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Making Brushing Fun With #ACTKidsToothpaste

18 Jul

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

I was always thankful that my parents made sure I brushed twice a day, took me and my sister to regular dental checkups and told us how important it is to take care of our teeth. Till this day I make sure to brush, floss, rinse and continue with my dental checkups.

 

With four kids of my own I made sure I did the same thing. I can honestly say it wasn’t easy. Sometimes they brushed twice a day and sometimes they didn’t. I did however make sure they see their dentist for checkups. Flossing was another hard thing but as they got older it was part of their routine. Cavities were minimal and lots of dentist visits there weren’t any cavities at all. That made me very happy. They all loved rinsing with a good mouthwash and brushing with a great tasting toothpaste and a toothbrush that gets the job done.

 

New ACT Kids Toothpaste is now available for kids ages 2 years and older in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. The ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse is for kids ages 6 years and older. You can find the new Kids Act Toothpaste in select Walmart, Walgreens and Target locations.

According to a recent survey, nearly 4 in 10 moms (35%) say getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth is one of their most frustrating daily battles, in line with convincing their kid(s) to eat their vegetables (38%) and putting their kid(s) to bed at night (40%).

 

This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna’s QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2017 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of 2 and 12 in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys.

 

I was asked to have a party and give out toothbrushes, toothpaste, timers and other cool things included in my party pack. We love having strong, healthy teeth and love using products to keep them that way.For more info about oral care check out this link: ACToralcare.com/act-for-kids

For a product coupon click here: ACTKidsSavings.com

 

Save On Massages, Facials and Manicures With #Groupon #ad

29 Aug

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are mine 100% as always. 

I have a birthday and cruise coming up this year and I’m gonna treat myself to a facial and massage. I 100% sure I will also get a manicure and pedicure while I’m at it. Sure I could get those things done on my cruise but do they accept Groupon? I doubt it. I’ll be saving a lot more money getting these treats done before I walk on board.


Groupon has amazing deals going on for Swedish or deep tissue massages, facials and manis and pedis. On my off days it’s all about being pampered with a wash & set, massage, eyebrow threading and mani/pedi. 


My muscles can get very tight and a deep tissue massage won’t hurt me or my pockets. Groupon knows exactly what emails to send me around my location and I also have the app on my phone as well for fast access. 


If you click on this link you will see the deals I’m talking about in the “Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons”) – https://www.groupon.com/local/massage

I’ve even tried acupuncture before and loved it. Might search for that as well and make it a whole day of spa treatments. 

Also check out Groupon on social media : 

– Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Groupon.US/?brand_redir=526662987435979

– Twitter – https://twitter.com/groupon

#Giveaway NYX, MUA Professional, Sonia Kashuk Beauty Products

25 Jul

Love beauty products? I’ve got a quick giveaway for you to win a few makeup brushes from MUA professional products, eyeliner and Smokey eyeshadow from NYX products and eyeshadow from Sonia Kashuk.

One winner will walk away with all these beauties. 

Mandatory: Follow my blog Five Little Words. Leave a comment saying you do with your email. 

Follow me on Twitter @nilimonicky and leave your handle. 

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RT this message daily: I want to win all the awesome beauty products from @nilimonicky http://www.fivelittlewords.net 

Tell me what product is your favorite. 


*Good luck! Giveaway starts today 7/25 and ends 8/1. Open to U.S residents 18 and over. 

My Mother’s Day Wish List from BJ’s Wholesale Club #spon #shoptheclub

21 Apr

Is it too early to be talking about my wish list for Mother’s Day? I think not!! I don’t ask for much when it comes to Mother’s Day. While some want quiet time alone or to go out for Brunch or Dinner I just want to be around my family. I love presents and those I Love You’s no matter what day is it. I also enjoy buying myself gifts. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. 

I love the fact that my family and friends can shop for my presents in one place ((BJ’s Wholesale Club) and get everything on my wish list. Wish lists are made instead of reminding a person over and over what I would like. I just put these lists randomly throughout the house or as a text/ email for them to see. 

May 8th will be here before you know it. Even though I tell my children it’s the thought that counts and you can spend whatever you choose and I also accept homemade cards and gifts I love showing them how to use coupons and get the best price for their money. 

Now that BJ’s opened a new store in Riverdale we’ve been quite a bit now and my daughter loves to observe what goes  in  my shopping cart then look through the coupon book that BJ’s send to my house and the coupons in store to match and rip out because she knows we’re saving a lot by using them. She also looks through my wallet for more coupons that I bring with me as well. This is another reason I love shopping at BJ’s. Coupons are my friend. 

   
This year I want a gift basket filled with goodies. These gifts can be purchased online or in store. I’ll keep it simple. 

1. Beauty- Crest 3D white advanced vivid white strips $39.99 (Mama have to keep her pearly whites for all the pictures I will be in)

2.  Drinks- $10 Starbucks Gift Card 3-pk for $28.99 ( Got to have Iced Coffee)

3. Over the counter-Claritin 10mg allergy tablets 90 tablets $35.99 ( I want to be prepared so I will take in advance so I’m not suffering)

4. Food- $100 Cheesecake Factory Gift card for &94.99 (I don’t expect the kids to get this so I would  give myself this this gift)

5. Entertainment- Regal Entertainment Group Premiere Movie Ticket 2-pack $19.99 giftcard (Love movies) 

6. Kitchen/Houseware- NewAir 12-bottle thermoelectric wine cooler $159.99 (Another gift to myself)

7. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. 2 pack/18 ounce & 2.5 ounce travel size $14.99 (After a rough winter I need my skin to be refreshed and moisturized) 

8. Gillette Venus Luscious Lilies Shave Gel Prep 3/Pack for $6.49 (shaving is a must) Love smooth skin. 

9. Berkley Jensen Moisture Infusing Shampoo and Conditioner $6.49 each for 40 ounce (to make me feel renewed and rehydrated)

10. Random gift from the heart. 

I took my son with me to BJ’s to see what Mother’s Day gifts he would pick out for me and I was happy to see that he went straight for the things I mentioned above. He knows his mama. 

  
That concludes my wish list. Convenient, affordable, simple one -stop shopping. 
To help ease consumers’ pain in the pocket, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering non-members a Free 90-Day Membership available now through Sunday, July 3.

Shoppers can print the coupon at http://bit.ly/1T695nN and visit their local BJ’s club to activate their trial. Once enrolled, shoppers are given a membership number and will receive a membership card upon visiting the member services desk.   

   BJ’s is also currently offering a 15 month membership for $40 now through Sunday, July 3 plus a coupon book with more than $2,000 worth of savings.

  
MORE Ways to Pay – BJ’s accepts cash, checks, My BJ’s Perks™Mastecard, Visa, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, EBT and debit cards. 

Organic Options – BJ’s carries more than 150 organic items in a variety of departments. 

There’s so much to choose from that the membership is worth every penny. I also forgot to add I would love a cake and maybe some flowers. 

Check out http://www.bjs.com for more info. Follow @bjswholesale on Twitter and Instagram. 

Disclosure: I am a BJ’s Blogger Ambassador. This post is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

  

Be Your Own Beautiful With Cantu Hair Products

14 Dec

I was invited to join Cantu for breakfast to celebrate their latest innovation in hair care products. I am always looking for ways to protect me and my kids hair. I don’t just put anything in it. I want products that doesn’t weigh down our hair, no harsh chemicals or ingredients, products that repair dry hair, leave in conditioner that makes hair easy to manage, oils that add shine, tames frizz and smooths fly aways.  

    
    
 Shea and coca butter, argan, castor and jojoba oils is also great to have in hair products. Leaves hair smelling great, clean and fresh while strengthening hair.  

    
 With Cantu products I love wearing my hair curly. There’s even a kid’s line which I’ve been using on my daughter and we love it. The leave in conditioner has 100% pure shea butter, coconut oil and honey formulated without harsh ingredients. It moisturizes, repairs and conditions fragile coils, curls and waves to stop breakage. Cantu Care for Kid’s Leave in Conditioner is also good to have.  

   
It’s also very important to get hot oil and deep treatments to heal/repair dry, brittle and damaged hair. Cantu’s Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Masque is perfect for that. I am not a fan of split ends so I use Cantu’s Split End Mender Conditioning Mist. I use this daily to to combat split ends caused by lack of moisture and styling.  

    
   

  

  

  
I was so happy to get a look at the new products coming to stores in 2016. Prices are amazing! 

* Cantu Smoothing Leave in Conditioning Lotion $6.99

*Cantu Dry Deny Moisture Seal Gel Oil $5.99 

*Cantu Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel $4.99

*Cantu Extreme Hold Styling Stay Glue $5.99

*Cantu Wave Whip Curling Mousse $6.99

*Cantu Split End Conditioning Mist $6.99

*Cantu Care for Kids Leave-In Conditioner 

*Cantu Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Masque Sachets $1.59 (available now)

*Cantu Hydrating Leave-In Conditioning Mist $6.99

*Cantu Frizz Fighting Leave-In Conditioning Foam $6.99

*Cantu Oil Collection $7.99 each

To learn more about Cantu products head to http://www.cantubeauty.com and on Twitter @cantubeauty 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the breakfast launch. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Majesty Gift Sets Now Available at Target Stores Nationwide

10 Dec

New Savannah Bee Gift Sets are now available in Target stores nationwide, $12.99/set. Each Queen Bee ‘Majesty’ canvas travel bag includes a Honey Body Lotion, Honey Body Wash, and Beeswax Lip Balm in three fabulous scent lines. These Luxurious products are made with all natural essential oils, no parabens, no petroleum-derived ingredients, and are never tested on animals.
I gel in love with the Tupelo Honey Set. It smells amazing and my skin felt very soft after using the body wash and lotion. The lip balm kept my lips moist throughout the day. There’s more scents to choose from. 

This week Target is doing a Bogo 50% on the gift sets until Saturday 12/12!  
I am also giving away 3 sets total:

1 Tupelo Honey Majesty Gift Set

1 Blackberry Rose Majesty Gift Set

1 Lemongrass Spearmint Majesty Gift Set 

    
 Which set would you like to win? Leave a comment below letting me know which one and you just might win. Make sure you’re following me on Twitter @nilimonicky

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If you’re a new follower leave me your handles as well as your answer. If you’re already a follower just let me know along with which set you want. 

Disclosure: Giveaway ends Sunday, December 20 11:59 pm and winner announced Monday, December 21st on social media. Open to US. 18 yrs and older. I was not compensated for this post. I was given a sample to review and opinions are mine 100% as always. 

What’s Inside My Holiday Gift Guide? 

4 Dec

What are you looking for in a holiday gift guide? Who are you shopping for? Does price matter? Do you shop online or in stores? Favorite stores, websites, charities. 

I’m listing my favorite fashion, beauty, houseware appliances, tech, toys and food items. Take a look and see what catches your eye. Some even make great stocking stuffers. Giving you a few ideas. Enjoy! 

HOUSEWARE APPLIANCES 

1. Ninja Coffee Bar with glass or thermal carafe makes classic, rich, over ice & specialty coffees. http://www.ninjakitchen.com

  
2. Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Compact System Blender. Auto-iQ Smooth Boost technology takes drink customization to the next level. A unique combination of powerful Ninja blades, high-torque motor, and high speeds allows you achieve an even greater level of smoothness than Ninja has ever delivered before—all at the touch of a button. http://www.ninjakitchen.com

   
 

3. Power Pressure Cooker XL. Available in 6, 8 and 10 quart models. Save time, energy and money. Prepares succulent meals with one touch of a button up to 70% faster than conventional cooking. http://www.powerpressurecooker/TurkeyDude

  
4. KitchenAid Mixer. Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. Choose over 20 colors, 10 speeds and the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers. http://www.kitchenaid.com

  
5. KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment. Reinvent classic meals and inspire your culinary creativity with the versatile KitchenAid Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment. Make fresh fruit and vegetable recipe options, from zucchini noodles to sweet and savory dishes.

   
 
TECHNOLOGY

1. HP Envy 5540. The HP Envy All-in-One printer is a great compact solution for your home and office printing, scanning and copying needs. Now, when you buy the HP Envy 5540 e-All-in-One printer, it comes with 3 months free of HP Instant Ink! With HP Instant Ink you select your subscription plan and HP takes care of the rest so that you never run out of ink and printing costs a lot less! Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included in your monthly plan. Plans start as low as $2.99/month and are based on pages printed, not cartridges used. There’s no annual fee and you can change or cancel plans online at anytime. Link to HP Envy 5540 e-All-in-One printer: http://bit.ly/HPEnvy5540Printer  Link to HP Instant Ink: http://bit.ly/HPInstantInk6

FREE INK OFFER: Now through December 31st, when you enroll your printer in HP Instant Ink, you will receive six free months of ink! To decide which plan is right for you and to enroll, visit http://bit.ly/HPInstantInk6 but remember to do it before December 31, 2015! 

   
   
2. Monster Products. 24K Backfloat Speaker. This is a rugged Bluetooth shower speaker, a floating speaker for the pool, and one of the best portable speakers around. Sing along in the shower or tub or float this powerful speaker in the Jacuzzi. Bring it to the campsite or to the beach. BackFloat is engineered to keep pumping out high-performance Pure Monster Sound no matter how wet things get. http://www.monsterproducts.com

  
3. My Charge Razor Max Rechargeable 6000mAh battery. RazorMax delivers an extra 27 hours talk time for your smartphone. This powerbank comes equipped with 2 USB ports and is perfect for charging two devices at once. With a 2.4A output, the RazorMax portable charger is great for charging tablets and other power thirsty devices. http://www.shop.mycharge.com

  

4. Monster ClarityHD High Performance Earbuds. Advanced construction with reinforcement at critical stress points. Ergonomically designed, with multiple ear tips for a better fit. Won’t fall out of your ears like other earbuds. Premium sound quality at an incredible value. Superior noise isolation. ControlTalk Universal for clearer calls, simple music controls. Flat, tangle-resistant cable. Extremely lightweight. Low-profile right angle connector. http://www.monsterproducts.com 

For a 20% discount on all products on Monster, please use promo code ‘MonsterNation’ at checkout. Offer good until December 25.

  
5. Lumee Case. LED lighting on both sides of the case give you a soft and beautiful light for every occasion. Dimmer Switch to control light output and let you control the light. Rechargeable battery and charging cord. Long lasting battery that works independently of your phone. I use for my IPhone 6. Check website for your phone. http://www.lumee.com

  
KIDS COOKING TOOLS

Thanks to Curious Chef – which provides real cooking tools designed just for kids – little ones can be more involved in the baking and cooking process as they aspire to be the next Cake Boss or Top Chef! These cooking tools are specifically designed for kids 4+ with safety and smaller hands in mind, helping inspire curiosity in the kitchen. http://www.curiouschef.com

1. 2 Quart Mixing Bowl – Designed with a sturdy base and easy grip handles, the 2-Quart Mixing Bowl helps your child mix up family favorites like cookies, pancakes or brownies

  
2. 2 Cup Clear Measuring Cup – Help your kids practice math and measurements with the 2 Cup Clear Measuring Cup, complete with color-coded measurements in both cup and ounce increments.

  
3. Medium Nylon Plastic Knife – Put your kids to work chopping with the Medium Nylon Plastic Knife, which is designed to be tough on foods and safer on skin than a metal blade. Also featuring an ergonomically-designed handle, this knife is easier for little hands to grasp.

  
4. Nylon Cookie Turner — Cookies and kids go hand in hand, especially when it comes to baking. The Curious Chef Nylon Cookie Turner real kitchen tool lets your child have a part in the cookie baking fun.

  
5. Actus Lunch Box. These collectible lunch boxes are designed for PEANUTS lovers of all ages! Choose your favorites from our PEANUTS lunch boxes, utensils kit, plastic mugs and many more! http://www.skaterlunch.com

   
  
TOYS

1. Guitar Hero Live. This is the first ever playable music video network and has launched with two 24-hour channels and hundreds of playable songs.The all new Guitar Hero. One game. Two ways to play. GH Live, where you can rock real crowds with real reactions.With a continually updating library of hundreds of videos across genres, there’s something for everyone. 

   

 
2. Shopkins. Moose Toys collectible characters from your favorite shops. Also in plush, backpacks and accessories. Seasons 1-3 available now while Season 4 will be available in December. Shopkins Plush are an Imports Dragon product. http://www.importsdragon.com and http://www.moosetoys.com
 
 
3. Pie Face Game. Hasbro has done it agin with this board game for the whole family filled with fun and suspense. Someone is bound to get a pie in their face. http://www.hasbro.com 

  
4. Barbie Fashionistas. These dolls are ready for anything dressed in a look you’ll love that’s perfect for daytime and nighttime fun. The fabulous fashion is right on trend and fits their style and personality perfectly. With an amazing pair of shoes and the perfect bag, the sensational look is complete! Girls can try new styles and play out a variety of stories with this delightful doll. http://www.shop.mattel.com

  
5. Star Wars Episode 7 Remote Control BB-8 – Only at Target. This remote control BB-8 figure rolls in any direction and makes expressive droid sounds as you lead him into adventure. Collect and battle with this and other figures, vehicles, and Star Wars toys. http://www.target.com

  
 FASHION

1. Hanes Hoisery. Hanes Hosiery’s new Fall 2015 collection features innovative styles that are the perfect balance of beauty and comfort. Hanes is revitalizing legwear this season with the introduction of X-Temp technology and solution based sheers, tights and leggings that compliment women of every age, nationwide.

The Hanes Power Shapers collection integrates the benefits of shapewear into legwear with run resistant technology that keeps every woman looking polished with a flawless finish from day to night. Available in a variety of deniers and a no hose® slimmer, the Hanes Power Shapers collection provides a smooth, no lines appearance, even under the most body conscious styles.

X-Temp tights from Hanes are designed to adapt to your body temperature providing comfort throughout the day. X-Temp technology is designed to adjust to your body’s temperature and activity to keep you comfortable and confident. X-Temp tights are available in a variety of styles from core opaques to boot liners, convertibles and smoothing leggings that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Website: http://www.hanes.com/onehanesplace/legwear/legwear-brands/all-hanes

2. L’eggs Tights. Introducing New L’eggs Energy Tights! By combining health & well being with fashion, L’eggs Energy delivers a true “feel good, look good” combination. By leveraging Beauty, Wellness, and Comfort macro-trends, the Energy Collection provides a compelling and affordable legwear solution. By integrating 360-degree Graduated Compression (which many millennials equate with sports/fitness), L’eggs Energy appeals across generations.

L’eggs Energy comes in Tights, Footless Tights and Trouser Sock styles in sizes S thru XL. 

Found for $7.99 or less at your local food, drug and mass merchandiser like CVS!

Website: http://www.hanes.com/onehanesplace/brands/our-brands/leggs

  
3. nicole by Nicole Miller. nicole by Nicole Miller Sleeveless Embellished Jumpsuit, $68 available at JCPenney and jcpenney.com 

nicole by Nicole Miller Feather Trim Dress, $86 available at JCPenney and jcpenney.com

nicole by Nicole Miller Pave Crystal Hinged Gold-Tone Cuff Bracelet, $34 available at JCPenney and jcpenney.com

  
4. Jord Wood Watches are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. They make their watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. Scratch-resistant mineral glass deployment buckle with push buttons. http://www.woodwatches.com

  

5. Heavenly Touch Denim from Riders by Lee.  Slimming Stretch denim is now softer than ever! Touching is believing with Heavenly Touch denim, the innovative fabric construction that is ultra-soft. And with the right amount of stretch, these jeans are as comfortable as your favorite sweats, but are infinitely more flattering! Soft & comfortable, slimming & flattering…look good feel great. http://www.lee.com and http://www.kmart.com

  
FOOD

1. Deep River Snacks. The high quality snack brand that “Gives a Chip” is more than just a bag of chips… they pride themselves on doing right in everything they do. All snacks non-GMO, made in a nut-free facility and contain no artificial dyes, flavors or preservatives. And each bag uses its packaging real estate to raise awareness for a specific charity!
This holiday season, Deep River Snacks is offering four special edition snack packs that make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer:

Chips & Charity – an assortment of kettle chips plus a $10 charity gift certificate that the recipient can use to make a donation to their favorite non-profit
Snack Attack – 24 bags of delicious kettle chips with 12 different flavors to enjoy

Turn Up The Heat – a collection of the brand’s hottest flavors for those who love some heat: Zesty Jalapeño, NY Spicy Dill Pickle and Aged Cheddar & Horseradish

Holiday Crunch – an assortment of red, green and white bags perfect for parties, stockings, hostess of teacher gifts and combining three of the top selling kettle varieties: Original Salted, Mesquite BBQ and Zesty Jalapeño

Party Pleasers – an 80 count box of 1 oz bags of kettle chips

http://www.deepriversnacks.com

 

 
2.Woodbridge Wine. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is pleased to introduce the limited-edition Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spiced Red Blend. A unique red blend with flavors of rich red berries accented with cinnamon, vanilla, and clove, this blend is the perfect accompaniment to festive gatherings with friends and family. Available for $5.99-7.99 per 750 mL bottle, the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spiced Red Blend is delicious served at room temperature, or can also be heated on the stove with cinnamon sticks, orange slices and cloves, for a cozy mulled cocktail treat.

  
3. POM Juice. Sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of healthy. Powered by pomegranate antioxidants, it’s authentic, delicious and 100% pure. There is no added sugar, colorants or cheap filler juices. Also Super Teas, Juice Blends, Fresh Fruit and Fresh Pomegranate Arils. There’s also loads of recipes available online: http://www.pomwonderful.com

  
    
 

4. Del Monte Fusion. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions come in 3 delicious flavors: Peach Mango, Apple Pear Watermelon, Cherry Fruit Trio. 1 snack cup = 1 combined serving of fruit & veggies, (contains 1 serving (1/2 cup) that is 75% fruit and 25% vegetables, per USDA Nutrient Data), No high fructose corn syrup, No artificial flavors or sweeteners, Excellent source of Vitamin C, Available nationwide for $2.99 for four 4oz cups. 

  
5. Military Match K-Cup Pods Variety Blends. Buy four boxes of our 18-count K-Cup pods and they will match your order with four additional boxes, plus our signature Military Match mug – FREE! They will also send all 8 boxes plus a signature military mug to the APO/FPO or military base address you provide – it’s all part of our MIlitary Match Gift Box Program! This gift set includes two 18-count boxes of each: Dark Roast, Cafe Special, Breakfast Blend and 100% Colombia Altura K-Cup pods and one Military Match mug. http://www.communitycoffee.com

 
6. Siracha2Go.  The perfect package for the Sriracha lover who needs to always be equipped with their favorite hot sauce. http://www.siracha2go.com 

    
  
BEAUTY

1. Alien by Thierry Mugler. Mysterious and fascinating, ALIEN perfume has the power to illuminate and reveal a radiant, feminine aura. ALIEN fragrance brings out the solar goddess in every women. … Thierry Mugler ALIEN perfume at the ALIEN perfume Source, or with refill bottles and ALIEN eco-refills! http://www.macys.com and http://www.muglerusa.com

  
2. Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser helps improve skinny one, texture and clarity.  Oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. Luminous looking skin after removing dirt, oil and makeup. http://www.aveeno.com

3. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 evens tone and texture in 30 days. http://www.aveeno.com

 
 
4. Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara. Increase your average lash volume by up to 400%. My lashes definitely increased in length and looked full and amazing. Never seen my lashes this long before. http://www.youniqueproducts.com

 
 
5. Zest FruitBoost Shower Gel. All four Zest Fruitboost varieties revitalize with gentle moisturizers and skin-nourishing, antioxidant-rich Vitamin C. Every Zest Fruitboost 10oz tube lasts up to 40 showers, so a little quarter size amount goes a long, long way. And at a suggested retail price of $2.99, a huge boost for wallets everywhere.  Available in four luscious, fruit-filled scents — Citrus Splash, Very Berry, Peach Mango, and Pomegranate Acai. Available at Walmart stores. http://www.zest.com

  
6. Dove Hair Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner collection, which provided 95% more volume after one wash. http://www.dove.us.com and http://www.walmart.com

  

DONATIONS:

1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. What are you grateful for? Join our community of supporters​, patients, partners and celebrity friends and let the world know you support the kids of St. Jude.When you donate $1, you’re helping save lives. http://www.stjude.org

2. No Kid Hungry. Instead of another ugly sweater, send your family and friends beautifully designed and printed holiday cards from No Kid Hungry. 100% of the proceeds go toward the mission feeding our nation’s hungry kids. This holiday season, help us reach our holiday goal of providing 10 million meals to kids in need. http://www.nokidhungry.org

Disclosure: The HP printer/InstantInk part of this post listed under Technology is sponsored campaign with Mom Select. All opinions are mine 100% as always. All other items were either reviewed or just something I liked and added to my gift guide. 

#SummerSocial InStyle Recap 

27 Aug

In Style hosted their #SummerSocial event at 404 NYC highlighting all the must haves in beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands. It’s an event not to be missed. 

Some brands that caught my eye were Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel. I remember this smell growing up from my mother and grandmother. I still use it till this day and now my kids love the towelettes and the face wipes. I will be taking these with me when traveling as well. They are also good after a workout in the gym. They also handed out a cute notepad with a key attached which was very nice. 

Gardein meat free foods were the treats of the night. The fishless fish & chips and beefless tacos were spicy and so good. The crabless crab cakes were banging. 

Thierry Mugler perfumes were amazing. I’m in love with the Alien scent. The other scent available was Angel. I was able to get both samples and a large Angel sample came in the gift bag. I will be stocking up on the Alien perfume. My favorite new perfume. 

Peony had gorgeous leggings with animal and floral prints and asymmetrical tops and luxe tees to sports bras. Fashionable activewear that’s comfortable and can be mixed and matched. Leggings are versatile and can go from work to workout. Everyone received a great headband from them. 

Sun Chips gave out samples of their chips. I love the Harvest Cheddar and French Onion. There were raffles throughout the night and I won a pair of Ross & Brown sunglasses. Loved it! I also enjoyed receiving Ponds cleansing towlettes in my gift bag as well. Essie nail polish in copper was also included. Can’t wait to try that color. I also decorated a cool cell phone case with gems and bling courtesy of Brancott Estate. 

I had a great time with friends and connecting with brands and can’t wait till the next one. Thank you for the invite Single Edition Media. 

Here is the full list of brands: 

Essie

Brancott Estate

Dickinson’s

Gardein

Jose Eber

Neutrogena

Nicole Benisti

Peony

Sally Hansen

Sarah Potempa

Sun Chips

Thiery Mugler

Think Thin

Zico

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to attend this event. Opinions are mine 100% as always.  

    
   

Second Look from Stella & Dot Photo Shoot 

4 Aug

Here are pictures from my second Stella & Dot photo shoot. In this shoot I dressed it down in all white with these fabulous accessories:

Pave Chevron Necklace in silver

Pyramid Reversible Studs in silver 

Avalon Tote in black 

Arrison Stretch Cuff in silver 

Colorblock Cuff in blush 

Remy Wrap Bracelet in black

I am hosting an Online Trunk Show of the latest and greatest pieces! Shop the link here: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/hjq86

All shoppers will be eligible for Trunk Show Exclusive Offers (certain pieces at 50% off!) as well as be entered to win free jewelry and pieces at 50% off. Happy shopping!
Awesome photography taken by Michelle Mouthapong. Check her out!!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Lucille-Photography/349340278431140?fref=ts
Website: http://www.michellelucille.com

Twitter & Instagram: mlucillephotog
Visit: http://www.michellelucille.com/contact–booking-info.html If you would like to inquire about booking a shoot/contact her for a Standard rate sheet. 
Michelle will only be local to NYC until the beginning of october so you need to book before then. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

    

  
   
    
 

2015 Getting Gorgeous Recap

24 Jul

Take a look at these brands/sponsors below. 

Title Sponsor – Restylane Silk – http://www.restalynesilk.com

Livestream Sponsor: Stokke – @StokkeBaby

BALI – @BALIIntimates

Kodak – @MyKodakMoments

Trollbeads – @TrollTweetsUS

Chobani – @Chobani

Liquid Oxygen – @luvliquidoxygen

KeVita – @KeVitaDrinks

Cocktail Caviar – @CocktailCaviar

Spa Chicks on the Go – @thespachick

The Backyard Food Company – @BackyardFoodCo

Wouldn’t you be excited to walk into a room filled with staff from every single one of them ready to give you samples, take your business card and tell you about how you can work with them? I’m always excited when opportunities like these arise. One on one attention and working with amazing brands is what I love doing. 

Getting Gorgeous has given me that. Audrey and Vera definitely know how to throw an event. I’ve been attending every single event they have given and will always support these amazing ladies. 

The Metropolitan Pavillion was on and popping July 15th. Filled with bloggers from all over I had the early session. 

Restylane Silk had complimentary consultations with top NYC dermatologists, where we learned about the recent release of the first and only FDA-approved product specifically for the lips and mouth area that is uniquely designed to restore natural youthful definition, symmetry and smooth wrinkles. Restylane Silk can gently restore natural-looking lip volume, while also defining the lip shape and smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the mouth. I had a consultation and will make an in office appointment. 

Chobani had a DIY lunchbox station where you wrote whatever you wanted in the lunchbox with a cool marker and stickers that can be written on in chalk. Samples of their products were also given out and insulated lunch bags.
Bali Intimates measured the ladies for their correct bra size. Big shocker when I found out my real size. Love the new collection of bras and picked out my favorite to be sent to me. 

Kodak has a new app coming out where you can print pictures from your phone and send to CVS or from your printer at home. 

The Backyard Food Co had me at their booth half the day with amazing gourmet condiments. From sweet tomato jam, wholly jalapeño, red hot relish and red sweet relish. I loved them all. I can do some major damage with those and couldn’t stop eating. Praying these come to Whole Foods in New York. I’ll even buy bulk if they come to Costcos.

Trollbeads jewelry included beads, bracelets, bangles, etc.. Attendees were given a bracelet and was told to choose a bead which was attached and we made ourselves a trollbead. Very nice. 

Kevita Organic, non-GMO, Sparkling Probiotic Drinks. Pineapple Coconut and Lemon Cayenne were my favorites. Need to stock up on these delicious drinks.

Stokke always have the best baby products to choose from. Love the strollers. Too bad I don’t have any babies or my apartment would be filled. 

Liquid Oxygen skin care solution for acne recommended by Dermatologists. Al natural, benzoyl peroxide free, paraben free, fragrance free, for all skin types. Can’t wait to give this a try. 

Cocktail Caviar edible pearls that can be put in the bottom of your glass of wine or served as a dessert. Made with Premium Vodka. Basically liquor in a stackable jarrah at looks like caviar. Variety of flavors like: Raspberry, Green Apple, Blueberry, Lychee and Peach. 

Spa Chicks on the Go spa event company that delivers onsite beauty and wellness in NYC. That they did! Hair, makeup, nails and massages is what every girl wants. These ladies did amazing jobs hooking everyone up with these services. 

I also had fun with my blogger buddy friends in the photo booth. I even won a Sephora gift card. Woo-hoo!! The day was great and big shout out to Vera and Audrey and the Getting Gorgeous team. Looking forward to next year. A few pics from Audrey and Vera photography. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are always mine 100%. I was given swag and invited to attend this event.