Monday, 24 November 2014

Upcycle your way through the holidays with Terracycle!

Disclaimer: I was given product in return for this review though all thoughts are my own - your views may differ! Thank you!

I shared Terracycle with you earlier in the year and [this gifting season] I would like to share them with you again! I think they are a great way to gift something that has meaning, while helping the earth out a little in the process!

Terracycle is one of those wonderful placs that takes donations of non-recyclables like juice pouches and turns them into functional goodies to keep those pouches, containers [and more] our of landfills!

Terracyle first let me showcase some of those [aforementioned] upcycled juice boxes and a tablet case that was/is made from an old mail sack, right from the post office! 


What better material than an all-weather mail bag to keep those goodies safe on your travels - what more could you ask for? Well, how about a coin-purse, upcycled from a mail sack, too!? 


This adorable little coin-purse is dainty enough to slip into most sized bags [and back pockets] and is a great way of protecting your money on-the-go! Great for men, or women of all ages and is very versatile as it is a mostly neutral color! 

You can find these cute, handmade [and unique] coin purses/pouches HERE for $14 a piece and my daughter especially likes to use hers to carry around her smaller toys that would otherwise fall out of her pocket without a sound!

I love the idea behind Tterracycle and encourage you to check them out on Facebook and Twitter, today!

It is fun to play!! - Put the EzyRoller on your Holiday Gift List today!!

Here is a toy that I have to say you are ALL going to have so much fun with - so much so, you will want to buy one for everyone in the family - and they have you covered for that!

So, what is it!? It is the EZYROLLER - The Ultimate Riding Machine!



The EzyRoller is a simple, yet glorious machine that comes in 3 pieces, which you put together in about 1 minute, that looks like a modern-day go-cart, with 3 wheels, a comfy seat and a foot rest to put your EzyRoller in motion!

The EzyRoller works by pushing your feet on the front bar left and right to creat cambering motion, which pulls the rider forwards - a little like a snake might move!

The EzyRoller is great on a flat surface and we had our tester try it out on the flat linolium surface of our 30 foot basement! It is easy to get it into motion and even able to turn it slightly by veering to the right or left - though it doesn't go backwards, but that's O.K! If you have enough room to fly around in, you do not need to go backwards at all!


Available in a variety of colors [across the range], the EzyRoller is great for kids and teens from 4-14, or with a weight limit up to about 150lbs, though it will work for higher weights, the 150lb mark is used as a guided, tried-and-tested recommendation!

As a parent, I absolutely love the simplicity of the EzyRoller and the sheer joy it can bring to just about everyone in the family as I tell you that you can also get an EzyRoller with handle bars for younger children or larger EzyRollers for adults and others for "pro" riders and heavier duty needs for pre-schools and more! For the entire collection of available EzyRollers, why not check them out, HERE!

Retailing for around $99, this is one of those long-lasting, heavier duty, fun presents that your kids [of all ages] are going to just adore this year and rolls on into our Holiday Gift Guide with huge praise for playability! We absolutely LOVE it - I do wonder if the children will ever get to play with it with all of the adults around having their fun - EzyRollers for EVERYONE, I say!!

What are you waiting for!? Go check them out at their website, today! You can also follow them on Twitter for all the latest news, and visit their Facebook page!!

Enjoy!!


Disclaimer: I was provided with products in order to write this review - all opinions are my own and your views may differ! Please ride responsibly, Thank you! 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Jazz Up Your Nails with imPRESS Press-On Manicure Nails by Broadway AND KISS Nail/Art Kits! #MGBHGG

I love my nails - they grow fast and strong and I have never been one to shy away from bold/fun colors and designs on them, but these days [snowed under with kids and home] it sometimes takes a little bit of a boost to get things going or to get the time needed to make something special out of my own nails!


This year, we are making it a team effort, me and my little girl, as we put together these fun nail art sets from KISS, which feature Good and Evil Disney themes along with a Jasmine Disney Nail Art Kit and goodies from their Holiday Nail Collection!

The nail art kits are SO MUCH FUN! My daughter is 3 and so doesn't wear false nails but she does like to help decorate them for me or use the decorations to embellish her own nails - a sticker here or there is a lot of fun for her, but I do not let her use these kits on her own - always supervised very closely.

I love that each kit comes with enough decoration to make nails that you enjoy a few times over, with Hedge of Thorns and Black Magic when you're feeling Evil and Briar Rose and True Love when you're feeling Good - or mix and match when you're feeling a little in the middle! Why not!

These kits come complete with:

  • Flat brush
  • Nail Wheel
  • Foil Tape
  • Nail Art Sheet
  • Charm Tray
  • HD Glitter

Your designs can be sealed in with a little top coat and you will have to provide your own nail polish for these designs to be layered upon, but there are so many different ways to embellish your nails that no two designs have to be exactly the same!


We used a green and an orange color to spice up the nails with one of the Evil sets and they turned out actually pretty happy and so it just goes to shoe how versatile they actually are!

The nails are easy to attach and easy to remove and can last a while in-between, which makes a good deal for the money! There is plenty of design material left after the first application that you can have more fun with your own nails, too - or treat a friend to a glam nail day, it is really up to you!!

The Jasmine kits run similar to the Good Vs Evil kits and make a wonderful gift for just about everyone young and old - lots of fun and really get your creative juices flowing!


I especially love the Limited Edition Holiday Collections that I had the pleasure to try, too, though, which are Limited Edition Holiday imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails by Broadway Nails & KISS Gel Fantasy Nails!

These nail kits come ready to press on and take very little effort to attach to your own nails and VOILA! ready to impress at your holiday function or on a special night out - or any other day of the week or for no occassion at all other than to treat yourself!

I can't wait to show off the Painted Veil nail set, which has a black base and little gold fleck details, which are very simple and stylish and attached within 10 mintes with ease and shaped to fit well - something I have had a problem with before in the past as my nails are very similar in size and so the fact that there are a wide choice of sizes here in the kit actually helps a lot!!

If you want to delve into the art of false nails over the festive season then you should certainly look up www.kissusa.com and imPRESSmanicure.com and follow @BwayNails and @KISSProducts on Twitter to stay up to date with all the fun new goodies out there waiting for your to get your hands on - or to get on your hands!

Note: The KISS Disney Good Vs. Evil Nail Art Kits are available from October 2014 for $9,99 each! The KISS Jasmine Disney Nail Art Kits are available from December for $9.99 each, also! Both sets are available in Walgreens and Drugstore,com. You can pick up the Limited Edition Holiday Collections from November-December at Harmon, Bartell Drugs, Marcs, BeautyOnlineSupply.com!

These sets, and more, make it into our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014 and you can keep up with us on Twitter, now with the hashtag #MGBHGG as well as by checking out our list via the tab at the top of this blog!

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I was given products in exchange for this review, but all opinions on those products are 100% my own, honest, opinions and your views may differ! Thank you!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Give the Gift of Old Factory Candles this Season! Review AND Giveaway! #MGBHGG

Christmas is running up on us, now and there are only so many hours in the day to find all of those gifts and goodies for the ones you love - so why not let me help?

Here's another item on this years Holiday Gift Guide (#MGBHGG): A three candle set of Old Factory Candles!


This Happy Holidays trio of candles comes with a wonderful seasonal theme, which consists of:

  • Gingerbread
  • Candy Cane
  • Christmas Tree
Hand poured, in the U.S.A, these candles each weigh 2oz and are set to burn up to 20 hours! These are gourmet candles, made up of natural soy wax and with cotton paper wicks topped off with scents from pure fragrance oils - aromatherapy at its best! 

I can't get enough of candles this time of year! There is just something so warming, homely and inviting sitting in a room by candle light and something so sweet and delicious if that room smells like gingerbread [or any other seasonal offering]. 

If the holiday season isn't your cup of tea , and you would prefer something else, then you can be surrounded by the scent of Man Cave or New Born Baby or even Spa Day [among other themes] - you can find the Old Factory candle set, just right for you!!

I am so delighted to have these little gems in my home and I think that they make the perfect gift for for just about everyone!

If you would like to find out more, or pick some up for yourself, then head on over here!! You can also share your excitement for these candles by clicking HERE and hinting at your friends and family that YOU would like some, too!

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If you don't want to wait around for someone to get he hint on these candles, then how about entering our giveaway, below, for your chance to win??

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Have your say with Influenster! The place you go, to learn and know! #Influenster #InfluensterApp

You know a great place to visit online is Influenster - I have used the site for a while and there is a huge hustling, bustling community there full of fab, fun people with opinions on the latest products/ideas to keep you up-to-the-minute, in-the-know and to impart some wisdom on you at any moment!

I signed up a while back to try out a few products on their VoxBox program, where they send you a little gift box full of goodies [if you qualify/are selected] and you give you honest opinions on the things you try, which is a fabulous way to learn about products I had never used before AND to voice an oppinion on some long-time favorites (or disasters!).

If you like to speak your mind, tell everyone what you thought of a product, service, event or just about anything else, then Influenster could be the place for you!

Visit Influesnter online or via the Influenster.com website or get the InfluensterApp and start speaking your mind, today!

Enjoy!



Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this blog post, I do just love to rant about #Influenster and the #influensterapp! :) All opinions are my own and your views may differ! Thank you! 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Perfect stocking fillers, to keep you glam, all through the holidays!

You know what MOST women like? Make-up and hair accessories - not because they are stereotypical, but because these things are practical and satisfy a need! This is why I am zooming in with goodies from Smash Box, Scunci and a few others for our Holiday Gift Guide this year, which all make great stocking stuffers!


I was lucky enough to get to try out all of the items pictured, which included a couple of GREAT brushes from Conair, which is one of my personal favorite brands! The infinityPro, tourmaline, ion-infused brush is perfect for my long, wavy, frizzy mess of a head of hair and makes getting where it needs to be a lot less of a struggle with aid to conditioning and less frizz! 

The second brush, the green colored You Brush is also tourmaline, ionic-infused and is great for creating an intense shine! 


I also got to try out severy kinda of hair band and a re-invented scrunchie, all from the well-known 

Sc√ľnci, who are also amongst my favorite brands! I loved the newly designed scrunchie and it kept

my hair up well! The hair bands were great, though I managed to break one in haste, the rest were fine and perfect for all the mom-hair days I have with all of the things that need to get done around the house on a daily bases that do not require me to style my hair!


I love the hair chalk, which comes in what can only be described as a mini hair straightening doppleganger with chalk instead of hot beds! My daughter had a lot of fun with these and wanted to make her hair cute with pink and green! We managed to do the pink, first, and it looked great and washed out straight away with no fuss or hassle - a great way to have a little fun with your hair without being permenently colored!


I really like the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner, which is not usually my color at all, but I did recently get a orangy-red lipstick and tried it out with that and it worked very well - so much so that I am definitely going to use it more often in the future, when usually I would head towards the pinks!

The TouchBack Plus Shampoo and Conditioner and are great for color-treated hair, which was perfect timing because I had just dyed my hair the week this arrived, too! I found the idea behind the foam shampoo to be an interesting one and, once I got used to it, liked it a LOT! It doesn't lather up as much as some shampoos and that is the point! It cleans without all the unecssary extras and is complimented by the additional conditioner! 


Lastly, I have a Sun Bum PRO SPF 30 Face Stickwhich I haven't tried out yet but will do as soon as the weather gets a little warmer, but it looks good from the outside and I will update you when I have given it a try! I am like a vampire with very fair skin and so I need all the help I can get warding off all of those harmful rays!

I have thoroughlly enjoyed testing out all of these products and encourage you, happily, to head on over to any one of the afformentioned websites and check them out, today! You can fill a stocking [or ten] for some very happy souls this Christmas!!

Enjoy!


Disclaimer: I received product in order to perform this review. All opinions on all products are 100% my own and your views and experiences may differ, thank you! 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Gifts that keep on giving this holiday season with GasWatch and SmartCharge™ #MGBHGG


If you are looking for something for the home-enthusiast this Christmas, or somebody who thinks they have it all, then these couple of items are going to be just for you!!

Do you have someone who loves to grill all year around and who might sometimes get caught short mid-way through grilling only to find out that they're out of gas in the tank? WELL! They can worry no more with this simple, yet extremely effective solution with the GasWatch propane tank scale/level indicator!


This accurate scale measures just how much gas you might have left in your gas tank and will let you know when you reach 20%, 15% And then 10% of your tank's gas levels by simple measuring its starting weight and keeping watch until zero! 

With its low-level alarm that warns you of the depletion of gas along the way, the GasWatch digital propane tank scale is light-weight, easy to install with no fiddly tools necessary and runs on just a few AAA batteries!

A great way to keep your favourite grill on top of its game, and monitor your gas useage, without having to spend out money on expensive gauges or necessities! No longer will you run out of gas mid-BBQ, ever again! Just slip the scale underneath your gas tank, follow the simple set-up instuctions and hang your indicator close by and you're all set - it is as easy as that - no running out mid-party to get that gas and no let-downs! Great!

You can check out the GasWatch digital propane tank scale, and see how it works by visiting the website for more information, today!

Also, speaking of not running out of an energy source, why not invest in some of these SmartCharge™ LED energy efficient light bulbs for someone this holiday season, too! 

With its ability to fit into a standard fixture, this LED bulb has its own battery, which charges when used like a regular bulb and stays on for up to FOUR hours, running on that battery, during a power outtage! 

You don't have to worry about finding a candle or a generator, the simple circuit is enough to keep the bulb on - you just switch off the light as usual to break the curcuit and disconnect the light - what a great solution to an age-old problem!! 

These are bulbs that you never knew you needed until you had them and no-longer had to sit in the dark in the middle of a storm outtage or power-works etc! A little costlier than a regular light-bulb but with SO MUCH MORE peace of mind and energy efficient, to boot! 

I got the chance to try one out and the light is brighter than the bulbs I currently had in my basement, which was an instant bonus! We placed it in the basement as that is where my husband spends a lot of his time and where we house our reptiles, who we would like to be able to comfort and care for if such an outtage were to occur. 

I was able to test the bulb and. sure enough, they do work in the instance of an outtage! You might not know an outtage has even occured unless you had a TV or some other electical appliance on when it happened because these bulbs are quick to switch over to battery power if they are charged. 

I think that these bulbs are very forward-thinking and anyone can benefit from them in the home - even one or two so that you at least have one room you can head for if the power should go out. 

Definitely add these to the gift-list for the guy [or girl] who already has everything, or is hard to buy for - or who just could benefit from a little light back-up in an emergency! 

Check out the story behind the SmartCharge™ LED energy efficient light bulb and pick some up, today, by visiting the website for your own  "lightbulb moment". 


Both of these items head on in to our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014 (#MGBHGG) and get a thumbs up from me!




Disclaimer: I was provided with products to test for this review and all opinions are my own. I was not otherwise compensated for my honest view - your thoughts and feelings may differ from mine. Thank you!