Saturday, June 27, 2015

Color Glide Pro Giveaway- Ends 7/12/15

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Santa Fe Art Supply Artist Brush Set Review

Santa Fe Art Supply Brush Set
When I get stressed out, I usually need to take a break and do something I really enjoy. Doing some sort of craft or do it yourself project usually helps me to calm down and realize what is important. Painting is something that can take me out of the moment and allow me to relax. It is fun just to figure out what I want to paint and follow through with a piece of art.
These brushes by Santa Fe Art Supply are great! They are high quality and look very impressive. The wooden handles are elegant and well constructed. The bristles are just the right consistency and do not shed when used. As a bonus, they even include a new ergonomic short handle brush. The handle on this one is shaped to fit your hands and feels great at the same time! I would love a whole set of these.

Product Description:

  • 15 Hand Selected Professional Long Handle Polished Wood Artist Paintbrushes (12" length). 
  • Perfect for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache, & Face Paint. 
  • Fine Synthetic Hair Brushes (animal friendly). 
  • Smooth flowing with no streaking.
  • Portable Black Case has internal pop-up stand. Access your brushes with ease! 
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Replacement Warranty!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zakia's Morocco- Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask Powder Review

Over the past year or so, I have tried numerous clay and mud masks. They all are a little bit different. Some tingle when applied, some smell funny, some smell nice, and others are just right. I would say this one is perfect. It takes a little bit of practice to figure out the proper mixture ratio. I think it is easiest to start out with the powder and slowly add water until you get the consistency that you are looking for. While it may be a more tricky to use a powder mask mix, you definitely get a lot more for your money. You would be surprised by how little powder it takes to make enough for your face.
After mixing up the mask, I applied it to my face and allowed it to dry for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off. I did end up with a few red spots on my face, which was indicated in the instructions. Evidently, it is the Ghassoul thoroughly detoxifying your skin! After about 15 minutes the redness had faded and I was left with smooth, clear skin. I do like the results of this mask.

The instructions also included alternative uses for the clay mask. These included using it as a hair mask or even a complete body mask. I had never heard of using a clay mask in your hair. It helps to remove excess oils, treat split ends, and to improve the overall health of your scalp and hair. It would make sense that it helps remove built up oils, I may have to give it a try sometime!

One thing I really love about Zakia's Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask is that it is 100% natural. The only ingredient is Moroccan Lava Clay. If you are interested in purchasing, be sure to check out for more information. The Ghassoul Clay Mask Powder is available for purchase HERE.

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Total Tea- Gentle Detox Tea Review

I drink a cup of regular Lipton Black Tea nearly every morning, so when I had the opportunity to try Total Tea's Gentle Detox Tea, I thought I would branch out and give it a shot. I have a history of digestive problems, and would love to see if drinking tea could help ease my stomach.

I brewed my tea and added a bit of honey and milk. The taste is mild, with a slight citrus flavor, which I do enjoy. The box recommends drinking this tea before bed, however, I drank it in place of my morning tea. One thing's for certain- make sure that the first time you try this tea, you have a free day ahead of you. This tea does make you go to the bathroom and will alter your typical cycle. This is part of the detox process and I would say it works well! I also felt more relaxed on the days that I drank Total Tea.

Total Tea is made of 100% all natural ingredients:
  • ECHINACEA - stimulates the immune system to counter both bacterial and viral infections. Contains anti-inflammatory components
  • GYNOSTEMMA - acts as a scavenger in the stomach and intestines to eliminate waste and toxins from the body. Helps accelerate metabolism by adjusting blood sugar and reducing blood fat
  • PAPAYA - Contains papain and enzyme chemically related to "pepsin" which helps digest protein in the body and acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • PEPPERMINT - Soothes and comforts the stomach, promoting healthy digestion. Helps with the treatment of ulcer conditions of the bowel and intestine
  • CINNAMON - Used to combat microorganisms, diarrhea and other GI disorders, and has antioxidant properties
  • HIBISCUS - Used to treat constipation and inflammation
  • GINGER - Relieves indigestion, gas pains, irritation to the intestinal walls, diarrhea, and stomach cramping for the best slimming tea effect.
  • ROSE HIPS - Beneficial for constipation, infections and bladder problems. Excellent nutritional supplement and helps prevent cold
  • CHAMOMILE - Contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the digestive tract and help relieve pain, indigestion, acidity, gas, gastritis, bloating, colic, ulcers and other inflammatory conditions of the digestive system
  • SENNA - relieves constipation, increases peristalsis & soften stools for a gentle slim tea effect.
If you are interested in the benefits of Total Tea Gentle Detox Tea be sure to check out their Amazon listing to purchase a box for yourself!

Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

EnjoyingTea.Com Tea Sampler Giveaway - Ends 6/27/15


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This is the perfect tea sampler for people who want to try Enjoying Tea's top selling tea at an affordable price. This Tea Sampler includes 8 samples of their Top Selling teas. You will get between 0.75oz and 1.5oz per sample, depending on the leaf size of the tea. Each tea each will come in its own square tin canister, which will all be housed in a presentable, decorative box. This Sampler Set is perfect for gift giving. Tea varieties include:
  • Earl Grey Black Tea
  • English Breakfast Black Tea
  • Vanilla Chai
  • Jasmine Dragon Pearl, (Imperial Long Chu)
  • Dragon Well Green Tea, (Lung Ching)
  • Sencha, (Japanese Green Tea)
  • Organic Slimming Oolong Tea
  • Zhejiang Silver Needle, (Zhejiang Bai Hao Yinzhen)
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Vacation Fun & Family Saftey Giveaway! #VFFSGiveaway -Ends 6/26/15

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Matcha Organics- Organic Green Tea Matcha Review

What is Matcha?

Matcha is finely ground powder of specifically grown, harvested and processed green tea. In the 12th century, it was considered the staple ingredient included in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Tea which can be used during the traditional Japanese tea ceremony is referred to as ceremonial-grade matcha. This would mean that the matcha powder is good enough for tea ceremony. Matcha used in the preparation of foods for flavor and dying purposes, is referred to as culinary-grade matcha. There is no standard industry definition or requirements for either grade, so it can be hard to decipher them.

My Review:

While MatchaOrganics Matcha Green Tea Powder can be used to make green tea by simply mixing it with hot water, I prefered to use it in baking. I was not a huge fan of the powdery taste that the Matcha left behind in drinks, but when used in baking it tasted much better. It still tastes slightly like green tea, so you do have to be prepared for that! I was quite surprised by the number of Matcha recipes after a quick search on Pinterest and ended up making Ryan's Matcha Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Pecans from I substituted walnuts for the pecans. They turned out great!

What are the Health Benefits of Matcha?

  • Matcha is an all-natural metabolism booster that aids to burning fat up to 4X faster than average. It's best to drink Matcha 15 - 30 min before a workout to enhance fat burning.
  • Helps in lowering cholesterol- Drinking this USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, regularly, will aid in preventing heart disease by lowering the levels of LDL (Bad) cholesterol while raising the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. This 
  • MatchaOrganics Matcha Green Tea Powder is an excellent dieting supplement and natural detox for everyday nutrition.
  • Helps to increase Energy, aid in Memory and enhance Focus- Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder contains an Amino Acid called L-Theanine, which enhances all day energy, mental clarity and focus for up to 6 hours. 
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder is  a great substitute for coffee because it does not contain caffeine- so you will not get the jitters. This makes it an excellent choice for intense studying or high focus jobs.
  • Healthier than brewed green tea- USDA Organic Matcha green tea powder contains over 1300 antioxidants. This is 137X more antioxidants than traditionally brewed green tea. Traditional green tea is just brewed from the leaf, with matcha you are consuming the entire green tea leaf. This dramatically increases the amount of natural antioxidants and L-Theanine that is consumed.

Matcha Organics, Organic Green Tea Matcha is available for purchase on Amazon. It also comes with a great ebook that includes 100 top matcha recipes. They have been kind enough to offer a coupon code for 40% off to my readers! be sure to take advantage of this great deal now through June 30th with coupon code: 5SJLCMMW

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HIPMediaKits: Everything you Need to Create your Media Kit

Being relatively new to the blogging world, I have heard a lot about media kits, but wasn't sure exactly where to start. I knew that it was important to have one, but still wasn't sure what it was all about. That is where Hip Media Kits comes in. They have all the information you need to successfully customize your own media kit. Their premade templates are professional will make your website stand out against the crowd, and all within a reasonable price range.

What is a Media Kit?

A media kit highlights what your blog is all about and offers potential sponsors a glimpse into your media reach and content. Both sponsors and advertisers can use this page to quickly determine you can offer what they need. For instance- does your blog have the audience they are looking to sell to? Do you have experience working with similar brands and products? Do you have the media reach they would like?
With a media kit, the sponsor can see everything they need to by taking a look at one page. They don't need to waste their own time or yours by searching through your blog and social media pages.

What does offer?

Hip Media Kits has 5 different media kits available for purchase HERE. Each costs $24.99, or they have the option of purchasing all 5 at a discounted rate. In my opinion, this is a great deal! I had the opportunity to test out these kits, and they are simple and easy to work with. They are designed to be opened and edited using Microsoft Word. From there you can export as a PDF and save as an image if you would like.

My favorite template ended up being the Turner Media Kit. As a newer blogger, the one page layout fit my needs perfectly. The layouts come already completed with a sample of what type of information to include. Don't be alarmed if your stats are not anywhere near the samples- mine aren't even close! With time and persistence, eventually your blog social media followers will grow.

The sample information gives you some ideas for what to include if you aren't sure. I would also recommend taking a look at some of your favorite bloggers, or bloggers that write similar content as you, for some ideas to use on your own media kit.

I love that the templates are basically self-explanatory. You write over the text with your own, and directions to insert pictures are included right in the template. If you are not a fan of the colors, they can be easily altered using the tools in Microsoft Word. If you do have any problems working on your media kit, they all include a guide to help you with the process. Additionally, if you are not the most technologically inclined, you can pay an extra fee to have them edit the template for you.

If you have any questions about how HipMediaKits work, why you need one, or who to contact, check out their FAQ page HERE. Be sure to take a look at the media kit I created HERE.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of HIPMediaKits. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post does contain affiliate links.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Brave Beagle 100% Chicken Liver Gourmet Dog Treats Giveaway- Ends 6/20

Polkadotpink's Reviews & More is hosting a great giveaway for all your favorite puppies! Brave Beagle has been awesome enough to provide 12 of my readers with the chance to win a bag of Brave Beagle's own 100% Chicken Liver Gourmet Dog Treats! As you can see below, my golden retriever, Roxy, absolutely loved these treats!
A special thanks to the blogs helping to promote this giveaway- Rachel at My Life With ABC , Carla at Adventures of a Nurse , Paula at Paulams' Giveaways, Reviews, And Freebies, Pamela from MarksvilleandMe, Julie from Tales From a Southern Mom, and Jeanne from Animal Bliss! Make sure to show them some love! 

Be sure to also check out my full review HERE.

These gourmet treats are made completely of freeze dried chicken liver. There are no additives, filler, grains, preservatives or hidden ingredients, so there is nothing to be afraid of. I feel confident that my pup is getting something that is healthy for her and will not cause her any problems. They are made in the USA and are available exclusively for purchase on Amazon


The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada and will run through June 20th, 2015, 11:59PM EST. Once winners are selected, I will contact them via Email and they will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add to your address book! Come back and enter daily!

Brave Beagle 100% Chicken Liver Gourmet Dog Treats Giveaway

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