls into washer. According to the directions - 2 pumps per average load for HE washer. 3 for top loader or for large or dirty loads use more.

I have been averaging about 3 pumps per load. Because I usually do a full load at a time.

This is extracted from a soap called saponin - which is all natural. It is combined with water to make it 100% non-toxic.

Also cool info - one 8oz bottle will do approx 120 loads - which can really save you money. It is also great for the environment :)

This will leave your clothes really clean and also soft - and you don't even have to use fabric softener with it either. I noticed my towels were really soft after using this.

I would recommend you trying out this product

Visit Green Virgin Products for more info & purchasing.

retails at $18.95 - but consider a 50 oz bottle of Tide retails for around the same price and only does 32 loads of laundry and has a lot of chemicals and not environmentally friendly.

Check Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent out today!

Disclosure: I received above product for free for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Fountain of Youth: Three Ways to Look and Feel Younger

When we reach a certain age, a bit of extra effort may be required to look and feel young. With the overwhelming amount of products available claiming to be the fountain of youth, it’s difficult to know what products you actually need, and which ones will work for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Many products may also make it look like you’re striving too hard to look younger and make you appear unnatural. When striving to look younger, it’s important to pay attention to a few foundational aspects of your appearance: your teeth, your skin, and your hair. Accept that you are growing older and that you’re beautiful at any age. Use products to enhance your natural beauty and give you a fresh, younger glow.
Your Smile
Years of coffee, wine, and age can have a harsh effect on your teeth. Many individuals have young-looking skin but feel self-conscious about their smiles, because of the stains age has applied. Cosmetic dentistry is a great solution if you’re self-conscious about your teeth. It’s a new term for ages-old procedures that have been benefiting individuals for generations. From dental implants and crowns to teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry may be a great solution for you to refresh your look and help you regain a sense of confidence in your effortless smile.
You can click here to read more about cosmetic dentistry and how it might benefit your everyday life.
Your Skin
Many women have reported that once they reach their thirties, their old skincare regimen no longer works. Skin is more resilient in your teens and twenties, and harsh products have less effect than they do when you reach your thirties. It’s often best to switch to gentler skincare products that don’t dry out the skin and won’t clog pores, especially because adult-onset acne is common among women in their thirties and forties. It may be time to start budgeting for a monthly trip to the dermatologist or to an aesthetician, who can recommend consistent treatments to keep your skin cells regenerating and give your skin a beautiful, youthful glow. Exercise will also help your skin glow and give you more energy throughout the day, as well as providing a myriad of other wonderful health benefits.
Your Hair

As we grow older, hair thins, becomes more brittle, loses luster, and often changes color. Increasingly, aging individuals choose not to color their hair to cover grey, which can be a beautiful choice, allowing one to age gracefully. Many products are available to help thicken and add body to limp hair, and deep conditioning treatments and serums can help add a shiny, youthful appearance to hair that is diminishing in shine. Often shorter hair cuts work better for thinning hair, because the weight of the ends of your hair won’t weigh the roots down. If you do decide to color your hair, consult a professional colorist to get a natural color that enhances skin tone.

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Big 18!

Last week was a major milestone! My first born turned 18! OMG I feel old!

For breakfast we went to Waffle House - this is a southern waffle place. We have lived here for 3 years and it was actually the first time going there.

It was really good 

Then later we had dinner at home and a homemade
blueberry birthday pie

then he got some birthday money and gift cards
We also gave him, since he turned 18 all the Savings Bonds he has gotten since he was born from everyone.
He maybe able to use some for College - because good news - He got accepted yesterday to
Richard Bland College!

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