Monday, November 28, 2016

Magic Sketch Giveaway

Enter to win one of this year's hottest toys! The Magic Sketch will keep your kid entertained for hours. This toy includes lots of different things to be traced as well as many fun activities. It is more then just a sketch board. It comes with a battery that will last for 7 years! That is amazing and will keep children of all ages playing.  The battery is east to replace as well. Do you have an active child that loves to draw? Tired of paper everywhere or broken crayons and markers? This is a great solution to your childs active mind and play.

Check it out here!

This giveaway is brought to you from Life of a mad typer and Boogie board. Good luck to all that enter! 18 + only. USA only Entries will be verified Winner will have 48 hours to verify or another winner will be chosen. This blog is not responsible for shipping or lost prizes.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Joly Life Wakeup Juice Recipe

Joly Life Juicing Recipe!

Wakeup Juice!
4 Large Carrots
1 large stalk of Celery with leaves still on
Optional 1-green apple

This juice wakes you up really fast and if you are not much for veggie juices alone the green apple cuts thru and gives it a mild and natural sweetness.  Very yummy and has beta carotene, vitamin A, B complex, D, E, K, C, Iron, Calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and maganese, 


You can also save the pulp and turn them into a veggie or fruit sauce...(think applesauce consistancy) or you can use the pulp in your garden as fertilizer.

Mamma Chia Cherry Charge Review

Hello followers!

I have gotten into looking for healthier ways to get protein so I can get the most out of my food and beverages.

One of the new things I have tried was a brand called Mamma Chia and I love the flavor o this brand.
I have tried lots of the beverages offered and my favorite recently is the Cherry Charge as pictured below.

If you want to try a way to spruce up your drinks you should check out this brand.  It is very tasty and good for you.

Using Chia and energy from Guayusa and fresh juices you get a wonderful boost of energy without the crash. You also get a boost of 2500 omega 3s. This was great for me as my Dr is asking me to take omega 3 suppliments for my eyes.  Now I can get them in a delicious drink as well.

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Disclaimer - The Joly Life recieved no compensation for this review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. "seed your soul" quote from As always I love to bring new products to my audience.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Live in an Apartment? Suffer with roaches. MUST READ!

Hello everyone.

So today I have a product to tell you about that is amazing. This is a touchy subject for many people because it involves bugs. Now let me tell you first hand ANYONE can get roaches. No matter how clean your house is. Climate can get them to fun inside, water leaks, cracks in your foundation. You will be surprised. So here we go.  We moved into our house about 5 years ago and we saw one or two roaches. I was able to get rid of the few with combat gel and the female egg stoppers. But recently we had an issue with water leaks and I discovered that we were not as finished with roaches as we first thought.

I have been battling them the last few months with 0 success. I was getting so sick and tired of them and then it just seems like they are laughing at us and just getting worse. My issue with this mess was a leaking washer that I am still fighting with to fix completely. I was at my wits end and about to try an exterminator when I found a product that finally works.

I am writing this because I literally can not believe the carnage. It is scary to think what looked like a small roach issue is actually a bigger one once you can see them dying and their friends carrying them off to feed the real army of buggers hiding in your walls.  Ok I know this sounds outrageous but honestly it really works.

Being a reviewer I checked reviews first and found conflicting answers.  The product is called Advion.

 It was made by Dupont and was in a red container. (see image)

The new stuff comes in a blue container and the reviews stated the RED was like roach crack and the BLUE didn't work so I was bit iffy on trying it but decided to see because those reviews were several years old. I figured if they read their reviews they would know to go back to old formula. I am glad to say I was right. THEY ARE THE SAME PRODUCT!!

So anyhow. I have been using this product for less then 24 hours. I have watched carnage.  I am sweeping multiple times a day and they are either dead or dying. They run in circles like they are drunk. Here is another thing. You know how with the average household gels you are back a month later and cleaning up what was never eaten?  Um, I was shocked to say the least that ALL of the bait was GONE in less then 24 hours.  It literally is like a feast for them. I expected to see the bait drying out or nasty by morning. I can find no traces of it and the second it is down, they come out from everywhere even places you could not think they could even get into.

I ordered 4 more tubes of  Advion. I figure this. I paid $11 for one tube and $27 for 4 of the same size tubes. Based on other success stories with this product they claim carnage the first several days and by the end of a week it is almost full kill. Updated reviews claim that total kill happens in less then a week and they bought extra too and only put it down maybe once or twice a year.  And only if they see something. This product has also been used in apartments where total kill is near impossible due to how others live or how long an infestation has been rampant in a building.

This has been the answer to my prayers and it is easy to place the bait and walk away but be ready for the carnage that will follow and you can laugh knowing they are dying and once they are gone you have something that will kill the total populace. I am so happy with this product that I had to share. I did not receive any compensation for this post. I am just thrilled and relieved that there really is something out that that kills them like it says it does and I won't have to get an exterminator for the next who knows how many years. This product deserves not 5 stars but literally 10 stars because it does exactly what it claims and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. Very easy to apply and cleanup is virtually none (other then the dead roaches) as the product does its job.

I hope this will help you all as you start families, move into places unknown, or get your own dreaded used appliance that came with *friends*. We all have dealt with this pests at one point or another and now you don't have to worry anymore. Want more info? Here is the PDF from Dupont about how this product works.


Follow SYNGENTA  for more info. They are the new carriers of this product!


Monday, August 1, 2016

IS My Child Ready for a Cell Phone Giveaway. Ends 8-21

Is My Child Ready For A Cell Phone Giveaway

This is a huge question now-a-days. There is the worry of when your kid is dropped off somewhere. If something happens at school can you get a hold of your child? What about the child having divorced parents and you want to get a hold of them? Let's not forget peer pressure. Some how I managed my youth without a cell phone. We used house phones or payphones. But both are a thing of that past. Many households don't even have landlines. There are questions to ask, to know if your child is ready for a cell phone. Sprint is there for parents to help tackle tough questions.

Average Age Of Kid With A Cell Phone.

When I read this I was shocked. If this is the average, what is the low age? 8? That means either you have to have a very responsible kid or make sure you have a customized phone to protect your kid. There are a lot of predators on social media. If you are in doubt take the Online Quiz Sprint offers to help parents make informed decisions. There is even a customized parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits. 64 percent of kids already have internet access via personal tablets/laptops. According to Sprint 1 in 2 kids will have a social media account by age 12. I think in the last year that number is higher. So, when is your child ready for a cell phone? In my case they will have one for emergencies but it will not be a smartphone. That is just my opinion. My kids have access to data devices like tablets so don't really need the extra functions that a smart phone provides.
  Questions To Ask Yourself:
  1. What will my child be using this phone for? Is it a want or a need?
  2. What rules do I want in the cell phone contract?
  3. What will happen if my child breaks the rules?
  4. Do I want my child to have full access to the internet or what restrictions am I setting up the phone with? Do I want my child to have social media? If yes, make sure you write all user names and passwords in the contract.
  5. Make sure to discuss what to do if cyber-bullying happens.
cell phone Check out Sprint's Kid's First Phone website for expert advice, online quiz and other resources. Learn about all the social media sites out there and the cautions about each one.
  • Facebook.
  • Twitter.
  • Instagram (most tweens and teens have this).
  • Tumblr.
  • SnapChat (known for by sex offenders to search for children- my kids are not allowed to have it).
  • KIK.
  • Periscope.
  • Pinterest.
  • LinkedIn (mostly business networking for adults).
  • Google+
  • YouTube.
  • Vine.
  • Reddit (and Sub-Reddit groups).
  There are new ones created all the time. Stay current with the latest social media and make sure you know which ones your kids are on. Right now one lucky person will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. An awesome giveaway by Sprint. Winner must be of the age 18-years-old, or older and live in the Continental. U.S. To enter simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Giveaway

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This phone is unactivated but not unlocked with Sprint as the galaxy note 5
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Disclosure: Mom Are We There Yet received this phone for a review and is hosting the giveaway. All opinions are 100% honest. All participating bloggers helping to host this giveaway and Mom Are We There Yet are not responsible for items lost in the mail or not shipped by the sponsor. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Holiday Weekend Animal Harm from Evil Person/s. (Warning some images are graphic)


My dogs stay outside in their own yard with a nice covered back porch so they have their own space. My poor boy Jasper got out when he was scared from the sound of fireworks. Generally if he is able to get out he stays close to home and lets himself back into the yard so I do not worry about it. He is generally gone all of maybe 5 minutes. I open the backdoor and hes wagging at me. This was not the case today. Before I tell you this story.... here is a bit about Jasper and how he became my foster failure.

A little back story. I rescued Jasper as an emergency foster several years ago. He was used as a pitbull bait dog. This is what he looked like the first day I met him. An afraid dog that nearly wet himself each time he was touched or crated.

I got him used to us and my dogs and he became more social but still scared of people and no idea how to be a dog.

Over the last several years i have worked hard with him and he has bonded with me and my son the most. Anyone else he stays back 10-12 feet and won't come near a human he does not know.  He has gotten used to my neighbors and will even take snacks from them now.  Here is Jasper with one of our other dogs Cocoa. He is bonded with her now and even shares the same crate.

Cocoa and Jasper

OH my human!!!! We love Jackson!!!!!

But Cocoa I was here first!!!!

Here is a Video of my boy Jasper with my son.

Now here is why I write this post today. My boy got scared and jumped.  This is how he came back into our yard. Covered in burn marks and wounds. In pain around his mouth, eyes, and half his neck.
To have been able to do this to him someone must have cornered him and restrained him to even get this close to him. I feel that the person with the mindset to hurt a poor animal that would not even come close to them and do this kind of damage is a special kind of evil. My poor baby is in pain and as its a weekend I can not even get him into a vet so we are treating his wounds here til I can reach on one Monday or Tuesday as its a holiday weekend. I beg you during this season and halloween bring your furkids in. I never would have dreamed this could happen to my poor guy. He doesn't bother anyone. He is a good but very shy and scared dog that was just starting to realize people are friends. Now that this has happened I do not know if he will trust another person again. He still loves me and allowed me to clean and dress his wounds and treat him and hes at my feet as we speak. But what kind of person can do this and still look in the mirror and not be discusted. This is my story and please share. I will update as he heals. This is what true abuse looks like and I am horrified. What if this was a child? If someone could do this to him, what are they doing to other animals, kids, excetra.

Burns around eyes and muzzle

Skin and fur melted and missing on his neck

Raw skin and burned flesh on the other side of his neck.

We have been treating him and hes resting right now.

I have already alerted the cops and made a report complete with pictures and will update if they catch this cruel person or possibly persons. Please share for awareness and if you have any information regarding abuse of pets in Collinsville OK please share to the CPD 918-371-1000 Thank you!

As of July 5th 2016... He has been seen by the vet. She took really good care of him and had to shave his neck to treat his wounds.

A beautiful soul donated to his vetcare to get him seen during a holiday weekend and hes doing much better. Robyn is an animal lover and such an angel. I can never even express how much her love and generousity means to me and my family. Jasper was able to be seen much faster and already on the road to recovery now.

Here are updated pictures.

Dr Squibb and her team shaved him good and debrided all the damaged areas. He was very good thru it all.

I highly recommend this vet office! Very awesome team and very gentle with him.

Large vet bill and 2 different treatments for Am and Pm. But hes doing well.

Treatment day 1. Pm cleanup and review. Redness has calmed down alot but still has skin falling off.

He is so sad and just looks miserable. I feel so bad for my poor baby,

After he got his treatments he fell asleep. But hes been resting a lot.

Day 2

He is perking up and starting to look much better and less miserable.

Hes following me around the house and hanging around my feet when I sit down.

Here he is now relaxing under my desk at my feet.

I will continue to update as he shows improvement.  Please think about your furkids. This happened simply because he was afraid and jumped out of my yard. Some sick person decided he was a target for play. It can happen to anyone. Don't let your babies get caught like mine did.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Boost mobile giveaway
Boost Mobile has allowed us to giveaway one phone to a lucky reader! This device can be activated on new or existing service with Boost Mobile. See Life of a Mad Typers review here

18 + only. USA only Entries will be verified Winner will have 48 hours to verify or another winner will be chosen. This blog is not responsible for shipping or lost prizes.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dr. Pergolizzi Oxyrub Review

Do you suffer from pain from joints swelling, arthritis, maybe sprains or bruises?  Do you have back and neck pain, shoulder pain, or any other pain that just never seems to end no matter what you try? 

 This cream is a really great product that helps my pain very well.  It rubs in fast and only takes minutes to feel the pain relief.  It does not have a strong odor either.  It smells nice. It includes essential oils and menthol so its safe to use any time and you can apply as often as you like.

 It works super fast and lasts for hours. I like to take this with me to work for when my back hurts after and during my 12 hour shift to give me a fast pain relief.  I love that this product works so great and since I have lupus I have pain in so many places that it makes sense to use a cream. What do you have to lose except lots of pain! Give it a try today!

If you would like to try this cream now you can. Readers get an exclusive discount!

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- Relieve tense, painful back, leg, and neck muscles
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Pain is the single most common reason that patients seek medical care—and yet, there have been shockingly few truly effective solutions. NOT ANYMORE. Now, not even the worst chronic pain can stand up to the pain-relieving power of OxyRub. Whether you've been fighting arthritis pain for ages or just suffer from aches and pains after a round of golf or an afternoon in the garden, OxyRub pain relief cream can eliminate your pain—quickly.

I love this product and so should you. Better pain relief begins NOW!

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California Strawberry Festival Giveaway

California Strawberry Festival Giveaway

If you haven't been to Oxnard's Strawberry Festival then you are missing out. This is a fun way to spend a day or the weekend for the entire family. enjoy music, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, Strawberryland for Kids and over 50 food booths! Strawberries aren't just for desserts! You can purchase all sorts of strawberry-themed foods and drinks. The event is May 21 and 22nd from 10am-6:30pm. The Festival is located at Strawberry Meadows of College Park at 3250 South Rose Avenue in Oxnard. strawberry festival   Known as the “belle of all things berrilicious” it’s an event of epic proportions covering 15 acres with 50 food booths, live concerts, 200+ arts & crafts exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and best of all Strawberryland for Kids with rides and attractions and the Jest In Time Fun Stage. The adorable Strawberry Shortcake character returns as the official princess of Strawberryland.  Be sure to check out this recipe below. 

Strawberry-Licious Weekend Fun

  Just some of the fun foods available:
  • Strawberry Pizza.
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
  • Strawberry Margaritas.
  • Strawberry Beer.
  • Even Deep-Fried Strawberries.
The Strawberry Festival has been around for decades and the proceeds benefit southland charities. strawberry dish  
  Enter to win a family four-pack (parking or shuttle not included). Winner must be of the age 18-years-old or older and be able to pick up tickets from me in or near Simi Valley. a Rafflecopter giveaway  
What is your favorite Strawberry-Themed Dish?

My personal fave is strawberries in gelatin, or whipped strawberries with cream. I also love strawberry daquiries. On another note i really just love strawberries.


Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

What state is YOUR favorite Giveaway!

What State Is Your Favorite Giveaway

What is your favorite state? It could be where you were born and raised, your home town, maybe where you live now or where your favorite sports team is from. Check out BasketBox and all their awesome products to purchase a hoodie, pillow, t-shirt and more in your favorite state. Mom Are We There Yet did a review on the California Hoodie. The hoodie is my favorite product they have and the throw pillows are my second favorite. The coffee cup is awesome too. I could seriously own all of their awesome products. Plus they are great for gifts. Mother's Day, birthdays, Christmas or a gift for someone that lives across the states. Right now BasketBox products are available in 25 states. Which state and product is your favorite?  Be sure to enter today so you have a chance to win. Sharing is caring. Share this post to your friends to give them a chance too!
Also available on their site:
  • Mugs.
  • Onsies.
  • Hoodies.
  • T-shirts.
  • Pillows.
  • Phone Case.

Enter to win your own State Hoodie

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Learn more about Cultural Geography, aka human geography too from BasketBox. It is an awesome article about how our environment can affect the quality of life in all of us.
Right now one lucky person can enter to win their own hoodie. Winner gets to choose what state they want on the hoodie- from the choices available from BasketBox.
Winner must be of the age 18-years-old, or older and live in the Continental U.S.
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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Avent Breast Pump Giveaway!

Avent Breast Pump Giveaway

First time moms and seasoned moms all have reasons they might need a breast pump. It is good to have one before the baby is born. Make sure it is clean and sterilized and ready to go when you are home from the hospital. Doesn't hurt to learn ahead of time how to use it. Breast pumps are great for moms going back to work, having newborn multiples, helping when a mom is over engourged and more.  Avent makes an easy to take with you pump that uses petals to help express more milk.

Enter To Win

Right now one lucky person can enter to win this awesome Avent Electric Breast Pump by Philips. Retail Value: $199. Winner must live in the continental U.S. and be of the age of 18-years-old, or older.
Philips Avent Double Electric Breast Pump.
Check out the 'Must Haves for Pregnant Moms' for the review of the breast pump.
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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Dreft Giveaway Join today!

Enter To Win Dreft Giveaway

Having a baby? Do you know someone that has a little one. This is just the giveaway for you! make sure to apply so you can have a chance to win too!
Dreft is a family loved product that has been around for generations. Great gift idea for pregnant moms. Hypoallergenic for newborn babies and great for stains.
Right now one lucky person can enter to win this awesome Dreft Baby Shower Giveaway.
Winner will receive: Dreft “Baby Shower” Package (ARV $75) which will include:
  • Dreft product (Newborn, Active Baby, & Blissfuls)
  • Little Me Welcome to the World Bib and Burp Set
  • Little Me Giraffe Gown
  • Gender Neutral Lovey
Winner must live in the continental U.S. and be of the age 18-years-old or older.
Disclosure: Mom Are We There Yet and all partisipating bloggers not responsible for items lost in the mail or not sent by sponsor. This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Joly Life Pho Recipe!

So my friend Amber from #amberismz brought to my attention a gluten free and delicious noodle dish called Pho. Its pronounced Fuh.  I had my first taste of it at a resturant here in Tulsa called Pho Nhi.  Let me tell you that the bowls are huge. But i had to know how to make this and so I did my research and made my own and it was a complete success. So now I will share my dish with you as I was asked.  The best broth is made using oxtail, and knuckle bones. You cook it for at least 6 hours to get the flavor from the bones. You want to skim any fat off the surface after the initial cooking.  You want to have access to the following spices. Spice pack ones are marked SP.

  1. Star Anise (2 pods) (SP)
  2. Cinnamon (1 stick) (SP)
  3. Green Onions (1 TBSP chopped)
  4. Cardamom (1 pod) (SP)
  5. Coriander (1 TBSP) (SP)
  6. Fresh Ginger (5 good sized slices) (SP) or can be left loose and take out later.
  7. Salt (1 tsp)
  8. Pepper (1 tsp)
  9. Cilantro (1/2 cup)
  10. Fennel (1 1/2 TBSP) (SP)
  11. Thai Basil (One large bunch) (not for the broth cooking but afterwards)
  12. Mint - (Again optional for after Pho is served)
  13. Cloves (3 whole cloves) (SP)
These ingredients do not stay in the broth the entire time so it is best if you have a leaf tea steeper or you can use cheesecloth or even a coffee filter to hold the dried spices in a packet to get the flavor during the broth cooking.

You will also need other ingredients

  1. 3-6 lbs beef bones
  2. 1-2 lbs oxtail
  3. 1-2 onions cut in half UNpeeled
  4. 4 quarts of water
  5. 2 1/2 TBSP fish sauce
  6. 1 1/5 Cups Bean sprouts (We like mung bean ones)
  7. 1-2 limes cut into wedges
  8. Optional Hoisin Sauce
  9. Optional Sriracha Sauce
  10. 1 pk 8 oz Rice Vermicelli or Mei Fun Noodles.
  11. 1 lb thin sliced beef of your choosing (optional)
  12. Fish Balls (optional)
  13. Shrimp (optional)
Ok so here we go. This disk does take a bit of preparation before the actual combination of things to make the broth but let me tell you the wait is totally worth it. So lets begin.


Cut onions in half. Do not peel.  Place onions ginger, and the beef bones in an oven at 425 Degrees F.
The beef needs to remain in the oven for at least an hour til browned. The onions and ginger only take about 45 mins. You want the ginger golden and onions blackened so keep an eye on them.

Once the beef and ginger and onions are ready, you can begin the broth.

Cooking and straining.

In a 5 qt or larger pot put the 4 quarts of water on. Add your bones, oxtail, onions and your spice pack. add the salt and pepper as well. Add the fish sauce also. See above they are marked.  Boil for 6 - 10 hours. I have heard that at 6 hours you have the most flavor from the bones but you might want more from the spice packet. Taste and see what you desire.

Once broth has finished you can use a fine strainer to pull any fat or grey bits (called scum) from the top. It is from the fatty parts of the bones and oxtail.  The clearer the broth the better the flavor in the end. Discard the spice pack, and you can also discard the bones and oxtail.  My dogs usually get the bones.

Once your broth is ready you need to get things rolling.  Add your rice vermicelli. add the cilantro and green onions into the broth.  Set a dish for each place setting or make a middle dish with the thai basil, lime wedges, and lots of bean sprouts, mint and you can add other types of herbs as well. Some have added parsley, cilantro, or thyme also to give a nice fresh bite of flavor to the dish.  The noodles generally cook in under a minute. At this time you can add the thin sliced beef to the broth and it will cook the meat very fast. Serve immediately and enjoy. Add herbs, beans, or either sauce of your choosing to spice it up a bit.  You can also get fish balls to cook with this as well as a option. Some also add shrimp into the dish. All these generally are added at the very end right before serving.

This amount easily serves my family of 5 and sometimes up to 7.  The broth is very hearty. 
In the picture below we used the recipe above but added sugar snap peas, brocolli and white onions to the broth before serving. My kids are huge fans of these. You can always add your own items to the dish. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hey Bloggers and Reviewers! VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

So how many of you like me included are part of review groups? How about some of the big ones like AMZ review trader? Well sadly today, I found that my Amazon review account was taken from me. I worked hard over 2-3 years to get to the ranking of 3245. Now Amazon took it all and fed me a line of crap as to why they removed my review account. So I bet you are thinking. This gal doesn't do proper disclosures... You would be incorrect.  Does this look familiar?

Take a look here at that ranking. Yes I worked hard. Yes I wrote reviews and yes I had a A ranking with Amazon and AMZ.  I have worked very hard and never wrote reviews that were biased or missing disclosures. I even used to go back and check often to make sure. So why was I removed? No real understanding. But it appears anyone under the 5k ranking is being targeted. Can you be next?

I am also removing my amazon affiliate account because why should I keep helping them to gain income from my blog? I highly suggest you all do some reading because apparently we are being canned due to the changes to the SELLER guidelines. I did some research into why amazon is eating peoples accounts and found a load of info.

Here is a good link for more info from Amazon.... We are not allowed to get coupons or discounts to review an item as now that is considered compensation even though in the review guidelines it states we must state if we received an item for free or at a discount.

So anyhow. All the work to gain ranking was for naught. But I am letting others know that this is happening now.
There is a bunch of guidelines that sellers have to follow and the reason that people are being removed is due to seller letting too many free items go.  Then when a previously unknown item gains high ranking due to it being out there with review groups similar to Amz, or uberzon, and other *groups* and listings.  When it gains a rank higher Amazon is calling that basically messing with the system because those items are getting the review. So here we go. I removed my self from all of the groups, email listings, and wanted to show you all what is being done to those reviewing items. This means to me in the future that all the groups and sites will be obsolete unless they add options like Tomoson where you can share your review on social media, and your blog.  Hope this helps save your bacon before your account gets fried like mine.

Keep it Real Bloggers! I am not going anywhere just going to to back to old school social media and keep my sellers reaching me through my inbox. No more shady amazon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beautilee Sponge and Kabuki set Review

Hello readers!

It is Tiffany again to share with you a product that I have shared all over my facebook, twitter and instagram. I really love this product and you need to check it out.

Using the beautilee sponge was super easy and I love the kabuki brush. Thanks to amazon my reviews got eaten and I am having to post this one here now but that is ok because I have more plans to bring things to you all again. As you know, I do not share products I do not believe in. These items were very easy to use.


My routine is to wash face, and then apply moisturizer and give it a second to set in. Before I start applying makeup.
Then to use the actual sponge...

Wet sponge and squeeze out excess water.  Apply your favorite liquid foundation in dabs around your face, nose, chin and forehead.  Blend in well using a dabbing and swiping motion. The sponge since it has water in it gives almost an airbrushed look to your foundation.
I then use cream blush and contour if i desire and again blend out. Then I do my eyeshadow and concealer. Again blending with the beautilee blender. Once I am done I open and use the kabuki brush in loose powder to set my look and I am ready to do my lips and off I go. Very easy to use.

Once you are done I take a mild soap and gently wash the blender til no more makeup runs out. Once it rinses clean I set it on the plastic insert for the sponges and allow it to air dry completely to prevent mold or other unpleasant things.

They come in a nice pretty case that is also a double duty stand to hold the sponges after they are dry.
I really loved that part because some other ones I had tried before did not come with anything to hold them after they were dry and they ended up getting dirty in my makeup bag.
I love the results I get with them. See the image below.

The sponges are easy to use. As you look at this picture I am fully blended out. Normally I would not use liquid foundation anymore because as I have gotten older i was getting lines and hated it. I can show you what my makeup looks like before the Beautilee Sponge and Kabuki set. The image below was using regular brushes for makeup and powders.

This is me with NO makeup!

I am very happy with this product and would love you all to follow this brand because they are coming up with great things.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

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