Sunday, June 30, 2013

Operation Christmas Card

I Just wanted to share this information for you from Operation Christmas Card that is such a good cause:
The New England Dream Center, home of Operation Christmas Cards is holding its first ever 5K and as a part of that we are holding a special Virtual 5K to benefit OCC and Valiant Veterans.

We encourage you join us and run the race virtually where ever you may be. You will get a shirt and a bib, but most importantly we would love for you to help us fund raise and give us the ability to grow OCC and offer more to our troops.

So help us and fund raise your way to some pretty sweet prizes in time for the holidays. You want a 42" SMART TV? Just raise $2500 from friends, family and co workers and its yours! Simple as that!

Prizes for raising the following amounts (one prize per person):Virtual Participants are eligible to earn the same prizes!!**To recieve your prize day of event, funds must be raised by 10/26/2013.
$2500-Smart TV or 16GB iPad Mini
$1500- iPod Touch
$550- iPod Nano
$175- iPod Shuffle

Just follow this link to start fund raising your way to these prizes

To register for the virtual 5K follow this link

We are looking forward to another amazing season with all of you. You have been patiently and anxiously awaiting for us to have the capabilities to do more than just cards and we are finally there!! Help us bring it home by loving our troops to life!

Thank you for supporting our troops!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Justice Retractable YoYo Lipgloss Review & Giveaway

If you have a young girl you have probably been to a Justice store if you have not been to one with your little girl you are missing out on some great clothing and accessories. They have just come out with a new Limited Edition Retractable Lip gloss from Yo-Yo Lip gloss with either a piece sign or an initial made with high sparkling glitter which can only be found at Justice stores .  I got one with my initial on it an M as my name is Melissa and the flavor of Bubble Gum they also have Cotton Candy and Grape. I really like these as I am never going to lose my lip gloss again as it has a clip and retractable. To learn more visit  .Would you like to win one? Enter below!

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.
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Marj's Naturals Review

Started by Marj who grew up on the islands and now a registered nurse and make up artist in California Marj’s Naturals was formed. I was able to review a few of her hand made soaps one was Strawberries & Cream and the other 2 were Very Berry these soaps are made with the finest essential oils and are also antioxidant rich vegetable based ingredients which are to nourish, moisturize, heal, hydrate, rejuvenate and condition the skin.
The Very Berry also has Grape Seed Butter a which helps fight free radical damage and prevents premature aging, ultraviolet damage . Lavender essential oil which acts as an disinfected and enhances blood circulation.  Lemon essential oil astringent and antibacterial. I love the smell and strong but not over powering and when I washed my hands with it it is not strong on the skin. 
Strawberries & Cream made with real Strawberry Fruit Extract which are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids also vitamins & minerals  . Strawberries naturally contain Salicylic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids which are perfect for exfoliation and treating acne. The astringent property of Rose Oil has many benefits such as lifting and toning skin to prevent wrinkles. That also smells good and just the right amount of scents. To learn more visit and .
They also have skin care products, lip balms and so much more. 

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Guardian By Beverly Lewis

I recently received from Bethany House Publishing the Guardian by Beverly Lewis, if you have never read her books she writes a lot of Amish stories this book is part of  Home to Hickory Hollow Series. This finds widow Maryanna Esh on the way home from a gathering that raised money for children with genetic disorders she does not realized what happen to little Sarah Esh whom is 4 years old on the way home as she was on the carriage and then next moment she was not. Maryanna gets home and becomes frantic searching for her daughter and enlisting the help of other Mennonite men to search for her. Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house sit for a friend and one day when she is out jogging she noticed a little girl who only speaks Dutch and takes her home and gives her a bath and finds her clothes to wear as hers where dirty and disheveled. She calls the people she was house sitting for and they told her to go to Hickory Hollow with this in mind she does and little Sarah directs her to her home where she meets the Esh family and was received warmly and got invited to stay for dinner and learn more about the Amish lifestyle which is fascinating to Jodi. I really enjoyed this book and you can learn more about it by visiting

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Something Blue Voxbox from Influenster

I recently was able to review a new VoxBox from Influenster and it is called Something Blue. I was unsure what that meant but had an idea that it was wedding related as it is that season.
Luster NOW! Instant Teeth Whitening Toothpaste (retail$7.99) Bluverite technology creates the optical effect of instant teeth whitening that lasts for hours.
Q-Tips Precision Tips (retails $2.59-3.35) made with 100% pure cotton these Q-Tips are perfect for touching up concealer, eyeliner and eye shadow.
Dr. Scholls For The Ball Of Her Foot Cushion (retails$6.99) these were engineered to prevent foot ball pain in any women’s shoe so you do not have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. It absorbs shock and cushions the foot and being slim your foot will not slide forward and crunch your toes.
Urgent RX Fast Powder (retails$1.39) the powder is small like a credit card to fit safely in your pocket and can be taken without water and works fast to relief pain.

MyTrio Rings a wedding would not be complete with the perfect wedding band or engagement ring; MyTrio Rings sells a wide variety of bands and are very inexpensive.

Kiss ever EZlashes: (retails$4.98 for a duo pack) these include a Kiss applicator allowing a perfect application every time. Can be used for everyday wear or  any event or occasion.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Borax Review & Coupon Giveaway

I recently was able to review 20 Mule Team Borax as part of being a Purex Insider. Have you ever used Borax? It whitens clothing and gets stains out and 99% Natural. Did you know you can make homemade detergent with Borax and a few other ingredients? I saw this last year on a blog and thought I would love to make this one day but my biggest concern is blowing myself up! I have tried this on my whites as they are looking dull and I wanted to brighten them up and I have got to say it works and I am so happy  J . Back in the early times it was said to be a magical crystal that was used to aid digestion, keep milk sweet and even cure epilepsy. To learn more visit  let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment below.
Disclaimer: I was in in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Win a Elila Plus Sized Bra !

Free Draw - Plus Size Lingerie - #2 of 6 Giveaways - Free Purple Bra Free Giveaway of the gorgeous Elila Plus Size Purple Bra from Value $56.00 with shipping included.

Elila makes beautiful plus size bras that actually come in pretty colors. What a novel idea!!

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BLACK, IVORY, RED and PLUM - I call it purple.
A great size range from 34D thru 46H.

This is an elegant bra for full figured women. It has a unique 3 panel design for full coverage, classic fit and a natural shaping. It has all the requirements of a good full size bra yet it has the feminine look and pretty details. It's a winner!

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Draw Date: June 26th, 2013

Sun Protection Zone Review

Started in 2005 Sun Protection Zone was established and sells 100% UVA and UVB clothing. I was recently given the opportunity to review this company and I choose a Duckskinz Jacket Size XXL as I am a full figured girl and I have got to say this fits very well and stretch in those tight spots such as my belly area and I like the way it looks and fits. I wore this most of the day recently where it was cloudy and was a little cool and it kept me comfortable and here are some great features about Duckskinz it is treated with moisture guard made to resist water so when it comes in contact with moisture it rolls right off it, SPF 100 and UPF 50, light weight, cool, quick drying, durable full length zipper, high collar to protect neck and so much more. To learn more visit . Besides what I got they have girls, boys and men’s clothing. I never thought you needed clothing to protect you when out in the sun as I thought you could never get sun burnt through clothing and now I know you can. This is great for wind surfing, kayaking, walking and any other outdoor activities . Here is a coupon code to save 20% off at Sun Protection Zone BLOG20OFF your order

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 Most Beautiful Eyes Contest

Does your child have the most beautiful eyes? If so why don’t you enter them in the 2013 Most Beautiful Eyes Contest sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, Real Kids Shades, Marchon Eyewear, Eagle Eyes Optics and Walters Golf for ages 0-17? The winner will receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship from Marchon Eyewear and enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on November 8, 2013 where you will receive the official scholarship.  You can enter from June 24, 2013 to July 31, 2013 at their Facebook page at . Each State will have one winner which will receive Real kids Shades and a book called “Jacobs Eye Patch “By Beth Kobliner Shaw and during August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013 the public will vote for who they want to win and the judges will also be a panel of celebrities actress Barbara Eden, ORA-TV’s Larry King, Fox NFL Sunday Host Curt Menefee , author Beth Kobliner Shaw. Remember everyone needs to wear shades to protect their eyes from the brightness as you do not to go blind do you? I feel losing your sight is one of the worse things in the world out of all things as you could never enjoy the beauty and in darkness all the time do you agree?

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Blanket My Baby Review

I was recently able to review Angel Deer Blue Camo Puppy (retails$13) and when it arrived I was surprised how small it was as online my perception of it was that it was a full sized blanket with a puppy head but actually being the size it was is the perfect size for a little boy to hold and cuddle as this soft super light cashmere and it unrolls to show more of the security blanket and if you want it monogrammed this is where it would be easily seen, I decided on no monogram for mine. Blanket My Baby has a huge selection of baby blankets from Animal, Full Sized Monogrammed, Organic, Pillows, Sleep Sacks and so much more visit to learn more.
My Opinion: It is cute, soft and cuddly and the price for this is very reasonable.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Hartz Review

I am sure you all know Hartz they carry all your Dog, Cat, Bird, Bunny and Reptile needs. I was so glad I was able to review a variety of there products such as Hearty Stuffers Chew & Treat Combo, Oinkies Smoke Flavor, Tuff Stuff Flyer, Dentist Bests Chewy Treat, Hot Spot Medication, Millet Spray and Bird Toy for Medium Birds. My bird loves his Millet Spray and it was fresh looking also his toy. My dog loved all his toys and treats. The Hot Spot medication also helped sooth him as he suffers from them with his sensitive collie skin poor guy. Besides what I got they have Corn Cob Bedding, Reptile Sticks, Cat treats and so on. Also if you want more information on all pets you can find that on the website also it is very interesting to read to learn more visit . Do you want a pet id In case they should wander off you can get one at
 Just pay $3.35 for shipping and Handling. 
 Started in 1926 By Max Stern who was from Germany and penniless a childhood friend did borrow money and could only pay back  with 5,000  singing canaries which he accepted and sold in New York City by taken a boat to the US and not knowing an English sold them to John Wannamaker Department Stores .Then each time returning selling them to Sears Roebuck, Macys then in 1932 expanded to bird Food and the rest took off from there. 

my Shelby loves his millet spray 

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Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Music Monday Guns N Roses

Guns N Roses is one of those bands i listened to a lot my teen years . Enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Radz Gone Wild Review

Have you heard ?Radz has Gone Wild with 4 new candy dispenser/toy /tech all in one with Scratch the Tiger, Bandit the Zebra, Spanky the Monkey and Squeak the Penguin. I was able to review Bandit the Zebra and Scratch the Tiger I really like this Radz product as it is easy to fill with the candy in the flavors Orange Burst, Apple Smash. Strawberry Splash and Radzberry Crush; just twist the head and the candy goes right in there.   You now may be asking how I get the candy out to eat? All you do is push your Radz hair back and the candy comes out of its mouth. And Radz includes a code which you can redeem online to unlock games, videos and more!  To learn more visit . Radz is holding a contest right now on their website which you need to enter by August 31, 2013 and all you do is take a picture of your Radz in a cool place anywhere you would like then just submit it. Radz comes in a wide variety of dispensers such as Sports Crazy, Gone Huntin’, Barnyard, Easter, Valentine’s Day, winter, Series One which are limited editions, Collegiate and so much more. And you can also buy refillable candies which can include mystery glasses and so much more. If you are a store owner and want to start carrying this product contact the website and order them today I think these will be a huge hit as they are already starting to.

Disclaimer:  I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

24/7 Frenzy Review & Giveaway $50 E-Card

I know we are all looking for fashion deals in these economic times and I stumbled across one of these sites online called 24/7 Frenzy. They have a variety of clothing for ever size and shape including Plus Sizes as I am a plus sized girl. I got to review 2 of their tops and one is a Flutter Sleeve Sheer Scoop Neck with Layered Cami and the other is a Floral Sketch Top. The tops do run a little small in my opinion as the size I got would fit me normally so just be mindful of that when ordering but other than that the tops are nice and cute and I felt the Floral Sketch top is sheer and see through. Their clothing changes often so make sure to always look back and they sell shirts, skirts, dresses, bras and so much more.  Rather you are looking for some new summer clothes or maybe your daughter has prom coming up you could find a really cute dress for her. Check them out today at .Facebook:

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which could differ from yours.  

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Cheribundi Review and Giveaway

I recently was able to review Cheribundi and I was so excited when they arrived as I was wondering what they will taste like, will they be sour like some juices? Will they be so sugary you can’t even drink much of it? To my surprise it has the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness to satisfy my cravings. I received  a wide variety of flavors such as 2 Cherry Rooibos Tea, 2 Cherry Black Tea, 2 Cherry Green Tea, 1 Cherry Lemonade, 2 Cherry Cranberry Refresh, 1 Cherry Blueberry Refresh, 1 Cherry Raspberry Refresh and 1 Cherry Pomegranate Refresh. The other great thing about these drinks is they are low in fat and calories. Visit to learn more. Cheribundi got started when it was stumbled upon by regular people and the benefits of eating cherries such as ease back pain. You can also see where you can purchase Cheribundi in your state by going to find a retailer  I have one just 23 miles from where I live so I can go there to purchase it. So my overall opinion 5out of 5 stars as this is going to replace some of my usual drinks this summer.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

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Nailtiques Review

Nailtiques is based in Florida and makes a complete line of foot products.  I was able to review this company as my feet are so dry no matter what I use on them and recently I had some red dots on my feet which were a result of athlete’s foot and I put the Avocado Foot Crème on it and the next day it was cleared up overnight I have to say I was very impressed, the crème is made to deeply penetrate with a non greasy moisturizer that is rich in avocado oil. I also hate to admit on my left foot I suffer from some type of nail fungus or problem where my nails stay white and I am starting to lose some of my toe nails . I got to try Formula 2 which is for nails that are soft, peeling, split or just won’t grow as this has a unique blend of protein plus conditioners I am still seeing if I have any improvement as of right now not much so I will keep you posted. The nail looks better in color and with more application will be looking new in no time.
Besides what I got they Have Formula1, Formula 2 Plus, Color Lacquer w/ Protein, Base Wear, Top Shine, Cuticle& Skin Gel, Oil Therapy and so much more visit to see all there wonderful products and see what you can do to improve the look and health of your nails. 

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ellie California Dreams Line

Have you Heard that Ellie Has a new California Dreams Line with bright colors just in time for summer ! Check them out and if you want to order click the banner below

They have such great deals on Workout clothing

TV Store Online Review

I do not know about you but I am a big TV fan and I have my favorite shows that I watch every week such as NCIS, Hell’s Kitchen, 2 Broke Girls, Big Bang Theory, and more I am unable to think of right now. I found this great site online that sells clothing from some of my favorite shows called TV Store and I was able to review two great shirts which I ended up picking The Grateful Dead Europe 1972 and juniors My Little Pony Pinky Pie Free Hugs, I know with all the other choices out there why I picked those and honestly I liked My Little Pony as a kid. They also have Jem, Beavis and Butthead, Big Bang Theory, Rainbow Bright, Sons of Anarchy, Pawn Stars and so many more. Visit  and see all the wonderful shirts and costumes.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Hubert's Lemonade Review & Giveaway

The warmer weather is almost here and you know what that means? Lemonade! I like lemonade all year round but with the warmer weather you start seeing my commercials on TV for lemonade. I was able to review a great company called Hubert’s Lemonade which stared back in 1935 by Hubert Hansen. All being homemade makes these tastes truly amazing! I go the Half Black Tea and Half Lemonade also Limeade as those are two of my favorites. I have already tried them as yesterday was a really warm day I had them cold in the fridge but then added it to a cup of ice and the flavor was delicious and I did not taste any sour taste as sometimes lemonade can be and wished I had more as the bottle went so quick! Hubert’s Lemonade has a variety of flavors such as Honey, Mango, Original, Limeade, Cherry Limeade, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blackberry
Half and Half Black Tea, Half and Half Raspberry ,Half and Half Green Tea, Half and Half Peach. To learn more visit 

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Elegant Touch Review 2013 Collection

Elegant Touch is back with a variety of false nails and the number 1 in the United Kingdom for false nail brands. They have just launched a new line in the United States and available at Ulta and for over 30 years they have been on the forefront of fashion and beauty trends and styles with celebrity trendsetters such as Katy Perry and Rhianna.  I am always  on the look put for new beauty styles not so much as I know how to wear them but just to see what is out there I got the following to review:
Glitter Nails ($7.99) which is glitter base and chromatic glitter sprinkled with large multicolored glitter too. In the color Razzle Dazzle which is purple (one of my favorite colors) they also have Tickled Pink, Glitz n’ Glamour.
Polished Nails ($7.99) these are a  way to get long lasting color and have a perfect finish made with UV Gel technology it will have a long lasting wear as it will not chip also the top coat will not scratch and the color will not fade. I got the Smile Red then also have Ethereal Rose, Wisteria, Cherry Rose, Coral, Garnet, Acai Berry and Jet Black.
Trend Nails ($7.99) these nails that you press on are made with the UV Gel technology so again will last a long time and will get no scratches or chipping of the nails. I got the stylish Feather ones but they also have Pink Star, Lace, Rainbow Leopard, Pink Sky, Purple, Zebra and Pink Leopard.
Envy Wraps ($6.99) If you have never used Envy Wraps they are like having a sticker on your nails and have to put on just right to not have to long else they will stick on things to pick up. These are 3d with textures and they are quick to apply and no drying time. I got the Acid Graffiti and Dotty Silver they also have Tattoo Mix, Feather, Candy Sprinkles, Gone Wild, Nail Armour, Leopard, Dotty Hot pink, Magneta, Simmers, Caviar and Dotty Monochrome.
Nail Art (9.99) has glitter and stones to custom create your own designs.
Besides what I got they have Multi Nail Art and Nail Art bumper Kits, Classic French Manicure, Flawless French Manicure, Nail Polish Remover called Get’ em off , Brush on Nail Glue and Super Adhesive Tabs. To learn more visit and  . I love all the designs and colors and can see myself wearing the Envy Bling wraps the most as I can’t wear fake nails to work as it is a safety hazard  in the medical setting but maybe when I take a vacation I could wear them. I do not think I have the patience for the Nail Art kit but we shall see.
Twitter: @ ElegantTouchUSA

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Nadine West

  On my goodness Nadine West arrived again and inside this pink envelope were some awesome goodies to show you. If you have never heard of N...