Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cozy Old Navy sweaters!

Placemark for my review of Old Navy sweaters that I got to sample from Crowdtap!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Skirts, scarves, and Sweaters....oh my! Cardi-party!

Thanks to Crowdtap and Old Navy I was able to host a fantastic Cardi-party with my girlfriends!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get real with UNREAL candy!!

Let me start first with a little information on what UNREAL candy is:

The idea for this company came from a young boy trying to prove that candy isn't as bad as his parents made it out to be. Unfortunatly, after doing research he found out that it really was bad. Off to the drawing board he went to come up with some "Unjunked" versions of his favorite treats.

If you'd like to read more about this, click this question "Why does the junk food we love have to be so bad for us" to read all about Nicky's story!

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I was a little scared trying a "healthy" version of junk food, but I was craving a sweet snack to bring with me to see a movie.

Off I went to my local CVS, which was conveniently located just across the way from the theater, and went on a hunt for the UNREAL candy. I found the larger bags which looked awesome, but after checking my coupon again I realized it was for the smaller bags, nope, it was for the individual sized options. Alright, so I found myself at the front counter with another customer standing right in front of where the UNREAL candy was, once they stepped aside I went in for the sweets! At this point I was pretty indecisive as to what I wanted to choose, but I settled on UNREAL 8, their version of a "Snickers" bar.

A small side note, whenever I have a "free product" coupon for anything, but especially if it's a product on sale, this usually gives cashiers a bit of a hard time. The day I went in to CVS they were buy 2 for one price, buy one for another price. To make this easier, I told the cashier to just ring each bar and coupon up in two separate transactions so there'd be no need to do the math on the taxes. Of course he didn't listen at first and the computer got all confused, so he canceled the transaction and actually did what I requested at first.

I should also mention that I was also with my boyfriend and he went with the exact same option of the UNREAL 8 bar.

We had plenty of time to spare before the movie began so my boyfriend and I decided that we would take a walk around the plaza and burn off some calories from dinner. Apparently, this walk made him hungry and he decided that he wanted to eat his UNREAL candy right then and there....first bite, SUCCESS....well, not really. He did say it was good, but he wasn't all that impressed, a few bites later though and he determined it was okay, by the end of the bar though he did say he'd try it again.

So, I decided I was going to wait until the movie was playing before I ate mine. I was enjoying my movie when suddenly hunger stuck and I pulled my UNREAL 8 bar out of my bag.

First impressions; it smelled good, looked good, but would it taste good? I took a bite, YUMMY! Yes, the flavors and textures are not quite the same as the original option, but really, when you're looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth craving, it will work just fine.

I think I'd buy these again if I happen to see them on sale or just want to live a little healthier.

Thanks to and UNREAL candy I was able to sample this product for free!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

McCormick Grill Mates® Grill Ambassadors Party!

I was selected by to host a McCormick Grill Mates® Grill Ambassadors Party for my friends and family. When I found this out I was very excited to try everything and share it with my guests. I made a Facebook event and invited all of the usual suspects and hoped they could all join me for a tasty meal. When my CrowdTap package arrived I got so excited I almost opened everything right there, but I waited until the day of my party because I wanted to keep everything fresh. Mostly everyone I invited did show up, unfortunately a few were unable to make it, but I did make a few extra portions and dropped off some home cooked meals later in the week. Everything we made came out AMAZING! On our menu was: Montreal seasoned steak which everyone said was tasty and a bit peppery, but we agreed that was a good thing. Molasses Bacon hamburgers and cheeseburgers that had a wonderful sweet smokey flavor. Spiced Brandy & Herb chicken which was juicy and tasty. Slow and Low Memphis Pit BBQ Rub ribs which were mouth watering and fall-off-the-bone tender. Brown Sugar Bourbon baked beans which had a nice hint of the sweet bourbon flavor. Creamed spinach, creamed squash, and corn-on-the-cob. After everyone had left judging by the lack of left-overs, I'd say the party was a success!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Make a splash in Old Navy's 2012 swimwear collection!

Thanks to CrowdTap and Old Navy I was recently asked to do a "Sample & Share" for O.N.'s new 2012 swimwear collection. I haven't gone suit shopping in over 2 years so I wasn't sure what I'd find. The last time I went looking, I didn't even think of O.N. and as a result I spent WEEKS looking for something good only to settle on something that was just ok. I was honestly impressed with what I found at O.N.!! There were lots of cute 2 pieces as always, but an amazing array of 1 piece suits as well. In the end I was debating between a shapewear suit or a regular suit, but the regular suit fit so well I didn't feel I even needed the shapewear! I would post a link to the suit I ended up with, but for some reason I can't find it on the site. It's gray with one shoulder, very cute!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Thanks to Influnster I received a sample of Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Wild Child (aka zebra stripes). The thing that's great about these is that they are REAL nail polish, not a sticker or other wannabe options. Nothing feels or wears like real nail polish. Now Sally makes it easy to get Salon Effects anytime, any place using real nail polish – with no dry time! Don’t settle for plastic imitations that peel off. We’re the real thing. Just peel, apply & file! Learn more at ~There is no dry time, no worries of smudging your nails looking for your keys in your bag. Doesn't that always seem to happen?! ~It will last up to 10 days, giving you more time to have fun! ~They remove easily with nail polish remover, because it is real polish anyway. No need to soak it off. ~40 must-have styles makes it easy to find a style that goes with everything! You can find these at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally. There's a suggested Retail Price of $9.99 , but you can often find some great deals (BOGO 1/2 off for example) if you look for them!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pile on the layers with Old Navy

Thanks to CrowdTap I recently was able to go check out Old Navy's Perfect Tees and tanks. I had so much fun shopping with my friend! The quality of the products was great too.

This post will be updated soon with more information as I finish it up. :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Have you ever wished you could have all of your on-line profiles in one place so you only need to remember one URL?

Well, with you can do just that!!

At first I wasn't too sure I'd like it since not all of my profiles need to be linked together, but you have all the control over what gets put on there. You even have the option of allowing put up your latest updates from sites like Facebook and Twitter or just plain links so you can maintain privacy.

If this is something that might work for you, take a few moment and sign up! You've got nothing to loose and it's super easy to use too.

Oh, another cool bonus, you have the option of ordering free* business cards from too with a QR code that will lead people right to your (*you just cover the shipping).

Thank you for allowing me to be on this campaign, without it I don't think I'd sign up!

P.S. If you want to check out my personal click here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Thanks to I was introduced to StyleFind and I've got to say it's pretty cool.

It's your one-stop-shop for the latest trends from the greatest retailers. Take a moment to check it out and see if you like it too!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Montagne Jeunesse!

So, as I've already wrote in other blog posts, I got an amazing early birthday gift last month: an Influenster Holiday Vox Box!! I've been LOVING everything in it too.

Today though I'll talk about Montagne Jeunesse! Specifically their awesome Passion Peel Off mask!

Personally I have VERY sensitive and dry skin and I was a little worried at first if this would work for me. So, I tested a small spot and it was ok. I'm SO glad it was too! My skin felt great after I was done with the mask and the feeling lasted all week long. I'm very impressed!

Fun, pampering beauty treats

Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody!

Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including:

~Cucumber Peel Off
~Passion Peel Off
~Dead Sea Mud
~Fruit Smoothie
~Strawberry Souffle
~Chocolate Mud
And many more!

Montagne Jeunesse… good for your skin, your wallet and the earth!

Visit their website at and discover ALL they have to offer!!