Saturday, January 16, 2016

Velvet Noir

#VelvetNoir #MarcJacobs #Influenster

I was given the opportunity to try out Marc Jacobs, Velvet Noir mascara. It has a nice, rich, black color to it. I'm not a fan of the applicator brush, it seems a little cheap considering the price you would pay to purchase this product. When I received the product in the mail it was a very cold day. I'm thinking maybe that affected the mascara because I found that it goes on a little clumpier than most. I was reading through reviews & most seem to love the product but I found that it was easy to smudge & run. I also have a hard time getting it to even out once it is applied.

I do like the color & the fact that it doesn't have any strong, unpleasant oder to it. It's also easy to take off and doesn't cause any eye irritation.

I was provided with the product in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chicken Tortellini Soup

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I was provided with a bottle of Thyme from Influenster & McCormick to try out & experiment with so today I made Chicken Tortellini Soup!

I've been wanting to make a tortellini soup for a while so I finally bought the ingredients to make one however, once I received the Thyme I decided to go a whole other way with my soup and sort of make it up on my own!

So the first picture there shows most of what I used. We have:

A package of chicken tenders
32 ounces of chicken broth
2 - 9 oz packages of spinach & cheese tortellini 
1 onion
1 package of celery
A bag of mini carrots
5 potatoes
McCormick's Thyme

I later decided to add in minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and 8 cups of water along with some chicken bouillon cubes (cause more liquid was definitely needed).

I cooked the chicken with some garlic & thyme, chopping it up as it cooked so that it was in smaller chunks:

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I then used half of the onion, celery & carrots & chopped them up into pieces a little bigger than grains of cooked rice and then did the same with the potato:

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All of that went into the crock pot along with the chicken broth, some more garlic, thyme, and the red pepper flakes. Then as it cooked I decided that there just wasn't enough broth so I added 4 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes. After about 4 hours or so I added in the tortellini and then 4 more cups of water & 2 more chicken bouillon cubes and let it cook for another couple hours (all on low). 

Now I have lunch and/or dinner for the week and it's pretty healthy!!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

FrostyBox From Influenster

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I was provided with this box of goodness from Influenster. What's all up in there you ask? Or maybe you're asking "What's Influenster?" Well you can check out their website by clicking on the first mention of their name here or for more detail, without actually signing up, you can check out some info on them in Wikipedia if you click on the picture above. Basically they are a social media site that provides you with the opportunity to try out products and share your opinions. Once you become a member and work your way through their reviews and surveys you build up your "influence" and eventually receive the opportunity to receive their VoxBoxes, like the one above. They are usually full of multiple products to try out and then have fun sharing your experiences through different tasks, where you also have the opportunity to win further products. Your level of participation is all up to you however the more you participate, the more you are provided the products to try out. So that brings me to this most recent box I received. 

The FrostyBox has:

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea. This was a sample of 2 tea bags along with a coupon to purchase a box of any of their teas & get $0.55 off. #CelesitalTea

Fruit Vines Bites Cherry. This was a full sized bag of their sweet, tangy goodness. #SweetSide.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner. This was a full size product. #Rimmel

Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. This was a full size product. #Rimmel

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color. This was a full size product, in Sugar Plum. #SugarPlum

Boots No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serum. This was a sample and a coupon for $2 off a purchase at Target. #GetAdvanced

McCormick Gourmet Thyme. This was a full bottle of Thyme. #McCormickGourmet

EcoTools Styler + Smoother Hair Brush. This was a full brush. #LoveMyEcoHairBrush

So that's 8 products to give a try & 6 of them are full size products. Awesome right??  Check out the links for each of the companies above cause these are definitely all great products! Make sure to check out Influenster also & you too can have fun with some free stuff!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Upside Down Music Memory

I haven't been blogging routinely for quite some time but a fellow blogger, Dazee Dreamer at Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams,  has decided to start a Music Memory Monday meme & I love music so I thought I'd give it a go.  I won't have any chronological order going, just posting the song that comes to mind each week with a little blurb of what memory it may strike up.

So the song that came to mind as I checked out Dazee's blog was Upside Down by Diana Ross.  I didn't find a great video but here is a YouTube link to the song itself (for as long as it remains linkable since they like to disappear sometimes):

I remember being in grade school & back in those days, the 80's, we were still dare devils as kids & parents actually encouraged that.  Well, those parents that weren't too over protective back then. In the 80's we rode bikes without pads & helmets & did much more dangerous things that parents of today would probably.... forget they too did at that age... LOL!  Anyways, where I lived we had many a steep hill & we used to ride our skateboards down these hills without any padding (other than the body fat some of us carried).  I spent many an evening going down the hill, on my belly, head first as I sang this song.  I was about 8 years old at the time & had many a scrapped up chin, banged up knees, stubbed toes & more from this activity but I was sort of upside down as I sang it & sometimes round & round too.

Gotta a Music Memory you want to share?  Come on, you know you do.... link up with Dazee or leave a comment & share yours too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


TITLE: Filthy (Fierce, #3)
AUTHOR: Clarissa Wild
RELEASE DATE: October 7th


Take what you want. Claim it. Own it. Never let go.

Playboy Jaret Paxon has no pride. He’s filthy as fuck, and he doesn’t care. He’s got it all… Expensive cars, a luxurious home, and a killer smile. Flirting with girls at local clubs, his money gets him whatever he desires. Tight pussy around hungry cock. Night after night. Life is good.

Except it’s all a lie. Wealth. Love. A family. Education. None of it is real. Jaret’s life is broken. Fucking makes him forget.

Until Lin, the only girl who understood him, stumbles back into his life. One kiss rekindles the sparks from long ago. Jaret wants her back, but he’s not the only one who screwed up. Dating the wrong guy got Lin into trouble. Now that Jaret’s in the middle, someone’s out for blood. Lies turn into shame. Shame becomes pride. And when Jaret’s proud of something, he won’t let go without a fight.

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Filthy is a novella in the Fierce series, featuring Jaret's story. Stand Alone. No Cliffhanger. Complete at 16500 Words. Get your copy now, just click on the picture below or any of the links for other books in the series.

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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

First Love Bundle

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Listen up ladies! If romance reads are your thing then here is a, 7 book, bundle that you need to grab up quick. It's on sale at Amazon right now for 99 cents so get it while the deal lasts!

In most of the reads the author has thrown in an exclusive bonus that you will only find in the bundle & those alone are worth the 99 cents that you will pay for this now so get it while it's hot.
In the book you will find the following:

This is the 2nd book in the Random series. Random Acts of Crazy is the 1st however this is a series where each book within it can be read as a stand alone. Sam blew it with Amy four years ago, but when they reconnect at one of Sam’s gigs, their explosive reunion will either rip open old wounds, or help them forget their painful past. Special EXCLUSIVE SCENE featuring Amy and Sam is available ONLY in this bundle.  

Blue Roses - Mimi Strong
This is the 1st book in the Baker Street Romance series. In this funny romantic comedy, a gruff motorcycle repair shop owner tries to win the heart of a heart-broken florist.  

A shy grad student studying blood cancer falls for a billionaire playboy — until she discovers he is a vampire. Special EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK of Bloodstricken is available ONLY in this bundle.

LOST - Nadia Simonenko
This is the 1st book in the Lost & Found series. Maria's terrifying past haunts her until she meets a kindred spirit in Owen, a fellow college student with secrets of his own. Will they find their way forward together or will their troubled pasts consume them both?

This is the 1st book in the Forever series. When the death of young couple’s seven-day-old baby tears them apart, only the love they’ve nurtured since they were children can possibly bring them back together. Special EXCLUSIVE scene featuring Gavin and Corabelle is available ONLY in this bundle.

This author writes her books as serials so that reading them is sort of like tuning into your favorite weekly TV show. This is the An MMA fighter living in the shadow of his pro boxing father begins training a young woman with powerful raw talent, sparking a love affair that could jeopardize them both. Special EXCLUSIVE scene featuring Colt’s reaction to Jo jumping from his father’s limo available ONLY in this bundle. In this book you will delve into volume 1 & 2 of the series, there are 5 volumes in total & you'll definitely want to read the rest! 

NO ONE’S ANGEL - Kelly Walker
This is the 1st book in the Chadwll Hearts series. When Arion’s long-lost online gaming partner unexpectedly shows up shivering and frightened on his doorstep, the pair must confront her past to have any hope for a future. Special EXCLUSIVE scene with Angel and Arion available ONLY in this bundle.

The info above is a mixture of information on the bundle & books within it from Amazon & Goodreads, along with a little info from me mixed in from those sorces. You can click on any of the names of the individual books or series to be brought to their Goodreads pages where you can read more into what each of them is about. Trust me, for 99 cents you are getting quite the bargain so hurry & grab your copy today!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Reprise


Falling, falling gently down
Sorta like a drunken clown
In the Autumn the air is crisp
When they fall I hear them whisp
Falling, falling gently down
Sorta like a drunken clown

Now if you didn't already, go back and sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:-)  This has been inspired by that song & the season of course.

This is a repost from a poem written a few years ago.

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